Kabayama Log House Niseko
Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
This is one of the unique log houses in Niseko, as well as one of the largest. Inside and out it is beautiful! Furnished to a high standard with western beds, kitchen and utensils, it has everything you need for the perfect holiday. Large internal garage and warm ski-room. Satellite TV / DVD and wireless broadband.
Just 900 metres from the lifts at Hirafu. Awesome unobstructed views of Mount Yotei from front bedrooms and extensive decks.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sapporo Chitose (CTS) 80 km, Nearest railway: Niseko 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 3 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
New kitchen (with dishwasher, oven, 2 microwaves, toaster etc), beds, wardrobes and all equipment installed in 2008. LCD Satellite TV gets BBC and DVD is region-free. Wireless Internet lets you keep in touch while you sit in front of the wood-burning stove. Two separate boilers ensure warmth and hot water while keeping the ski & boot room warm. Drive into the basement garage to enter straight into the large bathroom area with separate laundry area with separate large clothes washer & drier. The deck offers unparalleled views of Mt Yotei and is equipped with luxury Dedon sofas as well as teak loungers (with plenty of warm feather duvets!).
Our English-staffed management in the village look after any queries, problems or requests.
The Hokkaido region
Niseko/HIrafu is a small and very cool village nestled between the ski mountain and My Yotei, the local (dormant) snow-capped volcano. This, combined with the dominant westerly winds blowing over the Sea of Japan (only 8 miles distant) gives it the famous micro-climate producing around 12 meters of snow from November to May. Our house is a short walk into the village, and the local free bus passes our front driveway. We are surrounded by snowy fields in winter with lots of room for walking and playing.
Hokkaido is the great Japanese outdoors, with an awesome landscape and the best food imaginable. Add to this that Japan has invested in so much infrastructure that the facilities are far more modern and developed than you may expect.
The summers are warm and beautiful too, with golf (4 courses), white-water rafting, river salmon fishing, hiking, horse-riding and generally enjoying the local beauty. No crowds, friendly and helpful locals and picture-perfect surroundings. Our house makes the perfect base to explore the area.
Winter in Niseko is a skiing paradise, especially if you like deep, dry powder and open tree skiing. The woodlands are silver birch, so off-piste skiing is uniquely different - light, smooth and open.
Niseko Hirafu is a cool village, with an abundance of bars and cosy restaurants hidden in the snow. Drink local beers, eat Japanese or Western food followed by sake. Try sake with hot chocolate (our favourite!). There are natural hot-water outdoor 'Onsen' baths all around, where you can enjoy the outdoors and local culture. Surprisingly, our house is surrounded by Fresian cattle farms, fruit orchards and potato farms (as well as the golf course). Chocolate is a local specialty!
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