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The Perfect Lifestyle Business - An Air BnB Property in Marrakech

Published: 28 November 2018

As well as being an exotic retreat from day to day life, small riads in Marrakech are being snapped up by savvy investors, capitalising on a great lifestyle business opportunity.  As the owner, you get a home from home in the centre of the city, and while you’re not there, it can be earning a tidy income.

Many people with riads in the Medina rent out their property through Air BnB, and we estimate around 50% of our buyers in 2018 have done just that. 

AirBnB is not regulated in Marrakech which means that there are no laws to apply. The Moroccan government is reportedly looking at ways to bring this grey area under the standard holiday rental regulations but, at the moment, as long as you follow Air BnB regulations, anyone can set up an AirBnB account and operate a rental business.

Property in Marrakech is bought and sold in Euros, so it’s also a great way to secure an investment in Euros in the lead up to Brexit.

Decorating and furnishing property in Marrakech is great fun - you can really go to town with your colour scheme, lighting and patterns.  Once you’re ready to go, finding a team of experienced local staff to maintain, clean, prepare and manage your riad is also relatively easy, if you ask around.

Marrakech is a vibrant, exotic city.  Only 3 hours direct flight from London, it feels a world away from the hum-drum, a challenge to all the senses - there is always something new to see and do and some particularly exciting restaurants that have popped up recently.  There is definitely a sense that this is a city embracing a creative development!

We have a good number of small 2-3 bed riads for sale in Marrakech Medina that are either currently available to rent through Air BnB or those that could be suitable for an Air BnB investor.  Here are a couple of examples:

2-bed Air BnB Riad in the Centre of Marrakech Medina

This charming traditional riad is a short walk from the iconic main square in the heart of Marrakech Medina. There are 2 ensuite bedrooms, cool courtyard and sunny roof-terrace. 

The current British owners use the riad as a second home that they also rent out via Air BnB and make an impressive return.

Roof Terrace, Hammam and Views over the Palace Gardens - A Riad with Great Rental Potential

In the heart of Marrakesh Medina, this traditional 4-bed Riad been restored to a very high standard. It ticks all the boxes - fantastic location, beautiful condition, all bedrooms ensuite, large courtyard & sun terrace, easy access and even parking!  It is the ideal holiday home with excellent rental-business potential.

Romance, Art & Beautiful Features - A Unique Development Opportunity

This beautiful old riad for sale in Marrakech is in a quiet residential street in the up-market Mouassine district of the Medina.  There's no doubt it needs some work to get it back into pristine condition, but it has a wonderful romantic feel to it and it is quite unique.  It is a riad with history and gravitas, yet somehow feels light, cheerful and fun!  It’s a very interesting building to explore.

Details of more riads for sale in Marrakech medina can be found here.  

Riads for Sale in Marrakech

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