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Andrew Ferguson

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Large 3 bed house with rural views, huge sun terrace and interesting garden

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

Atlantic Coast Morocco House Rental Photos and Description

Unique house, peaceful, private, spacious,great location/views, secluded garden

An oasis of peace & tranquility, our Moroccan retreat can be found nestled in the heart of the village Ghazoua, 8 Kms from the enchanting town of Essaouira. Ghazoua offers visitors an insight into village life with local shops as well as donkeys, sheep, goats and an abundance of birds. With sunshine all year round, just relax, explore and soak up the experience. Our guardian Rachid is available to enhance your stay and will help you get the most out of your visit. He will greet you upon arrival and can even arrange a welcome dinner on your arrival. He will help you with any qusetions and can arrange any trips.

The spacious house has been beautifully renovated in a fusion of traditional Moroccan style with a modern twist.

The pretty garden has a large sun terrace, tiled pathways and many different plants. The huge roof terrace is perfect for secluded sunbathing admiring the unspoilt views or star gazing at a magical night sky.

Please be aware that this is our second home which we visit regularly and treasure very much. We have lovingly renovated this house from its original state using local artisans. We trust that all who stay find our home a peaceful and beautiful place to unwind. The first floor of the property houses our own bedroom which is closed off to guests, however our huge roof terrace (approx 80m2) is easily accessible from the garden. The roof terrace has stunning views of the local countryside, is very private and secluded and has numerous sun lounging areas for your enjoyment. From the roof terrace you can enjoy the local sounds and sights of the varied wildlife and watch the magical sunsets. The house has many different areas for you to relax and read, or lie and enjoy both the weather and your surroundings, and is large enough for all who stay to have plenty of space to themselves if required.

Windsurfing, Kite surfing and Surfing Holiday: Our house is a fantastic base for you to experience the local area with beaches as far as the eye can see and counts among the 'model destinations' for windsurfers, kite surfers and surfers worldwide. This little fishing town of Essaouira boasts long, white sandy beaches and some of the best conditions for windsurfing in the whole of Morocco and Africa. This is the place to go to when you want to just kick back and relax and remains relatively unspoiled. It's very popular with independent travellers from many different nationalities. Promoting itself as the 'Windy City Afrika' Essaouira hosts a number of major national and international windsurfing competitions each year. The most popular places to go windsurfing are Diabat, Sidi Kaouki and Cap Sim. Over the years, it has built up quite a reputation for itself as one of the best spots internationally

We can help advise/arrange appropriate car hire for your stay so that you can find the very best spots for wind on the wide open beaches.

Personal service and privacy: Upon your arrival at the house you will be greeted by our guardian 'Rachid' who will guide you through the property and explain the use of the facilities. Rachid is on-hand throughout your stay should you need any further assistance relating to the property, he is there to ensure you have a hassle free and wonderful stay. He will also be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the local village, area and Essaouira. A welcome dinner can be arranged for your arrival, especially if you arrive tired and late in the day. The experience of having your own home, space and seating/sun-lounging areas is an unique private experience and offers so much more than staying in a hotel or guest house which will cost considerably more. Staying in our home in a unique village location will provide you with the best of both worlds - a peaceful & beautiful country setting with friendly local people and the hustle and bustle of Essaouira with it's vibrant fishing port and soaks nearby.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Andrew Ferguson (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Large 3 bed house with rural views, huge sun terrace and interesting garden
average rating of 4.652174 based on 23 reviews
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here. Lots of space and light in the house. Courtyard was perfect for hot afternoons with plenty of shade. Well situated for Essaouira and for beaches farther south for example Sidi Kaouki. Felt very comfortable here and would come again. Thanks

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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A beautiful oasis.

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week! We so enjoyed our time in Emma and Andrew's stunning house. Located in a little village, ten minutes drive from Essaouira, it is a real oasis, allowing total relaxation. The architecture and interior are traditional in character but also designed with comfort in mind. We particularly enjoyed spending mornings on the roof terrace, late afternoons in the internal courtyard (a real sun trap) and evenings lounging in the sunken living room. The gardens are simply beautiful and we made use of the BBQ on a number of occasions. We also ate in many of Essaouira's lovely restaurants, mostly recommended by Andrew - Caravan Café being a particular favourite. Andrew and Emma were excellent hosts; providing a wealth of information, both in the lead up to and during our stay, and being available to answer questions. They have a deep affection for Morocco's culture and its people, which was clearly evident and lovely to see. Although this was my third visit to Morocco, it was by far the most enjoyable. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Wonderfull hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 5 days. Emma and Fergy's house is absolutely stunning. In a quiet village just 10 mins drive from Essourra. The thing I loved most about the house was finding the right spot to sit for each part of the day. Mornings was coffee and my book at the far end of the garden in the sunshine. Daytime sunbathing on the huge roof terrace and sundowner drinks in the inside courtyard. Then a trip into Essourra for dinner or dinner inside the fantastic main living room. Emma and Fergy have designed this house so well.....everywhere you look there is some comfortable seating or beds all across the house and courtyards. We left feeling so relaxed and ready for the more hectic Marrakech! We will definitely come here again.....

