SERENE, SUNLIT RETREAT IN THE HEART OF ESSAOUIRA MEDINA (NEAR SKALA DE LA VILLE)

Salva

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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SERENE, SUNLIT RETREAT IN THE HEART OF ESSAOUIRA MEDINA (NEAR SKALA DE LA VILLE)

Essaouira House Rental Photos and Description

5 Bedroom Riad with spectacular sea views in sought after area of the Medina

Dar Mussarat is a delightful 18th century, 5-bed house in the historic, walled town of Essaouira – an Atlantic coast World Heritage Site. Split over 4 floors around a central courtyard, Dar Mussarat comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 salons and 2 terraces with spectacular sea views and sleeps up to 9 people.

The house is joint managed by the very helpful Rachid and Khalid who can give you advice regarding activities in and around Essaouira. Dar Mussarat is located moments away from the main square, fishing port and long, white sandy beach. It is a great holiday home for a large family or group of friends.

Essaouira Region: Essaouira is a historic, walled town and an Atlantic coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, just a few hours west of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. The bohemian town where Jimi Hendrix liked to hang out is a perfect spot to unwind, eat great seafood and absorb the laidback and atmospheric scene.

To the west of the Medina the rampart walls and fortifications drop directly into the Atlantic with a picturesque fishing port filled with bright blue boats, while a few minutes walk from the main square, the wide beach curves around the bay.

One of the few places in Morocco to be popular in the summer months as the Atlantic breeze ensures that the temperatures rarely stray past 35 degrees, almost year round blue sky's ensure a wonderful trip whatever the season. However, low season is commonly thought of as November to February when the nights can be cold and the weather more unpredictable.

Ancient Medina: THE MEDINA - Designed in the mid 1700’s by a French architect, the medina is an intriguing fusion of French-style piazzas with traditional subterranean passages, vaulted alleys and traditional courtyard houses. Its whitewashed buildings, with ornate doorways and windows painted blue to match the sky, are enclosed by intact pink fortifications. Packed with shops and stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, spices, leather goods and the famous local argon oil it is the ideal place to while away the hours, before relaxing at one of the numerous cafe's or enjoying a massage at a local hammam.

THE PORT & THE RAMPARTS - Skala de la ville is the impressive sea bastion built along the cliffs. Its is home to a collection of European brass cannons from the 18th and 19 th centuries and has great views out to sea. Locals and tourist alike gather here to watch the sun disappear over the horizon. The port, bustling with ship-builders and fishing boats is a great place to eat freshly caught seafood

How to get there: You can fly Atlas Blue/Royal Air Maroc direct to Essaouira from Paris Orly

Or fly to Marrakech from London Gatwick/Luton/Manchester with Ryanair, Atlas Blue(Royal Air Maroc) , Easyjet or British Airways, then either take a BUS (only 70 dirhams each), taxi or hire a car to drive to Essaouira (approx. 2 - 2.5hours transfer via road).

Taxi's depending on size and type(Standard, 4X4, MPV) range between 800 - 1200 dirhams one way (around £60 - £90)

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Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Salva

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We are British couple residing in Hertfordshire, England. Zahid works in IT as an Oracle database consultant and Salva runs Dar Papillon, a Vegan and vegetarian Tea Rooms and Health food shop selling Organic and ethically sourced produce.

Salva purchased this house in 2009

Beautiful property with retained original features restored in a minimalist style to create a sense of peace and tranquility.

Beautiful sea views, 3 aspects and great mews location.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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4.4
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
average rating of 4.428571 based on 7 reviews
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
3

GREAT LOCATION

  • 3 of 5
Nice house, gets better the higher up you go. We were a couple with 2 teenagers. Rachid extremely helpful guy. The roof terrace could do with some proper sun loungers though. The location is great, in the heart of the medina. Your never far from anything in Essaouira it's so small. Could walk to the beach. The house is big enough for a large group but the dining table only seats 4. The downstairs is quite dark and small, we didn't really cook as it's so cheap to eat out. We went in August which is Ramadam so drinking alacahol is frowned upon, you can buy it from supermarkets though. We had travelled from agadir which is an amazing drive past stunning beaches. Essaouira is a Magical place I can highly recommend it for all ages. Ps. It gets cold at night even in August so bring a jumper
  • Submitted: May 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490885
+44 1442384197
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
5

MEMORABLE STAY

  • 5 of 5
Really enjoyed the stay in this beautifully decorated 300 year old house, yet with all modern conveniences. Very peaceful, full of tranquility perfect to recharge the batteries.
Khadija looked after us as though we were one of her own, a very genuine and conscientious lady taking pride in keeping the house spotlessly clean. Her cooking was amazing yet very reasonably priced. Rachid and Khalid were full of local knowledge and always willing to help. Great sea view and amazing decorative plaster work. The only gripe was that Essaouira's drainage and sewerage system was being overhauled so it was difficult to walk on the streets nearby, but I can't blame the house staff for that.
A refreshintgly different experience. Can't wait to go back ! Thanks!
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
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Owner's Response: Very Kind words .... Thank you .... much apprecitated !
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490885
+44 1442384197
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Paris
4

