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BEAUTIFUL RIAD GOOD LOCATION FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES OR GROUPS.

Sally Cartwright

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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BEAUTIFUL RIAD GOOD LOCATION FOR COUPLES, FAMILIES OR GROUPS.

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Essaouira - DARSAL

3 ensuite bedrooms, quiet street in Medina close to beach / cafes

Darsal is a beautifully restored raid offering peace and tranquility in the heart of the vibrant, historic Medina. A tranquil, traditional riad on a quiet street, the beach, souks, port, restaurants, cafes and Main Square are all within a few minutes’ walk, a great location to enjoy the authentic atmosphere of the old town. Plenty of room for relaxing. On the ground floor is a a peaceful courtyard with fountain around which there is living/dinning area with open log fire and kitchen. On the 1st floor is a large tranquil bedroom with French windows overlooking the courtyard and a spacious en-suite / a second en-suite bedroom with double bed and mezzanine bed (low headroom suitable for 2 children). The second floor has spacious with open log fire lounge, Moroccan salon with 2 sofa beds and kitchen all overlooking the courtyard. There is a private terrace with sun beds, an ideal place for relaxing, soaking up the sun or having a glass of wine. Patio table and chairs for al fresco dinning. There is also a lovely sunny terrace room with double bed & en-suite. There is a further terrace with views of the Medina. Spacious and relaxing, all bedrooms are en-suite, free wifi, safe, daily maid service & traditional cooking offered. Combining modern comforts with Moroccan tradition this is the perfect place to spend your holidays with family & friends. We can organise airport transfers and day trips.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sally Cartwright (Owner)
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About Sally Cartwright

Hi this is a photo of Geoff and I, Bethan and Lewis on the roof terrace in 2006 when the house was first restored. We live in Northamptonshire and first visited Essaouira in 2004 and fell in love with the town and the wonderful people. Darsal was deralict when we first purchased it with no elcetricity or running water. We put a lot of time and thought into restoring the Riad and have had many lovely holidays there since. Bethan and Lewis still enjoy visiting and lots of happy memories of childhood holidays in Darsal.

Sally Cartwright purchased this house in 2004

Why Sally Cartwright chose Essaouira

Darsal is a lovely property, we loved Essaouira, it's people and the the old medina. It has a wonderful feel of being somewhere colourful and viberant, whilst being set in a quiet street in the centre, you can get away from it all and still only a stones throw from the beach, souks and cafe's.

What makes this house unique

Darsal is full of surprises, you approach it from a quiet narrow street and once you open the front dooe, you enter into a room with a little couryard and lovely sitting areas. It then goes on to the first floor with a light airy master bedroom and a second bedroom, with a mezzanine bed which we built especially for Lewis, as a den. He had seen one in another riad we had visited. the main lounge is on the next floor, all open plan and a lovely area for relaxing, reading and children to play. There is a kitchen area, great for taking cool drinks up to the terrace. Once up on the terrace is a little onsuite bedroom with a lovely large window to let in all the light. A brilliant house to explore!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we all had a fantastic time in Essaouira- everyone was very friendly, we were really quite sad to leave. We really fell in love with the place, and intend to return Oct '08. Aeida is a wonderful person, she helped make our stay very special indeed. Your house is lovely, we particulary loved the terrace, and truly enjoyed our stay there. Once again, thank you very much. K Willaims August 07.



The riad was lovely - loads of room to spread out and find some peace and who would of thought that behind the front door there would be such a haven of tranquillity right in the middle of the medina? Ayeda lived up to her reputation and cooked what were probably the best meals we had whilst in Morocco. Nourredine was very helpful in setting up the excursions and providing some local insights. We had a really good holiday and we shall certainly come back to Essaouira. Thanks once again for the use of your riad - we had a very memorable and

enjoyable holiday and we would like to retur
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 22 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews
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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
5

A fabulous gem in the middle of the medina!

  • 5 out of 5
I can't say enough good things about this wonderful riad! Fouad, the house manager met us with the warmest smile (despite our flight being delayed by 4 hours!), and whisked us away to this wonderful little gem. After a comprehensive tour of the house we were left to settle and make ourselves at home, helped along by the wonderful food that Aieda had prepared! The riad was just perfect for us (3 generations ranging from 2 to 70 years old) there was plenty of space for us to spread out, our favourite spot was definitely the terrace where we enjoyed meals and relaxation time. The riad itself is beautiful and the attention to detail at every level is evident. The location of the riad is perfect, it is slap bang in the middle if the medina, with everything you will need on your doorstep.
Fouad and Aieda really enhanced our stay, Fouad was on hand to answer any questions and was able to organise a few trips for us, Aieda prepared breakfast each morning and even a few evening meals, she was also a great source of local knowledge!
In the lead up to the stay the owner provided a wide range of information and was able to organise airport pickups on arrival, this ensured a smooth arrival with no stress about transport! Communication with the owner was always quick and easy.
I guarantee that a stay here will leave a lasting impression!
  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
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5

Enchanting!

