|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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).
• 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  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.
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
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.
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.
True was a wonderful host who took the time to give us much information as possible about the area and the best way to get around the city. The apartment was clean and cosy, and was super close to the subway. The area has some great cafes and restaurants - we'd definitely stay here again! Thanks True!
nice owner,,and very close to the subway and safe..!!nice owner,,and very close to the subway and safe..!!nice owner,,and very close to the subway and safe..!!nice owner,,and very close to the subway and safe..!!nice owner,,and very close to the subway and safe..!!
True made a good impression and was at the premises most of the time for assistance.
Apartment was acceptable and suitable for 4 persons.
Well stocked with everything you would need for a short stay.
Aircondition could do with an overhaul. Now we have cleaned the filters ;o)
We loved the experience of staying in a Brooklyn Brownstone. Being in a neighborhood added to our "New York" experience. There was a grocery nearby and a wonderful Italian restaurant. We always felt safe, even when returning late at night. There was enough room to sleep 7, which is rare. The bathroom was tiny, but it had what we needed. TRUE was helpful and available when needed. Loved the experience!
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!.
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.
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.
|Pet Fee||$20 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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.