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Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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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 …

The space

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**** BREAKFAST AND DINNER OPTION

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.

Guest access

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

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 .....

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.


The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $5
Security Deposit: $200
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: $45 / night
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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

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.


Cancellations

Strict

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


Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

160 Reviews


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Andrés User Profile
April 2017
Nice and very comfortable room, in a lovely house very close to the subway. I spent here 5 days and everything was great, even the owner's cat was kind to me :)

Fiona User Profile
March 2017
The neighborhood was quiet, and the rest of the city was really accessible from this location. Definitely worth the price!

Simone User Profile
March 2017
It is exactly as described..If you are not a cat lover this will not work for you. However, host was great, good communication. Definitely recommend this place if you are looking for a short stay in the city.

Pat User Profile
February 2017
Great spot in a local Brooklyn neighbourhood, really authentic experience, far away enough from the hustle and bustle of manhattan but an easy subway trip in or to anywhere around the city. Clean, comfortable and exactly as described. Easy and welcoming check in process. Michelle is a knowledgable and friendly host!

Ariel User Profile
February 2017
The place is very cozy and well arranged and my stay was pleasant.

Garfield User Profile
January 2017
Great stay! Pictures as advertised, easy parking at almost any hour, quiet and very comfortable. Highly recommended.

Inglee User Profile
January 2017
Listing was accurate.

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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

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