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Downtown Haifa Renovated Hip Boutique Apartment

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

60 Sq Meters, Tons Of Light, 2 Balconies, High Ceilings, Brand New Appliances.

Totally renovated boutique apartment, plenty of light

Full kitchen, washing machine and of course high speed internet..

In the heart of charming downtown Haifa, plenty of great restaurants local art galleries bars and live music, the apartment is on a small street with no buses.

Literally 8 minute walk to the Israel train, easy access to and from airport.

One train stop away from Rambam hospital, ideal for medical student exchanges

minutes walk from Paris square subway station (the Carmelit)

for those who have a car, there is street parking.

Minutes walk from the German colony, and the Turkish market

close to the Bahai gardens

Downtown Haifa is now in its renewal renaissance with a lot of artistic and cultural activities.

For my guests there will be a 10% discount in selected boutiques and art galleries down the street

The building was built in 1901 and has the high sealing, 2 balconies original hand made Turkish tiles in the hallway, gas stove, and brand new appliances,

Solar heated shower system, very energy efficient oriented renovation.

More Details

Shai Bachar
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, russian, Hebrew
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 10, 2018

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 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.

What makes this apartment unique

10% discount at select local art galleries for my guests


Haifa Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large shower with big shower head with high pressure Solar and electric heating system that allows up to 5 pleasurable showers per heating cycle.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Very Spacious quiet bedroom with a queen size bed Huge custom made closet with lots of storage space. Access to bathroom can be from bed room or from living room allowing privacy
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Downtown Haifa is now in its renewal renaissance with a lot of artistic and cultural activities. For my guests there will be a 10% discount in selected boutiques and art galleries down the street


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Downtown Haifa Renovated Hip Boutique Apartment
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Lovely, well-appointed apartment

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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B.C. Canada


  • 5 of 5

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 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!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 Shai.
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Downtown Haifa Apartment

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Cindy 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.
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Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Perfect apartment in downtown Haifa

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, stylish and comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

It is our second time visiting Shai, and definitely, we will stay at Shai’s place during the next visit to Haifa. Shai has a modern, stylish and comfortable apartment that has all you need for your stay. Besides, he is a very attentive and welcoming host.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Max You and your father were my first guests in Haifa 2 years ago and I will always remember that, knowing that you chose to come back for a second time made me super happy, I am hoping that you enjoyed the improvments in the living room with the vintage sofas and table :) You have a place in Haifa now and I will always remember you as the very first guests so in a way the most special ones regards Shai
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Brooklyn NY

Thanks for a great stay in Haifa!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeremy 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. Cheers Shai
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $50
Property Damage Protection $59

The Electricity is included up to $120.00 per month or per stay.
Above that amount guests will be responsible to pay for additional usage.
The included amount of $120.00 should be more than enough for reasonable usage, please make sure to turn off AC unites when leaving the house.
Thank you

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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