Treats await by your comfy bed :-)Your comfortable bedroom
Brooklyn Zen Gem Serenity Bedroom
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Your peaceful haven in a serene private home on a tree-lined block in prime Bay Ridge is steps to 86th Street subway, shopping, international restaurants galore & the waterfront Promenade. The entire floor is super-clean and tastefully furnished :-)

The space

Your beautiful bedroom is part of the 4-bedroom apartment on the second floor of our house. My husband Kotaro and I live only on the first floor. This means that you will enjoy tremendous privacy and complete freedom in coming and going about, cooking and relaxing as you please.

Your clean and comfortable bedroom includes a solid wood frame twin-size bed with a sealed luxury mattress, premium linens, a huge desk with multiple drawers, a hand-blown glass lamp, a salt lamp, an adjustable office chair and an upholstered chair, a large hand-carved wood mirror and a smaller round one, a closet, an armoire with shelves and drawers, a bedside chest of drawers, curtains, a ceiling fan with three overhead lights, and high-speed wi-fi.
The room is 145 square feet, thus with plenty of floor space, and is adjacent to the bright living room.
The room also comes with a locking personal 17 x 18 x 25" cabinet located opposite the bathroom door.

The kitchen looks out onto our backyard with a huge, leafy apple tree + rose and raspberry bushes, persimmon, fig and maple trees :-)

Guest access

You have full use of the furnished living room, fully-equipped kitchen (complete with complimentary coffee, tea, sugar, creamers, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and more), and newly-renovated bathroom with its original stain-glass window. Shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hair-dyer, iron and board as well as all paper goods are provided.

The living room, kitchen and bathroom have lots of natural sunlight, and are cleaned unobtrusively multiple times a week, maintaining their relaxing and welcoming atmosphere.

The living room, kitchen and bathroom are shared with 3 other single-occupancy bedrooms, which may or may not be occupied during your visit.
You might get to enjoy the entire floor to yourself, or hardly ever run into any other house guest anyway.

Interaction with guests

My husband Kotaro and I shall be present during your stay, but we live only on the first floor of the house.

We anticipate minimal interaction with our guests in general, as our guests really love their complete privacy and freedom in coming and going about.
Should you need any assistance at any time, we are friendly, responsive, resourceful, and always happy to provide help with anything, recommendations, lending extra items, etc.

Our goal is for you to enjoy optimal comfort during your stay here :-)

We welcome all guests. This home is LGBT-friendly.

Other things to note

We are very flexible regarding checking-in: Our guests may arrive anytime after 3 pm. Just let us know your arrival time, so that we are home to welcome you.
Checking-in before 3 pm may also be possible if the bedroom was not occupied the night before and it is ready for your stay.

If the bedroom is not ready before the official check-in time of 3 pm, you are welcome to drop off your bags and go explore the neighborhood and the city.
Upon departure, you are equally welcome to leave your bags in our lobby until you are ready to retrieve them before leaving Bay Ridge.

We provide premium-quality bed linens and towels, and offer fresh sets upon request.

Wireless Internet

Cleaning Fee £23
Weekly Discount: 12%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 1AM (next day)
Check out by 12PM (noon)

The house is a strictly non-smoking and drug-free environment.
No unauthorized overnight guests.
Guests are expected to clean after themselves when using shared rooms.
No pets.


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

1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Smitha User Profile
June 2017
I stayed at Sophie's place for 8 days towards end of May 2017. Though there were 3 other guests staying on the same floor and sharing common spaces, it was quiet and private. I met just one guest and that too on my last day.The place is very clean and maintained well. Sophie is a cheerful person and I enjoyed my chats with her. On day of checkout, I asked her if I could leave my luggage till 3 pm , and she was wonderful in letting me know I can check out as late as I wished. This was really convenient for me. Would highly recommend her place.

Jinal User Profile
April 2017
Sophie and Kotaro are absolutely amazing hosts. They go above and beyond to make the stay comfortable and accommodating. The place is well-maintained and gives home vibes. They always put fresh fruits and snacks in the kitchen. Always cheerful and respect privacy. Best airbnb experience!!!!

Alexa User Profile
August 2016
Sophie is a real superhost!! She absolutely deserves this reward. She is the greatest! I really enjoyed my stay that I always thought I would, but it was even more than just great. It was super! :) She is such a sweet person. She does everything she can for her guests to feel themselves great at her place. The whole house, including my room of course, was so neat, tidy and very clean. She even provides a starter kit, including sodas and snacks, for all her guests which I think is very nice. The neighborhood is very safe, very calm and I fell in love with it at the first time. It was great to come back to this part of the city after a long day spent in Manhattan. Her place is very easy to approach, it is quite close to a subway station. She provides subway map and everything you need: towels, essentials, hair dryer and I could even do ironing, which was quite important to me. She fills you up with all information you need. One day, I wanted to go to Philly to visit my friend and another day to Long Island to visit a family and in both cases, she helped me with regards to the route planning. It was a great support as without Sophie, I am sure that I would have planned both trips much more complicated. She is always there when you need her and she is very outgoing, oh my god!!! :) She is too kind. :) I highly recommend this place to everybody!!! Next time I visit the city, Sophie's place will be the first I shall check for availability. Thank you very much indeed, Sophie, for being such a great superhost and such a sweet person! :) I do hope to see you again soon! :)

