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The view from the balcony

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Spacious, two-bedroom, marina and sea-view apartment within the recently-built luxury Tala Bay resort, literally on the shores of the Red Sea, just south of the dynamic city of Aqaba. Winters are like a good English summer, the sea is always warm enough for swimming, there's coral within 8 metres of the beach and it's the perfect location for a different and memorable holiday.

Tala Bay offers diving, snorkeling, cruises, wind and kite surfing, jet skis and other water sports; as well as good restaurants and bars, boutiques, a supermarket, gift and fashion stores; plus eight swimming pools.

Nearby Aqaba is a busy city with a small fishing port, bars and some nightlife, as well as local markets and tourist shops. And within an hour or two's drive you can be in Petra (one of the seven modern Wonders of the World) or in Wadi Rum (one of the most special places on earth). The area is steeped in history, from the Nabateans to Lawrence of Arabia.

This is a luxury apartment in a luxury development. It has a big balcony and huge roof, both with views over the marina and across the Red Sea, just 50 metres away. Fully-equipped, high-quality kitchen, two bathrooms, close to restaurants and boutiques - everything you need for the perfect relaxing, interesting holiday.

However, it is not perfect for people who need to be entertained all the time or require discos and diversions! It can be quiet and peaceful, except during the big local holiday weekends, when it is busy.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Outside the front door 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Aqaba Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: Wadi Rum, part of Hejaz Railway 50 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Internet access, Boat available, Sea view
Pool Children's pool
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Our own web-site (see link at the bottom of this page) includes more photographs of the apartment. It is furnished and decorated in a high-end, simple European style (not ornate Arabic), but with local rugs and local paintings. The kitchen is well-equipped for all kinds of cooking, though without a dish-washer (bring or buy locally a tea-towel or two). The apartment can be provided fully-serviced if you want! (ie cleaned every day, with even the washing up done for you).

Besides all the obvious luxury facilities, there is a small tent which many children love to sleep in on the big roof! There are hooks for a hammock on the roof, overlooking the busy marina. And there is a simple local bar-b-q, along with many deck chairs, a marble table, two fold-away dining tables, two loungers and a huge rug.

Further details outdoors

You are in the best location in the whole development, right at the entrance to the marina. From the apartment you can watch the boats coming and going or look across the sea to Eilat in Israel and Taba in Egypt. The entrance to the apartment is on the marina itself, with palm trees, greenery and a nearby cafe/pub. An evening stroll around the marina can take an hour, if you come back along the beach and stop for a drink or window-shop. There's plenty to watch and enjoy and although the temperature can be high in the summer, there is a lot of shade, the balcony is cool and north-facing and normally there's a gentle, refreshing breeze from the north, along Wadi Araba that makes even hot days very bearable.

The beaches are well equipped with loungers and sun-shades and fresh-water showers. There are several luxury swimming pools, including a smaller heated swimming pool at the Beach Club, for which there is a small charge.

Further details

We will provide free holiday advice and suggestions for anyone staying in the apartment who has not visited Jordan before. They will have a wonderful, memorable holiday but Jordan is not a cheap option. However, where else in the world are there so many globally-important places to visit in such a small area; including Petra, Wadi Rum, the coral of Aqaba and the Dead Sea (all within easy reach of Tala Bay).

The apartment is available by the week but we are happy to talk about special rates for longer stays -- we have often thought it would make a perfect winter-sunshine holiday for people wanting to stay for a month or more; we can help you negotiate very good rates for car hire, etc. And if you are in Jordan anyway, the minimum rental we will consider is two days.

We believe our apartment is one of the best located in the whole Tala Bay development but if it is already let out, or if you need somewhere bigger or smaller, then we have friends in Tala Bay with apartments they also rent out.

The Aqaba/Red Sea region

Aqaba is a busy city with a small fishing port, bars and some nightlife, as well as local markets and tourist shops and the best shwarma restaurant in Jordan!! It has not yet lost its small-town charm and individuality but the plans are to expand it to well over 100,000 people with 5* hotels, restaurants and other attractions to match. It will take some years, so for now you can still enjoy the best of both worlds, with many modern facilities and vastly improved roads and yet still feel you have stepped back to an earlier age.

Aqaba is also an ideal base for exploring Southern Jordan. Within an hour or two's drive you can be in Petra (one of the seven modern Wonders of the World) or in Wadi Rum (one of the most special places on earth).

