House in Asilah, Nr. Tangier, Morocco - Next to Medina Wall, 200m from Sea Viewed from Roof
This traditional Moroccan house, named Dar Nour, refurbished in 2013 with typical decor and furnishings as well as mod cons, is located in a charming cul-de-sac just outside the walls of the Asilah Medina. It is a town house structure with 4 floors, including roof terrace with views of the Atlantic just 200m away. A car may be parked very close to the house with no problems. The house provides easy access to the Medina and other parts of the town of Asilah, and an immersion in traditional Moroccan life in a laid-back, 'no hassle' place. Asilah is a smallish, very pretty fishing town 40 Km south of Tangier on the Atlantic coast, and is accessible within 30 mins by taxi from Tangier airport. Its location provides a good base for excursions to Tangier itself, but is much more tranquil, as well as Chefchaouen and Tetouan further afield. Great Atlantic beaches are located just to the south and to the north of the town. An English-speaking Moroccan assistant meets guests at the town gates.
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
Paradise Beach is just to the south of the town, and takes about 10 mins walking. This is very nice quite unspoilt Atlantic beach, with good surf!
Tangier airport is 35 Km away and takes about 40 mins by car or taxi. Taxis can be hired at the airport. Cars can also be rented if you want to take day trips to Tangier, Cape Spartel (Tangier), other beaches further away from town, or other cities like Tetouan and Chefchaouen (Chaouen). Car can be parked next to house.
Tangier is about 40 Km or one hour with city traffic in Tangier. Tetouan is about 1.5 hours, and Chefchaouen about 2 hours. The latter is well worth a visit, as it's like a mountain version of Asilah, with whitewashed houses in a high valley setting.
Local shops and the covered market by the Medina wall are within 5 minutes or so walk, stocking food and all sorts of hardware goods. Also close are bazaars with plenty of traditional handicrafts at quite good prices. You can also have objects made to measure by local artisans (such as the mirrors and tables in my house). In the modern town centre (about 10 minutes' walk) there are Moroccan banks (where you can use VISA cards etc. to get cash from cash dispensers), post office, off-licence. Throughout Asilah, there are several good restaurants at very reasonable prices, and the seafood is especially good.
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- Booking Notes:
To book, you are required to pay 25% of the stay at the time of booking and the rest upon taking the keys. Payment can be made by bank transfer to my UK bank account. Once you determine availability on your chosen dates, please contact me for my bank account details, and contact details of my Moroccan assistants, who can solve any practical or linguistic problems.
I prefer booking by the week, Sunday to Saturday inclusive, but can also handle daily bookings.
Notes on prices:
The listed pricing for 2015 is as follows:
1 or 2 adults: 45 euros per night.
Each additional adult: 10 euros per night.
Each child below 12 years of age: 5 euros per night.
For longer stays, discounts apply: please contact me.
- Available arrival
- Air Conditioning
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Satellite / Cable
- children welcome
- near the sea
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Bathroom 1: toilet + basin + shower with electric hot water boiler Bathroom 2: toilet + basin
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms + 2 Sofabeds) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: 1 double bed + 1 single bed, wardrobe/cupboards, tables. Bedroom 2: 2 twin beds, wardrobe/cupboards, tables.
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The air conditioning system is installed on all 3 floors. It works in heating as well as cooling mode also, so can be used as heating in the winter when necessary. Outside: Roof terrace includes garden table and 4 chairs. Utility Room: Washing machine with linen basket. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are included, changed weekly, as is cleaning service. Other: Roof terrace: large terrace with table and 6 chairs, plants, view of town and Atlantic Ocean 200m away. Upper roof terrace: accessible by wooden steps, provides best view of sunset! All 3 floors equipped with Air Conditioning and Heating systems.