The 12 Best Airbnbs In Essaouira, Morocco

August 4, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Essaouira, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Essaouira and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Spacious, Central Apartment With Original Features

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

A rustic, single-bedroom urban apartment located in old-town Essaouira. This listing is spacious and reminiscent of traditional Moroccan architecture throughout the space. Step out in the Medina area and peek into the colonial past of the town, visit the nearby Essaouira citadel, or go surfing on the sandy beach.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Dar Bachir is an airy and spacious first floor apartment in the heart of Essaouira’s beautiful old medina, less than 5 minutes from the port, main square and beach. Filled with natural light, this comfortable space is part of a 17th century Riad, and retains many original features, including traditional zellige floors and painted wooden ceilings.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Laptop-friendly workspace | Washer | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Paid parking off premises | Kitchen | Coffee maker | Dishes and silverware | Stove

Guest Reviews

“Very stylish space – we’ll located just inside the walls of the Médina. Absolutely loved our stay” – Chris And Cathy
“Nice person and easy to contact him I will come back soon ” – Jenifer
“Great place Beautiful furnished and a good location! You feel at home!” – Loes
“Everything was perfect and beyond with great attention to detail and hospitality. There was some fresh fruit left for us on our arrival with a full bottle of water. I highly recommend staying here with city center on your door step.” – Elvinas
“Beautiful, stylish space in a PERFECT central location no more than 5 minutes from everything. Radouane was an extremely accommodating host who helped me book an evening car transfer from Marrakech and responded to all of my questions in minutes on (Hidden by Airbnb).” – Jessie

#2 Riad Dar Etto – Essaouira Ghazoua

15 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms

Book Now: $390 per night, airbnb.com

Perfect rustic Moroccan getaway for large groups, located in the Ghazoua area just outside of Essaouira. This listing features six spacious, traditional-themed bedrooms and lots of open spaces, hearty breakfast treats, a cosy swimming pool, and even a private spa room! With so much to do and see in this beautiful villa, you’ll run out of time to explore the town.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The Riad Dar Etto invites you to a picturesque place where originality and refinement of the decor blend. On stones and bios
The solarium and the swimming pool and its terrace are at your disposal, the time to enjoy a mint tea …”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Breakfast | Essentials | Hot water | Indoor Fireplace | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Oven | Free parking on premises | Pool | Shower gel

Guest Reviews

“Beautiful villa, it is a huge place that is perfect for a group of guests and families. The services were excellent, check in was easy and it is in a great location outside of the city.” – Maurice
“We had the best time staying at Riad Dar Etto. The riad was stylish, warm, and comfortable. The staff were incredible and always available to help us in anyway.” – Jacqueline
“Loved the place and really enjoyed our stay there. Bihi himeself and also his caretaker, Syed, were just wonderful taking care of our needs. We were a family of 13 and really enjoyed our time staying here. ” – Damo
“We really loved to stay with Bihi. The house was beautiful and the breakfast was very nice. I expected the house to be closer to town, but taking a taxi or arranging a lift to town was very easy. Would stay here again!” – Rogier
“We stayed at the Riad dar Etto for 8 days and absolutely loved it. The house is beautiful and very spacious (try not to get lost :D)! There‘s a guard who stays with you who’s super sweet, caring and funny. Breakfast was great.” – Steffi

#3 New Romantic Roof-Top Retreat For 2 In The Medina

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $30 per night, airbnb.com

A traditionally decorated apartment with a neat white exterior and touches of ocean blue, it is centrally located in old town Essaouira. With two terraces, a fully operational kitchen and a hammock to soak the bright sun, you’re guaranteed a fun holiday for a couple.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The Larimar Apartment is a gorgeous self-contained, roof-top self-catering penthouse with double bed & en-suite. Your private kitchen is just a few steps across the airy terrace. Located in a quiet cul de sac in the magical old medina, just a minute’s walk from the crafts & cafés of the souk. You’ll also benefit from the use of the shared common spaces in our riad – including elegant dining room, sumptuous Moroccan seating area & two plant-filled terraces.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | TV | Heating | Indoor fireplace | Essentials | Hot water | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Children’s books and toys | Baby monitor | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“We had a great experience staying in this riad. The hosts are lovely and very helpful. The location is perfect.” – Fati
“If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Essaouira this is an ideal place, whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or a group visit.” – Jules
“Beautiful space and really accommodating host. Corinne was super quick to respond and always happy to help us out. Can’t fault the stay, and would absolutely return or recommend to anyone traveling to Essaouira.” – Lucy
“It’s impossible to think of anything that could improve this lovely house and its accommodation – Jane and Corinne have thought of everything and are at the end of a phone immediately with a solution to the slightest difficulty, or even if we just needed advice about local facilities.” – Cheryl
“We had a great stay in Jane’s accommodation! The apartment is very nicely furnished and clean and the bed comfortable and you sleep very quiet. Also the roof terrace is beautiful!” – Marie