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Stunning House

  • 4 of 5

We were a party of 3 couples staying for one week in this lovely house in peaceful surrounds and not too far from Essauira (only 10 mins by car).

We arrived very late at night and Rachid was waiting for us at our pre-arranged point at KM8 to direct our taxi to the house. He was very helpful and showed us around the house.

The house was as lovely as the photographs on the website and garden and terraces lovely with fabulous views of the countryside.

The house had everything you needed for a stay in Essaouira with more than enough utensils for cooking.

We would definitely recommend staying at Fergie and Emmas beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
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Séjour reposant à quelques km d'Essaouira

  • 4 of 5

Nous avons passé quelques jours dans cette maison confortable, très propre et bien équipée. Le jardin, lui aussi très agréable et spacieux nous a permis de profiter de très bons moment de détente.

Avec cette location, nous avons trouvé le calme de la campagne et la possibilité de voir cette belle ville d'Essaouira, située seulement à 10 minutes de voiture.

Le plan d'accès est très détaillé et les propriétaires se sont toujours montrés très disponibles.

Location à prendre sans hésitation.

Yannick et Anne-Catherine

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Fantastic stay at a wonderful villa!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 5 surfers, making the most of what Sidi Kaouki had to offer and we couldn't have asked for a better house. Although travel time with the car to the beach was just over 10 minutes we were in the end really pleased with the location, right between Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki.

I suppose we can say that we have some bragging rights as we found the house in one go, thanks in part to Andrew's directions but also google maps. There was a definite moment of silence among the entire group when first driving up to the house, however all hopes and wishes where exceeded when we opened the blue gates to the house for the first time.

The garden is really a gem, and we made it our mission to try and eat at a different terrace ever night. A friendly surprise was definitely the turtles called, Jack and Robbie. And we even found a few chameleons.

Rachid made life very easy for us. Having never been to Essaouira before we hadn't a clue as to where all the important shops were namely: Aswak Assalam (the supermarket) and the off-licence. Rachid led the way each time on his moped, and each location was promptly saved on our gps.

All-in-all a fantastic stay and we really appreciate the prompt email responses from Andrew as it was a rather last minute affair.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
4 Kilometres
Essaouira airport
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Mogador Golf - Diabat
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
KM8
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Sidi Kaouki
Car: recommended

Authentic, traditional village life - experience the real Morocco.

Friendly local shopkeepers selling fresh bread and produce only 2 minutes walk from the house. Relax and enjoy the daily rhythm of village life - get in tune with the daily movement of the sun and be entranced by the stars at night. Meet our friendly Berber neighbours, explore the relaxed way of life in the village and see the local donkeys at work collecting daily water.

Visit the amazing local beaches, only 10-15 minutes from the house and enjoy the sand and sea of the Atlantic coast. Visit the local Berber markets and wonder at the produce and many other things for sale.

Essaouira 'The laid-back attitude, artsy atmosphere, bracing sea breezes and p­icture-postcard ramparts make Essaouira a firm favorite on the traveler’s trail. It’s the kind of place where you’ll sigh deeply and relax enough to shrug off your guarded attitude and just soak up the atmosphere' - Lonely Planet.

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Rates & Availability

Essaouira House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jul 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$79
$550
 
 
Low Season
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$65
$458
 
 
Xmas Season
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
$92
 
 
Low Season
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$65
$458
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$65
$458
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $327

* the rental charges you see are inclusive of bathroom towels, bed linen, electricity and one reservoir of water.
* to secure your booking we will ask you to pay a 50% holding deposit to secure the reservation; the outstanding balance is payable 60 days before the date of your arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Atlantic Coast Morocco House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 280 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Wet room, large rain drop shower with marble surround.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , En-suite with porcelain basin and marble surround.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 king , Orange room with fireplace
    Bedroom 2 - 2 king , Red room ensuite with fireplace
    Bedroom 3 - 2 king , White room with opening onto terrace and garden
  • All three bedrooms are large with stunning traditional fireplaces and lead off the central courtyard. The orange room has a large king size bed with built in furniture, built in wardrobe and shelf space for clothes. The orange room is decorated to a high standard with African artifacts. Next door to the orange room is the wet room with western toilet, rain drop shower in tadelakt and porcelain basin with marble surround. The red room has a large king size bed with built in furniture and hanging space for clothes. The red room is very romantic and is decorated to a high standard with an en suite bathroom in red with a round shower in tadelakt, western toilet and porcelain basin with marble surround. The white bedroom opens out onto the front terrace and garden and has a large double bed. It has a stunning fireplace and great views of the garden.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Stereo ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bose sound speaker Bluetooth access available to use and enjoy your own music. Small selection of local information, books and playing cards. Maroc Telecoms mobile Internet dongle supplied for your own use to buy credit locally, bring your laptop if you want Internet access at the house.

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