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Book this 4 bedroom house in Essaouira today! A total of 8 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 78 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1170 to as high as $3126, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 93% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Jul 04, 2017.
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About the owner
About the owner
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- 04 Jul 2017
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Languages spoken: English, French
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Essaouira-region Attractions
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- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
- Smoking allowed
– based on 78 reviews
- Very Good
“Dar Beida - a magical jewel in the dust! The perfect holiday experience.”
Nestled in a quiet alleyway in the Moroccan quarter of the Medina, Dar Beida is a magical jewel in the dust! The house itself is awe inspiring; oozing with design quirks, traditional Moroccan architecture and artisan pieces with an injection of cool, modern and fun flourishes throughout. Comfortable, spacious, luxurious and social - all rolled into one. It was dream like to wake to Essaouira’s beautiful sunset each morning gliding over the Medina’s dramatic skyline. The view from Dar Beida’s roof terrace is incredible - you truly feel like an organic part of this authentic and friendly coastal Moroccan town. We enjoyed the house so much, its layout and the chill out roof terrace meant that, as a couple on holiday with friends, we could have our own space or be social as much as we wanted. Coming “home” from a hot and bustling Medina to the cool, calm sanctuary of Dar Beida made for the perfect balance of authentic town life and chilling out. Emma’s warm welcome and personal “insider’s tour” of the Medina was invaluable. From where to grab freshly baked bread to a lovely patisserie for coffee or breakfast, the best beach bars and restaurants, through to an introduction to her trusted stall holders in the souk so we could ensure quality/price without the usual tourist taxes or fakery! Some of the best meals we had were in the comfort of the house. Amina, the very lovely housekeeper, brought us the most delicious home cooked tagines and salads. As a vegetarian, for once, I was spoilt for choice! Emma has created the perfect holiday experience - she offers so much more than just a holiday house to rent. She helped us to arrange shopping trips, beach and pool days and evening drinks, bars and meals. Every single one of her suggestions exceeded our expectations. It’s easy to see why Emma fell in love with Essaouira all those years ago: the town, its energy, the people, the beach… the list goes on! That magic Emma must have felt on her first trip, she has somehow managed to capture, re-create and share with her guests in Dar Beida. Her knowledge, passion and flair for offering clients an incredible trip is unparalleled. Our only regret… one week was just not long enough. Needless to say, we are arranging our next trip to Dar Beida!
“Secret gem in Essaouira”
Dar Beida is a fantastic old house in the heart of the medina of Essaouira. The house is really nice, superbly redone and decorated by Emma and Graham. The plus is the superb Morrocan food that aminan can cook for you if you want We had a fantastic time there
“excellent stay in essauira!!!”
we came with our family with 4 children- i was worried first to stay a whole week in a town with children but on the end we even stayed longer - so nice was it!!, we celebrate two birthdays in dar beida and we loved it every minute!!!the cooking of amina is excelent as wel and emma as a host was such a big bonus to the whole place!! she knows al the insider tips and places to go..she knows all!! the place is in the middle of the medina and infront of dar beida are two little stores with groceries like eggs and bread , yoghurts , milk etc... all you need.. we loved it!! such a juwel in essauira!! good beds , nice decoration, super musiek, books, roofgarden all great!! yeahh!!
“Wonderful House !”
We stayed at Dar Beida for 7 days. It was great! We were 6 people and we really had enough space. The house is settled directly in the Medina, only fwe minutes to the beache. We really can recommend Emma, she always tried to help us with any problems and she gave us some brillant advices!!!
“Dar Beida - a piece of paradise in Essaouira”
Our stay at Dar Beida was the highlight of our trip to Morocco. After a hectic few days in Marrakesh, the beautiful comfort of Dar Beida was the perfect sanctuary! Emma was a wonderful hostess who went above and beyond in making sure we were at ease with our surroundings. She introduced us to some fantastic local spots, which really enhanced our trip. I stayed in the house with 4 of my friends, and we had ample room. It was tough to leave the house in the mornings we were so happy in our environment! The house is truly a beautiful work of art, and I would recommend for anyone to stay there. We had the pleasure of having a local meal cooked for us and brought to the house one night, which Emma organized. This was by far my best meal in Morocco. Made with love, and served in the most beautiful setting of Dar Beida...I wish I was back there!
