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"Aambar" Garden Cottage

Entire bungalow hosted by Andrea
3 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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The host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
The "Aambar" Garden Cottage is an eco-friendly, green-roofed, stand-alone bungalow in the midst of a unique organic botanical forest garden located in Fanar at 200 m above sea level. Ideal for holidays, business trips, creative and meditative retreats, it is the perfect blend of comfortable cityscape and green country living. It is far from the city's noise and crowd, yet close to cultural and tourist attractions, business centers, restaurants, shops and only 15-20 minutes from downtown Beirut!

The space
The "Aambar" Garden Cottage invites you to unwind in its cheerful Mediterranean atmosphere. Its 56 m2, evenly distributed between the comfy indoor area and the sunny private patio, include a bedroom with a double bed, mosaic side tables, a chest of drawers, an open closet with hanging space and shelves, and an en-suite bathroom with shower. The living area is furnished with two comfortable settees, a coffee table, a sofa bed to accommodate an additional person, and an equipped kitchenette with stove, fridge, a small dining table, and two chairs.

The private patio with its wrap-around stone bench, as well as, a table and chair made of raw juniper wood offers comfortable outdoor private space during at least 8 months of the year. Sitting under the fragrant pergola looking at mature fruit trees and listening to the chorus of singing birds will help you unwind and reconnect with nature. In the gardens, tree houses, benches, hammocks, outdoor lounging areas, and a BBQ grill area add to the charm of the place.

Throughout the year, the living green roof of the cottage serves as an efficient insulator and ensures an agreeable indoor climate. For additional comfort, wall fans offer comforting air movement in both rooms. Mobile heaters add to the coziness in winter.

The unique organic botanical forest garden showcases a large variety of subtropical fruit trees, as well as, ornamental and fragrant trees and plants. Different seasons offer different olfactory and visual experiences. We also keep chickens, turkeys, rabbits, bees, as well as, turtles, cats and a family dog in his enclosure in our small urban organic farm. The natural balance maintained in our gardens provides good living conditions for the nectar-feeding hummingbirds, for hedgehogs, tree frogs, dragonflies, ladybugs and butterflies.

Guest access
The "Aambar" Garden Cottage with its own independent access is situated at the heart of a gated private family property. In the gardens, several paved paths and paved areas are accessible to guests; others are strictly off-limits and reserved to the family and staff. Guests are not allowed into the animal dens, the greenhouse, and the fruit orchards unless expressly authorized by the owners. Guided garden visits can be arranged.

One parking spot will be assigned to you on the premises. Guests are not allowed to park on the premises. Street parking is available.

Other things to note
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:
Hair dryer, iron, ironing board, extra pillows, and blankets are available free of charge. Please let us know in advance what you need.

LAUNDRY ROOM:
The washing machine in our laundry room is available upon request and at a charge of 4$ per load to cover the cost of water, electricity, and detergent.
Your name, date and time of use, and signature are to be entered into the ledger in the laundry room. Payment in cash at checkout. Long-term tenants settle once a month.

CLEANING:
You are expected to keep your rental unit well aerated and clean however long you stay.
Towels will be replaced once per week, bed linen once per fortnight.
Long term tenants will be charged an additional cleaning fee of 20$ at the beginning of every new month. Payment in cash, on cleaning day.

We reserve the right to enter any rental unit at any time to check and service the space and will contact you before entering.

LONG TERM RENTALS:
Check with us if you wish to rent for longer than a month.

ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT GUESTS:
The rental fee is for 1 to 2 guests staying.
Additional guests pay an additional fee as outlined in the pricing section and have to be approved by the host. Payment to be settled before arrival. Infants stay for free.

EXTERNAL DAY GUESTS:
External day guests are not allowed on the premises without prior approval from the host.

OUTDOOR LOUNGES:
Some of our outdoor lounges are accessible to overnight guests and can be used from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Please don't litter and leave the areas just as you found them or better.
Report any damages as soon as they occur.

Use the outdoor ashtrays to discard you cigarette butts and empty them into the outdoor garbage bins as soon as they're cold. Please don’t keep cold cigarette ash or butts inside the rental units. The use of candles is not allowed.

BREAKFAST LOUNGE:
The ‘Breakfast Lounge’ is a charming space surrounded by a Bauhinia tree and a Jacaranda tree and is covered with an Aristolochia vine, all of which offer welcome shading. It is a paved area that is equipped with a table, two chairs and two benches. It offers natural light only.

