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Apt 1of4: Win a Free Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; Sleeps8-10; Free Wifi/Hbo!

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Bedroom: Sleeps (6) in (1) queen-size bed + (2) full-size sofa beds

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Last updated: 09/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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

Our website (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 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 charming & rustic Garden 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 wood floors throughout. It was designed as a cozy space for individuals and couples who want a quiet & romantic retreat in which to unwind after a long day of taking in all the sights New York City has to offer, but it can sleep up to (8) (suggested maximum) or (10) (absolute maximum).

It features:

• The Red Velvet Suite: A large Bedroom with (1) queen-size bed (sleeps 2) + (2) full-size sofa bed (each sleeps 2) with quality mattresses (up to [2] more people can be accommodated on an inflatable queen-size Aerobed air mattress for $49 per person per night); sheets, pillows with cases, blankets and comforters; A/C; 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; books & games for kids & adults, including guide books to NYC / Brooklyn; (4) reading lamps; (6) full-length mirrors; exposed brick; accent lighting.

• A Sitting Room: A full-size sofa bed (sleeps 2); a 2nd flat screen HDTV with premium cable; a 2nd BluRay player; an iPod dock alarm clock; ceiling fan; (2) reading lamps; exposed brick; accent lighting.

• A large, fully-equipped Eat-In-Kitchen: Dining table & chairs for (8); full-size refrigerator / freezer; antique gas stove; microwave; coffee maker & grinder; toaster oven; blender; cooking utensils, dishes, silverware; hot & cold drinking water dispenser; steam iron & board; exposed beam ceiling; original art; complimentary coffee / tea / bottled water.

• A petite Bathroom: Claw foot tub / shower; hair dryer; and towels. Toilet paper and hand soap are provided. Especially large / tall people may find it a bit narrow — I am 6’3” / 220 lbs, so I have to sit on the toilet at an angle (these are old Homes, sometimes things were configured in odd ways).

* 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.

Why VRBO

Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom : 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 (1) queen-size bed that sleeps 2 (the best mattress in the Home) + (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

  • Books:

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

  • 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

  • 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....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

  • 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

  • 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 & Adventure Activities

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

Dining

  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

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

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

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

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator
  • 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

  • Toaster

Outside

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

Building Type

  • House

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Holiday (2015)
Nov 13 - Nov 29, 2015
3 night min stay
$239

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
$239

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
$289

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
$189

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
$239

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
$239

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
$289

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
$189

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

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$209

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


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • 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: 09/01/2015
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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
JFK
0.05 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
0.05 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 found 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Bedroom: Sleeps (6) in (1) queen-size bed + (2) full-size sofa beds

    Bedroom: Sleeps (6) in (1) queen-size bed + (2) full-size sofa beds

  • Bedroom: (4) full-length mirrors and (4) reading lamps

    Bedroom: (4) full-length mirrors and (4) reading lamps

  • Bedroom: The fireplace features a candle holder (very romantic!) + DVD library

    Bedroom: The fireplace features a candle holder (very romantic!) + DVD library

  • Sitting Room: 2nd HDTV (with HBO + Showtime); BluRay player; iPod dock

    Sitting Room: 2nd HDTV (with HBO + Showtime); BluRay player; iPod dock

  • Sitting Room: Antque mirror

    Sitting Room: Antque mirror

  • Bathroom: Clawfoot tub / shower

    Bathroom: 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

  • 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

  • Bedroom: This sleigh bed has the best mattress in the Home!

    Bedroom: This sleigh bed has the best mattress in the Home!

  • Bedroom: The built-in shelf features books about NYC history

    Bedroom: The built-in shelf features books about NYC history

  • Bedroom: Moroccan accents

    Bedroom: Moroccan accents

  • Sitting Room: Sofa bed (sleeps 2); exposed brick; ceiling fan; (2) reading lamps

    Sitting Room: Sofa bed (sleeps 2); exposed brick; ceiling fan; (2) reading lamps

  • Eat-In-Kitchen: Dining table and chairs for 8; antique stove; fridge; microwave

    Eat-In-Kitchen: Dining table and chairs for 8; antique stove; fridge; microwave

  • The Apartment is approximately 700 sf / 65 m2

    The Apartment is approximately 700 sf / 65 m2

  • 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

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