'Dar Nicola', Essaouira, Morocco
Dar Nicola is a beautiful house situated down a quiet quaint street in the heart of the ancient walled Medina., minutes from the hustle and bustle of the souks and with parking just 2 minutes walk away just outside the Bab Marrakesh entrance to the medina.
We have only recently bought the house which has been newly renovated, its a lovely house which we fell in love with the minute we saw it, its in a really peaceful location and the two private terraces provide fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean,the medina and the Port.
The house has a great location and has been featured in Place in the sun magazine, its minutes from the beach, the port, the souks and restaurants and cafes, but has a quiet, tranquil feel.
We have decorated the house in a contemporary moroccan/european style and have many things around the house that we have collected from our travels.
The house sleeps up to 6 people-
First floor- 1 large double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 WC, landing area.
Second floor- large open plan landing, bathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom, open plan living and dining room.
third floor- light and airy kitchen with french windows opening onto large private terrace (a further lovely higher private terrace is also accessible from the main terrace).
Essaouira lies on the Atlantic Coast, 100 miles from Marrakesh, it takes the name little town of ramparts from the impressive fortifications left by its portugese founders.
It is a charming cosmopolitan town, benefitting from blue skies and sandy beachs making it a popular destination for windsurfers, surfers,artists ,musicians. The Medina itself is a labyrinth of alleyways which lead to many souks, craft shops and small art galleries great for exploring-all in walking distance fom the house. Its not hard to see why we have fallen in love with the place, its a place for everyone- friends, families, children, couples!!!
The Medina and Beyond
The Medina (walled Town) is pedestrian only. Essaouira is a small town and everything is within walking distance (maps are available from the tourist information centre).
The large sandy beach in Essaouira is a great place for children to play and also for sunbathing, ther are also great cafes an restaurants right on the beach front.
You can also rent equipment and have tuition for windsurfing, kite surfing, body boarding. Beach buggies are also available for hire, as are camels and horses.
You can easily walk to castles in the sand -the rocks that inspired Jimi Hendrix ,and visit Diabet where Jimi Hendrix lived!! Further afield Sidi Kaouki is worth a visit by local bus or taxi.
We have 2 private terraces, both with panoramic views of the ocean, the port and the neighbouring village of Diabet.