About this listing
Riad Maizie belongs to me, Miranda. I'm a yoga teacher and author of 'Cinnamon City' a best-selling book describing the experience of buying and restoring this 200 year old house in the oldest quarter of the city. (Also see Umbrian Farmhouse airbnb)
The cosy little Blue Room is on the ground floor and opens into the courtyard with its fountains, orange trees and bird song. It is furnished with a double bed, and we can make up a banquette into a bed for a child under 10, for which we charge a €10 supplement per night. It has a large bathroom with a bath.
It is one of five rooms in a peaceful Riad featured in London's Evening Standard. The house is a heavenly retreat after the kaleidoscopic chaos of the souks, just five minutes from the nearest taxi and twelve minutes from Djemaa el Fna.
We have internet access.
There is a large suntrap roof garden with a view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains - the perfect place for breakfast in the sun, or for dining beneath the stars, followed by a spot of relaxation lounging on banquettes amid the heady scent of flowers. There is also a trio of cool roosts in the courtyard under a canopy of orange trees.
The riad is a welcoming and friendly place to stay with a bunch of friends. Make it your HQ and explore the mountains, desert, or the vast golden beaches of Essouira. Or lose yourself in the souks, a beady shopper's paradise selling everything from Berber jewellery to shining brass and copper hand-basins. Or make like a sybarite - succumb to total relaxation with an Argan oil massage at the riad.
Will, my son and the manager of Riad Maizie is an exceptional artist and international chef, happy to cook great real food using fresh local ingredients, including delectable vegetarian dishes, which can be hard to come by in Marrakech. Alternatively, Amal, our lovely femme de menage can do an amazing array of traditional Moroccan food. For a small fee she will take you foodshopping and show you how to cook Marakchi.
Make yourself at home - mi casa es su casa
Hi, my name is Will and I have lived in Marrakesh for the past 7 years.
I love traveling through Morocco and meeting the locals from different regions.
I am interested in history, philosophy, languages and art.
I love science fiction and comedy movies and some of my favorite directors would be Hitchcock, Kubrick, Iñárritu, Coen, Fincher and Kurosawa.
My music collection is extensive and ranges from classical, rock, reggae, hip hop, funk, blues, Chaabi, Bollywood and reggaeton.
Having worked for 5 years as a chef, I have a fascination for food and new flavors, Morocco has a wealth of amazing flavors on offer, while I also offer dishes of Italian, Spanish, Mexican, middle eastern, Asian and Indian origin.
I love hosting for Airbnb because of the rich diversity of personalities that come to Riad Maizie.