2 fabulous vacation rental properties new to IPC Vacation Rentals this week

This week at IPC Vacation Rentals we are privileged to be marketing two new properties in Ir Yamim and Netanya’s South Beach (Nof Hatayelet) neighbourhoods.

Wrap-around balcony, sea view and pool BB17P

Experience upscale Netanya living at this superb apartment BB17P —a light-flooded, modern, three-bedroom condo that has all the details covered for a wonderful stay. 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

 

Deluxe 2 Bedroom Kosher Apartment with sea views, Ir Yamim – EM10K

This beautiful, strictly kosher, fully air-conditioned 2 bedroom vacation rental apartment is situated on the 7th floor of a prestigious Ir Yamim apartment tower with gorgeous sea views. Short walk to Poleg Beach, local Supermarkets, Cafes, Ir Yamim’s shopping mall and Tennis Centre. A light-flooded, modern condo that has all the details covered for a wonderful stay.  2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

Book your stay by contacting us today!

 

 


Celebrate Shavuot – the ‘dairy’ festival – 19/20 May 2018

Shavuot is a holiday that commemorates one of the most important events in Jewish history – when the Torah was given to us at Mount Sinai.  For many, it is customary to spend the night learning.  Traditionally, we eat dairy produce over Shavuot – especially cheesecake – traditional or fancy !  And it being a statutory holiday, many families picnic in the parks or at the beach.  In addition, falling on a Sunday this year, it makes a nice long weekend !      

Why do we eat dairy produce?  www.chabad.org/shavuot  gives interesting explanations.

Chag Shavuot Sameach.

 

Netanya events

A Village in the Center of the City (free) / Shavuot in the Museum  (10nis)  / A Journey through the Milky Way Galaxy at Planetanya (fee applies)

Click here on the Municipality website for more details (and click for the English version)   www.netanya.muni.il  

TIKKUN LEIL (all night learning) in Netanya, for details click here :      http://www.netanya.muni.il/Eng/?CategoryID=1598&ArticleID=2238 


Start Pedaling! Netanya’s new cooperative bicycle project

Have you seen the racks of blue bikes popping up around the city?

Netanya Municipality will soon start a new cooperative bicycle project that will allow bicycle rental from any location by using a dedicated application that will enable efficient, fast and safe rental.
Throughout the city, bicycle docks will be installed, and residents, guests and visitors will be able to rent the bike and start riding.
This is a step in line with the municipal vision for Netanya’s development of a smart city with intelligent and efficient transportation for its residents.
You are invited to view the map of the bicycle docking stations where the bikes will be placed (note that the project will begin in stages, meaning not every berth has bicycles at this stage)
http://bit.ly/netbike


Solgar Netanya Beach Run 11 May 2018 (was postponed from 4 May)

Friday May 11 2018 – 06:30 Poleg Beach
This year for the first time also a half-marathon 21.1 km
Join the experience or cheer on the competitors.
For details and registration: www.solgarunetanya.co.il

Important notice regarding closure of roads

The following roads will be closed from 05.30 to 10.00

  • Ben Ami Blvd. southwards – from Matalon Square southward and throughout
  • Ben-Gurion Blvd. southward – from Simcha Erlich Street to Havatzelet Beach
  • Uzi Hitman Street to the west – in the section between Ben Gurion Boulevard and Ehud Manor
  • Ehud Manor Street to the south – in the segment between Uzi Hitman Street and Shosh Atari Street
  • Shosh Atari Street in both directions – in the section between Ehud Manor Street and Shulamit Street (Green Beach)
  • The paved road to Poleg Beach – in both directions
  • The upper and lower parking area of ​​Lagoon Beach (Argaman) – in both directions

For residents of Nof HaTayelet in streets:  HaRina, HaDitza, HaGila, HaChedva, HaKabbalah, Zahala, HaTzohar, HaTehila, Pierre Koenig, Kehilat Safed,Yosef Lapid it will not be possible to enter or exit the roads between 05:30 – 08:30.

