Villa Basmah, Essaouira, Morocco
Contemporary luxury 4 bedroom villa with traditional Moroccan styling and a large heated swimming pool
7 nights exclusive villa rental from £3,795, including full time maids and daily breakfast. Flights and car hire available at an additional charge.
Set a river valley just south of the laid-back seaside town of Essaouira, Le Jardin des Douars is a chic little hotel with six spacious and comfortable fully staffed private pool villas set in mature private gardens within walking distance of the hotel's facilities. All villas - ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms - are beautifully furnished. Breakfast is included and for other meals, guests can choose to either self-cater, ask the villa staff to prepare meals, select local specialities on the villa menu or dine at the hotel's restaurant. Guests can also use the hotel bar and enjoy being pampered in the spa. The hotel concierge can advise on local activities such as surfing and golf. Car hire is available on a daily basis to explore, and the hotel provides a regular shuttle into town and the vast, nearby beaches.
All bedrooms have super-king size beds that can be made up as either double or twin and are of a consistent size, with air conditioning and either a bath or shower room en suite. The spacious living rooms catch the cooling breezes, and opens on to a broad veranda, with al fresco sitting and dining areas, each with a fabulous large pool with distinctive Moroccan tiling. At Villa Basmah, there are two bedrooms on the ground floor that are mirror images of each other, a further two bedrooms upstairs, one of which is self-contained and at the far end of the upper terrace.
Private heated swimming pool 15m x 5m (1.4m deep), outdoor shower, pool towels. Kitchen has fridge/freezer, hob and oven. For entertainment, there's wifi, satellite TV (limited English speaking channels), table tennis, boules court, yoga terrace. Villa essentials include hair dryers, iron and ironing board and a safe. Air-conditioning in all bedrooms. Guests also have access to the restaurants, bars and spa at Le Jardin des Douars
Villa Rental Includes
Maid service from 07.00 to 23.00 (2 maids work in 2 shifts), daily breakfast, pool heating, air-conditioning. Cook service available on request, payable locally.
Essaouira is 13km away. It's a delightful 18th century seaside town, and the car-free Old Town is enclosed by fortified walls, with distinctive white and blue houses alongside a series of vast sandy beaches backed by sand dunes. The town’s main square is filled with cafes and meandering walkways lead to the souk (market). Also worth visiting is the harbour and watching the wooden fishing boats bringing in their day’s catch and the fish restaurants are highly recommended.
Weather & Seasons
Spring (March to May) is pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. It's hot in August but tempered by Atlantic breezes, and Essaouira town tends to gets very busy. Autumn (mid Sept to mid Nov) is also lovely, but the countryside tends to look parched.
Most visitors arrive via Marrakech’s Menara Airport, which you can reach from various airports in the UK with British Airways and Easyjet. Direct flights from London Gatwick take 3 hours 45 minutes. The drive from Marrakech takes 2 hours 30 minutes. Alternatively, there are direct flights with Royal Air Maroc from Paris Orly to Essaouira.
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If you would like to be inside Essaouira's Old Town, we recommend two boutique hideaways: Madada Mogador and, with a rooftop pool, L'Heure Bleue. If you're after something with even more facilities and that's also more family orientated, we would suggest Sofitel Essaouira. For more recommendations, please see Best Hotels, Resorts & Boutique Hideaways in Morocco or more ideas for a Luxury Villa Holiday in Morocco.
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Please call us on 0203 019 3722 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.