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🌞Charming Townhouse Apartment 🌞 5 Minute Walk to Central Park & Fifth Avenue🌞

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

🌞Tree-Lined East 62nd Street 🌞 Two Blocks to Best Madison Avenue Shopping 🌞

East 62nd Street apartment located in a 19th century Upper East Side Townhouse. The 4-room, convertible 3-bedroom apartment, is spacious and loaded with turn-of-the-century charm charm.

Stay in our beautiful brownstone building located just a few blocks from Central Park, Bloomingdales, Barney's, Madison Avenue shopping. Public transportation is one block away. Walking distance toe the Met, Carnegie Hall, The Frick Museum and much more.

We generally maintain a 4 night minimum. Shorter stays are considered for last minute or shorter stay openings between other stays. If you'd like to stay for fewer than 4 nights, we suggest you initially send us an inquiry to verify the minimum night stay for your desired dates. Thank you!

3 Separate sleeping areas with three beds. Two queen beds and 1 twin bed. 1 bed in each room. Private bathroom (1) with tub/shower combination. Fully stocked kitchen.

The apartment includes TV & WiFi Internet. Air Conditioning in each room. Extras included such as hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Clean linens, towels and pillows provided. The kitchen is stocked with a dishwasher, stove and refrigerator, microwave, Coffee Maker, and electric hot water boiler. Pots, Pans, Cups, Utensils & Plates.

Beautiful, Safe and Convenient Neighborhood

The Brownstone is situated in the much sought after LENOX HILL neighborhood of the Historic Upper East side section of Manhattan and a short 3 block walk to CENTRAL PARK and some of New York's finest shopping districts. The House's location, a quiet residential enclave for some of New York's most prestigious addresses, enjoys the best of both worlds – serene privacy and un-matched convenience. The neighborhood abounds with tasteful, exclusive boutiques and charming, international restaurants. Yet, the house is only three blocks from bustling Midtown and some of the City's fabulous and world renown Museums & galleries including the Frick, The Metropolitan and MoMa. Shopping is plentiful including the 4 Bs: Bloomingdales, Barney's, Bendel's and Bergdorf-Goodman. We are 12 minutes to TIMES SQUARE by Taxi or subway.

Just 1 block from the F train and 2 blocks from 59th street stop (N,R,Q,W and the 4-5-6 lines all servicing up and downtown) (express and local). Bus located around the corner. The subway will take you to the Southern tip of the city (Freedom Towers - 9/11 Memorial) within 20 minutes.

More about the apartment:

With it’s location 4 flights above the house’s main ground floor entry hall, if you don’t mind the stairs, the apartment will reward you with two high-perched but radically diverging views, from the front and the back of this full-floor suite.

PLEASE NOTE: The house is not serviced by an elevator.The apartment is accessed via our central staircase.

Apartment Configuration:

Room #1: Large Front Room with Queen Bed (sleeps maximum 2). The room is also set up with a loveseat, dining table & chairs. Thus, it is used as part bedroom and part living room. We don’t call it a bedroom because it does not have a closet. It does have a door for privacy. The room is also furnished with a bureau.

Room #2: Large Rear Bedroom Queen Bed (sleeps maximum 2)

Room #3: Small Rear Bedroom with Single/Twin Bed (sleeps maximum 1)

All beds are U.S. Standard size beds.

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT = 10 YEARS: 1871 House is a converted 146 year old Brownstone. In that it is an historic building constructed in the year 1871 there is no elevator and all suites are accessed by our central open staircase. Regretfully, this feature (the house's unenclosed staircase) makes it unsafe for young children under 10 years of age to stay in the house.

Miscellaneous Information:

We are a six minute walk to Central Park and Fifth Avenue

We are 12 minutes to Times Square by Taxi and 11-14 minutes by subway

Grand Central Station is one subway stop away (take the 4 or 5 one stop from 59th street to Grand Central Station).

About Our Brownstone Building:

Our turn-of-the-century brownstone, known as 1871 HOUSE for the past 20 years, consists of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street walking distance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, The Frick and The Met Breuer Museum. We’re located on 62nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue in the heart of the most famous shopping strip of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a five minute walk to Central Park. The townhouse is located within the Lenox Hill neighborhood of the Historic Upper East Side.

The house is walking distance to Fifth Avenue and Midtown East with its ubiquitous Corporate Offices as well as midtown Manhattan's exclusive Decoration & Design building (D&D building) and Manhattan Art and Antiques Center. Architects, Designers and Collectors from around the world travel to this area for its concentration of design and home furnishings showrooms and galleries.

Ideal location minutes away from some of the country's best hospitals and medical facilities including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell Medical College, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York-Presbyterian hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery and Mount Sinai Hospital.

If you'd like us to recommend one of our suites or if you have questions please CONTACT us (click on "Contact Owner" next to the photo in the "about the owner" section).

