Courtyard house (houses around a square courtyard, typical Beijing traditional)

Courtyard house (houses around a square courtyard, typical Beijing traditional)




Jan 2012

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 3
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Courtyard house (means houses around a square courtyard, typical Beijing traditional style houses): located at central area of Beijing City, it is our second house in Beijing. Provide with bedroom: 2, sleeps: 3, bathroom: 1, floor area: 50 m2, kitchen: 1, air conditioning, computer with high speed internet, digital cable TV, No smoking.
Accommodation and facilities: Telephone, computer with high speed internet, stereo/DVD player, digital cable TV, cooling / heating air conditioner (during winter time, there are four electric heaters in three room respectively, they can make room warmer, the room temperature can reach 22 Celsius degrees and above).
Kitchen & washing: refrigerator, microwave, gas oven, electric baker, toaster, washing machine and dryer.
Location: Our courtyard house situated in central area of Beijing City, just aside “Central Axis Line”, called East Gulou Avenue (or Gu Lou Dong Da Street), very close to Forbidden City, Beihai Park, Drum/Bell Tower, South Luogu Lane (Nanluogu Xiang), Yan Dai Xie Street and many other attraction places.


More about us

  1. We are native Chinese, Yin Shikang and Zheng Wenjuan, retired senior engineers. We speak English and Chinese. We like travel abroad, especially like travel to United States, Europe, Japan.
    We like play camera and camcorder, every year we have taken thousands of pictures on the trip; like listening music especially classical music. We like children, especially like our two grandsons and two granddaughters, but they are not live in Beijing, they live in United States and Japan with their parents respectively.

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Where is it?


Our courtyard house is our second house, located at East Gulou Avenue. It isn’t so big (compare with westerner’s big house) due to it locates at capital’s central area, but it is bright and cozy, enough for 2 or 3 travelers live. Inside our yard it is very quiet and safe, but outside the yard door it is very lively. There are so many shops, restaurants, supermarkets in our East Gulou Avenue. The famous South Luogu Lane (Nanlougu Xiang) just outside of our courtyard door (5 minutes walk), if you want go to Drum/Bell Tower or Yan Dai Xie Street just one bus/trolley station distance (10 minutes walk), go to Beihai Park just two trolleybus stations distance, go to Forbidden City just three trolleybus stations distance (normally, in the urban area of Beijing City, the distance between two bus/trolley station is about 500m on average).
Public transportation: Bus/trolley and subway stations just outside our yard door. The prices of Beijing public transportation are the cheapest in the world, only cost 1/10~1/20 compare with New York, Paris, Tokyo. For example, if you buy one subway ticket only 2 RMB = 0.3 USD, use one ticket you can take subway to everywhere of the city; if you use “Pre-paid card” to take bus/trolley, each time only cost you 0.4 RMB = 0.07 USD; if you pay ticket on the bus/trolley, it only cost you 1 RMB = 0.16 USD each time. So in Beijing the best way goes out is sufficiently use public transportation.
Airport: 25 minutes drive by taxi (80 RMB = 13 USD) or take express rail or airport bus to Beijing Capital Airport, very convenient.
We bought a new car (1.5L) recently,any one can use it.

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