May 2014

"Lovely and convenient house"

My husband and I stayed in this lovely Machiya with our good friends (also a couple) on May 2014 for 3 nights.  We all enjoyed the stay.  The house is very clean and lovely.  We all would recommend this vacation rental.  No complaint at all.

The cozy tatami living room is a nice place to chat, watch TV, use free wifi, have meals, and play games (they even provide a deck of playing cards).  The attached garden is lovely.  The fully equipped kitchen is very convenient.  We were very surprised to see how convenient this kitchen is.  It has various dishes, utensils, cups & mugs, toaster, refrigerator, water kettle, stove, microwave, cooking tools & gadgets, and even the cooking condiments, including oil, salt, pepper, spices, soy sauce, etc.  Just like our daily kitchen.  The bath room and toilet are small but very smart.  They provide shampoo, body soap, detergent for laundry (both powder and liquid), extra tissue paper, hair dryer, ironer & ironing board, and more.  All these additional things are really appreciated for travellers.  The bedrooms upstairs are clean and comfortable and they both have the air conditioners.

The location is good.  The direction & map in Japanese they provided before arrival is very useful for taxi drivers.  The taxi driver has no problem finding the location.

Honolulu, Hawaii

"The hidden gem in Kyoto"

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful property.  The wabi-sabi presentation of the garden is lovely!

The location is great!  We biked to the downtown, visited temples in Gion area and beyond.  Not only that we found amazing restaurants in walking distance, we were excited to find an awesome sento and a tofu shop just down the street.

All these treasures and the helpful management office made our stay in Kyoto a wonderful and special experience!

We will definitely stay at this beautiful Machiya next time when we return to Kyoto, our favourite city!

Thanks for providing such a lovely place for travellers and make us feel at home!

from San Jose, California