Birchwood Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
02-Aug-2019

Staying in a brand new holiday home is always a pleasure and we were lucky enough to be amongst Birchwood’s first few visitors. The minimalist design and décor made it feel extra crisp and fresh, and we liked the fact that there was nothing to distract from the gorgeous views of the wintery forest, which looked like something out of a fairy tale – especially when the snow was falling and we were warm and toasty inside. We travelled as a family with two fussy eaters, so the kitchen was a real plus, not to mention a genuine pleasure to cook in, with all the sparkling new appliances. Getting groceries delivered via Niseko Gourmet was another drawcard – who wants to bother with supermarkets on holiday? Or household chores for that matter, and we were thrilled to have a daily housekeeper.

We dropped our five-year old at the Niseko Village Kids Snow School on our way to the slopes each morning. The only problem was getting her to leave – she loved it, and went from being a novice to quite a confident skier in a week. We never had to wait long for the courtesy driver and it was literally only a couple of minutes’ drive down the road to the ski lift.

We live in the city, so it was a real novelty to stay somewhere so peaceful and quiet, and after a day on the mountains, we loved being able to chill out at home and put our feet up. Having WiFi meant the kids could play on their iPads so there were no complaints. We did make it into Hirafu Village for a couple of meals and enjoyed the fun, lively atmosphere, and had a good laugh at a karaoke bar, but we were always happy to get back home to our serene chalet in the birch grove. We are curious to see what Soga looks like when the snow melts, and would happily return to Birchwood for a summer stay so we can really explore the area.
 

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Highlights

Being on the edge of a forest creates a genuine back-to-nature experience, and the chance to unwind and relax. What better way to enjoy the scenery than from the comfort of a brand-new luxury chalet?

Surprises

Birchwood may be too peaceful for those who wish to be right in the thick of the action. Having said that, Niseko Village is so close that it’s easy enough to come and go whenever you want. 

Guest Reviews (4)

Jo F, Hong Kong checked out on 18-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Feb-2020
Thank you so much for sending us here as well as arranging the logistics Rochil. Very helpful!! @Elite Havens Niseko @Rochi! We had an amazing stay at Andrew’s house. Much better than we expected in the following aspects: 1. Elite Haven's Rochil helped us with pre-arrival logistics and helped us book all tickets, rentals as well as commute tickets. Super responsive 2. Shuttle between Birchwood and resorts - this is so much more convenient than renting your own car and driving yourself for a 6-person group. They always arrive on time and pick us up at most of the spots between 8am-6pm. They even had exceptions for us post 6pm when we had trouble booking taxis. Very sweet and friendly ground team. 3. The house is super NEW with good quality facilities. It was really stylish as well as AMAZING view!!! They have almost everything from dish washer, coffee machine, laundry etc 4. House keeping everyday - this is the first airbnb place I have ever stayed that offers house keeping everyday which makes the place clean and tidy. In all, we had a good stay and will definitely recommend others to stay here. It made my first Niseko trip wonderful.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Diana & Tom, United States checked out on 31-Jan-2020
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Feb-2020
One of the best Airbnbs we have stayed at. The house is beautiful, spacious, clean and modern. Easy checkin/entry, the house was professionally cleaned every other day, the kitchen was stocked with almost everything you needed and the Elite Havens management team was super responsive, plus we loved that they provided a complimentary shuttle to and from town. The house was perfectly located for us as we snowboarded/skied at Niseko and Rusutsu. It’s also just a 5 minute drive to the center of Hirafu, so extremely convenient and great if you do want to stay in a more peaceful environment, yet close to the center. This place was perfect.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Carrie Z, China checked out on 17-Dec-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
26-Dec-2019
Great house with Amazing french windows in the living room and the dining room - facing the outside view. It also has the coziest kitchen. It's surrounded by wood and snow - which contribute to a beautiful snowy landscape. The most important thing is everyone in Elite Havens is quite cheerful and charming. We had a memorable time in Birchwood.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Joy Y, Taiwan checked out on 03-Nov-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Nov-2019
It is our greatest pleasure to be the first guest. The house is so lovely with a great view - both mountains and forest view (though no leaves). We spent great nights in living room - the floor is warm and Apple TV brought us fun and enjoyment. All the facilities are new and high quality. Enjoyed everything in the house - Andrew's welcome also appreciated. Shall visit again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Birchwood /villa/birchwood.aspx Price starts at $47,775 - $113,925 per night
8.1 out of 10
based on 5 user reviews.

Staying in a brand new holiday home is always a pleasure and we were lucky enough to be amongst Birchwood’s first few visitors. The minimalist design and décor made it feel extra crisp and fresh, and we liked the fact that there was nothing to distract from the gorgeous views of the wintery forest, which looked like something out of a fairy tale – especially when the snow was falling and we were warm and toasty inside. We travelled as a family with two fussy eaters, so the kitchen was a real plus, not to mention a genuine pleasure to cook in, with all the sparkling new appliances. Getting groceries delivered via Niseko Gourmet was another drawcard – who wants to bother with supermarkets on holiday? Or household chores for that matter, and we were thrilled to have a daily housekeeper.

We dropped our five-year old at the Niseko Village Kids Snow School on our way to the slopes each morning. The only problem was getting her to leave – she loved it, and went from being a novice to quite a confident skier in a week. We never had to wait long for the courtesy driver and it was literally only a couple of minutes’ drive down the road to the ski lift.

We live in the city, so it was a real novelty to stay somewhere so peaceful and quiet, and after a day on the mountains, we loved being able to chill out at home and put our feet up. Having WiFi meant the kids could play on their iPads so there were no complaints. We did make it into Hirafu Village for a couple of meals and enjoyed the fun, lively atmosphere, and had a good laugh at a karaoke bar, but we were always happy to get back home to our serene chalet in the birch grove. We are curious to see what Soga looks like when the snow melts, and would happily return to Birchwood for a summer stay so we can really explore the area.
 
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