It is a quiet bedroom with a double bed, and a personal refrigerator, located just over 200 meters walking distance from the Tin Hau MTR Station's Exit A1. From my door...Hung Hom/TST is 10-15 minutes away and Central is 12 minutes away.
Your room is a simple 1-2 person room with a personal refrigerator, bed, chest, and a wardrobe. I always supply clean sheets, towels, and a cheery attitude. The wardrobe has ample room for your luggage, and the refrigerator is perfect for drinks/snacks. I can accommodate an extra person, if needed, but there is an extra charge.
Within 200 meters are the famous Hong Kong Tram and multiple bus routes that can take you to the Peak, TST, or New Territories. Great location - Only a very short walk to Victoria Park (tennis courts, swimming pool), Tin Hau MTR station, three bus stops including direct to airport, tram stop, huge range of food options, wet markets and supermarkets. Walking distance to Causeway Bay.
In addition, my home is very clean and renovated.
Why you should rent:
a. Flat is Newly renovated.
b. City view.
c. Bright, quiet, and airy.
d. Wonderful rooftop
e. Many restaurants within 30 second walk.
- No extra costs for towels
- I give you your own keys of the flat
- Free Wifi
- Convenient transportation
Please have a way for me to contact you, This makes the coordination the simplest. It is easiest to get an HK Sim, as SIMS are übercheap here in HK. Just stop off at a 7/11 and grab one( under HK$100 or cheaper) for all that you will need. This makes it easy for us to stay in touch, if needed
***Yes I am pushing convenience as a factor, as everything is convenient to this location.***
You are sharing an apartment with me, and you do have your own private bedroom. You also have access to the rooftop to watch the birds and Sunsets. Since there is a grocery very close, you can save money by using the very large by HK standards kitchen.
Interaction with Guests
I always try to help my guests/friends find the other side of HK. The one without the big buildings, the one with green, and sea, and birds!! If you want to know more details it is best to ask. I am rarely at home, mostly to sleep, and occasionally eat. Other than that, I lead a very active lifestyle.
At the street level below my home are multiple restaurants, dessert stores, fruit sellers, meat vendors, and convenience stores. Tin Hau/Tai Hang is known for being the place to find a wide variety of food, which would explain the multiple BMW's, Audi's, Ferrari's, etc. always parked during the evenings.
Around Tin Hau/Tai Hang:
Large choice of restaurants: Chinese, Japanese Ramen or Sushi, Vietnamese, Thai, Indian, Korean, Italian, Fast-food, Café (Local or 3 different Starbucks, and a Pacific Coffee), Sweets
Grocery: 7/11 (45 seconds), Supermarkets (Wellcome or International) (1 min)
Others: Massage (1 min), Drug store (1 min), Laundry shop (3 min), Victoria park (3 min), Swimming pool (2 min), Basketball (3 min)
Are you arriving by plane? or train?
I am normally out of the house but always make arrangements to get you in and settled. There is a chance I could be home when you arrive... Otherwise I am out doing all of the outdoor things that HK has to offer.
Here & Away:
- Airport 60 min by direct Bus A11, E11 (HK$22) ,or MTR (HK$100 - 30 min via Airport Express then Island Line), Taxi (45 minutes - HK$300)
- About 3 min walk from Tin Hau MTR Station
- To shop: 10 minute walk or 1 station to Causeway Bay/Times Square
- To party/visit: 2 stations (10 min) to Wan Chai, 4 MTR stations (15 min) to Central/Financial District (Lan Kwai Fong, SOHO)
Bus & Tram stations downstairs and 100 meters
-30 minutes by bus to The Peak (B15)
-3 stations (15 min) to Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Other Things to Note
Also when you arrive...
