A room for 2 in a safe, clean and very comfortable apartment. A short walk from Zhuwei MRT station. Our modern home offers rest relaxation with easy access to "traditional" Taipei. The design is contemporary, functional & offers modern amenities. Near Danshui & Beitou tourist destinations.
If this is your first time to use Airbnb, welcome! We suggest you do some research about the Airbnb concept and note this is our home, not a hotel. 1) Please read ALL the listing (including our profile and house rules). 2) Please send an inquiry first introducing yourself and your general plans while you are in Taipei BEFORE making a booking please.
Our apartment is best suited to active tourists who plan to explore around Taipei. The apartment is on the first floor (ground floor) with secure but easy access from the street.
The apartment is quite new. The design is contemporary and functional. The lines are clean and uncluttered with high ceilings.
It is well-appointed through-out. The kitchen is fully equipped with a full range of appliances. The bathroom has a bathtub and rain shower. The toilet is equipped with a Japanese-style bidet (washlet). Both the bathroom, toilet and living room are shared with the hosts.
The apartment is not child-proof, so we can not accommodate children.
The balconies offer safe and easy storage options for bicycles. We have had a number of cyclist stay with us.
This entire complex is designated a SMOKE FREE zone. That means you may NOT smoke ANYWHERE inside the complex. Additionally, please don't wear street shoes inside the house but house slippers are provided.
Breakfast is provided and consists of tea/coffee/juice, toast with spread/honey, breakfast cereal or muesli and fresh local fruit and is served self-help.
Selection of 3 types of pillows
Additional towels for pool or hot springs
Toiletries (shampoo- conditioner - soap etc.)
Breakfast (as above)
42 inch LCD TV
MOD cable TV
Blu-ray DVD player (plus a small selection of movies)
CD/flash drive stereo with iPhone/iPod/iPad docking ( along with a selection of local music CDs
There are security personnel and CCTV cameras (at entrance ways and public spaces) in operation 24/7.
We are available to welcome you "just about" any time however, sadly work does sometime get in the way.
Access through the locked gates is via RFID chip only. There are guards on duty and patrolling 24/7 as well as security cameras above the gates and in public areas for you safety. (Not that it is needed - Taiwan rivals Japan for personal safety).
You are welcome to use the many resident spaces and gardens that are available throughout the complex.
Interaction with Guests
We are really happy to provide support/information/advice if and when its needed and asked for. We both work in the afternoon to later in the evening. Normally we arrive home between 8pm and 11pm.
***We are available to check you in "just about" any time during weekends. However, weekdays are slightly more difficult. Check in MUST be before 12:30pm or after 7:45pm Mon, Wed and Thu. On Tuesday and Friday it MUST to be before 3:30pm or after 9:45pm. I wish we could be more flexible, but sadly work gets in the way. ***These times are NOT negotiable***
The neighborhood is a good mix of old and new. There are a number of new apartment complexes nearby, but the traditional market restaurants and stalls are still very active. The the traditional market is a great place to people watch and try your hand at some light bargaining.
The MRT (subway) is not far away and this gives excellent access to the entire city.
The main natural thermal hot spring area for Taipei in Beitou and this is on the same line as our station (Zhuwei) and is only 10 minutes away. There are some great hot spring resorts in that area and up on Yongminshan.
Taipei's fantastic riverside bicycle lane is right next to the MRT for biking or walking. Walking to the north will bring you to the bustle of Tamsui. Walking south will take you to the beautiful Guandu temple and nature reserve.
Zhuwei MRT (subway) station is nearby.
Other Things to Note
Please direct any problems you have to us directly. The security guards here are in place for property security and general maintenance. They are neither concierge nor bellhop (porter). They will, of course, help you in an emergency. However, we (your hosts) are the first contact for any problems.
This is our home (not a hotel), and we try our very best to provide the highest levels of cleanliness. However, if you demand hotel level sterilization then we strongly recommend you book with a hotel.
Sorry, no pets or smoking inside or outside. Visitors are not permitted, ONLY registered guests on the premises.
Commercial photography or filmmaking is not allowed.
All guests must be registered at the time of check in and we reserve to right to view travel documents.
Unfortunately, the apartment is not child-proofed, so we can not accommodate children.
Respect the property and our neighbors please by keeping noise down after 10:30pm.
We do not charge a cleaning fee (accordingly your help in keeping the space clean and tidy is appreciated).
