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Ruth and Arnold

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

A special house in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Ahl Agadir House Rental Photos and Description

4 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite); sleeps 8

Dar Zette is a beautiful & tranquil house hidden away in the heart of the 18th century medina. Recently restored to combine modern comforts with Moroccan tradition, it has the added advantage of a large pretty courtyard complete with fountain. Perfectly situated for the bustling souks selling spices, carpets, jewelled slippers & Thuya wood boxes with cafes and restaurants nearby and the wide sandy beach of Essaouira only a minute away.

Surrounding the open courtyard on two sides, the house offers light and peace. The wide folding doors of the salon allow the ground floor rooms and courtyard to become as one – wonderful by candlelight in the evening. Built on 4 floors, the house allows much privacy for reading and sunbathing. Kilim covered armchairs, hand-painted furniture, old chandeliers and antique rugs throughout, Dar Zette has it all.

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ruth and Arnold (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really lovely time. The house is beautiful - we all wanted to stay for longer! The way you have decorated it is gorgeous we loved all the rugs and things - particularly the big buddha lamp. We also loved Essaouira. The weather wasn't great while we were there but we found cosy bolt holes to drink mint tea in etc. we loved Taros and found a really lovely restaurant called 'la cle de voute' where the staff were exceptionally accommodating and warm - when we arrived both our little girls were taken in for a kitchen tour and as we left were both given the hugest hugs. The food was good and the general atmosphere was really cosy and friendly.

We would love to come again some time.
Feb 2013
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based on 23 traveler reviews

A special house in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 26 reviews

Lovely property, very calming.

  • 5 of 5

The property was typical Moroccan, beautifully decorated. Kitchen well equipped and beds comfortable. Lots of places to sit and relax throughout the house. Loved the way you could step out of the house into the busy market streets where you could explore all the little alley ways.

Provision of a safe box in the building would be beneficial to keep valuables in.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our stay. Everything was so close: the fishing port; a food market; souks full of interesting Moroccan souvenirs and a lovely expansive beach. The property was beautifully decorated and, included a roof terrace. We will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Da Zette is a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much and like to come back soon again. Dar Zette is a quiet and comfortable refugium in the midth of Essaouiras`ancient medina with a window to the sky . A lovely place to relax at the top of the house or at the beach as well as a starting point for all the interesting things Maroccans life presents.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Wonderful Ryad in medieval medina

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious modern comfort yards from the a!leys of the ancient Medina. Quite yet in the middle of old Essaouira.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
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Idyllic home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

we both had a fabulous time at Dar Zette and in Essaouira in general. Foued was super and was so helpful. The Dar is immaculately furnished and is an idyllic oasis to which to retreat and we fell in love with the easy-going charms of the city and the natural warmth and good humour of the Sawiris. Thank you so much - we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful riad in the Medina !

  • 4 of 5

Dar Zette est un beau riad dans la médina d'Essaouira. Très belle déco notamment !

Foued a été très serviable et efficace dès que nous en avions besoin.

Ce riad est à recommander !

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Essaouira Mogador
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
160 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Essaouira beach
Car: not necessary

Essaouira offers something for everyone. The climate is semi-tropical staying warm and balmy throughout the winter. A UNESCO world heritage listed city, Essaouira has a relaxed laid-back atmosphere where you can enjoy the hubub of the souk, the bustle of the busy port with its fish market, the romance of a walk along the ramparts at sunset or exploring the streets and hidden passageways of this special town.

Other Activities: small traditional port, souks, cooking & eating, hammams, historic sites, bird watching, camel riding, land yatching, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading and quad biking.


Rates & Availability

Ahl Agadir House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Christmas 2016
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $130

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Ahl Agadir House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , large double bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , en suite
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , en suite plus mezzanine double bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 share a bathroom with a double bath and shower
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Terrace
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Rachid, our Local manager, can arrange for you to be met at either Essaouira or Marrakech airports and taken by taxi to Essaouira Medina where he will meet you to take you to the house. He will available throughout your stay for any queries you may have and he can also take you on a guided tour around the souk. Sadyr, our lovely maid, can make you breakfast and dinner on request and it can also be arranged for her to take you food shopping in the souk and then show you how to make the famous Moroccan tagine dish. During winter months, a load of firewood can be supplied on request. At the start of a rental, bathrooms will have toilet paper and small bar of soap. Thereafter guests are responible for the supply.

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