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Ski Japan - Awesome Powder Snow!

Geoff Kendall

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Geoff Kendall

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2015
Tell the owner when you would like to travel.
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Ski Japan - Awesome Powder Snow!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Niseko Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Niseko is located on the North island of Hokkaido, Japan - near the international airport of Sapporo. It was originally a thermal spring spa resort known only to the local Japanese, but was eventually discovered by outsiders looking for the perfect snow experience. Niseko is now famous around the world for its exceptional powder snow. From December to April each year the resort is covered in a blanket of up to 15 metres of pristine powder snow. There are over 50 kms (30 miles) of groomed slopes across four linked resorts: Hirafu, Hanazono, An'nupuri and Higashiyama.

Niseko is now one of the fastest growing ski resorts in the world, and at the heart of Niseko is Hirafu, the best appointed village in the area. With its unique Japanese character and mix of international influences, Hirafu offers an experience not found anywhere else in the world. English is widely spoken as the resort was founded primarily by Australians looking for powder snow in their Summer period.

Fabulous food, fascinating culture and fantastic snow. Go ahead and do something different this year – SKI JAPAN!

During the rest of the year (May-November), Niseko is well known for outdoor pursuits like golf, white water rafting, fly fishing, road cycling, mountain biking, and hiking. With its mild temperatures, Niseko provides the perfect escape from the humid summer experienced by many Asian cities. With its wealth of activities, delectable seasonal produce, renowned hot springs and breathtaking scenic beauty, Niseko offers an exceptional destination year round. Niseko has it all.

Yama Shizen West is a premium alpine apartment located in the heart of Hirafu village, with premium access to the slopes, shopping, traditional public baths (onsens), and the finest restaurants. Yama Shizen West offers outstanding value and comfort for your stay. Combining contemporary architecture and designer interiors with the quality and detail of Japanese construction, Yama Shizen provides the very best in alpine accommodation, at one of the most exciting ski holiday destinations in the world.

* On the very doorstep to some of the best powder in the world

* Fully furnished, designer interiors providing luxurious retreats

* Exclusive village location

* High level of detail and Japanese craftsmanship

* Spectacular views through large picture windows to the ski fields; maximum natural light

* Drying areas

* Secure ski storage and under cover parking

* FREE Wi-Fi and Satellite TV in English

* Servicing (winter) daily service of fresh towels and rubbish removal.

* Iron and ironing Board, Hairdryer and all modern appliances

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Geoff Kendall (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2015

About Geoff Kendall

I am in my 50's and live in Australia.

Geoff Kendall purchased this condo in 2007

Why Geoff Kendall chose Niseko

I bought this apartment in Japan to take advantage of the amazing powder snow during the Australian Summer period (Dec-April) and because I really enjoy the Japanese cultural experience - especially the food! My teenage year old daughter also loves it.

What makes this condo unique

Apart from the snow sports, there is nothing more enjoyable than soaking in a traditional Japanese onsen (natural thermal hot pools) followed by a traditional Japanese meal of sushi, teriyaki, yakitori, etc... The views of Mt. Youtei (an extinct volcano similar in size and shape to Mt Fuji) are spectacular.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Ski Japan - Awesome Powder Snow!
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Niseko Japan - Yama Shizen West

  • 5 of 5

Yama Shizen West is an excellent property in Upper Hirafu (translation - closer to the gondola!) and this apartment is fitted out neatly with all mod cons and made for a really enjoyable stay - beds very comfortable. Our view from the kitchen and lounge of the mountain was amazing. Within walking distance to restaurants and bars. The access to the ski valet every afternoon was great - we loved it! HT staff helped organise transfers, lift tickets, equipment hire and lessons and followed up promptly on anything we asked about. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in my apartment and your time in Niseko. I look forward to you coming back again one day.
Sydney, NSW Mosman, Australia
5

