Near+Far’s Airbnb of the Week spotlights unique and desirable private rentals across the Middle East, offering a private, stylish, and homely alternative to a hotel stay. This week’s is an Airbnb in Oman nestled amidst the rural and tranquil landscapes of Lizq, perfect for a road trip or long weekend escape.
Delux Cabin Farmstay With Pools In The Heart of Oman
Cost: from AED485 a night
Location: Lizq, Oman
Sleeps: 1 bedroom / up to 2 guests
Check-in – 2:00-7:00 PM. Checkout – before 11:00 AM
Book now: airbnb.com
This eclectic self-catering farm stay offers guests a chance to experience the tranquillity and raw beauty of Oman’s renowned natural lanscapes. The cabins are located on a 15-acre farm, where guests can enjoy a variety of activities, such as relaxing by the pool, practising yoga, playing boules, or exploring the land. The host, Redha, has been welcoming guests for almost six years, and is known for providing a trustworthy and unforgettable experience.
Nestled amidst the captivating landscapes of Lizq, Oman, this rural farmstay is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These self-catering cabins offer relaxation and rejuvenation, surrounded by natural beauty and offering a multitude of activities to suit your mood – acting an an ideal base for exploring Oman’s many treasures. Embark on a camel safari through the Wahiba Sands, marvel at the architectural wonders of Nizwa and Bahla, or immerse yourself in the bustling Sinaw camel market. The possibilities are endless.
Nestled in a rural desert farm, Sidr is a cozy and comfortable twin room that can accommodate up to two guests – perfect for two friends, or couples (just push the bed together). This air-conditioned cabin features an ensuite bathroom and a kitchenette and is ideal for those wanting to escape, reconnect with nature or explore the nearby attractions. Sidr is one of only four cabins on the farm, each designed with a unique theme and style, and includes a kitchen with microwave, oven, refrigerator and cooking utensits, plus a coffee machine, and small private sun deck where guests can eat breakfast or watch the sunset – turned away from each other for maximum privacy.
Large picture windows frame stunning views of the flowering bushes and open fields will surely invite you to connect with the natural world. Enjoy al fresco dining or unwinding on the private deck, making the most of the tranquillity of the surroundings. The farm is unsuitable for infants or children. Guests have access to a shared garden and grounds with infinity pool, BBQ grill, exercise equipment, ping pong table and bowling alley – plus there are beach towels, umbrellas, beach blankets and snorkelling gear available.
This charming accommodation offers everything needed for a low-key, nature-inspired stay. Guests can sleep soundly on the European-size twin beds, which feature ultra-deep sprung mattresses and can choose from a variety of pillows. The large picture window lets you admire the scenic view of the flowering bushes and open fields
The cabin also has a solid pine breakfast table and chairs, which can be used inside or on the deck. The kitchenette is equipped with a granite countertop, crockery and utensil cupboard, kettle, cafetiere, salad bowl and trays, so meals at home are no problem. The modern ensuite bathroom has a rainshower and eco-friendly products, as well as quality bath, hand, and pool towels at one’s disposal. The wardrobe has a hairdryer, torch, lamp, and sundry odds and ends, and ample hanging space and shelf storage for longer stays.
What To Do
Located in the heart of Oman, this farm stay offers a unique opportunity to experience authentic Omani culture and hospitality, as it is close to some of the most fascinating attractions in Oman, such as:
- Sinaw camel market: A bustling market where you can witness the traditional trade of camels and other livestock, as well as buy local handicrafts, jewellery, and clothing. The market is held every Thursday morning and attracts visitors from across the country and beyond.
- Al Mudhaybi: A historic town that boasts a rich heritage and a stunning landscape. Visit the ancient tombs and settlements that date back to the Iron Age, as well as the impressive forts and mosques that reflect Islamic architecture and culture.
- Ibra: A charming city that is known for its colourful souks, beautiful gardens, and friendly people. Ibra is also home to the famous Women’s Market, where only female vendors and customers are allowed. The market is held every Wednesday and offers a variety of products, from fresh produce and spices to cosmetics and perfumes.
- Wahiba Sands camel safari/Birkat Al Moz: A thrilling adventure that will take you to the majestic Wahiba Sands, a vast desert that covers an area of 15,000 square kilometres. You will ride a camel across the golden dunes, enjoy the breathtaking views, and learn about the Bedouin way of life. You will also visit Birkat Al Moz, a picturesque oasis that is surrounded by date palms and natural pools.
- Nizwa: A historic city that was once the capital of Oman and a centre of trade, religion, education, and art. Nizwa is famous for its grand fort, which is one of the oldest and largest in Oman, and its lively souk, where you can find handicrafts, pottery, silverware, and more. Nizwa is also a gateway to the stunning Jabal Akhdar and Jabal Shams mountains, where you can enjoy hiking, camping, and scenic views.
- Bahla/Jibreen: A UNESCO World Heritage Site that showcases the cultural and architectural diversity of Oman. Bahla is home to the Bahla Fort, one of the oldest and most impressive forts in Oman, and the Bahla Wall, a 12-kilometer-long wall that encircles the town. Jibreen is a nearby village that hosts the Jibreen Castle, a beautiful castle that was built in the 17th century and features exquisite decorations and paintings.
- Adam: A small town that is located at the edge of the Empty Quarter, the largest sand desert in the world. Adam is a place where you can experience the contrast between the modern and the traditional, as well as the harmony between the desert and the oasis. Adam is also a base for exploring the nearby attractions, such as the Al Hoota Cave, the Misfat Al Abriyeen village, and the Wadi Dam.