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Typical Berber house close to a small village with 300 inhabitants

Bedrooms 5
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

It is located on the foothills of the Haut-Atlas 37 km away from Marrakech on a 1.3 hectare ground in the middle of nature with a small heaven and a chilling area to share. Two tiguemis (Berber houses) are for rent. The tiguemis are typical, traditional houses which are built in clay, stone, reed and wood. We have been waiting for two years to recuperate ancient doors and windows necessary to the construction of the tiguemis. The tiguemis with their adobe walls and their clay roofs are harmoniously integrated to the site. Our tiguemis are appointed for four people. They offer beautiful spaces with a Berber decoration, handmade furniture, coloured carpets, bibelots and local paintings.

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german, arabic
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018


Al Haouz Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 9:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 13 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 1 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Ne pas fumer à l'intérieur des maisons
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - shower
    - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has a shower with natural stones from the Oukeimeden and large original seat shape boulder, fossilized-stone vessel sinks, ochre-coloured concrete and beautiful furniture painted in red Bordeaux by a local craftsman. It is equipped with European toilet, original hooks for your towels (towels and bath towels are supplied) and a mirror made with tyres. Our bathroom with Spa will seduce you with their originality. The lounge measures 20 m2. With its walls and rounded wall seat, it will offer a friendly area in front of the fireplace. It includes a wall seat with large orange and beige cushions, coloured rugs (Berber), recesses with objects of art, coloured lighting fixtures, windows with ancient ironwork and a French door leading to the terrace (for your breakfast in front of the Haut Atlas).
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    - 4 twin/ single
    - 1 double
    - 2 twin/ single
    - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • The parental bedroom measures 18 m2. It is equipped with a 140 x 200 cm bed, new bedding (2010), beautiful wardrobe with Berber pattern made by a local craftsman, recesses with gentle lights, coloured carpets, Berber paintings, original hooks (for your clothes), etc. From the bedroom's window, you will have a beautiful pool view with its waterfall and the Haut-Atlas that reaches 3200 m. It is snowy six months per year. The second bedroom comprises two 85 x 200 cm pull out-beds, a new bedding (2010), cupboard decorated with Berber patterns, waxed concrete with pale yellow, recess with coloured lighting, coloured bedspread with various-coloured cushions, beautiful Berber carpet and an ancient window with built-in shutters. This gives a nice atmosphere to this beautiful bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Chairs
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • skiing
  • surf fishing
The kitchen leads to the lounge. It is equipped with electric hobs, oven, coffee machine, toaster, refrigerator, kitchen linen, full crockery, etc.). A large worktop is facing the lounge. It has several shelves (to keep your food). You will also have a large infinity pool measuring more than 100 m2 (813m) deep from 1 to 1.6 m with a waterfall and a pool for children to refresh. A typical Berber hammam in clay and zellige to relax yourself. Cot, pushchair, porterage bag. It comprises board games, children, books, and hi-fi stereo system. Also close to the pool is a wonderful area with a panoramic view which will offer you two benches and a solid wood table for drinks or meals on the evening by candlelight, a courtyard and sun loungers are perfect for relaxation an agoumi (wooden arbour) and a terrace measuring more than 30 m2, to take your meals or to have a rest.


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Typical Berber house close to a small village with 300 inhabitants
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

Paradise in Real Morocco

  • 5 of 5

This was our second holiday at Tiguimi. It is a real piece of paradise. We loved it so much the first time, we went back (we rarely go back to the same place twice, however good it is!). It was even better the second time around. Rachida, and her team; Hafida and Omar are so warm and welcoming. We walked in the mountains during the morning - after Hafida's lovely homemade flakey flatbreads and tea made from herbs from the garden (perfect!). Afternoons spent by the pool, looking at the stunning mountains - we will never tire of that view! Dinners cooked by Hafida were always excellent - we love good food and our expectations were surpassed. We had great fun buying the ingredients and none of the hassle of cooking.

The houses are immaculate and well cared for with real Berber rugs and decor. So comfortable and relaxing.

Listening to the sounds of real Morocco. Rachida is a fellow animal-lover and I completely fell in love with the docile-donkey! We felt very safe in the mountains, villages, and local town. People were so friendly.

We miss it already and looking to plan our third trip. Thank you Rachida, Hafida & Omar!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Briliant and relaxed stay in a beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful and beautiful Berber houses on this beautiful property! The view is wonderful! And what a pleasure to eat every morning and evening on the lovely terrace outside. A couple of evenings we watched the stars on the roof of the terrace with our kids, they loved it! They had never seen that many stars. The pool is very large and very clean. This is excellently maintained by Omar. The houses inside are authentic and relaxed and are very complete. The surroundings are beautiful and there is much to see and do. A rental car is highly recommended.

Every morning we went to get bread and other small groceries in the little shops down the road. What a nice people here! It was wonderful to meet these people and to see the kids next school play. We were an attraction for them ;-)

Rachida, Omar and Hafida: you have a beautiful place, and you are working very hard to keep it wonderful. Rachida, thanks for all the good advice what we could see and do in the area. It was great to meet you!

We have had a fantastic holiday together with our children aged 2 and 4 years.

hopefully see you in the future!

