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High floor/Bay view in Kowloon !!

SuperhostHong Kong
Private room in flat hosted by Sonia
1 guest1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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SPECIAL NOTE:
As everyone knows about the ongoing political situation in Hong Kong, I would like to inform prospective guests, in general, there are no more protests in the city. Everything is pretty much fine and calm and running smoothly, as normal.
But if you have any specific questions regarding the matter, I will be glad to guide you to the best of my knowledge and ability.
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BEFORE YOU BOOK, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL SECTIONS OF THE LISTING PROPERLY (esp. the House Rules) SO YOU ARE AWARE OF WHAT IS PROVIDED/ALLOWED, AND WHAT IS NOT.

Once you have read through properly, only then decide whether you want to book or not. Once you make the booking it is assumed you have read and understood and agree to everything.

Any confusion or questions, ask me, I am more than happy to answer them. (:
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1) MESSAGE ME FIRST WITH YOUR DATES, ( do not send the booking request straight away), AND PLEASE WAIT FOR ME TO REPLY, AS I MAY NEED TO CLARIFY A FEW THINGS BEFORE I CAN APPROVE A REQUEST. WILL REPLY BACK ASAP.
And Please do not send me booking requests and leave your payment status as pending. After I accept your booking request, if your payment status says "Awaitng Payment" it means booking is not confirmed and in that case I will ask you to retract your request or I will cancel the request. So please make sure you are actually ready to book, and your payment will go through as soon as I approve your request. If not, you are blocking those selected dates for 24 hours and if your payment does not go through ultimately, or you change your mind, that wastes my time and affects my bookings. Thank you!

2) HAVE A PROFILE PICTURE BEFORE MAKING A REQUEST.

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PLEASE NOTE: In the past, I used to have a full, unobstructed, 180 degree sea view from my apartment, as may be evident from some earlier guest comments, but due to recent re- development and construction work in the area, a big portion of the view has now been blocked. The room still has water view, but not the panoramic view it used to have. (The view is ever changing in Hong Kong, due to the mushrooming of new apartment blocks all around! )
Since the closing of the old airport decades ago the area is undergoing a re- development process. Some blocks are being vacated and rebuilt. Therefore sometimes there is work being carried out nearby during weekdays. Work has been completed at the site next to my house, so there is no noise right now.

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TRANSPORTATION:
HUNGHOM is in the heart of Kowloon. It is one of the oldest areas of Hong Kong giving you the very authentic Kowloon experience. It is not a touristy area, but tourist spots are very close and easily accessible due to the central location and wide network of buses.

It is a 10 mins bus ride to Tsim Sha Tsui /Jordan. If you take a taxi from the taxi stand in front of my building, you will reach Tsim Sha Tsui in 5 mins.
18 mins to Central/Wanchai/Causeway Bay by bus.

Construction of the new "Ma Tau Wei" MTR (underground) station, next to my place, is still underway, and might open by early 2020.
"Homantin station" is a 7 min walk to my place. "Whampoa Garden" station is a 10 min walk away.
Also "HUNGHOM" station, which is within walking distance as well, is a 5 min bus ride away.
Tons of buses to go anywhere. A few all night buses serving the area as well.
Two airport buses come to my place, and one overnight airport bus as well in case your flight is very early in the morning.
Kowloon City ferry, a 8 mins walk, takes you to HK island in 15 mins, and just outside the ferry terminal is the MTR station (North Point).

For those into fitness, there is a mile long promenade next to my place, for jogging and walking, linking Hunghom all the way to Tsim Sha Tsui.

Please ask me more about how to get around when you are here, depending on what your itinerary will be and I will advise you on the best means of transportation to get to where you need to be, which will save time and energy on your part. I am more than happy to help. (:
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Shopping, restaurants and supermarkets right by the building.
Sung Kit Street, one of the most popular food streets in HK is right opposite my building. It has all kinds of cuisines available.
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Now a synopsis of my place:
THE ROOM:

I have one small spare bedroom for rent in my 2 bedroom apt. The building is about 30 years old and the upkeep of the common areas of the building by the management staff is very good, but most of the flats are not brand new renovated spaces. My flat is relatively old and has not undergone any major renovation for a while. Making any changes or improvements to it is not in my hands. Also, this is not my permanent home, I am in-between places, so everything is simple and basic, nothing fancy, ( the reason why the rent I charge is lower than market price). But if you are looking for a quiet peaceful night's sleep, right in the heart of the city, away from all the bustle and noise at the end of a long day, then this is it.

What is provided:
~1) Internet connection (WIRELESS).

~2) Small Adapter plug, that works with pretty much all devices. (if you need it, ask for it)

~3) Shampoo, Conditioner, Bath and Shower Gel ( but other than that, please bring your own toiletries, I do not share mine! ).

I also provide hair dryer, towel (ask for it, guests generally bring their own towels), and house slippers, if you should need them. So it might be ideal for people who like to travel light.

I have a shelf stand in the room, to keep your things, but no cupboard space, and no desk due to lack of space. But I can offer you a small portable table to keep your computer on, if you need. Just ask.
And I will happily clear out a drawer from under the bed to give you added space to store your things if you need it.

