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.
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
It was a very neat and sunny room, in general really comfortable place to stay. Great neighborhood, playground for kids too!
But I think we came at a bad timing, when the host Ed & Cherrie were on a trip abroad.
So when we arrived with our little baby, their teenager daughter was suppose to be welcoming us, but for some reason she was not hearing the door bell...we tried banging on the door and all but no luck...Then we finally got on the phone with Ed, which was an hour later (standing in the cold wind with a 7 months old wasn't fun), he helped us ring his daughter on the phone, then the door was finally opened. Then obviously since we do not have a key to the house, if we are to enter the property before 10 am in the morning, there is still a chance that the young girl is in bed (had to bang on the door another time to wake her up...). I was 18 not (too) long ago so I really understand :P. But it is still inconvenient to be honest, especially with a little one.
Other tiny issues would be: no hair dryer, and steep narrow staircase to the 3rd floor where your room is (giant suitcases are not recommended).
On the morning when we left, we finally met Cherrie, a very nice hostess indeed! If only she was home too it might have been a lot easier to stay.
In the end, I would still recommend this property and would consider staying again for sure if there are more than 1 person in the house. :)
hi Jing Meng sorry there were a few troubles during your stay. I have talked to our 18 year old and yes there are inherent problems as a teenager that sometimes can never be resolved. You comments are well received and I will make alternative arrangements if I find the same situation presents itself again. There is a hair dryer even two but again teenagers what can we do ?? Thank goodness we are only there for a short time in our life and grow out of it. I thin you enjoyed the stay regardless and please feel free to come again and we will certainly be there for you. Safe travels and all the best in the new year of the Sheep !!!! Kindest regards, Ed & Cherrie
I stayed alone in Beijing for 4 days and I couldn't have made a better choice than staying at Ed's place. He was responding all my questions and sent recommendations regarding the preparation of my trip very quickly. I felt very welcome when I arrived in the late evening. The place is very comfy and the location very convenient with a supermarket, a shopping mall and a street with many restaurants next to it (great German bakery by the way). The subway is also close by, you reach the center very quick. Besides the place it was Ed's help and care that impressed me the most and made me feel home. He helped me to find my way through the best places in the city and - which was the Highlight of my trip - went with me to the Great Wall, to the great place called Gubeiko, where there was nobody but us, and the view was just fantasting. Thank you very much Ed, for this unique experience and that you took the time, I will never forget that!!! Also, I totally like the fact that you donate the Airbnb money to local orphanages, thus help kids who need it. Hope you spent good times with your wife and kids in Vietnam :) Sending you the best greetings from London now!
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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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