#4 Mogador Magical House

5 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

This 3-bedroom home with a central patio is the perfect place to stay if you’d like to experience the true Moroccan Riad experience with the family. All major markets are nearby and you can walk to the beach or to explore the timeless streets of Medina.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The “Magical House” shares its unique and authentic atmosphere with its hosts in Essaouira! Nestled in a quiet and typical part of the old medina, this is a very traditional Riad, decorated and maintained with attention to detail.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Hot water | Essentials | Bathtub | Paid parking off premises | Kitchen | Dishes and silverware | Cooking basics | Stove | Microwave

Guest Reviews

“A gem of a home in the Medina! Frederic is a wonderful host, very friendly and accommodating. Saadia the housekeeper kept the house very clean and tidy and cooked a wonderful breakfast the first morning after we had arrived.” – Sarah
“The Mogador house was truly magical. We enjoyed the sunny roof terrace and Saaida’s delicious pancakes!” – Charlotte
“Very well located room, with a superb terrace offering a view of the medina. Very calm place and warm welcome with a delicious mint tea. The complimentary breakfast was very good!” – Flore
“Typical house in the medina of Essaouira. Very well maintained by Saadia. Frédéric the owner is very responsive and makes sure we don’t miss anything.” – Vinciane

#5 Authentic Rural Moroccan House

7 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

A peaceful, spacious 4-bedroom stone-house located in the serene Ghazoua locality near Essaouira. You’ll enjoy the enchanting atmosphere typical to traditional Moroccan village homes, while being a quick 15-minute drive away from the bustling streets of Essaouira. Great pick for large families or two small families travelling together!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Charming Berber stone house located 15 minutes away from Essaouira in rural Ghazoua. Made up of 4 bedrooms, 2 singles including a small one, a double and a triple, 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets,
The house also features a fully equipped kitchen, a cosy living room and an exterior covered courtyard. The house has a large walled and gated garden in which you can securely park your car.”

Amenities

Wifi | Iron | Heating | High chair | Crib | Essentials | Patio | Free parking | Kitchen | Cooking basics | Lockbox | Garden or backyard

Guest Reviews

“Fred was very friendly and kind to ask if there was anything special I may have wished for at the house. The house was beautiful especially the inner gardens that the house surrounds.Very peaceful and quiet,could have stayed here a very long time.” – Scott
“My wife, our 2 years old son and myself spent a great relaxing time. We loved the arrangement of the place and how relax we felt as soon as we stept in. Fred is a fantastic host and always smiley.” – Kevin
“The White Kasbah is a perfect hide away from the busy life in Essaouira. Beautifully renovated, it makes one think of the southern Frances painter houses. ” – Zarick
“We had a fabulous time at White Kasbah. I love the location, peaceful and not too far from Essaouira. All the rooms were freshly painted and clean. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of towels in each room.” – Baha
“The house is even more amazing than in the photos. Perfectly located 15 mins from Essaouira and the beach at Sidi Kauki. Fred and Layla were great hosts and on hand if we needed them. ” – Tom

#6 Funky Flat In The Heart Of The Medina

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $40 per night, airbnb.com

This fully furnished single-bedroom apartment in old-town Essaouira is beautifully maintained and elegantly designed to maximize utility. Enjoy the large common areas, and the windy walks to the beach or go take an insta-worthy picture at the clock tower nearby.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Dar Raiss is a funky first floor apartment in the heart of Essaouira’s beautiful old medina, less than 5 minutes from the port, main square and beach. This comfortable apartment has a spacious living area/kitchen, a main bedroom (en suite) and an optional second bedroom (also en suite). It is part of an elegant 17th century Riad, with French windows overlooking part of the city wall, and features an eclectic mix of original features, vintage film posters and upcycled furniture.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Hot water | Essentials | Beach essentials | Paid parking off premises | Kitchen | Refrigerator | Stove | Dishes and silverware | Cooking basics

