About this listing
Lovely, historic Asilah will capture you with its 15th century city walls, terrace cafes and seaside setting. Relax on the sandy beaches or walk the cliffs to the south with crashing waves. Sit and watch daily life on the terrace next to the medina wall, from country people coming into town on donkeys to local kids in a pick-up game of soccer. Stroll through the artists’ shops, sew a custom caftan, or eat grilled sardines at the Thursday souq. A horse cart can take you to Paradise Beach, miles of sand, about 5 K away.
I am an American who has been here in Asilah for over 15 years, speak Arabic, and look forward to facilitating your stay. My first floor apartment is comfortable and well equipped with towels, sheets, blankets, cooking and dining supplies. Relax on the sunny roof top terrace with sea views or cool off on the shady patio. There's also a washing machine and drying lines on the roof . The apartment, located in the neighborhood of Lalla Rahama, is a five minute walk to the old medina, restaurants, and shops.
Buy your dinner on the way back to the house if you feel like cooking. Fresh fruits and vegetables are sold right there on the street, and fish fresh from the ocean from carts at Bab Al Homar, the main gate to the medina. Load up on freshly ground spices while you're here. The train from Asilah gives you easy access to the rest of Morocco. Take a day trip to Tangier or Roman ruins on the Larache road in a group taxi, private,"coursa," taxi, or bus.
Please leave the house in an orderly condition. It makes it easier for Samira to clean between guests.
Maison agréable et fonctionnelle, située à 10 mètre de l'ocėan dans un quartier populaire et tranquille, à 5 minutes a pied d'une entrée de la médina. Commerçants a proximité. point de départ du chemin côtier qui méne a la très belle plage d'armilet.
Nous avons très bien été reçus et accueillis par le gardien de la maison, khalid qui a été immédiatement disponible la seule fois oū nous l'avons sollicité. Jan, la propriétaire, n'a pas été avare de précisions utiles avant le début de notre séjour .
A recommander pour ceux qui souhaitent éviter l'ambiance un peu aseptisée de la médina.
Merci Jan de mettre votre maison en location !
Séjour inoubliable pour mes 3 enfants et moi dans la ville d'Asilah.
La maison est vraiment très agréable et fonctionnelle, très pratique d'avoir une machine à laver et internet, et très bien située (30m de l'océan, 100m de la médina, et une plage sympa de l'autre côté de la médina).
Khaled, notre contact, nous a vraiment très bien accueilli et s'est montré très disponible.
Thank you!! This place was perfect in every way. It was a quiet street, views of the sea and a short walk to the medina. The interior was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. If I am ever in Asilah again, I would not consider staying any place other than here!!
Khalid était disponible pour nous accueillir, visiter la maison,
à disposition, thé, café, huile....
la maison très coquette et propre
quartier populaire et bien situé
La casa es perfecta. Amplia y cómoda. Muy bien situada justo al lado de la medina. Khalid, el encargado, es un hombre muy amable y atento. Hemos estado muy a gusto.
Jan was a wonderful host, she responds quickly to emails and gave us lots of information for our stay. She was unfortunately not in Morocco at the time of our visit but her house keeper picked us up at the train station and was very nice and answered all our questions about the house, even showed us around the city.
The house is in a good location there are lots of markets and it is right outside the Medina which is very beautiful. The town is not too large and it is possible to walk almost anywhere with in it.
We visited in the winter and I would defiantly recommend coming in the summer as it is a beach town - very slow and cold in Feb (as Jan warned us) :)
Even though Jan was away at the time I arrived I felt like she was there the whole time. She was supportive and offered great advice about my one month stay in Assilah! She has a wonderful home and great friends in Asilah and I absolutely enjoyed the stay. Jan is a great and knowledgeable person and I would suggest her home, company or advice any time! Thank you so much sincerely Jan
About the Host, Jan
I'm a retired teacher from Massachusetts. I came to Morocco initially with the Peace Corps, but the mystery of this fascinating culture remained. Fortunately, I retained my ability to speak the Moroccan dialect, helped along by several summers studying classical Arabic at the American Language Center in Fes. At this time, I'm living my dream to try to really understand Morocco and be part of the community. I'd love to help you meet people and be part of this way of life. I spend more than half the year in Morocco in my house in the Lalla Rahama neighborhood, named after a local holy woman. The downstairs apartment is available to travelers. I can help you as much or as little as you would like.
Gossiping with local women and collecting recipes,especially for vegetables, are my two great preoccupations. I grew up eating waxed beans, boiled New England-style, salt and pepper only. What a revelation Moroccan cooking was! All those spices, all those fresh vegetables year round. From artichoke stalks to preserved lemons, kefta to grilled liver sandwiches, almond-filled gazelle horns to sticky sweet shebakia during Ramadan, I love it all. Moroccans are open-minded, generous, willing to discuss politics or not, religion or not, but always with a sense of humor.