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PLEASE CONTACT OWNERS FOR ADJUSTABLE RATES And DISCOUNTS...OR WE CAN PHONE YOU..EASY and SAFE DIRECT BOOKING...NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED...All housekeeping included..plus more..See our many 5 star reviews on Homeaway, Holidaylettings,Trip advisor and tour the house on our own personal 360 website.Dar Evening Star is a Deluxe villa with the most unique position on the ocean in Essaouira..fully restored ancient 1850's Bakery,dramatically seated on the ancient city walls with the ocean crashing against it..Unobstructed sea panorama, 5 level Villa 350 m2
3 Spacious Ocean Bedroom Suites.3 Ocean Terraces,Sleeps 8, (3 couples 2 children or 2 more adults) with raised beds enjoying the sea as far as the eye can see.. 3 luxurious ensuite Bathrooms plus 2 half baths ,Hammam(Turkish Bath), by apptmt...Spa services by apptmt.,Cinema Room,plus television on each level, free WiFi, plus satelite reception, Music and film library included, fully equipped restaurant style kitchen and counter bar, seats 12,modern laundry, includes housekeeping, security safe box, 3 incredible seaview terraces perfect for dining outdoors or sunbathing. 4 fireplaces...Our enormous inox windows on each floor never leave you without an ocean view.Many optional services available including all airport transfers ,car rental,plus in house chef,spa and massage services by apptmt. ,all around Essaouira and Morocco excursions complete with guide and driver are available.
Essaouira, stunning and safe for all, is the former Portugese 'Mogador' , an historic Unesco world heritage site, walled,pedestrian, working seaport village on the south central Atlantic coast of Morocco. Found here is the most equitable climate in all of Morocco, there is never a time that is 'out of season'. Essaouira's spectacular horseshoe shaped swimming beach ,a 10 minute walk from Dar Evening Star, provides endless opportunities for wind and kite surfing, camel and horseback riding ,golf, plus daily opportunities for long walks.Essaouira is old world, craft souks, fish and vegetable markets, world class restaurants both simple and 5 star but also offers all of the amenities one may seek. Easy access to/from Marrakech/Agadir plus many other Moroccan destinations makes Essaouira a perfect base for travel in Morocco.
Living in the medina just 5 minutes away ,The owners provide the added extra of making themselves personally available for any assistance that you may require.we also live in the medina,5 minutes away from Dar Evening Star.Whether it's an Essaouira tour,Marrakech advice, restaurant reservations or shopping advice you can rely on us for assistance.Dar Evening Star is perfect for solitude, rest and as headquarters for your exploration of the ancient medina of Essaouira. PLUS Dar Evening Star can act as a Moroccan travel hub..
I grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona between Sedona and Phoenix and spent 30 years in New York City working with a Wall Street firm.
I began travelling to Morocco on business starting in 1998 but quickly fell in love with Essaouira and purchased this property in 2003' finally moving here 2 years ago when I immediately began the restoration of this old sea front bakery. It was very exciting to carefully plan every step of the restoration.I am an ocean person and I am thrilled each day to walk out on our sea balconies complete with daily blue skies and sunshine. I, so look forward for guests to experience the house, Dar Evening Star, and the sea at it's best!
John Russo/Charles Orme purchased this villa in 2003
Essaouira was an accident for me. I wandered into town , one Christmas, many years ago and fell in love with it on contact. The old fishing port, the beautiful pedestrian ,ancient walled medina, the ocean around every corner, plus the sunshine and crystal blue skies...Much later in 2003 , now with local friends urging me on, I began my search for property. In one day I purchased 2! One, in which, to live and another to slowly and carefully restore. This property was nearly abandoned with an 1850´s long retired bakery on the ground floor. What immediately captured me where the unobstructed ocean views but also to sit on top of the ancient city walls facing the sea and be a part of the Portugese heritage of Morocco made this opportunity irresistable. Now the house is finished but maintains an ancient feel with all of the comforts of home. That's the Abridged history of Dar Evening Star!
The unique benefits:
1) The sea crashing beneath us as seen on all floors thru our large inox windows
2 )The ramparts sea terrace as seen from our restaurant kitchen and counter bar
3) Our large top floor ocean terrace which has the feel of being in a boat..sun beds ,dining etc.
4) An in house turkish bath
5 ) Our cinema and DVD and Music Library
6) the magical evenings as the sun sets on the ocean and the house comes to life with it's fantastic lighting
7) From our terraces,watching the fishermen going daily to the sea
8) the house is in at the center of the pedestrian only ..walled ancient medina, full of life, shops, restaurants and Moroccan craft workers.
