AN EXTRAORDINARY TOWNHOUSE IN ESSAOUIRA’S ENCHANTING MEDINA

Abby Aron

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Bedrooms 2
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AN EXTRAORDINARY TOWNHOUSE IN ESSAOUIRA’S ENCHANTING MEDINA

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Riad, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, sauna, 2 terraces, courtyard

Three minutes from the souks and five minutes from Essaouira’s beach and fishing port is Dar Rondé, a riad townhouse with rounded walls, Berber doorways, vibrantly coloured stone floors and fireplaces set deep in to soaring white walls. Designed by Maria Pergay, the house is spread over three floors with two large en-suite bedrooms, one kingsize, one twin, a private sauna and two secluded terraces (one in the middle, one on the roof). A garden of palms fills the tiled courtyard as you enter the house, circled by glass walls, there is an entertainment room with traditional beldi ceiling and a salon with long sofas and spacious dining area.

Private cook: On your first evening, house chef, Yusef will prepare a welcoming, complimentary tagine to restore you after your long journey here. Every morning, breakfast will be provided (included in the price) ranging from breads, omelettes and fruit salad to yoghurts and traditional Moroccan style delights.

Should you wish to dine-in on other days, Yusef will prepare meals for you at additional cost.

Dar Rondé - as featured on Good Morning, ITV, Sunday Telegraph; Home and Living, Concept for Living; Spring Issue, Red magazine and Living Abroad.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Guestbook comments from the manager
Firstly I must say a huge thank you to your wonderful housekeeping staff,Kamar and Youssef who both did so much to make us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. Youssef in particular was an absolute joy.



His infectious laugh and his enthusiasm for everything made us smile.Nothing was too much trouble and each day he left the house spotless, cleaning each room before he left (though I think the girls' bedroom had him beaten - imagine the paraphernalia that two teenage girls take away with them - hair straighteners, make up, endless pairs of shoes and enough clothes between them for a month) In the end, quite rightly, he just cleaned their bathroom then made a hasty retreat!!



The meal he cooked on the first night was superb and arriving to a cosy log fire and the delicious smell of cooking was just so welcoming.



During our week in Essaouira we did not venture far from your beautiful Riadh as we felt so comfortable and at home there - it really did feel like our own personal oasis. Each room has been so beautifully decorated. We loved snuggling down in the TV room of an evening, listening to the passers-by and the young footballers in the alley outside.



We made good use of the roof top terrace which is a fantastic little sun trap and far better than the beach which although very pretty is, as all the guidebooks warn, very windy.



Also, can I thank you for helping to answer all my daft questions prior to the holiday - your various emails put my mind at ease and everything - including the taxi transfers - went like clockwork. Your helpfulness throughout has been fantastic.



In all, Morocco and in particular Essaouira exceeded our expectations - the people, as you said, are so warm and friendly and have such a wonderful sense of humour. Your beautiful home was everything we could have hoped for and more.
Apr 2012
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Abby Aron

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2007
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p13882
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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A LITTLE PIECE OF HEAVEN

  • 5 of 5
I could wax lyrical about how lovely Dar Ronde is for 1,000 words but will try to keep it brief. The Riad is fantastic. The décor is subtly simple, so comfortable and beautiful. I would say a home away from home, but my house doesn’t come close. Every floor is gorgeous. And the roof terrace is amazing at sunset when the starlings, sparrows and gulls sweep over the medina.

Dar Ronde is serene and tranquil; a great place to relax after a day strolling around the town or quad biking on the beach. It was lovely to sit in the Riad, enjoying a home cooked meal and relaxing in front of the fire. There’s also the sauna to enjoy and up the pamper levels even more.

Then there’s Youssef. What can I say! He’s so funny and delightful. He was an attentive host, took such good care of us. The meal on arrival was so delicious that we asked him to cook for us again. His food is stunning. I’ve never seen a piece of monk fish that big. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Freshly squeezed orange juice and warm from the oven buns for breakfast; does it get any better.

