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Why Pay for Hotel Rooms when You Can Have an Entire Luxurious Home?

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Elegant dining below a high stone dome. The table extends to seat 16 guests.


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 bedroom vacation home in the heart of Tsfat. Perfect for groups of 6 or more.

Why book a room or two in a B&B when you can have a luxurious home all to yourself?
Because when you choose Villa Tiferet, you get a 3,800-square-foot home (and two courtyards and a rooftop…and more) All to yourselves!

This historic, renovated home is ideal for families and celebrations.

Villa Tiferet, located in Tsfat's charming Artists' Quarter, is best suited for families or couples. This 400-year-old home has been renovated and can accommodate 12 guests comfortably. Tucked behind a cobbled pedestrian walkway, the home is entered through a large stone courtyard flanked with Moroccan pillows and past a splashing fountain. Inside, stone domes rise above. The modern, fully appointed kosher kitchen has granite counters and bar stools. The adjoining dining room features a large wooden table that extends to seat 18 guests. Relax in the family room with its cozy couches while children can enjoy Wii, XBox and board games in the family room. The family room transforms into a bedroom with a sofa bed and adjoining bathroom with shower. Upstairs, across the courtyard are two bedrooms. The first, with a bunk bed, pull out and single bed, sleeps five children comfortably. The second room offers a double bed and a single bed plus private bathroom. The rooms share a bathroom with sink and shower. Above is a roof with full sunset views of the Old City and the Meiron Mountains. A separate bedroom, the Hobbit Cottage, is ideal for couples and is accessed from the living room. This cottage has a bathroom with shower, a small kitchenette with sink, hotplate and fridge and a private courtyard.

Our preference is that you stay for at least two nights, however for those guests who can only stay one night, the single night rate is $900 regardless of the number of guests.

One more thing to note - we keep Shabbat and if you book your stay starting on a Saturday we can only check you in one hour after the end of the Sabbath. Please keep this in mind and we will work with you to find a solution.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Villa

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome:

    We are very family oriented. The house has a porta crib and a high chair. We also have children's board games, puzzles, DVDs and XBox. There is lots of play area in the courtyard and hammocks on the rooftop. Kids love the children's bedroom as it has a bunk bed with a double below, single on top and pullout....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Speak to us....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    The house is accessed by stairs only and is not suitable for wheelchairs. Built along a mountainside, Tsfat is unfortunately not very easy to access in a wheelchair....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Villa Tiferet is a large kosher home ideal for families. We do not rent out the rooms separately. It is very large, tranquil and private and gives big families a chance to be together, yet find their own quiet space when needed. This is why families choose Villa Tiferet over a hotel. Visitors on bar mitzvah tours have enjoyed this property. Others have come for Lag B'Omer in nearby Meiron and also to do an upsheirin. Villa Tiferet is now available as a Passover house rental and will be fully kashered for Pesach. Also ideal for two or three couples as a romantic, relaxing get away. For music lovers, a great time to come is for the exciting Klezmer Festival in August. For those want to explore the north and do some hiking, biking or archeological touring, Safed is an ideal location. It is also nearby many wineries and a half hour from the refreshing waters of the Kinneret. There is also horseback riding nearby. We are happy to help you arrange your tours of the area...moreless


  • Books:

    There is a selection of novels, children's books, books about travel in the area and Torah books, including siddurim...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    There are a selection of movies for children and adults....moreless

  • Games:

    There are many board games, card games and jigsaw puzzles. ...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Apple Music...moreless

  • Stereo:

    There is an iPod docking station...moreless

  • Television:

    The TV screen is hooked up to Apple TV, a DVD player and Wii....moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a basket of stuffed animals....moreless

  • Video Games:

    There is an XBox and Wii to keep children and adults entertained....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a selection of DVD movies for children and adults. The house is very kid friendly and so are the movies. ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The roof offers expansive views of the Meiron Mountains and the Old City of Safed. On a clear day, you'll see south to Har Tavor. Be sure to watch the spectacular colors of the sunset from the rooftop...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    The dining room, adjacent to the kitchen, is dramatic with high stone ceilings and a red Moroccan chandelier above. The wooden dining table extends to seat 16. Tablecloths and place mats available....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 16 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is an air conditioning unit on the wall in each room....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    The clothes dryer is in an upstairs bedroom....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Working wood fireplace in the living room. Wood is supplied. Fireplace is for guests' use from November 1 to March 30....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    There is heating in each room that is part of the air conditioning unit on the wall....moreless

  • Internet:

    We offer free wifi. There is a computer screen and printer/photocopier in the office area. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    There are bed sheets, pillows and pillow cases. There are also extra blankets....moreless

  • Living Room:

