About this listing
Conveniently located in the center of Beijing, 20 min walk to the Tien Men Square and the Forbidden City, the apartment was is hidden in a very quiet neighborhood which was built in early 1900. Remodeled in 2012 with modern comfort.
Want a taste of real Beijing life in the very heart of the city without compromising the comfort of modern living? This newly remodeled two-bed-room apartment is situated inside a historical villa built by Rockefellers as a residential villa for the doctors of the Peking Union Hospital at the turn of last century. The apartment itself is over 60 years old with sturdy architecture, high ceilings, plentiful of windows for natural lighting and is certainly hard to find in the area these days. Only minutes walk to many attractions in Beijing: Oriental Plaza, the famous Wang Fu Jing shopping district, Tian An Men Square and to public transportation, including subway No. 1 and 5.
Although located in the heart of Beijing, the apartment gets its tranquility and peace from the shelter of matured trees, shrubs and flowers through out of the villa. It comes with living room, one bathroom, kitchen, dinning room. Hardwood floor through out the living room and bed rooms. Ceramic titles in the kitchen, dinning and bathroom. There is a electric fire place in one of the bed room. It is fully furnished with wash and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and all the kitchen equipments such as rice cooker, coffee maker and more. WiFi and cable TV are also available. Linens and towels are provided. There is a folding bed available for extra person. Free room cleaning (every other day). It basically have everything. All you have to do is to move in. The villa has 24 hours security guard on the site.
Short term and long term lease are all welcome. An English tour guide is available with extra fees.
Interaction with guests
I interact with my guests through email and phone. I won't be present at the listing however I always have someone greet my guest upon their arrival.
•No smoking is allowed inside the apartment.
•It is strictly forbidden to bring flammable or explosive materials, illegal substances and weapons into the apartment.
•Please wear slippers in the apartment to protect the floor from being scratched.
•As part of our commitment to a green apartment, please help us reduce the consumption of water and energy by following the suggestions in the separate documents.
•Unless your valuables, money and documents are not stored in the room safe with a personal password, we cannot guarantee their safety.
•Please lock the door at night and when leaving the apartment. You have to return the apartment keys upon check-out.
•In case of a lost key, there is a ¥50 fee for the replacement of the key.
•Check out time is 11:00 am, but if you wish to stay longer, please inform us 24 hours in advance. It can be arranged without extra charge based on availability and other bookings.
•Please do not create loud noise which could disturb neighbors especially during the period from 10.00 PM to 8.00 AM.
•Please immediately inform us of any defects or faults in the room or possible dissatisfaction with the service.
•Please keep the equipment and furniture safe. You may be charged for any damage caused by your negligence during your stay.
•For your convenience, local phone calls are free. Long distance and international calls will be charged according to the rate of the service company. To make long distance and international phone calls, you may purchase a phone card, which is usually sold in many of phone shops and newspaper stands.
•Prior to leaving the room, please check if you have turned off the tap in the bathroom.
•Pets are not allowed in the apartment.
•Room inventory (pillows, blankets, towels, books and DVDs etc.) are intended for your use during your stay at the apartment and you are kindly requested not to remove them.
•Please do not dispose of tampons or sanitary napkins in the toilets.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
I was born in Beijing and went to US for graduate school in the 80's. I have been living in US since then except the years between 2007 to 2012 when I lived in Beijing. I am happy to be back in Michigan again.