About this listing
Generous light filled riad in the historic medina of Essaouira. sleeps six in three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast and daily maid included. Five minutes to the beach.
£80 -£100 per night for the rental of entire house, dep on season
Light and airy home in the ancient medina close to the beach in the artists' colony and UNESCO town of Essaouira, close to the beach (5 mins walk) as well as restaurants and shops . The house is furnished in a fusion of sumptious Moroccan style and western comfort. There are two double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, all with ensuite bathrooms. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom in traditional tadellakt with bath and overhead shower, a basin and WC as well as a small dressing room ensuite to that. Two further bathrooms, ensuite to their respective bedrooms, are tiled with showers, basins and WC. All have fluffy bathrobes, towels and hairdryers for the use of guests as well as crisp white egyptian bedlinen, blankets, hot water bottles and electric heating for the rare occasions when it gets chilly at night. There are two reception rooms, one with a dining area, and two roof terraces, one with an outdoor dining area and one with loungers for the sun worshippers.
We have satellite TV, DvD player, CD player, iPod docks and plenty of books and games for our guests' entertainment and there is unsecured WiFi or WiFi by dongle too. Two separate WCs, an outdoor shower to cool off, a small utility room and, of course, a simple but fully equipped kitchen ( no dishwasher, no microwave) with a Nespresso machine complete the picture.
NB. The house is not child-proofed to a conventional European or American standard and small children should be supervised at all times. There is no cot, no changing table,no high chair and no baby alarm. There is also a steep stone staircase, so the house is not suitable for anyone unsteady on their legs, young or old.
The rental price is for the entire house which can sleep up to six people plus a small child but is equally comfortable for smaller groups or just a couple. Our housekeeper is an excellent cook and happy to provide lunch or evening meals at very reasonable rates. She also comes in to make a delicious fresh breakfast every morning and then tidies/cleans the house as part of the rental and included in the price.
Rental rates range from £100 to £150 a night, depending on season, and minimum booking is for three nights.
Essaouira is a small historic town with a working port and a wonderfully long beach, about 2.5 hours by car from Marrakech or Agadir. It has a charming and authentic boho vibe with plenty of good cafes and retaurants to suit all budgets, a lively souk, several lovely hammams, a great vegetable and fruit market and fresh fish stalls by the port. The beach is the perfect place to chill out and relax or, for the more active, to wind or kite surf, camel or horse ride or quadbike through the dunes.
The entire house is accessible to guests
The riad is in an attractive and quiet area of the ancient medina within easy walking distance to the beach and a short walk to restaurants and shops.
The medina of Essaouira is pedestrian only and very easy to get around. Outside of the medina are very reasonable taxis. However, it is unlikely that you will need car transport as everything from beach to atmospheric roof terrace bars is close by. Luggage or any purchases you might make and transported for little money by hand cart. Recommendations for any services, excursions or restaurants will be given to you on arrival.
Other Things to Note
All prices include breakfast and daily maid service
Smoking on the terraces only. The washing machine is for the exclusive use of the housekeeper but she is happy to do your washing for you at a very small fee. Only those guests who have booked in are permitted to stay.