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Your Home Away from Home !!!

If you are looking for a Peace of mind , while you are visiting NYC, this the right place to be...I always try to make my guest, feel like they own home...comfortable...
My guests are very important to me.
Welcome to my place...

Peaceful Room...

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check Out: 12AM (midnight)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $35 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly discount: 10%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

Every visitor is treated by me, in the same way I would like to be treated, as a guest ...
Smoke and Pet Friendly Peaceful Bedroom in Brooklyn
This is a warm and friendly home in a safe family neighborhood

Private, sunny, very clean, bedroom (measures 12' x 8') includes 2 twin size bed, closet, desk, large mirror, LCD TV with Apple TV, celling fan, heater and window AC in the summer. Bedroom is located next to the bathroom. Free Wi-Fi, fresh linens and towels provided. Bedroom has curtains (for total darkness) and cubes/bench to support your luggage.

The apartment is on the second floor without an elevator in the building (16 steps up to the second floor). There are only two apartments in the building. This is a very large 3 bedrooms apartment (for NY standards) with great sunlight and hardwood floors in the bedrooms and living room. In the hallway, kitchen and bathroom has white ceramic tiles. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and you are welcome to use it. There is a smaller fridge in the kitchen for the guest(s). The living room and the Serene Bedroom are located by the entrance of the apartment. Kitchen, bathroom and the Peaceful Bedroom are located in the middle of the apartment. The third bedroom, which we call Zen (but never available), is located on the end of the hallway. We have an iron and an ironing board, several hair dryers, there are Q-tips, cotton balls, toothpaste, shower gels and shampoos/conditioner available for use, which will make your life easier if your trip is brief.
In case you cannot use your international cell phone here, you can use the home phone to make local calls or calls within the US; the phone is located in the living room. If you need to make long distance calls you will need a phone calling card that you can buy at any Deli store.

In the heart of Bay Ridge - Brooklyn, very safe family oriented area surrounded by parks. It is perfectly located to everything: restaurants, diners, liquor stores, drugstores, banks, supermarkets (Key Food & C Town), laundromats, walking distance to shopping stores (email hidden) (Century 21, Gap, TJ Max, Modell's sporting goods, etc.) coffee shops and cinema.
The apartment is located two small blocks from the subway (R train - Bay Ridge station), one station away you caught the express train N and it takes only 35-40 minutes to midtown Manhattan (Times Sq.), 20-25 min to Chinatown, Soho, and the Village. On the N train you can be in the Atlantic Ave station (where the new Barclays Center is located) in 10 minutes and over there you will find several train lines to transfer to. Please be aware these timings are possible during the day, non-rush hours or late at night (after 1AM), the subway/bus system operates 24/7.
If you need to take a taxi back home, it is about:
- $25 from LES (plus tip, usually we give 15%)
- $35 from Times Sq. (plus tip)
- $40 from upper east/west side (plus tip)
We are located very close to JFK, Newark, and LaGuardia airports (20-25 min car ride, around $35-40 from JFK & LG, from Newark airport, you will be charged extra for the tolls & the taxi is $60).

All renters are required to put down a security deposit, $150 and you do it through the airbnb site. There is also a cleaning fee $20 per week/per person ($10 per person if you stay only two days), this will be paid to me in cash upon arrival (I would do it thru airbnb, but they take a percentage out of it and I don't want to add that on, making it more expensive for you). If you stay for than 8 days, I will change your sheets and towels for clean ones and your bedroom will be vacuumed and cleaned weekly.
You'll be sharing the apartment with a mature and considerate female roommate ( and two friendly kitties that you rarely see, and one small friendly dog...therefore you must like pets and you are not allergic to them), they sleep with us and you can keep your bedroom door closed if you don't want the pets to visit you. We are smokers, therefore you can smoke too. If you don't smoke, it will not bother you, because the windows are always opened/ashtrays are always empty/home is always clean and if you keep your bedroom door closed you will not smell it because we are located in different parts in the apartment (we had several non-smoker guests and our smoking was never an issue for them).. Plus we will not smoke in front of you if it bothers you. This apartment is big and each room is located in separated areas of it. I work Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm. This is a LGBT friendly household. I'm Brazilian but I have been living in NYC for more than 20 years, I speak fluently English, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish (I understand Italian as well). I have a great knowledge of the city and if you are a foreign I will help you to go wherever you want to. A clean home is very important to me, and due to the presence of the pets, I make sure I keep our home very neat.

If you have a small & friendly, trained dog or cat that you would like to bring with you we are open for the possibility (pets are vaccinated and spayed/neutered). There is no charge for your pet.

