SANKOFA ABAN BED AND BREAKFAST in Brooklyn’s Landmarked Historic Bedford-Stuyvesant very diverse neighborhood invites you to browse this website for information about the six guest rooms (including a bridal suite) in this 1880s townhouse lovingly restored, overflowing with original details and in the same family for four generations. Located on an intimate block lined with 19th-Century Brownstones in the heart of one of Brooklyn’s most welcoming and vibrant neighborhoods near the Restoration Plaza, Billy Holiday Theatre, The Brooklyn Museum, YMCA, Barclay Center, Downtown Brooklyn Shopping Centers, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Botanic Garden Prospect Heights, Prospect Park Park Slope, PRATT Institute Clinton Hills, Brooklyn College, St. Joseph’s College, Williamsburg, Fort Greene Park SANKOFA ABAN B&B is yours for an experience you won’t find anywhere else.
4.2 on April 23, 2017
Debby was so warm and welcoming throughout the our visit. The Friday night jazz and fish fry was definitely a highlight!!
4.8 on April 21, 2017
Debbie keeps history alive with decor, details and total ambience, including creaky stairs. She made the best omelette ever, with cheese and spinach, sausages and coffee for everyone there in a super flourish on our last day. That meal lasted the entire trip back to the west coast. Satisfaction that lasted. Thanks Debbie!
4.8 on April 09, 2017
Debbie's a whiz at keeping history alive in this brownstone: the stairs creak, the decor is vintage and the accommodations reflect the earnestness of that time and this. In addition she really cooked up a mean breakfast for all of us on the morning I departed: a super perfect omelette, sausage and coffee that fully and comfortably lasted 8 hours, all the way back to home on the west coast. Thanks Debbie!
4.0 on February 26, 2017
Wonderful experience at Sankofa / Brownstone jazz The rooms are beautifully decorated, the beds are firm and the bedding is plush. They offer Real Deal classic jazz performances on Fridays and Saturdays with top notch musicians, cultural and historical points of interest and amazing music while the proprietor is downstairs frying fish, mixing cole- slaw and baking cornbread for the musical intermission. 107 Macon is a on a quaint Brooklyn Street, very close to subways with easy access to other NYC attractions. Last night was my third time there. I enjoy the atmosphere, the music and have not found a better place to rest my head when I visit the NYC area.
5 on January 28, 2017
Wonderful time with Deborah..the hostess with the mostest. Felt right at home. Great Friday and Saturday night music AND conversations
4.0 on December 15, 2016
A largehearted and big personality host - wonderfully historic house (which is a little tired but still beautiful) - great musicians, breathy microphone jazz singing - stimulating company. How can one hope to spend a better weekend?!
5 on November 06, 2016
What can we say other than Debbie was the most amazing host. A wonderful person, a wonderful place to stay in a wonderful part of NYC. Gutted to leave but we'll be back. Eric is an encyclopaedia of Brooklyn jazz too. By the way, the fish fry was glorious. Peace/Love Leo and Lisa Xxxx
5 on October 25, 2016
We're so sad to leave such wonderful people and such a beautiful home. Hard to find words to describe how blessed we feel to have met our wonderful hosts and spent hours in their company, chatting like we've known each other for years. Not many places offer such warmth and we were genuinely sorry to have to leave. Brooklyn is an amazing, vibrant, historic place with easy access to everywhere in NYC. I hope we all keep in touch and am looking forward to the next visit. Peace/Love Leo&Lisa X
5 on September 21, 2016
First of all and as it's important, the house and room were exactly as described on the website. The house is in a friendly and alive neighbourhood, in a peaceful street with big trees not even 5 minutes from the subway station with trains running all night. Being in Times Square in 20 minutes but sleeping far away from its madness was just perfect and exactly what we needed. But most of all, beyond the house being amazing, we felt home at the second we got there and met Debbie and this is absolutely priceless, we just felt like we were visiting family. Thank you so much for being so available (by answering my many messages, waiting for us until very late night of getting up at 5.45 am to say goodbye) and to make us feel so special and for the amazing birthday cake ! A delicious warm breakfast is cooked every day at 9am but Debbie made sure we always had everything we needed including hot coffre when we had to leave the house earlier. Thank you again for everything you made our stay more than perfect !
