A villa is a property/house that is usually set out over two or more floors. A standalone villa is defined as a villa that has boundary walls and stands on its own private land. It is not attached to any other building so it is detached, private and literally "stands alone". Standalone villas are not commonly found in Central Doha including most of the districts within the C-Ring Road as they mainly contain residential and office blocks. However, as you travel further out of Doha and beyond the C-Ring Road it become increasingly common to find standalone villas.
The amenities offered by standalone villas vary depending on the price, size and location. It is much more common to find a standalone villa with a private swimming pool in West Bay Lagoon than it is in Al Khor. Standalone villas are good for large families wanting their own private grounds or for companies looking to house their staff. It is quite common to see standalone villas advertised as suitable for bachelor accommodation. If you are specifically looking for a standalone villa, check the details advertised with the agent as sometimes compound villas are advertised as being standalone when they are in fact not standalone but instead the agent refers to the villa being detached from its neighbouring villa as such.
Hazm Al Markhiya is a district of the municipality of Doha and Zone 67 of Qatar. "Hazm" refers to a natural hill and "Al Markhiya" refers to a highly drought-resistant desert plant, known locally as "markh" which grows abundantly in the local area and is considered good fodder for camels and other livestock. The district is bordered to east by Onaiza and is close to the business district of Doha as well The Pearl and West Bay Lagoon.
The area is home to several medical facilities including West Bay Health Centre which is one of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) centres. It is also host to the Embassies of The Republic of Venezuela and The Central African Republic. There is one international school, several nurseries and a number of local schools for all ages in the district. The area has good public transport facilities with seven bus routes serving the area that operate every day. The area is mainly residential and the majority of homes are large privately owned standalone villas, as a result there are very few homes that are available for rent in Hazm Al Markhiya.