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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Riad, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, sauna, 2 terraces, courtyard

Three minutes from the souks and five minutes from Essaouira’s beach and fishing port is Dar Rondé, a riad townhouse with rounded walls, Berber doorways, vibrantly coloured stone floors and fireplaces set deep in to soaring white walls. Designed by Maria Pergay, the house is spread over three floors with two large en-suite bedrooms, one kingsize, one twin, a private sauna and two secluded terraces (one in the middle, one on the roof). A garden of palms fills the tiled courtyard as you enter the house, circled by glass walls, there is an entertainment room with traditional beldi ceiling and a salon with long sofas and spacious dining area.

Private cook: On your first evening, house chef, Yusef will prepare a welcoming, complimentary tagine to restore you after your long journey here. Every morning, breakfast will be provided (included in the price) ranging from breads, omelettes and fruit salad to yoghurts and traditional Moroccan style delights.

Should you wish to dine-in on other days, Yusef will prepare meals for you at additional cost.

Dar Rondé - as featured on Good Morning, ITV, Sunday Telegraph; Home and Living, Concept for Living; Spring Issue, Red magazine and Living Abroad.

More Details

Owner
Abby Aron
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a lovely time at Dar Ronde, we really enjoyed ourselves.

We were really lucky with the weather, food great and how lovely is Kama!
Mar 2014
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Amenities

Chbanat House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Half Baths
  • Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - shower
    Bathroom - shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • 1 double, 1 twin both with en-suite bathrooms and separate loos.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking in outside areas only.

Reviews

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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
average rating of 4.645161 based on 37 reviews
5

Perfect property for a memorable family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our one week stay in Dar Ronde. Comfortable and clean it's perfectly located for exploring Essaouira. Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. Our house keeper was absolutely brilliant; we could not have hoped for a nicer host to prepare breakfast and help us get the most from our holiday including a memorable visit to a hammam for my wife and daughter. Highly recommended for families who want some Easter sun (it wasn't too windy during our stay), to explore different cultures and like a bit of adventure during their vacations. The horse riding at Ranch de Diabat was particularly cool.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant!!! So pleased. Thank you so much for letting us know...
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5

Ticks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, space, light, clean, and a great location in the heart of the Medina. Kamar and her team made us more than welcome, and the breakfasts each day were a great way to kick off. Highly recommended,

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoy!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Dar Ronde in the middle of the medina. We truly enjoyed Kamar, her stories, her support and her cooking. The children loved to visit the souk and once or twice we ended a tiring day in the hamman on the top floor. We've recommended your house to some friends already so maybe one day Kamar will welcome some of them.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Unwinding in comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing stay in Abby's cool & welcoming house, escaping the English winter and finding warmth & sunshine in this fascinating town. The connections worked a treat and Kamar, the house keeper, was there to meet the taxi from the airport at the little gate to the Medina. Then we entered a different world, grateful that Kamar showed us the way through the maze of alleyways. It's amazing! Like stepping back 4 centuries with all the attendant sights, sounds and smells - hot baking bread among them. Opening the thick wooden door to the house leads at once into the contrasting calm, clean, comfortable and colourful heart of the home. A true haven the privacy of which we enjoyed enormously as a base to explore the historic town. Having Kabira making breakfast for us every morning was pure holiday indulgence and, yes, taking coffee or mint tea up to the roof terrace the start to another relaxing day. Writing about this makes me want to fly back immediately. Thank you Abby, Kamar and Kabira.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time in Dar Ronde. Kamar was a wonderful host - making sure all was fine and helping us with any directions, amenities and anything we suggested. Anna was also a lovely house keeper and made us breakfast on the terrace which was a treat. The house is beautifully designed to incorporate Moroccan features and very relaxing to be in. We also enjoyed the Medina and the seaside - very relaxing to stroll along the beaches, dip in the sea and consider camel rides ( we intend to do next time). The people of Essaouira were diverse, friendly and playful with their bargaining - one or two a little forceful but we gradually learnt there are no hard feelings and it is just good to exchange ideas about prices and possibilities. the bazaar is full of exotic clothes, food, spices and smells and the restaurants great. It is also peaceful to be in the Medina area without motor cars but just the odd scooter and cyclist. Finally Abby the owner was really welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Stunning medina riad

  • 4 of 5

Uniquely Moroccan. Very attractive, spacious and clean. The staff running it are delightful. All I would ask for is improved heating during the coolest months. Even so I would recommend it whole heartedly

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Agadir
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mogador Golf
Nearest Train
160 Kilometres
Marrakech
Car: not necessary

Essaouira is world renowned for its arts and Gnawa music. Its 200-year-old medina is a maze of arches and alleyways interspersed with piazzas and café-lined streets. Fruit, vegetables, meats, spices and fish fill the souks, while a vast range of little stores sell china, wood and antiques. Outside the city walls is a lively port where fresh fish is caught daily. The sea offers one of the world’s best spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Other activities include quad biking, camel rides, horse riding, sailing, bike hire.

Other Activities: Camel riding, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading, historic sites, lively fishing port, quad biking, trekking, artisanal shopping, hammam

Golf: Mogador Golf resort is a 10 minute taxi ride away. A Gary Player designed, 18 hole course with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Length of the course is 6558m par 72. See:

www.morocco4golf.com/Essaouira_Mogador_Golf_Resort.html

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rate is negotiable for stays longer than 2 weeks.
The price includes breakfast everyday, complimentary tagine on arrival and maid service everyday
PayPal, Cheque, Bank Transfer all accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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