Experience the Sheltering Sky

House - Entire home/apt · R, Chichaoua Province, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco

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The country house is located in my mother's ancestral village.
To get there, we can arrange for the pick up, otherwise head southeast from Marrakech towards Guemassa (take the scenic Guemassa Route 212). For nature lovers, hikers/trekkers and those travelers passing by on their way south or east seeking to explore the traditional and deep Morocco, you would love the tranquility and the vibrance of this village on the foothills of the Atlas mountains. There are few travelers,and very few expatriates living here in this hidden valley. Once you start hiking, you will only encounter sheep herds, white tailed foxes and other wildlife as well as various types of birds. There are weekly souks nearby where you can meet the natives, buy local berber rugs, straw mats and other locally made products and handicraft or just sit down under a tent and enjoy some mint tea. 20 km away, there is Lake Takarkoust. The listed price includes the use of a kitchen, living rooms, garden, terrace, garage and all other amenties. The rural house is furnished and has modern amentities. It is located 38 km south of Marrakech with gorgeous views of mountains, hills and river beds as well as nearby olive groves and hidden valleys. Great for hiking, trekking, wildlife and bird watching. The road to Lake Takarkoust (see map attached to photos) through a scenic road with no traffic except for the occasional sheep ... rolling hills, canyons and hidden valleys, mountain views and blue skies. There is a river bed teeming with wildlife and birds. Great country for trekking, horse riding and exploration. Ancient berber village with centuries old irrigation system (khattarat) and the remnants of old dwellings. Weekly souks: Wednesday and Sunday where you can get some good bargains and meet the natives from the various villages and towns of the region. Nearby village center (Larba'a Frouga / Guemassa) has taxi and public bus stops, several stores and cafes, a gas station, a mechanics' garage, a pharmacy and a clinic.
The house has 2 bedrooms downstairs and a large room upstairs. The listed price does not include the second bedroom. However, it includes the rest of the house including the large room upstairs (with long Moroccan couches with dual usage both as a living room and a bedroom for several persons). The upstairs room has a dome and provides 360 degrees views of the mountains and the village). It gives access to a large balcony. There is also a large terrace upstairs with a day bed and rugs where one can relax and enjoy the scenery and the tranquility of the place. The house has one full bath with a bathtub, 2 toilets, a kitchen area and a living room. Large beautiful garden. Amenities include electricity, hot water, refrigerator and tv. Wireless internet and mobile phone networks are available. Large garage for 2 vehicles. The property has also a well. A Cook is available for a small charge and so is a guide/driver if you need one.
If interested in long term rent, we can offer a special (discounted) price.
Marrakech airport is 40 minutes away and located right on the scenic road to Guemassa (Regional Route 212). Nearby roads will take you to famous and interesting towns Essaouira and Agadir on the Atlantic ocean (over 1 hour drive), and to Marrakech on a scenic road for around 35 minutes, to beautiful Lake Takarkoust which is 20 km on a scenic smooth country road. Maid service is available upon request. Airport pick up/transport may be arranged upon request for 25 Euro each trip. Airport pick up/transport is free of charge for a stay of one week or more for a maximum of four passengers. Intercity public bus service and shared taxis (Grand Taxi) are also available. Area map and direction to house is attached as a photo. Our goal is to make your stay with us enjoyable and comfortable. Mobile (phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 6
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $426 /week
Monthly Price: $853 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
  • We just had a great experience at Ahmed's place. Not too far from Marrakech but still out of the way. If you look for a well deserved rest and atmosphere this is the place for you.
    Ahmed - though far away - called in on us to check whether everything went as we pleased and if he needed to take care of something. His mother was very welcoming too and offered us her hospitality as well!
    Our son had a great time with the local kids playing soccer and showing him around.
    The house is abundant in atmosphere, the terrace is great, the view of the Atlas magnificent. Great for hiking. We did the cooking ourselves with stuff from the local shops, breakfast in the still baking december sun on the roof. We'll definitely return!

    January 2014
  • Hello to every body!
    It have been grate pleasure to visit Morocco. We have experienced so many new emotion and ways of travel.
    This place is amazing, even if you show map to tourist office and no one know`s were it is don`t worry just contact the host and get so taxi and go ahead, because is is place were you will see real Morocco, meet the best and kindest people of this country and get the amazing travel experience. The place is suitable for every one and can bee a grate point of your Morocco trip.
    It is grate place were to bee close to nature and even experience the life changing experience, because, trust me, you will be the stars for local people and they will want to know every thing about you, even if you don`t speak french. But don`t worry language is not the barrier for communication, there is so many other ways how to manage it!!!
    Have a nice trip and ENJOY it!

    November 2012
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The house is located in my mother's ancestral village in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, south of Marrakech. If you enjoy the outdoors, exploring the countryside, organic food and mingling with the natives, without the hustle and bustle of the big city then you would love this place.
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