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Spacious country Berber house,wonderful neighbours and friendly village.

Martyn Wheatley

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Martyn Wheatley

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015
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Spacious country Berber house,wonderful neighbours and friendly village.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Essaouira House Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms,large salon,lounge,and amazing roof terrace.

' HOLIDAY RENTAL SINCE 2007'

FOR A TASTE OF THE 'REAL' MOROCCO, THIS IS GOOD AS IT GETS!

Dedicated 24/7 advice,help & support throughout the booking process, your stay with our morrocan phone to Said, our house manager, and me :)

Traditional country spacious house in the Berber village of Ghazoua only 5 miles from mystical Essaouira, and Sidi Kaouki beach. The airport is only 12 miles from the house,easyjet, Monday flights from Luton London,May till November.

Our home is your home, and accommodates four very comfortably, offering 'exceptional value for money',with all mod cons.

Local shops,swimming pool,taxis, buses ,internet, golf. and Wonderful friendly neighbours.

Our concierge Said, your friend and guardian during your visit, is able to enhance your holiday experience. Highly recommended horse riding with our friends at equievasion.com, Diabat.... plus Quad biking, wind surfing,local car hire, taxis,breakfast, tajines, cleaning and much more.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Martyn Wheatley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2015

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 Essaouira

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, and much more.

Essaouira airport is only 12 miles from the house(London Luton,May-November,EASYJET........................

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a good time, stress free travel with Martyns assistance prior to our departure.The villa is truly charming, keeping it in Berber style, excellent.

The neighbours were all very friendly and helpful.

Wales.UK
Sep 2012
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.8
based on 58 traveler reviews

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Spacious country Berber house,wonderful neighbours and friendly village.
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 80 reviews
5

wonderful villa tazmin

  • 5 of 5

Martyns beautiful villa is everything you could desire for a relaxing holiday and I thoroughly agree with previous reviewers regarding cleanliness, facilities, the lovely Said! We all really enjoyed our stay meeting lovely, friendly people, dogs, donkeys... and quickly mastered the walk up and down the piste and the magical experience of the 4dh bus ride into essauoira. The swimming pool at Les Deux Monde was just what we needed along with a refreshing beer. The KM8 restaurant is a superb little oasis. The bus ride to Sidi Kaouki, at 3.5dh, another amazing experience. Only regret - that we didn't spend the two weeks at Villa Tazmin. Thanks again Martyn and Said for your lovely villa...we are returning in April to chill out and do all the things we didn't get round to doing the first time!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your valued comments,and we look forward to welcoming you back next year, Said & Martyn
Aberystwyth
5

It's time to dance :)

  • 5 of 5

My second visit in lovely villa Tazmin . This place is just magnifique. House is spacious, plenty of room for dancing in rhythm of Moroccan music :) Weather was still quiet hot, during the day up to 30C but nights a bit cold, 6C but thanxs to Said we weren't cold. He brought some wood and we could enjoy fireplace I could only dream of before. This villa is in very good condition in comparison with some riads in old Medina in which you can experience dampness during the winter months. But the thing is that overall experience is not only about the house but also about the people you are sharing with.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review,and we look forward to seeing you again later this year.Martyn & Said.
5

just what we needed....perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house makes the perfect base from which to explore this part of a beautiful country....spacious, quirky and clean. The neighbours were very friendly and the children were great.The roof terrace was a delight (both morning coffee drinking and evening star-gazing). Comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen....what more could you need....?

Many thanks Martyn for letting us stay.

Regards Bev & Sandy

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both for your valued comments, Said & Martyn..........................
Aberystwyth
5

Villa Tazmin only for people good at heart :)

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous stay in Villa Tazmin, you've got plenty of space with all facilities you need. The rooms are comfortable, clean with combination of Moroccan and western style. Said, the villa's concierge was very friendly and helpful (24/7). The roof terrace was our favourite spot not only for beautiful mornings' sunrise but also for memorable watching stars and dreaming. If you are traveller from Britain you will definitely appreciate every single sunny day. Amazing weather we can only dream about :) You people should really go on holiday to Morocco, it's unforgettable experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valued comments
5

Wonderful, peaceful oasis in a Moroccan Village

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Villa Tazmin, i cant recommend it enough, it is home from home in comfort but with the extra bonus of beautiful weather!

We were able to sunbathe on the terrace even in December, can you imagine???

