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Villa Barbara

Beach villa with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Assalah, Egypt

From £452 per week

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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

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.

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13 out of 13 people recommend staying here

Friends from Sofia, Bulgaria Sep 2015

Villa Barbara is a great place to stay while in Dahab for a group of friends hiring all the rooms at once. Very nicely decorated, comfortable, with a big yard to relax and feel the local atmosphere. The villa is equipped with everything you need to cook your own meal and it has a washing machine.
Our host Barbara was of great help in providing information on the local ways to live and enjoy Dahab. She advised us on restaurants, shops and things we should pay attention to during our visit. Barbara put us in contact with a tour agency to organize trips in and outside of Dahab, ensured we have our own taxi driver and even put a local mobile phone at our disposal.
The villa is located in a very quiet area right on the beach, where you can swim during high tide. The marketplace is about 10 mins away on foot. Eel Garden is about 15 mins away and that is where you can find the nearest restaurants and bars. Another 5-10 mins walk will lead you to Lighthouse area, the busiest tourist spot with diving centers, souvenir shops and restaurants. The famous Blue Hole diving/snorkeling spot is only 8 km away and you can go by taxi for a reasonable price.
Dahab is a wonderful place to feel local and tourist at the same time – it has the authentic Egyptian atmosphere which we could not completely experience in Sharm-El-Sheikh.
Thank you Barbara for creating this beautiful place and for your hospitality – and also thanks for leaving the palm trees growing directly inside the living room!

We <3 Dahab!
The Bulgarian gang, September 2015.

Reply from Barbara

HI Bulgarian gang. It was my pleasure to meet such lovely, interesting young people. You are always welcome here. Warm regards, Barbara

Family from London, United Kingdom Mar 2014

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.

From Swansea, United Kingdom Mar 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....

From Swansea, United Kingdom Mar 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....

From Colchester, United Kingdom Mar 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!

Christine

Christine from London

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!


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.

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Location

Distances to locations

Nearest bar 500m Nearest restaurant 500m Nearest supermarket 200m Sharm elSheikh airport 80km Sharm el Sheikh 90km

Local activities

Boat hire 3km Climbing 1km Cycling 1km Horse riding 500m Mountain biking 1km Scuba diving 1km Sports center 1km Tennis 3km Water skiing 3km Wind surfing 3km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 500m Shopping 500m Theme park 45km

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Long stay discounts

  • Receive 20% off if the booking is for 30 days or more.
  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 21 days or more.

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

Compulsory extras

  • cleaning patio, kitchen, bathrooms and garden once a week

    £12.98 per week, paid locally

Optional extras

  • for more then 8 occupants - supplement 15 euro/day/person

    day/person, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, Sleeps 9:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed, 1 single bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 1 double bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed in in a big bedroom, 1 single sofa bed in in a big bedroom

Bathrooms

2 bathrooms, 1 en suite bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Entertainment

Internet / WI-FI

General

Living area seats 9, Dining area seats 9, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden, Sea view

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets

Extra information

ADSL (broadband) and Wireless Internet connection allows you to use internet in all rooms, patio, terraces and the garden. 2 bedrooms can be arranged as doubles or twins depending on your needs. Big bedroom has 1 single and 1 double bed

Barbara

Average rating from 13 reviews

Private Owner From 05-520 Konstancin-jeziorna, Poland Member since May 2008

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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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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