Modern, spacious, western style Xujiahui Apartment

This modern apartment is in the popular Oriental Manhattan Century Metropolis Complex in Xujiahui.

The 26th Floor Apartment has just become available today, and offers a huge living room, with connected dining area that
opens up to the big balcony.
The naturally bright apartment also has a super big kitchen with lot’s of cabinet space, custom shelves with lights inside, oven and microave.
There also is a big storage room and a seperate laundry room.

The apartment also has double glazed windows, and is very well insulated.

The four bedrooms are all very spacious, with the master bedroom having a big en-suite bathroom that has a large bathtub and
walk in shower.

Across are two more bedrooms, equal in size and the guest bathroom with tub.

Another larger room is closer to the entrance and also very bright.

The Oriental Manhattan Compound also comes with a wonderful clubhouse by clark & hatch with swimming pool, tennis court, squash courts, basketball, climbing, childrens play room and a great fitness center.

200 square meters.
4 Bedrooms, 2 Living rooms, 2 Bathrooms, laundry room, storage, big balcony and a modern western kitchen to sum it up again.
Asking 21000 Rmb.
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My pick, best residential compounds in city hubs (downtown)

The year of the tiger has begun (or is still beginning according to the fireworks).
I thought I’d pick my†favorite†compounds near city hubs downtown, Xujiahui, Jing An Temple and Hengshan Road.


1. Oriental Manhattan Century Metropolis
Though older, and crowded this Colliers international compound gets my pick for the best compound in the commercial Hub of Xujiahui
simply because of the value you get for your money.
The Compound has it’s drawbacks, too many cars parking outside, and it’s generally crowded.
But prices have come down a lot, yet the apartments in the 3rd phase (which is building 1, 2 and 7) are in fantastic shape still.

It features a big clubhouse, that is older too, but still with lot’s of facilities and leisure activities, the clubhouse management is also hearty and caring.

They’re spacious, modern, and elegant, the buildings are†maintained†well and the interior of the common areas, hall, elevators and reception are in still great shape.

For around 15,0000 Rmb you can get a 172 square meter 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom unit that’s in my eyes way better than any of the others in the location.
Windows are double glazed, and the management does a good job on most of the days in taking care of residents needs.
Though there are gems, I would suggest not bothering to look at the older and mostly run down 1st and 2nd Phase apartments.
The luxury version across wending road called upper eastside are also a noteworthy take a look place.

Runner up is the Fountain Garden on Nandan Road.
A nice, modern compound, newer and with spacious units.
It lacks an international management, and full clubhouse inside the compound, and most of the apartments are self-renovated, which doesn’t make them bad, but we all know, tastes differ from culture to culture.

Jing’an Temple, Nanjing Road

8 Park Avenue.
This wasn’t a difficult one, the ever popular 8 Park Avenue compound is †modern, up to date, and features a state of the art free for all residents clubhouse with huge olympic size swimming pool, bowling alley, fitness and more.
The Apartments feature central†air conditioning, †and modern kitchens and bathrooms.
Sometimes have a funny layout though, and it’s still a bit of †a walk to jing’an temple.

The 4 Seasons Shanghai Apartments is our †runner up here.
It’s one of the newest additions in the area.
The Apartments are great, and the location is unbeatable, it’s convinient and doesn’t get any more central then this.
But the location is also a drawback, not everyone can live right in the center of everything and be surrounded by the hustle and buzz of the never sleeping city.
It houses a great clubhouse, with good facilities but costs extra (which is still negotiable with the landlords).

Hengshan Road – French Concession

The french concession is lacking new developements, so it wasn’t that difficult to pick out the Wellington Garden here.
At first, there were many issues with this compound, but it pulled through and has become a popular home to many.
It’s small, but peaceful, and this is why one might choose this area.
Building 1 and 2 offer long views over the 100 year old Jiatong university compound.
It features a free for all fitness center with sauna and wellness, but lacks a swimming pool.

The Apartments are modern, and really, you don’t find great layouts like this in Shanghai very often.
The fully important siemens kitchens are in a class by itself too.
And in the last two years, this place has also become a lot more affordable than it was in the first year of opening.

The older but elegant and central Summit Shanghai is our 2nd place for the french concession.
If the apartments are well mantained they’re still great, good layouts, spacious rooms and peaceful.
The location is arguably in the heart of the former french concession and it features a popular and well mantained clubhouse.
The management, though by the developer itself is reliable and quick and the common areas are very well taken care of.


