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Charming private riad Essaouira historic centre ideal for your get-togethers

Bani Antar, Essaouira, Morocco
  • House2798 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms4
  • Half Baths5
  • Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights

Amazing house all to yourselves in the very heart of historic Essaouira Medina

"Riad Anaïssouira" lovingly designed with traditional materials, is a charming and spacious house, (260sqm+60sqm roof terrace), nestled in the historic centre of the port city and car-free town of Essaouira.

It can comfortably accommodate up to 8-10 people and is the perfect location for a 3-generation family gathering or a group of friends ( kids under 2 are accommodated free of charge).

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 5 WC, 3 lounges, 1 dining-room/patio, 1 kitchen, 1 roof terrace with barbecue .Free Wifi access.

Always rented as one unit to ensure your exclusive use of the entire house, it is well-suited to large families, sports lovers or friends wanting to get together in a serene setting and for a unique experience. It is also perfect for a smaller group of 4 or 5 people, each wanting to enjoy the privacy of their own bedroom and the convenience of a private bathroom in a full space rental.

For more information, have a look at our website:

http://www.essaouira-riad.net

- On the ground floor is the patio with its nice arcades around which there is the dining room, a fully equipped open-plan kitchen and a three-sofa lounge with its open log fire/television area. On the 1st and second floor, 5 bedrooms, 4 of them with their own en-suite bathroom and toilet and one small lounge overlooking the inner courtyard. On the third floor, the spacious private terrace offers a sunbathing area with deckchairs but also a partially shaded space under the pergola near the barbecue and a wind-sheltered lounge.

In low season, an attractive price is offered for a one month's stay.

Direct flight from London Luton to Essaouira from May 2015.

From June 2017, direct flight from Brussels to Essaouira.

Owner

Françoise Regi

Member Since 2010
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 20, 2018
What makes this House unique

The house is always rented as one unit whatever the number of people to ensure your exclusive use. While you are there, the house will be all yours! Families with children of all ages will be provided a warm welcome by our lovely housekeeper who lives in the same street; she is delighted to have children staying and will do her best to accommodate any request. She can also cook for you deliciously tasty simple Moroccan dishes with fresh products coming straight from the market at a very reasonable price.Two baby cots are at your disposal. There is a small laundry room and a terrace totally independent from the main one to dry the washing in the sun. Duvets and warm blankets for the cooler season, a space heater for the most sensitive to cold are available. For the surfers or any other sports lovers, we have plenty of room on the roof terrace but also a small room on the ground floor to store the sporting equipment. - If you want a taxi cab or a minibus to fetch you at the airport, we can give you our taxidriver's e-mail and phone number to contact him or we can even book it for you. Direct flight from London Luton to Essaouira from May 2015.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Chambre 5
        2 twin/ single
      • 1 double
      • 3 twin/ single
      • 1 queen, 1 baby crib
      • 1 double
      • On the 1st and second floor, around their corridors overlooking the inner courtyard are 4 lovely bedrooms, all of them with their own en-suite tadlakt bathroom and toilet. - 2 double bedrooms ( beds 140X190) - 1 double bedroom (bed 160X200) and a cot (60X120) - 1 bedroom with 2 twin beds and one single bed (90X190). -There is also a small lounge/bedroom on the first and second floor with a sofabed in both plus a desk in one of them. An additional baby cot is available.

      Bathrooms

      • 4 Bathrooms, 5 Half Baths
      • toilet, shower
      • toilet
      • toilet
      • toilet
      • toilet, shower
      • toilet
      • toilet, shower
      • toilet, shower
      • toilet
      • 4 tadlakt bathrooms all in a different colour- grey blue, ivory, salmon, Marrakech red, each one with an Italian style shower, a mirror, a washbasin with storage space under it or next to it, bathroom linen and a toilet. On the ground floor in the entrance hall, a spacious toilet with a washbasin is very convenient. The riad was totally renovated with locally Maroccan traditional material and decorated with hand-made furniture.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Downtown
        • Near The Ocean
        • Oceanfront
        • Town

          Theme

            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Sports & Activities

              Meals

                • Catering available

                  General

                    • Living Room
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Fireplace
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Parking
                    • Sofa Bed
                    • Sunbed
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Free Wifi

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                        • Grill
                        • American Kitchen
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster

                          Dining

                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 10 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Video Library

