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View on the swimming pool and the Jacuzzi

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Bennatan family offers you a part of its beautiful villa in Zichron Yakov Israel, separate with a private entrance. Overlooking east to the Carmel mountains and west on the Mediterranean, and only 15 minutes walk from the Zichron popular galleries and cafe packed walking street this vila has only one villa next to it, with a small and lovely forest bordering the other two fences. A private cool swimming pool surrounded by a lovely 2000 square meters garden and an open door SPA where you can sit in the rain feeling the hot jets all around you. Should you like to chat a bit, Or, a retired Microsoft manager and his wife Michal, psychologist, are fluent in both Hebrew and English. Or speaks Italian too. Beach access requires a car, but we will drive you if you don't want one. We will even take you from the train coming from Tel Aviv (40 minutes) or Haifa (20 minutes).

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dor 5 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Ben Gurion International Airport 90 km, Nearest railway: Biniamina 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Parking

Zichron Yaakov

For your convenience copied from Wikipedia

Zikhron Ya'akov (Hebrew: ???????? ???????, lit. "Jacob's Memorial"; often shortened to just Zikhron) is a town in Israel, 35 kilometres (22 mi) south of Haifa, and part of the Haifa District. It is located at the southern end of the Carmel mountain range overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, near the coastal highway (Highway 2). It was one of the first Jewish settlements of Halutzim in the country, founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild and named in honor of his father.[1]

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1 History

2 Nili spy ring

3 Demographics

4 Education and religious institutions

5 Landmarks

6 Notable residents

7 See also

8 References

9 External links

[edit]History

Historic Rothschild administration building

Zikhron Ya'akov was founded in December 1882 when 100 Jewish pioneers from Romania, members of the Hovevei Zion movement, purchased land in Zammarin.[2] The difficulty of working the rocky soil and an outbreak of malaria led many of the settlers to leave before the year was up.[2]

In 1883, Baron Edmond James de Rothschild became the patron of the settlement and drew up plans for its residential layout and agricultural economy. Zikhron was one of the first Jewish agricultural colonies to come under the wing of the Baron (along with Rishon LeZion and Rosh Pinna), who renamed it in memory of his father, James (Ya'akov) Mayer de Rothschild.[1][2]

To accomplish his first objective, Baron de Rothschild brought in planners who designed and allotted housing lots along the main road for the use of settlement farmers. Each lot included a house facing the street, a long interior courtyard and a rear building for storing agricultural implements. The French-inspired architecture included tiled roofs and painted wooden windows. Each farmer was given a salary and placed under the direction of Elijah Shaid, the Baron's clerk. The Baron also commissioned the construction of the Ohel Ya'akov Synagogue, named after his father, to serve the town.[3] Sparing no expense to build the edifice, the synagogue features a majestic ark made of white marble. The synagogue opened in 1886 and has conducted daily prayer services continuously to this day.

Following a number of economic failures, in 1885 Rothschild helped to establish the first winery in Israel, Carmel Winery, together with a bottling factory, in Zikhron Ya'akov. This was more successful economically although it was initially short-lived as in 1892 the grapevines succumbed to phylloxera, a type of parasite. After a brief set-back, American seedlings which were resistant to phylloxera were grown and the winery began to flourish. Today, the winery remains in action, as do the huge wine cellars that were carved into the mountain over a century ago. In 1954, the remains of Baron Edmond de Rothschild were reinterred in Zikhron Ya'akov.

[edit]Nili spy ring

Zikhron Ya'akov came to fame during World War I for the establishment of the Nili spy ring by Sarah Aaronsohn, together with her brothers, Aaron (a noted botanist) and Alex, and their friend Avshalom Feinberg. The group volunteered to spy on Ottoman positions and report them to British agents offshore. In September 1917, the Ottomans caught one of Sarah's carrier pigeons and cracked the Nili code. In October, they surrounded Zikhron Ya'akov and arrested Sarah and several others. After four days of torture, they planned on transporting Sara elsewhere, she requested to be taken home to change her clothes and shot herself with a pistol hidden in her bathroom and died after several days. The Aaronsohn House–Nili Museum recreates the history of this period.

