Dar Giardino, near Marrakech

Morocco

Our view

With remarkable views of the Atlas Mountains, Dar Giardino is an excellent choice for a large family holiday, with superb inclusive services and plenty of outdoor areas for guests to unwind.

In brief

  • Large heatable pool
  • Elegant interiors
  • Cook service included

About the villa

Within easy reach of vibrant Marrakech and the magnificent scenery of the Atlas Mountains and the Ourika Valley, this remarkable luxury villa south of Marrakech offers a very private, quiet retreat in a location that allows guests to combines a sophisticated city break with exploring the great outdoors.  Beautifully designed, property has a traditional Moroccan design and is furnished in a blend of classic and contemporary styles, with neutral colours, crisp whites, with splashes of colour and local rugs. The accommodation develops around an impressive classical central patio with water feature. The charming drawing room is furnished with understated elegance with contemporary comforts and intriguing artefacts and opens to an extensive terrace for soft seating and a dining overlooking the gardens. Guest rooms are in two settings. On the ground floor of the main villa there are three spacious and elegant double bedroom suites, all individually styled with bathroom en suite with separate walk-in showers opening to the gardens.  Accessed via a staircase in the red TV room, the very spacious master suite is romantically furnished with a four poster bed and opens to a terrace with far reaching views of the Atlas Mountains. The extensive panoramic roof terrace for sundowners can also be accessed from this level. There are three more slightly smaller, but also very comfortable guest rooms and sitting room in a Pavilion in the grounds.  

The magnificent gardens of three acres have been beautifully designed by a noted Italian garden designer who has twinned the history of the landscape with his own design interest in spatial arrangement. Ancient groves of olives are under-planted with a modern parterre of Penniseteum grasses and warmly-coloured Moroccan roses which wash the night air with perfume. True to his style, hedges and topiary but here plumbago is selected instead of Yew or Box. Around the house, an intimate courtyard of orange trees is planted. The gardens are magical in the warm red light of the sitting sun. Pathways lead to the striking pool with sunbeds, and dining pergola. The superb team of staff providing excellent inclusive cook service and housekeeping work extremely hard to make sure your stay is memorable and happy. Just 20km from Marrakech, this is a fabulous choice for an extended family or group of friends.

 

Review
'Comfier than the Ritz, more fun than Rio!'

Villa details


Accommodation

Ground Floor

  • Entrance hall
  • Sitting/dining room opening to terrace
  • Kitchen
  • 3 Double bedrooms (super king size) each with bathroom en suite with walk-in shower, and opening to gardens
  • TV room with staircase to first floor

First Floor

  • Master double bedroom (super king size) with bathroom en suite with walk-in shower, private panoramic terrace, and access to extensive roof terrace

Pavilion

  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Cloakroom
  • Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite
  • 2 Double bedrooms, each with shower rooms en suite and opening to gardens

Facilities

CHILDREN'S FACILITIES

  • Travel cot
  • High chair

ENTERTAINMENT

  • iPod dock
  • WiFi
  • Sky TV package
  • DVD Player
  • CD player

GAMES & SPORTS

  • Table tennis
  • Croquet

COOLING FACILITIES

  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ceiling fans in all bedrooms

PRIVATE POOL

  • 15m x 5m
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool house with WC and shower room
  • Pool towels
  • Heatable on request - £120 per day
  • Heating

TENNIS COURT

  • Clay surface

VILLA ESSENTIALS

  • Washing machine
  • Underfloor heating included
Patio

Important Information


Guests are looked after by the staff, and the villa is not available for self-catering. The kitchen is for staff use only but guests can store medication and baby foods in the refrigerator.

Special dietary requirements, food allergies, dislikes can be accommodated. Please advise on booking

Please see notes on cook service below.

Morocco is an enjoyable destination all-year round. It has a dry, continental climate which means hot summer days with cooler evenings and pleasantly mild winters.

Please note that pool heating will usually bring the water temperature up to approximately 10 degrees higher than the night time temperature. As such in early or late season if the night time temperatures are low, guests may still find the pool feels cold despite heating.
 

OWNER MANAGED 

The House Manager and her team will welcome you on arrival and be available throughout your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.  
 
Bookings for a minimum of 3 nights are accepted. Please enquire for a quotation. 
 

TENANCY TIMES

Arrivals and departures will be accommodated according to flight times as far as possible.
 

LOW WALLS

Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.

Recommended 

FLIGHTS

CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.
 

CAR HIRE

Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport or port of arrival, and in some cases the hire car can be delivered to the villa.

additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page

TRANSFERS

Transfers can be pre-booked through CV Villas

Entrance Hall

Service & Staffing


Included

  • Cook service 3 meals per day 7 day(s) per week*
  • Laundry service*
  • Daily housekeeping as required and evening turndown service
  • 24 hour gatekeeper
  • Airport meet and greet service

Available on request at an additional cost

  • All food and beverages
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping
  • Wine delivery
  • Private taxi transfers from Marrakech Airport*
  • Private taxi transfers to Marrakech Medina and Gueliz *
  • Excursions with car and driver*

Included 

* Cook serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days per week with additional staff to assist as necessary.  The villa is fully staffed and not available for self-catering. The kitchen is fully equipped for use by the staff. Guests can access the kitchen to store medication and children’s food if required.

All food and beverages are payable locally at additional cost.

Available on request

* Transfers to Marrakech- Marrakech is approximately 30 minutes away (28km) with the souk and historic palaces, the Yves Saint Laurent museum, gardens, boutiques, renowned restaurants and Beldi Country Club to enjoy. 
* Transfers to Marrakech Medina and Gueliz- The ‘new town’ of Gueliz is also recommended for shopping. Prices for private taxi with English speaking driver for up to 7 people: approximately 700 MAD for half day, MAD 800 for full day or at night.
* Excursions with car and driver- The magnificent scenery and traditional villages of the Atlas Mountains are well worth a visit. Prices for private taxi excursions with English speaking driver for up to 7 people: Kasbah Bab Ourika MAD 600, half day trip to Lake Lalla Takerkoust or Kasbah Tamadot MAD 1000, day trip discovering the Ourika Valley or to Imlil MAD 1200 MAD. Additional excursions: Ouarzazate full day trip MAD 1800

Location


AMENITIES

  • ATM, chemist are available locally to the villa
  • Marrakech 20km
  • Gueliz
  • Royal Golf course 18 holes 17km
  • Assoufid Golf Club 18 holes 25.9km

Places of interest

  • Atlas Mountains
  • Setti Fatma 50km
  • Kasbah Tamadot 49km

Beaches

  • Essaouira 200km

Airport

  • Marrakech 22km
About the area

Morocco

Average weather

With our stunning selection of spacious luxury villas, many within easy reach of Marrakech, you can explore this vibrant country as much or as little as you please.

Famous for its stunning city lights, colourful tanneries, sunsets and mint tea, this North African country is one of only three nations which boast both Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines. This makes Morocco an ideal location for a wide range of getaways, from beach lounging on the Atlantic coast to mountain hiking in the Atlas Mountains.

Graced with intricate Islamic architecture, desert scenery, and an intriguing soundscape, from the buzz of mopeds to the keening Muslim call to prayer, our perfectly located villas in Morocco provide visitors with the base for a richly textured experience.

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