Riad Bananas Beach, Stunning coastal Moroccan Riad near Agadir to sleep 14, with private pool, Wi-Fi and only 10-15 minutes' walk to the beach - a Surfer Paradise [MR042A]

Luxury, elegant, stylish coastal Moroccan Riad in a quiet Berber village not far from Agadir. The property sleeps 14 in 6 large Suite style bedrooms, has a private pool, Wi-Fi, discreet staff and is only 10-15 minutes' walk from the beach - a Surfers' Paradise!

Pricing & Availability For 2019

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Property Summary

Magnificent Moroccan Riad on the coast near Agadir sleeping 14

Flexible arrival/departure may be possible, together with extra nights

A fantastic property in a small quiet Berber village and only 10-15 minutes' walk to the beach - the perfect destination for an amazing family holiday with lots to offer surfers, golfers and beach lovers.

The Riad is quintessentially Moroccan in design with pink painted walls, a fabulous central courtyard with splendid pool and a rooftop terrace that affords views to the sea, coastline and on to the horizon. A beautifully polished property that feels more like a boutique hotel, offering a veritable oasis of tranquility.

With 6 enormous Suite style bedrooms - 5 double and 1 family room for 4 - all with en suite bathrooms, the Riad easily accommodates 14 people. 

The discreet staff (Guardian and Housekeeper) will do all they can to ensure you have a relaxing holiday - from preparing breakfast to day to day maintenance of the entire house.

Close to Agadir and within easy reach of lots to see and do in the area the location offers the best of all worlds.

The rental prices shown are for 14 people - prices are available from a minimum of 4 people please ask for details.

Accommodation Details

Luxury Moroccan Riad combining Traditional and Modern - sleeps 14  

From a small street you enter the this stunning 925m2 Riad, via the patio where there is a Papaya tree and flowering Hibiscus, the Riad is totally private and behind a 2m wall.

As you walk into the ground floor hallway, which is large and spacious, to the left there is a modern kitchen/dining room (45m2) and a cosy sitting room with Wi-Fi and Satellite TV. The kitchen is well equipped for a cooking holiday - quality kitchen equipment, lovely tableware, large electric oven and American fridge. The dining area has a table for 12 and sofa banquette. Both the sitting room and the kitchen open out on to the sunny patio.

At the end of the corridor, doors open on to the piece de resistance the inner courtyard with swimming pool - you feel like you have arrived at your own castle!

Throughout the Riad there is amazing traditional craftsmanship and quality organic materials used throughout, muted traditional ochres and plaster pinks and greys with fantastic ceiling work carving and beautiful lamps.

6 Bedrooms - all are very large Suites and have a living room with L shaped Moroccan sofa with comfortable mattress style cushioning and en suite bathroom - all bathrooms are done in the traditional Moroccan waterproof plasterwork called Tadalakt.

Ground floor 

Bedroom 1 - a spacious room of 60m2, with a kingsize bed (180cm), ensuite bathroom with shower, double sink and wc

Bedroom 2 - Family Room - one kingsize bed (180cm) and two single beds (90cm) and bathroom with shower and wc

Tiled stairs to first floor with a lovely railing and Tadalakt work, each floor has doors to the internal balcony that goes all the way round the property and looks over the pool area - like a Spanish Hacienda.

Bedroom 3 - spacious room of 60m2 with kingsize bed (180cm) and corner sofa bed in white - en suite shower with double Tadalakt sink and wc

Bedroom 4 - spacious room of 60m2 with kingsize bed (180cm) and beautifully carved ceiling plaster work and an en suite shower room with basin and wc

Stairs to second floor (17 steps)

Bedroom 5 - spacious room of 60m2 with kingsize bed (180cm), very light with large corner sofa and en suite Tadalakt wet room and wc

Bedroom 6 - has sea views and is a spacious room of 60m2 with kingsize bed (180cm), large corner sofa suite and en suite Tadalkt bathrom and wc

Stairs to the rooftop terrace (18 steps)

Door leads out to the 210m2 roof terrace with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Taghazout Bay golf course nearby. There are sun loungers or should you want shade from the Moroccan sun there is a covered pergola with L shaped sofa and table. A washing machine, fridge and sink are also on this level.

Please remember Morocco is predominately a French speaking country and take into account that local staff sometimes do not speak English. Often a guide book is handy to maximize your Moroccan experience. Always respect the rules of the country.

Equipment & Facilities At The Property

This stunning Moroccan Villa is well equipped

Dishwasher
Electric oven
American Fridge/Freezer
Microwave
Juicer
Toaster
Regular Coffee Maker
Food Mixer
Kettle
Electric Grill
Washing machine (on the roof terrace)
Iron and board

High Quality Bed Linens

The Owner recommends Bottled Water

Please ensure all kitchen waste is emptied daily

3 Hair dryers

TV and decoder - some English speaking news channels
Wi-Fi

A selection of Books and Magazines

Cot for children 0-3 years

There are 2 staff employed at the villa - Guardian and Housekeeper.

