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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Zaynah (Arabic for beautiful) is a sumptuous property situated in Sabina which is an extension of the West Golf area of El Gouna.
The villa benefits from three terraced ensuite bedrooms , fully fitted kitchen, breakfast area, WC and shower room, together with an open plan dining area and extended lounge.
Outside comprises a seated patio area leading to a heated infinity pool with integral seating, attached to thatched sunken bar / BBQ. Steps lead down to the beach and lagoon. There is an extended pool deck with fixed umbrella and six sun beds. Villa Zaynah is surrounded by landscaped gardens with a gated drive and carport.
The overall atmosphere of Villa Zaynah is one of luxury and class based around open space, marble floors and modern bright styling, with succinct elegant Nubian highlights.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Hurghada 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
•Villa Zaynah has been extended to provide a larger lounge on the ground floor creating a spacious open plan area.
•The bedrooms are on the upper floors. The three rooms have private terraces. Each room has a hairdryer.
•There are two double bedrooms with domed ceilings. The third bedroom has twin beds. The master has direct access down to the pool.
•All bedrooms are en-suite, air conditioned and tastefully furnished in a modern Egyptian fashion by a local El Gouna architect. There is more than adequate storage space in the fitted wardrobes
•Furniture within the villa is locally designed and manufactured to a high standard.
•The villa kitchen has all the facilities required with high grade utensils supplied together with a powered water filter, which negates the need to purchase bottled water. A Braun Coffee Sommelier has been added.
•Breakfast seating area..
•The dining table seats six in comfort.
•The lounge is brightly furnished and cable television is provided on a 32" flat screen together with a DVD player.
•Ground floor toilet and shower room.
•All windows throughout the villa have wooden shutters.
•Wireless internet can be supplied.
•There is phone for free local calls.
•The marble floors and white walls, together with Nubian domes and vaulted ceilings lit with handmade Arabic lamps add to an overall feeling of splendour.
|Further details outdoors|
•Heated infinity pool at 1.3m constant depth.
•Three pool seats and roman steps into pool.
•Sunken thatched bar / BBQ area attached to pool.
•Shaded patio with seating for six.
•Separate fixed 3.5m umbrella on extended pool deck.
•Pool shower for privacy.
•Six sun loungers with mattresses and towels supplied.
•Designated shaded areas.
•Pool and garden automatic lighting.
•Beach leading to lagoon from villa.
•Private gated gardens with car port.
A £150.00 deposit for each week booked to secure the reservation.
Balance paid six weeks before departure.
A further refundable deposit of £300 per holiday is required to cover any loss of keys, major damage, over use of electricty etc. This money needs to be taken to the villa and given to our representative. It will be returned to you prior to departure. This arrangement removes any doubt in both parties as to any payments that need to be made.
Electricty in the villa is free but a fair use policy is in operation. Meter readings will be taken and agreed at the onset of the rental and at the end by our managing agent.
There is a strict no smoking policy within the confines of the villa.
The maximum nightly occupancy is six persons.
You must ensure you take out travel insurance before you travel. Passports need to have at least six months before expiry for entry into Egypt.
Within seven days of payment of deposit = refund of deposit
More than six weeks prior to arrival date = loss of Deposit
Less than six weeks prior to arrival date = 50% of full cost
Less than three weeks prior to arrival date = 100% of full cost
We reserve the right to cancel your booking if a situation arises outside our control. if we do cancel your booking we will refund all monies paid by you or offer an alternative villa similar to the original.
The pool heater is switched on from November to April. There is no charge in this period. The charge per day from 01 April to 31 October is £7.00.
The villa will need vacating by 11:00hrs. If there is no rental to followl this time can be changed to suit.
Guests will be escorted to the villa by our management and introduced to Villa Zaynah and given full information about El Gouna.
Our representatives in El Gouna are residents. They are very professional and friendly and will help in any way possible to ensure your stay is memorable.
A welcome pack can be arranged.
A full fridge service is available. The cost is the goods plus £10.00.
A cot and/or high chair is aviable at a small fee.
The Red Sea and Sinai region
El Gouna (the lagoon) is a tourist resort, developed and owned by Orascom Hotels, dating from about 1990.
It is located on the Red Sea in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt, 22 km north of Hurghada Airport
El Gouna specialises in water sports, including scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, waterskiing, parasailing and snorkelling.
There are two main beaches, Zeytuna Beach located on its own island and Mangroovy Beach.
A network of canals allows many houses and villas to have their own strip of beach, even hundreds of metres inland. Most of these canals are crossed by small stone bridges.
There are two centralised areas in El Gouna, namely, Downtown, including Tamr Henna square and the Abu Tig Marina containing housing shops, bars and restaurants:
El Gouna has 18 hotels (some of which were designed by the American architect Michael Graves) with 2,895 rooms rated from one star to five stars. A six-star hotel is currently under development next to the Abu Tig marina extension.
El Gouna hosts a golf course designed by Gene Bates and Fred Couples. A second golf course real estate project, Ancient Sands Golf Resort, designed by acclaimed golf course architect Karl Litten, is due to open in 2012
A fully equipped hospital has been built that can handle many medical treatments including dentistry, plastic surgery, pediatrics, ophthalmology and general surgery. It also features an intensive care unit and a decompression chamber in case of diving accidents.
The town hosts the El Gouna International School, an environmental geographic information system and a small private airport for charter aircraft.
