About this listing
Our Japanese style 3 level home in a quiet garden is unique in Beijing. Large comfy room and bed to private balcony. Private 2-room downstairs bathroom or use the 2/F bathroom. Near transport, restaurants, mall and shops. Freegym, air-con, swim pool, bicycles, local knowledge and friendship.
Our house is a three story villa in a compound with 'diplomatic' standard security. We are located within walking distance to the American, French, Japanese, Malaysian and Israeli embassies, and a ten minute bicycle ride to Sanlitun District. Subway Line 10 is within walking distance; a launching point for travelers heading to the Forbidden City, the Hutongs of Beijing and beyond.
The private room is on the top floor of the house ‘attic style’ with a large sunny south facing balcony (1.7 m²) overlooking an extensive garden with trees, pond and BBQ. The private balcony has a table and chairs to sit and read or relax; take in an evening breeze or catch some morning sun. The ground floor garden patio area is also at guests’ disposal; sit under a shady tree and enjoy refreshments. The room has an imported Queen sized bed and mattress, fluffy pillows, reading lights, free Wi-Fi 24/7, desk with chair and study lamp, comfortable armchair as well as plenty of storage and free use of the in-room air conditioning. The guest private 2 room bathroom is on the ground floor and has both shower and deep Japanese style bathtub, with separate toilet and wash basin, storage and clean towels always available. There is a second bathroom on the middle level also available to guests, shared with family.
We provide towels and linens as well as other essentials. Guests may keep food in the dedicated guest refrigerator and kitchen.
Filtered water is always available. Bicycles to borrow are no charge as is the free access to the summer swimming pool, the well equipped gym, soccer field, basketball and tennis courts, all within the compound. There is a small convenience store within the gates. The residential compound is gated and maintains 24 hour walk-around security.
We can assist with ordering taxis to our door or subway Line 10 and buses are close.
Our neighborhood has a fabulous range of multi-cultural restaurants to suit all budgets, both foreign and local supermarkets, vegetable and fruit stalls, a German Bakery, French Bakery, German Butcher, Pizzeria’s and street cafes. We live close to Solana Shopping Mall, Chaoyang Park for an afternoon stroll under the old trees or an easy walk to the local flower markets that sell souvenirs and Chinese trinkets to take home. Our neighborhood includes many Embassies and is an ideal location for jumping off to explore the city and tourist sites.
Who are we?
We are a multicultural family that has lived in Beijing for 9 years and enjoys sharing information about our adopted city with guests from overseas. We will help visitors settle into our home and get to know our neighborhood, we can welcome guests to join our family on a weekend bike ride through the Hutongs and we will introduce them to our favorite hideaway places in Beijing or share a weekend meal. We are also happy to respect visitors’ privacy if they prefer.
**Please note that for safety and security reasons we will not accept or review any reservation requests made by Airbnb users with incomplete profiles. We reserve the right to check your passport against your Airbnb profile when you check-in. Additionally, you may NOT use our address or information on your Chinese visa application. Thanks for your understanding.**
Guest access to entering and leaving our home as desired 24 hours a day. Free access to well equipped gym, swimming pool, various sports courts and extensive gardens. Access to kitchen, lounge, dining room and the whole house.
Interaction with Guests
With 20+ years experience of living in Beijing, Cherie and Ed can provide you with all you need to know about this fabulous city to make the most of your stay. Feel free to make yourself at home and we welcome all guests to accompany us on weekend family outings or join us for breakfast or dinner in the garden. We have four school age children who are quiet and respectful of guests privacy whilst being interesting and interested in interacting if guests so choose. Our family live on site and we have a long tradition of welcoming guests into our home. We know the right combination of welcoming guests whilst being able to ensure guest privacy and space.
Our neighborhood is leafy and green and safe
and our home is nestled in a quiet oasis in the city. We are a few minutes walk to a large modern shopping mall, as well as a short walk to the old flower markets, so our neighborhood combines the best of the old and new Beijing. We are a short walk to the Embassies of USA, Malaysia, Japan, France and India and a short taxi or bike ride to a second Embassy area. Three minutes walk to the famous Lucky Street with multicultural food offerings suited to all budgets, street cafes, pizzerias, German bakery, French bakery, foreign and local markets and supermarkets.
Public transport is a-plenty with taxis to our door or taxis and buses at the gate, as well as subway Line 10 a 10 minute walk or a free shuttle service from near our gate. We are in an ideal location to use as a jumping off point to explore both the old and new parts of Beijing, located near the 3rd Ring Road. And we offer free use of our bicycles and e-bike for your to explore the city. Parking is free and off street if you bring your car. Transport from either the airport or the train stations is easy and we can give you specific bi-lingual directions when you book and know your arrival details.
Other Things to Note
We can assist with English or Chinese language, ideas for exploring the city and surrounds and welcome guests to join us in the garden to eat or have a refreshing drink.
We can arrange trips to the Great Wall and surrounds using local drivers at fair prices and lower cost than tour groups. We can recommend neighborhood restaurants and things to see and do locally and surrounding locations and mountains.
You may not use our address or contact information on your Chinese Visa Application and you will be required to present your passport at check-in for identification.
According to Chinese law all visitors must register with the local police authority within 24 hours of arrival. We can assist with that.
We give one set of keys to groups of two.
No smoking and no shoes in the house please.
As a family member has an allergy to mosquitos, we respectfully ask that care is taken NOT to leave doors or Insect screens open.
My wife Cherie and I have lived and worked extensively in Asia and the Midle East. We are American and Australian and enjoy Beijing and hope you will as well. Please come and stay with us at a lovely home and let us introduce you to this fascinating city.
"Do interesting thiings and you'll be an interesting person"