Gorgeous styling by the lovely Savina Chai of Eightslate :))Photo credits: Eight Slate/Savina Chai.
Bright & Airy, Heritage Shophouse!
Bright & Airy, Heritage Shophouse!
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

Our charming, lovely colonial Shophouse on Petain Road in the hip Jalan Besar neighbourhood is the perfect place to rest and relax while exploring the exciting area of Little India as it is situated on a calm, and elegant residential street! ;)

Centrally-located to many awesome eateries, hawker centres, food streets & local bars/cafes, it is just a short 5min walk to Farrer Park MRT station:). City Square Mall and the infamous 24-hour Mustafa Shopping Centre are also within a 3-5min stroll.

The space

*** Please Note ***: This listing is *NOT* for the entire shophouse, but for our self-contained Mad Men-esque loft -- it's located on its own floor at the front wing, and is ONE of the 5 private en-suite bathroom lofts in our Shophouse :).

Experience the eclectic charm of living in a refashioned and reloved colonial-era walk-up Shophouse! High lofty ceilings, large spacious rooms, 42 Petain Row is one of 7 iconic, beautifully-conserved Singaporean Shophouses - home to the bustling, vibrant Jalan Besar.

Our large, 600 sq ft loft was inspired by "Mad Men" (Madison Avenue advertising men of the 60s); apart from all our original vintage 60s-70s furniture pieces that we've collected over the years (occupational hazard!), it also comes with extremely soft and clean bed linens for the queen bed, freshly laundered sets of towels, an electric kettle, hair dryer, mini-bar fridge for storing any food items or drinks, as well as a 40" flat screen TV....with lo' and behold - Netflix!! (For all the traveling couch-potatoes out there who just want to enjoy a lazy night in with a movie and snacks..;))

This loft apartment is located in the front wing on the second storey of the Shophouse up a short flight of stairs, facing the calm, residential street and lovely green park next door. A roll-away bed with its own mattress, pillow, and clean linens can also be prepared should you be traveling with extra companions.

Your Loft is fully self-contained and there will not be any sharing of space. It comes with:

- Localized Air-Conditioning
- Equipped with Unlimited High-Speed WiFi
- Ensuite Bathroom with Mirror, Towels and complimentary Shampoo & Shower gel
- High-Pressure Hot Water Shower
- Comfortable Living and Working Area
- Comfortable Sleep Environment and Quality Bedding
- Electric Kettle
- Hairdryer
- Complimentary Coffee/Tea sachets
- Iron & Ironing Board (*in the common Ground floor area*)
- 40" Smart TV (*only Netflix programs*)
- Mini-Bar Fridge

We also have the following Shared facilities on the ground floor of the Shophouse:

1) Laundry area with Washer, Dryer, Iron, Clothes Hanging Stand + Complimentary Detergent so that you may have your long-awaited Laundry day and recharge for the rest of your trip! ;)

2) Kitchen with full Cooking Facilities + my Personal Collection of Dry Herbs and Spices + Sauces/Oils. Guests are allowed complimentary access to this for their own light cooking/food prep. Feel free to use as many utensils and dishes as you like, but please remember to wash them after use and return them to the common area.

3) A Lush and Eclectic Waiting Lobby/Entrance Foyer for all guests to enjoy with some of our curated memorabilia and books amidst lovely plants and foliage:D

Guest access

Your spacious loft is completely secure and private on its own floor with its own en-suite bathroom and we have also provided some useful, basic necessities listed above.

The kitchen, iron and laundry area is located on the common ground floor of the Shophouse, and we allow all our guests to use these free of charge as long as they return things to the way they are:).

Interaction with guests

We are not staying in the Shophouse at the moment but all enquiries are welcome throughout and we'd be happy to help with suggestions on where to go and what to do (especially with our in-house food and drink aficionado!) to fully enjoy this locale and your holiday in Singapore:)!

You also have the option to self-check in or have either myself or someone else greet you upon arrival at the Shophouse, please do let us know which you would prefer. ;)

Other things to note

• DO kindly provide a brief description of all persons staying in the apartment/your purpose in Singapore when inquiring. This will help speed up our booking selection process. ;)

• DO read through the detailed information about our space on the listing before inquiring/making a booking request so that you are completely up-to-date on what to expect in our home before confirming:)!

• For long-term staying guests, we are also able to organize a lovely cleaner who stays next door to come over and clean your apartment at her usual hourly rate.

