Wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed :-D –  close upThis storage bench makes great additional seating, it is situated right by the window, overlooking Ocean Hill Park; simply watch the world go by and you will catch a typical neighborhood basketball game going on at the same time :-)
Cozy Eclectic with Private Bath!!


3 guests

1 room

1 bed

1 private bath


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1 bed

1 private bath

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About this listing

Rustic and robust blended together; this exposed brick coquette comes with its OWN ensuite bathroom and complimentary toiletries. This is a great deal for your OWN private sanctuary in a shared home.


Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $10
Security Deposit: $250
Weekly Discount: 10%

Description

The space

Rustic and robust blended together; this exposed brick coquette comes with its OWN ensuite bathroom and complimentary toiletries. This is a great deal for your OWN private sanctuary in a shared home.

This enchanting spacious room has exposed brick over a fireplace. The room is equipped with a comfortable FULL sized bed with extra side storage, wireless internet, flat screen TV with Chrome Cast and HDMI so you can attach your laptop or simply cast movies from your mobile device AND mini office space area. The room has a full length mirror, iron and mini ironing board additional clothes storage space and deep mahogany hardwood floors. The room also has its own en suite bathroom which is all situated on the first floor of the home.

This space is ideal for someone looking for that clean, comfy, cozy private haven to have a restful nights sleep.

The Casa de Belle Soleil en suite package includes eat-in kitchen access; a spacious back yard and private bathroom.

The area offers great high street shopping on Rockaway Avenue and local amenities such as a 24 hour Laundromat, supermarket and take away eateries (KFC, McDonalds and Subway on Rockaway Ave are to mention a few). 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 - 20 mins to downtown Brooky; ONLY 30 mins into downtown 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.

****NEW**** BREAKFAST AND DINNER
For an additional fee I also offer a catering service; breakfast as well as a dinner menu included into your stay. FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST or standard authentic dinner cuisine from WEST AFRICA, WEST INDIES and EUROPE offered as examples. Just ask me for more details.

Pre Check in and Check out Luggage storage options are also available. Again, ask me for details prior to booking for price options etc.

This delightful space comes with a shared bathroom and kitchen AND a spacious private retreat outside, which you will find very peaceful and relaxing, terrific for escaping the scorching NY summer heat. Bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils are always provided.

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.

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 will 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.

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.

Please be sure to check out my (SENSITIVE CONTENTS 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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Guest access

This adorable space comes with a shared kitchen AND a spacious private retreat outside, which you will find very peaceful and relaxing, terrific for escaping the scorching NY summer heat. Bed linen, towels and kitchen utensils are always provided.

Interaction with guests

NB: It is important to read ALL information that becomes available to you on your Confirmation Itinerary, regarding check in and other home information should you decide to book. This will also be sent via email as well. If you are a traveler who needs constant 24/7 attention then the Casa De Bel Soleil Experience is not for you .....

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.


PLEASE NOTE: that this neighborhood is a diamond in the rough, especially in the Summer months you will get that Brooklyn authenticity of people chilling, hanging out, barbecuing and enjoying the weather until the small hours of the morning. If you can't "walk like you belong", then this isn't the location for you ...

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 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.


House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

HOUSE RULES
CASA DE BEL SOLEIL HOUSE MANUAL

Welcome to Casa de Bel Soleil. You will find your NYC stay here very comfortable, laid back and certainly pleasurable.

Casa de Bel Soleil is located on Bergen Street between Thomas Boyland and Rockaway Avenues, situated in Ocean Hill – a subsection of Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant neighbourhood

IMPORTANT:
Recycling: Please recycle any garbage you have. Plastic and glass should be kept in one bag and regular garbage in another. Please keep paper and cardboard together as well. Recycling is big in NYC and it saves a LOT of time having to go through and separating as it can be cumbersome. We all want to work smarter and definitely NOT harder.

****** IMPORTANT ******
PLEASE NOTE TO LOCK DOORS AT ALL TIMES FOR THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IN THE HOME
1) You can use all cooking utensils (including Pots, Pans), appliances and cutlery during your stay. Please be cautious in your cooking especially ensuring that the gas stove and other cooking appliances are completely turned off after use.
2) Please maintain upkeep on common areas such as bathroom and kitchen after using. Please clean bathroom and wipe down kitchen surface and cooker once finished.
3) Should you have guests come out to stay during your visit please be aware that there will be an additional charge per night for their stay (as stated on the website).
4) Once given a key, you will be responsible for locking up after yourself if you are the last person to leave for the day.
5) Ask me in advance about bike hire, personal driver service and breakfast, which are pre arranged and arranged prior to your stay.
6) 5)It is imperative that you lock the doors after you leave with the keys and behind you when you enter the house for safety and security purposes. Upon check out please return the keys to the lock box you retrieved them from after you lock up after check out. Please be mindful and vigilant of this, unlocked doors will be susceptible for penalization.
7) Smoking is allowed outside the home (back yard, front steps) but NOT inside.

When using the stove in the kitchen, please make sure the stove is turned to off once finished using. It is a gas stove and ignites electronically. The oven you would press bake, set the temperature, then set bake again. Once finished, press the clear button on the stove to turn off the oven. Baking trays and pans are kept underneath the stove in the drawer below the oven.

