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Contemporary Oasis in The German Colony~5 Min Walk to Emek Refaim Street

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Spacious~Modern~ 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath~ Kosher Kitchen~Open Green Space View

Enjoy your Jerusalem Holiday/Vacation in this boutique style, totally renovated, modern and stylish, large and spacious 2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom apartment, with a fully equipped KOSHER KITCHEN. Just a few blocks from lively Emek Refaim Street and The First Station, you will find eclectic café's, up scale eateries, artisan boutiques, food markets, Health food stores, gym, pool, Indie cinema, cultural sites, book stores, and fun shopping. Renovated by an Architect/Design team, you will find amenities not found in most apartments. You will enjoy cooking in the modern, fully equipped KOSHER KITCHEN. The lovely German Colony is surrounded by trees, gardens, and small parks. It boasts some of the most beautiful properties in Jerusalem, many dating back to the Ottoman period. This apartment is also walking distance to hotels, Synagogues, and a 25 minute walk to The Old City/ Kotel.

You will love the large entrance foyer...full of light w/ a wonderful view of one Jerusalem's open green space's. The decor is stylishly contemporary with new wide plank hardwood and stone flooring. The newly renovated bathrooms include a large bathtub and a large glass stall shower. There is a washer and dryer in the second bathroom. The Master Bedroom has a dressing room/office attached. The second bedroom has unique cantilevered bunk beds, a pull out trundle bed, and a large desk area. All the furnishings are new and attractive. The outdoor patio/terrace is a great spot for relaxing, reading, and enjoying the sunset. The neighborhood is quiet, and without a doubt...the best!

Keywords: Apartment, Flat

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Jamie/ Shirley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Jamie/ Shirley

Sam and I have a special love for Jerusalem. We lived in the German Colony prior moving to London. Our dream was to own a home in Jerusalem, so our children will experience our ancient Homeland. When we saw this special apartment in the German Colony, we knew instantly, that it was the perfect Holiday-Vacation home. We look forward to our visits, knowing we are coming to our beautiful Jerusalem home. It was designed with much love and attention to detail. We hope you will enjoy your stay as much as we do!

Jamie/ Shirley purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Jamie/ Shirley chose Jerusalem

We chose this property in the German Colony, because it is a unique and beautiful building. The flavor of the neighborhood is diverse and entertaining. Emek Refaim Street is a trendy area filled with great KOSHER restaurants, eclectic shops, cafe's, artisan boutiques, a large community pool, live theater, Indie cinema, parks/playground and many Synagogues. The locals are friendly and welcome tourists. We feel blessed to own this beautiful Holiday-Vacation property...our home away from home.

What makes this apartment unique

Fully equipped KOSHER KITCHEN! The apartment is a a few minutes walk to Emek Refaim Street and The First Station. We can walk to the Old City/ Kotel in 25 minutes. Everything one needs while on vacation or holiday is close at hand. The apartment is spacious and full of light. All the amenities are high standard, and the apt. is fully equipped. The outside patio/courtyard is wonderful for relaxing, reading and watching the sunset. We are a few minutes walk to restaurants, outdoor cafe's, shops, Synagogues, food markets, shops, cinema, historic sites, and parks. The property is in a very quiet neighborhood!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"The apartment is FIVE STAR and gorgeous! I had a wonderful Pesach Holiday vacation in this very special apartment! It's so close to everything and walking distance to most anywhere. Great on-site property manager helps with all your vacation needs. A dream apartment. Can't wait to return next year." Zelda, Washington, D.C.
Mar 2011
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Emek Refaim Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Tenants are required to keep Kosher.
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Bath- Large glass stall shower.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom 2- Large Luxe tub/shower
  • Master Bath- large glass stall shower. Second Bath- large tub/ shower and washer and dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 single Serta top of the line mattresses.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 child bed , 1 bunk bed , Built in cantilevered bunk beds and a trundle bed.Sleeps 3
  • *Master Bedroom- w/ en suite bathroom and dressing room. *Second Bedroom- cantilevered Bunk Beds and a Trundle Bed.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
KOSHER KITCHEN/ Property Manager- on site/ Dressing Room in Master Suite/ 25 minute walk to the Old City-Kotel


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Contemporary Oasis in The German Colony~5 Min Walk to Emek Refaim Street
average rating of 4.928571 based on 15 reviews
London, England

