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Dar Moulouya - Villa With Private Pool, Heavenly Garden & Superb Chef

Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa in Ourika Valley, Marrakech - Serene Location 20 Minutes From City Centre

A large, luxurious house, built in the Moorish style and benefiting from all the comforts of the 21st Century. Situated 20 minutes from the Grand Place, Dar Moulouya is surrounded by a large, mature garden and has stunning views of the Atlas Mountains making this the perfect place for a family holiday, or a getaway with friends.

With a private pool, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and ample living space, Dar Moulouya offers comfortable, luxury accommodation for up to 14 people.

Member since: 2010
Speaks english, french, italian
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Camilla

This is a house built for me by my husband for my 50 birthday. We have 5 children from 30-17 and they adore coming to this haven of peace, excellent, European/ with a bit of Moroccan food, clothes picked off the floor and clean back in the room in 5 hours and no requests to empty the dishwasher, the extent of hard work is opening a bottle, or putting on suncream. Sky TV iPod docks in all the rooms, music by pool, top terrace, dining terrace, salon terrace, pool, smaller paddling pool, 1000 roses, 20 olive trees and the garden is about 1.5 acres. Rabia the house keeper you will want to take home in your suitcase when you leave. We have two resident tortoises Charly and Simon, they had babies last year. I wish you every happiness if you do venture into our bit Heaven.

Camilla purchased this villa in 2008

Why Camilla chose El Kelaa of Sraghna

The feeling of having arrived in a very exotic place only 3 hours from the UK, on the same time zone is a huge plus point, to the extent a long weekend is very do-able. We are only 20 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the centre of Marrakech, so after the hustle and bustle arriving back at Dar Moulouya, is a joy. The locals are all very friendly helpful and do their best to accommodate what ever ones requests are. Practically anything can be organised within an hour of thinking of it, so not too much forward planning is required, arrive and then decide. They speak English, French and Arabic, sign language works pretty well. The house has been decorated with European comfort and Moroccan style, everything has been made for the house including most of the fabrics Enjoy my Dream.

What makes this villa unique

The house being so close to Marrakech has huge advantages, also being south of Marrakech you are on the way to the mountains, we have the whole range of the snow covered Atlas in front of the house. The girls in the house really do look after you very well in all respects, the only thing they do not do do is open wine or serve drinks, they don't mind it around at all it is just the religious aspect, flowers, candles, water, music, everything that touches the senses are there for the enjoying, If you play golf there are a huge selection to choose from with in 15 minutes of the house. If you play bridge it is a heavenly winter Jan/Feb escape and a bit of shopping is always fun. It is the destination for the family/group who have a bit of imagination and are up for a change. Why Not?

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Dear Camilla,

Time flies doesn't it and after 12 months of planning our holiday it is now over.

Rabia was amazing planning New Years Eve. We had a Belly Dancer and some musicians. Party canons and a cake with 2014 candles on it. It was all jolly nice, thank you for your part in it.

Your house is wonderful and just as you describe.

Your staff are delightful, they looked after us so well. Our holiday will be a truly memorable one.

We have taken some super pics of your house and garden, the weather was great and we swam everyday.

We wanted to let you know what a lovely man Rachid the driver is. He has taken us all over the place, organising trips to Essauria and camel rides through the Atlas Mountains. He came shopping with us and always got us the best price for gifts etc

He was reliable, trustworthy, informative and very very kind. He is a great asset to you and made our holiday a wonderful experience.

Many many thanks for allowing us to share your home and your treasur
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in El Kelaa of Sraghna

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 2 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 3 - shower enclosure
    Shower room 4 - shower enclosure
  • 1 en-suite with separate bath/shower. 1 en-suite with bath. 1 en-suite with shower. 1 en-suite with shower and 2 basins in twin room.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 14 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 double bedrooms 1 twin bedroom, 1 double room with a single bed in and 1 double room with 2 double beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The house is staffed by an excellent chef, housemaids, gardener and pool man. Drivers can be arranged for by request and paid for locally.Also cars can be rented from the house when you arrive and paid locally. Outside: The pool is 16x12 and can be heated, at extra cost, £400 per week .generally only necessary Nov-April, all outdoor furniture, sun loungers 8 and additional large beds around the pool. Large terrace upstairs with Moroccan seating ideal for watching the sun go down or staying up late star gazing. The garden is mature and 1.5 acres. Utility Room: Laundry has washing machine and iron, separate basin and cupboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is fully staffed and all linen, towels and pool towels are included for your comfort; your personal laundry is attended to as well. Other: The dining room faces west and the herb garden. It has a dining terrace outside for lunch and dinner alfresco, there is also a small table in the garden for up to 6 people.We have Nespresso machine so do bring your own coffee


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Dar Moulouya - Villa With Private Pool, Heavenly Garden & Superb Chef
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Chic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

This spacious house combined modern luxury with authentic traditional Moroccan design. Each bedroom was uniquely decorated. We immediately relaxed lying by the swimming pool surrounded by verdant gardens.

