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B&B Style Suite in Historic English Rowhouse * Park Ave & 62nd *Lexington Suite*

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Last updated: 03/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Bed And Breakfast
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Classic 19th-century Brownstone Consisting Of Seven Generously Sized Suites

Lexington Suite

1871 House is a charming New York Bed & Breakfast consisting of seven generously sized apartment-style suites housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, tree-lined residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums. Our turn-of-the-century brownstone townhouse in the Lenox Hill neighborhood, brings bed-and-breakfast-style and quaintness to the busy city. Enjoy views of beautiful East 62nd Street or serene garden views from your own private terrace.

Uniquely, 1871 House offers both the intimacy of a Bed and Breakfast & the privacy of a traditional hotel, perfect for your extended stay on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. A stay at 1871 feels much like time spent in a personal Manhattan apartment. Suites in our New York City bed and breakfast include beautiful queen beds, kitchens, private bathrooms, hardwood floors and modern amenities such as wi-fi and flat-screen tv’s.

Our N.Y.C. getaway is steps from Central Park, Bloomingdales, Madison Avenue Shopping, excellent dining, cafes & specialty shops & is ideally located near Midtown Manhattan. We're convenient to several world renown Museums & galleries such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA and the Frick Museum.For more comprehensive information about our charming brownstone building please visit our website, A link to our website is provided toward the bottom of this page.

Calendar: Please note the VRBO calendar is NOT real time therefore recent reservations may not yet be reflected on our calendar.

Rates: In order to know the precise rate for travel dates, please send us an email with your proposed arrival and departure dates and the number of persons in your travel party, and we'll get back to you with a specific rate quote.

Since our rates are continually fluctuating, the rates that are displayed are only estimated rates. It’s not possible for us to display rates with 100% accuracy due to limitations on the VRBO system. Many variables go into each rate quote

Typical rates for advance reservations fall within the range of $345-$625/night plus tax (excluding certain holidays and special events).
January, February & 1st half for March: $345 - $445/night
March (2nd half): April, May & June: $395 - $495/night
July & August: $395 - $465/night
Sept & October: $435 - $545/night
Nov & December: $435 - $625/night

EXTENDED STAY REQUESTS (MINIMUM ONE MONTH) - please discuss your budget with us. Monthly rates are customized. Maximum number of guests for monthly stays is limited to maximum 3 occupants.

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT = 11 YEARS:We are unable to accommodate children under the age of 11 since this apartment is not equipped with window guards & we have an open stairwell.

The Lexington Suite offers the unique advantage of two high-perched but radically diverging views, from the front and the back of this full-floor suite. From the front, the picture is of the tops of townhouses not unlike 1871 House, water towers rising above them, and a few larger, more recent apartment buildings reaching up beyond them at the fringes. A look through the window in one of the Lexington Suite's back bedrooms presents, instead, the figure of fully realized modernity, with a few of the soaring skyscrapers of Midtown, including the just-completed new addition to the NYC skyline, the enormous residential building at 432 Park Avenue.

The front, north-facing room fills with light coming through the three huge lace-clad windows, which are state of the art triple thermo-pane, reducing noise and insulating very well. A large sitting and dining area, with table and five chairs, adjoins the luxurious Tuscan Ralph Lauren Kearney bed. An American Empire mahogany chest of drawers and marble fireplace round out the room.

The guest of the queen bedroom at the back of the suite can look either down at the lush foliage of the Garden Room's terrace two stories below, or up, toward Midtown's most recent heights, as mentioned. The bed is of iron and brass and is accompanied by an antique English pine cabinet, a circa 1881 black walnut Victorian chest, and an original marble fireplace.

The second bedroom at the rear of the floor, a twin, is a small room (approximately 5' x 9'), featuring a wrought iron and brass daybed and a tall chest of drawers. It shares the diverse window view of the adjacent queen bedroom.

