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

Marakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Listing #42993


House | Entire Home
Rates from USD $2200 | Weekly
Last Updated 317 days ago

About

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: https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p977531

Bedrooms
3

Bathrooms
2

Offices
1

Size
1,700 ft2

Suited For
8

Property Type
House

Availability

From July 21, 2019 until January 31, 2021

Minimum Stay

4 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Availability and Complete calendar listed on HomeAway.com see link in "General" Tab

Location

House in Marakesh, Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, Morocco

Closest University

Royal University of Marrakech

Comments: Old City - Medina - Souks

Surroundings

  • Urban
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $2200 Weekly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Rate listed is peak season Price varies by season Summer or peak winter rates

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Accessibility

Stairs

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Fireplace

Fitness

Gym

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Washer

Dryer

Comments: Airport arrival transfer, breakfast each morning

Reviews

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