4.6 on September 08, 2016
Debbie is a brilliant host and we will definitely be back to stay in this gorgeous property! Public transport is walking distance, the neighbourhood is friendly and fun with loads of cool stuff to do around and the bedroom and bed was so comfortable! We'll be back for sure!
Havana Brown room is colorful, and cozy just like Cuba. Large, luxury queen size bed. Tops back garden side of home. Furnishing from the 20th century, decorates the room. Remote control ceiling fan, and antique candlelight mirrored fireplace. Private marble sink room area. Steps away from claw foot tub bathroom, with complimentary like colors. Room can be made floor through for larger groups. Internet ready access.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $175
Nightly Rate: $150 - $175
Majestic Red Room, with doubled size bed, mirrored candlelight fire place, and remote control ceiling fan. Private marble sink wash area. Antique 1940's bedroom furniture. Brooklyn's sunny street side view. Original wooden shutter to see through. Internet access. Connect to make a suite style single room, when available.
Purple Haze room, has two twin beds and private wash area, ceiling fans with wall program settings. Antique mirrored fireplace, decorated by candle light. Wooden window shutters that divide the sun from adorning the beautiful colors placed around the room. To open them, is to allow the breeze from the top of the tree, that grows in front, to pass through. Antique 1920s furniture passed down family line, not to be discarded as trash. Internet ready access.
Nightly Rate: $150 - $175
Nightly Rate: $150 - $175
Retreat Green Room, with candlelight mirrored fireplace, and antique cast iron wash basin area. Step up, and onto a thick, plush Queen size bed, dressed with luxury bedding. Remote control ceiling fan. Sunny side of property, overlooking backyard. Antique furniture early 1900's simply decorates room. Steps away from Whirlpool bathroom. Turndown service on request. Internet access.
$150 - $175
Forever White room, dressed in white for your wedding night represents brightness. Laid around ebony colored wood representing everlasting strength. Antique furniture aged, yet still useful. Perfect start to a marriage. White, lace, and beaded textured comforted queen bedset. White window curtains used just for your night. Private antique sink wash area. Air conditioning and remote control ceiling fan. Candle burning fireplace. Steps to spa tub bathroom. Flowers and champagne placed around antique furniture. Room sits high over backyard garden. Internet ready access. Forever is a long time
$250 - $275
Central Brooklyn Area, Airport, Urban
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Extreme sports, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Ocean, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Ferry to NYC, Yankee Stadium, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Museum, Barclay Center, and BAM, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Sports venue, Tours, University, Zoo
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Piano, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Walk to mass transit, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Iron and broad by request, Spa, massages, library and more nearby facilities, Laundry, taxi and turndown service can be arranged, Heating and Air conditioning, adjusted in pricing, Car Service $35 Kennedy, $28 LaGuardia, $65 Newark, Subway 1 1/2 Blocks A-Line (blue) Nostrand Ave.
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Bicycle rental, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Jazz Concerts and History , Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
DebbieMc never set out to own a BnB. A Salon owner and Hairstylist by trade, when her grandparents 1939 home fell into her lap to save and maintain the 19th century home. Along with her partners Marcus & Eric magic happened, a Brooklyn gem was created. Debbie McClain one of now the 6 generational family of music lovers. Shows by sharing the beauty of a home from Brooklyn begone. Continuing the history of the neighborhood, a group of jazz locals and broadway greats.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian outside guest extra
French Toast w/ Spice Banana Rum Sauce
This dish was once eaten by me and my youngest son in an all night East Village Diner gone out of business. Now the dish has ended up on the food table all spiced up which I've added to the dish