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Apt 4of4: Win a FREE Night! 5min to Subw/12min Manh; 2BR/Sleeps 8-10; HBO/WiFi!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi


About the property

Live like a Brooklynite in this Peaceful Townhome! 2BR + Huge Bath + Dining Area

MACON MANOR Apt 4 of 4:

If this Apartment is not available for your dates, please see our other HomeAway listings:

Apt 1: HomeAway 3488786

Apt 2: HomeAway 206384

Apt 3: HomeAway 191274

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), 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Kayla

My name is Kayla. I have been the Operator and On-Site Manager of MACON MANOR since 2016. I moved to New York because of its vibrant arts life, culture and history. I wanted to belong to a community devoted to the best work in the world.

TRUE, is an Artist / Designer / Filmmaker, and has been the Owner / Operator of MACON MANOR since purchasing the Home in 1999.

TRUE 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 he found it to be much quieter and safer than living in Manhattan.

Kayla purchased this apartment in 1999

Why Kayla chose Bedford-Stuyvesant

TRUE purchased MACON MANOR because it offered exactly what he 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 we actually know our 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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
  • 4 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The large Bathroom features: Tub with shower; pedestal sink; (1) south-facing window; and shelf for extra toilet paper and hair dryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 2 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Each queen-size bed sleeps 2; crib/cot available.
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (1) Full-size sofa bed sleeps 2.
    2nd Bedroom - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , (1) Full-size sofa bed sleeps 2.
  • 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.
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(30 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.5666666 based on 30 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Apartment #4 was clean and spacious with comfortable beds. It had all our needs for the kitchen and bathroom. the apartment is in a safe and friendly environment and was very quiet. The apartment is within walking distance to the trains making travel around the city easy. There were clear instructions regarding details about the apartment. We had a terrific visit!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Macon Manor was the perfect place for our Texas family to land for our New York vacation! It is in a very safe neighborhood and extremely easy to walk to the subway station. Many things to explore and great places to eat just around the corner! We purchased groceries in a local store and had food available in the mornings and late evenings. We had 5 in our group and the space was perfect. Kayla and True were the greatest! They communicated with me the whole time prior to our trip and Kayla greeted us on our arrival! Kayla was also available during our trip to help when needed. For my family this experience was so much better than a traditional hotel stay. We hope to return again and will stay at Macon Manor!!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

They let us leave our luggage at the property before check-in which was really nice! We loved the property and it was nice to stay in a changing and diverse Brooklyn neighborhood. So much better than staying in a hotel!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

the apt is very comfortable and has everything you need. great location.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was suitable for our needs, lovely quiet street

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this property. Kayla, the manager, was very helpful and gave us a lot of tips and advice. The property is very authentic and captures the history of Brooklyn, it's set in a beautiful leafy street. We were a family of six and had plenty of room. We enjoyed watching films on two DVD players that were available. The property is very old and there are some features that are gorgeous but some parts were old and neglected. There were dents in the walls, scratched, without paint, the door knobs were wobbly, almost falling off, and the cleanliness was not as you would hope for. The separate bedroom was particularly dusty with dirty corners. One of the two double beds was very comfortable and one was very creaky. The sofa bed and the separate bedroom bed were very uncomfortable , my boys just sank in the middle. The towels were available, but they smelt of mould so we didn't use all of the towels. The bath doesn't drain properly, so when you have a shower it just fills up.

We had a pleasant stay and we would come back again, but there were a few simple things that bothered us and this could be easily fixed with a bit of paint and the vacuum cleaner.

And to conclude, overall we enjoyed the stay and we want to say a big thank you for everything.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location & Awesome Host!

  • 5 of 5

Myself and four friends stayed in this apartment for a few nights last month. I have absolutely no complaints! The location was amazing; close to the train, restaurants, cafes, parks etc. The host Kayla was super nice and gave us suggestions of things to do in the neighborhood. Since no one was checking in on our check out date, we were able to stay in the house past the check out time to have accommodations until our flight left. I will definitely stay here again next time I'm in Brooklyn!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Beso; Peaches; Saraghina; Therapy Wine Bar
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Ferries: Statue of Liberty, Staten & Ellis Islands
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
'A' (Express) or 'C' (Local) Subway at Utica
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
BQE at Bedford Avenue
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Beso(Cuban); Emelines; Peaches; Saraghina(Italian)
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
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.

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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York City

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £40 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £14.85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £43.81

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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