About this listing
Ni hao! 你好！
We’re a British-American couple with a combined total of 15 years in China & Taiwan, working in fashion, journalism, film & TV.
Our 120 square metre apartment is cozy, quiet and conveniently located, whether you want to paint the town, or enrol in calligraphy classes… or both!
As a former editor of Time Out Beijing and the LUXE Beijing guide, who now runs a fashion startup, I’m pretty well informed on what’s going on in the city. While I’m a little weak on geography, Greg, an avid motorcyclist, can help you navigate impeccably.
Location-wise we're the perfect spot for doing Beijing justice! We’re just a 5 minute walk from the Airport Express (20 minute journey from the airport terminal to Dongzhimen Station) and all major subway and bus routes, and a mere 10 minute walk from bustling Sanlitun if bars and restaurants are your calling. Foodies can meander 10 minutes to the famous Ghost Street (Gui Jie) to savour all of Beijing's weird and wonderful culinary delights, or just pop round the corner to the world-renowned (and Michelin-starred) Din Tai Fung or Beijing's most popular Peking Duck joint.
If hutongs are what you’re after, feel free to borrow our two bicycles and explore!
We also have a wonderful driver (who speaks basic English and has a large air conditioned car) who can take you on any of the longer journeys (Great Wall, Summer Palace, Hot Springs etc) at an extremely good rate - 500RMB for a full day.
Guests can have full use of our large living room, dining room, bathroom and kitchen including laundry.
Clean linen and fresh towels will be there on your arrival, and an assortment of toiletries.
We're tea fiends, so please help yourself! Plus, we also have a Nespresso machine for caffeine addicts.
Worried about Beijing's notorious smog? Your bedroom and the living room are both fitted with air filters. And we have air conditioners in every room.
To avoid THE GREAT FIREWALL, we have two wireless connections to guarantee a reliable (China speed) internet service.
Please note, our apartment building doesn't have a lift, but you get used to it!
Our 2 bicycles are available 24/7 and we're members of a gym a mere 2 minutes walk away. Guests can enjoy the gym, swimming pool and steam room/sauna facilities at the gym's guest rate.
Tired after a long (or short) journey? We have a wonderful masseuse that comes to our home! (We can also arrange home delivery manicures, facials and other beauty treatments).
Worried about racking up a large phone bill? We have a local sim card and phone available for guests during their stay.
To find somewhere centrally located AND quiet is virtually impossible in Beijing. While we're bang in the heart of everything that makes Beijing tick, we're situated in a leafy Chinese building that is oh-so-quiet.
Smoking is only allowed in designated areas (not in your room please!)
Alice is an amazing host - very open and attentive to us during our 2 week stay. The bed is very comfortable and everything is available. She has a little puppy - it's the cutest thing! You can't hear the puppy in your room at all. The sound of the aircon blocks out most of the noises. It's a convenient location as well - near the Dongzhimen subway, Gui Jie, and Sanlitun area, perfect for exploring!
Alice was a terrific host during our stay. Very helpful and kind. She's lived in Beijing for many years and is knowledgeable about everything and anything you want to know about travel, food, and life in Beijing. She has a new puppy that is adorable, lots of fun, and as well behaved as a puppy can be. The apartment is very convenient for getting to the subway and within walking distance of lots of restaurants and fun areas of Beijing. Also very convenient to the airport. Highly recommended!
Alice and Greg were wonderful hosts - they were super friendly and provided us with many great tips and organised a driver for us to get to the Great Wall. The location of the apartment is safe and convenient, and we made friends with their goldfish :)
Alice was an excellent host. The apartment is very central in Sanlitun and there is an international market, gym, and cafe right across the street and its a short ten minute walk to the Sanlitun bar street. The apartment is super comfortable and tons of privacy. Everything you need and more for an excellent stay in Beijing! Highly recommend and will be coming back and staying more!
We had a great time in Beijing. Alice and Greg made us feel at home. That was the perfect start for our China-Trip. We had some troubles with our luggage and Alice was super helpful with her language skills. The flat is super close to the City Center, cozy, clean and equipped with a pollution-filtre System. We also had a fantastic trip to the Great Wall thanks to Mr. Jack. Thank you for everything!
Both Greg and Alice really went above and beyond to make sure my cousin and I felt comfortable and welcome in Beijing. Their apartment was really comfortable and the description is extremely accurate - it's so spacious!
They helped us plan our three day trip almost down to the minute and made sure we got to see the most important spots in Beijing.
Alice met us on arrival and was a fantastic hostess offering refreshments and advice as well as guides to the tourism opportunities Beijing has to offer.