Hashaked -Ein kerem, jerusalem
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||60 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Historic, City, Rural|
Description from the owner
BEAUTIFUL NEWLY CONSTRUCTED COTTAGE FULLY FURNISHED IN A QUIET RESIDENTIAL STREET OF EIN KEREM. BRIGHT AND SPACIOUS. ONE BEDROOM SET OFF BY STAIRS FROM THE MAIN LIVING ROOM AND KITCHEN. SLEEPS COMFORTABLY 2 ADULTS AND 3 CHILDREN. EXPOSED STONE WALLS AND LARGE PRIVATE PATIO OVERLOOKING EIN KEREM AND THE JERUSALEM MOUNTAINS. A BALCONY WITH SELF GROWN MINT WITH AVAILABLE OTHER GREENS IN THE ATTACHED GARDEN AND HAMMOCKS ARE AVAILBALE AS WELL. THE PLACE IS ISOLATED AND THE OWNERS ATTITUDE IS VERY PERSONAL AND INVITING.
ALL FIXTURES ARE BRAND NEW, WITH LAUNDRY, HEATING, INTERNET, CABLE. EVERYONE HAS LOVED IT! VILLAGE SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS A...Read more
Hashaked -Ein kerem, jerusalem
Additional Location Information
Luminous olive trees and pink and green almond trees adorn the streets and slopes of the ancient village of Ein Kerem, located on the western side of Jerusalem. The history of this village mirrors the history of Jerusalem. In earliest times it was an agricultural settlement: its name means "Spring of the Vineyard. "
The Chirstian tradition maintained by the many churches in the vicinity relates that John the Baptist was born in Ein Kerem . The Gospels tell that following the Annuciation, the Virgin Mary visited her pregnant cousin Elizabeth in EIn Kerem. Another tradition holds that "Mary's Well" was the meeting place between the Mary and Elizabeth; the mosque which was built above this well signifies that its location is of importance to the Islam tradition too . Seven synagogues representing different far-flung communities have been built in the village and they similarly attest to the cultural mix that has characterized the village since 1948.
The ancient stone buildings, crowded alleyways, courtyards with trees heavy with the fruits of the Holy Land preserve the unique atmosphere of this village. The town center, however, includes modern coffee shops, restaurants and pubs, a music center and a museum dedicated to the Biblical period. Artists, potters and other artisans and craftsmen live and work within the village and market their works here.
Ein Kerem is situated along the slopes of the meandering Soreq Stream which collects and drains the rainfall of the Jerusalem Hills. It is an excellent base for hikes and bike trips to the various springs, limestone caverns and even dinosaur tracks in the area
Location Type City, Rural
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$170||$170 - $240||$970||$2,780||1 night|
|all year||$170||$240||$970||$2,780||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$170||$170||$970||$2,780||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Additional guests - $25 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than 2 guest(s)
Additional notes from owner
we prefer to be paid in israeli new shekels.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 01, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Great & cozy!
We loved our stay here a lot! The area is also great with many lovely restaurants and coffee shops. The host is extremely nice and helpful.
Excellent & Fabulous.
Normally I stay in hotels in Israel but,
I found a holiday cottage in Ein Kerem, what a beautiful place, the location was sublime, and the cottage was perfect. The owner's brilliant.
The location of the cottage is excellent overlooking the village, and the valley of Ein Kerem. The views are stunning, especially the Church of John the Baptist, a beautiful historical building, just one of many beautiful buildings.
The cottage has been totally renovated to a high standard and is fully equipped, but still retains its original charm and beauty, it's very spacious and spotlessly clean, it has a balcony that runs the length of the cottage which was excellent for outdoor dinning.
The owners were wonderful, we arrived to find Yona had filled the place with fresh fruits, dried fruits, juice, yogurt biscuits, milk, different coffees, a selection of teas, cereal, nuts, and a lovely bottle of wine, which was more than welcoming after a long journey.
Yona, Moshko, and their family looked after us so well, we felt like part of the family, they took us to many different places, and also to meet many different people, people we would never had got to meet otherwise, it was an amazing time, spent with amazing people. We can't thank them enough.
Ein Kerem is a historical beautiful place; it is nestled at the bottom of Mount Orah in the Judean Mountains, and only a short bus ride away from the Old City.
As for the village of Ein Kerem, John the Baptist was born here, it's a place of immense character, and offers many fascinating experiences, from the lovely stone houses, beautiful churches, and narrow alleyways, artists, art galleries and lovely restaurants. The inhabitants of the village are very welcoming, and very friendly, I think they have worked very hard over the years to preserve this lovely place.
The Israeli government say Ein Kerem is the Jewel in Israel's crown, I couldn't agree more, we had a very special time, and it's excellent.
chittenden, vermont usa
jerusalem's hidden jewel
there is so much i would like to share about my stay in ein kerem jerusalem israel! since i am not sure how long i can make this review i will highlight as much as i can. the location is the best! ein kerem is the hidden jewel of israel and this cottage is perfectly situated. it is close to old city yet in a very quiet neighborhood. it is easy access to the highway leading to all parts of israel. it is also very close to the airport. ein kerem itself is a unique community of artists and friendly people. there are homes belonging to artists that are open to the public! the cottage itself is not only unique and quaint and lovely it is perfectly situated with a patio and swinging chairs, table to eat on and a view of st. john the baptist church and the mountains. the kitchen is very well equipped and the living room spacious. the bedroom is great with very comfy beds and the bathroom is full with tub/shower. when we arrived yona and moshe had stocked the kitchen with delicious food: fresh granola, yogurt, dried fruit, fresh fruit, milk, coffee, bread, and cookies with a beautiful israeli wine. and is this is not wonderful enough the best is Yona and Moshe! they treated us like family and took us touring and to the market and spent hours with us not only showing us israel but answering our many questions :). this was my fifth trip to israel and i will never stay in any other place. you will love your stay!