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Homestay in Bed \ Stuy - Brooklyn, United States

About the Homestay

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  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Stay with me in my home and meet other international travelers. I have hosted many people from around the world sometimes for last minute stay over, a few days and a couple of weeks. I am a working professional. I live in an area of Brooklyn, New York called Bedford Stuyvesant (Bed/Stuy).

My apartment is on the second floor of a private home. I live in the building on the first floor of the apt with while my mum lives in the basement apt - where you can pick up and return key from time to time. The apt you will be staying with me is on the second floor. There are 3 bedrooms rooms, two with a single bed in each, and the other bedroom has 2 twin sized beds (can be put together to make one big bed, see picture) and a shared full bathroom in the hallway.

I am of West African origin and have lived and traveled to many countries. I welcome people from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as faiths. I provide (but feel free to bring your own) towels, washcloth, Complimentary towel, washcloth, toiletries, hair dryer, tea, coffee, microwave, coffee maker, detergent - please inquire about availability upon check arrival. Continental breakfast included.

I appreciate guests from any and every culture and religious background especially those looking to explore different places - cultural and religious in New York City. I often get passes to events at the UN and I will be more than happy to take guests along with me to experience the International organization.

My home from the nearest train station is just a five minutes ride to downtown Brooklyn - Brooklyn Bridge area, a ten minutes train ride to Manhattan, 20 minutes train ride to Times Square, 25 minutes to Columbus Circle (beginning of Central Park?).

Discount for 7 or more nights. ADVANCED PAYMENT ONLY by Paypal to the email provided on your reservation or bank transfer (you pay any gateway or transfer fees). NO CASH ON ARRIVAL.

Please do not go into the other two rooms on the floor. They are private bedrooms for other guests. There is no kitchen for cooking or common room but there is a microwave, toaster, coffee maker and kettle as shown in the pictures. Please inquire before booking.

Bring laptop to plug into the TV in the kitchen/common area. I will give you the password for my online TV account to watch movies, music, play games etc.



House Facilities
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 29 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Private room - Yellow
From $41 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Private room for one with a twin sized bed. There is a desk, chair, lamp and clothes rack. I have wifi and online TV station. Will give you the password for movies, music, news, sports etc. Check in after 6pm and check out by 11am.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
Weekly Price
Private room for two
From $95 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

There is 1 single bed in the room. Shared full and .5 bath in hallway. There is a kitchen / common room. I have an online movie channel that I will give you the password to watch on the smart TV. Please travel light.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
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About the Area

Bed\Stuy or Bedford Stuyvesant is located in an up and coming neighborhood in Brooklyn. There are many shops, restaurants, local mum and pop shops, coffee shops, laundromats, supermarkets, salons, barber shops and schools, It is a mixed and diverse neighborhood consisting of people from many different countries.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules


No specific hard rule but just minor house rules but please check the fridge door for updates. I believe we are all adults but it would be appreciated if there are no loud noises, music, smoking or drinking in the house. Most importantly, we all clean up after ourselves (cleaning products for bathroom under bathroom sink, brooms and dustpan in closet next to kitchen and towel and mop in bathroom to wipe off). Please take all garbage outside upon check out to the 2 black garbage bins outside of the house - one recycle the other regular. Also please remove all sheets and towels and place in the pillow case. You may fold the blanket and leave on the bed.

When checking out, please leave the key on the front door knob of the room...and leave the room the way you met it - clean thanks in advance :)

Guests are allowed to visit but not more than 2 hours before 8pm. No guests after 8pm. They are welcomed to stay over but with prior arrangements with the host and they will be charged the per person a night fee.

Includes complimentary teas, coffees, toiletries, towels, breakfast, wifi, access to internet TV/movie channel, towels, washcloth, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc). There is a fan (I can put an A/C in for an additional charge per night) but the breeze from the trees behind the house in the summer is very cool that you may not need your fan the whole night!

There is free wireless internet, hair drier, curling iron, tissue paper provided in the bathroom (or feel free to bring yours that you like:). Free calls within the U.S available. Calling cards can be purchased from the corner store (just four houses to the store).

I will give you the password to my online movie channel which includes access to tons of domestic and international films, movies, documentaries, radio, music etc.
There is a shared bathroom and kitchen.

I have a cat named "Mimi". She is very quiet and hides most of the time so that should not be a problem because you may not get to see her. I can keep her away from the apartment during your stay in case you do not like cats. I also have two "tiny" pet turtles that are kept in a small bowl.

I keep my home very clean for guests so you should not see any or have a problem with cat dander, dirt or dust. I request that you clean up after yourself. Both in the bathroom and any other space around the house that you use.

All are welcome, but females and couples preferred. I welcome people from everywhere, I enjoy and appreciate cultural diversity.

There is NO smoking anywhere in the home. If you need to do so, you are welcome to walk around the corner for your convenience.

We provide, but feel free to bring your own toiletries, sheets, towels, washcloths, blankets etc.

Please note: this listing is for travelers and not for those looking for a place to crash after a party of drinking etc in New York City. I take the safety of my guests seriously. Thank you in advance and looking forward to meeting you.

Smoking is not allowed.

17 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2021

    Remi went out of her way to help me with my issues with my room, ended up being as comfortable as reasonably possible for the price.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Remi  in ,

    Thanks Kurt, it was a pleasure meeting and hosting you!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    It was great to meet Remi and stay in her Brooklyn house. She is a nice person, friendly and very helpful. Will be coming again.

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    Age 35 - 44

    4 hearts
    November 2017

    My stay with Remi was good, assited in given full description of anywhere I wanted to go. Very close to connect major tourist centres in NYC. Recommend her for your next stay in NYC. Cheers

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    Remy is an extremely lovely lady, she'll take care of you perfectly! The neighborhood is very lively and welcoming, everything you need (cafes, laundromat, metro, supermarkets..) is close.
    I had a great experience staying at Remi's place, I felt comfortable and safe, she checked on me often to see if I needed anything, she doesn't just take care of the house, she truly cares abut her guests. I can only recommend Remi!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    Remi hosted us perfectly and she was very kind to us
    Everything was clean in the room I didn't have any problem with the housing
    Thank you Remi

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    Age 65 - 74

    4 hearts
    September 2017

    Remi is very kind and always ready to give you an helping hand!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    Staying with Remi in Brooklyn was so great! First of all, she is such a nice person, very caring and helpful. She always made sure I had everything I needed. During my stay, we found out we had some interests in common, so we spent some time talking and discussing together and she even showed me a part of Manhattan. Location was also a big plus. Her house is in a walking distance from the nearest subway station and you can be in downtown Manhattan in half an hour. All that in a lively neighbourhood with smiling and greeting neighbours. I really felt like home there :) Thank you Remi!

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2017

    Had a great time with Rhemy. She was super nice and helped me with great advice. The room was clean and tidy. The neighborhood was also very nice and accessible but also quite quiet in the night compared to other New York areas.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    I stayed at Linda's house for 2 weeks it was wonderful ! She is so kind, she always asking us if we need something or help. If you need informations concerning the area or NY she will gladly answer you.
    Like I said to her, she keeps her house very clean. If you go there, you can see her cleaning every morning and every night even during the weekends.
    Thank you for everything Linda, best regards

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Remi  in ,

    Thank you Alize for the review
    "Rhemy" :)

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    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    June 2017

    The room is okey. The place is saved and the bus is about 2 mins walk. Remy is always there if you need something. She is friendly and she makes me feel at home.

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