House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Lalla Yenou (Princess of the Spring) has three bedrooms (two doubles and one twin), two bathrooms, a kitchen, a large reception area, three terraces, a wonderful view of Tangier, and a long garden filled with flowers.
It is located on the New Mountain, a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood, about a ten minute drive into town, and fifteen minutes from both the Atlantic and Mediterranean beaches. Despite it being so near to Tangier, the house feels very rural.
Amina comes in daily to cook and clean, and she's very happy to do the food shopping for you as well. She speaks French, Arabic some English and also a bit of Spanish. Mustafa, the gardener and caretaker is a stone's throw away and is extremely friendly and helpful.
The house was featured in the book Moroccan Interiors as well as The World of Interiors (although has been made more comfortable since then!). Most of the furniture was found at Casa Barata, the local flea market. I have made it a point not to put in WIFI, computers and televisions, but internet access can be bought easily with a local 3G key. There is a IPod docking station for music.
It's easy to rent a car in Tangier, or otherwise I can organise a driver for you. There is parking just outside the house.
For larger parties (and those with bigger budgets) my mother's property which starts at the bottom of my garden, is also available to rent. It sleeps eight and has a pool. Nine times out of ten my tenants can use the pool.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Atlantic beaches 10 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: tangier Airport - 20 mins|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|