Room & roof deck in the heart of HK

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Haiphong Road, Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Cory
Your host, Cory
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The Space

Please read all the way to the bottom *before* booking.

Almost four years on AirBnB in Hong Kong and still meeting great new people every week! We are currently based in San Francisco, so won't be able to meet you, unfortunately, but do look forward to having you experience Hong Kong from our wonderful apartment. We have friends who live nearby who can help if you need anything.

So please come enjoy a beautiful view of Kowloon Park in the bustling heart of Hong Kong. We've made this our home for the last six years and enjoy sharing it with visitors to this exciting and vibrant city.

We're offering the apartment that includes a private bedroom with a very comfortable queen size bed. The apartment is on the Kowloon side of Hong Kong, only 1 minute from the TST MTR (subway) station. It's a 6th floor apartment with a view of Kowloon Park along with a full private roof deck with the same beautiful view. This roof deck is the thing that convinced us to get this apartment in the first place and is a rare find in this part of Hong Kong.

There's a chance we could accommodate an extra person or two on the futon in the living room for an extra fee, so please contact us to inquire. It wouldn't be a fully private space though.

Nathan road is less than a 1 minute walk, the Peninsula hotel is 5 minutes, and Victoria Harbour just across from that. Easily one of the most convenient locations for exploring all of Hong Kong -- the MTR (subway) entrance to Tsim Sha Tsui station is about a minute from the front door. You're in the middle of everything, yet can quickly escape to a surprisingly quiet flat.

The flat is 650' and the balcony is another 650'. There is a western-style bathroom and complete kitchen. Please note that we are vegetarian and request that no meat or seafood is cooked, stored, or eaten in the apartment. Other than that rule, we're quite easy going.

Note that this is a walkup; there is no lift in the building.

Questions welcome.

Please note the following:
- AirBnB handles the payment. Please do not ask about what forms of payment we will accept.
- There is no elevator/lift in the building. The apartment is on the 6th floor and you will have to walk up and you will have to carry your luggage up.

Thanks and we really look forward to hosting you in Hong Kong and being part of your trip to this wonderful city!

Interaction with Guests

We are very responsive via e-mail and (US) phone and have friends in town if you need anything. Since we are currently based in San Francisco, we are only in HK for about a week every three months, so the odds of meeting us (or having one or both of us on the futon in the living room) are pretty low.

Getting around

The closest MTR (Hong Kong subway) entrance is only steps away from the front door.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $625 /week
Monthly Price: $2300 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Fantastic location - 2 minutes away from TST MTR, seconds away from Nathan road. Being on the 6th floor offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong - wonderfully quiet. Roof terrace has a great view over Kowloon Park (you must visit to see the wildlife and the fabulous swimming complex) 5 minutes to the Star Ferry. This area has everything needed whether for business or tourist stay; and great travel connections. Cory was quick in responding to our questions and supportive, and we were fortunate to meet him; if he is away travelling though his assistant is on hand to help with any problems or questions. We had a great stay and would not hesitate to stay here again. Thanks Cory!

    June 2014
    Cory
    Response from Cory:

    Hi Peggy, I'll be sure to leave instructions for how to use the washer; it was working fine the day you left and I did all of the laundry in it that weekend. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again if you're back to HK.

    June 2014
  • This apartment was very conveniently located in HK a great place to base ourselves. Cory's instructions on how to get there were perfect. The apartment has a very 'lived in' feel unlike some others we've stayed in that are set up specifically for visitors.

    June 2014
  • My experience with the host was great.

    The place was within my expectation, and it's a very cozy apartment in the heart of Kowloon, Hong Kong. It's clean and genuinely an urban home.

    The staircase up to 7/F was a bit tough and scary, so if you're bring lots of luggage you would encounter difficulty.

    May 2014
  • I didn't meet Cory but It was a nice to stay at her place. Even though it is located at 6th floor without elevator, the place where it is located in middle of Tsim Sha Tsui was perfect for travelers, shoppers whoever it is!! The studio was cozy and comfortable. However, it would be nicer to consider hygiene a little bit more. Thank you.

    May 2014
  • Cory's place was great. It is very conveniently located between Canton and Nathan roads. It is right near the train (called the MTR). Across the road is a lovely park that has swimming pools at the far end (very clean) and even pink flamingos (which my six year old loved).

    The apartment is clean and tidy. The bed is comfy and the kitchen has everything we needed to prepare our meals while in Hong Kong. There's also a pull-out bed in the lounge room which is comfortable also.

    The six flights of stairs were fine for us and our six year old. But if you had mobility problems they would be an issue. And if you have lots of luggage it would be quite a climb.

    Altogether a really positive experience. Thanks heaps for hosting us Cory.

    May 2014
  • LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Less than 5 min. to MTR, grocery stores, and plenty of food choices, and only a little more to the waterfront. "At the heart" is no lie. Cory was spot on with directions and helping us to get settled, including a local contact just in case (never needed it). His communication was quick and clear and put my mind at ease. Read other reviews and you'll get the picture of how good the location is. Never heard another soul once we were in and closed the door - even street noise is hard to hear. Would not hesitate to book it again.

    April 2014
  • Great location in Kowloon. The MTR is less than a block away, stores everywhere, grocery store around the corner. Peaceful place in the midst of the city. Everything was just as described. Cory was a good host and all the communications were timely.

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our 8 nights in amazing Hong Kong! We found Cory's apartment with ease, his directions for arriving by Air Express/Taxi were accurate and easily followed. The apartment is easily found with "Bespoke Tailor" signs very obvious. The climb up the stairs is a bit daunting and I would not recommend this for people who are physically challenged!!! As others have reviewed, the apartment is in a fantastic location, it is very close to a MTR (train) station, which in turn has you anywhere within HK in minutes, (this is an extremely efficient transport system). Whilst the apartment is in the centre of busy downtown Kowloon, the apartment itself is extremely quiet at night, the bed is very comfortable and the apartment has all that you need. The layout of the lounge room is slightly different to the photos, but nevertheless, is spacious for HK standards. The rooftop is looking a little tired and not as in the photos. We did not meet Cory, but he quickly responded to our emails, some of which could have been avoided if he had an 'info' sheet, outlining some aspects of the operation of the apartment. All in all, a fantastic stay and we would thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    March 2014
  • The location of Cory's apartment is fantastic. As we were new to Hong Kong it was great to be so near to an mtr station. Kowloon Park is also a real treat and is about 30 seconds from the front door.
    The apartment has everything you need and was a great base for our 4 night stay.

    March 2014
  • Didn't have a chance to meet Cory, but stayed for a week during Chinese New Year. Awesome location very close to subway. Fast wifi. Communication was thorough and timely and the bed is very comfortable! Only complaint is that the unit was in need of a good vaccuuming...

    February 2014
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I'm a technology entrepreneur living in the heart of Hong Kong and building robots for healthcare applications. Originally from Louisiana and have lived on 3 continents; my last home in the US was 7 years in Boston for graduate school. I'm a very frequent traveler for work and business, love meeting new people, and always excited to host new guests and introduce them to the great city of Hong Kong!
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