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Essaouira Villa-Private Swimming Pool-Large Garden

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 13 reviews

Rear of the Villa Overlooking the Swimming Pool

Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Come to Morocco and stay in this great Moroccan themed villa – giving you a great local feel for your holiday base. The villa has a traditional Moroccan style throughout and is centered around an open courtyard area on the ground floor. All the rooms have coloured Moroccan style doors leading into them and all have beautifully laid out Moroccan coloured patterned stone floors with locally hand-made rugs to compliment. The villa has been furnished throughout with locally purchased furniture, lighting and artwork.

For a taste of the real Morocco, this is as good as it gets!, a romantic self-catering villa in the Berber village of El Ghazoua only 5 miles from Essaouira airport, mystical Essaouira,and infamous Sidi Kaouki beach.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Essaouira 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
Pool Private outdoor pool (unheated)
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

This is a four bedroom Villa of which two have en suite bathrooms, with an additional separate family bathroom located on the ground floor.

The Lounge / Dining room consists of a thirty-foot through dining room / lounge, which leads directly onto the outside patio area, swimming pool and garden.

Within the Dining Room there is a polished stylish dark wood dining room table and chairs for six people.

Within the Lounge area there is a three piece sofa – which consists of a 3 and 2 seat sofa, and a large single sofa chair for comfortable seating for up to six adults. A wall-mounted 42” Plasma Television with Satellite Television and DVD Player, together with a full Nintendo Wii System provides additional entertainment along with a traditional open fire place. The dining / lounge floor area is part covered by a large handmade Moroccan rug with walls decorated with locally purchased artwork and ceramic plates.

Further details outdoors

The villa is in a traditional Moroccan style and the ground floor is in a central open Moroccan style Courtyard area, which all of the ground-floor rooms lead on to.

Front of the Villa:

The villa has a front garden, which includes a square brick garden area. The driveway has ample parking space for a large car and is in a secure enclosure..

Rear of the Villa:

The outside area leads directly from the lounge / dining area onto a covered lit patio and eating area; in which there is ample seating to enjoy a drink watching the sun set.

There is also a large 6 seat stone table, which is suitable for outdoor alfresco style eating and drinking. Down the steps from the patio area is the 8 metre by 4 metre swimming pool and the 3,300 square metre landscaped garden.

Around the swimming pool area are a number of sun loungers and comfy chairs, where you can sunbath or relax in this tranquil surrounding.

There is also a separate table and chairs area where you can eat, or enjoy a drink at night; where the peace and quiet and the stars in the night sky is an amazing experience.

Further details

Rental Rates:

Please contact us to enquire as to the dates that you are considering. If the villa is available for the dates that you are considering, we will place a 72-hour option on it for you. This will allow you time to ensure that you are happy with your choice of accommodation and to ensure that the flights and other travel requirements you need are available.

If you need any advice or assistance regarding the best options for travel, car rental etc, please do not hesitate to ask us. We have enormous experience in this area and we can certainly advise you as to the best options.

The rates above are for the rental of the entire villa for stays of seven nights. For a stay of 14 nights or more a discount will be provided for the whole rental period. If you wish to stay for 10 days or for any other duration including weekends etc, please contact us for a quote.

Additionally if you are planning on coming in a small group, then please contact us and we will provide you with a special rate for your stay at our villa.

Low Season: (Nov, Dec, Jan and Feb) - £500 / 625 Euros.

Mid Season: (Mar, Apr, May, June, Sept and Oct) - £600 / 750 Euros.

High Season: (July and Easter) - £650 / 800 Euros.

High Season: (August and Christmas / New Year - £700 / 875 Euros.

Cleaning Services:

The villa will be fully clean for your arrival and if you require any cleaning services during your stay, then please let me know, this will be arranged as, and when it is required for you. There is a washing machine in the villa and so washing of towels etc, can be undertaken during your stay. If you require any specialist services then please ask and I will be happy to assist.

About this location

The Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region

Essaouira is a former Portuguese settlement in the 18th century, Essaouira overlooks an emerald sea where windsurfers frolic near the fringe of silvery beach and camels ferry passengers across fine sand. Dine at the fish market where you can select your fish to be grilled before your eyes.

Explore the old fortress ramparts, browse artisan shops, or dream on the beach. Soak in the atmosphere that has been an inspiration since the 1960s for music legends from the Rolling Stones to Cat Stevens to Jimmy Hendrix, who composed Castles in the Sand on Essaouira’s beaches.

Today the town continues to lure musicians and artists alike to the sparkling whitewashed fishing village trimmed with the brilliant azure of its skies.

The laid-back attitude, plum accommodation, 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.

See the below very useful website which covers extensive information, advice and pictures etc on Essaouira and Morocco generally.

