Sea View/ High floor in Kowloon !!

Apartment - Private room · Bailey Street, Hung Hom, Hong Kong

The Space

BEFORE MAKING AN INQUIRY OF ANY KIND OR SENDING AN ACTUAL RESERVATION REQUEST, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL SECTIONS OF THE LISTING PROPERLY SO YOU ARE AWARE OF WHAT IS PROVIDED AND WHAT IS NOT.

AND PLEASE..IMPORTANT.
1) HAVE A PROFILE PICTURE BEFORE MAKING A REQUEST AND STATE THE "PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP" IN YOUR MSG.
2) NO SAME DAY RESERVATION REQUESTS ! IDEALLY I NEED A 24HR NOTICE.
3) MESSAGE ME FIRST AND WAIT FOR ME TO GET BACK TO YOU, ONLY AFTER THAT GO FORWARD WITH THE ACTUAL RESERVATION REQUEST. THANKYOU.

FIirstly, the picture you see is the real view from the living room and bedroom windows on a clear, dry day... a rare commodity in HK. What you see is what you get. No exaggeration here as long as you are lucky and the weather is great,which is not often!.

TRANSPORTATION:
HUNGHOM is in the heart of Kowloon. It is one of the oldest areas of Hongkong giving you the very authentic Kowloon experience.
10 mins bus ride to Tsim Tsa Tsui /Jordan.
18 mins to Central.
The new "Ma Tau Wei" MTR station next to my place, will open in mid 2014, till then HUNGHOM station is a 5 min bus ride away and JORDAN station a 10 min ride away.
Tons of buses to go anywhere. Several all night buses serving the area.
Two airport buses come to my place, and one overnight airport bus as well in case your flight is very early in the morning.
Kowloon city ferry a 8 mins walk, takes you to HK island in 15 mins, and just outside the ferry terminal is the MTR station (North Point).

Shopping, restaurants and supermarkets right by the building.
Sung Kit street, one of the most popular food streets in HK is right opposite my building.

Now a brief synopsis of my place:
THE ROOM:

I have the small spare bedroom for rent in my 2 bedroom apt. The building is about 20 years old,so don't expect a brand new renovated space! But if you are looking for a quiet peaceful place right in the heart of the city away from all the bustle and noise at the end of a long day, then this is it.

FOR ONE PERSON ONLY. (Kindly do not waste my time or yours by asking for 2 people accomodation, there is a reason why I have mentioned "one person only". I make no exceptions to that.)

1) High speed Internet connection (WIRELESS).
2) I provide shampoo, conditioner, bath and shower gel, as well as hair dryer, iron, towel, and house slippers if you should need them. So it's ideal for people who like to travel light.
If you have oversized/excessive luggage pls inform me beforehand and bear in mind there is very little extra space. So be prepared for that.
3) Bathroom is shared as is normal in most HK apts.and I make it as user friendly as possible for guests. I try to keep it clean and tidy at all times.

You are welcome to make some of your own beverages,like tea or coffee in my kitchen or warm up food in the microwave. But that's about where it ends. Strictly no cooking.

I would also like to add here, (a little regretfully), that I do not normally encourage guests to have use of the living and dining area, mainly since HK homes are notoriously small and that is pretty much my zone. Sharing that space can get difficult.

LAUNDRY:
There are various laundramats/drycleaners around the area, they wash clothes in bulk for cheap.
Pls make note, you can wash, if you absolutely need to, by hand, small clothing items at home but anything more than that will not be possible. Washing and drying clothes in HK can be a major challenge at times due to lack of adequate space. So you must make use of the laundries downstairs.

Building has 24 hr security.
There are no time restrictions. You can come and go as you please.

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MIN stay: 2 nights
( Pls do not ask for one night, it is exactly what it says).

MAX stay: APPROX 2 weeks
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Check-in time: 12.30 PM.
(pls make note the check-in time is listed as 12 noon on the main body of the listing but my check-in time is 12.30 and not 12. the system does not allow to choose the half hour mark hence the discrepancy.)
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I have rented out to many visitors over time so i am not a first time renter, though i am a first timer to AirBnb.

