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400-year-old stone dome graces the majestic dining room. Seating for 16.
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400-year-old stone dome graces the majestic dining room. Seating for 16.
The gourmet kosher kitchen offers 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, 2 sinks plus meat and milk dishes. Sink into the couches in the living room. Come winter, sit by a crackling fire.
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400-year-old stone dome graces the majestic dining room. Seating for 16.
The gourmet kosher kitchen offers 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, 2 sinks plus meat and milk dishes.
Sink into the couches in the living room. Come winter, sit by a crackling fire.
Sun-filled courtyard has cushioned seating and a splashing fountain.
Klezmer musicians visit  the courtyard. Come for the Klezmer festival in August.
Romantic Moroccan lighting in a stone niche in the dining room.
Serene, private courtyard outside the Hobbit Cottage.
Special finishings in living room. Coffee table is an antique Indian door covered in glass.
The family room converts into a comfy bedroom with double bed and ensuite bathroom.
The courtyard at night: soft shadows of Moroccan lamps and a splashing fountain.
King-size bed in the secluded Hobbit Cottage extends wall-to-wall.
Couple's bedroom upstairs has a double wrought iron bed, single bed and ensuite toilet and sink.
Ideal for kids, this bedroom can sleep five with single bed plus bunk bed with pull out.
Lovely Moroccan fabrics in synch with the blue of the house, and beyond, the Tsfat sky.
A glass of wine to mark the sunset. Two hammocks on the rooftop to watch the stars.
Stone vessel sink sits atop custom wooden cabinet upstairs.
Wrought iron bed in room upstairs. Room also has a single bed and bathroom with toilet.
Our guests receive a bottle of wine on arrival.
Another view of the dining room. Table extends to seat 16.
Shabbat shalom. Candles, kiddish cup, bentshers, urn and havdalah candle are there for you.
Sunning on the rooftop with views to Meiron. Don't miss the sunset!
Great for families: enjoy board games, videos, books and XBox. Babies too. Has crib and high chair.
Floor Plan - Ground Floor
Floor Plan - Second Floor
Floor Plan - Roof
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Safed, Galilee, Northern District

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Naomi B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very Tsfati experience; perfect getaway for quality family time”
Reviewed March 2, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had the pleasure of spending shabbat at villa tiferet in Tsfat. It was a wonderful family shabbat. The kitchen/diningroom/living room loan themselves to great family time. Cook or bring up food....the place is fully outfitted. I would definjitely like to find other opportunities to return.

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Thanks for your review, Naomi, and so glad you had family time together at Villa Tiferet. The house is large yet private so it lends itself well to focusing on quality family time--and a Shabbat in Tsfat is uplifting and revitalizing! Come again!
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Jordan P
Ra'anana, Israel
2 reviews
“Love at first sight...Simply an amazing place to stay!”
Reviewed March 2, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

This is our second time staying at this villa.
We fell in love with the place after our first stay where we booked this home for a family reunion. Everyone who stayed with us was so impressed (it made us look like geniuses for finding such a great place!!)
It really feels like a home away from home...only better! The owners have put so much thought into every detail, whether it be from the welcome card and wine that greet you when you walk in, or the house slippers arranged in a basket by the front door or even the family games that await you in the family room - they've got you covered. We couldn't imagine staying anyplace else in the area. Can't wait to get back to "our" vacation villa in the north!

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Thanks for the review, Jordan, and so glad you appreciate the small details. Maybe the fact that the house is so well stocked makes it feel more like a home away from home. And it also means that guests do not have to bring much with them when they visit. Your vacation villa in the north awaits you for your next visit!
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Allison W
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Spectacular accommodations for the family”
Reviewed December 20, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

This 400-year-old home is unique and special in so many ways. Highlights include a large modern kosher kitchen, high arched stone ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace with unlimited amounts of wood and a fully stocked game room and library. It was a great spot for a large family in an excellent location within a few minutes walk to the old city.

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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Hi Allison. A visit to Villa Tiferet in December begs for a crackling fire in the fireplace...and roasted marshmallows! There is nothing like sitting on the cozy couches beside the warm fire. Choose a few games from the library and you're all set for some quality family time. That's what vacations are all about!
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deborah c
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Luxurious and Magical stay in the heart of the Artist Colony in Tsfat”
Reviewed October 13, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We experienced a magical and spiritual shabath in Tsfat thanks to Villa Tiferet. "The architectural Digest" worthy interior design and preservation of an old house in the artist colony with the comforts of a five star hotel, makes Villa Tiferet the place to stay in Tsfat.

