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Dar Melka private villa sits in a large flower garden with private swimming pool

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,475 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, private swimming pool, pool house, large garden, riad.

Dar Melka, private villa totally renewed, conjugates traditional housing, environment and comfort for your exclusive use.

In a totally enclosed garden,the villa accommodates comfortably 6 persons :

- A large living room with fire place and an open fully equipped kitchen looking South on a terrace and a garden with swimming pool and looking North on a traditional patio with arches (riad)

- A double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, sitting room with 2 Moroccan settees (narrower than 1 single bed - convenient for an additional young child)

- A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom

- A double bedroom with ensuite bathroom, large dressing room and fireplace

- A large swimming pool, pool-house and heavenly garden

New !! From November 1 to April 30. ** Bed & Breakfast ** (except school holidays)

In grounds of Belgian owners' house, in an old Berber village, 20 minutes from Essaouira.

- Moroccan breakfast included

- Private terrace, ryad, garden, swimming pool.

- Extra guest room available if needed.

- Dinners possible at the owners’ table on request.

- Food shops and taxi at 20 minutes walk on a track along the vineyard.

- Internet acces with 3G usb key.

- Maid service for daily cleaning.

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More Details

Jo & Guillaume Dallemagne
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Jo & Guillaume Dallemagne

We are French speaking Belgian expatriates for more than 40 years. We have worked around the world, mainly in tropical areas.

We have worked in Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, 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. Now retired, we expect to spend part of the year in Morocco and Belgium

What makes this villa unique

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 !

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Oct 2015
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Essaouira Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2475 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 'Mauve' - toilet , combination tub/shower
    'Chocolate' - toilet , tub , shower
    'Yellow' - toilet , shower
    Separate WC - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 'Mauve' - 1 double , En suite bathroom
    'Yellow' - 1 double , Double bedroom with En suite bathroom and sitting area
    ''Chocolate' - 1 double , 1 baby crib , En suite bathroom and dressing
    Moroccan sofa - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
NEW ! BED & BREAKFAST in a peaceful flowered garden with swimming pool from October 1 to May 31 in grounds of Belgian owners' house, in an old Berber village, 16 miles from Essaouira. Private terrace, ryad, garden, swimming pool. Extra guest room available if needed. Have a look at our property on Dinners possible at the owners’ table on request. Food shops and taxi at 2 km walk on a track along the vineyard. High speed wifi internet. Maid service for daily cleaning. ONLY from November 1 to April 30 (except school holidays) : 60 € per day or 400 € per week.


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Dar Melka private villa sits in a large flower garden with private swimming pool
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Séjour très agrable et jardin sublime

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

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.


  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Merci pour ce moment !

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Séjour fantastique

  • 5 of 5

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 :

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Great Place To Spend our Holidays

  • 5 of 5

This villa has everything you could ask for. From the large heated pool to the wonderful garden full with blooming flowers that make you feel your're living in a oasis. The accomadtion makes it a warm place as well, an you'll feel like home real quickly. The nice maid lets you know what marrocan hostility is all about.

We enjoyed our stay and we know we want to come back.


  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Found paradise

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to spend the upcoming holiday with our family and found paradise ! Definitely, this beautiful property is perfect for our family vacation. At the last minute we made plans to go and Jo ang Guillaume helped us to organise our travel and our stay.

Even though we spent a short stay, we had a wonderful time. I can honestly say we have never been treated more graciously! All our needs were attended to. Everyone was sincerely helpful and extremely warm and friendly. Fatiha asked us each evening where we wanted to go the following day. She cooked us delicious and beautifully presented meals and kept the house spotless ! The house is located in a very safe village. This was truly an incredible mini vacation. We have stayed in many "homes" in our travels, but have never had the 5-Star treatment we received here. Thank you for a truly, beautiful memory !

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Essaouira :direct flight with Ryanair or Transavia
Nearest Barpub
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf de Mogador
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
Essaouira / Marrakech / Casablanca
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Ounagha 2km - Essaouira 15 km
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: recommended

! When selecting your flight, prefer Essaouira airport or Marrakech airport !

Dar Melka is a large private villa located in Ounagha, 15 min from Essaouira and its golf greens, between the renowned vineyard “Val d’Argan” and the olive trees fields. Dar Melka insures you peace and well-being.

Visit the medina of Essaouira, its ramparts, its port, its narrow, long beach. Go to the Sunday's Souk at Had Draa and Wednesday's Souk in a small village among argan trees.

Hike with experienced guide. Horse, camel riding.

On the beach: quad, kite surfing, surfing, windsurfing.

Visit and wine tasting at the nearby vineyard 'Le Val d'Argan'.

Good restaurants on the seafront and in the medina of Essaouira.

Golf at Mogador Golf club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $239.12

Our prices are in Euros and reflect the rent of the entire house (8 persons max). No special rate for smaller party
Our rates also reflect the exclusive use of the property.
It is recommended that you consider buying travel insurance to protect your payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.