Dar Ronde is great value for money. I can’t wait to go back.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
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LOVELY, TRADITIONAL HOUSE IN A GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
A lovely traditional house in the centre of Essaouira, tucked away among the hustle and bustle of the medina and its winding alleys. We had a lovely warm welcome from Kamar and Yusef, who looked after us brilliantly while giving us the space to explore on our own. Yusef's cooking was delicious and very good value, as were the restaurants we visited too (particularly 'Le Patio' and 'Al Farachah'). We really missed our hosts when we moved on to our next destination!

The house was spacious and comfortable, we particularly enjoyed the sunny roof terrace, listening to the sounds of the medina down below. Essauoira itself is a place to visit for a relaxing break and good food. During our visit in November, the wind had dropped and it wasn't as windy as we expected. We had a lovely time!
  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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A FANTASTIC HOUSE WITHIN THE OLD MEDINA

  • 5 of 5
We did not know what to expect after a week in Marrakesh from the heat to a windy place, arriving in the dark along narrow alleyways but on going thorough the large wooden door it is like an oasis. The house is superb with a great pair who see to your every needs. Breakfast is prepared each day by Youssif who is a delight and is such good fun who will also cook evening meal. The house has lots of space more suited to couples or a couple with older children as lots of stairs. Beautifully decorated with a mixture of Moroccan and John Lewis!! You walk out of the door to life in Essaouira with children playing marbles and tailors making clothes. At the top of the way there are shops where you are with locals as well as tourists. You do not get hassled like in Marrakesh which is good. Variety of places to eat from very cheap to more expensive by Moroccan standards. Recommend Elizer. The two 21 year olds with us enjoyed it as much as us we are looking forward to going again.
Of particular note is the service you get fromthe Abbie from making a tentative booking through through to checking that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you we had a great time.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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AT LAST WE MADE IT!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time at your lovely house, thank you so much for allowing us to come in November after our disastrous attempt in April, we could hardly believe we made it but we had a much needed break.
Also thanks for making some arrangements for us, we really appreciated this.
Yusef is quite an amazing find, what a lovely guy, and a wonderful cook - we will certainly remember him with great fondness!
Thanks again, hopefully we will make it back sometime.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Nov 2009
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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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PERFECT HOLIDAY

  • 5 of 5
Myself, my wife and our two young sons have just come back from a fantastic week in Essaouira. We feel like we've had a complete break. I was concerned before we left because I saw the review saying the house needed work but the owner assured me that everything was as it should be and she was right. It was spotlessly clean, the breakfasts delicious and varied, Yusef looked after us very well and completely spoilt my boys. He is always cheerful and has a refreshingly 'can do' attitude. The house is large, spacious and stylish in a great location. Good time had by all.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Agadir
Nearest Train
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
beach
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mogador Golf
Car: not necessary

Essaouira is world renowned for its arts and Gnawa music. Its 200-year-old medina is a maze of arches and alleyways interspersed with piazzas and café-lined streets. Fruit, vegetables, meats, spices and fish fill the souks, while a vast range of little stores sell china, wood and antiques. Outside the city walls is a lively port where fresh fish is caught daily. The sea offers one of the world’s best spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Other activities include quad biking, camel rides, horse riding, sailing, bike hire.

Other Activities: Camel riding, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading, historic sites, lively fishing port, quad biking, trekking, artisanal shopping, hammam

Golf: Mogador Golf resort is a 10 minute taxi ride away. A Gary Player designed, 18 hole course with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Length of the course is 6558m par 72. See:

www.morocco4golf.com/Essaouira_Mogador_Golf_Resort.html

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Essaouira House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2013-2014
Mar 1 2014 - Jan 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
£85
£590
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£85
£590
£2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Children under 5 go free. The rate is negotiable for stays longer than 2 weeks.
The price includes breakfast everyday, complimentary tagine on arrival and maid service everyday
PayPal, Cheque, Bank Transfer all accepted

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Essaouira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 170 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Living Room ...
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Stove ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
    Bathroom - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin both with en-suite bathrooms and separate loos.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • bay/sound
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • golf
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • sound/bay fishing
  • hiking
Notes:
Smoking in outside areas only.
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