If you've stayed in apartments in China you know all the hassles you can have, even with decent apartments. Slow internet, no hot water, shabby appliances.... I have been living in Shenzhen off and on for 7 years and decided to outfit a place that had all the comforts of home. You will find blazing fast internet (paying for 8Mb/s but clocked at 11 last time I checked), a high end washing machine, a brand new top of the line bed from IKEA, a new refrigerator, cooking utensils and some cooking supplies, all new furniture all clean and fresh from IKEA, and even speakers that you can plug your phone into to play your favorite music.
The location is in Nanshan with lots of great restaurants, an electronics markets, groceries, and my favorite cafe in Shenzhen (Cafe D). The subway is only a 10 minute walk away and a 20 minute walk or short cab ride takes you to Garden City which has Walmart, Starbucks and many other Western stores.
The whole building is brand new (opened 7/2012) and extremely clean and modern by Shenzhen standards. The team from my company speaks fluent English and will set you up and help you get settled. We'll also be happy to have a housecleaner come to clean the place during your stay upon request at no extra cost if you stay there longer than one week. Welcome to Casa Shenzhen!
Great, clean and beautiful apartment with all the amenities to make this spot a home for the days you're in Shenzhen. It was a bit of a culture shock when I first arrived but thankfully Greg and his assistant Leslie were there to help me out - quickly, I might add. Excellent communication and would highly recommend to anyone needing a spot that is organized and well equipped and close to the MTR (which is the Taoyuan station about a 30 minute ride from Shekou Port, 15 minutes by taxi and/or if you have a lot of luggage).
I stayed in Greg's apartment for seven weeks. What a beautiful experience. He and his staff are first rate and treated me like a celebrity.
The apartment is awesome for its amenities and I did not need one thing more. From dishes, pans, and a brand new washer, i was all set. The high-speed wifi allowed me to work seamlessly on video conferences.
The location is superb for walking distance to the lovely university campus, train, dining and shopping. I hope to get to stay here again!
Ditto to everyone's positive experience with Greg's apartment and the wonderful assistance from his staff! I am in my late fifty's,was traveling by myself to China and all exceeded my expectations. If available, I would definitely stay there again, It's amenities included a kitchen and washing machine (be prepared to use the open-air drying method as is apparently the custom). It was nice to have a security guard, though I never felt unsafe. A grocery store near by was handy. The apartment was central to what I needed. ~ thank you
Greg's place was exactly as described. Cozy, comfortable, and great location. Greg was a great host and was very accommodating even with my hectic schedule. He made sure I was settled in and familiar with the surrounding area. I highly recommend Greg to anyone who is looking for a friendly, easy, and smooth encounter.
The apartment was very clean, spacious, and well equipped. The internet connection was very fast and reliable also. The location was very convenient for me - with easy access to shopping and the metro.
I stayed here for a month and I would have definitely stayed longer here if the apartment was available for another month. It's the best deal in this area.
Apartment was exactly as promised: clean, convenient location, new washing machine which came in handy for someone living out of a suitcase.
Exceptional support from his office staff - personal greet and meet to hand over keys, valuable suggestions on where to dine, transportation tips, etc.
Overall a very nice experience.
Thanks Greg! This apartment was very clean and cozy. The building was secure and very new and clean. It's perfect for westerners that want to experience Shenzhen with a little comfort. It will also save you the trouble with the language barrier I have found at hotels there.
Greg's apartment is exactly as pictured and one of the best values in Shenzhen. Since Greg was out-of-town, he arranged for an English-speaking fixer who was very helpful in getting me set up in the apartment and showing me the immediate area.
The location is great too (20-minute bus ride to Sea World with foreign restaurants, 20-minute metro ride to Futian district, and 10-minute taxi ride to Bay Port Check Point for going to Hong Kong). It's also a short walk to Shenzhen University which has a nice park and a short bus ride to the Bay Park. Also within walking distance is Coastal City - a huge mall with theaters, dining, and an ice skating rink.
The whole experience could not have been easier and I highly recommend Greg's place to anyone looking for a comfortable apartment during their travels.
I really enjoyed Greg's apartment. It was in a great location to manoeuvre around Shenzhen. It’s also a new building, so it made for an easier transition into China from Australia. It had all the mod-cons I needed for my stay. Although Greg was overseas, he graciously organised a helper for me to find the apartment and show me around the locality which was appreciated. Definitely recommend here if you’re staying in Shenzhen.