El Ghazoua

The villa is located on the outskirts of the coastal town of Essaouira and is located in a quiet and peaceful Berber village, which is only six miles from the centre of town. Within a two minutes walk from the villa is a small Moroccan Riad style hotel and here there is a restaurant and bar for local entertainment.

A pleasant 10 minute walk from the villa are a number of local Moroccan style grocery shops and within another 10 minutes of walking are a number of shops, an internet cafe and restaurants where Moroccan and western style food is served. From here is the main coast road into Essaouira, which is just 5 miles to the centre of town.

Essaouira Golf Club:

Golf De Mogador is the local Golf Club and is set within beautilful grounds located on the outskirts of Essaouira and is approximently 3KMs or 2 Miles along the main road from the Villa towards Essaouira - see their website

Essaouira Gnaoua Festival (7 Days – once a Year, usually in June):

Come to Morocco and witness the rich culture by participating in Essaouira Gnaoua festival. The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival celebrate the mysterious music of the Gnaouas and other worldwide rhythms. Originating through a cross-pollination of African magic and Islamic rituals, mesmerizing Gnaoua rhythms of drums and other instruments lead performers into a trance-like state. The Essaouira Gnaoua festival is held in Essaouira, a picturesque port painted in blue and white that is the ideal resort of which most travellers dream: laid-back and yet vibrant, atmospheric yet relaxing. In this extraordinary melting pot of music, jazz, rock, and world musicians create original fusions on stage and share their musical cultures. Essaouira Gnaoua festival performances are in afternoons and evenings, giving you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the idyllic charm of Essaouira by day. It is one of the major festivals in Morocco. Essaouira Gnaoua festival performances are known to be one of the best out of the many festivals in Morocco.

Spend the afternoon at the Essaouira Gnaoua festival as you explore fascinating local souks (markets), ancient palaces, and lush gardens. Be sure to visit the Djemaa el-Fna at the Essaouira Gnaoua festival, a carnivalesque public square where water sellers, snake charmers, magicians, and storytellers compete for an audience. A former Portuguese settlement in the 18th century, Essaouira overlooks an emerald sea where windsurfers frolic near the fringe of silvery beach and camels ferry passengers across fine sand. Dine at the fish market where you can select your fish to be grilled before your eyes. Explore the old fortress ramparts, browse artisan shops, or dream on the beach. Soak in the atmosphere that has been an inspiration since the 1960s for music legends from the Rolling Stones to Cat Stevens to Jimmy Hendrix, who composed Castles in the Sand on Essaouira’s beaches. Today the town continues to lure musicians and artists alike to the sparkling whitewashed fishing village trimmed with the brilliant azure of its skies.

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25 Aug 2014


"espace et liberté"

Le service et la communication est parfait.Villa spacieuse, de nombreuses pièces bien aménagées.Beaucoup de calme et d'espace, grand jardin, piscine propre.Le personnel de service sont des gen… More

16 Jul 2014


"A very relaxing holiday in charming surroundings"

We have just returned from most marvellous 3-week holiday in the villa. It is very quiet and relaxing and a real tonic to be without internet access and 24-hour news (although if you are desperate for… More

19 Jun 2014


"great villa at a very reasonable price"

The villa is very attractive with central courtyard, pool and very good bedrooms nicely decorated and with plenty of fresh linen and towels. The local guy Hassan who sorted everything out was very ame… More

4 Mar 2014


"Beautiful Villa in Essaouira / Morocco"

My wife and I had a lovely stay in this beautiful villa located within a very tranquil and secure location within Essaouira.The villa is beautifully laid out with a fantastic open courtyard in the cen… More

20 Feb 2014


"The villa was very great and clean."

I enjoyed the villa when I went there for holiday. It was clean, rooms are very big. The caretaker very polite and helpful. Very big swimming pool and clean.… More

12 Aug 2013


"Give this a miss"

I'm afraid this was a disaster and we had to leave. Unclean and unkept. In need of a renovation. The location is dreadful unless you want to spend all of your time in the villa.… More

The concerned guests were collected from Marrakech Airport by the Taxi Driver that I use for myself and my guests over the last 5 years or so. They were met by my Villa Manager and Caretaker on arrival and shown around the Villa and Swimming Pool Areas, before being provided their keys and no concerns and with the readiness with the Villa were reported to my Villa Manager at the time.

During their stay they raised only one concern with a problem with the Washing Machine, but this still worked and I arranged for this to be fixed after they left the Villa at the end of their planned stay.

My Taxi Driver collected them as confirmed to me at the date and time when their planned booking was booked to and driven back from the Villa to Marrakech at the very end of their week-long stay in Essaouira.

