5 Dreamy North African Villas to Rent This Summer

From Djerba to the crystalline waters of the Red Sea

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When it comes to finding a holiday destination with a mix of stunning beaches, incredible mountain views, and a rich history and culture, few places in the world fit the bill more than North Africa.

Home to crystal clear Mediterranean waters, the rolling Atlas mountain range, mouth-watering local cuisines, and an ancient history that dates back to the beginnings of time, North Africa ticks all the right boxes for the ultimate summer holiday.

Aside from its formidable landscapes, the Maghreb—as the region is known—is also home to some of the most stunning homes, perfect for a last-minute getaway. From Morocco to Egypt we round up our favourites for you.

Dar el Bahr – Hammamet, Tunisia
Dar el Bahr – Hammamet, TunisiaTucked away in the coastal city of Hammamet is Dar el Bahr, a two-level villa right in the heart of the city’s old medina. You’ll find yourself roaming around its age-old Arab walls, complete with white-washed domes and columns, or sitting on its terrace overlooking the azure waters. 

560 USD per night
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Villa Acqua – Marrakech, Morocco
Villa Acqua – Marrakech, MoroccoMarrakech is known for its abundant luxurious villas, and this home is the epitome of everything the red city stands for. Just ten minutes outside the city, and in between lush gardens and olive trees lies this luxurious modernist sanctuary, complete with an L shaped pool an even a massage room. With a stay here, you’re bound to feel like you’re on a dreamy retreat. 

1177 USD per night
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Bhar Al Ahmar – El Gouna, Egypt
Bhar Al Ahmar – El Gouna, EgyptIf you thought all Egypt had to offer was the Giza pyramids and the Nile, you’re greatly mistaken. The North African nation is home to some of the region’s most spectacular Red Sea views. El Gouna in particular is the place to be, the resort town is known for its lagoons, coral reefs and white-sandy beaches. And this villa is the perfect spot to lounge between your beachy adventures. 

300 USD per night
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Villa Alta Vista – Tangier, Morocco
Villa Alta Vista – Tangier, Morocco
Tangier, once home to some of the world’s biggest artists (from the Beatles to William S. Bourroughs) might no longer be the Maghreb’s culture capital, but the coastal port city has kept its charm. Perched on a hill overlooking the Atlantic is Villa Alta Vista, an Andalusian style home just a few minutes from the sandy beaches of Zahara. 

699 USD per night
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Villa Menzel – Djerba, Tunisia
Villa Menzel – Djerba, Tunisia

If you’re looking to escape Tunisia’s bustling tourist towns and opt for an authentic experience, a trip to Djerba is a must—and there’s no better way to spend your time there than with a quiet stay at this traditional villa. 

300 USD per night
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