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Stunning and Unique Country Retreat, Large Roof Terrace & Beautiful Garden

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Last updated: 12/08/2014
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Essaouira house description

An oasis of peace & tranquility, our Moroccan retreat can be found nestled in the heart of the village Ghazoua, 5 miles from the enchanting town of Essaouira. Ghazoua offers visitors an insight into village life with local shops as well as donkeys, sheep, goats and an abundance of birds. With sunshine all year round, just relax, explore and soak up the experience. Our guardian Rachid is available to enhance your stay and will help you get the most out of your visit. He will greet you upon arrival and can even arrange a welcome dinner on your arrival. He will help you with any qusetions and can arrange any trips.
The spacious house has been beautifully renovated in a fusion of traditional Moroccan style with a modern twist.
The pretty garden has a large sun terrace, tiled pathways and many different plants. The huge roof terrace is perfect for secluded sunbathing admiring the unspoilt views or star gazing at a magical night sky.

Please be aware that this is our second home which we visit regularly and treasure very much. We have lovingly renovated this house from its original state using local artisans. We trust that all who stay find our home a peaceful and beautiful place to unwind. The first floor of the property houses our own bedroom which is closed off to guests, however our huge roof terrace (approx 80m2) is easily accessible from the garden. The roof terrace has stunning views of the local countryside, is very private and secluded and has numerous sun lounging areas for your enjoyment. From the roof terrace you can enjoy the local sounds and sights of the varied wildlife and watch the magical sunsets. The house has many different areas for you to relax and read, or lie and enjoy both the weather and your surroundings, and is large enough for all who stay to have plenty of space to themselves if required.

Windsurfing, Kite surfing and Surfing Holiday: Our house is a fantastic base for you to experience the local area with beaches as far as the eye can see and counts among the 'model destinations' for windsurfers, kite surfers and surfers worldwide. This little fishing town of Essaouira boasts long, white sandy beaches and some of the best conditions for windsurfing in the whole of Morocco and Africa. This is the place to go to when you want to just kick back and relax and remains relatively unspoiled. It's very popular with independent travellers from many different nationalities. Promoting itself as the 'Windy City Afrika' Essaouira hosts a number of major national and international windsurfing competitions each year. The most popular places to go windsurfing are Diabat, Sidi Kaouki and Cap Sim. Over the years, it has built up quite a reputation for itself as one of the best spots internationally
We can help advise/arrange appropriate car hire for your stay so that you can find the very best spots for wind on the wide open beaches.

Personal service and privacy: Upon your arrival at the house you will be greeted by our guardian 'Rachid' who will guide you through the property and explain the use of the facilities. Rachid is on-hand throughout your stay should you need any further assistance relating to the property, he is there to ensure you have a hassle free and wonderful stay. He will also be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the local village, area and Essaouira. A welcome dinner can be arranged for your arrival, especially if you arrive tired and late in the day. The experience of having your own home, space and seating/sun-lounging areas is an unique private experience and offers so much more than staying in a hotel or guest house which will cost considerably more. Staying in our home in a unique village location will provide you with the best of both worlds - a peaceful & beautiful country setting with friendly local people and the hustle and bustle of Essaouira with it's vibrant fishing port and soaks nearby.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 280 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              • Bedroom 1: 2 king

                Orange room with fireplace...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 2 king

                Red room ensuite with fireplace ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 2 king

                White room with opening onto terrace and garden...moreless

              • All three bedrooms are large with stunning traditional fireplaces and lead off the central courtyard. The orange room has a large king size bed with built in furniture and a built in wardrobe and amply shelf space for clothes. The orange room is decorated to a high standard with African artifacts. Next door to the orange room is the wet room with western toilet, rain drop shower and basin all in tadelakt. The red room has a large king size bed with built in furniture and hanging space for clothes. The red room is very romantic and is decorated to a high standard with an en suite bathroom in red tadelakt, with a round shower and western toilet. The white bedroom opens out onto the front terrace and garden and has a large double bed. It has a stunning fireplace and great views of the garden....moreless