There are also three marinas: Abydos marina, the Abu Tig Marina and the Abu Tig Marina Extension, currently in its last phase of construction, which can receive super yachts.
The town also houses a small museum with some 90 exhibits (including statue replicas and an exhibition hall of contemporary Egyptian paintings by Hussein Bikar) which opened in 1996.
There is a community feel to the area coupled with a relaxed up market holiday mood. The area is completely safe and there is no reported crime.
Great care has been taken to limit any high rise apartments and the result is a pleasing pastel collage of low rise building designed with space in mind.
The weather in El Gouna is simply superb with a fairly constant breeze to keep you cool. It is a prime Christmas destination as the sun is very nearly guaranteed all year around.
El Gouna is at the centre of the Red Sea diving experience and is short sail to some of the best coral reef in the world.
If you do not have certification to dive it is a simple and enjoyable two day process with a choice of about five dive centres.
You can also snorkel for the day and if you are lucky swim with the dolphins.
Because of the fairly constant breeze the area is a magnet for kite boarders and it is quite a sight to watch the action.
The local Indian style taxis (Tok Tok) will take you anywhere in El Gouna for the princely sum of £0.50 per person.
The villa is a two or three minute taxi ride to Downtown or a fifteen, twenty minute walk. Abu Tig is a five or six minute taxi ride away.
El Gouna resort is an ongoing project with new villas, extensions and pools being added. Presently in the Sabina area little or no maintenance is being carried out.
There is much to do in El Gouna from scuba diving, snorkelling, wake boarding, horse riding, golf, quad biking, go-karting, paint balling, Segways, open air cinema and much more.
Alternatively, there is the option to simply chill and relax in Villa Zaynah.
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27 Apr 2014
We came to El Gouna for two weeks to celebrate a special birthday and, as family of 5, (Including two teenagers and a 9 year old) we couldn't have chosen a better villa. Villa Zaynah is perfect in every way and having three en-suite bedrooms was a real luxury! The view from the villa is lovely and watching the sun go down over the lagoon will be a lasting memory. We self catered a lot and found, between the two main supermarkets in Downtown, and the butchers we could get everything we needed. Anything imported tends to be expensive but anything produced in Egypt is very reasonable.
When we could tear ourselves away from the villa we ventured to Zeytouna beach- a short taxi ride away. We paid roughly £10 entrance fee for all of us for the day, including beds. On a calm day the snorkelling is pretty good. The kids also enjoyed paddle boarding. One day we went on a day trip out to reefs, which was well worth it - we managed to see some wild dolphins too! (booked through the company near to Bestway supermarket)
We ate out several times in Downtown (cheaper than the Marina) and always had good food. The Greek restaurant is very friendly and for £65 (for 5) we had starter and main plus soft drinks and a bottle of wine. The Oriental Grill throws in complimentary meze style starters but the prices for the mains don't include tax or service, so the bill came to a similar price for all of us. Eating out in simpler places at lunchtime is very reasonable. We ate at Zeytouna beach for around £30 for all of us.
For local wine and beer we used Cheers- they deliver or you can go in and buy in Downtown.
Susanna, who manages the property is lovely and is a wealth of information.
We absolutely loved El Gouna- it's so laid back compared to other parts of Egypt. There is no hassle and the people are really friendly. We're saving to come back!! Thank you Shaun for renting us such an amazing place.
I am happy that you had a great time in El Gouna. Many thanks for your positive and informative review of the villa. Hope to see you again. Shaun
26 Apr 2013
"Fantastic - so much so want to keep it a secret"
Just felt that I should say how great the villa was and that this is a great place for a holiday in Egypt with a difference. We have been many times to Egypt but always stayed in the hotels using the AI option because we were not aware of any villas. El Gouna resort is mainly villas & apartments and is as it says purpose built. There are many eating places and shops, where you are not hassled, as has been our experience in other Egyptian destinations. We did struggle on the self catering front - we had a great BBQ & bar area and our family were staying in another villa close by so for once I did think it would be more laid back to BBQ, but meat (chicken) was very scarce in the supermarket & the butcher had closed down the month before. Towards the end of the holiday we did find that you could order meat online & have it delivered, it was too late for this holiday but we will give this a try another time.
The villa itself had everything we could wish for - as a family it could have been built for us.
My eldest son took over the bar area; where he served us drinks & prepared lunch etc. The villa is managed by Suzanna and she was really nice and very helpful - the pool man & gardener were friendly but in a discrete & respectful way.
We will definitely be back - thank again Shaun
I very much value your review and it is good to see you booking again for next year. Shaun.
23 Feb 2012
"Wish I'd booked two weeks!!"
Went for a week's stay at this villa, needed some winter sunshine. This was just one of the best places I have ever stayed in. The villa is lovely, spacious and clean. The surroundings are beauti… More
Thank you for taking the time to review.......Shaun
16 Dec 2011
"Live's up to the web site description in terms of quality and value; recommended!"
We had a fabulous time at this lovely, spacious villa. A great choice of areas to chill out and relax. Great pool overlooking an inlet of the red sea that surrounds the island location. A short and cheap Tok Tok ride into Downtown for a drink, meal and entertainment was part of the charm of the place. Friendly locals who don't harass you, like they do in other areas surrounding this excellent resort. See the web site for details of the myriad of other attractions and activities. We will certainly be staying there again!
Thank you for your time and effort to write this review. I am much indebted. Shaun