Dar Haissoun

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Sleeps: 16 Bedrooms: 6 Bathrooms: 6

Overview

2023/24 Special Offer
Pool Villa/House
Wow Factor
Catered Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Parking Space

Sitting peacefully on the shores of Bin El Ouidane Lake, the exceptional Dar Haissoun is a fabulous pick for multi-generational families and large groups of friends looking to explore Morocco. It boasts seven hectares of private gardens, an exquisite infinity swimming pool, hobby catboats, a motor barge for lake picnics, a tennis court, a mountain bike trail, a cinema room, sensational living spaces and six beautifully presented bedrooms. The villa comes fully staffed with guests enjoying delicious full-board meals. Marrakech is three hours away by car, Casablanca is three and a half hours away, and the magical Ouzoud Waterfalls are within very easy reach. Dar Haissoun enjoys superb, uninterrupted views of the lake and the Atlas Mountains. It was co-designed by an architect and a renowned garden designer. If it is available, you should definitely consider booking it!

Dar Haissoun is absolutely stunning. Its spacious living room boasts an attractive open fireplace, a bar, sumptuous sofas, chic accent chairs, gorgeous colourful rugs and stunning views of the lake, garden and mountains. The cinema room is a fantastic space that doubles as a library and enjoys stunning views too. There is an excellent DVD library as well as satellite channels. The dining room opens onto the terrace and is perfect for a celebration meal. Despite the stunning living spaces, you will definitely be drawn to the outdoor entertainment spaces with those views.
 
The villa boasts six-bedroom suites, all with ensuite bathrooms. The master offers an ensuite with a bath where you can soak your stresses away and a lavish kingsize bed that is adorned with lux linens and gorgeous soft furnishings. There are two other large double bedrooms and two smaller double bedrooms, all with ensuite shower rooms. The last bedroom is ideal for children or teenagers, with up to six mattresses on request.
 
Dar Haissoun’s seven hectares of gardens are wonderful, sprinkled with lush lawns, a vegetable garden, terraces, a tennis court, a petanque area, a trampoline, a mountain bike trail and paths that lead to the lake. The 18m infinity pool is brilliantly located with spectacular lake views and sits next to a sun lounging terrace and a covered terrace for alfresco dining and pre-dinner drinks. Mountain bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards are available for your entertainment, plus there is a motor barge for excursions and picnics on the lake.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Full board is offered at the villa. You just need to pay for drinks
  • A motor barge is provided for excursions and picnics on the lake though the gas is not included. There are also bikes and more for your entertainment
  • A few dogs live permanently on the property, but they are not allowed in the villa

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court TV Bicycles Provided Indoor Games Outdoor Games Home Cinema DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating Parking Space Waterfront

Villa Interiors
- Large living room with comfortable seating and access to the garden
- Dining room for 16 people and access to the garden
- Cinema room with DVD library and satellite TV
- Library with mezzanine
- Master bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite bathroom
- Bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with queen size bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Private infinity heated swimming pool (18 metre long)
- Large terrace and garden area
- Various sun loungers
- Outdoor dining
- Covered terrace
- Garden furniture
- Private parking
- Tennis court
- Petanque area
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi connection
- Central heating
- Trampoline
- Hair dryer
- Cot and high chair
- DVD player
- Mountain bikes available
- Kayaks available
- Stand up paddle available
- Motor barge for excursions and picnics on the lake (gas not included)


Note: A few dogs live permanently on the property. They are not allowed in the house.

Location

About the surrounding area of Dar Haissoun
Watersports Canoeing/Kayaking Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Cycling Fishing Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
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The villages of Bin El Ouidane and Ouaouizerth are a ten-minute drive from the villa. The two closest larger towns are Azilal, roughly half an hour away and Beni Mellal, roughly an hour away. Guests enjoy visits to Cathedral, the spectacular Ait Bougmes Valley, the stunning Ouzoud Waterfalls and Marrakech. The villa is surrounded by Berber villages, lush green valleys and wonderful fruit orchards.
 
The Ouzoud Waterfalls are one of the most visited natural sites in Morocco. With a height of one hundred and ten metres, the waterfalls are the highest in Morocco. During dusk, troops of monkeys gather around the waterfalls. ‘Ouzoud’ is a Berber word that means watermill. Close to the falls is a stone that rotates with the force of the water, which locals use to grind cereals.
 
Bin El Ouidane Dam is fifty kilometres from Ouzoud Waterfalls. It is an arch dam that was built in the fifties for irrigation and energy production. The lake is a brilliant spot for swimming, diving, watersports, boating and cycling. Morocco Adventure and Rafting School teach the basics of rafting and kayaking on the lake before heading off to the scenic Ahansal Gorge. There are three and seven-day courses where visitors can run through the rapids in three-metre-wide gorges, camp, spot turtles and enjoy the stunning scenery. Canyoning is another popular activity. Bin El Ouidane is very popular with photographers and artists.
 
