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Or Bennatan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, italian, Hebrew

Luxury vacation home with a private pool and open hills view

4 Reviews
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Overview

Zikhron Ya'akov Villa Rental Photos and Description

6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 14

Important!: On the north side of our lot there is a building project which includes 3 duplexes . Before you make reservation please enquire on the type of interference expected on your requested dates.

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 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. 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)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Or Bennatan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: 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 one grand daughter. 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 Haifa area

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

Bath in a pool with great view located in a private garden. Great for everyone seeking complete outdoor pool privacy from any reason - romantic or religious.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

Luxury vacation home with a private pool and open hills view
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

definitely coming back!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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5

Wonderful stay, beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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5

We Couldn't Have Asked For More

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Look no further- this is heaven!

  • 5 of 5

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.

Kady Harari

Jerusalem

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Map

Nili museum Aharonson house
Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Ben Gurion Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Hobits
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Biniamina
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Furaidis Junction
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Various dutch street restaurants in Zikhron Yakov
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Dor

http://www.govisitisrael.com/articlenav.php?id=175

Follow the link above to learn about our beautiful little town

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Rates & Availability

Zikhron Ya'akov Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Sep 4 2016 - Apr 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
$800
$5,600
$20,000
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 10 2017 - Jun 20 2017
5 night minimum stay
$875
$6,100
$21,000
 
 
Summer 2017
Jun 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$950
$6,600
$23,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

One time cleaning fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 18.0%

A cleaning and cooking service may be booked and paid directly to personnel at a rate of 17 USD per hour.
Electricity is paid according to meter readings on check in and check out.
There is currently a building project near by. Please contact before booking so we can tell you if there is any planned noises. Privacy is still guaranteed. We installed a privacy curtain along the yard.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Zikhron Ya'akov Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bottom floor main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Serving the shelter room and north/south bottom floor bed..
    Master bedroom private - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private to master bedroom
    Guests toilet - toilet , Adjacent to the living room
  • The bathrooms are large with a large mirror on the entire wall, hair drier, towels, dispensers for soap, shampoo and conditioner. Heated marble floor. Maple cabinets.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Master bedroom - 1 king , 2 m' wide bed. Full bathroom. Walk in closet
    Shelter room and office - 1 queen , Bedroom/Shelter/Office with large TV, computers etc
    Bottom floor north - 1 double , Small youth room good for a couple
    Bottom floor south - 1 double , Fit for a couple
    Top floor west - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , A couple with a child. Sat TV
    Top floor east - 3 twin/ single , Fit for 3 people. Sat TV
    Family room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Great for 10 kids pajama party with matresses
  • The apartment offers one bedroom with a kingsize bed as well as a sofa which turns into a single bed and a living room with three sofas, each turns into a single bed. The single beds may be joined to form a queen bed. The appartment is suited for the following groups: A couple. A couple with 4 kids and a baby. There is enough space in the room for two more kids mattresses. A crib is provided upon request. Group of friends - 6 on actual beds and one more on a mattress on the floor. 2 couples - each could have an additional child in the room. Obvioulsy the whole group shares the same bathroom. The attraction fort he families is the garden and the pool
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The minimum stay in the house - 6 days

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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