Hosted by Ayla
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1.5 baths
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Located in a charming historical neighborhood right in the center of the city, this house is a communal space that encourages creativity and offers unique, alternative and authentic ways of experiencing Beirut.

The space

The house was built as the estate of the British embassy during Ottoman times. It was abandoned for many years then squatted by immigrant communities during the first part of the Lebanese Civil War. In 1982, our parents moved in and spent the next 29 years there. Having each gone our separate ways, we decided to turn the family house into a creative house for travelers and lebanese people in search of new dimensions to the city.

Guest access

The Studio Spaces:

The entire first floor and the living room on the second floor act as expansive, versatile studio/chill spaces for everyone to interpret and share. They are filled with books, couches, open floors, tables, and various equipment for artists and creatives.

The room has a huge victorian king size bed surrounded by floral decor and overlooked by a ridiculous, but unimposing amount of closet space. It boasts it’s own private bathroom, the largest in the house with a rigged up shower and bathtub, marble flooring, and serene, fluid lighting.

There are 3 other bedrooms in the house.

In addition, we have a fully equipped kitchen with enough counter space for collective cooking experiences and a breakfast table. There is also a guest bathroom and a laundry room with space to dry and iron.

Interaction with guests

This house is ideal for artists and creatives. It doubles as a work space and a living space. We are opening our doors to create a communal environment that enables us and our visitors to find new ways to live and perceive the city.

Smoking Allowed
Wireless Internet

House Rules
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

-Sorry, no kids allowed.
-All items in the house are bursting with emotional value and personal history. Please treat them with respect and they will become fruit for the imagination.
-The garden right beside the house is our neighbors and off-limits. Inside, the house is a free-zone and we hope that you can use it to it’s fullest potential.
-Respect your housemates, communicate, keep things clean and in flow.
-Smoking allowed downstairs or on the balcony upstairs.
-Close all the windows before leaving the house


2 Reviews

Valerie User Profile
December 2016
Ayla's villa is a dream. The beautifully furnished bedrooms - each with its singular atmosphere - give a glimpse of Beirut's past, while the downstairs art studio takes you back to the city's vibrant contemporary scene, in addition to a cozy living room full of curious objects and family memorabilia. Easy communication with the host and the villa's central location make it a perfect place to stay. Thank you Ayla!

Nadine User Profile
November 2016
The place was great and Ayla was a great host. Everybody who wants an individual place to stay with nice and creative people around should stay at her place. It is a place of peace in the heart of Beirut.

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Beirut, LebanonJoined in December 2014
Ayla User ProfileAyla is a superhost.
I am a photographer and painter based in Beirut, I turned my family home into a guest house hoping to create a new kind of dwelling that enables celebration and creativity.
Languages: English, Français, العربية
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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