Entire home/flat

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

5 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Ski-in ski-out 1BR hotel suite (2 beds/3 futons) in a condo-hotel in the center of Appi Ski Resort called the Appi Grand Villa 3. Full hotel service and amenities, Indoor large bath area, 2 restaurants, Ski & snowboard rental, Shops, free WiFi.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 15%


The space

A spacious (57m2 or 614 ft2) fully furnished condo-hotel room we own in the Appi Grand Villa 3. Two single beds in the main room and 3 futons (Japanese futon style mattresses) + a kotatsu and a TV in a Japanese tatami room. A dining room with a table and 6 chairs, an electric pot (to supply hot water), a phone, and a fridge. Equipped with heater/air conditioner, a full size bath, and a powder room. Full hotel service; the room is cleaned with towel and linen changes daily. Amenity including tea bags, cups, chop sticks, bath towels, towels, tooth blushes/pastes, soap, shampoo, yukatas, slippers, hair bands, razors, a hair dryer etc.
All Appi Resort Hotels are condo-hotels, and each room is individually owned. The guests invited by the owners can enjoy the same full hotel service. The Appi Grand Villa 3 is a deluxe and spacious Japanese-Western style condo-hotel. The hotel has 2 restaurants, a large Japanese public bath area with sauna, Salomon Station (ski & snowboard rental), a discount lift ticket shop, a lounge, washers/dryers, courier service, and shops. Unlimited free WiFi is available in the lobby and all rooms.
Address: The Appi Grand Villa 3, Appi-Kogen, Hachimantai, Iwate, Japan

Guest access

Renters will have no access to the kitchen (the door to the kitchen is locked).

Interaction with guests

Please book at least 10 days prior to check-in. Please let us know your full name, gender, mailing address, phone number, and the number of guests (the number of guests can be changed later). We will email you (or fax) a copy of the booking confirmation. Please print out the confirmation and show to the hotel reception staff, or let them know your name and the room number to receive the room key (we do not live on site).

The neighbourhood

Appi Kogen Ski Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in Japan, with 21 trails, 282 Ha trail area, and a total trail length of 45.1 km for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. There are 2 gondolas and 14 chair lifts including 3 high-speed quad lifts. The winter ski season in Appi stretches over 5 months from December to early May. Nighttime skiing available most nights (December-March). Skiing and snowboarding lesson programs available.

From spring to autumn visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, park-golf, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), soccer, tennis, cycling, trekking, horse riding, fishing, gondola ride, flower shows, hot-springs, guest ranch, BBQ, firework show, hiking, mountain climbing, and other events. Appi-Kogen is conveniently located in the middle of the northern Tohoku region for sightseeing.

Getting around

By Car: 15 min from "Matsuo-Hachimantai IC" on the Tohoku Expwy, or 20 min from "Ashiro IC" on the Tohoku Expwy.
From Tokyo/Sendai region: Take the Tohoku Expressway north until Matsuo-Hachimantai IC. Exit the expressway at Matsuo-Hachimantai IC and turn left onto Prefecture Road 45. After just over 200 m turn left to continue on Prefecture Road 45. Turn left here and continue for about 3 km until reaching the main Route 282 road. Turn left onto Route 282 and continue for about 8 km until reaching some traffic lights with a Lawson convenience store on the left hand side. Appi Kogen is signposted at this junction - turn left and follow the signs for a few kilometers up to the Appi Kogen resort base.

Approaching from the north:
Appi Kogen is about 15 km to the south of the Ashiro IC exit on the Tohoku Expressway. From the Ashiro IC exit, turn right onto Route 282 to head south towards 'Appi Heights' (as it is signposted) and Morioka. Continue on Route 282 for around 13 km until reaching the signposted turn for Appi Kogen. Turn right and follow the signs for a few kilometers to the Appi Kogen resort.

By Public Transportation:
From Tokyo: Take JR Tohoku Shinkansen (bullet train) to Morioka Station (2 hr. 10 min).
From Morioka Station: Take bus service (December-May only) to the Appi Grand Villa 3 Hotel (50 min) or IGR Iwate Ginga Railway (year-round) to Appi-Kogen Station (59 min).
From Appi-Kogen Station: Take a shuttle bus or call the hotel reception for a ride to the hotel (7 min).
From Sendai: Free shuttle bus service is available for hotel guests.

