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.
Lower Hirafu – Chalets
Puffin is a sleek designer chalet surrounded by other luxury pads at the Escarpment Estate.
Payment is made using the villa’s preferred currency (usually USD). The amount displayed is indicative and based on today’s exchange rate.
Sleeps: 4 guests (5 max)
Walk to restaurants
Walk to bars
Walk to free village shuttle
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.
COMFORT / CONVENIENCE
- Welcome Centre pick-up
- Forest views
INTERNET / ENTERTAINMENT
- Free Wi-Fi
- Wide-screen TV
- Apple TV
KITCHEN / DINING
- Dining table
- Coffee machine
- Rice cooker
- Cutlery + plates
- Cooking utensils
- Japanese washlet toilet
- Body soap
- Shampoo & conditioner
- Hair dryer
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
- 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
- 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
- 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