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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 345 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Bed-and-Breakfast-style and quaintness in the heart of New York City

The Rear Library is a half floor unit located 2 flights up from our house's entry foyer level and can accommodate a maximum of 2 people.

*Bedroom with 1 standard queen-size bed. 345 ft² (32 m²).

*Optional: 1 standard twin daybed: one-time $25 fee for set-up and use of daybed.

*Large renovated en suite bathroom with tiled shower, pedestal sink & toilet.

*Compact galley kitchen with refrigerator, sink, stove/oven, microwave, toaster oven, drip coffeemaker & French press (no dishwasher). The kitchenette is small, but quite serviceable. We’ve equipped it with everything our guests need to make basic meals and snacks.

*3 operable double pane windows with bamboo shades and lace panels

*High ceilings and hardwood floors

*Ornamental fireplace

*Panasonic 26" 720p LCD HDTV with iPod Dock

*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.

*The Rear Library may be booked together with the Front Library for connecting suites

*Maximum 4 person occupancy when booking both the Rear and Front Library Bedrooms. When the two rooms are booked together, the suite offers 1 kitchen that is shared between the two rooms plus TWO bathrooms. The two rooms are connecting via an interior hallway.

*Prior to making your decision, consider there is NO elevator at the 1871 House. All rooms are accessed via our central staircase.

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*4-5 night minimum for most advance reservations. Please send us an email message if you'd like to stay with us for fewer nights!

*EXTENDED STAY REQUESTS (MINIMUM ONE MONTH) - please email us with your estimated budget. We can customize monthly rates. Maximum number of guests for monthly stays is limited to maximum 3 occupants.

Two flights above the lobby and away from the street sits the Rear Library, which exudes a kind of palatial serenity, owing to its spacious size, princess-worthy netting and cream bedding around the queen sleigh bed, and an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling books. The south-facing suite gets lots of light through its three lace-clad windows, which overlook a garden and terrace, and the daybed certainly makes one of the more enticing nap spots you will come across. The floors, of oak parquet, the imposing marble fireplace, and the 10' ceiling all also contribute to the expansive quality of the room. A large oriental rug, the inviting wrought iron and brass daybed, a bureau, and antique armoire, and a round dining table with three chairs complete the suite's furnishings. Please note Fireplace may not be used/ornamental only.

The Rear Library Suite has an unusual feature in that when booked simultaneously with our Front Library Suite - it provides the flexibility of being used as a 2 bedroom 2-bath suite with private central kitchen and interior connecting hallway or as two completely separate private entrance studios each with a private ensuite bathroom. Families or friends can book the two rooms together since there is an interior hallway that links the two bedrooms. Of the three full-floor suites at 1871 House, the Library Suite has the best set-up for two couples that are traveling together.

The House & Location

1871 House is a charming Brownstone 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.

The turn-of-the-century brownstone townhouse is located within the Lenox Hill neighborhood of the Upper East Side and 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.

The classic 19th-century townhome consists of seven generously sized apartment-style suites, with both smaller units suitable for 1-3 and full-floor units suitable for families or groups of up to 5. The Suites include beautiful queen beds, kitchens, private bathrooms, hardwood floors and modern amenities such as wi-fi and flat-screen tv’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.

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.

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.

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).

Rates: The rates listed on VRBO are as close to actual rates as can be published with the limitations of the VRBO technology. Shorter stays, extended stays and last minute stays may be subject to lower or higher rates. We recommend contacting us prior to making a reservation to confirm the rate associated with your particular stay.

Once you place your reservation, PLEASE SUBMIT CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ONLINE by cutting and pasting the following link into your browser:

1. Select Your Arrival date and number of nights

2. Click on the check availability box

3. Select the Rear Library 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.

Deposits: A deposit of 25% of the stay is required to confirm a reservation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The full balance is due and payable upon check in. Approximately 30 days prior to the reserved arrival date an authorization hold/card authorization is placed for the 75% balance. If your stay falls within 30 days, a hold for 100% of your total will be frozen.

More Details

James and Emma
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About James and Emma

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 and Emma purchased this studio in 1998

Why James and Emma chose Manhattan

The best thing about Manhattan 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, Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA, Frick Collection, and the Asia Society.

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

What makes this studio 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

My daughter and I, spent 3 weeks, first, in The Rear Library Suite and then in the Studio. We are really grateful for our lovely stay at this beautiful B&B. The staff was so helpful and nice with us. The location is perfect!! We don’t hesitate to recommend 1871 House to our family and friends.

