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Modern Two Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Olympic Size Pool on Morocco's Fashionable Costa Vista

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Ground floor 2 bed family apartment with fantastic view of swimming pool

Camp bed/Cot/High chair available for hire for additional children or guests

Ideally located near unspoilt sandy beaches and two marinas in an area known as 'The Golden Mile' behind Marina Smir.

Water fun park within walking distance. On-site cafe bar and supermarket and restaurants nearby.

At the foothills of the Rif mountains with both mountain and sea aspects from the complex. The view from the terrace at the apartment itself is one of the fabulous Olympic-sized pool and delightful gardens - as in the main photo above.

The apartment is furnished to the highest standard.

The Jawhara Smir Phase 2 development was built in 2006 and was recently featured on a UK Channel 4 property programme.

Suitable for those wanting a family holiday in beautiful surroundings but not for those who seek night-life. Set in a near idyllic development it offers 24 hour gated security and safe underground car parking.

Ideal for families with children due to the proximity of the aqua fun park and safe bathing both on site and at nearby beaches.

The sands stretch for miles where the calm Mediterranean provides the best possible location for sun worshippers. The pool is cleaned regularly and has lifeguards. The pool offers safe bathing for kids with shallow end and showers.

Join our long list of happy holidaymakers who have stayed at Jawhara Smir.

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More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2017


I have travelled widely in Morocco and because of this I decided to purchase a holiday home there. My friends and family have enjoyed many memorable holidays at the Jawhara Smir residence and it is ideal for families with young children.

PAULINE STAVES purchased this apartment in 2006

Why PAULINE STAVES chose Morocco

I purchased this property in 2006 because it was near to several lovely sandy beaches and unspoilt scenery such as the lake at Kabila and the mountain backdrop.

I liked the fact that there were plenty of great things to do and see nearby such as the water park and two excellent marinas.

I was impressed with the fantastic selection of different restaurants all round the Marina and the fact that there is easily enough to do in the area for a fortnight's holiday.

It is an area that is hard to beat if you want a family beach-based holiday.

I like the layout of the Jawhara Smir development and the super-sized pool. I especially bought an apartment which enjoys one of the best views of the pool from the lounge balcony and both bedrooms. It also looks fantastic lit up at night.

Tangier and Tetouan are two of my favourite places and the unspoiled coastline of Northern Morocco and the proximity of the Spanish enclave of Ceuta and the port of Gibraltar make the area unique in the world.

I have always liked Morocco and its culture since visiting there as a child so buying a holiday home there was the realisation of a dream.

What makes this apartment unique

The modern features of the Jawhara Smir residence and wealth of amenities available combined with a unique setting gives instant appeal to the discerning holiday maker. The pool is fantastic for children and they will be amazed at the sheer size and unusual shape of the pool. There is a shallow end for the small children and it is easy to keep an eye on the little ones as they splash around in the sun. The residence is safe and secure and there is safe parking. The residence is in a unique position near to the beach, shops, restaurant and Marina. There is everything here fro a great family holiday. The apartment has one of the best views over the pool and you can sit on the balcony and take a leisurely drink as you sit on the patio furniture.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marina Smir in Préfecture de M'diq Fnideq

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
  • The bathroom is fully equipped with an over bath shower and has plenty of vanity space.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms have s a lovely view over the pool and plenty storage space in the from of fitted wardrobes. One bedroom has a double bed and the other has two singles
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


2.5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

Modern Two Bedroom Apartment Overlooking Olympic Size Pool on Morocco's Fashionable Costa Vista
average rating of 2.5 based on 6 reviews

first we got to the property been asked to go to the agency to pick up the keys second the tv not wo

  • 1 of 5

First got to the property with the kids existed and tired there was no one there to meet us been asked to come to agency we needed to ask people for direction . Once there we had to show passports and payment confirmation took about an hour then we had to go back to the place and wait for someone to let us in the flat.once in tv not working waching maching not working because no water presure unfortunately even for shower .kitchen bulb blow up no one available to change it.and more

