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Marakesh Morocco

Listing # 42993

Rates From USD 2200 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Jewel of a private home, all to yourselves, in the ancient Moorish city of Marrakech, Morocco

This jewel of a private home, all to yourselves, is hidden on a narrow, quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of ancient Moorish city of Marrakech, designated a UN World Heritage Site. It is a world far removed, though close to the modern part of town, just a short flight from anywhere in Europe and closer to New York than London. From our residential neighborhood it's a short walk to all of the craft markets (souks), open-air vegetable vendors, several important historic landmarks and one of the finest gourmet restaurants is around the corner. The Jmaa el Fna square, always jumping with amazing entertainers and restaurants, is a 15 minute stroll. Though cars are not allowed into the maze of small streets, with everything so convenient a car is unnecessary, and for occassional trips to other parts of town inexpensive taxis are close by.
The house, 1700sq ft (160sq meters) on two floors, has been remodeled in the "Beldi" style (traditional, rustic techniques) but with many additional modern comforts. From the street, the carved doorway opens into a welcoming entryway leading into the terra cota tiled courtyard open to the sky. Surrounding the courtyard, accented by a lovely wall fountain, are the doors and grill-work covered windows of the living room, office, kitchen and 1/2 bath. The living room, with hand loomed Berber carpets has two seating areas. To the right is a classic Moroccan salon with upholstered, carved banquets. On the left comfortable leather chairs and hassocks face the fireplace. The office has a desk, phone and a cozy banquet seating area with handwoven Atlas Mountain pillows and rug. The kitchen is complete with modern appliances and granite counter top. The bathroom is accented by a copper sink and mirror with green marble counter top.
The second floor has three inviting bedrooms, a laundry room with washer and dryer and a charming full bath, all arranged around the courtyard with carved balustrades bordering the connecting balconies. Each room has a double bed, seating area and wrought iron grill work windows with shutters.
The stairway continues up to the roof terrace that provides a spectacular view over the Old City's rooftops to the High Atlas Mountains beyond. A ramada and canopy create shaded areas with tiled table and chairs, and a staircase leads to a small observation deck for a 360o view. In a corner of this walled terrace is a private shower, and a grill work balustrade surrounds the central courtyard opening.
As much or as little household help as required is available. Arrangements can be made for a cook, housekeeper, guide/translator (French and Arabic are most useful but many people also speak English). WiFi on-site. Our local English-speaking agent is available for orientation and assistance. The owner, fluent in Moroccan Arabic dialect, can be reached at any time by phone or email.
Marrakech is in south-central Morocco about 150 miles from Casablanca and 100 miles from the Atlantic seaport and beach town of Essaouira. Current Calendar and available dates can be viewed at:


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1700 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, July 21, 2019 until Sunday, January 31, 2021
Minimum Stay
4 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Availability and Complete calendar listed on HomeAway.com see link in "General" Tab
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Marakesh
Postal Code - State or Province Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz
Country Morocco
Neighborhood Keywords Old City - Medina - Souks
Closest University Royal University of Marrakech
University nearby

Rental Price:

USD 2200 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rate listed is peak season Price varies by season Summer or peak winter rates
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Gym
  • Other: Airport arrival transfer, breakfast each morning


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome

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Member Since Apr 8 2009
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About Me
Joel and Sinde have had their leather goods business based in Tucson, Arizona and Marrakech, Morocco for twenty five years. In 2003 they bought a house in the old 'medina' of Marrakech, then spent several years renovating it. As their business only allows them to spend several weeks a year there, the house is now being offered for extended rental.

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If there were a rating higher than excellent, Dar Ajiba would easily qualify. Our stay was an absolute dream come true, from the beautifully appointed home, to the comfort of the beds, to the food prepared by the cook, whose services were available for a nominal fee (breakfast was included). The person who managed the riad could not have been more accommodating. We cannot wait to return to Morocco and to Dar Ajiba, and we've already told all of our friends that if they want a delightful experience while in Marrakesh (and who doesn't?), this is the place to have it! Excellent Sheila Linderman 10/31/2010 8:54:00 PM