Serene, Sunlit Retreat in the heart of Essaouira Medina (near Skala de la Ville)

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms

Description

A delightful, cute 6-bed house in the historic, walled town of Essaouira – an Atlantic coast World Heritage Site. Split over 4 floors around a central courtyard, our Medina Retreat comprises 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 salon a terrace with a lovely sea view and sleeps up to 10 people

Primarily our holiday home, we have decided to rent when empty - to help with the up keep and equally important allow others to enjoy the experience of beautiful, culture enriched, peaceful Essaouira. Although the house is advertised as self catering, it is looked after by the wonderful Khadija who can visit daily to carry out daily household chores and takes pride in ensuring guests are well looked after. She is also a fantastic cook and can provide meals. Our retreat is located moments away from the main square, fishing port and long, white sandy beach. It is a great holiday home for a large family or group of friends

Essaouira Region: Essaouira is a historic, walled town and an Atlantic coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, just a few hours west of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains. The bohemian town where Jimi Hendrix liked to hang out is a perfect spot to unwind, eat great seafood and absorb the laid back and atmospheric scene

To the west of the Medina the rampart walls and fortifications drop directly into the Atlantic with a picturesque fishing port filled with bright blue boats, while a few minutes walk from the main square, the wide beach curves around the bay

One of the few places in Morocco to be popular in the summer months as the Atlantic breeze ensures that the temperatures rarely stray past 35 degrees, almost year round blue sky's ensure a wonderful trip whatever the season. However, low season is commonly thought of as November to February when the nights can be cold and the weather more unpredictable

Ancient Medina: THE MEDINA - Designed in the mid 1700's by a French architect, the medina is an intriguing fusion of French-style piazzas with traditional subterranean passages, vaulted alleys and traditional courtyard houses. Its whitewashed buildings, with ornate doorways and windows painted blue to match the sky, are enclosed by intact pink fortifications. Packed with shops and stalls selling handicrafts, jewellery, spices, leather goods and the famous local argon oil it is the ideal place to while away the hours, before relaxing at one of the numerous cafe's or enjoying a massage at a local hammam

THE PORT & THE RAMPARTS - Skala de la ville is the impressive sea bastion built along the cliffs. Its is home to a collection of European brass cannons from the 18th and 19th centuries and has great views out to sea. Locals and tourist alike gather here to watch the sun disappear over the horizon. The port, bustling with ship-builders and fishing boats is a great place to eat freshly caught seafood

How to get there: There is a direct flight service from the ( London Luton Airport) to Essaouira airport currently operated by EasyJet
You can fly Atlas Blue/Royal Air Maroc direct to Essaouira from Paris Orly
The Medina is only a very pleasant 15-20 minute drive from Essaouira airport. A taxi for this journey costs 150 dirhams(3 -5 people) 250 dirhams for greater than 5 people
Or fly to Marrakech from London Gatwick/Luton/Manchester with Ryanair, TUI, Easyjet or British Airways, then either take a BUS (only 80 dirhams each), taxi or hire a car to drive to Essaouira (approx. 2. 5hours transfer via road)

Taxi's depending on size and type(Standard, 4X4, MPV) range between 850 - 1000 dirhams one way

Amenities

  • Internet
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace

Map

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