Bright, clean and quiet room with choice of either twin beds or king-sized double bed (the beds can be joined together or separated) and with large window facing the very green roof terrace & with door leading directly to the bathroom.
The bedroom also has a table and a small cabinet.
This is a historic 2 bedroom lane house apartment and is about 90 Sqm. It is decorated in a mostly Shanghai/Chinese style, with art works and vintage pieces in every division, including rooms.
The apartment's divisions are: an entrance, a corridor, a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room with a classic fireplace, 2 bedrooms, a roof terrace and a veranda.
The green & lovely roof terrace was designed by an artist and is very much like a hanging garden as there are many trees and plants. It has a nice view over elegant 1920s buildings and the neighbor’s greenery. You could have your meals there if you wish.
The kitchen is well-equipped and has a gas stove, a microwave, a fridge, a small electric oven, a kettle etc.
The bathroom is spacious and has a bathtub and a hair-dryer, so you can enjoy a bath.
The apartment has fast WIFI connection.
Fresh bed sheets and bath towels are provided.
A cleaning lady comes twice weekly to keep the place clean & I also clean on a daily basis.
Guests have access to all areas and are welcome to use all amenities, including washing machine, iron, ironing board etc free of charge.
You will be sharing the apartment with a sweet cat and myself, a friendly architect and artist.
I will be happy to offer advice on where to go and eat, transportation and help translate if necessary.
If I am around I pick up the guests at the subway when they first arrive (or arrange for a neighbor to open the door for them if I am not).
Upon arrival, I will also provide you with a map I designed of the neighborhood with suggestions for restaurants and nice walks nearby.
Please check my profile for more suggestions as to what to do in my neighborhood.
The apartment is situated in a quiet and lovely, historic lane (typical Shanghainese neighborhood) with lots of local color off leafy and beautiful Yuyuan road, within the former International Settlement (the former joint British-American Concession) between Jing’an Temple and Zhongshan Park.
This is a historic Shanghainese neighborhood with lots of character and feels like the former French Concession, but is not as gentrified or foreign, most residents are local Shanghainese leading a local life-style.
Yuyuan road is lined with tall plane trees and most buildings are historic lane apartments or classical villas with gardens dating back to Golden Age 20s Shanghai.
In my particular lane neighborhood famous writers and actors used to live here in the 30s.
Nearby are many excelente restaurants, both local (the best rated Shanghainese restaurant is just across the street in a historic villa) and foreign, as well as cafés and all kinds of shops, a Chinese-style teahouse, a swimming pool, massage parlours etc.
There are big department stores, big supermarkets (Carrefour) etc in nearby Zhongshan Park or Jing'an Temple (Sogo).
Zhongshan park is a big, pretty historic park nearby.
This is a central location!
It takes less than 5 mins walking to the Jiangsu Road subway station, which is served by lines 2 and 11 (1 stop to Jing'an Temple, 3 stops to People's Square, 4 to Nanjing East Road and the Bund).
Line 2 also connects both airports, which is very convenient as you don't have to change lines.
It's about 15 mins walking either to Jing'an Temple or the Former French Concession (1 stop by subway on line 11)!
There are also trolley-buses going to the Bund area and French concession, which is nice for sight-seeing since the bus passes through interesting, historic streets.!
It's also a short stroll to pretty Zhongshan Park and Suzhou River.
Perfect for visitors who want to experience a taste of old Shanghai and the typical, authentic Shanghainese lane way of life that dates back to Golden Age Shanghai and is unique to this great city at an affordable price (renovated lane apartments are among the most expensive on the market)!
If you like to experience the local way of life, this will be a good choice.
At the same time, from the terrace you will be able to see some of the skyscrapers of Jing’an and Nanjing West Road (modern Shanghai) in the distance.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$252 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$950 /month|
Really enjoyed meeting Yue and learning about the history of the neighborhood. He has designed his own brochure showing points of interest, which I am keeping for future trips. Yue was a conscientious host, looking up a Turkish restaurant without being asked when we mentioned our interest. The apartment was more than suitably clean, much cleaner than most hotels I've stayed in China. I heartily recommend this host and his space.
