Exceptional apartment Discovery Bay

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Parkvale Drive, Hong Kong, New Territories, Hong Kong

Welcome to Parkvale, a beautifully designed two-bedroom residence located a minute's walk from the amenities of Discovery Bay Plaza. Surrounded by stunning countryside - yet just 25 minutes from Central Hong Kong Island by ferry - this comfortable home offers the very best of Hong Kong living.

The Space

25 MINUTES FROM CENTRAL DISTRICT OF HONG KONG
20 MINUTES FROM AIRPORT
15 MINUTES FROM TUNG CHUNG
20 MINUTES FROM HK DISNEY

THE APARTMENT

One Parkvale has been designed and renovated to the highest standard. The first thing you will probably notice about this bright, comfortable, contemporary home is the natural oak wall that runs the length of the apartment - with doorways to both bedrooms and the bathroom elegantly concealed along its path. With its long galley kitchen, well defined living and dining spaces, and, two bedrooms the apartment has bags of space for you to enjoy.

The long galley kitchen is fitted with a large Siemens Fridge / Freezer, Siemens washer / dryer, Smeg Induction Hob (we supply all the pots, pans and utensils you'll need) and Siemens built in oven. There's lots of cupboard space too.

The living room comes with a fun Egg chair, a set of wooden coffee tables, a large designer sofa which folds down into a comfy flat double bed. For your entertainment, there's the latest 48" flat screen TV (2D and 3D) from Sony, Blue Ray DVD player, Apple TV plus an apple mac mini. The TV is internet enabled too. Naturally, we offer high speed internet connection and WiFi included in the rental price.

The master bedroom has a Queen size bed and plenty of wardrobe space (the built in wardrobe occupies the length of an entire wall).

The second bedroom is a flexible space: with the two large doors closed, it's a normal bedroom space sleeping one (with a really comfy foldaway single bed); or, with the big doors open, it can be used as an extension to the already generous living space (possibly as an office). So, if you're a single person (or couple) you can choose to maximise the living space by leaving the double doors open (doing so lets in even more daylight).

The cosy, contemporary bathroom features an invigorating shower, towel heater, sink with cabinet and large wall mounted mirror cabinet.

Interaction with Guests

HELP IS ALWAYS AT HAND

My family and I live two minutes away from the apartment and are happy to whiz around should anything need fixing during your stay. We'll also meet you when you arrive to make sure you can work everything in the apartment and ensure that you settle in with the minimum of fuss. Please feel free to contact us during your stay should you need any information about life in Discovery Bay and things to do in Hong Kong.

The Neighborhood

BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN HONG KONG

Located on Lantau Island, the residential resort of Discovery Bay is a beautiful and healthy place to live. We have a fabulous beach (which is host to lots of fun beach sports and a paddling / boating club) and we are surrounded by some of the most breathtaking natural scenery in Hong Kong. The rolling hills and peaks of Lantau Island are easily accessed from Discovery Bay (by foot or by bike) and provide variable levels of challenge - starting from a gentle walk to a 100km trail rising up at its peak to one kilometre above sea level. In fact, you can start out on a walk or bicycle ride from outside your front door.

At the centre of Discovery Bay is The Plaza - which is home to loads of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, two doctors' surgeries, a book store, hairdressers and much more bedsides. Since your apartment is just a minute's walk from the Plaza, it's easy to pop in and out as you wish.

For those with children, there's plenty of schools and kindergartens in Discovery Bay. There's also loads of playgrounds, organised activities for kids, sports facilities and clubs (football, rugby, tennis and cricket to name a few).

SIGHTS OF LANTAU ISLAND

- Hong Kong Disneyland
- The Tian Tan (Big) Buddha
- Ngong Ping Cable Car
- The Po Lin Monastery
- The Trappist Monastery
- Lantau and Sunsets Peaks
- Tai O Fishing Village
- Mui Wo (Silvermine Bay)

Getting around

DISCOVERY BAY IS EASY TO GET AROUND

Getting around Discovery Bay is quick and easy. First, as mentioned, the flat is so close to the Ferry, and all the shops in the Palza, that you need only walk. For other locations in Discovery Bay (such as the North Plaza or Marina Club) you may order a local taxi service, use one of the many buses or a bicycle (DB has very few cars, so the road system is pretty safe and pleasant to use).

