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Private room in apartment

Live in Traditional Chinese Culture

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Live in Traditional Chinese Culture

Private room in apartment
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds2 private baths
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
2 private baths
Hot tub
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

Jiading is a suburb of Shanghai Municipality, it is located in-between position of Shanghai downtown and old Suzhou city. Living in Jiading, you can shuttle from modern and tradition China easily!

Two years before, we host more than 60 guests from airbnb, those are so good memories ! Then we had to stop acceptting guests because I must move to other city for our family business. But we came back to Shanghai now, also back to airbnb lovely guests, So why hesitate? You are so welcome!


Air conditioning
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
Parties and events are allowed
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 12AM (midnight) and check out out by 12PM (noon)


17 Reviews

Helena User Profile
September 2013
Mark is certainly the gracious host as mentioned by the other reviewers. He spent 3+ hours of his time, showing us the shops (food, fruits, sundries) near his apartment and even came with us on the bus to the old town center of Jiading where we visited the Confucian Temple and th…
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Thanks, you are really kind.Best.
September 2013
Tiare User Profile
June 2012
We love this family! Two days was definitely not enough time with them. Our original plan was to spend a day in Jiading and a day in downtown Shanghai, but we enjoyed Jiading so much that we never left! We are family of 3 and the master bedroom was perfect for us. It is actu…
Marie Grace User Profile
Marie Grace
March 2012
My stay at Mark and Essie's place was great! The area is very nice and safe, and there are tons of small grocery stores within walking distance. Also, there are a lot of fruit stores where they sell fresh fruit. I was buying fruit every day. The apartment is walking distance from…
Philipp User Profile
September 2016
We stayed at Mark's home for about 8 days and enjoyed it a lot! Mark is a lovely and helpful host who really lives the idea of airbnb to host people and not to abuse it as a business. We also had the pleasure to meet his family and therefore had a great inside into chinese cultur…
Jürgen User Profile
February 2013
Very nice guy, we had tea together. Unfortunately we had not more time, so he couldn't show us around. I recommend staying with him!
Rebecca User Profile
October 2012
We luckily finish our Shanghai trip in Jiading (Shanghai suburb). The city is calm and relaxing contrasting with Shanghai even if you have a lot of things to see. Mark and Essie receive us with a lot of generosity and kindness. They really care about our comfort. They invited us …
Mark User Profile
Response from Mark:
Rebecca, Thank you for your good words. We really enjoy the time staying with you. Have a nice trip in China! Yours sincerely Mark & Essie
October 2012
Sanda User Profile
August 2012
Mark truly is the ultimate host. I had a thouroughly enjoyable week in Jiading where he spent much time showing me around town, took me to the bathhouse, to the specialist at Jiading Hospital for Tradional Medicine for treatments, the local tailor to have some clothes made, poin…

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Shanghai, ChinaJoined in November 2011
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‘Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh Hey, I'm Mark, the creator and writer of Zen Habits | Ikebana, Tea Ceremony & Shanghai…
Languages: English, 中文
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