La Maisonnette

The Exquisite Daily Life in the Alleys of Tainan


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  • Ornaments and kitchenware from Europe and Kyoto meet with a Tainan old house
  • Elegant and exquisite ceramic and glass lampshades
  • Linen bedding and organic bathroom amenities
  • Strolling on Xinyi Street to enjoy the alley life

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

The Exquisite Daily Life in the Alleys of Tainan

Like a cat, the sunlight crawls quietly into Xinyi Street, slowly wanders in a laid-back way, and takes a nap in front of a house. With a light-hearted mood as bright as the ray of sunshine, we look for the familiar atmosphere in a city we’ve never visited. I walk into the small alley, into the small house, and then into your daily life. Here in our small house – La Maisonnette, cheers to our ordinary but beautiful life.



A Sunny day in the alley life

The house used to be a home residence and once a book storage place that stacked thousands of books. Now unlock the digital lock on the door, just like enter the passcode to our private time, only you and me, both of us making our sweet home here. We take off the shoes and step onto the wood floor, as sunlight streams through the windows next to the door, along with the soft dark green sofa, composing a delightful afternoon scenery. Look up, the glass lampshades above the dining table with exquisite embossed patterns deliver a sense of Japanese Taisho Romantic style. I pick up a few plates, two pairs of chopsticks, and a pair of bowls, while you prepare the delicacies we just bought from the streets and some hot tea. We share the savory and sweet flavors of Tainan, with our hearts overflow with tangy tenderness.


Step by step, the stairs extend to the second floor. Above the railing, through the wall of white openwork panels is a sneak peek at the scene of our life here. The traditional wood cabinet on the tatami, the faint pattern of the terrazzo floor, and the linen bedding under the pitched roof, all share the warmth of sunlight. You open the side-by-side wood doors, the warm wind blows in with the sound of the neighborhood. I take down the book I like from the shelf, leaning against the wall, or leaning against your shoulder to browse through the book for the Kyoto streets that we look forward to visiting one day. When night falls, we will share the same dream of a foreign land in our sleep.


When Tainan meets with Kyoto

Although living in Taipei, the hostess Claire always returns to her hometown Tainan during Chinese New Year holidays to visit relatives, while she feels like reliving a sense of familiarity in this city. On a vacation trip to Tainan, when she walked along the Ximen Road, she found many things that she had never noticed before. Gradually being infected by the atmosphere of Tainan, she even began to look forward to returning to Tainan after retiring. Therefore, she embarked on realizing her ideal life, seeking for a suitable old house, discussing with the designer, and finally forming her future residence, which became the current La Maisonnette.


Claire smiled and said, “Kyoto is my second home!” As she travels abroad a lot, she not only brings back souvenirs from each country she visits but also loads her memories of Kyoto into this house. Elegant tableware collected from the markets and shops in Kyoto, the white Muji electric fan she personally brought back from Japan, and the butterfly-like shadow cast by the ceramic light ornament from Italy, the bits and pieces from foreign countries, along with Claire’s dream, all blend in harmony in La Maisonnette.


Stroll along Xinyi street and visit Mu Adzuki

In the quiet and laid-back afternoon, we follow the footsteps of sunlight and stroll along Xinyi Street, passing by the coffee shop with small square signage and ordinary houses. Going forward and turning around the corner, there stands the famous sweets shop Mu Adzuki. In winter, we can enjoy the wood-fire cooked adzuki soup that follows the traditional recipe, tasting the warmth and sweetness from a bowl of crimson. Or when in summer, two scoops of ice cream with sweet potato and sweet beans would extend the feeling of happiness.


Like a cat, sunlight rubs against your face, sneaking into your arms for an affectionate hug. I will leave a wish about you here in a hushed way. In La Maisonnette, there is always a light for you, brightening the daily life in the alleys in Tainan, quiet and warm.


Room Type and Price

Room Type


La Maisonnette—Whole Building
1 ~ 2 guests

NTD 2,500 ~ 5,000/building


Breakfast not included, 2-story building, 1 2-person room with ensuite bath, 1 double bed, 1 bathroom(s), Single-person bathtub, Booking of entire building includes beds for 2 people while 2 extra person(s) can be added with maximum occupancy of 4 people (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast not included.
  • Regular days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Friday, Saturday, Consecutive Holidays and The day before consecutive holidays
  • Extra person with extra bed: single mattress, pillow, cover and personal toiletries included, Extra person rate: NTD500 per adult, NTD100 per child under the age of 6; Each room can have 1 children under the age of 1 with no extra charge and no extra bed
  • For safety reasons, staying with children of the age of 6 or under is not recommended. If guests insist otherwise, please be advised to exercise caution regarding the safety of children.
  • Please note that the rooms are not equipped with TV.
  • Travelers with large luggage or disabilities please note that the lodging is not equipped with an elevator.
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

By car

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Public transportation

  • Distance between lodging and nearby transportation spots:
      • Tainan Airport: 7.7 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 臺南航空站.
      • Tainan Train Station: 1.9 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 台灣鐵路管理局.
      • Chenggong Rd. Sec. W. Station Bus Stop: 0.3 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 府城客運.
      • It is recommended to transfer from Tainan train station by taxi: about 6 minutes, NTD100 (time and fare are for reference only).

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

No. 42, 信義街, 臺南市中西區, Taiwan

Facilities and Services


  • Travel information
  • Infant and toddler care essentials provided on site, such as: Baby bathtub (by reservation)
  • Foreign language service including
  • Outdoor parking lot(須預約)

House Rules

  • 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, Bath towel and daily cleaning will not be provided.
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please step lightly and lower your voice.
  • Please inform the lodging of the correct number of guests in advance, and no extra person is allowed on the check-in day. The lodging reserves the right to refuse adding extra persons in the event of a violation.
  • We only accommodate guests with reservation and not open for visiting to ensure the privacy of our guests.
  • Kitchen with gas range available. Please avoid producing strong odors, exercise caution when using the range, please help clean up after using.
  • Due to the special design of stairs, guests are advised to exercise caution regarding the safety of children and the elderly.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • 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.
  • Please do not move, destroy, or remove the equipment in the room. In the event of damaged or lost property, the lodging may take the following action(s): Ask for full monetary compensation for any damaged or lost property
  • Smoking is not allowed indoor; please go to outdoor areas for smoking.
  • 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

No. 42, 信義街, 臺南市中西區, Taiwan

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