LANTAU ISLAND AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS

It's easy to get to other wonderful spots in Lantau Island such as the charming beach village of Mui Wo. Either hop on an inter-island ferry, take a bus via Tung Chung or walk (it takes around 40 minutes). There another great beach at Cheung Sha (same route as above but with added taxi ride to the beach) with two or three excellent restaurants.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $4250 /month
Security Deposit: $398
Cleaning Fee: $33
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • We stayed at Andrew's and Maeve's wonderful Discovery Bay flat for 3 nights in March at the end of our 3 week stay in Hong Kong. It was a great way to wind down from the hustle and bustle of the city. We were a party of 4 (myself, my wife, a 9 yr old and a 23 month old.) The 2 bedroom flat was ideal for our size. The amenities, interior design and layout was perfect for our needs and was a welcome oasis after a long day out at Disney or exploring DBay. Andrew was even good enough to have provided a foldable cot for our daughter. The flat is a pleasant 5 minute walk from the Central Plaza and Ferry Pier. As mac users here at home, their set up with a mac mini and apple tv was great to keep the kids entertained and for us to surf the internet and find information. This was our first AirBnB experience and the Rutherfords made it so that we would use the service again. Their communication was excellent and having their helper Sally come down to meet us at the ferry pier with our baggage and to escort us up to the flat made the check-in process seamless. The flat doesn't have a lift so porting heavy luggage up the stairs was a chore but once that was done all was fine. We also appreciated their willingness to allow us a slightly later check out time to accommodate our daughter's late morning nap. Thank you again Andrew and Maeve. We would not hesitate to recommend staying at their flat when in Discovery Bay.

    March 2014
  • We have traveled to HK many times but this was our first stay in Discovery bay. Andrew and his wife were fast to reply before, during and after our stay with all answers we needed. 75% of the people living there are ex-pats and we heard German, French, English, Russian, Spanish everywhere. No issues with communications at the stores or facilities. You cannot compare this unit to any hotel room under $ 500 / night in the Hong Kong area, it is that much more, modern, bigger, cleaner and relaxing. For the two of us and for HK standards this was a big place. There are windows on all sides in almost every room so super bright. It is equipped with everything you could need for your stay that hotels don't have including a big HD plasma TV with Apple TV and internet, clothes washer/dryer, hair dryer, iron, amazingly equipped and modern kitchen and our favorite....the modern clean shower with instant hot water coming from a massive rain forest shower head. The unit is only a short 20 minute bus ride from the Airport. When we wanted to go into Hong Kong we tried the ferry (30 minutes) to Central which gives you a great view of the HK skyline as well as the bus and the MTR subway to Kowloon (45 minutes). This is not the typical HK urban hot, humid, noisy experience and for us that was exactly what we wanted.

    March 2014
  • We had an amazing time in Andrew's apartment with my wife and my son (4 years old) for one week - all was perfect ! very close to Pier and Plaza and well equipped ! 5 to 7 minutes walk maximum. Andrew and his wife were there to help in case of anything - very good value for money not only the apartment but service also from them ;-) next time for sure we will be back ! Another great thing they have reversible air cond so for winter perfect and all equipped in technology (wifi, video system...) ! The Hambourg family

    February 2014
  • Andrew and his wife are the ideal hosts that you want: very responsive, warm-hearted, and tasteful people. They have taken good care of us before, during and after the stay. We were welcomed at the bus stop, oriented of the facilities, helped with the Ocean Park tickets print-out, and treated with full respect. For me they are like a breeze, fresh and warm, but also light and gentle.

