Before i write about Pauline's place, i wanna point out that Pauline is extremely friendly and had been helpful and supportive all throughout my stay. She would always follow up and make sure i'm satisfied. She even welcomed me with a red wine bottle on the house :)
Pauline's place has a very nice style. I wouldn't say fancy at all, but unique indeed. The apartment is very old and located in a jumbly structured neighborhood, but i guess this is what gives it it's distinctive character.
The apartment is located on the 3rd floor and has a one way straight staircase all the way up. This was very funny to experience but an amazing thing indeed. As per my understanding, most of Beirut's historic buildings has this style of staircases.
The apartment was perfectly clean and had the exact amenities as listed by Pauline. The Wifi was great and the vast variety of DVDs she had made my nights super cozy and chilled.
There is a nice green hammock on the balcony with a bamboo side-rug adding privacy to your morning coffee, and a cozy corner in the bedroom with a modern wooden desk for your morning emails.
The best touches i enjoyed are the hanging plant on the ceiling of the living room, the miniature elephant status all over, the mini sand timer stuck on the bathroom's mirror, the tiny mosaic image of a lady in the kitchen, and the weird in-wall shelves display in the entrance hallway.
In terms of location, the apartment is nearby the central of Beirut, and the famous marmkhael street. A perfectly walking distance in summer, but wouldn't say an ideal location in winter.
Things i didn't like:
-No dedicated parking space (since i had a car)
-Can "slightly" get cold in winter (but Pauline was willing to equip me with an additional electric heater)
-The shower space is too tiny and coinciding with the toilet seat.
All in all, i would say it's definitely worth the value and definitely worth the experience.