Riad | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Sea view from terrace. Maid service daily - traditional cooking in the house and child minding can be arranged. Relax in peaceful surroundings in delightful Essaouira with its' beautiful beaches and laid back atmosphere or enjoy wind surfing, kite surfing, land yachting, horse or camel riding and much more besides - and don't forget the shopping, local cuisine and wonderful fish.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Essaouira 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakech, Agadir or Essaouira (from Paris) 180 km, Nearest railway: Marrakech 180 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Riad on 3 floors -Ground floor - salon, dining area, kitchen and toilet. 1st floor - bedroom with 2 single beds ( a 3rd can be added if nec), shower/toilet. 2nd floor -double bedroom and 3 bedded room, shower/toilet. Terrace - double bedded room, shower/toilet. Top terrace.
|Further details outdoors|
There are 2 sunbeds, table and chairs on first terrace. Also Moroccan style "BBQ" - charcoal burners with grills. Views of sea, medina and hills.
Swimming pools at most hotels outside medina can be used from 50 dirhams (£3.25) per person per day. All wind and surf sports with tuition if required and equipment hire.
Bed and Breakfast or Room only rentals on a daily basis from £25 per double room - £15 single - no single supplement - no minimum stay
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Essaouira has a very good climate - never getting too hot (seldom over 35degrees). Can be windy, especially in the summer, so good for windsports of which it is famous. Spring time, September and October are beautiful months with the latter normally experiencing wonderful sunsets! Formerly a Portuguese colony, its medina is unusual in that it has wide streets and you have little hassle from vendors - unlike Marrakech! Friendly people and laid back atmosphere - a great place to relax and recharge.
There are many leather goods, traditional musical instruments, kaftans, babouche (shoes),wonderful spices etc to buy. And of course, Essaouira is famous for thuya wood (furniture and ornaments etc) and argan oil (which has more good properties than the best olive oil, which is also good here)- you can see the goats climb up the argan trees in the countryside - a sight to behold indeed. Good restaurants - Moroccan, French, Italian , traditional country food cafes - and good wines. Of course, being right on the Atlantic, the sea food is fabulous and very fresh. The Gnaoua festival is world renowned and is normally begins on the last Thursday in June and lasts 4 days, terminating with the star attraction on Sunday afternoon. This year was the 10th anniversary. August has the Andulusian Festival with great fireworks, April has Les Printemps (spring) festival and there are many more in between. The "Jimi Hendrix" village of Diabat is close by and can be seen from and easily visited from the beach.