La Diouana Villa Oualidia, Morocco - MOD001

Probably the most spectacular coastal villa in Morocco, La Diouana is a 5 bedroomed villa in half an acre of gardens with phenomenal views over the lagoon of Oualidia and a short (but steep) walk to the beach.

5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

Private Pool
Spectacular Views
Walking distance to beach
Beautiful Gardens

It was originally built in the 1930's when Oualidia became the fashionable coastal retreat for wealthy Moroccans and expatriates and was renovated by its current owner to the highest standards around 10 years ago. It now enables you to be close the beach but also having a peaceful hill top retreat.

There are three bedrooms in the main house and then a cottage in the gardens with two additional bedrooms in the cottage and apartment in the gardens. Each bedroom has its own bathroom - the master en suite having a luxurious tadlakt (polished plaster) bath overlooking the lagoon.

The villa is a mixture of traditional and contemporary Moroccan design with moucharrabieh woodwork and tadlakt floors. There is a fully-equipped kitchen, a library with WiFi and a sitting room with wood-burning stove, stereo, LCD screen & DVD. The villa has a patio and roof terrace and is surrounded by a 25,000 sq ft garden of palm trees, pine, mimosa, oleander, bougainvillea and many other shrubs and flowers. The patio leads down to a new infinity edge swimming pool and children's pool.

The cottage and apartment form part of the villa package. However, they may be available on their own in low season (November - March). The cottage has its own patio and lawn area. As well as an en suite bedroom, there is a kitchen/sitting room with DVD and CD players. The first-floor apartment has twin beds and bathroom (with bath). It also has a small terrace with views of the garden and lagoon. (Please note that people renting the cottage or apartment on their own are not entitled to use the swimming pool).

The beach - a few minutes' walk from the house - is safe and pleasant for swimming. There is a boat for lagoon excursions and fishing trips can be arranged for sea-bass and sea-bream (our cook will grill your catch on the barbecue). the villa manager can organise surfing lessons, windsurfing, kayak, pedalo and catamaran hire. Quad bikes are available in the village. There are also two tennis courts with rackets for hire.

Keen walkers can follow the coastal path for miles above deserted grottoes and beaches. You can also head off down the estuary where the silence is broken only by the cries of curlews and the distant crash of surf. Birdwatching is a spring and autumn highlight, while flamingoes visit throughout the year. Oualidia is also famous for its oyster beds. At the Parc aux Huitres 007 you can see the oysters being harvested and sample the produce in the waterside restaurant. On Saturdays a souk is held in Oualidia. The market teems with farmers bartering over chickens, cooking pans, sacks of flour, olives and spices.

Breakfast and maid serviceis included in the price of rental; evening meals are available by arrangement. Note that in high season (June 23 - Sept 8) minimum booking is 7 nights and stays must start and end on a Saturday. For the rest of the year minimum stay is 4 nights.

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Other Useful Pages

Listing of all Oualidia Hotels
Essaouira Sandwich
Morocco Holiday Reviews