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Tigmi Mzine, Essaouira Medina

House with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in Essaouira, Morocco

From £502 per week

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Beautiful 3 storey, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with lovely sunny private terrace.


Tigmi Mzine is a completely renovated unique house in the heart of the ancient medina of Essaouira, with shops and cafes just minutes away. Tigmi is an ideal base for couples, families or friends from which to explore Essaouira and all its charms

Tigmi Mzine (means small house in Berber) has been very carefully designed to take advantage of space, thus creating a beautifully light, spacious, and very comfortable, fully equipped town house with a mix of modern and traditional.

Ground floor: Entrance and double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower, in traditional tadelakt, and an ample wardrobe.

First floor: Two more bedrooms, one double and one twin. Shared bathroom with shower, also in tadelakt, and a shared wardrobe on the landing.

Second floor: A wonderfully light and spacious open-plan living-dining-kitchen area with seating for 6 in both the living and dining areas. The kitchen area is well equipped with gas hob, fridge, sink etc.. There is also a open fireplace for those cold, romantic evenings. The unique spiral staircase with glass covered lightwell creates the feeling of space and lightness not only in the living area but throughout the house.

Third floor: Delightful sunny private terrace with views of the medina, built-in seating for up to 8 where you can have your breakfast in the sunshine or evening sundowners.

Maid service can be provided for, as can tasty home-made Moroccan meals.

As the house faces onto a small dead-end street / alleyway there is sometimes noise from the local children who play in the alleyway. However, as it is not a major street it does not have the noise of the crowds, music shops or cars.

Essaouira is an ideal place to unwind and take life slowly and simply. There are many restaurants and cafes, shops, souks and galleries, sport and leisure activities like surfing, wind-surfing, horse and camel riding, golf, tennis sunbathing and swimming.

All this on the door-step of Tigmi Mzine!

There is a 100 pound refundable security deposit to pay in cash on arrival. This will be refunded within 7 days, assuming there are no breakages.


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13 out of 14 people recommend staying here


From Berkshire, United Kingdom Oct 2010

Centrally located off a side street in the medina, this house offers a very welcome refuge from the outside world. We loved being right in the centre of things - just moments from all the shopping and hustle and bustle of Essaouira. The roof terrace was wonderful - we spent many happy hours up there enjoying the late October sunshine, quietly reading. A much recommended retreat!


From London May 2010

Stylish, comfortable and suprisingly spacious accommodation.

All mod cons and great location within the medina.

Friendly owner who along with her mum was a valuable source of information about the local area.

Highly recommended.


Nicola from London

Have just got back from essaouira (still in Marrakech) and remembering the great week we had at Tigmi Mzine. The house was stylish, comfortable and had everything we needed and more - above our expectations. Handy for all local shopping, including fresh quality produce and good cheap local restaurants.
Hassan met us from the bus, showed us to the house and made us welcome. As 4 women travelling alone we felt completely safe in the house and in the Medina, we found the locals charming and friendly and can recommend the lovely cafe and bakery at the end of the Alleyway.
A little haven within the Medina, we thoroughly recommend it and hope to return some day....


Hugh from Newcastle

This was a wonderful holiday destination for our family (including children aged 7 and 10). The property was spotlessly clean and a beautiful design. We particularly loved the roof terrace and the open fire. Located in the heart of the medina yet in a quiet street we were able to pop out easily for our daily supplies and shopping yet felt in a quiet haven as soon as we entered the door. It was an ideal location. The kids liked their rooms, and the housekeeper and Alison were really friendly and helpful. Any arrangements we made i.e with her taxi recommendation and housekeeper were smooth and easy. Anything we asked for they were happy to help with in an easy going and no fuss manner: we had everything we required during our stay. Essaouira itself was an exciting holiday destination. We found the house great value, it lived up to all our expectations and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend it to anyone I meet. Thank you for a special holiday.


David from Southampton

We stayed in Essaouira during the Easter period 2012 and had a wonderful time. Tigmi Mzine is a charming place to stay with a wonderful roof top terrace to have breakfast, while away the afternoon with a good book or indulge in some fantastic Moroccan wine as the sun is setting on the Moroccan horizon. We arrived quite late about 9.45 as we drove down from Casablanca and the owner, Allison, met us without hesitation. Allison was very helpful indeed, suggesting good restaurants etc., and pointing us in the right direction to the alcohol shop! Allison also kindly greeted us with a bottle of red Moroccan wine, which was lovely. On that subject, we both thought the wine was of very good quality and that in itself is worth a visit! We had planned to travel round the area and even visit Marrakech but we didnt, and spent virtually all our time in Essaouira. Some very impressive works of art there and great African masks, which I collect. We did visit the co-operative Amal in Tamanar, south of Essaouira and bought some Argan oil products whilst also watching the women make it. Wonderful! Jane and I also visited the Hamman Lalla Mira which is 2 minutes walk away. I highly recommend Tigmi Mzine. Also, thank you to Hassan for popping round to see us.