PERGOLA LOUNGE:
The ‘Pergola Lounge’ located near the BBQ Grill is a spacious outdoor paved area with a wooden structure that is covered with a tiled roof. It is equipped with a large table, two benches, and two sideboards and has a large open space in front of it that adds a sense of vastness and charm. It offers lights and floodlights that can be lit at night. The BBQ with a metal grill and a chimney is charcoal-operated and offers two tiled counter tops.

We charge 15$ for the use of this area to cover costs of cleaning, trash removal, lighting, floodlighting, safety monitoring, and normal wear and tear. Please bring your own charcoal to grill.
Payment in cash prior to the use of the area.

QUIET TIME
The quiet time applicable on our premises is between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
We kindly ask you to observe and respect this window of time that constitutes an essential regeneration time for all plants and creatures living on our premises.

BREAKFAST:
Breakfast is not included in the room rate.
Should you wish to enjoy a Mediterranean breakfast prepared at home with a selection of homegrown produce, Lebanese homemade products, as well as, locally produced ingredients and fine international products, please inform us when you book or latest at noon for breakfast the next day.
Breakfast will be served in your rental unit at your time of choice between 9-11 am.
Price per person: 12$ payable in cash at checkout.

ORGANIC PRODUCTS:
Should you wish to purchase organic products from our eco-farm and eco-kitchen, please contact us. We offer fresh eggs, seasonal organic fruits and vegetables, honey, and homemade jams. We also sell organic gardening products and organic lifestyle items.

COMPLIMENTARY:
Water, instant coffee, tea, and herbal infusions, as well as, sugar, salt, and pepper are offered complimentary when you arrive.
The "Aambar" Garden Cottage is an eco-friendly, green-roofed, stand-alone bungalow in the midst of a unique organic botanical forest garden located in Fanar at 200 m above sea level. Ideal for holidays, business trips, creative and meditative retreats, it is the perfect blend of comfortable cityscape and green country living. It is far from the city's noise and crowd, yet close to cultural and tourist attractions, bu… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Wifi
Hair dryer
Kitchen
Iron
Essentials
Dedicated workspace
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon

Whether you're an artist looking for inspiration, a vacationer, a tourist, or a business traveler, Fanar is a very convenient and central location.

You will find most of your everyday needs in the vicinity (supermarkets, pharmacies, phone shops, hairdressers, fashion boutiques, stationary and books, etc.).

Malls and movie theaters are only a few car minutes away. Downtown Beirut, beach clubs, ski slopes, weekly markets, as well as, museums, festivals, and other tourist and cultural attractions are easily attainable by car or bus.

Though traffic can be quite dense in Beirut, the approximate travel times to and from Fanar are very reasonable.

For daily shopping needs: 5 minutes. To Downtown Beirut, the airport, restaurants, and cultural landmarks: 15-30 minutes. Ski or beach resorts: 40-60 minutes. Most tourist destinations: 45-120 minutes.
Whether you're an artist looking for inspiration, a vacationer, a tourist, or a business traveler, Fanar is a very convenient and central location.

You will find most of your everyday needs in the v…

Hosted by Andrea

Joined in September 2017
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Consultant, Producer, Eco-Activist I enjoy reading, learning, walking, arts & crafts, meditation, and moments with friends! I am in awe of crafts people, farmers, thinkers, and philosophers. They demonstrate that life is full of possibilities. I also appreciate the patina of time on buildings, the soft and untamed character of a meadow, the green hills of Tuscany, the freshness of the Alps, and the courage to regularly withdraw into silence. "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill "Once I know your soul, I'll paint your eyes." - Modigliani "Music fills the infinite between two souls." - Rabindranath Tagore "Being still and doing nothing are two very different things." - Kung Fu Philosophy "What is time, but the opportunity of experiencing eternity in a series of everlasting moments." - AS
Consultant, Producer, Eco-Activist I enjoy reading, learning, walking, arts & crafts, meditation, and moments with friends! I am in awe of crafts people, farmers, thinkers, and phi…
During your stay
We will personally meet you at the gate to our premises to give you a short introduction to our domain and hand over a set of keys to your home away from home.

We live on the premises and are happy to help you in any way possible, but ask you to respect our privacy, as we are happy to respect yours.

Check-In: between 3-7 pm; Checkout: by 11 am.
Other times can be arranged.
We will personally meet you at the gate to our premises to give you a short introduction to our domain and hand over a set of keys to your home away from home.

We live…
Andrea is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: العربية, English, Français, Deutsch
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported. Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported. Learn more
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250
Cancellation policy

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