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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; WIN A FREE NIGHT! 5MIN TO SUBW/12MIN MANH; SLEEPS 8-10

TRUE

Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; WIN A FREE NIGHT! 5MIN TO SUBW/12MIN MANH; SLEEPS 8-10

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Brooklyn Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

MACON MANOR Apt 4 of 4:

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 3: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p191274

Our website (http://www.TRUErentals.com), every page of which can be translated into any language you like, has extensive tourist information about local resources (nearby bars, boutiques, cafés, museums, parks, restaurants, shops, etc.), sightseeing suggestions, transportation options, and much more, which would be of interest to anyone planning a visit to New York City, whether you stayed with us or not. If you can find a more comprehensive Vacation Rental website anywhere in the World, we will give you a FREE night!*

My name is TRUE. Thank you for your interest in our home, MACON MANOR, which is celebrating its 125th year (1889-2014) on our quiet, tree-lined street in the heart of the beautiful, safe, and culturally vibrant Stuyvesant Heights Historic District in Brooklyn, which GQ Magazine has rightfully called “The Coolest City on the Planet.” We're about a 5-minute walk from the Utica subway station on the “A” (Express) and 'C' (Local) line; the “A” connects you to Downtown Brooklyn / Brooklyn Bridge (about 10 minutes), Downtown Manhattan / Ground Zero (about 12 minutes), JFK (about 20 minutes) Penn Station / Amtrak (about 25 minutes), Port Authority Bus Terminal (under 30 minutes), and Times Square / Broadway (under 30 minutes), and Central Park / Lincoln Center (about 35 minutes). There is no off-street parking, but street parking is free, safe, and fairly easy to get right out front.

We are easily accessible via car and several forms of public transportation. Many of Brooklyn’s hottest neighborhoods (Brooklyn Heights [and the Watchtower Facility], Bushwick, DUMBO, Fort Greene [and Barclays Center], Park Slope [and Prospect Park], Williamsburg, etc.) are within 5-15 minutes. JFK and LaGuardia are both within 25 minutes by car, and accessible via public transport. We are just a 1- or 2-minute walk from the best the Neighborhood has to offer (bars, boutiques, cafés, galleries, restaurants — such as Zagat-rated Peaches and Saraghina — and much more).

Yes, you can live like a real Brooklynite in this peaceful & quiet Top-Floor Apartment, furnished with the IKEA furniture that you know & love. It is air-conditioned in the summer and well heated in the winter. Free Wi-Fi; original details and hardwood floors throughout. Ideal for large families, groups of friends, and individuals / couples who like a lot of space; it can sleep up to (8) (suggested maximum) or (10) (absolute maximum).

It features:

• A Master Bedroom: (2) queen-size beds with quality mattresses (each sleeps 2); sheets, pillows with cases, blankets and comforters; A/C & ceiling fan; a flat screen HDTV with 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, The Walking Dead — whenever you like; there is also a cable channel for video games titles such as “Bejeweled 2,” “Diner Dash,” “Mummy Maze,” “Sudoku,” and others); a BluRay player with library of DVDs for kids & adults; closet; alarm clock; (2) reading lamps; steam iron & board; full-length mirror; exposed brick.

• A 2nd Bedroom: (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); 2nd A/C & 2nd ceiling fan; 2nd closet; a floor / reading lamp.

• A Living Room: (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2) (up to [2] more people can be accommodated on an inflatable queen-size Aerobed air mattress for $49 per person per night); a dining table & chairs for (6); a 3rd A/C; a 2nd flat screen HDTV with premium cable and video games; a 2nd BluRay player with library of DVDs for kids & adults; a bookshelf with books & games for kids & adults, including guide books to NYC / Brooklyn; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; floor / reading lamp; original art; (2) windows overlooking the Garden.

• A fully-equipped Kitchen: A full-size refrigerator / freezer; gas oven / stove; microwave; coffee maker & grinder; toaster; blender; cooking utensils, dishes, silverware; 3rd ceiling fan; complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water.

