Why Pay for Hotel Rooms when You Can Have an Entire Luxurious Home?(1 Reviews)
The owner has been emailed.
To book this property, you need to complete your booking through checkout on the VRBO website. We can't protect your payment if we don't know you've booked through us. Learn more
- Minimum stay:1-7 nights
- Property type:Villa
- 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.
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
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
- 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
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Child's Highchair
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:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- 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
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
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Apr 10 - Apr 18, 2017
7 night min stay
May 11 - May 15, 2017
2 night min stay
May 29 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Aug 1, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 2 - Aug 6, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 7 - Aug 9, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 10 - Aug 24, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 25 - Aug 31, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
Rates are based on 6 guests; add $53 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $305.24
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.
Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now
Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.
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.
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.
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.
Visit Tsfat for Klezmer in August. Musicians friends in the courtyard.
Another view of sun-filled courtyard showing fountain.
This listing was first published here in 2014.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
Enter dates to see accurate pricing
Booking confirmation within 24 hours
Peace of mind when checking out through VRBO
- We'll back you with our Book With Confidence GuaranteeTM
- You'll get comprehensive payment protection when checking out on our website
- We're always here for you with customer service available 24/7
Read more about our Book with Confidence GuaranteeTM
Send a message to owner
Anonymously report this listing
We appreciate your participation and assistance with our efforts to operate the most secure and trusted vacation rental marketplace in the industry
If you have any questions, please visit our Help Center.