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.