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I enjoyed very much the stai at Maika & Tim's place, perfectly located in a very central position, close to the metro line 10 and full of possibilities for day and night life. They warmly welcomed me on arrival and provided everything I could desire during the entire stay.
Although so central, the house is peaceful and relaxing and offers nice silent sleeps.
Maika and Tim have a lovely home right in the heart of Sanlitun. Here you will find everything you need (restaurants, shops, supermarket, ATM, ...) and it is not difficult to find your way around. The subway is a 10-minute walk away.
The room is bright and spacious and it made me feel at home :) It's just as in the pictures.
I'm thankful for Tim's tips and insights on Chinese culture. And I also had the chance to try Maika's Spa :)
I enjoyed my stay and I would gladly stay here again!
I had a great time staying in Maika's and Tim's apartment! The apartment is conveniently located in the middle of Sanlitun, close to all the pubs and bars. Many good restaurants are also located within close walking distance!
The apartment is located on the top floor (4th) with no elevator but the wonderful clean and relaxing environment of this apt is well worth the exercise!!! The apartment is modern and is nicely decorated!
Tim and Maika were also very informative and helpful during my stay here! The stay was 5 star for me!
Maika and Tim have a beautiful apartment on the 5th floor of a building right in the heart of the action in Sanlitun. The location is superb - very close to shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, a cinema and the subway as well as easy to hail a taxi (or rickshaw) on the street. This is an excellent place to base yourself for your stay in Beijing.
Tim and Maika were extremely friendly and very welcoming - although I didn't spend much time with them they made me feel really at home, answered any questions I had, and were lovely hosts (& Tim even [very kindly] carried my suitcase up to their flat too!)
The room itself is big and light, with a cupboard to hang your clothes in (always nice not to be living from a suitcase!) I was very comfortable and would happily recommend staying here to anyone.
Maika was very very welcoming and the place is really clean and nicely decorated so we felt quite at home. It is in a perfect location to do anything in Beijing and there are a lot of bars and restaurants and a shopping mall and market, getting a taxi here is easy : )
Maika is a very lovely host. I moved to Beijing and staying in her flat made the start very easy and convenient. She showed me places in the area and gave valuable tips. She and her boyfriend are good people to talk to and to exchange. It felt like my Beijing home! I would always recommend to stay with her again.
The room was perfect and the apartment (in a very convenient location for getting around) and hosts made it a real home from home. Thank you Maika & Tim for such a relaxing environment after a hard days' galavanting around town!
I had a great stay with Maika! She and her boyfriend were super welcoming, and I'd definitely stay with them again. The room was spacious and comfortable, and the location was perfect for me: close to where I needed to be every day, and pretty easy to get to the city center by taxi (which are everywhere). It's also on the airport side of the city center, so a taxi from the airport is only about 85 RMB ( $15). Don't let taxis at the airport convince you it's a flat fee of 500 RMB - make sure to get a metered one!
There's a lot of nightlife in the area, but I had no trouble with noise at night in the apartment. The area feels pretty safe and clean, and I felt fine walking around on my own at night. Sanlitun is an interesting combination of small, expat-oriented bars/restaurants, a larger shopping area with international chains, and a smaller street with stands and street food at night.
I'd definitely recommend Maika's place!
It was lovely to stay at Maika's place and it looks just like the pictures. I'm just repeating what's already been written, but it is most definitely a cozy and very relaxing place to stay. Maika is a welcoming, kind, and generous host, and the location is fantastic. The bed is on the firm side (which I like, but perhaps not for everyone). I would gladly stay here again next time I am in town!
Walking into Maika's place is like stepping into a spa. It's so relaxing to be in the apartment, clean and spacious with a lot of plants and natural sunlight. It really is a sanctuary right in one of the busiest and best locations in Beijing. Maika and Tim are wonderful hosts. They gave me a tour of neighborhood hotspots and made me feel at home. Staying with them changed my perspective of Beijing, and I hope to be back.
Really great guest. Clean, polite, easygoing. Great communication. Would have Maika back anytime.
Maika is a great guest, easy going and friendly.
Nice , clean and good recommend.
Maika and her boyfriend stayed at our place in San Francisco for two nights- both were very kind, quiet, and clean guests. It was such an easy going process, I would recommend them as guests to any other host. Thanks for staying- I enjoyed meeting you both :)
Maika’s house is well located in the heart of Beijing leisure destination, suites for whatever things you will expect from Beijing.
For food? Nice neighborhood with multiple choice of food, western, Chinese, thai, Mexican… even better place for drinks, 5 mins to the famous bar street where you can find bars with different atmosphere.
For shopping? You have Yashow where you can find all sort of clothes you want, you can even have your own Tailor-made shirts; Sanlitun Taikoo Li is just by the doorstep where you can find more brands.
The apartment itself is full of daylights, cozy and relaxing; many plants add more homely feeling to it.
All in all, you will be proud of your choice.
Maika and I met through work ages ago, and while I long left that position, I make as many excuses as possible to see her. Maika is kind, easy going, and exudes radiance and peace. She's a curious soul, a total gourmand (albeit a healthy one), and a fascinating person to talk to, and her home is styled in the same way her spa is: to be an oasis of relaxation in the concrete jungle. PLUS - it's in a great location. In the heart of the bustling Sanlitun area, but tucked away at the farther end of the compound, so it's actually very quiet.
Maika keeps her apartment epically clean and well stocked with the best foods. This home would provide space for a small family with the living room serving as a second bed room. Her excellent sense of design comes through as soon as you walk through the door and are transported into a relaxing environment full of air-purifying plants and warm accents.
Also, this location provides for convenient transportation and lots of great nearby haunts.