Historic splendour in Safed’s Artists’ Quarter, just adjacent to the Hotel Rimonim.
This 400-year old home is located at the corner of Tet Vav and Tet Zion roads, next to the Hotel Rimonim. Just outside are gardens and a winding cobblestoned pathway that leads right into the heart of the picturesque Artists’ Quarter. Thanks to the Gersht family’s magic touch, this house has been returned to its original splendour – with modern additions of course! The arched door is reached via a quaint pedestrian walkway. Step down into a domed room with floor to ceiling stone, all carefully restored. It features a sofa bed with a trundle underneath that can sleep two, a wooden table with four chairs, flat screen TV with cable. Guests can enjoy free internet access.
At the end of the room, a lovely hand-carved wooden counter contains all the amenities needed to make your stay comfortable; mugs, glasses, wine glasses, plates, bowls, meat and dairy cutlery, instant coffee, a selection of teas, plus sugar. There is also a sink and large fridge/freezer with milk, two-burner electric hotplate and a kettle. For guests who observe Shabbat, there is a hotplate, urn and timers. Behind the kitchen, a large doorway framed by curtains opens up to the Serenity which can be reserved along with the Rimon. Throughout this B&B, stained glass is artfully set into arched windows and doorways. Chandeliers sparkle from above, while scented candles add a touch of romance.
An archway leads to a bedroom with two single beds. A stone nook alongside the wall is covered by pillows with hues of gold and burnished brown. A second bedroom features two single beds, beautifully nestled below a stone archway. There is a separate toilet, plus small sink outside. (Please note that the toilet must be accessed through the bedroom.) In the en suite stone bathroom, a romantic claw foot tub beckons, topped with a wooden tray laden with shampoos, candles and fluffy towels.
Additional Information: All rooms offer air conditioning plus heating and have lots of room for hanging up clothes. The Rimon sleeps six comfortably and you can request an extra bed and/or crib to sleep a maximum of seven guests. Parking is outside on Rehov Tet Zion. The shops and restaurants of the midechov are above, a five-minute walk away, while the synagogues and galleries of the Old City are below, a ten-minute walk away. Note: Larger groups or families can take both the Rimon and Serenity units. When taken together, they can accommodate up to 14 guests.