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Penthouse stunning Mt. views great location 4br3ba van&guide available

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


About the property

two story Condo, 4 Br 3 Ba in a gated community on the golden tour road

Our penthouse is centrally located making it easy for you to get to many different tourism destinations in the Guilin area including; the airport, the Li River Port, Yang Shuo and the Longji Terraced Paddy Fields. The front gate of our vacation rental is situated on the Guilin Golden Tourism Roadway. Wanfu Plaza, with the biggest supermarket in Guilin and coffee shops, restaurants, Dmax cinema and shopping malls, kids playgrounds are only 2 kilometers away, 5 minutes by public buses. Public bus No.12 and 28 are just from our community gate.

To get to our vacation rental, you take the elevator to the 11th floor. From up here you can overlook the stunning jagged mountains from the bedrooms, bathrooms and balconies. Experience the natural beauty of the setting sun over the hundred mountain peaks surrounding the city from the comfort of your very own vacation rental. The penthouse 1600 square feet (150 square meters) spread over two stories with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 balconies, a living room, a dining room and kitchen. The penthouse is located in the Lake-Side Residential Community. There are 2 convenience stores (including groceries) and public transportation nearby. The farmers market is 12 minutes away by foot and a few local restaurants are within walking distance.

towels and linens are included in your rental. The apartment features bamboo flooring and polished pebble flooring, soft mattresses, a 47’ TV, a steam sauna with music, hot water, 24 hours security and beautiful gardens. 

We offer free language support, you can always put me into phone when you are in China!

We offer free tourism consulting and trip planning for the Guilin area as well as great tips for traveling in the rest of China. We can organize private van rentals from licensed and highly experienced tourism companies.

Getting to Guilin

By Air: the Chinese government allows tourists a 72 hour transit stop to visit Gulin visa free. If you come from ASEAN (Southeast Asian Nations), you may enjoy 144 hours transit visa free. contact me if you need help.

By Train: There are many train options currently available.

Activities around Guilin

Guilin is the Li river cruise access point. The Li River is one of the most 15 beautiful rivers in the world (rated by CNN) and winds along the jagged mountains for hundreds of miles in southern China. There is a 4 hour Li river cruise which provides an overall experience of this beautiful river. The Chinese call this the big landscape painting.

Guilin has been granted a Natural Heritage Site from UNESCO. Within the city center there are many different river pathways, bridges and 4 large lakes to view. Natural mountains pop up throughout the city core creating a unique and vibrant landscape like no other city in the world. Downtown Guilin sparkles in the night as the city is decorated with a plethora of colored lights. Visit the old Guilin gate, see the 4 lakes, walk over the 13 different European style bridges all which contribute to making the night life vibrate. 

Also nearby are the LongSheng Terraced Paddy Fields, home to the ethnic minorities of Zhuang, Yao, Miao and Dong. These rice fields are incredibly beautiful and attract tourists from around the world. This is 110 km northwest of Guilin.

Other attractions include the Yulong River, where you can take a bamboo raft. Watch a demonstration by fishermen and their cormorant birds and enjoy another kind of lifestyle here.

I am a teacher and tour guide. I run a small private language school also.

The penthouse offers free use of Wifi

More Details

Daisy Chen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, Mandarin
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

About Daisy Chen

Professional tour consultant nationalwide. Owner of a small private language school aged from 9 to 13.

Daisy Chen purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Daisy Chen chose Guilin

1.It is one of the most popular tourist sites in China. green mountains, clean rivers and streets, good food and restaurants.

2. good location. it is on the golden tour road of Guilin-Yangshuo. It is very convenient to come from the airport, visiting west Guilin for the well known Longsheng terraced paddy fields, the Backpackers' paradise Yangshuo on the south or shopping center in the north by bus at the gate.

3. It is very warm even in winter. Heating system is equipped in this residence community, the only one in Guilin!

4. Parents like to invest in education.

5.People are friendly and nice.

6. the natural landscape from the window or the loft is awsome!!

What makes this apartment unique

1.enjoy the super country view right in the room while stay in city.

2. unique way learning Chinese.

3.enjoy the excellent service of tour guide and driver if you need.

4.enjoy the friendly treat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Daisy for your courteous and thoughtful care, whether at the

apartment or as a guide for a family with absolutely no Chinese language


The apartment is outside the immediate city where tourists might

normally stay. Speaking only English we were at a minor disadvantage

locally; however we had Daisy's telephone number and were welcome to

call for any need, or to talk to a restaurant to assist us.

With weather changes Daisy was able to come up with acceptable

alternative excursions; and was a great help with explaining health

needs at a pharmacy.

Regards, Bob
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Guilin in Qixing District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 11
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Lift
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
private van with driver and billingual tour guide are available


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Penthouse stunning Mt. views great location 4br3ba van&guide available
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews

Great Location and Comfortable Living

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just right for our family of five. We all had space to sleep, hang out, and eat together. Daisy was awesome, educational, FLEXIBLE, friendly and fun!! We learned so much from her, it was like walking around with a history and culture book. We were so impressed with how she adapted to our family's rhythm. We also appreciated all the spontaneous times she and Zho stopped the van and let us out on the side of the road because we just HAD to see something! THANK YOU!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daisy and Guilin are a perfect combination.