Delicious local food was freshly prepared by Rabia and her team. These 3 smiling ladies catered for all our requirements whilst remaining completely unobtrusive.

The house was easily accessible from the airport and made a perfect base for exploring the Souks and an evening out. I visited with a group of friends but equally it would be perfect for a family gathering.

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A luxurious haven of style and tranquility!!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house has everything and is just 20 minutes from both the medina and airport. It provides very generous, extremely comfortable accommodation with an eclectic authentic style. It is very well equipped - we wanted for nothing! The resident staff are delightful - nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed delicious fresh local and international food for breakfast, lunch and supper produced by the amazing cook! The beautiful, well established walled garden provides a very private haven for sunbathing, swimming and outdoor dining. It is the perfect house for a larger family or families or group of friends. I visited with a group of friends and we all can't wait to go back - thank you for a truly amazing stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly relaxed luxury

  • 5 of 5

Breathtaking house, large and luxurious yet cosy and family friendly. My two young children had a fab time playing in the large secure garden (when I could drag them out of the pool) and us adults enjoyed being perfectly looked after by Rabia. A week of sun, massages and delicious food in a beautiful house - my perfect holiday!

  • Review Submitted: 03/11/2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled you and your family had a wonderful week with us, it really is a secret which more people should investigate. Home from home only way better! Thank you so much do come back.Camilla
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Laid-back luxury

  • 5 of 5

I spent 10 days here in November and absolutely loved it. The house is extremely comfortable and feels very luxurious but at the same time is cosy. It was cool in the evening so the log fires and hot water bottles were very welcome. The pool is perfect for small children, as is the large enclosed garden- there are stunning roses everywhere and the trees are groaning under the weight of lemons and limes; there are also a few tortoises lurking in the flower beds but you need to keep your eyes peeled to find them!

I particularly enjoyed the view of the Atlas Mountains from the roof terrace, a perfect spot for an evening drink. The food was invariably delicious, we enjoyed lots of Moroccan dishes but Rabia is also fantastic at catering for small children (we especially enjoyed the home-made ice lollies by the pool). The staff could not have been more kind or helpful and are extremely unobtrusive so you really feel you are in a home from home.

The house is 13km from the centre of Marrakech so you can enjoy the sights and shopping in the souk within about twenty minutes and then easily escape the hustle and bustle and get back to the peace and quiet of the house.

I honestly can't recommend the house highly enough, it is rare to be so well looked after and I really felt I had had a proper holiday. We will be back very soon!

  • Review Submitted: 21/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous place, stunning views, very comfortable and beautifully equipped house. We lacked nothing at all.

  • Review Submitted: 20/12/2014
  • Date of Stay: November 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Essaouira is 2.5 hours away in the car and it is about 120.uros to go there and back.


Menara airport is 20 minutes away and you can fly direct to Marrakech with Easyjet Ryanair Royal Air Maroc/Atlas blue from Manchester, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton.

Transfers can be arranged, please contact the owner to discuss your needs.


Marrakech is 13km away which takes approx 20 minutes

Further Details:

The Carrefour supermarket is 10 minutes away, and banks are all over Marrakech with ATM everywhere. Local taxis in town are about 2-3 euros a journey, to rent a car and driver for 8 people is about 50 euros for half a day and local taxi to the house is about 20 euros from town, water-chutes, quad biking, trekking and horse riding are all very near the house.A visit to the Atlas mountains is a must and takes between an hour and hour and half; it is very beautiful and remote.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit AU$892.48

Booking Notes:
Booking the house will require a 25% deposit to confirm booking and the remaining 75% will be paid two months before the holiday.Also a £500.00 deposit will be taken when the remaining 75% is due as a breakages insurance, and will be returned when you have left the house thank you and enjoy your holiday

Changeover Day:
Very are flexible on any arrival and departure days, also 8 9 10 days for your visit are also fine. It is a heavenly family house and it is waiting for your call ha ha .Thank you .

Notes on prices:
Prices typically start from £5200, for a group of 8; larger and smaller parties should contact the owner directly to discuss pricing.
The pool costs £ heat (November-April) Air con also extra cost June-September.An extra 250.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.