|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Studio-type bungalow in village 5 miles from Essaouira, self-catering, garden, swimming pool, peaceful. In grounds of English owner's house. Tortoises and chameleons play hide-and-seek among the trees and shrubs. Owner has a cat and dog - both very sociable. Extra guest room available in house if needed. Regular public transport from main road to Essaouira and taxis available. Mule and cart transport for the 1.2Km track to main road. Car useful though not strictly necessary. 3 restaurants (2 French and one Moroccan) at a 20 minute walk. Food shops at 12 mins walk. Wifi access from patio overlooking pool. Maid service twice a week for cleaning (and cooking if desired). Imintagante is an old Berber village, one of the hamlets making up the village of Douar el Ghazoua. The ruins of a once grand country house built by the English Consul in the 19th century lie further down the main track. The nearest neighbours are Berber smallholders with a few argan and olive trees and a donkey or two
"We spent about 8 nights at Jane's place, which we'd highly recommend. We needed to relax and this is the perfect place to find a different pace of life, in a small berber village, waking up to the sounds of birds, goats and donkeys. We didn't have a car, so Jane arranged for a taxi to take us from the bus station to her place on the first day, and was very helpful in showing us around. After that the 20ish minute walk down the little lane to the main road became a familiar and enjoyable part of our day. Travel into Essaouria was easy, quick and cheap by taxi. There are plenty of local little shops nearby where you can get most things you'll need. The studio is simple and clean and was perfect for our needs, and the pool and garden are lovely, with options for sun and shade. It was lovely sitting on the terrace for breakfast accompanied by boffo (the dog) and max (the cat), who became regular visitors. It's very likely that we'll return to this little retreat once London life gets too much again".
Rated - 5 stars
Douar el Ghazoua is 15 minutes by car from the historical walled town of Essaouira. Nearest beach is 2 miles as crow flies. Food shops and 3 restaurants within 20 minute walk from house. Mule and cart transport up to main road for transport into town. Activities nearby if you can tear yourself away from the tranquility of the pool and garden of the premises: watersports, horse and camel riding; cookery, painting courses in Essaouira. Country souks, argan oil cooperatives, rural museum, golf. Essaouira airport only 15 mins by car (Easy Jet flights from London starting its April 2015 twice a week, Transavia flights from Paris 3 times a week) ), wonderful beaches along the coast, surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing. Excursions can be arranged.
Other Activities: camel riding.
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Jan 6 2015 - Mar 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
Maid service twice weekly for cleaning, towel changing on request. No beach towels provided. Starter pack shopping can be ordered ahead of arrival. Tagine dinner by arrangement.
30% on booking.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.