Near TRAIN (DIRECT TO TLV AIRPORT-2 hours) & bus stations, the city market, supermarkets & mall, ATM, Napoleon Hill.
Great base for touring the north.
Lovely UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE old city & beautiful beaches + promenade + Baha'i Gardens + Tennis & extreme sports center. 15-20 min walk to city attractions at all directions + free parking.
Private spacious room only for you (up to 4 people: 2 in double bed+2 in retractable American Comfort couch), in big, cosy and relaxing house + yard.
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A private room in a one-story house with a veranda + a large garden and 4 private rooms in Akko (Acre) - a lovely UNESCO World Heritage city in Israel, with a beautiful old seaport and beach promenade (20 minutes' walk), one of the loveliest beaches in Israel, covered with golden sand - Argaman Beach, and a diverse and interesting history.
The common area of the house includes also a well equipped kitchen, a veranda, a living room, a dining space and 2 rest rooms; one of them includes a hot water shower.
There are special acoustic windows which filter out the noise from the nearby railroad and street.
There is a free parking yard adjacent to the house.
It's only about 3 minutes' walk + 2 hours by train from the TLV airport! That's because it's located 3 minutes' walk from the train station (& the city market) and 5 minutes' walk from the central bus station. Also most, if not all, of the bus lines stop at the train station. It's a 2 minute walk to the Sherut taxi line to Nahariya-Haifa which works also on Shabbat and goes through the street that intersects with my street.
It's about 15-20 minutes' walk in different directions from:
the old city & all the beaches
the local Bahai gardens
the Tennis center
and extreme sports center
You can get everywhere in the city quickly via a taxi for only 14 Shekels or by bus for less than 7 Shekels for a whole day, using a Rav-Kav electronic card which will be loaned to you free of charge when you ask. Using this card you can also cover huge areas for 21.5 Shekels per day.
The first picture is of the view from the Pisan Port, not from my house :). That port was actually constructed by the Italian crusaders from Pisa and the bigger port was constructed by the Venetians. There are many beautiful views like that all around Akko's shoreline. Akko changed hands many times and even Napoleon tried to conquer it from the Ottoman (Turkish) Jezzar Pasha and his Jewish right-hand man Haim Farhi who supervised the battle against the siege. A Royal British Navy flotilla under Commodore Sidney Smith also helped repel repeated French assaults and after 6 weeks Napoleon gave up but left us "Napoleon's Hill" near the train station to visit.
My house served 2 very intelligent women for writing/finalizing their PhD thesis and countless other tourists as a great base for touring Israel's northern sites. For example:
• Naharia- ~10 minutes (by train) and from there 30 minutes to the beautiful
• Rosh-Hanikra Reserve (via bus 31).
• Akhziv Beach National Park.
• Haifa with its beautiful Bahai gardens (~30 minutes by train) and from there to • The Mount Carmel Nature Reserve.
• Tiberias - ~72 minutes (via bus 500 to Tsomet Amiad+from there: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)).
• Tzfat (Safed)- ~70 minutes (via bus 361).
• Nazareth- ~70 minutes (via bus 331 from Haifa Checkpost).
• Tel Afek, also spelled Aphek and Afeq, is an archaeological site located in the coastal hinterland of the • En Afek Nature Reserve, east of Kiryat Bialik.
• Nahal Me'arot Nature Reserve (the quickest way is via train to Haifa Hof Hacarmel station, then the 921 or 202 or 222 bus lines and ask the driver to get off in the Ein Carmel station).
• The Holocaust Museum and archive in the nearby Kibbutz lohamei hagetaot ~5 minutes (via the Nahariya taxi line)
• Tel Megiddo reserve for archaeology lovers... and many more.
It's also only 1.5 hours by train to Tel Aviv and less than 2 hours to the airport.
Acre also hosts 2 major theater festivals: The Fringe Theater Festival, on Sukot holiday and The Masrahid Festival. It also hosts The Vocaliza Festival also called The Liturgical Zimriya, The Olive Harvest Festival, The International Youth Circus Convention, Medieval life and knights battles Re-enactment, international tennis tournaments and more.
