Skygarden central rooftop apartment

Entire rental unit hosted by Kate

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Traditional rooftop garden in the middle of a hipster student/artist neighborhood, quiet and serene up top, busy and bustling down below, surrounded by parks, bars, cafes, restaurants, close to the MRT and convenient access to just about everything.

The space
We have a rustic rooftop apartment in the heart of Taipei, it has a private rooftop garden patio. It's open, airy and pretty unique, it's been described as stepping into Bali from the city, this is a rare oasis in the center of Taipei city. It's an old style Chinese building with plenty of character, so by no means shiny and polished, though with our apartment we're continually doing our best to sharpen everything up to meet the rising standards of Airbnb guests. There is only a staircase, no elevator, which is probably better given the amount of good food in the neighborhood. We have one double bed for 2 people, and can accommodate up to 4 if we set up a double foam mattresses in the living room tatami area (US$10/night will be added for more than 2 people), plus a very comfortable couch too! This apartment would suit a couple or small family looking for an inner city haven or therapeutic space.

In the apartment there is 1 main bedroom, with a huge solid work desk, a living room, hot shower and bath, aircon, washing machine kitchen and cooking equipment. We have speed Wifi and a TV with cable.

At our doorstep is a supermarket, ATM, 2 organic shops, a park, a throng of vegetarian buffets, a bakery, a Starbucks, amongst a bohemia of other cafes, coffee shops, bars, boutiques and hipster hangouts. 7/11s and fruit juice/tea kiosks (never far away), fast food, slow food, Gongguan shopping district, night market, cinema and food haven is a 5 minute walk, Shida shopping district, boutiques and markets 10 mins walk away, the river, with its cycle tracks, bike rentals and parks can be reached in 15, the MRT is 10, Taida campus with a beautiful little lake, University sports field running track, gym and other campus amenities less than 10, Treasure hill artists village around 15, Da’an Park with the weekend flower and jade markets slightly more than 15, but there is nothing I can think of that is not almost instantly within reach.

With this place you're almost right in the center of everything, CKS memorial hall, an amazing vast space and temple with a concert hall only a few stops on the MRT, as is Ximending shopping and weird district, and wanhua, the oldest part of Taipei with its sprawling night market and infamous "snake alley" only a short cheap taxi away Taipei main station and the hot springs to the south. Xinyi/Taipei 101 is about a 15 min cab ride, or short bus/MRT trip away, Zhongxiao big commercial shopping district, the quiet peace of Daan park next to the bustling Yongkan street market, and the bade road computer and gadgets area also just up the road by bus/MRT.

We’d live here full time, but we travel often doing the work we do, so it's really better to share. Enjoy the atmosphere, water the plants and have fun!

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed
Common space
1 sofa bed, 1 couch

What this place offers

Hot tub
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Daan District, Taipei, Taiwan

The Neighborhood is full of amazing places to eat, we're collecting business cards from them all, but if any of you find a little gem or two you would like to contribute please feel free, our mission is to buid a guide to this area to help people get the most out of it. some of our favourites include, so free pizza, Sababa (Mediterranean cuisine), Tjs cookies (just next door to Sababa) Vegelicia (vege food), the chocolatiers (just opposite) le petit moment (french themed), cafe Bastille (great for Belgian beer), Odeon (very trendy cafe/bar, open late)
The night markets at Shida and Gongguan are also brilliant, too many places to eat.

Hosted by Kate

  1. Joined in August 2012
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We are a team of good friends and have been managing The Skygarden apartment for a number of years now with the apartments that have come and gone in between. It's been a real journey in itself and joy to watch people come through the place and enjoy their stay. It's also taught us quite a lot about hospitality and the service of being a host. We really want to provide an experience that's memorable for all the right reasons, so if there are things you think we could do better please help us by letting us know.

I (Tom) Travel a lot doing various bits of work with people in the field of trauma relief and emotional processing. I'm really finding passion in doing that where it's most needed, in disaster zones, like the Philippines following Typhoon Yolanda, and Nepal following the big earthquake, Airbnb provides the stability in income that helps me pursue this, and for that I'm immeasurably grateful.

The co-hostess Kate, is an artist and native Taiwanese who paints, makes silver jewelry, teaches art workshops and does art projects that connect people and the living spaces.

It's been quite a blessing to be on Airbnb meeting all these wonderful people coming through and sharing what we can in the way of local knowledge, ins and outs of the neighborhoods, and giving the best service we can.

Thanks for stopping by here, we're glad you could make it!
We are a team of good friends and have been managing The Skygarden apartment for a number of years now with the apartments that have come and gone in between. It's been a real jour…

During your stay

We interact where we can and offer suggestions of things to do, but also leave you to your own adventure if that's preferable.
  • Languages: 中文 (简体), English
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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