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6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 100 m2 pool, 300 m2 villa, 2000 m2 garden and more

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Privacy in your own yard, pool, trampoline, lawns and more

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)

Important note: On the north side of our back yard there is a building project which includes 2 duplexes . Privacy is maintained by trees and a huge curtain.

More Details

Or Bennatan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian, Hebrew
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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 Zikhron 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

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.


Zikhron Ya'akov Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
The minimum stay in the house - 5 nights


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6 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 100 m2 pool, 300 m2 villa, 2000 m2 garden and more
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

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: August 2013
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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: July 2013
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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: February 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


  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2013
  • Stayed: February 2013
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Ben Gurion Airport
Nearest Barpub
800 Metres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Furaidis Junction
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
Various dutch street restaurants in Zikhron Yakov
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
One time cleaning fee $200
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 20 USD per hour.
Electricity is paid according to meter readings on check in and check out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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