About this listing
My cool and comfortable one bedroom apartment with a full harbor view! It comfortably fits three and is located just one blocks from subway station. Enjoy the cozy kitchen, roof access, and easy access to major transportation network in Hong Kong!
This is a ENTIRE HOME/APT, not just a share room! This apartment is located at the residential / urban district of eastern side of Hong Kong Island, just next to the MTR Sai Wan Ho station. Most importantly, you can see the Victoria Harbor view overlooking the Kowloon East. A true 28 square meters (300 square feet) space comes with a real double bed, and a single DAY BED, a hot shower bathroom, an open kitchen with gas stoves with simple facilities, working desk, bedding linen and towels provided, etc.
My listing comfortably fit 3 people stay.
There are three lifts from the ground floor to the condo, no struggling of luggage up the stairs.
@ High speed 300M WiFi internet
@ 36" LED (email hidden) with HBO, CNN, BBC and local channels.
@ Washing and drying machine with detergent provided
@ Hair dryer
@ Gas water heater
@ Clean linen and bath towels
Interaction with Guests
I get email or messages 24 hours x 7, and will try to answer your question ASAP. My English speaking "helper" will give her best assistance to all your needs, but please understand that she is not the hotel staff, they are not concierge staff, so please do not treat them as such, and we kindly ask you to be polite with her.
My helper will come one times a week (if stay over ONE week and only if you requested) in the afternoon to do simple clean up.
Just only a leisure 5 mins walk to Cityplaza in Taikoo Shing and Kornhill Plaza (both MTR assessable), with big supermarket. 24-hours convenience shops, pharmacies, Chinese restaurants, wet market, fruit market, HK style local cafe, movie theaters are just short walk away.
Next to the building, there is the famous "Tai On Building". It has been a place for local HK snacks and some people driving their expensive car to taste the food stall here. This street level food and shopping mall you should not miss ... for example HKD 18 for a wonton soup noodle, mini-car noodle (車仔麵), congee/steamed rice roll/Beef mix-mix, mini-egg-cake (雞蛋仔), deep fried pig's intestine ... the most tasty yummy and evil local food are all there. Michelin Stars restaurants is nearby and lots of dinning choices at Soho East district. Hong Kong is a gourmet paradise, you can CLICK "open rice" at (website hidden) for check up and study.
CULTURE and RECREATION
For more cultural side in the neighborhood, there is Sai Wan Ho Harbor Park; Hong Kong Film Archive and Sai Wan Ho Cultural Centre are very near by.
In Summer, you can even easily get to SHEK O beach, Shek O Beach is a sandy public beach at Shek O. It is a popular weekend and holiday destination, offering a public barbecue area and many restaurants. The rocky cliffs provide an excellent place for sports climbing. Around one mile north of Shek O beach, after passing the Shek O Country Club, is Big Wave Bay. As its name suggests, big waves roll on to the beach, propelled by the wind, making it a popular destination for surfers. Wind surfers can be found in the sea off Big Wave Bay and Shek O beaches. Take a taxi, mini-bus or a direct bus from Shau Kei Wan bus station will go there.
Wikitravel: Eastern Hong Kong Island
Right next to Sai Wan Ho MTR station, meaning super convenient to get to anywhere in the city. Our many public transport links include frequent MTR trains, buses, trams and minibuses. Cross harbor bus goes to Kowloon side to Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Road and Mongkok.
Airport express bus A12 takes 40mins to transfer you to and from the airport.
15 mins MTR ride to Causeway Bay.
20 mins MTR ride to Central.
25 mins MTR ride to Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui and Mongkok.
1 min to Tram station, accessing from Kennedy Town to Shau Kei Wan.
1 min to bus stop to most area in Hong Kong and Cross Harbor bus to Kowloon
Other Things to Note
We are friends! This is a FREEHOLD property and I am the owner. You are my inviting stay guests. Our friendship speaks for itself.
I want you to be my friend and stay in my apt in Hong Kong. You will discover the exciting part of Eastern Hong Kong Island! Enjoy with your friends, making big shopping, discover the wet market, eat good local food and have a drink in cool bars!
Check-in is at 3pm and check-out is at noon, but I can be pretty flexible when possible. Please upload your face photo and tell me a little bit about yourself. If you don't add a photo and a brief bio with your request I simply won't be able to respond. Thanks for understanding.
Also, the calendar on the site may not reflect the dates that are still available as numerous requests come in daily. So be sure to ask about dates. Thanks for your interest.
If you are interested to stay at my condo, this is what you should do:
1. YOU MUST CONTACT ME FIRST BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO BOOK ANY NIGHTS
2. Personal Identification
When checking in, I need to take photo (with your presence) of your passport with (A) Personal identification information & photo; (B) HK entry stamp (by the HK immigration authority).
This is a self-catering & self-service type of property. I designed and furnished this apartment to give warm and comfortable for my own usage during my stay in Hong Kong.
So respect the property as much as you can and make it clean for next coming guest, the next guest might be YOU!
My helper will give her best assistance to all your needs, but please understand that she is not the hotel staff, they are not concierge staff, so please do not treat them as such, and we kindly ask you to be polite with her.
