About the home
Nestling down a quiet alleyway within the walls of the medina, two minutes walk from the bustling souks, outdoor cafes and candlelit restaurants, and just seven minutes from the beach, Dar Ettouahen, the 'Mill House', can be found. Cosy enough for two, but well-equipped and spacious enough for a whole family or group of friends, Dar Ettouahen is an elegant, light and airy riad, with traditional stone arches, tadelakt (marble-dust walled) bathrooms, tiled floors, high thuya wood ceilings and a open log fireplace. On the roof is a large sheltered terrace with views over the medina, and from a second smaller upper terrace, you can look out to the sea and watch the waves crashing on the rocks below.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Essaouira, 400m|
|Will consider:||House swaps|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 shower rooms, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (2), Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
Dar Ettouahen is a beautifully restored traditional riad.
Fantastic large open plan living and dining room with well-stocked kitchen. Open log fireplacec and traditional Moroccan fountain. WC.
Cosy seating area with TV and DVD player with two sofa beds. 1 twin and 1 large double bedroom. Shower room.
2 large double bedrooms. Family bathroom.
Small kitchen. Large roof terrace with tables and chairs, sun beds and a covered seating area away from the sun. Two smaller upper roof terraces with fantastic sea view.
Further details outdoors:
There is a large sunny, sheltered roof terrace with a small kitchen where there is plenty of room to eat, drink and relax. From two smaller upper terraces there is spectacular view over the sea - great spots to watch the sun go down!
There is a daily maid service and Khadisha, our housekeeper, will also provide delicious breakfasts and home-cooked Moroccan dinners on request.
During your stay, you will be looked after by Nourredine and Fouad, our local house caretakers, who can offer all sorts of help and advice about things to do and local services. They will meet you on your arrival and take you and your luggage to the house. They can also take you on a tour around the medina.
We ask for 25% when you make the reservation. The rest is payable one month before your arrival.
There is a refundable breakage deposit of £50 to be paid with your final payment. This will be returned to you within two weeks after the end of your stay.
The Marrakech / Essaouira / Essaouira Region region
Essaouira lies on the beautiful Atlantic coastal road of Morocco. Lying between Agadir and Casablanca, there are stunning coastal views and huge areas of untouched countryside, sand dunes and small traditional villages.
The Essaouira / Ancient Medina area
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.
How to get there
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Two and a half hours' drive from Marrakech or Agadir with Easyjet, Ryanair, Atlas Blue, Royal Air Maroc, BA etc. We can arrange a taxi from Marrakech airport (about £40) or hire a car with Avis or Hertz. There is also an excellent coach service from Marrakech centre (Supratours) costing about £4.
Activities near Essaouira
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
28 Mar 2013
This is a beautiful riad which has been restored with evident love and attention to detail. The staff are very professional and welcoming and help you settle in what can be a daunting environment if... more
22 Apr 2012
We had a wonderful time in Essaouira; the house was ideal, the town magical and the weather sensational! We were very lucky with the daily 30 degree weather and clear blue skies.
The house... more
13 Feb 2011
Enjoy the sunset from the roof with a bottle of wine from the shop outside the Bab Doukkala. We loved being cosy by the fire in the evenings with gentle African music we found in the CD player.... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Feb half term||16 Feb 13||25 Feb 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Mar||25 Feb 13||28 Mar 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Easter||28 Mar 13||16 Apr 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Apr-May||16 Apr 13||24 May 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Summer half term||24 May 13||3 Jun 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Jun||3 Jun 13||30 Jun 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Summer||30 Jun 13||3 Sep 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Sep-Oct||3 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Oct half term||26 Oct 13||4 Nov 13||£ 700||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
|Nov-Dec||4 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Christmas 2013||20 Dec 13||6 Jan 14||£ 700||£ 110||£ 110||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
For groups of 7 people or more we ask for an additional £10 per night.
Discounts may be available on last minute bookings and for stays over one week.
Breakfast and Dinner is optional, and costs 35 dirhams/65 dirhams per person.
We ask for a 25% non-refundable deposit when booking. £50 refundable breakage deposit together with your final payment.
Taxis to/from the airport can be organised. The price is 600 dirhams for up to 4 people, 1000 dirhams for up to 7 people and 1200 dirhams for up to nine people.Book
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