Other things to note

The fee is per room per night not per person. Our room fare does not include breakfast. Lift/gondola operations may be altered or suspended due to weather conditions, lack of snow, or technical failure etc. No refunds, re-booking, or cancellations will be issued under these circumstances.

Rebooking & Cancellation:
Rebooking fee: In the event of rebookings by the traveler, additional fare amount (fare differences) and the following change fees may apply.
2000 JPY until 2 weeks prior to check-in.
3000 JPY until 1 week prior to check-in.
4000 JPY until 3 days prior to check-in.
No refunds are available in case the fare of the new itinerary is lower than the original one.
Cancellation policy: 7 days (1 week) prior to check-in for a 50% refund.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

No pets allowed. There will be no extra charge at checkout unless you use the telephone in the room or damage the equipment.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

15 Reviews

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Josue User Profile
April 2017
This place was awesome, I stay for 3 nights and everything was as he described it. Very clean and hotel staff were so kind and helpfull. Facilities are very close to the ski resort and they have shuttle bus to get you to and from the ski resort and train station. Toshi responds fast and has very good english skills.

Cecilia User Profile
April 2017
We were very comfortable and found Toshi's place to be very roomy, clean and warm. The staff at Appi were very accommodating and were happy to pick us up from the resort centre whenever we had the staff to phone up. The food was delicious at all of the restaurants. However as a young family, it would have been better for us to have more food options in the shop. The shops at each building are mostly for souvenirs and snacks, with some hot noodle cups for sale and local products like milk and cheese. It would have been great to buy fresh fruit and even yogurt as well as the biscuits and ice cream. We were concerned that the room is a smoking room, however we could not detect a smell at all! The hot bath in the hotel basement is a must, and we found the pool in the resort centre to be a great way to relax and play on a day when the pistes were closed due to high winds. We think Appi will be even more fun in the winter season, when it will be possible to rent equipment and ski-in and out from the building. (We had to go to the resort centre to rent). It's very easy to use public transport to get here and it was a great adventure.

Katsu User Profile
March 2017
Good value. Cleaned daily or option to have just a quick clean which is good. Resort was great. No self catering or any food items of any real use in the convenience store ,so you mostly have to go to the restaurants which can become quite costly. Buses are great on weekends but far less frequent during the week but the walk to the lift area was fine for our kids. The onsen was good and the resort facilities good. Rentals for skis was easy but quite expensive so bring your own if you have any. Toshis apartment is good. He is easy to communicate with and prompt with replies. It could do with a variety of pillows as we are not used to the hard Japanese style! That may be your preference however. All in all a good place. Roomy, great outlook, handy on second floor, good table area and space for a family of 5 like us. We would recommend

Sean User Profile
February 2017
good and valued room in resort

Vanessa User Profile
December 2016
Great serviced apartment with full use of ski resort facilities. Room serviced daily. Plenty of space to relax and many dining options at varying pricepoints. We stayed with a 2 yr and 3 yr old and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. From the snow to onsens through to craft and even swimming we experienced all the resort had to offer. Communication with Toshi was prompt and listing is accurate

Dave User ProfileDave is a superhost.
November 2016
Toshi's apartment is excellent! It was very spacious, warm, clean and comfortable. Hotel service and reception was first class. Highly recommended!

Jana User Profile
August 2016
I stayed here with 3 other people during the summer. It was very spacious and had sufficient accommodations for all of us. I enjoyed having the western-style beds along with the tatami room that included a kotatsu and futons for sleeping. The overall presentation of the room was nice and I could see it being a comfortable place to stay for a good amount of time. The only thing that was difficult for us was that the area was basically deserted during the summer. We had to reserve the hotel shuttle service any time we wanted to go to the station. And, at night, it was very difficult to find any food that was reasonably priced and not overly touristy. There was also very little to do from the afternoon to the evening. If you are going to stay here, I recommend that you come by car, so that you can come and go as you please. I think this place is ideal for winter or for some kind of retreat, but not reasonable if you aren't planning to stay in the mountains during your entire trip. However, the room itself was exceptionally clean and the amenities provided exceeded my expectations. There were yukata to wear, happi coats, floor pillows for the kotatsu, sterilized glasses, enough towels, and a refrigerator. Also, plenty of space to relax, whether that be the beds, the dining room table, on the floor cushions, or on the futons.

JP · Joined in December 2015
Toshi User ProfileToshi is a superhost.
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