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Country House Ghazoua ESSAOUIRA


Renting since 2007 , the house has been refurbished November 2012 , and a new house manager :)
Proud to support HSAM, leaveyourwardrobeinmorocco, & el Ghazoua horse and cart project 2010.
VILLA TAZMIN is a spacious house with all mod cons and a wonderful roof terrace. For a taste of the REAL Morocco,this is as good as it gets. A large salon with open roof, leads to a european toilet and shower. A double bedroom with buit in wardrobes, and plenty of fresh bedding and towels.The twin room has its own dressing room with a wardrobe and 2 chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have mozzie nets,for peace of mind, and radiators for the winter months,if required.The cozy lounge has cushions and throws,an open woodburning fire,CD player with a selection of music,books and games. The galley style kitchen is fully equipped for 6 people,with an oven,hob,microwave,fridge-freezer,tajines,cutlery,glasses etc.There is a washing machine installed in the garage,with clothes lines,and ample storage for suitcases. Stairs leading from the garage take you up to the wonderful roof terrace,where you are able to dine al-fresco,or sunbathe ,the high walls preventing the breeze.

A happy place, with some of the friendliest people on the planet. Our farming neighbours welcome visitors with open arms, their children are adorable,and so are all the animals.With donkeys on the doorstep,plus dogs,goats,chickens,rabbits,tortoises,horses, its an animal lovers paradise. As this is a rural,country village, please wear sensible shoes,as some of the roads are uneven,but there are improvements in progress,thanks to the King of Morocco. The small local shops appear to stock everything(even Shweppes tonic with lemon) cheap prices,fresh produce,and they will even deliver. At the main road,where KM8 restaurant is located,are more shops,restaurants,buses,taxis,and swimming the new nearby Les deux mondes hotel and at Hotel Villa Damonte. Friendly locals may often stop to offer you a lift, bus fares are really cheap,and go to Sidi Kaouki beach and Essouira.

Our Services and House manager
Our friend and concierge will be At Villa Tazmin to enhance your holiday experience. Breakfast and evening meals are available by prior arrangement and payment.

Taxis and airport transfers can be booked ,car hire, plus excursions to Agadir,Marrakech or even the desert. Locally there is quad biking,surfing,horse and camel riding, We can arrange all these plus much more.

Cleaning,washing and ironing can be arranged.


A traditional country house in the Berber village of Ghazoua(a happy place) only 5 miles from Essaouira and Sidi Kaouiki beach.Full support during the booking process,your stay at our home,and beyond.


Property type: House

Room details


2 bedrooms, sleeps 4

Bedroom 1: 1 Double bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds

Additional beds:
Room for 4 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
TV Languages in Local
Heating and air con:
Open fire
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Outside lighting


Suitable for
Pets (By prior arrangement)

Sports and activities

Boat Hire
Horse Riding
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Local Food Market
Night Club

Prices and availability

Last updated 13.01.2013

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If more then one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.


Early Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st December 3 Months 20%
Late Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st December 30 Days 20%
Long Stay Booking Discounts
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1st January to 31st December 1 Months 20%


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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 15km
  • Nearest bar: 1km
  • Nearest restaurant: 15km
  • Nearest supermarket: 15km
  • AGADIR Airport: 180km
  • Agadir: 180km
  • Essaouira Airport: 8km