Lakeville Regency Apartments
The middle child of the lakeville family, this luxurious, elegant and highly sought after living complex is our top choice in the Xintiandi area.
Why the Regency and not Lakeville 1, or the casa Lakeville?
Well, the first one is nice, and there are a helluva lot a bargains compared what you pay in other complexes in the area.
But, it’s also older and there are some serious beauty issues that have to be taken care of, the clubhouse is dark and incomparable to the Regency.
So, what about the Casa?
Well, they’re newer, modern, and great, but the quality doesn’t differ much from the older Regency thanks to it being mantained so well.
And, as the issue is with new compounds you might be exposed to some serious renovation work at first and nearby construction.
The Regency for now has it all, compared to nearby options prices are reasonable, and the facilities are fantastic, big bright swimming pool,
fitness center with view, club restaurants and bars and a good management.

Runner up?
Rich Gate.
Pricey, definitely pricey, (63000 Rmb per month up) but so is everything else Xintiandi.
The Apartments finishes are so much better than anything else around, the layouts are great, and the management is friendly.
Small community, and peaceful,†convenient†living in one of Shanghai’s busiest areas.
The facilities are great too, and it’s a little closer than the Lakevilles to all the shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Call me at 15900987878 or contact us per form here



Some Great Deals in new rental Apartments downtown Shanghai

Some great deals are available due to the latest turmoil in the financial markets, and many of them are in newer developements, that I know, don’t get enough attention from us lately. So here is a compiled list of what we think are great deals (compared to last years rent and uniqueness). †A penthouse with 400 square meter terrace. A designer Unit. A Xujiahui Apartment with Terrace and a luxurious Wellington Garden Apartment.
Call Oliver at 15900987878 at any time.

This is fantastic Apartment is the former Modell Unit (showroom) of the third phase in the Oriental Manhattan Compound Xujiahui.
The Flat is beautifully decorated and designed, with a large, bright living room, that features a marble bar, lot’s of storage and direct access to the big balcony that views over the compound inside.
The Apartment has elegant bathrooms, tubs and big walk-in showers.
It also has a spacious guestroom and study.
The Flat is completely (and tastefully) furnished, and features all appliances.
13000 Rmb, including taxes, management and clubhouse.
View at any time.
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This Apartment is in the newer Platinum Mansion Complex also in Xujiahui.
The Flat is modernly furnished, spacious and bright.
It also features a Terrace that’d be perfect for barbecues.
The Apartment has a wonderful Kitchen, with lot’s of custom storage, built in oven and microwave.
Featuring Satellite TV Channels, Wireless Lan, DVD Player, Hot Water Washing Machine and Dryer.
Asking 14000 Rmb (including internet, management and taxes), 15000 Rmb including cleaning services.
View at any time.
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This Wellington Garden is now renting at rock bottom price. (Best Deal available in the building)
18000 Rmb, for a 187.5 sqm Apartment with huge all imported Siemens Kitchen (built in appliances), and
great view over Jiaoton University from a high Floor.
It also features a super spacious living room, central airconditioning, walk in shower and big Balcony.
All residents can use the in-house fitness club with sauna and steam room.
View at any time.
Rent includes Taxes, Management Fee’s, the Clubhouse and Internet.
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Last, but not least; A Gubei Carrefour Penthouse Apartment with huge 400 sqm Terrace !
This wonderful apartment is elegantly furnished and features a spacious living room, big, fully equipped kitchen, lot’s of storage,
dedicated study (with sofabed), guestroom and master bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom.
The Apartment features a 360 Degree Terrace that is nicely furbished and has a great view over the Gubei Area.
It’s 5 minutes walk from Carrefour.
View at any time.
Asking 22000 Rmb.
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Modern and friendly Apartment in the exclusive Upper Eastside Compound

This luxurious 3 bedroom apartment is located in Xujiahui’s famous Upper Eastside Compound (part of the Century Metropolis Developement).

The Flat features top of the line finishes throughout, with central airconditioning, insulated walls, all double glazed windows and Central Water Heaters.
It’s renovation style is warm and friendly, featuring mainly earth tones, like mocca frames and light-brown wooden floors.

The Furniture is modern, simple, but still a little provokative to bring life into the place.

A spacious master bedroom, with en-suite bath and beautiful compound views and a guestroom are in the south-side of the apartment.
The Study is across the hall, and also already furnished in a simple modern style.

The spacious kitchen features a large countertop with lot’s of space to work, lot’s of storage, a built-in oven, microwave, water filter and refridgerator.
Behind is a covered laundry room that has dryer and washing machine.

