Picture of the front door of the moroccan villa Picture of the swimming pool Discover the atmosphere of Dar Sabaah


For an unforgettable experience in stylish Moroccan living, the antique riad Dar Sabaah is an elegant, historic holiday home with exquisite interiors decorated by a renowned designer and Parisian fashion muse. Situated only a few kilometres from Essaouira, ‘the jewel of the Atlantic’, Dar Sabaah is the ideal choice to unwind and enjoy Moroccan hospitality.


This antique Moroccan villa is fitted with all the contemporary facilities for ease and comfort.


Full of oriental charm and mystery, this traditional house is the perfect setting for a family holiday or a house party.


The riad, architectural feature of traditional Moroccan villas, is the heart of DarSabaah. The main rooms of the house, all luminous and spacious, open into the central atrium space lush with bougainvilleas and palm trees, encouraging reflection and inward focus...

The suites

Two major sunlit suites with a big double bed, beautifully decorated with flair and authenticity. The first is designed with its own little sitting/salon area, laden with cushions around a chimney fire for the mid season rentals.


Two beautiful bedrooms, with a double bed, decorated with warmth and refinement.


The riad is enclosed by two magnificent gardens effulgent with mimosas, giant cactus, jasmines, papyrus, and pink oleanders… East facing, the garden bordering the swimming pool and its traditional hammam is bursting with bougainvilleas, cactus, sweet smelling jasmine and other exotic native plants. A pergola provides a welcome shelter for your outdoor meals.

Swimming pool & Hammam

In a luxuriant garden beyond the riad you can relax on the loungers in the shade of the palm trees around the heated swimming pool with steps. Protected from the wind and intrusive neighbours, perfect for having your breakfast or sunbathing, you can literally spend all day in this idyllic secret garden.


This beautiful home is a delightful experience in Moroccan lifestyle and hospitality. Perfect setting for a family holiday, it can also be a peaceful retreat for those who wish to get away from it all, write, stage a workshop or simply have the most unforgettable honeymoon.


Dar Sabaah is staffed with a manager, who is always available and will attend to all your requirements. He is assisted by a housemaid and her assistant , they look after the house, serve meals and attend to the laundry. The menager can collect you from the airport and organise car rentals.
  • "I had the good fortune to be one of the first clients of Dar Sabaah in Ghazoua many years ago and I've been back many many times since then and watched the riad evolve in the precious jewel that it is today. It is a sacred sanctuary with impeccable taste and profound artistic vision, rustic and pure with a lovely pool and a wonderful hammam. When I first went there in the late 70´s we used to invite Maalem Mahound Guinia and his Gnaoua tribe to come to the house for all night trance ceremonies called Lillahs. And you can still invite the Gnaoua to the house for a special night. Dar Sabaah has been part of my life for the last 30 years and I've composed some of my best music and writing there including parts of the score for The Sheltering Sky and my CD Majoun on Sony Classical. Have a sublime time."
  • " I ve had the luck , the enchantment of staying , sometimes for long rented periods, in this magical site of ghazoua. When i close my eyes feelings and words come to my mind; Elegant , peaceful, inspiring, inspiring, inspiring!!! Shamanic site, one can meditate and listen to the music of the wind or the soothing pace of it s silence the whispers of the stars. It is also a healing and magnetic site in a generous and friendly human environment. The setting the confort the delicate harmony of this unique haven becomes heaven and eden. A cure of happiness among gentle and caring people. I long to go back there."
  • "I discover the Riad in Dar Sabaah 15 years ago with some friends. A few years ago the owner redecorated the house, build the swimming pool and the Jacouzi and has formed the staff to create a fantastic maroccan riad for rental. I rent the riad one or two weeks a year with some friends. Every time is an enchantment!!! The house is amazing and confortable and respectfull of Maroccan style and tradition! The cook is clever and used to cook Maroccan food or European. In the morning I love to go with him to the fish market in Essaouira (15 minutes by car) and buy the best fish I found to be grilled or boiled. The staff is respectful and kind. The serenity of the riad is perfect to bring friends or family with children. And ......the sunset is so romantic!!!!!!!!!! I can just suggest to try once a vacation in Dar Sabaah, and, I swear, you will return soon."