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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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The Red Velvet Suite: (2) full-size sofa beds (each sleep 2); 32in HDTV/HBO/DVD

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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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 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.

Property Type

  • 4 story
  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Massage

          Suitability

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible
          • 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

          Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom / Living Room: 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 2 sleep sofa /futon

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

          • 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....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • 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....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

          Theme

          • Tourist Attractions
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

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

          Location Type

              • 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

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

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Area
                  • Dining:

                    This large Eat-In-Kitchen has an expandable dining table and chairs for 8....moreless

                  • Seating for 8 people

                  General

                  • Fireplace:

                    We have candles in a candle holder in the fireplace that give off a very cozy vibe....moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Iron & Board

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Stove:

                        This antique stove has been in the Home since it was new, some time in the 1940s. The oven door is a little tricky, so we have provided a toaster oven for Guests' use instead....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        A coffee bean grinder is supplied as well....moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

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

                      • Kitchen:

                        This large Eat-In-Kitchen has an exposed wood beam ceiling and wood floor....moreless

                      • Refrigerator
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                      • Lawn / Garden
                       

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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
                      $229 $249
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

                      Pre-Winter Holiday
                      Dec 12 - Dec 18, 2014
                      7 night min stay
                      $229 $249
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

                      Winter Holiday
                      Dec 19 - Jan 5, 2015
                      7 night min stay
                      $279 $299
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest

                      Standard pricing
                      3 night min stay
                      $199 $219
                      Fri, Sat, Sun

                      Rates are based on 7 guests; add $49 per night, per additional guest


                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees and Rental Conditions:

                      • Property Damage Protection $69
                      • Pet Fee $20 + tax
                      • 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.

                      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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                      Last updated: 09/19/2014
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                      Location

                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      JFK
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Staten Island Ferry
                      0.3 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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                      • The Red Velvet Suite: (2) full-size sofa beds (each sleep 2); 32in HDTV/HBO/DVD

                        The Red Velvet Suite: (2) full-size sofa beds (each sleep 2); 32in HDTV/HBO/DVD

                      • The Red Velvet Suite by night.

                        The Red Velvet Suite by night.

                      • The Bedroom Section of the Red Velvet Suite

                        The Bedroom Section of the Red Velvet Suite

                      • The large Eat-In-Kitchen has an expandable dining table and seating for 8.

                        The large Eat-In-Kitchen has an expandable dining table and seating for 8.

                      • MACON MANOR Apt 1 of 4: Floor Plan

                        MACON MANOR Apt 1 of 4: Floor Plan

                      • Original art hangs on the walls

                        Original art hangs on the walls

                      • 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

                      • The Living Room Section of the Red Velvet Suite

                        The Living Room Section of the Red Velvet Suite

                      • (1) queen-size sleigh bed (the most comfortable bed in the house, sleeps 2)

                        (1) queen-size sleigh bed (the most comfortable bed in the house, sleeps 2)

                      • DVDs for kids & adults: Blue's Clues, Harry Potter, Kill Bill, Men In Black, Saw

                        DVDs for kids & adults: Blue's Clues, Harry Potter, Kill Bill, Men In Black, Saw

                      • Large walk-in closet; collection of books for kids & adults

                        Large walk-in closet; collection of books for kids & adults

                      • A petite-but-sweet Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower

                        A petite-but-sweet Bathroom with clawfoot tub / shower

                      • The Hall leading from the Entrance to the Apartment; exposed brick; wood floor

                        The Hall leading from the Entrance to the Apartment; exposed brick; wood floor

                      • 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

                      $199 - $299 per night (USD)
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                      0 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

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                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
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