Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Beautiful Medina Riad in Essaouira with Sea View

You sent a message to this owner.

Calendar

Last updated: 12/15/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Essaouira house description

Dar Ettouahen is a beautiful, elegant, light and airy, newly refurbished riad on a quiet street within the walls of the historic Medina of Essaouira. It is just two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and seven minutes from the beach. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacious enough for a whole family or group of friends, Dar Ettouahen has traditional stone arches, tadelakt (marble-dust walled) bathrooms, tiled floors, high thuya wood ceilings and a open log fireplace.

The ground floor is a wonderful spacious open-plan living space, and upstairs there is a cosy salon and four large bedrooms. On the roof are fantastic sea views - there is a large sheltered terrace with plenty of room for eating, drinking and relaxing and a second smaller upper terrace provides the perfect setting for watching the sun set over the waves crashing on the rocks below.

During your stay, you will be looked after by Fouad, our local caretaker who is there to make sure that you have a great stay. Not only is he able to help with any problems you may have (e.g. finding a doctor), but he can also give lots of advice and organise excursions for you, including transport to the airport (from 600 dhms) or your next destination. He will meet you when you arrive in Essaouira, take you to the house, and lend you a local mobile phone with which you can call him if you need him during your stay. He is kind, honest and very reliable.

The house is cleaned weekly and in between guests. Khadisha, our excellent cook, is also available to make delicious breakfasts and traditional Moroccan dinners for you at very reasonable prices. These meals are often described by guests as a highlight! She will also provide additional cleaning and washing for you on request for a small charge.

If you are travelling with young children we provide stair gates, a high chair, a travel cot (with additional mattress and cot bedding) and a baby bath. We are also able to organise babysitting during the evenings.

Why VRBO

We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Staff

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome:

            We provide stair gates, a high chair, a travel cot (with additional mattress and cot bedding) and a baby bath. We are also able to organise babysitting during the evenings. ...moreless

          • Pets Considered
          • Smoking Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

            The house is only accessible by foot. Inside, there are lots of stairs which are quite steep....moreless

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • We have a longstanding relationship with a taxi company who offers a very reliable service at a reasonable cost. They can provide cars of different sizes for up to four (600 dhms), six (1000 dhms) or eight (1200 dhms) passengers (or sometimes twelve, depending on availability). It is also possible to get from Marrakech and Agadir to Essaouira by bus. You don't need a car to explore Essaouira but cars can be hired from Marrakech (e.g. the airport) or Essaouira new town....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Audio Tape Player
              • Books
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player:

                There is a DVD player and a selection of DVDs for adults and children....moreless

              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television:

                There is a TV and a satellite dish with reaches a Handful of English speaking channels (and a number of French and German channels). ...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic

              Attractions

              • Marina
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Babysitter
              • Groceries

              Leisure Activities

              • Horseback Riding
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking

              Location Type

              • Beach
              • Downtown
              • Near The Ocean
              • Town

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Golf
              • Sailing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Wind-Surfing

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Baby Gate
              • Fireplace
              • Firewood
              • Hair Dryer
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Local Activities Guide
              • Safe
              • Sofa Bed
              • Sunbed
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Grill
              • Kitchen:

                There is a good range of cooking equipment, utensils, crockery, glasses etc. There is a four ring gas hob and a freestanding small oven. There is a large fridge with a small freezer compartment....moreless

              • Oven
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove

              Outside

              • Beach Towels
              • Deck / Patio:

                There is a large sunny, sheltered roof terrace with a small kitchen where there is plenty of room to eat, drink and relax. From two smaller upper terraces there is spectacular view over the sea....moreless

              • Terrace

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.2
                  from 8 traveler reviews
                  Loading...
                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Christmas 2014
                  Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  February 2015 half term
                  Feb 14 - Feb 22, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  Easter 2015
                  Mar 28 - Apr 19, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  Summer 2015 half term
                  May 23 - May 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  July and Summer 2015
                  Jul 4 - Sep 6, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  October 2015 half term
                  Oct 24 - Nov 1, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  Christmas 2015
                  Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  £110 £110
                  Fri, Sat, Sun
                  £700
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  £80
                  £500

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Refundable Damage Deposit £50
                  • No additional mandatory fees
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  We ask for an additional £10/nights for groups of seven or more people.

