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Make a holiday rental beach riad or accommodation in Essaouira, Morocco your home away from home

The city of Essaouira, Morocco looks from every angle as if it has been lifted from a holiday guide. The Jewish, Berber, Carthaginian, Portuguese and British influences manage to combine beautifully to create a city of a thousand attractions. Located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira boasts a wonderful, sweeping beach, making it one of Morocco’s finest coastal resorts. Blissfully laid back and surprisingly cosmopolitan, Essaouira is a perfect retreat, especially for windsurfers and surfers, but also for those wishing to enjoy the wonders of Morocco at a relaxed pace.

Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira’s charm is engulfing, with white and blue riads interspersed with art galleries, traditional workshops and wonderful restaurants, all encased by the famous red sandstone walls that protect Essaouira. There are a vast range of sites to explore from Essaouira accommodation, from the magnificent ruins of the Sultan’s Palace to the famous Sand Castle which is claimed to have been an inspiration to Jimmy Hendrix. The Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah Museum is a fantastic place to start your tour from Essaouira accommodation, as it tells the history of local traditions, art and music. The fish market, which sells the daily catch from Essaouira’s fishing fleet, is an absolute marvel, well worth investigating. Any good Essaouira guide will document the best sightseeing routes.

Taking an Essaouira beach riad is the perfect way to enjoy the best of the city. Essaouira beach is never crowded, stretching for as far as the eye can see around a sweeping bay. The golden sands of Essaouira beaches, from Plage de Safi in the north to the beach around the inspirational Bordj El Berod to the south, are perfect for lazy days in the sun, although when the seas are rough, swimming in Essaouira can be dangerous. Known as the ‘windy city’, windsurfing in Essaouira is fantastic. There are some excellent Essaouira windsurfing and surfing spots, especially to the north near Moulay, which, despite having poor access, has excellent conditions for both surfing and windsurfing, although it is not for the feint hearted!

Places to visit on holiday in Essaouira, Morocco

On the outskirts of Essaouira are a number of excellent riding stables, offering lessons and hirelings to visitors, regardless of you level of experience. There are some wonderful rides to enjoy along the coastline and into the interior of Morocco.

Weather in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira enjoys a wonderfully steady climate, making an Essaouira beach riad a magnificent escape all year round. Average monthly temperatures hover around the 20°C mark throughout the year, although July, August and September are the warmest months. Rain is almost unheard of between June and October.

Travel to Essaouira, Morocco

Although there is a small airport in Essaouira, accommodation in the area is best reached from Marrakech. Essaouira Airport only receives flights from Casablanca and Paris Orly (ORY), so the majority of visitors from the UK fly to Marrakech Airport (RAK), which receives Ryanair and easyJet flights from London and Manchester (MAN).

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (38 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 8
    House #65924
    38
    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (69 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 4
      House #84145
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (22 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #904215a
        22
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (11 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilets
          • Sleeps 6
          House #6619572
          11
          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.6/5
            (26 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilets
            • Sleeps 4
            House #13882
            26
            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (26 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 8
              House #69662
              26
              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                Very Good! 4.2/5
                (14 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #6462321
                14
                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (30 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #457806
                  30
                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Villa #1375285a
                    6
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                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (32 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Villa #680284a
                      32
                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1834438
                        18
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (24 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          House #6411395
                          24
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Villa #1420578a
                            2
                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (35 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              House #98591
                              35
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (57 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilets
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #6201243
                                57
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 13
                                  House #2193964
                                  5
                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (26 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    House #6364486
                                    26
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (26 reviews)
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Separate Toilets
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      House #653931a
                                      26
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (11 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        House #1504817
                                        11
                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                          (3 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #1916947
                                          3
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 5 BA
                                            • Sleeps 16
                                            Guest House #1100483a
                                            6
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (4 reviews)
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                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 10
                                              House #1392497a
                                              4
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #895482a
                                                6
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  House #1154479a
                                                  14
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (35 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #6236556
                                                    35
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (39 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6277198
                                                      39
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (37 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #6315436
                                                        37
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (9 reviews)
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                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                          House #1495084
                                                          9
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (1 reviews)
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 6 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Villa #713196vb
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Villa #8116531
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 8 BR
                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 18
                                                                House #688728a
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Villa #8062717
                                                                  11
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                    Villa #6620440
                                                                    14
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (21 reviews)
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1107346a
                                                                      21
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (17 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #421195
                                                                        17
                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6326656
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 5 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #6666506
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6334433
                                                                              4
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #6334433
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  House #1490362a
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Riad #577787a
                                                                                    7
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      House #83018
                                                                                      11
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                                                        • Sleeps 11
                                                                                        House #6433580
                                                                                        8
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (6 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 9
                                                                                          House #1583248
                                                                                          6
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            House #1490067a
                                                                                            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (11 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              House #6238578
                                                                                              11
                                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                House #8055896
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  House #6476170
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                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    Townhome #4150718
                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #6417395
                                                                                                      23
                                                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing house- private and tranquil oasis

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My partner and I visited Villa Dar Do the other week after a week of driving around Morocco taking in the various and amazing sights and endless landscapes. After continuous days of driving and adventure, Villa Dar Do was a much welcomed oasis of peace and rest. As there were only 2 of us, the space was more than adequate, but this would be perfect for a large group or family, and there are lots of various outdoor terraces and courtyards where you can get your privacy even with large numbers. I think this is the most beautifully decorated home we have visited on holiday (we have used Home Away/Owners Direct lots of times before), and it's clear this is a home rather than a holiday place. You might not spend much time indoors in Morocco, but so much care and love has been taken in the house, both inside and out, and it really was a lovely place to stay- a real home. The house is very well equipped, clean and comfortable- w/ modern TV with HDMI (a bonus for movie night), perculator and juicer aswell (Tip: oranges are cheap and grow in abundance, so take advantage of making your own fresh orange juice!) We spent most of our time in the garden, which is so well kept, and to my delight, resident tortoises! Said, the housekeeper, took such good care of use while we were there, showing us where the house is (down an easily accessible track, but easy to find), and also inviting us to see various local souks and checking everything was ok throughout our stay. If we needed anything it was good to know he was there. It was quite difficult to communicate for us, mainly because our French is terrible (sorry!) so some basic phrases would be useful for you throughout your trip to Morocco. We loved the house so much, we spent most of our time there by the pool, with the tortoises, eating our BBQs, but we made a day trip to Essaouira (10 mins drive away and great if you Kite Surf)- also lovely, and less intense than Marrakech. Would have like to spent a little longer there, as it was great for shopping. There is also, if needed, a Carrefour there, so you can buy your wine, beer and home comforts. The only tiny tiny negative thing I would say, and very very minor, is that the meeting point is quite vague for a tourist, and found a better meeting point at a petrol station (to be guided to the house)- big bold letters, much easier to see. Saying that, we never got lost and our stay was perfect! Thankyou so much for having us at your beautiful home! Jodie & James
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic base for our holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything about Villa Tazmin was outstanding and made even better by the very helpful and friendly neighbours. Beautiful village ambience with donkeys sheep and cows outside your door.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017