Regards Ilse, Bram, Malou & Joppe

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie vivement de ces appréciations. Nous sommes à l'écoute de nos vacanciers, nous nous efforçons à chaque fois de nous améliorer afin que leurs séjours soient le plus agréable possible, je garderai un très bon souvenir de vous, le sourire de vos adorable enfants, l'équipe et moi même garderons un très bon souvenir de vous merci encore de nous avoir fait confiance à très vite Merci
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Absolutely perfect retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We cannot rate this house highly enough. The pictures really do not do it justice. The house was clean and well maintained. There is a guard/handyman/cook about all the time who was lovely. The dog was also very friendly and calm.

The 3 houses in this compound are absolutely stunning, done up so they are comfortable but authentic. The area was beautiful, we enjoyed the roof terrace above the outside dining area, and the pool area is beautiful. We took advantage of the cooked meals which were all amazing, incredibly tasty Moroccan food.

The village is peaceful and surrounded by beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains. There was plenty of interesting wildlife, tortoises, geckos, frogs, birds etc.

The village has a tiny shop where we bought water, baklava, bread, fruit & veggies. The nearby town had everything else we needed.

Nothing was too much trouble for Rachida and her husband. They gave us some suggested trips, the mountain roads and the waterfalls at Setti Fatma were easy to find and so beautiful. We rented a car, however, Rachida arranged for a lovely man to pick us up from the airport and drove with us which was really helpful as finding it on our own would have been tricky the first time! He also gave us some tips about where to get it washed etc.

We have recommended to all our friends and family as the best way to visit Morocco. We had a wonderful 5th Wedding Anniversary here. I also think it would be suitable for families as the houses are cool and comfortable and the gardens an oasis.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your appreciation, We are delighted to see the pleasure that you took from us. As soon may be INCHALLAH   Rachida cordially and Alain
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Get away from mainstream tourism!

  • 5 of 5

Sick of the tourist industry in Marrakech? If you want to experience Moroccan village life, look no further! The cottage is located on a very well maintained compound just outside of a tiny village, surrounded by the stunningly beautiful Atlas mountains. It's a great place to explore the nature and to experience life in the country side. Walk to the village store for some small basic groceries, or walk to the main road (about 15 minutes) and stop a shared taxi to Agrab, where you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and anything else you need (for non tourist prices). We stayed a week with our 2 young children (2 and 4 years old) and enjoyed the pool, the sunny terrace and the hospitality of the owner. There are 2 similar vacations homes on the compound, so if these are booked you'll have to share some of the facilities. There is a very friendly dog on the compound, but our children were afraid of her, so keep this in mind if this applies to you too.

Overall, this place was the best part of our 2,5 week trip to Morocco!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank für Ihre sehr positive Bewertung zu Homeaway Ich war sehr erfreut, Sie und Ihre schöne Kinder zu erfüllen. Danke, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt bei uns genossen haben. Ich freue mich, Sie eines Tages wieder sehen Ourika. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Rachida
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Super endroit !

  • 5 of 5

C'est un endroit de rêve, tout simplement. Le dépaysement est total, dans un environnement magnifique ( les montagnes de l'Atlas, les villages berbères). Nous sommes accueillis chaleureusement par Rachida qui ne ménage pas ses efforts pour que l'on passe un séjour délicieux. L'hébergement est conçu pour s'intégrer parfaitement : ce sont de petites maisons traditionnelles avec tout le confort, décorées avec beaucoup de goût. Dur, dur, de repartir!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Un coin de paradis

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine tres tres agréable dans ce coin de paradis. Le jardin est magnifique, le tiguimi tel que décrit...décoré avec beaucoup de goût et de simplicité. J ai adoré les animaux. Les paysages sont magnifiques. L'accueil est très chaleureux, la cuisine délicieuse ...Nous avons envie de reviendrons je l'espère.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je vous remercie vivement de vos appréciations Je reste toujours à l’écoute de nos invités ici c’est simple conviviale et familiale le mot client n’existe pas. Merci de votre confiance, nous espérons vous revoir très vite Toute l'équipe vous remercie A bientôt Cordialement Rachida
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
160 Kilometres
Car: recommended

From your doorstep, you can go on beautiful hikes and discover many Berber villages surrounding the Amrhlij Village. A few hours away from the village is a well-appointed ski resort called Loukeimeden at 3200 m of altitude. Toubkal, the highest mountain of Morocco of 4167 m to make on three days for those who love climbing; is just wonderful. Essaouira is Morocco’s Brittany. You will find several souks. A famous trader market is in Scorpion 6 km away from the house. You will find a lake for those who love fishing and nice restaurant. The natural bridge is wonderful for those who love taking pictures from where there are beautiful pictures to take. We propose you various activities: tadelakt course (coloured lime plaster), pottery course, kitchen traineeship, line fishing, Berber cooking classes as well as a course for making Berber rugs, quad biking, skiing, cycling, and trekking in 4x4 in the south.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax $1.85 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.


LE MÉNAGE EST COMPRIS DANS LE TARIF il est fait un jour sur 2


Location pour 7 nuits 700€ pour 4 personnes : Personne supplémentaire 15€ par nuit et par personne

Location pour 7 nuits 1000€ pour 4 personnes : Personne supplémentaire 22€ par nuit et par personne

TARIF WEEKEND: 2 NUITÉE 64€ 1 PERSONNE Petit Déjeuner Compris (Nous ne louons pas le weekend en juillet et aout)




NOUS PROPOSONS UN MENU À 14€ (par personne)
Entrée Plat Dessert chaque jour un plat différent
Enfant gratuit jusqu'à 5 ans.

CAUTION DE 250€ qui vous sera rendu le jour de votre départ
Nous proposons un taux 1€= 11DH

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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