If you're staying for more than a few days, consider buying an Octopus stored-value card , it is used at almost all convenience food places like 7/11, McD, etc. You won't need cash to carry most of the time, just an OCTOPUS card. Buy it at the MTR station. it is not only a travel card but it is also a NFC debit card. It can be used to pay for the MTR, buses, minibuses, trams and ferries and you can also buy things at 7-11 or Welcome grocery stores with them. The cards are available at service counters at any MTR station. The minimum price is HK$100 plus a HK$50 deposit (refundable when you leave Hong Kong, minus a HK$9 service charge). For travel, simply swipe the card on the unmissable yellow Octopus pad, and the fare is automatically deducted. Airport Express travel pass cards are HK$220 for a single Airport Express journey plus three days' unlimited travel on the MTR, or pay HK$300 for two Airport Express trips plus three days' MTR travel.
DO NOT RELY on FREE WIFI outside my Home. Hong Kong has a number of Wifi Spots, of which SOME are free, but you still need an HK PHONE NUMBER to activate the free service. Get a SIM, your life will be easier.
For more information please check the wikitravel page for Hong Kong
I don't expect much from my guests other than realizing that this is my home. I don't smoke and expect my guests not to smoke either. Please be neat and tidy. Over all, I hope to make your stay in HK enjoyable and hopefully be able to recommend wonderful places to eat and visit.
Gordon is a powerhouse host, full of relevant information, friendly to put you at ease and enthusiastic to help make the most out of your stay. Location is very convenient and the place is great. I hope I can stay at his and Melissa's place again.
Gordon's place is perfectly situated in a trendy foodie destination in HK. We were warmly received by Melissa, Gordon's partner and we love how they decorate the room with souvenirs and self made artefacts. Tidy, clean and easy access. We love our stay there!
Gordon and Melissa are wonderful and warm folks who easily make anyone in their apartment feel welcome. The location is idea and very accessible to public transportation and surprisingly good night joints in the area. I told Gordon what Arnold likes to say, "I'll be back!"
This is my second time to stay here; I like it very much and I will stay again when my Trip in Hong Kong. Thank you Melissa & Gordon!
My experience with Gordon was great! he was really helpful and supportive. Gordon helped me to arrange my sightseeing plan. He told me about how to go the Peak, how to take the star ferry from the central area and how to go to the islands in HongKong plus the ferry information. He advised me to go to Lan Kwai Fong for spending my friday night, and that place was awesome. He even got me to go to HongKong indie film maker event. In short, I had a lot of fun in only 3 days in HongKong
Gordon and Melissa are great hosts! great airbnb experience. Prior to my arrival Gordon made sure everything was ok and showed me the easiest way to get from the airport to their place. Upon arriving Melissa greeted me, and showed me my room. Everything a person travelling needed was made available, the power extension cord even has usb plugs, and a universal adaptor. moreover, Gordon and Melissa have great décor all through the apartment, with pieces from around the world with great stories behind them. Thanks to Melissa for pointing out the great places to eat around the area (I've tried them all!) I had a lot of fun talking to you guys, even for that one night :)
This is absolutely the greatest airbnb experience I've had so far. Thanks for letting me stay at your home!
I had a very pleasant stay at Gordon's apartment. He and Melissa are excellent hosts. The room is clean, and the bed is comfortable. I like the location which is close to public transportation and many restaurants. I have no hesitation in recommending this listing.
"I am a lover, a dreamer, a believer of magic. I bought the copyrights on the fantasy of living happily ever after despite the monumental efforts of the real world to protect me from myself. I have taken every chance I have had to wonder. Perhaps it was 'wonder why I do this' or 'wonder when lunch is' but mostly it has been taking a big bite of the juiciness and letting it dribble down my chin kind of wondering. I laugh longer, cry louder, and dream deeper than ever before in my life and I wouldn't exchange a bit of the pain for a day of life inside the lines."
I am an upbeat outgoing person, with a passion for Inline Skating , as well as, Snow/Water Skiing, working out, rock climbing, cycling,... anything keeping me active. There is always a little kid in me saying "Act your shoe size, not your age." Very passionate about things that I believe in, Always working to grow as a person and to learn to not take "life" for granted, I like to read books promoting self-awareness. I also love to cook, just lay around sometimes, or get outdoors and work up a sweat. I work to LIVE, not live to WORK - I define myself not by my job, but by what I get pleasure in. Living for the moment, I enjoy each breath of fresh air, and try to not take life too seriously.