[edit]Demographics

The population increased dramatically in the early 1950s, after the establishment of the State of Israel. Between the 1960s and 1990s, the population remained constant with about 5,000 inhabitants. At the end of 2009, Zichron Yaakov had a population of 18,719.[4] Many residents continue to engage in agriculture, although upscale private homes have been built by families attracted to the scenic landscape. Zikhron Ya'akov has a high amount of English speaking residents, olim and others. They amount to 20% of the moshava's population.

[edit]Education and religious institutions

There is a sizable religious Jewish community in the town, including ultra-orthodox members of the Ohr Yaakov Yeshiva of Jerusalem and members of a Chabad-Lubavitch community. In addition to religious communities in Zikhron Ya'akov, there are Progressive/Reform and Conservative Jewish communities and synagogues in Zikhron Ya'akov. The former, "Kehillat Sulam Yaakov" (in Hebrew "Jacob's Ladder Community") is a synagogue that practices Progressive Judaism and is a part of the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism. The latter, "VeAhavta", is a synagogue that practices Conservative Judaism.

[edit]Landmarks

The original Carmel-Mizrahi Winery continues to make wine in Zikhron Yaakov. The town draws many tourists attracted to its picturesque setting and historic city center whose restored main street of landmark buildings, called Derekh HaYayin ("Path of the Wine"), houses coffeehouses and boutique shops selling locally-made crafts, jewellery, and antiques, especially on the town's famous "Midrachov" (Rechov haMeyasdim — Founders Street).[2] It was announced in early 2008 that a 150-acre (0.61 km2) wine park would be created on the slope between Zikhron and neighboring town Binyamina.[5]

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17 Aug 2014

5/5

"perfect place"

best vacationeverything was greator make our stay very nice and did everything to make us feel good and comfortable… More

13 Aug 2014

5/5

"Heaven for all ages!"

this is the third time we rented this place in Zichron, we love the wonderful mountains view and the splendid pool. the apartment is welcoming and comfortable with nearly every thing you need. my twin… More

6 Jul 2014

5/5

"Тишина и уют"

Мы снова вернулись в это место. Уже во второй раз. Доброжелательный приём, свежий воздух, полное уединение, бо… More

19 May 2014

5/5

"A slice of peace and tranquility, welcoming and beautiful"

We had such a fantastic time. The views are stunning, the pool and garden are beautiful, and the zimmer is comfortable and elegant. To top it all owners are welcoming and friendly. We loved it!… More

18 May 2014

5/5

"Wonderful place, wonderful hosts"

We initially planned to stay only one night but given the wonderful house and our great hosts, we actually extended to staying there over 3 nights. A lovely house, great garden with pool and jacuzzi w… More

16 May 2014

5/5

"מקום מעולה, בעל בית נדיב ואדיב בריכה וג׳קוזי מהממים"

באנו 8 בנות למסיבת רווקות והיה מעולה , פינוקים מבעל הבית מקום נקי מחיר הוגן כולל בריכה וג׳קוזי מקלחת מפנקת והכי… More

1 May 2014

5/5

"Wonderfully peaceful vacation spot"

Or and his wife have a really classy home.They are available to help with everything, property is extremely well maintained andimmaculately clean.There are gorgeous gardens around their house with chi… More

28 Apr 2014

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"Magnificent stay with stunning surroundings and delightful people"

Beautiful home with magnificent views and a delightful couple.Very comfortable accommodation and a garden with a pool to die for.Well located for seeing Northern Israel… More

28 Apr 2014

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"Idyllic"

We just spent a few days at this idyllic villa. We really enjoyed the beautiful setting - the lush gardens, the breathtaking mountain views and tranquility, being surrounded by art and having the pool… More

22 Apr 2014

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"fun"

Wonderful, quiet, enjoyable and high quality place!Good for families or friends that need space free of strangers...… More

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Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian