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Private Jacuzzi in the master suite.
Galilee - Relaxing Garden 1BD Apt.
Galilee - Relaxing Garden 1BD Apt.
6 guests
1 bedroom
6 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
6 beds
1 bath
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Our "Gefen" One-Bedroom Zimmer is a self contained suite with kitchenette and jacuzzi. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea with a yummy homemade muffin on your private covered patio with a view of the mountains and then explore the Galilee and Golan.

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I’m Chana and my husband Rabbi Shmuel Veffer and I would be honored to host you at Villa Rimona, in one of our three comfortable zimmers. A zimmer is the Israeli term for a self-contained vacation rental suite, complete with private entrance, garden, kitchenette, bathroom and jacuzzi.

As native North Americans ourselves, we understand the needs of travelling families. Our accommodations are clean, family friendly and reasonably priced.

This listing is for our "GEFEN" ONE-BEDROOM SUITE. It is perfect for a vacationing couple but can accommodate and additional three people in the separate SALON area. (there are separate listings for our TAMAR Studio, and RIMON One-Bedroom Zimmer. Also, our 4 Bedroom Villa is available for weekly rental.)

In addition to this GEFEN SUITE, we have separate listings for our RIMON TWO-BEDROOM zimmer which can sleep up to nine people and our TAMAR STUDIO unit which sleeps up to five.

We can accommodate groups up to 25 if we include our two additional guest bedrooms inside the Villa.

We are located in Yavne’el, a small village of about 3,000 people nestled into the side of the Naftali Mountain Range, only 18 minutes south west of Tiberias and 8 minutes from the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee)

The scenery is stunning. You’ll have the advantage of being in the country, yet close to all the activities in the north and the conveniences of Tiberias.

We have been in business for four years, but are new to AirBnB. We are 5 star recommended on Trip Advisor with lots of recommendations there. Also if you do a websearch for Villa Rimona Zimmers you should find us and see lots of testimonials there.

Guest access

Your Zimmer is a self contained vacation rental unit. You have your own private entrance and key. You will have a parking space on our driveway steps away from the covered patio at the entrance to your zimmer. You are free to come and go 24 hours of the day.

Interaction with guests

We will be here to greet you and provide you with an orientation of your zimmer and Yavne'el (our moshava). In addition we can provide you with tips on places to visit while you are our guests. We'll hang your morning muffins on the door handle outside your door each morning. Other than that, you'll have full privacy. If you'd like to ask us questions about anything at all - local history, places to shop, or and biblical history we're available for you.

Other things to note

Your stay includes coffee and tea in your zimmer and Chana's homemade muffins each morning.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Extra people $37 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekend Price $202 NZD / night
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House Rules
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

There is no smoking in your zimmers and we do not allow pets.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
October 2017
A comfortable and serene apartment in a country village close to the Sea of Galilee. The warmth and hospitality of our hosts was extraordinary and really made our visit a memorable one. Strongly recommended!

Yehudah User Profile
August 2017
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Wojciech User Profile
May 2017
It was our second stay at Shmuel & Chana appartament. Perfect place, perfect feeling of the area from their lovely place.

Kj Hannah User Profile
January 2017
This stay was so wonderful that we are recommending it to our friends :)

Wojciech User Profile
April 2014
Center of real silence and beauty of Galilee. Extremely nice place (we are so happy we did not stay in Tiberias which is located not far away) to feel region around. Shmuel and Chana are perfect hosts: they really know how to take are about their guests. Muffins are delicious and always donated on right time - little and additional but meaningful sign of friendly atmosphere. Apartment itself including jacuzzi option is just perfect to stay within rural area (providing all necessary facilities). Highly recommended by us.
Shmuel & Chana User Profile
Response from Shmuel & Chana:
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to stay with us. We hope to get to know you both even better on your next trip!
April 2014

Louis User Profile
March 2014
Shmuel and Chana were wonderful hosts and their zimmer was perfect for our purposes (a young couple spending a few days touring the region). Yavne'el is an excellent village from which to explore the Galilee and we will certainly be looking to stay at Villa Rimona Zimmers next time we visit the area. Chana's breakfast muffins were delicious, and Shmuel even installed Netflix for us! I highly recommend both the zimmer and the hosts.
Shmuel & Chana User Profile
Response from Shmuel & Chana:
It was a real pleasure hosting you both! You were the perfect guests. Looking forward to seeing you on your next trip.
March 2014

Yavne'el, IsraelJoined in April 2013
Shmuel & Chana User Profile

We made aliyah from Toronto in 1983 and spent the next fifteen years living, working and raising our family in Jerusalem. During those years we developed a passion and love for Eretz Yisrael.

In 1998 we moved to Toronto as Rabbi and Rebbetzen to help build the Village Shul community. In addition to hosting hundreds of guests in our home we gained over a decade of experience working as a speakers, event organizers and business people in the Torah world. As inventors of the KosherLamp and founders of Kosher Innovations we built a reputation for providing outstanding client service.

In the summer of 2009, we sold our business and returned to Israel. Our dream was always to live in the Galilee and chose Yavne’el because it provided all the conveniences of Tiberias, the comfort of country living and the full facilities of a religious community. Yavne’el in the lower Galilee is literally the gateway to the North and a perfect place to base your vacation.

Our home, Villa Rimona, has four bedrooms in which we host our own children and grandchildren. In addition to the Villa, there are three comfortable self-contained Zimmers with their own private entrances and gardens. We look forward to hosting you at Villa Rimona.

Languages: English, עברית
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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