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BEAUTIFUL MEDINA RIAD IN ESSAOUIRA WITH SEA VIEW

Johan and Clare

Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks English, Swedish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Johan and Clare

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks English, Swedish
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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BEAUTIFUL MEDINA RIAD IN ESSAOUIRA WITH SEA VIEW

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Essaouira - Dar Ettouahen

4 bedrooms, sleeps 2-10, few minutes to beach and town

Dar Ettouahen is a beautiful, elegant, light and airy, newly refurbished riad on a quiet street within the walls of the historic Medina of Essaouira. It is just two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and seven minutes from the beach. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacious enough for a whole family or group of friends, Dar Ettouahen has traditional stone arches, tadelakt (marble-dust walled) bathrooms, tiled floors, high thuya wood ceilings and a open log fireplace.

The ground floor is a wonderful spacious open-plan living space, and upstairs there is a cosy salon and four large bedrooms. On the roof are fantastic sea views - there is a large sheltered terrace with plenty of room for eating, drinking and relaxing and a second smaller upper terrace provides the perfect setting for watching the sun set over the waves crashing on the rocks below.

During your stay, you will be looked after by Fouad, our local caretaker who is there to make sure that you have a great stay. Not only is he able to help with any problems you may have (e.g. finding a doctor), but he can also give lots of advice and organise excursions for you, including transport to the airport (from 600 dhms) or your next destination. He will meet you when you arrive in Essaouira, take you to the house, and lend you a local mobile phone with which you can call him if you need him during your stay. He is kind, honest and very reliable.

The house is cleaned weekly and in between guests. Khadisha, our excellent cook, is also available to make delicious breakfasts and traditional Moroccan dinners for you at very reasonable prices. These meals are often described by guests as a highlight! She will also provide additional cleaning and washing for you on request for a small charge.

If you are travelling with young children we provide stair gates, a high chair, a travel cot (with additional mattress and cot bedding) and a baby bath. We are also able to organise babysitting during the evenings.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Johan and Clare (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks English, Swedish

About Johan and Clare

We're a family of five with three young children. We bought the riad in 2006. We love Essaouira and we go there several times a year. The rest of the time we rent out the house. It's great to talk to our guests about Essaouira and Morocco, and it's really nice to see so many guests wanting to come back to our house.

Johan and Clare purchased this house in 2006

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: not necessary

Essaouira is a small historic fishing port on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, renowned for its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, souks stuffed full of local art and craftwork as well as local produce, its long sandy beach and its well-preserved old walled medina, named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

The weather is temperate and warm year-round and the bracing sea winds make it an attractive spot for windsurfing. The long sandy beach is also home to daily local football and basket ball games and at the south end are the ruins of Borj el-Berod, mythically said to have been the inspiration for Jimi Hendrix's 'Castles made of sand'. The old medina ramparts are a great spot to watch the waves crashing onto the rocks as the sun goes down over the 'Ile de Mogador', a group of tiny islands which offer sanctuary to Eleanora's falcons.

Inside the medina, the narrow streets (from which cars are banned), are filled with bustling fish, spice, vegetable and pottery markets, art galleries exhibiting work of local artists, souks selling carpets, ironwork and local thuya wood craftware and children playing. Stop and stare in one of the local cafes or patisseries, selling strong coffee, Moroccan mint tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Evenings are happily wiled away in one of the numerous restaurants, steeped in atmosphere and warmth, which serve traditional Moroccan fare: tagines, couscous and Moroccan and French wine.

Within Essaouira, you won’t need a car (the medina is pedestrianised). You might want to take short trips around Essaouira, but taxis are cheap and easily organised through Fouad (our caretaker). It is also easy to hire a car by the day in Essaouira if you would like to explore more independently.

Other Activities: camel-trekking, kite-surfing, kayak, quad-biking, hamams.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Oct half term
25 Oct 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Christmas 2014
20 Dec 2014 - 4 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
February 2015 half term
14 Feb 2015 - 22 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Easter 2015
28 Mar 2015 - 19 Apr 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Summer 2015 half term
23 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
July and Summer 2015
4 Jul 2015 - 6 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
October 2015 half term
24 Oct 2015 - 1 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
Christmas 2015
19 Dec 2015 - 3 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£160
for 2 nights
From
£80
£500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50
Notes We ask for an additional £10/nights for groups of seven or more people.
Breakfast and dinner is optional and costs 30/75 dirhams per person.
Taxi to and from the airports can be organised.
Babysitting available.
Our caretaker can help organising excursions.
Discounts may be available on last minute bookings and for long stays.
Deposits are non-refundable

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Travel cot provided. There are also additional sofa beds (2).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We have a longstanding relationship with a taxi company who offers a very reliable service at a reasonable cost. They can provide cars of different sizes for up to four (600 dhms), six (1000 dhms) or eight (1200 dhms) passengers (or sometimes twelve, depending on availability). It is also possible to get from Marrakech and Agadir to Essaouira by bus. You don't need a car to explore Essaouira but cars can be hired from Marrakech (e.g. the airport) or Essaouira new town.

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