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Enchanting Small Palace in the Heart of the Old Medina, for Your Exclusive Use

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Last updated: 07/30/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marrakech house description

Dar Aicha, the Marrakech home of an English artist, is an intimate and enchanting small palace, filled with light and beauty and situated at the heart of the old medina of Marrakech. Located at the end of a short cul-de-sac, off the main passage-way leading into the souk Smarine, it is a few minutes walk from the square, the renowned Djemaa el Fna. The house is a traditional Dar, built around an open courtyard, with an upper level and an attractive roof terrace garden with an al fresco dining area for those warm evenings.

Our guests, even couples on their own, get sole occupancy of the riad and the services of our attentive staff. We pride ourselves in offering a 5-star service in elegant surroundings at very competitive rates. The nightly/weekly rates quoted opposite are per person. Please click on 'Rates' for full detail.

We have installed WiFi facilities for the convenience of our guests.

(Please note that we have no connection with a small hotel, known as Riad Dar Aicha, also in Marrakech.)



Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

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

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Included
          • Housekeeper
          • Staff
          • Daily Maid Service

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome:

            We expect our guests to watch their children to ensure their safety going up and down steep stairs and to behave sensibly in this lovely house....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 double

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 double

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          • The first double bedroom has an extra large bed. There is also a daybed in that bedroom which can be used by a child. The second bedroom has a comfortable double bed and the third bedroom has twin beds. A further bed can set up in the salon and the person sleeping there could use the 4th bathroom downstairs. We also have a baby's bed which can be set up in any of the rooms....moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • Meals: Delicious Moroccan cuisine is prepared by Madame Zahra, our welcoming housekeeper/cook. Prices: 230 dirhams, per person, per day for full board (about £18.00 Sterling - varies with rate of exchange - wine extra). Or: breakfast: 60 dirhams, lunch 70 dirhams, dinner 100 dirhams. These costs to be paid daily in the local currency, directly to the house manager. The charming house manager, Samir, who speaks English and French, will collect you from the airport and serve at table. He will arrange any excursions and accompany you, if required . He is always happy to answer queries and ensure that your visit is a memorable one. Personal laundry: included in the rental and done by Madame Zahra. Strictly no smoking in bedrooms - all damages to be paid for...moreless

              Entertainment

              • DVD Player
              • Books:

                A limited choice of books and guide books are on offer....moreless

              • Books For Adults
              • Audio Tape Player
              • CD Player
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Television

              Theme

              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic
              • Romantic

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Sight Seeing

              local services and businesses

                  • ATM/Bank

                  Location Type

                  • Downtown
                  • Mountain

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis

                  Arrival Day

                      • Flexible

                      breakfast meal type

                          • Booking Possible

                          catering options

                              • Catering Available

                              Dining

                              • Dining:

                                Depending on the time of the year and the weather, meals can be taken on the terrace, the first floor 'mensa' and the ground floor dining room....moreless

                              • Dining Room
                              • Seating for 7 people

                              dinner meal type

                                  • Booking Possible

                                  General

                                  • Washing Machine:

                                    Personal laundry is done by the maid and the cost is included in the rental of the house....moreless

                                  • Air Conditioning:

                                    These traditional houses are designed to cope with the great heat of summer and stay cool inside, day and night with air conditioning. There are fans in all common rooms and in each bedroom....moreless

                                  • Heating:

                                    Heating is provided by gas heaters in the common parts of the house and by electric heathers in every bedroom....moreless

                                  • Clothes Dryer:

                                    Personal laundry is done by the maid and the cost is included in the rental of the house....moreless

                                  • Parking:

                                    If you have rented a car, Samir, our house manager will find a place for you to park near the Jema El Fna, a short distance from the house. Vehicles are not allowed inside the medina....moreless

                                  • Living Room:

                                    The elegant salon on the ground floor is a perfect retreat for a quiet drink, reading or watching TV....moreless

                                  • Hair Dryer
                                  • Iron & Board
                                  • Internet
                                  • Wireless Internet
                                  • Basic Soaps
                                  • Toilet Paper
                                  • Telephone
                                  • Towels Provided
                                  • Fax
                                  • Linens Provided

                                  house cleaning

                                      • Housekeeper Included

                                      Kitchen

                                      • Kitchen:

                                        Our guests may only use the kitchen for the preparation of hot drinks. If you wish to eat at the house, Madame Zahra will prepare delicious meals on request. Prices listed on the site. ...moreless

                                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                                        The house has a good complement of dishes and glasses so that the table can be elegantly laid....moreless

                                      • Coffee Maker:

                                        Cafetiere...moreless

                                      • Refrigerator:

                                        Guests may store drinks or fruit in the refrigerator....moreless

                                      • 4 Ring Stove
                                      • Freezer
                                      • Grill
                                      • Stove
                                      • Oven

                                      lunch meal type

                                          • Booking Possible

                                          Outside

                                          • Deck / Patio:

                                            The terrace is like a garden in the sky and is a perfect place to sit in the sun or in the shade to sunbathe, read and chat....moreless

                                          • Lawn / Garden:

                                            There is no garden at ground level but the terrace is like a little oasis....moreless

