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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 shared bath

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A very well-located, modern, 3-story house with very easy access to the best places in Tokyo. Experience our version of the Japanese concept of hospitality (omotenashi) as you use our well-designed house as your home base for your Tokyo adventure!

The space

HOUSE INFO

Modern, well-designed interior, especially compared to other options at this price point in Tokyo. Took 3 years to painstakingly renovate/re-design. It was a labor of love but the result was well-worth it. The layout is perfect for Airbnb as guests have lots of privacy.

3 bedroom, 3-story house, 90 sq meters

1F :Guest Room / Toilet
2F: Kitchen / Living /Dining / Bathroom
3F: Hosts' rooms

• Fully-equipped, renovated kitchen
* high-end Nespresso Latissma Pro espresso machine
* lots of other appliances

• Japanese-style bathroom with shower/tub, and washer/dryer unit

• High-grade entertainment center in living room
* 50" flat-screen TV
* top of the line Yamaha soundbar speaker
* blue-ray dvd player/dvd recorder
* Apple TV

ROOM INFO

Clean, modern Japanese-inspired design
Located on 1F next to toilet.

• Size: 6 tatami mats (9 square meters)

• Double-sized bed
* high-quality linens
* down duvet
* comfortable memory foam mattress pad
* can accommodate 2.

• Compact desk space is the perfect place for your laptop and doubles as a vanity for applying make-up
• Wardrobe provides plenty of storage

Guest access

Full access to 1F and 2F, including living dining/room and kitchen anytime. 3F is private.

Interaction with guests

We both work full-time so are away from the house most of the time but are available in the evenings and on weekends to offer advice/suggestions or to share a nightcap ;)

Other things to note

* light breakfast items (fruit, pastries, toast).
* capsules for Nespresso Latissma Pro Espresso Machine provided
* a selection of tea also available (Japanese green tea, black tea, etc.)

WI-FI DETAILS

Free high-speed wi-fi in house
Free use of mobile 4G wi-fi router. Guests can take router with them at all times while exploring the city.

SAFETY

House was recently reinforced for extra earthquake protection.
Earthquake/Disaster survival kit available.
Smoke detectors and emergency flashlights on each floor.
Very safe, family-friendly neighborhood

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Prices
Cleaning Fee $41 AUD
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price $136 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
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 12PM (noon)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

1) Keep guest room windows locked at all times
2) No smoking in house.
3) No burning of candles/incense.
4) Turn off the a/c and all lights when you leave the house- power is quite expensive in Japan compared to a lot of other countries.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Jessie User Profile
December 2016
Alfie and Kenji's place was great. It was close to a local subway station which was then close to the Yamanote line. There were plenty of restaurants, convenience stores and shops in the area. Both Alfie and Kenji were efficient with communication and my partner and I loved chatting to the both of them when we met them. The pictures are exactly what you get (or better) and everything is very clean, it's spotless. There was fresh breakfast food everyday and a coffee machine to use which was perfect for breakfast before exploring. The bathroom is large and has a good shower. There are towels in the room for use as well which was great since I forgot mine. The bedroom itself on the first floor is spacious, it has a heater/air-con and the bed was very comfortable. They also provide some brochures/maps of things to do in Tokyo which was lovely. The downstairs toilet which is for guest usage was like most other Japanese toilets with a warm toilet seat which was great. My partner and I highly recommend the Urban Tokyo House to anyone looking for comfort and quiet but still close to the city to explore. Also the place was easy to find and access and since the room was on the first floor there are no hassles of having to carry heavy luggage upstairs. Also I lost my phone in Japan and I messaged Alfie and he was kind enough to look for me at the local station, so he is definitely a host that is nice and likes to put in the extra effort.
Alfie User Profile
Response from Alfie:
Jessie & Muhamed : Wow, thanks so much for that glowing review! We really appreciate it. We are really glad to hear you enjoyed staying at our place. Thanks again for staying with us. Take care and see you next time :)
December 2016

Kamille User Profile
November 2016
The place was very clean and a short distance from the station. It is easy to find the place if you have pocket wifi and Alfie gave us very clear instructions and made sure that we had everything we needed. He always responded straightaway whenever we had questions and both him and Kenji were very accommodating and friendly. We would definitely stay with them again next time!
Alfie User Profile
Response from Alfie:
Thanks again for staying with us! It was great to meet you guys. Look forward to seeing you next time in Tokyo or Melbourne!
November 2016

Annie User Profile
July 2016
Such a beautiful home !! we enjoyed every minute of it. We highly recommend Alfie and Kenji air bnb. Thank you for the hospitality! -Annie And Elijah

Errol User Profile
July 2016
Our stay at the Urban Tokyo house exceeded all expectations. Alfie and Kenji were gracious and accommodating hosts who went out of their way to ensure we felt welcomed. Daily coffee, fruit and breakfast replenishments made for a perfect start to the day. The house was in a great location, close to public transport, local bites and grocery stores. We will be definitely returning to urban Tokyo house next time we visit Japan.

Josh User Profile
July 2016
Alfie and Kenji made us feel welcome right from the start. They were really helpful and made sure that we had everything we needed. Our room was accurate to the description. The place is in a nice neighbor hood with lots of restaurants and shops down the street.

Steph User Profile
March 2016
We loved staying at Alfie & Kenji's place! It was in a perfect location, close to the metro train station very convenient. The house itself was modern and stylish, very clean and they had fresh pastries and fruit ready for you to start your day! They were both very helpful and had plenty of books and maps of Tokyo to help you get the best out of your trip. They aren't home all the time so it's like you have the apartment to yourself! The portable wifi is fantastic to use around Tokyo another added bonus! It was our first experience at an air BnB and it was the perfect choice!

Kiara User Profile
February 2016
Great stay! Alfie and Kenji has a beautiful home, it was modern and extremely clean. Great features such as a washing machine and a dryer, WIFI in the house and a pocket WIFI when traveling Tokyo and heating in the bedroom. If you don't mind sharing a home then this place is great. Japanese houses are built to hear things, unfortunately you sleep on the bottom floor so you may hear movement during the night and morning, aside from that it's a really nice stay.

Tokyo, JapanJoined in June 2011
Alfie User Profile

Born & raised in Texas but based in Tokyo now. Run airbnb with my Japanese businesss partner, Kenji. Mature, respectful professionals who work hard but know how to enjoy life. With our Southern/Texas & Japanese backgrounds, hospitality comes quite naturally to us. I studied abroad in Bangkok, Thailand and Paris, France and Kenji studied abroad in NYC during our university days so definitely have a global perspective on things.

Interested in traveling, photography, skin care, cooking, home renovation & interior design. Spent about 3 years designing and renovating the house. Our design aesthetic is clean, modern and uncluttered; a bit Japanesey with a mid-century modern flair. Although we are done with most of our interior design projects, we are continuously looking for ways to improve the comfort and design of our space.

We love good quality food/ingredients, nice wine, and Japanese whiskey. We have a particular weakness for champagne & macarons. We also love collecting good quality cookware and kitchen gadgets and have a small but growing collection of Japanese knives, handmade Japanese ceramic dinnerware, and Japanese crystal barware. Love watching cooking & design shows and never get tired of a good old-fashioned make-over.

I fell in love with Tokyo when I first moved here and haven't stopped being amazed by the city every single day. Best place in the world for food, fashion, and shopping as far as I'm concerned. The most fulfilling part of having guests for me is that it gives me the opportunity to help others discover the city and fall in love with it too.

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

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