• A large Bathroom: Tub / shower; hair dryer; towels; toilet paper; hand soap; a window overlooking the Garden.

* If you find a Vacation Rental website anywhere in the World that we conclude offers more information than our site (any combination of information regarding a single property and the resources and / or history of the area in which it is located, or local tourism and shopping suggestions, for example), we will reduce the cost of a (3) or more night stay by (1) night.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
TRUE (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2008
Speaks: english

About TRUE

My name is TRUE, I am an Artist / Designer / Filmmaker, 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 find it to be much quieter and safer than living in Manhattan.

TRUE purchased this apartment in 1999

Why TRUE chose Brooklyn

I purchased MACON MANOR because it offered exactly what I wanted – a Home with all the benefits of living in NYC without the less pleasant aspects of living in Manhattan, primarily: Apartments with much more space; a Block that is much quieter and safer; and a Neighborhood with a much greater sense of Community, in which I actually know my Neighbors and the Owners of the local businesses. All this just a 5-minute walk from an express train that can get you into Manhattan in just 12 minutes!

Manhattan is the most amazing place on the Planet – but it’s a really, really good thing to be able to retreat from its hustle and bustle at the end of the day, to go someplace where you can actually sleep through the night.

What makes this apartment unique

The Homes 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 undeveloped 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 we cherish.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.4
based on 8 traveler reviews

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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206354
Brooklyn New York City
4

Great Flat and good price

  • 4 of 5
True was very easy to contact and he was honest from beginning.
The flat is simple, a bit old but has definitely some charm! Fact it's air conditioned is a plus as well and we found it enjoyable to stay in.
A good thing was that True was very flexible and helpfull whenever we need even if sometimes it was hard to contact him, but after waiting a bit, he always gave an answer :)
The area around is nice, but at night it is true you may want to be with your friends, not that it's dangerous but like any other cities, in areas with less people that you don't know that well, you will probably want to avoid walking alone.

Except that, I would definitely recommend True to everyone!

Thanks for making our stay enjoyable and flexible!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206354
Brooklyn New York City
4

Great Flat and good price

  • 4 of 5
True was very easy to contact and he was honest from beginning.
The flat is simple, a bit old but has definitely some charm! Fact it's air conditioned is a plus as well and we found it enjoyable to stay in.
A good thing was that True was very flexible and helpfull whenever we need even if sometimes it was hard to contact him, but after waiting a bit, he always gave an answer :)
The area around is nice, but at night it is true you may want to be with your friends, not that it's dangerous but like any other cities, in areas with less people that you don't know that well, you will probably want to avoid walking alone.

Except that, I would definitely recommend True to everyone!

Thanks for making our stay enjoyable and flexible!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're always glad to receive positive reviews such as this.

Yes, the house is "a bit old" -- MACON MANOR is 105 years old, in fact, and we strive to preserve its charm and architectural integrity, updating it with such amenities as the (3) ceiling fans and (3) AC units, for maximum comfort.

It is also true that walking with friends is always a good idea when in a big city. Thankfully, police patrol the streets of our community, the subway stations, and the trains. We’ve been here since 1999, in that time we’ve hosted hundreds of guests from all over the world – mostly families – who have come and gone without a single incident. More than anything, most guests are taken aback by how friendly and helpful people in the Neighborhood are – moreso than in most other New York Neighborhoods.
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
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Brooklyn New York City
Savannah, Georgia
5

Great stay in Brooklyn

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four enjoyed our stay at Macon Manor. The apartment was comfortable, great beds. The air conditioners were a life saver after a day touring the city in the middle of a heat wave. Loved the neighborhood - very quiet and lots of new upcoming businesses. Parking was easy and we just left our car and used the subway into the city. We would definitely stay at Macon Manor again.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
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Brooklyn New York City
5

We felt like Home !

