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!
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.
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!
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!
The idea behind my properties is to create a "home away from home" feeling, a vacation/ business trip property that's unique and stylish, and provides an authentic place for those who really want to experience a special, historic part of Shanghai.
Please respect your surroundings, whether it's the materials that have been provided to make your stay most comfortable, or it's the people in the neighborhood. Most of all, enjoy!
Everything worked very well:
- the pictures are representative
- the airport transfer was smooth
- the local information pack was very helpful
- great location, very close to the metro station
One important detail about the flat however wasn't mentioned: being a ground-floor flat the place is fairly damp. There is no obvious mold to be seen but given that you sleep there and spend a good amount of time I wish I had known to expect a damp-ish place!
Yes! Shanghai is entering it's rainy season now, when there are days and days of rain everything can begin to feel a bit damp (all over the city some might say!!). A good tip is to keep the AC/heat on in the house this can help to dry out the humidity in the air!! Hopefully this does the trick next time ;-)
Wonderful place with a nice ayi to help you settle down at your arriving. Old Shanghai style lane house apt with modern decoration.
The apartment was beautiful and located in an amazing location. Mariel was a great host and made sure to make it a smooth stay.
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.
This is the second time I am staying at Mariel's, it is my favourite. Best location to experience Shanghai!
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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!