|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
The Zichron Yaacov Loggia, or lodge, is a beautiful, renovated 100-year old stone cottage, in the heart of the historic centre of Zichron Yaacov. The cottage is set in a tranquil and luxuriant Mediterranean garden, brimming with organically-grown vegetables, herbs, grapes, pomegranates, olives, figs, passion fruit and climbing roses, to name just a few. Guests are invited to sample for themselves any of the garden's produce.
The cottage can accommodate up to six people comfortably: a couple in a Queen-sized bed (plus crib if requested) in the master bedroom, and up to four single beds in the spacious second bedroom. The Loggia is air-conditioned throughout and in addition both bedrooms have ceiling fans. There is a fully-equipped kosher/vegetarian kitchen and special arrangements can be made for shabbat-observant families. A washing machine, ironing facilities and of course free Wi-Fi, are also provided.
Guests may take a gentle 5-minute stroll into town to enjoy Zichron's charming and relaxed atmosphere, with its many cafes, boutiques, restaurants and wine-bars, as well as the historic Aaronson House and Museum, and the First Aliyah Museum. In addition, tours are available in English of the two local wineries - the Carmel Mizrachi Winery and the Tishbi Winery. The glorious beaches of Hof Dor and HaBonim (a Nature Parks Authority nature reserve) are a few minutes drive away. Windsurfing and paragliding are both available and scuba diving can be found among the ancient ruins of Caesarea, 15 minutes south of Zichron.
The train station is an easy 7 minute drive from Zichron, with fast and direct trains to Tel Aviv and Haifa (30 minutes) and Ben Gurion Airport (50 minutes)from Binyamina.
Come and see for yourselves!
Keywords: Cottage, Lodge, Apartment, Flat, Bungalow
Everything about this place was amazing. The place had ample space, the bedroom was stunning, the decor was fantastic. We had the most amazing, peaceful time. The owners were only too happy to help when asked. Set back from the road it was lovely and quiet.
For our vacation we searched for a place that would accommodate a family of five with sufficient space for our kids (2,5,9) and us, and that would be a good base for traveling around. This villa was just perfect. The rooms are spacious, it's quiet, clean and full of air and light. The smell of the flowers and herbs was dazzling, and the location superb. We strolled to the restaurants in the Main Street of Zikhron yaakaov, drove 5-15 minutes to two great hiking tracks, and enjoyed half a day in Haifa as well.
Our kids enjoyed the place tremendously and had sufficient from to play on the living room and in the patio, and enjoyed having our tea and hearing the gentle sound of the water in the small fish pond.
Ideal as a base for traveling in the north of Israel and especially in the Carmel area.
We will definitely come back
This cottage was exactly as advertised! Extremely comfortable and well appointed - everything we needed for our stay. There were 6 of us and we never felt cramped. The gardens were amazing and we enjoyed just sitting on the porch looking at all the varieties of the flowers and plants. Joanna was the perfect hostess with seeing to our every need. And the location was great too with a short walk to the center of town. You can't go wrong staying here.
We came to Israel to visit with family. Families being families, it was also important for us to have a place that we felt was our own.
Initially, we took a different property which was more low-end. We didn't feel comfortable inviting people over. We were also bummed by a number of issues.
Eventually, we decided that our happiness was more important than the trouble of switching a place. In retrospect, a very good decision! This place is just gorgeous. Keep in mind, this was middle of winter and still the garden was wonderful and we felt very at home.
The place itself is an old, converted farmhouse, very good taste in the layout and interior design. The owner was very nice and accommodating as well.
The things to know:
1. We couldn't find room to store our many suitcases (there was enough room for the contents). The owner stored them for us at her own office.
2. The shower is a curtained area with a low barrier on the floor. You need to accept that it's not enclosed. Personally, I would have preferred if it was enclosed, but not a big deal.
3. TV is a small CRT. Surprisingly, it was just fine given the layout of the living room.
4. Getting heavy suitcases all the way to the room takes a bit of an effort (need to go up an incline, some stairs and a short gravel walkway). Make sure you're ok with it or plan to have someone help you. Maybe the owner can help find someone if there's a need.
Otherwise, they have 3 A/Cs, so everyone can get their way. Furniture is very comfortable and in good taste. Sheets and towels are of very good material. There's a bunch of supplies already there that you can use. Not to mention the fairly short walk to Zichron's midrachov, the touristy center of the town with plenty of shops and places to eat. I recommend the 'HaNadiv', especially because they deliver. There's plenty of parking on the street if you have a car.
We had a wonderful time and are set on coming back on our next visit.
My family and I recently spent two nights at this lovely stone cottage in Zichron Yaakov. The cottage itself was spacious, inviting and well equipped; the beds in particular were quite comfortable. The cottage is surrounded by a peaceful garden that is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. We would definitely return to this property for our next visit to Israel.
The hosts were very accommodating to our every needs and eagerly answered our questions about Zichron Yaakov and environs. They suggested a one-day trip of a nearby artist colony, Druze village and the ancient port city of Akko, which was a delightful excursion. Other nearby attractions include the Roman ruins at Caesaria and the gardens at Baron de Rothschild's mausoleum.
In all, our stay at the cottage was even better than we imagined. I give it the highest recommendation.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest|
|Final Cleaning Fee||$50|
|Notes||Contact Property Owner for Jewish Holiday rates.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.