About this listing
Fun Fact: Possession St, is where the British first landed when they arrived in Hong Kong in 1841, Thus the St Name.
This nice 2 bedroom apartment sits at the intersection of old and new Hong Kong. New Bars & restaurants line Hollywood Rd steps away
Located in the most convenient spot in Hong Kong, it is close to everything and everywhere you would want to or need to go to in Hong Kong. Next to the Sheung Wan MTR Subway station, 7 Eleven, Bank of China, HSBC, Supermarkets, computer center, Sheung Wan produce market, bars, coffee shops, night clubs, main tram station, bus stations (over 30 different bus routes that stop here). Crossing street is Hollywood Road, the foreign friendly district located in Soho, walking distance to the big and beautiful Hollywood Park with fish ponds and beautiful plants and trees. And also close by is Upper Lascar Row 摩羅上街
which is a famous area for tourist shopping.
There are 2 big bedrooms each with a queens sized bed and a big double sofa bed in the living room. Each bed sleeps at least 2 people. Free ultra high speed wireless and LAN internet, cable TV with DVD player. The apartment was just finished renovated, furnished and decorated with a full on bathroom and shower and a full kitchen with electric cooker, water boiler and all the eating and cooking utensils that a family would need. There are 3 air conditioners in the apartment, one in each room and another in the living room as well as fans and heaters in each room. The apartment building as well as the neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. One of the safest places in the world! The only drawback is that it is on the 4th floor and there is no elevator in the building, but it is really not a bad climb up the stairs at all and is quite good exercise. Other than that, it is the perfect apartment for a family or couple or group of friends or co-workers.
**In the past I have borrowed out adapters for FREE to guests as a courtesy and convenience, however, too many have not been returned (over 50) and I can no longer keep up with restocking. Unfortunately, I can't provide these for free but if necessary, will sell them AT COST (@HKD20) instead. Sorry that this gesture failed.
Guests have access to:
- FREE WiFi
- Cable TV
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Microwave, Hot Water Boiler, Cooker
- Towels, Sheets, Toilet Paper, Shampoo, Soap, etc.
Interaction with Guests
As much as possible or invisible if you want. I will try to meet with arriving guests and show them the area. Whenever guests need information or recommendations, I am always available via messaging or phone.
Fantastic traditional Hong Kong neighborhood with lots of history at every street alley and corner. Local restaurants are a treat to experience and public transport is all around to get you to all places of the city.
Sheung Wan MTR is 5 min walk down the hill.
Trams, buses, mini buses, taxis are all just a stone's throw away to get you all throughout Hong Kong.
Other Things to Note
Once you arrive in Hong Kong, everything is quite simple and all starts with a call from the FREE phones at the airport located in the hall immediately after you pass through baggage customs. There is also a Visitors Center there if you would like to pick up some maps, local travel guides, etc. to read on your way to the apartment. If you need a local SIM card, there is a 7-11 in the middle section of the main arrival hall where they see all types of SIM cards, I usually prefer the PCCW brand as it is the larges local operator.
This is a Strictly NON SMOKING Flat.
UPON ARRIVAL AT PROPERTY, ALL GUESTS MUST WAIT FOR ME AT THE FRONT GATE OUTSIDE OF THE BUILDING. BUILDING RESIDENTS WILL COMPLAIN TO PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IF THE LOBBY AREA INSIDE BUILDING IS BLOCKED. THANKS FOR YOUR KIND UNDERSTANDING FOR AN ENJOYABLE STAY.
Check in time is AFTER 12:30 pm. Make sure to contact us by phone at least 30 minutes prior to arrival such that we can meet you at the flat to hand you the keys and acquaint you to the surroundings. As this is a family business, please try your best to arrive at the apartment as early as possible. After 11:30pm as transport to the apartment is limited for us, we have to charge HKD150 to cover our taxi transport cost to and from the apartment. We are generally exhausted at the end of the day and we really would rather you arrive early and not have to charge this.
Guests must wait for us OUTSIDE the building upon arrival and not enter the building without us as this causes unnecessary misunderstandings with the property management and residents of the buildings.
