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Villa For 6 With Private Pool, Garden & Roof Terrace, 20 Minutes From Marrakech



Updated: 04-Sep-2016
Villa in Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco - One Of A Group Of Villas In The Exclusive Apple Gardens Estate

Villa Sophia is a beautiful detached villa for 6 with a private pool, lawned garden and roof terrace. One of a group of villas on the exclusive Apple Gardens estate, guests also have shared facilities including tennis courts, a mini football pitch, children's playground & a small golf course. Located at the far end of Apple Gardens, away from the main car park, Villa Sophia has a feeling of privacy & uninterrupted breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside & the Atlas Mountains. A car free zone, bicycles are available and electric buggies transport guests & luggage to/from the car park. Linen, towels & arr/departure cleaning, air conditioning/heating all included. Sat TV/internet and welcome shop/meal can be arranged. Our local contact can arrange further services including a cot, cook, driver & guide. Just a 20 minute drive away is the vibrant city of Marrakech, home to numerous UNESCO protected sites including the world famous Jemaa El Fna, as well as wonderful restaurants.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We live in Fulham, South West London, with three boys - 12,10 and 9. I run a wealth management business which primarily advises Middle Eastern clients. My wife has her own small property business.

Before kids, we were always quite adventurous travellers but that soon changed... We wanted to find a place where the kids (and my wife!) could feel safe and relax but, at the same time, have a completely different culture to immerse ourselves in.

Apple Gardens has the security and peace and quiet that are important, but (just outside the walls) somewhere completely unspoilt and a real adventure - all with Marrakech just 20 minutes away, with all it has to offer - whether you want to experience a different world in the souks, or just be looked after at a hammam or 5 star hotel!

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Absolutely Beautiful Villa+Amazing Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We were taken care of immediately after we had confirmed the holiday. The transfers , the guide, the villa were all taken care of. We had the choice of having a cook and home helper which was in the package although my wife did cook while we were there it was great that a choice was available. Once in the complex which was very private and included mini golf within the grounds and childrens playground. There was also a tennis court. There is wi-fi and also a phone that allows incoming calls which was very useful. We were astounded by the whole villa-impecable decorated and all on one floor. The rooftop lounging area was very relaxing in the evenings that our daughter slept the whole night there!

Our guide Rachid was superb. We wouldnt choose anyone else if we decide to come back. His knowledge of the area was impecable. We were taken up the Atlas mountains to the waterfalls which was a breath taking climb with locals hustling up young,elder, all generations - amazing. Having Rachid was a blessing. He gave us time and space to enjoy our trips out and about.

Our teenage children enjoyed the quad biking and camel rides within Marrakech, even stopping during the quad bikes to say hello to some children. It was a very relaxed atmosphere throughout.

Our daughter wanted to give some toys to the Berber children in the villages and Rachid was a great host and took us to the lake Takerkoust and surrounding areas where there was filming for movies.He was a fountain of knowledge.

The pool area was amazing after returning from our trips or just relaxing; we had wonderful neighbours who were very polite and curteous. The grounds people were unobstrusive and helpful.

We were taken for tea with a lovely moroccan family which was a unique experience.

There is so much more I could express about how wonderful this holiday was - Marrakech city,the fantastic, delicious, breathtaking decorated restaurants and availability of adventure activities around where the villa is located. A MUST HOLIDAY VILLA if you are in Marrakech. fantastic. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. It was great to hear that you and your family enjoyed all that Marrakech has to offer, and also that the team locally were able to help you make the most of your holiday. Since your trip, the AG Hotel has opened just near the villa, with a spa, gym, restaurant, pools etc..., which recent guests have really enjoyed using. Hope you'll visit again soon! Best Wishes, Alex Wade.
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From the Owner

There is nowhere as close to Europe, but so completely different than Marrakech! It has everything you could look for - luxury hotels, or camping in the Atlas Mountains, mule treks in the Sahara, or golf in the Palmerie. The year round good weather was also important to us. Marrakech itself is often exhausting, and we wanted to find somewhere in the countryside and unspoilt, but with all the amenities of the city easily accessible. We believe we found that at Apple Gardens. Menara Airport is only 3 hours from London and the drive from there to Villa Sophia less than 40 minutes. But, it could be another world! All the stresses of London disappear as soon as I get in my hire car and set out on the Moroccan roads!

Activity and Interests


Marrakech Menara airport is about 4 miles from the city centre and is served by many international airlines including British Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet and Ryanair. Villa Sophia is on the Route de Fez, one of the main roads out of Marrakech. All major car hire companies are represented at the airport so guests can either hire a car and drive to the villa or a driver/taxi can easily be arranged.


Villa Sophia is about a 20 minute drive from Marrakech on the Route de Fez. There are some small local shops a few minutes walk from the villa for groceries and more local shops and cafés at a nearby village just a few minutes drive away. There is a traditional market at a local village every Saturday. Car hire or transport can be arranged if needed and our guide to the area in the villa will give you further details.

Further Details:

Villa Sophia is a great base for exploring Morocco. Just 20 minutes drive away is the vibrant city of Marrakech, home to numerous UNESCO protected sites including the world famous Jemaa El Fna. Trekking and skiing in the Atlas Mountains or swimming in the sea at Oualida are among our favourite day trips.


Rental rates

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4 night minimum stay
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Booking Notes:
20% of the rental rate must be received within seven days of the reservation being confirmed. The balance of rent is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. A security deposit of £200 is required within 7 days of making the booking and is fully refundable, immediately on the return of your key, by direct bank transfer. Bank details need to be provided.

Changeover Day:
The changeover day is flexible.

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Updated: 04-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

We use the villa to holiday with adult friends, who enjoy the cultural aspects (and shopping) that the area is famous for. There are plenty of guide books, an IPOD docking station etc.. We also use it with the children, so it is equipped with kids in mind too - lots of board games, bikes, kids' golf set etc.. It is at the far end of the Apple Gardens development, overlooking the neighbouring village and golf course, with lots of privacy. The car park (no cars are allowed on site, making it ideal for children) is a 5 minute walk away, or a couple of minutes in a golf buggy.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 bathrooms - the first is an en suite bathroom to Bedroom 1 with bath and shower & wc, the second is an en suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 with shower & wc, the third has a shower & wc and is not en suite.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with double bed and Bedroom 3 with twin beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Owned by a family with 3 children, Villa Sophia has been furnished and equipped for all ages so is suitable for families, couples or groups of friends. A cot and/or highchair can be provided with plenty of prior warning. As there is a pool and open steps to the roof terrace, please note that children should be supervised at all times. Outside: Large glass patio doors open out to a covered outside sitting area with sofas, a large lawned garden, an outside dining area and private pool. Steps lead up from the garden to a stunning roof terrace with comfortable outside seating and views to the Atlas Mountains. The private pool is 8m x 4m and on average 1.2m deep. Access into the water is by way of two steps and gentle slope in (see photos). It has night lighting, it is cleaned daily and has its own filtration system which runs at intervals throughout the day. It is not heated, alarmed or fenced. Utility Room: Washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: A set of linen and bathroom towels is provided for each guest. Extra linen changes can be arranged for an additional cost. Bring your own pool towels. An arrival/departure clean is included. Extra cleaning can be arranged for an additional cost. Other: There is a stunning roof terrace complete with outside comfortable seating (low walls) and accessed by way of an open outside staircase from the garden. Views from here stretch across open countryside to the Atlas Mountains.

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