Shanghai area House Rental Photos and Description
6 bed, 2 baths, sleeps 12
Suzhou city is a famous garden city in the world. Many tourists around the world come here everyday for sightseeing. It is popular, you will love it. Originally founded in 514 BCE, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of rich history, and relics of the past are abundant to this day. The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. Since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), it has also been an important centre for China's silk industry. The classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the ' Venice of the East ' or 'Venice of China'.
Suzhou City is very near to Shanghai, it is called 'paradise on earth' by its beautiful scene, changes all times. From Shanghai to Suzhou only need 25 minutes by high speed train. The house is located in Gusu District, all city center is called Gusu District in Suzhou, it is near to several famous sightseeing spots.
During your travelling, if you choose my house, I think it is convenient for you to visit both Shanghai and Suzhou, also very near to Wuxi City, also easy to go to Nanjing, Hangzhou city etc. Moreover the living cost going down much.
During your stay, you will be free to join our family dinner and try to eat many traditional Chinese cooking, if you like it, you could have dinner with us every night for free. Many guests like it very much. Staying with us, you really could get better understand Chinese culture.
If you want to go to Beijing, there are many bullet trains per day from Suzhou to Beijing, only need 5 hours by train, very fast and convenient, if you wan to save money, you also coud book the night train from Suzhou to Beijing, around 11 hours, in the morning you could arrive at Beijing. I could help you to book the tickets ahead of days, sometimes the train tickets are tight to sell, I will be happy to help you to buy without any charge.
Shanghai is a modern city, there are many shopping malls. For a foreign visitor, in my opinion, the worth sightseeing spots are: Shanghai Bund, Shanghai Museum, and East Pearl TV Tower, Chenghuang Temple. I am also very familiar with Shanghai, I stayed there for 8 years before, so that I can give you some information you need. Comparing with Shanghai, Suzhou is a tourist city, there are many foreign tourists come here everyday. In China, there is a saying 'In the heaven, there is the beautiful paradise; in the earth, there are beautiful Suzhou & Hangzhou. Suzhou is the typical southern Chinese riverside town. I think 1 day trip from Suzhou to Shanghai, it is enough in my opinion.
The Suzhou city is more worth for sightseeing, because there are much more beautiful famous sightseeing spots. Such as Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden, Hanshan Temple, Humble Administrator's Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Guanqian Street, Stone Road, Shantang Street, Jinji Lake, Tai Lake. The canal is also very beautiful, you could sit in the ship and enjoy the night canal scene, very cheerful.
The house is very close to Hanshan Temple and Maple bridge Scenic, the Tang Dynasty poet named Zhangji wrote a very famous poet about the Hanshan Temple and Maple bridge. It takes only 15-20 minutes by walk to Han Shan Temple.
One of China's famous four Gardens----Lingering Garden, very close too, it takes about 5-8 minutes by bus or 25 minutes by walk. Many tourists like this garden, inside of this garden, there are also many free ancient music instruments performance, very nice!
A famous Song Dynasty poet, Su Dongpo once said, 'It is a lifelong pity to have gone to Suzhou without a visit to Tiger Hill.' From the house, It takes 15 minutes to go there by a direct bus. Tiger Hill is famous for the Lean Tower, as similar as Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. If you like walking, you could go by walk, need around 30-35 minutes from home.
Nearby the house there is a transit hub station, there are a lot of bus lines. 5 minutes to the train station. At the same time, it is very convenient for you to visit many other spots, such as the stone Road Pedestrian Street, Guan Qian Walk Street, Humble Administrator’s Garden, the Lion Grove Garden etc, easily and fast.
There are many airport buses everyday from Shanghai Airport directly to Suzhou city, which can take you from Suzhou to Shanghai Pudong airport or Hongqiao Airport very easily. If you want to be easy with luggage, you also could choose the airport bus to Suzhou instead of train and subway.
