Sleeps 7 (or 6 adults and 2 children)
Price per week £1200—£2400

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Living Space

4 bedrooms:

1st floor
1 double bedroom, moulded into the house with shower room next door

Living room with pod fire places at each end of the room and an open plan dining/kitchen area

2nd floor
1 double bedroom
1 bedroom with steps up to a queen size bed area
In between the bedrooms is a curved wet room with skylight

Large terrace with a shaded area, seating and 2 sun loungers

3rd floor
Double bedroom with glass doors opening on to a private terrace with outdoor sink and 2 large deckchairs

Ground floor
Library and chill out room with fireplace and a central courtyard with hanging basket chair

Amenities

Complimentary firewood (initial load)
Sun loungers and deckchairs
WiFi
Bose sound dock
Huge selection of books, CD’s and board games
House phone (local calls only)
Hair dryer
Beach towels provided
Each guest* is given a pair of babouche (Moroccan slippers) to use in the house and to take home

*Exclusively for guests staying for a minimum of one week

Domestic Services

Concierge
Cleaner – daily

On request:
A home cooked Moroccan feast anytime during your stay (payable locally – approx. £10 per head)
Airport transfers can be arranged (payable locally)

Location

The house sits within Essaouira’s old Medina walls, in the more Moroccan quarter near Bab Doukkala
Essaouira beach is a 10 minute walk
Marrakech is a 2 hr drive

Transport

Fly to Essaouira Mogador airport.

The house is 16 km from the airport.

Local Information

Southern Morocco’s most favoured coastal town – and the one most easily reached from Marrakech – offers both a contrast and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Essaouira has managed to retain a laid-back timelessness rarely felt in the seething streets of Marrakech. It’s a relaxing place and a charming one too. Sandy colored ramparts shelter a clean and bright medina built around French piazzas, carved archways and whitewashed avenues and alleys.

Over the past decade, Essaouira has become known as a centre for arts, crafts and music, attracting visitors to it’s galleries and workshops and hosting an assortment of annual festivals. Apart from the well known Gnaoua World Music Festival in June, there is also a Flamenco Festival and Arabo-Andalucian music in the autumn and a classical music festival each spring.

The fishing port, overlooked by grand fortifications, provides a constant source of supplies for local restaurants, while the wide sandy beaches to the south have put Essaouira on the windsurfing map at certain times of the year when the winds are up.

The house offers a very special concierge service that can offer unique experiences during your stay, with access to rare and local only known parts of Essaouira. Expereinces include; a Bedouin ‘under the stars’ experience on a private rural estate, a history tour of the Medina, a Moroccan cooking class, fishing trips, a guided trip to the Souk, a pool day at a boutique private pool in remote garden, windsurfing, kite-surfing or quad-biking… there is something for everyone!

Our View

Essaouira is the perfect destination for bohemian travellers and this house is wonderfully bohemian and unusual. With its crescent shaped expanse of sandy beach and bustling medina streets filled with folk art and tribal pieces, those seeking a more laid back Moroccan experience will be captivated by its charm.

This magical house is perfect for travellers who want to experience the ‘real’ morocco. The interiors are a fresh whitewash punctuated with punchy colours throughout. Built around a central courtyard the house is spread over 4 storeys with an organic modern living space moulded around ancient sandstone columns and thuya wood ceilings, with a mix of eclectic colourful lighting and furnishings.  It has been lovingly restored and subtly decorated, the rooms are spacious and tranquil, providing a cool retreat from the outside world.

The New York Times cited the house as “A glowing Pop Art cavern…” Brimming with funky 60’s furniture, animal skins and artisan Moroccan folk pieces and could be described as one of the funkiest spaces in Morocco.

We think this house is unique and funky, full of fun bits and pieces – you’ll find a pink pig with blue spots on the roof top terrace, African sculpture and cool wall hangings. Forget your run of the mill rental holiday properties, this is one of a kind and we love it.

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