Bein HaZmanim in Tiberias

Vacation in the Galilee, Northern Israel

Summertime at the Sea of Galilee is definitely for the lovers of heat, but that does not seem to slow down the steady stream of tourists from all over the world. Vacation homes in Tiberias are harder to find, especially at affordable rates, but we have great vacation apartments at affordable prices.

For Israelis, the prime vacation time is Ben HaZmanim, the three weeks following Tisha b’Av. Come to the boardwalk during this time and you will find yourself in the midst of a sea of people. During this time, Tiberias becomes the city that doesn’t sleep.

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The best way to spend the hot, sunny days is at the beach. The Kineret, Sea of Galilee, is lined with beaches, regular and religious. In the evening, grab a speedboat and whip around the Kineret at record speed. Or, if you prefer something slower, take one of the large boats that float around the Sea of Galilee throughout the night, with food, drinks and space for dancing. The walkway is lined with booths offering everything from unique art to unique toys. There are pony rides for the kids and, of course, lots of food vendors, in addition to the gourmet restaurants.

Tiberias is one of the four Holy cities for two reasons: (1) It is the last place where the Sanhedrin sat and (2) kevrei Tzaddikim–graves of holy people. The most well-known, of course, are Kever Rambam, Rabbi Akiva, Ramchal, and R. Akia, but the ancient cemetery of Tveria holds the graves of many Tzaddikim, including dozens of the students of the Ba’al Shem Tov. Near to the cemetery is the kever of Rachel, wife of Rabbi Akiva.

Check out our vacation page, choose your vacation apartment, and come join us this summer or for the Chaggim or for a Shabbat in the Holy City of Tveria, on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Israel to Crackdown on Vacation Apartments?

5-bigHere is an interesting development in the Israel vacation apartment scene. It seems that the private vacation apartment business has become too successful. In spite of the reasons alleged in the article, it appears that the real beef is that the hotel industry is being out-done and the state is not getting its “fair share” of revenues. Opponents point to the new Berlin law that bans private vacation apartments from the market. According to the article, there were only 900 private vacation apartments in Israel in 2012. Today, there are at least 20,000 apartments doing a brisk business with tourists from around the world. The number could be higher as this represents only those listings advertising through the primary portals, including the increasingly popular Airbnb.

I don’t predict any bans on vacation apartments, known here as dirat nofesh. It would be like the government telling foreign investors what to do with their property. One thing the government does not want to do is cool down the foreign investor real estate market. How they will succeed in slowing down the growth of the private vacation apartment business remains to be seen, but in the meantime, please be sure to visit our vacation homes page and grab a spot for yourself this year.

Pesach in Tiberias

Coming to northern Israel during Pesach?? We have a great kosher apartment, just now purchased and getting it ready for Pesach, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, full kitchen, salon, mirpeset with gorgeous views of the Kineret and Golan, perfect neighborhood with lots of synagogues, and an incredibly easy walk to the beaches, Kineret restaurants and boats, and city center. Contact us now for more information. tiberiasvacations@gmail.com

Book Your Vacation Apartment Now

free_israel_photos_places_akko_port_1920Northern Israel has some of the most amazing vistas in all of Israel. We have the mountains of the Golan and Galil, Hula Valley, the stunning coastlines of Akko and Rosh Hanikra, breathtaking sunsets over the waters of the Mediterranean, and two Holy Cities: Tveria and Tzfat (or Tiberias and Safed).

nimrodSummer is a great time to head north with all the family and there is no better place to set up your home base for all your northern Israel exploring than the holy city of Tveria, where you can swim in the healing waters of the Kineret (Sea of Galilee) or dip in the 70+ minerals of the ancient Hamat Tveria Hot Springs, or enjoy one of the many boat rides available day and night, or dine on delicious kosher, gourmet food along the famous pedestrian walkway, or explore archeological sites, or take the kids to the super waterslide park, and of course, visit the keverot of our holy Tzaddikim, such as Rambam, Rabbi Akiva, Ramchal, Rabbi Meir Ba’al HaNes, students of the Ba’al Shem Tov, and dozens of authors of the Talmud and Mishna, or just relax and take in the urban life of trendy cafes and a new, modern shopping mall. Tiveria offers something for everyone, and you can easily get from here to all the northern cities and recreational areas, by car or bus.

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So book your vacation today in one of our beautiful vacation homes.

See you soon!

Vacation Rentals in Tiberias

Tveria is the best place for vacation–it is never cold! Well, okay, we do have a week or two, here and there, of winter rains and chilly temperatures, and the nights require a heavy blanket and maybe jacket if you are out and about, but nothing like the freezing weather I am seeing from news reports around the world. Even compared to other cities in Israel, Tveria is a winter-time paradise, a place to come for your much needed winter warm-up and respite from the winds, snow, ice storms, etc. Additionally, if you have been here in the summer, you know how crowded it can be. Winter-time is perfect–less crowds, no traffic jams, no waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant, and yet at the same time, everything is open–the marina, waterfront restaurants, lazer light show, new shopping mall, the famous pedestrian mall on Rehov HaGalil, archaeological digs, and more. Hop in your car, or better yet, let Egged take you to the Golan, Tzfat, Mt. Hermon, the Hula Valley, Rosh Pina, Bet She’an– all easily accessible and perfect for day trips from your vacation rental in Tiberias.

Israel real estate home and investments offers gorgeous vacation rentals–vacation apartments (or flats), vacation homes, studio apartments, all furnished with the amenities that you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Visit our Vacation and Rentals page, and then contact us to book your next vacation to Tveria (Tiberias), the Holy city on the shores of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). See you soon!