Riad | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Maison Malkin is a newly renovated house situated in the Imi Miki district of Aourir, which is a 25 minute bus ride away from Agadir and the same to Taghazout.
The area is away from the beaten track of commercial Morocco and is an ideal base to start exploring the many wonders that Morocco has to offer.
This property was completely renovated and completed in 2010 it has been fitted out with new furniture, electrical items including washing machine, kettle, toaster and microwave as well as gas oven and also a stove for cooking outside (everything you will need to make your stay complete including kitchen utensils)!
Satellite TV is available and for those wishing to stay in touch with the outside world and have a laptop Wi-Fi dongles can be purchased at the supermarkets in Agadir. (Wi-Fi is also available at the Hotel Littoral in Aourir)
It wont take you long to relax and unwind on the sun terrace and with the climate offering over 300 days of sunshine a year you will soon be reaching for the sun cream.
The property offers sleeping for up to 7 people, with 5 single beds and one double bed. It has 2 bathrooms with showers, a fully functioning kitchen, utility area, lounge and dining area and is designed on a traditional Moroccan riad style of house with another sitting area.
There are local amenities a short walking distance away, and should you wish to travel further afield then there is a bus stop opposite (bus service runs regularly 7 days a week). For those who want to travel even further afield then vehicle rental is available from Agadir which is approx 10kms away and also on the bus route. Local taxis are also available and can be a cheap way to travel as long as you know how to barter!!
The property is available to rent all year round. Upon arriving at Agadir Airport (Al Massira) a taxi will cost 300 Dhms (approx. £25) for onward travel to the house which takes approximately 40 minutes.
Upon arrival at the house you will be met & greeted by our friend Said, who is local to Aourir and will be able to show you around the house. He will also be available to advise you on places to visit in the surrounding area. Whilst currently learning English language, Said is fluent in Arabic, French and Berber. You will also be provided with his telephone number should you require any advise during your stay.
The predominant languages in Aourir are French and Arabic, however in Agadir English, German, Russian and Scandinavian are widely spoken.
The Maison is approximately 1.5 kms to the main beach front. Here also you will find restaurants and a hotel which is licensed and has a small swimming pool. There is also the Bab Souss hotel opposite which for £1 per day you can use the facilities and swimming pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Aourir 1.5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Agadir-Al Massira Airport 20 km, Nearest railway: No|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The Agadir region
Agadir is a city in the southern part of Morocco. It is of interest primarily because of its location, as it is surrounded by the Anti Atlas, the Sahara Desert, many natural parks, and secluded beaches which are all easily accessible from Agadir
The city of Agadir itself is primarily a tourist resort that is popular with European travellers. It has a beach with all the appropriate facilities for beach-tourism. The city is especially attractive, it is clean and orderly with very friendly locals.
Visit Agadir Museum Municipal du Patrimoine Amazigh which exhibits a small collection of Berber objects from 18th and 19th century the likes of old Berber music instruments, Berber jewelry, traditional clothing and old manuscripts.
Another Museum is located on the corner of the Avenue des F.A.R. and Avenue President Kennedy, unfortunately the sign is missing but you go through iron gates on the corner. Mostly photographic exhibits which concentrate on the Agadir earthquake on 29th February 1960. Cost is 20/30dh each and there is a guide who speaks Arabic, French and English. After you have browsed you can walk around the super Jardin Olhao, where there is a cafe, toilets and children's playground.
Ensemble Artisanal situated on the corner of Rue Yacoub Al Mansour et Avenue du 29 Fevrier downstairs is a shop selling all the co-operatives wares, up a few steps you can see artisan's working, painted furniture, ironwork, embroidery, ceramics etc.
Coco Polizzi's Medina. A labour of love, Coco Polizzi has been recreating a traditional Moroccan Medina on route N1 in Bensergao. Out of town you will need to take an orange Petit taxi, and arrange a time for the taxi to return to collect you, but its well worth the effort for the architecture alone. Amble along the cobbled alleys amongst artisans and chatty shop keepers and take a traditional souvenir or two home.
