Dar Ourika, Luxurious Villa Retreat, Marrakech [MR026A]

Quality Boutique Hotel style Villa near Marrakech sleeping up to 10. Luxurious villa retreat just outside Marrakech, with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. Fully staffed you enjoy all the luxury of a Boutique Hotel with the benefit of exclusive use. Sleeps up to 10 in 4 bedroom suites. Mid-week and short breaks are available out of season. Starting from £2500 per week.

Every good thing has an end (WHY?) and we are all back in UK, after a wonderful short week in your exquisite villa, fantastically relaxed after some tough months...and before 3 days in Marrakech to prepare our youngest daughter's wedding there, in November. Mission accomplie.  And yes, as we read and wrote in your guest book, the villa is perfect and your staff, all four of... read more

Pricing & Availability For 2018

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Property Summary

Quality Boutique Hotel style Villa near Marrakech sleeping up to 10

 

All prices are based on a 8 person occupancy for 7 nights (there is a small additional charge for numbers over 8). The villa is fully staffed. All bookings are for the exclusive use of the villa and include breakfast.

Outside High Season* the villa can be rented midweek for a minimum of 3 nights for 8 people or less. Flexible arrival days.

See below:-

For 8 people: £445/night
Up to 6 people: £413/night 
Up to 4 people: £357/night

*In High Season the villa is rented on a weekly basis only based on 8 people (there is a small additional charge for numbers over 8)

Dar Ourika is a contemporary, beautiful and very spacious, fully catered riad set in its own sub-tropical landscaped gardens with generous-sized and very private swimming pool, mature olive, and fruit trees, plenty of relaxing shade and truly magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains.

It is one of 8 villas, forming the exclusive Bar Adrar community built on a large olive grove in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains 28km from Marrakech. Clients have access to a communal tennis court.

Set in 6000m2 of private landscaped grounds, Dar Ourika is an idyllic oasis, providing luxury, peace and serenity and 24 hour security, with the services of a cook and housekeeper. They live in separate staff accommodation attached to the villa and are always available either to prepare meals and provide refreshments or a warm welcome should you decide to venture further than the delightful villa gardens and pool!

The villa has an English-speaking manager and team that will provide a meet-and-greet service at the airport and a full concierge service arranging tours, activities and booking restaurants. Transport and activities are charged separately.

The location is rural and provides space, peace, and beauty whilst giving easy access to both the fabulous attractions of Marrakech and the invigorating and magical Atlas mountains.

Please note that, subject to availability and season, mid-week arrivals and departures can be arranged. Extra beds can be provided so the villa can sleep up to 10 people.

This is a non-smoking property.

Accommodation Details

Stunning Rental Villa in Morocco to sleep up to 10

The villa is beautifully furnished and decorated throughout and has really spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains.

4 beautifully appointed bedroom Suites with bath or shower room and wc, dressing area and outdoor terrace.

The 4 Suites consist of two doubles and one twin in the main house and a separate bedroom suite in the garden situated close to the house. Each suite has its own terrace, fine linen, towels, bathrobes, bespoke toiletries, I-pod speakers and hairdryers.

There is an independent wc in the front entrance hall.

Two extra beds can be provided (to sleep a maximum of 10 people).

Two extra full size beds can be added to the twin bedroom for a supplement of £62 to sleep a maximum of 10 people.

In addition to some elegant and spacious indoor reception rooms, there are numerous outdoor terraces to make the most of the beautiful gardens and this wonderful year round destination There are terraces for sun or shade, for dining with views of the mountains or for seclusion within the garden, for relaxing either alone with a book or with family and friends for drinks and conversation. These include a roof top dining terrace and relaxed seating area, a garden dining terrace, outdoor living room and a covered dining terrace.

Equipment & Facilities At The Property

The villa is fully catered (breakfast included; lunch and dinner are provided at extra cost) and also managed by a friendly English and French-speaking team who provide a full Concierge Service. They can advise clients on anything, from the best or most interesting local restaurants to arranging a variety of activities including walking trips in the Atlas mountains, a trip to the coast, hot air ballooning or golf. They have fantastic local knowledge and are always on hand to help.

Lunch and dinner are charged at £12 and £18 per person respectively

Fully air-conditioned throughout.

DVD (including a number of films suitable for children)
Ipod Speakers
WiFi (suitable for light usage only - emailing and browsing only)
Selection of board games
Library
Boules Court/Quoits

Cot and High Chair available

Dining table and chairs outside
Sun loungers

Car parking

Pool heating possible at an additional cost - please ask for details.

Massage (supplement)

All transfers to and from airport are available at an additional charge

Washing and ironing services available on request
Baby-sitting can be arranged

Private chauffeur can be arranged and depending on your requirements and is often less expensive than hiring a car and more informative and relaxing!

Please remember Morocco is predominately a French speaking country and take into account that local staff sometimes do not speak English. Often a guide book is handy to maximize your Moroccan experience.

Outside Details

Fabulous Moroccan private walled garden

The very private 1.5 acre walled garden includes a Boules court. There are over 60 mature olive trees as well as fig, avocado, lemon, lime, orange, apricot, grapefruit and pepper trees. There is also a productive kitchen garden that the villa chef uses.