As I have marketed on the Holiday Lettings / Trip Advisor Sites, that my Villa is located in a Berber Village on the outskirts of Essaouira and provides a very tranquil, peaceful, relaxing and private holiday in a Family Villa with its own large private garden and private Swimming Pool. Some of my guests use their own hire car or use private taxis when wanting to go into central Essaouira which cost around £8 or around 15 - 20 minutes into central Essaouira and my Caretaker can arrange this if required. The vast majority of my guests are a Group or Family who are looking for the peace and quietness of my Villa and if you are looking for a party / nightlife scene then this may need to be thought about beforehand.

Between the end of the Summer and Christmas & New Year's Seasons and before the start of the Spring & Easter Seasons, I have my Villa re-decorated every 2 years due to being located in the wonderful tropical North African climate and my Villa has a wonderful open-style courtyard.

I hope this additional information is helpfully to my future guests.

Alan Amess

17 Apr 2013


"Peaceful and relaxing, a great place to enjoy a family holiday"

The villa was amazing! Large enough so that we all had our own space, and great for family fun! There were 8 in our group (including 2 small children) so the pool was perfect. Many afternoons spent lo… More

20 Mar 2013


"A bohemian get away!"

We very much enjoyed a relaxing ten days at this charming villa in February. Being our first family holiday away with our 6 month old baby we were slightly anxious as to what to expect but the villa and area far outweighed our expectations. The villa is very spacious with plenty of room for a large family to stay comfortably. Both the pool and garden area are completely secluded and secure offering a perfect setting to relax.

We absolutely agree with the previous reviews that the caretaker Hassan, is utterly charming and very helpful with any questions you may have on the area or the villa itself.

Car hire is essential as the villa is set down a long bumpy track off the main road so in the heat, could be quite a challenging walk.

Essaouria itself is a wonderful place to explore. With a bohemian magnetism, offering colourful back streets and vibrant markets with fresh fruit, meat and vegetables, a perfect place to stock up on supplies for the barbeque!

We would highly recommend this villa if you are looking for a peaceful holiday setting.

10 Jan 2013


"rustic,out of the way getaway"

The villa is lovely and spacious, although when we went it was in need of some repair . It is totally out of the way and a car is essential . The house manager is friendly and comes to clean the pool . When we stayed the solar heaters did not work . The rent is reasonable as there are four good sized bedrooms and the bath was wonderful. We had problems with the tv when we stayed and also cockroaches , The kitchen was very basic , especially the cooker . Essauira is an interesting town and the whole Moroccan experience was wonderful , the people are very friendly and it was an enjoyable , relaxing holiday .

These guests of mine stayed during Easter 2012 and so some time ago.

The Satellite System at the time had some problems with the Satellite Dish itself, which was fixed last May by the original installer of my satellite system.

My Cooker is some 5 years old now and this will be replaced by a brand new Gas / Electric Cooker when I visit the Villa in February and March 2013. The kitchen is now fully equipped with everything that you will need for a self catering holiday, whether indoors or outdoors.

My Villa is located in a tropical country and in a village and so sometimes insects decide to roam into the Villa complex. Saying that I have checked this out and since then I have had no recurrences.

The Solar Panels are only used in Winter, early Spring or late Autumn, as for the rest of the time the air temperature is lovely and hence the water temperature is lovely and warm. The solar panels are being assessed by me in my next trip to the Villa in February 2013 and looked at being replaced where needed during March 2013 when I am back at my Villa.

The Villa has had some building work, painting and decorating, repairs and continuous improvements over the last 6 months.

My villa is located in a lovely, peaceful and tranquil Berber village on the outskirts of Essaouira. I personally have never hired a car when staying at my Villa, but use private taxis from my Villa or shared taxis and /or buses from the top of the road that my Villa is on. This is off course a personal affair of the preference of car hire or other transport options. It really depends on your plans when in Essaouira.


Alan Amess - January 2013

29 Dec 2012


"bloß nicht! don't choose this one!"

Der anfängliche Kontakt und die Buchung verliefen reibungslos. Die Miete wurde von uns vorab auf das englische Konto überwiesen, ebenso die Mietkaution. Ein großer Fehler, wie sich leider rausstell… More

My German guests and I were very unlucky as the down stairs Hot Water System broke down on the day of their arrival, but was fixed within a day of their arrival. I have two seperate Hot Water Systems and so if there is ever a problem with one the other will still be running. Though I very rarely have problems and it was fixed within a day or so.

The other issues are mainly cleaning and I had my Villa fully cleaned 100% over 2 days as soon as these guests had left.

I will be going to the Villa myself next month to undertake my 6 monthly inspection and where any required work will be undertaken immediately.

So I can assure all that the Villa will be perfect for your arrival.


Alan Amess - January 2013

Review 1-10 of 13

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