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Fengbin (Shihtiping), Hualien

Adagio Reindeer Shi-Ti-Wan 118

Mountainous Land by the Sea for Nomadic Souls

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  • Work of Chen Kuan Hua, an architectural designer
  • The natural landscape of mountains and sea
  • The unique design of space combined with the aboriginal art
  • Breakfast made from local fresh ingredients

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Mountainous Land by the Sea for Nomadic Souls

Along the coastline of Fengbin, the vast Pacific Ocean and the spectacular Coastal Range add something to the texture of your mind. It seems to be another world. There are few aboriginal tribes you haven’t visited before. Men with tanned skin and strong facial features ride their bikes whizzing past. The scenery between the mountains and the sea in this very different world strokes your anxious soul, calming it down. At the end of a paddy field by the sea, it is Shi Ti Wan 118 facing the mountains and with the sea at its back. The line of the building shows its perseverance, and the rough appearance looks like the prototype of an abandoned citadel which is silent and deserted but attractive to curious adventurers.

 

 

Free the soul in the life by the sea

Straightly walking against the mountains on the stone road, stepping on the grass and blown by the sea breeze, you stare at this silent stander under the sky. On its lime plaster walls are the mottled black marks which reveal some soundless secrets. You still desire to proceed to this robust but forgotten citadel to free the primitive soul in you which has been sealed for so long.

 

An expansive view is meant to be a part of life by the sea. Inside the building are many huge windows in the rough walls, which makes it so spacious that different faces of light and sea are included in the space. Without elaborate decoration, this space is what it is--a place especially for the conversation between one and one’s heart. Only wooden chairs and coal oil lamps silently stand there. It’s a room for meditation where you can see the coming of wind and clouds as well as the change of time but with a peaceful mind which is spaced out.

 
 

Human silence in the murmuring and watching of nature

Five rooms here named after the process of a journey-like life: Drift-er, Muttering Moon, Stargaze-r, Stone Silence and Wild Wood. In a journey drifting here and there, the drifter’s heart is set free. Deep at night, the muttering moon and sea ease the loneliness of a solo trip. Stars gaze at the stargazer, producing the eternal hope by offering their broad vision in the Milky Way. On the stony path exists only silence, which helps to search for spiritual peace. Finally, the becoming of an open-minded tree in the wilderness witnesses the return of one’s very beginning mind.

 

The amusing happenings in Nature embrace this cool-color building in simplicity style. Notes lapped ashore join the song of cicadas in the chorus, which forms a soft lullaby. Distant mountains tell the stories about the light and fishing boats far away. Using no human language, Nature sends out romantic feelings in tranquility. Inside the building, the complex structure is like a small maze. On the ladder to the rooftop decorated with the failing light, the ceramic works of the host’s are embedded. Every step on it is artistic, is the chance of rebirth.

 

On the rooftop, the eroded outline of the cuesta can be overlooked, clearly portrayed in the azure sky. The spray nearby is sent up to the rocks. The distant sea and mountains are interwoven with clouds and mist slowly. The rice in paddy fields by the sea moves gently. In this seemingly abandoned and lonely building, the view of Nature can be solely enjoyed. Integrated one’s smallness into the sudden understanding of being fortunate, one can transform the wordless moment into prayers with the sea breeze to listen to the murmur of Nature and one’s inner voice.

 
 

With the light among the sea and mountains, searching for the inner peace

At night, the number of street lamp cannot illuminate the dark Huatung Highway. A lit coal oil lamp in the solid citadel stands for the temperature one keeps for oneself. The dim light brightens the trip, as the artwork of Kyo displayed here suggests—People always need the light from souls. Sleep will eventually come after the enjoyment of night breeze and stars on the rooftop, with the sounds of cicadas and waves.

 

Early morning, sunbeams come into the windows. With sleep which is as sound as the steady waves, you pull back the curtains, seeing the spray fly up onto the rock remotely. The view makes you believe it will be meaningful for a person who seeks for the peace in mind to visit the beautiful eroded terrain. The homemade breakfast provided by the host smells delicious. The flying-fish cuisine harbors the love for the soil and nature by making the best use of local ingredients. The fresh taste makes whoever have a bite turned into the child of the sun. Making yourself a brew in the chosen ceramic cup, you drink tea with the mountains and sea to smooth the mind in the morning.

 

Sometimes, loneliness is as necessary as the body needs rest; serenity is as urgent as the polluted air needs to be purified. Souls require no names; travel craves no definitions. A trip can be the individual practice of every traveler, be it searching, escaping, wandering or hoping. Solitude cannot be fatal. To look for the Neverland for a deserted mind, walking in the mountains and traveling by sea are the best way. When coming to this place independently or accompanied by partners, the seekers waiting for the call of mountains or looking at the sea will definitely meet the light rising from the horizon or another side of the mountain lighting up the secret and quiet land on the periphery of human civilization.