BAY RIDGE RANKS AMONG THE TOP 10 SAFEST FOR THE ENTIRE CITY AND IS AMONG THE SAFEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN BROOKLYN. Bay Ridge has earned its reputation as a place where New Yorkers can enjoy the fruits of their labors. The neighborhood came in No. 7 in per capita crimes on DNA info site ranking of 69 neighborhoods.
Bay Ridge has many international restaurants and bars, especially along 3rd and 5th Avenue, its main commercial strips. Many refer to the community as "Brooklyn's Gold Coast." A popular neighborhood attraction is the 69th Street Pier, at Bay Ridge Ave (aka 69th Street) and Shore Road. This popular pier is a favorite to the local fishermen who fish there daily. Very close to the pier is Owl's Head Park. This park is a 27-acre walking park that has a state of the art skate park, children's playground and basketball courts. Most of all, you can have the best view of the Verrazano Bridge. Did you know the 1977 movie Saturday Night Fever was set in Bay Ridge? In the summer you can go to Coney Island a 30 min train ride and enjoy the beach, the oldest amusement park in the country and the NY Aquarium. On a 20 min train ride you can go visit the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, or Prospect Park, or the Brooklyn Museum, all located next to each other.
Love to play golf?...just few blocks away from the apt, the Dyker Beach Golf Course is a beautiful 18-hole championship course located in the heart of Brooklyn, below the shadows of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Dyker Beach Golf Course is convenient to get to, located close to both the Belt Parkway and the BQE. If you are using public transportation they are just 4 blocks from the R Train Station and across the street from a Manhattan express bus stop, from the apt a car service (taxi) will cost you only $7.00.

Please note: Returning guest(s) will receive 10% of discount on the future bookings.

Guest Access

My guests can have access in the whole apt.
Kitchen (shared)
Bathroom (shared)
Living Room (shared)

Interaction with Guests

I am very easygoing person , and love to interact with people from all around the World !!!
But also, I respect their privacy very much...
Leaving my guests free to talk, when they feel for it !!! Always I will be happy to answer any question ...and help if it's needed...
I spend very short time at home, since I work full time five days a week...
Usually, when I am home, I spend most of the time at my room with my pets...
I am very quiet person...
Very easy to stay around...

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood is wonderful...
Very Safe, very convenient, we have everything that we need 24 / 7...
Subway stations, convince Store and pharmacy open 24 hours, Movie theater,
And many beautiful parks all around...
Very close to the water, (Shore Road ) with an Amaze view of Verrazano Bridge on the left side and Statue of Liberty on right, Manhattan, and New Jersey... And you can walk or bike miles with the stunning view of the water and boats ...
Pick nick on the Parks is very popular, during the Spring, Sumer...
You are invited to be my guest, and enjoy this wonderful neighborhood !!!

Getting Around

Get around NYC is very easy...
From here ( Brooklyn ) we have the R train ( LOCAL ) at
Bay Ridge Station.
One stop is the N train that take you Manhattan in 45 minutes or less, depend of what part of the city you want to go...
The Subway run 24 hours...
And it's very safe to ride subway at any time...
Also is car service company all around available at any time ...
It's really convenient get around, from here...

House Rules

Luckily, it doesn't take that much work to fall into "good houseguest" category: you don't need to clean the entire house before leaving, or feel like you're walking on eggshells. You simply need to show a bit of consideration and gratitude for your host..

Tell me what time you'll be arriving, when you're leaving, and what plans (if any) you might have. This lets me plan my own schedules accordingly to receive you. If you're running late make sure to call ahead and update us on when you'll be arriving. Also, please have a copy of your photo ID.( PASSPORT, or DRIVE LICENSE ) on you arrival. Please inform me if you are not coming back to the apartment so i don't worry that something bad happened to you.

Emergency call: 911 for medical or fire

A note of advice; please inform me if you have any special medical condition that we should be aware and who I should contact in case of an emergency. If you are a foreign, keep our names and phone numbers available in you wallet.

Please pick up after yourself, hang up your towels in your room, make your bed, wash your own dishes and don't leave your stuff lying around in common areas of the house.

Please don't invite strangers. Even though you are provided with a set of keys to the apartment, you don't have the right to invite others to the house unless it has been approved by the by ME...Sorry, but it's a necessary protection against mishap.

Just come in peace and I assure you that my home is very serene, respectful, and you will enjoy staying with me !!!
You will be very welcome !!!

Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Fire Extinguisher

7 nights minimum stay

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Maria Luiza

Maria Luiza

New York, New York, United States · Member since October 2013

I am Mature Work Women, ( with a Young Mind ) Very quiet, Friendly, Happy, very easygoing and Polite Person. I am originally from Brazil. I have living in Japan for 13 years, and move to NYC, 20 years ago. I speek Portuguese ,English , Spanish , Japanese , a Little bit of Italian.
I love to meet and interact with people from all around the world ...
That's why I am sharing my home...
I will do my best to insure that my guest always feel like home...
I work every day from 8:00am to 5:00 pm.
When I am home, I am always in my room whit my Little Dog and my little cat...
I am clean person and would like to my guests will be the same...
I am a smoker, however I don't smoke in the others rooms, but my own room.
With have 3 big windows facing the street, also ceiling fan. And always close my door... Since the apartment is quite big, the others rooms won't feel the smell...
All the rooms have large windows facing the Street.
My guest always can count on me for any question, information or help.
I am always open for it...
And I will be more than happy to do so .

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