40 other reviews
May 2012 Fantastic Holiday, Tarpley & crew. May 1st,2012 The best 12 Days. October 2011 A real Moroccan Experience October 2011 Magical & Memorable August 2011 Very good value August 2011 A Wonderful authentic break May 2012 Over 64 genuine reviews Villa Tazmin GHazoua Essaouira
"A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE" Barry Vanes ,Telford November 2010 "GREAT VALUE FOR A CLEAN,WELL DECORATED VILLA" Paul ,Birmingham December 2010 "YOUR PLACE IS GREAT" Ian ,Calgary ,Canada December 2010
We had a Wonderful time. Miss p London. May 2010The villa is really lovely,great layout,spacious,and beautifully decorated. We loved Riff tthe rescued dog, and our 8 year old son played for hours with the children next door.Thank you for a memorable holiday,just not long enough!
A much needed Holiday. D&G UK. June 2010Villa Tazmin is the perfect base and obviously a much loved house in a lovely neighbourhood,we were made very welcome.Thank you.
5/5 Far from the Maddening Crowd. Lyndy Wales. July 2010A welcome retreat after four days in Marrakech,thank you for all your help and support,prior to,during and upon our return home.
Thank You. LJC UK. September 2010.We have enjoyed our trip to Morocco and especially your lovely home.Taibi the concierge was great, and we will recommend you to all our friends.
We had a great holiday. C&T EU. October 2010Thanks for your nice house, the neighbours and children were very friendly.The car hire recommendation worked out well, thanks for all your help in making the holiday a success.
5/5 Essaouira Plus. Loz Tregaron. October 2010The house is a chilled out place to stay, and we were very please that we could turn up with very little baggage.Thank you very much.
5/5 A wonderful Experience. Barry Vanes Telford. November 2010.Have just spent an incredible two weeks in an immaculate house in a frienly village steeped in culture.A big thank you for the whole experience.
5/5 Moroccan Magic. Georgina ceredigion. July 2010Villa Tazmin is a beautiful holiday home, and I loved the book library.Thank you for sharing your Morrocan magic.
Mags & Micky Wales Jan/Feb 20010Back again,every year as we need to vacate our lodge in North Wales.The neighbours are wonderful, fresh bread on our doorstep, and the amount of wild life,donkeys,goats,horses,camels,tortoise on our our door is amazing. Mind you the weather has changed this time of year,its getting hotter,and more rain,but a short drive away is mystical Essaouira.Thank you again for a wonderful village house,away from the "maddening crowd" Maggie
Sue Cardiff, Nov/Dec 2009What a memorable holday, thank you so much.
" For a taste of the real Morocco, this is as good as it gets CS Aberystwyth, WALES"
" We really enjoyed our visit,the neighbours and animals,made our holiday special. RS Belgium November 2009"
A wonderfully relaxing retreat, alice loves Morocco London, August 2009.We spent the last eight days of a three week trip to Morocco at Villa Tazmin, and it was wonderful! The property is beautiful,well maitained,and even more spacious than you can tell from the website.The neighbouring families were lovely,their children made instant friends with ours and took them off to see all their animals.We found Moroccans to be friendly,hospitable,and helpful,but Taibi the caretaker surpassed any notion of this.He looked after us very well and yet never intruded in any way.He took us for a camel ride on the beach at Essaouira( the highlight f our holiday) and came promptly with mechanics when we had a problem with our hire car.The house is a wonderful retreat within easy reach of Essaouira,a vibrant,bustling town with great places to eat, and a wonderful fishing port.We ate better in Essaouira than anywhere else on our trip - although the Tajine Taibi cooked for us was also superb.I would wholeheartedly recommend this place to everyone, its a great way to see Morocco,and we hope to return some time soon.
Enchantingcgfm France July 2009The weather was perfect for our kite surfing,and the spacious house most welcoming, with breakfast by sunshine and supper by starlight on the roof terrace.Taibi cooked us good tajines,and our neighbours were charming. We hope to return soon.Warmest regards & thank you.
Lovely NeighboursHP Wales August 2009The children were adorable,with presents left on our doorstep! bread,cous-cous and bracelets.An ideal location,and the house has everything for a comfortable,relaxing,memorable holiday. I can not wait to return