 

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

+3

Stargaze-r
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,000 ~ 4,200/room

doubleBedmountainViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+3

Stone Silence
Guests: 2 people

NTD 3,000 ~ 4,200/room

doubleBedmountainView

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, Mountain view, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+2

Wild Wood
Guests: 2 people

NTD 2,000 ~ 3,200/room

doubleBedmountainView

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, Mountain view, Private bathroom outside the room, 1 double bed, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+6

Drift-er
Guests: 4 people

NTD 6,200 ~ 7,400/room

doubleBedOceanViewmountainViewbathtubbalcony

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, Ocean View and Mountain view, In-room bathroom, 2 double beds, Single-person bathtub, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List
+5

Muttering Moon
Guests: 4 people

NTD 5,000 ~ 6,200/room

doubleBedmountainViewshower

Breakfast included, On the 3rd floor, Mountain view, In-room bathroom, 2 double beds, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast included: Western style, Creative & homemade (adjusted with seasonal ingredients)
  • Regular days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Peak days: Sunday, Friday and The day before national holiday
  • Holidays: Saturday, National Holidays and Chinese New Year
  • For safety reasons, we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12.
  • Please note that the rooms are not equipped with TV or internet.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • Bookings can be made starting on the 30th day of this month and only up to the last day of a 12-month period.
  • Please check with the lodging for details on continuous stay discount.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Cancellation and Postponement Policy

  • Refund for canceling your reservation due to personal reasons will be transferred according to the following rules (with a handling fee of NTD50 charged):
    • 100% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 14 days prior to reservation date.
    • 70% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 10 ~ 13 days prior to reservation date.
    • 50% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 7 ~ 9 days prior to reservation date.
    • 40% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 4 ~ 6 days prior to reservation date.
    • 30% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 2 ~ 3 days prior to reservation date.
    • 20% of the paid amount will be refunded for canceling 1 days prior to reservation date.
    • No refund will be made for canceling on reservation date or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 14 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).;The postponement will be reserved for 6 months. ;Re-booking for the postponement is not limited to the original room type (subject to charge for balance or refund for overpayment).;Room rate will be charged at the rate of the actual check-in day. (subject to charge for balance or refund for overpayment).;In the event of postponement, failing to inform the lodging 14 days (the check-in day included) prior to the reservation date, the deposit will be forfeited in proportion as stated in the cancellation policy above.
  • In case of natural disasters (such as earthquake, typhoon, etc.) and other circumstances of force majeure, when the local government announcing office and school closures,the full refund will be transferred(with a handling fee of NTD30 charged) or a postponement in 6 months (the check-in day included) can be reserved for one instance.For other postponement rules, please refer to the above-mentioned provision.
  • The room types and rates are for reference only, for the most updated details, please refer to the lodging’s official website. It is recommended to check the rates and related info with the host before booking.

Lodging Info

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Hualien Airport: 86 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 花蓮航空站.
      • Ruisui Train Station: 27.9 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Bei Shitiping Bus Stop: 0.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 花蓮客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Ruisui train station by taxi: about 49 minutes, NTD800 (time and fare are for reference only).

After booking is confirmed, please contact the host for transportation details.

No. 118, Gangkou, Fengbin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space: Lobby, Reading area
  • Other Amenities: Books, Cookware, Tableware, First aid kit , Flashlight
  • Appliances: CD, Audio equipment, Sauna, Microwave, Refrigerator, Water dispenser, Water boiler and warmer
  • Outdoors: Lawn, Parking lot

Services

  • Travel information
  • Butler service
  • Arts and culture exhibitions and/or performances
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 22:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand. In the event that you arrive later than the scheduled check-in time, the lodging reserves the right to cancel your accommodations without refund
  • Check-out time: before 11:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Breakfast time: 08:30 ~ 09:30
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • If guests book for an extended stay (more than one night), fresh bedding, covers, pillow, Towel and Bath towel will not be provided.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • As the lodging is situated in the natural environment, your stay may be accompanied by some bug friends.
  • Guests are permitted to use partial kitchen facilities
  • Please refrain from bringing food and beverages into the room. Please go to the Dining room to eat, and please help cleaning up afterward.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • Please keep your valuables safe as the lodging is not responsible for the loss of or damage to valuable items.
  • Please turn off the lights and appliancess when not in use.
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • The following activities are not allowed: chewing betel nuts and barbecue.
  • The following behaviors are not allowed: Drug using, excessive drinking, gambling, making loud noises, causing disturbances, setting off firecrackers, and any illegal acts. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations, charge for anything damaged or lost, and report to the police in the event of a violation.

Contact Info

Address
No. 118, Gangkou, Fengbin Township, Hualien County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-916-552-230、+886-910-313-503
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Contact Hours
1: 09:30 - 12:00、2: 13:00 - 18:30

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Email
118.hualien@gmail.com