The Bennatan family offers you its beautiful villa in Zichron Yakov Israel. 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 villa has only one villa on its south fence and three duplexes along its north fence with a small and lovely forest bordering the east fence. 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. 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)
Privacy in your own yard, pool, trampoline, lawns and more
- english, italian, Hebrew
About Or Bennatan
After 20 years in Microsoft, I decided to become an opera singer. Look for or bennatan and find some youtube clips. Michal, my wife, a psychologist, and I live in the house below the apartment. We have 4 kids and 6 grandkids. We always loved to host people and now we use it make ends meet.
Or Bennatan purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Or Bennatan chose Zichron Ya'akov
We chose ZIchron Yaakov while I was working for Microsoft in Redmond WA. I wanted to be near the Haifa office but I knew I have to stay close to the Israel Opera where I knew I will work one day. I do work in the Israeli Opera now (as a free lancer bass singer)
What makes this Villa unique
A private swimming pool and Jacuzzi with a huge beautiful garden A home where people actually live and are happy to go on some long trip while you are enjoying it. Hence it is always kept very well maintained. People say it is just very beautiful inside out. We have very good review on the yard and the top floor apartment which is rented as "stayhere zimmer" when the house is not rented out. You may find the reviews on that apartment and get the feel for it. The review relate to the top part only and the yard
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
definitely coming back!
We just came back from a weeklong stay, and we're enchanted!
The place is absolutely charming - beautifully decorated, spotless and inviting. The house has high ceilings, a lot of room and can accommodate a large group comfortably.
It's obvious the owners have given thought to every little detail, and it shows.
The pool and hot tub are huge, and the garden - as well as the views - are amazing. We had complete and utter privacy, and home owners were just great.
We are definitely coming back!
Wonderful stay, beautiful setting!
We had a great time at Or's place. The private apartment is part of a beautiful villa located in very charming Zichron. Even though Or and his family live in the rest of the villa, we had total privacy at all times, as the apartment had a separate entrance and access to the pool. The apartment itself was small but very comfortable, clean and well-decorated, with a wrap-around terrace offering great views. There were only three of us, but the apartment could easily provide comfortable sleeping accommodations for six people. We spent little time indoors though, because the main attraction of Or's place is the lush backyard, which has a gigantic pool and a luxurious jacuzzi that overlook a beautiful view. The family gave us total privacy, and we felt like the place was our own. There was a canopy over part of the pool, which meant that even in the pool you could be in either sun or shade, so it was easy to pass the whole day out there, very comfortably (even in July in Israel), enjoying the quiet and beautiful setting. Adding to the charm was the occasional faint opera music we could hear when Or was singing, which definitely lent a lovely ambiance.
I could write a whole separate review on the breakfast, which was made by Or and his wife and definitely one of the best breakfasts we've ever had. Two of us were vegan, so I can speak to both the regular and the vegan options he offers. Everything was delicious -- a colorful salad, fresh bread, an abundant assortment of cheeses, spreads and jams, a regular omelette and a lentil omelette -- all made with fresh, whole ingredients and by people who clearly know good food. Or even made us cappuccinos with almond milk :)
So, in short, Or and his family were sweet, thoughtful hosts, and we wished we could have stayed longer. We highly recommend this place. It was a memorable weekend, and we would definitely come back.
We Couldn't Have Asked For More
The suite in this beautiful house is cozy, quiet and offers more than enough to make you feel right at home and spoiled at the same time. My boyfriend and I spent a long weekend here in Zichron and any expectations we had going in were immediately exceeded. Or and his wife treated us like old friends coming to visit, with freshly made pastries, fruit and drinks waiting in the flat. And once we closed the doors, we felt like we were miles away from anyone else. Breakfast was incredible- everything was fresh, homemade and of the highest quality- and the choices of dining venues is amazing. We sat outside by the pool one day and upstairs in front of a huge window the next- from both places we had a view of the hills.
The house is close to the town center and easy to get to, but it's easy to hide out here to "get away from it all" too.
we had an amazing stay and can't wait to come back!
Look no further- this is heaven!
I spent a weekend with my friend at "Sheket BeZichron" and it was absolutely fabulous!
Where to begin?? The apartment is charming, with all the comforts imaginable, very clean, the view from the balcony
is breathtaking, the garden, private and serene, the pool and jacuzzi were so inviting we couldn't resist!
The breakfast is a meal fit for a king- homemade delicacies from jams to spreads and freshly baked bread.
Only the best ingredients were used and organic when possible. ( We skipped lunch that day!)
The hosts, Michal and Or, are a delight- so accommodating to our every need. I recommend this secret treasure to anyone looking
for a quiet, relaxing and pampering vacation.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A cleaning and cooking service may be booked and paid directly to personnel at a rate of 20 USD per hour. Electricity only over the average as presented in the utility company website is paid according to meter readings on check in and check out.