Charming duplex apartment, renovated with taste. Easy access, nice & comfortable, sunny with no facing neighbour, ideally located in the heart of the medina. 2/3 bedrooms & 3 living rooms, can accomodate 7 persons (but 5 adults max + 2 children less than 140cm!). Terrace & panoramic medina view.
Duplex apartment (2 levels), at the 3rd floor and at an angle, overlooking the Casbah district, close to the skala walls.
Very light and without any facing neighbour, with a large terrace and a stunning panoramic view of the medina.
This area of the medina is safe and lively, and the apartment is pretty quiet with new double-glass windows.
Renovated with excellent taste, using the local traditions, arts and techniques. For example the floor in traditional bejmat bricks, and a superb "zellige" carpet in the lobby, made by a souiri artist. The place is also finely decorated with numerous antique furniture and lamps, procured locally step by step along my stays...
There are 2 bedrooms with double (matrimonial) beds: Sheherazade room is street view with a stunning real antique sculpted cedar door as entrance and including a large dressing, and the Marrakesh room has sculpted tadelakt pink wall and overlooks an inside court. An oriental living room at the upper (terrace) level can be used as a 3rd bedroom (1 single adult bed + 1 smaller sofa possibly for a child). There are also 2 additional mattresses for children (140cm), and a baby foldable bed - so it can accomodate up to 7 persons, including 5 adults maximum.
Double "hammam" style doors open on the bathroom, which is in tadelakt, with a shower. There is a hairdryer. The kitchen is also inspired from local traditional styles, with awesome genuine pink marble from the Atlas... It is equiped with a large fridge, induction plates to cook, a micro-wave/oven, a boiler, a coffeemaker, with all necessary kitchen ware. The whole apartment is fully equipped including bedsheets and towels.
The small fireplace in the main living room can accomodate a warming fire in the winter (firewood provided) - but small mobile heaters are also available in case of need.
You will also find there lots of things to read too, magazines, a selection of books: novels, essays and poetry, photo books and travel guides, and even a few games and stories to read at bedtime for children... There is also a music system with a few CDs, so you can listen to music too...
On the terrace, 2 louge chairs are available (the terrace is waiting for a soon-to-come renovation this winter, but very quiet and with stunning views...)
You shall feel so at home there that you won't want to leave... or shall long for coming back soon...
Very practical and easy access, via Bab Sba or Moulay Hassan square.
Very large staircase, 3rd floor, in a small building entrance that is shared with only one other apartment. One can even leave a baby stroller down in the lobby.
Interaction with guests
The apartment is independent, so you shall be entirely free during your stay. My friend Christine or her husband will welcome you at arrival, and remain available if you have any question.
At confirmation of your booking, I will also provide you with a small personal guide on Essaouira, with tips and recommendations of excellent addresses, so that your stay is as awesome as possible...
Other things to note
The skala walls are just at the end of the street, et everything is at arm's length... This place is ideal to enjoy the medina while staying in a quiet place, in a very nice apartment, extremely central but also light and comfortable...
French citizen of the world, global traveller both for work and for pleasure.
After several years in California, I spent 6 years on humanitarian missions in many different countries. I am now settled back in Europe, working for an environmental NGO.
My husband also works in the humanitarian relief sector, and we have 2 lovely children.
I love medieval history, traditional arts and cultures, travel literature, genealogy and graphic novels. And I cherish every place on Earth which is at crossroads, where different cultures have met and keep meeting, where those cultures came to discover and appreciate each other, where they can even mix up and take the best in each other, places of mutual respect, tolerance and peace...