Guests enjoying dinner in the gazeboPrivate dining appetizer
The Enclave ~「異喰館」~
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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***As featured on Refinery29, BMW Bikes magazine, Y! Leisure, and several other media outlets and publications***

A unique property with a 3-bedroom New Zealand Lockwood chalet and private dining options situated on a half-acre of lush forest on the Pacific Coast of Chiba Prefecture's Bousou Peninsula, located just over an hour away from central Tokyo.

(Also be sure to check out the Forestarium, the Enclave's all-new luxury private annex:


Extra people $72 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $13 NZD
Weekly Discount: 13%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
Check in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 11AM


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

126 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
October 2017
Jon's place is a refreshing change from the bustle of the cities, being surrounded by rice paddies and forest. Within walking distance was a quiet and secluded temple a world away from the famous temples crawling with tourists. Jon introduced us to an absolute ripper of a yakinik…

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
To be honest I would not stay here again. The listing states whole house but the owner lives upstairs in the loft and is hanging out at the house the whole time. I wanted some peace and quiet and to relax away from the city and instead I got 5 hours of Star Trek blasting on Netfl…
Jon User ProfileJon is a superhost.
Response from Jon:
Let me address each of your points of contention one by one as follows: 1) The listing description *clearly* states in several sections that I reside on the second floor and am on premises unless away on other business, a fact that you yourself acknowledged in your private correspondence with me. That having been said, I go out of my way to try and give guests as much privacy as they desire, and you never once gave the slightest indication that you were uncomfortable with my presence. If you had any doubts or misgivings about this, you had ample opportunity to ask questions and clear up any misunderstandings before booking; alas, you did neither. 2) While it is true that I was watching TV in the living room, it was at a very reasonable volume and when you asked me to turn it down further, I did so immediately. (And it certainly wasn't five hours, more like two.) 3) Car damage/parking area flooding: As a result of record-setting rainfall, nearly the entire property–not to mention most of the surrounding area–was underwater the morning of the incident in question, including where my own vehicles were parked. Accordingly, your car would have almost certainly encountered the same issue regardless of where it was parked (either on my property or elsewhere), and no doubt my cars would have been adversely affected as well has they had the unusually low ground clearance that yours does. To insinuate that I could have done anything to anticipate this unprecedented force majeure (especially considering the forecast the previous evening merely called for "showery weather"), let alone prevent it, is beyond the pale. Despite this, I bent over backwards to assist you in mitigating the situation (and getting absolutely soaking wet in the torrential downpour in the process), including sacrificing all of the towels in the house to help absorb the water that seeped into the floor of your car, drying both your floor mats and clothes in the clothes dryer, offering to provide you with a fresh set of clothes, and even waiving the cost of the two breakfasts I served you out of sympathy for the unfortunate circumstances. 4) Yelling at the neighbor's cat: Yes, I did because it was in heat and making a racket; however, I only did so once, not constantly as you imply.Nevertheless, I'm sorry you felt uneasy; I simply assumed that a cat howling into the night would have made you even more so. 5) Arrival time: As a general rule and stated in the listing, check-in is between 3pm and 5pm (of course barring unforeseen delays such as heavy traffic or inclement weather), and you stated that you would arrive at 3pm; however, you messaged me right before 3pm that you would be arriving around 6:30pm instead with no further explanation. Since I was busy preparing for the dinner that you requested that night and arranged my schedule around your initially planned arrival time, suddenly deciding to show up 3.5 hours later simply because you changed your mind without even so much as an explanation or apology meant that I had to stop meal prep (which takes several hours) in order to show you in and explain everything, which derails the entire process (and no, dinner is not served at 4pm either). Please understand that I do everything around here by myself and unfortunately–unlike a hotel–don't have a 24-hour reception desk, so a little mutual consideration of the host's circumstances would be highly appreciated. Once again, had you given me a little more heads-up, there would not have been any issue. 6) Value: You are of course entitled to your opinion regarding the value for money, but judging from the hundred some-odd reviews from other guests that are overwhelming positive, I would say that the vast majority of people would disagree with your assessment. De gustibus non est disputandum, as the Romans used to say.
September 2017

Jessica User Profile
September 2017
Our stay at Jon's place was amazing. The Enclave is located in the hills nearby an awesome little surf town. We rented his bikes and rode down to the beach, ate his wonderful cooking and got some great insight on restaurants to visit and places to see while we were there. I defin…

Salah User Profile
September 2017
We had a great stay. The Cabin in the Woods™ is as cool as the photos suggest. Jon and his kitties are great company and the private dinner was very nice. Isumi and Otaki are gorgeous and I'd recommend having a car to be able to easily visit the nicer sights to see. Jon recommend…

Andrew User Profile
August 2017
Any praise I give is going to feel entirely insufficient, but I'll do my best. The Enclave is incredibly comfortable and relaxing, with very cool style and an array of great art and entertainment options. Jon is an incredibly friendly and accommodating host and his talents as a c…

Matthew User Profile
August 2017
Jon was an amazing host, we told him what time we where arriving in and he was their to meet us at the train station! His skills in the kitchen are nothing to bat an eye lid over, I would defiantly take him up on his offer of breakfast and dinner! Jon also lent us bikes and gave …

Yulia User Profile
July 2017
The Enclave is the one and only - work of love and imagination of Jon. Meticulous attention to detail will characterize our host the best. Perfect communicator, he replied to many our messages without delay. To get to the Enclave, we rented a car at Mobara station. The place is a…

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Isumi, JapanJoined in August 2014
Jon User ProfileJon is a superhost.
I am an American professional photographer and chef who has lived in Japan for over 20 years and am currently running a private dining restaurant and B&B on the Pacific Coast of Chiba Prefecture's Bousou Peninsula, just over an hour away from downtown Tokyo. I also offer photo to…
Languages: English, 日本語
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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