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Spacious Holiday House with a Sun-Drenched Roof Terrace and Fabulous Views

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

“This luxurious 4 bedroom townhouse is located a short walk from the cresent shaped beach of Essaouira and the fabulous Medina but the house offers peace and privacy that is unique to this property. The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen-dining room which is fully equipped for self-catering. The housekeeper, who visits daily on request, can cook our guests delicious Moroccan tagines and couscous from our in-house menu. A comfortable salon with open fire has views over the town of Essaouira. Four traditionally decorated en-suite bedrooms are located over three floors and all have views of Essaouira towards the sea. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the sea. The terrace has dining furniture and a pergola which is perfect for al fresco breakfast or dining on the warm Moroccan evenings and there are sun loungers for soaking up the Essaouiran sunshine on a beautiful day!

Day Trips: You can take short day trips to; Moulay Bouzerktoune a stretch of beach with a stronger side shore wind than Essaouira, and offers one of the best wave spots just outside Europe. In the winter with 2 - 5 meters waves this is a spot for confident wave sailors.

Sidi Kaouki to the south of Essaouira this is a 5 km long beach again with a cross shore wind and good waves in the winter. Conditions here can vary and with different entry points you will find the right waves for beginner and more advanced wave sailors.

Festivals - there are many world-famous festivals throughout the year in Essaouira, notably The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival (annually in June) - a celebration of the mysterious music of the Gnaouas, the product of a mystic tradition with branches as widespread as Haitian voodoo and Brazilian Candomblé.


Property Type

  • House
  • 200 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


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

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Daily Maid Service


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king, 1 baby crib

    private bathroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double

    private showerroom ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


  • All the bedroom windows face towards the beach and Medina and have curtains and shutters. All linen is provided and is white 100% cotton. Each guest is provided with 2 pillows, a duvet, a hand towel and bath towel, and warm blankets. Hot water bottles and bedroom heaters can be made available in the winter months. First Floor: Bedroom 1 is the spacious family room with queen size double bed, bedside tables, lamps, wardrobe and space for cot/child bed. The room has a large en-suite with WC, shower and basin. Bedroom 2 has 2 single beds, side table, lamp, chair,wardrobe and its own private WC, shower, bath and basin. Second floor: Bedroom 3 has the master bedroom with a double bed, storage chest, two bedside tables, lamps and wardrobe with seperate WC, shower and basin on the same floor. Third Floor: Bedroom 4 is a pretty twin room with lamp, side table, wardrobe, shelving and en-suite with WC, shower and basin. The windows for this room open out onto the roof terrace....moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ensuite ...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower


  • All of the bathrooms have showers, basins, mirrors and toilets and are decorated using a traditional plastering techniques called Tadelakt. Hand and bath towels and bath mats are provided and changed on request. There is a single hairdryer available. Beach towels are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Families with children of all ages welcome. We have a high chair, Chicco travel cot, baby monitor, and stair gate available for younger children. Babysitting service is available. For our guests safety there is a strong hand rail that follows the staircase on all floors. Laundry service available for a small charge to Karima. There is plenty of space on roof terrace for storing wetsuits, surf boards and other sporting equipment and a fresh water tap. A local supermarket and pharmacy are nearby for necessities. There is a information file, in English, covering local events, activities, services, maps, and reviews and locations of many of the restaurants both inside and outside of the medina. Linen and bath towels are provided including beach towels from January 2012 Airport transfers can be organised by owner...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Bay/Sound
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The kitchen can seat 4 guests at a table. the salon has a large table and seating for 8 guests. The roof terrace has a large table and seating for 8 guests. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace:

    Open log fire - first load of logs in included in all winter sun rentals and any further loads are charge at 100 MAD and payable to Fouad. ...moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Salon is spacious...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking:

    Secure parking available on request from owner....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone:

    Moroccan pay as you go phone is given to guests - top up cards can be purchased from local shops. Staff contacts are entered in the contacts list on the phone so staff can be called for assistance. ...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels provided for bathroom and for the beach...moreless

  • Tumble Dryer:

    Drying line is a permanent fixture on the roof terrace...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine must only be used by Karima but she will wash and hang clothes out on the line for a small charge. ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:



  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.8
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Sun
May 1 - Oct 30, 2015
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £79 Nightly

Winter Sun
Nov 1 - May 1, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £71 Nightly

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: £79 Nightly

Additional information about rental rates


  • No additional mandatory fees
  • Taxes Not included


The price includes exclusive use of Dar Doughri and a daily maid service. For 7 day rentals a 15% discount is offered to a group of 2 guests or less. Payments by online bank transfer or via PayPal.

