"Aambar" Garden Cottage


Entire bungalow hosted by Andrea

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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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 and the private patio, include a bedroom with a double bed, mosaic side tables, a chair, an open closet with hangers, shelves, and drawers, a small dresser, and an en-suite bathroom with vanity and shower. The living area is furnished with an ultra-comfortable sofa that can also accommodate an additional person, a kettle on a side table with complimentary tea and coffee, a dining table and two chairs, a desk by the window, as well as, an equipped kitchenette with stove, fridge, and cooking and dining utensils.

The private patio with its wrap-around stone bench with a table and chair made of raw juniper wood offers comfortable private outdoor 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.

Outdoor lounges with a BBQ grill area and covered pergola add to the charm of the place.

The living green roof of the cottage serves as an efficient insulator and ensures an agreeable indoor climate throughout the year. Additionally, wall fans offer comforting air movement in both rooms. Mobile heaters provide 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 keep chickens, bees, 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.

In the gardens, several paved paths and paved areas are accessible to guests; other areas 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 host. Guided garden visits can be arranged.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Paid washing machine – In building
Private patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon

Whether you're an artist, 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, hairdressers, fashion boutiques, bookshops, phone service shops, 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, taxi, or bus.

Though traffic can be quite dense in Beirut, the approximate travel times to and from Fanar are very reasonable. For your daily shopping: 5 minutes. Travel to Downtown Beirut, the airport, city restaurants, and some cultural landmarks: 15-30 minutes. Ski or beach resorts: 40-60 minutes. Most tourist destinations: 45-120 minutes.

Hosted by Andrea

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

Check-In: between 3-10 pm; Checkout: by 11 am.
Other times can be arranged.

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%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $351

Cancellation policy