Andreja User Profile
August 2016
Sophie is amazing host and lovely house and clean room to stay . Safe neighbourhood and close to metro . Will definitely stay there again and I felt like a home and after all day sightseeing was so good to get back to quiet place to rest . Thanks Sophie for welcoming me and everything you done . Andreja

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Sophie was a wonderful host! From the moment I arrived at the door she welcomed me into her home and hugged me like we'd met a thousand times before. She provided snacks in my room and drinks in the fridge just for me! It was great to come "home" after a long morning of traveling in the heat. Sophie lets guests leave their bags if they arrive before check-in or plan to leave after check-out, which was a great convenience to me since I planned to arrive at noon and wanted to explore. Upon arrival, Sophie actually cleaned my room right away so that I could have access to it before check-in time. She chatted with me the whole time, telling me about her family, her time in Brooklyn and about her yoga, wellness and meditation practices. We had tons in common, and I wished I had more time to spend with her! She provided touristy NYC magazines and maps and was quick to give travel suggestions and knows the subway like the back of her hand. She even offered for me to go with her to the pool! The apartment was as described - looks recently renovated, everything was spic and span. My bedroom door locked and I even had a locking cubby by the bathroom to store my toiletries (shared bathroom was also very clean - you wouldn't know anyone else used it). There was also a shared kitchen and common area which was nice to have and AC units kept the place cool. I had keys to my bedroom and cubby and a personal passcode for the front door. Since Sophie lives downstairs in a separate apartment, I actually did not see her or anyone else staying in the apartment for the rest of the weekend. It almost felt like I had the place to myself. I had never been to this area of Brooklyn before and wish I had more time to explore and go see the promenade. The aesthetic reminded me a lot of where I am from in Richmond, Va. Lots of apartments and small houses, shops, markets, restaurants, cafe's...busy as you would expect but not anything like Manhattan. The subway was a couple blocks away from the apartment which was convenient - the R train took me right where I needed to go for a conference I was attending. I would highly recommend staying with Sophie, she was a phenomenal host, true to her posting and goes above and beyond for the guest. I am already planning my next stay in Brooklyn for October!

Noelle User Profile
July 2016
This is my second stay at Sophie's. This is a wonderful room ! Comfortable bed, quiet, huge desk with comfortable chair where you can get a lot done. Lovely decor including a salt lamp putting out negative ions. It all comes together for a delightful stay. And as always, Sophie is a total and utter marvel as hostess. Enjoy!

Sarah User Profile
July 2016
Sophie was beyond welcoming, even though I had a late flight and arrived at her place after midnight. The room was clean and comfortable, with high-quality linens, pillows, etc. Even an array of snacks on the nightstand! The Bay Ridge neighborhood is about an hour from most parts of Manhattan by subway, but if you plan to stay local to Brooklyn, it's quite convenient. Especially if you plan to visit Coney Island or Brighton Beach.

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New York, New York, United StatesJoined in April 2015
Sophie User ProfileSophie is a superhost.

I am mom to two fabulous daughters, wife to jewelry designer Kotaro Miyashiro, and friend to many lovely persons across continents.

I am a United States Customs Broker, and an international trade compliance and sustainable textiles sourcing specialist.
I am a staunch advocate of social justice and environmental responsibility.

I am currently transforming into a professor, though, as I now wish to dedicate my energies to helping enrich people's lives. I teach English to Speakers of Other Languages and literacy to teenage and adult students from wonderfully diverse cultural backgrounds.

I am also certified in Integrated Clinical Therapy with Tibetan Singing Bowls.
I trained with Master Satya Brat, founder of the Academy of Sound Healing in Kolkata, India.

My core values are: Quality, integrity and humanity.

A native of France, I am fluent in French, and in English, for having lived in NYC for over two decades. I became a United States citizen in 2000.

I am friendly, outgoing, tidy, aware and respectful.
I love world travel, cultural and performing arts, enjoying nature, dancing, swimming, yoga and Pilates.

I am a vegetarian.
I cannot live without sunshine, trees, a body of water nearby, kindness and dark chocolate :-D

My life motto is: Live in joy, mindfully.

Hosting style:
Kotaro and I are easy-going, flexible and unobtrusive.
We shall ensure your optimal comfort and a highly positive experience as a guest in our house.

The kitchen, bathroom, living room and hallways of the floor your bedroom is on are kept pristine, welcoming and relaxing at all times.

We will be readily available to provide you with any assistance you might need, be it giving recommendations, directions, advice, holding your luggage before check-in or after check-out, lending you extra items, etc.

Otherwise, we will be respectfully out of your way, as you shall be free to come and go explore our fabulous Bay Ridge neighborhood in this city that indeed never sleeps!

Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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