After check-in, you will see our special made map for famous sightseeing on your room table. I also could make the best tourist plan for your reference. To different sightseeing place, I will give you the bus route both in Chinese and English. You can show it to the bus driver, they will let you get off the bus when arrival. I think in your whole trip, you could save a lot of taxi fee. Smile...Besides, I will arrange some time at night or on weekends to accompany you to visit some good spot and also some free sightseeing, you never can find it on the travelling book, smile...I also prepare a phone for you to use, when you need my help outside, you could call me. These services are all total free for you. Because I love making friends, and let them know better my city and stay happily, that will make me feel very happy and satisfied. One day when I travel, I expect I will get the same happy experience. Smile…
If you want to explore Suzhou and have much courage to go by bike in China, you could use our bikes for free. But a lot of guests, they are scared of traffic in China, would rather going by bus or walk in China.
Around the house, there are many restaurants, for different taste in China, the coffee shop, milk shop, big supermarket—Carrefour, banks etc many other small supermarket nearby, It is very easy for you to buy daily stuff. I will recommend you some shops according to your taste.
Inside of house, the floor is imported from the Germany, it is a cork flooring, very soft underfoot, really comfortable. However please protect it more carefully, water and other liquid, please don’t drip on the floor, if happens, please clean it in time. Thank you.
Bedding, towels and other toiletries are timely replaced, cleaning, disinfection, please feel easy to use. Shampoo is well-known brand, Sunsilk, bees and flowers. Room with free internet and also support mobile wireless Internet access. We have computers for you to use randomly. The house has 55 inch big TV, you could watch the 3D movie at home, or many other foreign movies by TV. Besides we also can provide free laptop computers, and for you to watch movies, you are welcome to choose my DVD collection, including Chinese and Foreign movies etc.
The breakfast is very good and rich, there are some Chinese traditional food like dumpling, steam bread etc. milk, fruit, porridge, yogurt, Chinese pie? eggs, etc, I assure you will like to taste...If you don't like Chinese food, we also have bread and cereal etc.
If need the whole day translation and sightseeing accompany, Or the car service. Please tell me in advance. I will be happy to arrange well for you.
It is lucky for us to meet, I would like to make new friends, Wish my house would bring you happy, relaxed and home-like mood, add more beautiful and cherished memories to your trip in Suzhou, in China. Warmly Welcome you...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair accessible
- pets not allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Events Allowed
I am Lily, born and raised in China. I am very familiar with Suzhou City and Shanghai City, if you plan to travel around the city, please live here and I will try my best to help your traveling here.
I also like travelling very much, and wish that we could be good friends and will recommend some good place for me when I come to your country someday. So when you come to my place, I will treat you in the best way and let you feel like being home.
I like making friends and help foreign visitor to know my city, to know China better, it will make me very satisfied and happy.
Suzhou is a very special city, it has thousands of year history, and it likes the book, when open very page, you will find different. There is a saying 'In the heaven, there is the beautiful paradise; in the earth, there are beautiful Suzhou & Hangzhou. Suzhou is the typical southern Chinese riverside town. It is worth for you to spend several days here.
Welcome to live my place. The best cost performance and house will give you a cherished good memory among your whole trip in China.
Thank you and good luck.
Lily.Zhang purchased this house in 2009
Why Lily.Zhang chose Shanghai area
We bought this house for long-term living in Suzhou city. Here Before we lived in Shanghai. There the house price is much more expensive than Suzhou city, so that we moved everything to Suzhou city. We found that this city is also very attractive. It is a tour city. Many people both home and abroad, they come here for famous sightseeing. This city is beautiful and I believe you will like the vacation here.
What makes this house unique
The house is located very good location in Suzhou city, very easy to go to many sightseeing spots in Suzhou city.
During your vacation, you could taste traditional Chinese dishes for free. You could know better about China, and enjoy our tour guide advice about this city.
You also could borrow our bikes for free if you want to try bike around the city.
If you are a cooking lover, we also could teach you to cook Chinese dinner, except it, you also could learn Chinese, we will teach you as your interest. Smile...