Optional additional charges:

Continental breakfast: 25 MAD per person

Traditional dinner: 65 MAD per person

Clothes washing and drying: 10 MAD per load

Airport transfers – price on request

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/25/2015
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15 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Essaouira Mogador
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
Ancient Medina
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
5 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Essaouira Medina
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Car: Not Necessary

The town of Essaouira, with its Portuguese ramparts, busy fishing port, and cresent shaped 15km beach is a holiday destination with adventures to offer all ages of visitor. For the activity led traveller this includes dune buggies, horse safaris and camel riding, hiking, kite-surfing, wave surfing, local vineyard visits and tasting, a local farmers market in Haa Draa, safe swimming both in the sea and hotel pools, golf at Diabat, sailing, bird spotting, fishing, windsurfing, and mountain biking. In the lively Medina (walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site) visitors can find hidden gems crafted from Thuya wood, leather, silver, and ceramics. For those visitors who enjoy food and cooking there are many fruits, vegetables, meat, spices and fresh fish to buy in the souks. The internationally acclaimed restaurants and cafes in and outside of the Medina offer Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine. The is also a popular french cafe culture amongst the visitors and locals.

Other Activities: Kite-surfing, Wind-surfing, Camel Trekking, Dune Buggy Safari, Hammams, Berber Massages, Henna Tatoos, Spa treatments, Vineyard Visits, Boat trips.

Golf: There are two fabulous 18 hole golf courses in Essaouira, signature designed by the legendary Gary Player, an exceptional setting , with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The academy, practice course and clubhouse are located along the edge of the course.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Lindsey and Fiona purchased the property after visiting Essaouira for a half term adventure with their two school age children. They have been married for 15 years and live in the UK near Guildford. Fiona's mother was born in Demnat, in the Atlas Mountains during WW2 and lived there with her family until she was 6 years old. Fiona grew up hearing many tales about the exotic and exciting country. When the opportunity arose to purchase a property in the country arose they couldn't resist the challenge.

Why the Owner Chose Essaouira:
6 months before we purchased Dar Doughri the building was transformed from a two storey home into a 4 storey property with a panoramic roof terrace by an intrepid Englishman named Peter and his Moroccan friend Omar. We were looking for a spacious but well located property with a private and secure roof terrace that was well built and maintained that would not be blighted by the damp and noise that can pervade the riads within the Medina wall. Within 4 months of purchasing the house Dar Doughri was ready to receive guests and swiftly became one of the most successful rental properties in the area.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The close location of Dar Doughri near the Medina, beach and bustling town life combined with the sheltered but sun-drenched roof terrace and light and airy rooms made us fall in love with the property. The house is a balanced combination of modern living such as large windows, comfortable furniture and linens, and a fully equipped kitchen combined with traditional touches such as the huge tadelact bath, pod shower, traditional salon with open fire place. Its location is in a quiet residential street allows our guests to feel immersed in Moroccan life and culture while enjoying the peace and privacy that is essential on holiday. Essaouira is a family friendly destination where their whole family can enjoy the culture, shopping, delicious food and the fabulous beach all through the year.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, all enquiries by email please - UK calls accepted

Links to more information:

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Terrace 2015

    Terrace 2015

  • Terrace 2013

    Terrace 2013

  • Salon


  • Kitchen


  • Bathroom


  • Family bedroom

    Family bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dar Doughri Terrace View

    Dar Doughri Terrace View

  • Essaouira from the Fishing Port

    Essaouira from the Fishing Port

  • View of Terrace from Medina

    View of Terrace from Medina

  • terrace 2015

    terrace 2015

  • Salon


  • Kitchen


  • Karima


  • Twin Bedroom

    Twin Bedroom

  • Roof Terrace Bedroom

    Roof Terrace Bedroom

  • Dar Doughri View from Salon Windows

    Dar Doughri View from Salon Windows

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