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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina

Abby Aron

Member since: 2004
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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Abby Aron

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2015
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Essaouira - Dar Ronde

Riad, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, sauna, 2 terraces, courtyard

Three minutes from the souks and five minutes from Essaouira’s beach and fishing port is Dar Rondé, a riad townhouse with rounded walls, Berber doorways, vibrantly coloured stone floors and fireplaces set deep in to soaring white walls. Designed by Maria Pergay, the house is spread over three floors with two large en-suite bedrooms, one kingsize, one twin, a private sauna and two secluded terraces (one in the middle, one on the roof). A garden of palms fills the tiled courtyard as you enter the house, circled by glass walls, there is an entertainment room with traditional beldi ceiling and a salon with long sofas and spacious dining area.

Private cook: On your first evening, house chef, Yusef will prepare a welcoming, complimentary tagine to restore you after your long journey here. Every morning, breakfast will be provided (included in the price) ranging from breads, omelettes and fruit salad to yoghurts and traditional Moroccan style delights.

Should you wish to dine-in on other days, Yusef will prepare meals for you at additional cost.

Dar Rondé - as featured on Good Morning, ITV, Sunday Telegraph; Home and Living, Concept for Living; Spring Issue, Red magazine and Living Abroad.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Abby Aron (Property Manager)
Member since: 2004
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2015

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thanks for a lovely time at Dar Ronde, we really enjoyed ourselves.

We were really lucky with the weather, food great and how lovely is Kama!
Mar 2014
  • 1 of 5

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 17 holidaymaker reviews

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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
average rating of 4.647059 based on 23 reviews
4

Stunning medina riad

  • 4 of 5

Uniquely Moroccan. Very attractive, spacious and clean. The staff running it are delightful. All I would ask for is improved heating during the coolest months. Even so I would recommend it whole heartedly

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Great recreation for all of us

  • 5 of 5

Nearly everything is sayed in the other reviews, we agree with. Even so Yusuf is no longer here, we were looked after in a very personal and attentiv way by Kamar and Abdulah, yet keeping the privacy this wonderful house offers. Occuring technical problems, which for shure are exceptionell, like a power breakdown have been solved immediately as well as a grating door we didn`t even take notice of. We can recommend the Dar Ronde for two grown ups with two almost grown up children (like in our case two girls 17 and 18) but can imagine that the place works very well for four people in other constellations.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Riad in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful holiday at Dar Ronde. The owner, Abby, was so helpful prior to arrival and the printed information she supplied was excellent, really detailed and helpful. Everything went like clockwork - taxis, meeting Kamar on arrival etc. We found Kamar such a fantastic help and felt very well looked after in Kamar and Youssef's care - they are certainly a dream team and we cannot thank them enough for their warmth, welcome and help (and cooking skills!) The welcome meal is such a lovely arrangement, we enjoyed it so much - the girls said the kefta tagine was their favourite meal of the whole trip! The Riad is perfectly situated right at the heart of real life of the medina and yet easy to walk to the beach too. We loved everything about the Riad - it felt very homely and is beautifully furnished. Thank you to Abby, Kamar and Youssef for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
5

A little piece of heaven

  • 5 of 5

I could wax lyrical about how lovely Dar Ronde is for 1,000 words but will try to keep it brief. The Riad is fantastic. The décor is subtly simple, so comfortable and beautiful. I would say a home away from home, but my house doesn’t come close. Every floor is gorgeous. And the roof terrace is amazing at sunset when the starlings, sparrows and gulls sweep over the medina.

Dar Ronde is serene and tranquil; a great place to relax after a day strolling around the town or quad biking on the beach. It was lovely to sit in the Riad, enjoying a home cooked meal and relaxing in front of the fire. There’s also the sauna to enjoy and up the pamper levels even more.

Then there’s Youssef. What can I say! He’s so funny and delightful. He was an attentive host, took such good care of us. The meal on arrival was so delicious that we asked him to cook for us again. His food is stunning. I’ve never seen a piece of monk fish that big. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Freshly squeezed orange juice and warm from the oven buns for breakfast; does it get any better.

Dar Ronde is great value for money. I can’t wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely, traditional house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

A lovely traditional house in the centre of Essaouira, tucked away among the hustle and bustle of the medina and its winding alleys. We had a lovely warm welcome from Kamar and Yusef, who looked after us brilliantly while giving us the space to explore on our own. Yusef's cooking was delicious and very good value, as were the restaurants we visited too (particularly 'Le Patio' and 'Al Farachah'). We really missed our hosts when we moved on to our next destination!

The house was spacious and comfortable, we particularly enjoyed the sunny roof terrace, listening to the sounds of the medina down below. Essauoira itself is a place to visit for a relaxing break and good food. During our visit in November, the wind had dropped and it wasn't as windy as we expected. We had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
5

A fantastic house within the old medina

  • 5 of 5

We did not know what to expect after a week in Marrakesh from the heat to a windy place, arriving in the dark along narrow alleyways but on going thorough the large wooden door it is like an oasis. The house is superb with a great pair who see to your every needs. Breakfast is prepared each day by Youssif who is a delight and is such good fun who will also cook evening meal. The house has lots of space more suited to couples or a couple with older children as lots of stairs. Beautifully decorated with a mixture of Moroccan and John Lewis!! You walk out of the door to life in Essaouira with children playing marbles and tailors making clothes. At the top of the way there are shops where you are with locals as well as tourists. You do not get hassled like in Marrakesh which is good. Variety of places to eat from very cheap to more expensive by Moroccan standards. Recommend Elizer. The two 21 year olds with us enjoyed it as much as us we are looking forward to going again.

Of particular note is the service you get fromthe Abbie from making a tentative booking through through to checking that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Agadir
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mogador Golf
Nearest Train
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

Essaouira is world renowned for its arts and Gnawa music. Its 200-year-old medina is a maze of arches and alleyways interspersed with piazzas and café-lined streets. Fruit, vegetables, meats, spices and fish fill the souks, while a vast range of little stores sell china, wood and antiques. Outside the city walls is a lively port where fresh fish is caught daily. The sea offers one of the world’s best spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Other activities include quad biking, camel rides, horse riding, sailing, bike hire.

Other Activities: Camel riding, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading, historic sites, lively fishing port, quad biking, trekking, artisanal shopping, hammam

Golf: Mogador Golf resort is a 10 minute taxi ride away. A Gary Player designed, 18 hole course with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Length of the course is 6558m par 72. See:

www.morocco4golf.com/Essaouira_Mogador_Golf_Resort.html

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Prices & Availability

From £95 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Essaouira, Atlantic Coast Morocco

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£190
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£660
£2,000
 

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Notes The rate is negotiable for stays longer than 2 weeks.
The price includes breakfast everyday, complimentary tagine on arrival and maid service everyday
PayPal, Cheque, Bank Transfer all accepted

Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Essaouira in Atlantic Coast Morocco

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin both with en-suite bathrooms and separate loos.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking in outside areas only.

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