Ancient Medina holiday house rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, balcony/terrace and golf

64 reviews

From the owner

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

From the owner

Perfect for couples,friend reunions and families.. Unique position on the ocean in all of Essaouira,Villa Deluxe..Dar Evening Star is a converted 1850's bakery. seated on Essaouira's ancient UNESCO Ramparts with the ocean crashing below.....350 M2 ..Sleeping 8 in three suites/with ensuite baths.unparalelled ocean views and 3 ocean terraces, spa services and massage by appointment a fully outfitted restaurant style kitchen..seating 6 at the table/6 at a long horseshoe counter.,Cinema Room/ full DVD and Music Library/modern fully equpped laundry

4 Fireplaces ,secure safe box, Housekeeping included plus in house catering available.Endless amenities,No security deposit required..Owners live 5 mins away and are at your service for all needs, Essaouira is an old active seaport in Southern Morocco 2 hours west of Marrakech.

Dar Evening Star is on the ocean in the heart of the old pedestrian only walled Medina.Perfect location for all around Morocco travel...private excursions available,including airport transfers./ Rental Car./ swimming pool/ golf passes available at nearby resorts/Sunshine and warmth the year round.No season is out of season..Safe and wonderful Morocco.Please contact us directly with any questions, special rates and details regarding secure booking and we will respond immediately. We accept Paypal,bank wire transfer direct booking thru Tripadvisor includes Paypal,Credit Cards and Bank Wire Transfer..special discounts ..for 2 owners for special overall discounts..

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 3 En suites, 3 Shower rooms, 2 Toilets only


  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


  • Wi-Fi available
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

We provide concierge customer service for our little or as much as you may like.We live 5 minutes away from Dar Evening Star and we are at your servive for anything that you may need..



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£255.33) €300.00

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No smoking at this property

House rules

Smoking is allowed on outside ocean terraces.Our house rules are simple...please take very special care with our large windows.Windows needed to be hooked,when opened,on the sea due to inconsistent breezes that often arise..Please take care with our unique Moroccan tadelekht, while a waterproof and tough can be chipped and broken with baggage and other heavy objects..Please turn off all lights and close all windows upon leaving the house. Tx.

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Manager restrictions

Minimum stay: 4 night

About the owner

John R.
Tourist Licence
Calendar updated:
23 Jul 2021

Years listed:

Based in:
United States
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
This House has 3 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 06 Aug 2014. Located in Essaouira, it has 63 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £884 to £1186.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 23 Jul 2021.


64 reviews
Very Good

Wonderful house and even better hosts
Jul 2021

My family and I stayed at Dar Eveningstar for a few nights and had a wonderful time here in Essaouira. Chip and John are great welcoming hosts. They met us at the parking lot and enlisted the cart man… More 

Reviewed 26 Jul 2021

Lymington, United Kingdom

Stunning house, fabulous location, incredible hosts
Sep 2019

Dar Evening Star is totally fabulous. Eclectic colourful, full of treasures from around the world, designed with huge style yet supremely comfortable with so many well thought out and generous little … More 

Reviewed 13 Oct 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Nicky and Tim,Leo,Orlando and Zack, Our saddest moment was when you left us! What a wonderful, fun and interesting family you are.You made our work so easy because we did it with joy and enthusiasm.We would be so happy if you returned to us.And you will return to new surprises when you do..Please think about it! We loved the way you worked together as a family, this family unity still exists in the encouraging...please take travels Love John Chip and Henry

Une semaine en famille inoubliable
Apr 2019

Nous avons passé une semaine fantastique en famille. La maison est magnifique, très bien située avec une vue à couper le souffle. L'accueil chaleureux est incomparable… More 

Reviewed 19 Apr 2019

Owner's reply:
Cheres Gabey et famille! Merci mille fois pour l’avis.Si positif et genereux .Vous etes ne famille merveilleuse.Nous attendons avec grand plasir votre retour chez nous! John Charles Henry
Hoboken, New Jersey

Gem on the Sea
Oct 2018

This was the most incredible home in which I have ever stayed in my life and this is no hyperbole. First and foremost, our hosts, John and Charles, were the most kind and generous hosts I have ever m… More 

Reviewed 15 Feb 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Laila, How areyou? And thank you for this wonderful review..we are still waiting for you..please return to were exceptional! Xo John Chip and Henry
pismo beach, california

A treasure on the Atlantic Coast
Dec 2018

We booked Dar Evening Star as a mid-point stay during our weeks long Imperial Cities tour traveling from Marrakech to Tangier via the coast. Our stay in Essaouria was absolutely the highlight. The tow… More 

Reviewed 11 Jan 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear John and Janet, What a pleasure it was having you as guests.Thank you for your wonderful thorough review.Yes,I totally agree with you, you must come to us for a much longer time and this time we will show you our Essaouira.We are so grateful that you appreciated all of the details of Dar Evening Star including the mystical tides and the power of the ocean.You are classy and educated people ,a real gift to us. And we thank you,again,for coming to us.We are eagerly waiting for your return..and hope that you will have safe travels the world over..much affection and gratitude..xx John Charles and Henry
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