                                          • Terrace

                                          Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool:

                                                We do not have a pool at the house but there are several big hotels within a few minutes' walk who offer facilities to non-residents....moreless

                                               

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                                              Please note that the WEEKLY rates quoted above are based on 2 people sharing the house, ie £530 per week for a couple. 
                                              
                                              Additional guests pay £200 each per week
                                              
                                              Single visitors (ie one person occupying the entire house) will be charged £500 per week.
                                              
                                              Please note that the NIGHTLY rates quoted are PER PERSON, per night
                                              
                                              Special rates for  children under 10 years of age by  agreement.
                                              
                                              CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR. These two weeks will incur special rates to be discussed with the owner. These weeks can start on different dates.
                                              
                                              To secure a booking, we require a 15% deposit from our guests. The balance is due 3 weeks before arrival at the house.
                                              
                                              Overseas clients must pay us through PayPal . 
                                              
                                              We do our utmost to ensure our guests' comfort and safety but we  expect them to carry comprehensive insurance.
                                              
                                              Getting married? Think of spending your honeymoon at Dar Aicha. Please enquire...
                                              
                                              Birthday and other occasions can be catered for by our friendly staPayment is only accepted in the quoted currency - British Pounds - unless the currency and the amount are specifically agreed in advance with the owner/advertiser. Guests from outside the United Kingdom must pay via Paypal or bank transfer.

                                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                                              Calendar

                                              Last updated: 07/30/2014
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                                              Location

                                              2 Miles
                                              Nearest Airport
                                              Marrakech
                                              1 Miles
                                              Nearest Train
                                              Marrakech
                                              100 Miles
                                              Nearest Beach
                                              beach

                                              Car: Not Necessary

                                              Marrakech, situated between the high Atlas mountains and the southern deserts of Morocco, is an ancient city of exquisite gardens, historical sites, colourful souks and elegant shops. The city offers all-year-round attractions from cultural pursuits to leisure activities. Shopping in the souk for pottery, jewellery, brassware and carpets is a magical experience.

                                              Other Activities: excursions desert/beach/ mountains by arrangement. Marrakech is a shopper's paradise. Come and experience it for yourself.

                                               

                                              Owner info

                                              Year Purchased: 2001

                                              About the owner: I am a British artist, living in the west of England but Marrakech became my second home when I purchased Dar Aicha. I try to spend as much time as I can in the house each year.

                                              Why the Owner Chose Marrakech:
                                              A friend and I went to stay in another riad before buying mine and we total fell in love with the serene atmosphere of the old Moroccan town houses, the way that the outside and the inside mix while preserving the exquisite feeling of privacy and genteel living that typifies these wonderful Islamic gems

                                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                                              Waking up at Dar Aicha is a joy. The sun comes streaming in to the courtyard, birds are singing and you know that soon a delicious breakfast will be served on the terrace - weather permitting -, the first floor 'mensa' which is the covered but open area where you can sit and watch the activities taking place in the house or in the cosy dining room on the ground floor. Passing through the front door, after all the excitement and noise of the souk is like entering a different world - a world looked after and preserved by Madame Zahra, our wonderful cook, Samir our house manager whom our guests always find helpful and a great problem solver. The rest of the staff is equally friendly and delightful.


                                              Contact us

                                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish

                                              Guestbook comments from the owner

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                                              Photos

                                              • The sun-drenched courtyard of the house

                                                The sun-drenched courtyard of the house

                                              • On the mensa, perfect place to read and converse

                                                On the mensa, perfect place to read and converse

                                              • The welcoming dining area, beyond the courtyard

                                                The welcoming dining area, beyond the courtyard

                                              • Enjoying breakfast on the terrace

                                                Enjoying breakfast on the terrace

                                              • The welcoming salon

                                                The welcoming salon

                                              • The elegant and romantic turquoise bedroom

                                                The elegant and romantic turquoise bedroom

                                              • Yellow bedroom

                                                Yellow bedroom

                                              • The pink bathroom

                                                The pink bathroom

                                              • Corner of  the mensa

                                                Corner of the mensa

                                              • Acrobats on the Jemma el Fna

                                                Acrobats on the Jemma el Fna

                                              • Marrakech cat

                                                Marrakech cat

                                              • Majorelle blue

                                                Majorelle blue

                                              • The mensa overlooking the courtyard

                                                The mensa overlooking the courtyard

                                              • Informal supper on the mensa

                                                Informal supper on the mensa

                                              • Dinner is served!

                                                Dinner is served!

                                              • The TV corner in the salon

                                                The TV corner in the salon

                                              • ... and its bathroom

                                                ... and its bathroom

                                              • .. and its bathroom

                                                .. and its bathroom

                                              • Pink bedroom

                                                Pink bedroom

                                              • Looking down from the terrace at night

                                                Looking down from the terrace at night

                                              • Majorelle Gardens

                                                Majorelle Gardens

                                              • Jemma el Fna by night

                                                Jemma el Fna by night

                                              • Storks on the city walls

                                                Storks on the city walls

                                              • Pomegranates

                                                Pomegranates

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                                              3 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                                              Sleeps 7

                                              View calendar: Updated 07/30/14
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                                              Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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