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YMCA Peniel – Sea of Galilee

History of the YMCA Peniel – Sea of Galilee


The building, also known as the Harte Villa, was built for Dr. Archibald Harte, who was General Secretary of the Jerusalem YMCA in the 1920’s, and after Harte’s death it became one of the association’s guest houses. This idyllic 13-room guesthouse is ideally located directly on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. It is the only Christian guesthouse that has a private beach. Situated just north of Ginosar, the property offers excellent proximity ( within a 10 minute drive) to the the Migdala ruins, the 1st century Jesus boat attraction contained in the museum at Ginosar, Tabgha, Capernaum, Peter’s Primacy and the Mount of Beatitudes.


Rates including breakfast.



The property’s interior is designed in a middle eastern style, with a unique lobby rich in meditteranean decor including mosaics, tiling and other artifacts. Large lobby windows and a huge outdoor terrace provide ample light and unique spaces from which guests can enjoy the outdoor setting overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The property contains 13 rooms and is priced from $ 125 per night for a single to $155 per night for a double. the property has 45 beds including doubles, triples and quads. rooms are air conditioned. Other amenities include a mineral pool, private beach, restaurant and a chapel.

Pictures: Courtesy of YMCA Peniel

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