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Spacious country Berber house,wonderful neighbours and friendly village.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms,large salon,lounge,and amazing roof terrace.



Traditional country, spacious house in the Berber village of Ghazoua only 5 miles from mystical Essaouira, and Sidi Kaouki beach, coastal serenity.

Our home is your home, and accommodates four very comfortably, offering 'exceptional value for money',with all mod cons.The whole house is yours to enjoy the privacy and tranquillity.We are pet friendly, and the area is an animal and nature lovers paradise, with wonderful friendly neighbours.

Local shops,swimming pools, taxis, buses ,internet, golf,restaurants,take-away, supermarket, car-hire, and petrol station.

Amazing water sports, camel and horse riding,bike tours,waterfalls,quad biking, and people watching.

More Details

Martyn Wheatley
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Martyn Wheatley

Friendly,professional, mature guy,well travelled,love food,wine, animal charities, and life!

Martyn Wheatley purchased this house in 2006

Why Martyn Wheatley chose Ghazoua

For many years we wanted to tour Morocco,but the price of flights and accommodation proved to be over our budget.

Then the King of Morocco opened up the 'sky' to cheap flight operators,and Travelrepublic offered accommodation deals.In September 2006 we embarked on a three week tour of Morocco,and the thought of a holiday home abroad had been on our minds for many years.

During our visit to Morocco,viewing many properties for sale,we spent a wonderful week in Essaouira.

Living in coastal Wales,enjoying friendly country life,we wanted a home 'far from the maddening crowd'

Our brief to our friend and agent was to find us a traditional,country house, in the Berber village of Ghazoua.

Without viewing the property , we purchased the house, expecting a few rentals per year.

Our home is your home,and our friends are your friends,enjoy.

What makes this house unique

For a taste of the 'real Morocco' this is good as it gets.

Wonderful country village location, neighbours, environment,wildlife,animals,fauna, and much more.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a good time, stress free travel with Martyns assistance prior to our departure.The villa is truly charming, keeping it in Berber style, excellent.

The neighbours were all very friendly and helpful.

Sep 2012
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Ghazoua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
  • There is a European toilet in the spacious wet room/shower, the water is provided from our own well, and water is precious in Morocco, please use carefully. Plus another separate European toilet and hand basin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • There is a large fitted wardrobe in the double bedroom. With clean towels, sheets, and plenty of winter blankets. The twin bedroom has a spacious walk in dressing room, with a 2 wardrobes, 2 chests of drawers,and a linen basket. 1 x 3kw heaters should you require them during the winter months.There are bedside lamps which can be left on during the night,or simply remove the shade for reading.We use anti-allergenic pillow and mattress protectors.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Beach towels are not provided. The Swimming Pool at nearby Dar Etto and Les Deux Mondes(new 2009) & Hotel Villa Damonte can be used for a small fee, and 20mins drive is a swimming pool at 'le calme'. There is now a internet cafe available nearby, if you are taking your own laptop, check your dongle providers charges and connection in Morocco. There are numerous, cheap, internet cafes in Essaouira. Wood can be purchased via our concierge if you require a log fire during the winter evenings, or collect driftwood on your travels.


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Spacious country Berber house,wonderful neighbours and friendly village.
average rating of 4.6712327 based on 95 reviews
West Midlands UK

Simple country serenity

  • 5 of 5

Having toured Morocco for the past ten years,staying in riads,apartments,hotels and tents, I loved the tranquil location,with spacious rooms and plenty of space at Villa Tazmin.

Far from the maddening crowds,almost like stepping back in time with friendly neighbours,children,villagers and a constant flow of animals outside the front door.

Essaouira medina and the beaches were in easy reach by cheap buses,shared taxis,and lifts offered by the kind locals.We always support local trade,and used the nearby shops,and a brisk walk to numerous shops opposite the university at Ghazoua.There is a new supermarket there if you require items not available locally.

The magic of Essaouira will be in our memories for years to come,and we encourage visitors to explore by day, and night, for a taste of the "real" Morocco, this is as good as it gets.

Thank you Said & Martyn for all your help,advice and hosting us, we will return.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and it was great to see you get involved with the neighbours,children and animals, embracing country village life. We look forward to your return visit, warmest regards, Said & Martyn
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Brilliant return visit

  • 5 of 5

A return visit and again had a brilliant stay at Villa Tazmin!