The 13m x 5m (apprx 1.8m deep) swimming pool is completely private and surrounded by terraces. There are 10 sun loungers and plenty of shade-giving pergolas. The pool can be heated at an extra charge (LPG heating).

NB: There is no pool fencing or alarm.

Some charming outdoor eating areas with 3 outdoor dining tables with chairs.

Fantastic views of the Atlas Mountains.

Please note that the villa is managed locally by an English/French- speaking team who have great local knowledge and will be pleased to offer suggestions and make arrangements to ensure that you are able to make the most of your stay.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

Marrakech (see below) is apprx 28km away.

The Koutoubia mosque, a Marrakech landmark, surrounded by sunstruck rose gardens and distinguished by a 230-foot, pink sandstone tower.

The Place Jemaa el-Fna, the heart of the Medina and the liveliest UNESCO World Heritage Site ever seen.

Incomparably seductive souks Berber carpets and jewellery, an array of spices, fresh and dried fruits.

Golf: within 20-30 minutes’ drive from some of Marrakech's 14 golf courses. Some of the newer golf courses are reputed to be some of the finest in the world.

Tennis

Horseriding can be arranged for your horse to be brought to the villa and you can then ride directly from there through some charming local Berber villages and olive groves, finishing with a specially arranged lunchtime picnic.

Camel riding, Quad biking, Walking or trekking in the Atlas Mountains; seeing this magnificent landscape on foot is one of the best ways to appreciate its scale and beauty. Butterflies, birds, and tortoises will all make an appearance if you are lucky.

4x4 driving
Mountain biking
Balloon rides
Fishing - in deep-water Atlas mountain lakes

Beaches - 3 hours’ drive to Oualidia. This world heritage site is famous for its lagoon, Oyster farms and spectacular bird watching Surfing - a little over 2 hours’ drive to Essaouira where there is both good surfing and fishing.

Sand surfing - the undulating dunes of the Sahara are 3 hours’ drive away and provide a unique and exhilarating surfing experience.

Ski-ing!!
Ouikeimden (40 minutes from the villa) is North Africa's largest ski resort (at present 20km of runs) and in addition to these runs, you can hire a mule to access terrain not served by lifts. The season is short (mid Jan to mid Feb), but there are plans to prolong it with artificial snow and to make Outikeimden a far more reliable ski resort and to extend it in keeping with Berber design and architecture.

ACCESS

Marrakech International Airpot is Menara - apprx 15 minutes' from the centre of Marrakech.

Easyjet from Bristol, London Gatwick, London Stansted, and Manchester.

For more information about Morocco please refer to www.visitmorocco.com

Local Shops & Facilities

The villa is fully catered.

Marrakech, with the Medina markets, restaurants and fabulous atmosphere is apprx 28km away.

Guests have access to the communal clay tennis court on the exclusive Bab Adrar development, of which the villa is a part.

Client Comments

Every good thing has an end (WHY?) and we are all back in UK, after a wonderful short week in your exquisite villa, fantastically relaxed after some tough months...and before 3 days in Marrakech to prepare our youngest daughter's wedding there, in November. Mission accomplie.  And yes, as we read and wrote in your guest book, the villa is perfect and your staff, all four of them, are utterly welcoming and thoughtful, really attentive to any of our desires. A special team indeed. I had a birthday (and wedding anniversary) there, by fluke, and they covered the table with flowers, gave me a dress (lovely!) and a banquet for us all, that fell on our last evening there, hamdullillah... Discreet and kind Mohammed, talented and obliging Fatima, smiling and totally charming Souad, and, bien sur, ubiquitous Mustapha, looking after us extra well.  All of us speak French (and one of us Arabic) so it was an extra joy for us, and hopefully for them too.  We had a very happy stay, recharging our batteries (delighted at the capricious WIFI, ha ha) and taking in the peace, birdsongs, beauty and variety of the garden, sense of TIME passing slowly...  The only "work" was to...try many Moroccan wines, "for the wedding" !!  So this is to thank you, most of all.  Inshallah.  Merci a tous, Donatienne and family, UK, South France Villas Client, May 2014

Rates

From Until Rate Type Weekly Rate Minimum Stay
4th Nov 201716th Dec 2017Low£3,1117 nights
16th Dec 201713th Jan 2018Peak£3,5567 nights
13th Jan 201824th Mar 2018Low£3,1117 nights
24th Mar 201814th Apr 2018Peak£3,5567 nights
14th Apr 201826th May 2018Low£3,1117 nights
26th May 20182nd Jun 2018Peak£3,5567 nights
2nd Jun 201814th Jul 2018Low£3,1117 nights
14th Jul 20181st Sep 2018Peak£3,5567 nights
1st Sep 201820th Oct 2018Low£3,1117 nights
20th Oct 20183rd Nov 2018Peak£3,5567 nights
3rd Nov 201822nd Dec 2018Low£3,1117 nights
22nd Dec 201831st Dec 2018Peak£3,5567 nights

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