Self-catering holiday cottages
Minamiizu is Shizuoka prefecture
Villa Yumigahama is a small complex of self-catering holiday cottages. With it’s rustic charm, laid-back vibe, and being dotted amongst lush greenery, it almost feels like you could be staying in a treehouse. Villa Yumigahama is located just a minute’s walk from the picturesque Yumigahama beach, which has been designated one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful beaches. Our cottages open onto spacious terraces ideal for that BBQ under the stars, whilst listening to the sound of the waves.
Minamiizu is Shizuoka prefecture, on the southern tip of the izu peninsular. Minamiizu enjoys a relatively mild climate all year round and has a distinctly tropical feel in the summer. We are located just a minute’s walk from Izu’s most popular bathing beach, Yumigahama, and just two minutes from the pebble beach, Onohama – which is ideal for fishing, snorkelling and exploring the tidepools. We are also only 10 mintues walk from Yumigahama Onsen (hot spring). Villa Yumigahama is conveniently placed for exploring the local attractions including the popular and highly rated snorkelling beach, Hirizo, the historic city of Shimoda, and the somewhat unique Toji sand-skiing beach.
Under the stars, listening to the sound of the waves…the perfect place for a BBQ. Each cottage has its own BBQ terrace, in addition to communal BBQ areas. All rooms are self-catering and are furnished with a well equipped kitchen. ..bring your own ingredients and enjoy cooking with friends or family! Various western, Japanese and Chinese restaurants are within a 10minute walk.
We are able to cater for groups ranging from 2 to 50 guests. There are a variety of different cottages, some with ocean views, some with terraces. Depending on the size of your group, please select a cottage to suit.
Yumigahama – one of Japan’s 100 most beautiful beaches. With white sand, calm waves and shallow waters, the 1.3km bathing beach is fringed with pine trees and enjoys fantastic views.
“Let’s pop down to the beach to enjoy the evening sky” “I’m off the catch a fish for our dinner!” “How about we view the stars from the beach” …you can do all this because we’re just a stone’s throw from the sea and sand.
Two beautiful beaches on your doorstep!
Just one minute’s walk to Yumigahama beach and couple to Onohama beach! We’re ideally located!
Onohama Beach Ideal for snorkelling!
Ononhama is a pebble beach just two minutes away. At low tide one can walk out to a tidal island, one of the few places in Japan where this is possible.
There's nothing better than a BBQ!
Under the stars, listening to the sound of the waves…the perfect place for a BBQ. Each cottage has its own BBQ terrace, in addition to communal BBQ areas.
500yen+tax per person. *weather permitting.
A BBQ set
lit charcoal, grilling mesh, grill pan, tongs, BBQ table and chairs.
Things to cook, drinks, paper plates, cups, chopsticks, garbage bags.
Minamiizu...a great spot for star gazing.
On a clear night, step on to your terrace and take in the night sky…you might just see a shooting star!
Light a campfire
While away the evening sitting round a campfire with friends or family…
There’s nothing like a cozy campfire to bring people together…brew some coffee, toast marshmallows and let the time drift by.
We have two sites for campfires, please note that campfires are only possible weather permitting. During busy periods, it may be necessary to impose a time limit of 2hrs per group. For your safety, and out of consideration for others, please follow our staff’s advice.
Campfires can be lit from 7.30-11pm.
1500yen per hour.
A Cottage In The Garden
Our landscaped garden has a tropical feel and a laid-back vibe.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & THINGS TO DO
SAND-SKI & SHIMODA CITY
A natural sand-bank and picturesque bay for thrilling sand-skiing! We have a number of sledges for guests to use free of charge. The 45m, 30 degree slope ensures an exhilarating ride! Whether you intend to sledge or not, the white sand and turquoise sea makes for a worthwhile trip. Entry free. Parking fee. 12 minutes drive.
What was once the red-light district during the Edo period, some 400 years ago, is now the area known as ‘Perry Road’. Full of historic charm, and home to a variety of small shops, restaurants and bars, its worth a visit.