  • 5 out of 5
This is a beautiful property, in absolute tip top condition, very central and yet private. The roof terraces were magical, as sheltered from the wind, and we found ourselves stargazing at night more than once. They could not have done more for us, and made our first trip to Essaouria more enjoyable. We will return without doubt with our daughter for a family holiday, and another time with our friends for a more adult vacation. Stunning!
  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
5

Excellent and authentic riad in a charming town

  • 5 out of 5
First of all a little about Essaouira. It is almost a magical place, small, but has the feel of a big town with a cosmopolitan population of artists. It is a place for art lovers! The medina is full of charm at all hours. You will enjoy exploring the many narrow streets and sipping coffee or mint tea at one of the many outside tables while watching people. Essaouira is always full of life, but you will feel safe. The views from the ramparts over the Atlantic Ocean are exhilarating and the sunsets truly spectacular.
Darsal: From the first moment we walked in the door we could feel that we made an excellent choice. The refurbishment and decor immediately transport you to the Moroccan atmosphere. The owner has certainly made sure that the finishes and furnishings are of the highest standard. There is everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay. Also delightful to cook meals and enjoy in the delightful internal yard or the lounge upstairs - with fresh ingredients from the market it is impossible not to be tempted to use the fully stocked kitchen! We always looked forward to returning to the comfort and serenity of our dar after a day out. When our holiday was over, we found it difficult to leave and want to return as soon as possible. Darsal exceeded our expectations and it was so enjoyable to be inside this oasis of peace and charm.
Some words about the people taking care of Darsal: Fouad met us on our arrival outside Bab Marrakech and he was punctual and courteous. Aieda is a truly genuine and warm person. There wasn't a language problem as our language (Maltese) is in many ways close to arabic and we could converse at length about many things. She gave us all information and was always available to help if we needed anything. We enjoyed talking with her so much about family and many other things.
We were overcome by the charm of Essaouira and the people we met there, but the success of our stay was mainly due to the fact that we stayed in Darsal . This would definitely be our choice when we return.
  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
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5

Quaint Dar/Riad in the heart of essaouirs

  • 5 out of 5
Taken to the property by the ever-friendly and helpful Faoud, we weren't sure what to expect when walking down a narrow cul-de-sac. It was a very pleasant surprise to find such a beautiful looked-after property just off one of the Medina streets. It had everything one needs and we felt that as a family of four we couldn't quite fill the whole building which had 3 full bedrooms and a mezzanine bed. Will certainly try to stay there again if we are ever back in Essaouira.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2013
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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
5

Beautiful Riad in Fantastic Location

  • 5 out of 5
We stayed at Riad Darsal with our 3 children aged 5, 7 and 8 over New Year and had a wonderful time. The Riad is brilliantly situated in a quiet but convenient location. Fouad met us at the Medina entrance with a cart and transported our luggage (and children) to the House! He made us very welcome and was very helpful during our stay. Aidea cooked for two nights for us and her Tagines were delicious. The Riad is beautiful,well furnished and has a fantastic traditional feel. The open fire in the salon was a welcome bonus as the evenings were cool. It was lovely sitting on the terrace listening to the waves crashing and watching the seagulls, which for some reason were illuminated at night. I can thoroughly recommend staying at Riad Darsal and we will hopefully return before too long.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
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Beautiful riad good location for couples, families or groups.
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
5

Darsal Riad

  • 5 out of 5
Darsal Riad provides fantastic accomodation at an affordable price, the riad is light, spacious, nicely furnished and well maintained.

The description of the riad is accurate as are the services and equipment listed - in fact the riad is better equipped than many uk self catering homes I have stayed in - hairdryers, blender, beach games, books, travel plugs (everything you could need was provided). The maid and the house manager were both friendly and helpful without being intrusive or pushy ( a rare combination to find!!).

Myself and my partner would highly recommend Darsal Riad - it is easily big enough for 2 - 3 couples or a large family. The location is great, it is in the heart of the medina close to shops, resturants, the marina and the beach. There are many places to eat out from super cheap but tasty kebab shops to fine dining resturants - there is a list of recommended places in the riad.
  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2011
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Agadir
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Essaouira
Nearest Train
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

Essaouira his a charming ancient Medina (walled town), it has a colourful and vibrant center with many mysterious and interesting streets and souks to explore. All within walking distance are the historic Portuguese ramparts, a small working fishing port with it's traditional blue boats bringing in the daily catch and the 3 mile long beach, where there are a variety of water sports available. There are no cars allowed inside the Medina, which gives it a very hassle free atmosphere. There are plenty of restaurants which offer a variety of Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine. The climate is temperate and rarely gets above mid 30's. There are many sports and activities available in the area.

Other Activities: land yatching, kite surfing, camel riding, historic sites, small traditional port, souks, hamman, 4x4 off roading and quad biking

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Essaouira, Atlantic Coast Morocco

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Autumn 2014
1 Sep 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
£108
for 3 nights
From
£36
£300
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £4 per night, per additional guest
 
christmas 2014
22 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£192
for 3 nights
From
£64
£450
 
 
winter2015
3 Jan 2015 - 30 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£108
for 3 nights
From
£36
£250
 
 
Summer 2015
1 May 2015 - 31 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£57
£400
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£129
for 3 nights
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , ground floor
  • 3 en-suite shower rooms, and ground floor cloakroom
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed , ensuite, mezzanine bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , terrace room, ensuite
    Moroccan Salon - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Bedroom 1 - Large double bed light airy room with French window and charming en-suite bathroom.Bedroom 2 - Double bed and en-suite with mezzanine double bed suitable for 2 children. Bedroom 3 - Lovely sunny terrace room with double bed and en-suite bathroom Moroccan salon has two sofa beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is also an ipod docking station and a pay as you go mobile phone and internet modem that you can use. The raid has two kitchen areas which are open plan to the dinning area and salon, one on the ground floor and one on the 2nd floor ideal for eating on the terrace, or for more than one family. If required we could arrange for 2 extra people to sleep in the Moroccan salon.
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