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Taipei City Shandao Temple MRT Station right downstairs with private roof access

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Conveniently located private roof boasts panoramic city views and city sunsets

Welcome to D&B!

✦Upstairs from Shandao Temple MRT next door to Shandao Temple

✦Newly renovated 4bed/2 bath.

✦Outdoor roof with fourth bedroom on private terrace

✦Grocery and local market across street.

✦Anywhere in Taipei city in 15 minutes.

✦Heart of Taipei City

✦This is for traveler whom wants to stay for an extended time in a convenient apartment.

Conveniently reaches all of Taipei's landmarks and shopping easily. This area is frequented by tourist who wants a local experience.

Perfect for a group to stay near most desirable area of Taipei! This warm suite contains 4 bedroom and 2 bathroom, can accommodate up to 9 people (double in each room, one room with extra single bed). It's sure to please a family or a group of friends. The place has a one of a kind panoramic view of the city from its private rooftop. The apartment is at a great location. 2000sq. ft 180 sq meters, kitchen with western amenities, newly furnished.

Bedroom config:

Bedroom 1 : double bed with soft Muji Japanese inspired bed sheets

Bedroom 2: double and single bed with feather and ergonomic pillows

Bedroom 3: double bed Muji sheets.

Bedroom 4: double bed with Muji cotton sheets, (private rooftop terrace)

- High speed wireless internet

- 55 HDMI TV with international and local channels

- Kitchen & cooking set (cooker, pan, bowls, plates, etc)

Noted: light cooking in the apartment, if you're staying for a long period of time and need to heat things up for children or elderly mild cooking is allowed, be mindful and respectful.

- Air conditioning

- Washer & dryer

- Refrigerator

- Microwave

- Elevator in building

- 24/7 security guard with CCTV in operation

- Family/Kid Friendly

Dish washing liquid, laundry detergent, garbage bags, body wash, shampoo, some tissue, towels.

Please be note: Please turn off the light, air-conditioners and any electric equipment while leaving the room just to save the energy. As responsible citizens to Earth we don't provide toothbrushes and other toiletries.

We provide a baby cot and or baby seat for dining only if you ask and reserve it, limited supply.

Early & Late check-in/out: We're flexible for a couple hours, if another guest is leaving or arriving, cleaner will need to arrive during normal check-in/out time. For your convenience if you need to check in/out before or after 1pm, we'll charge $40-75USD (depending on time), we'll block the day and its guaranteed. We lose a whole day but you get the time needed for a fraction of the cost. (Note: For early morning flight from US, Singapore, Australia will mostly require the full $60-75). **Subject to availability

Extra cleaning options: $20USD/daily, $25USD every other day, or $35USD for one time use.

We provide, baby sitting, non medical assistance with elderly, basic cooking, shopping, and other assistance you may require. Price depends on service and terms, minimum $20USD daily. **Negotiable if you require daily long-term services.


Describe the nature of your trip, the guests you're traveling with, relationship, and age groups. We'll greet all guests to give a brief introduction and hand over keys, please have a stable form of communication while you're here.

Enter the exact amount of guest who'll be staying. No other guests are allowed, if other guests are reported to us by the security your deposit will be forfeited, you'll be asked to leave and you'll be reported to the site, we really want to keep the integrity of the apt and respect neighbors. Elderly and families with small children also live here, if your group is loud and need more freedoms this might not be a good fit.

The person who reserves our room shall be at age 20 or above.

No clean-up service during your stay, but the service can be requested with extra charge. Some cleaning supplies will be provided.

NOTE: This is a 1.2 million USD apt our well to do neighbors want accountability for what we do, please don't ask for more than 6 people, we realize we could fit 8+ people in this massive apartment. We're looking for people looking to live comfortably that fits with our upscale community, it's not suited for 8+ people looking to save money by packing people in, sneaking in extra guests, partying, or having outside visitors. Neighbors will complain about this and your stay will not be as expected.

