This was our 3rd return to Mike and Lin's beautiful and comfortable apartment facing gorgeous Poleg Beach. The apartment is spacious and tastefully furnished with jaw- dropping views, and spotlessly clean. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms big and with ample hot water and good water pressure. I wish my kitchen at home was so spacious! With 3 good-sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus a 3rd toilet, it's quite comfortable for 5 adults. Lots of channels, many in English, available on the 2 TVs, and the sea view balcony with table and chairs meant we enjoyed many dinners watching the changing colors as the sun dipped into the blue Mediterranean.
Our booking was handled promptly, communication excellent throughout, and the property managers Yonete and Adrian deserve special mention for their kindness and friendly professionalism. Yonete was there waiting to welcome us, show us around and turn over keys when we arrived, and Adrian appeared right on schedule at the end, to collect keys and return security deposit. The owners have prepared a thoughtful and useful guide covering not only the mundane (guides to using tv and appliances, where to dispose of trash, etc) but also many tips on dining, sights to see, shopping, etc.
The only problem with this place is that you eventually have to leave and return to the real world. Thank you, Mike and Lin, for sharing this luxurious haven you've created! Can't wait to return!
This is the third or fourth time that my wife and I have stayed in this perfectly appointed, immaculately clean apartment in Netanya's beautiful Ir Yamin (Sea City) district. The apartment is spacious and beautifully decorated with art works by the owner. The balcony has a stunning view of the Mediterranean as does the master bedroom. The wireless internet connection - a necessity these days - is fast and reliable. You couldn't ask for a nice location: Poleg Beach - one of my personal favorites, a long seamless stretch of perfectly white sand, is a short walk away. There are trails and parks on or near the dunes. And good food as well: My wife and I recommend the fish, freshly caught, at Bamboo Village, a short walk from the apartment. There is a train station nearby as well as bus stops for the express line to Tel Aviv and elsewhere. Shopping for groceries and anything else required is easily accomplished with a five minute walk to a large and up-to-date shopping mall. We come to Israel regularly to visit family but staying in this beautiful apartment on the sea means our family visit is also a vacation. The company that manages the apartment is always available, kind and helpful.
I love when you enter the apartment that it is perfectly arranged and clean. You feel you have just arrived at an art gallery. Beautiful pictures and statues everywhere. Then there is the view of the sea from inside, the balcony and the bedroom closest to the sea.
You have just the sand to the sea in front of you. The sunsets every evening just in front of you.
Transportation is very good. Frequent busses, mini-busses (sherut), and taxis. All very reasonable.
You have a very nice mall that is only a ten minute walk from the apartment that has all you might need. And they are expanding it.
The beach is also a 10 minute walk. It is a terrific walk along the beach.
The area around the apartment is also very beautiful with flowers, singing birds and sculptures of musicians in all the circles. I walk a course of 2 miles in the neighborhood 3 times a day and I love the the view.
One couldn't ask for nicer people to arrange your stay. Mike and Lin are fantastic as is Yonete (the person in Ir Yamim who is available for all you needs).
I have already made arrangements to return next year.
The apartment is faultless and exactly as described.
It is wonderfully fitted out and very comfortable and for those of you who enjoy art it is tastefully furnished and decorated.
Nothing was a disappointment and completely excellent experience for anyone wishing to be in this quite seaside location and only a few minutes walk to the beach and amenities and also to Netanya and well situated for access to the larger busier cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
Shopping easily within reach for food and entertainment.
Beautiful flat, with excellent facilities close to beach ,shopping centre and
Public transport. Hosts, Mike and Lin and their local representative, helpful and lovely to deal with . Would always come back if available "