If you have oversize/excessive luggage, bear in mind there is very little extra space. So be prepared for that.

~4) I have a hot water jug in the kitchen, and some tea available, and you are welcome to warm up your own food or drinks in the microwave at any time. You can also keep a couple of items in the fridge. But that's about where it ends. Strictly no cooking. Hong Kong kitchens are not really kitchens, but pantries!

~5) Bathroom is shared as is normal in most HK apts. and I make it as user friendly as possible for guests. Even though as I mentioned before, the fittings and decor is not new, I try my best to keep it clean and tidy at all times.

~6) To give an idea based on the height of a person, lengthwise the bed measures approx 188 cms. from head to toe. It is a foam mattress, soft and very comfortable. Guests particularly like the mattress, however there might be guests who prefer hard mattresses, hence I have made a mention of it.

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LAUNDRY:
There are various laundromats/dry cleaners around the area, they wash clothes in bulk for cheap. There are also two 24 hour self service laundromats right next to my building. You will have to utilize their services if you need anything washed or laundered.
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Building has 24 hr security.
There are no time restrictions. You can come and go as you please. BUT please be aware, that no visitors or guests are allowed at any time in the apartment/room. The guest is the only person who is permitted to be in the premises.
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Check in time: After 12.30 PM.
Pls make note the check-in time is listed as after 12 noon on the main body of the listing, but my check-in time is any time after 12.30 and not 12. The system does not allow to choose the half hour mark hence the discrepancy.
(But please bear in mind, I work on a freelance basis, so my timing varies everyday, so after 12.30 is just an approximate estimate when you can check in, you may have to adjust the time if necessary.)

My check out is 12 noon, I can extend that to 1pm at the most, depending on my schedule and guest booking. And when you leave, you have to take all your belongings with you.
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And lastly....( from experience ) : If you do actually stay at my place, please communicate freely if there are any questions or concerns you may have. Do not keep it to yourself. Every place is different and every guest's requirements, likes and dislikes vary. So please keep lines of communication open so both sides feel comfortable during the period of the stay. I am more than ready to make the effort if you are! It just makes your stay, and getting around and getting to know the area you are staying in, that much easier.

Looking forward to pleasant experiences. (: (: (:

Guest access
IMPORTANT : I would like to add here, (a little regretfully), that I do not normally encourage guests to have use of the living and dining area. That is pretty much my zone, sharing that space can get difficult as I have a very high guest turnover, and compared to most other Asian countries like Malaysia or Singapore or India, HK homes are notoriously small not withstanding it's quirky architecture to back it up!

Other things to note
FYI: In HK we have city check-in. 48 hours before your flight is scheduled for departure you can check in your luggage in the city at "Kowloon station" or "Hongkong station" where airlines have their counters. So if you are checking out at 12noon for eg. and your flight is in the night, you can check in your luggage at either one of the above mentioned stations and then carry on with the remainder of your day. Simply make sure before hand that your airline has a counter at the station.
The space
SPECIAL NOTE:
As everyone knows about the ongoing political situation in Hong Kong, I would like to inform prospective guests, in general, there are no more protests in the city. Ev…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Lift
Wifi
Heating
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Hair dryer
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Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Hosted by Sonia

Joined in June 2012
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I have lived in HK and the US pretty much my whole adult life and for the last few years have been shuttling between the two countries for family reasons. When I'm in HK, depending on my length of stay, I rent out my spare room, and when I am out of HK I rent it out as a one bedroom. I am a hybrid of sorts..(in my mental make-up, rather than genetically)! I like to see myself as a citizen of the world! However if I were to pin it down, I'd say I'm a "New Yorker" at heart! As my favorite artist of all time Billy Joel once sang, "I'm in a New York state of mind.." immortalizing that city and my feelings more poetically than I ever could. I'm a very artistically inclined person, interested in photography, documentaries, and writing, that includes articles, short stories and poems. I've worked in the Hospitality industry my whole life with brief stints in other fields. Currently I work on a freelance basis for various orgs and non profits. Traveling and adventure is in my blood. Meeting people from various countries is a passion I've always had. I have traveled myself to over 20 countries and in some cases have lived in the homes of people just like family and turned them into life long friends!
I have lived in HK and the US pretty much my whole adult life and for the last few years have been shuttling between the two countries for family reasons. When I'm in HK, depending…
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I like a guest who is independent, and would do his or her own thing, as I am mostly occupied with mine. Even though I enjoy interacting with people, I do like my privacy and would respect the same with my guest. As a rule I don't have the time to chat or hang out, even when I am at home I am mostly busy with stuff and like my space. My aim is to provide a quiet, relaxing, non intrusive space to my guest. But I will gladly be of assistance if you need it and will be more than happy to answer all your questions and help out with whatever you might need anytime, day or night.
I like a guest who is independent, and would do his or her own thing, as I am mostly occupied with mine. Even though I enjoy interacting with people, I do like my privacy and would…
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House rules
Check-in: After 12:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events