About this listing
Five columns is a beautiful 200-year-old house set in the Chbanat area, conveniently near to the main gate of Bab Marrakesh in the ancient Medina of Essaouira. The house has been designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible with 4 double bedrooms all with open plan en suite property has recently gone through a complete renovation and has been sympathetically restored, retaining all the original features such as the sand stone columns, wood ceilings and the amazing flooring of black and white traditional tiles in the courtyard. The house is filled with a mix of vintage and modern European furniture and lighting. This friendly local community has an array of shops nearby with plenty of helpful shopkeepers on hand to provide all you will need for your stay. There are cafes, restaurants, the beach and harbour all within a 10 minute walk.
"Essaouira is also renowned for its kitesurfing and windsurfing, with the powerful trade wind blowing almost constantly onto the protected, almost waveless, bay. Several world-class clubs rent top-notch material on a weekly basis. Camel excursions are available on the beach and into the desert band in the interior. Additionally, there are quad biking excursions, cookery courses, photographic excursions and Berber massages available for the active visitor."
Full access to this beautiful Riad and all its amenities - modern kitchen, two sun terraces and library
Interaction with guests
You'll have your very own Manage A Femme who cleans regularly, and will even offer to cook your own authentic Moroccan banquet - at an agreed additional cost
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am an Interior designer based in East London. I live with my partner Liggy and my son Shea. We travelled to Morocco 8 years ago and fell in love with Essaouira and on a whim decided to buy a house there. With the help of friends who live there, the house was renovated and we spend any spare time that we have there. When not working in London we enjoy visiting art galleries, concerts and eating out with friends. We love to travel and prefer to stay in private houses rather than large hotels. We are also fortunate to have friends in Ibiza and zip out for long weekends on a regular basis. Other favourite desitinations that I love are Bequia, India and Sicily.