A fabulous 5 weeksCHR UK Feb/March 2009Thanks so much for providing us with a great villa.Your comments book is a good idea,full of really helpful information,hints,and positive feedback
Thank you for a great Villa & HolidayDigby & Family Leamington Spa May 2008Everyone loved the house,neighbours,animals,and Taibi was an absolute star.I have left my sons bodyboard for other guests,and our next visit.
We really enjoyed our stay.Amy & Matt London January 2008Essaouira is lovely,and so is the house.
Fabulous 50th birthdayAber crew Aberystwyth Wales UK October 2008Thank you for arranging all the accommodation,including Villa Tazmin,for all 12 of us, the transfers,mini-bus,venue and entertainment etc.etc.etc.It was a great holiday,and your home is beautiful. Hope to visit next year, and thanks again.
Absolute SanctuaryFreespirit Wales UK November 2007Travelling alone, I had wonderful Tajines,rose wine on the star lit terrace. Plenty of canine company,being an animal lover,I was in my element.Everbody was so friendly! what a humbling experience, it was my first visit, and certainly not my last.
Surprise HolidayJohn & Anne-Francoise February 2008This was a surprise holiday for my partner, and the whole experience exceeded all our expectations. Thank you so much.
WonderlustGhazoua Fan London March 2008After a months stay, suffice to say, we'll be back
A real taste of MoroccoLinda,John,Sally and Peter Aberystwyth UK March 2008The whole booking experience was like having our own personal travel agent, everthing went to plan,we all had a memorable time.Thank you Martyn for a hassle free,great holiday experince.
Villa TazminSIB Leicester UK April 2008We had a brilliant time, the whole experience was ver special.
A great stay.Abigail UK April 2008A lovely house in a traditional village,highly recommended and thanks to Martyn for all his help and support.
Week in GhazouaRichard & Rachel Preston UK April 2008Taibi the caretaker is a real gem,the house is wonderful,spotless,and even better than the pictures.
Out of this worldIsis-k-witch of the west London August 2008What can I say? The villa is stunnung,spacious,tastefully decorated,and well equipped.
Just What we needed.Kevin & Kim September 2008We very much appreciated Martyn's help throughout the booking process,everythingwent to plan,and Taibi was a real boon, providing meals,taxis and genuine friendship.
Really great place in Morocco for ChildrenDurgen Wiltshire UK October 2008The best part of Villa Tazmin is the roof terrace,and 2 eurpean loos. It is the best holiday house we have ever stayed in.Thank you.
Thank you!Teal and Anna Hampshire UK December 2008What a wonderful place to stay,in a fantastic part of the world, the villa was very clean and in fantastic condition.Many thanks for a superb holiday, and we can not wait to return.
What a holiday!Ruth Elisabeth Southampton UK December 2008The house is very comfortable and tastefully decorated,Taibi looked after us very well,and we will certainly recommend Villa Tazmin to all our friends and relatives.
New Year in MoroccoCranleigh Surrey UKWe had a wonderful holiday and New Year, experiencing a taste of the real Morocco.We would whole heartedly recommend this peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Back AgainFoden, Rhyl Wales UKWe adore the house,the village,neighbours,and Taibi,back again for our third visit in Jan 2010. Thank you so much for everything.
Fantastic house,fantastic locationLindlou Cardiff UKThank you for all your valued help and advice,wonderful house,neighbours,concierge,and animals,
April in Ghazouaktg ManchesterThe house is perfect for those who want to get away from the beaten tracks.
Not sight seeing but livingPiet & Rose Middelaar,Pays Bas June 2009Enjoy the environment,great.
Rob & AlisonWarwickshire July 2009Delightful,unusual and restful.
You will not want to leave!S&S&J Surrey UK JUly 2009Villa Tazmin is certainly on my list of favourites, can not wait to go back.


About the owner
A mature friendly traveller, touring Morocco several years ago we discovered Essaouira, and loved it so much we bought a country house there. Having been in retail management most of my life, and the proprietor of several restaurants, we excelled in customer service, and have just been awarded " Your Holiday Matters Charter of Quality 2007" Over 3000 hits found our valued customer reviews helpful,and 90% of customers score 5/5, and often return. We believe in providing up to date,factual friendly advice. Our home is your home.
Owner score 62
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Located in: United Kingdom
Joined: May 2009