We had a perfect time - and will come back!
Submitted: April 3, 2012
Stayed: September 2011
We've spent 6 days at this zimmer in September 2011, and we loved it! After we had travelled the cities, the Dead Sea and Golan, we came to start the relaxing part of our holiday. Initially we wanted to stay for 4 nights, but eventually we stood for 6.
The house is located in a lovely little village, it's an annex to the owner's house, and the large wooden terrace overlooks a huge beautiful garden, with lots of pomegranate and olive trees. In the evenings, we enjoyed several BBQs with some good glass of wine there. We loved to be away from the tourist places and to get an idea of the actual country life in Israel. It's about 15 mins by car to the next beach and a little further to sights like Caesarea, Ein Hod etc., and so it's better to be by car, but the daily drive to Amikam, passing by beautiful fields and orchards, is itself really nice.
But what made our stay so very special was the host family, who are lovely and very welcoming people. We did not feel like tourists but like family guests, and thus really at home. However, those who like stay on their own during their holidays will of course be able to enjoy their privacy as well.
The place is also perfect for olive lovers (such as us): The host makes super delicious oil, which every guest finds in the house for his own use during his stay. We've visited the orchards and learned a lot about olive plantation, and you immediately feel that besides the expert knowledge and hard work a lot of love and passion wanders into this high quality boutique oil. Spending time in these orchards, e.g. on a picnic, is something unique: it's quieter and more peaceful than anywhere else in the country - just yourself, trees and birds - a true retreat!
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