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If you are seeking the predictable, the average, the commonplace, then Dar Qawi is not for you. This is a house full of contrast and contradiction: Moroccan charm and idiosyncracy combined with distinctly cosmopolitan overtones, sumptuous dark mystery against sunlit clarity, generous spaces with hidden corners, chic style and laid back comfort. Interesting and eclectic, in a prime position within the bustling medina, and only a few minutes walk from the beach and the many wonderful restaurants and cafes, the polyglot owners, Paul and Kia, invite you to enjoy their beloved Moroccan retreat.
The tinkling of an antique alabaster fountain welcomes you as you step from the bustling street over the threshold into a generous open plan salon/reading room adjoined by a small tea kitchen and a guest WC. The bedrooms, a double and a twin with their ensuite shower rooms are on the first floor as is the master suite which has an ensuite bathroom as well as a dressing room/nursery. Another flight of stairs leads you to the property's first roof terrace which is walled and completely private. It is overlooked only by a light and airy salon and a comfortable dining area. Next door to this is the fully equipped kitchen. There is also a separate laundry room with washing machine, an outdoor shower to cool off and a table and chairs for al-fresco eating. A second roof terrace has sun loungers and is dedicated entirely to sunbathing.
The house comfortably sleeps up to six people and can further accommodate a child. All bedrooms have ensuite bath or shower rooms and Egyptian cotton linen, fluffy towels and robes and hair dryers are provided in each. The house is let as a whole and rates include breakfast and daily maid service. Our housekeeper is an excellent cook and is happy to prepare picnics, lunch or supper at very reasonable prices. Flowers, bottled water and basic provisions await guests and WiFi, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, ipod dock, board games and books are provided for entertainment. Plenty of electric heating and warm blankets are available in the rare event of cool weather. If required, our local English property manager can arrange for taxi transport, cooking lessons, guided souk tours, visits to the hammam, camel or horse riding, quadbiking and kite surfing, paintballing, cookery or photography courses, trekking, boating or golf.
Dar Qawi is a great place to stay for families, groups of friends or twosomes all year round. Whether you want to get away from it all and just chill out in the house, use it as a base from which to explore the local area and its historic sites or indulge in the many opportunities for action packed sports, here you can get into the Essaouira spirit.