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🌞Charming Townhouse Apartment Steps to Central Park & Madison Avenue Shopping🌞

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

🌞Full Townhouse Floor Overlooking Tree-Lined East 62nd Street & Rear Gardens🌞

The Lexington Suite consists of 2 rear bedrooms in addition to a large front room and adjacent open living area. There are a total of two queen beds and one twin bed. There is no 4th bed option for this suite. A full kitchen and central private en-suite full bathroom complete the nearly 1000 ft² (93m²). With it’s location 4 flights above the house’s main ground floor entry hall, if you don’t mind the stairs, the Lexington Suite will reward you with two high-perched but radically diverging views, from the front and the back of this full-floor suite. All beds are U.S. Standard size beds.

Our charming brownstone is offset on a side residential townhouse block within Manhattan’s fashionable Upper East Side and convenient to shopping and museums. 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.

*Room #1: Large Front Room: Queen Bed (sleeps maximum 2), Sitting Area w/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: Twin Bed (sleeps maximum 1)

*Kitchen - Full galley kitchen with fridge, microwave oven, toaster oven, dish-washer, compact stove top/oven. The kitchen, though not designed for elaborate gourmet cooking, has everything needed for the preparation of simple meals.

* Private bathroom (1) with tub/shower combination

*All suites are accessed via our central staircase. The house is not serviced by an elevator.

*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.

*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

*Southbound buses on Lexington Avenue (62nd Street). Northbound buses on Madison and Third Avenue (63rd Street).

*Subway is two blocks south on 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).

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.

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 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.

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:

https://www.vrbo.com/869096: Knickerbocker Suite (studio w/kitchenette);

https://www.vrbo.com/666673: Library Rear (studio w/kitchenette);

https://www.vrbo.com/789509: Parlor (studio w/kitchenette);

https://www.vrbo.com/870743: Garden Room: (guest room with ensuite bathroom and private terrace);

https://www.vrbo.com/870744: Front Library: (guest room w/ ensuite bathroom);

https://www.vrbo.com/64437 Lexington Suite: (4-room Suite)

https://www.vrbo.com/870742 Madison Suite: (4-room Suite)

Note: once you place your reservation using the VRBO system you'll also need to submit your credit card information to us using our secure server by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser: http://www.webervations.com/magic-scripts/resbook.asp?memberid=1871house

1. Select Your Arrival date and number of nights

2. Click on the check availability box

3. Select the Lexington Suite (the Room you are Booking)

4. Fill out the form and include your credit card information.

5. Don’t forget to check off the following box in red: I have read and agree to the above listed Policy.

More Details

Owner
James, Emma or Lia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

About James, Emma or 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.

James, Emma or Lia purchased this apartment in 1998

Why James, Emma or 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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Amenities

Upper East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower , Tub/shower combination or just shower (depends on room)
  • Private ensuite bathroom with combination tub/shower, pedestal sink.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Front Bedroom - 1 queen , Lexington Suite & Madison Suites are similarly laid out
    Small Rear Bedroom - 1 twin/ single , Twin Bed Suitable for One Person
    Large Rear Bedroom - 1 queen , Located in the back portion of the house.
  • A full floor convertible 4 Room apartment located 4 flights up, and can accommodate 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 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 floor
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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 is available in our central foyer area. 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).

Reviews

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5

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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5

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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Tallahassee
5

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
4

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
5

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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4

Stately charm in a quiet neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this lovely B&B over Thanksgiving weekend when the city was swamped with tourists and visitors. However, this retreat was as quiet as a home in the country, with tastefully selected antique furniture and high ceilings. Just a few steps from the door was the #6 subway, which opened-up our accessibility to the entire city. We enjoyed shopping, broadway theater, a cabaret nightclub, and a walk through the High Line elevated park and Chelsea Market. Lovely restaurants within two blocks of 1871 House including Fish Tail (dinner) and Le Pain Quotidian (breakfast). Thank-you for a memorable stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ralph, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words. You and your wife are welcome to stay with us again whenever you'd like. Best, Briana Manager, 1871 House
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
LaGuardia
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.

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Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $30 per person 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 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.