Apart from that, we just ask you to respect my apartment in the same way as you would respect your own home.
HOUSE CLEANING :
We will provide a house cleaning every time before your check in. I provide up to once a week complementary cleaning service for guests staying over one week. You can request extra cleaning services, should you need it, at the cost of US$ 25/cleaning.
NO SMOKING :
It is STRICTLY no smoking inside the apartment.
SAVE ENERGY :
And if you could turn the air conditioning and lights off each time when you leave the apartment, to help us look after mother earth, that would be great too.
LATE CHECK OUT and EARLY CHECK IN:
We will try our best to accommodate any request for late check out and early check in provided that there is availability and it is requested 24 hours prior to check in day or check out day. Please note that such requests, when accepted by the owner of the property via emails, are subject to extra charges, if needed.
RESPECT THE PROPERTY:
Although very central, the neighborhood is super quiet and best suits chilled out people who respect this vibe. As this is not a hotel, we prefer to rent to people who treat the place very well and respect it as if it was their own home.
The tenant also need to apply proper care to the furniture and equipments. Any loss or damage of items and to the property will be charged according to the actual costs of replacement.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Just 3 mins walking distance to MTR, and 20 mins to Causeway Bay and 25 mins to Central via MTR.
When we arrived we were picked up at San Wai Ho station that was very nice after a long flight. Fine, clean and quiet appartment with beautifull harbour view in a super fun environment. We have seen few tourists around, which we liked. There are many good dining options in the neighborhood. Direction the water there are beautifull flats with a jogging Park, nice to walk through in the evening. Thank you Han!
We had a great 3 night stay at Hans lovely apartment. Super convenient with MTR rail, buses and trams at your door as well as good food and convenience stores. The apartment was exactly as described and we had no difficulty sleeping after our busy days and late nights. When we come back to HK we would have not hesitation in staying again. Han is quick to respond to communication and his assistant Risa was very helpful when we needed something. Thanks Han
This was a great AirBnB experience. Arrival was smooth with helpful communications from the host. The apartment, while in an older building, is nicely refurbished, clean and taken care of. Building residents and the 24 hour doormen were friendly and made us feel welcome. The location is perfect for anyone wanting to experience a more local side of Hong Kong, but still only 10-15 min away from causeway bay or central on the subway. Tons of great food options in the area, and if you are a runner there is an excellent path along the waterfront between soho east and quarry bay. The Sai Wan Ho neighborhood is really an up and coming location as life on HK Island shifts to the East. It's inly going to get more interesting over the next years.
Hans apartment was perfect for us, it was comfortable and Han had much information. Also he sent us a useful online manual that made check in a breeze. A bit off the center of tourists, Hans place gave us a much more local experience. It was nice to have a washing machine in apartment too.
Hong Kong is great and we will be glad to visit again.
Uncle Vic was a wonderful host. He sent me all relevant info before my arrival and responded quickly to all messages sent to him. The key was waiting for me when I arrived and the apartment was as advertised. Everything worked well and the washer/dryer was a wonderful amenity.
There was a wealth of information in a binder on the desk. Along with transport info and WiFi codes, there were detailed instructions on using the things in the condo. Very helpful!!!
The MTR station was a short block away very easy to access.
I will stay here again if it is available when I return.
This review is for Han's condo in Hong Kong-
In short, we loved it! It was well represented by the photos. It is an updated unit that includes a washer/dryer unit, a refrigerator, and an incredible view. It was clean and literally /minutes from the MTR. Sai Wan Ho is a few stops down from more popular spots like Central or Causeway Bay, but we didn't mind the 30 minute commute because the unit was so fabulous.
Han used Whatsapp to communicate with us and was very helpful when arranging a taxi cab for us to get to the airport on our final day.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Vic's apartment and it made an excellent start as my first airb&b experience. Risa was waiting for me on my arrival and was extremely helpful, even popped around the next morning to help me with the gas stove.
The apartment is as described and extremely comfortable and there is great water pressure in the shower! The views are spectacular, the scaffolding detracts a little, but won't always be there. I did all my cooking in the apartment (very sad not to be able to eat locally due to a food intolerance) and Risa pointed out where to buy fresh vegetables etc, and there is an enormous supermarket within walking distance. The kitchen facilities were ideal for me.
Vic was responsive to any questions and his condo manual is very comprehensive.
The apartment is very handy to all forms of transport and makes a great trip from the centre on the tram - if you have lots of time. The trams and buses pass the door and the MTR is just a block away.
I would certainly recommend the apartment as a comfortable and convenient place to stay in Hong Kong.
Thanks Vic and Risa for a great stay.
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About the Host, Han
I love traveling to other country to seek different life city style and to learn their culture. I treat this as my hobby. I try to make friends and help them for their stay in the city as a "home away from home".
My collection of privately owned apartments are: seaview apartment in Hong Kong; riverfront condo in Bangkok and city-view apartment in Tokyo, they could be just the locations you are looking for on your next visit. They are all with a nice view, great nearby with metro on the door step. You can view detailed descriptions and pictures of my properties here as well as check availability. Please contact me first to double check availability, or if you have any questions. I look forward to welcoming you!
I wish you a happy trip and stay!