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A special house in the heart of the Medina of Essaouira



Updated: 19-Oct-2016
4 Double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite); sleeps 8

Dar Zette is a beautiful & tranquil house hidden away in the heart of the 18th century medina. Recently restored to combine modern comforts with Moroccan tradition, it has the added advantage of a large pretty courtyard complete with fountain. Perfectly situated for the bustling souks selling spices, carpets, jewelled slippers & Thuya wood boxes with cafes and restaurants nearby and the wide sandy beach of Essaouira only a minute away.

Surrounding the open courtyard on two sides, the house offers light and peace. The wide folding doors of the salon allow the ground floor rooms and courtyard to become as one – wonderful by candlelight in the evening. Built on 4 floors, the house allows much privacy for reading and sunbathing. Kilim covered armchairs, hand-painted furniture, old chandeliers and antique rugs throughout, Dar Zette has it all.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a really lovely time. The house is beautiful - we all wanted to stay for longer! The way you have decorated it is gorgeous we loved all the rugs and things - particularly the big buddha lamp. We also loved Essaouira. The weather wasn't great while we were there but we found cosy bolt holes to drink mint tea in etc. we loved Taros and found a really lovely restaurant called 'la cle de voute' where the staff were exceptionally accommodating and warm - when we arrived both our little girls were taken in for a kitchen tour and as we left were both given the hugest hugs. The food was good and the general atmosphere was really cosy and friendly.

We would love to come again some time.
Feb 2013
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25 Reviews

based on 25 holidaymaker reviews


Amazing House!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as the description and pictures provided. It was very spacious and had everything that we required. The location was perfect as we were not toofar from the main square but still very quiet inside the house. Also the house is a 10 minute walk from the beach so we were able to walk down and soak up the sun

The facilities were very good, especially with the number of bedrooms and bathrooms plus the added bonus of a private roof terrace.

The property was very clean and the lady who came to clean was very polite and helpful, as was Rachid the manager who was very helpful and saw that we had everything that we needed.

The owners were very quick to respond and we were very looked after by Rachid.

I would highly recommend this property as essaouira is the perfect place to go and relax and enjoy the beach and sights

all the nearby restaurants served very good food and the pancakes are to die for, it was very easy to obtain halal meat for the family as we cooked some meals while we were there and also very easy to walk down to the market to buy fruit, vegetabes and groceries.

It's also very good for shopping and the prices are reasonable for gifts, definitely buy from here if you re heading to marrakech

all in all we will definitely be back to essaouira and when we do we will book this property again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you had a great holiday. We look forward to welcoming you again in Dar Zette.
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Lovely property, very calming.

  • 5 of 5

The property was typical Moroccan, beautifully decorated. Kitchen well equipped and beds comfortable. Lots of places to sit and relax throughout the house. Loved the way you could step out of the house into the busy market streets where you could explore all the little alley ways.

Provision of a safe box in the building would be beneficial to keep valuables in.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your suggestion which we will take on board. Glad you liked the house and Essaouira.
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  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our stay. Everything was so close: the fishing port; a food market; souks full of interesting Moroccan souvenirs and a lovely expansive beach. The property was beautifully decorated and, included a roof terrace. We will return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Da Zette is a lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much and like to come back soon again. Dar Zette is a quiet and comfortable refugium in the midth of Essaouiras`ancient medina with a window to the sky . A lovely place to relax at the top of the house or at the beach as well as a starting point for all the interesting things Maroccans life presents.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Ryad in medieval medina

  • 5 of 5

Luxurious modern comfort yards from the a!leys of the ancient Medina. Quite yet in the middle of old Essaouira.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic home-from-home

  • 5 of 5

we both had a fabulous time at Dar Zette and in Essaouira in general. Foued was super and was so helpful. The Dar is immaculately furnished and is an idyllic oasis to which to retreat and we fell in love with the easy-going charms of the city and the natural warmth and good humour of the Sawiris. Thank you so much - we will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Essaouira Mogador at 20 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Agadir at 180 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Essaouira at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Marrakech at 160 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Essaouira beach at 300 Metres Car: not necessary

Essaouira offers something for everyone. The climate is semi-tropical staying warm and balmy throughout the winter. A UNESCO world heritage listed city, Essaouira has a relaxed laid-back atmosphere where you can enjoy the hubub of the souk, the bustle of the busy port with its fish market, the romance of a walk along the ramparts at sunset or exploring the streets and hidden passageways of this special town.

Other Activities: small traditional port, souks, cooking & eating, hammams, historic sites, bird watching, camel riding, land yatching, kite surfing, 4x4 off roading and quad biking.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Christmas 2016
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 19-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town


  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, large double bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, en suite
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, en suite plus mezzanine double bed
  • Bedrooms 1 & 2 share a bathroom with a double bath and shower


  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Terrace


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available


  • Rachid, our Local manager, can arrange for you to be met at either Essaouira or Marrakech airports and taken by taxi to Essaouira Medina where he will meet you to take you to the house. He will available throughout your stay for any queries you may have and he can also take you on a guided tour around the souk. Sadyr, our lovely maid, can make you breakfast and dinner on request and it can also be arranged for her to take you food shopping in the souk and then show you how to make the famous Moroccan tagine dish. During winter months, a load of firewood can be supplied on request. At the start of a rental, bathrooms will have toilet paper and small bar of soap. Thereafter guests are responible for the supply.

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