The house is full of character and charm. Daily cleaning service included. Homemade local cuisine available on request. It fits five and is located on a quiet street in the heart of the Medina. Alfresco dining. Wifi & satellite TV available.
Beautiful house perfect for two or three visitors, good for four or should you decide for more. The house is located on a quiet street in the heart of the medina, offering peace and tranqulity. The beach, souks, main square, cafes, restaurants, fish and veg market are only a stroll away. The location is great to enjoy an authentic feel of this wonderful town so rich in history, culture and music amongst other things.
The decoration of the house is simple, both modern and respectful toward the traditional architecture of Essaouira.
On the mezzanine floor, there is a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and a separate toilet. On the first floor there is a single room with a handcrafted stone washbasin. There is also another double bedroom with en-suite bathroom identical to the one on the mezzanine and a separate lavatory. The kitchen is allocated on the second floor. It is simply equipped but you should still be able express your culinary creativity.
The living room is located directly opposite the kitchen and it is full of natural light during the day. It is perfect for relaxing next to the fire place, with company and a good glass of wine. Wood for burning can be supplied upon request - just ask Saida the helpful and cheerful maid. There are free wifi, and satellite TV available.
The terrace, which is the best feature of the house benefits from sunshine throughout the day and is equipped with sitting space and a table perfect for alfresco dining under the umbrella. The terrace is well protected from the wind, which is important, Essaouira is renowned for its windy condition. There is an additional kitchenette if you wish to grill fish, prepare salads or breakfast.
The house is not suitable for people with mobility problems or families with young children because of the steep stairs.
You will have full access to everything in the house and please make yourself feel at home.
Interaction with Guests
I will be delighted to respond to requests and will normally do so within a few hours.
The house is located very close to the center of the ancient Medina, on a quiet street away form the touristic traffic. Nearby there is a launderette, and a corner shop for basics.
I will not be present at the house during your stay but you will be in the safe hands of Saida who will meet you upon your arrival at the Marrakech city gate (very close to the house), will show you the way and give you your keys. I am able to organise a transfer from the airport should you wish to travel by taxi. The fare from Marrakech Menara Airport to Essaouira is approximately 50/60euro. I use a trusted taxi driver, who is pleasant and reliable. Please let me know in advance if you wish to book a transfer and I will be happy to organise it for you.
There is no parking included with the house but there are parking facilities available nearby.
Other Things to Note
Saida the maid who comes to clean the house on daily basis for two hours is also known for her traditional Moroccan culinary skills and will be happy to prepare for you cous cous or tagine of your choice for 10euro per four persons.
We stayed 6 nights at Gerganas beautiful house wich is perfectly placed in the Medina.
Madlene (name of the house) itself has an interesting architecture, is decorated in a very tasteful way, inspiring, yet modern with a lot of authenticity.
Clément and I enjoyed our stay a lot, on the great sunny rooftop terrace (with internet access) or next to the fireplace in the evenings.
Mohammed and Saida were very nice, helpful and likeable.
and we adored their discreetness, it really made us feel very comfortable, very home.
The contact with Gergana via Email was always very nice, helpful and efficient.
The day we arrived in Essaouira we just dived into the Medina, thanks to Gerganas unique place.
Everything was working very very well!
We would love coming back!
It was a wonderful place to stay and apart from dripping water in one of the bathrooms, overall we felt like at home. The location is perfect and the terrace is particular place to have cup of coffee in the morning facing the sun. Certainly we'd love to come back.
Gerganas apartment was truly amazing! Me and my friends stayed there for five nights and we couldnt have found a better place or host. It is located great, on a cosy small street in the old Medina, you can walk everywhere. It is tidy (cleaned every day) and comfortable, and as pretty (or prettier) as in the pictures. The roof terrace is wonderful, having breakfast in the sun. And each night we enjoyed reading in front of the fireplace. We really enjoyed our stay, thanks Gergana! I highly recomnend this place.
This house is great! We initially booked it for three days, but prolongued it with two because we liked the place so much. When arriving, we met our host at the gates of the medina and he showed us the way to the apartment. Great, cause it's a bit hard to find...
The house has two bathrooms (quite a lot for 4 people) a cosy living room, a fully-equipped kitchen (which we actually used to cook tajines) and a lovely roof terrace where you can have breakfast in the sun in the morning. Towels and sheets were there and the house was cleaned every day!
Surely a recommendation!
Gergana's house is an absolute must. The house is located in the Medina and you feel right at home. The roof terrace is great to have breakfast while enjoying the sun. We stayed two extra nights because we liked the house so much. Thank you Gergana for the very pleasant stay.
Bien situé dans la médina, le logement correspond tout à fait à l annonce. Gergana est très disponible par mail pour tout informations. Un couple de marocain s occupe de l accueil sur place, ainsi que du ménage et même du couscous (sur commande!). Tout est fait pour que le séjour soit simple et le plus agréable possible à Dar Madlene. Nous avons passé de très bons moments sur le toit terrasse ensolleillé...Merci
Deux nuits fantastiques maison tres agreable bien agence.mous etions cinq adultes.accueuil parfait et une mention parfaite pour le couscous fait sur commande
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Hello I am Gergana - your host. I live in London with my wonderful family. I am a qualified lawyer by profession, with a passion for travelling and exploring with my family. Things that I am passionate about include but are not limited to the little/big pleasures in life food, music, travelling, writing, reading, European cinema. Please feel free to contact me with questions, which I will be happy to answer.