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14 Guests

5 Bedrooms

14 Beds

Entire home/apt

14 Guests

5 Bedrooms

14 Beds

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About this listing

The villa DARKO is located 12 km from Essaouira with a beautiful view on the Atlas Mountains. This is a luxury villa, meeting European standards.

A cook option is available during your stay.

The space
Bathrooms: 5
Bedrooms: 5
Beds: 14
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $11 / night after 10 guests
Cleaning Fee: $33
Weekend Price: $220 / night


The villa DARKO is located 12 km from Essaouira with a beautiful view on the Atlas Mountains. This is a luxury villa, meeting European standards.

A cook option is available during your stay.

The villa DARKO is located 12 km from Essaouira with a beautiful view on the Atlas Mountains and wonderful sunsets. This is a luxury villa, meeting European standards.

4 km away, you can access a white-sand beach lined with dunes through a track in the middle of the junipers.

The villa has a private 15m x 4m swimming pool and a 3000 square meters garden with bougainvillaea, Argan trees and olive trees.

The villa is autonomous in terms of water and electricity. It is carbon neutral thanks to its photovoltaic equipment and the sun shining all year long.

The ground floor mainly comprises of an open living room with direct access to the swimming pool, along with an open kitchen. In the living room, you can enjoy a chimney, watch satellite TV or listen to music.

The villa has 4 independent suites, all equipped with: a queen size bed, a dressing and a bathroom with shower and toilet. 2 of them also have a private terrace. The rooms are fit for 2 guests (3 with an extra bed).

A "guest house" is also available in the property to accomodate 2 people with a nice bathroom and a kitchen.

Our staff is totally committed to your comfort, fresh food is bought every morning at the local market and a watchman works night and day to take care of your quietness.

The main villa, the guests villa, the garden, the pool, the hammam, the massage room,...

Our staff is totally committed to your comfort

The villa is situated in a typical moroccan village.

If you need a transfer from Marrakech: 70€ for 4 pers. 120€ for 7 pers. (mini-bus). From Essaouira airport, 15€ for 4 pers., 25€ for 7.

Our fares include as well domestic staff and gardener (daily cleaning of the villa), Bed sheets and bath towels.(3€ city/tourist tax per person per night is not included).

House Rules
Check in time is flexible

- The Formula “cooker” 50€ a day:
If you wish to, we provide you with an excellent cooker. She can prepare you the menus of your choice, with her morrocan specialities or any other menu you order (grilled fish…) , she can accompany you to go shopping and advise to you at best in front of the storekeepers.(shopping at your own expenses).



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

10 Reviews

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Martina User Profile
January 2017
Villa Darko is a very beautiful house with friendly staff, who are very sweet and attentive. Writing emails to Latifa with questions were answered within minutes and always very helpful. We stayed there during the coldest period of the year over new year's and the pool was not heatable, never more than 16 degrees, so impossilbe for us to use. Also the beautiful Hamam in the house could have been hotter to be perfect. However, this is a perfect place to relax in solitude. Next time we would stay during summer....

Paul User Profile
December 2016
We spent a holiday weekend at Villa Darko and couldn't be happier. The house was amazing and the hostess and staff were VERY helpful. The location is wonderful and the space accommodated the number of people (including our dog) very well. We will definitely stay here again!

Matthew User Profile
December 2016
The place was wonderful but it was down a dirt road and we were glad we had a hire car to get in and out of Esouira. The staff especially the man were very friendly. He even brought us fresh eggs one day. although the host reduced the tax by half - didnt charge for our young children it was not previously stated or clear that they would be extra costs on arrival. that been said the villa was beautiful and well worth the money.

Verena User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Mehdi User Profile
July 2016
We had an excellent stay at villa Darko. Everything was made for us to feel welcomed and at home. Location is outside the city but Latifa was waiting for us to drive there. At the house the staff was extremely thoughtful and helpful during the whole stay. Breakfast was kindly prepared every morning. Would definitely recommend.
Latifa User Profile
Response from Latifa:
It was a pleasure to welcome you and your friends in our Villa. We were very happy to meet you and we hope of course you will come back soon in Essaouira !
July 2016

Maria User Profile
April 2016
We were 10 people ( most of us from Norway ) celebrating a 30th birthday. We had a wonderful stay at Villa Darko. The house itself is very clean, spacious and bright. Nice rooms and good hot showers. In the garden there his a lovely swimming pool, bbq, and enough sun beds. The lady who owns the house is very service minded, easy going and professional. Every morning one lovely lady came and made us delicious Moroccan breakfast ( this was included in the price ). Also we got a huge homemade birthday cake for free. Villa Darko is definitely a place we would like to stay again and easy recommend to friends and family. Shokran bzzaf

Declan User Profile
March 2016
Fantastic stay from start to finish! Latifa was a fantastic host who made all the necessary arrangements for hassle free transport and a very comfortable stay. Villa Darko is a beautiful spot in a quiet location, the rooms were perfectly clean and spacious, as were all the ensuite bathrooms in each room. The pool is a very good size with reasonable depth at its deepest, our group did visit in March though, and the water was a bit cold, but that's to be expected for the time of year! (We all found the Temperature very pleasant when sitting in the sun though!) Our group did make use of the cook most of the days of our stay, the food was fantastic, with ample servings, we always seemed to have leftovers that we were trying to eat as well! We had a few tagines which were all delicious and had a barbecue for our final lunch which I would recommend. The price for the cook and food was very reasonable when divided amongst the group, especially given the quality and quantity. This definitely added to our overall holiday experience and I would recommend this for anyone staying here. Some people have mentioned the WiFi in other reviews, this ended up being better than I expected, while not good enough to stream YouTube, it was OK for some light Spotify use and more than capable of good service for , , email and news. Although part of the appeal of the villa was to be less connected than every day so the limitation definitely suited me! To get to Essaouira we used a taxi organised by Latifa as needed, (we used the same taxis for connection from and to Marrakesh) fare prices were again reasonable, especially the Marrakesh to Essaouira journey. All the drivers we used were great, very friendly guys and despite our lack of French and Arabic were able to communicate pretty well! In summary, fantastic villa and service at a very reasonable price!

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Essaouira, Morocco · Joined in September 2011
Latifa User Profile

I am living in Essaouira. We will make sure that you feel comfortable and have a wonderful stay !

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