                                  Outside

                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Garden Chairs
                                    • Garden Table & Chairs
                                    • Loggia
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Terrace
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Chauffeur
                                            • Concierge
                                            • Daily Maid Service
                                            • Staff

                                              Attractions

                                                • reefs
                                                • bay/sound
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • forests
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • winery tours
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • hydrotherapy
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • thalassotherapy
                                                    • walking
                                                    • water sports

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • Babysitter

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • sailing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • wind-surfing

                                                              Notes

                                                                • Families with children of all ages will be provided a warm welcome by our lovely housekeeper who lives in the same street; she is delighted to have children staying and will do her best to accommodate any request. She can show you around and also cook for you deliciously tasty simple Maroccan dishes with fresh products coming straight from the market at very reasonable prices. A baby cot is at your disposal. There is a small laundry room and a terrace totally independent from the main one to dry the washing in the sun. Duvets and warm blankets are available for the cooler season,. For the surfers or any other sports lovers, we have plenty of room on the terrrace roof but also a small room on the ground floor to store the sporting equipment. - If you want a taxi cab or a minibus to fetch you at the airport, we can give you our taxidriver's e-mail and phone number to contact him or we can even book it for you.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  29 Reviews

                                                                  Wonderful4.8/5

                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Comfortable, well equipped and well-located

                                                                  This is a large Riad about 5 minutes from the centre of town, port etc. In addition to 4 ensuite bedrooms there are two additional sleeping spaces.There is a comfortable sitting area on the ground floor adjacent to eating areathat s spacious and will accomodate families/groups comfortably. Bathrooms are well-designed and hot water is almost instant.

                                                                  The kitchen has everything you might need if you decide to cook for yourself - the tremptation is to eat out all the time but the quality of ingredients in markets and especially the fish in the port and fish market mean you should also try home cooking.

                                                                  The house has a spacious roof terrace and a separate washing machine/clothes drying area so you can afford to pack fewer clothes and rely on occasional machine-loads! There is also a large hard disk of films to watch if you fancy a night in. (TV reception and channel choice is limited.)

                                                                  We were there - 5 of us, a group of friends from London and Bristol in UK - during the annual music festival. During this time everything is crowded and prices of accomodation are high in Essaouira so the Riad remained value for money even at a 'high-season' rate.

                                                                  The local person who looks after the house is available and helpful but not intrusive. She makes as much of a contribution as you want - she cooked a great Tagine dinner for us one evening but in general we relied on ourselves. Others will have different needs - everything is flexible.

                                                                  The house wner is also amazingly helpful responding quickly to queries and following up queries with useful and relevant information. Much of this is in French and in general although there are many English speakers in Essaouira it is useful if there are some French speakers in your party for general local communication purposes. ) School-boy/girl French is sufficient - Morrocans are easy-going on grammatical sophistication!

                                                                  The Riad spreads over 3 floors (ground, 1st 1nd 2nd) and the stairs would be a challenge for people with mobility problems and parents will need to ensure that young children come down on their backsides or all-fours!

                                                                  The weather was neither too hot nor too cold for us - it tends to stay between 17 and 27 for most of the year in Essaouira . However there can be a fierce wind at certain times even during the day in summer so bring something to keep you warm/wind-proofed.

                                                                  Overall an excellent base for a holiday break. Highly recommended.

                                                                  Good stay...

                                                                  Firdos M.

                                                                  Beautiful riad very spacious with an overall traditional moroccon feel to it ideal for large families

                                                                  however needs a bit of TLC to maintain its features and beauty as well as cleanliness..

                                                                  Faotama was helpful too.

                                                                  Authentique et agréable RIAD au coeur de la Médina

                                                                  Sandrine R.

                                                                  Nous avons passé un excellent séjour dans ce joli RIAD. Situé dans un quartier très bien placé au cœur de la Médina, nous avons pu apprécier la proximité avec des gens charmants. Idéal pour des vacances en famille ou entre amis, un hébergement agréable pour partager des moments de détente et pourquoi pas l'excellent couscous de Fatouma. On y reviendra.

                                                                  Idéalement situé au coeur de la médina.

                                                                  François T.

                                                                  Le Riyad est fonctionnel et offre un espace confortable. La gentillesse de Fatouma ainsi que ses efforts pour vous faire découvrir l'endroit est à souligner. Nous avons mangé le meilleur couscous qui soit préparé par ses soins. Un séjour parfait.

                                                                  Agréable séjour entre amis

                                                                  Françoise C.