We needed a place suitable for teenagers and seniors as well. Villa Tiferet offers the right accommodation and ambiance for all. For the kosher & shabath observant traveler, everything is labelled in the kitchen and it offers all the possible gadgets available to keep the shabath in style. If you are into cooking your own or buying your own food, you will not have a problem at all. The View from the roof-top is out of this world! You will not want to leave!

I highly recommend Villa Tiferet! It is a magical place!!

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Liked best: Ambiance, interior design, roof-top
Liked least: hard for seniors- many steps to access the property
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Thanks Deborah. The house is ideal for multi generations as grandparents can sleep in their own cottage without stairs, while teens and parents can have ample space to themselves. Glad you appreciated the kosher labeling! We try very hard to make the kosher kitchen easy to use. So happy you had a Shabbat in Tsfat as there is nothing else so uplifting! Come again!
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Amir G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love, love, love this place!!!”
Reviewed August 6, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

You are going to love Villa Tifferet. We stayed there with four of our kids ages 8-18 and we also hosted another friends teenager for Shabbat. we also hosted meals with another family and comfortably sat 15 people around the gigantic dining room table. The interior is stunning with beautiful touches and decorating, old world vaulted ceilings and architecture and yet beautifully modern bathrooms and kitchen area. It was comfortable and an amazing experience. There was plenty of space -- I would say you could comfortably sleep 10 without invading any living space. There effectively four separate bedrooms in addition to huge living area and unbelievable courtyards and rooftop decks.

The location is excellent. It was hard to find the first time, but it is basically right up the street from the Ruth Rimonim on the way the artist colony. Parking is hit or miss but if you walk 5 minutes you will always be able to find space past the Rimonim.

We took the week to enjoy the beauty of safed and shabbat in safed, and the rest of the time we did water treks in the golan and galil. Safed is an excellent launching point for such excursions.

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Liked best: amazing architecture and finishes/touches
Liked least: Parking
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Mar 2, 2016
Amir, so glad you enjoyed your trip and your stay at Villa Tiferet. Yes, it is ideal for families and even if a larger group is staying, there is so much room, everyone finds their place to relax. Like you said, Safed is a great base for exploring the north. There is so much to do in the north, we haven't yet seen it all--and we live here! We look forward to your return.
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Jennroth1...
Santa Monica, California
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Phenomenal - In the heart of Tsfat”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Can't say enough about this lovely villa in the heart of the Old City of Tsfat.

We were two families traveling together through Israel -- two adult couples, three kids plus a guide. Wanted to experience Israel differently, not from a hotel.

Tsfat was our first stop and we were not disappointed. The house was beautiful and comfortable -- all the modern conveneinces, plenty of space indoors and out, enough bedrooms to accommodate everyone.

We had the chance to recover from our jetlag, enjoy roaming the streets of the old City and take day trips nearby.

We were greeted by a lovely neighbor who made us feel right at home and we knew we had a resource nearby if we needed it.

The owners of this home have paid good attention to detail and it really made our stay that much more special.

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Liked best: Location and beautiful outdoor sitting areas
Liked least: Upstairs queen sized bed could be updated.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Management Response
Dec 20, 2015
So happy that you enjoyed. As you mentioned, staying in Villa Tiferet is a unique experience. Guests are offered a new perspective on life in Tsfat--and this one cannot have in a hotel. And Susan and Danny, our friendly greeters, love Tsfat so much, they want our guests to love it too!
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Emanpa
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay for the whole family”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

A real treat to come "home" to in Tsfat. Just a beautiful home with terrific family space from the great kitchen to roof deck. Our three teenagers had their own space and my wife and I had our own small area off the main house. Beautiful dining room can seat everyone and the cozy fire place made reading in the living room very relaxing. Great location to tour from and close to the galleries and cafes.

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Liked best: Beautiful home
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Dec 20, 2015
We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. As you said, Villa Tiferet is a home away from home with all the comforts of a large house plus peace and privacy....and steps away are the sites and shops of Tsfat. Glad you found it relaxing!
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