About this listing
This is a modern apartment tastefully decorated with a traditional and contemporary Asian arts and carpets. It is located in the heart of the most international district of Beijing known as Sanlitun with much to do within a 10 minutes walking radius.
A large 2- bedroom unit (135 square meters or 1400 square feet) located on the 14th floor of a modern apartment building with great natural light and unobstructed view . The apartment is conveniently located in the center of the most international district of Beijing known as Sanlitun in eastern Beijing, also known as 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 walk. Less than a five minute walk away is a big shopping market called Shimao and Tai Li Koo (The Village), an open air mall with all sorts of shops and restaurants.
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 one floor above 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.
The entire apartment.
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.
We are from San Francisco and we have now been based in Beijing for over seventeen 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 global health specialist working on various projects in China and Africa.