Stanley was originally named after Lord Stanley, a 19th century Secretary of State for war and the colonies. It is situated between Chung Hom Kok and Tai Tam on the south east part of Hong Kong island.

Stanley is the epicenter of the southside with the famous Stanley market – very popular with tourists and locals alike, and an excellent selection of restaurants all making Stanley a very popular destination. Many people love to live in Stanley because it is walking distance (nice and flat, good for strollers) to all these places. It is also very relaxed with a village feel to it, no high rises, a couple of beaches and popular with families and dogs.

A highly sought-after area for people don’t mind the commute to Central (25 minutes with no traffic, and up to an hour with traffic), Stanley is made up of large family sized apartments and town houses, with some smaller apartments above the busy market. It is predominately a low rise area, with only a few buildings near the market area being more than 3 storeys high and many are walk-up buildings.


Schools in Stanley are few - a Montessori preschool and a French pre-school Lou Pichoun plus a playgroup at St. Stephen’s Chapel, Stanley, an affiliate church of St John’s Cathedral in Central. St Stephen's College is a prominent private local school, currently applying to run the IB syllabus.


Public transport is excellent and frequent, to and from Stanley. There is no MTR, but there are many buses. Citybus services 6, 6A, 6X and 260 from Exchange Square Bus Terminus (MTR Central Station Exit B) on Hong Kong Island serve Stanley Village Bus Terminus for Stanley Market. New World First Bus 65 & 63 start from North Point.

Most buses will terminate in Central, some Causeway Bay, also Aberdeen, Shek O and there is bus 973 that terminates across the harbor at Tsim Sha Tsui. Stanley beach is the site of the famous Dragon Boat Races in June and also boasts an excellent municipal windsurfing and water sports centre.

Since July 2007 Blake Pier was recommissioned to Stanley and erected next to Murray House. It is a public pier and has one kai-to route travelling between Aberdeen and Po Toi Island via the pier operated by Tsui Wah Ferry.

Facilities and Attractions

Stanley has a small public kids playground near the bus station, playground, a large library a bank and pretty much everything else you would need making it quite self-contained.

Apart from the market itself, the newly renovated Stanley Plaza complex offers a modern shopping centre with an excellent Parknshop Taste supermarket, a pharmacy, cafes and a variety of great shops. Another landmark of Stanley is Murray House, a Victorian building, originally a part of the Murray barracks in Central. It was demolished to make way for new developments and after several years when the numbered bricks were packed in boxes in the Country Park it was rebuilt in Stanley in the 2000’s and now houses different restaurants.

Next to Murray House is Stanley Plaza, a modern shopping complex but it also includes an outdoor amphitheater where often outdoor entertainment is provided. Past the amphitheater is the Tin Hai Temple built in 1767, one of the oldest temples in Hong Kong. Stanley has 2 famous beaches, Stanley main beach on the east, inside of the peninsula and St. Stephen’s beach on the western side. Both are sandy and have BBQ areas.

The Stanley military cemetery is located near St. Stephen’s beach. The Stanley Municipal building opened in 2006 and houses some Government offices, a branch of the Hong Kong public library and also some recreational rooms such as badminton and basketball courts. Stanley Fort is the PLA military barracks at the southernmost part of Stanley peninsula but this is not open to the public.

Key characteristics:
  • Popular with tourists and locals

  • 25 minutes to Central (no traffic)

  • Self-contained community

  • Served by plenty of buses

  • Venue for Dragon Boat races

Property for Rent in Stanley

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Chik Tak Mansion

Ref.#: 110222

Stylish 1 en suite bedroom apartment with private 410 sq ft sea view roof top.

1 bedroom
1 bathroom
For rent HK$28,000
SA 401
GA 500

Talloway Court

Ref.#: 110167

A 1 Bedroom modern renovated apartment with equipped open kitchen. Spectacular...

1 bedroom
1 bathroom
For rent HK$28,000
SA 414
GA 560

28 Stanley Village Road

Ref.#: 109889

A lovely top floor duplex with internal access to private roof. This family apartment...

4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
For rent HK$100,000
SA 1,856
GA 2,385

Villa Fiorelli

Ref.#: 109827

This bright apt has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The master bedroom has 2 large windows...

3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$34,000
SA 601

Stanley Green

Ref.#: 109806

A well renovated duplex apartment with a split level living dining room and open plan...

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
For rent HK$108,000
SA 1,836
GA 2,200

Lung Tak Court

Ref.#: 105786

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom apt with green views.

