As-Sahala Estate and Gardens
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Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is not your ordinary holiday rental. What you have the opportunity to experience here is a fully enclosed and private Estate encompassing 3 hectares of gardens (over 7 acres) with a spacious 3 bedroom vacation villa, movie theater, heated pool, BBQ area, high speed Internet access, basketball court, children play area and a fully working farm including farm animals and staff! This is the perfect place for a comfortable and quiet holiday near Muscat with family or friends.
Some of our guests have called this the most beautiful vacation they have ever been on. Interested? Read on...
As-Sahala Estate and Gardens is located 20 minutes from the Seeb/Muscat airport, 15 minutes from 2 major shopping centers (one of them a huge Carrefour where food and supplies are available at low prices), and if you prefer to eat out, you will find a choice of great restaurants and classy coffee shops in the center of Muscat.
The Estate is a gated and walled compound containing four fields skirted by tarmac roads with manicured landscaping and trees. This provides an ideal environment for evening strolls or bicycling away from city traffic. The caretaker and 2 farm workers live in a bungalow by the main gate and are responsible for our guest's complete safety and comfort. Cows, goats, peacocks, and hens (far enough not to wake you up) are located in pens in the same area. The villa with pool, in which you will stay, is located in the opposite corner of the compound, so that total privacy is assured.
The villa is recently built and features a kitchen and utility room, a main lounge (sitting 12 people) and dining room (sitting 8) and sleeping quarters consisting of a master bedroom with Queen size bed and a private bath, a secondary bedroom with 2 single beds and a private bath, and a third bedroom with 2 single beds and a bath down the hall. The hallway contains 2 additional sleeper seats, so that the house can sleep 8 comfortably. A baby cot will be provided upon request.
At the end of the villa is another lounge area, the Arabic Majlis, where the antique furniture shows the spirit of Omani traditions. This area is adjoined by a home movie theater with digital sound. The villa also contains 2 separate showers and bathrooms accessible from outdoors, serving as a pool-house or while entertaining outdoors.
Speaking of outdoors, the gardens, which are visible from nearly every room in the villa, feature several sitting area (terraces) which can be used for entertaining or dining, as well as a traditional Omani carpeted sitting area, ideal to enjoy summer nights with the family. A digital outdoor sound system helps you set the mood.
The caretaker will clean the gardens of any fallen leaves, and broom the terraces daily, usually long before you wake up in the morning.
At this point, you will be wondering: who else lives in what could easily be a small village? The entire Estate contains a single vacation villa which you will be staying in, and besides the caretaker and 2 farm workers, which are very discrete and live at the other end of the property, nobody else will disturb your vacation in this Omani paradise!
As-Sahala Estate also provides children with a unique vacation experience unlike any other : the pool features a child section, and the gardens lead to a private basketball court as well as a private children play area (with more equipment than some city parks, as you can see in the pictures)! Children can also take a stroll around the paved roads of the Estate with no risk of being hurt by cars, and love petting the goats and cows, and can even help milking and picking eggs in the morning. Milk and eggs can also be delivered to you in the morning upon request to the caretaker.
It is recommended, although not strictly necessary, to rent a car. The owner (Rashid) will then provide ideas for daily excursions including beautiful deserted beaches, old Omani mountain towns, markets and souks and more.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Manoma Beach 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car essential, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Muscat International Airport 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private outdoor pool (heated), Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (heated), Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 3 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
2 large flat screen TVs (48")
Home cinema with digital sound
Quiet, private, safe and friendly environment
Secure covered parking
All guests have the opportunity to help milk our cows and collect fresh eggs in the morning. Fresh milk and eggs can also be delivered to you by the caretaker upon request.
The Muscat Governorate region
Muscat is situated on the Gulf of Oman. It is confined between the Gulf and the mountains of AI Hajr. Muscat is the capital of the Sultanate and the headquarters and the administrative apparatus of the state. It is an old city that played an important role as a commercial station since the early ages of Islam. It is also one of the most important trade centres because of its strategic and special location. It is famous for Al Jalali and Al Mirani forts.