The Upper Eastside Compound is a very beautiful, luxurious compound in the heart of Xujiahui.
It featurs wonderful green gardens, with cute ponds, grape trees and it’s even relatively quiet for being in the middle of downtown.

The Century Metropolis Developement features a Clark & Hatch Clubhouse with indoor swimming, sauna, tanning studio, fitness center, squash, billiards, table tennis, basketball and many more.

Within 5 minutes walk are literally 100s’s of restaurants and cafe’s. There are two international Supermarkets (one in Grand Gateway and one in Novel Town), plenty of banks and lot’s of possible activities so it will never become boring.

Starting at 28000 Rmb. Call Oliver at 15900987878.
Excuse the picture quality, unfortunately I forgot the cam, so this was taken by my cell.
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Fantastic Oriental Manhattan Apartment in Xujiahui (top floor)

This modern three Bedroom, two bathroom Apartment is in the newest phase of the Oriental Manhattan Century Metropolis in Xujiahui, Shanghai.

Itís got 2 well sized Bedrooms and a huge Living Room, a seperate study, and the Apartment is luxuriously renovated and simply furnished.

The Place is on the top Floor and offers spectacular views of Xujiahui’s Skyline.

It already has a TV, DVD, Sattelite Dish (and channels like HBO, CNN, ESPN etc.), ADSL, Wireless, Stove, Microwave and Heater installed.

The Oriental Manhattan Shanghai is located in the Shanghai’s commercial Center Xujiahui, just across the Grand Gateway Towers and Mall and next to the oriental shopping center.
The Metro Stop Xujiahui is only 5 minutes walk away on Hongqiao Road, and the compound is surrounded by 100ís (literally 100ís) of Restaurants (Papa Johnís, Pizza Hut, Zen hongkong Kitchen, Segafredo, Element Fresh, Saigon Kitchen & more), Cafeís, Fitness and Recreational Centres.

The Oriental Manhattan Century Metropolis Club has many facilities like
Fitness, Sauna, Steam Room, 30m Pool, Tanning Studio, Play Room, Video hall, Dance Room, Basketball (indoor), Badminton (indoor), Cafe, Spinning Studio, Billiards, Tennis Court and many more.
more about the†Oriental Manhattan in Xujiahui here

and the†facilities here

Negotiations start at 17000 Rmb
Call Oliver at 15900987878 to schedule a viewing any time that suits you.
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Luxurious Grund Floor Apartment in Xujiahui with huge private Garden

this wonderful 3 bedroom Apartment is in the highly exclusive Upper Eastside Oriental Manhattan Complex in Xujiahui.

The Ground-floor Unit has a very nice cut, with a large living room, which has well divided dining and entertainment areas.
The Flat has top of the line finishings throughout, with beautiful light brown hardwood floors, rounded wall-edges, lot’s of
indirect lighting, built in airconditionings, double paned thermal windows, insulated walls and of course ADSL and Sattelite TV.

The Guestroom is south facing, with a nice garden view.
It’s got a large closet and queen sized bed, which are in an elegant, modern style.

The Master Bedroom is also south and west facing, surrounded by the private garden and has a built in closet, large king sized bed and
is en-suite with a full bath that features a walk-in shower, tub and double sink.

The Study is opposite the Master Bedroom and is fully furnished with desk, chair, shelves, and sofabed.

The Apartment also has a walk-in Closet and storage that is super spacious and offers plenty of room to store stuff.

The Kitchen is spacious as well, comes with built in oven and microwave, dishwasher and big pantry.
It’s got a siemens kitchen and direct access to the laundry room area with washing machine and dryer.

The Apartment is located in the heart of Xujiahui, minutes walk from the Grand Gateway Mall and Office Towers, Metro City, countless restaurants, cafe’s and bars,
the city shop on Tianyaoqiao road, starbucks, bank of china, icbc, construction and other banks as well as all major intl banks.
The Metro Stop 1 Xujiahui Station is also reachable within 5 minutes walk.

Starting at 30000 Rmb, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, Storage, and 2 baths.

For further details and to schedule viewing call Oliver at 15900987878

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Nice 1 Bedroom Apartments old & new

These are a couple of 1 Bedroom Apartments that are currently available in Shanghai
Call Oliver at 15900 987878 for any of the below apartments
This is a fantastically renovated and stylishly furnished 1 Bedroom on top of the Washington Apartments Building on Hengshan Rd having a great view over the whole French Concession and on clear days all the way to pudong.
Comes with Oven, Washing and Drying (LG TROMM), LCD screen, DVD, and Tropical Shower.
10800 Rmb. View any time.