My new home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully decorated and meticulously clean flat in Jerusalem's most desirable and serene area is my new home away from home. I enjoyed cooking in the large kitchen and reading my book on the flat's quaint porch. Waking up in the morning to the views of the Jerusalem Hills and hearing the bird's chirp at sunrise, made me almost want to never leave and see the city! If you are looking for European luxury in the Holy Land, than this flat is for you. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oasis in Jerusalem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful apartment for two weeks in July 2015 and found it to be a lovely oasis from the Jerusalem summer heat and conveniently located for all our needs. We did not have a car and felt no lack of it. We enjoyed walking in the German Colony, Baka, Talpiot, and finding easy taxis or buses to other parts of town and beyond. The apartment is spacious and clean, and furnished with elegant simplicity. We were very comfortable there. The owners, the Rubins, and the manager, Shirley, were extremely generous,kind, and helpful before, during, and after our stay. This is a place you can feel at home in. We hope to rent this apartment again for a future visit to Israel.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Wonderful Apartment, Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was both almost perfectly equipped and wonderfully managed. Often you find that there are 6 plates and 5 glasses because over they years there has been breakage. The kitchen was completely equipped with more dishes/cutlery/glasses than you would need.

The only thing missing was some clothes pins so that we could air dry some swim towels and Shirley the on-site property manager had us some the next day (after having offered her own outdoor drying stand for our use). She was an invaluable resource for information on the neighborhood.

The beds were comfortable as was the living room and eating area. Internet was reliable and due to the incredible weather, we turned on the air conditioning all of once for about 50 minutes after returning home from a hot day of touring.

The Emek Refaim area is lively and "First Station" is an easy walk and had many live concerts at night. This is an excellent location and the city pool is about a 5 minute walk, which we used twice during our 10 days.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silver Spring, MD

Great experience in German Colony

  • 5 of 5

After looking at many properties, we decided to rent this apartment in the German Colony. In addition to answering the VRBO listing, we spoke to the owners and the rental agent. The apartment was beautiful and bright. It had a kosher kitchen, and a washer and dryer, which were important to us. It was beautifully decorated. The location was just a few blooks off Emek Rafraim street in the heart of the German Colony. The walk to the Old City and Ben Yehuda area were about 20 minutes each, so it was very centrally located. It was very nice having the rental agent living below the apartment for any questions or issues we might have had. We needed some minor repairs, which were done immediately. We would love to rent this apartment again in a future trip to Israel.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Can't wait to go back to Jerusalem

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is a great place to stay in Jerusalem. The apartment is comfortable, beautifully decorated, spacious, clean, warm and inviting. The location is fabulous..just a few minutes walk from Emek Refaim and Bakka. Close to all the stores and restaurants.

Shiirley, the custodian, is a pleasure to deal with and extremely thoughtful and helpful.

The kitchen is well stocked and we felt very comfortable using everything for our Shabbat stay.

I would definitely recommend this apartment and look forward to staying there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA, USA

Newly rennovated, luxurious apartment in German Colony

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for one week and are coming back for two weeks later this year. Everything appears new, and the owner has great taste and design talents. Perfect location on a hill, quick walk to Emek Refaim, near open air park, with wonderful outdoor patio, secure apartment, with terrific showers, beds, comfortable sitting area and kitchen. You will not be dissapointed.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ben Gurion / Tel Aviv
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
55 Miles
Ashdod/ Herzliya Petuach/ Tel Aviv
Car: not necessary

Located in the heart of the beautiful German Colony, there are many cultural, historic and leisure activities close by. The Jerusalem Theater, The Israel Museum, The Begin Heritage Center, The Old City, Ben Yehudah Street, The Shalom Hartman Institute, The Botanical Gardens, and The First Station...just to name a few.


Rates & Availability

Emek Refaim Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 10 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

* HOLIDAY (Chaggim) RATES will incur a SURCHARGE in addition to the Standard Rate.
* The STANDARD RATE is the OFF SEASON rate and may be negotiable depending on length of stay.
* PASSOVER KASHERING FEE- $350 US is due in Israel 2 weeks BEFORE your arrival date.
*Departure Cleaning Fee"- $150 US CASH or shekel equivalent is due 2 days before departure date.
*Electric Fee- will be computed via the "electric meter" reading by the Property Manager.
*Property must be cleaned weekly, while tenant is occupying the apartment. Tenant pays cleaner for weekly cleaning.
Weekly cleaning will be arranged by the Property Manager.
*Longer term rental fees are negotiable via the Owner and Property Manager.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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