This is an one bedroom apartment located in the heart of downtown Shanghai, previously known as French Concession area. My Apartment is conviniently located, close to Metro No.1 and No.7 line, Chang Shu Road station; or Metro No.10, South Shan Xi Road station. It is walking distance to shopping districts such as Huai Hai Road, Hen Shan Road, and many great restaurants and bars in the area. The apartment has a living room, dinning room, full kitchen, bedroom with queen size matress and bathroom with sink, toilet and shower. Living room has a balcony facing a quiet residential alley, nice view from Shanghai Music Academy adjacent. This apartment is set up for two people most comfortably, but can accommodate up to four, if you set up an air mattress on the living room floor with extra charge per person. Since this apartment was originally built for teachers of Shanghai Music Academy, so from time to time, you might hear all sorts of music instruments playing. From piano to violing, you name it, you hear it, very professional though. Air conditions are provided for all three main (website hidden) and DVD player in bedroom and stereo system in living room, and internet with wifi connection. Cozy, clean and walking distance to great historical neighborhood that old world Shanghai used to be. You can call this place your own while you stay in Shanghai, and maid service will be provided every week if you decide to stay for more than a month. Great place for short term travel or transitional stay. So enjoy it!
Kitchen area, Refrigerator, wash machine, gas stove, tea/coffee maker for one, pots, pans, plates, cups and kitchen utensils provided
Bathroom area, shower, toilet, sink, fresh towels for two
Living room area, wifi connection, stereo system for iPod, iPhone or iPad. Extra air mattress provided if needed, maps, site seeing guide, food delivery Manu left by previous travelers
Bedroom area, cable TV and DVD player, Clean sheets and Duvet cover provided
Metro Line 1 and 7, share Chang Shu Road station, about 7 minute walk. There is a short cut 100 meter down the street through a garden house compound, gate opening hour is 6:30am-9:00am, 15:30pm-18:00pm, about 3 minute walk to Line 1, exit No.2
Metro Line 10, Shanxi road station, about 8 minute walk
Bus line (phone number hidden) and 45 nearby
24hr convenient store across street, Three coffee shops across street
Kang's market for basic fruits, vegetable, cheese and wine, on Feng Yang Road, across Middle Fu Xin Road, open till 11pm
Daily market place for fruits, vegetables, meat and fishes, on Middle Fu Xin road, across South Xiang Yang road
Dry cleaning store across from it
Where to eat around the corner:
10 minute walk on Fen Yang road toward Hen Shan Road, you are in a little triangular area full of good restaurants; Goga for Fusion Americana, Simply Thai；Di Shui Dong for Chinese Hunan cusine；
10 minute walk on Fen Yang road toward Middle Huai Hai road, a street call Dong Hu road is packed with great restaurants; El Willy for best Spanish restaurant in Shanghai; Xiao Nan Guo for good Shanghai style cuisine; Wagas for western style simple meal; Cui Hua for delicious Hongkong style cuisine. And a few Japanese restaurants dotted the corner
Where to shop,
- Huai hai road shopping district, easy access by Metro line 1, South Shanxi road station, one stop away from the apartment
- Chang Le road and Xin Le road for boutique fashion shops, 15 min. By foot
- Xin Tian Di area for highlighted shanghai Nong Tang experience, Metro line 1, two stops away
- Tian Zi Fang, for mixed retail, art gallery, coffee shops and restaurants, tucked in Shanghai Nong Tang
- Xu Jia Hui Shopping district, Metro line 1, Xu Jia Hui station, two stop away
- Jin An temple shopping District, Metro line 7, Jin An Temple station, one stop away
If you have ANY questions, please feel free to message me and I'll respond promptly!
Smoking is prohibited inside apartment. But you may do so on the balcony or outdoor area.
No paper in the toilet, leave it in the bin next to it, to prevent clogging.
We had a great stay in Jia's apartment. It was so good to have our own apartment where we could relax after a busy day. The location is in the middle of the most fun part of Shanghai and you can walk to the best restaurants and bars. Jia provided us with great tips about where to go. Highly recommended!
We had an excellent stay at Jia's place. It was comparatively spacious for an urban apartment and very comfortable. We really appreciated having the extra room (a study), where we could read, work, and plan our day trips in Shanghai. It was especially hot and humid in July, so having an air-conditioned bedroom to come back to was fantastic. The location was great, with convenient access to the Changshu Rd subway station (from where it was very easy to reach The Bund, Pudong, and pretty much anywhere in the city). There were also some nice tea shops and restaurants in the area featuring many different cuisines - French, Sichuanese, Shanghainese xiaolongbao, etc. The streets in the former French Concession are tree-Iined with a lot of overhang to provide shade from the hot sun... very pleasant. Although we didn't meet Jia in person, she responded promptly to all our text messages, making our arrival and departure easy and trouble-free. We definitely recommend Jia's place to anyone visiting Shanghai.
The reservation was canceled 78 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Obwohl ich Jia nicht persönlich getroffen habe, hat alles gut funktioniert. Schlüssel war am ausgemachten Ort. Wasser war da, Klimaanlage hat funktioniert. Viele nützliche Infos kamen schon per Mail im Vorfeld.
I stayed in Jia's apartment for just over a week, and had a thoroughly pleasant stay. The place is nested deep inside a residential area, away from Shanghai's rather lively traffic. Being situated next to a conservatory, there's plenty of music in the air during daytime, but I didn't find this too disturbing. The nearest metro station is a perfectly convenient walk away and there's plenty of food nearby. I didn't get a chance to meet Jia in person, but her instructions and communications were clear and very helpful. I would definitely recommend her place to anyone.
The best place to stay in Shanghai !! The apartment is located centrally. Very easy access to metro and main areas in the French Concession. Jia was very helpful in settling us down and providing useful information for the neighborhood. She also helped with getting visa extension. Stayed for over a month and had no problems. Lovely hearing music from all the neighbors who are in music schools around the area. If we come back to Shanghai , will stay with Jia again. Thank you for making our stay the best.
Thank you Jia for a very pleasant stay in Shanghai.
The apartment is in a really good area of Shanghai in a really nice peaceful lane.
As mentioned in other reviews there is the lovely sound of musicians practising piano and violin in the lane but this is inobtrusive and pleasant just wafting in on the air usually mid-morning and early evening, never at antisocial hours and not loud.
I would definitely recommend Jia's apartment if you want to experience a traditional lane in a quiet and peaceful area with easy access to lots of restaurants, bars and shopping. Metro is also close, only 5 mins to Changshu Road. The apartment is well stocked with everything needed including a drinking water reservoir, tea, coffee and separate lounge and dining room. Very relaxing place to spend time when finished with the hustle and bustle of a day in Shanghai.
Jia is a very helpful host who has always responded to any request in a positive way.
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I am an architect, trained and studied in US, and currently living in my hometown Shanghai. I've been living in LA for the past 13 years, and consider myself a local too. Movies, animals and travel are my biggest passion, that's tell you something about me. Can't access (website hidden) now, I felt kind of lost in the city I grew up. Recently my biggest passion is my new born son, a healthy strong ten months old little man.