|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Dar Melka, private villa totally renewed, conjugates traditional housing, environment and comfort for your exclusive use. Dar Melka, private villa totally renewed, conjugates traditional housing, environment and comfort for your exclusive use.
Located in a Berber village near Ounagha, 20 min from Essaouira and its golf greens, between the renowned vineyards and the olive trees fields. Dar Melka insures you peace and well-being. A large living room with fireplace and a wood stove, an open fully equipped kitchen, a garden with private swimming pool, a traditional patio (riad).
From October 1 to May 31... BED & BREAKFAST for 2 in grounds of Belgian owners' house Dar Melka. Private terrace, ryad, garden, swimming pool. Dinners possible at the owners’ table on request. Maid service for daily cleaning.
45 € per day, 300 € per week
We are french speaking Belgian expatriates for more than 36 years. We have worked around the world, mainly in tropical areas and are now completing a job in Qatar.
We have worked in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Egypt, Thailand Malaysia, China, Mauritius, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, USA, Canada and Mexico. Our 2 grown-up children used to live with us overseas but are now back in Belgium. Within a few months, as soon as retired, we expect to spend part of the year in Morocco and Belgium.
Ounagha is only 18 km from Essaouira in a green and wonderful countryside with vineyards. Away from noise and traffic, far from the crowds. But once you wish to start the tour, Essaouira offers to visitors and residents a save and peaceful live.
The fabulous beach links the golf of Mogador to the Medina.
The Medina of Essaouira, formerly Mogador, on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage, is an outstanding and well preserved example of a late 18th century European fortified seaport town translated to a North African context. With the opening up of Morocco to the rest of the world in the later 17th century Essaouira was laid out by a French architect who had been profoundly influenced by the work of Vauban at Saint-Malo. It has retained its European appearance to a substantial extent.
The property, Dar Melka, is just 15 minutes drive from the fabulous beach and the Medina of Essaouira.
You can have breakfast on the terrace or in one of the inner courtyards, have lunch by the private pool, and have diner in the heavenly garden.
You will probably enjoy playing golf on the recently open greens of 'Golf de Mogador'.
A maid / cook is at your service during your stay and you may ask her to prepare wonderful Moroccan dishes.
A gardener will keep the premises clean.
Maid's and gardener's service is included in the rate.
If you are looking for authenticity , if you aspire to calm , if you live outside the rush of the city , do not hesitate to strike at Dar Melka . Jo and William will help you with their advice. Their attentions will make your stay more soul that is not found in any hotel or even in very few riads .
Habiba , the housekeeper , present without being intrusive , always ready to meet your every wish or issues, the art of make you feel at home.
Très agréable séjour passé chez Jo et Guillaume. Très belle piscine avec une eau limpide, grand jardin très bien entretenu : palmiers, bougainvilliers, hibiscus et tant d’autres fleurs , belles rencontres et agréables discussions avec les Marocains d’Essaouira et d’Ounagha. Nous nous sommes régalés avec les tajines, couscous et crèpes d’Habiba.. Chambres très propres, très agréables et silencieuses. A recommander pour passer d'agréables vacances.
Mes amies et moi avons passé quelques jours chez Jo & Guillaume. Nous avons été reçus chaleureusement par ce couple de retraités. Un bon tajine pris en commun avant que ceux-ci s'éclipsent pour leurs vacances en nous laissant leur villa subliiiime.
Un jardin verdoyant, une piscine chaude et limpide, des oiseaux, des tortues, le rêve ! Plusieurs terrasses et jardins spécifiques entourent la maison dont un jardin du désert avec des cactus et le riad avec sa fontaine et ses sièges où prendre l'apéro.
Beaucoup d'espace pour se retrouver ensemble mais aussi beaucoup d'autres où trouver l'intimité avec un livre... ou son amoureux ! (la prochaine fois, il viendra avec moi!)
La maison est tout aussi splendide , confortable et comprend tous les éléments qu'on souhaite y trouver.
Merci pour cette découverte que nous suggérons à tous les vacanciers.
