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LaoJia, a Qing Dynasty House (1) – Home 3143379 House

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

LaoJia, a Qing Dynasty House (1) – Home 3143379

  • House
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask about children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner

Description

LaoJia 老家 is a fully revived and restored countryside home, nestled amongst Yangshuo County's Li River Valley landscape. This residence and its setting are one-of-a-kind, and the experience of living in a remote (accessible only by bamboo boat) Chinese village will be equally memorable. Here are a few details that we believe will make your stay something special.

Local Life.

Find yourself wandering the Qing Dynasty hallways, living amongst the locals in a historic fishing and farming village. Eat healthy fruits and vegetables from family gardens, fresh-caught fish from the river, and drink water straight from the mountain aquifer. Get lost in the orange groves, collect firewood with local grandmothers, and scale the hills to herd goats with shepherds.

Historic Craftsmanship.

See Chinese craftsmanship at its finest. This stone, wood, and brick home has been standing proud for more than 250 years. Our careful 6-month renovation has ensured the continued life and enjoyment of the residence in its original beauty.

Epic Scenery.

Located on the waterfront of Yangshuo's most immaculate stretch of the Li River, the landscape will speak for itself. The backdrop of famously ominous mountains that tower above the village can be seen from the open-air living room. Gorgeous and challenging mountain hikes, quiet riverside walks, and peaceful wandering through the fruit plantations are right outside of our door.

Find Peace.

Our place has been designed with an aura of peace in mind. Come here to be taken care of; to decompress from city life and absorb the countryside around you. Read, write, meditate, and be free in a welcoming setting.

Modern Comfort.

While preserving the authentic architecture, we've made the upgrades that are necessary for comfortable living. With an eye for European design, the house has been outfitted with all of the amenities including a modest kitchen that guests are free to use. And the internet is fast enough to accommodate those who might be bringing their work life with them.

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Fresh, healthy meals are prepared daily (lunch and dinner) by a local woman from our village. We ask guests to contribute 25RMB per person, per meal, which goes towards the cost of procuring local vegetables and wages the local cook.

Breakfast is free of charge, and guests may help themselves to it when they wake up. Guests are also free to enjoy fruits, a wholesome selections of teas, and coffee at any time during the day.

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About our rooms and rates: The rates listed are per bedroom (we have 4 bedrooms available at any given time, so please inquire). Each bedroom can host 2 guests. The nightly rate is US$45 per room.

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About arriving at our remote location:

In short, to reach our place you will need to arrive at Yangdi Village.

Arriving by train or bus, once in Guilin, its best to start the journey to our place from the Railway Station. From Guilin Railway Station you may either travel by bus (~1.5 hour, 18.5 RMB/person) or taxi (45 min, 220RMB) to Yangdi Village on the Li River. From the harbor in Yangdi Village we will come to pick you up in our boat, then cruise the final 10 minutes downriver to our village.

If you're coming from the airport, you can take a taxi direct to Yangdi Village. There is also possibility to travel by bus.

We will send more detailed directions upon booking, and can help to arrange transportation.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Twin bed
  • 1 Full bath

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
Please contact the owner

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Maarten D.
Calendar last updated:
20 Apr 2020
Years listed:
8
Based in:
China
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Dutch

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Reviews

Excellent
6 reviews

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“Perfect place in an incredible setting”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2017

Anybody who is looking for an authentic stay embedded in an incredible setting will be delighted. Comfortable and very clean accommodations, outstanding (local) food and friendly, helpful and curious … More

“Beautifully Restored House”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2017

This house and it's courtyard have been beautifully restored. When I was there Maarten was away but his caretaker could not have been more considerate of my well being or more obliging. If I had… More

“The real China”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2015

Living in Laojia for two days was magical. The two owners, Maarten and Eric, refurbished the house but it completely retains its previous style and Qing dynasty character. Liangshi is a small village … More

“The real China experience”

Reviewed 20 May 2014

LaoJia is a fabulous getaway from the hussle and bussle of travel in China. A great place to unwind... My family of 5 (mum, sisters and 11 year old daughter) stayed with Eric and Maarten for 3 days du… More

“The real China ...”

Reviewed 7 May 2014

LaoJia is a fabulous getaway from the hussle and bussle of travel in China. A great place to unwind... My family of 5 (mum, sisters and 11 year old daughter) stayed with Eric and Maarten for 3 days du… More

“A very memorable trip.”

Reviewed 1 Apr 2014

We stayed at Laojia for 2 nights in March. The weather was very good for hiking. We missed Eric during our stay but Marteen's an awesome host. He brought us from Yangdi to Langshi in his bamboo b… More

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FAQs

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Maarten (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Maarten the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Maarten (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

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How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Maarten (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Maarten (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Maarten (the owner) a message.

If Maarten (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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