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Overview

The new villa (170 m2) was designed for families and friends holidays to satisfy people who love staying together in a private, quiet and homely mood, on the other hand it offers everyone an ease of access to all of the attractions of a tourist town located by the sea (beach, water sports, restaurants, bars, etc). It is furnished combining European standard/comfort, local style and decorated with marvellous Arabic art.
The accommodation on the ground floor contains three bedrooms: 1 - double bed 2- double bed + single bed 3 - twin bed. All bedrooms at the ground floor have A/C system. There is a wooden chalet- double bed on terrace - bedroom No 4.. This has only cooling unit but fresh sea breeze allow you to feel comfort during sleeping. The house has two bathrooms and 2 WC. Kitchen and a spacious open plan living patio-garden, with a comfortable space for dining and a corner with sofa and armchairs for relaxation, are equipped with everything required for a comfortable self-catering holiday. The villa is surrounded by a charming patio with 3 palms in the middle, from which a big bright entrance takes you straight to the garden. Thanks to this design, you are at the same time in an open space but still invisible to anyone from outside. Stairs from the patio are leading to two roof terraces connected by a wooden bridge. There is a wooden chalet- double bed on one terrace. On the other side of the bridge, a big pergola and a relaxing corner with deckchairs is an ideal spot for a glass of wine under the stars. Whenever you wish the pergola allows you also to sleep under a starry sky, which is amazing in Sinai, especially in falling stars season. The door from the patio leads you to a big Arabic style garden(300 m2) with 14 palms in the middle, Bedouin sittings and barbecue corner. It offers also additional private space for relaxing and dinning. Barbecue party under stars with palms around gives unforgettable memories. The gardens gate leads you directly to the front of The Red Sea, where you can have a swim at any time of the day. ADSL (broadband) and Wireless Internet connection allows you to use internet in all rooms, patio, terraces and the garden.

During your stay in Villa Barbara me and my manager will do our best to assist you in making your holiday enjoyable, fascinating, relaxing and exciting. We are happy to give you a hand in any aspects of your stay, including sports, sight seeing and shopping. We are cooperating with excellent local desert guide and travel agent, assisting our guests in arranging their private trips, safaris, dives, etc.

Place description
Villa Barbara is situated at the north edge of Dahab- el Assalah, on The Red Sea. It is a quiet residential area with many homes owned by foreigners. Walk through the garden takes you to the beach where The Red Sea coral-reef starts directly from there. After a ten minute walk along the beach you will get to the promenade with restaurants, shops, sun loungers and diving centers. A 3 minutes walk from the villa will takes you to closest supermarket where all basic products are available for a reasonable price, but my personal recommendation is the local market square (5-7 minutes away) for a range of fresh and tasty vegetables, fruits, fish and sea food. There you will also find a pharmacy, butchers, household goods, small local traders and even a wine shop. This place is very lively, especially in the evening, when local people, Bedouins and foreigners are shopping, eating and enjoying shisha in local faces cafeterias. It is a perfect place to learn the local culture and my favourite place for shopping and meetings while having tasty fish or prawns.
The whole range of Egyptian, Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and other cuisines are available in restaurants 7-20 minutes walk from the villa. You can also use taxis, which are very cheap and available 24/7.
The villa is located 50 min drive from Sharm -el - Sheikh Airport and 90 minutes drive from Taba. A taxi from Sharm or Taba airport to the villa can be arranged on request, for a reasonable price of 30-40 Euros.



Dahab and surroundings
After long years of searching for a lovely, sunny place to live during European Cold Seasons, I found a perfect place which I can call my second home. And that is because of whole year of guaranteed sunshine, beautiful nature, stunning landscapes and its specific mood with friendly people. Dahab has bewitched me with its bohemian lifestyle, colourful sea and majestic Sinai Mountains. Together with the possibility of a wide range of sea sports such as snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, sailing etc, are making this area a perfect spot for all year holidays. Dahab is a cult place for divers, windsurfers and everyone who loves sea sports, as well as for fans of sun, desert safaris, mountain, canyon climbing, cycling, horse-riding and quad biking.
Sight seeing tours to famous historical spots such as Petra, Israel, Moses Mountain, St. Catherine Monastery and even Giza-Cairo or Luxor, can also be arranged from Dahab. The owner and manager will assist you to find the best option fitting your needs. We cooperate with best dessert guides, local travel agents and dive centers.