****IMPORTANT*****
Should any reason the fire alarm go off, it would be due to the following:

1) Cooking at high temperatures
2) An oven spill that creates smoke with heat when cooking
3) Not watching your food while cooking

In the event the fire alarm goes off, take a broom in the kitchen and press the flashing red button. The firealarm is in the hallway on the ceiling (which is high up) but when you use the top of the broom to press that flashing red button, the alarm with shut off. Just open some windows in the kitchen and back door to release any remaining smoke aromas so the alarm does not go off again.

The house manual is subject to change from time to time with additional information being added to it. Please watch out for updates where necessary – many thanks.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) lives in the house

Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

66 Reviews


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Katrina User Profile
April 2017
Our stay was amazing. Easy access to all of the city by the subway located close by. Comfortable stay for all of us. My teenage daughter, my mother and I. Michelle was lovely. We would definitely would visit again.

Elias User Profile
January 2017
Our stay at Michelle's place was satisfactory. There were many more Air BnB tenants in the house than we expected, and while Michelle greeted us, she wasn't home to attend to those who arrived throughout our fortnight-long stay. Our bedroom and ensuite was large and homely, but the house could have been cleaner. The radiators stopped working and the security alarm was inexplicably set off one night. There also wasn't sufficient soap provided at all the basins in the house (despite the listing advertising complimentary toiletries). While the listing doesn't mention it, there is a friendly cat at the property. She vomited, which is fine, but Michelle wasn't around to clean it up. The house is in a good location - close to the subway and the hip suburbs of Brooklyn.
Michelle User Profile
Response from Michelle:
I did mention my travel to family out of town which guests did know and my cousin was around to assist with any issues as well as cleaning with the premises while away. Upon coming back to the house it seemed that the heating system was tampered with which affects the system in place so I imagine the thermostat was tampered with hence not having the heating come on when it was supposed to and it took a day or so to fix when I came back. With that said this wasn't mentioned about the heating which could have also been guided and walked through should you needed to turn up the heat in anyway. My cousin was available to prepare and clean which she did and took photos of what had been done so there was a viable system in place.
January 2017

Hadi User Profile
November 2016
I liked this listing! I would check if it's available in my next trips.

Derrick User Profile
November 2016
This was my second time staying at Michelle's. Great clean room in a convenient location with access to various subway lines. Of course, it was really good seeing and catching up with Michelle again. Thanks Michelle, and see you around!

Lovemybabies User Profile
October 2016
Never got the pleasure of meeting Michelle but she was available and responsive via telephone my entire stay! The location was ideal. As a single female traveler I felt very safe in her neighborhood even late at night. The backyard is a must when the weather is nice out.

William User Profile
October 2016
I was coming to town to run Rock 'n' Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon and Michelle's private room was a good option and value for my short stay in New York. At about 20% of the cost of what a hotel would have been, it was great to have a private room AND bath so I wouldn't disturb anyone with my late arrival and my early pre-race routine. I appreciated Michelle's detailed instructions that helped immensely with checking in, and included both photos and videos, which gave me peace of mind. The neighborhood is a little rough, and my Uber driver said "Good Luck" when he dropped me off, but over the course of the two days, I found that my worries were unfounded, and I was able to walk multiple times back and forth to the subway and to a supermarket without any incidents. The house is safe and secure--you have four doors of security (three exterior and one interior)! I found the space to be a good size, clean enough, and the Chromecast/TV was a nice amenity. My only complaint would probably be the mattress. I found the springs uncomfortable and woke up sore in the mornings. It didn't stop me from having a good race, though--I missed a PR by only 58 seconds. I only got to meet busy Michelle once, but I could tell through our short meeting and online correspondence that she is very kind and professional. Her house is pretty convenient to several subway lines, including being about 4-5 blocks from the C that will take you to Manhattan/Penn Station. It was pretty easy to get an Uber Pool for about $7.95 to pretty much anywhere in Brooklyn if you don't want to deal with the subway. For what I paid, I think Michelle's AirBnB was definitely worth it. Thanks!

Lindsay User Profile
October 2016
Room and bathroom were awesome! Back yard is great. A very friendly cat lives there and will be snuggly and welcoming. The neighborhood is a little ghetto, but it's a great location to catch trains. Would stay there again if I went to NY again.

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Michelle User Profile

…… and welcome to Casa de Belle Soleil - your "Home Away From Home" which is my humble abode – it is a quaint yet simple haven that will cater to your short term accommodation needs for your NYC vacation and beyond.

My home is a great hidden gem in the “NEWLY DISCOVERED” Ocean Hill neighborhood, a subsection of Bedford Stuyvesant. Off the beaten track, rich in culture and community, Ocean Hill is an eclectic and vibrant mix of people and where old meets new; young urban professionals, families and new residents eager to explore a part of Brooklyn that intrigues and tantalizes the mind. Ocean Hill also has pockets of established residents that are welcoming the burst of energy and diverse changes that the new Brooklyn Movement brings.

NB: It is important to read ALL information that becomes available to you on your Confirmation Itinerary, regarding check in and other home information should you decide to book. This will also be sent via email as well. If you are a traveler who needs constant 24/7 attention then the Casa De Bel Soleil Experience is not for you .....

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 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

•Food: I have a passion for cooking when I can and good food. I love Indian, Caribbean, 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 the Caribbean and within the US. I plan to do a lot more traveling; Asia, Central & South America, you’re next . I love meeting like minded folks 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 everyday 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, a freelancer and investor. 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 listings 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 favorite 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

Response rate: 100%
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Response time: within an hour
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