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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 1 - 3 nights


About the property

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

We have a 4-5 night minimum for most advance reservations. However there are many exceptions. Please email us if you want to stay fewer than 4-5 nights and we'll be happy to check!

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 also includes a compact kitchen, with microwave oven, toaster oven and a regular oven/stove top, a coffeemaker, sink, and full-size refrigerator.

The Rear Library's en-suite bathroom has been wholly renovated and consists of a pedestal sink, toilet and recently-rebuilt tiled shower, .

The Library Suite (Front and Rear Library):

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.

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 Met Breuer Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Frick Collection, and the dream-row of all true shoppers, that stretch including Bloomingdale's, Barneys, Bendels and Bergdorf-Goodman.

Also within walking distance are 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.

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.

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, www.1871house.com. 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.

Typical/Average rates for advance reservations generally within the range of $265-$345/night plus tax (double occupancy) excluding certain holidays and special events:

Jan/Feb/March: $245-$265/night

April/May/June: $265-295/night

July & August: $265/night

Sept & October: $295-$345/night

Nov & December: $325-$345/night

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.

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 small Upper East Side Brownstone offers seven one-of-a-kind spacious suite apartments, studio apartments and guest rooms. All 1871 House rooms are accessed by our beautiful main staircase and are NOT serviced by an elevator.

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

More Details

James and Emma
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
30 April, 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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Upper East Side in Manhattan

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • 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:
  • city centre ...
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Pedestal Sink
  • Bathtub/Shower & Pedestal Sink
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Rear Library - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • *345 ft² (32 m²) 1 bedroom with 1 standard queen-size bed *optional: 1 standard twin daybed and or standard twin pop-up trundle bed: one-time $25 fee for set-up and use of daybed and/or trundle bed. Must be reserved at the time of room reservation or prior to arrival date. Note: Extra bed must be reserved at the time of room reservation or PRIOR to arrival date. *Ornamental fireplace *Large en suite bathroom with shower, pedestal sink & toilet *Semi-full kitchen with stove/oven, microwave oven, toaster oven, fridge, drip coffeemaker & French press (no dishwasher). The kitchen 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 *Panasonic 26" 720p LCD HDTV with iPod Dock
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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 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).


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller 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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in Upper East Side, New York City

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1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
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1 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
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1 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £43 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Daily Room Tax £4.25 + 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

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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