Situated in a sea of greenery, ten to twenty minutes by taxi from Essaouira and the beaches, is a house with interesting, unusual, architecture. Unlike Essaouira, this small hamlet is sheltered from coastal winds, and a feeling of well-being prevails in this calm, peaceful, and convivial space.

Head south from Essaouira towards the surfing beaches of Sidi Kaouki, then cut seawards along a dusty track past errant donkeys, tiny farmsteads and waving children. Arriving at Baoussala will become a treasured memory.

You wouldd never guess the pinky-salmon, crenellated walls of this kasbah-inspired building are less than a decade old. Antique window grilles, mature trees and a walled garden with rambling jasmines, roses and bougainvilleas suggest a much older building - enhanced when you step into its embracing, inner courtyard. The 6 bedrooms and suites aren not grand but have been decorated with tender loving care by Dominique whose artistic, gentle touch permeates every corner. This delightful guesthouse has the feel of home and sanctum, with an accent on authenticity and simplicity. Come to make new Moroccan friends, eat wholesome food, walk barefoot through dunes, hear Gnaoua music and enjoy being a long way away from the mundane.


Please note:

A minimum stay of two days is required.

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Please note: Local taxes of €1 - €3 per person per day are not included and will be payable locally.

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  • Ensuite bathrooms
  • Swimming pool

Pictures from the common grounds of this Riad. Click on a thumbnail for a larger image.

Entrance
Entrance
Outside
Outside
Relax in shade
Relax in shade
Marabout Suite
Marabout Suite
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Lounge
Living room
Living room
Terrace
Terrace
Outside
Outside
Relax by pool
Relax by pool
Views
Views
Main Building
Main Building
Terrace Marabout
Terrace Marabout
Pool
Pool

Hammam Room
The Hammam Room is a lovely double room, sunny and fresh with an ensuite bathroom with shower, a fireplace and views of the garden.

The Oasis Room
The Oasis Room is a lovely double room of with a Mediterranean style, comprising of a double and a single bed, a sitting-room with fireplace, and a bathroom with shower.

Junior Suite Rouge
Junior Suite Rouge is a very romantic bedroom, comprising a double bed with a sitting area and fireplace and an ensuite bathroom with bath. Views of the garden and courtyard.

Suite Sahara
The Sahara Suite is a large suite with an African style, comprising of two rooms one with a double bed and the other with two single beds, a sitting room with fireplace, and an ensuite bathroom with bath. Views of garden and courtyard.

Sleeps 2-4 guests.

An additional charge of 15 per person for guests 3 and 4.

Suite Bleue
The Blue Suite is a large suite taking its inspiration from the sea, comprising a double bedroom, a sitting room separated with two single beds, a bathroom with shower and a private terrace.

Sleeps 2-4 guests.

An additional charge of 15 per person for guests 3 and 4.

Suite Marabout
The Marabout Suite is a lovely traditional house situated in the garden near the pool; comprising of 2 double rooms, a double bed and 2 single beds, separate sitting room with fireplace, bathroom with shower, and private terrace.

Sleeps 2-4 Guests.

An additional charge of 15 per person for guests 3 and 4.