Azilal is located in the centre of the Atlas Mountains. It is a beautiful place with gorgeous landscapes, a unique culture, plenty of crafts and eye-catching architecture. It enjoys a rich and varied gastronomy, from amazing couscous, fish and olive tagines to argan oil. You can enjoy the azure blue waters of Bin El Widane Lake, the amazing gorges of the Ahansal Wadi and the beautiful natural reserve of Tamga. Azilal and the surrounding areas are brilliant for sports, including water sports such as canoeing, kayaking and rafting, paragliding over the Ait Bouguemez Valley, canyoning and others. Mount M’Goun, Morocco’s second-highest mountain, offers excellent mountaineering opportunities. A guide in the Ait Bouguemez Valley can take you across the bridge of Imi N’Ifri next to Demnate, to the caves of El Ksiba and Aven and to spectacular waterfalls.
 
Marrakech is a bustling, intoxicating, colourful city of wonders that offers an inexhaustible source of surprises. It is Africa’s Capital of Culture, where everything is on the move. Finding out all of its secrets would take forever, but you can visit a handful of attractions in a few days to get a taste of its noble past and its frenetic present. Colourful spices, glistening lamps, colourful carpets and leather in every shade imaginable are combined with rich, ancient architecture to capture your heart and soul. Its souks are loud, thrilling and very exciting. You can shop for sweets, clothing, leather, spices, soap, perfume, rugs, lighting, musical instruments and much more. All prices are negotiable, and bargaining is a social art. You will discover snake charmers, storytellers and potion sellers. Dining in the Medina is an adventure and will set your tastebuds tingling. Smoke rises from barbecues which are enjoyed along with Gnawa musicians, acrobats and fortune tellers. The famous Patisserie des Princes is perfect for sweet treats and ice cream afterwards. Many of the riads boast exquisite restaurants for fine dining experiences where you will enjoy creative, spice-laced modern Moroccan menus, many of which are on rooftops with fabulous views. Your friendly staff at the riad can recommend and book tables for you. The wonderful Riad Yima Tea Room is the home and personal gallery of Hassan Hajjaj, the Andy Warhol of Marrakech and is filled with upcycled pop art. It is fun and a great place to grab a classic cup of mint tea. The Medina’s labyrinth of winding lanes and alleyways is best explored with a willingness to get lost and a sense of adventure. In 1985 the Medina was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hammams were introduced to the city by the Romans and adapted to fit Islamic ablution rituals. Visitors enjoy wonderful hammam experiences at Hammam de la Rose, the Farnatchi Spa, the deluxe Royal Mansour and many other spas. This Moroccan city-break favourite is also home to a glossy modern quarter, the Gueliz, which is just steps from the riad. Beyond Marrakech’s ancient heart is this contemporary, manicured area full of funky cafes, chic shopping opportunities, upmarket restaurants and wonderful museums that are architectural statements. It is alive with artwork, with one of the most famous galleries being the Matisse Art Gallery, named after the 20th-century artist Henri Matisse. It draws some of the best artists from all over Morocco with inspirational exhibitions. You will also discover the Royal Tennis Club of Marrakech with its nine courts plus a stadium court. The club is the oldest and largest tennis club in Marrakech and is often used for sporting events.

Marrakech enjoys an excellent collection of museums, including Maison de la Photographie, a three-storey riad-turned-gallery housing the vintage Moroccan photography collection of Patrick Menac’h and Marrakshi Hamid Mergani. Its rooftop cafe is one of the highest in Medina. The Musee Tiskiwin displays the history of Marrakech and the region in general. The Dar Si Said Museum is an exhibition of historic and contemporary Moroccan art, full of intricate Byzantine designs and colours. The Musee Boucharouite features stunning tapestries and another hidden rooftop cafe, while the Musee de Mouassine shows off the work of a local artist. The Music Museum is located in the Saadian quarter, built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The reception of the museum is a jewel of Arab-Andalusian architecture.

The area around the city is sprinkled with magical gardens. Le Jardin Secret is one of Medina’s largest and most important gardens, with a Persian garden full of tufty grasses and olive, pomegranate, fig and date trees and a second smaller garden offering exotic plants. An elaborate irrigation system weaves its way through the gardens, part of an ancient network that once distributed water from artesian wells and fed by the mountains. When fashion icon Yves St Laurent arrived in the city in 1964, he was overwhelmed by the city and its vivacity. He lived in the Jardin Majorelle with his partner, a lush garden painted with an intense shade of ultramarine blue. It is sprinkled with giant cacti, palms and bamboo groves. The Berber Museum is filled with Yves St Laurent’s personal jewellery and fashion collection, and the Musee Yves St Laurent offers a stunning choreography presentation of the clothes in a dramatic black hall.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Beni Mellal Airport

(57 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Marrakech Menara Airport

(204 km)

Nearest Village Ouaouizeght

(9 km)

Nearest Town/City Beni-Mellal

(50 km)

Nearest Restaurant Resto Agdale Bil El Widane Restaurant

(9 km)

Nearest Supermarket Carrefour

(50 km)

Sightseeing Ben El Widan

(9 km)

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Dar Haissoun is perfect for a multi-generational family wanting to explore Morocco. The villa is stunning and incredibly spacious. There is a wonderful children’s bedroom where there can be up to six mattresses, such fun! The list of entertainment is endless. Children love the garden, picking vegetables, playing tennis, swimming in the pool and taking part in the water activities on the lake.
 
