About the Homestay
Come as a guest and leave as a friend at this home of writer Virgilio and photographer Peter, who will tell you what to see, what to do, where to eat, what to eat, and all the things you need to know to enjoy your visit to Kamakura, a beautiful city of ancient temples and shrines. In addition to being experts on the fascinating history of the Kamakura Shogunate (1185-1333), your hosts can take you on personal guided tours of iconic sights such as Hasedera and the Great Buddha as well as on forays to lesser known but equally interesting places off the beaten track.
- Internet Access
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Centrally located and conveniently accessible, the townhouse is in a quiet upscale residential neighborhood with a sprinkling of shops, boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. From here, it's a five-minute walk to the beach. Two must-see tourist sites, Hasedera and the Great Buddha, are also nearby, and so are the Museum of Literature (a European-style stately home turned into a museum), Amanawa Shinmei Jinja (the oldest Shinto shrine in Kamakura), Kosokuji (Buddhist temple with lovely, peaceful grounds), and Goryojinja (an ancient Shinto shrine set amidst centuries-old trees).
Local Area Facilities
- Water sports
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Welcome to Our Home
As our guests, you will be treated with the utmost hospitality, but keep in mind that this is our home so please respect our privacy at all times.
For your convenience, you will be provided with a front door key for which you will be required to make a security deposit of Y5000. The deposit will be returned to you upon check-out, but will not be refunded in case you lose the key.
You may go in and out of the house freely, but please be as quiet and discreet as possible to avoid disturbing the neighbors in the building.
While in the house, please refrain from talking in a loud voice, playing pop music from a radio or other device, or doing any other noisy activity, particularly after 9pm.
Feel free to use the living room, dining room/kitchen, shower/bathroom, toilet, and wooden sundeck/garden, but note that the master bedroom is for our exclusive use.
Additionally, please observe the following rules:
• The living room, dining room/kitchen and wooden sundeck/garden are open to guests until 11pm.
• We offer home-cooked meals but please inform us beforehand if you wish to partake of lunch or dinner in the house.
• You may use the microwave oven to heat up packed meals brought in from outside but cooking by guests in the kitchen is not allowed.
• Breakfast is served in the dining room from 8am to 10am.
• Please refrain from eating in your room or keeping food that may attract flies, ants and other insects.
• Smoking is not allowed in your room and inside the house but allowed outdoors on the wood deck or garden.
• Moderate drinking – a couple of beers or glasses of wine – is allowed in your room but feel free to enjoy it in the living room and dining room/kitchen.
The beddings and towels in your room will remain in use throughout your short stay (2-3 nights) and changed only if you stay longer.
You may use the shower/bathroom during the following hours:
Please inform us beforehand if you wish to take a bath so we can fill the tub with hot water.
Please follow the Japanese practice of taking a bath: Get into the tub only after having a shower and do not soap or shampoo yourself while in the tub.
Please do not wash clothes in the shower/bathroom but we would be happy to do a little laundry for you.
Please feel free to ask us if you require any assistance of any kind.
We hope you will have a comfortable and pleasant stay with us!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Me and Ellinor had such a pleasant stay with Virgil and Peter! They know so much about Kamkura, and they helped us out with tips on where to go. In addition to this they were kind enough to invite us for dinner and it was very nice talking to them about just about anything. They are both very interesting and nice people with a lot of knowledge and many fun life experiences. They also kindly helped us out with our laundry for free. The room was nice and clean like the rest of the house and the location couldn’t have been better. So close to the Enoden line and also walking distance to many attractions. Next time we go to Kamakura we would love to stay here again!
Wir hatten schöne Tage in Kamakura-shi bei Virgilio.
Schon vor unserer Ankunft hat uns Virgilio viele Tipps gegeben, wie wir am besten zu ihm finden.
Wir haben uns dann bei Ihm sehr wohlgefühlt. Es gab ein schönes Frühstück, auf Wunsch auch ein leckeres Abendessen. Wir bekamen viele gute Informationen über die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Kamakura und Tipps für unsere Ausflüge nach Hakone zum Fuji und nach Tokio. Man kann sich keinen freundlicheren und aufmerksameren Gastgeber vorstellen. Wir wären gerne länger geblieben.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.