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The exact location and contact details of the agency are always given to clients beforehand so that if they experience any difficulty with directions, the correct advice and information is provided to ensure all goes well on arrival. The agency always requires guests to show passports as they have to send a copy to the Moroccan police. Proof of payment is necessary for clients who have already paid through HomeAway and are not paying on arrival. This administration may take an hour or so but is needed to protect clients' security as well as that of the owners and the agency. Low water pressure is beyond anyone's control and is a temporary glitch. The agency is available at all times to deal with maintenance issues such as equipment not working and light bulbs blowing. HERE IS THE AGENCY'S RESPONSE TO REVIEW: The customer has asked for things that have nothing with your apartment - Photocopy national cards and passports, it is a safety measure it is absolutely necessary to fill the police form, it is a closed and secure complex, and seen the situation worldwide, this procedure is done for the good of everyone. - 7 August is a time of full high season, of which there are several things we like but not with life, such as bottling, decreased water pressure, no phone networks, not means transportation, etc ..... It's stronger than us, the most important during the holidays is to try to live the moment and enjoy the beauty of the Mediterranean sea and the natural beauty of Tetouan. I hope that your client after reading these sentences, changes his mind.
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6 2

"All was very good with t...

  • 4 of 5

"All was very good with the appartment. Payment all went well - and no problems with finding the agent and getting keys etc. You can book with confidence."

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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2 3

Total décompression dans ...

  • 5 of 5

Total décompression dans un site idéal surtout pour une famille avec enfants (magnifique piscine) au pied de votre balcon et la méditerranée à quelques minutes (respectivement à 15-8 ou 5 suivant que vous êtes à pied, en vélo ou en voiture). L'appartement dispose du nécessaire pour un séjour agréable et calme et le personnel du complexe résidentiel (gardé et sécurisé) est joignable et disponible.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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3 1

Never again

  • 1 of 5

When we arrived we did not know who would give us the key and nobody told us were the local person is. After hours we got the key and found the flat to be dirty and many thing are old and not work. For baby milk we need to heat it but the microwave was not working. Water in the sink did not leave and als we could not use the machine to wash. Kichen had very old equipment to use. Dirty outside on balcony also. It was very hot in that month but the airco was not working. We need to show we payed with homeaway and were asked for deposit. The owner did not do this very well and we lost time with the local person because of this. I do not recomment this flat. Never again for us

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

To keep it simple, DO NOT rent this appartment. Is it run by a local agency, that doesn't show any interest in the people who stay there. The appartment, the equipment in the appartment and the service from the agency is nothing compaired to how it looks and is offered on the HomeAway site. We had to deal with a broken microwave, a broken airconditioner, a broken tv, a broken wash machine (didn't dry spin), only 2 towels for a group of 4 and we had to hold the shower because the handle was broken. There are no means to clean up the appartment, and also no proper means to prepear food or make thea. We had dirty spoons and a tea cattle without a handle. The local agency took 3 days to send over 2 different mechanics who in the end only reported the issues we mentioned. And after only being there for 24 hours, we found human feces in front of our door. In the end we lost time taking care of stuff that should be a given when you rent an appartment and als lost time waiting for 2 mechanics. The agency didnt even knew we had to leave on the last day when we called them. All in all, we had a terrible time in the appartment and were happy we could leave. The country and the location is amazing, so please go there, BUT just DO NOT rent this place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I dealt with Ramsey's complaints immediately but.he demanded half the cost of his stay back which is out of all proportion to the inconvenience he claims he experienced. The agency fulfilled their duty in dealing with issues swiftly. Their office is a short walk from the complex and they are available via phone, mobile, fax and email. They were aware of his concerns and acted accordingly by sending the relevant repair men round. The fact that the client held the microwave repair man personally responsible for depositing some excrement (which Ramsey felt was human in origin!) up against the front door, rapidly led me to lose all credibility in his complaints from day two of his stay. His first contact with me regarding his displeasure was to send a photo of the excrement accompanied by a request as to what the agency were going to do about it! Such incidents happen anywhere and are no-one's fault.. This client has been exceptionally rude to both myself and the agency. AGENCY RESPONSE: 'I inform you that your customers have contacted me the day before check in too early, he began his questions with a language that we are scammers, I answered all his questions with all politeness. On the day of check in, they are returned without any problem, but the next day he found kaka and she claimed while believing that it was our employee who did it, yet it is a complex that receives thousands people a day, and that is a common part and not part reserved for them, good and here they begin the claim with a language of non-compliance, and they claim they want on any intervention knowing that Marina Smir is a place that suffers a traffic jam, they claimed the washing machine repaired, and the microwave too, and they spent the rest of their stay saying they were satisfaitent until the day of check-out I moved personally to see them, she received the woman in any negativity, she began by saying that the washing machine does not work I do a test before it, it worked perfectly, as the microwave when I returned to the nursery I found a towel that was used as a rag, and as proof, the customer following has not claimed. They had a good experience and evidence that they have finished second to last in the apartment, a rental in its expenses (water and electricity consumption, the trustee fees that he can use the common areas of the complex, swimming pool, car park security, etc.) If these customers do not pay you, apart they stayed for free you'll pay for them ....
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6 3

