House across from Netanyahu family’s Caesarea home up for sale for $2.8 million

Tal Schneider is a Political Correspondent at The Times of Israel

A house for sale in Caesarea, across from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family home, January 2023 (Arena Properties Caesarea/Rena Roberman)
A house for sale in Caesarea, across from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's family home, January 2023 (Arena Properties Caesarea/Rena Roberman)

A house located next to the private residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Caesarea is now for sale.

The property, covering an area of 1.2 dunams (0.3 acres), has been rented to the State of Israel for years as a place for Shin Bet security service agents to rest and sleep while guarding the Netanyahu family’s home.

The Lapidot family, the owners of the house, rented it to the Shin Bet for an undisclosed amount. It is unclear how the property was managed in terms of rent during the year and a half in which Netanyahu didn’t serve as prime minister.

Realtor Rena Roberman tells The Times of Israel that the property is an old house that can be demolished and replaced with a new one with a sea view. The house has no neighbors on one side, since there is a park in that area, and from the other side — the front of the house — there is a path to the beach.

“Currently, the tenants of the house are Bibi’s guards, but they will vacate it with a three-month notice,” says Roberman, using Netanyahu’s nickname.

The asking price for the property is NIS 9.75 million ($2.8 million). As for accessibility for guests visiting the new owners, the realtor says that won’t be a problem. “There is a small part of the street where there are guards, but access to the house is unrestricted,” she says about the security arrangement around the Netanyahu family residence.

Netanyahu and his wife Sara have been recently said to be interested in moving into the family’s apartment on Azza Street in Jerusalem, which may serve as their official residence while the prime minister’s official residence on Balfour Road undergoes renovations.

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