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 a sofa-bed for two 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...
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!
Leoni is a wonderful host who warmly welcomed us in the apartment and made us feel comfortable. She was very helpful and provided us with guidance and advice even before we arrived. She was always happy to give detailed answers to any of our questions.
The apartment was perfect for our stay. Nice, comfortable, quiet, the apartment also had everything we needed. We loved the light and the view of the garden. It is also perfectly located with cafes, restaurants, and public transportation around. We would love to stay there again during our next stay in Tel Aviv.
This was our first airbnb booking and it was fantastic.
Leoni went out of her way before we arrived answering all of my questions. She then met us at the apartment when we arrived; she had thoughtfully put milk and other basics in the fridge, which was amazing since we arrived with two tired and hungry children! The kitchen is fully stocked and the "open cupboard" policy was a relief when I forgot to pick up rice for dinner and didn't want to buy all the spices for cooking.
The apartment was exactly as shown in the photos, very clean and very spacious; definitely big enough for a family of four and we didn't feel crowded. Wireless was helpful for our work. We were within easy walking distance of the beach, bank, groceries, etc. We were just a street over from a main road so it was easy to get public transport/taxi to the train station but the location was still lovely and quiet. The park is right across the street and great for children to play and stretch out after a long flight.
I knew the apartment was a success because after a day trip to Haifa, my son said "let's go home to our Tel Aviv apartment".
We'll definitely book with Leoni again on our next trip to Israel.
I am so grateful for this lovely elaborate review! I am always so happy when my guests really feel at home in the apartment, and I am really glad this was your feeling and experience. I'm so happy your first airbnb experience was successful, and I will be really happy to have you and your lovely family stay as guests whenever you come back to Israel!
Take care, and keep in touch! Best - Leoni
Leoni was tremendously helpful right from the start. She sent very helpful tips and advice how to reach the apartment and how to use best the public transport inside Tel Aviv. She was always reachable and even supported us with storing our luggage three days before we even hired the apartment itself - which made our short trip to Jerusalem so much easier. The apartment is big, fully equipped and beautiful with everything you need for the stay. The neighborhood is quite, there is a small playground just over the small street and the beach just 10 minutes walking distance. However, pubs, restaurants and a lot of really nice shops are just a few minutes away. When we departed she was again very supportive and arranged everything in a very flexible way for our convenience. Bottom Line: She was a perfect host really taking care for us and the apartment was more than wonderful. Definitely on top of our list once we decide to revisit Israel again.
My first experience with 'airbnb' and it couldn't have been better!
We (my friend Sarah and me) have enjoyed this appartment with her space, light, art, view and great kitchen very much!
We have cooked some 'Ottolenghi' meals in here!
A lovely area, very quiet during the night, gives you a great rest!
Coffee and a croissant at the small bakery 'Lecker' is a must!
Leoni has been very kind and helpfull before the actual rent of the appartment and during our stay. She welcomed us when we arrived with a tour through the appartment to be sure your stay will be very comfortable! And it was great to know she's always around for any question.
We would definitely rent this appartment again!
Having lived in Tel Aviv in the 80ties, Tel Aviv was known to us.
And having lived here or not, Tel Aviv is a very interesting, exciting city, with old and new areas.
We've had a ball and were so glad to have our 'home' at Rehov Amsterdam, to drink wonderful wines from Israël, relax and cook a great dish!
Thank you Leoni and hope to meet you again!
Diana and Sarah
Dear Diana and Sarah,
It was a pleasure to have you! And such a delight to see how much you enjoyed Israel as well as your stay at the apartment. I loved that you cooked and enjoyed the kitchen, and felt at home at our place. It would be wonderful to see you again one day as our guests!
Take care! Leoni
The appartment is amazing, it looks like on the photos. Me and two friends, we had a great time there. Best host ever, she was there for us when we needed her, very nice!
My parents and I stayed at this apartment during our annual family visit to Israel, and it was perfect. Leoni is kind, generous and v. attentive; the apartment is in an ideal location, and is sunny, clean, comfortable, and well equipped. Highly recommended. We'll definitely be back.
Leonie was a perfect host! She welcomed us very warmly and was extremely attentive throughout our stay. We immediately felt at home! The appartement is exactly as described: very nice, spacious and well equiped. It is centrally located in a quiet and green neighborhood.
Leoni is very-very hospitable hostess! She met us the very moment our taxi arrived and presented us a small evening meal. On her part it was very cute! The apartment is great, very cozy, great location. In the apartment we found everything we could ever need in our staying. Summary: this is the best my staying during our trip in Israel!
Really lovely flat in a great area. We loved the cafés and restaurants in the area and walking to the beach. And the host is a really nice lady
It was a wonderful experience to stay the house of Leoni. She is so nice and friendly. The house was absolutely gorgeous, we felt really like a home. Leoni prepared everything for the guest such as, towers, dishes, cookies, machine, maps, computer, etc. She is always happy to answer your questions. The house was located so close to the beach of Tel Aviv, it takes only 15mins by walk. All the facilities are just downstairs of the house, such as pharmacy, supermarket, cafe, bakery and kiosks.
If you plan to travel to Tel Aviv, I would highly recommended to stay with leoni. If I come back again to Tel Aviv I will definitely stay with Leoni.
Thank you so much for this beautiful review. I am happy you had a good time in TLV and at the apartment. Thank you for leaving it so tidy :-)
Hope you enjoy the rest of your trip in Israel, and you are always welcome back! My best wishes to your friends as well. Take care - Leoni
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