About This Listing
My apartment is located on Gulangyu island of Xiamen. This is the only urban area in China without motor vehicle. The island is rich in ancient buildings, lush trees, beautiful flowers, wild cats, sweet smell, beach and sea.
My apartment located in an old beautiful campus, here even in boiling holidays, still quiet and elegant. The apartment on the second floor, has two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom and a toilet. Beautiful decorate, deep blue and white collocation, comfortable furniture. Around the house surrounded by green trees.
The room for guests is bright and comfortable, with balcony. stay in here, you will ENJOY a very pleasant Gulangyu time.
From Xiamen to GLangyu only by the Ferryboat. There are two Ferry to Gulangyu now, one called "Lundu "Ferry, the boat arrived Gulangyu piano ferry.The other called "Diyimatou "Ferry. ,the boat arrived Gulangyu Neicuoao ferry. From the Neicuoao ferry to my apartment just 6min walking. Attention please, On Gulangyu , the only traffic choice is walking.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.
Muji was very helpful with planning my trip and in particular in helping me get the correct ferry from Xiamen international Cruise Terminal to Neicuo’ao ferrry terminal on Gulangyu island itself. I bought the ticket on the day but had to wait some time before the next free ferry.
Muji's mother met me at the Neicuo’ao ferry terminal (waiting with name on a card) and showed me to the flat. I was travelling on my own and speak no Chinese. However, her lack of English was not a problem and she was able to make me feel most welcome and at home. She was in the second bedroom throughout my stay and was kind enough to make breakfast for me.
The flat is comfortable, clean and in a quiet area within the Arts University. It was nice to sit on the balcony and read my book on occasions.
The island was particularly busy with tourists as it was Labour day weekend however I very much enjoyed my visit and stay in Muji's flat.
When we arrived in Gulangyu, Muji was in Shanghai. So her mother kindly came to pick us up to the gate of the Art Academy. Her mother is so kind and make us feel very comfortable like a real my mum.
Her place is located in the middle of the campus of 福州大学厦门工艺美术学院(FujianXiamenCraft Art Academy) and is close to the Neicuoao Port. The location is good enough.
But I don't think it is quite proper roomrate comparing to other hotel in Gulangyu. I didn't know that the roomrate is charged per person because it was the first trip through air Bnb. We are three including my 6-years-old son.
Anyway it was a good experience except the roomrate.
Well decorated room with balcony in a quiet university complex. Muji wasn't around but her mum (doesn't speak English) made us feel at home. The highlight of the room is the location; the other side of Gulangyu Island from the rowdy touristy quarter and close to local restaurants and quieter beaches.
We stayed me and my parents for two nights in Muji's appartment, and it was exactly what we were looking for. The place is well located, very quiet and tastfully decorated, very near to the Xiamen Art university, and 5mn walking to one of the 3 ferry quay on the island. 5mn walking from a beach as well where you can have a swim.
Muji and her mother have a very nice shop on the Island 无章 where you'll find very nice scarf :) And Muji's mother cooked the breakfast for us which was very good and made of local products.
So very nice stay overall, and I hope I'll have a chance to come back (Note: the island received a sudden popularity among chinese some years ago, so choose carefully the date, or it can be very crowded).
Both me and my boyfriend were amazed by extra care given by the host. They are lovely and passionate people with great taste of color and furniture. The style of the interior design is definitely impressive, which creates a pretty cool environment for travelers to chill out for two sweet nights on the island. The delicate breakfast on the following morning again, never fail to impress us. Tasty eggs, toast, classic Chinese porridge, delicious fruit...all the way through spiced up our magic journey on Gulangyu island.
Interesting people, quality place and quite location within walking distance from Neicuoao port, perfect!
About the Host, Muji
I'm a verbose mother, a life creatives, a junior yogi practices .
I like travel, i have been Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan... not so many country. But in China, i have been Tibet, Xinjiang, Yunnan, Neimenggu, Gansu, Sicuan......many many beautiful place.
Travel makes me grow up, makes me be more open and enjoy the short life. So I hope I can give a traveller better space to rest and relax.
Hope to meet u in a beautiful time, a beautiful place, such as Gulangyu.