About this listing
We live in a traditional hutong courtyard house located in central Beijing. Comfortable, quiet, spacious: You can sit outside in the courtyard area and have a coffee under the date tree, lounge on the couch, or hide out in the cozy bedroom.
Ours is the kind of traditional hutong courtyard house for which Beijing is famous. Spacious, quiet, with lots of natural light, cool in the summer and warm in the winter (thanks to good heating), it's by far the most comfortable and pleasant way to live in a city that can otherwise feel a bit overwhelming. The living space is divided into two halves, with a living room, bedroom, and bathroom on each side. In the middle, there's a shared kitchen connecting the two sides. Guests will live on one side -- my roommate (a friendly Brit) lives on the other. You'll have my side to yourselves, though you might run into my roommate in the kitchen now and then.
Guests will have access to a bedroom, private bathroom, living room, and shared kitchen. The house also has an outdoor courtyard where, if the weather is nice, you can sit and read or chat or wait for a cat to walk across the rooftops above you.
I'll provide you with a key to the front door. Please lock the door when you leave.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
I'm a journalist living and working in China. I've been here for the last four years, getting to know the country, the language, and the people.
Beijing is one of the most exciting places in the world, but it can also be overwhelming. For me, one way of coping with that excitement has been to live somewhere that's a bit more quiet and removed from the chaos of the city.