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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 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Conveniently located private roof boasts panoramic city views and city sunsets

Thank you for visiting. This listing is for the entire flat; no shared areas. To save your time, please read entire description before messaging. Also, please check my other listings via my profile page if this one is unavailable. We specialize in, location, location, location, all our places are across the street, right above, or less than a minute walk from a central MRT station in Taipei.

Right upstairs from Shandao Temple MRT, this newly renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath apartment is 55 ping, 2000sq ft. One bedroom on private roof terrace on floor above. Boasts a private rooftop panoramic view of the city. One station from Taipei Main station, across the street from Sheraton Taiwan, there's many western and local cuisine nearby excluding hotels restaurants which outside guests can go. You can get anywhere in Taipei city within 15 minutes. We have newly renovated this apartment with modern furniture to give you a feeling a home away from home.

Smartly decorated this massive apartment is large for any country let alone Asia surrounded by the hottest local and international food in Taiwan, 24hr security and elevators access. Guests often say it's much nicer than pictured, we strive to be clean and comfortable. Others boast a 5-15 estimated walking time to nearest transit, but ours is literally downstairs.

We're fully committed to making your stay a fantastic experience. Guest should expect a warm inviting host, eager to please. Count on us to respond to text and phone calls at most times. Communication and hospitality are definitely our strong points and passion.

Most of our guest don't want much interaction. We will greet all guests, we don't want to be intrusive. If, however, guests need us for anything feel free to ask.


1) Bedroom with double and single bed with ultra soft cotton sheets

2) Bedroom with full double bed with ultra soft cotton sheets

3) Bedroom with full double bed with ultra soft cotton sheets

4) Rooftop loft with couch

Amenities include:

-Air conditioning

-55in" LED Full HD (1080p) TV

-Fiber optic high speed Wi-Fi internet service

-Towels, hair dryer, umbrellas

-Washer and Dryer, eco friendly laundry detergent

-Full kitchen with stove, fridge, microwave, hot water kettle, complimentary cold and hot mineral water, utensils and tableware

-Towels, tissue for a couple nights, soap and shampoo.

-Private car airport pickup service (upon request plus fee)

House Rules:

-Please wash dishes, RECYCLE and throw away garbage, leave the house as close as possible as you found it.

-No Drugs

-No smoking indoors

-Please be respectful of neighbors and help me keep this space available to others.

-Keep noise down after 10pm on the rooftop, the rest of the building are businesses so when your in the apartment you can be reasonably loud however late.


Please remember to describe the nature of your trip and the guests you are traveling with.

Before booking, please enter the correct amount of guests who will be staying, no non paying guests or visitors allowed. An automatic deduction of deposit if visitors or extra guests are found staying, you'll also be reported, security is very strict about this and will inform us.

We ask you to be a part of this community and respect our neighbors. As in any residential building please be nice and respectable. We use this apartment as a guest house for our overseas business partners and family. Thus we inform building management and neighbors that you’re also business partners visiting our company taking a chance to vacation with friends/family, please at no time say you are renting through a service.

Taiwanese are generally friendly, but reserved so we ask you to be approachable, but still speak softly. If you are loving caring people that genuinely want to explore Taiwan we welcome you to be a part of our service and community. We open our home to you with open arms, so please keep the integrity of this house’s availability for future guest. Thank you very much for your cooperation!! Have a great trip, enjoy our place and if you have any questions about this please feel free to ask.

We also provide a baby cot only if you ask and reserve it, limited supply.

We work with private airport car pick up, 1200 for 4 people, and 1500 for 4 and above. This is highly recommended service because they'll keep us up to date to where you are. Public transport costs half as much but can take up to 3 times longer. The driver escorts you into a nice new private vehicle not used by the public and he contacts us upon pick up and arrival to building, this is why we like to arrange for you so we can better serve you. They also have good prices for private car tours around Taiwan. If you do use public transport, let us know so we can schedule later meet up time.

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:
December 14, 2017

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



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).

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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.


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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 4.4 based on 5 reviews

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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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
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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
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean Fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $200

-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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