Summary:

Luxury villa beach side, patio and garden with 17 palms, perfect for family or friends holidays to relax, do sea-sports, safaris and absorb local culture. Panoramic sea and mountains view from terrace

Facilities

Property type: Villa

Room details

Bedrooms:

4 bedrooms, sleeps 9

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, En Suite
Bedroom 3: 2 Single beds
Bedroom 4: 1 Double bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in in a big bedroom, 1 single sofa bed located in in a big bedroom
Seats:
Room for 9 in the dining area
Room for 9 in the living area
Bathrooms:
2 bathrooms, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
Internet (WI-FI)
Heating and air con:
Air conditioning
Household:
Cooker
Cutlery
Fridge
Freezer
Glassware
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Kettle
Pots / pans
Toaster
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Other:
Balcony or terrace
Barbecue
Outside lighting
Private garden
Sea view

Suitability

Suitable for
Children
Hen Or Stag Group
Infants
Single Gender Group
Pets (cats and dogs under responsibility of their owners)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Climbing
Cycling
Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Scuba Diving
Sports Center
Tennis
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Local Food Market
Shopping
Theme Park

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Minimum stay (nights)
1st April 2015 to 30th September 2015 5

Discounts and extras

If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Discounts

Long Stay Booking Discounts
Arrival date range Booking is equal to or longer than x days/weeks/months Discount
1st January to 31st December 30 Days 20%
1st January to 31st December 21 Days 10%

Extras

Compulsory extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
cleaning patio, kitchen, bathrooms and garden once a week All year N/A £10.96 per week

Paid locally

Optional extras
Description Arrival dates Booking length or occupancy Price
for more then 8 occupants - supplement 15 euro/day/person All year day/person

Paid locally

Location

This is exact location

Nearby:
  • Nearest bar: 0.5km
  • Nearest restaurant: 500m
  • Nearest supermarket: 200m
  • Sharm el Sheikh: 90km

