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Morocco Magic... Unique House Stylish Retreat - Great Location - Good Times

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Unique house, peaceful, private, spacious,great location/views, secluded garden

An oasis of peace & tranquility, our Moroccan retreat can be found nestled in the heart of the village Ghazoua, 8 kms from the enchanting town of Essaouira. Ghazoua offers visitors an insight into village life with local shops as well as donkeys, sheep, goats, camels and an abundance of birds. With sunshine all year round, just relax, explore and soak up the experience. Our manager Rachid is available to enhance your stay and will help you get the most out of your visit. He will greet you upon arrival and can even arrange a welcome dinner for you. He will help you with any questions and can arrange trips.
The spacious house has been beautifully renovated in a fusion of traditional Moroccan style with a modern twist.
The pretty garden has a large sun terrace, tiled pathways and many different plants. The huge roof terrace is perfect for secluded sunbathing admiring the unspoilt views or star gazing at a magical night sky.

Please be aware that this is our second home which we visit regularly and treasure very much. We have lovingly renovated this house from its original state using local artisans. We trust that all who stay find our home a peaceful and beautiful place to unwind. The first floor of the property houses our own bedroom which is closed off to guests, however our huge roof terrace (approx 80m2) is easily accessible from the garden. The roof terrace has stunning views of the local countryside, is very private and secluded and has numerous sun lounging areas for your enjoyment. From the roof terrace you can enjoy the local sounds and sights of the varied wildlife and watch the magical sunsets. The house has many different areas for you to relax and read, or lie and enjoy both the weather and your surroundings, and is large enough for all who stay to have plenty of space to themselves if required.

Windsurfing, Kite surfing and Surfing Holiday: Our house is a fantastic base for you to experience the local area with beaches as far as the eye can see and counts among the 'model destinations' for windsurfers, kite surfers and surfers worldwide. This little fishing town of Essaouira boasts long, white sandy beaches and some of the best conditions for windsurfing in the whole of Morocco and Africa. This is the place to go to when you want to just kick back and relax and remains relatively unspoiled. It's very popular with independent travellers from many different nationalities. Promoting itself as the 'Windy City Afrika', Essaouira hosts a number of major national and international windsurfing competitions each year. The most popular places to go windsurfing are Diabat, Sidi Kaouki and Cap Sim. Over the years, it has built up quite a reputation for itself as one of the best spots internationally.
We can help advise/arrange appropriate car hire for your stay so that you can find the very best spots for wind on the wide open beaches.

Personal service and privacy: Upon your arrival at the house you will be greeted by our manager Rachid who will guide you through the property and explain the use of the facilities. Rachid is on-hand throughout your stay should you need any further assistance relating to the property, he is there to ensure you have a hassle free and wonderful stay. He will also be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the local village, area and Essaouira. A welcome dinner can be arranged for your arrival, especially if you arrive tired and late in the day. The experience of having your own home, space and seating/sun-lounging areas is a unique private experience and offers so much more than staying in a hotel or guest house which will cost considerably more. Staying in our home in a village location will provide you with the best of both worlds - a peaceful and beautiful country setting with friendly local people, and the hustle and bustle of Essaouira with it's vibrant fishing port and souks nearby.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 280 m²

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered
  • Smoking Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 king

    Orange room with fireplace...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 king

    Red room ensuite with fireplace ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 king

    White room with opening onto terrace and garden...moreless

  • All three bedrooms are large with stunning traditional fireplaces and lead off the central courtyard. The orange room has a large king size bed with built in furniture, built in wardrobe and shelf space for clothes. The orange room is decorated to a high standard with African artifacts. Next door to the orange room is the wet room with western toilet, rain drop shower in tadelakt and porcelain basin with marble surround. The red room has a large king size bed with built in furniture and hanging space for clothes. The red room is very romantic and is decorated to a high standard with an en suite bathroom in red with a round shower in tadelakt, western toilet and porcelain basin with marble surround. The white bedroom opens out onto the front terrace and garden and has a large double bed. It has a stunning fireplace and great views of the garden....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Wet room, large rain drop shower with marble surround....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    En-suite with porcelain basin and marble surround....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wifi available at the house. Bose sound speaker Bluetooth access available to use and enjoy your own music. Small selection of local information, books and playing cards. ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Bay/Sound
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Four modern calour gas heaters for instant heat are supplied in all 3 bedrooms and the main living room....moreless

