Our converted courtyard house is a rare design gem surrounded by great restaurants, shops and sites near Drum Tower (Gulou). Cozy room, fits 2, with shared bathroom. Our 2 cats are very friendly. But, plumbing is old, so water pressure is not 5star.
-A rare piece of contemporary architecture in a historically-rich and traditional Beijing hutong neighborhood.
- The house is a unique hutong courtyard renovation with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, spacious kitchen, and plenty of "hang out" space
-The living space has a glass atrium high glass ceiling providing tons of natural light
-Apartment is furnished throughout with antique/refurbished Chinese furniture
-Lots of original art throughout the house by friends and local artist
-One indoor terrace and one outdoor rooftop, including one that looks deep into the traditional hutongs of Gulou
-Cozy room furnished with bed and dresser
-Towels and clean linens provided
Note 1: There are two listings at this property. If you don't see availability for this room, please check the other listing or private message me.
Note 2: As a matter of security, I ask that you fill your profile out fully and add a picture before inquiring about a stay. DO NOT CONTACT ME ON OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA. It would be great to share with me the reason of your stay too. New to Airbnb? Have some friends review you. I do not accept bookings from blank profiles.
Note 3: Check-in times are after 7PM, check-out pretty flexible as long as we don't have guests after. I ask you supply your ETA when inquiring about a stay.
-FREE LAUNDRY with our washer
-Housekeeper available Monday, Wednesday and Friday for basic washing and ironing.
-Clean towels and linens will be provided.
-Wi-Fi Internet *China speed
-Personal driver can be arranged at additional charge to/from Airport (250RMB to driver), Great Wall (600rmb for day trip), regular hire
Interaction with Guests
There are 3 of us who live here, two American guys and me (also from the US). We work full-time in different industries but share common interests in art, design and music. We are happy to send along suggestions for nearby bars, restaurants and shops, and am always available by email for those insider tips for making the most of your Beijing stay.
Gulou is a historical and hip area of Central Beijing with tons to see, eat, and shop. Our cool converted courtyard house is a rare design gem. We are under 15 minute walking distance to Drum & Bell Tower, Confucius Temple, Lama Temple, Nanluoguxiang and major subway lines.
- Public transport: 10 minute walk to Subway Line 2 (Gulou and Andingmen); 15 minute walk to Subway Line 5 (Beixinqiao); 5 minute walk to a dozen bus routes
- Parking: There is no parking available.
- Taxi is the most convenient way to the house. If you take the Airport Express to Sanyuanqiao or Dongzhimen, you will still have to take a taxi. On a metered fare, this will cost under 85RMB.
- I can coordinate a driver pickup at the airport for 200RMB paid in cash to the driver upon arrival. Please let me know in advance.
Please note: no smoking, no pets, no parties. Check in is after 7pm, check out by 10am (depending on availability, we can sometimes make other arrangements to suit your schedule). Thanks!
I had a brilliant time in BJ thanks to these incredible hosts. The central location makes it easy to go anywhere and the welcoming, relaxed vibe in the house makes me feel like being home. My only complain would be not having enough time to hang out with these wonderful people!
I had a wonderful stay at Natasia's. The house itself is incredible - a spacious and modernized hutong walking distance from a ton of great restaurants, cafes, and shops. Natasia is a great host - I had a couple interesting conversations with her, as well as a couple of her housemates. Highly recommended!
Natasia is a very thoughtful host. She provided information about the house and cared about our feelings. But it's a pity that we were so busy that we barely met. The place is beautiful, many old chinese furniture but it's a little bit cold. Inside the room, it's can be private.
Best place we stayed in Beijing, the house is exactly like the pics, everything is nice, Natasia and Burk are so nice, my boyfriend said Burk is the perfect husband type:)
The location of the house is really perfect, the center of a center, it's close to everywhere, the house itself is also very perfect, my English is too limited to describe more, but trust me, this house is the best you can get. I am so happy that we picked house, and so happy to meet N and B and their friends.
We were invited to the Christmas party, it was too great, N and B's friends came to cook, the food is better than all the restaurants we went to in Beijing, we took so many photos of this night, it was beautiful, we had so much good experiences there.
It's a pleasant and unique hutong stay experience, which combines taste of Beijing and civilized modern comfort. Natasia is a thoughtful hostess and has been very responsive to my questions during my stay. Thanks to her place to eat and drink nearby list.
It is unbelievable that I can find such a great house in Beijing!! If you want to experience the HUTONG neighbourhood atmosphere as well as comfortable indoor facilities, this is the good choice. Natasia and her roommates are so nice!
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I'm Natasia, a host and Airbnb traveler since 2011! I have lived in China for 7 years and have experience traveling over 20+ countries. We (4 Americans in the house) have hosted dozens of people around the world at our Beijing abode, and have made great friends along the way. We enjoy sharing our unique house and neighborhood to Beijing travelers. Although my roommates and I work a lot, we try to make your stay memorable. You will see that my acceptance rate is low, that is because we have a strict policy to only accept people with completed profiles. Kindly read the listing and complete your profile as much as possible before inquiring. If you are new to Airbnb, kindly ask friends for referrals and in the message explain in detail your trip and background. Thank you!