KASETSU

US $2,479

Lower Hirafu – Chalet
6 Bedrooms

Kasetsu is huge luxury home with a range of bedroom options and comfortable living areas.

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Kasetsu is a stunning chalet in central Hirafu, designed for a Hong Kong family who had spent plenty of time skiing in North America, but fell in love with Niseko at first sight. So much so, they built this three-storey home with family holidays in mind, but it’s suitable for any larger groups of up to 17 people wanting to stay in modern luxury.

Sleeps: 19 Guests (19 Max)
Size: 440m²
Built: 2011

Kasetsu
Overview

Mt Yotei Views
Ski-Slope Views
Family/Kid Friendly
Ski Locker / Drying Room
Walk to Restaurants

Walk to Cafe
Walk to Bars
Walk to Onsen
Feature Bath
Guest Lounge room

On-Site Laundry
On Village Shuttle Route
Free Parking
Welcome Centre Transfers
Car Rental Included

Kasetsu is made up of Chinese/Japanese characters meaning “excellent snow” – which augurs well for your ski holiday, given that the owners are well-travelled skiers. Pro skiers and snow aficionados the world over all agree, Niseko has the world’s best lift-accessed powder snow.

The chalet was designed to maintain the comfort and function of a traditional alpine lodge, while infusing modern themes and Japanese elements. The owners say the overriding design objective was to make Kasetsu warm, cosy and family-friendly, but with design elements like a 9m stone feature wall spanning all three stories on entry, they’ve also ticked the “designer style” box as well.

The kitchen won’t disappoint keen chefs arriving in this culinary paradise. The fully equipped western kitchen features all high-quality modern appliances, as well as a large island bench with seating for eating small meals or chatting to the cook over a glass of wine.

A main feature of the house is a huge outdoor deck that offers takes in a beautiful panorama of Mt Yotei and the rolling hills surrounding it.

Kasetsu
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Daily Rubbish Collection
  • Mid-Clean/Linen Change Every 7 Nights
  • Private Entrance
  • Centralised Heating
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Mt Yotei Views
  • Village Views
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Traditional Tatami room
  • Phone (free local calls)
  • In-Room Safe
  • Slippers
  • Ski Storage
  • Drying Room
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Separate Media Room
  • High-End Audio Visual
  • 52-inch Plasma/LCD TV
  • DVD, BluRay Player
  • iPod Dock, Internet Radio
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Games
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining Table
  • Breakfast Bar
  • Oven
  • IH Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Machine
  • Cutlery + Plates
  • Cooking Utensils (extensive)
  • Dishwasher
  • Wine Fridge
  • Dishwashing Powder
  • Dishwashing Detergent
BEDROOMS
  • Western Bedding
  • Japanese Bedding
  • Bunk Beds
  • Ensuites x 4
  • Kids bedroom
  • Walk In Wardrobe
  • Closets
  • Hangers
  • Alarm Clock
BATHROOMS
  • Rain Shower
  • Feature Bathtub
  • Japanese Washlet Toilet
  • Towels
  • Body Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hair Dryer
  • Shared Bathroom

Kasetsu
Rooms

BEDROOM 1
Niseko KasetsuNiseko Kasetsu Traditional Tatami Room | Lower Hirafu

Located on the bottom of three levels, the first bedroom is a traditional Japanese style room with tatami straw matting on the floor. There is an expansive wardrobe with sliding door to store luggage and futon bedding during the day. During the night, up to three guests can sleep in this room on provided futon bedding. Windows look out over the village. This bedroom is the only on the bottom floor with the media room next door – a perfect place for those wanting a bit of extra independence from the rest of the group.

3 Guests
3 Futon Beds
Approx 18m²

BEDROOM 2
Niseko Kasetsu King Size Bed | Lower Hirafu

The second bedroom is on the second level, where most of the bedroms are located. Corner windows look out over the Lower Village of Hirafu. There is storage space, and beds sleeping two guests in either 1 King Double or 2 Singles. A shared bathroom with bath, shower and separate toilet is next door.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
Approx 17m²

BEDROOM 3
Niseko Kasetsu Spa Room | Lower Hirafu

The third bedroom is next door to the second, on the second level where most of the bedrooms are located. Two guests sleep in either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds. This bedroom features an ensuite bathroomw ith washstand, toilet and shower.

2 Guests
1 King Double or 2 Singles
En suite with shower
Approx 20m²

BEDROOM 4
Niseko Kasetsu Bunk Beds | Lower Hirafu

The fourth bedroom is perfect for kids, with three bunk beds sleeping up to 6 guests. The beds are lined up, making the most of the light and space in the room to allow for playing and enjoying. Two closets store everything you need, and the shared bathroom with bathtub and separate toilet is just next door.

6 Guests
3 Bunkbeds (Sleeps 4)
Approx 18m²

BEDROOM 5
Niseko Kasetsu Bedroom with Sofa | Lower Hirafu

The fifth bedroom is on the second level, where most of the bedrooms are located. Two guests can sleep in either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds. There are ample views out over the village, expansive storage, and an en suite bathroom with shower. As the kids bedroom with bunk beds is just next door, this is a perfect space for parents that want to oversee their litle ones.

2 Guests
1 King double or 2 Singles
En suite with shower
Approx 18m²

BEDROOM 6

The sixth bedroom is the grandest, a master suite located on the third level that looks out over the village, forests, and mountains. Two guests sleep in either 1 King Double or 2 Single beds. There is desk space, a private balcony, walk-in wardrobe and the feature bathroom ensuite. The bathroom has two washstands and a toilet, as well as that gorgeous feature bath with forest views, and a separate shower area. This room connects onto the kitchen, dining and living space.

2 Guests
1 Double
En suite with feature bath, shower
Approx 25m²

Kasetsu
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Kasetsu is located in the quiet southwest corner of Lower Hirafu Village, in amongst a variety of old and new houses and beside a tranquil valley – perfect for afternoon snowball fights and tobogganing.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

Lifts are a fairly solid 10 to 15 minute walk, or an easy 5 if you take the bus – the shuttle bus stop is just a few metres from the front door.

RESTAURANTS / BARS

There are a number of bars and restaurants within a short walk from your front door. Just a snowball’s throw is the famous snowcave style Gyu+ Bar, aka the Fridge Door Bar – so named for its entrance which is the door off an old mini bar. Within five minutes walk there is a choice of half a dozen great little Japanese style restaurants. Jump on the free shuttle bus to get to every restaurant in the village!

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Car included for rentals Dec 14-Mar 15 (international driver permit required)
  • Extra futon: ¥5000 pp/night
    (children 4 and under no charge)
  • Cot/highchair/gate set: ¥5000/stay
  • Baby bath tub: ¥2500/stay

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 14-Jan 5 / Jan 23-Feb 2)
    Shoulder: 4 (Nov 23-Dec 13 / Jan 6-22 / Feb 3- Mar 15)
    Low: 3 (up to Nov 22 / from Mar 16)
  • Check in: 3 – 8pm
  • Check out: 10am

PAYMENT DETAILS

  • We offer the best rates online
  • Rates include government tax and services (some other websites add this at the end)
  • Rates quoted in Yen (JPY)
  • 50% deposit due at booking
  • 50% balance due 60 days before arrival
  • Pay by credit card / PayPal / bank transfer
  • See our full terms and conditions

Please note all information provided is representative and subject to change. If there are features or services that are imperative to your stay, please contact us before booking.

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