Villa Mabrouka, near Essaouira
- Splendid beaches nearby
- Contemporary design
- Distant sea views
About the villa
Located just outside of Essaouira, this unique villa (designed by the same architects who also built the new Yves Sant Laurent Museum in Marrakech) is the vision of a noted hotelier and interior designer who had always dreamed of building his own home near the sea. The accommodation is all on one level arranged around a sheltered courtyard, which serves as an 'outdoor room' and comprises a a bright open-plan living area furnished with bespoke, and designer vintage pieces, striking artwork and a glass wall looking on to the terrace. Fitted banquettes and a slight shift floor level help delineate the kitchen to the rear which features custom-made worktops that blend perfectly with the cool stone brickwork.
The bedrooms are located in the two wings. The impressive master bedroom is located in one wing with a super-king size bed, an in-room freestanding bath for ultimate relaxation and access to the terrace. There are two further bedrooms, one double and one twin, and an additional cloakroom, while a steam room with shower completes the ground floor in the second wing. Step outside to the al fresco dining area that’s ideal for lazy long lunches, and behind it sits the superb 18m infinity pool and bespoke cushioned loungers looking out across olive groves, fields and dry stone walls to the distant sea. External steps lead to the rooftop where there is built-in cushioned seating and a dining are. This terrace also doubles as a kind of observatory and guests head up here to enjoy the sunset or for dinner under the stars.
Nearby amenities and wide sandy beaches can be found in the port city of Essaouira a short drive away. Essaouira has a picturesque medina and has retained its traditional culture and character. It is the home to many artists and surfers, enjoying the strong winds. Guests love to wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques, and watch fishing nets being mended or traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port city. We recommend this destination as a relaxed contrast to busy Marrakech.
- Open plan sitting room with dining area opening to terrace
- Master double (super king size) opening to terrace with in room bath and shower room en suite
- Double (super king size) bedroom with in room basin opening to external patio with shower
- Steam room with shower
- Twin bedroom with in room basin
- External steps up to Roof terrace with built in seating and dining terrace
- Selection of books
- Air conditioning in one bedroom
- Ceiling fans in all bedrooms
- Coffee machine
- 2 Donkeys
Flexible changeover day. Minimum stay 3 nights. Christmas and New Year 7 nights.
Breakfast is included and will be prepared by the staff. Guests have the choice of self-catering OR or the staff can prepare and cook meals as required with 24 hours notice is required). The villa staff speak very limited English but the Villa Manager will be able to assist with translation by telephone as required. Please advise any dietary requirements on booking.
Staff live in detached self-contained accommodation in the grounds at the rear of the villa not overlooking gardens or terraces. The fridge is in a utility room at the rear of the property. The two donkeys live in a paddock on the property and are looked after by the villa staff.
The villa is accessed via an unsurfaced access road which presents no problems for experienced drivers. We recommend airport transfers are booked to and from Marrakech and car hire is booked locally.
The Villa Manager will welcome you on arrival, can advise on restaurant and shopping recommendations and will be available by telephone during your stay.
Arrival from 16:00. Departure by 10:30.
Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website
A car with English speaking driver is available but needs to be pre-booked and costs are paid locally.
- All amenities (supermarket, restaurants, boutiques in Essaouira) 19km
Places of Interest
- Sidi Kaouki 41km
- Marrakech 176km
- Essaouira 33km
- Marrakech 176km
- Agadir 289km
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