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Twin Stylish 2BR Homes In Historic Downtown Kyoto. Rent Just One Or Both!

People10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
10
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Nakagyo-ku - Futago House

Twin Stylish 2BR Homes In Historic Downtown Kyoto. Rent Just One Or Both!

Rented separately our houses are perfect for small groups (~3 adults or 2 aduts and 2-3 children). Rented together they are great for larger groups or two families traveling together.

Our unique homes are divided into three floors. On the first floor you'll find the kitchen and dining area with everything you'll need to prepare and enjoy your own meals. The first floor also has the shower/bath and a separate toilet. The dining room table and chars all fold and can be stored on the wall should you need some extra space.

The second floor is completely Japanese-style tatami flooring. It has one bedroom with Japanese futon bedding and a small area on the landing with a comfortable chair for reading and relaxing.

The third floor is our Western-style living room/ bedroom with a twin bed and a sofa that can be converted into another bed. The table in front of the home theater PC swings out to be used as a desk. Grab the wireless keyboard/trackball and lounge on the sofas while enjoying free Netflix access!

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Jesse Schlaud
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, 中文、日本語
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
29 November, 2016
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About Jesse Schlaud

We're an international couple living the dream in Kyoto! I'm From the US and my wife is from China and until recently we were both teachers here in Japan. Now we're working to open a cafe and bar near Kyoto station. We have 2 dogs , Chubby a miniature dachshund and Itoko-chan a shiba inu. We love traveling and all kinds of food and would be happy to introduce you to some of our favorite places here in town and share a meal.

Jesse Schlaud purchased this house in 2014

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Twin Stylish 2BR Homes In Historic Downtown Kyoto. Rent Just One Or Both!
average rating of 4.529412 based on 17 reviews
5

Feel Like A Local

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a terrific location. It is near buses, subway, wonderful covered market, 24 hour Gourmet City, and pleasant and delicious restaurants. The host is very helpful and available. If you are not moderately fit and coordinated, you will find the stairs a challenge as they are very traditional - meaning steep and unavoidable - as the three rooms are located right above each other. But if you enjoy traditional Japanese living at a very reasonable price, this place is for you!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Easy central living.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for us, it gave our teenage traveler her own spot. Great central location near multiple trains. Inexpensive cab rides when we just couldn't walk back from a temple to a train anymore. It was an easy spot for cabbies to locate. (We gave our teen a Dai's pizza flyer just in case we ever got separated.) The hosts couldn't be nicer, the location was convenient to grocery, laundry, restaurants, sights, shopping. The air conditioning worked great, and there was ample hot water. We didn't need anything but I am sure if we had it would have been addressed right away. The hosts English fluency also made this a very easy place for us to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The house was perfect Japanese style with a western touch

  • 5 of 5

All levels of the three story house had AC, prefect for those hot days. The only issue was the TV was located on the third floor and the second bedroom had Japanese style bedding on the floor.

All in all was a great house and highly recommend staying here, thanks again Jesse for you hospitality and hope to see you again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great taste of 'real" Japan!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Jesse’s property for 7 nights in April 2016. The property is exactly as described on the website. It is ‘compact’, but very typical of a ’real’ Japanese home:. As described on the website the house is 3-floors and can easily sleep 4 or more. We opted for the futons, which were great, but the western-style beds were also comfy. It was nice to have access to Netflix as we didn’t always want to go out at night after coming home from a good day’s walking and exploring the many delights of Kyoto. The house was equipped adequately for dishes, cookware, towels and bedding—as mentioned in the website there is a laundromat a couple of minutes away on the main street into town. Buses and Metro are close by and easy to use once you get the hang of the Kyoto transportation system. We used the daily bus passes for 500 yen each for unlimited bus transport within the city fare-zone. Easy to buy and easy to use—a single fare is 260 yen, so any more than two trips and it starts to pay for itself—there are other transportation options combining Metro and bus travel, but we stuck to the bus system.