                                                                  Nous avons passé une très agréable semaine dans ce joli ryad situé dans un quartier très calme, au coeur de la médina.

                                                                  Fatouma nous a reçus avec une grande gentillesse, nous a préparé de délicieux plats marocains, très appréciés de tous et a assuré l'entretien général.

                                                                  L'équipement est assez complet, chaque chambre dotée de sanitaires fonctionnels, l'ensemble décoré discrètement.

                                                                  A recommander !

                                                                  famille Samain Gières 38

                                                                  Nous rentrons d'une semaine à Essaouira où nous avons fêté un anniversaire en famille.

                                                                  Le riad de Françoise était très bien situé, au calme dans la médina. Il était très spacieux, aucun problème pour accueillir les 9 membres de la famille.

                                                                  Nous avons apprécié les douches dans chaque chambre, les petits salons lumineux et la terrasse ensoleillée.

                                                                  Nous avons été accueillis chaleureusement par Fatou, qui nous a préparé des bons petits déjeuners et des super petits plats tous les soirs et n'a pas hésité à partager ses recettes!! Nous avons été touchés par sa gentillesse et sa bonne humeur.

                                                                  La visite dans son village où on a assisté à la préparation de l'huile d'argan a également été très appréciée.

                                                                  Merci aussi à Françoise pour ses précieux conseils et toutes les infos indispensables à la préparation du séjour.

                                                                  Et un grand merci à notre chauffeur conseillé par Françoise qui a effectué le transfert depuis l'aéroport et, surtout, nous a emmenés toute une journée dans la vallée du paradis où il nous a fait découvrir des paysages merveilleux. Il est d'une grande gentillesse, mais aussi d'une ponctualité exemplaire. On était vraiment en confiance avec lui!!

                                                                  Nous n'avons malheureusement pas eu le temps de tout visiter et espèrons y retourner au plus vite.

                                                                  Location

                                                                  Bani Antar, Essaouira, Morocco

                                                                  A PROXIMITE DE Marrakech : 170 Km Agadir : 170 Km Mer : 0.2 Km Commerces : 0.1 Km Centre ville : 0.1 Km Riad Anaïssouira is a full space rental situated in the very heart of the picturesque and romantic car-free Medina of Essaouira, in a true oasis of calm and serenity, not even 5 minutes' walk from the lively port teeming with activity, the beach and its water sports, the mythical place Moulay Hassan, 2 mns to the famous Sqala of the Kasbah imbued with a medieval atmosphere, its ramparts and canons overhanging the Ocean. Don't miss the magnificent sunsets from over there. Very near all conveniences (groceries, restaurants, greengrocers... and not even 3 miles away from the Mogador golf greens. The craft shops are everywhere around and there is a massage salon and a hammam at some 100 yards from home. The lovely and trustworthy daily help will be pleased to cook breakfast for you if you like or to prepare some typically Maroccan meals like couscous, tagines or pastillas at a very decent price. She can also show you around and help out with any logistics. Other Activities: swimming- pools, spas, discovering rural life The Mogador golf with its two courses of 18 holes - is actually at 3 miles from the Esaouira Medina - at about 8 minutes by car or taxi. Drawn by Gary Player, they offer the players, whether they are amateurs or professionals, a rare experience in the contact of dunes and the forest with the Ocean as a backdrop. In a nutshell, a fantastic location for golf! Good news is a direct connection from London (Luton) to Essaouira Airport with Easyjet from May 2015 onwards.

                                                                  Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  - The riad is available to book as a whole house. - Pricing per night is for the whole riad. - Tous nos tarifs par nuit affichés ci-dessus sont proposés pour la location du riad en entier. - Réservation en ligne acceptée. D'autres moyens de paiement sont aussi acceptés avec au choix, virement bancaire par IBAN ou chèque. - Appelez-nous tel: 04 76 89 66 91 ou envoyez-nous un e.mail pour avoir plus de renseignements - nous nous ferons un plaisir de répondre à vos questions. L'accueil est assuré à votre arrivée. Les charges, draps, linge de maison sont inclus dans le tarif. En option, la personne qui s'occupe de la maison pourra vous préparer petits-déjeuners et /ou repas - quand vous le souhaiterez sur simple demande auprès d'elle. Tarifs très raisonnables. A la demande, un taxi ou minibus peut aller vous chercher à l'aéroport ou on peut vous indiquer un n° de téléphone.

                                                                  $128avg/night
                                                                  29 Reviews
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