My friends and I had a great time at Or's place. The apartment is part of a beautiful villa located in very charming Zichron. Even though Or and his family live in the rest of the villa, we had total privacy at all times, as the apartment had a separate entrance and access to the pool. The apartment itself was small but very comfortable, clean and well-decorated, with a wrap-around terrace offering great views. There were only three of us, but the apartment could easily provide comfortable sleeping accommodations for six people. We spent little time indoors though, because the main attraction of Or's place is the lush backyard, which has a gigantic pool and a luxurious jacuzzi that overlook a beautiful view. The family gave us total privacy, and we felt like we had the place to ourselves. There was a canopy over part of the pool, which meant that even in the pool you could be in either sun or shade, so it was easy to pass the whole day out there, very comfortably (even in July in Israel), enjoying the quiet and beautiful setting. Adding to the charm was the occasional faint opera music we could hear when Or was singing, which definitely lent a lovely ambiance. I could write a whole separate review on the breakfast, which was made by Or and his wife and definitely one of the best breakfasts we've ever had. Two of us were vegan, so I can speak to both the regular and the vegan options he offers. Everything was delicious -- a colorful salad, fresh bread, an abundant assortment of cheeses, spreads and jams, a regular omelette and a lentil omelette -- all made with fresh, whole ingredients and by people who clearly know good food. Or even made us cappuccinos with almond milk :)
So, in short, Or and his family were very sweet, thoughtful hosts, and we wished we could have stayed longer. We highly recommend this place. It was a memorable weekend, and we would definitely come back.
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We stayed here for more than 3 weeks in May as we were visiting family in Zichron and if was really the perfect choice. We were staying with our 2 year old boy and we all loved it. Or and Michal were the perfect hosts, always available I needed but discrete when we were chilling. The place is clean, modern in terms of amenities and kitchen
appliances. The view from our terrace overlooking the pool and the big garden are unobstructed and beautiful with an enjoyable breeze coming through. It is just minutes from the pedestrian area and all the restaurants an a few miles away from beautiful beaches... And Michal cakes are amazing!