About this listing
Sunny and quiet master bedroom in a lovely historic lane apt near Jing'an and the Former French concession with a pretty balcony view.
Please note there is cat in the apartment so this is unsuitable for anyone with cat allergies!
Bright, clean and quiet master room with double bed and with large window facing the very green roof terrace near Jing'an Temple and the former French Concession.
This is a historic 2 bedroom lane house apartment , and is about 90 sq meters. It is decorated in a mostly Shanghai style, with art works and vintage pieces.
The apartment's divisions are: an entrance, a corridor, a kitchen, a bathroom, a living room with a classic fireplace and some deco furniture, 2 bedrooms, a roof terrace and a veranda.
The green & lovely roof terrace 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 as there is a table and chairs.
The kitchen is well-equipped and has a gas stove, a fridge, a microwave, 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 regularly.
Guests have access to all areas and are welcome to use all amenities, including washing machine, iron, ironing board etc free of charge.
Interaction with Guests
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 or main entrance to the compound 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.
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 excellent 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 and pretty historic park nearby with a huge lotus pond and several lakes.
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 (20 and 921) 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.
Other Things to Note
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 roof terrace you will be able to see some of the skyscrapers of Jing'an and Nanjing West Road (modern Shanghai) in the distance.
This is an extremely quiet neighborhood since it is away from the street inside the lane neighborhood, and you can even hear the birds singing, yet it is minutes away from the bustle of the city.
Public Stairs ( 1st fl - 2nd fl)
1/ This space is shared with the neighbors, please DO NOT keep the stair lights on after you walk through the public stair case in the evenings. To make it simple, I will provide you a flash light for you to light up the stairs if you come back home after dark, alternatively turn on the red buttons & please DO NOT FORGET TO turn them off afterwards in the next level .
2/ Please be as quiet as possible while walking up the stairs, our neighbors sleep early and also sleep a siesta & are noise sensitive.
Please do not enter the neighbors' home even if the door is open, or peek into their apartment, they do not like that.
3/ Please make sure the cat is not following you outside of the apartment before you leave the apartment main door.
4/ at night, please make sure the cat is not locked outside on the roof terrace before you close the windows and doors opening towards the roof terrace.
Also, please do not be noisy in the roof terrace during the night.
5/ ALL toilet paper has to be thrown to the TRASH BIN in the bathroom.
6/ Please keep the bathroom tidy. Special slippers are provided in the bathroom to be exclusively worn there & this helps maintain the bathroom floor clean. Also please rinse the bath tube after you have a shower to get rid of hair.
6/ Feel free to prepare your own food and drinking water;
7/ Please wash the dishes and clean up the kitchen after you use it;
8/ please take your garbage to the trash collection at the front gate on Yuyuan Road.
Please do not wear shoes inside the apartment, I provide slippers.
Please do not smoke inside the apartment, you can smoke in the terrace.
If you would like to bring a friend over, please ask me beforehand.
MANY THANKS & WISH YOU A VERY NICE STAY!