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Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the Heart of Essaouira Medina (Near Skala De La Ville)

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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Dar Mussarat is a delightful 18th century, 5-bed house in the historic, walled town of Essaouira – an Atlantic coast World Heritage Site. Split over 4 floors around a central courtyard, Dar Mussarat comprises 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 salons and 2 terraces with spectacular sea views and sleeps up to 9 people.

The house is joint managed by Rachid and Khalid who can give you advice regarding activities in and around Essaouira and looked after by the superb Khadija who visits daily and many guests end up wishing they could take her back home with them! .

Dar Mussarat is located moments away from the main square, fishing port and long, white sandy beach. It is a great holiday home for a large family or group of friends.


Essaouira Region: Essaouira is a historic, walled town and an Atlantic coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, just a few hours west of Marrakesh and the Atlas Mountains. The bohemian town where Jimi Hendrix liked to hang out is a perfect spot to unwind, eat great seafood and absorb the laid back and atmospheric scene.

To the west of the Medina the rampart walls and fortifications drop directly into the Atlantic with a picturesque fishing port filled with bright blue boats, while a few minutes walk from the main square, the wide beach curves around the bay.

One of the few places in Morocco to be popular in the summer months as the Atlantic breeze ensures that the temperatures rarely stray past 35 degrees, almost year round blue sky's ensure a wonderful trip whatever the season. However, low season is commonly thought of as November to February when the nights can be cold and the weather more unpredictable.

Ancient Medina: THE MEDINA - Designed in the mid 1700’s by a French architect, the medina is an intriguing fusion of French-style piazzas with traditional subterranean passages, vaulted alleys and traditional courtyard houses. Its whitewashed buildings, with ornate doorways and windows painted blue to match the sky, are enclosed by intact pink fortifications. Packed with shops and stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, spices, leather goods and the famous local argon oil it is the ideal place to while away the hours, before relaxing at one of the numerous cafe's or enjoying a massage at a local hammam.

THE PORT & THE RAMPARTS - Skala de la ville is the impressive sea bastion built along the cliffs. Its is home to a collection of European brass cannons from the 18th and 19 th centuries and has great views out to sea. Locals and tourist alike gather here to watch the sun disappear over the horizon. The port, bustling with ship-builders and fishing boats is a great place to eat freshly caught seafood

How to get there: You can fly Atlas Blue/Royal Air Maroc direct to Essaouira from Paris Orly

Or fly to Marrakech from London Gatwick/Luton/Manchester with Ryanair, Atlas Blue(Royal Air Maroc) , Easyjet or British Airways, then either take a BUS (only 70 dirhams each), taxi or hire a car to drive to Essaouira (approx. 2 - 2.5hours transfer via road).

Taxi's depending on size and type(Standard, 4X4, MPV) range between 800 - 1200 dirhams one way (around £60 - £90)

Why VRBO

Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9

  • Ground Floor Bedroom: 1 queen, 1 double

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  • 1st Floor Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • 1st Floor Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • 1st Floor Bedroom 3: 1 twin/ single

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  • 2nd Floor Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Anywhere: 2 sleep sofa /futon

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  • The 2nd floor bedroom has a four poster bed . Please Note: Additional Sleeping facilities include 2 single camping mattresses and 2 CHAIR BEDS....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Ground Floor shower room: toilet, shower

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  • Ground Floor shower room: toilet, shower

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  • 2nd floor Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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Other Amenities

  • Ground floor with large salon and fireplace, kitchen, courtyard with dining table, shower-room and double bedroom. A wide staircase takes you up to the first floor with three beautiful bedrooms with sunny exterior windows, plus windows to the inner courtyard. Traditionally Tedelect bathroom. The floor above opens up onto a lower terrace with a puy looking down onto the courtyard of the house, here there is another beautiful, bright salon with double doors opening to the terrace, a tedelect kitchen, a huge double bedroom with wooden bed and bathroom. Stairs lead up from here to the roof terrace with far reaching views of the atlantic, plus a large table for dining and banquettes and sunloungers for relaxing. The whole house has originally carved wooden ceilings and tiled floors. Please Note: Additional Sleeping facilities include 2 single camping mattresses and 2 CHAIR BEDS....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Terrace

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Terraced
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2015
Jun 8 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
£95
£595 £1,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £85 Nightly; 30 nights or more: £63 Nightly

Autumn 2015
Sep 8 - Dec 16, 2015
3 night min stay
£70
£420 £1,500

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £60 Nightly; 30 nights or more: £50 Nightly

Xmas 2015
Dec 17 - Jan 10, 2016
3 night min stay
£95
£595 £1,900

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £85 Nightly; 30 nights or more: £63 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

25% Non refundable deposit payable on confirmation.

Balance payable 4 weeks prior to stay.


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Last updated: 08/14/2015
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Location

Car: Not Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: We are a British couple residing in Hertfordshire, England. Zahid works in IT as an Oracle database developer and Salva runs Dar Papillon, a Vegan and vegetarian cafe and Health food shop selling Organic and ethically sourced produce. We first visited Morocco in December 2006. Liked Marrakesh, but fell in love with Essaouira. We then spent 3 years searching for a holiday home and Voilà .... here we are !

Why the Owner Chose Essaouira:
Beautiful property with retained original features restored in a minimalist style to create a sense of peace and tranquility.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful sea views, 3 aspects and great mews location.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Atlantic views from terrace

    Atlantic views from terrace

  • Front Door

    Front Door

  • Ground Floor shower room with zellige floor

    Ground Floor shower room with zellige floor

  • Ground Floor Shower room Miirror

    Ground Floor Shower room Miirror

  • Salon with open log fireplace

    Salon with open log fireplace

  • 1st Floor shower room with zellige floor

    1st Floor shower room with zellige floor

  • 1st Floor Landing

    1st Floor Landing

  • 1st Floor Medium Bedroom

    1st Floor Medium Bedroom

  • 2nd Floor Shower/Bathroom

    2nd Floor Shower/Bathroom

  • 2nd Floor courtyard

    2nd Floor courtyard

  • stairway

    stairway

  • Another view of the Atlantic

    Another view of the Atlantic

  • Front of house showing mews location

    Front of house showing mews location

  • Entrance hall

    Entrance hall

  • View from Ground Floor Courtyard

    View from Ground Floor Courtyard

  • 1st Floor Shower room Mirror

    1st Floor Shower room Mirror

  • 1st Floor Master Bedroom

    1st Floor Master Bedroom

  • 1st Floor Small Bedroom

    1st Floor Small Bedroom

  • 2nd Floor Bath/Shower Room

    2nd Floor Bath/Shower Room

  • Stairway lamp

    Stairway lamp

  • 2nd Floor courtyard

    2nd Floor courtyard

  • 1st Floor Landing view from stairs

    1st Floor Landing view from stairs

  • 2nd Floor Master Bedroom

    2nd Floor Master Bedroom

  • Ground Floor Dining Room

    Ground Floor Dining Room

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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