Elegant furnished apartment located in the heart of Yokohama in a quiet neighborhood only 5 minutes from Yokohama station.
Sunny 1bedroom/1 bath, 484 sqft, with a huge comfortable terrace on the 10th and last floor, panoramic view of the city from the roof. Shopping, supermarkets, post office, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Large living room with flat screen TV and DVD player+ balconies surrounding the living room, nice large kitchen, modern and elegant full bathroom and tatami bedroom.
Only 25 minutes from Tokyo station and Shibuya with the JR.
There are a couple of convenient stores just down the street from the apartment building, tons of restaurants and department stores around the station, yet the place is in a quiet neighborhood.
Please feel at home!
The whole apartment is available to you and feel free to open all cupboards, use everything there. There is a washing machine, no dryer.
Just make sure to replace what you use: salt, pepper, oil or bodysoap, shampoo or toilet paper.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Extra people:||$30 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$660 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2200 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
I was in Japan on a business trip and the primary reason for staying at Lisa's apartment was because there was WiFi advertised and it was in Yokohama. Upon arrival I find out there was NO WiFi. Can you imagine my surprise to be in a foreign country on business with no email and no (website hidden)?!?! I was forced to spend a lot of money on internet cafes and phone cards as a result of this inconvenience. I lost a lot money and opportunities because of scheduling and rescheduling from the snow that I wasn't aware of because there was no WiFi. I had no access to my email and no access to (website hidden) and Lisa was very unhelpful, in fact she was condescending in her reply saying, "everyone has trouble at first and then they figure it out." Well, even the person she employees to clean the apartment couldn't figure it out because there was NO WiFi available. As a result I was not informed of meeting cancellations and/or postponements from my clients. There were massive amounts of snow dropped on Yokohama while I was there. I took trains across Tokyo only to find out later that the meeting is canceled or postponed. I had to walk down two flights of steps and roughly one mile of snow to the nearest internet cafe and train station and constantly apologize to people for missing calls, appointments, and meetings. I spent additional money on internet cafes and calling cards. I lost business and money on train rides for canceled appointments, embarrassment, and inconvenience of walking down steps and through a mile of snow and ice (the worst Yokohama has seen in 30 years) for an internet cafe. Lisa was very unreasonable by not accepting my request of a $200 refund. She believes she should not be accountable for things that do not work as advertised on her page. In addition to no WiFi, one of the floor heaters was broken. Myself, my wife, and my 9 month old son had to sleep under two comforters with our jackets and jeans on because the apartment was like an ice box for three days until the room finally heated up. She is unaccommodating and unsympathetic to my situation and inconvenience and went as far as saying my claim was "suspicious" as if I have a reason to lie about not having WiFi when her hired assistant even saw there was no WiFi on the day we arrived and the day we left. She also tried to blame it on the snow, however we were there a day before a single snowflake fell with no WiFi. Now, I am forced to waste more time and spend more money escalating the issue to AirBnB and American Express. DO NOT RENT FROM HER. Believe me, it is not worth it. If anything goes wrong she will try to blame it on you. I'm sure if the shoe was on the other foot she wouldn't like it.
El piso esta muy bien situado, en una zona muy tranquila y cerca de la estación de trenes y metro de Yokohama. Nos hemos sentido como en casa, tenia todo lo necesario para estar cómodos.
The apartment was great for our family. It was very spacious for our active one year old that had just started walking. The kitchen and laundry facilities were a must for us and one of the main reasons we chose this apartment. The bathroom was also a highlight as it was very large by Japanese standards and the tub was good to bathe our baby. The amenities and decor were also well thought out and comfortable. We found everything that we needed, like sticky tape and scissors, and there are plenty of travel books and maps if you need them.
It is not a long walk to the station but it is a bit hard with a lot of luggage and a baby pram. You can either go up short flights of stairs that can be a bit narrow or you can walk further along the footpath and up some hills to avoid the steps. We decided to take the taxi as it just seemed easier. It was under 800 yen for the trip. Getting to and from the apartment without our luggage was fine though, and we found the apartment well located for shops and restaurants. The apartment was very quiet and we didn't run into many residents at all.
The check in and check out procedure was very well organised. There was WiFi in the building but sometimes the signal would be weak. Wasn't really a problem though. My only caution is that the decking of the balcony is a bit slippery when wet so be careful.