More Details

Property Manager
Jennifer Smith
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian, mandarin, japanese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Jennifer Smith

My name is Jennifer a Japanese American doing broadcasting in Taiwan. I'm a fun loving traveler that has been all over the world. I have lived everywhere from Hawaii, London, and Africa but decided to move to this little Island of Taiwan that I truly just fell in love with. I love singing, dancing, and meeting new people. Hope you take as much detail to taking care of my house as I did making it a place you will fall in love with.

Jennifer Smith purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Jennifer Smith chose Taipei

Best Rooftop in the middle of Taipei

What makes this apartment unique

Right above Shandao MRT station and across the street from one of the most famous breakfast shops in all of Taiwan


Taipei Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , private rooftop terrace
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Taipei City Shandao Temple MRT Station right downstairs with private roof access
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Reedley, CA

Great location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the best location you will find anywhere! Steps away from the metro, McDonalds, grocery store, pharmacy. We had 5 adults and were very comfortable. Clean, comfy beds. The only down side is it is on a very busy street so it is noisy at night, we used ear buds a night and it was fine. The location is worth the night noise! Great place to stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy common area, clean room, easy access to the MRT station, but very poor quality customer service

  • 2 of 5

The layout matches all the pictures on the website, and the location is very convenient.

Unfortunately, we did not have the best experience with the host. Interacting with him felt like only a business transaction instead of any kind of customer service experience.

After arriving at the rental, our main issues were in regards to hot water in the suite bathroom and cockroaches in the rooftop area. The hot water situation was that we lacked hot water in the ensuite bathroom. The owner was very prompt in communicating with us about and addressing the hot water issue; however, it felt that he was more interested in preserving his business at that rental for future residents rather than trying to making sure our stay was enjoyable. After two nights of having to call the owner, a plumber was contacted to fix the problem.

The cockroach situation was never resolved during our stay. This prevented us from ever using the rooftop room/space as there were significant numbers of cockroaches each evening after about 9-10 p.m. We contacted the owner the first evening about this, and he agreed to visit the next day to re-trap/spray the rooftop area; however, he insisted that there will simply be cockroaches there and that they will not get into the rooftop room nor inside the building rental. We never spent any time in the rooftop room to confirm whether or not cockroaches would get in that location, but contrarily there was a cockroach found in the building rental the very next morning. During his visit to re-trap/spray the rooftop area, he was clearly irritated in having to come back out about this issue and condescended one of our guests, scolding him in tone and saying that "Taiwan is a tropical island. There will be cockroaches." This reinforced the lack of customer service from this owner, and for those reasons it was our last contact with the owner during our stay. Ironically, it is important to note that the guest he condescended was born and raised in rural Taiwan, and though he had obviously grown up around Taiwanese cockroaches, he had never seen such an infestation. Cockroaches are indeed present in Taiwan, but their swarming presence on the rooftop those evenings made the entire area unlivable. As a result, that guest ended up sleeping on the living room couch for the duration of the visit.

From my experience there, I will not consider this rental or renting from this owner again the next time I visit Taiwan.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sao Paulo

Spacious Place with a beautiful roof view!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second place I stayed with my family from the owner, since the other one was already booked.

The place has plenty of space, a huge top roof with a beautiful view with an excellent location (just beside the subway station).

Very clean and well furnished, you don't have to worry with anything.

The owner is very friendly and always willing to help and assist you in any matter.

Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Number choice

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well kept . Clean and tidy . The living room is so spacious and we spend most of time chat chitting there "We love it ". What i like most is the quiet envoirnment that let us sleep soundly through my 5 days visit

David even went extra mile to gather the information and recommendation of the place we will like to visit .

I will definitly stay over agiain when i visit taipei .

Keep up the good work

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kudo and thumb up for david .

