About This Listing
The Garden House is a flat within one of Shanghai’s classic lanehouses. Right in the heart of the French Concession, this property combines style & comfort, peace & quiet and accessibility to the most desirable spots in the city - only a stone’s throw from your garden.
1. Set on a brick lane off the street (accessible by car/taxi), it offers true peace and quiet.
2. The driveway to the Garden House is accessed through a security gate for ultimate safety. The flat itself has it’s own private entrance, rare in most old villas.
3. This historic retreat boasts tall colonial ceilings, and a big bay window overlooking the garden.
4. Steps from all the trendy hot spots for dining and shopping.
Light-filled, designer open floor plan (450 sqf/42sqm), cleverly tailored furnishings to maximum space, this flat has been designed as a vacation/business rental. You're welcome to enjoy your morning coffee/tea in the garden before heading out into the big city! Experience the spirit and convenience that life in Shanghai can offer.
- house cleaning service twice weekly
- fully equipped workstation with wi-fi
- large windows
- queen size bed
- fresh towels, linens & start-up toiletry kit
- bottled water
Additional Paid Services available:
- Daily/weekly maid service
- Food & Wine service menu, provisions can be stocked before arrival, and during your stay
- Airport pick-up
- Laundry Service
This is a private property complete with housekeeping service and a property manager on call to make sure you are at ease during your stay.
Housekeeping service tends to each of our properties twice per week. You will have shampoo, conditioner and shower gel as a start up kit for your arrival to the house. All linens and towels are imported and laundered regularly by housekeeping during your stay.
You have your own home in Shanghai with help a phone call away if you need it!
Interaction with Guests
Helene, our resident Property Manager, is available always should you have any questions!
-Changle Rd & Fumin Rd, 1 min walk - concentration of hugely popular restaurants and bars
-Donghu Rd, 1 min walk: small street lined with some of the City's most international and hip chinese eateries
-Julu Rd & Fumin Rd, 3 min walk: great shopping in local designer boutiques, trendy restaurants and wine bars
-Coffee Bean is right at the end of the lane
- 7 minute walk to Changshu Rd for metro lines 1/7
-10 minute walk to Jingan metro lines 2/7
Other Things to Note
The idea behind my properties is to create a "home away from home" feeling, a vacation/ business trip property that's unique and stylish, and provides an authentic place for those who really want to experience a special, historic part of Shanghai.
Please respect your surroundings, whether it's the materials that have been provided to make your stay most comfortable, or it's the people in the neighborhood. Most of all, enjoy!
(A) Let us know roughly the time you are leaving (normal check out is anytime before 12pm). Housekeeping will be scheduled to arrive at that time. You do not need to wait for them, just leave the keys and turn off all lights and climate control!
(B) Please make sure all food is rinsed off dishes and taking the garbage is also helpful when you are leaving :-) The apartments have been designed to make a great vacation stay for our guests, and we ask that all guests leave the home in the condition they came in! Normal cleaning is to be expected but please help to minimize larger messes! Thank you!
Mariel was an exceptional host! Although my reservation was made at the last minute, she quickly coordinated everything for our welcome. I was coming from a long trip so she even arranged with the housekeeper to do some laundry. Great attitude and willingness to help.
The place is exactly as seen in the pictures. Very clean, cozy, and in a great part of town. It is wonderful to walk around the French Concession. Mariel had some restaurant recommendations that you should follow.
It's been a great stay in Garden House! I loved the window and the view, it's very shanghai style! The location is awesome, close to a lot of good restaurants and bars, as well as the subway station. And the bed is very comfy. Will definitely come back to stay!
Mariel was very responsive to my accommodation request. After I placed my order, she immediately sent the directions.
Mariel's staff are very friendly too. I was 15-minute late at the checkin place, but the A'Yi was patiently waiting there.
The room is well decorated and located in the heart of the city. Very convenient to get around.
Only minus is that the build complex is a bit old.
We really love historical house and it is just a nice choice if you love so. We had a nice stay and many delicious food nearby.
The Garden house is a little pearl of a place! It is very charming and elegantly decorated by Mariel.
If you are after the proper French Concession experience, you should consider this place. It is right in the middle of the bars, restaurants and clubs - walking distance to most things.
It comes highly recommended.
Mariel's Garden House is an excellent place to stay. It is tucked down a tidy and spacious lane with fantastic light and air. The location is close by the major subway lines through the city, and near by to many convenient cafes, shops, and restaurants.
Mariel's staff were timely and helped out with various details to help make it easy to stay, even for a business traveler stuck in meetings all day. Would stay again.
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About the Host, Mariel
Originally from NY, based now in Shanghai, China.
I am a designer who has made it her mission to provide a high quality, restful, personal residential experience for locals across China. In such a fast paced location like Shanghai, it's hard to create a uniquely original home space that's a true oasis. This luxury should be available to those traveling into Shanghai as well, and I have several vacation/business rentals which provide a unique experience in top, choice locations in the city, namely the French Concession.
Instead of going to a hotel, try something new, a memorable trip to Shanghai awaits!