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Marrakech Hideaway - entire house rental



Updated: 19-Sep-2016
Home in Marrakech, Morocco - Designer Built Moroccan Home

I spent years building and decorating my Moroccan dream home. Now I'm ready to share it with you, deluxe catered accommodation in a world heritage designated neighborhood with an experienced full-time cook. For the price of one ordinary US or European hotel room you can have the entire house to yourself. No need for you to do the marketing or your laundry. Meals are prepared for you; pay only the cost of groceries. Hidden in the ancient quarter of the medina of Marrakech, at the end of a small lane inaccessible to cars, the house is a private refuge in which you can experience the real culture of Morocco. It is minutes walk from the Place Jema al Fna and the sights most frequented by tourists, yet it is in an authentic neighbourhood, close to a food market bustling with Marrakchis going about their day to day lives. Two double bedrooms with bathrooms, formal salon, open courtyard and terraces. A unique catered accommodation for one or two couples or a family.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Art historian, speaking English, French and Moroccan Arabic.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest message February 2013:

"What a beautiful home you have created. Rabbia is wonderful and her meal for us last night was amazing. Would it be possible to stay an extra night or two?

Again, what a wonderful job you have done and the attention to detail by Rabbia is so appreciated.

Happy guests"

Guest message June 2013

"I’m sure that it will come as no surprise to you to know that we had a fantastic stay in your house! Rabia was brilliant, what a gem, she was so helpful and yet unobtrusive and her meals were as good as anything we eat in restaurants."
Mar 2011
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews

United Kingdom

oasis of peace

  • 5 of 5

We managed to have both a quiet, relaxing, rejuvenating time in the Riad as well as thoroughly enjoying the riotous, joyous chaos of the Medina. Tom picked a really lovely part of the city, it was by far our favourite bit of the maze, with plenty of interest, great local food and classy souks and shops.

The house is stunning, such a delightful meditative space, and beautifully and tastefully decorated. Weather was about perfect for late Feb, blue skies and low 20s pretty much throughout but Tom was right when warning about the chilly winter nights in late winter, should have packed more sweaters and had to take good advantage of the logs and lovely fireplace in the evenings. Mind you the space in our bags was well-used by the huge carpet & other Moroccan trinkets we predictably brought back.

Rabia, our host, chef and housekeeper was terrific throughout, a really talented cook who showed off the wide breadth of Moroccan cuisine with warmth and charm. Toufik, the recommended taxi driver/guide was also brilliant whenever we needed to get around, incredibly responsive and great value, and good fun with it. The day touring the Atlas was one of the best.

For one or two couples I can't imagine a better base for exploring the red city. Thanks Tom for lending us your haven, we'll be back if we're allowed!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a fantastic location for a 7 day winter break. Close to all the central sights of Marrakech, yet a quiet refuge from the bustle of the city. The house has been beautifully restored and is very elegant. As well as having the freedom of your own 'home', Rabia the housekeeper will cook fantastic local cuisine if you choose, or you can eat out. Her husband, Toufik, is a driver and will take you around the city or into the mountains, very reliably and for very reasonable rates. It was so good to have their advice, and to make contact with local people, rather than being in a tourist 'bubble' in a hotel. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
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From the Owner

A great affinity for islamic architecture and design. In Marrakech I had the opportunity to work with many artisans, to build my house by hand, overseeing every detail.

Activity and Interests


There are numerous day-trip opportunities to interesting and beautiful sites in the mountains where one can enjoy hiking, waterfalls etc. Essaouira, a lovely coast town, is a three hour drive.


A trip to or from the airport by taxi is 15 minutes. You will be collected at the airport upon arrival and taken directly to the house. For moving about the city there are many inexpensive taxis. For trips outside the city, one can rent a car to drive oneself, but a better option for most will be to hire a car with driver, which is not expensive.


Casablanca is three hours by train. Essaouira is three hours by car. A visit to the Sahara is an overnight trip. Be in the mountains in 45 minutes by car.

Further Details:

The house is well situated footsteps from the poshest part of the souk, a ten minute walk to Jema al Fna, but it is also near La Ville Nouvelle, so one has easy access to the best of both worlds. Five minutes walk from the house there is a swimming pool available. Several of the best restaurants in the medina are within a few minutes walk.


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Booking Notes:
A 20% non-refundable deposit is requested to confirm booking, to be paid by cheque in the UK or by Paypal. The remainder of the rental to be paid in cash to the caretaker in Marrakech. Please enquire about availability of your dates of travel.

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Updated: 19-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

In addition to sightseeing and all of the amenities and attractions that are available to tourists, I enjoy my house as a place of relaxation, meditation and indeed concentration. That book you've wanted to read or write? This is a good place to do it.

Property Type

  • house


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Satellite / Cable


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Modern deluxe bathrooms with marble and glazed Moroccan tile, one with shower, the other with porcelain bathtub and hand shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Both bedrooms bright and airy with double beds and en-suite bathrooms.


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Many influences are combined to create an ambiance that is distinctly Moroccan but with a cosmopolitan, international air. Numerous antiques and architectural elements from India have been incorporated into the fabric of the house. Outside: Open air courtyard, outdoor dining, terraces on three levels, roof garden, five minute walk to an available pool. Utility Room: There is a washing machine in the house, and laundry service is included in the rental. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Daily maid service. All meals catered and prepared for you if you choose, at no extra cost, pay only for the food. Rooms cleaned daily. Other: Open air courtyard, outdoor dining, terraces on three levels, roof garden.

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