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.
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.
We had such a great time in this wonderfull house.first of all sandra and redoin where good taking care of us.really in a very nice,easy living way.Zara was just amazing.every morning she came with a smile and made us a wonderfull,delicious breakfast.
The nights can be outside a bid cold,but the house was warm and cozy.the beds where fantastic,i have problems with my back,thats why iam aleays a bit afraid of the beds.but these where great.the terrace upstairs is lovely.really,i have nothing to complain.i really high recommend this place.thank you for this amting vacarion!!!
Excellent riad with good atmosphere! Nice and light living room on top floor! We were a 3 generation family who spent Christmas and New year here enjoying Zarah'c excellent cooking and friendly service. Her son' s helpful advice also made our stay memorable . A day trip included a fantastic visit to s market, an oasis , women's cooperative oil factory . And you should not miss a meal at the fromagerie! He also arranged a nice horse riding for us! There is a a good little " whole in the wall-shop" downstairs, a nice hammam in the next street and several good resturants. Essaouira is a relaxed place where you feel like a welcomed guest rather than a stranger. You can mingle with the locals in the streets without any pushing to shop. The beach is lovely, and several beach restaurants can be recommended. We had a two year old with us , and the house was supplied with a cot on the request from the friendly owner. Of course we had to mind the steps, but it worked fine also for him. A stay in this house is highly recommended! Thanks from all of us six Norwegians!
Me and 5 friends of mine stayed in this awesome riad for 3 nights in April. It's big, very well furnished in every detail and it has all you need, included suggestions for restaurants and things to do in Essaouira! Zara is a lovely cook and we really enjoyed tanning on the terrace on the roof! I would definitely recommend it!
The Riad is lovely and right in the heart of the Medina. Beautifully appointed, very safe and comfortable. Sandra, Zara and Redoin are a great team and ever so helpful.
Lovely place for a group or an individual writer or artist.
Many coastal adventures to explore.
Hi! Thank you for showing interest in our Riad by The Sea in Essaouira, Dar Qawi. I am from London but I'm currently living in Baku, Azerbaijan. We travel extensively and have at various points in our lives lived all over the world. On a trip to Essaouira more than 10 years ago, we fell in love with this enchanting place, bought our house in a particularly nice part of the old medina and then spent the next two years refurbishing it lovingly. We visit as often as we can but when we are not there ourselves, we are happy to share our home with guests who appreciate an oasis of calm in the bustling medina, who enjoy a comfortable interior with attention to detail and who may like to sample our lovely housekeeper Zara's excellent cooking or visit all the fabulous joys of Essaouira, not least the beach!
I speak fluent English and German and passable French, so if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me! I'd love to help you make your stay with us memorable and enjoyable!