Guest Reviews

“Brilliant! Radouane was a super host. He made my stay in Essaouira very memorable and even sorted me out with a surfing lesson.” – Roberto
“Very nice place, was better than we expected, host was helpful on giving tips and recommendations and replied quickly.” – Keanu
“Very nice flat, very stylish, great atmosphere, excellent location in the medina, spotless clean, great and easy communication with Radouane, he is a great host” – Götz
“Staying at Radouane’s place was great. The apartment was perfectly located for access to both the Medina and beach plus Radouane gave us all the tips we could possibly need and was great at responding to messages. We would definitely stay again!” – Richard
“Our stay went amazingly well — Radouane was very sweet and accommodating, the flat was perfectly clean with all the necessities needed and 5mn away from the port, the medina and everything to see in Essaouira.” – Imane
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#7 Luxury Loft With Pool Next To The Beach

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $120 per night, airbnb.com

A beautiful loft for six guests, it is suitable for large families and groups that love to be at walking distance to the beach. This listing comes with new furnishing and a private pool, go through the pictures and you’re sure to fall in love with the place.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Superb new apartment, well furnished, with large living room and terrace at same floor. WIFI. Nice view of the sea and the palms of the front garden. The apartment is well located, about 50 meters from the beach and 800 from the historic UNESCO cultural heritage medina, in a quiet neighborhood with easy parking.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | TV | Washer | Heating | Hot water | Essentials | Room-darkening shades | Bathtub | Crib | High chair

Guest Reviews

“Frederico is awesome and so nice. The house is amazing and so modern. Highly recommended” – Lamiaa
“This apartment is the perfect place for a short get away with family. My two young children loved the pool and had a great time relaxing in the sunroom. My only regret is we didn’t stay longer.” – Thom
“Federico’s apartment is a beautiful and comfortable oasis in Essaouira. My location is outstanding only about a 2 minute walk to the beach and to surfing schools and restaurants. Federico and his assistant Siham were always responsive and helpful.” – Doug
“A beautiful , stylish and clean apartment in a perfect location! A warm recommendation ” – Tiina
“This flat is in a great location and very clean and neatly decorated. You cant got wrong staying here!” – Chad

#8 Maison MKH – A Modern And Luxurious House

12 Guests | 6 Bedrooms | 7 Bathrooms

Book Now: $140 per night, airbnb.com

A super-luxury villa located 10km out of Essaouira in a serene, quiet area. Enjoy walking through the stone walls, stroll through the large courtyard, or dwell deep into the forest that surrounds the property. Featured is a lighted pool that the guests can use at night after a day out in the city. Large groups will have a lot to do in this fun, roomy villa.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“The MKH house is bathed in a forest ocean with ocean views offering magnificent sunset landscapes. The house is to be rented entirely preferably for groups of travelers. Travelers can use the whole house.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | TV | Washer | Heating | Indoor fireplace | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises | Pool | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Very nice villa! Spacious, clean, responsive to requests and a beautiful pool and dog!” – Mathew
“Excellent place to stay, quiet and very comfortable. You will enjoy your stay at this beautiful Airbnb. We loved it.” – Anja Akua
“Nice place with reasonable price , everything was nice , we enjoy our time there, highly recommend :-)” – Amina
“Very nice and clean entire house, 3 incredible living rooms, 6 bedrooms with barhroom and swimmingpool was very very clean. Highly recommand!” – Filip
“Lovely, stylish and spacious house perfect for a family get together. We very much recommend this place.” – Mohammed

#9 Cozy Flat With Original Features

4 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

Walk through the private entrance in this 17th century structure full of history, and be in awe of modernity packed with tradition in this wholesome 2-bedroom apartment in the heart of Medina. With plenty of open spaces and light, it’s fit for a group of four!

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Dar Raiss is a cozy first floor apartment in the heart of Essaouira’s beautiful old medina, less than 5 minutes from the port, main square and beach. This comfortable apartment has a spacious living area / kitchen, a main bedroom (en suite) and a second bedroom (also en suite). It is part of an elegant 17th century Riad, with French windows overlooking part of the city wall, and features an eclectic mix of original features, vintage film posters and upcycled furniture.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Heating | Essentials | Hot water | Kitchen | Cooking basics | Dishes and silverware | Refrigerator | Coffee maker | Stove | Private entrance

Guest Reviews

“Clean and stylish accomodation. In the heart of the medina, super close to everything. Redouane was very helpful, don’t hesitate reaching out to him if you need anything” – Oumaima
“Best hospitality I have ever experienced through Airbnb. Radouane made us feel right at home in Essaouira with special personal touches and was very helpful with recommendations for restaurants, Hammam spas, and the Medina shops. The location was fantastic!” – Danielle
“The house is great! Traditional but modern as well. Well equiped. The position is amazing. Communication perfect and wonderful host. Ideal” – Giovanni
“Radouane was a great host, very helpful and gave us lots of useful advices! We loved the place as well very good location nice and tidy! Thanks again!” – Zsuzsanna
“Excellent location and very hospitable host with good command of English. The place is quirky and definitely stands out from the crowd. Thanks for hosting us.” – Kuba