Beautiful Maison Mode 1 Bedroom on Huaihai Rd and Changshu Rd.
This nice and cozy 1 Bedroom 1 Living Room Apartment is in the famous Colonial Apartment Complex on top of Shanghai’s elite Shopping Mall Maison Mode.
It’s super close to the metro station Changshu Rd (line 1) and walking distance to the Center Office Building, Hengshan Rd, Arch Cafe and countless other restaurants, bars and shops.
From 10000 Rmb a month

Nice and modern 1 Bedroom Apartment in the the Oriental Manhattan in Xujiahui.
The Flat is very elegantly renovated, has a spacious kitchen and bathroom and a nice view from the 33rd Floor.
Also the compound offers indoor swimming, fitness, ping pong, squash tennis and others.
In the heart of Xujiahui.
and 5 min. walk from Metro Line 1.
Starting at 7000 Rmb a month.

Cool and very conviniently located Arcadia Apartment right behind Grand Gateway.
Comes fully furnished with option of “serviced”, and has facilities like indoor swimming, tennis, fitness, dancing, reading, and in-house restaurants.
Available for 6 months rentals also.
Starting 7000 Rmb.

Call Oliver at 159 0098 7878

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Apartment in the 3rd Phase of the Century Metropolis

this is a beautiful just come up 2 Bedroom Apartment in the new 3rd Phase of the Oriental Manhattan (Century Metropolis) Xujiahui.

The Flat is beautifully cut, when you walk in you first enter a shoe storage area and coat hangers and pass by the Kitchen and Guest Bathroom,
unlike most other flat the door doesn’t lead directly into the living room.

The Renovation is wonderfully done with beautiful apple shaped indirect lighting in the ceiling, nice and elegant bathrooms with shower and bathtubs, large mirrors and lot’s of light.
The Kitchen is spacious with big pantries, lot’s of work space, some view and storage.
The Master Bedroom is spacious, with a big bed and it’s own bathroom.

Come’s fully equipped with LCD Screen, DVD Players, Sat TV Channels, Washing Machine, Dryer, Microwave, ADSL and Wifi.

The Apartment is nicely furnished with cool shaded curtains, elegant beds, a comfortable modern couch and a stylish dining table.

Check the pics below.
Starting at 14000 Rmb.
Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815 to schedule a viewing.

Modern and Cozy 1 Bedroom, 1 Living Room Apartment in the Oriental Manhattan Xujiahui

Modern and Cozy 1 Bedroom, 1 Living Room Apartment in the Oriental Manhattan Xujiahui

This flat is a cozy and affordable 1 Bedroom Flat in the newest phase of the oriental Manhattan Compound in Xujiahui,
the place is very modern, with stylish friendly furniture, nice light fixtures, indirect lighting, big modern bathroom, spacious kitchen with lot’s of work space and washing room.

The Flat come’s fully equipped with Flatscren LCD TV, Surround Sound, DVD, satellite TV, ADSL, WiFi, Washing Machine, Microwave, Radiator and extra Bedroom TV.

The Oriental Manhattan is conviniently located in the middle of Xujiahui’s commercial area and right across the famous shopping mall and office Towers of Callison’s Grand Gateway.

The Compound offer’s plenty of leisure activities like swimming, fitness, tennis, squash, indoor gym and basketball field, rockclimbing, billiards, sauna, spa, steam room, spinning, dance, yoga, aerobics, pilates, tanning studio and much more.

View at any time.
Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815.

Starting at 7000 Rmb

Nice and modern three bedroom opening up in the Oriental Manhattan Shanghai

Nice and modern three bedroom opening up in the Oriental Manhattan Shanghai

This is a beautiful modern 3 Bedroom Apartment in the Century Metropolis Oriental Manhattan Compound in Shanghai’s Xujiahui.
The Flat is about 150sqm large, has load’s of storage, nice ceilings with much indirect lighting some carpeting, big windows
on the north and southside of the flat and nice wooden floors reflecting the daylight.

The Renovation is very clean, simple, with warm colors and the walls are going to be retouched after the current tenant moves out mid november.

The Flat comes fully furnished, with appliances: TV, DVD, Sattelite Dish and Receiver, Microwave, Mini Oven, Washing Machine, Dryer,
Music System, ADSL and WiFi.

View at any time.
Starting at 15500 Rmb. (including management and taxes)

Call Oliver at 1352-488-8815