The details provided by Alison for her property and the last review provide full and accurate details on the property so I will concentrate on why it's a perfect place to stay in Essaouira and a typical day for me, my wife, sister and brother in law. We have stayed in Tigme Mzine 3 times in the last 4 years.
The day starts when I go out at about 8 o'clock to buy goods for breakfast . A short walk down the alley and onto Mohhammed El Quorry, one of the main thoroughfares in the Medina and where there are a good mixture of very small shops used by the locals and more touristy shops. In the locals' shops' I buy fresh bread, croissants, cheese, yoghurt, honey, apricot jam, tomatoes, bananas,peaches and oranges (for squeezing for fresh orange juice) for a few pounds. Breakfast is a very enjoyable, relaxed and extended affair of up to a couple of hours on the roof terrace. The terrace which faces south is definitely the icing on a very nice cake. You can sit/lie in the shade or in the sun as you wish and you are always sheltered from any wind. We spend a lot of time on the terrace. If we are in the house early afternoon I can take a saucepan down the street towards Bab Marrakech to a small local place on the left where I buy the traditional morrocan soup,Harira , (4 dirhams a portion - about 35 pence) for lunch on the terrace. You can also take out a tagine or cous cous from the same place for 30 dirhams a portion if you want.
Days consist of wandering around the Medina, walks along the beach(often involving an orange juice or coffee at one of the kite surfing cafes which are about a mile along the beach). A longer walk calling at Diabat or a bus or taxi ride to Sidi Kaouki or the Sunday market at Had Draa which is interesting to say the least.
We always eat out in the evening, see other reviews for our favourite places. After dinner it's back up on the roof terrace which is nicely lit for a nightcap before bed. Again because it is well sheltered it always seems warm even in the. When we were in Essaouira last November because Tigme Mzine wasn't available we rented an apartment on the Medina walls overlooking the sea. Whilst the views was fantastic the apartment was 'tired' and the roof terrace which was shared with another apartment was little used because of the constant wind and lack of shelter - very disappointing. No hesitation in going back to Tigme Mine. This may seem like a strange review for a holiday rental but it is the house that makes the perfect holiday possible for us.
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My friends and family had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful house for a month followed by a return visit for few weeks later.
Firstly let me share my gratitude to the Hassan and Alison who went beyond normal measures to ensure our time here would be comfortable.
We had guest arrive at different stages of our stay. Allison was able to provide more keys & house keeping to accommodate our needs.
Whether via call, text or email they responded instantly, prior to our arrival and during our stay, especially when the Internet went down, Allison had it up and running within hours.
This house is beautiful, truly a home from home. The pictures you see do not do this house justice. When you arrive stepping in for the first time, the light flooding the house from above encourages you to seek out its origins. As you ascend the pearly white staircase, each floor stimulates you to smile and exhale with the knowledge you choose well. Every inch cleaned to perfection, each space decorated with care to ensure the stage is set for that type of comfort you don't want to leave.
Perfect location being a stones throw from the souks and 10 minutes walk to the beach.
Tigmi Mzine is one amazing house with fantastic hosts. I will not hesitate to return. So I'll see you soon Alison and Hassan.