APT 3: 5MIN TO SUBWAY/12MIN MANH; 2BR/SLEEPS8-12; HBO; NR BARS/CAFÉS; QUIET/SAFE

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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APT 3: 5MIN TO SUBWAY/12MIN MANH; 2BR/SLEEPS8-12; HBO; NR BARS/CAFÉS; QUIET/SAFE

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Live like a Brooklynite in this Spacious Townhome! 2BR + Huge Bath + Dining Area

MACON MANOR, Apt 3:

If this Apartment is not available for your dates, please see our other HomeAway listings:

Apt 1: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3488786

Apt 2: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206384

Apt 4: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206354

Yes, you can live like a real Brooklynite in this Spacious Townhome Apartment just 5 express stops from Downtown Manhattan! This roomy & airy Apartment can sleep up to 8 (suggested maximum) or 12 (absolute maximum; we supply queen-size Aerobed air mattresses [extra guest fee of $49 pp pn for each guest over suggested maximum]). Ideal for large families, groups of friends, and individuals / couples who like a lot of space.

It features:

• A Master Bedroom with (1) queen-size bed (sleeps 2); closet; full-length mirror; original art; alarm clock to which you can connect an iPod; A/C; original art; hardwood floor.

• A 2nd Bedroom with bunk bed with (2) full-size beds (each sleeps 2); and 2nd closet; hardwood floor.

• A Living Room with (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); sofa; foldaway dining table & chairs for 6; 3rd closet; 2nd A/C; 32 in. HDTV with DVD player & DVD library for kids & adults + cable (including premium channels such as HBO / Showtime / Starz on Demand, which allows you to watch any movie or program they offer -- Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Girls, Sex in the City, The Sopranos, True Blood -- at any time); bookshelf with books & games for kids & adults, as well as guide books to NYC; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; original art; hardwood floor.

• A fully-equipped Eat-In-Kitchen with fridge / freezer; gas oven / stove; microwave; toaster; blender; coffee grinder & coffee maker; cooking utensils / dishes / silverware; foldaway wall-mounted table & (2) stools.

• A large Bathroom with claw foot tub / shower.

• Also: complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water, all linens & towels, free Wi-Fi.

The Utica Station of the “A” (Express) and “C” (Local) subway line is about a 5-minute walk; Manhattan is about 12 minutes away on the “A” (Express) train. Bars, boutiques, cafés, galleries, great restaurants (like Zagat-rated Peaches [BBQ] and Saraghina [Italian]) are 1-2 minute walk.

Our website (http://www.TRUErentals.com) has extensive tourist information about local resources (nearby bars, cafés, museums, parks, restaurants, shops, etc.), sightseeing suggestions, transportation, and much more, which would be of interest to anyone planning a visit to Brooklyn, whether you stayed with us or not.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

TRUE

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
Speaks english

My name is TRUE, I am an Artist / Designer, and have been the Owner / Operator of MACON MANOR since purchasing the Home in 1999.

I moved from Los Angeles, CA. to New York to be a part of its vibrant culture (and to study at Sarah Lawrence College and The Cooper Union Art School) and then moved from Manhattan to Stuyvesant Heights because I found it to be safer and much quieter.

TRUE purchased this apartment in 1999

I chose MACON MANOR because it offered exactly what I wanted: a lot of space; many of its original architectural details; a chance to explore my interior design ideas; a Garden; and a quiet block just 5 minutes from an express train that can get you into Manhattan in just 12 minutes.

The properties in the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District were built for the wealthiest people of the day in the late 1800s, when everything else in the area was farmland. Throughout the course of the 20th century, as public transportation made it easier for the working class to get deeper into Brooklyn, the wealthy fled, and their homes transitioned into the hands of the middle class.

