Kyoto holiday villa rental with jacuzzi/hot tub, internet access, balcony/terrace and air con

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  • Villa
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

Matsu Sho An is a 120 year-old timber house or machiya authentically restored to its original condition, with modern conveniences added for the discerning traveller.

This is the ideal place if you wish to experience living the traditional Japanese life of old Kyoto but with all modern conveniences and facilities. Nothing has been spared to make Matsu Sho An an experience to be treasured in the beautiful and charming city of Kyoto.

The house is ideally located in the heart of Kyoto in an exclusive neighbourhood.

Live like the locals live, with famous restaurants nearby, and specialty shops like Ippodo Tea and quaint Japanese paper, lacquer and antique shops in the vicinity. The famous Kamogawa River is only a 2-minute walk away.

It is easily accessible by subway, buses and taxis to all the major tourist sites in Kyoto.

The house is very large 180 sq metres (1,900 sq ft) in area, and has 3 traditional Japanese outdoor gardens with cherry and plum blossom trees, and an authentic zen garden for quiet contemplation and reflection. It can comfortably accommodate up to six guests at any one time.

It is ideal for couples who would like to live in an exquisitely restored machiya, and experience first-hand the culture and history of Japan as it used to be.

If you stay in our house, you will have exclusivity and utmost privacy in one of the most exclusive private residences in Kyoto. You will not be sharing it with anyone else.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: Super King Bed
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Families

  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed

Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Bicycles available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Safe
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

We will be in contact with the guests before arrival, with information on how to get to the house and what to expect upon arrival. We will personally be at the house to greet and welcome our guests with special Japanese tea and snacks. We will also explain the amenities and facilities available so that the guests will fully enjoy the experience of staying in Matsu Sho An.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
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25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 14:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: (£754.72) $1,000.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

About the owner

Stella T.
Tourist Licence
M260018541
Calendar updated:
01 Jan 2021

Years listed:
5

Languages spoken: English
This Villa has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Jan 2016. Located in Kyoto Prefecture, it has 24 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2076 to £6617.
The property’s calendar was last updated on 01 Jan 2021.

Reviews

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FarAway413324

Una splendida esperienza in una antica machya
Dec 2019

La casa si trova in un quartiere quieto a ridosso della villa imperiale . L’accoglienza di Roxana è stata splendida per gentilezza , disponibilità e simpatia. E anche nei giorni su… More 

Reviewed 3 Jan 2020

Ac_jy

Amazing stay!
Oct 2019

Nestled in the charming city of Kyoto, Matsu Sho An is hidden in plain sight. The location is surrounded by endless food options, sight seeing activities and more. The little quaint streets that paint… More 

Reviewed 10 Dec 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Ms Alexandra, Thank you so much for your lovely review of Matsu Sho An. We are so pleased to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for appreciating the effort put into the restoration of the ancient machiya. We are also glad you had some time to wander around our charming neighbourhood. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future. Best regards, Stella T Matsu Sho An
Curious23664038364

Delightful
Nov 2019

As this was our first visit to Japan, we booked Matsu Sho An largely for an experience different than western style hotel accommodations (which by the way were outstanding). This machiya is located o… More 

Reviewed 29 Nov 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Ms Ruth, Thank you so much for the wonderful review of Matsu Sho An. We are so pleased to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us during the Momiji season. Roxana is indeed a gem and I will convey your compliments to her. It is good to hear that you found the location of the machiya ideal and convenient, and going about the city was easy. We look forward to welcoming you again to stay with us. Many of our guests return as they want to spend more time in the house! Have a great year ahead and best regards, StellaT, Matsu Sho An
Cruiser18653486754

Charming Stay in Kyoto
Sep 2019

Beautifully restored and well maintained machiya. The interior is well kept, clean and the bathrooms are equipped with heated toilet seats, rain showers a good size basins. In the rooms, original ha… More 

Reviewed 11 Oct 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Cruiser, Thank you for your review about your stay at Matsu Sho An. I do apologise for the late response but there seemed to be a technical problem earlier on as I was not able to get my review reply through to you. We are pleased to know that you appreciated the restoration of the traditional machiya and happy with all the amenities which we provide in the house. It is also good to know that you had time to walk around our charming neighbourhood. There are indeed so many interesting shops and restaurants surrounding us. Please do come back to stay with us again in the near future. You were wonderful guests! Best regards, Stella T Matsu Sho Ab
trashling64
Singapore, Singapore

A beautiful gem in Kyoto
Apr 2019

Matsu Sho An is a beautifully renovated traditional house in Kyoto. While the owners went out of their way to restore it to its beautiful original condition it also has all the modern conveniences. We… More 

Reviewed 5 Sep 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Trashling64, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your stay in Matsu Sho An during the recent Sakura season. We are so pleased to know that you were happy with the house, the courtyard gardens and the hot bath (ofuro). Thanks for the lovely compliment about the restoration of the house. It is good to hear that you also found our location convenient and had time to browse the shops and cafes surrounding us. We hope to welcome you and your family back to stay with us in the near future. Best regards, Stella T, Matsu Sho An
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