Essaouira house rental - Terrace 2013
Terrace 2013
 
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • 4 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay nights
 

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Sleeps 8, 2 doubles, 2 twins, ensuite bathrooms, roof terrace , kitchen, salon

“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.

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Lindsey and Fiona purchased the property after visiting Essaouira for a half term adventure with their two school age children. Fiona's mother was born in Morocco to missionary grandparents and she grew up hearing many tales about the exotic and exciting country. Essouira is a family friendly destination where their whole family can enjoy the culture, shopping, delicious food and the fabulous beach all through the year.

Fiona Sutherland purchased this house in 2008

33 Reviews of Property 98591 in Essaouira, Morocco

Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
average rating of 4.821429 based on 33 reviews
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Das Dar ist sehr schön.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
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.
Helpful votes: 0/7
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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absolutely stunning

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
The house was absolutely stunning and much bigger than the pictures suggest. I will be recommending it to friends and family and we're hoping to return in the future. Because we were all on a bit of a budget we didn't do too many activities which means there's still plenty for us to do if we return. But the location means that it made for a very relaxing holiday! Matt and I then travelled to Marrakech which was pushing 50degrees! Thanks for your advice on finding a riad with air conditioning; it was a very welcome retreat when we could only spend 3 hours at a time outside :) We returned yesterday afternoon to a very different climate and are now wishing we had stayed longer haha.We just wanted to say thank you so much for Dar Doughri! We had a fantastic week there! the weather was really good and we made good use of the roof terrace, although it was pretty chilly in the evening. Some of the lights had broken but we couldn't see any candles around the house so we also ate out in town. We had a fish bbq up there one night which Karima made for us. It was superb! Karima was an absolute star the whole time and her cooking was better than that in any of the restaurants we ate in.
Helpful votes: 1/8
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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Group holiday

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
we had a nice time the house was lovely.
Helpful votes: 0/7
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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Family Holiday

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
I finally have some time to email with our thanks for the use of the fantastic Dar Doughri and the great team you have there to welcome and look after guests.

I can honestly say it is the most relaxing holiday we've had in years, even with our two wee boys to keep us busy! That might have something to do with the fact that I am the one who cooks at home (and on self-catering hols!), so Karima's meals were such a treat; we ate like kings.

I went to Atelier Madada cookery workshop for a morning to try to learn how Karima does it - it was really well organised and very interesting, but I found out I have a lot to learn to get close to Karima.

All the equipment available for them was excellent and helped us cut down our luggage. The sun terrace was fantastic for us to relax with a beer after a day at the beach and for the boys for some safe outdoor playspace.

Thanks so much.

Kind regards
Helpful votes: 1/8
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
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Girls Adventure

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
I really enjoyed the break and the riad and Karima and Fouad were a great help. I cant praise the riad, facilities and Karima and Fouad enough.
Helpful votes: 1/8
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
West Wickham
5

Lovely few days in Essaouira

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
The house is ideally situated away from the hustle and bustle but within a few minutes walk of medina and beach. The accommodation is exactly as described and the services of Fouad make life a lot easier. We had breakfast and one evening meal cooked by Karima who is really sweet and this saves any shopping and cooking as eating out is reasonable. We really enjoyed haggling in the souks which are a lot more laid back than in Marrakech and seeing the fish market in full swing. Terrace is spacious and private but we didn't spend much time there as weather was a bit misty. We enjoyed out time here and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone .....
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/11
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Buckinghamshire, UK
4

A Relaxing Week February 2011

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
My husband and I had a lovely week at Dar Doughri. We spent lazy days wandering around the Medina and the harbour or just sitting watching the locals going about their business. Everyone was very friendly and we never felt pressured to buy anything. We hired bikes for a couple of hours from a place near to where the camper vans park. They were in good condition and reasonably priced and the owner let us take them away without even paying a deposit. Karima was lovely and cooked us some delicious meals and we never went hungry for breakfast. We enjoyed sunbathing and having breakfast on the terrace. Fouad was very helpful if we needed anything. All in all a very enjoyable and relaxing week. (We did have the "moroccan funny tummy" but luckily it only lasted about 24 hours). We would recommend DD to our friends and hope to stay again one day.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 0/11
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Bonn, Germany
5

