APT 2: 5MIN TO SUBW/12MIN MANH; SLEEPS8-10; HBO/DVD; NEAR BARS/CAFES; SAFE/QUIET

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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APT 2: 5MIN TO SUBW/12MIN MANH; SLEEPS8-10; HBO/DVD; NEAR BARS/CAFES; SAFE/QUIET

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Live like a Brooklynite in this Sunny Townhome! Working Fireplace + Hi Ceilings!

MACON MANOR, Apt 2:

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

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

Yes, you can live like a real Brooklynite in this Sunny Townhome Apartment just 5 express stops from Downtown Manhattan! This bright & cheery Apartment can sleep up to 8 (suggested maximum) or 10 (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:

• “The Grand Room” -- An extra large Bedroom with (2) queen-size beds (each sleeps 2) + (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); (2) wardrobes; A/C; alarm clock to which you can connect an iPod; bookshelf with books & games for kids & adults, as well as guide books to NYC; original art; hardwood floor.

• “The Sunshine Room” -- A lively Living Room with (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); 3rd wardrobe; (1) large full-length mirror; expandable dining table & chairs for 8; 2nd A/C, working(!) fireplace; 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); reading lamp; hardwood floor.

• A fully-equipped Kitchen, with fridge / freezer, gas oven / stove, microwave, blender, coffee grinder & coffee maker, cooking utensils / dishes / silverware; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; ceiling fan.

• A modern Bathroom with shower.

Also: complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water; all linens & towels; free Wi-Fi; high ceilings throughout.

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.

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

About TRUE

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

Why TRUE chose Brooklyn

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 21 traveler reviews

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Apt 2: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps8-10; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews
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Apt 2: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps8-10; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p206384
Brooklyn New York City
5

Great Time at Macon Manor!

  • 5 of 5
Everything was exactly as it appeared on the listing. Me, my mother, my 16 year old niece, and my 7 year old daughter had a great 3 night stay. The apartment was very spacious, not at all what we expected for Brooklyn. The owner, True had it stocked with everything we needed including plenty of linens, toilet paper, paper towels, coffee, etc. The neighborhood was friendly and pleasant. My niece and I walked the 4 blocks from the subway station at 11PM and did not have any problems. We were very nervous about parking since we had never driven to the city. When I expressed my concern to True, he told me if there was not a spot he would personally find me a spot, which is certainly above and beyond what we expected. It wasn't necessary, there was plenty of street parking. We had a great time and would recommend this place to anyone looking to stay in Brooklyn.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn New York City
5

perfect place to stay in NY-City

  • 5 of 5
perfect location to visit NY. Very clean and complete furnished with extraordinary taste.
We can recomend this place without any restrictions. The owner - TRUE - is a extremly nice and corret person. He deserves 6 ******.
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brooklyn New York City
5

Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5
6 of us stayed for 4 days/3 nights in this awesome place. We could not have found a better place.

The location is perfect. Not only is the local neighborhood vibrant with lots of great places to eat within 2 blocks, but the subway stop is 4 blocks away – a lovely 5 minute walk.

True could not have been more accommodating from the moment we arrived; he spent the time needed with us to show us this beautiful apartment, gave us all the information needed to tour the city and how to get to places, talking about the nice quiet neighborhood and all the wonderful local places within walking distance. The décor is one of my favorite things about this place; great taste!!! The apartment was very clean and exceeded our expectations. We had AC in both ends of the apartment, never felt uncomfortable (given that it was 100 degrees outside). The pictures of the apartment don’t do it justice; we really loved it.

At first, we weren’t sure what to expect from the neighborhood but honestly, this is such a quiet place with lots of friendly people; we never had to worry about anything.

I will certainly contact True on my next visit to NYC.

Thank you so much for everything True, for being a great host and for making sure we had everything we needed!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Brooklyn New York City
Sandy
5

Stay in New York

  • 5 of 5
Macon Manor was every bit as nice as the listing described. True was a great host and provided us with all the information needed to move around and see the city. We were there for a family wedding and having the subway so close (a short walk a couple of blocks away and through the park) made it convenient to get to our wedding commitments. The kids loved the movie selection and games. We would definitely stay at Macon Manor on another trip to New York.
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
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Apt 2: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps8-10; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
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Brooklyn New York City
5

