This amazing property in Bab Doukkala is the perfect place to relax in the midst of vibrant and energetic Marrakech. Dar Basyma is in an active neighborhood with people living their daily lives (no tourists here!) it's a great place to blend in. Drop-off by small car or taxi is within feet of this house so you don't have to find your way through a maze to get here. *This is a rare find for that reason alone!* For day / overnight parking, it's about 300 yards away but it's a straight shot and not complicated in the least. Located a few blocks from the gate of Bab Doukkala, the home is in a safe yet typically Moroccan neighborhood, conveniently located to restaurants and shops. The market is a short walk away. Location is absolutely amazing. About 10 minutes walk to Jemaa el Fnaa, the major tourist destination in Marrakech. Also located near the Bab Doukkala mosque and therefore a plentiful market all around. Many high-end restaurants in the neighborhood (and even the Prince of Luxembourg's residence is a few steps away!) make this an ideal location for those who want to experience the non-touristy side of Marrakech while still enjoying what the city has to offer.
I work with my business partner, a tour operator, who can plan day trips or longer to the detail for a good price! We offer plans from day trips to a few weeks around Morocco. We have relationships with other properties in Fes, Essaouira, the Sahara Desert, Agadir, and Ouarzazate. So please let us know how we can help plan your trip when inquiring about lodging!
We offer meals for an extra fee at the house so when you don't feel like going out, you don't have to! We specialize in traditional Moroccan fare. Lunch / dinner are $20/person for age 10 - adult; children under 10 eat free. Meals generally include a salad, main course, and dessert (generally fruit in season). Menus available at the house. We can also make recommendations for food delivery!
The house itself has an open floor plan. You walk into the dining and living rooms with the kitchen overlooking everything. *This is uncommon in Morocco.* Rarely do you find an open kitchen! It's perfect for entertaining and families/groups. There's air conditioning and heat, a small bathroom, as well as a beautiful courtyard along with a kitchen, living room, and dining room on the first floor.
Upstairs on the second floor are three en suite bedrooms that are beautiful, each with shower, modern facilities, robes, slippers, and hairdryers. Each room has air conditioning and heating units appropriate for any season. And of course, each room has its own key as well as a safe for your personal belongings. Amenities included: lotion, conditioner, shampoo, and soap. Also a sitting area on the 2nd floor landing to enjoy the quiet and sun.
The private terrace on the 3rd floor has palms, an outdoor shower, sitting area with cushioned chairs and low tables, umbrella, two tiled dining tables, and a tiled plunge pool with a newly-constructed wall for privacy that also has a jacuzzi bubble feature. Terrace is large enough to enjoy separate spaces when you want, small enough to be cozy and comfortable.
Your rental price includes the entire house. For €20, you can arrange a transfer from / to the Marrakech airport, bus or train station. *Daily breakfast, tea service and light housekeeping is included.*
There is water / soda available for purchase in the refrigerator. We will also do your laundry for 100dh / load (10EU). There will be a manager on site who will handle everything for you upon your arrival, including helping you find your way when you need it, helping with your luggage, cooking, and helping you in general! He's delightful and quick with a smile! The housekeeper will arrive each day to prepare breakfast and straighten up. She will also do laundry for you, for an extra fee, should you require it. Tips are appreciated. The housekeeper and the house manager are both excellent cooks and will alternate cooking duties and tea service. You will be well-taken care of and if you're like me, will hate going home to normal life! :-)