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Modern Designer's House Conveniently Located in Meguro/Ebisu

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Tokyo house description

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!

Property Type

  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 5-7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Microwave
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove

          Amenities

          • Clothes Dryer
          • Washing Machine
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 5
          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

              • Television

              Communications

                  • Internet

                  Theme

                      • Family

                      Car

                          • Not Necessary

                          Activities

                          • Hospital
                          • Groceries
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Medical Services
                          • Massage Therapist
                          • Laundromat
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Restaurants
                          • Playground
                          • Churches
                          • Shopping
                          • Walking
                          • Museums
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Domo arigato

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                            Domo arigato

                            • Guest JC
                            • Date of stay 03/26/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/08/14
                            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

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                          • Great trip

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                            Great trip

                            • Guest L.Y.
                            • Date of stay 02/13/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/08/14
                            Hi Lillian, We're finally acclimated to Hawaii time. The moments in Japan are fond memories my family will always cherished. They're already talking about returning. Thank you to you, we were able to have a place to plan, regroup and relax after a day of excitement. Your home is perfect for us, having your own space for downtime and cozy enough for a meal or two. It's great home away from home. I just love the way you designed your home. Very modern with a touch of Japanese accent. Everything from kitchen accessories to bathroom vanity. Maybe that's your calling: interior designer. Thank again for sharing your home.

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                          • Thank you

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                            Thank you

                            • Guest C.G.., Australia
                            • Date of stay 01/30/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/03/14
                            The thanks are all from us. That is THE most amazing place. I never imagined somewhere so beautiful and comfortable and spacious and well designed and well equipped. We loved it as did all our friends that stead the week or so before! I bet you miss it but I hope you continue to rent it out for the years to come so we can hopefully stay again another time!!! In the meantime I am recommending it to all my friends! All the best. Kind regards, C. G.

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                          • Way better than staying in cramped Tokyo hotel rooms!

                            Way better than staying in cramped Tokyo hotel rooms!

                            • Guest Osamu M.
                            • Date of stay 12/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                            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

                            Recommended for: Pet owners, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • Good for Families

                            Good for Families

                            • Guest Deb (Sydney, Australia)
                            • Date of stay 10/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/11/13
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

                            Owner 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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                          • A dream come true

                            A dream come true

                            • Guest gillsnyc (Concord, Massachusetts)
                            • Date of stay 06/26/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/17/13
                            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.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • Comfortable, Thoughtful and Convenient

                            Comfortable, Thoughtful and Convenient

                            • Guest cs (san francisco)
                            • Date of stay 03/04/13
                            • Review Submitted 05/27/13
                            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 ;-)

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Owner 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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                          • Thank you!

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                            Thank you!

                            • Guest JHB
                            • Date of stay 04/16/13
                            • Review Submitted 04/28/13
                            Dear Lilliian and Vincent, There is so much that is wonderful and beautiful about Japan, your home included! Thank you both for allowing us to stay in your house. It was a serene antidote to the excitement and exhaustion of the city! The perfect accompaniment to rebalance us all. I hope very much to be able to come back and enjoy it in the future, and above all to meet you both and thank you in person. Domo arigato. JHB X

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                          • A Visitor's Paradise in Tokyo

                            A Visitor's Paradise in Tokyo

                            • Guest JEK (initials) (Montreal, QC, Canada)
                            • Date of stay 03/01/13
                            • Review Submitted 03/04/13
                            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 :-)

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

                            Owner 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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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season-Spring
                          Mar 1 - Apr 30, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          High Season-Summer
                          Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          $400
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $350

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Property Damage Protection $49
                          • cleaning fee $150
                          • Taxes Included

                          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:

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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Haneda Airport at 11 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Meguro Station, Ebisu Station at 700 Metres
                          • Nearest Motorway: Metropolitan Expressway at 0.7 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Many bars in Meguro and Ebisu at 500 Metres
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Many restaurants in Meguro and Ebisu at 500 Metres
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2009

                          About the owner: 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.

                          Why the Owner Chose Tokyo:
                          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.

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          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.


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                          Speaks: english, Japanese

                           

                          Photos

                          • Ebisu Garden Place

                            Ebisu Garden Place

                          • Meguro River/sakura(April)

                            Meguro River/sakura(April)

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                          This listing was first published here in 2013.

                          Date last modified - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                          $350 - $400 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 7

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                          Minimum stay: 2 nights
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