**NEW**Chic & Cozy Bedstuy Studio

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233, United States
Michelle

Can we say “Ocean Hill’s very OWN Man OR Woman cave”!!!. Your OWN private space awaits you with its OWN entrance and backyard access. This charming space reveals a spacious private retreat outside which you will find very peaceful and relaxing .....

Your host, Michelle
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Can we say “Ocean Hill’s very OWN Man OR Woman cave”!!!. Your OWN private space awaits you with its OWN entrance and backyard access. This charming space reveals a spacious private retreat outside which you will find very peaceful and relaxing .....

The Space

This is a beautifully sized contained studio apartment which is
ideal for someone looking for that clean, comfy, cozy private haven to enjoy their NYC stay.

Please note that the low ceilings in this authentic space are approx 6 foot which accounts for its chic and rustic look; so do bear this in mind if you are 6 foot and above in height.

The area offers great high street shopping on Rockaway and Pitkin Avenues. The area also boasts a wide choice of public transportation subway options with Rockaway Avenue and Broadway Junction stations.

This is where the A, C, L J and Z lines meet and it is considered one of the largest subway stations in Brooklyn. The Broadway Junction subway stop is also near the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) at East New York Station. Bus options are widely available from the B60, B7 B12 and B14 connections. It is accessible to Brooklyn Museum, Botanical Gardens, main Public Library and Prospect Park - ONLY 25 mins into Manhattan!!!!!

A great hidden gem in the Bedford Stuyvesant sub section of Ocean Hill. It is an eclectic neighborhood mix where old meets new. Young urban professionals with a sprinkling of family orientated fun that also offers pockets of stable refined residents, that welcome the burst of energy and diverse changes that the neighborhood brings.

***NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH 2020 CAR SERVICE*** Fear not when hanging out late and you want to experience the NYC nightlife. I have a great relationship with my local reliable car service. Ask me about arranging a late night car service that can collect you from the local station during those late nights home. If you're coming to stay for the first time, I can also arrange car service to pick you up from the airport or your desired pick up point.

I look forward in having the pleasure of hosting you in my home when you visit NYC :-D

DON'T FORGET TO ASK ME ABOUT: Vehicle and Bike hire during your stay at Casa De Bel Soleil. Have the opportunity to get your own personal driver to take you around the five boroughs or the excursion of your choice, Please inquire for further details.

Bike Hire: Explore Brooklyn the best way possible - via bike!!! the many bike lanes Brooklyn provides allows for a smooth ride that uncovers Brooklyn at its finest - inquire for more details.

Guest Access

The Casa de Belle Soleil studio apartment package includes your OWN separate entrance, eat-in kitchen access with microwave and stove burner top, spacious back yard, private bathroom, AND LAUNDRY. Bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils are always provided.

Interaction with Guests

I like to arrange at least one social night for the house guests in the neighborhood as part of Casa De Bel Soleil’s “Welcome to Brooklyn ……” Usually the house guests are from all walks of life and busy schedules but it is nice to get to know one another at least once and I always like to make people feel comfortable during their stay. I ask myself when I travel how I would like to feel at “home” in the space I’m temporarily staying at.

The Neighborhood

What I LOVE about Ocean Hill?? It is that undiscovered hidden gem in the Bedford Stuyvesant sub section of Ocean Hill. As Bedstuy neighborhoods florish with more residents and great places to hang out at, the changes are rapid. Ocean Hill has a charm that it is slowly sharing wiTH those fortunate to live here. It is an eclectic neighborhood mix where old meets new and boasting young urban professionals like myself with a sprinkling of family orientated fun that also offers pockets of stable refined residents, welcoming the burst of energy and diverse changes that the neighborhood brings.