Living in one such home, and having the chance to lovingly restore it and share it with travelers from around the world is a very unique opportunity, one that I cherish.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.7
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Apt 3: 5min to Subway/12min Manh; 2BR/Sleeps8-12; HBO; Nr Bars/Cafés; Quiet/Safe
average rating of 4.72 based on 50 reviews
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Apt 3: 5min to Subway/12min Manh; 2BR/Sleeps8-12; HBO; Nr Bars/Cafés; Quiet/Safe
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191274
Brooklyn New York City
London, UK
5

WONDERFUL STAY IN BEDFORD STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN

  • 5 of 5
My wife, her daughter and I stayed at Macon Manor for four days in September 17-21, 2008. We were looking for an apartment in New York for a short family vacation after the WYSTC 2008 Conference and we found Macon Manor in Brooklyn to be the perfect place.

The whole Bedford Stuyvesant area is lovely, especially around Macon Street with all the treed streets and nice brownstone buildings. People are very friendly and much more polite than in London or Paris. The 5-minute walk to and from the Utica Ave subway station, through Fulton Park, is very nice, and my wife was telling me "I felt safer than in the métro in Paris".

True (the apartment owner) recommended the nearby café (Bread Stuy) and restaurant (Peaches Brooklyn), where we had excellent breakfasts and a great dinner on our last evening. Peaches does not have a liquor licence so they sent us to a little wine store a block away, where I found a very good rosé Rioja that went very well with our pork and beef ribs (both cooked to perfection). The service was great, performed by the ever smiling staff.

I highly recommend Macon Manor, very well maintained and nicely furnished by True, who also thought of filling up the fridge with water bottles, and the kitchen with coffee and tea, all very much appreciated on arrival and during our stay (like the numerous books in the living room that taught us the history of the Brooklyn bridge and helped us plan our visits).

The apartment was much better than others we rented in the US or in other countries, and next time I or my family go to New York for work or for a holiday, we'll return to Macon Manor for sure. We'll just book the 3rd floor apartment for a change next time.

Staying at Macon Manor in Brooklyn is a great and much cheaper alternative to any hotel or apartment rental in Manhattan. It gives an easy, safe and fast access to all New York tourist attractions and business districts, while offering the unique and original character of the Bedford Stuyvesant area in Brooklyn.

BQ
  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Apt 3: 5min to Subway/12min Manh; 2BR/Sleeps8-12; HBO; Nr Bars/Cafés; Quiet/Safe
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Brooklyn New York City
5

GREAT PLACE

  • 5 of 5
one word is enough: perfect
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apt 3: 5min to Subway/12min Manh; 2BR/Sleeps8-12; HBO; Nr Bars/Cafés; Quiet/Safe
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Brooklyn New York City
victoria. bc Canada
5

BEAUTIFUL FLAT ON BEAUTIFUL BLOCK IN BED STY

  • 5 of 5
this was a "true" find :) - the neighborhood has great restaurants and people, the building is beautiful, relaxed, secure, and spacious - great set up for a larger group who want to share some meals in as well as out. True is very thorough manager, very personable kind and well respected in the area - which makes all the difference. We preferred this area to Manhattan and never felt crowded even though we were 6. this is a sure deal for anyone who wants to experience new york authenticity.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apt 3: 5min to Subway/12min Manh; 2BR/Sleeps8-12; HBO; Nr Bars/Cafés; Quiet/Safe
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Brooklyn New York City
Sandy
5

FAMILY STAY IN NEW YORK

  • 5 of 5
Macon Manor was every bit as nice as we expected. True was a great host and provided us with the information we needed to get to our destinations and see the city. The subway was only a couple of blocks away and a short ride into Manhattan and out to the the airport. The kids loved the movie selection and games. It was easy to stock the kitchen as small markets were very close. We will definitely recommend this to our friends and family and stay here again on another trip to New York.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn New York City
5