Our host was very good in keeping in touch with us and even warned us that our arrival may be delayed by a typhoon. We received responses to our emails promptly and most helpful.
We hope we could visit Yokohama again. Thank you very much for making our stay a good one!
This is our third time, so we don't feel the need to describe HOW MUCH WE LOVE Lissa's place. We explored another side of Yokohama station this time, and discovered lots of lovely things. You can just take "Toyoko Flower Green Road" about 10min or so then get Tanmachi station. We sometimes went to buy groceries there as stores are just more quiet than central. We feel so comfortable at Lissa's place every time and already thinking our next visit!
Fantastic! This apartment was exactly what I was looking for. The location is great, a short walk to Yokohama station where you can find everything, a fresh market, all kinds of restaurants and shopping galore. The apartment set up is perfect, fully stocked and ready to live in, everything you could possibly need and more. As described, full of light, full of warmth and homeyness.
I loved the kitchen, I cooked a lot, the gas stove was fabulous. There are all sorts of utensils and cooking ware. The dishes, flatware and even resealable containers are plentiful and of high quality. There's also a microwave, toaster oven, rice steamer, coffee maker and even more kitchen goodies. Wow! I used most of the household appliances, the washer, vacuum, electric fan: everything worked well. But that vacuum does trip the breaker; I'm glad other guests had mentioned that, it was easy enough to flip it back on. The patio is spacious and was so nice at night (at the end of summer a bit hot for daytime). The bathroom is very large, plenty of room for two. There's also plenty of space in the living room, it's very comfortable and just perfect for relaxing after a long day. The futon matresses are comfy and nice- though getting up off the floor is a little hard on the knees. Could be a minor issue if you are an older person, otherwise it's of no consequence. The Japanese style bedroom really helps to capture the flavor of the country and adds to the cultural experience of being there, a touch not exactly available staying in a hotel.
I felt very safe in the building and walking on the streets, a welcome feeling for a female foreigner often managing alone. Locals were friendly to me despite my lack of Japanese language skills. In fact, before the end of my stay, the nearby Starbucks workers recognized me and knew my order...I felt like "Norm!" walking into Cheers. I miss Yokohama already and can't wait to return.
Note to visitors: while there be sure to visit the nearby Queen's Square and Landmark Tower, it's a touristy area with more shopping and sightseeing. I have seen this well known part of Yokohama even used as a backdrop in movies. There's so much to do in this area; don't miss the big Buddha at Kamakura, a very short rail ride away. What a great location, again.
This apartment is such a great value and has so much charm. Lissa is an attentive host, I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I stayed here over a month and it truly felt like home. It's no wonder her guests want to return! I do too.
Back for another happy stay at Lissa's condo in Yokohama (ten days, end of June 2013). When I say "in Yokohama," I mean "IN" Yokohama. The location is SO key to this accommodation (see the other reviews). I wrote in my previous review that you can go anywhere from Yokohama Station. It is a major nexus that directly connects to 6 national rail lines (JR East) to everywhere, 3 subway lines (local and to Tokyo) and a private railway which connects to Haneda Airport and Tokyo (to the north) or to the Miura Peninsula (south to the Yokosuka Navy Base, plus popular beaches). Bullet train terminals are near north (no need to go all the way to Tokyo). Yokohama Station is also a shopping mecca, from normal groceries (Daiei: South Exit) to specialty stores. Yokohama Station is your link to everywhere else in Japan, but can also be your secure anchor if you want to go nowhere else. Yokohama is a very cosmopolitan city, so it is an accessible experience for non-Japanese. There are three convenience stores while walking to the condo from the station (FamilyMart, Lawson, Sankus). Going out the north exit/entrance (past the smokers) take a right to cross the bridge. In the block across the bridge there is the FamilyMart; two blocks ahead at the traffic light is the Lawson (across the street on the left corner); the condo is to the right from there, so if you go that way and walk along three blocks, there is a Sankus. This is the closest convenience store to the condo. If you go out the back door of the store, go left and walk for two short blocks, turn right at the wholesale liquor-supply store. There is a set of stairs up and to the left to the condo's lower floor. Use the key or keypad to enter. Elevator is ten steps in. The condo is on the tenth floor, so it is awash in light. While the building is older (70s/80s?), the condo is stylishly furnished. It is so well-stocked with every conceivable item, it seems a long parade of visitors have discovered every deficiency and filled it (me included). It is like being in someone's daily-lived-in house. This applies to cooking implements, appliances, utensils, stock food-items (herbs, spices, vinegars, staples, coffee, teas). The only thing you need to supply is refrigerated items and replacements for the things you use. Last Christmas, I left half a bottle of Scotch in the cupboard and it was still there! The gas stovetop has a high-powered burner which I use to boil water for pasta. It is a monster, bringing a big pot of water to a rolling boil in a hurry and keeping it there. My American stovetop is anemic in comparison. Wi-fi worked fine on the iPad. Check in and out was smooth. There were a mass of umbrellas in the clothes-washer closet (so helpful during the June rainy season). I can't imaging staying anywhere else. Thank you...
