ABOUT DAR EL SADAKA
Dar El Sadaka is a fully staffed villa for rent on holidays, nestled in a private property spread over 25 acres in the heart of the Palmeraie of Marrakech.
Purchased by two friends in 1995, the “House of Friendship” is playful, beautiful and a truly magical place that sits only 15 minutes’ drive from the walls of the ‘Red City’. First a house used only for gatherings with family and friends, it is here that in 2000 French visual artist Jean-François Fourtou chose to live.
“Sadaka” also means “the one who seeks” in Sanskrit. This definition will resonate with Jean-François and with the presence of the sculptor, the house began its transformation.
First a residence for artists, then the headquarters of a humanitarian foundation helping women and children in precarious living conditions in the region of Marrakech, also a yoga and meditation gateway, a place of soul-searching, Dar El Sadaka has evolved throughout time and now welcomes travellers from all over the world, but its spirit remains. Freshly refurbished by Philippe Forrestier, our villa marries modern comfort and its characteristic beauty with a warm atmosphere of peace, harmony and kindness.
A giant sheep by the swimming pool is one of the first encounters you make when you arrive at Dar El Sadaka. The artwork of Jean-François Fourtou is spread all over the property, often in an unexpected way.
On different scales, his sculptures of animals and his architectural constructions including the House Fallen from the Sky (“La Maison Tombée du Ciel”) and the Giant’s House (“La Maison du Géant”), make the villa and its gardens a delightful and fascinating place, inviting guests to unconventional experiences during their stay.
With its spacious interior living spaces, including nine individually themed suites and bedrooms, Dar El Sadaka is ideal for seventeen guests and can accommodate up to twenty.
Our staff is discreet with a keen eye for detail and our chef team composes daily fine and creative family-style meals, using fresh produce from the property’s organic vegetable and herb garden.
Dar El Sadaka’s unusual combination of luxury and serenity, contemporary art and unique interior design, along with the deeply rooted Moroccan tradition of hospitality surrounding the place, makes it an exceptional villa to rent for an unforgettable vacation with family or friends, on the outskirts of Marrakech.