Getting around

The area offers great high street shopping on Rockaway and Pitkin Avenues. The area also boasts a wide choice of public transportation subway options with the 3 Train at Rockaway Avenue. You can also catch the A express, C, L, J and Z trains at Broadway Junction, considered one of the largest subway stations in Brooklyn. The Broadway Junction subway stop is also near the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) at East New York Station. Across the road you will find the L train subway stop at Atlantic Avenue. Bus options are widely available from the B60, B7 B12 and B14 connections. You can catch the B60 on Rockaway avenue going in two directions in Brooklyn; Canarsie and Willamsburg. The B60 will also take you to the J train subway stop at Chauncey Street. Take the B7 bus on Thomas Boyland Avenue which takes you down to the J train stop at Halsey Street. These trains lead you directly into China Town in Manhattan.

Other Things to Note

Please be sure to check out my (website hidden) page “Over the Hill” where it features things to do in the Ocean Hill neighborhood, Brooklyn and beyond. “LIKE” the page and follow the new happenings, the what’s going downs and the latest up to date things to do in the neighborhood.
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Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1300 /month
Security Deposit: $250
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  • Michelle was fantastic, i took a late subway which ended up delaying me quite a bit but she was forgiving in my late arrival.
    The place is as described, low ceiling and separate from the rest of the house, though there is access to upstairs through a closed off stairwell and access to the backyard through a cellar door.
    She has Netflix and all that jazz on the TV and there are several places on Seamless that deliver there. Though the neighborhood is safe and the place is just next to a fire station, I did cut my run short due to excessive "cat calls". Maybe I'm just not used to NYC and all that comes with it but maybe go elsewhere to run if thats your thing....
    The subway is close and just a few stops from restaurants.
    I went to Coney Island which was also really easy to get to. The beach, classic hot dogs, beer, sunshine and lots of people watching!

    June 2014
  • My 5 day stay with Michelle was great. She was a fantastic hostess and responded quickly to any request or communication. The apartment was fully decked out with everything you'd need plus more! I loved staying here and would recommend Michelle to anyone.

    June 2014
  • This was my second time staying with Michelle in the last couple of months. She is a wonderful host and the apartment is very comfortable and quiet. I will stay with Michelle again.

    June 2014
  • Michelle studio was great , clean and with everything what you need for a pleasent stay and is good located aswell, thanks Michelle agan for your hospitality !

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Michelle's studio in Bed-Stuy for 1 week and it was perfect for my needs.

    The space is large and there's plenty of room for your things - I'd recommend this as a crash pad - what you give up in The air mattress is definitely the more comfortable option, though I ended up sleeping elsewhere and just keeping my things there most of the time.

    The apartment is kept tidy and all the fixtures are all functional and kept clean. The kitchen area is stocked well, the washer and dryer was a great perk and I didn't have any issues finding what I needed. The lockbox for the keys is an excellent and appreciated feature - no worries about losing the keys while out.

    Michelle was easy to get a hold of and always responded promptly either via text or a phone call.

    The location's pretty great overall - while it's not super close to the "trendy" parts of Brooklyn, the Broadway Junction stop has so many lines it was always easy to get where I needed to go.

    I would stay here again.

    June 2014
  • It was my first experience with Air BnB, and my stay was wonderful. Michelle is a helpful, informative, and attentive host who will respond to emails or texts right away. The studio was conveniently nearby several metro stations for any ventures into the city. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend Michelle as a host!

    May 2014
  • Michelle is a wonderful attentive host. She responded to all my email the same day. The apartment is short walk to the train and a quick ride to lower Manhattan. The studio was clean, cozy and quiet - exactly as described in the listing. Parking was a breeze as I found a parking space on the same block as the apartment immediately upon arriving. I would stay with Michelle again.

    May 2014
  • Michelle was a wonderful host, thoroughly helpful, informative and very warm and kind. She kept an open line of communication, which made me feel confident that if I'd had any problems or questions, they'd have been promptly addressed. Her studio listing accurately represents her space and is well worth the reasonable price; I found it very cozy and comfortable and with all the amenities I had hoped for (and more, providing a blow dryer was a plus! And I was so excited that she had HBOGo with new episodes of Game of Thrones!). The apt. was easy to find (even for a Brooklyn novice like me) and conveniently within walking distance of a little grocery store. I had a great stay and highly recommend Michelle as a host!

