About This Listing
A truly lovely and unique 2 bdrm apartment offering a relaxing stay at a classically renovated flat, tastefully decorated with antiques alongside all the comforts of a modern house: A/C, wifi, cable TV and a great kitchen! 10 minutes walk from the beach, Dizengof street and endless commute options.
This is a classic "Old North" ("Tzafon Yashan") flat which has been renovated to fit a relaxed easy-going life-style. The living-room with its open-plan stylish kitchen overlooks a small local park, the rooms are nice-sized and the bathroom is really cool... The apartment comfortably sleeps four - there is a double bed in the master bedroom and another double bed with a comfortable orthopedic mattress in the second bedroom where you'll also find an extra TV set. In addition there is an extra cot and the living-room sofa is also a great single bed. If you like cooking you'll be happy to discover a kitchen equipped with an oven, a fine range, pots, pans and beautiful serving dishes for fine dinning.
Perfectly located within walking distance from Tel-Aviv's favorite spots: Hilton beach and Independence Park, TLV Marina and Gordon Salt-Water pool, TLV Port, the quaint Bazel shopping compound, City Hall area with its busy surrounding, the lovely Yarkon Park and endless coffee-shops and restaurants. Just around the block you'll find an artisan bakery, a pharmacy, a big supermarket, a health food store, a gym and two local coffee-shops where you too can become a regular client after a couple of morning coffees... right around the corner you'll find buss lines that can take you anywhere you want in the city including to Tel-Aviv's biggest transit hub where trains and busses await to take you to other destinations in Israel (if you can bring yourself to leave Tel Aviv, that is...) If you're interested in Tel Aviv's art scene, the newly renovated Tel Aviv museum, the Israeli Opera house, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra hall as well as several galleries all await to be explored and are located not far from the apartment.
You are our guests and the entire apartment is for you to enjoy. You are welcome to use all kitchen equipment including the entire pantry and refrigerator supplies, a juicer, coffee makers of various kinds and sizes, spices, dishes etc. You are welcome to use towels and linen as well as bath products. Enjoy the apartment's mostly jazz CD collection, books (if you read Hebrew...) and, well -- all of it! We'd like you to feel as if it's your own home away from home. We only ask of you to be respectful of the unique antique pieces you might see around the house and enjoy their beauty without moving them around...
Interaction with Guests
I will be happy to assist you with anything you might need -- don't hesitate to contact me with any question. I'll be more than happy to recommend restaurants, places to go and ideas to make your stay as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. I will be there to meet you and give you a tour of the place, and then leave you to enjoy your stay. I'm a phone call away for any questions or problems you might have and be happy to assist in any way that I can..!
The "Tzafon HaYashan" ("The Old North") of Tel Aviv was given its name when new neighborhoods started to be built north of Tel Aviv's river -- the Yarkon. Once the new north began to develop the classic neighborhoods between the sea to the west and Iben-Gavirol to the east became known as the "Old North". The area defined by this title is quite large, and has many different characteristics. Its main attraction are the quiet tree lined streets that hide behind busy more central roads and shopping areas. The immediate streets surrounding the apartment on Amsterdam street have everything you might need in terms of food-shopping - there is a big Supermarket around the corner, a great bakery, a pharmacy, a kiosk which is open 24/7 and two great local coffee (website hidden) Aviv is a city which is fun to experience by foot or bike, and the location of the apartment allows you to be in any one of TLV's best places in no more than 10-15 minutes by foot or less by bike, taxi or bus. You can walk to Hilton beach and park, you can walk to the Yarkon Park, you can walk to city-hall area and you can walk to TLV Port. In short, its all there for you to explore and enjoy!
Busses, municipal taxis (that run and cost like busses but operate on weekends too when busses don't) and taxis all run regularly on Arlozorov street just around the corner. Busses which stop near the Supermarket will take you mostly downtown towards Dizengoff center, the market, Sheinkin street and several of the more southern beaches off Ben Yehuda street where you will have to get off and walk one block west. To reach Rothchild Av. you should take the number 5 bus/minibus that runs down Dizengoff street -- make sure you are going towards Rothchild if that is where you want to go. The other direction will lead you to the TLV Port - yet another great place to spend an afternoon....
Again -- if you have questions regarding transit in the city or around the country -- let me know, I'll explain gladly!
We were delighted with Leoni's comfortable spacious apartment. Leoni was fantastic about communicating with us before we arrived so that we felt very secure about entry into the apartment. The apartment was well maintained. The kitchen not only was completely equipped but Leoni provided a stocked kitchen as well. We were indeed grateful for the very effective air conditioning since it was quite hot. We especially appreciated the available closet and drawer space in the bedroom. Leoni kept in touch with us and gave us great hints about where to eat etc. She is an absolutely fantastic host. The apartment is located on a quiet residential street across from a lovely park. It was close to multiple restaurants and if we were so inclined, we could have walked to the beach. We would definitely recommend Leoni's apartment. We regret only that we were unable to meet. We did speak on the phone though innumerable times.
