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Sightseeing is simple in awe-inspiring Israel

Blending natural wonders and historic treasures, Israel is a dazzling kaleidoscope of cultures, foods and traditions, beckoning visitors with its beautiful beaches, desert vistas and vibrant cities. Sightseeing is simple here, with Israel vacation rentals close to countless ancient sites of historic significance, not to mention the shopping meccas and exciting outdoor activities that are always on the agenda. Want to kayak through surging rapids on the River Jordan, rappel down breathtakingly-sheer cliffs or experience the wonder of star-gazing in the desert? Israel is an adventure-lovers' dream.

Things to do

Spend days in the desert in ancient Israel

Visitors head to the Negev Desert to experience otherworldly vistas, taste life with a Bedouin tribe, rappel down the sheer cliffs of the Ramon Crater and explore the ancient Nabatean city of Shivta. Elsewhere, the Red Sea boasts world-class coral reefs for scuba diving, while the Mediterranean provides excellent waves and perfect conditions for surfing of all kinds. Craving a culture fix? Pick an Israel vacation rental close to Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, where you can spend time at excellent museums, including the Israel Museum, Yad Vashem and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

Activities

Outdoor adventures in Israel

From vast deserts and vineyards to steep canyons and hillsides carpeted with beautiful wildflowers, Israel is designed for outdoor adventure. Hot air balloons provide stunning views, while for those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, gentle horseback rides into Galilee offer opportunities for spotting wildlife. Need a place to relax after touring Tel Aviv's eateries or sand boarding down desert dunes? No matter what you have planned, Israel vacation rentals have you covered.

Weather

Long hot summers in sun-soaked Israel

Nestled on the south-east shore of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel enjoys dry summers, with sunshine aplenty. The inland regions can be arid, with little rainfall and clear, sunny skies almost all year round. Summer temperatures hover in the high 80s and 90s and, while Tel Aviv can be quite humid, Jerusalem is drier, with cooler nights bringing respite. Spring is a good time to visit Israel, with temperatures in the 60s and occasional light rains. Like to beat the crowds? Be sure to book your preferred rental early.

Natural features

Nature spotting in fascinating Israel

Israel is a small country, covering just over 13,500 square kilometers. The Mediterranean Sea forms its western boundary, while the Dead Sea sits on its eastern border. Its neighbors are Egypt to the south-west, Lebanon to the north, Jordan to the east and Syria to the north-east. A land of varied terrain, with mountains, deserts, farmland and plains, Israel is home to countless wildlife species, drawing nature lovers with the chance to spot Arabian oryx, fire salamanders and the adorable sand cat that makes its home in the desert.

Can I find a vacation rental around Israel?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,335 vacation rentals near Israel. From 84 Villas to 338 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Israel for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Israel?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Israel. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Jerusalem: 568 vacation rentals
  • Tel Aviv: 1,258 vacation rentals
  • Tel Aviv District: 1,241 vacation rentals
  • Eilat: 69 vacation rentals
  • Tiberias: 59 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Israel! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Israel?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Israel:

  • Jerusalem: 568 rentals
  • Tel Aviv: 1,258 rentals
  • Eilat: 69 rentals
  • Tiberias: 59 rentals
  • Netanya: 207 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Israel?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Israel are:

  • Ben Gurion Airport (TLV): 1,280 vacation rentals
  • Jerusalem (JRS-Malha Railway Station): 569 vacation rentals
  • Eilat Airport (ETH): 69 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Israel?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Israel. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gordon Beach: 1,369 rentals
  • Israeli Children's Museum: 1,302 rentals
  • Frishman Beach: 1,369 rentals
  • Herzliya Marina: 1,364 rentals
  • L.A. Meyer Institute for Islamic Art: 569 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Israel listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Israel

Jerusalem
568 vacation rentals
Tel Aviv
1,258 vacation rentals
Eilat
69 vacation rentals
Tiberias
59 vacation rentals
Netanya
207 vacation rentals
Haifa
97 vacation rentals
Safed
97 vacation rentals
Herzliya
1,309 vacation rentals
Bat Yam
1,192 vacation rentals
Caesarea
42 vacation rentals
Ashdod
52 vacation rentals
Acre
100 vacation rentals
Ra'anana
1,128 vacation rentals
Ginosar
84 vacation rentals
Zikhron Ya'akov
46 vacation rentals
Ramat Gan
1,255 vacation rentals
Petah Tikva
1,255 vacation rentals
Ramat HaSharon
1,263 vacation rentals
Be'er Sheva
21 vacation rentals
Rishon LeTsiyon
1,181 vacation rentals