The desert is extraordinarily beautiful. If you're adventurous we can show you the back route from Wadi Araba (the long valley linking the Dead Sea to Aqaba) up through the mountains to the back entrance to Petra -- more hairpins bends than the Lake District and views you will never forget.

For anyone who's not been to Jordan before, we will provide, for no extra cost, advice and ideas for making the most of this wonderful country. A bedouin friend of ours runs individual tours around Wadi Rum (see www.wadirumtours.com) and if you stay overnight with him (and not in the apartment) we will refund you his camping charges!!

Tala Bay

Tala Bay offers diving, snorkeling, cruises, ferries to Egypt, wind and kite surfing, jet skis and other water sports; as well as good restaurants and bars, boutiques, a supermarket, gift and fashion stores.

The beaches are well equipped with loungers and sun-shades and fresh-water showers. There are several luxury swimming pools, including a smaller heated swimming pool at the Beach Club, for which there is a small charge.

A golf course is planned but will take another few years.

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Review 1-10 of 20

20 Jun 2014

5/5

"Another perfect holiday in Tudors tala bay apartment"

Having already stayed at Tudors tala bay aqaba apartment last year we had no hesitation in booking it again this year and we were not disappointed. This apartment definitely has the best spot with an amazing view from the balcony and roof terrace. Even the rear of the flat looks out over beautiful flowering trees and gardens. The beach is superb and the complex kept to an exceptionally high standard.
The apartment is welcoming due to the art and other personal bits and pieces and does not feel like a rental property it feels like a home!
Thank you Tudor and Brenda for our great holiday and can't wait to come back

29 Apr 2014

5/5

"fabulous"

Just the perfect holiday destination in Jordan. Apartment on the most wonderful location in Tala Bay.The apartment is well equipped, luxurious and a home far away.We stayed there at the end of our tri… More

24 Nov 2013

5/5

"Relaxing by the red sea"

We experienced good service.The property was excellent.The location was just by the beach, with a nice view of the sea in a quite neighborhood. Best was the tranquility and spacious rooms.… More

2 Nov 2013

5/5

"Luxury near Aquaba"

The apartment is very spacious and well appointed, and the pictures really don't do it justice; it is utter luxury. The roof terrace is huge, with both an open air area and a shaded part with vi… More

2 Oct 2013

5/5

"Exceptional holiday at tala bay"

Thank you for an absolutely super holiday the apartment was fantastic, views amazing and the complex super. We were a family of 4 with children aged 21 and 26. My husband and I slept outside on the … More

25 Sep 2013

5/5

"When can we go back!!!"

We stayed here as a family of 6, 3 adults, 2 teenagers and an 11 year old. We loved it and leaving was very difficult. The view from the apartment is fantastic and Tala Bay is a beautiful, peaceful pl… More

20 Aug 2013

5/5

"what a fantastic location"

we stayed for two weeks with our 16 year old daughter this is a fantastic location from which to explore the wonders of Jordan.The photos truly do not do it justice this is simply an oasis of calm wit… More

30 Jun 2013

5/5

"Great location for a relaxing getaway!"

This is at least our third time at this apartment in Tala Bay. We love the location - it's just a few steps away from the beach. There are great views of the sea and the marina. Tala Bay now h… More

23 Apr 2013

4/5

"Amazingly relaxing stay"

We stayed 3 nights and would happily have spent much longer in this wonderful location. To say it was peaceful is an understatement! There were very few people about and we virtually had the beach a… More

many thanks for this helpful review. . . I was last there myself a few weeks ago and made arrangements for the second loo to be upgraded; many apologies that this has not been done!! I will shout at people and definitely sort it out next time I'm there (but that may not be for a couple more months) . . . and yes, it probably is time to replace some of the outdoor furniture/cushions. . . again I will attend to that next time. . . however, if you look around you will see that the apartment remains amazingly good value for Tala Bay . . . really glad you had a nice stay

9 Dec 2012

5/5

"Brilliant"

The apartment and facilities are exactly as described, ie extremely comfortable in a superb location within a purpose built luxury development. A nearby restaurant is good as is the basic but adequate mini supermarket. It is a great base from which to explore southern Jordan - Petra, Wadi Rum, Crusader castles, Red Sea diving, etc in addition to the sea and beach facilities being very close (40 metres!). A car is highly recommended since it is about 15kms south of Aqaba, where there are plenty of shops including a Safeway store.

All in all very highly recommended for those of a reasonably independent mind

Review 1-10 of 20

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