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Jincheng, Kinmen

Live Guesthouse

Easy Listening Every Day at Kinmen Live Guesthouse

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Dear b&b Three Heartfelt Promises Certification

  • Step away from the bustle of the tourist traps into a tranquil little settlement
  • Share in the host’s personal compact disc music collection
  • Enjoy exclusive local tourism information
  • Just a 10-minute walk from Oucuo Beach

Our Stay

Discover the wonder of the lodging.

Easy Listening Every Day at Kinmen Live Guesthouse

After a flight across a stretch of ocean, you follow your map into the alleys and laneways of Kinmen. In contrast to the other large settlements in Kinmen, Oucuo Village is a simple, tranquil place, allowing you the time and space for romantic wandering. Turning down that unassuming little road, the sea breeze carries the sound of a guitar to your ear. Lively and spontaneous, the melody carries you into the daily life at Live Guesthouse.

 

 

Blank space for your imagination to unfold

Low walls constructed of irregularly sized bricks with old, darkly colored wooden doors open inwards to a courtyard decorated with a few large potted trees. The faded paint of the old wooden chairs creates a pleasant vacation atmosphere. The main hall connected to the courtyard serves as a common living room for travelling guests. The simple furnishings add luster to the old building. An artistic painting and two acoustic guitars hung high on the walls speak about the daily lives of the hosts. The afternoon sun slants into the enclosed courtyard of this traditional Minnan house, while clothing hung high in the breeze to dry sways as if to the rhythm of the Live Guesthouse beat.

 

“Why not come this way, your room is over here.” The male half of your couple of hosts, Xu-Ran, is from Beijing. With his special accent and style of speaking, he leads you inside with a smile. Live Guesthouse has one double room, and two loft-style four-person rooms. The small room is perfect for visiting with a friend or to enjoy the freedom of travelling alone. The interior paint appears new and original - a large swath of white wall intersected by a stripe of aquamarine creates just the right contrast with the other red brick floor, creating an atmosphere of harmony and vitality. In your room, there is a poem in simplified Chinese, and a different poem, expressing the emotions of Chinese poets, has been left in each room, corresponding with the customs and style of Kinmen. The charm implicit in the poem’s simplicity corresponds precisely to the impression that hosts Xu-Ran and Wang-Ling leave you with.

 
 

A guitar’s melody like a slow, dreamy evening

Live Guesthouse invites you to arrive without a plan. Wang-Ling and her older sister established “Local Methodology”, providing an ideal opportunity for exploration. Even a short conversation with Wang-Ling opens the cultural landscape of Kinmen up before you. Even though she has married, she chooses to remain in Kinmen to follow her dreams. Fortunately, her husband Xu-Ran also prefers the pace of Kinmen to the big city of Beijing. As such, he was willing to pack a bag, grab his guitar and follow his wife back to Kinmen to put down roots. Some afternoon, you may also get the chance to explore Xu-Ran’s secret music collection with him. He is himself a guitarist who performs in the band Momo Sky, and has insisted that each room be equipped with a CD player so that he can share his collection with travelers. Perusing the lyrics in the CD booklet, you feel a warmth lacking in today’s online music world. It matches beautifully with the slow rhythm of life in Kinmen.

 

Other than compact disk music, if you are lucky, you may get to see a live performance, acoustic guitar music lingering in the courtyard. Xu-Ran’s focused and easy music merges into the old courtyard home. You might take a book and sit quietly on the sofa, or grab another guitar and play in harmony. In this sunset composition, you smile as you strum one final chord and the sound echoes leisurely into the night and into your dreams.

 
 

Stroll along the beach and explore Kinmen daily culture

Early in the morning, before the town has really woken up, the music from the night before still echoes in your ears. Your step is particularly light after a sound night’s sleep, you carry the light snacks prepared by Live Guesthouse down towards the beach. Less than ten minutes from the guesthouse, you can see Oucuo Beach, where people, searching the island for traces of war, come to marvel at the scenery a tank stranded in the sand. You slip out of your shoes and step onto the fine, white sand, the slow sound of the Kinmen wind resembling the resonance of plucked guitar strings. The calm surface of the ocean is just like a poem - perhaps, if you slow down and simplify your life, you can truly appreciate the moment in which you live!

 

 

Room Type and Price

Room Type

+4

Double Room
Max. guest: 1-2 people

NTD 1,400 ~ 1,800/room

doubleBedshower

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

Price List
+5

Four-Person Room
Max. guest: 2-4 people

NTD 1,700 ~ 2,700/room

shower

Breakfast not included, On the first floor, In-room bathroom, Extra person is not allowed (more)

Price List

Price List

Booking Info

  • Breakfast not included.
  • Regular days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • Holidays: Sunday, Friday, Saturday, National Holidays and Consecutive Holidays
  • 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:
    • No refund will be made for canceling 7 day before or on reservation date, or no show.
  • Postponement should be informed 7 days prior to the reservation date (not counting the check-in day).
  • 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

  • You may take flight from Taiwan to Kinmen.
  • Distance between lodging and nearby airports and docks:
  • Local transportation includes take bus, taxi, or rent Scooter, rental car.
      • bus: 歐厝一 Bus Stop: 0.1 km. For timetable and fare, please visit 金門縣公共車船管理處.
      • taxi: It is recommended to transfer from Kinmen Airport by taxi: about 15 minutes, NTD210 (time and fare are for reference only).
  • Lodging provides shuttle service to and from transportation spot with reservation in advance. Please refer to the Booking Info section for details.

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

No. 17, Oucuo, Jincheng Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan

Facilities and Services

Shared facilities

  • Indoor Space:Living room, Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Other Amenities:Books, WiFi, Mosquito repellent, Guitar
  • Appliances:Sauna, Coffee
  • Outdoors:Yard

Services

  • Taxi booking
  • Travel information
  • Booking service for rental car and Scooter
  • Arts and culture merchandise
  • Arts and culture exhibitions and/or performances
  • Foreign language service including: English
  • Outdoor parking lot

House Rules

  • Check-in time: 15:00 ~ 20:00. As you are required to schedule your check-in time in advance, please arrange with the lodging 1 day(s) beforehand
  • Check-out time: before 12:00. Please follow the check-out time stated in the house rules
  • Luggage storage service is available without time limit, while the lodging is not responsible for any loss (please make arrangement with the lodging beforehand).
  • For ensuring the quality of stay for all guests, pets are not allowed in the lodging. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accomodations without refund for bringing pets into the lodging.
  • For the energy saving and eco-friendly purpose, please bring your own Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Towel and Bath towel
  • Due to the age of the lodging, sound insulation is poor, please walk quietly and lower your voice.
  • The lodging is a historic residence. Please be mindful and use with care during your stay.
  • 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 common area to eat, and please help cleaning up afterward.
  • In order to maintain a quiet environment for all, please do not let children run around or make loud noises unattened.
  • Please bring your personal ID or passport for check-in.
  • The lodging will not provide Taiwan Uniform Invoice (tax declared receipt).
  • 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.
  • NTD800 will be charged for key lost or damaged.
  • 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 both indoor and outdoor. The lodging reserves the right to cancel the accommodations without refund for violation.
  • 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. 17, Oucuo, Jincheng Township, Kinmen County, Taiwan

Mobile
+886-974-195-924
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Contact Hours
10:00 - 22:00

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Email
liveguesthouse@gmail.com

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