Dar 91 Zhuzh
About the home
Zhuzh ('Two' in Moroccan) is a spacious and groovy one-bedroom duplex apartment which towers over the roofs of Essaouira's textile district. It features a stylish open plan living room/kitchen; an elegant and quirky double bedroom with ensuite shower room; a chillout zone/extra bed on a mezzanine floor; and a stunning two-level roof terrace with panoramic views across the medina and to the sea. There is also a smaller, studio apartment under Zhuzh, on the first floor, called Tlata ('Three' in Moroccan). This has a double bed on a raised mezzanine, along with a comfortable, open plan kitchen/living area and a shower room/toilet. Zhuzh and Tlata can be rented together or separately - they have their own doors (with padlocks) and share a front door to the street.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Essaouira beach, 500m|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
We've furnished Zhuzh (and Tlata) using mainly reclaimed, fixed-up furniture, working with local craftspeople to create a modern twist on Moroccan design, using handmade tiles, carved stone, marquetry and a variety of locally produced textiles - along with contemporary European items and vintage objects found in junk shops and markets. An explosion of colour, light and textures, It is both a feast for the senses and an oasis of tranquility, set high above the medina - an ideal space in which to recharge your batteries and draw inspiration from the rhythms of Essaouira.
Within Zhuzh is an extra bed space in the mezzanine/chill out zone (which forms an annexe to the bedroom) to accommodate an extra adult or a child - or it is possible for one person to sleep on the living room sofa (at a cost of £10 per night). Depending on availability, Tlata may also be available...so if both are booked together the maximum capacity would be 4-5.
• Unlimited phone and email support before your stay, to help you plan a fantastic holiday
• Our free guide with ideas about places to visit, eat and drink in and around Essaouira, including a few cultural tips and reflections
• Tea, coffee, sugar, milk and a bottle of water for your arrival
• Delicious home-made Moroccan biscuits from L'Association Feminine de Bienfaisance "El Khir", a local charity (for week-long bookings)
• A free bowl of fruit, olive oil and spices (for week-long bookings)
For breakfast, we pride ourselves on allowing our guests privacy, so rather than barging in to create a fully prepared tray, we make available provisions for you to make your own breakfast as and when you want it. Our house manager will keep the kitchen stocked with coffee, tea, milk, sugar, jam and butter. She will also deliver oven-fresh bread and/or croissants, plus yogurt, to the bottom of the stairs every morning.
Our house manager comes to the house to clean every day. We provide bath and hand towels (not beach towels) and these are changed regularly, along with the bedding, during your stay.
Additional services we can help arrange
• Taxi transfers to and from airport and/or other cities/locations in Morocco
• Traditional Moroccan evening meals (tagines or cous cous), delivered to the house: not part of our general 'package' but can be organised at additional cost
• Visits to the local hammam
• Local excursions, including horse and camel treks, quad biking
• Cookery courses
• Raffia weaving courses
Under-5s stay free; discounts for children aged 5-16.
We are extremely aware of the social and economic challenges faced by the people of Essaouira, and have set up our own charity, Project 91, to help young people improve their prospects. Find out more at www.p-91.com.
We invite all our guests to support Project 91 by bringing bring any unwanted clothes (all shapes and sizes) for sale in the Project 91 charity shop, with 100% of the proceeds going to help the young people.
The Marrakech / Essaouira / Essaouira Region region
According to Unesco, Essaouira is an "exceptional" example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context.
It's also a really cool place to hang around in, strolling through the souks, sipping mint tea in the many pavement cafes, and watching the world go by. There's a hugely long, sandy beach, ideal if you're into windsurfing or other watersports activities...or just like long walks. There's a fantastic working harbour and a host of great restaurants and street food outlets. The whole of the old medina is pedestrianised, so it's great for kids.
And then of course there's the weather - an almost permanently blue sky, beautiful sunshine for most of the year, and sunsets to die for.
The Essaouira / Ancient Medina area
Activities available in and around Essaouira include:
* Bike hire
* Horse riding
* Camel riding
* Quad biking
* Day trips, eg to Safi (pottery town), Oualidia (oysters), Had Draa (Sunday market)
Essaouira is popular with painters, photographers, writers, poets and musicians. The fusion of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions make it a tolerant and welcoming place.
The town is famous for the Gnaoua Festival, which takes place in the last week of June each year. Other festivals include the Festival des Alizes, Festival des Jeunes Talents and the Festival des Andalousies.
We send all our guests our own guide to the town, with ideas for things to do, places to eat, etc.
How to get there
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Fly to Marrakech or Agadir (flights available from Royal Air Maroc, Easyjet, Ryanair etc). We can arrange a taxi transfer from the airport (we take no commission) and/or can advise on bus services/car hire.
Activities near Essaouira
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
13 May 2012
From the moment that we arrived in the dead of night in the pouring rain the hospitality began! We were greated on our walk from outside of the Medina with umberellas and help with our cases which... more
04 Aug 2011
We had the pleasure to spend 2 weeks in Dar 91 Next Door. We were two adults with 3 chidren, 2 12 and 16 yrs old, for the whole stay and had an older relative come visit for a week. The apartment is... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|All year*||1 Jan 11||1 Jul 12||£ 385||£ 55||£ 55||Flexible|
|all year||1 Jul 12||31 Dec 12||£ 385||£ 55||£ 55||Flexible|
|2013||29 Jan 13||31 Dec 13||£ 385||£ 55||£ 55||1 Night|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|All year*||1 Jan 11||1 Jul 12||£ 385||£ 55||£ 55||1 Night|
|all year||1 Jul 12||31 Dec 12||£ 630||£ 90||£ 90||1 Night|
|2013||29 Jan 13||31 Dec 13||£ 630||£ 90||£ 90||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
*Rates may change and minimum booking periods may apply at certain times of year, for example Christmas/New Year and for the Gnaoua Festival. Discounts sometimes offered for longer bookings. Children aged under 5 stay free; children aged 5-16 pay £10 per night each.
There is an extra bed space in the mezzanine/chill out zone (which forms an annexe to the bedroom) to accommodate an extra adult or a child (at a cost of £10 per night).Enquire now
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