About the Homestay
I live in a two story house with my husband. We have three children; one son and two daughters. Our son lives in Thailand, our eldest daughter lives in the US, and our youngest daughter recently graduated university. My husband works in Osaka and I am an English & Cooking teacher.
Our house consists of 4 bedrooms, a large formal living room, a casual and comfortable family room connected to a modern-looking kitchen as well as a relaxing tatami room. We have a large garden with a BBQ area and we often like to enjoy our evening tea there.
We live in Kita-Ku, the northern part of Kobe, just 15 mins away by car from Sannomiya (downtown area) and 10 mins away from the Shinkobe Station, the shinkansen station. Our neighborhood is surrounded by a lot of greenery, beautiful lakes and ponds and wonderful people. Arima Onsen and Sanda Premium Outlet Mall are about a 20 minute drive away.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
- Air Conditioning
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in a very green, peaceful, and nature-oriented neighborhood. It is about a 15 minute car ride away from downtown Kobe, Sannomiya. You can take the number 64 bus there and the bus stop is a 10 minute walk away from our house. Alternatively, you can take a train to downtown area as well.
There are several stores, home stores, hospitals, great restaurants and onsens around the neighborhood.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- 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
No house rules in particular as we are a very easy-going family.
Feel free to use anything but please respect it with care.
Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up after!
Please refrain from inviting strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance.
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
The host was incredibly very helpful and gave her best to make us feel at home. Definitely recommend this HomeStay to everyone who wants to spend time in Kobe. Thanks Namita - Terima kasih banyak
Such lovely hosts! It was a really nice change from staying in hostels and the house is lovely.
The homestay experience was relaxing and homey. Instead of 3 nights I extended the week after. The house is neat and clean. Great for one who likes quiet respite from the bustling city. If you love walking, this is the best. The couple are just so kind to assist me in my tours and drop me at Sannomiya station and pick me up. I love this homestay. If I return, I hope they're still around
It was a great stay! The host fetches us to the nearby buststop for easy transfer to train station. We get to enjoy the serene environment with great accessibility. Great hosting family, would love to visit them again!
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 199 $£€ 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.