Aussie visitors

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfectly located between all three main ski lifts; Family chair, Welcome centre and Grand Hirafu. The views are spectacular from every room, especially looking straight at the mountain slopes and night skiing. Several of the best bars and restaurants in the Village are all walking distance (some are on the same street) from the building. We never needed a car the entire 10 days of our stay. The Concierge staff at Hokiedo Tracks are very helpful and eager to please. The cafe and restaurant inside the building are super convenient. The apartment itself is of a very high standard equipped with everything you need. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Glad you enjoyed your time in Niseko, especially over the New Years Eve celebrations. Please come back again soon.
Sydney nsw australia
5

Luxury stay/ski light and fluffy/niseko japan

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic luxurious spacious apartment with well equipped kitchen. Wonderful views of slopes. Easy access to gondola (ski valet service made life easy). HT staff very helpful for all our needs - ski tickets available on arrival and helped with transfers and restaurants etc. Dinner at Bistro Le Cochon under the apartment was wonderful as was our Yakatori Yamanchu Japanese in lower village. Ski pass now allows free bus transport to Kutchan where the newer Lucky Supermaket is well located with all needs. Gyms were at J Sekka and M Hotel for those needing to train! We were lucky to have light fluffy powder everyday of our 8 days of skiing - nothing beats Niseko pow pow!! Had a fantastic ski holiday and time there! Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed my apartment and your time in Niseko. You are right - nothing beats Niseko pow pow! Hope to see you again next season.
Sydney
5

Great apartment...easy access to mountain and exceptional views.

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at this stylish and well appointed apartment. Apartment had everything needed - very comfortable and enough cupboards, appliances and amenities for cooking and washing/drying clothes and ski gear. Concierge team were helpful and friendly and their service seamless...lift tickets waiting for us and transfers organised and easy.

There were a number of options of accessibility to the mountain - walk/ski to Ace Family lift, walk to Gondola or shuttle up to Ace quad. View up the mountain is exceptional and on NYE was prime viewing spot to torchlight parade and fireworks.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed your time at my apartment. Watching the NYE torch parade come down the mountain is indeed something special. I hope you get a chance to come back again next season.
Perth, Australia
5

Fantastic apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic views and Excellent location close to all amenities and ski lifts. Well appointed apartment with everything needed to make you feel at home. Thanks for a very memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. So glad you enjoyed your time in my apartment in Niseko. Have a Happy Christmas and hopefully see you in Niseko again next season.
5

Incredible apartment - unstoppable views

  • 5 of 5

We recently hired the whole apartment for a week and had an amazing experience. Having breakfast / afternoon tea with a large window view of the mountain is just amazing. The design is very stylish, and 'extras' include everything you would require,(ie hair dryer, ipod dock, cd player - even an Australian plug)

The owner of this property is extremely helpful and the help doesn't stop there, upon arrival the conceirge team will help you with anything else you require.

Only constructive comment is that the images online although great, don't do it justice, its so much better in real life!

Very happy to reccomend for any group of people ( or for a couple - who can hire part of the apartment)

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
100 Miles
New Chitose (Sapporo)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Kutchan
Car: not necessary

Niseko is the centre of powder snow skiing in the Northern Winter (Dec to April). In addition to the many skiing options there are fabulous restaurants, onsens (thermal hot pools) and bars - plenty to see and do. It is also a beautiful area to visit in Spring, Summer and Fall if you like stunning rural scenery, golf, cycling, fly fishing, white water rafting. Plenty of local festivals to choose from.

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Rates & Availability

Niseko Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak
Dec 25 - Jan 1
7 nights
$8,400
 
 
Powder
Jan 2 - Jan 31
7 nights
$6,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Property cannot be held off market until payment of deposit
30% deposit on confirmation, balance due any time up to 90 days prior to arrival
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Amenities

Niseko Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - main ensuite - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - shared - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Enjoy the traditional Japanese toilet experience!
    Bathroom 3 - guest toilet - toilet
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Large room with small lounge, ensuite and kitchenette
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Huge King bed can be split into King singles.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Huge King Bed can be split into King singles
  • King size beds (3), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
ski/boot storage, drying room

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