Last night I landed back in the UK after 5 blissful days in Marrakech, and despite unpacking all the berber rugs, woven throws and little trinkets I brought back with me, nothing will make my home feel quite like our beautiful riad Airbnb.
I had so many queries from friends and family about where I was staying (and I don’t blame you – La Maison is probably my favourite Airbnb find yet)! but I wanted to check with the lovely owner before posting links to her property etc. Thankfully she agreed, and so I’m happy to share this beautiful little oasis with you all! This was my third visit to Marrakech, and although I’ve loved everywhere I’ve stayed previously (click here if you’d like to know where I stayed last summer), I was really on the look out for somewhere right in the heart of the medina. Thankfully Nicole’s property was absolutely perfect – right in the centre of all the hustle and bustle, it’s a little haven of tranquility just a stones throw away from the (organised) chaos of the souks, and exactly what I was after.
This was also the first time I’d ever stayed in a part serviced Airbnb, and oh my god was it wonderful! Our two lovely housekeepers prepared an incredible breakfast for us every morning – Scrambled eggs, beautifully seasoned omlettes, fresly squeezed orange juice, local fruit and Moroccan pancakes being just a few of the dishes we feasted on. They also popped by every evening to light all the tealights and check in on us – Honestly, we felt so spoilt! Hanane and Hajiba were both absolutely lovely, and despite my broken French, went the extra mile to help us out with any queries we had about the local area and even gave Jim haggling advice!
I’m also so thankful for our host Nicole. For anyone who has ever stayed in Marrakech before, you know that travelling there without a guide if you don’t know the medina well can be a little daunting at first. Nicole was so so helpful – she organised our airport transfers, arranged for us to have a home cooked meal after our long flight and even let me in on where some of her beautiful light fixtures were from. After long days exploring (and getting lost many times) in the medina, it was so comforting to know we had such a peaceful home to come back to at the end of the day, and knowing she was just an email away if anything went tits up was really reassuring.
The way she’s decorated and styled her home is just beautiful, and we’ve all come away with so much inspiration for our own living spaces (most ideas revolve around going back to Marrakech for yet more beautiful textiles), and there isn’t one tiny corner of the riad that hasn’t been considered – even the roof terrace was as lovely as the interior! The trip was made even better when on the first day I came downstairs to find the neighbours cat chilling on my bed 😂 Thankfully I managed to get a quick photo before he was swiftly picked and popped back on the terrace. Honestly, I could talk forever about this trip (and if you are planning one too, I’ll be posting a guide of things to do in Marrakech soon, so stay tuned)! For now though I’ll leave you with a few more photos of this breathtaking home, and hope that you all enjoy it as much as we did!
Pricing and info
You can find the Airbnb listing for La Maison here
We stayed out of season in February 2018 and prices at the time were £157 per night. Divided between the five of us we paid just over £31 pp per night (which included the incredible complimentary breakfast every morning)!