Dar Doughri, Essaouira
House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
“This luxurious 4 bedroom Dar is located a short walk from the 15km cresent shaped beach of Essaouira and the fabulous Medina but the house offers peace and privacy that is unique to this property. The spacious living area includes an open plan kitchen-dining room which is fully equipped for self-catering. The housekeeper, who visits daily on request, can cook our guests delicious Moroccan tagines and couscous from our in-house menu. A comfortable salon with open fire has views over the town of Essaouira. Four traditionally decorated en-suite bedrooms are located over three floors and all have views of Essaouira towards the sea. The roof terrace offers spectacular panoramic views of the town, is sun drenched all day and faces the sea. The terrace has dining furniture and a pergola which is perfect for al fresco breakfast or dining on the warm Moroccan evenings and there are sun loungers for soaking up the Essaouiran sunshine on a beautiful day!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Essaouira Beach 600 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Marrakesh, Agadir 175 km, Nearest railway: Marrakesh or Agadir 175 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
On the first floor is the generously proportioned double/family room, with en suite bathroom and a twin room with private bathroom.
Second floor opens onto the full equipped for self-catering kitchen/breakfast room and a generous Moroccan salon with traditional seating and an open fireplace. The large windows give panoramic views of the local area and ensure that plenty of light bathes the villa/riad. The master bedroom with private bathroom share the same wonderful views on this floor.
The third floor has a private twin room and en-suite bathroom that look out onto the private terrace with views of the medina and local area.
Families with children of all ages welcome. We have a highchair, Chicco travel cot, and stair gate available.
|Further details outdoors|
The terrace is not overlooked and enjoys stunning views of Essaouira, the Medina and is sun-drenched all day. A large pergola and eating/lounging area provides shade and is a fantastic spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Marrakech/Essaouira region
Essaouira is a historic, walled town and an Atlantic coast UNESCO World Heritage Site and this bohemian town is where Jimi Hendrix liked to hang out. The Portuguese ramparts and a small working fishing port provide plenty of sites to explore.
All year around family / adventure possibilities include camel riding, dune buggies, trekking, surfing, swimming, tennis, sailing, cycling, fishing, horse riding, wind-surfing, mountain biking.
The town of Essaouira, with its Portuguese ramparts, busy fishing port, and cresent shaped 15km beach is a holiday destination with adventures to offer all ages of visitor.
For the activity led traveller this includes dune buggies, horse safaris and camel riding, hiking, kite-surfing, wave surfing, local vineyard visits and tasting, a local farmers market in Haa Draa, safe swimming both in the sea and hotel pools, golf at Diabat, sailing, bird spotting, fishing, windsurfing, and mountain biking.
In the lively Medina (walled city and UNESCO World Heritage Site) visitors can find hidden gems crafted from Thuya wood, leather, silver, and ceramics. For those visitors who enjoy food and cooking there are many fruits, vegetables, meat, spices and fresh fish to buy in the souks. The internationally acclaimed restaurants and cafes in and outside of the Medina offer Moroccan, French and Italian cuisine. The is also a popular french cafe culture amongst the visitors and locals.
You can take short day trips to; Moulay Bouzerktoune a stretch of beach with a stronger side shore wind than Essaouira, and offers one of the best wave spots just outside Europe. In the winter with 2 - 5 meters waves this is a spot for confident wave sailors.
Sidi Kaouki to the south of Essaouira this is a 5 km long beach again with a cross shore wind and good waves in the winter. Conditions here can vary and with different entry points you will find the right waves for beginner and more advanced wave sailors.
Festivals - there are many world-famous festivals throughout the year in Essaouira, notably The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival (annually in June) - a celebration of the mysterious music of the Gnaouas, the product of a mystic tradition with branches as widespread as Haitian voodoo and Brazilian Candomblé.
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3 Sep 2014
"Great house fabulous location"
Dar Doughri is a beautiful house in an excellent location. We had a wonderful 2 weeks there and particularly enjoyed the roof terrace. Fiona the owner was extremely helpful and booking was made very s… More
16 Aug 2014
"Look no further for perfect stay in Essaouria"
This is a wonderful house, easy booking excellent communication with owner and everything just as described. The owners arranged a transfer from Marrakech and everything was done according to plan. We… More
4 Mar 2014
"The most wonderful,comfortable and very well located apartment."
It was very easy to book this apartment.The owner was very friendly and approachable.Everything was as we arranged,including the airport pickup. On our apartment we've had a warm welcome and a di… More
5 Feb 2014
"Perfect base for a family in Essaouira."
This was our first time in Essaouira , we have 3 children (2, 6 and 8) so chose to stay here as we wanted a decent amount of space for them. It turned out to be a great base, close to the old town and… More
23 Jan 2014
Both the accommodation and the breakfasts and the dinner which we had were excellent and extremely good value for money. The riad is within easy reach of the medina and beach but very peaceful and qui… More
17 Nov 2013
"No surprise, nice location"
Very nice location close to the Medina and the ocean by feet. Rooms are clean and the terrace on the roof is appreciated. Thanks to Karima (cook) and Fouad (manager) for their good services at a very … More
8 Sep 2013
Siamo stati qui nell'agosto 2013. Eravamo due famiglie con bambini e abbiamo affittato tutta la casa. Ci è piaciuta moltissimo. Ottimo, fine e curato l'arredamento, funzionali gli spazi (ci… More
26 Jun 2013
"Lovely flat in Essaouira"
Dar Doughri is a beautifully and tastefully equipped holiday flat just outside the wall of the medina of Essaouria. The location was ideal for us, and much quieter and more relaxed than within the med… More
8 May 2013
"Lovely relaxing stay"
Stayed here two weeks ago. Had an amazingly relaxing time. If you want big hotels, shops etc don't bother. The house is as advertised nd very spacious. In a great location, but within walking … More
14 Mar 2013
"Beautiful place to stay! amazing food by the wonderful karima"
We stayed with a group of 8 of us here in Essaoiura, the Rhiad was perfect! beautifully decorated and relaxing atmosphere! plenty of space for all of us, Karima- the lovely lady who looked after us an… More
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