The bathroom facilities consist of two separate rooms, albeit tiny rooms: one for the Japanese-style tub and shower and one for the toilet (equipped with the bidet functions). A larger or infirm person should use caution if they intend to stay here, but it is very manageable! The kitchen area has enough table seating for four and enough equipment for light meals—we always had breakfast ‘in’ and cooked a couple of meals at home in the evening for a change to going out.

There are two supermarkets (one open 24-hours), plus many convenience stores, within a few minutes’ walk and enough attractions, temples, cafes and restaurants to keep anyone happy—we tried a couple of Jess’s recommendations and were happy with the outcomes.

Jesse was a good host and met us at his café and gave us the run-down on the property. A cold beer was very welcome! Jesse kindly ordered a cab to take us to the house—I would advise that anyone booking the house to make sure they have clear instructions how to get to the café AND how to get to the house—we arrived at night and it was dark by the time we got to the café from Kyoto station—straightforward enough when you know how to get there, but it bit nerve-wracking if you are new to Kyoto.

If you are looking for taste of ‘real’ Japan, this could be the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable and Convenient

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. My son really liked having a separate floor from his parents for sleeping/relaxing. The neighborhood is quiet yet close to the Shijo-Omiya station. The Gourmet City grocery store is a 1-minute walk. There are also numerous wonderful restaurants within walking distance. The owners gave very extensive and clear directions for finding the property. The internet signal was great.

We highly recommend a stay here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable, well located, helpful host.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is conveniently located to get to most of the sights we wanted to see. It's probably pretty spacious by Japanese standards but over three levels. The host was approachable and and made it all easy. We think he "under-recommended" the little sushi place down the street, Nigiri Ittcho; we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Kansai International Airport
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Hankyu Omiya
Car: not necessary

I love our neighborhood! It's super convenient with tons of delicious local restaurants, a 24/7 super market, and unique cultural attractions such as MIbu Temple and Kyoto city's largest onsen (public bath). Also, the nearby laundromat offers a convenient way to clean and dry your clothes since residential dryers are almost unheard of in Japan.

Just a few minutes walk East on Shijo Dori will take you to Kyoto's downtown shopping district. Between Karasuma Dori in the West and the river in the East this area is packed with high-end stores, souvenir shops, bars, restaurants, and the city's largest and oldest department stores.

Head North on Senbon Dori and you'll hit the Sanjo Shotengai covered shopping arcade. Here you'll find dozens of excellent cafes, restaurants, and shops as yet undiscovered by the tourist hordes. The bento at Meat Shop Hiro, Kyoto's most famous butcher shop, on the western end of the arcade is a must.

A 20 minute walk South on Senbon Dori will take you to the Kyoto fish market where you can get excellent sushi at decent prices. Also in the same area is Umekoji Park, a massive park with some truly beautiful gardens.

The Mibudera-michi bus stop is a few hundred meters from the house. From there you can access all of the city's most famous tourist spots.

Nearby Omiya station services two train lines. The Hankyu Kyoto line offers easy access to downtown and transfer to the subway system. It's also the quickest and cheapest way to get to Osaka from Kyoto. Also at Omiya the Kyofuku Arashiyama Line is the easiest way to get to Kyoto's beautiful and historic Arashiyama district. Arashiyama's attractions include stunning bamboo forests, many temples and shrines, and Monkey Mountain if you want to interact with real, wild (slightly terrifying!) Japanese monkeys.

JR Tanbaguchi Station is a 10 minute walk from the house, convenient for rail pass holders who prefer to travel by JR lines.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Nakagyo-ku, Japan

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall Colors
7 Nov 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£456
for 3 nights
From
£143
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
Cherry Blossom
20 Mar 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£504
for 3 nights
From
£159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£266
for 3 nights
From
£79
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £28 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £28
Refundable Damage Deposit £79

All prices are for 1 house only. Please inquire about our discounted rates if you wish to book both houses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Nakagyo-ku, Japan

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom in House 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom in House 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Tatami Room in House 1 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , "Futon" means Japanese-style futon bedding, not a sofa-bed.
    Tatami Room in House 2 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , "Futon" means Japanese-style futon bedding, not a sofa-bed.
    Bedroom/ Living Room House 1 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Bedroom/ Living Room House 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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