Dar Melka is a truly magical place as it combines sheer, relaxing luxury with the opportunity to experience the real Morocco. The pool is wonderful and the whole property was beautifully maintained. Our youngest son fell in love with one of the tortoises and wept buckets when it was time to leave.
The house is wonderfully spacious and well appointed and the gardens make you unwind instantly so that you are in holiday mode from the minute you arrive. Habiba cooked us "the best pancakes in the world" according to both of our sons as well as delicious raging dishes. She even came to the market with us to help us buy fish so that we could have a BBQ on the beautiful terrace.
This is a very special place and we are longing to return.
Clare, Richard, Finn and Patrick
Nous quittons Dar Melka avec tristesse car notre séjour, organisé à la dernière minute, c'est déroulé parfaitement grâce à tous vos conseils.
La piscine était aussi accueillante que les bons repas d'Habiba ou que les jardins exotiques.
Nous serons certainement de retour prochainement,
Manon, Fanfan, Alex et Jules.
Nous avons eu un séjour fantastique - merci.
La maison est très accueillante, dès le premier jour nous nous sommes sentis comme à la maison. La maison est bien équipée avec tout ce dont nous pouvions avoir besoin. La piscine est très propre, le jardin très soigné.
Les propriétaires nous ont fourni beaucoup de détails et répondu à toutes nos questions. Nous avons pu profiter au maximum de notre séjour grâce Leurs suggestions très utiles (ballades, activités…).
Nous y retournerons :
Fantastic villa, where we were looked after like kings by maids, who did the cooking for us. A very personal service, returning to our oasis at the end of our travels. The house and gardens are quite extensive and are linked to some other houses. There was always somewhere different to sit or to eat. Very good value with very helpful owners.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 24 2017 - Sep 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$215|
30% deposit required to hold the booking and the balance to be paid 30 days prior to arrival.
No specific changeover day.
Notes on prices:
Entire house rental :
The rate reflects the booking of the entire house and maximum 6 persons (+2 children on Moroccan sofa).
There is no rate reduction for smaller parties.
Studio rental : Bed and breakfast
Only from October 1 to May 31 (except school holidays or whole house rented) : 60 € per day / room or 400 € per week / room
Special interest holidays:
New at DAR MELKA ! Preparation of argan oil. Our guests can attend - and participate - to the argan oil preparation. We will arrange this on request with 24 hours in advance. An old lady of the village will perform the entire operation from receipt of the fruits, roasting almonds and grinding to the finished product. You can take with you the argan oil specially prepared for you !
Visit the medina of Essaouira (Unesco World Heritage), its ramparts, its port, its narrow, long beach. Golf at Mogador Golf club. Sunday's Souk at Had Draa (5km from home). Hiking with experienced guide. Wednesday's Souk in a small village among argan trees. Horse riding, camel, quad.
Kite surfing, surfing, windsurfing. Visit and wine tasting at the nearby vineyard. Swimming, bicycle and car hire, Hammams, massage, yoga all on your door step. Good restaurants on the seafront and in the medina of Essaouira. Small local restaurants in Ounagha (2 km from the villa)
Essaouira's beach is about 15 minutes from the house.
Essaouira Airport 20 minutes drive. Marrakech Airport 2:30h drive. Agadir Airport 3:30h drive.
Ounagha village (pharmacy, shop, restaurants) 2km. Essaouira 18km. Golf Club 16km. Safi (potters) 130 km and 30 km further at Oualidia sea food speciality (lobsters, oysters). Marrakech 180 km. Fishermen village Tafedna 45 km with restaurants on the beach. Dams in a spectacular road and environment 50 km. Moulay Bouzerkoum 25 km.
From October 1 to May 31 (except school holidays or whole house rented) : Bed and Breakfast for 2 in grounds of Belgian owners' house, in an old Berber village, 16 miles from Essaouira.
Private terrace, riad, garden, swimming pool.
Dinners possible at the owners’ table on request.
Food shops and taxi at 2 km walk on a track along the vineyard. High speed internet wifi. Maid service for daily cleaning.
Only From October 1 to May 31 (except school holidays or whole house rented) : 60 € per day or 400 € per week.