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Just a few miles beyond Marakkech’s maze of a Medina, Villa D sits amid six hectares of sun-dried land just north of the Atlas Mountains. An ochre-hued adobe exterior seamlessly blends with the villa’s umber grounds, where the on-site farm’s resident donkeys laze in the afternoon sun; but step inside and you’ll find striking steel accent walls, softened by traditional Berber rugs and modern leather furnishings spread over 10 bedrooms. After exploring city and country, sip mint tea or shots of figgy Mahia by the pool until staff light the lanterns, let little Smiths help in-house Chef Houriya pick garden-fresh vegetables for your evening meal, to be enjoyed with belly dancers or Gnawa musicians (on request). 

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First Glance

  • This spacious seven-bedroom villa has stark minimalist interiors and an ochre-toned exterior that matches Marrakech’s Moorish architecture.
  • Located along the road to Ouarzazate, a little beyond the city’s bustling centre, the villa is surrounded by six hectares of cacti-lined land overlooking the Atlas Mountains. All tailored-to-you meals, prepared by Houriya – your resident cook – are prepared using the garden’s seasonal produce (even the honey and olive oil are made on site).
  • In the centre of the garden, you’ll also find a traditional hammam, a 25-metre infinity pool, alfresco dining spaces, and hammocks strung between palm trees.
  • Interiors feature terracotta walls and natural tones contrasted with steel accents. Plus there are elongated windows, contemporary furnishings and local handicrafts.
  • Each of the bedrooms and suites follow an open-plan design, with king-size beds, lots of natural light, and direct access to outdoor spaces.
  • The two living rooms have statement glass-fronted fireplaces, sleek leather sofas, traditional Moroccan rugs and handcrafted vases. The villa also has a lounge with a small library, TV room and dining room.
  • There’s also a yoga pavilion and spa with a massage room, shower and relaxation space with a fireplace and bath.

Villa highlights

  • Ochre-toned architecture
  • Solo spa and private pool
  • Six-hectare garden and farm

Sleeping arrangements

  • There are 10 rooms in total, sleeping up to 20 guests. In the main house, you’ll find four bedrooms along the hall, two rooms in the pavilion suite and one master suite. Set back in the Farmhouse, there’s a second master bedroom and two more double rooms.
  • The four 12-square-metre bedrooms each have a garden view, a king-size bed dressed in luxury linens, contemporary pendant lights and traditional accents. They share one bathroom, with two showers, and a private patio.
  • The two 35-square-metre main house rooms overlook the garden, with a shared terrace and outdoor shower. Both of the suites have a large king-size bed with luxury linens, contemporary furnishings, and an ensuite bathroom with an indoor shower.
  • The 100-square-metre master in the main house has a king-size bed, a working fireplace and seating area, as well as a private terrace. Separated by a bolted-steel divider, the ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower and freestanding rolltop bath tub.
  • The Farmhouse’s two 25-square-metre bedrooms have either a queen-size bed or twin beds, terrace views and a shared bathroom.
  • The 30-square-metre Farmhouse master room has a queen-size bed, terrace or private patio view and an outdoor bathroom.

Key kit

  • Private chef and staff
  • TV room
  • Free WiFi
  • Air-conditioning
  • Sound-system
  • Laundry service
  • Babysitting (on request at €50 an hour)


  • In the grounds, there’s a 25-metre infinity pool fringed with palm trees and cacti, as well as sweeping views over the Atlas Mountains.
  • Alfresco dining spaces, sunloungers, day-beds and hammocks are dotted around the pool area, and a traditional hammam is just a few steps away.
  • There’s a yoga pavilion and spa with a massage room and relaxation space. In-house masseurs use natural products by Nectarome, essential oils and Yon-ka amenities for gentle facials and body treatments.
  • The pool can be heated for €110 a day.


  • The villa is surrounded by six hectares of land, where resident donkeys and goats meander while ducks and peacocks potter.
  • All produce used for dining is grown onsite in the vegetable gardens.
  • Palm trees, and cacti line the garden, leading out to olive groves, and straw pergolas offer some solace from Morocco's searing sun.
  • The hammam is located in the heart of the garden.
  • Sunloungers and day-beds are dotted throughout the garden, and there are outdoor dining areas.


  • The villa is located a 25-minute drive from Marrakech Airport; staff will happily arrange private transfers to and from the airport for €55 each way.
  • If you’d rather hire a car, you can pick up a rental at the airport and head southeast along Route de Ouarzazate for 15 kilometres to reach Villa D.

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Price per night from $4,903.03