A large 2- bedroom apartment with great natural light and unobstructed view on the city of Beijing. The apartment is conveniently located in the center of the most international district of Beijing known as Sanlitun, also the 2nd Embassy district.
The Sanlitun area has more than 50 embassies with wide tree-lined sidewalks and it has over a hundred international and Chinese restaurants, all within walking distance of the apartment. It is located between the 2nd and 3rd ring road with easy access to the airport expressway and airport skytrain; most major attractions such as Tiananmen Square are within 20 minutes of taxi ride or 30 minutes of bicycle rides. The two closest subway lines (Line 2 and Line 10) are about a 15 minute. Less than a five minute walk away is a big shopping market called Yashow and Tai Li Koo (The Village) open air mall with larger big name stores.
One of the best way to appreciate Beijing, especially the old neighborhoods with the narrow streets known as Hutong, is by bicycle. We have two extra bicycles for guests to use during their stay. We live in the apartment next door so we can provide assistance or information easily.
The apartment, which is located on 14th floor, total 135 square meters with two large bed rooms and two bathrooms. Each room has large windows offering good light with an a nice view of the city of Beijing.
Distilled drinking water is provided as well as local cable TV, a computer, Wi Fi, air conditioning and heating.
We welcome families with young children! Children under the age of 12 do not count as extra guest.
Note about check-in and Check-out time: The stated check out by noon and check in after 2 pm only will apply if there are other parties who will be coming or leaving on the same day as your reserved day. If there are no guest coming or departing on the same day, we are happy to let you check in as early as 8 am and check out as late as 6 pm.
Interaction with Guests
We are happy to provide an orientation tour of the immediate neighborhood after arrival, and point out places that are good to shop and eat.
We are also happy to provide assistance on going to interesting places around Beijing.
It is centrally located -easy to get around to all parts of Beijing and close to the airport expressway.
The neighborhood is very international and easy to navigate without speaking Mandarin.
There are many shops, tailors, grocery stores, restaurants, bars all within walking distance.
Walking distance to three subway lines in 15 minutes or less. (Line 10 and 2 and the Airport Express Train)
Two bicycles can be provided for those who are comfortable with exploring Beijing on bike.
No smoking inside the apartment even with open window. Not even in the corridor outside the door.
No street shoes are worn in the apartment except in the entrance area.
Nous avons passé 8 jours dans l'appartement de Florence dans le quartier de Salitun à Beijing. L'accueil de Florence à été formidable et chaleureux avant notre arrivée et durant notre séjour. L'appartement est très confortable, très bien équipé et bien situé. Nous recommandons cette adresse pour un séjour dans la capitale chinoise, notamment pour des familles.
Great apartment, great location. The apartment was very clean and cozy. Even on very cold days the heating is really good. Florence is a very good host and can give you good tips and connections if you like to travel around Beijing (e.g. Great Wall). Enjoyed our stay at Florence apartment very much!
We loved staying at Florence and Ray's apartment - it felt just like home! Florence and Ray also made us so welcome and especially helped make our stay with an infant son really easy. The apartment was lovely and so comfortable. We had a great time during our stay and hope we can stay again if we return to Beijing in the future. Thanks so much!
Everything positive about Florence & Ray and their wonderful apartment has been said and we are in total agreement. Not only was the place fully furnished but it was fully decorated with Asian rugs, tapestries, weavings, original art, artifacts from various countries, and was so vibrant that it was a joy to see everyday.
Florence & Ray were genial and helpful hosts giving us many hints on eateries, sights to not miss, and navigating the Beijing streets on their nice bicycles. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return.
Florence and her husband were great hosts, always quick to respond to questions or queries both before and during our stay, and helpful right through out our six week in Beijing. Florence's tour of the neighbourhood, including help with registering our visit at the local police station on our first day was really useful and, because we stayed for a longer period, she also organised her super-efficient Ayi to do a regular clean, and top up our fresh water supplies regularly. It was very handy to have Florence and Ray in the apartment directly above. They had us up for drinks one evening, and kept us informed regularly if they were away or on a few occasions when some tradesmen were required to fix a small electrical problem in the apartment. They are lovely people, prepared to give their guests plenty of privacy but on hand if you need them.
The apartment itself was homely, beautifully decorated and filled with natural light. Our family of three felt very comfortable there and we would definitely stay again.
This is a really unique apartment in Beijing where you could enjoy the location, the view, and the host hospitality. Enjoy Florence and Ray are not at Beijing during my stay, everything is organized and prepared in perfect condition. If you come to Beijing to stay at Airbnb, you will not find better one than here. Thanks to Florence and Ray, also the Ayi.
This apartment is amazing and we will recommend it to everyone we know who travels to Beijing. It is near the Embassy District so the area has a comfortable for westerners vibe. Ray and Florence provided maps as well as tear sheets with directions to the apartment in Chinese, great for taxi drivers. Their suggested a nice drive to travel to the Great Wall and for airport pickup and drop off. Ray is clearly a busy man, but he made sure to check in with us and provide restaurant recommendations.
We are from San Francisco and we have now been based in Beijing for over sixteen years and we like it very much. We enjoy exploring the greater Beijing area. We also do a lot of travelling and exploring especially in the Tibetan region of China and Central Asia, and sometimes by bicycle.
I am a middle school teacher at the French International School and my husband is a health specialist working for a US based non-profit organization.