                  Breakfast and dinner is optional and costs 30/75 dirhams per person.

                  Taxi to and from the airports can be organised.

                  Babysitting available.

                  Our caretaker can help organising excursions.

                  Discounts may be available on last minute bookings and for long stays.

                  Deposits are non-refundable


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


                  Please wait... Book with confidence

                  Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.


                  Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                  Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                   

                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 12/15/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  180 Kilometres
                  Nearest Airport
                  Marrakech
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Barpub
                  3 Kilometres
                  Nearest Golf
                  100 Metres
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  400 Metres
                  Nearest Beach
                  Beach

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  Essaouira is a small historic fishing port on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, renowned for its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, souks stuffed full of local art and craftwork as well as local produce, its long sandy beach and its well-preserved old walled medina, named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001.

                  The weather is temperate and warm year-round and the bracing sea winds make it an attractive spot for windsurfing. The long sandy beach is also home to daily local football and basket ball games and at the south end are the ruins of Borj el-Berod, mythically said to have been the inspiration for Jimi Hendrix's 'Castles made of sand'. The old medina ramparts are a great spot to watch the waves crashing onto the rocks as the sun goes down over the 'Ile de Mogador', a group of tiny islands which offer sanctuary to Eleanora's falcons.

                  Inside the medina, the narrow streets (from which cars are banned), are filled with bustling fish, spice, vegetable and pottery markets, art galleries exhibiting work of local artists, souks selling carpets, ironwork and local thuya wood craftware and children playing. Stop and stare in one of the local cafes or patisseries, selling strong coffee, Moroccan mint tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Evenings are happily wiled away in one of the numerous restaurants, steeped in atmosphere and warmth, which serve traditional Moroccan fare: tagines, couscous and Moroccan and French wine.

                  Within Essaouira, you won’t need a car (the medina is pedestrianised). You might want to take short trips around Essaouira, but taxis are cheap and easily organised through Fouad (our caretaker). It is also easy to hire a car by the day in Essaouira if you would like to explore more independently.

                  Other Activities: camel-trekking, kite-surfing, kayak, quad-biking, hamams.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2006

                  About the owner: We're a family of five with three young children. We bought the riad in 2006. We love Essaouira and we go there several times a year. The rest of the time we rent out the house. It's great to talk to our guests about Essaouira and Morocco, and it's really nice to see so many guests wanting to come back to our house.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, swedish

                   

                  Photos

                  • Seating in front of the open log fire

                    Seating in front of the open log fire

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Second floor double bedroom

                    Second floor double bedroom

                  • Bathroom

                    Bathroom

                  • Fountain

                    Fountain

                  • Part of the roof terrace

                    Part of the roof terrace

                  • Lower roof terrace

                    Lower roof terrace

                  • Shopping in the town

                    Shopping in the town

                  • Camels on a local beach

                    Camels on a local beach

                  • Local cafe

                    Local cafe

                  • Sea view from upper roof terrace

                    Sea view from upper roof terrace

                  • Staircase to upper floors

                    Staircase to upper floors

                  • TV seating area

                    TV seating area

                  • First floor double bedroom

                    First floor double bedroom

                  • First floor twin room

                    First floor twin room

                  • Dining area

                    Dining area

                  • Sheltered seating area on the roof terrace

                    Sheltered seating area on the roof terrace

                  • Sun loungers on the upper terrace

                    Sun loungers on the upper terrace

                  • View from the roof terrace

                    View from the roof terrace

                  • Local market

                    Local market

                  • Stunning coastline

                    Stunning coastline

                  • Town Square

                    Town Square

                  £80 - £110 per night (GBP)
                  8

                  4 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 12/15/14
                  Minimum stay: 2-3 nights
                  Dates are unavailable
                  Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                  This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                  Book It

                  Detailed Price

                  Owner
                  Member since: 2007
                  Speaks: english, swedish
                  • Calendar last updated: 12/15/2014
                  Email owner

                  +44 7795032070

                  Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                  Add vacation protection services to your booking

                  Three services to protect your trip:

                  Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                  Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                  Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                  Get it now

                  advertisement

                  Share this property via Email

                  Beautiful medina riad in Essaouira with sea view

                  Essaouira #83018ha

                  4 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 10

                  You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                  Share this property via Email

                    Please correct the following errors and resend:
                  • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                  • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                  • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.