Reviews

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12 out of 12 people recommend staying here
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Stayed Saturday 08 March 2014 with Family
Lovely place to stay and only 10 seconds walk from the sea. Large, secure, pretty garden which was great for our small kids. Well equipped and not too far from good restaurants, bars and shops. The owner was extremely helpful - we had no issues at all. We very much recommend Villa Barbara for anyone coming to Dahab.
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Stayed Monday 25 March 2013
Barbara’s Villa Dahab.... This is quite simply outdoor living at its very best. The villa itself was built around three enormous palm trees which rise like GIANT bean stalks into the sky above. This then is your living room, open to the sky above. Only the vastness of the palm leaves act as a canopy above and reflect both light and natural moon light back through into the villa the ambiance is therefore stunning both during the day as well as at night. The three main bedrooms hug this central indoor courtyard by flanking its sides, whilst the vast wooden staircase rises from the rear to the wide open terrace above. We spent many an hour up here either sunning ourselves during the day or playing backgammon at night. As if this was not enough to make you realise you are somewhere special, like no-where else there is a wooden foot bridge that spans the whole canopy resting upon the bedroom walls below. WOW what a touch.... this footbridge then leads you to an independent bedroom tucked away in the corner like a tree house. As a family of three, we took our 13 year old daughter with us, who at first glance was horrified to discover we had rented a villa with no roof but is was not just the building that melted her heart – it was the large open garden with no less than a further eleven fully mature palm trees huddled together in the middle supporting no less than three hammocks swinging gently in the breeze. This place is quite simply amazing it oozes peace and tranquillity. Our host Barbara, stood quietly in the shadows, never once intruding on our privacy, yet ready to handle any task we ask of her. We found the locals to be the friendliest Egyptians we have ever met again never obtrusive or demanding. This villa is situated just twelve paces from the beach, whose tranquil warm waters of shimmering blues and greens ran at least one hundred meters at waist level before it hit the coral reef and the deep blue sea, absolutely perfect for both snorkelling and of cause Diving. Then each night we walked along the beach to the hub of Dahab and the many restaurants that line its coast. Here we ate like lords for the whole two weeks and not once did we experience Pharaohs Revenge..... All-in-all we had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend Barbara’s Villa to friends and family alike we are already planning our next trip over....
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Stayed Monday 25 March 2013
Barbara’s Villa Dahab.... This is quite simply outdoor living at its very best. The villa itself was built around three enormous palm trees which rise like GIANT bean stalks into the sky above. This then is your living room, open to the sky above. Only the vastness of the palm leaves act as a canopy above and reflect both light and natural moon light back through into the villa the ambiance is therefore stunning both during the day as well as at night. The three main bedrooms hug this central indoor courtyard by flanking its sides, whilst the vast wooden staircase rises from the rear to the wide open terrace above. We spent many an hour up here either sunning ourselves during the day or playing backgammon at night. As if this was not enough to make you realise you are somewhere special, like no-where else there is a wooden foot bridge that spans the whole canopy resting upon the bedroom walls below. WOW what a touch.... this footbridge then leads you to an independent bedroom tucked away in the corner like a tree house. As a family of three, we took our 13 year old daughter with us, who at first glance was horrified to discover we had rented a villa with no roof but is was not just the building that melted her heart – it was the large open garden with no less than a further eleven fully mature palm trees huddled together in the middle supporting no less than three hammocks swinging gently in the breeze. This place is quite simply amazing it oozes peace and tranquillity. Our host Barbara, stood quietly in the shadows, never once intruding on our privacy, yet ready to handle any task we ask of her. We found the locals to be the friendliest Egyptians we have ever met again never obtrusive or demanding. This villa is situated just twelve paces from the beach, whose tranquil warm waters of shimmering blues and greens ran at least one hundred meters at waist level before it hit the coral reef and the deep blue sea, absolutely perfect for both snorkeling and of cause Diving. Then each night we walked along the beach to the hub of Dahab and the many restaurants that line its coast. Here we ate like lords for the whole two weeks and not once did we experience Pharaohs Revenge..... All-in-all we had a fantastic time and would not hesitate to recommend Barbara’s Villa to friends and family alike we are already planning our next trip over....
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Stayed Monday 28 March 2011
Barbara is an excellent host, there when you need her, but never intrusive. The villa is unusual and delightful, having a central internal garden with palm trees, open to the skies at its heart. All the fittings and equipment work, as does the Wi-Fi connection and a trusty Dutch bicycle, which are both included. The surroundings and general neighbourhood are quiet and away from the hustle of Dehab central. Out along the beach there are many safe places to swim and snorkel, best when he tide is up, but great for paddling even at low tide (swim-shoes advised). The reef is less than 100m off shore. In the villas garden, theres a fresh water shower to wash off any salt after swimming as well as plenty of places to sit or stretch out in the dappled shade of more palm trees. The whole place oozes restful tranquility but is also ideally placed as a staging post for excursions near and far. We love it and will be back!
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I warmly recommend Villa Barbara as a quiet, peaceful and lovely place to stay in Dahab. We stayed there as a family of five in October 2012, and really enjoyed the garden, the open air living room, the top terrace, the closeness to the sea who is at the doorstep, and the convenience to access all amenities and diving places at a short taxi ride. Barbara the owner is kind and helpful and goes out of her way to make your stay comfortable, including helping with booking airport transfers and shopping for simple groceries to find on arrival. We are looking forward to return in the future!
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We have just spent a lovely, quiet week in Villa Barbara in Dahab. The Villa is situated just few meters from the sea, surrounding by amazing mountains. We have been to Egypt for the very first time, a bit worried about the situation we could follow in media...but we were surprised how friendly all the local people were and how saved&relaxed could we feel all the time. Also, Mrs.Barbara was so kind that she suggested us where is the best place to buy souvenirs, where&what to eat, like also where to swim&snorkelling (which from now-I love!!!). The weather was great&we came back to UK with a healthy tan:) We wish we could go back there soon! Asia.