“perfection from beginning to end”
We stayed for a week at the beginning of September, our first stop in Morocco and our first time in the country. It was the best experience. Essaouira is a great introduction to Morocco, small, mellow and friendly. The house is huge for two people, (we probably recommend it for four people or more) but it felt absolutely luxurious and it is decorated so beautifully. The two terraces are amazing, best place to hang in the afternoon. Everything was taken care of for us, from the pickup at the airport to the recommendations for our next stops in the country after we left. We also highly recommend you have amina, the housekeeper, cook for you at least one night. It was one of the best meals in Morocco. Emma was so helpful, walking us through town to give us an insider's point of view and showing us her favourite places-- not one of them failed us, she knows best. We are glad we stayed here, it lived up to expectations.
“Fantastic house, can't wait to be back (and wonderful host)”
We've been back for about 10 days but I'm still gushing about Dar Beida all the time. The house is just fantastic : it's been renovated with a lot of taste, it is beautiful, still functional, and really well located. We were only 3 people in the house which was pure luxury but even with 8 people in, I'd say that you have plenty of space to relax & chill out, which is really what you want to do while in Essaouira. The only problem was that the house is so great, that you'll find trouble leaving it but on the other hand, the locals are so nice that they'll give you a reason to go out! My favourite places were the top terrace (wonderful wonderful to watch the seagalls and enjoy a nice diner with the feeling to have the world for yourself) and the open kitchen. The rooms are also very comfortable and I was very pleasantly surprised with the bathrooms since I was not expecting good pressure and nice hot water (and it was always the case). I read the previous comment about the floor and don't entirely agree : the floor on the top terrace is brand new and yes, a bit of paint is coming off on the lower terrace but you are in the medina so every thing comes off after 3 months and really we didn't think it was a problem at all. Besides, Amina is a gem and is also a wonderful cook. Emma is a star. She's been so wonderful with us : she took the time to show us her favourite spots and she was just the kindest. I knew all week long that she was just a phone call away and that she was willing to help us should we need it in any way. Can't recommend Dar Beida enough. Really. Don't hesitate to book it but leave a week free (or more) for me next year :)
“Didn't want to leave!”
Even before we left England, Emma replied promptly to my emails, we stayed in Marakesh for two nights, and on Emma's recommendation les jardins des douars for one. Emma arranged all our transportation, even going as far as picking us up from the hotel and driving us to the riad herself, such personal service! Our trip was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, because of this Emma very kindly upgraded us from Dar Emma to Dar Beida, a beautiful and very cool White House set in the heart of the medina. Upon our arrival Emma showed us around the medina, this saves so much time in the long run as she points out all the best places to eat, cafes, resturants, even where to buy leather, rugs, take cookery lessons, essaouirra really is a hive of activity and yet Dar Beida is a peaceful oasis. If you are looking at booking a stay at either Dar Emma or Dar Beida but are toying with another beautiful riad in essaouirra and are not sure what to do, then my advice would be to book with Dar Emma or Dar Beida as you have Emma as an added bonus. We had an electricity cut one evening, the electrician was there within 20 minutes and Emma even rang the resturant to tell them we was running late! Nothing was too much trouble. I understand also, that if Emma's away she has other trustworthy people that stand in her place. Amina comes everyday to clean and makes beds, we miss her! The only really sad, disappointing and actually quite upsetting part of our stay in Dar Beida was having to leave and come home to a wet and grey England!
“Dar Beida a truly unique holiday experience in itself.”
Dar Beida is situated in the heart of the Medina Essaouira. Staying at Dar Beida is a truly unique holiday experience in itself. Once inside your gripped by the the traditional Riad architectural stone archways. The house has been lovingly restored by the owner Emma, stylish sixties minimalist decor throughout furnished with an eclectic mix of interesting interiors. The house has a great layout with a sunny private roof terrace, many places to sit, read and relax. The house is equipped with all you need for your stay, a daily cleaning service is provided. Emma is professional and communicates with her guests prior to your stay, she arranges transportation etc. Moreover Emma greets you on arrival and shows you the best places to eat drink and avoid. This is priceless info that saves time and heartache. A home cooked Moroccan meal can also be provided at an extra cost highly recommended. Dar Beida is a great place to stay, not too far from the beach near all the shops, restaurants and represents good value for money.
“We'll be back!”
The house is incredible, we loved it. Emma was really helpful and made sure we were well looked after, knew where to go and what to do. we really did have a great time and will be back! One tip, fly to Marrakesh not agadir, the agadir to Essaouira drive is long!