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BEAUTIFUL MEDINA RIAD IN ESSAOUIRA WITH SEA VIEW

Johan and Clare

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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BEAUTIFUL MEDINA RIAD IN ESSAOUIRA WITH SEA VIEW

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.

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Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Johan and Clare

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

4.3
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
4

VERY GOOD!

  • 4 out of 5
We had a wonderful time in Essaouira. Essaouria was very relaxing after a few days in Marrakech. The house is lovely and very clean, everything you need is there. Everything was very well arranged for us, the taxi from Marrakech, the camel riding, the quad trip and the massages. Fouad was very helpful and Khadisha is a wonderful cook. We enjoyed Essaouira very much and would certainly recommend the city and the house to other visitors!
Jan, Gerda and 3 daughters (18, 16 and 14), Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p83018
+44 7795032070
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
4

NICE PLACE IN THE MEDINA!

  • 4 out of 5
We spent two weeks in this lovely place. Just open the door and you are in the middle of the Medina. On the 4 th floor you are far away and you can enjoy the view of the Atlantic sea and (when it is not too windy) relax in the sun. We filled all the beds (8 adults and 1 smaller child) but enough space to have different activities. Kadisha and her daughters made very nice traditional food and big breakfasts on demand. The house owner was very helpful and we felt everybody wanted us to have a pleasant journey and stay. And we had!
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p83018
+44 7795032070
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
4

BEAUTIFUL RIAD

  • 4 out of 5
We stayed for 3 nights in Dar Ettouahen with 3 children aged 9, 7 and 2. The house is amazing,and took out breath away when we arrived. As with the previous reviewer, our kids loved the covered seating area on the roof and also used it as a den! The space was more than ample for us, with large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, all beautifully decorated.
The house was close to all we needed, food, souks and beach, and although we got lost once, it wasn't difficult to find our way back!
Johan was really helpful, and made the travel arrangements for us to and from Marrakech, which was a brilliant help.
We had a fantastic stay in Dar Ettouahen and will definitely return!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p83018
+44 7795032070
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Munich Germany
4

RELAXING DAYS AT THE RIAD IN ESSAOUIRA

  • 4 out of 5
Our stay at the riad was extremely carefree and relaxing. The house is very clean and well-maintained. There is a first shock for those new to Morocco and its cities as one enters the extremely small alleyway which is the "quiet street" on which the house is located. However, it is very easy to orient oneself in Essaouira and fears about the alley were ungrounded.
The caretakers make sure that you are met upon arrival and taken to the property so as not to lose your way. Madame Khadisha comes to make breakfast and even dinner if you wish to stay in. We only used the breakfast option and enjoyed taking our coffee up to the upper terrace to sit in the morning sun watching the sea. Obviously, you have to have no problem with steps if you want to stay in a Moroccan riad.
The house is extremely quiet, especially at night.
Johan and Clare were very helpful in the reservation stages and always answered our questions promptly. The whole process was amazingly easy and unbureaucratic. Their tips in the documents found in the house are very helpful.
The only criticisms we can think of is that the showers could be better (the mounting for the hand-held showerhead came loose while I was showering). The house mobile phone could also not be used even if we bought a card because it needed a pin number that no one seemed to have. Also there is in fact no TV reception, but we did not need it anyway.
In Essaouira we liked to take long walks on the beach, wander through the souks, visit the harbor, climb on the ramparts. We had a nice dinner at the Patio, had drinks upstairs at Taros and listened to music there, had a great grilled chicken sandwich from one of the stands near the main square.
We very much enjoyed our stay and would definitely repeat it on a return visit to Essaouira.
  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2010
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2010
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
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+44 7795032070
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
South-East England
5

SPACIOUS, BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY CENTRALLY LOCATED

  • 5 out of 5
We had 5 nights in Dar Ettouahen with our 4 children aged 14, 10, 8 and 3. The house is stunning, from the fountain in the living room to the roof terrace. The children loved the covered seating area on the roof and used it as a den. The bedrooms were all large, airy and tastefully decorated, and I loved all the traditional Moroccan lights and fabrics everywhere. The house was cleaned daily by the housekeeper who worked tirelessly to make sure everything was lovely for us. There were a lot of stairs but even our 3 year-old found them easy enough to negotiate.
Although the house is tucked away in a little alleyway it was only 2 minutes' walk from the hustle and bustle of the town, with lovely shops and places to eat nearby. If you don't fancy going out to eat, the housekeeper Khadisha cooks amazing meals and breakfasts too - we felt well and truly spoilt!
We had a truly wonderful stay in Dar Ettouahen and would love to go back sometime!
  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2009
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view
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+44 7795032070
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
London
5

GREAT HOLIDAY

  • 5 out of 5
This was just such a great house, with plenty of room and a lovely character. From the bottom to the top. Every inch of it. We couldn't have asked for anything better than that. Well, we could, but we surely didn't need to.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Location

Nearest Airport
180 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
beach
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 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

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
July and Summer
5 Jul 2014 - 2 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
£330
for 3 nights
From
£110
From
£110
Fri,Sat,Sun
£700
 
 
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.
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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:
  • near the sea
  • beach
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Living Room
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Oven
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
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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