The SpaceFor visitors who want to experience Israel beyond simply the touristic spots our home is for you. Here you’ll be staying in a small village in the Judean Hills just outside of Jerusalem. We’re still a short 20 minute drive away from the main touristic spots such as The Temple Mount, The Old City, Wailing Wall, Yad Vashem, Mehane Yehuda Market, Mount of Olives, Mount Zion, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel Museum, and many more.
Hotels/Hostels nearest these sites tend to be more touristic in nature but our home offers a more rural and local experience. Beyond the usual historic spots Israel is full of incredible hiking adventures and day trips that we love to recommend, spots that only the locals know! We’re happy to suggest some beyond average adventures and love to talk in depth about the complicated natures and history of Israel.
Open concept home with lots of natural light which sits on the highest mountain in the Jerusalem area. Our house was built by Tomer's father and has three floors with two private patio areas and three balconies to take full advantage of the fresh mountain air.
Your room is situated on the second floor with it's own private bathroom and balcony that looks out onto our quiet neighborhood street. Free Wi-fi is included and on-street parking is plentiful!
You are welcome to share the kitchen, spacious living, and dining on your own or with Tomer and I. The large front patio is filled with flowers in the summer and the balcony adjacent to the living room has beautiful views of the village below. The mountain breeze makes this the coolest spot between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during the hot summer months! For the short winter (Oct. - Feb.) we have our wood stove fired up and keeping the house cozy and warm.
Make yourself a light breakfast before you go exploring! Breakfast items like local breads, fruits, eggs, jams, spreads, tea, and coffee are available for your use. We also have amazing Israeli wines in stock and for sale by the bottle to enjoy during your stay. Although we do observe the principles of kosher in our everyday eating, it's important to note that our kitchen is not kosher "kahalacha”. Interaction with GuestsWe love meeting new people and like to socialize as our schedule allows, but will respect your privacy if you desire. Happy to share our favorite local spots and make general recommendations. Tomer grew up here and knows the city inside and out. Jerusalem has an energy and history unlike any other city in the world and we want you to enjoy and take in as much as you can! The NeighborhoodQuiet, peaceful mountain neighborhood 20 minutes from Jerusalem, close to Abu Gosh and short drive from Hadassah Hospital. Getting AroundThe mountain community of Har Adar is a 20 minute car ride from the city center of Jerusalem, 40 minutes from Tel Aviv, and 40 minutes to the Dead Sea. We believe the best way to experience the area is to arrive with your own car but is you’re backpacking a Jerusalem-bound bus (Israel has awesome public transportation!) will also pick you up at the bus stop directly next to our house every hour starting at 6:40 AM. We're a 10 minute drive to our neighbor village of Abu Gosh where Israeli's come from all over the country to experience home cooked, traditional Arab delicacies and food. Other Things to NoteTomer and I run a small jachnun business during the week which has us working in our kitchen during the day on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Jachnun is a slow-cooked, traditional Yemen Jewish dish that's over 1,000 years old and typically enjoyed on Shabbat. The technique to stretch and fold the dough is difficult but rewarding and we love to share this tasty dish with others. We have all kinds of new and vintage ovens in the kitchen to cook the jachnuns and if you're around while we're making you're invited to watch and hear the history of this beautiful food!