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

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!

Vacation time in Tiberias, Sea of Galilee

Mysteries at the bottom of the Kinneret, endless hours on the water sailing, boating, rowing, fishing, boarding, exquisite dining as you watch the glistening rays of the setting sun on the mystical, healing waters of the Sea of Galiee… what could be better than this?

And, when you are tired from all your water adventures, you can relax and revive in the ancient, 70 minerals hot springs that have been healing people from all over the world for centuries.

Tveria (or Tiberias) is home to many keverot tzaddikim (gravesites of Holy people), including Rambam, Rabbi Akiva, Rabbi Meir Ba’al HaNes, Ramchal, the Shla Hakodesh, Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai, and many others.

Why stay in a hotel? We have beautiful vacation homes that are sure to provide you with a comfortable and memorable vacation in the beautiful Galil of Northern Israel. You will enjoy privacy, eat when you are ready, quiet, and much more affordable. Our vacation homes fit every traveler, from the one touring solo to the large family or group of students. Check out our vacation page for all the details and then be in contact soon to reserve the vacation of your dreams.

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Lease this amazing property in a peaceful agricultural moshav

Live near to the hustle and bustle of the city of Tiberias and yet have your own sanctuary of beauty and tranquility in the moshav of Kefar Zitim!

This private home is nestled on 600 sq meters of land (300 sq meters unbuilt), amidst trees, birds, gardens, and the surrounding hills of the Galil. This property includes 5 zimmers, and outdoor cooking and dining area and outdoor spa. The salon, dining room and kitchen in the villa are spacious and filled with light. The kitchen leads out to the garden. Up marble stairs, you will find the bedrooms, bathrooms, and a mirpeset (balcony) with a beautiful view of the surrounding moshav. Up a second flight of stairs is the master bedroom with jacuzzi. There are three rooms on this level and 2 rooms on the second level.

One zimmer has a kitchen, salon and bedroom and bath. The second has a small kitchen, bath with jacuzzi and bed. The third zimmer is two rooms, with kitchen, bedroom, shower bathroom and jacuzzi. The fourth zimmer has a bedroom and shower bathroom. The fifth zimmer is attached to the 4th zimmer and can serve as a separate zimmer or a larger zimmer for families. The outdoor spa includes jacuzzi, sauna, massage room and plenty of outdoor seating area for relaxation and meditation.

This amazing property is being rented in its entirety.  You can lease the property and run it as a small B&B, live in the house and manage the zimmers, or use the property as a retreat center or small holistic healing center. The property is surrounded by agricultural lands, making it a very relaxing, peaceful and inspiring location, perfect for vacation and healing.

Vacation time in Eretz Israel

Now is the perfect time to visit Israel. The weather is beautiful, not hot and not cold. Everything is in bloom. The grass is green. We have been blessed with rain and the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) is looking very good right now. And, it is ahead of the heat and crowds of the summer months. And, of couse, no time is more perfect than Pesach. The north of Israel is incredibly beautiful, with mountains, the Kinneret, wineries, endless trails for walking, biking, horseback riding, archeological digs, fishing, sailing, restaurants, the ancient, mystical city of Tzfat, and, of course the jewel of the Galil– Tiberias. Horovitz Properties & Investments has a gorgeous portfolio of luxury vacation homes waiting for your arrival. Each vacation home is designed and furnished with meticulous attential to detal, ensuring a comfortable, peaceful, quiet and memorable holiday. Full details of their vacation homes can be found on their website www.h-re.co.il, or byvisiting our vacation time page.  Here are some photographs to get you ready. Hope to see you soon in the Holy City of Tveria.