Ni hao! 你好！
We’re a British-American couple with a combined total of 10 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!)
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.
Staying with Greg and Alice was fantastic. I would highly recommend their flat: clean, convenient location and very friendly hosts. If I ever go back to Beijing, I would definitely stay with them again.
Alice and Greg are fantastic hosts and I was lucky to meet them. Their lovely sunny apartment is in a perfect location near Sanlitun, close to all the places I needed to be. I felt welcomed and at home from the start. Even though we were all very busy during the week, Alice and Greg made time to explain everything I needed to know, both in person and by SMS. They even graciously included me in Greg's birthday celebration on the weekend. By the end of my stay I felt sad to say good bye, like you do with good friends. Definitely one of the most memorable experiences from Beijing! Thanks Alice and Greg!
What a great place and lovely people. Alice was fantastic to communicate with and gave us great tour advice as well as the best recommendation for authentic cuisine. The apartment is spotless and certainly big enough. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend staying here. Thanks guys