Our cozy two bedroom traditional courtyard is perfectly situated for visitors to Beijing. Located on the northeast edge of the Forbidden City, steps from Beijing's most famous sites, our place is the perfect place for families, groups and couples.
Our cozy traditional Chinese courtyard home sits only about 100 meters from the northeast side of the Forbidden City - the former Imperial Palace at the center of Beijing.
We've just finished renovating the courtyard house for you! The house has two bedrooms, one shared bathroom between the bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen with dining space and a beautiful central courtyard with space for outdoor dining, reading and relaxing.
My name is John and my wife's name is Coffee. I'm from Ann Arbor, Michigan in the US. I've lived and worked in China for more than eight years. Coffee is from Changchun in northern China. From what we can tell ours is one of if not the only Beijing courtyard homes on Airbnb where you can have the entire place, courtyard and all just to yourself at this price.
We've kept the renovation and furniture, simple, clean and comfortable.
The location of this home is perfect for travelers. You are only steps from the north gate of the Forbidden City and what Hongli and I believe is the most beautiful and romantic spot in Beijing: Jingshan Park, an 15th century imperial-built hill from which you can see the most spectacular view of Beijing available. We are also only a short walking distance from Houhai, Nanlou Guxiang, Beihai Park, Wangfujing Shopping Street, the National Art Museum, Tiananmen Square, the National Museum, the Great Hall of the People, Qianmen, theatres, concert halls and more.
Hongli and I are just getting started at this and are eager to do everything we can to ensure you have the perfect stay. We have a kitchen stocked with all the fundamentals which you are free to use, and we are right next to a small grocery store. We are also available for travel advice and support 24/7.
In addition to a spotless cleaning before your arrival, we will clean the apartment once per week for you if you are making a longer stay. If you want more frequently cleaning we can also arrange that.
We are closest to the Nanluo Guxiang Subway Station on Line 6 and the Dongsi Subway Station on Line 5. Both are about a 15 minute walk.
We can comfortably accommodate four people. We can also arrange additional mattresses and/or bedding if you want to squeeze in up to two more people. Just give us a heads up a couple days ahead of time.
This house is perfect for any couple, family or group of friends who want to experience a comfortable traditional Beijing life while exploring the incredible sites at the heart of China's capital.
We've added a pretty extensive Airbnb Guidebook to our listing with restaurants, museums, shopping and more. Check it out!
You will have access to an American style coffee maker, a washing machine, a stove range with two burners, a TV with a DVD player, wireless internet, a modest book collection, a great courtyard with a beautiful pomegranate tree from our friend, a kitchen with plates, glasses, bowls, pots, pans, cooking utensils, etc.,
Interaction with Guests
We will often greet our guests ourselves as long as we have time. We live about 2 km away and have a car so we can make it to the house quickly if anything comes up.
No big rules. Just try to keep the place in good shape.
Also, please remember to turn off AC units if you are leaving the house for the day. They eat up a lot of electricity.
If you are staying for more than one week then we will have a cleaning person come once per week. Just let us know which day and time will be most convenient for you.
Lastly, try to let us know your arrival and departure flight information so we can greet you on time and arrange for cleaning after your departure.
John and Coffee were very pleasant and accommodating, and provided countless fantastic suggestions of activities and restaurants. It gave us the opportunity to maximize our trip, and experience it more like the 'locals'. We loved the place, it was comfortable and well-equipt. Our favorite part was the safe, quiet and convenient location. We were a short walk/cab ride/subway ride from absolutely everything we wanted to see. I would stay here again in a second! Thanks John and Coffee!
很感谢John And Coffee，我们的每次沟通都很及时，对我们也很有帮助。房子所在的地址位置非常好，离天安门和故宫很近，步行或者公交都很方便，房子也很整洁。晚上也很安静是个很好的住所。
It is a very nice historic location for people who do not like an boring hotel room.
The area of the location is perfectly located for being central Beijing. The hosts are very nice people taking really perfectly care about you. Love to come back.
Coffee and John are super sweet and the place is perfect. Super close to lots of things!!!!!! Clean. Spacious. And welcoming.
We had a lovely stay at John and Coffee's Forbidden City Hutong. The location was ideal and the accommodation was very comfortable. John and Coffee made us feel welcome and at home as soon as we arrived in Beijing, helping us get situated and making sure we had everything we needed for our stay in Beijing. Overall a very charming Hutong in a great location.
We had a wonderful stay at the Courtyard - in fact it was better than advertised. Best of all was being amongst the locals with lots of facilities very close by. I can't thank Coffee too highly - she went the extra mile for us. Thanks a lot.
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I am John, I'm a 34 year-old American living and working in China. I'm a big fan of Beijing, its hutongs, its food, its quirks, its history and its exciting dynamism. One of his favorite past times is showing visitors to Beijing all the best sites, restaurants and activities.
My wife Coffee is from Changchun in northern China, and has lived in Beijing for 11 years working for international companies and starting her own small business doing corporate events and video. She is very dedicated to ensuring you have a great stay with us.