9) The proximity to Marrakech and other exciting destinations
10) Daily walks on the beach
11) Following the daily rythymn of a maritime location in a house that respects and absorbs it's surroundings. You hear only the sounds of gull and the sea..
What a wonderful week we had staying at John & Chip's place in the Medina. It's hard to overstate how fantastic the house is, beautifully decorated and stuffed with every last amenity and piece of kit you could wish for. In itself what a fabulous result from a holiday rental. Add into the mix the wonderful care and attention you receive from John including: ensuring every last detail of your travel to and from the house is arranged and as easy as possible; making restaurant bookings on your behalf; taking you on a tour of the great places to shop and buy wine; arranging for a tour out in the countryside with Claudia from Berberlands and even accompanying me on my first trip to the Carrefour on the edge of town. John is the single best host we've ever had on our travels - and we've been lucky to have some great hosts. I would not hesitate to recommend this place and honestly I can't wait to go back!
Dear Ian,Penni,Lucas and Charlie, We were so happy to receive you at Dar Evening Star. Your respect for the house,your love of the ocean and your true spirit of adventure made your vacation..a vacation for us! You are a kind and generous family and we await your return where we will have more surprises for you! Thank you for your lovely review and for choosing Dar Evening Star! John and Charles
We were picked up at the airport in Marrakech not knowing what to except from our journey to Morocco since this was our first visit. We arrived at the port of Essaouira and was greeted by the owners of the dar-eveningstar John and Charles.
Entering the first floor we were stunned. An amazing house of several floors. The interior was the most beautiful and well planned we have ever seen. A perfect design and every detail picked with great care making us feel welcome. Every inch was clean and filled with everything you need even comfortable robes to use after shower. The view of the sea from every floor. We travelled with two children of 14 and 11 years old and they were so happy running up and down the stairs to explore this house. The got to pick where they wanted to sleep and off course chose the top floor. That night we fell asleep listening to the ocean from an open window. The top floor with a terrass overlooking the ocean was the icing on the cake. We had an interest in seeing local craftsmanship and shopping for spices and art. John knows all the good galleries and shops and we got the best service. He was helpful all the way and recommended fantastic restaurants.
The town house is perfectly located in the old town close to everything. Only a short walk from the house is the beach where the children got to swim. We are already planning a return visit.
Nous avons séjourné au Dar Evening Star début du mois de Juillet. Nous savions en réservant ce Dar qu’il était particulier mais la réalité dépasse ce qu’on aperçoit sur le site internet du Dar.
Le Dar Evening Star est une maison assez unique. Les 4 étages de cette maison (Rez +3) présentent non seulement de très beaux volumes mais l’agencement des pièces et la décoration de chacune d’elles est parfaite. Les propriétaires des lieux ont réussi à marier
différent styles avec goût et raffinement. Rien ne choque et tout est à sa place. Au niveau des équipements tout y est ; du lave linge au sèche linge, du lave vaisselle ou four et four à micro ondes, du « home cinéma » à la radio des années 60. Durant notre séjour, de 6 jours, nous n’avons manqué de rien au niveau équipements. Les chambres sont grandes et plus qu’agréables. Quel plaisir de se coucher et de se réveiller en ayant une vue imprenable sur l’océan. C’est unique et magique. Le chants des mouettes, le cri des goelands et le roulis des vagues vous bercent. Peut on souhaiter plus beau réveil ?
Les 3 terrasses (dont une très grande sur le toit du Dar) vous offrent une vue imprenable et époustouflante sur l’océan. Et si un soir vous n’avez pas envie de sortir, profitez en pour voir un des innombrables films (DVD) proposés. Quasi tous les films sortis dernièrement font partie de la collection impressionnante qui est mise à notre disposition.
La localisation du Dar est elle aussi un plus. Situé le long des remparts, à 30 mètres de l’une des deux rues principales de la Medina, il est aisé d’aller faire ses courses au marché, se promener dans les souks, aller à la plage ou encore aller au port. Tout est proche du Dar, l’épicier, le marchand de poulets, la boulangerie, la pâtisserie et certains très bons restaurants.
Et pour finir, je tiens à mettre en avant l’accueil chaleureux et sincère des propriétaires. Ils sont aux petits soins et leur seul but est de rendre votre séjour, vos vacances, encore plus merveilleuses que ce à quoi vous vous attendiez.
Je recommande chaudement le Dar Evening Star. En ce qui me concerne, c’était mon 1er séjour mais ce ne sera sûrement pas mon unique séjour. J’y retournerai.
Merci à John et Charles pour ce séjour inoubliable.
