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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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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 4 of 4:

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

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

Our website (http://www.TRUErentals.com), 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 125th year (1889-2014) 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), and 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 peaceful & quiet Top-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:

• A Master Bedroom: (2) queen-size beds with quality mattresses (each sleeps 2); sheets, pillows with cases, blankets and comforters; A/C & ceiling fan; 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; closet; alarm clock; (2) reading lamps; steam iron & board; full-length mirror; exposed brick.

• A 2nd Bedroom: (1) full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); 2nd A/C & 2nd ceiling fan; 2nd closet; a floor / reading lamp.

• A Living Room: (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); a dining table & chairs for (6); a 3rd A/C; a 2nd flat screen HDTV with premium cable and video games; a 2nd BluRay player with library of DVDs for kids & adults; a bookshelf with books & games for kids & adults, including guide books to NYC / Brooklyn; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; floor / reading lamp; original art; (2) 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; 3rd ceiling fan; complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water.

• A large Bathroom: Tub / shower; hair dryer; towels; toilet paper; hand soap; a window overlooking the Garden.

* 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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Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Children Welcome
          • 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

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

          • Master Bedroom: 2 queen, 1 baby crib

            Each queen-size bed sleeps 2; crib/cot available....moreless

          • Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            (1) Full-size sofa bed sleeps 2....moreless

          • 2nd Bedroom: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            (1) Full-size sofa bed sleeps 2....moreless

          • Master BR features: (2) Queen-size beds (each sleeps 2); large closet; ceiling fan; exposed brick; and (2) north-facing windows that bathe the room in ambient light throughout the day, and direct sunlight in the afternoon. The Living Room features: (1) Full-size sofabed (sleeps 2); closet; 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, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • The large Bathroom features: Tub with shower; pedestal sink; (1) south-facing window; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer....moreless

          Entertainment

          • Books:

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

          • Books For Adults
          • Books For Kids
          • CD Player
          • DVD Player:

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

          • Games:

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

          • Games For Kids
          • 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

          • 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

          • Television:

            32 in. HDTV flat screen in Living Room; 2nd TV in Master Bedroom....moreless

          • Toys
          • 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

          • 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

          Theme

          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Autumn Foliage
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Coin Laundry
          • Festivals
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Nude Beach
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Beachcombing
          • Bird Watching
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Horseback Riding
          • Outlet Shopping
          • Paddle Boating
          • Photography
          • Scenic Drives
          • Sight Seeing
          • Sledding
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Beach:

            Coney Island (beach, boardwalk, world-famous amusement park) and Rockaway Beach (surfing, topless section) are easily 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

          • Near The Ocean:

            Coney Island (beach, boardwalk, world-famous amusement park) and Rockaway Beach (surfing, topless section) are easily accessible via subway....moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Basketball Court
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Ice Skating
          • Roller Blading
          • Sailing
          • Surfing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Wind-Surfing

          Dining

          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 6 people

          General

          • Activities Guide
          • Air Conditioning
          • Alarm Clock
          • Basic Soaps
          • Bottled Water
          • Ceiling Fans
          • Filtered Water
          • 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

          Kitchen

          • 4 Ring Stove
          • Blender
          • Coffee Grinder
          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Freezer
          • Kitchen
          • Microwave
          • Oven
          • Pantry Items:

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

          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Stove
          • Toaster

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Forms Of Payment

              • Accept Credit Card

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Winter Holiday (2014)
                  Dec 19 - Jan 4, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $259 $279
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Low Season (2015)
                  Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $159 $179
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Fall Holiday (2015)
                  Nov 13 - Nov 29, 2015
                  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 (2015)
                  Dec 11 - Dec 17, 2015
                  7 night min stay
                  $209 $229
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Winter Holiday (2015)
                  Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2016
                  7 night min stay
                  $259 $279
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Low Season (2016)
                  Jan 4 - Mar 31, 2016
                  3 night min stay
                  $159 $179
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Fall Holiday (2016)
                  Nov 11 - Nov 27, 2016
                  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 (2016)
                  Dec 9 - Dec 15, 2016
                  7 night min stay
                  $209 $229
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Winter Holiday (2016)
                  Dec 16 - Jan 8, 2017
                  7 night min stay
                  $259 $279
                  Fri, Sat, Sun

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

                  Low Season (2017)
                  Jan 9 - Mar 31, 2017
                  3 night min stay
                  $159 $179
                  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:

                  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.


                  Cancellation policy:

                  Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                  Last updated: 12/19/2014
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                  Location

                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  JFK
                  0.01 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Beso; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Wine Bar
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ferries: Statue of Liberty, Staten & Ellis Islands
                  0.3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  'A' (Express) or 'C' (Local) Subway at Utica
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  BQE at Bedford Avenue
                  0.01 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Beso(Cuban); Emelines; Peaches; Saraghina(Italian)
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  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 website (http://www.TRUErentals.com) – which can be translated into any language – 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 / 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.

                  Why the Owner 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.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
                  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.


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                  Photos

                  • Living Room: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); lounge chair; French door...

                    Living Room: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); lounge chair; French door...

                  • Living Room: Dining table & chairs for 6; (2) windows...

                    Living Room: Dining table & chairs for 6; (2) windows...

                  • Master BR: (2) Queen-size beds (each sleeps 2); A/C; 2nd closet; ceiling fan...

                    Master BR: (2) Queen-size beds (each sleeps 2); A/C; 2nd closet; ceiling fan...

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

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

                  • MACON MANOR Apt 4 of 4: Floor Plan

                    MACON MANOR Apt 4 of 4: Floor Plan

                  • The Home is decorated with antique photos & original art...

                    The Home is decorated with antique photos & original art...

                  • Main Entrance: Alabaster light fixtures; original details...

                    Main Entrance: Alabaster light fixtures; original details...

                  • 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: 30 in. HDTV w/ HBO on Demand; DVD library; closet...

                    Living Room: 30 in. HDTV w/ HBO on Demand; DVD library; closet...

                  • Living Room...

                    Living Room...

                  • BR 2: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); 2nd A/C; 2nd ceiling fan; 3rd closet...

                    BR 2: (1) Full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); 2nd A/C; 2nd ceiling fan; 3rd closet...

                  • Large Bathroom: Tub/shower; window overlooking Garden...

                    Large Bathroom: Tub/shower; window overlooking Garden...

                  • The Skylight...

                    The Skylight...

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

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

                  • 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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