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


              • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

                Wet room, large rain drop shower...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • Top quality ipod docking station available to use and enjoy your own music. Small selection of local information, books and playing cards. Maroc Telecoms mobile Internet dongle supplied for your own use to buy credit locally, bring your laptop if you want Internet access at the house. Local mobile telephone can be supplied for your use if required, local credit can be purchased widely in shops....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults


                  • Away From It All
                  • Romantic


                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Churches
                  • Festivals
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Synagogues

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking

                  Location Type

                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Sailing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Bottled Water
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Mobile Phone
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Kitchen
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Chairs
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Golf
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Patio
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Terrace
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Property Descriptor

                          • Detached


                          Write a review 4.6
                          from 18 traveler reviews
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Xmas Season
                          Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          Low Season
                          Jan 6 - Mar 29, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          Easter Season
                          Mar 30 - Apr 12, 2015
                          5 night min stay
                          Low Season
                          Apr 13 - Jun 30, 2015
                          5 night min stay

                          Additional information about rental rates


                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £250
                          • No additional mandatory fees
                          • Taxes Not included


                          'SPECIAL PRICE' for low season - just £11.67 per person per night if 6 people share.

                          * the rental charges you see are inclusive of bathroom towels, bed linen, electricity and one reservoir of water.

                          * to secure your booking we will ask you to pay a £250 holding deposit to secure the reservation; the outstanding balance is payable 8 weeks before the date of your arrival.

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                          Last updated: 12/08/2014
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                          10 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Essaouira airport
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Mogador Golf - Diabat
                          600 Metres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          6 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Sidi Kaouki

                          Car: Recommended

                          Authentic, traditional village life - experience the real Morocco.

                          Friendly local shopkeepers selling fresh bread and produce only 2 minutes walk from the house. Relax and enjoy the daily rhythm of village life - get in tune with the daily movement of the sun and be entranced by the stars at night. Meet our friendly Berber neighbours, explore the relaxed way of life in the village and see the local donkeys at work collecting daily water.

                          Visit the amazing local beaches, only 10-15 minutes from the house and enjoy the sand and sea of the Atlantic coast. Visit the local Berber markets and wonder at the produce and many other things for sale.

                          Essaouira 'The laid-back attitude, artsy atmosphere, bracing sea breezes and p­icture-postcard ramparts make Essaouira a firm favorite on the traveler’s trail. It’s the kind of place where you’ll sigh deeply and relax enough to shrug off your guarded attitude and just soak up the atmosphere' - Lonely Planet.


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                          • The sunny seating terrace and garden

                            The sunny seating terrace and garden

                          • Open plan living room and kitchen

                            Open plan living room and kitchen

                          • The front of the house

                            The front of the house

                          • Open plan living room

                            Open plan living room

                          • Living room at night with open fire

                            Living room at night with open fire

                          • Open Plan Living room

                            Open Plan Living room

                          • The red bedroom

                            The red bedroom

                          • Open plan living room and kitchen

                            Open plan living room and kitchen

                          • Terrace garden and sun loungers

                            Terrace garden and sun loungers

                          • Springtime flowers in the garden

                            Springtime flowers in the garden

                          • The shaded courtyard seating area

                            The shaded courtyard seating area

                          • The red bedroom, fireplace and en-suite

                            The red bedroom, fireplace and en-suite

                          • Seating on covered terrace

                            Seating on covered terrace

                          • The view from the roof terrace

                            The view from the roof terrace

                          • Roof Terrace

                            Roof Terrace

                          • Peaceful courtyard shaded seating area

                            Peaceful courtyard shaded seating area

                          • Open plan kitchen

                            Open plan kitchen

                          • Sunken lounge with fireplace

                            Sunken lounge with fireplace

                          • The orange bedroom

                            The orange bedroom

                          • White garden bedroom

                            White garden bedroom

                          • The central courtyard

                            The central courtyard

                          • Stunning garden plants

                            Stunning garden plants

                          • Garden and covered terrace

                            Garden and covered terrace

                          • House, garden and sun terrace

                            House, garden and sun terrace

                          £70 - £100 per night (GBP)

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 12/08/14
                          Minimum stay: 5 nights
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                          Member since: 2010
                          Speaks: english
                          • Calendar last updated: 12/08/2014
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