The Orange Grove is perfect for those looking for a peaceful self catering holiday in a typical Upper Egyptian Rural community. The Orange Grove is approximately 20 minutes drive from Luxor International Airport near Kings Island (formerly Crocodile Island) on Luxor's East Bank and only 10 minutes drive from Luxor Temple. The Ancient Sites of the West Bank are a short taxi ride away.
The location of The Orange Grove is close to the Maritim/Movenpick Resort considered one of the best in Luxor for Birdwatching. Birds such as the Hoopoe, Nile Valley Sunbird and Little Green Bee-eater etc can be seen here on a daily basis.
The Orange Grove is perfect for those wanting a more tranquil alternative to the City centre and requiring more outdoor space than a flat/apartment can provide. The Orange Grove is also perfect for birdwatchers and lone women travellers. As both houses are set at ground level there are no stairs to climb which can make it suitable for those with mobility issues.
The living room has a TV, Satellite and DVD Player as well as a small DVD and book library for your enjoyment.
The Houses have a garden view however there is a small seating area overlooking a branch of the Nile where the Theban Hills can be seen in the distance.
The Orange Grove consists of the Mud brick house, the communal gardens and the main family homes. We live in the main house so are available whenever you need assistance without being intrusive.
Being in the countryside here in Luxor, telephone landlines have not yet reached us making it impossible to have Wireless ADSL. However, we do have a USB Modem that can be plugged into your laptop, so that you can access the internet for browsing and checking emails. It's more than adequate for this, however, if you require more it can be topped up as you would a mobile phone.
This area is very popular for those that want to be on the East Bank for the Temples, Shops and Restaurants yet want a more peaceful location that the city centre can offer. The Orange Grove is very unique as there are very few Self catering apartments here on the East Bank of Luxor with a garden and indeed access to the Nile.
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Ruby isn't my real name. I write a blog about life in Luxor called Oranges by the Nile and Ruby Tuesday is my pseudonym, my real name is Angela but I think I prefer Ruby.
I'm a 30 something and live here in Luxor with my husband of 12 years, Adel and my two children aged 1 and 5. I love traditional Egyptian handicrafts, beautiful Kilims, copper lighting, handwoven baskets and well...just anything that has what I like to call "the Arabesque touch"
I'm a big fan of mudbrick which I guess is an unsual thing to be a fan of. Its eco friendly, insulates noise and is cool in summer so that is why we decided to build a mudbrick house for you to stay in and get a taste of the real Egypt.
When I travel I tend to steer away from 5 star hotels. I just don't want to feel that I could be anywhere in the world. That's why I like to stay in small independent Guest houses or rentals so you get that personal touch. We want to offer the same to our guests.
We live in the main house in the grounds so we are always here to help without being so attentive that we drive you mad and you wish we'd throw ourselves in the Nile!
We built the houses especially for guests to stay in. We've never had the attitude of "Oh! That'll do". Everything from the handpainted bedroom mirror, individually crafted furniture knobs, handwoven kilims have been especially selected to help create a feeling that you are really, truly in Egypt. No mishmash of furniture here like a 1970's British B&B!
We've tried to make a place that you can call home for the duration of your stay and indeed somewhere I'd like to stay myself.
In the communal gardens we have over 150 fruit trees including banana, mangos, peach, fig, papaya and orange . The trees are only a couple of years old but already bearing fruit. The area that consists of our Mudbrick houses, communal gardens and our family home is called "The Orange Grove".
If I had to name my favourite film it would be Shawshank Redemption, I just love the bit at the end where Red finally meets up with Andy on the Beach. I love my Kindle and don't know how I ever survived without it. I love cooking,gardening and just enjoying life.