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Short-Term Rental: Modern French Concession Loft (Shanghai)

Wake up in a private loft in the heart of Shanghai:
1) Kitchen, television, washing machine, and lounge area
2) Across the street from 3 metro lines - easy commute to central offices and universities
3) Located in a trendy neighborhood minutes away from top bars and restaurants, and main expat nightlife area in Shanghai
4) Basic household amenities, fastest internet available, & utilities provided
5) Immerse in local lane house lifestyle with a western twist

Like a service apartment, this price includes:
-fastest internet available
-basic housing appliances (see below for full list)

For an additional fee, can provide:
-cleaning service
-fresh linens weekly
For the above, if you let me know your company’s housing stipend, we can find a solution so that the above are expensable (and thus no additional cost to you)

Other things to note: This is a short-term rental contract. Thus, as long as 30-days notice is given, the contract can be terminated at any time. This adds more flexibility pending the length of your stay as well as comfort in your booking from abroad (should you not be able to view the apartment in advance)

Start-Date: November 9
Price: RMB Protected content month
Contact me at:
wechat: kvannest
email: Protected content

Your home and oasis in Shanghai, including all the western amenities and comforts you need to feel at home.

Enter into a nice, brightly lit downstairs with a kitchen, fridge, bathroom, and siemens washing machine. Sit on the sofa and read or enjoy a morning cup of tea. The room has a A/C and heater unit to keep you comfortable no matter the weather. Equipped with the fastest internet available, allowing you to work from home.

Upstairs, sleep on a lofted bed with a small window overlooking the lane house rooftops aside the apartment.

Climb through the window to hang out in the adjoining outdoor area. Drink a glass of wine with your new friends before a night out or a cup of coffee in the morning outdoors.

Household items included in your booking: wifi router, sofa, tea table, flat screen tv, hot plate, pan, cutlery (2 sets), spatula/wooden spoons, handheld clothing steamer (better than an iron), hair dryer, wall A/C/heater unit, mattress w/foam topper, sheets (duvet, bottom sheet, duvet cover, pillow cases), towels (2), pillows (2), mini-fridge, wall closet, water kettle, washing machine, clothing hangers, HDMI cable (to watch on the tv from your laptop), breakfast-in-bed tray - everything you need to simply move in!


Grab a coffee before work at one of the many coffee shops and cafes nearby. Head across the street to iapm mall for an international supermarket, Starbucks, and many chain restaurants. A block away is a post office should you want to mail anything home. The apartment is also next to Xiangyang Park, where you can hang out and enjoy the outdoors or go for a jog. If you're feeling a lazy day in, my guide has tips on how to order in food and drinks.

The list of recommended attractions below are accessible by foot or a short 20 RMB cab ride. Welcome to the heart of Shanghai!

Wander around the French Concession
A residential area of Shanghai once designated for the French, the French Concession is famous for its cafes, tree-lined avenues, and tudor houses. These surround the apartment and I have specific suggestions of streets I suggest you visit.

Bund/Shanghai Skyline
A waterfront area in Shanghai that run along the Huang Pu River and is one of the most popular tourist spots. Being a former International Settlement area, the bund houses dozens of historical building and is famous for the Art Deco architectures.

Yongkang Lu/Top Bars
The famous outdoor drinking street (Yongkang) and other major nightlife attractions are within walking distance (I will send you a full list upon confirmation)

Tianzifang is known for small craft stores, coffee shops, trendy art studios and narrow alleys. It has become a popular tourist destination in Shanghai, and an example of preservation of local Shikumen architecture.

This former neighborhood of old Shikumen has been reincarnated into Shanghai’s glitzy and contemporary district featuring fine restaurants, upscale clubs and boutiques

The porch area is shared with a few neighbors. They have a separate entrance outside the apartment. The apartment is in a very family-oriented lane, where everyone knows everyone. You can grab a quick water from the woman at the entrance (sometimes she'll give you one for free ;)

Apartment guide comes with all my suggestions for exploring Shanghai, including best western and Chinese bars and restaurants (and suggested evenings combining the two) and a tourist one day in Shanghai guide for when you a little time off.

I love this city, know it well, and want to make sure you have a great experience here :)

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