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Retreat wabi-sabi, Kisami, Shimoda - North Room
Retreat wabi-sabi, Kisami, Shimoda - North Room

Private room

4 guests

1 bedroom

4 beds

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Japanese style guesthouse with 5 guestrooms, communal kitchen, indoor and outdoor showers. 4 minute walk to the beach. Restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores, bars and cafes are within walking distance. We also have bicycles available for rent

The space

Retreat wabi-sabi is a 5 bedroom Japanese style guesthouse in the Kisane Valley of Shimoda. We are located on a private road on hill surrounded by lush greenery and a mere 5 minute walk from Ohama Beach.

Retreat wabi-sabi is located on a private road in a peaceful valley. Wake up to the sound of birds and fall asleep to the sound of crickets and waves crashing on the beach. Ohama beach is 5 minutes on foot.

We have a large communal kitchen. 2 western style toilets (1st floor & 2nd floor). Shared shower/bath is on the first floor. Plus 1 shower outside. Guests are welcome to use the washing machine for 200 yen (includes detergent).

We don't stay in the guesthouse but guests can find us in the little cottage a little down the hill from the main building

We are located on the side of Kisane Valley, on a private road up on a hill. About a 5 minute walk from Ohama Beach. There are restaurants, cafes, bars, convenience stores, and a small supermarket within walking distance.

10 Tatami Mat Room
5 guests = 20,000 yen
4 guests = 18,000 yen
3 guests = 15,000 yen

8 Tatami Mat Romm
4 guests = 16,000 yen
3 guests = 13,500 yen
2 guests = 10,000 yen

5 Tatami Mat Room
2 guests = 8,000 yen
1 guest = 5,000 yen

Dormitory = 3,500 per person

Guest access

Communal kitchen, indoor/outdoor shower, washing machine and detergent (200 yen).

Interaction with guests

The owners do not stay in the guesthouse but will pop by a few times a day to clean, turn on/off lights and to check up on things. There is a call button guests can use 24 hours to reach the owners.

Other things to note

Nature thrives all around. You can heard birds sing, crickets creak and cicadas screech. Bugs also get into the building at times. We do have an "insect terminator kit" for guest to use.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 10AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 21 / night after 3 guests
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
4 floor mattresses

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM

There are 5 guest rooms total so please be considerate of other guests particularly after 11pm. We are not able to accommodate children or pets. Children 12 and up can stay but will be charged the regular adult rate. Families with children under 12 can choose to stay at our other Shimoda location, Guesthouse tabi-tabi.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

12 Reviews

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Laura User Profile
May 2017
The place was even in a better location than expected. Up on a little hill, surrounded by orange trees, birds singing... but also a few minutes walk to the beach and cafe. Rening a bike we went down to Ose, to the south west, and it s a road all along the seaside and in the green. Angela and Yaesu were always helpful. The little bar they are opening is so beautiful and relaxing, too.

Ibai User Profile
August 2016
It was really great! They were so nice with us and they help us in everything. The place was clean and in a very great location!

Joakim User Profile
August 2016
Yasu and Angela is the most professional host I have met during severeal airbnb stay. With their new bar close to the place this is a perfect getaway.

Greg User Profile
May 2016
Yasu and Angela were very nice. This is a very peaceful retreat for someone wishing to get away from it all. Built into a mountain with the rock and mountain surface entering the building - lots of character. 5 min from one of the most beautiful white beaches I've seen in 30 years living in or visiting Japan. Really nice breakfasts by the beach. With 4 rooms this would be an ideal place for a group relax & chill. If sharing with others guests careful of the noise. Taxi service is great for getting around at night. Otherwise might be a little remote for walking.

Brian User Profile
July 2015
It was a great experience! Would love to come again. Yasu and Angela were extremely helpful! Great times

Michael User Profile
July 2015
The place lies very beautiful in the naturelife of a wood on a hill. From Shimoda Station you have to take a bus or taxi, but the place near the beach (5 minutes) is worth it. A family mart isn't too far. The rooms are clean. The place is near the woods, therefore it is possible to cross ways with some insects, little crabs or anything familiar. But for the most part those little fellows stay out of the house, so really no problem.

Beth User Profile
July 2015
The house was beautiful! And in a magical location near the beach upon a forested hill. We met some great people who were lodging there at the same time. The kitchen is huge and sufficient for the whole house. Angela and Yasu dropped in both nights we were there to check on the guests and provide assistance and answer questions. They were both really friendly and helpful! We wished upon leaving that we could've stayed longer.

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Hakuba, JapanJoined in October 2011
Yasu & Angela User Profile

We are a Dutch/Canadian and Japanese couple running three guesthouses in Japan. One in the mountains and two by the sea. We love to travel and have lots of recommendations to share with guests who love to explore.

Languages: English, Nederlands, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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