Our cozy 3 floor home is a rare find in the city of Beijing. Nestled in a garden setting in the Sanlitun Embassy area we are a relaxed and quiet haven. Close to major tourist sites and with bicycles we can loan you we can offer a perfect stay.
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, and Israeli embassies, and a ten minute bicycle ride to the Sanlitun Embassy 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 south facing balcony (1.7 m²) which overlooks an extensive public garden with trees and a pond. 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.
We provide towels and linens as well as other essentials. Guest may keep food in the refrigerator and kitchen cupboard. A bicycle is available to borrow. There is free access to the pool (seasonal), the gym (year round), and the soccer field, basketball and tennis courts, all within the compound. There is also a small convenience store within the gates. The residential compound is gated and maintains 24 hour walk-around security.
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 post home.
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.**
Interaction with Guests
With 20+ years experience of being in Beijing, Cherie and Ed can provide you with all you need to know abuot this fabulous city to make the most of your stay. Feel free to make yourself at home and we welcome all guest to accompany us on weekend family outings
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 give one set of keys to groups of two.
No smoking and no shoes in the house.
As a family member has an allergy to mosquitos, we respectfully ask that care is taken NOT to leave doors or Insect screens open.
I had a lovely stay with Ed & Cherrie. The location is perfect! steps away from shopping malls, restaurants and transit. They are such a sweet family. They gave me a ton of suggestions on food etc. It's on the top floor of the building and the view from the patio is fabulous.
Very friendly,and an energetic family.Ed was very thoughtful and nice,the room was cozy and warm,and a very beautiful neighborhood.
Ed and Cherrie have an absolutely lovely home and family. The room is welcoming and an absolute luxury after my various layovers on the way to China. When I arrived (two days later than expected) they welcomed me with a delicious meal that I shared with them and their daughters. They were happy to give me advice on where to go and what to eat, as well as a delightful conversation where they shared their experience of living in China. The room is also very private, which I appreciated, and as seasoned AirBnB hosts they are really good at anticipating your needs. Definitely an awesome place to stay!
Ed&Cherrie are very nice. The house is very clean and warm . My daughter is very like you, when we left these day, she repeat to say she want to back to your home again.
The house is great especially for the location. Restaurants and a grand shopping place can be reached within less than 5 minutes walk. Liangmaqiao metro station can be reached within 10 mins walk. Due to some unexpected reasons we missed Cherrie but Ed was already so nice. Thank you Ed for sparing your time when you were supposed to be very busy during the days. My boyfriend and I will definitely choose Cherrie and Ed's house again:)
Ed&Cherrie are a very nice and warm couple. They tried very hard to accommodate guests' needs. If you like a feeling of international and hospitality, it'll be your place.
When i walked into the house, one thing that surprised me a lot was that they lived with their three kids. I wish it was mentioned in the airbnb description. People have very different expectations for a stay with a couple than a stay with a big family.
Please don't get me wrong. It's a very lovely family, the kids are cute and polite. I just think that this piece of information deserves to be mentioned in the airbnb description.
I know its a bit of a concern to some guests but we do not mention it due to safety reasons for the kids. I do not want to attract the wrong type people. However, it is mentioned a lot in the past reviews so I consider it fairly obvious that kids are in the house. Anyway thanks for the mention of this matter. The kids are good and they know what and why we do Air BnB and do respect the guests privacy and everyone has a good time together.
Safe travels and hope to see you again. Ed
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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.
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