About Us

A little about us

After 29 years in the Australian surf industry and the hustle and bustle of Sydney life, the stress became too much and we sold our business to one of our suppliers. What to do next? How about a family gap year in Hakuba, Japan snowboarding and mountain biking. So here we are and we loved it so much we never left.

We pride ourselves on our level of service. You won’t be left to line up in heavy snowfall, waiting with numerous others for a public shuttle. We will drive you to where you need to be, or If you have an international drivers license (easy to get ask us how) and are confident driving in snow each villa comes with your own private vehicle for your use whilst you stay with us. All cars are all wheel drive and have snow tyres on them no need for chains, cars are available for use in the green season too, We highly recommend you make use of this free service as Hakuba is much larger than people expect and you will have a greater sense of freedom to come and go as you please and to explore this beautiful part of the world.

As the resorts in Hakuba are numerous and vast, having your own form of transport will make your holiday experience in Hakuba comfortable and enjoyable.


It’s all in the name

When we first thought about purchasing the property, we bounced the idea of names off friends and family, and a friend jokingly mentioned the name “Balls Deep Inn”. After much laughter, we thought for days and weeks about an alternate name, but the whole time still referring to our property as Balls Deep Inn. So I guess it stuck.

We are just a fun loving family with a sense of humour that enjoys getting as deep in the powder as possible.


Please come and stay in one of our Villas and let us show you why we love it so much here in Hakuba; whether it be in winter for deep powder runs or a leisurely afternoon BBQ down by the lake in summer.
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  • We spent just over a week in Hakuba and would highly recommend this villa. We stayed in a large one bed villa with a bright spacious bedroom upstairs, well equipped kitchen downstairs with a comfortable living space. The wifi was excellent and we used their apple tv to stream movies.We also had the use of bikes and a car while we were there. The bikes were great for exploring locally and the car for shopping and getting to nearby trailheads. Paul and Kanako were excellent hosts. They picked us up from the train station when we arrived and gave us lots of tips on the local area...

    Dave O'Grady, 2017

  • From the moment we booked to our sensational stay in Hukuba, Paul and Kanako were fantastic hosts offering amazing advice, helping us around town and to the ski resorts. The cabins were lovely and great to return to after a day out on the slopes. It was great to be able to relax, watch Netflix and cook a meal in the self contained villas...

    Stu, 2017

  • Literally was the perfect stay. We anticipated it would be because of all the good things we'd heard about this place prior to our stay and we weren't disappointed. The communication from both Paul and Kanako from the second we booked was excellent...

    Ash Bennett, 2017

  • Kanako, Paul and their awesome instructor son, were great hosts. Very friendly and helpful in every way. The villa was more than we expected it to be. Fully equipped, spacious and very comfortable. Great location with easy access to shops and supermarket. Friends who view our pix were very impressed. Balls Deep Inn will top our list if we ever visit Hakuba again!!

    Nurhayati Taha, 2015