Etz Hashaked Ein Kerem
BEAUTIFUL NEWLY CONSTRUCTED Zimmer ( B&B) 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 is in the attached garden and a hammock is available as well. .
The Zimmer 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 2-MINUTE WALK FROM YOUR DOORSTEP. THE COTTAGE IS LOCATED 15 MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN JERUSALEM,
RATES: 150 USD (nis 600 )/NIGHT for a couple;
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As the owners , we also enjoyed home hospitality while travelling in Europe, South America and Africa and a great deal of their positive experience was due to their direct contact with the local people and through them with the \"place\" itself.
As a result, we are happy to have the opportunity to allow our own guests a direct and unmediated connection to Ein Karem and to ourselves as well.
As a supplement to hosting guests in our pleasant cottage we make a great effort to advance
Organic vegetables, recycling rain water for garden irrigation , manufacturing our own compost, and advancing \"Farmer Culture\" to the best of our ability.
And at last, writing children\'s books is another hobby of the owner of the cottage.
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.