Parlor Suite Studio
1871 House is a small brownstone townhouse offering unique accommodations in the romantic STYLE of a bed and breakfast. 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.
Please note that the VRBO calendar is NOT real time. Recent reservations may not yet be reflected on our calendar. The rate displayed is applicable for last minute inquires, low season dates for 1-2 occupants and for extended stays. If you desire an accurate rate quote, 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.
For reservation dates out in advance, the typical rate range for this suite is generally within the range of $235-$345/night plus tax excluding certain holidays and special events.
January, February & 1st half for March: $235-245/night plus tax
March (2nd half), April May & June: $245-295/night plus tax
July & August: $245-265/night plus tax
Sept & October: $295-$335/night plus tax
Nov & December: $265-$345/night plus tax
LONG TERM RESERVATION Requests - please let us know your monthly budget.
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.
Housed in a classic 19th-century brownstone on an inviting, residential street near Central Park, shopping and museums, 1871 House 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. Uniquely, 1871 House offers both the intimacy of a Bed and Breakfast and the privacy of a traditional hotel. A stay at 1871 feels much like time spent in a personal Manhattan apartment.
One flight above our lobby, guests find the romantic studio apartment known as the Front Parlor. The Parlor overlooks a row of East 62nd Street townhouses as elegant as 1871 House itself. Boasting a 12' ceiling, hardwood flooring, three over-sized lace-clad windows, and a classic fireplace mantle, the Parlor, in all its exquisite pre-war detail, extends to nearly 327 square feet.
The furniture, too, consists of carefully curated, individual pieces: an antique 19th century iron bed, resized to queen, an 18th century armoire from France's Provence region, a stylish slip-covered sofa, and an oriental wool rug. The list goes on: you can keep your clothes in a Victorian-era chest of drawers or leave your purse on a circa 1870 American Empire card table. The walls are adorned with reproductions of the prints of Toulouse-Lautrec and others, with a gilded mirror above the fireplace.
The Parlor's en-suite bathroom is simple and clutterless. A pedestal sink accompanies a full size en-suite bathtub with shower.
The butlers pantry is fully equipped with open shelving, a refrigerator/freezer, microwave and toaster oven, sink, electric coffeemaker and kettle. Dishes are provided. Adjacent to the kitchenette is a round marble bistro table and chair set.
In Victorian times, the front parlor, located just off the foyer, was the showcase of a family's possessions -- a prime indicator of their tastes and social status. In the Victorian era, clutter meant class, and the woman of the house was often responsible for outfitting the parlor with expensive, exotic, and novel items, such as vases, lamps, teapots, statuettes, and dried flowers. The parlor also served as a primary gathering place where family members convened for games, conversation, music, and other diversions from the rigors of career and homemaking. The front parlor is what we would now refer to as the "living room". As Victorians were much more formal than we are today, their houses were set up so that guests could be greeted and entertained in the formal parlor. Unless you were a close friend of the family, guests seldom saw any other part of the house.
Please note Fireplace may not be used/ornamental only.
There is a broad rate range for the Parlor 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.
The minimum night stay requirement varies throughout the year however we generally have a 4-5 night minimum. Shorter stays of one, two or three-nights may be 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.
Offset on a side townhouse block within Manhattan’s fashionable Upper East Side, 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.
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, Barneys, Bendels 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).
12 Miles from LaGuardia Airport
16 Miles from JFK International Airport
23 Miles from Newark Liberty Airport
This prime Upper East Side location is close to phenomenal shopping, restaurants, Central Park, museums and East Midtown Manhattan office buildings. We are also close to many other destinations such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Rockefellar Center. Grand Central Station is very close and Times Square is easily accessible.
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Last Minute Select Dates only
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
|Daily Room Tax||C$7|
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 (so total of 14.75% plus $5.50 per night). $25 Housekeeping Fee for Set-Up & Use of additional bed.