Elephantine - Taharka

Entire home/flat

5 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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I have a beautiful house in Elephantine island - Aswan city - Egypt, it's direct in the Nile with fantastic view, the house include two bedrooms, bath room, kitchen, Air-condition and Salon, it's second floor in my family home, i will be waiting for you here to see here.

The space

The accommodation is on Elephantine Island, Aswan City in Egypt - it's a part of the Nubia region.

There are 2 bedrooms, one with a king size bed and one with twin beds.
There is a salon with sofas, dining table and T.V.
There is a kitchen.
The bathroom has a bath tub as well as a shower.
The accommodation has air conditioning, TV and WiFi.

The house is two minutes from the Nile, you have the best sunset view in all Aswan city.

How can i help you?

I would like to walk with you around Elephantine island, talking to you about the history of the Nubia and Elephantine Island, telling you about the places around the area (Aswan Botanical Garden, Agha Khan Mausoleum and Tombs of the Nobles). Also, I would like to tell you about the story of The Old Cataract Hotel and Agatha Christie.

I can organize for you any program in my beautiful city Aswan, for example:
1. Felucca - sailboat - journey on the Nile
2. Motor boat on the Nile
3. Journey to Abu Simple Temple
4. Journey to High Dam, Philae Island and the unfinished obelisk
5. Nubian foods delivery to your accommodation
* I never take commission for that.
* I'm a trained masseur and give massages if you want.
* I will give you my mobile number and you can call me 24 hours a day (=

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

Please leave the house as clean as you find it.
Please safe energy and switch things off, if you are outside.
Smoking is only allowed on the balcony, not inside the house.


1 night minimum stay

45 Reviews

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Jacob User Profile
July 2017
The property is very nice and has an amazing view of the Nile River and Botanical Gardens on the west bank. The Nubian village is very nice and filled with many nice, young children that are more than excited to be able to say "hello" and shake your hand. They don't see many foreigners anymore. Next door is a guest home where a few Nubian-Australians work. They are very nice as well. Best way to get to the property is by using the free Mövenpick ferry and walking through the hotel and walking along the riverbank. Hotel security is nice enough to help you. Just say you got lost. Mohammed can arrange many different services for you but like everywhere else in Egypt, haggle for a better price. Do your research and know how much you should pay for whatever you're looking to use so you don't get ripped off. We never saw the host, but he can be reached easily enough through (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Overall, a very nice stay. Worth the ferry ride back and forth to the east bank.

Rami User Profile
July 2017
My wife and I stayed at Mohamed's place for 3 nights. The location on the island is nice. You can get there by public ferry which costs between 0.5 to 1 EGP. Mohammed on the other side offered us a private boat to the house for an outrageous price of 80EGP, we kindly refused the offer. To put it into perspective, we took a 1 hour motorboat ride around the islands for the same price. After we refused the offer, Mohamed waited until the last minute to give us the address (an inaccurate one also). So we felt that he really wanted us to take the boat to make more profit. House is full of ants, including the shower head. Internet worked part time. The AC that only cooled the living area stopped working on the last day, when we contacted Mohamed he said that he will send someone to fix it on the next day knowing that we are leaving by then. The location and the price are good especially if you want to escape the city, it's a calm nubian village.

Oliver User Profile
June 2017
We had a great stay at Mohamed's place even though we never met him in person. The place is right next to the Nile, nice and quiet. Getting on and off the islands is easy with public ferry or Hotel Mövenpick free 24h ferry service.

William User Profile
June 2017
Mohameds place was clean and his support staff was very helpful. Mohamed was available by phone but not in person, i never saw him on this trip like I did the last trip. I believe he may be employed. For me this was no issue since this wasnt my first time staying at his place. The summertime in Aswan is very hot and the AC in the unit only cools the living room. The two bedrooms have fans but they just circulate the hot air. The washer works fine but does not dry clothes but they can be easily dried by hanging them. Overall the stay was great!

Said User Profile
May 2017
Mohamed was great. He arranged the visit to Abu Simbel and the Unfinished Obelisk for very reasonable prices. He walked us through the souk and served as interpreter during negotiation with vendors. I highly recommend him as a host. The apartment was exactly as described. The A/C was so good I decided to sleep in the living room. The views from Elephantine are unforgettable and travel to and from the island serene and beautiful. The Nile is a gorgeous place.

Robert User Profile
March 2017
The house is truly nice and caring, the views from the terrace is amazing to the nile in front of botanic garden. I recommend this house

Jean-Sébastien User Profile
March 2017
Nice location. Perfect place to learn and live the Nubian culture. People are very welcoming. Internet access was very slow, don't expect anything here. Terrace is wonderful, beautiful view. Very calm.

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Aswan, EgyptJoined in September 2013
Mohamed User Profile

Hi friends,

my name is Mohamed bashir from Egypt - Aswan - Elephantine Island.

I work in tourism as a travel agency in Mena tours company , I speak English besides two mother languages - Nubian and Arabic.

I like reading a lot and relaxing at the quite Nile which surrounds my Nubian village on Elephantine Island.

Languages: English, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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