Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
No cot or stair gates or plug covers
must agree to keep kosher kitchen, no parties or noise after 11.30 pm and no illicit substances including Marijuana
3 days minimum booking or shabbat : Friday/ Saturday night by arrangement
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very large house in charming town. Perfect for Shabbat family getaway
My review is that this house offers pros and cons. Which is to say that the house was perfect for our needs: A Shabbat getaway for a family in charming Zichron Yaakov. The host includes many things to make Shabbat easier including an urn and a warming tray and a number of other conveniences for Shabbat. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the house.
If you're looking for the nicest home with the finest decorations, etc. this is not the place for you. The house is certainly nice but the walls are scuffed, the beds are simple, the light fixtures are bare bulbs, etc. The house is furnished in a very utilitarian fashion.
One criticism I'd make based on my experience is that the host doesn't communicate well. All communication had to be initiated by me, could only be made through VRBO email, and the host might take hours to respond. Until the day before our arrival I didn't know the actual address of the house because it's on a new street not recognized by Google maps. Nor did I know how to gain entry to the house. Once inside we couldn't figure out how the remote controls for the heat worked. It would have been nice had that been explained. I would have enjoyed our rental experience more without having to deal with these stresses.
One thing to note that isn't a reflection on the property but still something to keep in mind: Zichron Yakov sits atop a large hill. This home is a ways down a steep hill so you'll have a hike to walk into town.
To summarize: We had a lovely weekend in the home and would certainly choose to rent the property again. But go in with open eyes about what the property is and what it isn't
I m glad you enjoyed the stay. The property address is listed in the heading area on the site . Response time is excellent and I responded about remotes and how to use them , location which is in Waze - Israelies don’t use google - as I explained , and where to put rubbish plus directions easily within the hour aside from the 2 hour am time difference. We chose a minimalist white light open space decor in order to bring in the sun and keep the place light and breezy. My kids tell me the large LED spot lights are young and trendy creating a modern space uncluttered. I m sorry if there was a scuff mark . I will have it removed. The walls were recently painted. The house price is cheap for sleeping ten and there are all the mod cons including electric blinds , solar heating and full immersion heating , heaters , air con in every room. State of the art showers and bathrooms. We have 100 % top score on the other site and are close to achieving superhost status in record time. We hope to welcome you again soon ! Emma and family