    The apartment is a prime location in Discovery Bay, within a few steps walking to the dock, bus stops, shops, restaurants, and a beach. Quiet neighborhood, flowers everywhere, dogs, tennis courts.. This is something different from the HK stereotype! So every time when we went out to HK by boat and then came back, we enjoyed the contrast.

    The home looks exactly as the pictures, or even better. Modern, minimalistic, multi-functional, superclean, and fully-equipped. My parents' favorite is the big high-definition TV which is also the computer screen for them to read internet news. Mine? The colorful cup toasters :) Andrew is a talented designer. There is a whole two pages featured article about Andrew and his property in the magazine I found on the boat.

    We've created a wonderful memory thanks to Andrew and his wife!

    February 2014
  • It was the best place I even been! Exactly same as the picture, the location is convenience to city centre and airport. Have to say the beach in DB is really a extraordinary gift to my holiday. The apartment is a wonderful place for family to stay, the kitchen in particular, I cooked a lot during my stay, bought things from Super market is also very convenience. Andrew is very polity and warm heart, highly recommend to choose this impressive apartment for holiday!

    February 2014
  • This is a 5 star property.
    Highly recommended.
    It should be in the Luxe guide of Hong Kong!
    Wow what a great introduction to the world of Airbnb. The photos and description on Airbnb made me think I was dealing with a Premier Division host and my instinct was correct; what a stylish property.
    Andrew was a great communicator and very friendly host.
    I recollect the description did not mention views but they are very good; from the living room you see the mountains and the other rooms view the communal gardens.
    Best wishes
    Stephen

    January 2014
  • Andrew has a very nice apartment. It was featured in the neighbourhood magazine during my stay.

    It has thoughtfully designed, giving it a very spacious feel.

    The neighbourhood is a refreshing change from the hustle and bustle of hk.

    The apartment is very ideal for business travellers working in central. It is simply a 20 minutes ferry ride away.

    I would certainly recommend it to anyone considering the apartment.

    January 2014
  • Our stay in Andrews apartment was super,the handover was easy,and very helpful, it was very clean and had every thing we needed.the location is perfect,just a short stroll to plaza and ferry,lots of bars and restaurants,we would use again and tell our family and friends to stay there .

    December 2013
  • We had a great stay in Discovery Bay at Andrew's condo. It is simple, modern and very well equipped. We cooked and baked up a storm. My husband loved the apple mini attached to the TV.
    Our hosts were so generous and available to help us with a variety of requests.
    Our teen daughter loved her room and bed. The master bed and pillows were very comfy.
    Super easy to get around. Public transit is top notch.
    We had an amazing time and will always have great memories of Hong Kong.

    December 2013
  • From the moment I arrived in Discovery Bay, Andrew and his family made me feel welcome in Discovery Bay and my 1 week stay in his exceptional apartment was pretty much perfect.

    Andrew's flat is located right next to the lively Discovery Bay plazza, which is the hub of this thriving expat community. In the plazza you'll find supermakets, restaurants, bars, banks and even hardware stores so everything is always nearby.

    And if you wish to go to Hong Kong, there is a ferry every 30 minutes that takes you there in no time. It's a big modern ferry so you wont feel any sea sickness. On top of that the ferry even has free wifi. It was always very pleasant to sail to Hong Kong (takes about 20 minutes).

    Andrew's flat itself is a marvel of refinement, fitted with all the possible mod cons you might need (ultra fast internet, apple TV, smart TV, sofa bed, etc). The layout of the flat is incredibly polished with high end appliances throughout the kitchen and living room. I also loved the wooden door and wall panels that separate the living room from the bedrooms.

    All in all, I highly recommend Andrew's flat to anyone planning to visit Hong Kong for leisure and for business. Andrew and his wife are extremely friendly and available as well so you can be sure that they"ll do anything to make your stay a pleasant one.

    November 2013
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My wife and I are from the UK, although we've been living in Hong Kong for over 18 years now. As a family we enjoy hiking, sports (our kids love tennis, football and rugby) traveling around Asia (our favorite spot is Sri Lanka) and hanging out at the swimming pool :)
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