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DAR BEIDA | Essaouira |Self-Catering

Located on the eastern side of the medina very convenient for the souks and only a few minutes walk from the beach and port, Dar Beida (the “White House”) is a superbly maintained, very well equipped 4 bedroom house restored by interior designer owners and let on a weekly basis.  The modern features blend well with the traditional ancient stone arches and columns and thuya wood ceilings from the Portuguese colonial period of the 1800's to produce a chic, tranquil, luxurious retreat featured in many design magazines.

Dar Beida aims to feel more like a home than a holiday let. It has a number of fireplaces, several living areas, a spacious kitchen, two sun terraces and a central patio and the cook will prepare a delicious meal in her home and bring it round to you for a modest fee. The owner, Emma, is exceptionally helpful should you need any support.

Dar Beida


Accommodation: The facilities at the house make it more like a home than a holiday let: there are a number of fireplaces, a phone, several living areas with a library and a collection of CDs and board games, a spacious kitchen connected via an archway into a dining room, two sun terraces with shaded areas and 4 double bedrooms over 4 floors around a central patio.

There is 1 bedroom on the first floor with a private shower room, 2 on the second floor sharing a large bathroom with a semi-circular bathtub, one of which has a mezzanine bed and a seating area and fireplace underneath, and a fourth, on the third floor, has sliding glass doors and its own private terrace with wash basin. Bathrobes and Moroccan slippers are provided for guests.

Location: Located on the drier, eastern side of the medina, not far from Bab Doukkala, the north eastern gate, and very convenient for the souks and only a few minutes walk from the beach and port.

Services and other points to note: The house is normally only booked for 7 night periods, unless there is a gap between bookings . The house to be cleaned every day during your stay. A fruit basket, tea, coffee, water, milk etc is providedv for your arrival. Complimentary locally made argan soap and firewood. Children are welcome but need to be supervised.

Meals:  Amina, the cook is excellent and, for a modest fee, will prepare a delicious meal in her home and bring it round to you whenever you wish.

Staff: The owner, Emma, who has lived in the area for some years, is exceptionally helpful, very committed to responsible tourism and knowledgeable, should you need any support.

After booking we will send you substantial pre-visit information guides for your chosen destination(s).


Facilities Summary
  • Wifi
  • Cool in Summer
  • Owner on-site or nearby
  • English & French Spoken
  • Roof Terrace
  • Self-Catering
Standard Double from:
£1200 per week, whole house, prices vary considerably