The gardens of the villa

  • view of the villa from the gardens
  • view of the villa from the gardens
  • flowers and palm trees in a discrete moroccan charm
  • Le Riad est entouré de deux magnifiques jardins
  • Dar Sabaah
  • villa with hammam for rent
  • picture of the stairs
  • detail of the rooftop of the villa
  • panoramic terrace
  • the roof of the villa

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. You can also access a little hidden terrace to do your morning yoga to then dip into the heated pool before having a exquisite breakfast prepared with the upmost care of the house staff. West facing, bay trees, bougainvilleas, pear trees and mimosa border the second garden..It is a dream spot for an evening drink whilst watching the crimson sunset over the Atlantic coast. A magical moment, when time stands still, absorbing the peace of the little village Ghazoua to the distant sounds of the goat bells in the nearby fields. The vast sundrenched terrace overlooks the countryside.

  • "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."