#10 Pleasant Apartment With Seafront Balcony

5 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $50 per night, airbnb.com

This Airbnb comes with a spacious terrace equipped with sun loungers, a beautiful seaside balcony, and a fully furnished kitchen area with contemporary seating. With so much to do, families are sure to love this modern Moroccan condominium right by the beach.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Comfortable apartment located close to the beach close to all shops and 10 mins walk from the medina, On the 3rd floor of a small recent and well-maintained residence in a quiet area, It offers: 1 small balcony with sea view. two beautiful bedrooms and 1 bathroom and separate shower.”

Amenities

Wifi | Dryer | Iron | TV | Cable TV | Washer | Heating | Indoor fireplace | Hot water | Essentials | Ethernet connection | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Great modern place with a Moroccan charm!” – Carissa
“Nice place and about a 10 min walk along the beach to all the action. I would stay here again” – Dax
“A very nice discovery! We wanted to visit Essaouira as a family, 4 of us, with my mom who herself has guest houses. We found an immaculately clean apartment in a great location 2 steps from the beach. We were made very welcome by Khadija.” – Wassila
“The place was spotless, and was very stylish, we enjoyed our stay. Thanks Kamal, we will be coming back.” – Mhammed

#11 Magnificent Apartment With Pool And Garden

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $80 per night, airbnb.com

This cool, modern apartment features sleeping quarters for three in a very eclectric living space. Sit back on the terrace that overlooks the pool, get a sun-tan, and sip some freshly-brewed coffee! Perfect weekend getaway for small families, in a very peaceful and secure area.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“In a 24-hour secure residence, just 20 meters from the beach, this neat 60M² apartment is located on the 1st floor and offers: a fully equipped open-plan kitchen, a first “guest” bathroom with sink, shower and wc, a bright living room. Opening onto a large balcony of 6 m² with a view of the swimming pool, a spacious bedroom with its dressing room and its adjoining bathroom with a large sink, a bathtub / shower and a toilet.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | Washer | Hot water | Essentials | Coffee maker | Microwave | Oven | Free parking on premises | Kitchen | Refrigerator

Guest Reviews

“We had a great stay in Essaouira. The apartment is very clean and close to the beach and the corniche. We highly recommend” – Houda
“Had a great stay here. Right next to the beach, pool, and a well equipped apartment. Nice place. Really enjoyed it!” – Jake
“The apartment is very nice and spacious. You really have everything you need to cook, do the laundry and even iron. The complex is right in front of the beach and it is really save. The medina is 10/15 minutes walking, the big supermarket (Carrefour) as well.” – Martina
“A really stylish apartment that is really nicely furnished, feels just like home. Really comfy bed with high quality linen and towels. Everything you need in the apartment and lovely deck overlooking the pool.” – Paul

#12 Super Apartment With Great Sea View

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Wake up to glamorous sea-side views, sun-tan on the terrace for hours, or take a walk under the cool shadows of the palm trees in the yard. This is a great getaway for up to six guests in a beautiful, quiet yet happening neighbourhood of Essaouira.

Here’s the property description from Airbnb:

“Amazing new apartment, well furnished, with large living room and terrace at same floor. On the second line, with nice view of the sea and the palms of the garden in front. Just steps from the beach, in quiet neighborhood with easy parking. The apartment has two bedrooms and two full bathrooms, ideal for two or four people. From the living room direct access to the terrace by large sliding windows.”

Amenities

Wifi | Laptop-friendly workspace | Iron | TV | Washer | Heating | Indoor fireplace | Hot water | Essentials | Crib | Bathtub | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“A great place to stay when you love the beach and want to be close to the medina. Everything you need and more is in the apartment, it’s clean, no outside noise and let’s not forget the view, incredible!” – Rachel
“We were here before. The location is perfect. Close to the sea, a great view and away from the tourists in the village.” – Anna
“Apartment is as described & ideal for 4 people. Very clean, quiet & great views of the ocean. Kitchen is well equipped.” – Susan
“This place has a great view and is well situated with a short walk to the port and Médina and very quiet at night” – Peter
“We have just returned from a 5 nights stay at this amazing apartment. I visited with my mother and 2 year old daughter and Federico was the perfect host, brilliant and timely communication and really going the extra mile to ensure our stay was comfortable.” – Fern

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