Living in year-round sunshine, many UAE expats are fortunate to receive frequent visits from friends and family back home.
Yet as wonderful as it can be to share your house with loved ones you do not see every day , sometimes we all need a little space.
A villa has just come on to the market in Dubai which may provide the answer. And it is a lot cheaper than the homes which usually feature in this section.
The two-bedroom Mediterranean-style property in Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) comes complete with a separate guest house built in the garden, and it is for sale for just Dh3.59 million.
The current owner built the wooden chalet-style guest house – designed to be a self-contained holiday resort-style one-bedroom apartment – after moving in three years ago. The outside room also has floor to ceiling windows with views over the garden.
“The villa itself from the inside is the normal layout from Nakheel. But because it was a two-bedroom and they had a big plot they built a guest house and a terrace outside,” says Manal Al Tamimi, a sales administrator at the agent Ocean View Real Estate.
“If they have guests they don’t need to let them in the house. If they want to just live their own lives with their privacy they can. The guest house house has a bathroom, a sitting room, and a mini-kitchen. It is amazing.”
Aside from the guest house the property also features a maid’s room.
It is built on one of the largest plots in the community at almost 9,000 square feet. The outside space, which has been landscaped, includes a gazebo and a large wooden shed that can store bikes, motorbikes or camping gear. The current owners have also created separate dining and lounge areas outdoors.
The villa also comes with white goods, parking for two cars, two large balconies and built-in wardrobes.
JVT is a Nakheel development with more than 2,000 villas in Arabian and Mediterranean architecture styles.
Manal Al Tamimi, sales administrator at Ocean View Real Estate, tells Gillian Duncan why she expects this JVT villa to generate a lot of interest.
Is it really that unusual to have a guest house in Dubai?
I have never seen one like this. In local properties where they have a big plot they might build a guest house. But they never use wood. The guest house in JVT is made using wood. It’s like you are in some other country, not Dubai.
So it’s like a chalet?
Yes it’s like a chalet. It’s very nice.
The owners appear to have spent quite a bit of money on the house since they bought it three years ago. What else have they done?
They have done some landscaping. The garden has an outside dining room and they have also built a store.
Are you expecting a lot of interest in the house?
Yes, because it is new and nobody thinks to build a guest house with outside space.
Is there a swimming pool?
No, there is no swimming pool. But there is a very quiet place to build a swimming pool. You cannot see into the garden because of the trees surrounding the property. So it makes it a really private location, although it’s back to back [with other villas].
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