Etoile des Sables
Marrakech Palmeraie and nearby
€1200 - €1200 +44 20 3318 7269
10 9.3 10
Villa Etoile des Sables, Rental in Marrakech

Etoile des Sables

10 reviews

Luxury private villa in the heart of the Palmeraie in Marrakech, 6 bedrooms and suite and a private spa with interior swimming pool. The villa is fully staffed with chef, butler and maid.


The Home

In summary 

Etoile des Sables is a contemporary and luxurious villa designed by architect Helena Marczewski. The property is located in the Palmeraie of Marrakech. The house offers 1,000m² of living space on 2 hectares of fenced land near Ksar Char Bagh, a beautiful small hotel member of Relais and Chateaux.


Room 1
Room, 1st floor. This bedroom has 1 double bed King size. Bathroom ensuite, with bathtub, shower. This bedroom includes also air conditioning.

Room 2
Room, Ground level. This bedroom has 1 double bed Queen size. Bathroom ensuite, with shower. This bedroom includes also air conditioning.

Room 3
Room, Ground level. This bedroom has 1 double bed King size. Bathroom ensuite, with bathtub, shower. This bedroom includes also air conditioning.

Room 4
Room, Ground level. This bedroom has 1 double bed King size. Bathroom ensuite, with bathtub, shower. This bedroom includes also air conditioning.

Room 5
Room, Garden level. This bedroom has 1 double bed King size. Bathroom ensuite, with shower. This bedroom includes also air conditioning.

Room 6
Room, Garden level. This bedroom has 1 double bed King size. Bathroom ensuite, with shower. This bedroom includes also air conditioning.
Bedrooms 5 and 6 are located in the guest house.


The villa is organised around a central courtyard equipped as a lounge. It blends organic qualities and an earthy feel of traditional Moroccan homes, with strong clean lines, a wealth of natural light and an instinctive relationship between inside and outside living. 
The main house features the kitchen, the staff quarter, the living room with fireplace, direct access to the terrace and pool, access to the courtyard, the indoor dining room (10 people) and the TV room (satellite and CanalSat) 
The spa area including a hammam, massage room and indoor heated pool (8x3 metres) with swimming against the current system.


The villa pool is a large swimming pool of 25 metres by 5 metres with a shallow range of 2 metres at one end.
There is a large covered terrace with sofas and chairs, dining area with table for 12 people

Staff & Services

Domestic staff take care of the villa: maintenance of the house (garden, pool), house cleaning and cooking.


  • Baby cot
  • Children meal to order
  • Children welcome

Entertainment, well-being & sports

  • Hammam
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Internet access (wifi)
  • Massage room
  • Music speaker
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Satellite or cable or Internet TV
  • Spa
  • TV
  • Villa has 2 swimming pools

Equipment, facilities, events

  • Safe deposit box

For your comfort and convenience

  • Air conditioning
  • Dining room
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Living room
  • TV lounge

Kitchen & Appliances

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • State of the art kitchen equipment


  • Great private park and garden
  • Lounge area on the terrace
  • Lounge chairs on the terrace
  • Outdoor dining areas
  • Pool lounge chairs
  • Terrace(s)


  • Cook
  • Fully staffed villa
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What is Included

Included in rates

  • Bed and household linens
  • Concierge service
  • Domestic staff
  • Electricity, water, gas
  • Preparation of 3 meals daily

Not included in rates

  • Airport transfer both ways
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Cost of food (groceries, drinks...)
  • Extra bed : 300.00 EUR Per Week
  • Hammam treatments
  • Heating for Hammam and indoor pool : 500.00 EUR Per Week
  • In-house massage service

Rental conditions

- Children welcome
- During school holidays, minimum stay of 7 nights
- No safety fence around the pool
- Pool has no swimming guard
- Language spoken by staff : French
- Check-in : 15:00 h - Check out : 11:00 h
- Amount of security deposit : 3 000.00 EUR
- Security deposit must be paid in the form of : Credit card pre-authorization (amount is not debited from your card)

Reservation conditions

- Guarantee deposit charged by Villanovo upon reservation : 40 %
- 2nd payment 45 Days to arrival day : 60 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- The reservation price does not include optional incidentals or on-request items which will be added to your final bill.

