60 Sq Meters, plenty of light, 2 Balconies, High Ceilings, fully equiped
- english, french, russian, Hebrew
About Shai Bachar
I am a professional musician Pianist and music producer, in my career I was fortunate to travel the world and meet wonderful people
Shai Bachar purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Shai Bachar chose Downtown Haifa
I discovered Haifa only a couple of years ago. I fell in love especially with the downtown area where there is something so unique about the human relationships, the history, the architecture, the food, the markets, and the stories told by the nicest people I have ever met in Israel. The proximity to the main train line gives the freedom to experience the whole county. I can be in Tel Aviv in 1 hour and still come back the same day without stressing about traffic. The beach, the art galleries and music venues are minutes away and provide a full and magical vacation experience.
Smoking is allowed in the balconies
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Electricity is included in the rate however is limited to 150 ILS per week which is plenty as long as AC units are shut off when leaving the house
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Lovely, well-appointed apartment
My husband and I stayed at Shai's apartment for 2 nights in late October and found it to stylishly decorated and roomy, with excellent air conditioning. It has lovely high ceilings and a wide staircase up to the 2nd floor, and was well-appointed with pantry staples, towels, and bathroom toiletries. All went smoothly meeting Karin, who showed us around the apartment, helped us find a street parking space, and left us some cold drinks in the fridge. The apartment is quiet and peaceful, even though it is on a street with shops and restaurants. And the pizza from the artisanal type pizza place directly downstairs was very good!
We stayed at this apartment for 2 months. It was absolutely perfect in every way. The place was clean, close to public transportation, markets and restaurants. The hot massage shower in the apartment is the perfect way to start off the day. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet Shai in person (this time) but any questions we had were promptly answered by email along with good suggestions to make our stay even more enjoyable. While we were there, a pizzeria opened below the apartment. They make a great pizza...so convenient for when you don't feel like cooking. Even our friends who live in Israel said they loved coming to visit us because the apartment was so comfortable! We had a hard time leaving Israel but are planning to come back and stay at Shai's apartment again!
Dear Ken and Teresa
It was a real pleasure having you stay in my place.
You are always welcome to come back again, you can consider it home in Haifa :), it makes me happy to know you enjoyed your stay.
Sending you my warmest regards and best wishes for your future trips where ever you go.
All the best
Downtown Haifa Apartment
Shai's place is a nice, large, updated, clean apartment. He provided tourist maps that came in handy. We enjoyed reading his book by Laurence Oliphant - Haifa. Shai and Karin were very helpful and provided us with all the information we needed.
Thank you for your stay, it was a pleasure having you at my place,
I am happy to know I was able to make your stay pleasurable.
good luck in your future travels, You and Wayne are always welcome to come back in the future.
Thank you for your feedback, it is always appreciated, I am constantly taking notes in order to optimize each stay to be as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
Best Place to stay in Hafia, Israel
Although Shai was in New York and I was in Ukraine, he called me on the phone to tell me more about his place and the area. He communicated with me every day until we got to his place, and he still kept in touch with us via email throughout our entire stay. If I emailed him, I would hear back from him within an hour or two. Even though there was a 7-hour time difference, he was always ready to answer any questions. Shai had a nice young lady by the name of Karin who met us outside the apartment to give us the keys and show us the place. She also made sure that our rental baby crib and highchair was delivered and set up before we arrived. We could call Karin anytime if we had questions, and she was very helpful.
Shai’s place was outstanding! The apartment was very beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen has everything you need for making meals and plenty of dinnerware. The apartment is wonderfully located in the downtown, and it’s only a 7 minute walk from the train station. The train takes you from the airport to the station near his place and vice versa. I came to Haifa with my wife and 1-year-old baby. For those who have traveled with kids, you know how it can be a pain to travel with them. However, his place is so close to the station that it was a breeze to walk to his place. With a flat surface all the way to his place, it was an easy walk with the baby in the stroller and three pieces of luggage. There are a lot of cool cafes, bars, and shops right by his place. Coolest thing about the apartment is the bedroom. It is located in the middle of the apartment, which totally kills any outside noises once the bedroom door is shut. My baby, wife, and I had no problems sleeping throughout the night. The bathroom has access from the bedroom and the hallway. That was very convenient. Also, the balconies were great!!!
You can get to the beaches by train or bus. I recommend the train. It’s quicker and a little cheaper. The subway is less than a 5 minute walk from the place, and the Germany Colony is a 10 minute walk. There are plenty of bakeries nearby and the Arab market is just a 10 minute walk, which you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables and wonderful meats.
My family and I felt safe the entire time during our stay at Shai’s place and everywhere else in Haifa. I can just go on and on about his place and the location, but I think you all get the picture. If you are going to stay in Haifa, then you have to rent Shai’s place if it’s available.
It was a pleasure having you there and communicating before during and even after your stay, I am happy you had a great trip to Haifa and looking forward to have you back at any time in the future.
best reagards to you and your family
Perfect apartment in downtown Haifa
I stayed in Shai's apartment once before, and was really happy to stay there again when I had a chance to go back to Haifa. Everything was great, and Shai's friend Tamar was very helpful in accommodating my schedule to be able to pick up and return keys. The apartment has everything you need - giant shower with rain showerhead, full kitchen, and is in a perfect location to walk to many shops and restaurants. Highly recommended!
Thanks for a great stay in Haifa!
This was my first airbnb experience and it could not have been better in any way! Shai is so easy to get in touch with and super-responsive. He answered all my questions about the place and the neighborhood and even took the time (long-distance) to recommend restaurants while I was there. The apartment is beautifully renovated and looks even better in real life than it does in the pictures, with many windows and great light. Drinking my morning coffee with the doors open to the TWO terraces was a perfect way to start the day. The neighborhood is incredible. Amazing art galleries in every direction, and so much beautiful stuff to look at and buy. Everyone there knows Shai, and a bunch of the nearby artists offer a 10% discount to guests at Shai's place. Haifa is a beautiful city and I really hope to get back there again soon. And when I do I will for sure make another reservation at Shai's apartment.
Thank you for your stay
It makes me happy to know you had a good stay and enjoyed the Sun in the two balconies as well as the rest of the apartment and neighborhood, I wish you all the best and will be always happy to have you back and provide you with the best service.