The Guardian will be present at the villa day and night (he has independent accommodation on the side of the property).

The Housekeeper will be at the property daily from 0830-1700h to prepare breakfast and clean the house and rooms and upon request she can prepare a meal (ingredients at your own expense). At the Riad there is a list of meals that are offered. You can also do your own cooking if preferred. Should you wish the staff members to stay on from 1700-2200h there is an additional charge of Euro 50 per person.

The Guardian can assist with food shopping and he can take you to buy wine from a local supermarket.

Luxury sun loungers around the pool and on the rooftop terrace

Roadside parking alongside the villa exterior wall

The rental is for 14 people and includes:

Daily Moroccan breakfast and domestic services
A delicious Chicken Tagine offered upon arrival
Domestic Staff
Electricity, Gas and Water (excessive consumption charged extra)
Weekly change of bed linen and towels
Wi-Fi and Satellite TV
Cot
Private Heated Swimming Pool, Sun beds and pool towels
Car (4 people) with driver available for shopping and excursions in the area
Transfer to and from the airport (4 people) (more than 4 people = 30 Euro per taxi, per journey)

These Additional Extras can be arranged and are charged at a supplementary cost:

Lunch or dinner (on request)
Car fuel consumption
Massage, manicure, pedicure (on request)

Outside Details

Superb inner courtyard at this Moroccan Riad

The piece de resistance is the 200m2 courtyard - completely private and enclosed and not at all overlooked - like a world within a world. All around the large pool terrace there are arches with the Riad rising 2 storeys up and luxury sun loungers, together with 2 breakfast tables.

The pool has easy access with a series of shelves that take you into the shallow area, where you can sit and relax, down again to the mid section and then further into the deeper part for a full swim. There is also a pool cover.

Illuminated at night the courtyard and pool area has a fairylike ambience.

On the top floor of the Riad, the huge 210m four sided rooftop terrace has amazing views to the sea and beyond. There are luxury sun loungers for those wanting some rays and a covered abri with L shaped sofa and dining table for shade. The perfect place to relax and listen to the waves and the birdsong.

The sun shines around 340 days of the year and this area enjoys an exceptionally mild climate with trade winds throughout the year providing a welcome cooling breeze in the summer months. 

From June till September maximum temperatures vary between 24°C and 27°C. Chances of rain are rather small. In winter temperatures average 22°C in the daytime.

Nearby Attractions & Activities

From this superb Moroccan villa these places are easy to visit:

For a guided tour, the Owner has recommended the local Agent:
Ineke at +212 6 65 29 37 75.

Aourir - apprx 2.5km - also known as Banana village nicknamed by Jimi Hendrix due to the small sweet banana sellers along the roadside in the main streets. The Wednesday weekly market is a must.

Taghazout - apprx 6 km
A small fishing village is north of the villa and is a surfer paradise.

Agadir City Centre - apprx 15 km
Largely a modern tourist town on the Western coast of the Mediterranean, it is is not as authentic as some Moroccan towns as after 2 earthquakes it was rebuilt, only the Kashba (fortress) still overlooks the town. There is a busy fishing and commercial port, a Marina, 10km of sandy beach edged with tourist hotels and wide streets with shops, bars and restaurants. If you want nightlife there are European style discotheques in the hotels.

The port of Agadir - apprx 12km - is well worth seeing and has many restaurants along the harbour quayside where fresh fish abounds. It is one of the largest sardine ports, but many other varieties including lobster are available.

Or get up early and watch the fishermen unload their catch - huge tuna, large grouper and hammerhead sharks - a great spectacle.

The Marina at Agadir - apprx 13km - offers restaurants, cafes with sea views, bars, ice cream shops and some European boutiques if you want to shop!

Agadir Souk (Souk el Had) - apprx 18km - it has everything from spices to leather to vegetables to furniture and of course souvenirs! Open daily except Monday - a quintessential Moroccan market with 12 entrances! Don't forget to haggle - it is expected!!

Imouzzer apprx 54km of magnificent roads situated in the mountains,
1hr 10 minutes by car - a great day trip. It is situated in Paradise Valley on the honey road, stop by the river and take an orange juice and taste the honey or a fabulous mit tea at Auberge Le Panoramic. There is little to see in the village but the view from the terrace of the Hotel de Cascades over lunch is a bonus and afterwards take the path to see the Imouzzer Cascades.

Souss-Massa - apprx 60km
The centre of 2 rives has given rise to a a bird territory - over 250 species to see.

Taroudant - apprx 103km
A mini-Marrakech - with 8km of ramparts is not to be missed, plus the medina with a twice weekly market, gardens and souks - take a horsedrawn carriage ride to see the sights.  The 5-star restaurant “La Gazelle d'Or” is also worth a visit as is the charming “Palais Salam” hotel.

