2 bedrooms,large salon,lounge,and amazing roof terrace.
About Martyn Wheatley
Friendly,professional, mature guy,well travelled,love food,wine, animal charities, and life!
Martyn Wheatley purchased this House in 2006
Why Martyn Wheatley chose Ghazoua
For many years we wanted to tour Morocco,but the price of flights and accommodation proved to be over our budget. Then the King of Morocco opened up the 'sky' to cheap flight operators,and Travelrepublic offered accommodation deals.In September 2006 we embarked on a three week tour of Morocco,and the thought of a holiday home abroad had been on our minds for many years. During our visit to Morocco,viewing many properties for sale,we spent a wonderful week in Essaouira. Living in coastal Wales,enjoying friendly country life,we wanted a home 'far from the maddening crowd' Our brief to our friend and agent was to find us a traditional,country house, in the Berber village of Ghazoua. Without viewing the property , we purchased the house, expecting a few rentals per year. Our home is your home,and our friends are your friends,enjoy.
What makes this House unique
For a taste of the 'real Morocco' this is good as it gets. Wonderful country village location, neighbours, environment,wildlife,animals,fauna, and much more.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A great place to stay in Essaouira
This was our third stay at Villa Tazmin which says it all! We love the house in it's semi-rural location yet within 15 minutes you can be in the centre of the medina or on the beach.
The owner, Martyn arranged our transfers from the airport which is a 10 minute drive from the house. Simou was waiting at the house to meet us when we arrived and available on the phone if needed. The house was clean and well prepared as usual.
We enjoyed a week of brilliant sunshine and made good use of the private sun terrace. I'm not a sun lover so while my partner turned a lovely shade of brown I made frequent trips back into the cool shade of the lounge to chill with some British and American films on TV.
We had daily outings to the beach, the medina and Carrefour supermarket for alcohol. Ghazoua supermarket doesn't sell alcohol but is good for everything else.
The local neighbours, children and animals really made us feel at home.
Villa Tazmin has everything you need for a relaxing holiday.
In summary, we enjoyed our 3rd visit to the house and although I
said it before I will say it again - WE WILL BE BACK!
A big thank you to Martyn for his help and advice before we went and to Simou for his assistance in Morroco.
We would definitely recommend staying here, great for couples or families.
Always a pleasure to welcome guests back who embrace our country life style, and the local culture, in coastal serenity. See you soon, Simou & Martyn
Simple country serenity
Having toured Morocco for the past ten years,staying in riads,apartments,hotels and tents, I loved the tranquil location,with spacious rooms and plenty of space at Villa Tazmin.
Far from the maddening crowds,almost like stepping back in time with friendly neighbours,children,villagers and a constant flow of animals outside the front door.
Essaouira medina and the beaches were in easy reach by cheap buses,shared taxis,and lifts offered by the kind locals.We always support local trade,and used the nearby shops,and a brisk walk to numerous shops opposite the university at Ghazoua.There is a new supermarket there if you require items not available locally.
The magic of Essaouira will be in our memories for years to come,and we encourage visitors to explore by day, and night, for a taste of the "real" Morocco, this is as good as it gets.
Thank you Said & Martyn for all your help,advice and hosting us, we will return.
Thank you for your review and it was great to see you get involved with the neighbours,children and animals, embracing country village life.
We look forward to your return visit, warmest regards, Said & Martyn
Brilliant return visit
A return visit and again had a brilliant stay at Villa Tazmin!
As before the house has everything you should need, clean, comfortable, cool during the day to escape the heat of the day. Enjoyed listening to music in the lounge at night although addition of tv useful for news.didnt need to use fire in lounge but lovely to have option. Also having two toilets useful, with use of a washing machine Neighbours remembered us which was touching and lovely to reconnect with them again. Local shops and restaurant great. Medina fascinating and fun to eat, shop and barter at. Enjoyed a brilliant camel trek to name just one adventure of many! The house is peaceful, serene and provides for all your needs. Highly recommended, we will return! Ps. Siad is professional and excellent at arranging airport transfers or any thing else you should need. Many thanks x
Thank you very much for your kind comments,and we hope to welcome you back soon.
Said & Martyn
The property was uncomfortable, apart from laying down to sleep in the bedroom, nowhere to laze.
Needs cusions on the loungers and a comfortable sofa and chairs.
Nowhere to relax as all the furniture is hard and uncomfortable.
Sorry that you found our holiday home uncomfortable,all the wicker furniture i.e. sofas,armchairs,sunbeds are made by local people,and widely used.
Having contacted Said, he advised me that you did not mention anything during your stay,and he would gladly have provided MORE cushions.
This is a holiday home, not a personal home,and furnished accordingly.
Said & Martyn
tres bonne endroit de charme
bonjour j'ai trouver cette maison d'hote très bien très pratique loin de bruit de la ville de Essaouira pas loin des attraction de la région .et se que je trouve sympa si que la maison et au milieux d'un village berber se qui donne un charme a l’expérience je recommande cette endroit a tous très propre calme merci pour cette endroit magnifique
Thank you very much for your review,and we hope to welcome you back to our holiday home soon.Warmest regards,Said & Martyn
Fantastic base for our holiday
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.
Thank you very much for embracing our village life.
warmest regards, Said & Martyn
Other Activities: Camel riding, quad biking, desert safaris.Hunting.Music/Cookery/Painting classes.Wind & Kite surf.
Golf: Nearby Diabat offers two international golf courses, 5 star restaurants, with fabulous atlantic views.
There are some fabulous hotels nearby with swimming pools,there daily charges are seasonal.