Everything was perfect and I can only warmly recommend Leoni's apartment to anyone!! The apartment is fantastic, very well equipped and ideally located, close to the sea and right across from a great park for kids: we felt at home from the moment we got there and it was hard to leave! Leoni is a wonderful host, very helpful and involved in making you feel welcome in every possible way. We stayed with our almost 2 years old son and she had thought of everything for him, even offering to help us find a temporary stroller when ours got temporarily lost during our flight to Tel Aviv.
Thank you for everything!
We had a wonderful time staying at Leoni's elegant apartment in north central Tel Aviv. The place itself was fantastic - great location, wonderfully decorated and fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The apartment is exactly as described - if not better. But the best thing about our stay was the lengths Leoni went to make us feel comfortable. We were travelling with our nine month old twins, and Leoni made sure we had everything we needed - even sourcing two cots and two highchairs for them. I call this above and beyond! We were immensely grateful. She also left us food in the fridge and some lovely baked goods, which were much appreciated at midnight when we arrived tired and hungry.
Hopefully we can stay at Leoni's again when we're next in Tel Aviv...
Die Gastgeberin ist sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Die Wohnung lag ruhig und sehr zentral. Die Räume waren gemütlich und schön eingerichtet. Besonders einladend war der große Wohnraum mit dem Panoramafenster- mit Ausblick auf den Park! Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!
Really loved the neighborhood literally 10 mins to beach or 5mins to Basel square. Leoni was a great host and went over and above the call of duty when we arrived with the wrong bag Leoni took us to the hotel where our bag was happily eating and drinking in the Executive Lounge .
Leonie was the best host you can imagine. She took care for everything we needed and was very helpful in any situation. The apartament was just beautiful. Very spacious, full of light and with an most interesting art collection on the walls. We felt very happy during our stay there and would choose to live there again whenever possible. We can highly recommend this wonderful place in Tel Aviv, located in an interesting neighbourhood with coffee shops and restaurants around and still in a quiet little street with a great view into the green trees of a small park.
About the Host, Leoni
I'm from Tel Aviv, Israel. I love art, reading, good food -- to cook as well as to eat... On vacations I prefer to stay in homes of local people rather than in hotels -- it's the best way to get to know a place...
Excellent bakery & pastry shop -- delicious cakes, cookies, morning pastries and coffee - all fresh and really good; and it's one minute away, on Arlozorov across from the bus stop.
Great local coffee & light meals. 5 minutes away, very friendly and popular among the neighborhood cool & trendy people...
Great fusion food, great atmosphere - especially at the later hours, Great bar and super cool patrons. (not on the cheep side - but if you're looking for a great place within walking distance - go!)
A beautiful park, at the foot of the Hilton hotel. Lovely local landscape & gardening, lots of nice places to relax with a picnic basket... A beautiful view for sunsets & a great playground for kids!
Tel Aviv's unique salt water pool -- fresh, clean, pumped daily from the depth of the sea -- if you like lap swimming this is the place to go! 3 pools: for swimming, playing & kids. We love it!!
All things Bauhaus, for all of you architecture lovers. A lovely collection of books, photos and Bauhaus related material. You can join a guided tour on Friday morning or take headphones & DIY!
Your local beach... one of TLV's finest! has everything you need -- just bring your towel, sunscreen, water & hat -- and all the rest will follow!!!
Excellent sea-food & pasta restaurant in one of TLV's most lovely and serene locations: the Tel Aviv Marina. Great for breakfast as well! Must: the short walk to the bench at the end of the pier!
One of the most beautiful beaches of TLV -- clean, with all new facilities including a great Cafe, volley-ball nets, and a nice kiosk. The water is usually peaceful -- a beach for an entire day!!!
Tel Aviv's down town mall. I usually hate malls, but this one is not your ordinary one. Apart from usual brand stores it has hundreds of smaller shop, a quality movie theater and a/c for hot days...
A long street with a funny mixture of shops & restaurants. For coffee & the best bread in town go to La Moulin; For great sushi --Moon!
A charming old fashioned park in the middle of busy downtown. Built 90 years ago in honor of Meir Dizengof, TLV's first mayor. Has a nice cafe & home to TLV's Gay Community Center.
Beautiful street, one of TLV's first streets which has been preserved to a great extent.First city Hall building with the history of TLV & Bialik's home - the national poet - both lovely houses.
Tel Aviv's major open air market -- all the fresh produce you can dream of -- fruit, veggies, fish, meat, cheeses & some nice places to sit and eat in. Colorful, crowded and great!!
Tuesdays & Fridays - open air arts & crafts market -- lots of small stands with charming hand made artifacts -- great to stroll around and even better for gift-shopping!
One of the coolest beaches, with a really nice and big beach cafe. A favorite of both local & tourists. It's one of the beaches at the south of the beach strip; Get there with the 66 bus/transit taxi,
Levinsky street & Florentine area are a charming part of town with a mixture of shops, cafes, market in an atmosphere of TLV as it used to be many years ago. One of my favorites!