Our stay at Macon Manor

  • 5 of 5
7 of us stayed at Macon Manor in April and we would definitely stay again! True was very helpful and accommodating and we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. It was very convenient to the train into the city, we easily found parking for our two cars and having children with us, we felt very safe in the neighborhood. The apartment itself was very spacious and clean, comfortable bedding and towels enough for all of us. There was a nearby store which had great prices and an excellent take out breakfast--I wish I could remember the name. True was very helpful in offering us maps and tips on where to go and how to get there to make the most of our trip. Although we used the apartment mainly to sleep, it was well equipped with books and videos and cable tv. Also a reliable wireless connection which the family needed for their gadgets. Thank you again, True, we really had a memorable time visiting your city!
  • Submitted: May 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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Brooklyn New York City
Richmond, VA, USA
5

The perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
Four friends and I stayed at Macon Manor for a weekend and found it to be the perfect place to stay while exploring New York City. The owner met us when we arrived and showed us around the property as well as offering helpful hints on great things to do, see, and eat in the neighborhood. There are several restaurants and markets within a short walk. There is a restaurant called Saraghina that was so good we ate there twice, it is one block from the house. Street parking was no problem all weekend, we parked right across the street from the house. The neighborhood is very pleasant and feels very safe to walk around, even at night. The owner lives on another floor of the house and was available to answer questions when we needed something.

We spent most of our weekend in Manhattan, which takes 10-15 minutes to get to by subway. The subway station is only a couple of blocks from the house and proved to be extremely convenient for bouncing back and forth between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The apartment itself is very spacious and comfortable. There were 5 of us and we all slept comfortably. There are 2 full beds and 2 futons that fold out into full beds. The beds had fresh clean sheets and the owner provided us with as many blankets and pillows as we could handle for the futons. And even with the futons folded out there was plenty of room to relax and hang out. The kitchen had everything we needed and there were even a bunch of good DVDs to watch at night.

I have stayed at several Manhattan hotels where you pay $300 for a tiny closet with a bed in it. Staying at Macon Manor makes for a comfortable and affordable way to spend a weekend in NYC. I will definitely be staying there again!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Times Square
Central Park
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
High Line Park
American Museum of Natural History
MoMA—Museum of Modern Art
Apple Store
Washington Square Park
Top of the Rock
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Wall Street
Battery Park
Greenwich Village
Katz's Deli
Flatiron Building
New York Public Library
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
Staten Island Ferry
Ellis Island
Chelsea Market
Union Square
FAO Schwarz
Madison Square Garden
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Chinatown
Macy's
Bryant Park
Broadway
Chrysler Building
Brooklyn Bridge Park
SoHo
Radio City Music Hall
World Trade Center Site
Central Station
United Nations
Tickets - TKTS Theater Development Fund Broadway Ticket Booth
Coney Island
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Madison Square Park
The Cloisters
B&H Photo Video
Harlem
Rockefeller Center
The Metropolitan Opera
Century 21 - Downtown
Wicked Musical - Gershwin Theatre
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
La Guardia Airport- New York
Columbia University
Ellis Island
World Trade Center
Brooklyn Bowl
Charging Bull
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral
Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk
LaGuardia Airport-Lga
Carnegie Hall
Brooklyn Flea
Saraghina
Peaches HotHouse
Peaches
Beso
The Pantry
Celestino
Therapy Wine Bar
Olivino Wines
The Black Swan
Do or Dine
Alcatraz Fine Mexican Cuisine
Brooklyn Tap House
Ma-N-Pops Soul Food Café
"This is the cheapest sit-down meal you will find in the immediate area ($5-9 pp). The food i..."
Youth Arts Academy
"There is a mural called "The Performing Arts Legends of Bedford-Stuyvesant" in the stairwell..."
Grand Central Terminal
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Rockefeller Center
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Central Park Zoo
Bronx Zoo
Lower East Side
Prospect Park
Bloomingdale's
Strand Book Store
Strawberry Fields
Central Park Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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; Heights Bar; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy 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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Rental Basis:
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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 8 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

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $69
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 2
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Gas Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Modern Bathroom features: shower; sink; large mirror; towels; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10
  • Extra-Large Bedroom - 2 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The beds listed above sleep 2 people each; crib/cot avail.
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This bed sleeps up to 2.
  • The Extra-Large Bedroom features: (2) queen-size beds (each sleeps 2) + (1) full-size sofabed (sleeps 2); (2) clothing wardrobes; exposed brick; Moroccan lamp; original framed art; books & games for kids & adults (including NYC guide books); and (2) large north-facing windows that bathe the room in ambient light throughout the day, and direct sunlight in the late afternoon. The Living Room features: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); dining table & chairs for 8; 32 in. flat screen HDTV with DVD library and HBO on Demand; working(!) fireplace; 3rd clothing wardrobe, 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:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • CD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • arboretum
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • basketball court
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • ice skating
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • surfing
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