APT 1: 5MIN TO SUBW/12MIN MANH; SLEEPS 6-8; HBO/DVD; NEAR BARS/CAFES; SAFE/QUIET

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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APT 1: 5MIN TO SUBW/12MIN MANH; SLEEPS 6-8; HBO/DVD; NEAR BARS/CAFES; SAFE/QUIET

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Live like a Brooklynite in this Rustic & Historic Home w/ Large Eat-In-Kitchen!

MACON MANOR Apt 1 of 4:

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

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

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

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

My name is TRUE. Thank you for your interest in our home, MACON MANOR, which is celebrating its 124th year (1889-2013) 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' will get you into Downtown Brooklyn in about 10 minutes, and Downtown Manhattan in about 12 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, Bushwick, DUMBO, Fort Greene [and Barclays Center], Park Slope [and Prospect Park], Williamsburg, etc.) are within 5-15 minutes, and Manhattan is about 12 minutes away via the “A” express train. JFK and LaGuardia are both within 25 minutes, and accessible via public transport. We are just steps away from the best the Neighborhood has to offer (bars, boutiques, cafés, galleries, restaurants -- such as Zagat-rated Peaches and Saraghina -- and much more).

This charming and rustic Garden Apartment, furnished with the IKEA furniture that you know & love, was designed as a cozy space for an individual or couple who want a quiet retreat, but it can sleep a suggested maximum of 6 / absolute maximum of 8, and features:

• The Red Velvet Suite: A Living Room / Bedroom with (1) queen-size bed (sleeps 2) + (2) full-size sofa bed (each sleeps 2); up to (2) more people can be accommodated on an inflatable queen-size Aerobed air mattress for $49 per person per night (payable in cash upon arrival); a walk-in closet with books and games for kids and adults, including guide books to New York City and Brooklyn; A/C; (4) full-length mirrors; exposed brick; and 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 -- whenever you like; + video games titles such as 'Bejeweled 2,' 'Diner Dash,' 'Mummy Maze,' 'Sudoku,' and others); and BluRay player with library of DVDs for kids & adults.

• A large Eat-In-Kitchen with exposed beam ceiling; dining table & chairs for 6-8; full-size refrigerator / freezer; antique gas stove; microwave; coffee maker & grinder; toaster oven; blender; cooking utensils, dishes, silverware; steam iron & board; and original art.

• A petite Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower; hair dryer; and towels. Toilet paper and hand soap are provided.

• Original details, and hardwood floors throughout. It is air-conditioned in the summer and well heated in the winter. All sheets and towels are provided, also complimentary tea / coffee / bottled water, free Wi-Fi. Ideal for individuals and couples, also suitable for small families who want a cozy space in which to unwind after a long day of taking in all the sights New York City has to offer.

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:
  • 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, 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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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4.5
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Apt 1: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 6-8; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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Apt 1: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 6-8; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3488786
Brooklyn New York City
5

Wonderful Location, Great Place for big families!!

  • 5 of 5
This was my first time using Homeaway or any time of home rental. I was very nervous about this since I was coming from Texas and would be a long way from home. After convincing myself to rent this apt and after speaking True over the phone, my worries were over with.

Once I arrived with my family True welcomed us to his home with Anything and EVERYTHING we needed while we were there. It very clean and spaciousness for the 7 people we had. True even offered us an air mattress for my son which was very helpful. The neighborhood was is very nice and quite, even at night, very peaceful. Parking was not an issue like he had mentioned (Drove from Texas to NYC). He also gave us very detailed information about the subways and which ones to take for faster arrivals even some local Brooklyn sites to enjoy. When returning from a long day of site seeing in NYC in late hrs of the night were not as scary as I had imagined. Again, very peaceful and nothing to worry about when walking around 11/12am from the subway back to Macon Manor.

Overall I was very pleased with my stay here. My family was very comfortable, I never had to call True once for anything which made my stay a better and nicer. I will be diffidently be staying here again during my next trip (but with-out my 4 kids lol).
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apt 1: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 6-8; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
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Brooklyn New York City
Jonesville, VA
5

Everything and more !!!!

  • 5 of 5
It was exactly as promised, we had everything we needed for our stay! The area is beautiful and so quiet, we came in late one night and we never one felt unsafe at all! The people in the area are super friendly, True was a great host, very helpful with lots of info and great suggestions! You must eat at Peaches... One of the best places I've ever ate at ! Most definitely would stay here again when I come back I loved the area and True was great to deal with !!! Thank you !!!
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apt 1: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 6-8; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
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Brooklyn New York City
5

SO cool! GREAT apt in nice neighborhood!!

  • 5 of 5
This apt is on the first floor, so it has a private entrance only shared by the owner, True (who we never really heard much at all). It's very simple and rustic, be we loved that! The wood floors and the exposed wood beam ceilings in the kitchen gave a really warm vibe, and the antique stove was very cute. The whole apt was very charming.