Cancellation policy and cancellation fees

- Any booking modification or cancellation must be sent to us by email
- Cancellation policy is applied according to villa local time
- For all cancellations, the initial guarantee deposit is non-refundable.
- Cancellation occurs less than 45 Days to arrival day : 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo.
- No show 100 % of total amount of reservation is due to Villanovo
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The Area

For some of our properties, the map does not show the exact location of the house.

Distance from

Airport (20 Minutes by car)
Gueliz (modern town) (15 Minutes by car)
Jamaa el Fna square (20 Minutes by car)
Jardins Majorelle (10 Minutes by car)
Golf Royal, Amelkis, Al Maaden (15 Minutes by car)
Golf Royal Palm (25 Minutes by car)


May 2024
June 2024

Our Guest Reviews

Etoile des Sables Recommended by 100% of our customers (10 reviews)
Average rating 9.3/10


Design, équipe...

Villanovo au top ! Je repasserai avec vous sans hésiter !
Oreillers très durs!!
la piscine, la deco apaisante de la maison, les coins ludiques, pétanques, trampoline, jardins d'enfant, le coin repas à l'extérieur.

je ferais de nouveau appel a Villanovo, équipe pro .RIEN A DIRE

l une d'elle a explosé, il y a eu une grande flamme, le fil électrique s'est sectionné
As a family of 10 adults and three children , we spent a wonderful week celebrating my husbands 60th and Christmas here. From the moment we arrived Amina and the girls looked after us all , cooking wonderful meals and making it the most memorable holiday we have ever had . The villa is huge and we all made use of the beautiful indoor and even the outdoor pool and gardens . We were blessed with clear warm weather and they even lit the outdoor fire so we could enjoy a barbecue outside . Totally magical and we will miss Amina and her staff very much
Me and my family (11 altogether) stayed at this villa in August 2019. There is always a concern when you book a villa that the property will not be as nice as you expect. However, this villa did not disappoint. It was everything we expected based on the description and more. The villa and the grounds (including the swimming pool) are looked after very well. Amina and her team of staff are also excellent. The food prepared by the team was, on the whole, good. It is largely Moroccan, but as many in our group are vegetarian, they also made some non-Moroccan food such as lasagne and pizza, all of which was very good. We did, as I have done on all villa stays, had a couple of issues with the Internet connection and air conditioning in the outhouse which houses 2 out of the 6 bedrooms. However, Julia and her team did everything they could to resolve the issues quickly. There were no issues with the main villa. The pool and grounds are lovely. The pool is not tiled which means it is non-slippery, but it also means that you can graze your feet and knees a little on the steps. You do need to be a little careful with small children. Overall, we had a wonderful week at the villa and I would definitely recommend it.
Although the staff are predominantly French and Arabic speaking, we got by (my husband speaks a bit of French). One of the team members speaks a little English which also helps.
Superb villa with equally good service.
Toute la maison est à noter dans les plus, la superficie, la décoration, tout est magnifique

Comme d’habitude un service pro de villanovo, réactif, et totalement au service du client
Rien à noter
Service was impeccable, excellent food prepared by super friendly house staff. The villa is one of the most incredible villas I have ever stayed.

Very friendly and responsive Villanovo team
There was no hot water in two of the 6 bedrooms;
Electricity kept burning out on some of the rooms;
Water pressure of showers was extremely poor;
Indoor pool not hot enough;
Hammam stopped working on second day.


Thank you for this feedback. We have handled electricity and water issues as well as the hot water issue with the pavilion bedrooms. I do apologize. Indoor pool temperature can be set up a very high levels. This should have been addressed by our staff yet I feel there has been some misunderstanding. I hope we can provide you with a better experience in the future.
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