About this listing
Be ready for an experience to treasure .You will still enjoy Springtime and anytime in this holiday home and want to come back to stay longer.
A dream apartment on the foothills of Cangshan (mountain), in a beautiful Development 'Shanshuijan' . Commanding views of Dali Old Town and Erhai ( lake ) . Conveniently opposite Dali University and public transport within 8 minutes to the Old Town South Gate . If you prefer to enjoy the sunshine 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 !
Facilities available in the complex include outdoor gym, tennis cand basketball courts, children's playground, swimming pool in the summer, and walks on Cangshan Mountain with exhilerating views of Dali and beyond.
Interaction with Guests
I am currently out of town , but if desired I shall be happy to connect you with nearby friends who will assist with directions to local attractions including arranging guides if desired.
One point to note , while every care is taken to ensure guests arrivals are met, I appreciate guests making travel arrangements that arrivals are at the latest before or 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 colors .
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 , enquire when you get into town.
we appreciate your not smoking in the apartment otherwise, my house is your house.
About the Host, Margaret K.Y.
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 !