Designer Pied à Terre - City Center

Apartment - Entire home/apt · 号 Fuxing Middle Rd, Shanghai, Shanghai 200025, China

Designer property in VERY unique location: French Concession on one side, Xintiandi on the other! Within easy access to the city's best cafes, restaurants and bars, Fuxing Park, all within a block, literally. Perfect base to explore Shanghai!

The Space

Location Location Location!
The property is in a truly unique spot, it's on the one block that separates the former French Concession from the Xintiandi area - with Fuxing Park on one corner and Xintiandi on the next. The house itself is very local, it's on the first floor of one of Shanghai's old villa houses.

Large & light-filled, designer open floor plan (750 sqf/70sqm), fully furnished, with french doors opening onto original tiled bedroom and bathroom, available for short and long term.

There is a small room off the kitchen that is not photographed on airbnb, so there's extra space for storing suitcases and clothes, etc.

- fully equipped workstation with wi-fi
- large windows
- queen size bed
- rain shower
- housekeeping service twice weekly
- fresh towels, linens & luxury toiletries
- bottled water

Additional Paid Services available are:
- Daily/weekly maid service
- Food & Wine service menu is provided and provisions stocked before arrival
- Airport pick-up

Feel free to message me before you book. I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have, thanks!

Interaction with Guests

Duyi Design generally renovates and redesigns older apartments and lane houses. This allows us to hand pick more unusual living spaces, with a sense of history and soul. We renovate each home from a collection of interior ideas and pieces that blend modern and vintage elements of style, functionality, and design.

The Neighborhood

Danshui Road, at the corner has developed into such an interesting street over the last year - little cafes, a western convenience store, wine bars - and still a Chinese hand pulled noodle joint that's to die for...

There are supermarkets nearby, so it should be no problem to get Western and Eastern foods to cook in your kitchen!

Getting around

One block from brand new Line 10 subway
One block from Xintiandi's hip restaurants and shopping
1/2 block from Fuxing Park
1/2 block from Sinan Mansions in the French Concession

Taxis are easily accessible at the lane entrance on Fuxing Middle Road

Other Things to Note

We want to make sure you feel at home when you arrive to your Pied a Terre. Hire our driver to handle your airport transfer, order from our food and wine menu so your home is ready when you arrive - and don't forget to pre-book our spa guru, Helen, to take away your aches and pains after a long flight! We have prepared a city guide with our picks to experience in the city and around the Pied - it's at the house for you to per-use as you like!

There are 3 of us at your service, don't hesitate to get in touch if you require anything. We look forward to hosting you!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $925 /week
Monthly Price: $3700 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great location , great host !

    January 2014
  • The apartment was beautiful and located in an amazing location. Mariel was a great host and made sure to make it a smooth stay.

    November 2013
  • Pied a terre is a clearly spacious apartment with a real French Concession authenticity. It is very quite and the school nearby provides a lovely daily pace.
    The Bakery nearby (Corner of Fuxing and the North-South elevated road) and the Fuxing Park give this location a real plus...
    I've been staying for 10 days and it was just perfect for me.

    September 2013
  • This is the second time I am staying at Mariel's, it is my favourite. Best location to experience Shanghai!

    June 2013
  • Great apartment in a great location. Thanks Mariel, driver Lu and Ayi!

    May 2013
  • The apartment was lovely (attractive, clean, quiet and well maintained) plus its best location - about 5 minutes walk to the nearby metro station. I'd definitely recommend this to everyone!
    I will certainly take a look and stay in this or other Mariel place next time when I come to Shanghai again.

    Thanks Mariel and your housekeeper Ayi!

    April 2013
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Shanghai at Mariel's house.
    Mariel's communication was excellent and once inside - the house is great with all the amenities that you would need.

    The approach to the house is out of the ordinary. The house itself sits in a working class neighborhood away form the typical tourist areas. It is in a small building/apartment house at the end of an alley. There is a large hallway with stoves/woks and a washroom off the hallway. This area needs some work and cleaning. The entrance to the apartment is through the hallway at the end. Once inside, the unit is great.

    There is a metro station very close by and a new modern mall with a great grocery store just a block away. In the other direction, Fuxing Park lies just a block away.

    We were fine with the location and it's quirks however, some people might be turned-off by them. If you like an adventure and are tired of big hotels, this is a great place.

    We would not hesitate in staying here again!

    April 2013
  • I couldn't have asked for a better brief stay in Shanghai. This was the perfect alternative stopover for a two-night business and personal trip. If you are not looking for a generic hotel, Mariel's pied a terre provides all the comforts and convenience of a hotel and beyond. The flat is spacious, stylishly appointed, extremely well-located, and outfitted with the services of your own home but better. Mariel provided hotel-quality service: when my flight was substantially delayed and I failed to check in at our agreed time, when the Internet failed and a repairman showed up within the hour, when my visitor arrived and didn't know how to locate the flat -- Mariel was always a phone call away. The place was immaculate, clean, and had more personal luxuries (hotel bath towels, toiletries, kitchen supplies) than most AirBnb places. The location is in the heart of the French Concession and the photos speak for themselves. It was a privilege to get to reap the rewards of this labour of love. I would recommend this place to anyone.

    March 2013
  • The Pied-a-Terre was just lovely and although we only spent one night, we both wished we could have spent more. Mariel was very easy to get in touch with, and we had no issues getting in and out. The location is really great, just a 5 minute walk from Xin TIan Di. The only thing I'd say is because it is an old place I'd do a check of the hot water and heater and address that right away with Mariel because she is really quick to respond but we didn't realize that we didn't have hot water until it was too late to call! Overall a pleasant stay in a great place and I would absolutely recommend and stay again in a heartbeat (as well as in any of her beautiful guest houses)!

    March 2013
  • LOVE this apartment. It is bigger than expected, so beautifully designed and in such a FABULOUS location. I have been to Shanghai a few times and know the city reasonably well, and this apartment is just perfect for walking everywhere and immersing yourself in the culture. Danshui road (just around the corner) is so awesome, so much activity and vibrance on the street. Ayi the housekeeper was very helpful and Mariel also very responsive. Will be staying here each time I come back to Shanghai!

    March 2013
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McGill University
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Originally from NY, based now in Shanghai, China. I am a designer who has made it her mission to provide a high quality, restful, personal residential experience for locals across China. In such a fast paced location like Shanghai, it's hard to create a uniquely original home space that's a true oasis. This luxury should be available to those traveling into Shanghai as well, and I have several vacation/business rentals which provide a unique experience in top, choice locations in the city, namely the French Concession. Instead of going to a hotel, try something new, a memorable trip to Shanghai awaits!
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