3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
For rent HK$21,000
SA 526

Three Bays

Ref.#: 103055

*A modern townhouse features its own private terrace at the front & back,...

4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
For rent HK$268,000
SA 3,021

Banyan Villas

Ref.#: 109663

Charming townhouse within walking distance of Stanley Market and the beach. Modern...

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
For rent HK$99,000
SA 2,235
GA 2,500

Sea and Sky Court

Ref.#: 109280
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
For rent HK$75,000
SA 1,510
GA 1,750

52 Stanley Village Road

Ref.#: 109073

Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apt in a low-rise development with a roof terrace with...

3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
For rent HK$78,000
SA 1,738
GA 1,800


Popular Properties in Stanley

Name Location Size (sq. sf.)
1 Stanley Main Street 1 Stanley Main Street 822
14 Stanley Beach Road 14 Stanley Beach Road 1,828 - 1,828
14 Stanley Mound Road 14 Stanley Mound Road 3,638
18-22 Stanley Mound Road 18-22 Stanley Mound Road 1,482 - 1,493
22 Wong Ma Kok Road 22 Wong Ma Kok Road 1,282 - 2,337
28 Stanley Village Road 28 Stanley Village Road 1,200 - 2,654
32 Stanley Village Road Stanley 3,331 - 3,340
37 Tung Tau Wan Road 37 Tung Tau Wan Road 2,555 - 2,664
43 Stanley Village Road 43 Stanley Village Road 1,151 - 1,280
50 Stanley Village Road 50 Stanley Village Road 2,705 - 4,076
51-53 Stanley Village Road 51-53 Stanley Village Road 1,575 - 1,606
52 Stanley Village Road 52 Stanley Village Road 1,738 - 1,738
54 Stanley Village Road 54 Stanley Village Road 1,053
Banoo Villa 2 Tung Tau Wan Road 1,523 - 1,686
Banyan Villas 9 Stanley Village Road 2,206 - 2,921
Bayside House 5B Stanley Main Street 492 - 676
Beach Pointe 16 Stanley Beach Road/ 2 Stanley Mound Road 1,149 - 2,556
Carmel Hill 12 Carmel Road 1,957 - 1,957
Carmelia 60 Stanley Village Road 2,748 - 3,692
Chik Tak Mansion 9-13 Stanley New Street 401 - 459
Country Apartments 17-23 Stanley Village Road 1,668
Eden View 18 Stanley Village Road 2,679
Fairwinds 29-31 Tung Tau Wan Road 2,358 - 2,687
Gordon Terrace 4 - 8A Carmel Road 1,432 - 1,548
Grosse Pointe Villa 4 Stanley Village Road 1,894 - 2,451
Helene Garden 22 Stanley Beach Road 2,809
Name Location Size (sq. sf.)
Ho's Villa 28 Stanley Mound Road 1,589 - 1,589
Horizon Crest 22 Stanley Village Road 2,244
L'Harmonie 3 Stanley Mound Road 2,326
Llandaff House 2-6 Stanley Main Street 271 - 290
Louisette 20 Stanley Beach Road 1,711 - 2,041
Lung Tak Court 52 Cape Road 214 - 632
Parisian 8 Stanley Mound Road 1,253 - 1,518
Pine Villa 49 Stanley Village Road 1,783
Regalia Bay 88 Wong Ma Kok Road 2,767 - 3,895
Sea and Sky Court 92 Stanley Main Street 1,510 - 1,560
Stanford Villa 7 Stanley Village Road 624 - 855
Stanley Beach Villa 90 Stanley Main Street 820
Stanley Breeze 12-12A Stanley Beach Road 3,180 - 3,222
Stanley Court 9 Stanley Mound Road 2,049
Stanley Crest 5 Stanley Beach Road 2,836
Stanley Green 66 Stanley Village Road 1,829 - 1,836
Stanley Knoll 42 Stanley Village Road 2,350 - 2,700
Stanley Oriental Hotel 90B Stanley Main Street 500 - 1,200
Talloway Court 90A Stanley Main Street
Three Bays 7 Stanley Beach Road 3,021 - 3,092
Tytam Village Stanley
U-C Court Stanley Market Road 955 - 984
Villa Fiorelli 80 Stanley Main Street 268 - 773
Villa Martini 8 Stanley Beach Road 2,095
Vista Stanley 20 Stanley Village Road 1,608
Yau Shing Lau 52-56 Stanley Main Street 223 - 545