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Dar Ajiba-entire home all to yourselves

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
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This jewel of a private home, all to yourselves, is hidden on a narrow, quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the ancient Moorish city of Marrakech. (Derb Alililj #29, Kaat Benahid, Marrakech, Medina) It is a world far removed, though close to the modern part of town, just a short flight from anywhere in Europe and closer to New York than is London. From our residential neighborhood it's but a short walk to all of the craft markets (souks), open-air vegetable vendors, several important historic landmarks and one of the finest gourmet restaurants is around the corner. The UN World Heritage Site, the Jmaa el Fna square, always jumping with amazing entertainers and restaurants, is a 15 minute stroll. Though cars are not allowed into the maze of small streets, with everything so convenient a car is...This jewel of a private home, all to yourselves, is hidden on a narrow, quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of the ancient Moorish city of Marrakech. (Derb Alililj #29, Kaat Benahid, Marrakech, Medina) It is a world far removed, though close to the modern part of town, just a short flight from anywhere in Europe and closer to New York than is London. From our residential neighborhood it's but a short walk to all of the craft markets (souks), open-air vegetable vendors, several important historic landmarks and one of the finest gourmet restaurants is around the corner. The UN World Heritage Site, the Jmaa el Fna square, always jumping with amazing entertainers and restaurants, is a 15 minute stroll. Though cars are not allowed into the maze of small streets, with everything so convenient a car is unnecessary, and for occassional trips to other parts of town inexpensive taxis are close by. The house, 1700sq ft (160sq meters) on two floors, has been remodeled in the 'Beldi' style (traditional, rustic techniques), but with many modern comforts added. From the street, the carved doorway opens into a welcoming entryway leading into the terra cota tiled courtyard open to the sky. Surrounding the courtyard, accented by a lovely wall fountain, are the doors and grill-work covered windows of the living room, office, kitchen and 1/2 bath. The living room, with hand loomed Berber carpets has two seating areas. To the right is a classic Moroccan salon with upholstered, carved banquets framed by an antique velvet tent-wall hanging. On the left comfortable leather chairs and hassocks face the fireplace. The office has a desk, fax/phone and a cozy banquet seating area with handwoven Atlas Mountain pillows and rug. The kitchen is complete with modern appliances and granite counter top. The bathroom is accented by a copper sink and mirror with green marble counter top. The second floor has three inviting bedrooms, a laundry room with washer and dryer and a charming full bath, all arranged around the courtyard with carved balustrades bordering the connecting balconies. Each room has a double bed, seating area and wrought iron grill work windows with shutters. The stairway continues up to the roof terrace that provides a spectacular view over the Old City's rooftops to the High Atlas Mountains beyond. A ramada and canopy create shaded areas with tiled table and chairs, and a staircase leads to a small observation deck for a 360 view. In a corner of this walled terrace is a private shower, and a grill work balustrade surrounds the central courtyard opening. As much or as little household help as required is available. Arrangements can be made for a cook, housekeeper, guide/translator (French and Arabic are most useful but many people also speak English). WiFi and satellite TV are on-site. Our local English-speaking agent is available for orientation and assistance. The owner, fluent in Moroccan Arabic dialect, can be reached at any time by phone or email. Marrakech is in south-central Morocco about 150 miles from Casablanca and 100 miles from the Atlantic seaport and beach town of Essaouira. Upon inquiry we can provide suggested reading and references about this truly fascinating country and its culture. More
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About the Owner
Sinde R
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:73%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2013
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations of Dar Ajiba from previous reviewers on TripAdvisor and I can happily say the place is even better than it looks. Firstly our guide Moulay, who I would now happily call a close friend, met us at the airport and was...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank sanjayljadeja
Sinde R, VR Owner at Dar Ajiba-entire home all to yourselves, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you so much for enjoying Dar Ajiba. We are so happy you enjoyed our home. Please come back and visit us again! Joel and Sinde

Reviewed 29 March 2016

This riyad we booked was perfect right from the start. when we booked we had fast efficent replies. when we landed in Marrakech we had the airport transfer as part of the package which was soo good one less thing to worry about! once you...More

Date of stay: March 2016
2  Thank NadyaB181
Sinde R, VR Owner at Dar Ajiba-entire home all to yourselves, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

So glad you had a great stay!

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Reviewed 12 March 2016

Very helpful to have an airport pick up and quick tour of the area on the first night. The staff were great, and even chased us down on the last day when we forgot something at the house!

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank antsynomad101
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Tbh after the first 3 hours i turned around to my best friend Khuram and said " what a mistake, we should have booked a place in the new city". But honestly i have fallen in love with the old city, the people the atmosphere...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Ali A
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Date of stay: March 2015
Sinde R, VR Owner at Dar Ajiba-entire home all to yourselves, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2015

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Refrigerator
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Washer
Central Heating
Safe
Dryer
Towels Provided
Fax
Air Conditioning
Freezer
A Winter Sun Getaway
Iron
Stereo System
Hairdryer
Corporate Bookings
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Good Nightlife
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Telephone
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About the neighbourhood
The neighborhood is near the Jma Fna square within walking distance (15min). Even closer to shopping souks.
How to get there
Our staff will meet you at the airport, bus station, or train station. A Dar Ajiba staff person will be holding a card with your name on it. Staff will have a car or arrange for a cab which takes you to as close a vehicle can get to the house. He will hire a cart for your luggage to walk the last few blocks to Dar Ajiba. Fatima Zohara and Maria will be waiting at the house with refreshments and will show you around the place. When you are ready to go out, Moulay Driss will guide you around the neighborhood. Just let him know when you plan to venture out for the first time. Take along a copy of the hand drawn map from the guest book.
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