Stunning Private Dar in Fez Medina

4.86

Entire residential home hosted by Joe And Claire

6 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Dar El Ma is a lovingly restored traditional Moroccan house conveniently located in a quiet alley between the hubbub of the two main streets in the heart of the medina.

We have been awarded Certificates of Excellence by Tripadvisor every year from 2013 until the most recent year of 2017 - putting us in the top 10% most popular accommodations in the world for the last 3 years running!

The space
It's very hard to capture the sense of space in photographs of the house but we know that everyone who walks in exclaims (with joy!) at the size and atmosphere.
The house is full of light, peaceful sounds, local colours and ornate detail. There's a hammam style shower/bathroom, a fully equipped large kitchen and a kitchenette, two staircases, a roomy salon, roof terraces, a 'snug' (cosy Berber-cushioned downstairs mezzanine), two toilets, washing machine, wifi and hifi! There are books, maps, boardgames, table football, comfy nooks and plenty of crannies. It's very much a case of make yourself at home...

We have two lovely double bedrooms in the three storey house. The Ferhana bedroom (means happy in Darija) has a comfortable double bed and also a small single bed in a quirky mezzanine up a wooden ladder; perfect for an older child and the Mirror bedroom, so named due to the giant mirror and has a comfortable double bed and also another single bed on a mezzanine reached by a wooden ladder.

Both rooms look out over an inner courtyard and we also have two roof terraces, where you can lounge around and admire the view across the ancient medina, have a barbeque or even take an outdoor shower (modestly screened by palms)!

As you will book the whole house we will not be there but Imane will look after you and make breakfast every day from fresh bread and local produce.

Dar el Ma is opposite a hammam (traditional bath house) which is wonderful to experience - you'll feel wonderfully scrubbed and renewed - and next to the baker, so you'll smell the fresh bread twice a day.

Enjoy Fes - it's a mad and magical place!

IF YOU BOOK PLEASE READ THE 'HOST'S DIRECTIONS' PART OF YOUR AIRBNB RECEIPT EMAIL - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

You can also book the rooms individually:
'Mirror Room': https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/647778
'Ferhana Room': https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/647717

P.S. If you fancy learning how to shop for and make a few delicious Moroccan dishes, Imane is a brilliant cook and can teach up to 2 people at a time in the kitchen at Dar el Ma - let us know if you're interested.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Pets allowed
TV
Washing machine
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Travel cot

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4.86 out of 5 stars from 292 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Fés Medina, Fes-Boulemane, Morocco

The House 'Dar el Ma' is situated in the heart of the medina between the two main pedestrian streets. This means you are close to everything in the old medina.

Hosted by Joe And Claire

  1. Joined in August 2012
  • 557 Reviews
We live on a houseboat in London with our chickens and cats when we're not escaping to the madness of magical Fes. We loved restoring Dar el Ma - delays and donkeys and all - and enjoyed making friends and having adventures in the medina. It's brilliant now to be able to welcome others into the house so they fall in love with the quirks of the medina too! We're both freelancers, love travelling and have enjoyed using Airbnb ourselves. Imane, (fourth photo) who works in Dar el Ma when we're not there, is from Fes and speaks Arabic, English and French. She's a fabulous cook and a wonderful friend :)
We live on a houseboat in London with our chickens and cats when we're not escaping to the madness of magical Fes. We loved restoring Dar el Ma - delays and donkeys and all - and e…

During your stay

We will not usually be present during your stay however Imane the house manager will be there from 8am to 4pm to help you with anything you need, as well as serve you a delicious breakfast in the morning.
We will however be on hand at any time via message, email and phone, mainly before your arrival to help plan how you arrive.
We supply a mobile phone in each room should you need to contact Imane in the evening so you can always be in touch.
We will not usually be present during your stay however Imane the house manager will be there from 8am to 4pm to help you with anything you need, as well as serve you a delicious b…
  • Languages: English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 08:00 - 23:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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