About this listing
Cheap and cheerful, bright and breezy, quick and easy … this no frills space is ideal for serving your temporary short stay needs. A definite diamond in the rough; don’t let this golden nugget slip through YOUR fingers …
This comfy 11 x 8 spacious room is equipped with a twin bed, flat screen TV, wireless internet, DVD player and Chrome cast set up!
The room has a good sized built in closet with full length mirror, fold away desk and chair, topped off with deep mahogany hardwood floors. This room also has a lounger/sleeper chair perfect for a friend's short stay while visiting in town.
This space is ideal for someone looking to have a clean, quiet and private place to stay.
The Casa de Belle Soleil package includes eat-in kitchen access; a spacious back yard and shared bathroom.
About me: I am a MBA graduate who is pretty much down to earth. I am originally from London, UK and now live full time in NYC.
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 - 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.
This adorable 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.
Interaction with Guests
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 ……”, subject to schedules. Usually the house guests are from all walks of life and busy schedules but it is nice to get to know one another if we can (no obligations) 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 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.
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.
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 (website hidden)
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.
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)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. Please be mindful and vigilant of this, unlocked doors will be susceptible for penalization.
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.
CASA DE BEL SOLEIL NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDE
NYC Public Transportation Maps
Brooklyn Bus Map
NYC Subway and Interactive Subway Map
Directions to NYC locations via (website hidden)
Restaurants and Places of Interest in Nearby Brooklyn Neighbourhoods
Directions to NYC locations via (website hidden)
Restaurants and Places of Interest in Nearby Brooklyn Neighbourhoods
Michelle is a wonderful host! She is incredibly helpful, hospitable and goes to great lengths to make you feel welcome in her home :).
The room itself is cosy and tidy and a short walk from the subway. Would definitely recommend!
Michelle was great. Her home is very comfortable. I didn't spend much time there but when I did it was all great. Close to a metro station. She has a cool cat. I would happily stay there again.
Michelle is a very kind woman. She lives in a neighborhoud a little bit far from downtown but if you want to visit Brooklyn it's just 3 stations subway from LaFayette av.
The place smells super good and it's the first thing you notice when you get in Michelle's place. The second one are her kindness and willingness of making everything feel like home. She showed me the kitchen, the common area and the bedroom. Everything was as described. The neighborhood is the real and local life. It's way different than Manhattan and the Brooklyn area near the bridge. But it has character and o great supermarket 2 blocks away. I was worried about the cat (since I have allergies), but I had no trouble at all! The air conditioner in the room was a pearl, since outside it was super hot!!! Thanks for having me over and being flexible!
Sans hésitation je vous la recommande , Michelle est très acceuillante , la chambre est comme présenté , petite mais propre , la maison est calme et le quartier très friently , avec un mix de population très agréable , je m'y suis senti très bien
Without hesitation I recommend you this host , Michelle is very welcoming , and helpful , the room was exactly like presented , small but enough for one personn , clean , and comfortable , the boroughs is friendly , a good way to see NYork
Hi i had a great time while i was staying at Michelle she was very helpful and nothing was to small, Michelle place was warm and friendly, Michelle made me feel very welcome at all times i would recommend you stay with Michelle as she will more than make your trip a good one.
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About the Host, Michelle
…… 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 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.
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