The bathroom is petite, but it wasn't a problem for us. We're tall, so we just had to sit at a little bit of an angle. The claw foot tub was cool, we had only seen those in movies. The other two rooms are the kitchen, which was really big and had a table big enough for 8 people, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, stove, toaster oven, pretty much everything we needed to make breakfast each morning, then we’d eat lunch in the city, and dinner at one of the restaurants around the corner from the house (Saraghina restaurant was the best Italian food we’ve ever had, and Peaches had jazz brunch when we went. We ate at both a bunch of times even though there were others nearby that we wanted to try). The living room / bedroom was decorated is a rich red color, and was very cosy. There were 6 of us, but it wasn’t cramped at all. There was a big queen size bed and 2 sofa beds, all of which were really comfortable.

The walk to the train was quick and easy, there were lots of trees going through the changing of the seasons, and then the train station itself was in a nice park. We noticed families everywhere, and a pretty diverse range of people. It was really sweet seeing kids of all colors playing together in the playground next to the park. It felt very safe and very friendly. If we ever looked like we may have been lost, we had several people stop to ask if we needed help, and people would say good morning! That doesn’t even happen in our own neighborhood!

We just loved everything! It seemed so New York, but so small town-y too. Very pleasant stay, we would recommend it to anyone, and definitely plan to return for a family reunion, where we plan to rent several apartments. MACON MANOR was just great!
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apt 1: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps 6-8; HBO/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet
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Brooklyn New York City
3

Economical Digs in a Nice Area

  • 3 of 5
This is a spacious studio in a nice part of Brooklyn. The neighborhood is comprised of brownstones and it is a short walk to the subway line leading to Manhattan. There are some small shops nearby to get provisions and a cute cafe just around the corner. We felt safe walking to and from the subway in the evening.

The owner has put a lot of thought into renovating the apartment and the living room/ bedroom is well done. Six of us had plenty of room to store our gear and also spread out. The kitchen is more rustic and I would recommend it for just basic food preparation. However, there is a nice big table that seats six so that is a plus. The bathroom is very small, but serviceable and there were plenty of towels provided. The toilet is tucked into a tight corner and can be problematic for heavy and/or tall people.

Be sure to bring earplugs as there is no soundproofing. There was a ton of noise from the upstairs apartment into the wee hours of the morning. Luckily, we all had earplugs with us. Other times we just turned up our music to drown out the noise.

The landlord, True, lives downstairs so if you need anything, you can email him and he can help you out. Be sure to check out his website which has lots of useful information. He does a great job of providing helpful hints to tourists staying in his apartments.
  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad this Guest enjoyed the safety and charm and convenience of the Neighborhood, and the design and spaciousness of the Apartment. It seems the only issue was the noise from the Guests in the Apartment above.

We always ask that folks stay conscious of their noise levels, because we have a quiet Home on a quiet block, and we ask that they should contact us if they are inconvenienced in any way. We wish these Guests would have let us know that their upstairs Neighbors weren't being as considerate as they could have been, because we would've spoken to them about it.

As she mentioned, we do live in the Home, and we are here most of the time. We can be emailed 24 hours a day for general help and information, and called / texted for more urgent matters.
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Celestino
Saraghina
Ma-N-Pops Soul Food Café
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Therapy Wine Bar
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
JFK
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Beso; Heights Bar; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Staten Island Ferry
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; Celestino; Ma-N-Pops; Peaches; Saraghina
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 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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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall Holiday
Nov 14 2014 - Dec 1 2014
3 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Winter Holiday
Dec 12 2014 - Dec 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$229
From
$249
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Holiday
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 5 2015
7 night minimum stay
$279
From
$299
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
 
Standard pricing
3 night minimum stay
$199
From
$219
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 7 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.
1/2 the total of rent, fees and taxes would be due by credit card (preferred), PayPal, or cash (if you're local) to hold the reservation; the second 1/2 would be due in cash upon arrival. We do not accept any kind of check.
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Amenities

Amenities

Brooklyn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • 4 stories
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Bathroom features: tub / shower; pedestal sink; medicine cabinet; towels; extra toilet paper; and hair dryer. PLEASE NOTE: This Bathroom is narrow around the tub and toilet, and larger-than-average folks may find it a little more snug than a typical Bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom / Living Room - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 2 sleep sofa /futon , The beds listed above sleep 2 people each; crib/cot avail.
  • The Red Velvet Suite sleeps a *suggested* maximum of 6; it has a Bedroom section (with [1] queen-size bed that sleeps 2 -- the most comfortable bed in the Home) and a Living Room section (with [2] full-size sofa beds that each sleep 2). We can fit up to the *absolute* maximum of 8 (we supply a queen-size Aerobed air mattress), but we assess a $49 pp / pn fee for each Guest over the suggested maximum. A crib / cot is available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
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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