Centrally located in the heart of Katamon, just down the hill from the "Shteiblach" synagogue. There is a grocery store, dry cleaner, parks, and restaurants just down the street. It is a 5-10 minute walk from the German Colony/Emek Refaim, 15-20 minute walk to Talpiot, 30-45 minute walk to the Old City. Access to main buses can take you anywhere in Jerusalem.
The apartment is clean, updated & on the ground floor (a few steps up) with a private garden , and furnished with all new furniture.
My wife and I lived in this apartment when we were first married and we continued to visit as our family grew so we spent the time to furnish it with beautiful homey pieces that really feels like home to everyone who stays here + it is very family or couple friendly (there are some toys left over from our visits and a crib, etc.). The open floor plan and large sliding glass door which opens to the private garden give it a really bright and warm feel. The kitchen and bathroom are both large for the area and have been redone so the appliances are all modern, up-to-date, and in great working order.
My father really loves gardening and fruit trees, so the private garden/backyard has a number of varieties of trees - depending on the time of year you can eat pomegranates, passion fruit, loquats, and all kinds of other interesting local fruit right out of the yard. The garden is a really nice space for an outdoor meal, meditation or prayer, and for kids to play (in the summer we used to stick an inflatable kid pool out there).
When we lived there we kept a strictly Kosher kitchen and while we can't guarantee the standards of our guests, the kitchen can be easily kashered (oven is self-cleaning).
We have loads of great memories in this place and we know you will too!
The whole apartment as listed is yours, we ask that you respect the space as you would your own home and that you let us know if you have any questions. There is a security system installed, but it will not be activated for your stay (unless you make a special request, it can be activated for a fee) and we ask that you not touch it while you stay. As well, there is a storage room which will be locked and we ask that you don't break in :)
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We now live across town from the apartment, but have many friends in the area and are available by phone to help. If there is an emergency we can come to the apartment, but would prefer to not have to make the trip if it's not needed.
There is a semi-private alleyway which leads to the building, there is most often parking there, but no guarantees. Street parking is ample.
Please let us know if there are things we can do to improve your stay or the stay of future guests!
Our apartment is cozy and homey. It was our first home, we loved living there and know you will too, just know that it isn't a hotel. We clean the apartment and refresh the linens, etc. ourselves before and after each guest, but we aren't professional maids and aren't perfect. We do our best and hope you will be understanding guests if something isn't up to your expectations - let us know, we'll try to make it right - just be polite and nice :)
As a courtesy we ask that you do a basic tidying up before you leave:
-Wash any dishes you've used
-Wipe down surfaces if they're dirty
-Sweep up if needed
-Remove sheets from beds and place them and any other used linens (towels, etc.) in the bin in the bathroom
-Take out the trash and put a new bag in
-Replace toilet paper if you've finished it and let us know if anything else needs to be replenished
This helps us keep our costs down so our rates can stay low and keeps our cleaning fee low.
Please let us know if something needs attention before you check out, thanks!