Your place looks super cool; I would love to stay there! You’ve done a great job setting it up cute cute cute. Especially in that location! Shanghai was a great place to visit in 2012, even when we spoke very little Chinese. Your ad sounds inviting and you sound like a warm, friendly host. I would definitely contact you if I needed a place for 2. Not everyone is going to want to sleep in that space, though - just like for me, no everyone will want to stay with a family of 5. That doesn’t mean you’re not perfect for the right guest, though.
I recently was shopping for a place to stay with 6 people using airbnb. What I needed to know was - how many beds in how many rooms - so I could know if it would suit our needs. I didn’t care about their philosphy of travel or even how cool the neighborhood was - that was all secondary. So if they put a lot of extraneous information in the top description I didn’t have much patience for it. There are a lot of listings to shift through, so get them the key details right up front.
So my opinion is - flip your detailed description with your intro description. This is what I would want ot see at the top “Walk inside this lovely 2 level loft in the elegant, trendy french concession. The loft has a bedroom upstairs, one bathroom and living room. Also included is a stove, washer, dryer and LCD tv with dvd player with some dvds to entertain you. This is beautiful brand new renovated lane house right in the heart of Yongkang rd.”
But I was in the French Concession and have no idea what “Yongkang Bar Street” means and I would wonder if it was a street crowded with nightlife (loud).
What my family of 4 loved about the French Concession is that it was a peaceful, quiet, cool break from the other parts of Shanghai. Walking down that one shaded, quiet street was a heavenly break. We had a meal at the Viennesse (?) restaurant which was also just a beautiful respite. So for foreigners like me may not know “Yongkang Bar Street” can understand words like ‘quiet’, respite, elegant, grand, historical, and ‘old-world charm’.
Now to be picky - 1. retake your first photo removing the coat and blue thing in the corner, and closing the door to the bathroom. Funny as it sounds photos of toilets in your opening shot are not pleasing to everyone. .2. Add a caption to the photo in the loft so people know what the hec it is. Especially how much clearance is there? Initially in the photo it looks like I’ll be breathing on the ceiling. Maybe add something else to give it a greater sense of height. Drag a lamp up there for the photo. Is that a mattress? Or just bedding on a hard floor? Do you get my meaning?