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 hip hop kids. Stroll through the artists’ shops, sew a custom caftan, 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.
I really enjoyed my stay at Jan's apartment , Jan is a wonderful host and the apartment is very comfortable and good located ,just few minutes walking to the medina of Asilah.
I only spent 2 nights there and felt like home since the first moment , a special thank to Khalid that prepared a tasty dinner and a wonderful dessert :-), thanks for hosting me !
La casa de Jan es fantastica; muy cerca de la Medina, la casa esta casi al borde del mar; el barrio es muy tranquilo sin ruido por las noches; la ciudad es de una enorme tranquilidad perfecta para vacaciones de relax. La casa esta preparada con todo; tiene una hermosa terraza y es casi un mirador privado. El mercado esta muy cerca, la verdad recomiendo la casa de Jan para todos. Todo funciona perfectamente.
On a adoré cet appartement! C'est bien équipé, propre, bien situé et pas bruyant! C'est pas payable ce sentiment de liberté de louer un appartement. On peut cuisiner et relaxer en toute liberté!
I didn't get to meet Jan as she was in the States but her caretaker Khalid was wonderful and welcoming, and the apartment was fantastic -- well-kept, great location, quiet, but still close to the medina. Would recommend to anyone!
We spent our honeymoon in the wonderful Jan´s house. Fully equiped, perfectly situated, calm but near the places to go. The housekeeper was friendly and willing to help anytime. The only pitty is that we couldn´t meet Jan. We made the promise to come back when we have children, I hope to meet you then!!! Thanks, this experience will stay in our hearts forever!!!!
Jans little riad in Asilah was perfect for two nights in this smallish city by the sea. Very comfortable beds, workable kitchen and comfortable salon with English TV. Khalid was also an excellent help and caretaker - thank you Jan!
Located in a local residential part of beautiful ASILAH just outside the Medina walls.Restaurants and shops near by.The house is big enough for four people and the lounge room can sit easy 12 people.there is a TV with English channels,a patio,washing machine .roof top with sea view.A perfect place for a holiday because the place is so easy and fuss free yet at the same time homely and much nicer than the photos in Airbnb.While we were there Jan was overseas so unfortunately we never meet her but she organised everything perfectly from far (website hidden) her place we meet Khalid who was a super host and helped us a lot with the everyday things of life,taxi ,info,shopping etc.We hope to be back one day.I also like to say something about a complaint a previous reviewer had about the rubbish.Rubbish unfortunately is not just found in Asilah but on our travel throughout Morocco we have encountered dirty streets (website hidden) seems be to be a part of Moroccan life....sad but true.Also we never felt unsafe anywhere in Asilah.
We are a retired couple travelling on our own for two months. Jan's apartment was great for us, lots of room (more than we needed, but felt nice to spread out for a few days). Her very personable friend met us at the bus station and helped us get oriented, what a blessing for us, he spoke English! The apartment has a nice patio right off the kitchen where we had our morning coffee and hung our washing. We had restful sound sleeps and pleasant hot showers! We enjoyed being so close to the medina, ocean beaches and the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants. We'd recommend this spacious ground floor apartment to anyone looking for a clean place to stay off the main tourist path, among local residents and within walking of the local attractions.
We stayed two days in Asilah in Jan's place. The apartment is in a great location and is spacious, clean and well equipped. Jan was not there at the time but her friend Khalid met us off the train and showed us around. Jan had also provided some great information via email prior to our arrival.Recommend this apartment.
hello eberybody, me and my friend spent two nights at jan´s house in asilah, the house is nice and jan was very helpful with the arrival coordination but we were kind of dissapointed with the sorroundings of the nieighbour (that were extremely dirty) and kind of scary in the night to walk on our own (two girls) besides this the house is ok and asilah a nice town, was a pitty not to meet jan, maybe next time !