The locals are very friendly and the neighbours are darlings, we were invited for tea, lunch etc and were able to buy our Argan oil ( a must buy from Morocco ) from them as they are part of a woman only co op that encourages Moroccan women to work.

Said, the property manager/ caretaker is a gem, he picked us up from the bus station and took us to the supermarket to buy supplies and we bumped into him over the week in all sorts of places, he translated, taxi serviced, fitted calor gas.....nothing was too much trouble for him and we were always greeted with a smile and the words, "you are welcome"

I have visited Morocco many, many times in the last 30 years but this was one of the best visits

It is very easy access into Essaouira, with lovely beaches, port, Chez Sam! and other many restaurants, cafes and shops

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your valued review and comments,we look forward to welcoming you back,Said & Martyn
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tazmin is everything this listing and it's positive reviews describe it as and more. My fiance and I visited Essaouira for two weeks and had an amazing stay at Martyn's Villa.

This Roman/Ottoman style house is located in the Berber village of Ghazoua, about a 10 minute drive from the Medina of Essaouira. The country road to the villa is a little intimidating at first, it's a dirt and rock road and our little Cleo rental car did not handle it well. However, after the first day, we grew to love the area. The neighbors were warm, friendly and very welcoming. The local shops in the area were very understanding of my limited vocabulary in French and Arabic and my trips to the store became language lessons. The local community is very tourist friendly and felt very safe.

The villa has a central room that connects the bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and the living room. All the rooms have plenty of space, there is a decent size closet in the main bedroom and a walk in closet in the second bedroom (which became our treasure room as we began to obtained souvenirs). The rooftop terrace/garden is huge. Surrounded by 7-8 ft walls that provides plenty of privacy, it's perfect for relaxing and eating during the day and star gazing at night. The Villa was tastefully decorated and had everything that was listed on the website, modern appliances, flat screen lcd tv, stereo, stove with an oven, fridge etc. Everything was clean and in working order when we arrived. The house manager was knowledgeable, gracious and very accommodating. He provided us with maps, information on the Medina, as well as the local areas. He answered all our calls and questions, couldn't have asked for a better point of contact.

All in all, Villa Tazmin was the perfect rental property for our vacation. The location was amazing, safe and convenient. 10 minutes from the Medina, 30 minutes from Sidi Kaouki (a prime surfing beach), and a few hours from Marrakech and Agadir, Villa Tazmin provided the perfect location for all our vacation expeditions. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. Martyn and the house manager met and exceeded all our expectations and Villa Tazmin truly felt like a home away from home. Thank you, Martyn, for sharing your house with us!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your photos,compliments,and inside information,for our future guests,and your bookings for September/ December 2013. Warmest regards,Said & Martyn

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Essaouira,Luton London, May to November,EASYJET
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Tangier
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Diabat
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Marrakech
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Ghazoua
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
KM8,HOTEL VILLA DAMONTE,Pizza/cafes/take-away
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Essaouira & Sidi Kaouki
Car: recommended

ESSAOUIRA ; The freshest fish, the wildest windsurfing, and a laid back 60's legacy add up to Morocco's most fashionable coastal resort. TIME OUT

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.

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Rates & Availability

From £30 Per night

Essaouira House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Rate 2
Nov 1 2014 - Sep 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
£35
£200
£700
 
 
winter
Oct 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
£30
£180
£650
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £20
Refundable damage deposit £120

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Essaouira House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 180 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • There is a European toilet in the spacious wet room/shower, the water is provided from our own well, and water is precious in Morocco, please use carefully. Plus another separate European toilet and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a large fitted wardrobe in the double bedroom. With clean towels, sheets, and plenty of winter blankets. The twin bedroom has a spacious walk in dressing room, with a 2 wardrobes, 2 chests of drawers,and a linen basket. 1 x 3kw heaters should you require them during the winter months.There are bedside lamps which can be left on during the night,or simply remove the shade for reading.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach towels are not provided. The Swimming Pool at nearby Les Deux Mondes(new 2009) & Hotel Villa Damonte can be used for a small fee, and 20mins drive is a swimming pool at 'le calme'. There is now a internet cafe available nearby, if you are taking your own laptop, check your dongle providers charges and connection in Morocco. There are numerous, cheap, internet cafes in Essaouira. Wood can be purchased via our concierge if you require a log fire during the winter evenings, or collect driftwood on your travels.

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