Riad: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms equipped kitchen, tv, large garden lounges, pool, BBQ
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:7 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
What a fabulous place to stay!
We were made to feel very welcome by the owners Eric and Solange, who do not hesitate to help if need be. The property's namesake 'Le Chateau' (The Castle) sums it all! It was even better than the pictures and the description showed on the website. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for a clean, relaxing and enjoyable place to stay. The pool is gorgeous, the property is beautiful and very well maintained, and the amenities are great. We loved every minute of it! There is a choice of traditional Moroccan dishes to order, which was very handy and made the experience more authentic. The price of the letting is reasonable as you have everything you need and more. We hope to have the opportunity to come back again!
Stunning Villa and Gardens and Charming Hosts
We spent an uttterly delightful and relaxing week surrounded by beautiful gardens with a large swimming pool and plenty of pool toys to amuse the children. Eric and Solange very kindly arranged delicious Moroccan breakfasts and dinners. Nothing was too much trouble - Eric arranged safe and reliable taxis for us and both Solange and Eric were very close at hand to advise on sight-seeing etc. The house was spotless and very well equipped throughout. The extensive living area was just
perfect! There was plenty to do in Essaouaria . We must make special mention of Yassine and his horses (by the Ocean Vagabond restaurant) for providing us with a thrilling afternoon riding through the sand dunes. Altogether a wonderful and relaxing experience which we all greatly enjoyed and will cherish for years to come. Definitely one we would dearly love to repeat. Thank you Eric and Solange for being such lovely and attentive hosts!!
Stunning Villa, wonderful pool and lovely owners! Must have a car.
Wonderful property and owners.
Spacious, spotlessly clean villa and grounds! Tall entry gates and private gravel drive will lead you to the castle looking riad villa which is very thoughtfully and elegantly decorated and very impressive. My sister, brother in law and my partner and i stayed for 1 week (last week) end of Sept/early oct 2018. There are 2 lovely large double rooms, one with an en suite and the other with the use of a beautiful large bathroom with traditional walled shower, toilet and large sink area. There is a further single room with one bed and another room towards the back of the villa with two single beds and a shower en suite. There is no air conditioning but there are several large fans for use and with temperatures of 34 the villa remained a comfortable temperature.The living area has lots of different seating and there is a good sized dining table with chairs. The kitchen is modest size, open plan style with large fridge freezer, gas hob oven, ample counter top space for food prep and very well stocked kitchenware, appliances, washing machine and dishwasher. The electric juicer came in real handy and the blender too! Pots, pans, plates and all kitchen gadgets were provided, towels & bedding too. Wifi box provided. The daily gardener is discreet & very respectful of your privacy. Saw him 2 times briefly.
Outside space in maintained impeccably. There is a round table & chairs on the back patio area perfect for dining & playing cards etc & another small coffee table. It was spacious for 4.
Pool area is fabulous!! Great size large pool and lovely to have the built in steps rather than the metal frame ladder most pools have.6 Lovely sturdy loungers and two sun shades. All the furniture throughout is very good quality.
You need a car. The villa is remote and not within walking distance of public transport, shops or restaurants. Surrounding villages pretty basic don't be put off. We drove from Marrakech in 2-3 hours with stops. We saw taxis a few times. If you plan to get a cab and not go out at all,you must do big food/drink shop before you're dropped off & arrange return travel ahead of time! With a car you can reach the beach harbor town of Essaouira in around 30mins where you will find all the Souks, restaurants, fish market & best supermarket that also sells alcohol (not on fridays) 'Carefour' on the entry into Essaouira.
I miss the sound of the donkeys & call to prayer!
Thank you Eric & Solange x
The perfect holiday home in a great location
Myself, husband and son (11 years) have just returned from a very enjoyable 9 night stay at Riad Flowered. We love Essaouira but didn't want to be in the town as we wanted a garden and outside space.
Location: The riad is situated in the picturesque countryside a short drive north of the village of Had Draa. At Had Draa you can buy essential supplies and fruit/veg from the weekly souk. The village also has the nearest petrol station. It is a great location for a relaxing family holiday as you have the countryside on your doorstep and also Essaouira is only a 20 minutes drive where you can visit the fish market, restaurants, beach and medina.
Riad Flowered: Is set just off the road behind secure gates, however the road is not busy so the noise from traffic is not a problem. There is a great 360 degree view from the roof terrace.
Once inside the space is clean and airy with lovely high ceilings. The sitting room has various seating areas, a television, dvd player and bluetooth stero system. There was also a wifi service, although this was variable due to the location.
All the bedrooms are simply decorated and have adequate storage space to hang clothes. Two of the bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and there is also a shared family bathroom for the other two bedrooms. I would recommend taking a hairdyer as there wasn't one during our stay (although I'm sure if we'd asked Eric and Solange would have found us one). The bed linen is clean with lovely crisp cotton sheets.
The kitchen is well equipped with a cooker, large fridge freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, blender, food mixer, coffee machine, dishwasher and washing machine. The cooker is supplied with gas canesters which are changed on request when they are empty. There are also two gas fired heaters for colder nights (we were there in February). There is an also and iron.
The garden was private and immaculately presented with a gardener who visits daily to maintian things and clean the pool. The pool has 6 sun beds and there are various pool toys stored in the house. Our son loved the wildlife in the area and there are also lots of birds in the garden which sounds lovely.
Hosts: Eric and Solange are fantastic hosts and live nearby. They were a phone call away if we needed anything but not intrusive. They keep the house very well maintained.
Tips: Car required
We would definately recommend Riad Flowered as a great place to relax and unwind and we hope to return there again one day.
Superbe villa au calme avec tres belle piscine. Les propriétaires sont super sympa et accueillant!!
Nous avons passés un super séjour dans cette villa! Elle est tout simplement magnifique, au calme. Les propriétaires sont super gentils et accueillant ! Je vous recommande cette location.
C'était la deuxième fois que nous nous rendions dans cette magnifique villa et ce fut tout aussi agréable que la première. La villa est impeccablement équipée et les propriétaires sont toujours très chaleureux et disponible si besoin !
Merci encore à Solange et Eric pour ce superbe séjour.
Ichraf & Karim