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Apartment in the heart of Beijing
Apartment in the heart of Beijing
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath

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Conveniently located in the center of Beijing, 20 min walk to the Tien Men Square and the Forbidden City, the apartment was is hidden in a very quiet neighborhood which was built in early 1900. Remodeled in 2012 with modern comfort.

The space

Want a taste of real Beijing life in the very heart of the city without compromising the comfort of modern living? This newly remodeled two-bed-room apartment is situated inside a historical villa built by Rockefellers as a residential villa for the doctors of the Peking Union Hospital at the turn of last century. The apartment itself is over 60 years old with sturdy architecture, high ceilings, plentiful of windows for natural lighting and is certainly hard to find in the area these days. Only minutes walk to many attractions in Beijing: Oriental Plaza, the famous Wang Fu Jing shopping district, Tian An Men Square and to public transportation, including subway No. 1 and 5.

Although located in the heart of Beijing, the apartment gets its tranquility and peace from the shelter of matured trees, shrubs and flowers through out of the villa. It comes with living room, one bathroom, kitchen, dinning room. Hardwood floor through out the living room and bed rooms. Ceramic titles in the kitchen, dinning and bathroom. There is a electric fire place in one of the bed room. It is fully furnished with wash and dryer, refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven and all the kitchen equipments such as rice cooker, coffee maker and more. WiFi and cable TV are also available. Linens and towels are provided. There is a folding bed available for extra person. Free room cleaning (every other day). It basically have everything. All you have to do is to move in. The villa has 24 hours security guard on the site.

Short term and long term lease are all welcome. An English tour guide is available with extra fees.

Interaction with guests

I interact with my guests through email and phone. I won't be present at the listing however I always have someone greet my guest upon their arrival.

Amenities
Dryer
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Prices
Cleaning Fee $18
Security Deposit $135
Weekly Discount: 4%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

•No smoking is allowed inside the apartment.
•It is strictly forbidden to bring flammable or explosive materials, illegal substances and weapons into the apartment.
•Please wear slippers in the apartment to protect the floor from being scratched.
•As part of our commitment to a green apartment, please help us reduce the consumption of water and energy by following the suggestions in the separate documents.
•Unless your valuables, money and documents are not stored in the room safe with a personal password, we cannot guarantee their safety.
•Please lock the door at night and when leaving the apartment. You have to return the apartment keys upon check-out.
•In case of a lost key, there is a ¥50 fee for the replacement of the key.
•Check out time is 11:00 am, but if you wish to stay longer, please inform us 24 hours in advance. It can be arranged without extra charge based on availability and other bookings.
•Please do not create loud noise which could disturb neighbors especially during the period from 10.00 PM to 8.00 AM.
•Please immediately inform us of any defects or faults in the room or possible dissatisfaction with the service.
•Please keep the equipment and furniture safe. You may be charged for any damage caused by your negligence during your stay.
•For your convenience, local phone calls are free. Long distance and international calls will be charged according to the rate of the service company. To make long distance and international phone calls, you may purchase a phone card, which is usually sold in many of phone shops and newspaper stands.
•Prior to leaving the room, please check if you have turned off the tap in the bathroom.
•Pets are not allowed in the apartment.
•Room inventory (pillows, blankets, towels, books and DVDs etc.) are intended for your use during your stay at the apartment and you are kindly requested not to remove them.
•Please do not dispose of tampons or sanitary napkins in the toilets.

Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Availability
1 night minimum stay

123 Reviews

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Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Betty's home was very well located on a quiet side street, central to many of the city's sights and walking distance to public transportation. We were greeted by Betty's housekeeper who checked us in and briefly showed us around the apartment (she only speaks Mandarin so our exchange was short as our language skills are still lacking). The apartment was clean and plenty spacious for three adults and one toddler. It was nice that there were some children's books as we were traveling light. I have to say that while the space was perfectly adequate, we didn't find it to be "homey". There was coffee, corn starch, salt and pepper in the cabinets. No tea, milk, juice, sugar or bottled water (the tap water is not drinkable). We had to look around to find enough towels for all four of us. A laminated card in the living room said Betty couldn't guarantee the safety of our personal belongings unless they were in the supplied safe, but the safe wouldn't work due to low battery. The A/C wouldn't go below 23 C and we actually ended up opening the windows because it was cooler outside than in at night. Betty sent me information when we first booked and was in touch closer to our arrival. She did check in with us via email during our stay and we asked about the air conditioner and local restaurants; owing to the time difference we didn't hear back from her the same day, though she did respond. All in all, we had a nice stay, we just though it lacked a few of the small comforts that usually make an AirBnB stay such a nice option.

