The Hayama Residence

hayama, japan
3 bedroom - 3 bath
(1 review)
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$400 per night (USD)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This stunning architect-designed home in the calm seaside town of Hayama, an hour from central Tokyo, includes a pool and is a 2-minute walk from the nearest beach. The minimalist Japanese design makes it a delight. Within a short drive, you'll also find the historical town of Kamakura and Enoshima, ideal for exploring Japanese culture.

Why Kids Love it

Set a short stroll from a sandy beach in a lovely seaside haven, this property is ideal with kids. The beautiful space was designed with families in mind and includes a sand court, small pool and wooden deck where kids can play. Isshiki Beach nearby is great for families and the water is clean and clear for swimming, kayaking and other watersports.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 days. Children may need to be supervised in the loft/reading lounge level where there is a semi-open barrier. This floor is not suitable for toddlers. Note that the pool is not gated. There is also an ungated spiral staircase outside where young children may need extra assistance. Car rental is useful but not essential; the town is easily reached by train from Tokyo.

About the Location

The house is situated next to the Imperial Villa, Shiosai Japanese Garden, and Kanagawa Museum of Modern Art in Hayama. Hayama is a beach town approximately 1 hour outside Tokyo (by train or by car), 45 min from Haneda Airport (Tokyo) and 30 min from Yokohama city. It takes approximately 2.5-3 hours from Narita Airport (Chiba Prefecture).

Accommodation Details

This 2-story beach house has 2 bedrooms and 1 multi-functional/ play room, and sleeps a total of 7 guests. Bedroom 1 has 1 queensize bed; bedroom 2 has 2 single beds. The multi-functional play room has 3 Japanese-style futons and can sleep a further 3 guests. There is a large, high-ceiling open plan living space with dining room and lounge, a kitchen open to a covered deck, and a loft/ reading lounge. The bathrooms includes showers and a Japanese soaking tub.

Style Notes

Japanese beach house. The 2-story wood structure contains materials and colors that are natural, warm and casual. Stained wood sidings and decks, concrete mortar floor, exposed wooden beams and more provide a relaxing and comfortable touch and appearance. All colors, finishes and furniture were carefully selected to enhance the experience of beachside living. We love the clean aesthetic, the neat semi-open kitchen and the stellar location.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 7
1 queen
3 sofa bed (single)
2 twin / single
Medium
Vincent Y.
Member since July 06, 2016
I'm an architect and designed this home with our family in mind, combining the western life style with Japanese design elements. We are delighted to open up our home to like-minded families who love modern aesthetic and family-friendly home design.

1 review

Suryatapa B.
Visited in September 2017
It's a great spot, near the beach and a small little park where kids can play. There are plenty of shops and supermarkets to pick up supplies. Despite the rain, it was a lovely stay. The sand pit and small pool/Jacuzzi was a great hit with the grandparents and their grandkid. The house is HUGE! and the design, beautiful. We didn't have a car, and used trains and taxis to get to the house and back to the station. It was convenient despite a toddler, baggage and a set of grandparents. The hand-drawn maps provided was a nice touch. And I didn't expect to have so much fun exploring the beach, especially the tidal pools and a torii gate that lies slightly hidden as you walk along (to the left) the beach. My favorite though, the hinoki o-furo.

Hayama, Japan

Art, sandy feet and watersports

What to do when you want to escape Tokyo? Make like the locals and book a trip to Hayama. An hour south of the city, Hayama is one of the area’s most popular beach towns and has a Museum of Modern art, nice restaurants and Isshiki Beach, ideal for swimming, kayaking and watersports. Join yoga classes in beach huts along the shore, bring a cooler and enjoy building sandcastles in full view of the Emperor’s Summer Palace .