Casa bien amueblada y muy...

  • 3 of 5

Casa bien amueblada y muy limpia. Faltan cosas elementales en el equipamiento como tendedero para la ropa, cubo de la basura. No había ni fregona ni escoba para barrer. Se nos facilitó en seguida al pedirla. La televisión tampoco funcionaba. El mantenimiento de los jardines y la piscina excelente. Un inconveniente es que para ir a la playa hay que cruzar una carretera de doble carril y luego atravesar una urbanización privada a riesgo de que el guarda no te deje pasar. En líneas generales bien.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2007
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If the Tv was not working I'm sure the rental company would have helped put it right if you had mentioned it to them. The is a way to the beach and Marina without going through the estate. Again I am sure someone at the complex would have given you directions.
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Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Cabo Negro
Nearest Motorway
close by
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Walking distance
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Tamuda Bay
Car: not necessary

Watch our promotional video on tripadvisor

which can be viewed via the apartment website in the travel section.

Located on the coastal route between the Spanish enclave of Ceuta and M'Diq. Nearest airport is Tangier, which is a one and a half hour transfer along a beautiful coastal route (you can get there much faster by the inland route but it is not as scenic!) Follow directions for Marina Smir which is directly in front of the Jawhara Smir development. There is also the Barcelo Marina Smir hotel directly across the road which is a prominent landmark to remember. The apartment is located behind the area known as The golden Mile between the two marinas of Marina Smir and Kabila Marina. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty with The Rif Mountains and The Black Cape (Capo Negro)for a backdrop. The area is known as Tamuda Bay on the Costa Vista.

Access can also be made be via ferry from Spain for those not flying directly to Tangier. Pick-ups from the ferry terminals at Ceuta and Tangier can be arranged with the agency for a reasonable charge.

Hire a tour guide so the more inaccessible points of interest are not missed. And don't forget to haggle in the Medina for your purchases!

The region is packed with enough highlights to satisfy all the family for a holiday of a fortnight's duration. Family activities are plentiful in this area.

Various cuisines are available in the locality but fish restaurants are popular also Chinese and Italian food is available at the nearby marina.

Use of a personal tour guide can be arranged if required and advice on flights and travel arrangements can be given if needed. The two marinas at Marina and Kabila Smir offer a wealth of activities and you have the opportunity to discover many places of interest here.

There are also areas of outstanding natural beauty such as unspoilt coastline and a natural lake teeming with wildlife. Camel rides along the beach and trips to the ancient Medina and historical sites can be arranged at very reasonable cost with the on site agency who will endeavour to make your holiday a memorable one.

Specific requests concerning the hire of baby equipment and the supply of camp beds for extra occupants can be made directly with the owner. A cot, a high chair and camp beds are available to hire upon request from the agency but are not part of the apartment's standard equipment.

NB: There may also be a nominal charge in Dirhams for hire of sun loungers and parasols around the pool.

The summer months of July and August can be hot so remember to apply sun lotion when your skin is exposed whilst out walking as well as round the pool and on the beach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marina Smir, Africa

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
13 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 1 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Discount depending on length of stay. Owner not present on location

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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