Dar Bo \ Essaouira \ Morocco

Located in the heart of the old town of Essaouira right next to a colorful square, this bright 4 bedroom home is adorned with handcrafted furniture and artisan pieces, creating a zen and relaxing experience. Built over 3 floors, this oasis offers a large living room, a kitchen, and 3 terraces to enjoy the lovely year-round temperatures of this idyllic, ancient town. There are 2 rooms each on 2 floors (1 double bedroom, 2 triple bedrooms with a double and single bed, and 1 twin room with 2 single beds). Rooms are bright and airy, decorated with natural colors and materials. Watch the sun set over the ocean on the upper terraces, then enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in the salon.

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Kasbah Bab Ourika \ Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Bab Ourika sits majestically on a hilltop in the Ourika Valley with spectacular 360 degree views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, traditional Berber villages and the lush river valley below. Guests can enjoy the vistas from a series of courtyards, terraces, gardens and swimming pools, or one of the 26 beautifully decorated rooms with its own terrace. This unique boutique hotel embodies the feeling of serenity and calm, yet it is only 45 minutes from the bustling center of Marrakech, and offers an abundance of excursions and treks to explore the stunning area. This truly is a memorable escape from the Western World.

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Dar Beida \ Private House Rental \ Essaouira

Built in the 18th century and constructed in traditional Moroccan style, the house is located in the center of Essaouira, a seaside town about 2 hrs from Marrakech. Lovingly restored and subtly decorated the rooms are spacious yet tranquil, providing a cool retreat from the outside world. Visit this website for more rental info.