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Scenic Mountain Home

Private room in home
hosted by John
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1.5 shared baths
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Park for free
This is one of the few places in the area with free parking.
Free cancellation before Aug 26.

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With gorgeous views of Lake Biwa east, forests and mountains west & south, we are surrounded by nature. Biwako Valley ski and scenic resort is nearby; Kyoto just 30 minutes away by local train. Lake Biwa beaches and hiking trails are nearby too. If coming by train, inquire about us picking you up at Horai station before reserving. See our silkie chickens, garden and friendly dogs! Due to regulations, we cannot serve dinner but can recommend restaurants.

The space
Enjoy nature at our home! We are just minutes from the ropeway leading up to Biwako Valley ski slope and scenic location. We have woods out the back (west) windows, and lovely (sometimes gorgeous) lake views out the east. The hiking trail to the top of Mt. Horai–which connects to other mountains–begins as soon as you step outside our house. Great bicycling too. Take a day trip ride around Lake Biwa (two large frame bikes available with carry bags, etc.). Or go down to the lake for a swim in the lake or a pleasant stroll along the shore. Finally, our house was just built June 2016 by traditional Japanese carpentry techniques. We have a large deck and friendly family which includes myself (from New York), wife (from Takayama, Gifu), sons (born 2003 and 2006), two toy poodles and a mid-size mixed breed dog that stays outside all day. From July 2017, we have been keeping chickens and have lush vegetable gardens and fruit trees. We will warmly welcome you.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
Lake view
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
Washer
Air conditioning
Bathtub
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Where you’ll be

Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan

This is a quiet residential neighborhood surrounded by nature.

7 nights in Otsu-shi

Aug 27, 2022 - Sep 3, 2022

4.93 out of 5 stars from 81 reviews

Hosted by John

Joined in August 2014
  • 81 Reviews
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My family and I moved to Shiga Prefecture in June 2016. I love working outside our house, chopping wood for our wood stove, raising silkie chickens, and keeping gardens and fruit trees. My family includes Vince (born in 2003 and is presently living in Wisconsin, USA), Andre (born 2006) and Rika (from Hida, Gifu). I'm happy my family and I can all meet and spend time with travelers. We look forward to meeting you in the near future.
My family and I moved to Shiga Prefecture in June 2016. I love working outside our house, chopping wood for our wood stove, raising silkie chickens, and keeping gardens and fruit t…

During your stay

Our home is bilingual. It's an authentic Japanese home experience, with speakers of both English and Japanese. There will be chances to interact if guests choose to do so.
  • Policy number: M250005033
  • Languages: English, 日本語
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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