Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the Heart of Essaouira Medina (Near Skala De La Ville)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Dar Mussarat is a delightful 18th century, cute 6-bed house in the historic, walled town of Essaouira – an Atlantic coast World Heritage Site. Split over 4 floors around a central courtyard, Dar Mussarat comprises 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 salon and 2 terraces with spectacular sea views and sleeps up to 10 people.
Although the house is advertised as self catering, it is looked after by the superb Khadija who visits daily to carry out daily household chores and ensure all is OK with our guests. She is also a fantastic cook and can provide meals. Many guests end up wishing they could take her back home with them! Dar Mussarat is located moments away from the main square, fishing port and long, white sandy beach. It is a great holiday home for a large family or group of friends.
Essaouira Region: Essaouira is a historic, walled town and an Atlantic coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, just a few hours west of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. The bohemian town where Jimi Hendrix liked to hang out is a perfect spot to unwind, eat great seafood and absorb the laid back and atmospheric scene.
To the west of the Medina the rampart walls and fortifications drop directly into the Atlantic with a picturesque fishing port filled with bright blue boats, while a few minutes walk from the main square, the wide beach curves around the bay.
One of the few places in Morocco to be popular in the summer months as the Atlantic breeze ensures that the temperatures rarely stray past 35 degrees, almost year round blue sky's ensure a wonderful trip whatever the season. However, low season is commonly thought of as November to February when the nights can be cold and the weather more unpredictable.
Ancient Medina: THE MEDINA - Designed in the mid 1700's by a French architect, the medina is an intriguing fusion of French-style piazzas with traditional subterranean passages, vaulted alleys and traditional courtyard houses. Its whitewashed buildings, with ornate doorways and windows painted blue to match the sky, are enclosed by intact pink fortifications. Packed with shops and stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, spices, leather goods and the famous local argon oil it is the ideal place to while away the hours, before relaxing at one of the numerous cafe's or enjoying a massage at a local hammam.
THE PORT & THE RAMPARTS - Skala de la ville is the impressive sea bastion built along the cliffs. Its is home to a collection of European brass cannons from the 18th and 19th centuries and has great views out to sea. Locals and tourist alike gather here to watch the sun disappear over the horizon. The port, bustling with ship-builders and fishing boats is a great place to eat freshly caught seafood
How to get there: There is a direct flight service from the ( London Luton Airport) to Essaouira airport currently operated by EasyJet.
You can fly Atlas Blue/Royal Air Maroc direct to Essaouira from Paris Orly.
The Medina is only a very pleasant 15-20 minute drive from Essaouira airport.
Or fly to Marrakech from London Gatwick/Luton/Manchester with Ryanair, Atlas Blue(Royal Air Maroc) , Easyjet or British Airways, then either take a BUS (only 70 dirhams each), taxi or hire a car to drive to Essaouira (approx. 2 - 2.5hours transfer via road).
Taxi's depending on size and type(Standard, 4X4, MPV) range between 800 - 1000 dirhams one way (around £60 - £90)
Member since: 2010
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
- Daily Maid Service
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Ground floor with large salon and fireplace, kitchen, courtyard with dining table, shower-room and double bedroom. A wide staircase takes you up to the first floor with three beautiful bedrooms with sunny exterior windows, plus windows to the inner courtyard. Traditionally Tedelect bathroom. The floor above opens up onto a lower terrace with a puy looking down onto the courtyard of the house, here there is another beautiful, bright salon with double doors opening to the terrace, a tedelect kitchen, a huge double bedroom with wooden bed and bathroom. Stairs lead up from here to the roof terrace with far reaching views of the atlantic, plus a large table for dining and banquettes and sunloungers for relaxing. The whole house has originally carved wooden ceilings and tiled floors. Please Note: Additional Sleeping facilities include 2 single camping mattresses and 2 CHAIR BEDS....moreless
- Books For Adults
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
- Ocean View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 4 people
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Sofa Bed
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Grinder
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Sep 12 - Dec 16, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 6, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- No additional mandatory fees
- Taxes Not included
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% Non refundable deposit payable on confirmation.
Balance payable 4 weeks prior to stay.
Owner's cancellation policy:
50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: We are a British couple residing in Hertfordshire, England. Zahid works in IT as an Oracle database developer and Salva runs Dar Papillon, a Vegan and vegetarian cafe and Health food shop selling Organic and ethically sourced produce. We first visited Morocco in December 2006. Liked Marrakesh, but fell in love with Essaouira. We then spent 3 years searching for a holiday home and Voilà .... here we are !
Why the Owner Chose Bani Antar, Essaouira, Morocco:
Beautiful property with retained original features restored in a minimalist style to create a sense of peace and tranquility.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Beautiful sea views, 3 aspects and great mews location.
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Front of house showing mews location
View from Ground Floor Courtyard
1st Floor Shower room Mirror
1st Floor Master Bedroom
1st Floor Small Bedroom
2nd Floor Bath/Shower Room
2nd Floor courtyard
1st Floor Landing view from stairs
Another view of the Atlantic
Ground Floor shower room with zellige floor
Ground Floor Shower room Miirror
Salon with open log fireplace
1st Floor shower room with zellige floor
1st Floor Landing
1st Floor Medium Bedroom
2nd Floor Shower/Bathroom
2nd Floor courtyard
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