A fully equipped galley kitchen comes between the central bathroom and main front room, which includes lots of storage in open shelving, a full-size refrigerator with freezer, microwave and toaster ovens, a gas range and oven, a dishwasher, and a coffeemaker.

The central, private en-suite bathroom consists of a porcelain tub and shower and a pedestal sink.We have a similar suite on our 3rd floor (the Madison Suite). The Madison Suite has a similar layout as the Lexington Suite and is generally a bit more expensive.

The elegant turn-of-the-century brownstone is located on a side townhouse block on East 62nd Street between Park and Lexington Avenues within the historic district of the Upper East. The pretty shuttered townhouse is in a nicely quiet location two blocks from Central Park. The quiet street makes you forget you’re in the heart of the city. Luxurious Madison Avenue boutiques as well as fine dining and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions surround the house. Central Park is two blocks away. For guests here on business, the house is ideally located near Midtown Manhattan as well as 7 subway lines and Grand Central Station. The 5-story brownstone house contains a total of 7 charming suites - 11 bedrooms in total.

Most of 1871's rooms offer high ceilings, ornamental fireplaces, and four-poster beds covered by quilts, marble-topped dressers and lace-curtained windows. Fireplace mantles, moldings around windows and high ceilings have been preserved. All give the place an elegant B&B feel, as do the antiques scattered throughout. Rooms are modernly enough appointed that you won't feel stuck in the 19th century. Each room is quite large, cozy and country furnished.

More about the location:
Elegantly situated on Manhattan’s fashionable Upper East Side, the House's location enjoys the best of both worlds – serene privacy and un-matched convenience. The house's location is a quiet residential enclave for some of New York’s most prestigious addresses. 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 Museums including the Frick, The Met and MoMa. Shopping is plentiful including the 4 Bs: Bloomingdales, Barney's, Bendel's and Bergdorf-Goodman.

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.

Medical professionals, patients, families, and caregivers appreciate our 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.

There is a broad rate range for the Lexington Suite. Our lowest rates are offered for extended stays, for specific existing gap dates in between longer occupancy periods as well as for shorter stays that fall back to back with reservations already in place on non-weekend nights. Rates for advance dates, high-season periods and holidays are at the high end of the rate range. There is rate variation within months.

Minimum Night Stay Requirement:
The minimum night stay requirement varies throughout the year however we generally have a 4-5 night minimum. Shorter stays are often offered for last minute inquiries and for gap periods as well as non-weekend dates that fall back to back with reservations in place. We do not accept bookings with a gap between move in date and availability date. Exceptions to the minimum night stay requirement would be for reservations which fall adjacent to a reservation in place or for a last minute reservation request.

Transportation is excellent with southbound buses on Lexington Avenue (62nd Street) and northbound buses on Madison and Third Avenue (63rd Street). No buses are allowed on Park Avenue. The area has two cross-town bus lines and subway stations are two blocks south at 60th Street on Lexington Avenue (Q,N,R,4,5,6) or one block north at 63rd Street (F train) on Lexington Avenue. Grand Central Station is one subway stop away (take the 4 or 5 one stop from 59th street to Grand Central Station.

We are:
12 Miles from LaGuardia Airport
16 Miles from JFK International Airport
23 Miles from Newark Liberty Airport


Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 03/21/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 4
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 Years of Age if not accompanied by parent or guardian. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking anywhere in the house including Garden Room terrace....moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    The house has an open stairwell and operable windows so generally the youngest age which is considered safe is 10 years old (NYC window guard law). ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed And Breakfast
  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Full-Floor Suite Front Room: 1 queen

    Lexington And Madison Suites are similarly laid out...moreless

  • Full Floor Suite Large Rear Bedroom: 1 queen

    Lexington And Madison Suites are similarly laid out...moreless

  • Full Floor Suite Small Rear Bedroom: 1 twin/ single

    Lexington And Madison Suites are similarly laid out...moreless

  • A full floor suite located 3 flights up, and can accommodate a maximum of 5 occupants. The Lexington Suite is a Convertible 3 room Suite with 3 beds (2 queen beds + 1 twin bed. “Twin” is standard American English meaning “Single.” The twin bed is one bed and can accommodate 1 person and the queen beds can each accommodate 2 persons. These are U.S. Standard size beds). There is no 4th bed option for this suite. It has ONE bathroom and a full kitchen. *1000 ft² (93m²) 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 room with a queen bed. We don’t call it a bedroom because it does not have a closet. It does have a door 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...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • : toilet, shower

    Tub/shower combination or just shower (depends on room)...moreless

  • Private ensuite bathroom with combination tub/shower, pedestal sink.