GREAT STAY WITH GIRLFRIENDS

  • 5 of 5
We were a group of six women coming from all over the US for a girlfriends weekend. Macon Manor was perfect for us. We each had a comfy place to sleep, the apartment was clean, and we were pleasantly surprised with how safe & quiet the neighborhood was. The owner gave excellent advice about the neighborhood. We ate at Saraghina (twice!) and Peaches for brunch. Super yum! We came & went via private car as well as subway-- both very easy to do. If I were to come to NYC with my family (husband and three young kids), I would make my reservations around vacancies at Macon Manor. The value is exceptional.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn New York City
4

GOOD STAY IN NEW-YORK

  • 4 of 5
All the family appreciate the stay, we have lot of fun in New-York, the appartment was in a quiet neighborhood near of the metro andnear of Manhattan.
If I have to go back in New-York I will return there!
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
Nearest Train
0.03 Miles
'A' (Express) or 'C' (Local) Subway at Utica
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
BQE at Bedford Avenue
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Rockaway Beach or Coney Island
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Beso; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Wine Bar
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Beso; Celestino; Ma-N-Pops; Peaches; Saraghina
Car: not necessary

Built in 1889, MACON MANOR is located on Macon Street in the heart of the Stuyvesant Heights Historic District of Brooklyn, New York (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuyvesant_Heights,_Brooklyn). Our multi-lingual website (http://www.TRUErentals.com) has extensive tourist information which would be of use to anyone planning a visit to Brooklyn, whether or not you stayed with us.

As you may have read in such publications as New York Magazine, the New York Times, and Time Out New York (among many others), Stuyvesant Heights – and the larger working-class Community of Bedford that are commonly referred to as “Bedford-Stuyvesant” or “Bed-Stuy,” known worldwide for their magnificent architecture, rich history, green blocks, flourishing Community Gardens, and as home to countless significant cultural figures – are in the flowering of a new cultural and commercial renaissance (we have a growing collection of books discussing this history which we keep in each Apartment).

Bars, boutiques, cafés, galleries, restaurants, and shops are popping up faster than one can keep up with, and there is an influx of new residents who are turning this historically Black, family-oriented Community into a truly diverse enclave of progressive people of all backgrounds (for example, in the decade between 2000 and 2010, the white population surged 633%).

Despite this tremendous transformation, however, it maintains a charm that can be experienced by strolling down one of its many quiet, safe, leafy, beautiful blocks.

In addition to those activities listed above, our Community also hosts: Art Shows, Chess Tournaments, Farmer's Market, Garden Parties, Live Music, Outdoor Film Screenings, Parades, Poetry Readings, Street Festivals, Wine Tastings, and much more.

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Availability & Rates

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Brooklyn Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Holiday
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$209
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Winter Holiday
Dec 12 2014 - Dec 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$209
From
$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$259
From
$279
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
From
$199
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.88%
Notes PETS: Dogs are welcome; we assess a $20 per night per dog “Doggy Fee.” Unfortunately, we are terribly allergic to cats and can therefore not allow them.
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Amenities

Brooklyn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Budget
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking On Street
  • Gas Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Sofa Bed
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The unusually large Bathroom features the original claw foot tub with shower, modern recessed lighting, large mirror; (1) south-facing window; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 2nd Bedroom - 2 double , Each of the (2) full-size beds in the bunk bed sleeps 2.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (1) Full-size sofa bed in the Living Room sleeps 2.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , (1) Queen-size bed (sleeps 2); crib/cot available.
  • The large Master BR features: (1) Queen-size bed (sleeps 2); chair; Moroccan lamp; original art; and (2) south-facing windows that bathe the room in morning light, and which overlook beautiful Gardens with a 50' Tree of Heaven, Cherry & Pear blossom trees. BR 2: bunk bed with (2) full-size beds (each sleeps 2); a floor lamp; 2nd closet; (1) north-facing window; and curtains separating it from the Living Room for privacy. Living Room: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2). This Apartment sleeps a *suggested* maximum of 8; we can fit up to the *absolute* maximum of 12 (we supply queen-size Aerobed air mattresses), but we assess a $49 pp / pn fee for each Guest over the suggested maximum. A crib / cot is available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • festivals
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • hiking
  • basketball court
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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