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Urban retreat- architecturally designed private house in the heart of tokyo

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 7 guests

Private and exclusive. Designed by the owner/architect, the house is located in the sought-after residential area of Ebisu/Meguro. Family-friendly in terms of layout, spaciousness, and location. Open and airy with natural lights and colors throughout, the house is a beautiful expression of clean minimalism with modern yet warm aesthetic.

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet with easy accessibility to various restaurants, shops, and supermarkets. Walk within minutes to Westin Hotel (an airport Limousine Bus stop to/from airports), subway stations (Ebisu Station and Meguro Station with multiple subway lines, including JR Yamanote Line directly to popular designations without transfers), 6 supermarkets, convenience stores, , Ebisu Garden Place, and Mitsukoshi Department Store (with an upscale food market on the B2 level) . One stop to Shibuya and four stops to Shinjuku on JR Yamanote Line. Trendy Daikanyama T-Site is just a 5-min taxi ride away.

Area map with recommendations to neighborhood restaurants/supermarkets will be provided.

The house is constructed with reinforced concrete in 2009 for our family. 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! Perfect for families looking for comfort and a rare luxury staying in a single family home.

More Details

Lillian - Mita Residence/Penthouse
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Lillian - Mita Residence/Penthouse

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 - Mita Residence/Penthouse purchased this house in 2009

Why Lillian - Mita Residence/Penthouse chose Meguro

We absolutely love the location and this lovely neighborhood. Unlike most typical central Tokyo houses, we have a unique lot with openness and sunlight from all directions. We designed and built our home just over in 2009 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

Hi Lillian,

thank you very much, we had a great time in Tokyo (and Japan) and the house was just perfect in every respect. We would love to come back and will certainly pass on the details to anyone looking for accomodation in Tokyo.

Thanks and regards,
Feb 2017
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Meguro House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • The upstairs bathroom does not come with a lock, which may lack privacy (especially if traveling with non-family members).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Japanese tatami room with futons
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is tailored to children or teens.
  • The bunk bed is tailored to children or teens. May not be comfortable for adults. Please also note that the 4th bedroom is a Japanese tatami room with futons. Futon are traditional Japanese mattresses that are laid directly on the tatami flooring. Guests not accustomed to it may find the tatami surface too hard to sleep on, although it is a wonderful opportunity to experience part of Japanese culture.
  • Television
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Please note that the house is located on a hill, therefore not suitable with guests with mobility issues.


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Urban retreat- architecturally designed private house in the heart of tokyo
average rating of 4.83871 based on 36 reviews

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

This is an absolutely beautiful home. If you are interested in architecture in particular it will speak to you! Ultra-modern, but with a strong Japanese esthetic, incorporating delicate greenery into the clean lines of the home through strategically placed windows onto bonsai trees or willowy bamboo stocks--really a beautiful apartment. Very close to the train and many nice restaurants, so easy to use as a base for sight-seeing. Lillian was a very responsive host, and the home was spotless and very quiet and peaceful for resting after a day of visiting surrounding areas. Very close to a grocery store as well, so easy to prepare some meals at home too.

Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Perfect house in perfect location with perfect host

  • 5 of 5

If you have the privilege of staying in Lillian’s beautiful house in Meguro you will be forever thankful.

My family and I were grateful for...

1. Lillian (the host). Lillian goes out of her way to be helpful prior to and during your stay at her place. She replies to emails with great efficiency. She is very personable. Lillian provides the most helpful information prior to your arrival to ensure that your stay is as pleasant as possible.

2. The house is designed with a simple elegance in mind. It is beautiful.

3. The location was wonderful - not in the midst of the bright lights of Tokyo but not too far away either (especially by the JR Line). Meguro is surprisingly close to Shibuya and Shinjuku.

The house is well equipped with the latest technologies. It was immaculately clean upon our arrival.

Perfect house in perfect location with perfect host.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ketchum ID

Modern residence. Quiet part of town. Good food and shopping within walking distance.

  • 5 of 5

A short walk from two JR train stations and subway lines made getting here and away very easy. The house is super clean and very comfortable. We were a group of 3 couples and found the space suited us quite well. We would stay here again and would recommend this neighborhood for travelers looking to get away from crowds.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great host and accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This home provided a comfortable stay for our group of seven adults during our trip to Tokyo. It was very clean, and located in a convenient location (about 10 minute walk from Meguro Station, and had a 24-hour convenience store up the street). The host was quick to respond to questions during our stay and even gave a list of recommendations of nearby restaurants prior to our trip.

I would recommend this home if you are planning to stay in Tokyo. Thanks Lillian!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Toronto, Canada

comfortable, well positioned home in Tokyo

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 7 adults who spent 3 nights in this beautiful home in Tokyo. Communication with owners was excellent, and check in and check out of the house was excellent. The owners have provided extensive instructions for using all of the appliances in the house including the air conditioning system. This made it extremely easy for us (and is a feature missing in most vacation rentals). The owners also provided good maps and instructions for reaching the house in English and in Japanese for use with taxis. The house is 10 minutes walk from a JR/subway stop and also a large complex with grocery and other shopping. The owners provided dish soap, clothing detergent, shampoo and body wash. There's lots of hot water and the air conditioning worked very well. Kitchen is beautiful, but could use some more glasses and cutlery. The bedding supplied was good - note that 2 of our party slept on futons in the tatami room. Everything worked very well. The house was very clean upon arrival. I recommend this house especially if you have a large number of people. We all enjoyed our stay in the house and would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home and neighborhood for our Tokyo visit.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home. Great communication with homeowners as our inbound train was delayed. Great area to base exploration of Toyko as well as a nice neighborhood to walk around and shop in.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Haneda Airport
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Many bars in Meguro and Ebisu
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Meguro Station, Ebisu Station
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
Metropolitan Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Many restaurants in Meguro and Ebisu
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Deposit is 50% of the rent at signing of rental agreement.

*Please note that booking online directly with VRBO/HomeAway will incur a service fee charged by the website. We recommend that you send us an inquiry first before booking to arrange alternate payment method and avoid such service charge.

Cancellation policy:

Deposit (50% of rent) will be refunded as follows:
cancellation made at least 90 days prior to arrival: 100%
between 90 days and 60 days prior to arrival : 80%
between 60 days and 30 days prior to arrival: 50%
within 30 days prior to arrival: no refund
Guests are able to make changes to dates of stay without penalty provided we have availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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