    The living room is large and has a fireplace. It has two comfy couches that seat 7. There is also a window alcove with pillows that is perfect for lounging with a book. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking is on the street above and is accessed by a set of stairs. Parking is free and is not reserved....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are hand, bath and kitchen towels. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    The washing machine and dryer is in one of the upstairs bedrooms. Laundry soap is provided. ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    The kitchen is strictly kosher and the dishes and utensils are clearly marked. Full set of meat and dairy. We have a large selection of colorful Moroccan serving dishes marked dairy, meat and parve....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    There are two dishwashers: one dairy and one meat...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large kitchen has designated dairy and meat sections and prep areas. There are two large sinks and an island with six bar stools, ideal for breakfast....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    There are two ovens: a dairy wall oven and a meat oven plus a warming oven for Shabbat....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    We offer a range of spices and oils for cooking, plus cooking foil, parchment paper, plastic wrap, napkins, disposable cups, plates and cutlery. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    There is a five-burner gas stove top....moreless


  • Balcony:

    The balcony is on the roof and offers spectacular sunset views across the Meiron Mountains, the Old City and the the Metsuda fort. There are two lounge chairs an umbrella and two hammocks on the roof....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    The courtyard is large and has a splashing fountain and two large seating areas with cushions and pillows. There is also a wrought iron table for two, the perfect place to have your morning coffee....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    This would be our courtyard. It is paved in old stone with Moroccan-style seating area on the sides. There is a splashing fountain and scented herbs in pots. The courtyard is ideal for entertaining....moreless



from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 29 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Jun 1 - Aug 1, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Aug 2 - Aug 21, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Aug 22 - Aug 24, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
1 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $80 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $292.72


Israeli Citizens are required to pay a tax of 17% that is added to the base price. Foreigners are exempt from the tax as long they provide a picture of the B2 Visa stamp on their passport.

Our preference is for guests to stay a minimum of two nights, however for guests who choose to stay one night only there will be a supplementary fee added to bring the total cost of the stay to a minimum of $1,250 CAD

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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120 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Ben Gurion International Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 90
0.3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Beit Yosef
30 Kilometres
Nearest Beach

Tsfat is for those who love Jewish history, art and the outdoors.

There are many art galleries in Tsfat, especially in the Old City. Many ancient synagogues are in the Old City and come Shabbat, Safed transforms into a place of singing and dancing. There is also a very mystical side. Kabbalists lived here many centuries ago and many local Tsfatis learn these traditions to this day. Visit for Lag B'Omer or the Klezmer festival when the sleepy town is alive with many visitors, music and song.

We particularly love the outdoors and appreciate the fresh air and breezes in this mountaintop town. Tsfat has one of the most pleasant climates in the country during Israel's hot summer.

We know of many mountain biking trails, caves, waterfalls and hikes nearby and are happy to help you plan an outdoor adventure.

Villa Tiferet is in the Artists Quarter and is a short walk to everything including restaurants, shops, supermarkets and tourist attractions. If you are here on a Wednesday, be sure to visit the local farmers' market.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: We moved to Israel from Toronto in 2005 with our four kids in tow, the oldest being 12 years old at the time. We live in Ra'anana but we really love Tsfat and have a number of very dear friends there. Once our oldest two kids joined the army we just have not had as many opportunities to spend family time together up there. Rather than see the place sit empty for months at a time we decided to make it available for others to enjoy as well. It is a remarkable place and we do our utmost to ensure that your stay is superb. After-all, you are guests in our home! We have had excellent feedback from our guests and we are so happy in helping people fall in love with israel.

Why the Owner Chose Safed, Israel:
Have you taken a look at the pictures? The house was originally part of an Armenian Church built in Tsfat some 400 to 500 years ago. The walls are three feet thick. When we bought the place it was very bare-bones. We spent close to a year renovating it. When you lie back in one of the cozy sofas in the family room you look up to domed stone vaulted ceilings above you. You feel like you are living in a castle. At the same time we've put in all the modern amenities that one would need at very high-standards. We did not cut any corners because unlike other places that are built for hotel guests, this is a home that we built for ourselves. We hope that you will love it as much as we do!

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
Serenity. Plenty of space. Two private courtyards. An opulent dining area. A place to escape the busy world outside and to connect with your loved ones. One of the most common feedback that we receive is people telling us how peaceful they felt there.

Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 88%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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  • Elegant dining below a high stone dome. The table extends to seat 16 guests.

    Elegant dining below a high stone dome. The table extends to seat 16 guests.

  • Quiet, secluded courtyard outside Hobbit Cottage is shaded by an orange tree.

    Quiet, secluded courtyard outside Hobbit Cottage is shaded by an orange tree.

  • Visit Tsfat for Klezmer in August. Musicians friends in the courtyard.

    Visit Tsfat for Klezmer in August. Musicians friends in the courtyard.

  • Another view of sun-filled courtyard showing fountain.

    Another view of sun-filled courtyard showing fountain.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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