Check out time is STRICT at 11:00 am. NO EXCEPTIONS or you will be charged for an extra full day. Our cleaning crew will arrive at 11:00 am to service the flat for the next guest, thanks for your cooperation.
Please help us save the environment by turning off electrical appliances when leaving the apartment or not using them.
Water heater needs to be turned off when not using. If it breaks due to prolonged time left on, you will not have any hot water for your stay and will be subject to expensive repair charges.
In the case that you have an evening departure flight:
Please note that you can check in your luggage at anytime during the same day as your flight at the Hong Kong Station Airport Express, which is only a 5 minute taxi or bus ride from the apartment. That way you would be free to explore the city on your last day, not having to worry about your luggage or rushing to the airport since you have already checked in, you will not have to be at the airport as early as everyone else.
All airlines flying from Hong Kong airport offer In Town check in, EXCEPT the following:
Jetstar Asia Airlines
We didn't actually get to meet Brend, but his staff were lovely and they looked after us very well from arrival to departure. The apartment was pretty similar to the pictures, maybe just a bit smaller. There were plenty of essentials as promised, such as towels, shampoo and cleaning products. Ideally it is a 4 person accommodation, but we squeezed in ok. The stairs are probably it's only downfall, especially when moving in and out with suitcases. The air-con was excellent, as was the dehumidifier! We were uni students so the TV never got used, but it did work! The bathroom and kitchen are surprisingly large compared to the rest of the space, and very well equipped. The only time we had problems with hot water was if we accidentally left it on too long, but otherwise it worked perfectly well. I highly recommend this apartment to any group of 4 or less people (especially students/backpackers) - you will not be disappointed!
Accueil parfait par la maman de Brend, localisation idéale pour aller un peu partout en métro, en ferry jusque Macau, quartier trés bien achalandé pour les courses, les services et les restaurants. Appartement tel que décrit, propre, salle de bain neuve, literie des lits impeccable. La cuisine est effectivement minime ;-). Merci encore pour votre accueil
Nice enough place. Smaller than what we expected. Good location. Happy customers
Rented this space for my family. It was a great space. It were 4 of us and had a very comfortable stay. There was enough hot water for all of us - just wait 5 min between each shower. It's a 5th floor walk up, pack light!! There was a dehumidifyer and AC so it was very (website hidden) can be very damp and humid.
l'état des lieux d'entrée n'a pas été fait par notre hôte brendan mais par une autre personne. nous avons eu brendan par téléphone seulement pendant notre séjour, mais il a répondu à nos attentes.
l'appartement reste petit et surtout il est quasi impossible de cuisiner car il s'agit d une kitchinette de 2 m2, et la casserole et poêle sont de taille trop petite, bien pour 1 personne mais nous étions 4.
lits confortables et salle de bain assez grande.
le quartier est très agréable et authentique, de nombreux restaurants et supermarché à proximité.
We had a wonderful stay at Brendan's place. The location is wonderful, right in sheung wan/Soho area walking distance to a lot of great restaurants. Hollywood road is a great kind of expat area with a lot to explore. The flat was exactly as shown, the only thing to be prepared for is the 4 flight walk up. No elevator but the good part was after two weeks we lost a pants size ;-) we didn't need a super hands on host so we were able to have everything we needed within walking distance. The beds are comfortable, the Wi-Fi is fast, there was enough space considering how small most places are in HK. Brendan was super responsive and trustworthy which I find extremely important when booking with Airbnb. We will definitely stay in this or another property of his next time we come. MAJOR TAXI TIP : most taxis had no idea where 18 possession street was, so if you tell them "204 Hollywood road" it gets them to come up the street where the flat is. We learned that a week into our trip haha. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!
we had a nice stay HONG KONGin this flat .Brendan kindly brougt a baby bed for our 2 years old son . We never found the hairdryer but it was not a big deal .otherwise the flat is as per description. The beds are comfortable and the area is quiet . Thank
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About the Host, Brend
I was born in California and raised in Hong Kong. Went to college in the states and returned to Hong Kong a few years ago. I absolutely love travelling around the region but Hong Kong has always welcomed me home and I look forward to showing off my home town and sharing all the little insights and local specialities with all my guests!