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Apartment in the heart of Beijing
Apartment in the heart of Beijing

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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Ages 2 - 12
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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.

The space

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.

The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $19
Security Deposit: $139
Weekly Discount: 4%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

•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.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

105 Reviews

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Allison User Profile
May 2017
We had a great time in Beijing, made all the better because we stayed at Betty's place. It is centrally located to the main shopping area, subway but the most delightful thing is we were living amongst the locals - fabulous. Highly recommend staying at Betty's place

Prasit User Profile
April 2017
Betty is very helpful. If there is any concern, she will response quickly. The house is as shown in the picture and it is close to public transport.

Michelle User Profile
March 2017
wonderful! great location! surrounded by delicious eateries too, which means you don't have to worry about food options

Alexandros User Profile
March 2017
Warm house in the centre of Beijing. Betty was extremely helpful and always prompt to her replies. Certainty we recommend this place to our friends!

Kirsten User Profile
November 2016
Perfect accomodation for our family of four. Betty was always easy to contact if needed using , and her Beijing contact, Miss Lu, was there for us at any time. It was very cold during our stay (last week of October), and the house was always warm to come home too thanks for the hydronic heating throughout. Good location for shopping, and easy to get public transport around. Incredibly quiet, with great natural light throughout the apartment. Great open area outside to kick the soccer ball around, which my son was very happy about!

Pierre User Profile
August 2016
The flat is spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Our host was helpful on the directions to find the flat and the local food and shops available. She provided an English speaking guide to enable us to be driven to the great Wall and to the airport. The street nearby the flat will be of interest to the people in search of an authentic Chinese experience.

Andrea User Profile
August 2016
This is a lovely two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Beijing. It was quite spacious for this area of the city. It is situated on the first floor of a four-floor walk-up building inside an enclosed courtyard, which made it feel secure and relatively peaceful from the hustle and bustle outside the compound. Since we were traveling with a 5 year-old, this was important to us. Also, because we speak Chinese, we were able to get to know some of the neighbors in the compound, who were all very welcoming. Our son even played with some of the other children in the adjacent apartment buildings. It is situated a short walk from the Peking Union Medical Center, which is a nation-wide draw for people seeking care, which meant that the alley in front of the compound and the main thoroughfare perpendicular to the alley were always very crowded. The immediate vicinity is also full of convenience stores (selling fruit, too) and street stalls. It is also convenient to two subway lines--#1 and #5. Ms. Lu, who helped with registering us upon arrival and with cleaning twice a week, was very helpful and accommodating. The host, Betty, was also very responsive to our email questions. The kitchen is sufficiently stocked with the basics for cooking at home, although the area abounds with restaurants both large and small for those passing through for shorter stays. (We stayed for 7 weeks.) The apartment has air conditioning units in every room and they work well. We would be delighted to stay here again.

Michigan, United States · Joined in April 2012
Betty User Profile

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.

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