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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Beautiful, spacy, quiet and comfortable flat in a villa with all the privacy required and all the comforts of a home. Our place is situated in the Negev desert, in the midst of a breath taking desert scenario.
The flat has 2 bedrooms, a living room, fully equipped kitchen, two big terraces and of course toilet and shower.
Around our desert settlement there are lots of interesting trekking and biking routes.
Jeep trips, horse & camel riding, bike hiring, fitness gym, supermarket, pizzeria, coffee shop and laundry services are available.
There's a fully equipped kitchen in the flat and a supermarket in the settlement, you can totally feel at home and cook all your meals, with out spending on restaurants.
In short a beautiful oasis in the desert, for relaxing, refilling and enjoying a totally private family/friends vacation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eilat or Ashkelon|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bengurion Airport, Lod (TLV) 155 km, Nearest railway: Ber Sheba 40 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Bicycles available|
The Negev is a large stretch of arid/semi arid desert land that makes up more than 50% of Israel's land territory. The name "Negev" has it's origins in the Bible and means; dry or water less. Thus, Negev stands for land with out water.
Although, when one thinks of a desert, one immediately pictures stretches of sand dunes (like the Sahara), the Negev's land scape is very different. Rocks, hills, mounts, valleys, cliffs, canyons, dry river beds, craters and other remarkable & rare geological phenomenons, all these make the Negev particularly and specially beautiful.
A lot of history has also happened here and a long list of people, from Nomads to Israelis, have walked the paths of the Negev. Their signs, especially those of the Nabateans, are still to be found around.
Even today, the Negev is sparsely populated, this and the endless stretches of desert wilderness, makes the Negev a special spot to connect to nature and recharge and refill the spirit.
Midreshet Ben Gurion is situated in-between Beer Sheba and Mizpe Ramon. It's a 45 minutes drive from Beer Sheba, 30 minutes from Mizpe Ramon and 20 minutes from Yeruham. It's immediate surrounding is made up of; the "Halukim hills" to it's west and north west; the national parks "Evdat" & "Ein Evdat" to it's south; national park "Gan ha Pesalim" to it's east; and to it's north lies "Sedot Zin" (the Zin Fields). On a larger scale, Midreshet Ben Gurion and it's immediate surroundings are almost entirely engulfed by Israel's 3rd largest nature reserve; the Zin Cliffs nature reserve.
It's geographical location and it's desert surrounding filled with nature reserves and national parks, makes Midreshet Ben Gurion a very convenient base for desert treks and hikes. Whether on foot, on bike or in jeep, be they hard or easy, the routes are all just as much enjoyable.
In addition to the many walking biking and jeep routes around Midreshet Ben Gurion, there are also other attractions in the vicinity, such as:
• Nebetian ruins and excavations: Ovdat, Mamshit & Shibta.
• Craters: Ramon crater at Mizpe Ramon & the Big and Small craters by Yeruham.
• Unique geological phenomenon: The carpentry – worth a visit.
• Desert springs and mineral baths.
• Pioneering settlements museums: Mizpe Revivim. Mizpe Gvulot, Mizpe Beit-Eshel.
• Ben Gurion's desert home
If all this is not enough, you can just lay back and relax in our comfortable, quiet & relaxing desert home. You are most likely to see some desert mountain goats (ibex) from the terraces of our home. They come around all the year long and it's a fascinating sight!
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3 Dec 2014
Wij hebben al jaren veel gereisd in Israël en op verschillende plaatsen verbleven. Dit was absoluut het beste onderkomen in Israël ooit. Ruim, schoon, van alles voorzien. Bescheiden maar zeer hulpv… More
16 Oct 2014
"Wonderful host, great location"
I could not recommend gavan romi more highly. The room and bathroom were very clean and well-kept, and Meidan was a fantastic host, going out of his way to make sure my trip (including after I left!!… More
Thanks for the very warm words. i am very happy that we could put you up and that you had a great time in our area (neighbourhood as i call it) and met up also with some neighbors (ibexes), although it's unlikely not to...
we'll be happy to host you again and hope next time you come by, will be with your other half (spouse)
30 Mar 2014
I love the desert, so I start out heavily biased.This was one of the most beautiful apartments that my wife and I have ever rented. Sparklying clean with all the amenities. Access to many many of th… More
23 Jan 2014
"Gorgeous flat with great patios"
We stayed with Meidan for four nights and enjoyed every moment. The flat is new, immaculate, very well laid out, with all the amenities. Meidan is very attentive, supportive and a wonderful host. It was a great stay, perfectly smooth and fantastic all around!
Thanks! we also enjoyed having you and the girls (so well mannared) with us.
12 Jan 2014
Meidan has a beautiful home in the desert. We decided to stay here to break up our journey from Aqaba to Jerusalem - and what a fantastic place to do it.The apartment is spacious, incredibly clean an… More
Thanks you very much Matt for your warm words and frank opinion!
In reference to the problem you had finding us, here are some driving/walking directions for our future guests:
1. on reaching Midreshet Ben Gurion (accessible from HW 40), cross the traffic circle and go staright in through the yellow gate.
2. drive straight ahead (for about 300 meters) till you hit a T junction.
3. on the T junction turn right and then immediately left.
4. drive/walk straight ahead for about 400 meters then turn right into the Neve Zin Neighborhood. Note: This turn in to the neighborhood is a BRICK paved road just where the neighborhood begins! (before reaching this point, there's approximately a 100 meters of building/plantation free stretch on the right side of the road)
5.after entering the neighborhood, drive/walk till you hit the end of the road and land up in a parking ground. our place is on the left hand corner of the parking lot, under the big tree.
It was a pleasure hosting you (even though you'r stay was rather short).
5 Dec 2013
"Great appartment and warm hospitality in the desert"
The apartment is big, clean, well furnished and very hospitable. It has everything you need (kitchen, tv etc) and two large terraces overlooking the Midrasha. For me it was perfect. I especially enjoyed waking up in the morning, walking 50 meters out the door to the end of the Midrasha to watch the desert, with an outstanding panoramic view over the Zin valley and a herd of ibexes always there. The Midrasha is well situated for visiting the Negev, the Akev Oasis, Mizpe Ramon and the Ramon Creator, Beduin hospitality in the area, and to enjoy the desert's special atmosphere.
Thanks! Please do come back when ever you have the opportunity...