Essaouira House Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 8, 2 doubles, 2 twins, ensuite bathrooms, roof terrace , kitchen, salo
“This luxurious 4 bedroom townhouse is located a short walk from the cresent shaped beach of Essaouira and the fabulous Medina but the house offers peace and privacy that is unique to this property. The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen-dining room which is fully equipped for self-catering. The housekeeper, who visits daily on request, can cook our guests delicious Moroccan tagines and couscous from our in-house menu. A comfortable salon with open fire has views over the town of Essaouira. Four traditionally decorated en-suite bedrooms are located over three floors and all have views of Essaouira towards the sea. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the sea. The terrace has dining furniture and a pergola which is perfect for al fresco breakfast or dining on the warm Moroccan evenings and there are sun loungers for soaking up the Essaouiran sunshine on a beautiful day!
Day Trips: You can take short day trips to; Moulay Bouzerktoune a stretch of beach with a stronger side shore wind than Essaouira, and offers one of the best wave spots just outside Europe. In the winter with 2 - 5 meters waves this is a spot for confident wave sailors.
Sidi Kaouki to the south of Essaouira this is a 5 km long beach again with a cross shore wind and good waves in the winter. Conditions here can vary and with different entry points you will find the right waves for beginner and more advanced wave sailors.
Festivals - there are many world-famous festivals throughout the year in Essaouira, notably The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival (annually in June) - a celebration of the mysterious music of the Gnaouas, the product of a mystic tradition with branches as widespread as Haitian voodoo and Brazilian Candomblé.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Fiona Sutherland
Lindsey and Fiona purchased the property after visiting Essaouira for a half term adventure with their two school age children. They have been married for 14 years and live in the UK near Guildford. Fiona's mother was born in Demnat, in the Atlas Mountains to Christian missionary grandparents during WW2 and although her grandparents were not as successful in their mission as they would have liked Fiona grew up hearing many tales about the exotic and exciting country. When the opportunity arose to purchase a property in the country, and enjoy regular visits with their children, Lindsey, who speaks fluent French so could communicate easily, and Fiona couldn't resist the challenge.
Fiona Sutherland purchased this house in 2008
Why Fiona Sutherland chose Essaouira
6 months before we purchased Dar Doughri the building was transformed from a two storey home into a 4 storey property with a panoramic roof terrace by an intrepid Englishman named Peter and his Moroccan friend Omar. We were looking for a spacious but well located property with a private and secure roof terrace that was well built and maintained that would not be blighted by the damp and noise that can pervade the riads within the Medina wall. Within 4 months of purchasing the house Dar Doughri was ready to receive guests and swiftly became one of the most successful rental properties in the area.
What makes this house unique
The close location of Dar Doughri near the Medina, beach and bustling town life combined with the sheltered but sun-drenched roof terrace and light and airy rooms made us fall in love with the property. The house is a balanced combination of modern living such as large windows, comfortable furniture and linens, and a fully equipped kitchen combined with traditional touches such as the huge tadelact bath, pod shower, traditional salon with open fire place. Its location is in a quiet residential street allows our guests to feel immersed in Moroccan life and culture while enjoying the peace and privacy that is essential on holiday. Essaouira is a family friendly destination where their whole family can enjoy the culture, shopping, delicious food and the fabulous beach all through the year.
Guestbook comments from the owner
wir haben die Zeit im Dar Doughri in Essaouira genoßen.
Das Dar ist sehr schön. Karima kocht köstlich und Fouad hat sich fürsorgend um uns gekümmert.
Wir haben das Dar bereits an Freunde weiterempfohlen.
Wir hoffen auch Karima und Fuouad waren mit uns als Gäste zufrieden.