Half-day plan 4500yen (minimum two persons). Day plan 9000yen (minimum two persons). English-speaking instructor. SEA KAYAKING SCHOOL
An instructor with internationally recognised qualifications runs courses for beginners. Why not try your hand at surfing in this stunning location. Become one with the sea, immerse yourself in nature and be exhilarated beyond words! REAL SURF SHOP
View the sea from a completely new angle! For those who haven’t tried it before, paddle boarding is a novel experience that feels a bit like taking a walk on water. – It’s so easy, even children will have no trouble in picking it up! Guests staying between October and June can borrow one board per group free of charge. At other times, boards are available to rent.
INDIANA JONES EXPERIENCE!
Tour this little known and quite remarkable Geo-site quarry, which could be straight out of an Indiana Jones film. Long ago, stone was cut from the quarry by locals working in darkness. The determination, endurance and perseverance of the miners will leave a lasting impression.
By car There are two approaches to Minamiizu – the coastal route and the mountain route. The mountain route via Numazu (Route: Numazu-Shuzenji-Kawazu-Shimoda), is usually less congested and therefore the quickest. However, the mountain pass is windy and there is no view of the sea.The coastal route, travelling down the east coast is picturesque (Route: Odawara-Atami-Ito-Shimoda), however, this route can be congested at times.
From Tokyo or Shinagawa station, take the Odoriko directly to Izukyu-Shimoda station.
From Izukyu-Shimoda station, take a bus from terminal 4 and get off at Kyukamura. Walk towards the beach and take a left turn, continue for about 3minutes.
*Note, there is no supermarket within walking distance from Villa Yumigahama. We suggest stocking up on supplies (drinks, BBQ ingredients etc..) at Tokyu Store near Shimoda station.
**Car rental options are available near Shimoda station – for groups of 3 or more, it may be an economical option to rent with prices starting at 3400yen for 24hrs. Advance booking is advised.
Q. Can we order BBQ ingredients from you?
A. Sorry, do not supply BBQ ingredients. Please buy/bring what you need.
Q. What time is Check-in and check-out?
A. Check-in is from 3pm, and check-out is 10am. Early check-in and late check-out is charged at 500yen per person, per hour. *Also see our ’24hr ticket’ for discount options.
Q. Is parking free?
A. Yes, we have ample free parking for guests.
Q. Can I bring my pets?
A. Sorry, we do not allow pets.
Q. Is the bath a hot spring (onsen)?
A. We do not have a hot spring, however two popular hot spring spas are nearby. ‘Minato-yu’ is a 10 minute walk, and ‘Gin-no-yu Kaikan’ is an 8 minute drive.
Q. Will we be sleeping on beds or futons?
A. All rooms are furnished with futons.
Q. Is Wi-Fi available?
A. Free Wi-Fi is available in the vicinity of the office building.
Q. Is there anything you recommend we bring with us?
A. As our accommodation is self-catering, you will need to bring your own amenities, toothbrushes etc..
Q. Is there a washing machine available?
A. Yes, there is a communal washing machine available for 100yen per load incl. washing detergent.
Q. In case of tsunami, is there an evacuation area nearby?
A. Villa Yumigahama is located on the side of a mountain. All rooms are 25m-35m above sea level. The highest point on our grounds is between 40-50m. The mountain on which we are located is the designated evacuation point for this area.
Q. Are fireworks permitted?
A. Sorry to say that we don’t permit fireworks, however, fireworks are permitted on Yumigahama beach until 10pm.
Weekday Adult rate(Low season)
5000yen per person, per night.
Weekday Children rate(Low season)
Children under 2 years – FREE
Children 2-6 years – 3000yen
*Children 7 years – adult rate.
Weekend rate & High season & summer season
Please contact us.
500yen per person.
*Children under 7 years – FREE
Zip code 415-0152 1600 Minato Minamiizumachi Kamogun Shizuoka Prefecture