The Space• Details about the apartment:
It’s located in front of the sea, on the main cornice of Sour, near all restaurants, shops, coffee shop, pharmacy etc. Its 10minutes walking from both beaches (Jamal , the rocky beach and Rhyam the sand beach).
It’s possible to swim in front of the apartment, but it’s important to note that you’re in Sour, and as it’s not considered as a beach in that area (since it's near the street), you have to wear a tee, or whatever to cover you to cross the road before you jump in the water. Even if you won't see much girls in Bikini there, no worries, noone will say anything if you do so, people are the sweetest there!
The apartment is on the 4th floor, on the right. The elevator doesn’t work much due to the electricity cut in town, so don’t count on it =) But in the house, we have 5amps generator!
In case you're ot familiar with the lebanese electricity issue: The gouvernement isn't providing enough electricity, so each town gets a different amount of hours of national electricity. Sour, gets a maximum of 3hours per day, and that's when we're lucky. The rest of the time, we are using private generators, so there's always electricity in the house =) And we left you a notice full of explanations regarding the electricity at home so don't worry!
IMPORTANT: We are renting room per ro. This mean the appartment might be shared with others. Rooms are private but the other spaces are commun. If you're a group of around 10 people you'll have the full place as we don't live in the appartment. Otherwise you might share upon our bookings. You can always contact us for more details/ special requests etc.
There are 4 bedrooms, two of them with a double bed, one with 2 to three single beds, and one with 3 to 5 beds. We have a folding bed than can easily be moved and an extra matress available. Each room has at least a big fan and a smaller fan available, and space for your belongings (night stand, or closet, or drawer). Each room has it's own key.
2 bathrooms, both with toilet and shower.
An American kitchen (meaning its open to the living room with a kind of bar), fully equiped with : fridge/freezer, oven and hub, microwave, boiler, toaster, blender, and sandwich maker. The living room has couches and a tv with dvd player, Sound system to plug your music, and CD reader too, books and other stuff to read (in french, english and arabic). Dining table and chairs as well. Games (Uno, cards, monopoly etc, mostly in french an english)
And finally there’s a nice terrace with a beautiful view on the sea and the old romans ruins, with tables, umbrella and chairs.
It’s really easy to order food, as the building is easy to be found (Building Hashem, near hotel Murex, where’s the shop coccinelle, up on the 4th floor) and we left you a basket with menus and adress infos (in arabic with latin letters, so you can read it easily to whoever you order from ;))
The staircase gets a bit "ugly" at the end of the second floor, and we're unfortunatly not responsible for this since they're part of the commun part of the building and we haven't been able to find a solution with the other neighboors. But no worry, we all survived it ;) it's a bit old and broken, but once you're in the appartment, it's all behind!
We don't have wifi/internet at the appartment, BUT there's a café just downstair that open early till late and has wifi.
* You should bring your own bed sheets and towels. We provide pillows and as well warm blankets for winter but you should bring covers (sheets) for them as well. The house isn't a bed & breakfast, nor a hotel, so please bring your own drinks/ food/ shampoo etc. (not pillows:)). Tea and cofee are available at home next to the hubb, help yourself with that:) If you cannot bring your own bedsheets and towel, we can provide them upon request for an extra 10$.
*No smoke in the house please, on the terrace it’s totally cool, and please empty your ashtray after use.
*Don't throw toilet paper in the WC, use the trash. This is Lebanon ;) the tubes aren't made for that!
* Close the gas after every use, and clean the oven/hub
*Don't leave the hot water on more than 30 mins & don't forget useless lights on please, we care a lot about mother earth, specially in a country where we have big electricity issues =)
*Replace any damage or broken items, & let us know about it ( we're cool and we know that breaking a glass or a plate might happen to anyone!)
*Thanks for not throwing anything from the balcony!!! There's ashtray available next to the kitchen sink, and trash bags too=)
* When you go out, please make sure to close well the door and turn off lights and fans!
*Leave the apartment clean! Do your bedroom & bathroom (a special attention to the shower and toilet please) , do you own dishes, throw the trashes away,(bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen), and don't forget to close the windows and bedroom doors with the keys.
*Close the principal door with the key
=> Check in at 2pm or after, check out at 2pm. In case you need to stay longer, please let us know.
• The keys will be given to you either in Beyrouth either directly in Sour.
• It’s important to let me know how many people are coming as you’ll get the keys for the bedroom depending on how many people are coming. (for exemple if you’re two and wana get a double bed, you’ll get one key for the double room, or if you want the single bed you’ll get the key for the bedroom and will get two single beds inside etc
• In case of any problem there’s someone who can be contacted directly there, or you can call me.
• I can as well inform you about the town (resto, what to visit, etc), I’ll be glad to help, and show you around if i'm in Sour too.
Let me know if you have any questions =)
Founder and designer at Meli-melo-créations
Owner and manager at BeitSour
CIO at Customnation Guest AccessFrom Beyrouth, you can take the bus at Cola, to Saida, and then from Saida, at the bus stop, take another bus to Sour. Go at the very last stop in Sour, near the souk. Then you can easily ask anyone where's Hotel Murex/ Café Tyr/Cocinelle, and you'll find the appartment. You can as well easily grab a service!
If you're coming by car, you can ask anyone about Rest-house, hotel Murex. If the rest house is on your left, keep straight while having the sea on your left till you see Café Tyr, then there's cocinelle and it's up to it! Interaction with GuestsYou can call me or text me any time for help/infos. I'll be glad to help and provide more details and answer your questions!
I'm mainly abroad at the moment, but if I'm in the appartment while you're there I'll be happy to have some drinks or food with you.
As well as its a shared appartment system, we have many groups that had the chance to meet in the house and most of them stayed in great touch and had great discussion and all:) The NeighborhoodThe area is amazing. It's quiet, people are lovely and really helpfull. You have amazing restaurants all around, the souk is near, the old romans ruins too, the sea, the beaches...everything needed to relax is around! During summer (may-september) every saturday, starting 4pm, the street under the house becomes car free all night, and restaurant are putting tables outside, there's a lot of nice animations around, some fireworks etc. Getting AroundYou can park easily under or near the appartment, parking around is free (not like in Beirut)
You can easily find "service" in the street up to the appartment.