|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Architecturally designed house- a serene retreat in central Tokyo.
This penthouse contains living, dining, and kitchen on one floor, and an oversized bedroom on the top floor. Furnished with a comfortable queen size bed in the bedroom and an easy-to-operate sofa bed in the living room, the penthouse is able to accommodate four to five guests comfortably. It is equipped with an open kitchen/dining, a spacious full bathroom, and a powder room (with a toilet and a sink) nearby the living room. The outdoor deck adjacent to dining area brings in plenty of sunlight with lovely, open views.
The house was designed and built in 2009 by the owner/architect, with the aim of bringing an abundance of natural light in the city and using comfortable and neutral materials and colors throughout. Conveniently located in the Ebisu/Meguro area, you will find an array of shopping and dining choices as well as several supermarkets all within short walking distance from the house. Meguro Station is within 7-min walk and Ebisu within 11-minute, both with JR Yamanote Line and several Tokyo Metro subway lines with easy access to many popular destinations. Within a 5-minute walk to Ebisu Garden Place, you will find this shopping mall with a spacious plaza for children to play in and is the home of Yebisu Beer Museum. It houses Mitsukoshi department store offering international dining, bakeries, coffee shops and cafes, a book store, plus an upscale supermarket on the basement level with plenty of fresh groceries, delicatessen, Japanese and Western sweets, take out lunch boxes, and many more.
From both Narita and Haneda airports, the Airport Limousine bus stops at the Westin Hotel in Ebisu Garden Place, which is a 5-minute stroll to the house. The Narita Express train is another convenient option, which will take you to Shinagawa Station. The house is a 15-minute taxi ride from Shinagawa Station. The airport monorail from Haneda Airport stops at Hamamatsucho Station on the Yamanote Line, and you are able to transfer to Meguro Station or take a taxi from Hamamatsucho.
Please be informed that this is a uniquely designed house (rather than an apartment), thus you will be able to stay with complete privacy and comfort in a pleasant neighborhood in the heart of Tokyo.
Please note: There is an outside stairwell leading up to 3F. Sorry, no elevator.
Very convenient to JR Yamanote line & subway lines. Quiet neighborhood, great for both supermarket shopping & restaurants. The apartment is excellent: efficient, tranquil, comfortable and takes great light (rare in Tokyo). One reason is -- it's on a steep hill, low-traffic street, no surrounding tall buildings. The 3rd floor outside stairway is narrow and can be slippery when wet, which may be a concern for some, especially when dealing with heavy luggage.
We were a group of friends who stayed at Lillian's house for 3 nights. It's a very well kept, chic lovely house in a quiet upclass neighbourhood (although I don't know much about the social demographics of Tokyo, the modern buildings and the vast number of luxury cars parked in the neighbouring apartments gave hint to the upclass neighbourhood). Lillian the owner was very helpful and her responses to my emails were amazingly fast. Vangie the housekeeper was also very friendly and helpful. Lillian gave us very clear directions and we had no problem finding our way from the Meguro station, even after dark. But the steep slope leading to the house was quite something! Also there are stairs inside and outside the house, so the property is probably not suitable for folks with walking challenges. But once inside the house, you'll just love it! Every details are carefully designed and meticulously kept. It's very modern yet homey; quiet yet not far from exciting eateries and shops. It was a real nice escape from the bustling Tokyo city life. I was glad that I found this property in my search. Thank you Vincent & Lillian, and Vangie.
The owner suggested this apartment to me, when I contacted to rent the bigger property they have on the ground floor. It was an excellent suggestion as I was travelling alone and this was everything I needed and more!
Yes it is up a couple of flights of outdoor stairs but I'm a moderately fit 67 yr old and I had no problems. I loved the bathroom, thought it was the best feature of a well designed apartment... the sun streamed in (they have good venetian blinds) and I wished I could have taken my coffee in there and sat and enjoyed the winter sun in the morning! Yes, it is off the main road, down a little steepish street, but not too far from the main road to both stations. My taxi from Shinagawa Station did have a little problem with the numbering in the dark, but nothing that couldn't be rectified by a phone call to the housekeeper. Just a little pity the housekeeper doesn't speak more Japanese, but she is a lovely helpful person who will do anything you want.
I agree with the last person's comment about the curtains... there is a need to fit blackout curtains on both bedroom windows and I was glad I wasn't there in the Japanese summer when the sun comes up at 4.30am.
It was so very quiet at night, you couldn't imagine you were in the middle of Tokyo.
Thank you Lillian and Vincent for the chance to stay in this lovely warm well designed place and I certainly recommend it
We personally do not fancy being in a big crowded city during a holiday and Tokyo was not quite our cup of tea. But thank goodness for this lovely house, it made our stay in Tokyo much more memorable. New, beautifully designed and furnished with expensive and high quality interiors (eg Blum kitchen system), It had everything we needed (big and powerful washing machine cum dryer that works very well, 2 toilets that is a rarity in Tokyo) and much more (all kitchen essentials, coffee maker, dishwasher, super automatic toilets which cover closes and opens when you are near, and of course the ubiquitous bidet system found everywhere in Japan.)
The walk to either Ebisu or Meguro station is about 10 minutes along a quiet road with not too much traffic. Between the house and Meguro station, there are 3 convenience stores and supermarkets.
The only imperfections that we find are:
1) the bathroom is rather poorly insulated with its huge glass wall. It gets very hot during the day when the sun shines in but rather chilly at night (even in mid November), which is a problem when you shower.
2) the curtains do not block out much of the light. This may be an issue if you are a light sleeper and get woken up easily by the morning sun.
3) You do need to walk up a flight of steps to get to the penthouse. If steps is a issue, choose the bigger unit, as the entrance of this other unit is on ground floor. However, the house is located near a fairly steep, albeit short, slope. You have to be prepared to walk up and down this slope (plus or minus luggage) to get to Ebisu and Meguro station,
Overall, we would highly recommend unless you have mobility issues. Many thanks to the owner for designing and building such a beautiful house and sharing it with us. ;)
My wife and I and 3 relatives spent 9 days in this sparkling clean and neat unit. Location was ideal for us and both owners and housekeeper were terrific. Excellent dining in the Meguro area, very quiet, and comfortable. Will certainly return in the future and recommend to our friends. One suggestion - a larger address sign on the house would help locating the property if arriving at night.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|One time cleaning fee||$100|
Rate is for up to 3 guests. For 4 or 5 guests, add $20 per night per additional guest.
80% of deposit will be refunded if canceled at least 45 days prior to arrival
50% of deposit will be refunded if canceled between 30 and 45 days prior to arrival
no refund if canceled within 30 days