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

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 345 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Located on East 62nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, the Rear Library Suite sits on the second floor of a 5-story 19th century Upper East Side Townhouse. The apartment is accessed via our central staircase. There is no elevator.

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 a beautiful 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. 345 ft² (32 m²). We have a one time USD $25 fee for set-up & use of daybed.

The bedroom is furnished with 1 Queen Bed (sleeps maximum 2) and 1 Twin Bed (sleeps maximum 1). Also included are a TV, complimentary WiFi Internet & air conditioning. Extras included such as hair dryer, iron and ironing board. Clean linens, towels and pillows provided. Cotton bedding, down pillows and blankets. The kitchen is stocked with a stove/oven and refrigerator, microwave oven, toaster oven, french press, drip coffee maker, and electric water kettle. Pots, pans, cups, utensils & plates. The compact galley kitchen is small, but quite serviceable. We’ve equipped it with everything our guests need to make basic meals and snacks.

The en-suite bathroom is the most recently renovated in the entire townhouse and consists of a recently re-built tiled shower, pedestal sink, and toilet.

The Brownstone is situated in the much sought after LENOX HILL neighborhood of the Historic Upper East side section of Manhattan and a short 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 Bloomingdales, Barney's, Bendel's and Bergdorf-Goodman.

The beautiful brownstone building is conveniently located within walking distance to the Met, Carnegie Hall, the Frick Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park Zoo & Rockefeller Center. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is a quick 12-minute Uber ride just across the Park or to TIMES SQUARE by Taxi or subway. We are in a perfect location for NYC Marathon Runners - as we are very close to the finish line!

The East River Esplanade is approximately a 25 minute walk.

Urban conveniences make living here a breeze, and there are basic living facilities and shops within walking distance, including Whole Foods Market, Duane Reade Pharmacy, a shoe repair, dry cleaners, nail salons, hair salons, Starbucks and much more.

Public transportation around NYC is made easy from this location. Consider using the subway station at 60th Street / Lexington Avenue, which serves the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R trains and F train on 63rd Street (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.

The house is a five minute walk to Central Park and Fifth Avenue, 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); 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.

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 are ideally located minutes away from the house.

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!

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.

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)

More Details

Owner
Zoe, Chloe & Lia
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 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 Upper East Side

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 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

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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Amenities

Upper East Side Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 345 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Pedestal Sink
  • Tiled Shower & Pedestal Sink (No Tub)
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Rear Library - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • *345 ft² (32 m²) 1 bedroom with 1 standard queen-size bed (sleeps maximum 2) Optional: 1 standard twin daybed (sleeps maximum 1). We have a 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Not suitable for children younger than 10 due to open stairwell and NYC Window Guard Provision. Rates applicable for our standard self-catering à la carte pricing. All rooms are accessed via our beautiful central staircase. Guests are responsible for transporting their luggage. Complimentary Wi-Fi included. Breakfast Baskets are available for an additional fee and must be ordered approximately 1 week in advance of arrival date.

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

  • 4 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boerne, Texas
5

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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quincy, MA
5

Charming

  • 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: August 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
5

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: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South of Syracuse NY
5

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: December 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
5

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: November 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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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
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.

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Additional information about rental rates

$5.50/NGT Occupancy Tax $5.5
Tax Rate 14.75%

There's a daily room tax of $5.50 which will be manually edited for all reservations (vrbo technology does not have an way to include a daily fee as part of the tax). 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). $25 bed set-up and housekeeping fee for use of daybed. WiFi is included. Breakfast items are available for an additional charge. Daily housekeeping is available for an additional fee of $25/day and must be scheduled at the time of booking.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.