Nora User Profile
June 2017
Betty is super easy to communicate, although we didn't have chance to meet. Her apartment is exactly as shown, the most convenient location you can dream in Beijing. We had a great time there. Thank you very much, Betty!
Betty User Profile
Response from Betty:
Thank you for choosing my appointment!
June 2017

Andrea User Profile
August 2016
This is a lovely two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Beijing. It was quite spacious for this area of the city. It is situated on the first floor of a four-floor walk-up building inside an enclosed courtyard, which made it feel secure and relatively peaceful from the hustle and bustle outside the compound. Since we were traveling with a 5 year-old, this was important to us. Also, because we speak Chinese, we were able to get to know some of the neighbors in the compound, who were all very welcoming. Our son even played with some of the other children in the adjacent apartment buildings. It is situated a short walk from the Peking Union Medical Center, which is a nation-wide draw for people seeking care, which meant that the alley in front of the compound and the main thoroughfare perpendicular to the alley were always very crowded. The immediate vicinity is also full of convenience stores (selling fruit, too) and street stalls. It is also convenient to two subway lines--#1 and #5. Ms. Lu, who helped with registering us upon arrival and with cleaning twice a week, was very helpful and accommodating. The host, Betty, was also very responsive to our email questions. The kitchen is sufficiently stocked with the basics for cooking at home, although the area abounds with restaurants both large and small for those passing through for shorter stays. (We stayed for 7 weeks.) The apartment has air conditioning units in every room and they work well. We would be delighted to stay here again.

Ju User Profile
June 2016
We had a great stay at Betty's apartment for ten days. The location is very central. It's with ink walking distance to Wangfujing shopping center and Tiananmen Square. Bus stops are just outside the hutong. It's very convenient to go sightseeing. The apartment complex is a quiet residential area. It is secluded from the busy streets near the hospital. The apartment is very clean and tastefully decorated. The space feels very airy and comfortable. Communication with Betty and Ms. Lu is excellent. Due to thunderstorms, we arrived very late but Ms. Lu waited us patiently and made sure we are settled. Thank you Betty and Hongyan for the hospitality. All in all, we hope we can stay at Betty's apartment again when we visit Beijing in the near future.

Shanna User Profile
June 2016
The host canceled this reservation 80 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Lauren User Profile
May 2016
My family and I absolutely loved our stay at Betty's apartment! The apartment is just like the photos... modern, clean and very spacious. The location was great- located in a quiet and peaceful compound right off of a bustling Chinese hutong. Betty was extremely helpful in answering all of our questions. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Beijing! It was perfect for our family!

Shulong User Profile
May 2016
We spend three days in Betty's home. My parents and my son enjoyed the time we stayed together. I used Airbnb many years, in Europe, US, and China, Betty's home is the top 3 for my Airbnb experience. Clean, clean and clean, you cannot find anything inconvenient in Betty's home. She is a super host and so does Miss Lu. Comfort bedding and children's toys are perfect for family. Kitchen alliances and tools are super completely. Besides these, the green and peaceful yard is a bonus for the three days. Although it is in the super crowded downtown in Beijing, when you walk in the building yard you will feel like in the other world. Very quite in the day and night time. 我们在Betty家住了三天,如果不是因为后面有人预定我们还想继续住下去。 Betty的家非常舒适,房间和图片完全吻合,装修是很考究的美式风格,不是典型的楼房公寓,比公寓楼更舒适,我喜欢观察细节问题,洗手间都非常非常干净,不喜欢浴缸设计的空间在这里可以满足,房间细节都做的很诚恳和认真,床很舒服,有干衣机非常方便绝对加分,房子在特别有历史感的别墅群院里,走进来有种恍如隔世的感觉,有很多大银杏树很安静很美,看的出她和管理者鲁小姐的用心,我带有两岁的小孩,可能会留下不少清理问题,鲁小姐也非常奈斯,退房时为我们延续了一个半小时,非常感谢!希望再次入住

Michigan, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Betty User Profile

I was born in Beijing and went to US for graduate school in the 80's. I have been living in US since then except the years between 2007 to 2012 when I lived in Beijing. I am happy to be back in Michigan again.

Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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