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  • Great Beijing Apt and Location

    "Our family of 4 spent two weeks at this apt. We appreciated the quiet atmosphere, convenient location and support from Betty, Miss Lu and Mr. Gui. Apt had everything we needed, coffee maker, micro, oven and A/C in every room! Many small places to eat nearby, grocery store, bakery and subway all within a few minute walk. We would stay here again!"
    Guest: Kamps Family Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • What's not to love about this place?

    "yes indeed! to all the other positive reviews. The beauty is that now there is a fluent English speaker on board who is bright and interesting and can get you settled and answer questions and be available by phone and internet to help if you get in a bind. Neighborhood terrific: you get real China with dramatically less pollution and din of downtown Shanghai, which is a 20 minute subway ride or cab ride (depends on time of day) away. Im returning this summer with group of 9 kids, and will stay here on way in and out. What a perfect spot to get acclimated to China going in, and what a perfect apartment to collapse in after a day, week and in our case, month of going local in China. Air conditioning with all creature comforts! Trees and quiet outside! A quick subway ride to walk the Bund at night, and a safe area to walk home. What's not to love about this place? I know: if you aren't a strong walker, I'd stay elsewhere. I wouldn't bring my mom, 80, here. She has a bad back, and leans against the cart for support when she walks. If you can walk a half mile with ease, you should be fine."
    Guest: Betsy Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 18, 2014
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  • Wonderful stay for our family!

    "We spent a week here and had an absolutely wonderful experience (me and my wife, and four kids ages 9, 7, 5, and a newborn). Staying outside Beijing allowed us to experience many sides of China, and in some ways the rural parts were even more interesting than city attractions. The owner took us places we never could have ventured—very authentic cultural experiences that were interesting and enjoyable in so many small ways. We spent a few days visiting Beijing, and actually enjoyed the car ride because it gave us time to talk to her. She arranged for a driver who was extremely helpful and professional. She also attended very closely to our needs, which, because we were traveling with children, often meant changes in plans. She was extremely accommodating, and continuously worked with us to plan the best possible experiences. We sampled many restaurants, enjoyed some of her delicious home cooking, and enjoyed many local curiosities in addition to the typical (and impressive!) Beijing attractions. She was simply outstanding and very easy to get along with. Accommodations were spacious and comfortable, and gave the kids room to play. Beds and linens were very clean. I can second what another reviewer said about the hot water being limited to one user at a time, but it wasn’t inconvenient. Potential issues might be a lack of WiFi (although we had internet through the house computer) and limited cleaning. If you’re looking for a full service hotel with all the amenities, you may not find everything here. However, these slight drawbacks were far outweighed by the graciousness of our host and the wonderful experience she provided. Be sure to clarify costs beforehand. In addition to the quoted rates, we paid for all restaurant visits (including her food), all groceries for the cooking she did for us at home, the driver, and everything else. We had no problem with this, because prices were good, and it was undoubtedly worth it having her as a guide. Just realize that some costs are ambiguous, so if you’re on a budget, be sure to communicate with her about it and she’ll be very helpful. One of the best cultural experiences we have had as a family. The owner is absolutely great to work with, and did everything she could to help us have a good week. Her flexibility in this regard was particularly meaningful due to our oft-changing circumstances with kids. If you’re okay with something different than an upscale hotel, you will enjoy this stay!"
    Guest: Joel Date of Stay: September 2011 Review Submitted: October 6, 2011
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  • Excellent value, great way to experience Beijing

    "This was a great alternative to a hotel. I was traveling with 2 children and really appreciated a kitchen, laundry, and a little extra space. There's a playground downstairs and it was an opportunity to see what life is like in a residential neighborhood. The people in the building are really friendly and the neighborhood comes alive in the evening. Liu Pei and Alex are fantastic - so kind and friendly. They made sure we had everything we needed - really went above and beyond. We were sad to say goodbye to them!"
    Guest: mutah Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 21, 2012
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China Travel Tips

Getting to China Vacation Rentals

There are several major airport hubs in China and your destination will determine which airport is best for your arrival. If you plan to take in the historical and cultural sights of the capital city, it is most likely that you will travel to Beijing. The international airport is located just outside of the city and well connected through the public transportation systems. There are regularly scheduled flights from other major Southeast Asian cities as well as from North America and Australia. Alternate international airports can be found in Shanghai or Hong Kong. The airports are well equipped for international travelers and have easy access to taxis and public transportation systems. It’s not recommended to hire a car in China as driving is very challenging. Cities are highly congested; trains, city trams and monorails are far more efficient ways to get around the country. If you plan to head into more rural areas for sightseeing, you can make use of buses or hire a vehicle with a driver and guide to take you around.

Most Popular Seasons to Stay in Vacation Apartments in China

China is a country of extreme and diverse landscapes, and the climate varies accordingly. In Beijing, the summers can be sweltering and hot, interspersed with heavy rain showers which add to the humidity. Wintertime usually brings temperatures well below freezing. In general, the most popular time of year to visit is during August and September which are the autumn months. During this time, the temperatures are generally more moderate. Shanghai is located much further south and has a milder and more sub-tropical climate. The best seasons to travel are either spring, which is from March to May, or autumn which is September and October. Hong Kong has a tropical climate and during the summer months of June and July, the temperatures and humidity can get very high. Like many other parts of China, the more temperate seasons of spring and autumn are considered the best times of year to visit.

Visitors to China Vacation Houses

Most visitors to China have a strong interest in ancient Chinese history and culture. It is a nation with strong traditions and a rich and detailed history. There are many historic buildings, ancient temples and shrines that give testimony to various legends and heroes from the past. China is also a manufacturing giant and in terms of shopping, it is one of the most affordable retail destinations. Products range from electronic devices and gadgets to clothing and home furnishings. If you are particularly tall or large, you are unlikely to find any clothing sizes to fit you.

Major Tourist Destinations in China

There are a number of landmark attractions that most visitors to China want to see. Possibly the most famous is the Great Wall of China. While this stretches the length of the country, one of the most accessible places to see the wall is 120 kilometers north of Beijing in the town of Simatai. Other famous landmarks include the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square where the infamous protests were held. The Beihai Park is one of China’s oldest and most beautifully sculpted gardens and one of Beijing’s famous landmarks.

Shanghai is one of China’s most populous cities. Its landscape is characterized by rivers and lakes. Shanghai is home to many important temples in the Chinese Buddhist culture. In Xian are some of China’s oldest artifacts. It is near this city that the famous terracotta army was discovered by local farmers when they were digging a well. This impressive structure is now a museum that is open for visitors.

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