House with 3 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms in Essaouira, Morocco
From £261 per week
House to rent in Essaouira, Morocco
Beautiful spacious Riad on a quiet street in heart of the old medina of Essaouira. Ideal for couples, families or groups. Log fires for winter breaks.
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House overview - owner's description
The riad is an independant house spacious and beautifully resorted in a tradional style on a quiet street in the heart of the bustling and vibrant medina.
The house has 3 floors and a terrace with a terrace room. There is plenty of space for relaxing and can be used by couples, one or two families or large groups.
GROUND FLOOR - entrance hall, opening to a peaceful covered courtyard with traditional fountain. The rooms are around the courtyard and this gives a feeling of space, there is a salon and dining area with CD player and open log fire and a kitchen with fridge, hob and all utensils and wc
FIRST FLOOR - A tranquil double bedroom with french windows overlooking the courtyard with spacious ensuite shower room and a second double bedroom with a double bed and ensuite shower room and also a mezzanine double bed which can sleep 2 children the bed has low headroom.
SECOND FLOOR - Spacious light open plan lounge overlooking the courtyard, with open log fire, TV and CD player and fully equiped kitchenare, arches throught to Moroccan salon. The Moroccan salon has to sofa that can be made into single beds.
TERRACE - Private, sunny terrace, with sunbeds and patio tables and chairs. This is a an ideal place for sunbathing, sitting in the sun, enjoying a glass of wine or al fresco dining.
TERRACE ROOM -Light and airy double bed with ensuite shower room, and good sized terrace. Spairs leading to the top terrace which has views of the sea and the medina.
We provide a daily maid service, who can also provide breakfast and evening meals, payable locally at your request.
All bed linen and bath towels are provided, but you would need to bring your own beach towels.
The are open log fire throughou the riad for the cooler winter evenings.
You would be met by Fouad or Noureddine at the town entrance, Bab Marrakech, and taken along with your luggage to the raid.
Essaouira is a charming relaxed cosmopolitan town on the Atlantic coast, it benefits from blue skies and a long sandy beach and the town itself is a labyrinth of alleyways which lead to the many souks, craft shops and small art galleries. All in walking distance are the square with its many cafes, the Portuguese ramparts and the small working fishing port where you can see the early morning catch being landed.
There are many restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, Moroccan, Italian and French and of cause the local fish restaurants in front of the port.
It is an exciting place to explore and has a warm friendly atmosphere my children enjoy exploring the many streets with the brightly coloured shops and craftsmen working outside their shops and daily life passing by.
Things to do
Exploring the medina, the streets are free from cars and mopeds and everything is in walking distance, the port, the ramparts, the square and all the souks and craft shops. Maps are available from the Tourist information centre.
As you walk along the long sandy beach it changes starting with sunbathing facilities, cafes and families playing the sand and sea. You can also rent equipment and have tuition for windsurfing, kite surfing, body boarding, wind beach buggy’s. Carry on and the beach empties soon you reach the camels available for riding and then on past the small river that empties into the sea and to the, castles in the sand. You can walk to Diabet where Jimmy Hedrick lived. There is also quad bike hire and horse riding available and you can use the swimming pool at the Sofitel Mogador for a daily charge.
There are Hamman’s and tennis courts in the new town. If you wish to go further a field to visit the argan oil cooperative or any of the many beaches taxis or car hire is available.
Fouad can organise activities or excursions for you if required.
This house has 31 verified reviews.
30 out of 31 people recommend staying here
Really enjoyed our stay in Darsal. The staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful throughout our stay and arranged lots of cultural activities so that we could make the most of our time in Essaouira. Aidas food was amazing. The villa itself is very luxurious and all amenities were provided.
We had a very nice holiday at Darsal, great rooftop views and nice to soak up the sun at breakfast (or any other part of the day). Aieda was a great help, and an excellent cook. Recommended
We loved it!
We rented the whole proerty for our family of 7 adults in Nov 07 and it was excellent in every way. The maid is very nice and a first class cook.
Possibly the most beautiful riad in Essaouira. Jaw-dropping, in fact.
Floor after floor of an Arabian Night dream, as one of my friends described it, decorated in warm traditional style but with all the comforts of modern life.
And in a very central location too, we never had to walk more than a few minutes everywhere.
The maid is lovely and such a good cook that I do recommend discerning holidaymakers to lunch/dine in as much as possible rather then go out to restaurants.
Noureddine, the agent, speaks excellent English and offered really useful advises
(and his deadpan sense of humour brightened up many cracking evenings).
Again, I advise to listen to Noureddine laidback wisdom for the best way to enjoy Essaouira.
Last but not least, I cannot stress enough how friendly and welcoming are the owners.
Everybody made us feel at home and enjoy a wonderful time.
By the end, so much we loved being there that we did not want to leave, but I am already planning to go back soon.
So, book early or you’ll miss your chance to know how nice it is!
This house is:
Outside this house in Essaouira, MoroccoThis house is in the town but in a quiet area. It has a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the house is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is not available.
Prices and availability
Updated 24 April 2018
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 1 May - 13 September 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 30 September - 19 December 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 May - 13 September 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 30 September - 19 December 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 1 May - 13 September 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
- 30 September - 19 December 2021: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
Early booking discounts
- Receive 5% off if the booking is made 46 weeks before the arrival date.
- Receive 5% off if the booking is made 10 months before the arrival date.
Late booking discounts
- Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 2 weeks of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 5% off if the booking is for 15 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
Transfer to and from Marrakech airport 60 euros each way in a standard taxi which holds 4 passengers. We can also provide a people carrier which holds 6 passengers and has air conditioning but limited baggage space for 100 euros each way or a mini bus with air conditioning, holds 8 passengers and their luggage for 120 euros each way. This is organised with owner, paid directly to taxi driver either local currency or euros. ALL CONVERSIONS INTO STERLING ARE APPROXIMATE
trip, 4 persons, paid locally
Evening meal - our maid Aieda can also provide evening meal as and when required. evening meal is either Tagine or couscous (lamb, chicken, beef, fish or vegetarian) with salad and fresh fruit, which she cooks and serves at the house. COST IS FROM 65 dirhams per person. ALL CONVERSIONS INTO STERLING ARE APPROXIMATE.
£5.00 per person per night, paid locally
Beakfast - our maid Aieda can also provide breakfast as and when required. Breakfast is Coffee, orange juice, bread or moroccan pancakes, eggs and yoghart. COST IS 25 dirhams per person. ALL CONVERSIONS INTO STERLING ARE APPROXIMATE.
£2.00 per person per night, paid locally
For winter bookings - first loa d of logs are included. If any further loads are required the cost is 100 dirhams per loa d. ALL CONVERSIONS INTO STERLING ARE APPROXIMATE.
loa d, paid locally
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed and en suite
- 1 double bed and en suite
There is also 2 single sofa beds in Moroccan lounge, 1 cot
6 bathrooms including 3 en suites, 1 Separate WC
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable
Living area seats 8, Dining area seats 8, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Pots / pans
There is a pay as you go mobile phone and internet modem that you can use. We also have an ipod docking station. From the lower terrace you can see the rooftops of the histoic medina and from the upper terrace views of the sea. We provide a daily maid service and can also provide breakfast and evening meals, payable locally at your request. We can also provide tours of the medina for siteseeing or shopping in French or English and help with booking activities or eating out.
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Past bookings: 110 bookings
Last seen: 9 months ago
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