Many more festivals are held in the Western Galilee district, which Acre is its capital and in the Galilee district.
The 4 rooms are well equipped, air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi, cable TV (the living room has a 55'' 4K TV and room 1 has a 42" Full HD TV, the other rooms have a 32" HD TV), a closet and beds.
The kitchen includes a filtered water tap, an automatic Moulinex Soup Maker blender (yup - it slices the vegetables and cooks them by itself :) ), an automatic steam cooker, an automatic rice and vegetables cooker, 2 splendid woks + 6 pots with a hi-tech ceramic coating and 2 induction stoves, a microwave, 2 ovens, 2 toasters, a glass electric kettle, an induction espresso coffee maker, canola oil, spices, oat, raisins, flax seeds, coffee & several brands of tea etc.
There is also a Siemens washing machine and a treadmill, weights, a balance plate and a yoga mattress & belt which you can use.
Most of the time I use the forth room and I'll be happy to assist you in any way I can.
You are welcome to watch the video clip "One night in Akko" filmed by one of my talented guests Karsten Risseeuw.
Whatever is comfortable depending on how busy both parties are. I am usually available for socializing in the evenings but there are periods when I'm swamped with work on a software I'm developing, so I apologize in advance...
* Please read the house rules before booking!
* After booking, please copy or print the Directions section in case you don't have cellular internet in Israel. The houses are not numbered, but if you follow the directions from the train station it will be very easy to find my house. If you won't - it might be difficult...
* PLEASE READ ALL THE RULES AND AT LEAST THE PARTS MARKED BY CAPITAL LETTERS IN ALL DOCUMENTS. It will save you and me problems. As an example, guests didn't read about closing the special acoustic windows to prevent the nearby trains from bothering them at night and complained about the noise from the trains after they left... it also states what you may use, which refrigerator is intended for your use, how to operate the different devices, etc.
* You might be able to save 60 Shekels by cleaning the room yourself before or after using it - ask me if it's possible. I'm also interested in translations of my Airbnb text to other languages in exchange for extended hosting.
This option MIGHT BECOME A NECESSITY if you book 2 days or less before checking-in because the maid and I are not always available, so if you disapprove you should verify this BEFORE BOOKING on such short notice.
If this option is agreed upon, I'll send you a special offer with the discount and you can accept it. You'll get fresh sheets + cleaning materials.
* NO SMOKING is allowed inside the house.
* NO ANIMAL MEAT is allowed in the kitchen and fridges. That of course includes fish and chicken. I can accept use of eggs and cheese.
I am vegan because I choose to be compassionate to animals, healthy and ecological :)
* CLEAN THE DISHES AND KITCHEN AFTER USING THEM. Don't leave dirty dishes, food scraps or open bags of food after you. You wouldn't enjoy it if the other guest did the same.
* CLOSE ALL MOSQUITO SCREENS.
* BE ECOLOGICAL: Electricity and water are very expensive in Israel and have a huge ecological impact. When activating the AC or radiator, please close all windows + door. When leaving the room, please turn off the above + the lights. Please don't use a hollow-fiber blanket at the crazy-hot Israeli summer and then adjust the AC to the minimum temperature because of that...
* Throw ONLY TOILET PAPER INTO THE TOILET, nothing thicker.
* SPECIFY THE CORRECT NUMBER OF GUESTS.
* COORDINATE YOUR ETA & GETTING+RETURNING THE KEYS with me.
If you come before you are expected, you may find no one to let you in.
I try to be flexible with my guests and make their check-in and check-out times independent of my own schedule so they are comfortable as much as possible without a strict timetable. Because of that flexibility you might be obliged to pick up or return the keys at a Lebanese restaurant located 1 km away from my house. You may also return the keys by throwing them through the mosquito net as you precisely follow a procedure detailed in the house manual.
If that doesn’t suit you, verify with me before booking if it’s possible to avoid that.
YOU MAY NOT LEAVE THE KEYS NEAR THE HOUSE AND GO.