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Rich in both history and flavor, Morocco is home to one of the most exotic cuisines in the world. The sophisticated Moroccan palate arose as the country played host to travelers and rulers from such disparate lands as China, India, Spain and Persia and then, finally, from serving for 40 years as a French protectorate. In particular, the French influence remains. French is the second language of Morocco, and an air of French sophistication infuses the Saharan oasis with a European flavor. Marrakech Villa 8579 is located just outside the ancient imperial city of Marrakech, a walled garden city of tall graceful palms set beneath the snow-capped Atlas Mountain range. About ten minutes from the medina, you will find the Palmeraie, a grove of over 150,000 towering palm trees. It is here you will find this luxurious villa, aptly named the ‘house of green mint.’ The luxury palazzo, set against the backdrop of the majestic Atlas and Jbel Ette Mountains, was constructed to reflect the traditional style of Moroccan architecture while offering modern conveniences. Magnificent Moroccan antique doors open from the grand columned entrance, as well as in the great hall and dining room. The graceful archways of the villa create a calm and elegant ambience surrounding an interior courtyard filled with scented flowers and the calming sounds of a bubbling fountain. Even the most jaded palates will respond to the delicious and astonishing blend of flavors that the chef will create for you from the traditional bread oven and expansive modern kitchen. The Tajine serves as the framework for a college of ingredients, spices and styles. Imagine enjoying meals poolside, on the roof terrace, or in the grand Salle à Manger. The chef will spoil you to the dishes of your choice, including Tajine des poissons, poulet aux olives, couscous aux sept legumes, M’Choui (lamb), Harira (traditional lentil soup), salade Marocaine and cornes de gazelle (sugar-coated pastries with a delicate almond paste filling). Simple and easy to prepare organic salads and vegetables take on an immediate exotic flavor within the context of a Moroccan recipe. Forty years of French rule has left a legacy of wine, including Spanish, French and the recently improved Moroccan wines. The greatest discovery of local wine is CB Initials, which uses traditional French techniques of wine production. The delicious and delicately rose-colored Boulaouane de Gris is the perfect accompaniment for many of the dishes, and of course, French champagne is justifiably traditional. Morocco Villa 8579 is a short distance from the main 8 bedroom house, this is the owner’s villa offering 5 bedrooms. Opening to a large traditional central courtyard, shaded by orange trees with a cascading waterfall fountain, and a private hot tub located across from the Hammam. The sumptuous three-room Master-suite features a private dome-covered bath and the four additional bedrooms contain individual fireplaces and luxurious en-suite bathrooms. The villa’s rooftop terrace with a brick oven cooking area and alcove seating, sets the stage for unforgettable lunches and dinners beneath the sparkling Moroccan sky. The seclusion of the private pond-shaped pool, surrounded by flowers and palms, provides the perfect refuge on a hot summer day. During your stay they can organise some exciting cultural excursions or tours. Your experience can include exploring the ancient Berber civilization in the Atlas and guided tours of historic Marrakech all based from the exotic surroundings of your private oasis. A guided shopping tour of the souk in the Medina - ceramics, pottery, rugs, metalwork, fabrics, etc. And someone there to translate and negotiate for you! You can also enjoy the vast Djemnaa El Fna Square with the snake charmers, magicians, acrobats and rows and rows of mouthwatering food stalls. A day trek, rated ‘easy’, in the Atlas mountains- you can visit the villages of the Berber people and have lunch at a lovely lunch at a French Auberge. Camel-riding in the Palmeraie. A tour of the major Historical attractions of Marrakech including the famous Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, the Saadians tombs and the Dar Si Said Museum. Relaxation time at the villa to enjoy the Hammam (Turkish steam bath), indoor gym, tennis court, hot tub, swimming pool, or a massage or spa treatment in our Hamman’s chambre privée. Mint Teatime with Moroccan pastries and local musicians. Cooking lessons on demand either from our internal demonstration kitchen or at our Polynesian style bar and exterior cuisine. You can learn some of the recipes of the many healthy Moroccan salads all made with organic produce, Lamb Tajine with prunes, Chachouka (pepper salad with paprika and cumin), Chick pea soup with parsley, Pilpil Shrimp with pimentos and garlic, Couscous aux sept legumes (seven vegetable), a variety of briouts and more. Morocco Villa 8579 is the owner’s villa and is built around an interior courtyard decorated in Moroccan blue with cascading fountain. The upper floor contains the owner’s suite, which has a large dome-covered bathroom with fireplace. The private salon leads to a double terrace with domed seating facing both the Atlas and Jebl Ette Mountains. The ground floor has four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and fireplaces, the main salon/TV room, kitchen and dining room all overlooking the courtyard. The garden contains an ornamental pond-shaped pool and shares the facilities of hamman and tennis court with the main villa. The 8 bedroom Morocco Villa 8268 and the 5 Bedroom Morocco Villa 8579 can be rented together or seperately. Full Staff of 10 includes Maids, Cooks, Butlers Servers and Grounds Keepers