  • Internet:

    WIFI - Wireless internet access at the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Bose bluetooth music system...moreless

  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking available immediately outside the front of the property....moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided


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

    Large modern kitchen with marble worktop, built in electric oven and gas hob unit. Fully equipped to a high standard...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large open terrace area...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large outdoor BBQ....moreless

  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional

Property Descriptor

  • Detached


Write a review 4.7
from 30 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Season
Apr 22 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
High Season
Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
5 night min stay
Low Season
Sep 1 - Dec 19, 2017
5 night min stay
Xmas Season
Dec 20 - Jan 7, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $320.91
  • No additional mandatory fees


* the rental charges you see are inclusive of bathroom towels, bed linen, electricity and one reservoir of water.

* to secure your booking we will ask you to pay the full amount due to secure the reservation which is non-refundable if reservation is cancelled. However if we manage to secure a new booking for your dates following a cancellation we will endeavour to refund the amount subject to no financial loss occurring.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/13/2017
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4 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Essaouira airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Mogador Golf - Diabat
600 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Le K-Rouge
6 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Sidi Kaouki

Car: Recommended

Authentic, traditional village life - experience the real Morocco.

Friendly local shopkeepers selling fresh bread and produce only 2 minutes walk from the house. Relax and enjoy the daily rhythm of village life - get in tune with the daily movement of the sun and be entranced by the stars at night. Meet our friendly Berber neighbours, explore the relaxed way of life in the village and see the local donkeys at work collecting daily water.

Visit the amazing local beaches, only 10-15 minutes from the house and enjoy the sand and sea of the Atlantic coast. Visit the local Berber markets and wonder at the produce and many other things for sale.

Essaouira 'The laid-back attitude, artsy atmosphere, bracing sea breezes and p­icture-postcard ramparts make Essaouira a firm favourite on the traveller’s trail. It’s the kind of place where you’ll sigh deeply and relax enough to shrug off your guarded attitude and just soak up the atmosphere' - Lonely Planet.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

Why the Owner Chose Ghazoua, Morocco:
Great village location for exploring the local area, meeting people and local wildlife. Very close to Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki. Mini micro climate, sunnier and 5 degrees hotter than Essaouira, less windy and protected.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Sunken Seating Area - Chill out to the max. Open Courtyard - Escape the sun. Roof Terrace - Views, dreaming, shut eyes to listen to the birds and village sounds. Garden BBQ - Fresh sardines and squid bought from the port. Location halfway between Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki - ideal for surfers, kite-surfers. Star gazing at night

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/13/2017

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  • The garden and house

    The garden and house

  • The front of the house

    The front of the house

  • Front of house and garden

    Front of house and garden

  • Red room bathroom en-suite with marble top

    Red room bathroom en-suite with marble top

  • Open plan kitchen with marble worktops

    Open plan kitchen with marble worktops

  • Roof terrace and sun loungers

    Roof terrace and sun loungers

  • Peaceful courtyard shaded seating area

    Peaceful courtyard shaded seating area

  • Front bedroom opening onto terrace and garden

    Front bedroom opening onto terrace and garden

  • The red bedroom

    The red bedroom

  • White garden bedroom

    White garden bedroom

  • Covered seating area and loungers

    Covered seating area and loungers

  • Large  roof terrace

    Large roof terrace

  • Open Plan Living room

    Open Plan Living room

  • Sunken lounge with fireplace

    Sunken lounge with fireplace

  • Open plan living room with dining table

    Open plan living room with dining table

  • The view from the roof terrace

    The view from the roof terrace

  • Shower room with marble top

    Shower room with marble top

  • Living room at night with open fire

    Living room at night with open fire

  • The orange bedroom

    The orange bedroom

  • Springtime flowers in the garden

    Springtime flowers in the garden

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