I like a guest who would do his or her own thing, as I am mostly occupied with mine. Even though I enjoy interacting with people, I do like my privacy and would respect the same with my guest. As a rule I don't have the time to chat or hang out, even when I am at home I am mostly busy with stuff and like my space, but I will gladly be of assistance if you need it and will be more than happy to answer all your questions and help out with whatever you might need.

Mutual respect, trust and considerate behavior is very important and goes a long way, so when you are at my place I would def appreciate that.

And lastly....IMPORTANT, ( from experience ) : If you do actually stay at my place, please communicate freely if there are any questions or concerns you may have. Do not keep it to yourself. Every place is different and every guest's requirements, likes and dislikes vary. So please keep lines of communication open so both sides feel comfortable during the period of the stay.

Looking forward to pleasant experiences.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $283 /week
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Location is safe and accessible, perfectly adequate environment!

    April 2014
  • My choice of Sonia's place had to do with Sonia. I like people who are clear in their communication and she was. The place is as she describes it, no more, no less. How you perceive it is up to you, it may suit, it may not, regardless it is good value for the price and an interesting experience. I think Sonia and her daughter are good people. I gave it a 5 star rating not because it is a 5 star establishment, the rating is based on the exactness of the ad.

    April 2014
  • Sonia was wonderful to stay with :) very welcoming and helpful and the room was perfect.

    Thank you for a lovely stay Sonia,

    All the best

    March 2014
  • This trip was my first trip by using airbnb and was scared of staying at a place I don't really know. But from the first time I met Sonia,
    I felt so relief and she was so kind. I think everyone stayed Sonia's place understand her warm atmosphere makes travelers more comfortable and enjoyable in HK. The bus in HK is a little tricky but Sonia knows and tell you the way. Also There are many nice small restaurants around the apartment. I totally recommend this peaceful home for staying!!

    February 2014
  • I stayed at Sonia place for 10 days during my visit to Hong Kong. The apartment is very comfortable, safe, convenient and clean. She is very kind, generous and helpful. I would like to stay at her apartment for my next visit.

    February 2014
  • Room is great and the view is like shown in the pictures! Sonia is a very helpful and friendly host and I really enjoyed my stay over there. The apartment is safe and it is quite accessible with all the buses around the area. Overall, love it!

    January 2014
  • I really enjoyed the stay with Sonia. Very friendly, and I had my own tea pot which is really all a fellow wants sometimes. I wouldn't hesitate to stay with Sonia again. Thanks!

    January 2014
  • Sonia is a kind and helpful host. Although she has a busy life she always has time to answer any questions and even bought me sweets on two occasions. The room is true to the description and the location is handy to transport, mainly buses but there is also a ferry close by. The view from the bedroom is lovely to go home to, even on a dull or rainy day. There are many, many eateries within steps from the building and they offer good and reasonably priced food. Sonia's daughter is an amazing little artist and I cherish the drawing she did for me. One of her works also brightened up the bedroom.

    December 2013
  • Sonia was a great, friendly host! She answered any questions I had about bus routes, recommendations for places to eat, etc. Her place is a 45 minute/hour bus ride from the HK airport and very close to the bus stop that goes to many different places in Kowloon. I would definitely recommend staying with Sonia if you're visiting Kowloon/Hong Kong!

    December 2013
  • I liked the location of this place out of tourist circuits and very convenient to move around. Sonia is very pleasant and full sharing of information to discover the city. She makes every effort to keep you comfortable despite the smallness of the room and the apartment. A splendid view of Hong Kong

    November 2013
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I have lived in HK and the US pretty much my whole adult life and for the last few years have been shuttling between the two countries for family reasons. When I'm in HK, depending on my length of stay, I rent out my spare room, and when i am out of HK i rent it out as a one bedroom. I am a hybrid of sorts..(in my mental make-up, rather than genetically!). I like to see myself as a citizen of the world! However if i were to pin it down i'd say i'm a "New Yorker" at heart! As my favorite artist of all time Billy Joel once sang " I'm in a New York state of mind.." immortalizing that city and my feelings more poetically than i ever could. I'm a very artistically inclined person, interested in photography, documentary film making, Television anchoring, writing articles and poems. I've worked in the Hospitality and Entertainment industry my whole life with brief stints in other fields. Traveling and adventure is in my blood. Meeting people from various countries is a passion i've always had. I have traveled myself to over 20 countries and in some cases have lived in the homes of people just like family and turned them into life long friends!
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