SEVEN IN ESSAOUIRA

  • 4 of 5
Seven of us stayed here for a week. The riad is in a most convenient location for the medina with shops, restaurants, banks etc very easily accessible. It is very good value for money. We would have liked a dining room where all of us could have eaten together. Rachid was accommodating and very easy to deal with; all the arrangements worked well and the facilities were just what we had expected. On request, Khadija made us a delicious breakfast and her patisseries were better than we got inthe shops. She also generously treated us to home made cakes. A good time was had by all.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p490885
+44 1442384197
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Devon UK
4

MY STAY IN ESSAOUIRA

  • 4 of 5
The house is a delightful riad with excellent access to the main streets of the medina. Everything is in really good condition and the arrangements for getting us and our baggage to the riad were impeccable. The house-keeping arrangements were similarly brilliant and we were delighted with the ad hoc in-house cooking. Whilst the individual bedrooms were all fine as doubles we found the eating courtyard simply not adequate for the seven of us who were staying there, let alone the advertised 10; we had to eat in shifts!

I would recommend this as a most worthwhile holiday letting, but perhaps only for six.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: When an advert refers to10 people it usually means the number that are able to sleep there. However this is a fair point made by Vic regarding the dining arrangements and one we have taken on board. We are currently planning to convert and update the ground floor bedroom into a dining room where at least 10 diners can sit together. The spare room on the top floor has been converted into another bedroom. A photo shall be posted once the work is complete. Thank you to Vic and to Elizabeth for observing the same in her review.
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Lithuania, Vilnius
5

IT WAS TOTALY THE BEST PLACE WE STAYED IN MOROCCO!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in Morocco for 10 days and it was totaly the best place and one of the best places I have visited ever! Probably the best location in all the Essaouira (in the heart of medina), wonderful seaview from the terrace. This villa is very nice, calm and perfectly decorated inside in moroccian style. We also had wonderful fam, who cooked for us pencakes with chocolate, fresh sardines with lemon and etc. I totaly recommend it for everyone who wants to have a perfect time in unique, genuine and incredible Essaouira. We will definately choose this villa for our next stay in Essaouira!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)
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Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Holland
5

GORGEOUS RIAD IN MEDINA OF ESSAOUIRA

  • 5 of 5
The house itself is even more beautiful than the pictures on the internet: all rooms are well decorated in lovely colours and there are a lot of maroccan details in the Riad.
We liked the interior, but also the terrace overlooking the sea and the medina of Essaouira.We've had a wonderful week at the end of february and back in Holland we made a reservation again for the summertime!
Before going we had a very friendly mailcontact with Zahid, the owner of the house who is very helpfull. When we arrived in Essaouira Rachid en Khalid helped us finding our way to the Riad and gave us all the information we needed.Khadija, the housekeeper is a woman with a hart of gold who made our holiday very relaxing: she cooked delicious meals for us and has been taking care for us in the Riad.
She spoiled us so much, we miss her very much in Holland!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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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
 
Summer 2014
Jun 9 2014 - Sep 7 2014
3 night minimum stay
£95
£595
£1,900
 
 
Autumn 2014
Sep 8 2014 - Dec 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
£70
£420
£1,500
 
 
Xmas 2014
Dec 18 2014 - Jan 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
£95
£595
£1,900
 
 
Winter 2015
Jan 12 2015 - Mar 10 2015
3 night minimum stay
£70
£420
£1,500
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 11 2015 - Jun 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
£80
£495
£1,700
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 8 2015 - Sep 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
£95
£595
£1,900
 
 
Autumn 2015
Sep 8 2015 - Dec 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
£70
£420
£1,500
 
 
Xmas 2015
Dec 17 2015 - Jan 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
£95
£595
£1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% Non refundable deposit payable on confirmation.
Balance payable 4 weeks prior to stay.

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 (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Bottled Water
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Ground Floor shower room - toilet , shower
    Ground Floor shower room - toilet , shower
    2nd floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Ground Floor Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
    1st Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    1st Floor Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    1st Floor Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    2nd Floor Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Anywhere - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The 2nd floor bedroom has a four poster bed . Please Note: Additional Sleeping facilities include 2 single camping mattresses and 2 CHAIR BEDS.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes:
Ground floor with large salon and fireplace, kitchen, courtyard with dining table, shower-room and double bedroom. A wide staircase takes you up to the first floor with three beautiful bedrooms with sunny exterior windows, plus windows to the inner courtyard. Traditionally Tedelect bathroom. The floor above opens up onto a lower terrace with a puy looking down onto the courtyard of the house, here there is another beautiful, bright salon with double doors opening to the terrace, a tedelect kitchen, a huge double bedroom with wooden bed and bathroom. Stairs lead up from here to the roof terrace with far reaching views of the atlantic, plus a large table for dining and banquettes and sunloungers for relaxing. The whole house has originally carved wooden ceilings and tiled floors. Please Note: Additional Sleeping facilities include 2 single camping mattresses and 2 CHAIR BEDS.
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