As before the house has everything you should need, clean, comfortable, cool during the day to escape the heat of the day. Enjoyed listening to music in the lounge at night although addition of tv useful for news.didnt need to use fire in lounge but lovely to have option. Also having two toilets useful, with use of a washing machine Neighbours remembered us which was touching and lovely to reconnect with them again. Local shops and restaurant great. Medina fascinating and fun to eat, shop and barter at. Enjoyed a brilliant camel trek to name just one adventure of many! The house is peaceful, serene and provides for all your needs. Highly recommended, we will return! Ps. Siad is professional and excellent at arranging airport transfers or any thing else you should need. Many thanks x

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind comments,and we hope to welcome you back soon. warmest regards, Said & Martyn
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tres bonne endroit de charme

  • 5 of 5

bonjour j'ai trouver cette maison d'hote très bien très pratique loin de bruit de la ville de Essaouira pas loin des attraction de la région .et se que je trouve sympa si que la maison et au milieux d'un village berber se qui donne un charme a l’expérience je recommande cette endroit a tous très propre calme merci pour cette endroit magnifique

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review,and we hope to welcome you back to our holiday home soon.Warmest regards,Said & Martyn
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The property was uncomfortable, apart from laying down to sleep in the bedroom, nowhere to laze.

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Needs cusions on the loungers and a comfortable sofa and chairs.

Nowhere to relax as all the furniture is hard and uncomfortable.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that you found our holiday home uncomfortable,all the wicker furniture i.e. sofas,armchairs,sunbeds are made by local people,and widely used. Having contacted Said, he advised me that you did not mention anything during your stay,and he would gladly have provided MORE cushions. This is a holiday home, not a personal home,and furnished accordingly. regards, Said & Martyn
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Fantastic base for our holiday

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Villa Tazmin was outstanding and made even better by the very helpful and friendly neighbours. Beautiful village ambience with donkeys sheep and cows outside your door.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for embracing our village life. warmest regards, Said & Martyn
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Lovely house in moroccan style

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Villa Tazmin, the house is spacious with all facilities such as fire place, washing machine, Tv, coffee machine, CDs, games, etc. We had a really good sleep, the bed was comfortable. The roof terrace was our favourite, we had breakfast here and we could sunbath. Said helped us with all our enquiries. Hope we will be back soon. Krystian and Mirka.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello,thank you for your kind words,and it was good to meet up with you and show you a few hidden treasures in Essaouira.Hope to welcome you and your family back to my home in Ghazoua soon,and mystical Essaouira.Martyn & Said
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Medina of Essaouira
"Magical by day,mystical by night,cafes,restaurants,shops filled with eastern delights. Hand ..."
Essaouira Beach
"Long sandy beach offering a wealth of watersports,horse and camel riding.Beach and Friends, ..."
Taros Cafe restaurant
"Wonderful sunset views,live music,cocktails."
Domaine De L Arganeraie
"Within walking distance from the house,spectacular swimmingpool,gardens,small daily fee."
K rouge
"This restaurant is a hidden gem,with both outdoor garden seating,and indoors.Menu changes of..."
Cafe Mogador
"One of my favourite haunts,always busy,book evening tables. Good value for money food and dr..."
la tolerance
"Tucked away this friendly family run restaurant is welcoming. Good choice of fixed price men..."
Sidi Kaouki
"Far from the maddening crowd,rolling sand dunes and beaches,popular for surfing,camel and ho..."
Gnaoua World Music Festival
"Woderful friendly atmoshere by day and by night,beach concerts highly recommended."
Riad Les 2 Mondes
"Quiet swimming pool,good food and friendly service,small daily charge."
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
500 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
KM8,HOTEL VILLA DAMONTE,Pizza/cafes/take-away
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Essaouira & Sidi Kaouki
Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Camel riding, quad biking, desert safaris.Hunting.Music/Cookery/Painting classes.Wind & Kite surf.

Golf: Nearby Diabat offers two international golf courses, 5 star restaurants, with fabulous atlantic views.

There are some fabulous hotels nearby with swimming pools,there daily charges are seasonal.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $139.49

There is a cleaning fee of 300 moroccan dirham due upon departure if the house is found to be exceptionally dirty and untidy,this will be deducted from your deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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