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Desert Bird Guest House

Entire villa hosted by Michal
16 guests4 bedrooms13 beds3 bathrooms
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The “Desert Bird” guest house is located in the desert city of Arad, at the top of a ridge 600 meters above sea level, at the gateway to the Judean and Negev deserts, between mountain ridge and the lowest place on earth in th midest of the wilderness. Arad is a city with 25,000 inhabitants, characterized by a diverse population, a cool and slow rhythm of life style and pastoral quietness.

The space
Desert Bird is not a luxury B&B but a guesthouse. Some may call it a hostel. The rooms are clean, comfortable and cozy, and the emphasis is on the special and colorful design of the public spaces. We do not offer a Jacuzzi or widescreen TV’s, but the company of people who simply enjoy being together.

Who will find the guesthouse suitable?
Local hikers and vacationers – individuals, couples and families looking for accommodation for a reasonable price
Backpackers from around the world who are looking for an exit point for excursions in the desert and the Dead Sea area
Hikers traveling along the National Trail and looking for a place to stay on their way
Closed private events like bachelorette parties, birthdays or pre-booked workshops
Families and small groups who are looking for a pleasant place to be together
Bikers and jeepers looking for a place to lay their heads after challenging tracks in the region
Former residents of Arad who are coming to visit family or friends in town and looking for somewhere homey to stay
People who live far away and come to the area as part of a business trip

Guest access
The place is built and designed like a home; it is a large “old-fashioned” two-story villa:
The top floor has four bedrooms (fifteen beds in total - two, three, four, or six guests in each room), and next to them, a communal shower and bathroom.

Downstairs, the guests share a large and inviting living room, a common equipped kitchen, a dining area, and a bathroom.

Outside, there is a large and luxurious yard with a lawn, seating areas and hammocks.

Other things to note
House rules >>
When you choose to come and stay with us, we are prepared for you, and do our very best to make your stay pleasant. We ask that you follow the house rules, for the benefit of future guests.

Check-in – from 15:00

Checkout – until 11:00 (12:00 on Saturdays)

A late checkout is possible for an extra charge and must be arranged in advance

You must notify us of unusual check-in or checkout times in advance
​Important points:

Do not have food or drink in the bedrooms

Do not smoke inside the house

Do not take items out of the house

Keep the house and everything in it clean

The house is in a residential area, please keep quiet

Free parking is available outside the house, do not block the neighbors’ parking

Turn lights/air-conditions off when not in use

Upon leaving, make sure that you haven’t forgotten anything, return things to their place, collect your trash, and make sure to lock the house

What else?
Swimming pool – during the season, bathers are responsible for their own safety. Do not leave children alone in the pool.

Fireplace – for lighting the fireplace, please ask for assistance. Do not leave the fire burning when not around. Keep carpets and flammable furniture away from the fireplace. Do not leave children alone by the fire.

Having your pet stay with you must be arranged in advance

Prior to your arrival

You should copy and save the address: 28 Bareket street, Arad

Please call or text about half an hour before your arrival – Phone number: 052-5958833

Payment and cancellation:

Payment should be made the evening before your departure

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money transfer, credit card

If you cancel on the day of arrival, cancellation fee is 100%

If you cancel up to three days prior to arrival, cancellation fee is 50
The “Desert Bird” guest house is located in the desert city of Arad, at the top of a ridge 600 meters above sea level, at the gateway to the Judean and Negev deserts, between mountain ridge and the lowest place on earth in th midest of the wilderness. Arad is a city with 25,000 inhabitants, characterized by a diverse population, a cool and slow rhythm of life style and pastoral quietness.

The spac…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
4 single beds
Bedroom 2
5 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Breakfast
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
Heating
Smoke alarm
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Location

Arad, South District, Israel

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From Arad you can depart on several trails with different difficulty levels, enjoy the biblical views on foot, by jeep or mountain bike (it is possible to hire bikes). Masada, a world heritage site, is a mere 20 minutes drive from Arad.

You can visit and bath in the Dead-sea, the lowest place on earth (25 minutes away).

You can visit Ein-Gedi or Ein-Bokek oasis, and see many animals coming to drink from the fresh water spring that provides water year round.

You can go up to the Yatir Forest (the largest planted forest in Israel) and walk through the ruins of ancient settlements 2,500 year old and synagogues in the forest.
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From Arad you can depart on several trails with different difficulty levels, enjoy the biblical views on foot, by jeep or mountain bike (it is possible to hire bikes). Masada, a world heritage site, is a…

Hosted by Michal

Joined in December 2015
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i just wanna go on more adventures. be around good energy. connect with people. learn new things. grow. smiling most of the time, mother to amazing son. my life motto: the best way to predict your future.... is to create it
During your stay
he guesthouse is adjacent to my home, in a villa neighborhood on the northern edge of town. I consider it a great honor and a mission to be the ambassador of Arad, in establishing a new character of hospitality and tourism, and I believe in the supply of unlimited possibilities for tourism in the town and its environs.
he guesthouse is adjacent to my home, in a villa neighborhood on the northern edge of town. I consider it a great honor and a mission to be the ambassador of Arad, in establishing…
  • Languages: English, עברית
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 23:00
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm