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'Jerusalem Dreamtime' a German Colony Gem

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Luxury Apartment.

Down a leafy lane in the heart of the German Colony is our beautiful apartment. Large, sun-drenched terrace (perfect for Sukkot). 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Underground parking, cable TV, wifi, air-conditioning. European and American appliances. Kosher kitchen. Second floor with elevator. Security building. 3 minute walk from Emek Refaim Street. Walking distance from Old City, city centre, Mamilla.

Property Manager
Naomi Balkin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Naomi Balkin

We live in Australia and have had a lifelong dream to have our own home in Jerusalem.

The 'Dreamtime' is part of Aboriginal mythology which describes the Aboriginal people's spiritual connection to their land.

As we also feel this connection to our ancestral homeland, we have called our apartment 'Jerusalem Dreamtime'.

We are pleased to invite you to share our 'home away from home' and wish you a wonderful stay in Jerusalem.

Naomi Balkin purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Naomi Balkin chose Jerusalem

We spent 5 years looking for the perfect apartment in the best location. Originally a suite of 7 offices, it took us 12 months to create what is now a truly beautiful apartment. It is located in one of the most exciting parts of Jerusalem and is light & bright, and spacious in a modern well-kept building.

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is located at the end of a small lane and is surrounded by trees. It is so quiet and peaceful that it feels almost pastoral - it is hard to believe that it is only minutes to bustling Emek Refaim Street.

On arrival you will be met by our agent who will be available throughout your stay to attend to any queries you may have or to resolve any issues which may arise.

Your peace of mind and enjoyment of our beautiful apartment is our priority.


Emek Refaim Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Built-in wardrobes. Airconditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Built-in wardrobes. Airconditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Beds together or separately. Built-in Wardrobe. Aircon
  • Large wardrobe.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Secure building with intercom access.


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'Jerusalem Dreamtime' a German Colony Gem
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews
Stamford, CT

Second Stay as Good as the First!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our second stay at the "Jerusalem Dreamtime" apartment, our second year spending Hanukkah in Jerusalem with our family. The apartment is modern, clean and very well maintained. The location is perfect for walking around the German Colony, First Station or other parts of Jerusalem. We were looking forward to going back and we enjoyed this visit as much as the first. Robert, the managing agent, is very helpful and available. We hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Apartment, Great German Colony Location

  • 5 of 5

We spent Pesach of 2015 and just loved this apartment. It was modern and clean and had great beds (for us that can make or break an apartment!) If I had a problem or question the managing agent immediately responded.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Beth, Just realised that I never responded to your review!!! So glad that you enjoyed and will be coming back to "Jerusalem Dreamtime" again this year!! Regards Naomi
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Stamford, CT

Simply Lovely Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We returned from from Israel this morning and although I'm jet lagged, I wanted to say how lovely this apartment is. It's very well maintained, has comfortable beds in each room and the building and location are top notch! It's an easy walk to Emek Refaim, the main street in the German Colony, as well as other parts of Jerusalem. I recommend it for a family of 6.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jan, My apologies for taking a while to respond to your wonderful review. It is very appreciated and we hope to welcome you back to "Jerusalem Dreamtime" again in the future. Regards Naomi
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Potomac Maryland USA

wonderful choice

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed at this wonderful apartment. It was a fabulous choice for us and for anyone wishing to stay in a real neighborhood in Jerusalem. It is even nicer in person that the pictures reflect and the German Colony was perfect. We were able to walk to grocery stores, great restaurants, banks, a great bagel shop, and small shops within five minutes. In addition, we found it easy to walk to the Old City and to various other neighborhoods as well and indeed walked the city for days without even having to use public transportation although various bus routes come down the main street. All in all it was great and highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for writing this wonderful review! So pleased you had such a great stay. We would be pleased to welcome you back any time.
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A great and successful stay in this "Dreamtime" apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is located on lovely quiet street only a short walk to Emek Refaim with its many wonderful restaurants, and grocery store. There is also a convenience store down the street on your way to Emek Refaim. You can easily walk to the Old City and Mamilla Mall and to the new Jerusalem train station mall. The building is very modern and well maintained. The large modern kitchen is open to a nicely furnished living area with a large flat screen television. Each morning we enjoyed our coffee on the lovely balcony, as well as, relaxing on the balcony with its evening breezes after a long day out. The bathrooms are large and modern with excellent showers/water pressure, and the bedrooms have comfortable beds and great closet space. The air-conditioning is amazing. We were able to shut it off during the day and when we returned to the apartment it cooled down in only a few minutes. Robert is only a phone call away and was extremely helpful. We look forward to renting this apartment again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Rafael, CA

Perfect location in Jerusalem!

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect place for final week in Israel. The location, the modern, clean and well appointed apt. was appealing from the first step into the lobby. The apt. is airy, modern and well outfitted. Comfortable beds and good linens, ample storage and an easy to follow kosher kitchen. The large balcony with good furniture was perfect for early breakfasts and late day glass of wine...rimmed with flowers and overlooking leafy, lovely neighborhood. German Colony is the place to stay. This apt. only two easy blocks to Emek Rafayim for shops and restaurants. Plenty of taxis nearby. We'd return to this address in a heartbeat!

Perfect for two couples or more with a third bedroom. Manager Robert Klein was excellent in all detail, and very helpful.

thank you! Ellie M

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Three minutes walk from the bustling and exciting Emek Refaim Street with is cafes, restaurants, banks and shops.

Close walking distance from a number of different synagogues. Less than 30 mins walk to the center of Jerusalem or the Old City.


Rates & Availability

Emek Refaim Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $100

For Passover, Sukkot and High Holydays nightly rates please contact the owner.

"Check out" time on day of departure is by 1pm. Should you require the apartment for additional hours on that day please discuss with the owner and if this is possible it can be arranged.

Please note that tenants will be charged for electricity used during their stay (the meter is read on arrival and departure). This is common practice in Israel for holiday rentals.
Please also note that a nominal cleaning and laundry charge is added at the end of your stay.

50% of contract price to be paid on signing of the contract.
Balance owing to be paid 4 weeks prior to arrival

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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