In Muscat you can observe the remarkable harmony between the ancient heritage and the modern contemporary features. You can see the old houses and markets, small shops and narrow roads, next to the modern markets, shops and wide streets. This preserves Oman’s historical and cultural identity on one hand and gives it at the same time the spirit of the age and modernization on the other hand.
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9 Dec 2014
"Something for everyone"
Our arrival at As-Sahala Farm was late at night, and slightly complicated due to road changes, so we had to ring Fahad, Rashid's son at 1am. He was extremely gracious, helpful and welcoming - an… More
Thank you for your kind review. Looking forward to seeing soon. Best regards.
31 Oct 2014
"A unique experience"
Having spent 18 years in Oman from 1982-2000 with the Sultan's Air Force I knew what to expect as regards the extreme hospitality and friendliness of the people and the variety and magnificence o… More
It was our honour having you sir. Looking forward to serving you better in the future
22 Oct 2014
If you are looking for a nice private secret place to spend some conditional time with friends and family, while being close to the city, this is the place. You have enormous space a great big pool th… More
Thank you and you are welcome anytime. It was an honour having you at our farm. Reg
1 Sep 2014
My family and I stayed here during the first week of August and had a fabulous time. I can only agree with what everyone else has said about As-Sahala Estate, a truly amazing holiday destination. The … More
Thank you. It was our honour having you and your family at the farm. Looking forward to serve you better in the future. Best regards. Rashid
5 Jun 2014
"Very nice place to spend with family"
I really like the place The quality and designed Everything was good We spend one night and half there is place for kids to spend and play a hall dayAnd place to play volleyball and basket ball and fo… More
Thank dear Foud. You are welcome anytime. Reg
20 May 2014
"Perfect for family relaxation with easy access to Muscat area"
The house is exactly as described, there is a swimming pool at full disposal of the guests that makes a lot of difference if you have kids to be entertained, and televisions in every room. The cinema … More
7 Jan 2014
"New Year in exotic Oman staying on a lovely farm"
My family and I spent the New Year on this lovely farm as guests of Rashid. We had a wonderful break on this amazing property. The farm is large, several acres with farm animals which are interesting… More
8 Nov 2013
"a little paradise"
We are two couples standing in tne marvelous farm for one week at the end of october. We enjoyed the fantastic garden, the swimming-pool and the large house, nearly to big for us. In the morning we go… More
Thank you .It was pleasure having you at As Sahalah Villa and farm. Looking forward to see you at your next visit. Best Regards
12 May 2013
"A real paradise! Absolutely fantastic!!!"
As Sahala villa was one of the most beautiful holiday destinations we have ever been to.
Amazingly spacious property, rather a 'hacienda', than just a villa. Perfect location - close to beautiful mountains and the sea, but out of town, which gave us peace and quiet, when needed.
I can't find the words to describe the propery itself - the pictures on the website do not give it justice. It is much more splendid - beautiful rooms, bathrooms everywhere, living rooms and well-equipped kitchen. The cinema, which was great both for our kid and ourselves. The swimming pool, partially shaded which is a great idea. Fresh milk and eggs, when requested.
Both the owner (Rashid) and the employees on the farm (especially Mohammed and Mahmed) were extremely kind, helpful and supportive, when needed.
We really had the time of our lives. Finally, I must add that we found Oman absolutely beautiful, perfectly safe and full of charming, welcoming people. We are already thinking of coming back next year.
Rashid - thank you once again for everything!
See you again soon :)
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your family. Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards
18 Apr 2013
"Great place to stay"
We loved As-Sahala - it's a great property and a brilliant choice for a family (so long as you have a hire car). Beautiful garden and pool. Would well recommend.
Thank you .It was pleasure having you and your friends at Hind Villa . Looking forward for your next visit. Thanks and regards