 


For the residents of the western Galei Yam neighborhood streets: Bnei Binyamin, Exodus, Pancho and Oved Ben Ami  (the southern section) It will not be possible to enter or exit the road between 05:30 – 08:30.

The following roads will be closed from 05.00 to 08.00

  • Ben Avi Boulevard – in the section between Ben Gurion Boulevard and Baruch Ram Street – in both directions
  • Residents of Ussishkin St. – in the section between Jerusalem Boulevard and Gad Machnes Street – it will not be possible to travel southward
  • Residents of Jabotinsky Street (West) – No exit will be possible during the race
  • Residents of Jerusalem Boulevard – will not be allowed beyond Jabotinsky Street and Ben Gurion Boulevard to the south
  • Guests of the Carmel Hotel and the residents of Baruch Ram will not be allowed to leave during the race
  • Residents of the streets: Dankner, Rishon Lezion and Gad Machnes – it will be possible to exit via Gad Machnes Street to the north only

Please note:

Blocking the streets will be complete and no vehicles will be allowed at all, including vehicles belonging to residents of these streets and work vehicles
Residents of Zalman Shazar and Halilach streets will be able to exit to Ehud Manor Street, according to the direction of the inspectors and the signs at the site
You are asked not to drive to these streets, but to use alternate routes

Please do not drive to these streets, use alternative roads.
Obey the instructions of the police and inspectors.

 


Netanya welcomes Giro d’Italia (5 May 2018)

 

Israel is hosting the opening three stages of the 101st Giro d’Italia in May 2018. The ‘Big Start’ in Israel will be the first time that any of cycling’s three ‘Grand Tour’ races; Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana has been held outside Europe.

176 of the world’s top cyclists will begin the race with three stages in Israel, before a further 18 days of racing across Italy, culminating in a finish in Rome.

Commencing on May 4, the race will begin against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s Old City. Over the following two days, the competitors will ride from the North of Israel to the tip of the Red Sea, taking in breathtaking views from start to finish. The ‘Big Start’ will comprise of three stages of the Giro d’Italia:

• Day One will see riders begin the race against the backdrop of Jerusalem’s iconic Old City on a 10km time-trial tour of the city.

• Day Two will begin in Haifa, then passing through historic Acre and Caesarea, before riders head to the finish line on Tel Aviv’s beachside promenade, totaling 167km.

• Day Three begins in Beer Sheva and takes in southern Israel’s most dramatic scenery including the breathtaking Ramon Crater, finishing at the Red Sea resort of Eilat, totaling 229km.

STAGE 2: HAIFA – TEL AVIV | SATURDAY MAY 5, 2018

The first inter-city stage from Haifa to Tel Aviv is 167km long and will take place on Saturday May 5. Following the start, the route undulates around Acre and includes the first GPM (KOM) to find the best climber of the 2018 Giro in Zikron Yakov. The second part of the route is substantially flat on wide roads, with the last few kilometres within the city of Tel Aviv and the finish line on its iconic seafront.

OF NOTE:

Closure of Highway 2 in the Giro d’Italia Race in the Sharon Region

As part of the preparations by the Israel Police for the security of the Giro d’Italia race, on Saturday 5/5/18, Highway 2 will be closed in both directions from 13:00 to 19:00.

Entrance to Road 2 from the following localities will not be possible at the following closing hours:

Beit Shean, Giv’at Shapira, Avihail, Netanya, Wingate, Beit Shean, Hofit, Kfar Vitkin, Beit Herut, Ga’ash, Shefayim, .

Drivers are asked to obey police orders and use alternative routes


What’s happening for Yom Haazmaut 70? – Israel Celebrates 70 years!

ISRAEL’S 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

We posted about what is going on in Netanya for Yom Haazmaut 70, but with Independence Day festivities around the country you have plenty of options to pick from, so click here for up to date information with 2018 flyover (Matas) times, free Heritage sites and museums, great ideas, beaches, shows and more!

Have a great one!!!

What an amazing country we have!!

 

 


Watch the Flyover – Matas 2018!

The full list is now available here, at the IAF website!

