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Private bathroom, big bed, superb central location
Private bathroom, big bed, superb central location

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Master bedroom with own private bathroom, comes with great closet space. One of three bedrooms in the apartment.
Wonderfully central location, all the mod cons and a host with over 10 years experience as an expat. Spacious lounge, fully equipped kitchen, extensive library of guides, maps and books on Shanghai for your use. Located in the Former French Concession close to five metro lines.

The space

The apartment has all the modern accessories to make your stay very comfortable, heated towel rails, electric blankets, fans, heaters and AC, wifi, scanner, printer, iron, laundry service twice a week including ironing.
Fully equipped kitchen including an expresso machine, nutri bullet smoothie maker, large fridge, microwave, oven and dishwasher.
Extensive library of Shanghai guides, maps and books, and many other books on Chinese history and culture.

Guest access

All amenities are available to guests, including kitchen appliances, laundry, home office equipment. All rooms except your host's bedroom.

Interaction with guests

Your host is home most weekday mornings. You can join her for your complimentary Continental-style breakfast. Pick her brains on Shanghai, the city she has loved for over 10 years.
Most evenings your host won't be home until around 8pm. If you fancy a night in, there is a large range of DVD movies and TV series on offer.

Other things to note

Your host volunteers part time, as the Knitting Manager, for a charity, Heart to Heart, that helps rural Chinese children get their congenital heart defects repaired.
Once a week on Wednesday afternoons, and sometimes evenings, knitters and crocheters gather in the apartment. They knit teddy bears, clothing for teddy bears and blankets that are sold to raise money for Heart to Heart.
You would be welcome to join in if you like, or even visit the local hospital assembly room where other expat volunteers gather to get teddy bears ready for sale.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Lockbox

Extra people $14 CAD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible

- Please only heat, cool or light a room you are in, when going out switch off all appliances
- Of course if you are using heating or AC all windows should be closed
- Conserve water when you can please, don't run the water more than necessary, especially the hot water
- Please do not leave windows open more than 2-3 cms as the cats will get out and that's not good for their health
- Shoes are optional, but please wipe your shoes when entering, slippers are available if preferred in the cabinet by the front door
- Food and drinks can be consumed as long as they're replaced or paid for, except for complementary breakfast foods of course
- No smoking anywhere in the apartment please
- Alcohol other than beers in the fridge are strictly off limits
- You can come and go at any hour of the day or night, just please be quiet during sleeping hours
- Your friends and family are welcome to visit for a drink or a meal
- Small parties are welcome, just let me know what's happening and when


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

14 Reviews

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Richard User Profile
September 2017
Staying at Helens was great. The location is good with many resturants and public transportation nearby. Helen was great at supplying the lay of the land with tips, sugustions, and customs for the city. If I come back to Shanghai I will be staying at Helen's.

Vadim User Profile
September 2017
I liked to stay in Helen apartment!

June User Profile
September 2017
I enjoyed the stay at Helen's place as others did. Will stay there again. Definitely.

Sue User Profile
August 2017
My first but fairly perfect experience of (URL HIDDEN) lucky to choose helen's apartment for my shanghai tour, Its old shanghai style decoration just make me feel as if I had been back in shanghai in the old age, it's excellent location is so convenient not only for my job , but also for enjoying beautiful shanghai scene, and it's lucky to meet the ax hoc host Timothy,who is not only an wonderful host , but also an artist and illuminating philosopher.

Roberto User Profile
July 2017
The apartment of Helen is one of the most centric of its category of price range and private rooms. This room has a private bathroom which is rare.. Helen is very helpful and she can help you with almost everything. The bed of the room is one of the most comfortable beds you'll find in private rooms of that range. The metro stations nearby are south shaanxi road which is the closest with a walking distance of 13-20 minutes depending on how you walk and the stoplights there are. The only problem with the apartment is the Internet in the room. In the living room there is Internet but when you get to your room the Internet is ver weak. Very pleased with the apartment :)

Stern User Profile
July 2017
Helen is very nice and the room is big and cozy :) Just a little bit far away from the subway station, but I really like the location, Julu road and the area nearby are pretty local and interesting~

翔 User Profile
July 2017
Helen is a kind person. And the two cats,Simon and Theo are both lovely. My little boy likes them very much. We had a good night in Helen’s apartment.

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Shanghai, ChinaJoined in March 2014
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