MODERN DESIGNER'S HOUSE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN MEGURO/EBISU

Lillian

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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MODERN DESIGNER'S HOUSE CONVENIENTLY LOCATED IN MEGURO/EBISU

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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 5-7 Sleeps

Our house is located in central Tokyo in the popular Ebisu and Meguro areas with a variety of shops and restaurants. Walk within minutes to subway stations (Ebisu Station and Meguro Station with multiple subway lines), several supermarkets, convenience stores, Westin Hotel (Ride limousine bus here to/from airports), Ebisu Garden Place, and Mitsukoshi Department Store (with an upscale food market in B2) . Two stops to Shibuya and four stops to Shinjuku on JR Yamanote Line. Area map with recommendations to neighborhood places will be provided.

From a design point of view, the house is an architecturally unique home - a concrete building designed by the owner/architect and built in 2009. The interior is bright, open, and elegantly furnished with a modern flair. On a quiet street yet with the proximity to shops and international dining. Enjoy all three floors of spacious living space, with two full baths on separate levels for complete privacy (and no more queuing for the bathroom while on vacation!). A truly modern, wonderfully appointed house in the heart of Tokyo!

Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Lillian (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Lillian

We moved to Tokyo a few years ago from the U.S.. Being an architect, we decided to build our own house there with a layout and atmosphere that best suit our life style by combining the western style with Japanese elements.

Lillian purchased this house in 2009

Why Lillian chose Gotanda

We absolutely love the location and this lovely neighborhood. Unlike most typical central Tokyo houses, we have an unique lot with openness and sunlight from all directions. We designed and built our home just over 3 years ago and it has been immaculately maintained. The house has been published in several architectural/ interior magazines and has won an architectural design award. Due to our move, we are pleased to offer it to travelers visiting Tokyo.

What makes this house unique

Other than the superb location, we enjoyed the light-filled spaces throughout the house with modern yet warm ambiance. The Meguro River nearby is a very popular cherry blossom destination with spectacular view of the sakura trees along the river. Strolling or jogging along the canal is another activity to enjoy. We especially love the convenience of walking to Ebisu Garden Place with the spacious ground for kids to run around and for family dining with endless choices. Meguro Station area offers more local/traditional food and atmosphere. You can also walk to the trendy Nakameguro/Daikanyama area within 15-20 minutes. Transportation from and to the airports is extremely easy as you can walk to Westin Hotel (a limousine bus stop) at Ebisu Garden Place in 5 minutes from the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a wonderful time staying at your beautiful home, it met our every need, and was even more lovely than the photos conveyed.



We would certainly love to stay again and would recommend it to any one coming to visit Tokyo.



Domo Arigato.



Best wishes
Mar 2014
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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p453153vb
808-799-7058
Gotanda Tokyo
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
5

Modern and Spacious

  • 5 of 5
I had the opportunity to meet Lillian in person, as she waited patiently for my family after an adventure at the Narita airport delayed me from arriving when first planned. Very polite and helpful, just as in my correspondence when inquiring about this rental.

The home itself is very spacious. Each bedroom has it's own heating / cooling unit, so different family members can sleep comfortably according to their own preferences. The tatami mat room on the lowest floor is isolated from the rest of the bedrooms on the upper floor, which allows for privacy for those who may want to sleep earlier or later than the rest of the family.

Location is great, as well. Half-way between the home and the JR Ebisu station, is a post office, for those who may want to use it. The Meguro river is also nearby, which was teeming with people who wanted to see the Cherry Blossoms. For groceries, there are at least two markets between JR Meguro station and the home, with another in the basement of Meguro Atre, just to the south of the station.

All in all, my family enjoyed staying here. The extra space and conveniences that are available, made staying here (rather than in a hotel) a worry free experience.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p453153vb
808-799-7058
Gotanda Tokyo
5

Way better than staying in cramped Tokyo hotel rooms!

  • 5 of 5
Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Normally, we would have to get three hotel rooms, be separated from each other or all cram into a room to be together. Here, though, we were all able to be together for meals, socializing, etc.

Home is very modern, great Toto bidet toilets, deep soaking tub, electric heat/AC and spacious for Tokyo standards.

Kitchen is well equipped for quick meals.

Super close to the Meguro station! great for JR yamanote line and closer station. Just go up he hill and take a right. Maybe a 7 min walk. go. Go left for Ebisu for Hibiya metro line to Roppongi, etc.

Ride via limousine bus to he Westin is easy. The walk back uphill with bags is a bit steep, so pack light, as they have a nice washer/dryer to wash clothes. You can buy round trip tickets at narita which comes with two days of Metro passes (metro passes only work on Tokyo metro subways, not JR lines), which you can use unlimited in two consecutive days, which is a great deal.

You could also just just get a cab to the Westin too or ride to Shinagawa and take the Narita Express to Narita.

Home is very close to Shibuya, Roppongi, Harajuku and other popular areas.

Go to the Yebisu beer garden for shopping, restaurants and the Mitsukoshi dept store, especially the basement depa chika foods. The beer museum, which I visited on previous trips also is very interesting.

Also lots of small mom and pop restaurants around Ebisu and Meguro.

I am originally from Tokyo, very close to this home, so that may also come into play, but this is my favorite area of Tokyo, a little away from the tourist areas and a more authentic Tokyo neighborhood experience that I wanted my children to experience.

