Courtyard house near Forbidden City
Courtyard house near Forbidden City


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Entire home/apt

4 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Please set the number of adults.
Adults
1
Please set the number of children.
Children
Ages 2 - 12
0
Please set the number of infants.
Infants
Under 2
0
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet
You won’t be charged yet

About this listing

Private historical courtyard house with bathroom, classical Chinese style. Perfectly located in city center in a Hutong near National Grand Theatre and Forbidden City, steps from Beijing's most famous sites. It's a very comfortable cosy place.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 11PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests

Description

The space

Private historical courtyard house with bathroom, classical Chinese style. Perfectly located in city center in a Hutong near National Grand Theatre and Forbidden City, steps from Beijing's most famous sites. It's a very comfortable cosy place.

The house is about 40 square meters, with private bathroom. It can comfortably accommodate two persons. We also prepare a double folding bed. So if four people it's also no problem.
The house is classical Chinese style with the same style furniture.

Guest access

There is a washing machine, WIFI, TV with over 100 channels and air-conditioning. In addition, there are pots of green plant for a lively cosy space.

Interaction with guests

We are young couple, Vivi and Arti, Beijing Locals. My husband Arti is a professional photographer. We love making friends and traveling very much. We would be glad to offer you information of local attractions, local travel advices and other helps,such as airport transfers, how to get to famous sites、where to eat good price authentic local food, etc. We are eager to do everything we can to help you for a perfect travel in Beijing.

The neighborhood

Our house is perfect for travelers to experience old Beijing life. It is located in the center of Beijing, and very quiet. There is no noisy traffic and mansions, there is just historic courtyard house、old trees、flying doves and friendly local people. Staying here, you are only steps from the Tiananmen square、 Forbidden city、the National Museum、the National Grand Theater and more.
The house is perfect for any couple, family or group of friends who want to experience a comfortable traditional Beijing life while exploring the incredible sites at the heart of China's capital.

Getting around

We are about a 5 minutes walk from Hepingmen Subway Station on line 2, 15 minutes walk from Tiananmen West Subway Station on line 1. Nearby there are bus stops for many buses to Bejing Railway Station, Beijing West Railway Station, and famous scenic spots.
Nearby there are also supermarket, drugstores、restaurants and so on.

Other things to note

Special surprise
If you are staying for more than 5 days, we will provide free photograph service for you .
This photograph service is about three hours, and 100 pictures taken for you. Location for photographing can be Xijiaominxiang hutong and beautiful places around Tiananmen (website hidden): My husband Arti is a professional photographer. The photo gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark II), Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM

No Big Rules,Just try to keep the place in good shape
Also, for safe, please no smoking inside the room (can smoke in the yard) .
And please turn off the electricity, water and heating/air-condition when you leave the room.
And please no toilet paper into the toilet, please put it in the trash bin.
If you are staying for more than one week, we will have a cleaning person come once per week. Just let us know which day and time will be most convenient for you.
Last, please let us know your arrival and departure information, so we can greet you on time and see you off when you depart.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

158 Reviews


Accuracy
Communication
Cleanliness
Location
Check In
Value
Matthew User Profile
April 2017
Vivi's place would be a little small for an extended stay with three guests, but for our 2 day stay it worked out just fine. Vivi is very helpful and gives you a phone if you need to contact her during your sightseeing. If you want to be amongst the locals and don't want the tourist areas directly in your face, this is a good place to stay.

Ben User Profile
April 2017
Vivi is a great host. She showed us around the area a bit and gave us a ton of great advice and directions. The place is very comfortable, and is within easy walking distance to great restaurants and a subway station. Highly recommended.

Jon User Profile
March 2017
You can't beat this location for exploring central Beijing. A 5 minute walk to the national opera house and Tiananmen. Less than 5 minutes from the subway, but far enough away that you can't feel the rumble. It's also away from the main street so it's really quite at night. It's a hundred year old courtyard house, so you have to be prepared for a dark entrance. But what a great, authentic (yet modernized) Beijing experience. Vivi picked me up at the subway stop, and kindly let me check out late, since there wasn't an immediate guest after me. I wasn't able to take advantage of half of the help she offered, as I have already been in Beijing several times. Highly recommended.

Meat-Eum User Profile
March 2017
This room is well-designed by careful host. And host is so kind. Trip in Beijing with this room and the host is the best choice you have.

Dion User Profile
January 2017
We had a great stay here. (My wife and I with our 10 year old daughter). Vivi and her husband met us at the subway. They gave us lots of information and advice on Beijing. They even gave us travel cards for the subway. The hutong house was warm, clean and so quiet at night that we slept great. A great place to come back to after a long day sightseeing. I will definitely stay here again.

Joseph User Profile
January 2017
Great place, central, quiet charming. Vivi is a great host who really goes the extra mile!

Matt User Profile
January 2017
Vivi was very helpful, the place is very cute and close to public transport. We loved our stay here!

This host has 338 reviews for other properties.

View other reviews

Beijing, China · Joined in April 2014
Vivi User ProfileVivi is a superhost.

We are young couple, Vivi and Arti, Beijing Locals. We love Beijing very much.Beijing is beautiful,amazing and historical city, we hope everyone who traveling in Beijing can fall in love it.

We like traveling very much.we have traveled in France, Italy, Vatican, Swizerland, Cambodia, Hongkong,etc. We are dream of traveling all over the world in the future.Besides we also like hiking ,riding bicycle, seeing movies, playing tennis and making friends very much.

And Arti is a professional photographer, like taking photos for interesting people and events. Also he is a home furnishing designer, especially for Chinese traditional decoration design, and our every house were all designed by him . He hopes all the friends coming to our house can experience the traditional Chinese culture.

So we established the Vivifamily one year ago.Until now we have host more than 300 friends from all over the world, we trade every friend like our family , We were glad to share with every friends the information of local attractions, local travel advices and transportion,such as airport transfers, how to get to famous sites、where to eat good price authentic local food, etc. We are eager to do everything we can to help every friend for a perfect travel in Beijing.

Welcome to Vivifamily and hope we can be friends:)


我居住在北京,非常喜欢旅行、爬山,另外网球也是我的最爱。
我喜欢在旅行中感受各个城市人文环境、风土人情以及享受美食。
我热爱摄影,记录旅途中的美景及欢笑。
所以,我希望每一位到北京旅行的朋友,也可以一样体验到老北京的风土人情,可以在旅行期间真正的融入和感受到北京的市井生活。
由此,我创建了这个小院,希望大家光顾和感受!也希望我们可以成为朋友!

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.