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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina

Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs3
Space 1,829 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

Riad, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, sauna, 2 terraces, courtyard

Three minutes from the souks and five minutes from Essaouira’s beach and fishing port is Dar Rondé, a riad townhouse with rounded walls, Berber doorways, vibrantly coloured stone floors and fireplaces set deep in to soaring white walls. Designed by Maria Pergay, the house is spread over three floors with two large en-suite bedrooms, one kingsize, one twin, a private sauna and two secluded terraces (one in the middle, one on the roof). A garden of palms fills the tiled courtyard as you enter the house, circled by glass walls, there is an entertainment room with traditional beldi ceiling and a salon with long sofas and spacious dining area.

Private cook: On your first evening, house chef, Yusef will prepare a welcoming, complimentary tagine to restore you after your long journey here. Every morning, breakfast will be provided (included in the price) ranging from breads, omelettes and fruit salad to yoghurts and traditional Moroccan style delights.

Should you wish to dine-in on other days, Yusef will prepare meals for you at additional cost.

Dar Rondé - as featured on Good Morning, ITV, Sunday Telegraph; Home and Living, Concept for Living; Spring Issue, Red magazine and Living Abroad.

More Details

Abby Aron
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for a lovely time at Dar Ronde, we really enjoyed ourselves.

We were really lucky with the weather, food great and how lovely is Kama!
Mar 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Chbanat in Essaouira

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1829 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Separate WCs
  • Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Toilet
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • 1 double, 1 twin both with en-suite bathrooms and separate loos.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • bay
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Smoking in outside areas only.


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(34 traveller reviews)

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An extraordinary townhouse in Essaouira’s enchanting medina
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 40 reviews

Perfect property for a memorable family holiday.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our one week stay in Dar Ronde. Comfortable and clean it's perfectly located for exploring Essaouira. Everyone we met was friendly and welcoming. Our house keeper was absolutely brilliant; we could not have hoped for a nicer host to prepare breakfast and help us get the most from our holiday including a memorable visit to a hammam for my wife and daughter. Highly recommended for families who want some Easter sun (it wasn't too windy during our stay), to explore different cultures and like a bit of adventure during their vacations. The horse riding at Ranch de Diabat was particularly cool.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Brilliant!!! So pleased. Thank you so much for letting us know...
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Fabulous house - perfect for a family.

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas at Dar Ronde and it was absolutely perfect for us - a family of 2 adults and 2 children (age 10 and 12). The house is large (especially the bedrooms), well-appointed, in a great location and had everything that we needed. Meriam (the housekeeper) and Kamar (the agent) were super-friendly, helpful and really made our holiday special (although it helps a lot to speak French). The breakfasts and dinners that Meriam prepared were delicious and it was such a treat to come down to breakfast that someone else had prepared every morning. The medina is easy to find your way around and the house is on the "quiet" side - but within easy reach of everything, including the beach.

All in all, a wonderful place to stay - I would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ticks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, space, light, clean, and a great location in the heart of the Medina. Kamar and her team made us more than welcome, and the breakfasts each day were a great way to kick off. Highly recommended,

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Dar Ronde in the middle of the medina. We truly enjoyed Kamar, her stories, her support and her cooking. The children loved to visit the souk and once or twice we ended a tiring day in the hamman on the top floor. We've recommended your house to some friends already so maybe one day Kamar will welcome some of them.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unwinding in comfort

  • 5 of 5

We had such a relaxing stay in Abby's cool & welcoming house, escaping the English winter and finding warmth & sunshine in this fascinating town. The connections worked a treat and Kamar, the house keeper, was there to meet the taxi from the airport at the little gate to the Medina. Then we entered a different world, grateful that Kamar showed us the way through the maze of alleyways. It's amazing! Like stepping back 4 centuries with all the attendant sights, sounds and smells - hot baking bread among them. Opening the thick wooden door to the house leads at once into the contrasting calm, clean, comfortable and colourful heart of the home. A true haven the privacy of which we enjoyed enormously as a base to explore the historic town. Having Kabira making breakfast for us every morning was pure holiday indulgence and, yes, taking coffee or mint tea up to the roof terrace the start to another relaxing day. Writing about this makes me want to fly back immediately. Thank you Abby, Kamar and Kabira.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful time in Dar Ronde. Kamar was a wonderful host - making sure all was fine and helping us with any directions, amenities and anything we suggested. Anna was also a lovely house keeper and made us breakfast on the terrace which was a treat. The house is beautifully designed to incorporate Moroccan features and very relaxing to be in. We also enjoyed the Medina and the seaside - very relaxing to stroll along the beaches, dip in the sea and consider camel rides ( we intend to do next time). The people of Essaouira were diverse, friendly and playful with their bargaining - one or two a little forceful but we gradually learnt there are no hard feelings and it is just good to exchange ideas about prices and possibilities. the bazaar is full of exotic clothes, food, spices and smells and the restaurants great. It is also peaceful to be in the Medina area without motor cars but just the odd scooter and cyclist. Finally Abby the owner was really welcoming and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
160 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
170 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Mogador Golf
Nearest Train
160 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Essaouira is world renowned for its arts and Gnawa music. Its 200-year-old medina is a maze of arches and alleyways interspersed with piazzas and café-lined streets. Fruit, vegetables, meats, spices and fish fill the souks, while a vast range of little stores sell china, wood and antiques. Outside the city walls is a lively port where fresh fish is caught daily. The sea offers one of the world’s best spots for windsurfing and kitesurfing. Other activities include quad biking, camel rides, horse riding, sailing, bike hire.

Other Activities: Camel riding, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading, historic sites, lively fishing port, quad biking, trekking, artisanal shopping, hammam

Golf: Mogador Golf resort is a 10 minute taxi ride away. A Gary Player designed, 18 hole course with views over the Atlantic Ocean. Length of the course is 6558m par 72. See:


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Chbanat, Atlantic Coast Morocco

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Standard Rate '18
1 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The rate is negotiable for stays longer than 2 weeks.
The price includes breakfast everyday, complimentary tagine on arrival and maid service everyday
PayPal, Cheque, Bank Transfer all accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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