Yue's place is an oasis of calm in the hectic buzzing of Shanhai. The flat is cmall but lovely, the neighborhood is interesting for everyone who experience normal day to day Shanghai life and Yue is an unobtrusive, but very helpful host! I enjoyed the time a lot and extended my stay twice.
I had a great time at Yue's. This is my first time in China and it helped a great deal to have someone like Yue sharing his insights into everyday little things like the local markets, nice restaurants, walks, the swimming pool (which I'm yet to visit) and a lot more. The room is very nice and comfortable. You wake up to birdsong and the sounds of the people starting their days. I did make good use of the terrace, which is a treat during spring and summer.
We had a great stay at Yue's place. Communication was easy and we really appreciated all the tips he gave us regarding Shanghai and the rest of our trip. It's very helpful to stay with someone who speaks Chinese and good English. He also provided us with his self-designed map/neighbourhood guide with some good recommendations.
As for the apartment we found it nice, clean, and well situated. It was nice to stay in an authentic neighbourhood. It was also good to have access to the lovely terrace and kitchen. The bed was big and very comfortable (which is not always the case in China). The room is however a bit on the small side for 2 people and the walls are a bit thin (just sth to consider) We definitely recommend Yue's place! thanks Yue!
Nous avons passé 4 nuits dans cet appartement, bien situé, prés de la station Jiangsu road de la ligne 2 (ligne reliant les 2 aéroports et de nombreux sites intéressants).
Yue est un hôte très sympathique.
Une très bonne expérience.
I recommend this address.
Staying at Yue's apartment was like having a home in Shanghai. The house is cosy and comfortable and Yue is a great host. He even printed a map with some restaurants, cafes and interesting things to see in the apartment area.
The location is very convenient since it´s only 10 min walking to Jing'an Temple and is very close to the subway. Near the apartment you can find nice bakeries, local chinese restaurants and two Starbucks just around the corner.
I would definitely recommend staying here.
Thank you for all the hospitality and help, Yue.
My partner and I stayed three nights with Yue and Catarina, and their cat Ming Ming. The apartment, while small, was comfortable and conveniently located. We were out most the time exploring, but enjoyed the nightly conversations we had with the both of them. Yue and Catarina also provided good recommendations and were super responsive to our queries and needs during, and prior to the trip. We highly recommend this place if you are looking for authenticity, and at the same time would like the pleasure of the company of well-travelled, English speaking local hosts. (Catarina's putonghua does put mine to shame.)
Yue and Catarina were great hosts, super friendly and easy going. It was my first time doing AirB&B in Shanghai and I am glad I've chosen this lovely authentic place. I loved it and next time I am in Shanghai, I will certainly try to stay there again.
It was a great stay ;) The apartment is pretty and quite in the old Longtang . It's also in a very convenient neighborhood . The host Yue , his girlfriend and the roommates are all very nice . The only thing is i think the wide angle photo makes the room looks very big , I hope there is information of the bedroom rather than only the whole (website hidden): I hope the cat hair can be cleaned more in time ,hah , although i know it's quite difficult …and it's a very shy and cute cat , got upset when the owners left .. But anyway , it is a wonderful place to stay , i recommend it ;)
Thanks so much for staying here and I am glad you had a good experience, it was a pleasure to meet you, even though it was brief.
The wide angle photos were taken by the airbnb photographer so we can post airbnb verified photography, they do make the room look a bit bigger, and we would like to have some new pics taken but the photographer can only come once. However, we will add some of are own to better reflect the dimension.
The cleaning daily comes twice a week to take care of the apartment, in between we also clean but since it was Chinese New Year and she went back to her hometown and we ourselves left Shanghai to travel, cat hair may accumulate a bit since cats naturally shed hair. Sorry about that!
Best wishes in settling down in Shanghai!
Yue is very friendly, kind and helpful during my stay. He came to meet me at the train station to help me with my luggage. His apartment is centrally located and well decorated. I love how my room is bathed in natural light in the morning and feels cosy at night. Both Yue and his cat Ming Ming made me feel very welcome. It's the perfect place to stay in Shanghai.
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