Central location with public transportation to get quickly anywhere, lot's of bars and restaurants, unique top floor apartment (with elevator) with all the amenities you'll need including a 120 sq/m balcony with great view to the Baha'i gardens
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In a nutshell:
1. rooms: 2
2. beds: 1 double, 1 bunk bed (also, the Sofa can open as a bed for kids)
3. roof balcony: 120 sq/m, ping pong table, barbecue, dining area
4. Free wireless internet
5. 4-minute walk from the train (comes directly from the airport)
6. 4th floor, private elevator with key directly to the apartment
7. Amazing view of the Bahai gardens (especially at night) from the roof balcony.
8. Hot water available at all times!
9. Kitchen is equipped with everything you'll need (I'll be happy to provide extra items if you want...toaster, juice machine...etc)
10. There's a laundromat down the street (2-minute walk)
11. Breakfast - around the corner there is a great cafe with coffee and breakfast available called Strudel Cafe.
12. 32" LCD screen with XBOX (20+ games) and Nintendo. There is no cable TV !
Located at the newly renovated Haifa downtown business district.
Central location with easy access to public transport (see directions)
The area was recently renovated and offers a selection of 19 new pubs, 35 art galleries and many shops.
Buses - big bus stop just 1 minute walk away, buses go to all parts of Haifa including some of the main points of interest (Bahai gardens, Carmel center, Beaches, Museums etc)
Train - the train station is just 3 minutes walk, train goes to all parts of Israel.
To Tel aviv - 55 minutes
Carmelit - 5 minutes walk. This is the underground train which takes you from downtown all way up to the Carmel (the other main center in Haifa, many shops, restaurants, museums, Bahai gardens)
Plenty of restaurants of all kinds including some of Israel's well known cuisine - falafel (one of Israel's best falafel joints is a 7-minute walk located in Wadi Nisnas) and shawarma.
Top floor unique apartment:
Located on the top floor, this is a truly unique and charismatic apartment, it is accessible directly by a private elevator.
The apartment size is 50 sq/m There are 2 rooms.
One room has wooden floor and it is custom built.
It includes a sofa which opens as a small bed suitable for kids. The apartment also has a very comfy bean bag!
Also has a working station with a chair and a small table.
The main room has very high ceilings.
There is a separate kitchen with all the amenities needed: microwave, toaster oven, hotplate, and fridge. The kitchen also has a breakfast nook- including a table and three stools.
Possibly the most unique feature, a 120 sq/m roof with a direct view to the amazing Baha'i gardens on one side, and the Mediterranean sea on the other side.
The roof includes:
ping pong table, chairs, table, grill area, small basketball hoop
Wireless internet available free of charge.
Air conditioning in both rooms.
Hot water at all times!
If you have any questions or need any advice on the best falafel nearby I'll be available on the 2nd floor of the same building (it is mainly an office building, the area is a mix of business and residential buildings - typical downtown)
Everything in the apartment is yous to use, feel free.
The 120sq/m Balcony is absolutely private, only you have access to it.
Parking: there is a parking plot just in front of the building, I'm not sure what is the cost per day, think it is something like 30-50NIS. Other then that all the parking in the area is blue-white (6NIS per hour), which means paid by the hour. It is paid between 9:00am- 20:00pm, after that it is free.
There is a lot of parking in the evening since the downtown area is mostly offices and everyone leave after work.
There is a free parking about 7-10 minutes from the building, in Wadi Nisnas area (alenbi street).
Interaction with Guests
I'm always available if you need anything, just call me any time of the day and I will help with whatever needed.
I have an office on the 2nd floor of the building, you are welcome to pop in for coffee.
The area is a mixture of business and residential buildings, typical downtown.
There are lots of pubs and bars of all kinds.
The area has gone through renovation in the last 3 years and many shops were opened, especially by young artists.
All the main public transportation is going through this area.
The train station is just 3 minutes walk, the buses are a minute walk, the carmelit (underground train) is just 5 minutes walk.
Other Things to Note
I've created the wall of coasters, guests from around the world bring their country popular coasters and we expend the wall all the time.
Please bring your coasters so I'll add them to the wall (see last image)
Leave the place clean and tidy, I do not charge anything for cleaning fee so that you won't have to pay extra, so please consider this when you stay at the apartment.
Please close all doors when you go out including the exit to the balcony.
The balcony is a great place for gatherings, you are welcome to invite friends but please keep the noise to a reasonable level, there are residential houses around.
The apartment was great. It's near to the bus station, bars, cafes, markets- all within walking distance. Maxim was very helpful and quick to respond to any questions I had. You can see the Bahai gardens from the roof, and at night it's spectacular.
I was very pleased with my stay.
A very nice place to stay, in downtown haifa and just nearby the train station. The rroftop is quite amazing to chill out
Maxim was very convenient
I highly recommend this place
Большое спасибо Максиму за предоставленное жилье. Квартира была чистой, с отличным видом на Бахайские сады. 5 минут ходьбы от ЖД вокзала и 10 до центральной улицы Бен Гурион. Рабочий X-Box помог скоротать несколько часов. Так же хочу отметить отличную крышу на которой можно и спортом заняться и вино попить, а так же быстрый интернет.
Не хватало стиральной машины и утюга, но это мелочи по сравнению с ценой и расположением.
Так же Макс отзывчивый парень, который готов помочь по всем вопросам.
Замечательное место в центре города! В квартире есть все необходимое (всегда есть горячая вода). Но, что меня больше всего порадовало, так это потрясающий вид с крыши! Вокруг есть все необходимое, магазины, кафе, бары. Очень удобно добираться на транспорте, т.к. остановка на поезд и автобус находится в 5 минутах.
Максим очень дружелюбный и всегда готов помочь. Обязательно поинтересуйтесь у него, где находится самая вкусная шаварма и хумусная (совсем рядом). Всем рекомендую. По израильским меркам, это очень маленькая стоимость за такую квартиру.
Отличная квартира. Прекрасное расположение-добирался в любой конец города с близлежащих остановок.
В квартире есть все необходимое,отличная кухня.
Личный лифт непосредственно в спальне.
Огромный балкон с видом на Дагон и Бахайские сады.
Большое спасибо,Максим! Приеду в следующем году!
Cool space, great views, plenty of room.
Apartment is basically a penthouse, so when you exit the elevator you enter the apartment directly, first class ;-)
Views from the huge rooftop terrace are pretty stunning, particularly at night of the lighted Bahai gardens and shrine.
Bathroom is large and shower is volcano hot. Bedroom is also spacious and has a view across the bay to Accra. There's an office/living room area as well in the back of the apartment.
Internet, fast, best I've had in 3 months traveling around Israel (20MB/5MB).
Location-wise, it's close to cafe/bar scene, though not at all noisy. Best falafel I've had in Israel is not directly across the street (was told by Maxim's colleague who gave me the key, never go there), but rather to the right when you exit the building, about 50 meters down the street, shop with the green exterior.
Overall, a good deal, nice home base to explore Haifa from.
Maxim is about the most nicest host you can have! Very helpful and easy going.
The apartment itself is quite spacious, just in the right location with a lot of nice restaurants and bars (with live music) nearby. The rooftop is great.There´s a small supermarket just across the road and a bank around the corner. Apart from this, it´s just a 10 minute walk to the german colony.
The apartment also has a fully equipped kitchen with everything you need. If I go to Haifa again, I´ll stay with Maxim again.
A huge Thumbs up!