Agadir is primarily a resort; and as such has a limited number of attractions
The main attraction is the beach, which is very big, without wind and not very crowded.Edit: The beach is very windy, at least in February.
Surfing - Imesouane bay, Devils rock, Anchor point, Cro-Cro and many others
There are a lot of surf schools and surf camps and surf shop. Best surf season from November till March, - but if u are just beginner - you can surf every day all year long.
There's part of the original fortress which is at the top of the hill beside the city, over the huge painting. It's possible to go there by taxi, bus or even small mopeds that are for rent around of the Hotel Kenzi (they are expensive, more than 100 Dh an hour).
There is a small zoo, called "Vallée des Oiseaux". The entrance is totally free lately. There is a very nice cage you can walk inside, many birds from all the world, some goat-like animals from the Atlas, and even exotic mammals. The children of Agadir go there to play in a small and crowded playground. To find it, go to the Uniprix, and the main gate is on the other side of the street on the right (Av. Hassan II).
Golf. With three top notch Golf courses Agadir can rival most countries golf facilities. Ask at any large hotel about the bus transport which collects visitors several times a day.
Visit Souk El Had (closed Mondays) with over 3000 stalls the Souk is a must see. Everything from tourist souvenirs, clothes, leather goods, household items, to fruit and veg. If you are a tourist and enter via Gate 9 or 10 (the main gates) expect to be approached by someone offering to guide you. Which of course means he'll take you to all his friend's stalls. If you wish to avoid this, and explore on your own, enter through one of the lower numbered gates where the Moroccan's go.
Haggle hard and note some stores advertise Fixed Prices. Worth looking there first so you have an idea of the 'right' price to pay before trying your hand at haggling. Personal favourites and the olives and spices stalls.
Generally stallholders are happy to be in your photographs, but be respectful and ask permission first.
Agadir is touristically prepared for Europeans, so you can find night clubs in the touristic zones, where you can find more tourists beside the usual locals looking for tourists.
Alcohol is found in all the touristic places.
If you are looking just to talk and drink something during the evening, you can go to the nice and big cafes that are at Avenue Hassan II, like La Fontaine, La Veranda, Le Dome, etc. It's a real ritual for many Agadir citizens.
Aourir / Banana village
Want to get away from the tourists, then this is the place to come!
If you want 5 star luxury then perhaps one of the hotels in Agadir might be more your taste. If you want traditional Arabic lifestyle amongst the local people, sheep and goats and nearby mosque then look no further
Banana Village or Aourir is situated 10 km north of Agadir. The Atlantic Ocean coast location with a mountainous back drop give this village a special appeal to people traveling in Morocco down the "International Road" a few km after the village of Taghazout.
Banana Village was given its name by Jimmy Hendrix in the 1960's due to the large quantities of fresh sweet bananas which are found for sale on the side of the road and grown in the valley above.
The spring water flowing up through the rocks has been redirected to irrigate the banana trees which have been a main source of barter through the generations. The village is still called Aourir by the older Moroccans. Argan trees can be found growing behind the village
The Souk is the highlight of the village's week, every Wednesday the market place is filled with the colours and smells of the fresh products, lemons, oranges, the mixed aroma of Tagine spices, the heat of the afternoon sun and the distant noise of the waves hitting the beach give this market a special vibe to the people who are lucky enough to be there.
The surf Club of Aourir has a story which would easily come from the fairy books: One sunset a Moroccan surfer was out surfing 6-8ft Anchor Point, when King Hassan V joined the lineup to shoot a few waves on his jet bike.. the boy in the water started to talk to the King about the lack of funds in Moroccan surfing and how it was difficult to find and buy equipment.
The King listened to the boy over a few sets and said that he would help. Since this point break meeting, money has been given by The King to help Moroccan surfers compete on the International, National surfing circuits and to buy equipment for the fund less surf clubs of Morocco.
For local amenities there is a small shop within metres of the house which provides everything from food (fresh bread, fresh eggs, snacks etc...) and drinks to toiletries and gas bottles.
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