About this listing
You will not have to share the facility with the owner nor guests , complete privacy is ensured in this holiday home .
Short or long stay , this summer playground awaits you.
A dream apartment on the foothills of Cangshan (mountain), in a beautiful Development 'Shanshuijan' 房子在山水間二期(大理学院旁) with commanding views of Dali Old Town and Erhai ( lake ) . Conveniently opposite Dali University bus services takes you to the Old Town South and West Gates .
If you prefer to enjoy the beautiful gardens of this delightful retreat, simply walk downhill through the landscaped gardens and you'll find yourself in the Old Town .
Make day trips to the mountains, lake communities and further beyond to famous Lijiang, Louguhu and Shangrila. Each of these locales justify a detailed mention of their own.
The apartment is in a development with beautifully landscaped gardens, tranquil waterways and bridges and flowering trees which promises color through the seasons.
Modern amenities include clubhouse, tennis courts , swimming pool,basketball / football pitch and gym, and children's playground.
Enjoy the ultimate combination of the leisure of a planned community, the quaintness of Old Dali , and the outdoor at your backyard.
When it is too cold in your part of the world, come enjoy the "Provence of the East."
The county of Dali with it's historical sites, the warm Bai ( ethnic ) community, as well as the traditions of celebrating festivals makes this an ideal place to enjoy Spring Festival in China.
There is a bedroom with queen bed offering sunrise views , a second room with a daybed perfect for a child ,another in the living room.
The bathroom has a hot - tub to soak away those tired legs from the walks to Cangshan which you will invariably delight in , whether you are a hiker or not.
What more can you ask for in a holiday ?
Let me know how I can help !
My guest will have access to facilities provided in the complex including outdoor gym, tennis and basketball courts, children's playground, swimming pool in the summer .
For outdoor enthusiasts walks on Cangshan Mountain with exhilerating views of Dali and beyond.
For guests arriving by car there is parking provided in the premises in the same building as the apartment .
Interaction with Guests
Although I am currently out of town
my housekeeper will be happy to assist with checking in and local friends and myself can assist with directions to local attractions if necessary .
A point to note , while every care is taken to ensure guests arrivals are met, it is appreciated that arrivals can be planned for before ,or latest, by 6pm .
If this is a challenge for unforeseen reasons , pre- arrangments would be appreciated .
Diversity in nature, people and cuisine.
No.2 bus stop to Erhai and the Old town is beside the Resort Entrance . No .4 bus at National road takes you to Xiaguan where you can shop for daily necessities, and specialties that you do not find in the Old Town.
You may prefer to walk the easy way downhill to the Old Town through the Resort Complex and enjoy the delightful Gardens before you mingle with locals and other tourists.
Other Things to Note
This apartment has been occupied by long- term guests and will have all the comforts of home.
I have just added a study with a day bed so welcome to families !
The furnishings are comfortable and attention has been made to use local elements , crafts , materials and colours .
Don't be disappointed there is no TV. You are invited to enjoy the outdoors in the daytime while you are here , and visit the bars in the evenings if you are feeling energetic after .
The numerous cafes opposite the Dali Uiversity (which you will in time feel very much part of ) also provide night life if you should desire.
The much anticipated annual event : San Ye Jie ( March Fair ) will be May 9 to 15. It's a colorful event when ehtnic groups from local and nearby villages will convene here to exchange /sell goods ( crafts and medicine etc.) produce , and farming animals .
Other local ( in nearby villages within a couple of hours / less travel ) festivals are many , inquire when you get into town.
Just a quick note here, we've had beautiful sunny days this month ,however evenings and nights have been nippy. You will be toasty and warm in the apartment if you have the heaters on in all the rooms that you occupy.For this a small charge of 10 yuan / head / night will be levied for the month of January through February.
we appreciate your not smoking in the apartment and observe the notes regarding clearing your food from the refrigerator , emptying garbage to the collection area in the public hallway ( as noted on the House Manuel ).
My house is your House ,
most importantly, enjoy your stay !
I am a traveler , lover of music, art and books , and like to find out how the world works by meeting the people who lives in it.
Thank you to all the members of the community that has visited and stayed with me in Montreal . I have enjoyed the experience totally , and hope that my guests have also enjoyed their stay as well as I did theirs.
I am happy to say that my place in Dali is available again . My recent stay there took me to neighbouring Myanmar , a country that has been waiting in the wings for years and after repeated attempts to cross overland from Yunnan and Thailand , finally made it through Yangon, I am totally impressed by this land of quiet , beautiful people , not to mention the obvious , the magnifcient Temples in Bagan.
My most recent travel took me ot Colombia in July. I was very lucky my host Mabel happened to be a guest that I hostd in my house in Montreal 3 years ago.
I do make quite a few friends this way and it has helped make my travels a lot more fun.
Happy traveling All , and look forward to your visit soon !