Time capsule apartment in the heart of Shanghai
Time capsule apartment in the heart of Shanghai

Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Ages 2 - 12
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Beautiful and charming 1930s apartment centrally located in the former French Concession.

The space

Welcome to a 1930s-Shanghai time capsule! Our apartment is located in one of the most historical parts of Shanghai's former French Concession. The flat decorated tastefully with 1930s art deco furniture, nordic design items and handmade oriental carpets. The spacious bedroom is located in the southern facade of the house and get ample sunlight throughout the day. Our apartment is a good match for those who appreciate art, history and good design. You will have access to 70 square meter living space, including a pleasant balcony, looking over a luck garden, surrounded by fragrant trees. The apartment is located a few minutes from the Ferguson lane with cafes, wine bars and restaurants. Subway Line 10 is a 7 minutes walk from the house. We use Uber to get around all the time in Shanghai and really like it. Otherwise you can also hail cabs on the street.
The apartment includes Includes: - Fully equipped with wi-fi - HiFi system, LP player (with a selection of LPs), fridge & freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, espresso machine, and kettle. - Fully stocked kitchen (please feel free to use anything in our pantry). - Antique furnishings - Fresh towels, linens, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush. - A high grade reverse osmosis system is installed in the kitchen, which will provide our guests unlimited purified water.
Air, water and earth are heavily polluted in China. But do not worry if you are staying with us! We have water filters installed at all sinks and have air purifiers in every room!

Guest access

The property is 3 minutes walk from Huaihai Road, and 7 minutes from Shanghai Library Station, making transport smoother and more convenient.

Interaction with guests

We rent our apartment when we are out of town and during your stay our friend Mandy (who is a local and speaks good English) will welcome you and give instructions for the house. We will provide her contact information to you as well as ours if you need to contact us!

Other things to note

Internet is censored in China, therefore you will not be able to get into many Western websites. It is not because our internet is slow but the internet is censored by the government. So we suggest you to download a good VPN before you come to China.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 11
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
Check in time is flexible

- We have handmade carpets and kilims in every room, therefore we kindly ask our guests not to wear their shoes inside the apartment. Our apartment is furnished with collectibles and antiques, so we can not accept children under age 12. Thank you for your understanding. Please respect your surroundings, whether it's the materials that have been provided to make your stay most comfortable, or it's the people in the neighborhood.

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - Our apartment is located in the second floor of an old villa



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

1 Review

Yongling User Profile
July 2017
Zeynep's spacious home is beautiful, bright and clean, and located in a peaceful neighbourhood of the former French concession. The area is nice for a stroll, with many historic buildings, and metro line 10 is a few minutes walk away. The flat is tastefully furnitured and decorated, and you can tell that the couple living here has a genuine interest in design as well as in the history of old Shanghai. The bathroom is big, the kitchen is well equipped, and there is a nice balcony to chill out in the evening. The bed is also very comfortable! The place is a real retreat from the buzzling city, where you feel safe and comfortable. Zeynep has been easy to get in touch with and replied quickly to questions.

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Shanghai, ChinaJoined in May 2012
Zeynep User Profile

I am a postdoctoral researcher from Turkey and lived in different parts of the world. Looking forward to hosting you in my home in Shanghai!

Languages: English, Türkçe
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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