Our 7 suites are listed on VRBO as follows: Knickerbocker Suite (studio w/kitchenette); Library Rear (studio w/kitchenette); Parlor (studio w/kitchenette); Garden Room: (guest room with ensuite bathroom and private terrace); Front Library: (guest room w/ ensuite bathroom); Lexington Suite: (4-room Suite) Madison Suite: (4-room Suite)

More Details

Zoe, Chloe & Lia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Zoe, Chloe & Lia

Lia has lived in New York her entire life. Lia spends the majority of her time overseeing the affairs and administration of the 1871 House. Extra-curricular interests include gardening and interior design. To that end Lia has done all the gardening and the interior design of the individual rooms at the 1871 House.

Zoe, Chloe & Lia purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Zoe, Chloe & Lia chose Manhattan

The best thing about our neighborhood is being within walking distance of so many incredible sites! We chose the Upper East Side because it is leafy, romantic, and genteel, with peaceful streets and historic architecture. It couldn't be a better place to hang your hat!

The location is also perfect for its proximity to Central Park, fantastic shopping and NY Culture. The House is within walking distance of Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, boutiques, museums & galleries, New York’s finest department stores, top restaurants and business districts. In addition, for everyday convenience, we have barbershops, supermarkets, gourmet stores, pharmacies, dry cleaning & shoe repair shops just around the corner.

Access to seven subway lines are one or to blocks away. Museums within walking distance include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Frick Collection, and the Asia Society. Also nearby is the Society of Illustrators.

Shopping Excellence: Lauren, Versace, Barney's, Chanel, Hermes, Prada, Burberrys, Bergdorf Goodman and the like are all nearby.

What makes this apartment unique

Privacy, Exclusive & Central Location, Turn of the Century House with Spacious Rooms, High Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Fireplace Mantels, Antiques, two block walk to Central Park and 3 blocks to Midtown Manhattan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The staff was wonderful and the room looked exactly as it was pictured! I checked all of the reviews before I booked and thank all who have posted. Someone mentioned that the bathroom they had was old. Well, yes, it is, but I have a one hundred year old house so it didn't faze me and on balance, everything is so clean and so charming...and, the neighborhood is wonderful, an old bathroom is a fair trade!!!!!! I used to live in Manhattan in the 1970s and have stayed in hotels on visits since then. So cold and sterile! Now that I've found the 1871 House, I would never go back to a hotel...and, can't wait to return!
Sep 2012
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Tavern 62 by David Burke
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Grand Central Station
Nearest Motorway
0.74 Miles
FDR Drive
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Tavern 62 by David Burke
Nearest Point of Interest
The Frick Collection
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Temple Emanu-El
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The Colony Club
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Union Club
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Bache Collection
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Lotos club
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Metropolitan Club
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Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden
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Whitney Museum of American Art
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Seventh Regiment Armory
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The Asia Society and Museum
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Museum of Modern Art
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Central Presbyterian Church
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Edmond Safra Synagogue
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Christ Church
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New York Academy of Sciences
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Harmony Club
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The Grolier Club
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Knickerbocker Club
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The Links Club
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Cosmopolitan Club
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Grand Army Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
The Society of Illustrators
Car: not necessary

Celebrity sightings and Gossip Girl shoots may be regular occurrences around the Upper East Side, but the neighborhood's real appeal emerges from its refined character. Home to some of the City's finest museums, restaurants and shops, as well as the stately mansions and statuesque apartment houses where New York's elite have lived for generations, the Upper East Side exudes elegance on every block. Museum Mile—which runs along Fifth Avenue between East 82nd and East 105th Streets—boasts nine world-class cultural institutions, while Madison Avenue teems with the biggest names in haute couture, both in designer boutiques and at high-end resale shops that sell stylish brands at nearly half-price. When hunger strikes, you can choose from everything from down-home diners to posh restaurants to some of the City's most renowned Japanese sushi spots. Kids and grown-ups alike delight in some of the City's best ice cream sundaes after a day spent meeting exotic wildlife at Manhattan's only zoo. As elegant and historic as it is cutting-edge and exciting, the Upper East Side is a must-see neighborhood that truly offers something for everyone.


Upper East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , Tub/shower combination or just shower (depends on room)
  • Private ensuite bathroom with combination tub/shower, pedestal sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Lexington Suite & Madison Suites are similarly laid out
    Large Rear Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Twin bed located in separate adjacent bedroom w/window.
  • Convertible 3 BR apartment located 4 flights above our entry level. Maximum 5 occupants. Total 3 beds (2 queen beds + 1 twin bed. “Twin” is standard American English which can accommodate max 1 person and the queen beds can each accommodate max 2 persons.) There is no 4th bed option for this suite. It has ONE full bathroom and a full kitchen. *1000 ft² (93m²) Total 3 rooms plus kitchen and bathroom. Large front room with queen bed and sitting area with ornamental fireplace, large rear bedroom with queen bed, and small rear bedroom with standard twin bed. The front room is a large room with a queen bed. There is no closet in this room but there is a bureau. There is a door which can be closed for privacy. In addition to a bed, the room is also set up with a table and chairs and a small sofa. *Sony Bravia 26” LCD HDTV *Original crown moldings, high ceilings & hardwood floors
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
Not suitable for children younger than 10 due to open stairwell and NYC Window Guard Provision. There is NO elevator at the 1871 House. All rooms are accessed via our beautiful central staircase. Guests are responsible for transporting their luggage. Rates applicable for our standard self-catering à la carte pricing. Complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests may order from one of our Breakfast Basket options for an additional fee and must be ordered in advance of arrival (minimum 2-3 days to 1 week in advance).


