4 bedrooms, sleeps 2-10, few minutes to beach and town
Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - Stair gates, high chair, travel cot & baby bathStair gates, high chair, travel cot & baby bath
Max guests: 10
Great riad, perfect position.
Myself and a series of friends stayed here for 5 weeks in Feb/March. The riad was beautiful and going to sleep with the sound of the waves in the background was very soothing. I still miss that.
Fouad and Kadisha were both very helpful and good at what they do. Fouad took us to the Sunday market in Had Draa to see the livestock market and all the local comings and goings. Highly recommended.
All of us staying here are keen foodies and enjoy cooking in foreign lands with local ingredients, and the only slight disappointment was the kitchen equipment which fell a bit short. The saucepans were losing both their teflon and their handles, and could really do with replacing and ideally it would have been nice to have had an oven capable of cooking a tagine (especially as we were provided with one!). Another socket in the area by the kettle would be good as making toast and boiling the kettle had to be done in relays.
Of course, none of that would matter if you weren't into cooking and we did manage to overcome most of the problems.
Would I stay here again? Oh yes, in a heartbeat.
Very nice house in a good location. Fouad looked after us very well and Khadija cooked us lovely food. Recommended.
Delightful house in the centre of the Medina. Khadija cooked fabulous breakfast every day.
We spent a week here. Everything is very local and it's very easy to go out and buy food to cook. House is immaculate. It has everything you need. Fouad was helpful if we needed advice.
Charming, well equipped,great for large group.
Cool private riad with excellent cook and fabulous views over coast from the roof terrace. Sleeps 8 easily and 9/10 if pushed.
Situated in the Medina, so convenient for everything.
Essouira is a beautiful atmospheric city, fabulous beach, good mix of tourists and locals. Enjoyed camel riding, quad bikes and visit to La Fromagerie, a taxi ride out of town for a pleasant lunch, but be warned, much hotter inland...
Riad whilst delightfully cool, is damp due to humidity, towels and clothes never dry. Bathrooms adequate.
Superb property and excellent local help
A truly beautiful property with the advantage of Fouad to phone taxis / organise trips - he is a mine of information. Kadisha will cook for you and we'd recommend taking her up on that. The logistics worked very smoothly with Fouad organising the taxi from the airport then meeting us outside the Medina with a porter for the luggage (the Medina being traffic free). We were a little unfortunate in that consistently windy weather kept us from enjoying the sun terrace with its lovely sea views. Other than that we had a great time - local restaurants are very reasonably priced (speak to Fouad for recommendations).
Essaouira is a small historic fishing port on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, renowned for its laid-back and friendly atmosphere, souks stuffed full of local art and craftwork as well as local produce, its long sandy beach and its well-preserved old walled medina, named by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001.
The weather is temperate and warm year-round and the bracing sea winds make it an attractive spot for windsurfing. The long sandy beach is also home to daily local football and basket ball games and at the south end are the ruins of Borj el-Berod, mythically said to have been the inspiration for Jimi Hendrix's 'Castles made of sand'. The old medina ramparts are a great spot to watch the waves crashing onto the rocks as the sun goes down over the 'Ile de Mogador', a group of tiny islands which offer sanctuary to Eleanora's falcons.
Inside the medina, the narrow streets (from which cars are banned), are filled with bustling fish, spice, vegetable and pottery markets, art galleries exhibiting work of local artists, souks selling carpets, ironwork and local thuya wood craftware and children playing. Stop and stare in one of the local cafes or patisseries, selling strong coffee, Moroccan mint tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Evenings are happily wiled away in one of the numerous restaurants, steeped in atmosphere and warmth, which serve traditional Moroccan fare: tagines, couscous and Moroccan and French wine.
Within Essaouira, you won’t need a car (the medina is pedestrianised). You might want to take short trips around Essaouira, but taxis are cheap and easily organised through Fouad (our caretaker). It is also easy to hire a car by the day in Essaouira if you would like to explore more independently.
Other Activities: camel-trekking, kite-surfing, kayak, quad-biking, hamams.
Johan and Clare
- english, swedish
About Johan and Clare
We're a family of five with three young children. We bought the riad in 2006. We love Essaouira and we go there several times a year. The rest of the time we rent out the house. It's great to talk to our guests about Essaouira and Morocco, and it's really nice to see so many guests wanting to come back to our house.
Johan and Clare purchased this House in 2006