Other Amenities

  • Not suitable for children younger than 10 due to open stairwell and NYC Window Guard Provision. Operable Windows, Steam Pipes and Steam Radiators. Rooms not child-proof. Rates applicable for our standard self-catering à la carte pricing. There is NO elevator at the 1871 House. All rooms are accessed via our beautiful central staircase. Guests are responsible for transporting their luggage. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in our central foyer area; Wi-Fi access in the individual guests’ rooms is $5/day. Breakfast is not included with room rates quoted; Breakfast Baskets are available for an additional fee and must be ordered in advance of arrival (approximately 1 week in advance). ...moreless


  • Books:

    Library Suite has an entire wall of books...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (8) All TVs include basic cable TV...moreless

  • Television:

    Sony Bravia 26” LCD HDTV...moreless

  • Video Library


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    The neighborhood abounds with boutiques and restaurants. We are 3 blocks from Midtown + the Frick, The Met & MoMa museums. Shopping is plentiful including Bloomingdales, Barneys, Bendel's & Bergdorfs...moreless

  • Village:

    The neighborhood abounds with boutiques and restaurants. We are 2 blocks from Central Park. MoMa, The Frick & The Met museums are nearby. Shopping is plentiful including Bloomingdales & Barney's. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 3 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    3 Portable A/C units installed beginning of June. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Fitness Clubs Available for a fee in the neighborhood. ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Garages in the neighborhood charge by the hour or per 24 hour period. Prices vary depending on specific garage....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central steam heat radiators. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds made with all-cotton high thread count sheets. Cotton blankets, Cotton quilts and down blankets (winter) and down pillows....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking Garage Nearby (not included)...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Difficult to find but available...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Coin operated phones in all rooms. Phone cards may also be used. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry Service available in the neighborhood for a fee...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free in our Lobby Area. Nominal fee for use in the suites. ...moreless


  • Kitchen:

    Galley kitchen with fridge, microwave, toaster oven, dishwasher, stove top/oven, drip coffee maker. The kitchen, though not designed for elaborate gourmet cooking, has everything needed for basic prep...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave Oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Range Top/Oven...moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 16 traveler reviews
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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 12 - Mar 28, 2017
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Rates are based on 4 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2017
4 night min stay

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May 1 - May 31, 2017
4 night min stay

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Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
4 night min stay

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Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2017
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Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
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Nov 1 - Nov 5, 2017
4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Nov 6 - Nov 21, 2017
3 night min stay

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Nov 22 - Nov 30, 2017
4 night min stay

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Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
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4 night min stay

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Daily Room Tax $10 + tax
  • Tax Rate 14.75%


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). The daily room tax of $9.50 will be added to all stays - vrbo does not have an option to add a daily fee so it must be done manually.

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Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
1.2 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Central Station
0.74 Miles
Nearest Motorway
FDR Drive

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.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1998

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Upper East Side, New York, NY, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
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.

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  • Entry Foyer

    Entry Foyer

  • Lexington Suite

    Lexington Suite

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    Lexington Suite

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    Lexington Suite

  • 1871 House Main Staircase (photo taken from Library Suite floor)

    1871 House Main Staircase (photo taken from Library Suite floor)

  • Elegant Brownstone with 7 Charming Suites. All Suites contain en-suite bathrooms

    Elegant Brownstone with 7 Charming Suites. All Suites contain en-suite bathrooms

VRBO #64437

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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