• DO note that apart from the standard items we sometimes stock in our central fridge such as butter, olive oil, and sauces - the rest of the food and drink items belong to our other staying guests and are therefore not for general consumption. :)

• As we are an Airbnb home not a hotel, we appreciate your common courtesy and understanding to tidy up after yourselves before you leave! :)

We love sharing our home with you all, and we hope that you will enjoy our humble abode as we strive to fine tune how to make your stay an even better one! :D

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Extra people $25 SGD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $55 SGD
Security Deposit $700 SGD
Weekend Price $135 SGD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- - - Parties/Events/Photoshoots are not part of this booking usage and is a separate price/mix-barter, please do message to enquire on availability!

- Please make sure to include the **TOTAL Number of Guests** staying when enquiring or requesting, so that the Airbnb Occupancy rates shown to you are accurately reflected, because the current default setting is for a **Single-Occupancy rate**.

- Please kindly keep voice levels to a minimum when outside the apartments and in the stairwell/common areas from 9PM-9AM so as to not disturb other guests on the other floors:)) Failure to comply or any noise complaints received can result in the loss of security deposit.

- Please do turn off the lights and air-conditioning when you leave the house so as to save the earth (!)

- NO shoes in the house, kindly remove them when you enter our common waiting lobby area and you may use our indoor House slippers provided instead:)

- If you use the kitchen/have any trash, please do clean up after yourselves/kindly place them in the large green bin right outside the house before you leave! :) We also allow only light cooking in our kitchens, NO heavy/oily cooking please.

- Loss of any house key(s) will result in a loss fee of $30/individual key.

- Be gentle with our lovely furniture and items as if it were your own so others may enjoy our home the same;)

- And lastly, extra guests (not included in our booking arrangement) are *not* allowed unless priorly agreed with us, as this apartment and shophouse is meant first and foremost for the use of our official, staying guests. We reserve the right to terminate any stay if otherwise. :) Thank you!

You must also acknowledge
Must climb stairs - One level above ground:)
Some spaces are shared - Ground floor entrance lobby and Central kitchen areas are for all guests to share and enjoy:)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

118 Reviews

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Philip User Profile
August 2017
Bright and airy it really is. With a great view of old trees and greenery in the heart of the city.

Sven User Profile
June 2017
Great communicator & easy to check in/out. Very convinient to leave bag there after checkout.

Ivan User Profile
May 2017
Cosy and well designed place to stay, if you are those avid Instagrammer, definitely a go for you. Location is convenient and you have lots of great food around you. Besides Shu and his friends have really good profiles for Netflix, you will definitely love it! ☺️

Y.H. User Profile
April 2017
10/10 would book again! Shu was gracious and prompt in accommodating a very last-minute request for a traveling friend who missed his flight. Clear communications, had someone to assist on the ground; friend was happy for the universal charger though he moaned there wasn't air-conditioning on the ground floor *rolls eyes*. Beautiful place, keen eye for detail, looking forward to meet the charming host behind the charming spaces!

Archan User Profile
April 2017
One of the best in Singapore.

Belle User Profile
April 2017
The stairs. Cupboard of antiquities. Vintage decors. Easy check in and check out. Clean. These are just some of the things that I love about the place ❤

Matthieu User Profile
April 2017
Our stay at the Shophouse was a really enjoyable one. The house is stunning, functional and comfortable, and is conveniently located in a lively neighborhood, not far away (within walking distance) from public transportation and bars and restaurants. Shu has been a fantastic host, delivering precious pieces of advices to discover the area, and ensuring that the stay goes well, with simple check-in/check-out procedures. We were a group of 9 staying in four rooms in the house. Every room was clean and very spacious, as were the common areas. We would definitely recommend a stay at Shu’s place.

SingaporeJoined in June 2014
Shu User ProfileShu is a superhost.

Hi there, I'm Shu! ☺

A self-professed food-lover and design-aholic;) I believe in living well, laughing often and loving much thus my ardent quest for great food and conversation has led me on all sorts of travels around the world. Likewise, an undying thirst for design and all things beautiful always has me trying to bring the world back to our own doorstep in Singapore;)!

As a guest, I appreciate the low-down and tips on unusual experiences and amazing food/drink joints that only locals know about;) I also make it a point to treat the homes I stay in with great care and respect, leaving everything as it was when I arrived - I believe the experience of staying in someone else's home is priceless and ought to be treated in kind☺

As a Host, I take great pride in keeping our Shophouse Enclave a truly unique and lovely experience for all our guests because what I love most about our home are the people we share it with!:)

So if you are a design aficionado/food-lover/culture vulture, or just basically an easy-going person without major hangups looking for a home-away-from-home with great personality, do drop us a request as we would love to have you! If all else fails, just be nice and I'm sure we'll love you anyway;))

Languages: English, Français, 中文
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