About this listing
Charming, sunny, comfortable + convenient 1-bedroom flat perched right in Soho. Easy access to everything you need in the flat and coffee shops, bars, restaurants, taxis + public transport, shopping at your doorstep. Perfect for solo / duo travellers as well as long-term guests in HK!
Sunny windows and an oversized sofa and chaise greet you in the living room space -- lounge in peace nestled right above the busy streets of Soho.
Sail in, fly out. This sunny flat is a little oasis right in the middle of bustling Soho in the Central district of Hong Kong Island, and the perfect launchpad for all your sightseeing and city living.
This is a cozy one-bedroom and one-bathroom renovated apartment with burnished cement floors, a fully equipped kitchen and all amenities you might require or desire on your stay. Big windows face south and north and in the fall, winter and spring months the apartment is well-ventilated with the windows thrown open. The one bedroom has a double/full bed with a premium pillow-top mattress and imported down comforter and pillows, with the bathroom ensuite. An oversized sofa and chaise lounge dominates the living room space -- this sofa can comfortably sleep 1 extra adult or 2 children. That said, be aware of the amount of space and the fact that the extra sleeping arrangements are not 'real beds' if you do choose to bring extra people on the stay. There is a breakfast table with two chairs that can double as a work space (not pictured in the photo), and plenty of book shelf space and storage space.
There are two air-conditioner units to keep the apartment ice-cool over the sultry summer days. A big, stocked fridge of drinks and an in-house Whirlpool washing machine allow you to make yourself at home over longer stays. Equipped with wifi + internet and a powerstrip accepting universal plug types.
All towels, linens, etc, are provided. The flat will be cleaned and towels changed ~2x a week for guests staying longer. If there is anything special you require -- please ask!
Location, location, location. Hong Kong Island is all about convenience per square millimeter and this is about as convenient and centrally-located as a home can get. I am located next door to the Shelley mid-levels escalators, and surrounded by restaurants, bars, cafes, small groceries, boutique clothing stores and homes. Food and drink aside, many of Hong Kong Island's attractions (Hollywood Road antique shops, the Sheung Wan markets, Lugard Road to the Peak Lookout, the Botanical gardens) are an easy walk away.
The flat is on the fourth floor of a traditional Chinese walk-up building (no lift! this flat is not suitable for those who require an elevator or those with back/knee problems as you will need to walk up stairs.) and steps away from the Shelley St. escalators. It is easy to hail taxis right on the street and there is also quick access to buses and minibuses. It is about a five minute walk to Central/LKF. The flat is within 10 minutes walking to the Central, Sheung Wan and Hong Kong MTR stations, and similarly, about 10 minutes downhill to the Central Airport Express Station in IFC.
First off, enjoy your stay and make yourself at home!
These are just a few guidelines to make sure that everyone continues to enjoy the same quality of stay in my home in the future.
Please, no smoking indoors.
Feel free to leave the air-conditioner on at all hours over the hotter months.
Conversely if you wish to open the windows, please check that both air-conditioners are turned off!
I'm a native Pacific girl and am happiest living seaside. I have been working in Asia for over three years based in Hong Kong before very recently relocating to Shanghai. I never fail to enjoy returning into this packed, frantic, sultry, colorful and hilly island that I am still proud to call home....and am now enjoying the chance to explore a whole new neighborhood of winding tree-lined roads and French bakeries and commuters on bicycles in the shadow of Shanghai's skyscrapers.
I love hosting friends and new visitors to Hong Kong and Shanghai. I was initially an accidental Airbnb-er and being an avid traveller myself, have been impressed time and time again with the spirit of this community...I would be thrilled to share anything I know about these cities or region with you!