  • 5 of 5
I'm so Happy I found this address online ! I couldn't dream of a better deal !
We really felt like home in this nicely decorated appartment, and my kids enjoyed the comics collection and the movies after the long day visits ... We appreciated taking all our breakfasts and dinners in the appartment conviently furnished ; or to be able to go out for dinner or have a drink in the nice places of the neighborhood that True, the owner, has advised us.
The place is clean, cosy and quiet ; and if you have any question, you can always ask True who live downstairs and is very accomodant.
We found that Macon Manor was perfect for a big family to visit NYC.
We'll come back for sure !!
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
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Brooklyn New York City
4

A great place to stray for an outstanding vacation

  • 4 of 5
I wanted to take the time to let you know that the family and I had a great time while in New York. We truely loved our stay at your place and everything was just like you desribed. TTh information oonn yourr web sit and th brochure attheaparment wee a very big help. The only bad thing was trying to find a place to put the car for an hour and half during the street sweeping day. However we did find a 24 hour parking garage for only $10.00 dollars all day on the corner of Bedford and Atlantic. Thank you again for hosting our family and I hope to visit again in the furture. I would highly recomend any of my friends or family to stay at your place while visiting New York.

Thank you Allen
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this glowing review!

We're sorry about your street sweeping day adventure; perhaps you may not have noticed that in our initial email response, we encourage everyone to check the FAQ page of our site (TRUErealty.biz) for details on parking. On it, we state that during the 90-minute sweeping period, one can legally double-park directly across the street.

From our FAQ:

"As MACON MANOR is an attached Townhome without garage or driveway, we are unable to provide off-street parking. Street parking, however, is safe and fairly easy to get right out front in the morning and afternoon, though it does become increasingly difficult the later it gets in the evening (late nights may be particularly difficult when there is street sweeping the following day).

"There are (2) 90-minute street sweeping periods in front of MACON MANOR per week: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 am - 10:30 am. During those times, it is legal to double-park on the opposite side of the street. Street sweeping for the opposite side of the street happens on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am - 10:30 am. Be sure to check the posted signs before leaving your vehicle.

"If you are driving to NYC, and you would really rather just park your car off of the street for the duration of your stay, you can do a Google search for 'parking garages 11233,' which should show the nearest ones."

. . .

Now that you know, you'll be an expert next time.

We look forward to hosting your family again in the near future!
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AVAIL THANKSGIVNG & XMAS; Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 8-10
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Brooklyn New York City
Jackson, TN
5

True is very accommodating!

  • 5 of 5
We are from the nashville area and stayed for my sisters graduation from Columbia! There were 7 of us including a baby and it was a safe, comfortable place to stay! Everything we needed was there. True answered all my questions I would have asked so we felt very taken care of. The neighborhood is quiet, safe and friendly. We took our one year old to the parks around there and getting to the subway was easy. The only thing I can think of I wished we had was a larger pot for cooking since we did cook there for breakfast every morning and a couple of dinners. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
  • Submitted: May 19, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Beso; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferries: Statue of Liberty, Staten & Ellis Islands
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
'A' (Express) or 'C' (Local) Subway at Utica
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
BQE at Bedford Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Beso(Cuban); Emelines; Peaches; Saraghina(Italian)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Rockaway Beach or Coney Island
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 website (http://www.TRUErentals.com) – which can be translated into any language – 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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $179 Per night

Brooklyn Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Fall Holiday
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$209
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$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
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$229
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$259
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$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

Amenities

Brooklyn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The large Bathroom features: Tub with shower; pedestal sink; (1) south-facing window; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , Each queen-size bed sleeps 2; crib/cot available.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (1) Full-size sofa bed sleeps 2.
    2nd Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (1) Full-size sofa bed sleeps 2.
  • Master BR features: (2) Queen-size beds (each sleeps 2); large closet; ceiling fan; exposed brick; and (2) north-facing windows that bathe the room in ambient light throughout the day, and direct sunlight in the afternoon. The Living Room features: (1) Full-size sofabed (sleeps 2); closet; a floor / reading lamp; (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. The Apartment sleeps a *suggested* maximum of 8; we can fit up to the *absolute* maximum of 10 (we supply a queen-size Aerobed air mattress), but we assess a $49 pp / pn fee for each Guest over the suggested maximum.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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