Traditional living in Essaouira

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Feb 2011
We visit Essaouira with 2 families, 4 adults, 4 children and 2 babies and found enough room for every one. The house is clean an hold in traditional style. The local team ist very good and professional. The lunch is good the breakfast the best we had in Marocco. The house is close to the medina and about 10 minutes walk to the beach. We would recommend it to families.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 0/13
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Stanstead Abbotts, UK
5

Another Week of November Sun

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
Returned for another November week of sunshine in Essaouira and the hospitality of Dar Doughri.

As per my previous review the standard of the property is 1st class. A couple of additions since last year. A very large bath has been installed in one of the bathrooms - ideal after a hard day of walking the beach and medina. Also broadband has now been installed which proved more reliable than at home (perhaps not difficult) and was useful for keeping up with news and in touch with the family.

Ate much more this year in the small cafes situated within the media and the quality was great and very reasonably priced. Did revisit Taros which is still my favourite for the special night out. Karima's cooked for us one night and produced a special beef tagine which was exceptional.

Took the two hour camel treck which I wasn't sure I'd really enjoy but was henpecked into it and actually found very enjoyable and you saw much more of the 'off track' scenery than you can by just walking. Would recommend.

Daily beers at the Chalet de la Plage enjoyed whilst watching the beach football.

A very relaxing break at Dar Doughri which I would thoroughly recommend
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 1/14
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Spacious holiday house with a sun-drenched roof terrace and fabulous views
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p98591
+44 (0)1252 702105
Essaouira Atlantic Coast Morocco
Staffordshire, U.K.
5

Hidden Gems

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
We flew to Morocco for a three week stay at Dar Doughri in late January and early February. The initial reason was to escape tne rigours of a long English winter, but in the event we enjoyed far more than an improvement in the temperature. The house was exactly as described except that Karima, the ever cheerful house-keeper, contributed far more than we had reasonably expected. That included 21 days of breakfasts, nearly as many dinners, wood fire lit as necessary, and the house kept wonderfully clean and tidy..The result was that the three artists in the group of eight were able to produce about 50 water colours and the rest of us were free to enjoy all sorts of unexpected adventures - though the fat lazy one simply slouched on the super roof terrace.
The charms of Essaouira's medina, fishing harbour and long sandy beach are all very visible but there is so much more which is less obvious. At one of the many tiny dark cell like work shops which line the inside of the medina wall to Bab Doukala we purchased a brilliantly colourful blanket woven on what could have been a pre-industrial revolution loom. We didn't seek to reduce the requested price, but we were honoured to share bread, olive oil and moroccan whiskey (mint tea) with the very friendly weavers whose work will be long admired in our home. That set a pattern that was to be repeated many more times.
One route onwards to the Place Moulay El Hassan is through the rear of the Mellah which does resemble a slightly tidied war zone. One of two remaining synagogues is, however, immaculately maintained by a non-jewish lady and again the local artisans are genuinely welcoming.
Indeed one of the best memories of the holiday was the friendliness of the people. At the Dar the television told of the unwinding events in Tunis and Egypt but we must record that in Essaouira and the surrounding area we never felt intimidated in any way. We never heard of or witnessed anything which would cause us not to re-visit.
We hired a car from a local company near to the Dar and enjoyed fresh fish luncheons up and down the coast. The trip to the Berber market at Idaougard, 25k to the south east was out of this, or indeed any recent century. It was brilliant - particularly for the five or so Berber barber patched tents set up in the middle of one of the donkey fields where the local lads swanked about the virtues of their four legged rather than two wheeled steeds.
We all hope to return next Winter..
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Helpful votes: 1/16