Visiting Japan has always been our long-standing dream. But due to the pandemic, it seems that it still has to stay unchecked in our bucket list for few more years. Last October, I was surprised to see Kirei House Bulacan when I was searching for an Airbnb staycation within our province. I never knew it’s possible to experience a bit of Japan without going out of the country, and it’s even just a 15-min drive from our home!
About Kirei House Bulacan
Kirei House is a Japanese-inspired Airbnb in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. The owner is a Japan enthusiast who thought about bringing the beauty of Japan to her province, and is kind enough to allow others to experience it. The house is perfect for staycation or weekend getaway to disconnect from busy city life.
“Kirei” is a Japanese word which can mean beautiful/pretty, or can also mean clean/neat. I think it’s the ultimate word to perfectly describe the house. The overall interior is minimalist. Indeed, less is more, and there’s always beauty in simplicity. It’s also evident that the house is well-maintained.
It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, fully equipped kitchen for basic cooking, WiFi, Netflix access, and safe parking. It also has an Honesty Food Store and Honesty Bookstore. Living room has a 32” flat-screen TV with 30+ Japanese movies in a USB. Complete toiletries such as shampoo, body wash, tissue, and towels were provided.
But how safe it is to stay at Kirei House? They make sure to spray with alcohol and lysol disinfectant and ensure at least 12 to 24 hour gap between guest bookings to give time to ventilate the place.
So let me tour you around the space. First, let’s take a look at the ground floor of the house. This is where you’ll find the Living room, dining, kitchen, and bathroom.
The Living Room is cozy and airy. The pink cherry blossom is fully highlighted due to the minimalist interiors. It’s the only color you’ll see aside from white and grey. Truly relaxing and easy on the eyes! Also, the Shoji screens emphasizes that Japan feels!
The dining area has a Kotatsu table which is a Japanese-style low wooden table with a blanket upon which a table top sits. It’s often used during winter as it usually has a heat source underneath. Though I haven’t checked if the one in Kirei House has a heater (but I think there’s none because there’s no need). Have your favorite Ramen or you can also enjoy eating Yakiniku as there’s an electric grill available to use for free.
Now let’s proceed to the second floor of the house where the two bedrooms are. The bigger room is airconditioned while the smaller one has a ceiling fan and a desk fan. Both are with futons which is a traditional Japanese-style bedding and is usually thin and foldable. But since the owner is very considerate to guests who aren’t used to sleeping in futons, she used thicker mattresses. It’s comfortable while retaining the Japan feels inside the rooms.
The bigger room can fit up to 4 single futons, and the smaller room up to 2 futons, accommodating a maximum of 6 guests. Since we were just two, we were provided with 2 futons at the bigger room. I actually appreciate the effort of keeping the room as spacious as possible. It would have been a hassle if there were four futons for only two guests! For the smaller room, it had one futon.
Before I forget, let’s have a look at the parking area with a mini garden on the side. It’s a safe, gated, and covered parking so rest assured you’ll have a peace of mind. Anyway, the house itself is situated inside a gated residential village so it’s generally safe. You will be asked to leave a valid ID and be given a visitor’s pass upon entry.
Kirei House Full Address:
Blk 20 Lot 45, Laurel St., Diamond Crest Village, City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan
Search for Diamond Crest Village, then follow the accurate and easy instructions given by the owner thru the Airbnb app.
How to Book Kirei House Bulacan?
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