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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Apt 2of4: Win a FREE Night! 5 min to Subw/12 min Manh; Sleeps8-10; FREE WiFi/HBO

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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

MACON MANOR, Apt 2 of 4:

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

Apt 1: HomeAway 3488786

Apt 3: HomeAway 191274

Apt 4: HomeAway 206354

Our website ( 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 126th year (1889-2015) 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), 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 bright & cheery Parlor 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:

• The Grand Room: A large Bedroom with (2) queen-size beds (each sleeps 2) + (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2) with quality mattresses; sheets, pillows with cases, blankets and comforters; (2) wardrobes; A/C; alarm clock to which you can connect an iPod; bookshelf with books & games for kids & adults, including guide books to NYC / Brooklyn; (2) reading lamps; original art; high ceilings; accent lighting.

• The Sunshine Room: A lively Living Room with (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); expandable dining table & chairs for (8); a 2nd A/C; working(!) fireplace; 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; steam iron & board; floor / reading lamp; (1) large full-length mirror; accent lighting; (2) large 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; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; ceiling fan; original art; complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water; a large window overlooking the Garden.

• A petite Bathroom: Shower; petite sink; hair dryer; towels; toilet paper; hand soap.

* 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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
TRUE (Owner)
Member 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.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Apt 2of4: Win a FREE Night! 5 min to Subw/12 min Manh; Sleeps8-10; FREE WiFi/HBO
average rating of 4.695652 based on 23 reviews

Perfect for our stay

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Macon Manor March 28-April 1, 2016 was perfect. We were a group of 10th grade girl scouts (7 girls, 2 adults) from North Carolina spending 4 nights/5 days visiting NYC on a budget. The apartment met our needs perfectly. All was exactly as described (the girls wished for a second bathroom but all wishes don't come true - hot water was abundant). True is a wonderful host. The wealth of information on his website helped to prepare before arrival. Upon arrival he met us and shared information about the apartment, surrounding area, the city and provided a map including subway routes. During our stay he quickly responded to a problem we had with an interior door that we got stuck. On our departure day, he made a point to be up to see us off. We walked to/from the subway (A/C Uticia Ave stop) each day both morning (8-10am) and late night (9-11:30pm) and were never concerned for our safety. We didn't have any issue getting our group (and luggage) on the same subway train. Once on the subway the ride was less than 20-30 minutes to where we wanted to start our day - transfers to other lines were very easy (google maps helped us plan our subway routes). The walk to the subway station is about 5 blocks and seemed longest on night of arrival dragging all of our luggage after traveling from NC all day. Thank you True for such a wonderful stay!.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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  • 5 of 5

we had to cancel our trip, but we appreciated that the owner promptly refunded our deposit, and we found their website to be very helpful in planning our trip.

We hope to stay in Macon Manor very soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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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
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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
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  • 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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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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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 -- CLOSED
Madison Square Garden
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Macy's (Herald Square)
Bryant Park
Chrysler Building
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Radio City Music Hall
World Trade Center Site -- CLOSED
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
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
Peaches Hot House
The Pantry
Therapy Wine Bar
Olivino Wines
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 (The Met)
Rockefeller Center
Brooklyn Bridge, New York City
Central Park Zoo
Bronx Zoo
Lower East Side
Prospect Park
Strand Book Store
Strawberry Fields
Central Park Zoo
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
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.

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.


Rates & Availability

Brooklyn Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Holiday (2016)
Nov 11 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
Pre-Winter Holiday (2016)
Dec 9 2016 - Dec 15 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
Winter Holiday (2016)
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
Low Season (2017)
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.88%

BALANCE: The second 1/2 of total fee is due upon arrival in cash.

PLEASE NOTE: While there are ATMs nearby, they may have a daily withdrawal limit of $200.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Brooklyn Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The Modern Bathroom features: shower; sink; large mirror; towels; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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