We are posting for our landlord because he is very nice and responsive, which is always a plus.
This apartment is on Yueyang between Yongjialu and Jianguoxilu, very close to restaurants and shopping in the Former French Concession area. Centrally located, it is close to numerous bars and restaurants, and easily accessible to surrounding areas. We can walk everywhere or take a bike all around, so location wise, this place is great.
This is mainly a Chinese compound with 6 four-storey buildings, but there are foreigners scattered around. The three guards for this compound have been around for a while and are helpful - they are very cognizant, and check strangers coming in. The main gate into the compound closes late at night, and we always feel safe here. We have left our bikes unlocked sometimes and have never been stolen. Neighbors look out for each other.
The apartment is located on the 2nd floor, has two bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and a general living area with dining space. As with these old buildings, a great feature is its high ceilings. There is also a balcony. The kitchen is enclosed with a glass sliding door which is great. The apartment has high quality renovations, and all appliances are the top brands. Kitchen includes stove and oven. Bathroom has both a washer and dryer. There is plenty of storage space with keep this space tidy. Every room has its own AC/Heating unit. The rooms also have wall heating for the wintertime, run by the hot water boiler.
We have heard horror stories of exorbitant utility bills in a lot of apartment buildings, but this apartment is great. Our general electric bill is around RMB150 per month (RMB300 in summer when we run the ACs all day), water averages around RMB Protected content depending on how much you use, and gas is less that RMB100. We do cook dinner every day.
The landlord speaks English, so communication is not an issue. We love this apartment but because of work situations, are required to move. We feel that you would like this apartment as much as we do.
Please contact us to view the apartment or you have any questions. This apartment is available November 1.