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is well kept . Clean and tidy . The living room is so spacious and we spend most of time chat chitting there "We love it ". What i like most is the quiet envoirnment that let us sleep soundly through my 5 days visit

David even went extra mile to gather the information and recommendation of the place we will like to visit .

I will definitly stay over agiain when i visit taipei .

Keep up the good work .

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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nice place

  • 5 of 5

David was an amazing hosts!!!!  they were readily available and helpful when we needed them. The neighborhood was quiet and felt safe in a central area in Taipei, the subway station and Shandao Temple are right downstairs, excellently positioned above and transport to any city area. The lighting in the apartment was excellent as it was the top floor. Really enjoyable stay, super great value for money. David was very helpful for any kind of request and advice we needed, they also provided excellent airport pick up for a very good price and believe me after almost 25 hours travelling is so good to have someone picking you up at the airport and bringing you HOME. It has been a pleasure to meet them. I would definitely recommend them and ask to stay in such an amazing apartment.  Coming home, relaxing sipping on tea on top of the rooftop watching the sunset not behind the city backdrop was definitely the best part of our trip.  Thanks again so much David!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This means give us your itinerary asap, (give us flight details, estimated time of arrival to apt. Tell us when your estimated departure time is, we need to schedule cleaning service and meet you, inspect place, and get keys from you and show you out.

-Keep in touch during your visit, airport offers affordable sim or phone rentals and money exchange 24 hours a day you can book in advance so they’ll have ready for you when you arrive; your own phone is also fine.

Insured shuttle service to and from airport:

$40usd or 1200nt (1-4 people)* $50usd or 1500nt each way (5-8 people)*

*Drivers are familiar with routes, addresses, and phone numbers. The approximate location of our place is on the map.

We know plans change and that’s not a problem just let us know!

Please call us so we can let you into the premises. We will meet to give you keys and show you around please don’t arrive early without informing us and wonder around. Let us to show and take you around without your luggage. The house is very close to Shandao Temple so it'll be easier to let us speak to your driver directly. If you are taking mass transit we meet at the MRT Shandao Temple Station Exit 6.

Restaurants we recommend

1. Ding tai fung: of course the most famous dumplings in the world with great service, you don't need to go to the original one to get the same quality and service.


2. Hutong, Kanpai, DaWang: Japanese Yakiniku, Hutong & Da Wang are upscale, Kanpai (Dunhua), has more a bar feel, All you can eat places all over (I like the ones in Ximen).

Link: ;

3. Fuhang Soy Milk: The most famous Yonghe Soy milk in all the world, be prepared to wait in line like Ding Tai Fung, exit 5, 2nd fl. of Huashan market Shandao Temple MRT.


4. There are so many great restaurants dotted along both sides of Civic Boulevard Section 3 to 4, they include Hutong and late night Tripod (Ding Wang) Spicy Hot pot.


5. Addiction Aquatic Development: live, cold, grilled, steamed, well any type of seafood, you have come to the right place. A bit pricey but a great experience.

6. Lehua and Ningxia Night market: Lehua night market is in Yonghe one of the best local best kept secrets, you might be the only tourist there. Ningxia has good food also.

7. Great restaurants in ATT for Fun, Mala Hot pot(Haidilao) get ready to wait 3 hours for a table, (upscale Kanpai), Kpop Korean and Hutong at NEO 19 in the Xinyi District.

8. Other places i like are Kiki's brand restaurants, a bit overpriced since you can get lots of the food they serve cheaper, but overall its good quality and most dishes are good.


9. So many Thai and Korean places which come in various prices, pretty much all the same to me. Andy Thai for budget and VeryThai in NEO 19 or any branch for upscale.


10. Try with reviews and pictures, for the most part its accurate and introduces lots of places at the very least, some are outdated.

11. I really enjoy places, like Cash City (hotpot), Fast fry places where locals drink beer in small uncomfortable stools and eat yummy flavorful food to wash down the beer.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Clean Fee $60

-affordable daily cleaning service 35usd each time
-key replacement cost 50usd

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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