When you go out please turn/shut off all air-conditioning, lights, appliances, and heating.
This is not the place to "try" hold a party - the on-site security guards have instructions from us to promptly evict anyone who is creating disturbance/nuisance. (Yes, seriously)
It states clearly under Airbnb terms and conditions that "With respect to this Covered Accommodation, Responsible Guest agrees to pay Host for damages or loss for any Covered Property caused by Responsible Guest"
Any breach of these rules may result the reservation being terminated and fees forfeited. Additionally, guests will be asked to vacate the property immediately.
The house was absolutely clean and neat. Special mention to the toilet (cause it matters alot to me) - clean and tidy and always dry (love that). Shower pressure is perfect (impt to me too). There were many little touches that Mark and Ching had meticulously put up to allow for a homely yet kinda luxurious hotel feel. Towels provided, breakfast was there with a wide selection of spreads and cereals and hot drinks, speaker in your room, many compartments you can use in the wardrobe, lots of brochures and information PLUS these two awesome guys are ready to take on whatever questions I had. :D Bed was comfy with 6 (or was it 8?) pillows.
There are plenty of shops and food stalls just 2-3 mins walk away. Washing machine is provided at your balcony (with all that you need), and if you can't wait to dry, there's a 24-hr self service laundry room 2 mins away where you can chuck them all in the dryer. The area is safe too, like a condominium concept in Singapore with security measures, and convenient with a 5-10 mins walk to the station.
Mark and Ching are the most fabulous hosts ever. Both of them were really welcoming, fun, helpful and such miss-able friends. Would definitely visit them again on my next trip (promise I won't over-shop, at all) and am looking forward to your visit to Singapore!
Mark & Ching were warm, friendly, genuine, kind and went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable. They always made sure we got what we need, and provided lots of advice on what to do and where to go. Both I and my husband enjoyed our stay very much, one of the best Airbnb experiences. Nice place, although the room was small, but you are welcome to use the living room area. Location is near to Tamsui area, and the neighborhood was safe and convenient with lots of food places within walking distances. Our only concern was that there was no pedestrian pavement so you need to be more careful when walking.
All in all, thank you for hosting us, and all the best to Ching' study in Poland! :)
Mark and Ching were the perfect hosts. They made me feel completely welcome and were really helpful with helping me navigate to Taipei and gave me great recommendations. The apartment was exactly how it looked in the photos and the room exceeded my expectations. They went above and beyond all of my expectations from the room, to the apartment to how sweet and welcoming they were. I am really excited to return to Taiwan, mainly because Mark and Ching were so lovely. If you stay in Taipei, definitely stay with Mark and Ching. They'll make your trip!
Mark and Ching's apartment is very clean and comfortable. It was so relax to stay there. Importantly, Mark and Ching are very friendly and nice. It's highly recommended to stay there. Though the place is a bit far from the city but a good place to relax and chill.
Their hospitality and their place are just amazing. I had a wonderful and comfortable time with Mark and Ching. They are very helpful, kind, friendly and thoughtful. I had a lots of interesting memorable conversations with them. They are super amazing communicators! I really felt like home there, they always kept telling me " please feel like home" and I was so relaxed.
The place is totally exactly what you can see in pictures, very clean, tidy, comfortable and very quiet but also very convenient too. there are a lot of kinds of stores, restaurant around there and less than 10 mins to Metro.
I can definitely recommend to stay at their place!
I had a wonderful stay with Mark and Ching. I arrived after a long journey and they were both so welcoming. This was my first Airbnb experience. I really appreciated how thorough and thoughtful Mark and Ching's posting is, and it extends into who they are in person. Their place is lovely and clean - it is just as it appears in the pictures. There is even a beautiful rooftop sitting area and garden that gives a nice view of the surroundings. I highly recommend staying with them if you are looking for a friendly and laid back atmosphere.
A really great accomodation, Mark & Ching helped us a lot over the three days.
They always had a good advice to find restaurants or everything else of note.
The appartement is really great, nice furnished and clean.
We find a second home in Taipei!
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I'm Mark and your co-host with my partner/boyfriend of 5 years. Ching and I have been lucky enough to travel extensively and for long periods of time - visiting and enjoying the people and culture of a lot of the world.
We still try to travel as much as we can, however, we both love this amazingly beautiful island Taiwan very much. It would be our pleasure to share our enthusiasm and energy for "Ilha Formosa" with you.