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I really liked the property and its location. It is slightly off the beaten track in Dahab with the local camels and goats as residents at the end of the road. The villa itself is very unusual with an open roof and date trees inside! It is advertised as having 4 bedrooms - one is on the roof that was not usable by us due to the heat and it hadnt been cleaned out. As we visited in August we need the airconditioning on all night long in all 3 bedrooms but could only have it on in 2 bedrooms at a time. So I would recommend visiting but not in the height of summer! Locals are very friendly and the garden area is secluded and relaxing. The beach outside the villa is pretty messy, littered with empty water bottles etc so we didnt feel like relaxing on this part of the beach but the sea is beautiful and the beach is cleaned just 10 minutes walk from the villa.
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The Villa is gorgeous, if not slightly smaller than it appears in the photos but big garden and lovely for evening relaxing. The electricity is slightly restricted in Eygpt so be warned re the air con if you go in August like we did - it was between 40 -50 degrees and it was restricted for 3 bedrooms ! There were 8 of us - 2 families of 4 and it worked well and the kids were safe to roam the villa (except perhaps the balcony for v little ones). Dahab is very safe and the locals are very easy going and the neighbours very helpful and friendly inc Samir, the housekeeper and his family who looked after us very well. The local fresh produce from the shops is limited due to the heat but good super market in Dahab and we found all the food fine to eat inc the local rotisserie and fish place in the square - great on the bbq ! Whilst the sea is beautiful and great for swimming, the beach is not necessarily suitable for relaxing on all day but all the local hotels offer swimming pool facilities and sun loungers for small charges, which we found worked better for children. The place has a real homely feel and has all the facilities you need for a holiday. Thank you Barbara for sharing your home ! we had a great holiday - one to remember.
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Villa Barbara is a lovely house 10 yards from the sea. It has a delightful inner courtyard/living area, shaded by palm trees. Waking in the morning to the sounds of birds, the wind in the palms and the sea. Open the front doors and you step down in to a vast garden area, again shaded by multiple palm trees, very unusual in Dahab to have such a large outdoor area. The bedrooms are extremely spacious, and cool, but all have aircon should you need it. Although the owner Barbara was not around when we were there, she has a very able and friendly local guy to ensure that any queries are answered, and to point you in the right direction for shops etc. He also had the bike fixed and ready to roll within a couple of hours of us asking about it. For a relaxing, peaceful, get away from it all holiday (our first with our 8 month old daughter) we had a fantastic time. We were extremely well looked after, Barbara even had a wooden high chair specially made. We would definitely recommend a visit to Villa Barbara in Dahab
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Thank you Barbara. We had a fantastic time at your place. The house had everything we needed and Samir was fantastic in ensuring everything ran smoothly. We will definitely recommend your place to friends.
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Beautiful house, with charming atmosphere, very clean and well organised. A big garden, patio and terraces allow you to enjoy stars and sun. Sea with reef just in front of the house is super for snorkelling and swimming at any time. Great place for relaxing, comfortable holiday. Our host-Barbara provided us European standard service and was very helpful with all arrangements, including trips and food delivery, even from restaurants that do not provide that service on regular basis. Her efficiency in resolving a power cut (out of her control) was very comforting. Even then we had a moon lit night with stars which added to the romance of the place. My only comment is that it would be extremely helpful if she can add a microwave in the kitchen. Welcome drinks and fruits were good start. We hope to come back there again and would recommend anyone to stay there
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Thi property was more suited to more able bodied people than us as we had one of us on chruches and could not move around as well as we should have
4 other reviews
Exceptional place among other accommodation spots in Dahab. Comfortable, cozy, stylish interior more European still with Arabic dash. The villa is placed next to the wild beach in the Assala section of Dahab. The owner, Barbara is helpful hostess and a great person.
We discovered Villa Barbara quite by accident, we asked the owner of a delightful fish restaurant (Abu Youssef) if he knew of any decent local accommodation at a reasonable price. He introduced us to Barbara who by chance was standing right next to us.Barbara invited us to have a look and to decide for ourselves if we approved.... It was ,without question, the cleanest and most stylish place to stay in Dahab, maybe all of Egypt ! Villa Barbara is a stones throw from the Red sea, it has a large courtyard with barbecue and comfortable seating. The villa has beautiful rooms, bespoke design and mosquito nets over the beds. Open plan foyer with palm trees growing in the middle! A functioning kitchen and clean, modern bathrooms. Touring Egypt in a month was difficult and dirty but Villa Barbara provided the perfect antidote, we stayed 4 nights and managed to properly relax. I will definitely return with my family. Thank you Barbara for making our holiday an unforgettably special experience. xx Darren
The greatest holidays ever!! I ll try to paint a picture here, but believe me, no words can describe this better then experience. First of all imagine that you,re waking up, and the first thing you do is diving in front of your house and under water sightseeing. There are extraordinary ocean views. The hostess Barbara showed us the most beautiful coral reefs, most unseen species of fish, she helped us to organize Beduin night (night on the desert), Camel trip, boat ride and many many more fantastic adventures that we would never arrange by ourselves. She knows people who lives there, and she really now where to go and what to see. The atmosphere in villa is amazing!! Weve had our own garden, we were relaxing after all day under the palm trees reading book in quiet or we went to have some fun in local charming restaurants. It is really worth to go there, visit Villa Barbara, and Barbara herself. You will never forget this vacations :)
Bright and cozy villa, with European standards and oriental mood. Beautiful surroundings, quiet and peaceful. The gate leads straight to the beach which is not used by many people like in hotels so youll always have enough room to put your towels. Views are extraordinary, mountains on the left hand side, Akaba Bay at the front and right hand side Short walk to shops with food and easy 10-15 minutes walk to the town by the sea side. The owner is friendly and will be your guide in the town if that is your wish. Prices are low which doesnt happen very often to be honest I would and I am recommending that place to my friends.

Owner

About the owner
I am PhD chemist, working on environmental safety problems, in past as scientist and international expert servicing to implementing agencies of UNEP and European unio n. Currently servicing as a consultant in projects. For long years I was dreaming about having house in a sunny country and in 2007 my dream become reality. I choose Egypt,-Sinai for my second house because of 364 days with sun, reach of life Red Sea and amazing desert, as well as friendly people.
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