To enjoy the many delights of Marrakech from shopping at the souk to having the perfect moment of relaxation at a traditional spa – while also bearing the intense Moroccan sun – one needs to be within the comforts of the right holiday home. Our experts at Villanovo have expanded their already exceptional portfolio to include three new properties which achieve the above with supreme excellence. Be tempted by them below.
Riad Derb Sraghna
Located in the heart of the old medina, close to the famed Jemaa el Fna square, the souk and the Dar el Bacha palace, this traditional riad was carefully renovated in 2007 and converted into a spectacular private guesthouse.
The courtyard house combines elegance and tranquility while respecting the simplicity of old colonial Riads. Admire its traditional Arab-Andalusian architecture, built around a central courtyard dotted with orange trees and a small fountain complementing the romantic atmosphere.
Every room is uniquely decorated with individually selected furnishings including family heirlooms, old prints and mirrors, large paintings and vintage photographs, these give each room a feeling of nostalgia, of travel, of encounters in far away places.
The 10 spacious bedrooms and suites all have private bathrooms. The common areas include three different salons, a spacious, sunbath kissed roof terrace and a hammam. The attentive and soft voiced staff of the property will cater to all your wishes, making your stay as comfortable and unique as possible.
The Domaine Royal Palm was recently developed by Beachcomber. It is a luxurious private enclave in Marrakech on a gorgeous golf course facing the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains. Villa Deliceya is one of the largest private houses in the complex offering seven bedrooms on almost one hectare of gardens, plus it’s the only property with a private tennis court.
The house was decorated in a minimalist style with Moroccan touches and bright colors. It is a perfect Moroccan holiday rental for a family with small children due to numerous areas designed with kids in mind: a TV room which is also a play room, an outdoor game area with a trampoline, a filtered, shallow pool.
The villa also features a large 20-meter pool (with pool cover) which is heated in winter, a hammam, a massage room, a private tennis clay court, a covered terrace at the edge the pool for an al fresco lunch or dinner, a large outdoor terrace in front of the living room and a covered lounge area near the second pool.
Etoile des Sables
Situated in the posh Palmeraie of Marrakech, Etoile des Sables is a contemporary and luxurious villa designed by architect Helena Marczewski. The house offers 1,000 m2 of living space on two hectares of fenced land near the Ksar Char Bagh, a beautiful small hotel member of the Relais and Chateaux group.
The villa is organized around a central courtyard which functions as a lounge. It blends organic qualities and earthy feel of traditional Moroccan homes, with strong clean lines, an abundance of natural light and an instinctive flow between inside and outside living.
There are four bedrooms in the main house and two rooms in a guest cottage.
The large swimming pool is 25 meters by five meters with a shallow range of five meters at one end. There is also a lovely spa area which includes a hammam, massage room and indoor heated pool (8×3 meters) with swimming against the current system.
For more information about any of the above villas or other options in Marrakech, contact Villanovo here.