Light filled room or use the blackout curtainsLarge king sized bed with topper.
Chinoiserie style bedroom, superb central location
Chinoiserie style bedroom, superb central location
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Wonderfully central location, all the mod cons and a host with over 10 years experience as an expat in Shanghai. Your private room is one of three bedrooms in the apartment.

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.

Your host loves to meet new people from all over the world!

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.
Your host speaks very basic Chinese and better French.

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.


Extra people $14 CAD / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)

- 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

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

37 Reviews

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Chris User Profile
September 2017
Nice place and each to access. I love the Chinese stylish home decorations. Will come next time

Alena User Profile
September 2017
An amazing place to stay. The location was close to many places od interest, and it felt very safe there even for me as a solo female traveler. The apartment was prepared for everything any guest might need. Helen was kind and helpful; she gave me many useful tips about the neighbourhood and places to visit.

缘 User Profile
August 2017
It's a wonderful house with good location and environment. The room is very clean. It's very convenient to go traveling. Also, it's in a very safe community. The best part is you can have an adorable cat as your roommate.

Mike User Profile
August 2017
I had a great stay; the location was great and walkable to two major metro stops, the room clean and well equipped (good air-conditioning in the sweltering summer is a lifesaver).

Ilan User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful: hosts, apartment, location and cat. Thanks!

Jade User Profile
July 2017
Helen is a kind and careful person.She provided the detailed location of her apartment for me before I arrived in (URL HIDDEN) friend caught a cold and had a fever.Helen specially bought medicine for her.By the way,there are many teddy bears in the living (URL HIDDEN) makes clothes for them and sells them. The money will be used to help those rural children with heart problems. Helen's apartment is clean and comfortable.There are many Chinese-style decorations in it.The apartment is well located.Convenient transportation is the biggest advantage.You can find many good restaurants and shopping places nearby. Helen has two cats--Theo and Simon.They are brothers but have different characters.Theo is a shy boy,while Simon is brisk.They are both lovely animals.

Sancy User Profile
July 2017
Helen is a very friendly host, her place is nice, clean and cozy, I will highly recommend people to stay in her place

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Shanghai, ChinaJoined in March 2014
Helen User ProfileHelen is a superhost.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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