Would recommend this home highly, especially for families.

Mahalo, Lillian for allowing is to use your home and we look forward to staying again!

Osamu
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p453153vb
808-799-7058
Gotanda Tokyo
Sydney, Australia
5

Good for Families

  • 5 of 5
Our family enjoyed our time in this house which is spacious and attractive and very much as described. Its location in Meguro/Ebisu is a definite plus.From our initial enquiry Lillian was very helpful and responsive to our queries and her housekeeper welcomed us warmly on arrival. Several small quibbles - the kitchen could have been better equipped in terms of chopping boards, knives, wine glasses etc and it would be helpful to provide some recommendations to nearby restaurants, food shops etc.
  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. We appreciate your suggestions and will look into preparing additional equipment for the kitchen. Glad to hear you had a nice stay!
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
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808-799-7058
Gotanda Tokyo
Concord, Massachusetts
5

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5
My family just returned from an unforgettable trip to Japan. And one of the true highlights was staying in this beautiful home. Thank you, Lillian and Vincent for sharing your home with us.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
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808-799-7058
Gotanda Tokyo
san francisco
5

Comfortable, Thoughtful and Convenient

  • 5 of 5
This home met all our traveling needs with style and thoughtful design considerations. The upper level is where the master bed and bath were located. They were spacious and every nook and cranny was utilized. The smaller rooms had large windows in them and each had a place for clothes, ledges for things and comfortable sleeping arrangements. Light streams in from the tall windows on the ground floor as well as large windows from the other side of the house.

On the ground floor is the kitchen and living area where we mostly congregated in the mornings for breakfast and surfing the web. The kitchen was stocked with many typical things you would need like a pot, 2 pans, salt, oil, coffeemaker, microwave, stove, dishwasher and much more.

In the bottom level, a smaller bathroom, tatami, TV area and a porch-like area offers a cozier, private alternative to the spaces above. We slept in the tatami for a couple nights. We laid out the mattresses and comforters on the floor and found it to be comfortable despite not being accustomed to sleeping on the floor. The simplicity of the tatami and the versatility (you are meant to put it away to utilize the space more efficiently) struck us as a good idea. We did not get to use it in the day but I can imagine children watching TV, playing games and sleeping in the tatami. Seems like a place conducive for play and casual living.

Outside of the house, we enjoyed 2 convenient markets a few blocks away and the discovery of a gourmet restaurant a couple blocks over made the stay that much more superb.

In all, an experience that rivals any 4 or 5 star hotel; just without the daily cleaning service ;-)
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed feedback. It's wonderful to know that you were able to discover the small details on architectural/design aspects of the house and find them enjoyable.

Thanks again and looking forward to having you back in the future!
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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located In Meguro/Ebisu
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p453153vb
808-799-7058
Gotanda Tokyo
Montreal, QC, Canada
5

A Visitor's Paradise in Tokyo

A Visitor's Paradise in Tokyo
  • 5 of 5
I am a professor and visited Tokyo for a week with a colleague in the Winter of 2013. I am incredibly glad to have stayed at this property during part of this stay. The house is a work of art while also being comfortable and convenient (for both adult groups and families). Located within 10 minutes by foot from both the Ebisu and Meguro stations in Tokyo, its location offers ease of access to all of Tokyo. It also has a parking garage for car rentals (though this seems unnecessary for renters given lhe home's location). I highly recommend this place. You will not be disappointed unless you are a high maintenance billionaire (in which case, I suggest you buy the entire Mori building or rent the imperial palace when visiting Tokyo).

Furthermore, the owners are a friendly, helpful, and honest. For instance, another "competing" offer came as I was finalizing booking for the trip. Despite the fact that this latter inquiry was for a longer duration and was more certain than mine, the owners waited till I could confirm that I would rent without seeming pushy. This involved risk on their part (since everything was happening at the "last minute") but they were very considerate of my situation and never suggested that they would switch to the more attractive business alternative. I definitely appreciated this.

I also believe the property will continue to improve as a rental. Immediately after my visit, the owners contacted me for feedback on improving the visitor experience at their home. While my suggestions were minor quibbles, they seem to suggest that they will implement these in the future. I wish more vacation rental owners would be so adaptive and responsive to customer tastes.

Whenever I visit Tokyo in the future (somewhat regular), I will always inquire about availability here first! So please don't try renting before I do :-)
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We're pleased to hear you've enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to submit your review, and your feedback is very much appreciated. We're looking into implementing the audio feature you've suggested, which will surely make the guests' experience even more enjoyable. Many thanks and looking forward to hosting you again soon!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Haneda Airport
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Meguro Station, Ebisu Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Metropolitan Expressway
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Many bars in Meguro and Ebisu
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many restaurants in Meguro and Ebisu
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gotanda House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 15 2014 - Jan 5 2015
2 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
High season - spring
Mar 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
High season - summer
Jun 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$430
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$380
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Property Damage Protection $49
Notes One-time cleaning fee: $150-$200 depending on number of guests

Deposit is 50% of the rent at signing of rental agreement. Balance due 30 days before arrival.

Cancellation policy:

Deposit will be refunded as follows:
cancellation made between time of booking and 45 days prior to arrival : 80%
between 45 days and 30 days prior to arrival: 50%
within 30 days prior to arrival: no refund

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Gotanda House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Theme:
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese tatami room with futons
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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