We stayed here in April 2016 after visiting Essaouira at Christmas. We loved the town and the weather so much we decided to come back. Previously we had stayed in a hotel but we wanted somewhere that felt more like a home and Dar evening star was perfect. It does feel like a cared for and loved home but has all the facilities and more that you would want to find in a 5 star hotel. It's beautifully decorated, the ocean views are wonderful from inside and outside the house; especially when you wake up in the morning and can lie in bed watching the sea. There is a lovey terrace with sun beds to relax on, a patio to sit on and have evening drinks watching the sun go down, a great kitchen, comfy beds, lovely bathrooms and the list goes on and on. John and Chip were kind and very welcoming, the pastries on arrival were much appreciated, they were available to offer advice and help at any time but were not intrusive at all. We will definitely return. Thank you both.
It is with delight I write this review after my second visit to Dar Evening Star, my first review was top class, 5 stars. So now I wonder how can I add to this review. But Dar Evening Star has even got better in the past year, with even more attention to comfort.
I'm sure as readers of these reviews, you may wonder could they and the photos be true. Absolutely yes and actually it is even better than the words and pictures.
Staying at Dar evening star is an amazing experience: from the attentive care from John And Chip as hosts, the welcome feast of pastries, fruit and cheese, spectacular ocean views, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, A gallery of art works on each floor, fully stocked bathrooms, shower gels, shampooing, soft comfy towels and bathrobes, brilliant sound systems with a huge variety of music and movies, flat screens tvs in every room. Fresh water carafes throughout the villa, a safe for valuables, And the carefully complied green book of instructions for all house appliances and a thorough guide to the towns restaurants. All this combined makes for a perfect place to experience the delights of Essaouira. I also wish to add, Essaouira is a beautiful town, full of life and activity, welcoming friendly people, fantastic restaurants, a sandy beach that goes on for miles, an an ideal place to experience Morocco.
Our gratitude to John and Chip for opening their beautiful villa for use, for their constant help and guidance making our time in Essaouira a treasured memory.
We will be back..
I've just completed a 10 stay at Dar Evening Star and have to say that it was one of the most memorable experiences of a lifetime of travel. The house: the photographs pictured on the website do not come close to doing it justice. The clear ocean views, as seen from the house's very large windows, are breathtaking. The three sea view terraces and best of all the roof terrace give you the feeling that you are in a ship..out to sea .Inside, the house contains every amenity imaginable, restaurant style, open kitchen, large dining bar as well as a beautiful dining table...a full modern laundry, a cinema room with hundreds of the latest DVD's, music on each floor, fluffy towels and bathrobes, plus elevated beds to optimize the sea views. Full housekeeping as little or often as you'd like...all of this with only the sounds of the gulls and sea..in a great location and 5 minutes walking distance to everywhere.
The service: John and Charles, the owners, were dedicated to whatever I needed to make my stay memorable. Beginning with arranging my car to/from Marrakech Airport..greeting me at the entrance to town, walking me to the house, and when I arrived, a table set with fresh fruit, bread and French pastries. The house was fully stocked with water plus everything that I needed. The next day they offered me a mini tour, in order that I understood Essaouira and its details..
Essaouira, safe, clean, charming..the beauty only surpassed by the warmth and hospitality of the Moroccans. Please don't hesitate to reserve Dar Evening Star..before the secret is out!!
Merci pour votre accueil super chaleureux, vos services hauts de gamme et cette maison restaurée avec goût et originalité. Les finitions sont nickelles, le ménage irréprochable, les équipements généreux et de bonne qualité.
Vraie vue imprenable sur l'océan, fracas des vagues contre les remparts, embruns, une croisière sans le roulis!
Nous avons adoré notre séjour et espérons pouvoir revenir quand le hammam sera en fonction.
Merci et bonne saison
Seaport visitation, Golf resort spas, restaurants, swimming pools..long walks on the beach,daytrips to oases and berber villages and deserted beaches ,all can be arranged for our guests!
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest|
EMAIL or CALL ME FOR CURRENT RATES/Discounts/Discounts for children..details and proper quotes by contacting owners. Or we will call you if you'd prefer..Easy, safe booking, NO SECURITY DEPOSIT REQUIRED...All Housekeeping included..
Payment via Standard Bank wire Transfer from your bank to ours..We also accept PayPal...Formal Bank Receipt sent to you immediately upon receipt of funds..
40% Due at time of booking...Full Balance due 60 Days prior to check-in date.
House Sleeps 8 4 night Minimum Rates based on 4 Guests..Special discount for under 4 guests
4 Persons 7 Nights € 1100
6 Persons 7 Nights € 1250
8 Persons 7 Nights € 1400
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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