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Apt 2: 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps8-10; Hbo/DVD; Near Bars/Cafes; Safe/Quiet

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XL Bedroom: (2) Queen-size beds; (1) full-size sofa bed; (2) wardrobes; A/C

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Last updated: 09/17/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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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.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 2
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Considered:

            We only allow (well-behaved and quiet) dogs; a $20 / night per dog “Doggy Fee” would be assessed. As much as we love cats, we are also terribly allergic to them, and cannot risk having them stay here. There are, however, local places we can recommend to board them during your stay....moreless

          • Children Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Extra-Large Bedroom: 2 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

            The beds listed above sleep 2 people each; crib/cot avail....moreless

          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            This bed sleeps up to 2....moreless

          • 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. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom : toilet, shower

            ...moreless

          • The Modern Bathroom features: shower; sink; large mirror; towels; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            32 in. HDTV flat screen....moreless

          • Satellite / Cable:

            We offer cable with HBO on Demand (which allows you to watch any movie or show HBO offers – Game of Thrones, Girls, Sex in the City, Sopranos, True Blood, etc. – at any time)....moreless

          • DVD Player:

            There is a BluRay player in each Apartment, which can also play CDs....moreless

          • Books:

            There is a selection of books for kids & adults, including NYC guidebooks....moreless

          • Games:

            Each Apartment has a selection of games such as backgammon, checkers, chess, etc....moreless

          • Music Library:

            Anyone with iTunes on their laptop can wirelessly access 140 GB of music from our music library, including genres such as Blues, Classical, Country, Disco, Electronica, Hiphop, Jazz, Rock & much more....moreless

          • Video Library:

            We have an extensive DVD library for kids & adults, with titles such as Big Lebowski, Blue’s Clues, Casablanca, Fight Club, Harry Potter, Independence Day, Kill Bill, The Matrix, Sesame Street, etc....moreless

          • Video Games:

            There are a number of free video games available through our cable TV provider; titles such as “Bejeweled 2,” “Diner Dash,” “Mummy Maze,” “Poker,” “Sudoku,” “Tetris,” and others....moreless

          • Stereo:

            CDs can be played in the BluRay player....moreless

          • CD Player
          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • Games For Kids

          Theme

          • Family
          • Budget
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          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 and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Babysitter
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat

          Location Type

          • Near The Ocean:

            Coney Island (beach, boardwalk, world-famous amusement park) and Rockaway Beach (the beach The Ramones sang about, which has surfing and a topless section) are 4 miles away, and accessible via subway....moreless

          • Downtown:

            We're 10 min / 4 stops from Downtown Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bridge; The Brooklyn Heights Promenade; The Watchtower Facility), and 12 min / 5 stops from Downtown Manhattan (Ground Zero; Wall Street)....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Racquetball
          • Rock Climbing
          • Basketball Court
          • Sailing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Ice Skating
          • Wind-Surfing
          • Roller Blading
          • Surfing

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining Area
              • Dining:

                The Dining Area has an expandable dining table and chairs for 8....moreless

              • Seating for 8 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Broadband Access
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Heating
                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Fireplace
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Brownstones naturally keep 10-15 degrees cooler than the outside air temperature, but for your added comfort, the Apartment is air-conditioned and also has a ceiling fan in the Kitchen. Additional fans available on request....moreless

                  • 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

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Catering Available
                      • Kitchen:

                        The fully-equipped Kitchen features a refrigerator / freezer, a gas stove / oven, a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender, as well as silverware, dishware and cookware....moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items:

                        We provide complimentary coffee, tea, and bottled water....moreless

                      • Blender
                      • Coffee Grinder
                      • Stove
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven
                      • Microwave
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • Cooking Utensils

                      Payment Type

                      • Visa
                      • Mastercard
                      • Discover
                       

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Fall Holiday
                      Nov 14 - Dec 1, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $209 $229
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

                      Pre-Winter Holiday
                      Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $209 $229
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Holiday
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $259 $279
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $179 $199
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 8 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Pet Fee $20 + tax
                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Tax Rate 8.875%

                      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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                      Last updated: 09/17/2014
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                      Location

                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      JFK
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Staten Island Ferry
                      0.03 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      'A' (Express) or 'C' (Local) Subway at Utica
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      BQE at Bedford Avenue
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      Rockaway Beach or Coney Island
                      0.01 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Beso; Heights Bar; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Bar
                      0.01 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      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.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1999

                      About the owner: 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.