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Cosy Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is very well located between two important Avenues. It`s tastefully decorated and charming. Although the kitchen is small, It´s fully-fitted. The bathroom and bedrooms are very confortable, as well.

The only drawback I could mention is the fact that it´s located on the fourth floor and the stairs are marrow and steep. But once you reach the 4th floor, you find yourself in a clean , pleasant and very cosy apartment which makes your way up, absolutely worth it. !!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family of 5

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 stayed here and it was perfect. Super close to Central Park, close to subway and great little places to eat right by if you choose. We were on the 6th floor...I'm not sure if that made a difference, but it was quiet. So good for sleeping in as well. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place to Stay in Manhattan

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son and I had a very nice and comfortable stay at the Lexington Suite. Great value for a very expensive neighborhood! The only negative was the bamboo window shades in the front room that did not block the early morning sun. I would recommend installing sun-blocking shades, especially, on the window across from the bed. We will surely recommend you to our friends and relatives visiting NYC.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Charm

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed for six nights in early March and had a really wonderful time! The location is excellent - fairly quiet for the city, subway access is close by, and there are two great little grocery stores around the block. We felt like real residents of NYC! We stayed in the Madison Suite. The beds were comfortable, the kitchenette was perfect for our needs (breakfast and snacks), and the view was great. The staff was unobtrusive but friendly and accessible. When I had a question, I texted a manager and she got right back to me. The only minor drawback for me in staying at this charming old house was the water pressure. Sometimes the shower would divert back to the tub faucet while showering - I think it was when too many users in other units were showering at the same time? Maybe installing a different kind of shower diverter would fix this? It only happened a few times in the six nights we were there, if it had happened more often I would have contacted a manager. Considering it's a very old house, for the price, charm, and location, I considered it a minor issue. I would stay there again for sure!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad to hear that this guest enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate positive comments. We're so sorry there was an issue with the shower. As this guest was arriving, we learned the same day when cleaning and going over the suite that the prior guest wrenched the shower knob the wrong way, which in turn cracked an internal diverter of the shower body mechanicals. We immediately ordered a repalcement diverter which arrived a day or two after this guest left. We tested the shower that same day and it worked reasonably well but not perfectly. We did not hear from the guest during their stay so we thought everything was o.k. There were a couple of "duct tape" type fixes we could have done to temporarily rectify the situation but as mentioned we didn't know it was neccessary. The part subsequently arrived and everything has been working fine since then.
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Exton, PA

Pleasant Short Stay

  • 4 of 5

We would like to have stayed longer. The location is excellent. We came to enjoy theater and art with our college-age son and daughter. The suite on the top floor was cute and quiet. It had enough space and privacy to relax as if at home. The water pressure and temperature were good six floors up. The queen beds were very comfortable. Even with a skinny soprano in it, though, the twin mattress in the smallest room was saggy. Red wine with after-theater conversation is one of the things prohibited in a multi-page policy statement that one receives after making a reservation. It would have been helpful to have a brief list of the rules earlier. Making a simple breakfast in the galley kitchen shouldn't have been a problem, but the old gas range does not have a working igniter.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Guest, Thank you for your positive review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We wanted to address a few of your comments. In regard to our lengthy written policies, we try to communicate with our guests as much as possible throughout the entire booking process, as we find that clarity regarding our establishment helps manage expectations and to ensure a smoother, more relaxing stay. We apologize if it seems too lengthy; however, again, we feel it important for guests to know what to expect before arriving here. The red wine policy is included on our list of general policies on our website. We also link to this page on all our email communications. In regard to the issue you brought up with the stove, it just requires manual ignition. We supply extended automatic lighters which are simple to use. These are located in the room. We are sorry that you didn't call or talk to us, as we are always happy to explain how to use it and assist if needed. In regard to the small mattress, each of our suites has different type mattresses and we have never had any comments about the comfort of the small bed or any of the beds in the Suite. Often times its just a matter of personal preference rather than a defect in the mattress. But we will certainly make sure that there is no issue with it. Once again, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, and thank you very much for your positive rating and helpful input! All the Best, Anna, Chris, and Briana 1871 House Management Team
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Melbourne, Australia

Best Location in Town

  • 5 of 5

"What a great place to stay in the middle of New York! A great location with everything nearby. Thanks for having us. Happy New Year! PS the best house we have stayed in within America so nice I felt like I was home in my own house! Thanks Happy Holidays."

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

$9.50/NGT Occupancy Tax $9.5
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.75%

The daily room tax of $9.50 will be added to all stays - VRBO does not have an option to add a daily fee all quotes must be edited manually. Stays under 180 days subject to 8.875% New York State & City sales plus 5.875% and $2/night/room hotel occupancy tax plus $1.50/night (total 14.75% plus $9.50 per night). If your reservation falls within 30 days, we put a 100% hold on the funds and you pay your full balance upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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