From cellphones only, you can access the IAF ‘Matas’ Flyover times 2018 and see the map to watch it in real time – you can even find a place, click on the arrow on the left to see exactly which planes will come by and when! Awesome!! Click here for the Website (cellphone compatible only)


Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut 2018

Yom HaZikaron – Israel’s Official Memorial Day for the fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism, the day which publicly remembers the fallen in all the wars which Israel has had to  fight during the 70 years since Independence was granted in 1948 – it commences at nightfall on Tuesday evening 17th April 2018.  Shops will close earlier than usual.  Places of entertainment will not be open.

Yom Hazikaron begins at sundown (8.00pm) when a siren is sounded across the country for one minute. Everybody stops what they are doing, including cars driving on the highway, and observes the silence to show their respect and remember the fallen. That evening, the official State Ceremony to mark the start of Yom Hazikaron takes place at the Western Wall (the Kotel) in Jerusalem. Unlike in many other countries, Israel’s wars have taken place at home and being a small country, almost everybody knows somebody who died in the country’s wars making Yom Hazikaron an incredibly personal time of remembrance.

On Wednesday 18th April, 2018 sirens will sound at 11.00 am throughout the country for a 2 minute silence – and the country again comes to a standstill – if this is your first time here on such a day, be prepared for an incredible sight, where transport and people literally ‘stop in their tracks’ to observe the silence.

That evening, between 7:00pm  and 8.00pm, another state ceremony takes place, this one at Mount Herzl, Israel’s National Military Ceremony. This ceremony marks the end of Yom Hazikaron, and the beginning of Yom Haaztmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, a day which contrasts dramatically to what preceded it and a strong reminder of the price Israel has paid, and continues to pay for her independence.

The conclusion of Yom HaZikaron sees a reversal and the country explodes into celebrations for this very special Yom Ha’atzmaut – the 70th  Anniversary of the Foundation of the State.

For details of all the events in and around the city, please click here http://www.netanya.muni.il/eng/


We’ve earned Airbnb Superhost twice in a row!

We received the notification from Airbnb today!

We’ve earned Superhost twice in a row!

Airbnb says that “our hard work and amazing hosting skills keep shining through”.
We’ve accomplished a lot to get to this moment and we are celebrating.

Thank you to the IPC Team and to our great home owners and fantastic guests.

We appreciate your support!

 


HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018 – Yom Hashoah

Yom HaShoah (Yom HaShoa, Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laGvura) officially translates to “Remembrance Day for the Holocaust and Heroism”, but is often known as “Holocaust Remembrance Day” in English. It is an occasion to commemorate the lives and heroism of the six million Jewish people who died in the Holocaust between 1933 and 1945. Yom HaShoah is on the 27th day of Nisan, the first month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar.

Yom HaShoah opens in Israel at sundown in a state ceremony held in Warsaw Ghetto Square at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Authority, in Jerusalem. During the ceremony the national flag is lowered to half mast, the President and the Prime Minister both deliver speeches, Holocaust survivors light six torches symbolizing the approximately six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust and the Chief Rabbis recite prayers.

On Yom HaShoah, ceremonies and services are held at schools, military bases and by other public and community organizations.

On the eve of Yom HaShoah and the day itself, places of public entertainment are closed by law. Israeli television airs Holocaust documentaries and Holocaust-related talk shows, and low-key songs are played on the radio. Flags on public buildings are flown at half mast. At 10:00 am, an air raid siren sounds throughout the country and Israelis are expected to observe two minutes of solemn reflection. Almost everyone stops what they are doing, including motorists who stop their cars in the middle of the road, standing beside their vehicles in silence as the siren is sounded.

The Netanya Memorial Ceremony of Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes will be held on Wednesday, 11.4.18 Cultural Center (4 Raziel St.)
The ceremony will also be conducted in the sign language and will be broadcast live on the screens of the new Independence Square
* Seating  available

Program:
19:45 – “We are all one human tissue” a live performance with audience participation. Vocals: Orit Ariel
20:00 – The central ceremony in the auditorium in the presence of Mayor Miriam Fieberg-Ikar