The surrounding area is very scenic and full of wildlife. During your travels to discover the valleys, gorges and mountains, children will see turtles and monkeys amongst the wildlife. They can fish for carp on the lake too.
 
Thrill-seeking older children can enjoy rafting through the rapids and gorges, canyoning and other extreme sports. The younger ones might want to stick to kayaking or swimming. Visits to Berber villages along the way are fascinating for little ones.
 
The labyrinth of Marrakech casts a magical spell on children. Its palm-studded riad gardens, tinkling fountains, fairytale buildings, thrilling souks and street entertainers never fail to amuse children. When night falls, its main square comes alive in what will seem like the greatest show on Earth. Little ones will experience a dizzying array of dancers, storytellers, snake charmers, musicians, monkeys and food stall vendors. Families can enjoy mule rides, cooking lessons, bartering experiences and delicious meals. Marrakech enjoys many delightful gardens, including Harti Jardin and Cyper Park, that are great for good walks. There are two small amusement parks for younger children, Ludipark and Paloozaland. Ludipark offers bouncy castles, pony rides, a mini zoo and an aquapark. Paloozaland offers a dinosaur theme and enjoys several rides, a 6D cinema, a swimming pool and live shows. There are always camels near the Menara Gardens which kids can ride. If you want more of a desert camel ride, you can take a taxi or arrange a ride through your riad to the Palmeraie. Another popular trip is to the Moulay Hassan racetrack on the edge of Marrakech for some kart racing. Moroccans do tea very well, so you can arrange a wonderful afternoon tea at the Royal Mansour. Kids also enjoy getting a henna tattoo or seeing a Fantasia Show. Chez Ali is a show that has been going for years and includes dinner as well as performances with horse riders and music. You will see horse carriages everywhere though you might want to check if the horses look well cared for.
 
The thrilling Oasiria Waterpark, on the outskirts of Marrakech, offers eight swimming pools, twenty fabulous attractions and seventeen slides. One of the attractions, Aquaroc, is the first climbing wall in Africa. It is 25m long by 5m high and offers three courses, initiation, improvement and training. The waterpark sits in ten hectares of landscaped gardens sprinkled with ponds, paths, flowerbeds, century-old olive trees, desert crossings, palms, wooden pontoons, streams and colourful flowers, and there are five restaurants. There is even a kids club for six to nine-year-olds and nine to twelve-year-olds with meals and snacks included. These are run by experienced leads which offer supervised swimming, treasure hunts, fairs, toboggan competitions, climbing on the Aquaroc, beach soccer, water games, tug of war, football and more. The wonderful Eden Aquapark is another popular family pick. It boasts endless rides, slides, swimming pools, a river, a beach for little pirates, entertainment and a luxurious hotel attached to it. It is a giant aquapark that offers a world of water entertainment.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Watersports
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Bicycles Provided
  • Indoor Games
  • Outdoor Games
  • Home Cinema
  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds
  • Waterfront

Services Available

  • Catered
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Breakfast Included
  • Catered

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • On-Site Concierge
  • Breakfast Included
  • Catered

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €2,000 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 11 am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Heating costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in rental price.
Pool towels included? Yes, included in rental price.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or garbage disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Minimum stay 4 nights. All other durations on request.
Changeover day Flexible.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping are not permitted.
Pool heating charge? Not available on this property.
Tax Tourist Taxes are not included in the rental price and are to be paid locally in cash on arrival (the correct total per person per night will be sent to you after booking confirmation).
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Eight people work in the house—daily cleaning, and an experienced cook prepares all meals.
Prices include a full board for all occupants (10 adults - 6 children).
Alcoholic beverages are not included but can be made available to guests on request.
Other Ts and Cs A non-refundable 40% deposit is required to confirm a booking at this property (or full payment if booking within 12 weeks of departure).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 £23,250 £29,063 £40,688

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 €25,295 €31,618 €44,265

Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Mar 3rd 2024 - Sep 4th 2025 $27,433 $34,291 $48,007

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • Dream holiday

    on 30/05/2022

    It is a dream location and the house is artistically put together.
    The staff is loving and made our stay warm and joyful.

  • La maison est magnifique

    on 23/04/2021

    Encore mieux que sur les photos: la maison est magnifique et parfaitement adaptée à un rassemblement familial tel que nous l'avons vécu.
    Le site est paradisiaque. On se promène dans la propriété plantée d'oliviers. En proximité de la maison le jardin de cactus est remarquable. La piscine, les activités variées nous ont permis de passer une semaine de rêve.
    Une mention spéciale à la cuisine d'excellente qualité préparée par des dames d'une grande gentillesse.

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