About Us

Bar-On Holiday Homes are located in Ben Ami, a moshav situated in one of the most beautiful area in northern Israel.  The moshav is located just a 10 minute drive from the center of the beach town of Nahariya on the Mediterranean Sea. This location is ideal to experience the northern Israel and western Galilee.

The property is completely surrounded by fruit trees and situated adjacent to avocado groves. This provides a peaceful and tranquil environment for a perfect weekend getaway, family vacation, multigenerational family gathering or corporate retreats. There are 3 individual Homes and 1 House of 5-bedroom. All houses have private patio to enjoy the surrounding nature. 

There are plenty of open spaces for outdoor activities for children of all ages including outdoor trampoline, children playhouse, and basketball hoop. Guests of all ages can enjoy fun activities in the large indoor recreation room with ping pong and billiard tables. A special therapeutic garden on the property provides a serene environment for peaceful contemplation. One can enjoy relaxing walks or cycling in the moshav.

Each accommodation provides all the comforts of home.  This include fully equipped kitchen, modern bathrooms, air conditioning/heater, flat-screen TV with multichannel cable connectivity, and free Wi-Fi.

Smadar and I would like to invite you to stay at Bar-On Holiday Homes.  Being experienced world travelers, our dream was to offer unique accommodations for those who are visiting northern Israel and western Galilee region. In 2013, we realized our dream when we received guests from around the world at Bar-On Holiday Homes- Nature and Culture. Our hope is to provide our guests restful environment whereby they can experience the serenity of nature and interact with the diversity of people in the most beautiful region of Israel.    As a specialist in early childhood education, Smadar made it a priority to provide family friendly environment on the property so that guests of all ages can enjoy. Even our youngest guest can explore safely in the large indoor recreation room and outdoor playground with ground level trampoline and children playhouse.

Since our marriage in 1981, we had the joy of living and raising our family in this special place, Ben Ami. Bar-On Holiday Homes are situated close to many interesting sites of northern Israel which one can easily explore on day trips. Places like the blue grottoes at Rosh HaNikra or the old city of Akko. How about enjoying the beauty of the Mediterranean shore or relaxing at an outdoor café along the boardwalk of Nahariya? The property is also in close proximity to the Nahariya train station where there are direct trains to Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport.

Both Smadar and I are graduates of Hebrew University.  Smadar received her Master degree in early childhood education. She is presently a consultant for Education teaching and directing educational teams. Smadar recently wrote and published a book entitled “Plato in the Nursery” which outlines an innovative way to raise children. I am Amit, an expert in the management and analysis of computerized information systems, and the owner of an outsourcing consulting firm for local authorities and municipal bodies called Meniv Hachnasot Ltd.

We have raised two wonderful children, Noa and Gilad, who are now grown and have gone off in their own directions. Noa, a professional photographer has captured some of the uniqueness of Bar-On Holiday Homes on the photos posted on this website. Smadar and I would love to share this beautiful part of this country with you.  We look forward to meeting you in the near future.

We host guests for weekends and short stays, as well as for longer periods. Visitors whose relatives are hospitalized at Nahariya Hospital, doctors who come to work for regular periods at the Galilee Medical Center, or the families of dancers in the Kibbutz Ga’aton International dance village, have all enjoyed extended stays at Bar-On Holiday Homes- Nature & Culture.

Smadar and Amit

Our Awards

Throughout our years of activity, we have received awards and recognition from our clients around
the world who write great feedback and tourism giants like Booking.com Expedia.com Airbnb.com
awards us each year.