  • 5 of 5

We are so thankful to have connected with Daisy to help us plan our visit to Guilin. From the moment we were in contact, she did everything possible to meet our needs as a family and even accommodated our itinerary to stay within our budget. Our flight was cancelled twice, and Daisy went above and beyond to help us get to Guilin. Once we were in Guilin, we had the privilege to spend 3 travel days with Daisy, as she brought us to the Longhi Rice Paddy Fields, set up a Li River Cruise, brought us up Mount Yao, and guided us through Seven Star Park, among other things. She is a wealth of information, and she was great with our 3 kids (9,11, and 13). The accommodations in the Penthouse are excellent. The beds are very comfortable, which is rare for China. All necessary amenities are in the kitchen. The central heating unit in the main room kept the temperature comfortable for our family, and we were there in late December. If you want to visit Guilin and get the local perspective, I highly recommend that you stay here and ask Daisy to be your travel guide. She's wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been my happy time to meet such an optimistic and kind family. The kids are sweet and warm, like their parents. we had great time together. Joel family, you are welcome back at any time.
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Charming apartment in a small town in Guilin

  • 3 of 5

On a busy, bustling day in Guilin, Daisy Chan greeted us on the opposite side of a street that was torn apart, and scraped bare due to construction. Daisy was warm and hospitable, helping us with our suitcases as she directed us to the apartment. The apartment was as promised, roomy and spacey, clean and adequately furnished, with an elevator that drops you right at the apartment door. Hopefully when you choose to rent this apartment, the construction and renovation of this part of Guilin will be completed. There is a brand new mall opening a short bus ride away from Daisy’s apartment featuring a large modern super market fully equipped for shopping needs. Our experience with Daisy was more than exceptional. She was extremely helpful and always answered her phone and our questions. A word of caution however, the heating system of the apartment is not equitable to most western standards. Unfortunately, we chose December to visit Guilin and coming from New England, were not use to the ‘spotty-heating’ systems used in China. There are wall space heaters with fans, BUT, if you are used to Western central radiant heat systems' as we were, you may find the apartment to have areas that are cold. All in all, the apartment in warmer weather, should be comfortable and pleasant. Also, do take Daisy’s guided tour on the Li River. She is an exceptional host and experienced tour guide.

Joge and Faith

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The construction will be done bofore the Chinese new year in 20 days from now on. Those property owners said to raise the rate right away after. Haha, While we may hold on for another year. My son will definitely look for you and Faith if he studys in Boston, that's really a nice offer for him. I was thinking about the heating system a lot afer your comment on it , but later it turned out the next family after you even turned off their room air conditioner for heat. They said one set in the living room is warm enough for them. Now I am in dilemma. There was no photography man yelling on the boat any more after your view on their notebook. You really have guts, I like it very much, thank you.
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Charming views of the countryside of Guilin! The heart of China

  • 5 of 5

We feel blessed to have found Daisy on VRBO! She helped us with our flights between multiple cities and meals along with sites of exploration. Because it was just the two of us we had an intimate tour with the best of Daisy's 16yrs experience in the travel industry. Our weather was very wet in beautiful Guilin, but Daisy was able to make the best of it changing plans so we could experience the most on our visit. The Penthouse was more then ample for us! With all the comforts of home we were even able to do some laundry. We especially enjoyed meeting your student's from your English class!! I'm not sure if we'll get the opportunity to visit again, but we would totally stay with you.

Tamra & George from the USA

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I feel the same way. Life is so nice and lovely for me to have met both of you. Now I can read the magazines on science you brought to me with my son and my students, who struggle to win the exotic candies by being a good girl or boy :)
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Safe, Convenient and luxurious vacation rental

  • 5 of 5

We spent the last week of July 2014 at Daisy's penthouse in Guilin, China. What an unforgettable, amazing experience. This vacation rental has everything you'll need for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday. Daisy has been in the tourism sector for 15 years in Guilin and knows the ropes. Not only does she rent this wonderful holiday home, she also offers informative, safe and value added tours of the surrounding area. Daisy will give you an honest price and work hard to make sure your trip is everything you want it to be.

Her rental is located on the top floor of an apartment/condo building and its two stories. There is plenty of room for large groups or big families which is HARD to find anywhere in China. The price is unbeatable since you aren't forced to rent 2 hotel rooms to fit your family.

The rough and jagged mountains that make Guilin famous are visible from all the balconies of Daisy's place. She makes a great breakfast - which even my picky little eaters were happy with.

We hired her for 4 days of touring and it was wonderful to be able to custom pick the places we wanted to go and things we wanted to do rather than join a large group. I was very impressed with the van driver Daisy choose for us. He was such a safe driver and I felt confident that he could manage the long drives on sometimes a little scary roads.

She gave us great restaurant advice and made sure we were able to get where we wanted to go. A taxi ride to downtown from Daisy's place is a little far but just a couple bucks.

I would highly highly recommend Daisy's rental to anyone going to Guilin. Also - if her place is already rented - contact her for tours. She's probably the most honest tour guide out there.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't help but fall in love with this healthy and beautiful family. My heart is fulfilled with joyce when meeting them. Best wishes for ever for the family! Blessed!
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Pretty Guilin!

  • 5 of 5

I picked Guilin as one of our destinations on our trip because of browsing around the vrbo site. Daisy definitely lived up to my expectations. She was friendly and she is passionate about what she does.

We stayed only a few days and we were able to see a lot. Her apartment was spacious and the breakfast she provided was more than enough to feed 5 hungry adults. I travelled with my 11 month old and he seemed to enjoy his time there as well!

Thank you Daisy for your hospitality! I'll always remember the beautiful mountains!

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
28 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

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