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PUFFIN

(1 customer review)

US $399 US $299

Lower Hirafu – Chalets
2 Bedrooms

Puffin is a sleek designer chalet surrounded by other luxury pads at the Escarpment Estate.

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Puffin is a sleek and minimalist designer chalet located in the exclusive Escarpment Estate below Lower Hirafu. This two-bedroom chalet offers a striking modern silhouette and cosy living area with panoramic windows looking out into Niseko’s champagne powder landscape.

Sleeps: 4 guests (5 max)
Size: 118m²
Built: 2018

Puffin
Overview

Forest views
Walk to restaurants

Walk to bars
Walk to free village shuttle

Free parking

Built new for the 2018/19 season, Puffin is a stylish, minimalist chalet perfect for small groups wanting a chic, snowbound escape. Architect designed in the company of a dozen of Niseko’s finest homes on the prestigious Escarpment Estate boulevard, this chalet provides a chic respite from the cold.

The chalet comes with designer Cassina furniture and a large, luxurious living space enjoying views out over snow-covered rice fields and forest. A Western-style kitchen and island bench alongside allows for basic food preparation or full catering. Laid out over just one level, the simplicity of the chalet matches the stark white of the environment outside.

Puffin is fully equipped with high-speed WiFi and modern entertainment – a wide-screen television with Apple TV and streaming service included, ensuring evenings or any downtime can be enjoyed in maximum comfort and convenience.

Puffin
Features

COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
  • Welcome Centre pick-up
  • Forest views
  • Washer/dryer
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wide-screen TV
  • Apple TV
KITCHEN / DINING
  • Dining table
  • Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle
  • Toaster
  • Coffee machine
  • Rice cooker
  • Cutlery + plates
  • Cooking utensils
BATHROOMS
  • Bathtub
  • Japanese washlet toilet
  • Towels
  • Body soap
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Hair dryer

Puffin
Rooms

Bedroom 1

A nice large bedroom with ensuite and views.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower
25m²

Bedroom 2

A slightly smaller bedroom, has ensuite, views and a wardrobe.

2 guests
1 double or 2 singles
En suite with shower
19m²

Puffin
Location

SETTING / ATMOSPHERE

Puffin is located in the prestigious Escarpment Estate, which is a boulevard running along the bottom of Lower Hirafu village. It enjoys unobstructed views across forests and fields of snow and has a very peaceful, Japanese mountain escape vibe.

LIFTS / TRANSPORT

The ski lifts are a long walk up hill but can be accessed easily via the free Hirafu Village shuttle which is a five minute walk from the chalet. The other option of course is to hire a car which can get you to the slopes in just a couple of minutes (chalet has carport).

RESTAURANTS / BARS

Puffin is a short stroll to a half a dozen great little bars and restaurants tucked away across the charming Lower Hirafu village, including several of the most popular izakaya. About 10-15 minutes walk and you can access dozens more in the middle and upper villages.

Need to Know

EXTRAS

  • Extra futon/bedding: ¥5000 pp/night
    (not charged for children 6 years and under)
  • Cot/highchair set: ¥5000/stay
  • Special discount: 10% off for 10+ nights

STAY REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum nights:
    Peak: 5 (Dec 21-Jan 5 / Jan 25-Feb 1)
    Shoulder: 4 (Dec 14-20 / Jan 6-24 / Feb 2-29)
    Low: 2 (up to Dec 13 / from Mar 1)
  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • Check-out time: 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.

1 review for PUFFIN

  1. Craig Sampson

    We stayed in Puffin for 2 weeks in early March 2019. There was 3 adults and a 3 year old child. This is our second time to Niseko. We absolutely loved the place. Being in the escarpment estate meant that our outlook was straight across snow fields and snow covered trees, rather than into other buildings like in the main village up the hill. Laying on the rug on the lounge floor looking out the huge glass window was a favorite paste time. We even watched the snow foxes walk past most nights. Place was always warm through the heated floors. Great for drying out ski clothes. The Kitchen was great although the combined microwave / oven was difficult to use initially as the display was only in Japanese. Some English instructions would solve this problem. The walk up the dirt access road to the free resort shuttle bus stop may not be ideal for everyone, but as a family we loved it. There was always something new and exciting to explore for our 3 year old. New snow, new icicles, new fox prints, frozen puddles etc.
    The full kitchen enabled us to cook most of our own meals which is our preference. We purchased most of our groceries from the Kutchan Town supermarket, which is only a local bus connection away. Very easy. The local supermarkets in Niseko are a good top up of food staples but lack the range and fresh produce from the Kutchan shops.
    The only other comment of things to improve in Puffin is that the bedroom doors can be locked from the inside and thee is no way to unlock from the hallway. Suggest the locks be changed to allow opening from hallway if needed. A simple fix which is a key safety issue if you have children.
    Would be happy to stay in puffin again next time.

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