Tiznit - apprx 108km

Many locals still wear traditional costume and the pink walls of the city give the impression you are in an oasis in the desert. You will travel the Almond road to get to Tiznit - the oil is an important culinary ingredient in Moroccan food. The town is famed for its silver and the jewellery on offer is striking.

Mirleft - apprx 153km (towards the South, coast)
A sleep town south of Agadir - no mass tourism just magnificent beaches and rock formations.

Essaouira - apprx 160km (towards the North, coast)
You follow the Argan tree road, the local tree that is drought resistant and can survive for up to 200 years - the oil is very versaitle - cooking and cosmetics. A romantic harbour, offering great sardins and a charming medina.

Tafraoute = apprx 178km (towards the South, inland)
Located 1000m up it is surrounded by pink granite mountains, enhanced in the winter by the Almond blossom.

Guelmim - apprx 216km (towards the South, inland)
Here you will see the "the blue men" - nomadic shepherd from the former Spanish Saraha, so called due to their indigo coloured clothing. Guelmim holds the biggest Camel market in Morocco every Saturday.

Last, but not least Marrakech - apprx 257km (via the new motorway, (towards the North) - the jewel of Morocco with Place Jamaa El  Fna, the Koutbia Mosque and the amazing Medina.

ACCESS

Agadir Airport apprx 40 minute drive

Transfer to and from the airport for 4 people is included in the rental (party of more than 4 people is 30 Euro per taxi for 4 people per journey).

Local Shops & Facilities

Amenities nearby this Luxury Moroccan Villa

Small neighbourhood Spar type shop is at the bottom of the hill across the street - well stocked with dairy products, bathroom items, Moroccan Bread and French baguettes. Don't miss trying the Msemen - Moroccan pancake.

In Agadir - apprx 13km the Marche Municipal Central has everything from fresh meat to fruit and veg to herbs. Open Monday to Saturday 0900-1300h and 1700-2000h, Sunday 0900-1300h.

Banks - open non stop Monday to Friday 0900-1530 - try to pay in local currency - Dirham - Euro are accepted but often prices are inflated. Some Banks are located apprx 1km from the Riad.

Bigger stores:
Carrefour in Agadir - open 7 days a week - 0900-2200 (alcohol available)

Uinpix in Agadir - alcohol, groceries, clothing, Moroccan decorative items (no meat, fruit or vegetables).

Atacadao close to the aiport - large supermarket

The Villa Guardian can assist with food shopping and he can take you to buy wine from a local supermarket.

Marjan - just outside Agadir centre - 7 days a week - 0900-2000 large supermarket (no alcohol).

Nearest beach/sea - 10-15 minutes' walk
On the beach it is possible to rent deck chairs

Surfing - lessons for half a day, 1 day or 1 week at:
Surf Maroc Taghazout

Banana Point is a fantastic surfing spot for the experienced and those who wish to learn. Why not take a break at the charming beachfront restaurant serving fish and wine.

Other popular Surfer locations around Taghazout include Anchor Point, Killer Point, La Source & Mysteries, Panoramas, Hash Point and to the north Dracula's, Boilers and Tamari.

Yoga
On request yoga classes can be given at the property
Wave & Dance +212 627 81 22 68 (Roberta)

Cycling and walking

Service location bicycles :
Mr. Chakib AKOUTAM
Tél : +212 (0) 654.572.403
Mail : info@agadir-bike-evasion.com

Service Excursions :
Mr. Aurélien LEROY
Tél : +212 (0) 624.166.959
Mail : aurelien@agadir-bike-evasion.com

Golf Courses - 5 nearby:

Tazegzout Golf (18 holes) - apprx 3km
Golf de l'Ocean (27 holes) - apprx 22km
Golf Club Les Dunes (27 holes) - apprx 22km
Golf Club Le Soleil (8 holes) - apprx 23km
Royal Golf Club Agadir (9 holes) - apprx 22km

Other Sports:

Quads, fly board, jet ski, buggy, banana
Agadir Adventure Camping Atlantica Parc (on the beach in front of the villa)

Karting
Centre Karting Agadir - apprx 23 km direction airport

Horse riding, camel riding (on the beach not far from the villa)
Amodou Cheval

Waterpark - 7km north of Taghazout Essaouira Road
Open 7/7 - 1000-1800h

Royal Tennis Club Agadir - Reservations recommended
apprx 15km, near Restaurant Cote Court

Restaurants
Restaurant Coté Court Agadir - apprx 15 km
Every day lunch menu  (French cuisine)
Open: 7/7

Lounge bar Les Blancs - Agadir - apprx 13km
Spanish beach bar – tapas bar. Near Zara shop, near Marina d' Agadir
Open: 7/7

La brasserie Agadir next to sea wall (near Club Med)
Open: 7/7

Café Del Mar Agadir
Terrace on the sea front of Agadir overlooking the beach and sea
Open: - 0900-0000h

Rates

From Until Rate Type Weekly Rate Minimum Stay
18th Aug 20185th Jan 2019Peak€3,7137 nights
5th Jan 201931st Dec 2019Peak€4,0287 nights

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