    April 2014
  • Michelle was a delight. She was very cheerful, polite, and helpful with recommendations about places to see in New York and Brooklyn. She also was wonderful in showing me around Brooklyn, New York and all the different trains, A/C or J/Z, that I could take.

    I loved Michelle place, it was my own place to relax after a long day sightseeing. Her place is also close to the A/C train lines and was a quick ride into lower Manhattan. I appreciate Michelle in hosting me and hope to keep in touch. You should book Michelle place if you are looking for a great quiet place but close to Manhattan.

    March 2014
  • I´ve just come back from my trip to NY where I spent 12 days in Michelle´s studio.
    Michelle is a great host. She went out of her way to take me out for breakfast twice and show me around Brooklyn. She is sweet and very attentive
    I will surely repeat at her house next time I´m in NY (hope that will be very soon)

    December 2013
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…… and welcome to Casa de Belle Soleil which is my humble abode – it is a quaint yet simple haven that will cater to your short term accommodation needs for your NYC summer vacation and beyond. Casa de Bel Soleil is a great hidden gem in the Bedford Stuyvesant sub section of Ocean Hill. It is an eclectic neighborhood mix where old meets new and boasting young urban professionals like myself with a sprinkling of family orientated fun that also offers pockets of stable refined residents, welcoming the burst of energy and diverse changes that the neighborhood brings. I live in a century old home which has a lot of charm, charisma and pizzazz and the steam heating system is phenomenally comforting, especially during those cold winter months in NYC winters and the sporadic sound of hot water passing through the radiator pipes brings that extra touch of comfort but you yourself will be very warm and toasty at la Casa de Bel Soleil :-) Hopefully from my commentary you may be able to decipher that I’m very down to earth, friendly and I definitely do have a positive attitude and outlook to life. I enjoy hosting especially on Airbnb as I like compiling itineraries, providing information to curious first NYC timers, basically providing guests with ample information hence making them feel safe and secure in their surroundings. The five things I cannot live without are: •Books: I have many favourite authors but the main two that come to mind are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Octavia Butler •Travel shows: I LOVE travel shows!!! Globe trekker and Anthony Bordain’s “No Reservations” are among my favourites •Food: I have a passion for cooking when I can and good food. I love Indian, Carribean, African, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Thai, Mexican, Italian, French, Chinese/Vietnamese (Notice how all the spicy foods are listed first) •Traveling: I have traveled within Europe, West Africa and the US East coast and plan to do a lot more traveling. I love meeting likeminded folks like myself from all corners of the globe. •Current Affairs: I love being kept informed and up to date on world economics, political and social issues as well as being savvy in every day life issues as well. I plan to travel once my schedule permits and I enjoy airbnb hosting because I get to meet different people from other parts of the world and strike up relationships that hopefully leads to a place where I could stay on my travels. … and finally, About Me: I'm a MBA graduate who works Manhattan, NY and New Jersey. I am also involved in a plethora of projects and welcome like minded people like myself to collaborate and share ideas with, from ALL walks of life. I’m originally from London, UK and now live in NYC full time for the past ten years. People may say I am a New Yorker now but I like to claim this on a physical realm especially applying it to the term “acting like I belong”. Once you get this pegged down, there will be no stopping you lol. About You: I like to feel that you would be easy going, clean, tidy and independent, that you would feel comfortable in your space and visa versa. I am respectful of one’s privacy and trust that you would also be the same way too. Feel free to check out Casa De Bell Soleil listing by scrolling to the bottom left hand side of my profile page. Also, feel free to check out my reviews from past guests recommendations AND references so you can get a better idea of who I am. You will also find prices for nightly, weekly and monthly stays once you click on the listings tab on my profile page. I look forward to hearing from you soon … PS: My favourite motto for the moment “Natural talent, intelligence, a wonderful education – none of these guarantees success. Something else is needed: the sensitivity to understand what other people want and the willingness to give it to them. Worldly success depends on pleasing others. No one is going to win fame, recognition, or advancement just because he or she thinks it’s deserved. Someone else has to think so too” – John Luther
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