Comfortable place and near enough to the train station, restaurants and such. Great big balcony, good sized bathroom, and quiet.
Great place, convenient location and responsive. Had a wonderful stay with the best value ever for Tokyo area.
We just got back from an AMAZING two week stay in Yokohama at Lissa's apartment. The apartment looks even better in person than in the pictures! The location is fantastic (less than 10min walk from Northwest exit of Yokohama station). There are grocery stores, convenience stores, and restaurants on the way from the apartment to the station. The kitchen is very useable (we cooked several times) and fully stocked. The bath is great, with three-way shower and DEEP tub. Sleeping in the tatami room on futon was very comfortable, and the balcony was THE BEST!
Lissa was very quick to answer any questions we had, and was super nice.
We will be going back to Yokohama several times over the next few years (Son stationed in Yokosuka), and I hope we can rent this place every time!
This is the perfect place to stay when visiting Yokohama (and even Tokyo).
Convenient location, well-appointed, fairly priced.
Remember this about Japan: hotels will charge you their room rate TIMES the number of people, so a couple can expect to pay around $300 for a room in an average hotel. If they want to stay at the posh Pan Pacific, we're talking some serious cash.
The apartment building is older and the elevator is tiny, but the apartment itself is cleanly decorated in an Ikea style. Light wooden floors; tatami in the bedroom: lots of light from tenth floor elevation and windows on three sides. The bathroom is very nice, though the water pressure is a little low. Big bathtub and a shower.
Like a real home, anything you might need is there---from tape to a battery to left-over hotel-bath-items to stationery---you name it. The pantry has a nice selection of herbs and spices left over from previous visitors (I left some cooking vermouth, spices and olive oil that I did not use up and half a bottle of Chivas Regal!).
Kitchen items were extensive. Toaster, microwave, decent-size refrigerator, espresso maker, rice-maker. I am an amateur chef and I had no problem cooking up a pasta meal for my guest. The range top has three burners and one is a flame-thrower which will bring a pot of pasta water to a boil in no time.
The bedding is nice; I loved the memory-foam mattresses.
Be careful of the electricity: if you get wasteful, the circuit breaker will trip (it's over the entrance door---look for it before-hand). Turn off the air conditioning unit if you are going to use the vacuum cleaner. As for heat, I was there during a bad cold-snap and the heater worked fine. I had no need to use the back-up oil-fired portable floor unit.
The main entrance to the building is on the 4th floor (north side, on the Old Tokaido Road). The first floor has a door on the downhill side (south) that leads more directly to the station. There are several convenience stores in the neighborhood, the closest being two blocks from the first-floor door.
From Yokohama Station---only a five minute walk---you can get anywhere. I recommend using the North Entrance/Exit to get to and from the apartment. This is a major station serving all the railways, public and private (KeihinKyuko, which feeds Haneda Airport and points south), the Municipal Subway, the Minato Mirai Subway and buses to just about anywhere. The bullet-train station is near north at Shin-Yokohama (ski areas in 90 minutes).
Shopping in major department stores inside Yokohama station (Lumine, Sogo), attached to it (Takashimaya), shopping malls connected to it (Diamond on the west side, Porta on the east). There are great stores all around it (west: Yodobashi Camera, UniQlo, More's City---east: Vivre, Don Quixote, Tokyu Hands). Chinatown is two stops south on the JR train at Ishikawacho Station.
I gave it 5 stars because it was exactly what I wanted!