David & Jane


Ian from Melbourne, Australia

Tigmi Mzine was a lovely place to stay right in the heart of the Medina, close to shops, restaurants, market stalls and everything you could possibly need while staying in Essaouira. The house has plenty of space with a great kitchen for trying your hand cooking tagines, a lovely open fire place and a brilliant rooftop for watching the sunset and eating meals. Allison and Hassan were always on call to help in whatever way they could to ensure our stay was happy and comfortable. Really miss being there and hope to be back one day soon, if you want to relax and feel comfortable I highly recommend staying at Tigmi Mzine, was a lovely experience.

7 other reviews

"superbe riad au coeur de la médina, à deux pas du souk et de la plage, fonctionnel, magnifique, clair, moderne et respectant larchitecture marocaine, belle terrasse, trois belles chambres, un accueil exceptionnel de la part dAlison, un endroit à recommander à Essaouira !" 20/03/2010 - Madame gaelle B. - (France)

"Nous avons été ravis de notre séjour, très bonne literie, belle vue, calme et confortable. Aménagé avec beaucoup de goût et de charme. Très bon accueuil de la propriétaire." 17/04/2010 - Monsieur christophe B. - (Suisse)

"Séjour magique à Essouira, la maison dans la médina est tout simplement parfaite: emplacement idéal, calme, délicieux bains de soleil sur la terrasse.La décoration intérieure est magnifique, plaisir des yeux assuré! Nous conseillons vivement cette location, idéale pour un famille avec 3 enfants. Allison est de très bons conseils pour découvrir les environs!" 27/08/2010 - Madame sophie J. (France)

"A very nice bright house/riad, cosy and comfortably furnished with everything you might need. High standards are applied for the furnishment. Lovely roof-terrace, absolutely private. Lots of space, perfect for 3-6 persons. The riad is situated in a quiet part of the medina (next to Bab Marrakech). Everything (shops, restaurants, beach, harbor) is nearby. Parking lot nearby, where also taxis are available (5 minutes walk). We liked the warm welcome of the proprietor, the central spot of the riad and the possibility to get to know the moroccan culture." 19/08/2010 - Mr Eric H (The Netherlands)

"The house lives up to its description, fully equipped and very relaxing atmosphere. Being a newly rebuilt property it lacks a touch of medina authenticity, but more than makes up for it in perfectly working plumbing and fresh decorations. The owner is very friendly and helpful, making our stay even more pleasant. Thanks Allison!" 04/09/2010 - Madame julie w. (Italie)

"J’ai beaucoup aimé cette maison et je ne manquerai pas d’y revenir pour des tas de raisons parmi lesquelles son emplacement privilégié dans la médina, et surtout le goût "design" très proche du mien (les photos reflètent fidèlement la réalité) avec lequel la propriétaire a meublé et décoré chaque étage. Cest un vrai plaisir de loger dans un endroit comme ça!" 04/05/2011 - Madame Michele B. - (Espagne)

"J’ai beaucoup aimé cette maison et je ne manquerai pas d’y revenir pour des tas de raisons parmi lesquelles son emplacement privilégié dans la médina, et surtout le goût "design" très proche du mien (les photos reflètent fidèlement la réalité) avec lequel la propriétaire a meublé et décoré chaque étage. Cest un vrai plaisir de loger dans un endroit comme ça!" 04/05/2011 - Madame Michele B. - (Espagne)

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 4km Nearest bar 200m Nearest restaurant 2km Nearest supermarket 2km Essaouira airport 20km Marrakech 170km Shops and restaurants 2km Beach 5km Horses and camals 10km

Local activities

Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 15km Swimming 15km Tennis 15km Walking 15km Wind surfing 15km

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 30 September 2022 - 30 September 2024: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Optional extras

  • Cleaning Service: A cleaner can be provided for at a cost of 30 dhs per hour, with a minimum of 2 hours.

    hour, paid locally

  • Meals: Tasty Moroccan homemade tajines can be ordered at a cost of about 100dhs per person.

    10 per person, paid locally



3 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot


3 bathrooms including 1 en suite, 2 Separate WC's


WiFi, Telephone, TV Languages in English, French, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Pots / pans


Outside lighting

Extra information

There is a beautiful spiral staircase in the house which has 3 floors, making it unsuitable to thoses who are not so fit!


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