•Prior to booking, please be sure you have a verified history, photo or description of yourself.
•If you have older children, please inform me of their age--they should be well-behaved and respectful. The house is not child-proof so I prefer not to allow young toddlers for safety reasons.
•The loft and bedroom are separated by a curtain but have separate entrances to the rest of the house.
•There is a ladder to access the second bed loft so please ensure all guests are fit enough to climb up.
•NO SMOKING INSIDE. Please only smoke outside the house and dispose of butts properly in the bin (do not throw them in the garden).
•If you stay more than a week, a cleaner can come once a week at additional cost.
•Sorry, no pets and no outside guests are allowed.
•You may not hold any public gatherings as this enclave is a very small audible community. If you want to have parties please do not stay in this house.
•ALL toilet paper should go in the waste bin NOT the toilet. Hutong plumbing is old and only organic matter can go through the pipes.
•Kindly remove your shoes upon entering the house. Chinese streets are filthy. Feel free to use slippers.
•When you leave, ensure the front gate is securely locked properly with the key before locking the gate from outside.
•Shut off lights when you leave and turn off A/C. In winter, leave the heaters on (they are on city timers). Be careful as they get very hot.
•The hot water is VERY hot.
•Stove: Burners require manual ignition with a starter next to the stove. The flames go high so please be careful. When you are finished, ensure all knobs are securely off as gas will continue to leak if they are not completely turned off.
•Also please be mindful as the neighbors go to sleep early. If you are in the garden late, keep your voices low and avoid being noisy late into the evening. It's a small community, sometimes provincial, and I do not want to upset anyone. There are many bars and music venues within walking distance if you plan to be out late and they are listed in the dossier.
I'm Chinese American and have been in Beijing since 2009. I've lived in many countries and think being in a comfy home beats a hotel. I'm a writer and professional cook so having a meal or two at home from the local market always makes a visit more special. I have scoured this city and will be one of your best bets to find the best restaurants and overall where to go off the tour circuit.