                      Why the Owner 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.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                      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.


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                      • XL Bedroom: (2) Queen-size beds; (1) full-size sofa bed; (2) wardrobes; A/C

                        XL Bedroom: (2) Queen-size beds; (1) full-size sofa bed; (2) wardrobes; A/C

                      • Living Room: Working(!) fireplace; (1) full-size sofa bed sleeps 2; coffee table

                        Living Room: Working(!) fireplace; (1) full-size sofa bed sleeps 2; coffee table

                      • Living Room: Dining table & 8 chairs; (2) windows overlooking beautiful Gardens

                        Living Room: Dining table & 8 chairs; (2) windows overlooking beautiful Gardens

                      • Kitchen: (1) Ceiling fan; new appliances; exposed brick; terra cotta tiles...

                        Kitchen: (1) Ceiling fan; new appliances; exposed brick; terra cotta tiles...

                      • Kitchen: Custom-made art; ambient lighting...

                        Kitchen: Custom-made art; ambient lighting...

                      • Bathroom...

                        Bathroom...

                      • Main Entrance: Exposed brick; original woodwork; alabaster light fixtures

                        Main Entrance: Exposed brick; original woodwork; alabaster light fixtures

                      • The view from the front; note the flower barrels and ample free street parking

                        The view from the front; note the flower barrels and ample free street parking

                      • The Utica A&C subway station is located in Fulton Park, just a 5-minute walk

                        The Utica A&C subway station is located in Fulton Park, just a 5-minute walk

                      • Our local bars/cafés/restaurants are known to have some of the best food in NYC

                        Our local bars/cafés/restaurants are known to have some of the best food in NYC

                      • The world-class Brooklyn Museum of Art is 10 minutes away

                        The world-class Brooklyn Museum of Art is 10 minutes away

                      • Prospect Park and the lovely Brooklyn Botanic Garden is just 10 minutes away

                        Prospect Park and the lovely Brooklyn Botanic Garden is just 10 minutes away

                      • Living Room: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); framed art; high ceilings; A/C

                        Living Room: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); framed art; high ceilings; A/C

                      • Living Room: 32in HDTV/HBO/DVD; DVDs for kids & adults: Cars, Crooklyn, Grease

                        Living Room: 32in HDTV/HBO/DVD; DVDs for kids & adults: Cars, Crooklyn, Grease

                      • Living Room: The Apartment is filled with one-of-a-kind architectural details

                        Living Room: The Apartment is filled with one-of-a-kind architectural details

                      • Kitchen: Fridge/freezer; stove; microwave; coffee maker; blender; toaster...

                        Kitchen: Fridge/freezer; stove; microwave; coffee maker; blender; toaster...

                      • Bathroom...

                        Bathroom...

                      • MACON MANOR Apt 2 of 4: Floor Plan

                        MACON MANOR Apt 2 of 4: Floor Plan

                      • We're on a tree-lined street in a quiet, safe, and family-oriented Neighborhood

                        We're on a tree-lined street in a quiet, safe, and family-oriented Neighborhood

                      • Sitting on our front steps on a warm day lets you feel like a real Brooklynite

                        Sitting on our front steps on a warm day lets you feel like a real Brooklynite

                      • Several great bars/cafés/restaurants (like Saraghina) are just around the corner

                        Several great bars/cafés/restaurants (like Saraghina) are just around the corner

                      • Williamsburg (bars, boutiques, cafés, live music, restaurants, shops) is nearby

                        Williamsburg (bars, boutiques, cafés, live music, restaurants, shops) is nearby

                      • The Brooklyn Children's Museum is 10 minutes away

                        The Brooklyn Children's Museum is 10 minutes away

                      • The West Indian Day Parade is 10 minutes away...

                        The West Indian Day Parade is 10 minutes away...

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