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Wonderful large 3 bed town house with stunning roof terrace + sea view in Kasbah

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath, amazing roof terrace plus sea view, close to city centre and souk

Tangiers is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has many of the things that travellers love--a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people. It is an interesting mix of north Africa, Spain, and France and is separated from Spain only by the 20 miles of the Strait of Gibraltar.

Frequent ferries make the short crossing from Europe each day which takes 30 minutes to one hour depending on the season.

The house is 5-10 minutes walk from the port, close to the Musée de la Kasbah and within walking distance from all the city attractions. It is very close to the Socco, where you can browse all the wonderful Moroccan crafts, and a 15 minute walk from the nearest beach.

The Kasbah lies at the top of the Medina market place. I chose this residence because it has a lovely bohemian feel and you are right in the heart of the bustling Tangiers culture. As you may know Tangiers is famous for being the hideaway of numerous celebrated artists as poets such as Paul Bowles, Cecil Beaton, William Burroughs, Joe Orton, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Allen Ginsberg,

The house is located half way down a small dusty alley-way so you are right in the heart of the real Morocco. It is old, traditional and rustic in style with coloured and white-washed walls throughout. The house has all mod cons including free Wifi throughout the house and on the roof terrace. Please note that this house is not in a tourist area and your neighbours will be Moroccans. This house suits someone who would like to be immersed in Moroccan culture.

The house has two double bedrooms (4.5m x 2.1m), one bedroom with two single beds (4.1m x 2.1m), a main bathroom with bath and shower (2.5m x 2.1m), a second bathroom with toilet (1.55m x 2.2m), a dining room/living room (4.5m x 2.1m), a kitchen (3m x 2.1m), a balcony (1m x 4m) and a gorgeous roof terrace (5m x 5.2m) with large seating area and sea view over the city rooftops. . There is also a flat screen wall-mounted TV with satellite broadcast. And an extra sofa-bed. Kitchen appliances include washing machine, oven and microwave. There is hot water through a water heater which takes around 30 minutes to heat up, and once heated should last the day. There is free Wifi throughout the house.

Please note that two of the bedrooms do not have windows (which is common in Moroccan town houses to keep the rooms cool). There are quite steep stairs between each floor (see photos) - the house is not recommended for those with mobility problems or very young children.

The house will be thoroughly cleaned for you before arrival. My agent Abdellah, a charming Moroccan man who is studying at university can meet you at the Hotel Continental which is very close to the house- and accompany you to the house to explain how everything works. If you would like Abdellah to meet you at the port or airport there is an extra charge of 100 dirhams or 10 euros (for meet and greet at port) or 300 dirhams or 30 euros (for meet and greet at airport).

If there are any questions or problems during your stay, Abdellah can sort everything out for you. I am also available by phone or email..

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Debbie

I live in London. I have been running this house as a holiday let for a number of years. I have a very trusted agent in Tangiers called Abdellah who helps me with the management of the house and greeting of guests.

Debbie purchased this house in 2004

Why Debbie chose Ancien Medina

I always wanted to live in Tangiers. The first time I went there I experienced a magical kind of feeling. There is something unique and special about this city.

What makes this house unique

location in the historic Kasbah; amazing roof terrace; plenty of space; very authentic Moroccan feel. Free Wifi.


Ancien Medina House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One bathroom with WC, bath, wash basin and shower. One bathroom with WC and wash basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Two bedrooms with a double bed. One bedroom with two single beds. One double sofa bed in living room.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Wonderful large 3 bed town house with stunning roof terrace + sea view in Kasbah
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Fantastic stay!

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant stay in this old house in the Kasbah. Gorgeous roof terrace; plenty of space. Very friendly locals. 100% recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Very nice!

  • 3 of 5

We styed for a week in the apartment. Typical Marocain (the old town) house, lots of stairs, floors, rooms and a terrace!. Everything is provided as is listed in the description on this site. The kitchen has an oven (great) and all the appliances needed as well as in the bathroom. We had a very nice stay, and we would like to return in August..... :-). Thank you for the service provided and we can surly recommend this property to others. Adnan and Marjoleine

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Hemos estado muy a gusto en casa de Debbie. Estaba situada en plena medina, una casa típica, muy acogedora y con una terraza estupenda para desayunar y comer, si el tiempo es bueno.

La casa tiene todo lo imprescindible para sentirse bien y confortable, tambien para poder cocinar y estar como en tu casa.

La casa estaba muy limpia y las camas son cómodas.

Tiene muchas escaleras, pero ocurre en todas las casas de la medina, por lo que si uno tiene buenas piernas, no hay ningún problema.

El barrio es tranquilo, sin ruidos y ninguna sensación de peligro. Hemos paseado por la noche y los vecinos son muy amables

Pero lo más importante ha sido Abdellah, el encargado de la casa, totalmente imprescindible.

Nos recogió en el puerto, nos llevó a comer, estuvo a nuestra disposición para todo lo que necesitáramos. Nos invitó a un fabuloso desayuno marroquí y nos solucionó todas las dudas y pequeños problemas que surgen en un viaje. Altamente recomendable para recibir su ayuda y consejos.

Por la noche, la hermana de Abdellah nos preparó una cena marroquí, mejor que la de cualquier buen restaurante de allí. si vais, no dudéis en pedirle que os prepare alguna comida. No os arrepentiréis

por tanto, os recomendamos la casa y podeis poneros tranquilamente en manos de Abdellah. No os arrepentiréis.

Gracias, Abdellah. Sin tu ayuda y hospitalidad, la estancia no sería lo mismo

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villeneuve la garenne

Belle maison

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une super séjour dans un quartier typiquement marocain. Tout le monde était très gentil. La terrasse était très agréable avec une belle vue sur la baie de Tanger.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Beautifull nice house

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and cosy house in the middle of the Kasbah! Very good view on the roofterras over the whole Kasbah.

Although a bit noisy during the nights I should really recommand the appartement!!

A family of Holland with 2 children: 14 + 16 years.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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exelente, no ne ramadan

  • 5 of 5

La casa es maravillosa, esta en el centro mismo de la vida. Ahi uno no es turista. Recomiendo no ir en ramadan porque la gente ayuna y come cuando se pone el sol, lo que hace que los niños que estan en vacaciones, jueguen y griten hasta las 3:00am. No se duerme. Mala cosa para un turista. Las mañana en cambio, son un silencio total.}LO MEJOR es Abdella, el encragado de la casa. Sin el no habriamos conocido el verdadero marruecos ni comprado las bellezas que compramos. Es un joven maravilloso, que nos hizo la estadia muy muy grata. Gracias a el. y al lugar.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
port of Tangiers
Nearest Train
2.5 Kilometres
Tangiers train station
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
sea front Tangiers
Car: not necessary

Although Tangiers itself has beaches, you can find even more beautiful ones outside Tangiers city. For example, la Plage Achakkar (half hour by car) and also the wonderful village of Asilah, about one hour car from Tangiers.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

There is a 50 euro (or 500 dirham) refundable security cash deposit payable upon arrival at the house. This will be returned to you at the end of your stay if there is no damage to the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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