Room Tip: Rear Rooms are quieter.
Jul 2014
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Upper East Side Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pedestal Sink
  • Tiled Shower & Pedestal Sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Rear Library - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • *345 ft² (32 m²) 1 bedroom with 1 standard queen-size bed Optional: 1 standard twin daybed - one-time $25 fee for set-up and use of daybed. Must be reserved prior to arrival date. *Ornamental fireplace *Large en suite bathroom with shower, pedestal sink & toilet *3 operable double pane windows with bamboo shades and lace panels *High ceilings and hardwood floors *Panasonic 26" 720p LCD HDTV with iPod Dock
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
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 Baskets are available for an additional fee and must be ordered approximately 1 week in advance of arrival date.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

B&B Style Suite in Historic English Rowhouse * Park Ave & 62nd * Rear Library *
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 17 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Wonderful stay, as always. I already miss being there.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boerne, Texas

We LOVE Our New York "home!" - Highly recommended!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful historic family-owned brownstone - staffed by amazingly helpful people (THANK YOU, JAMES!!!). Clean, quiet and quite reasonably priced - charming decor - well-maintained and lovingly cared for - our favorite "home" in our favorite city!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quincy, MA


  • 5 of 5

Gorgeous Victorian on the Upper East Side, beautifully furnished and decorated and nicely equipped with small kitchens. Really feels like you've gone back in time. Very friendly, helpful staff. Perfect if you don't need or want hotel amenities. Much more peaceful and homey, and a significant savings. The stairs are steep, and no elevator, which could be a barrier for some. Hot water, A/C, and other details reflect the age of the building and the owners' avoidance of wholesale renovation of this architectural gem—well worth it I think, but if you expect or need everything perfect a modern hotel might suit you better. However if charm, location, privacy, and coziness matter appeal to you, this place is a winner. A very special way to visit Manhattan.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want to thank the reviewer for his very kind comments. We agree! We just want to address two points which were mentioned. We weren’t aware of any events that might have taken place during our guest’s stay in regard to a/c or hot water - our hot water system is modern and has built in back ups as well as a timer for instant hot water in the morning and in the evening. We have dual hot water tanks and a hot water coil system in the furnace. One could take a scaling 15 minute shower if that’s what they desired. The tanks were replaced less than a year ago and our timer goes back 2-3 years. As far as A/Cs they are all modern day a/cs. Neither of these have anything to do with the fact that we were built in 1871. We do state that we have stand alone units and do not have central a/c. Thank you again for your review, and we would be happy to welcome you back for any future trips to New York!
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City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

19th century charm in the Upper East

  • 5 of 5

Located a few blocks from Central Park, this place is just special. Its traditional facade matches the other houses, on a very picturesque street. Once inside, you find a little wooden staircase that gets you to the different rooms or floors. Each one of them has its own cared details. Antique furniture, tall iron frame beds with beautiful quilts, tidy shelves with French toile pottery, books, paintings and prints. It is well worth discovering it! Run by its owners and their assistants, the attention is also as wonderful. We’ve been here five times already, all the way from Argentina!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South of Syracuse NY

Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

We just love staying there! It's comfortable, beautiful and in the perfect location. The staff is VERY kind and really know the house and the city! We're booking our next three trips!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kate, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best, Briana Manager, 1871 House
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Dever, CO

Wonderful oasis in Lenox Hill

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted to discover the 1871 House. A B & B in NYC was not something we thought possible. The room was quaint and comfortable and the staff welcoming but respectful of our privacy. We won't stay anywhere else on our visits.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peter, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words. You are welcome to stay with us again whenever you'd like. Best, Briana Manager, 1871 House
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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
Car: not necessary

Both serene privacy and unmatched convenience will immediately endear you to 1871 House's lovely side block of townhouses and the Upper East Side neighborhood at large. East 62nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue is a quiet, tree-lined residential enclave for some of New York’s most prestigious addresses.

As mentioned, Central Park is only three short blocks from us, and the neighborhood has much, much else, to offer, from some of the finest boutiques and best restaurants in New York, to the fabulous Museum Mile, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The MET Breuer, and The Frick Collection, to the dream-row of all true shoppers, that stretch including Bloomingdale's, Barneys, Bendels and Bergdorf-Goodman. Further close attractions include Manhattan's exclusive Decoration & Design building (D&D building) and the Manhattan Art and Antiques Center, where architects, designers and collectors from around the world travel for the concentration of design and home furnishings showrooms and galleries.

For business-oriented guests, 1871 House is ideally located near Midtown Manhattan and is convenient to both Midtown East corporate offices and to those in Wall Street and the Financial District. Consequently, guests need not venture too far for meetings, seminars, functions and events.

Medical professionals, patients, families, and caregivers also appreciate our ideal location, minutes away from some of the country's best hospitals and medical facilities including Memorial Sloan Kettering (mskcc), 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.

Other quintessential New York attractions quickly and easily reached from 1871 House include: Grand Central Station, Times Square and the Theatre District, the United Nations Headquarters, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.


Rates & Availability

Upper East Side Studio Rental Rates

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May 21 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Daily Room Tax $5.5 + 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 $5.50 per night). A daily room fee of $5.50 will be added to all room quotes because there isn't a way to add a daily fee on the vrbo system. If you would like to use the small bed in the Rear Library, there is a $25 housekeeping charge which will be added.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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