Spacious room with two double bedssupper large bathroom with nice views
Lovely Country style Suit w Fab Food
Hosted by Ian & Sabine
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5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
5 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 private bath
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This room has a large room with two western-style double beds . There is also a day bed. A large open plan bathroom offers a freestanding bath and walk in shower. This airy room provides glorious views of both the Central and Coastal mountain ranges and access to a huge outdoor terrace.

The space

A beautifully furnished old Taiwanese country-style house located in Shoufeng Township, Hualien County. The accommodation has been lovingly converted to comprise three guest rooms and an elegant private dining area.

This room has a large room with two western-style double beds. There is also a day bed. A large open plan bathroom (curtained off from the main room) offers a freestanding bath and walk in shower. This airy room provides glorious views of both the Central and Coastal mountain ranges and access to a huge outdoor terrace where you can enjoy expansive views of the rift valley and the night sky.

The room has Wi-Fi, stereo and a small library of books and music, which are available for your use. Your hosts are very familiar with the area and are happy to help with journey planning and recommending local eateries.

Also, we offer a private dining service if you feel like to enjoying a special Western style meal from local produce. Pre-booking is required for lunch and dinner (breakfast is included), so please feel free to make dining arrangements when booking the room.

Guest access

We live away from the main road in a peaceful farming area with trees and relaxing garden. There is ample space to park your car off-road. Also we are located directly on the cycle tracks that run hundreds of kilometers along the length of Hualien County and all the way to Taitung County further south.

Relax on the veranda or hit the trail with mountain walking and cycling. Car, scooter and bicycle rental are all available in Hualien city.

Interaction with guests

A cooked or continental breakfast from local produce is included. Breakfast time is between 7:30am and 8:30am.

We are happy to offer travel advice both in Chinese and English to guests. Also we have a large number of books and toys for your toddler if needed.

Other things to note

Please be mindful of the particularity of our establishment. We have three dogs, Tempura and Nini stay in the garden, while Pinot, a miniature Schnauzer stays indoor, and generally thinks he runs the house. They are very friendly and love to be close to people.

As this is an agricultural area, please note there are mosquitoes and other insects in the surrounding area. We provide an electric mosquito zapper in your room if needed, and recommend that guests bring their own preferred brand of mosquito repellant (and sun screen in summer).


Amenities
Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Breakfast

Prices
Extra people £21 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 5%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
2 double beds, 1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM

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

Cancellations

Safety features
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Jarek User Profile
May 2017
Excellent place! Clean and tidy, everything looks new and simple, yet well decorated. The pictures don't lie. Great views yo the surrounding valleys and mountains, with nice breeze. Breakfast is nice and filling. Didn't have the chance to try the dining but the restaurant downstairs looks elegant and well equipped. Enjoyed my stay there very much, rested very well for 2 nights in the countryside, and hope to go back, also to try the restaurant meals. The place has 3 lovely and well behaved dogs which are kept outside. Owners speak English and communication flows well. Many thanks to Ian and Sabine for your service!

Patricia User Profile
April 2017
Incredible food - this has to be one of the best meals in Taiwan. Breakfast similarly amazing. Beautiful rooms, stunning countryside location and lovely family.

Enru User Profile
March 2017
Thanks to a lovely family for sharing their beautiful home

Alice User Profile
February 2017
Ian & Sabine's place was everything my husband and I could have wished for as an escape from the city. The hosts were warm and welcoming, and their cooking is delicious! Their home is set among agricultural fields in a wide valley between mountain ranges. It's a pleasant 20-30 minute walk from the local train station through the outskirts of town and through farmland to get there, though you may prefer to take a cab or to rent a car. We will absolutely stay with them next time we are in the area!

Jason User Profile
November 2016
Ian & Sabine are not only wonderful and kind hosts, they are knowledgeable and passionate about creating a sustainable, locally-focused accommodation experience. The room and bathroom were spotless, and their home has lovely views of the surrounding countryside, paddy fields and mountains. The wonderful breakfast they provided emphasizes locally-sourced ingredients, and the optional dinner, for an extra fee, was fabulous and delicious. A peaceful oasis away from the city, there's still much to see and do within a 30-minute drive, as having a car makes it super easy to explore Taroko Gorge, nearby Liyu Lake or Mukumugi/Mugumuyu (慕谷慕魚) Valley. At the same time, it's lovely to simply stroll the country lanes nearby, especially around sunrise or at dusk. Absolutely recommended and would relish an opportunity to stay again!

Shuping User Profile
October 2015
If you like quiet surroundings, beautiful countryside away from noisy city, friendly hosts, comfortable amenities, artistically presented gourmet food, and fluent English (Chinese goes without saying) communication, this is the place for you. From the start, I felt like home. This was a retreat for me. It is the best Airbnb place I stayed at thus far. If I go to Hualien again, this is the place I will stay. Thank you Ian and Sabine

K L User Profile
September 2015
Sabine was a fabulous host. She made us feel at home by giving us an introduction of her family, her house and the surroundings. The room that we stayed in is comfortable and absolutely exceed our expectation. Not only was it clean, it is modern and spacious. The view of the surrounding padi fields and the sighting of fireflies at night made our stay absolutely unforgettable. We were also impressed by Sabine's hospitality. Her thoughtfulness added an extra touch to make us feel at home. Although our stay was regrettably short, we will definitely plan another trip to visit this gem out in the country.

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Hualian City, TaiwanJoined in October 2013
Ian & Sabine User ProfileIan & Sabine is a superhost.

We are Sabine and Ian and Ian's Table is a family run B&B and private dinning business. We moved to Hualien from Taipei in 2011 after falling in love with the leisurely life and gorgeous scenery of Taiwan's East Coast.

Ian is Australian and worked in journalism for many years. He is also a self taught cook for our little private dinning business. Sabine was a travel writer and now is a freelance writer for magazines, covering food, travel and motherhood subjects. Sabine has a great sense of hospitality and travel background.

We are parents to a gorgeous daughter and three dogs and enjoy cooking and gardening, have an organic veg garden in the back yard, where we love to play with our daughter and the dogs. We have brought our taste in music and food from our international background, and enjoy sharing them with our friends, both old and new in Hualien.

Come and enjoy this fantastic views and laid back life of Hualien, with excellent food, a host of outdoor activities, and great food!

Languages: English, 中文
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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