Why would anyone choose a hotel when they could stay here?
This is what one happy guest recently said about stating in the Villa Tiferet kosher vacation home. When you choose Villa Tiferet, you are getting so much more than a hotel or a zimmer could offer. You are getting the opportunity to relax with your family, dine together and simply be together in the privacy of a large, luxurious home. And when you travel, why not feel like a local? Discerning travelers should check out Villa Tiferet where they will feel at home.
Precious Family Time
Family time is what vacations are all about. And Villa Tiferet is the perfect getaway for familes. Quiet and serene, you can connect with your family in the privacy of a home with a large courtyard, rooftop and entertaining areas inside. The children will love the family room with its Xbox, Wii, videos, board games and puzzles. Adults can relax in the cozy yet elegant living room where in winter, you can sit by a warm, crackling fire. For our young visitors, the house has a portacrib and high chair.
Cook what you like, eat when you like
The kosher kitchen is fully equipped, so parents have a choice of making meals at home or going out. Dining out with a large family and small children is not always easy and can be expensive. Some children are picky eaters and like to eat when restaurants and hotel dining rooms may be closed. At Villa Tiferet, you can prepare your kids’ favorite dishes in your own large, fully-equipped kosher kitchen and dine at table that extends to seat 14. If you do not want to cook, you can take out food from the main street (a three-minute walk away) and then eat at ‘home.
And keeping Shabbat in a home is much more relaxing than being in a hotel. As opposed to a hotel room, a house is private so your family will have space to relax and your children will have a place to unwind and play and be loud if they want. You can also invite guests for Shabbat and dine in style in the elegant dining room.
Value for money
Family vacations are expensive, especially when you are a large group of six or more. Having to rent two or three hotel rooms can be costly, and if the rooms are not adjoining, it can make holiday time with children stressful.Large families who have to pay for three or more hotel rooms will find Villa Tiferet the more affordable, convenient option. Do the math and also consider the expense of eating all meals out. You will save money when you choose this kosher vacation rental.
Now that you’ve heard the advantages of kosher vacation homes, read about the place.
Step Back 400 Years
When was the last time you stayed in a four-century-old home with all the modern amenities? Meticulously renovated, yet preserving the beauty of the original stone and high domed ceilings, Villa Tiferet offers a special and unique holiday experience. A historic home in the heart of the Artists’ Quarter, Villa Tiferet is for visitors looking for a peaceful holiday in Tsfat.
A perfect blend of history and modernity, Villa Tiferet was renovated from an art gallery into a home and has been transformed into a tranquil getaway. The house is a few minutes' walk to a large grocery store and a ten-minute walk to the galleries and ancient synagogues of the Old City.
As it sleeps twelve (or fourteen with two couch surfers) and is a self-service home with full kosher kitchen and large dining area, this is an ideal choice for a large family or several couples.
Entering the courtyard, you will feel serenity and beauty. That’s why we called it “Tiferet.” There is a splashing fountain and colorful Moroccan-style pillows set on stone benches. The main door opens onto a dramatic, state-of-the art kosher kitchen with sweeping ceilings and a wrought-iron chandelier.
There are separate counters for milk and meat, two ovens, two sinks and two dishwashers. The fully-equipped kitchen also offers meat and dairy plates and cutlery, pots and pans as well as a selection of spices in the cupboards. There is a blender, kettle, blech and urn.
The house beckons for entertaining with a dining room table that extends to seat fourteen and is ideal for hosting elegant Shabbat meals. A crimson glass chandelier sits above the dining area, offering a touch of Middle Eastern flair. There are benchers, siddurim, candles and a Havdalah set for guests to use. The living room has two large cozy couches and a pillowed reading nook below an arched window.
There is a fireplace for winter stays and ample firewood and kindling to help you stoke a blazing fire. Family Fun The family room (which also serves as a private bedroom) offers fun for the children with Xbox, Wii, a video library, books and board games. There is also an office area with a desk, printer, fax machine and computer screen. A mobile internet device allows guests to have internet in the house and is portable so it can take it be taken along on day trips.
One bedroom has one single bed plus a double bunk bed with single atop and pullout and sleeps five guests (best for kids). It has a washer/dryer and cupboards. The second bedroom offers one double bed and a single bed to sleep three people. It also has an en suite bathroom with toilet. There is a second sink right outside the bathroom. A full bathroom with toilet, sink and shower with rain shower head is between the two bedrooms rooms Each room has its own heating and air conditioning unit.
Third Bedroom in Main House
At night, the family room converts into a large, private bedroom with pullout double bed, perfect for a couple or a teen. There is an ensuite bathroom and shower with rain-shower head plus shelves for your clothes. A large cupboard with hanging space is just outside the room.
Hobbit Cottage (fourth bedroom)
From the living room, a door leads into a second courtyard with a small, bright yellow Hobbit-style cottage. This cozy room has a kitchenette with full-size fridge, freezer, sink and small desk. There is a bathroom with toilet, sink and showe with rain-shower head. The bedroom offers a king-size bed and many cupboards. This courtyard has its own private entrance from a separate lane way or can be accessed from the living room of the main house.
The main house has stone-vaulted ceilings that sweep above a state-of-the-art open concept kitchen and dining room. The kosher kitchen has separate dairy and meat counters plus two dishwashers and sinks and a separate dairy wall oven. There is a stove top with five burners and large meat oven. There is also a microwave. For guests who stay over Shabbat, there is a warming plate, warming oven and hot water urn.
The fully-equipped kitchen has meat and dairy meat cutlery and dishes plus serving bowls, pots and pans and cooking utensils. An exotic ruby-red Moroccan chandelier hangs above a dining room table that seats 14<, the perfect spot for family dinners and upscale entertaining.
There is an office with fax machine, computer monitor and wifi. The comfy family room has a couch with large screen TV , DVD player, Xbox and Wii. The main house has a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower with rain shower head.
In the domed living room, two crimson couches dotted with pillows are the perfect spot to unwind. If you are visiting in the winter, there is a large, wood-burning fireplace.
Roof With A Stunning View
A few steps from the bedrooms take you up to a large, roof with views across Safed and towards the Meiron Mountains. Lounge in lawn chairs on the roof and the dramatic colors as the sun sets across the mountains.
Enjoy Villa Tiferet Year Round
Come with family and celebrate a festive meal in the gorgeous dining room. During the summer, Tzfat offers the Klezmer Festival, plus many family outings including hiking, rafting, swimming in the Kinneret and horse back riding in the Golan.
Another exciting time to be in Sfat is during Lag B'Omer. Or, visit in the winter when you'll be close to the ski hills of the Hermon and can spend evenings cozying up by the fireside in this stunning home.
Looking for a unique, sensible kosher vacation idea? Villa Tiferet is the perfect choice for families wanting to get away and connect, those celebrating a special simcha and for tourists who want to use Tsfat as a base for exploring the Galil and the Golan. We are happy to help you design an itinerary so you will have an unforgettable and meaningful trip.
Check out Villa Tiferet for more details and contact information.