Mimi Calpe was built in the 1860s by French and British architects. It was the vacation home of an influential Jewish family from Tangier, who lived in the residential district of Marshan. The house was the scene of remarkable receptions for the elite of Europe and Morocco.
Particularly well preserved, as far as its original architecture is concerned, it is surrounded by a century-old garden, which beautiful plants backdrop an ancient Jewish cemetery. It is part of the historical heritage of Tangier and was given a second life with our recent renovation.
The property is composed of several buildings. It has five bedrooms, two 2-bedroom suites and a tree house in the garden. Each bedroom is arranged in accordance with the original decoration and furnishing, with the preservation of the woodworks, floors and stuccos of the olden days.
Its Napoleon III architecture resembles that of the beautiful villas of the French Riviera, of the banks of Italy’s greatest lakes, and of the Spanish Riviera. In all likelihood, its original decoration was designed by Christopher Dresser, a very much in vogue decorator of Queen Victoria’s court. He is said to have contributed towards the decoration of the library, which was transformed into a dining room a few decades later. One of its original tapestries is still preserved in this area today, with its Japanese and Inca inspiration.
Riad Azzouna13 is located only a few minutes away from the souk and the Jemaa el Fnaa Square, right next to the Medersa Ben Youssef and the Marrakech museum
The Riad offers a big patio with two “Bhou”, traditional exterior lounges around a refreshing fountain, a living room with a fireplace for the wintery evenings, five rooms all with en-suite tadelakt bathroom in the most sober style. A big terrace with multiple lounging areas covers the housetop and offers great views towards the Atlas Mountains and the Koutoubia – the ideal place to relax after a day in the busy souks.
The house “El Manzar”, just up above the summer Palace of king Mohamed V, overlooks an infinite white sandy beach , where wildlife and marine birds are free and numerous, enjoying the richness of oysters parks and salt pools.
The house has 4 rooms each with individual bathroom or shower, a spacious open kitchen where dining or kunching is very nice living room with stove for heating (electric individual heaters are also available upon request), TV and library. A nice garden and multiple furnished sunny terraces surround the house.
Zaouia 44 is a large riad, old property of a famous family of Marrakech. It is located in a very old district of the medina, within 5mn of the souks.
The Riad is composed of seven suites each one with a living room and a bathroom in tadelakt, a traditional hammam in black tadelakt , a massage room, a heated pool of 16m2 and two living rooms – one used as home cinema.
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Villa Mimi Calpe
Mimi Calpe is located in Ancient Tangier, between the port and the Grand Socco. It is a 19th-century colonial house, with a large garden and an entirely renovated swimming pool.
On the beach of Tangier, outside the battlements of the Medina, this villa was built around fifty years prior to the Cervantes district. Set at 71 Salah Eddine El Ayoubi street, formerly known as the Beach street, it continues to dominate the shores of Tangier. From its garden is a magnificent view of the Bay of Tangier and the Strait of Gibraltar.
The house is accessible by car, and it is possible to park in the streets or in a secure parking 50 meters away, near the port.