1871 House Accommodations

Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, 1871 House offers extended stay lodging for travelers of all kinds. Our historic brownstone townhouse is a beautiful and refreshing alternative to the typical hotel arrangements in the City. Whatever the reason for your extended stay in New York City, let 1871 House be your home away from home.

Please take a look at our accommodations, policies, and rates before booking your stay. Starting rates are base rates and do not include fees or tax. 

POLICIES: 

Turn-Key Fully Furnished & Equipped Apartments:  Our apartments & suites are fully furnished and offer all the conveniences needed for a temporary stay in Manhattan including utilities (wi-fi, electric, gas, heat & water), linens, towels, air conditioning & kitchenware.  We will not remove or change out the furniture provided. We ask Guests not to move or rearrange the provided furniture and/or artwork or add additional furniture, artwork, etc. to the apartments. 

Flexible Lease Terms and Minimum Stay (30-90 Days):  We require stays of at least 30 nights or longer.  To minimize vacant nights, new reservations need to be contiguous/adjacent to existing reservations.  

We will decline reservations that leave undesirable gaps in our schedule. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Tour Requests: Tour requests cannot be accommodated for occupied apartments/suites or for stays less than a 12-month term. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Rates:  Pricing is expressed as a base per diem rate for single occupancy stays and may be reflective of seasonal rate fluctuation. Starting base rates do not include the bundled flat monthly fee for wi-fi, electric, gas, water, heat, a/c, exit cleaning, monthly cleaning, linens, tax or an additional occupant fee. Prior to placing an online reservation, prospective Guests need to request a full price quote. 

Securing Your Booking:  Availability is provided on the website.  Prospective guests should initially contact us to confirm availability and to request a cost estimate. To secure a reservation prospective guests should submit an online reservation via our booking portal.  Full payment must be received the same day or no more than 12 hours of the booking date and time. Apartments/suites cannot be held without payment including payment of a deposit as requested. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate requests for courtesy holds.

Form of Payment:  Accommodation charges are payable by wire transfer. Use of credit card payments must be approved and are subject to a 4% convenience fee.

Cancellations:  We adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Once booked, reservations are not refundable. 

Identity of Guest(s):  Unless the Guest has notified the Host prior to making the reservation, the individual making the reservation must be the guest staying at the accommodation.  We cannot accommodate third party bookings.  Immediately upon booking, Guests will also be requested to fill out an informational sheet as well as submit a copy of a valid government-issue PHOTO-ID. This could be a driver’s license, passport or visa. Guests will also be asked to submit a credit report. 

Hotel Model Pricing:  Pricing is based on the specific number of occupants. We operate under an extended stay hotel model as opposed to a standard apartment rental model in that our rates are based on occupancy. We technically are an extended stay hotel facility and this format is part of our business model, which helps keep regular rates as low as we are able to. Additionally, as one might already be aware, it is costly to us when additional persons stay at the house.

Guest Policy:  We utilize a hybrid version of the hotel model as far as guests and charge based on occupancy.  Primary Guests may have an overnight visitor provided advance notice has been provided to the host and the maximum occupancy limit for the suite is not violated. If approved, the primary guest must provide a filled out application and a copy of their government issued I.D. information for their guest.  A monthly or daily fee is applicable. The fee covers additional operating expenses such as wear and tear, utilities, more prep and cleaning, water use (showers, toilets, sink use), supplies such as towels and bedding, laundry & internet.

Maximum Occupancy Number:  There are designated maximum occupancy limits for each of our suites of 1-2 people.  The number of guests staying in the apartment or suite may not exceed the maximum number of guests permitted in the accommodation. Children & babies count toward the number of guests.  There are fire regulations, insurance, infrastructure limitations, safety and operating policies that factor into the maximum number of occupants in a room.  

Serviced Apartments:  Monthly cleaning of the apartments is performed in order to keep them in the best possible condition.  Bed sheets and towels are refreshed monthly.  Guests may request more frequent cleanings (fee based). 

Pets:  Pets are not permitted in the house.

Smoking:  Smoking is not permitted in the house, terrace or in any of the public areas including 25 feet from the building. This includes e-cigarettes.

Minimum Age:  Primary Renter should be a minimum age of 25.

Self-Catering:   
Host/Owner provides an initial starter supply of shampoo, soap, toilet paper, garbage can liners and dishwashing soap. Guests are responsible for replenishing supplies.

Staircase:
All suites are accessed via our unenclosed central staircase. 1871 House is a five-story building built in the year 1871, and does not have an elevator.

Damages
: Guest/Occupant agrees to be responsible for any damages to rug/upholstery/furniture or bedding/towels.

House Rules: 
Everyone must abide by the our House Rules and Policies. We also ask that all residents and their guests be respectful towards their neighbors and be mindful about noise.

Residential Use:
The premises are restricted to residential use only. Guest shall not engage in any activity which is commercial, hotel, business, illegal, nuisance, or dangerous. Should the premises be used for other purposes, the Guest agrees to vacate the premises immediately upon first request and will not be refunded any monies.

Checking In:
Our check-in time is Monday – Friday 4 p.m.; If available, Guests may coordinate an earlier time to drop off luggage and pick up keys after 12 o’clock noon onwards.  Luggage pieces may be dropped off and placed in our common entry foyer. We do not have a locked storage area.

Departure Time: 11 a.m. Luggage may be stored in our common entry foyer area should Guests wish to depart at a later time.  We do not have a locked storage area.

Parties/Events:  Parties, gatherings and or events may NOT be held at the property.  

Miscellaneous:
* No candles or open flames of any kind are allowed.
* Fireplaces are decorative only.

Security Cameras:
• Cameras are installed in various common area locations of the building and exterior (exterior, entry hall, stairs/hallways).
• A daily review of activity in the building is performed for occupant safety, security and policies compliance.
• We do not have any cameras inside the private dwelling units.

For complete details of all policies, refer to our booking page.

Rates
Please refer to our online calendar to plan your stay with us.  To receive a full cost estimate we ask that you send us a quick introductory note. Include your desired move-in/move-out dates and how many guests will need to be accommodated. 

We utilize a hybrid version of the hotel model as far as overnight guests and charges are based on occupancy. This as opposed to an open-ended apartment model, although even conventional rental apartment pricing is somewhat based on occupancy where maintenance and utility charges can get adjusted. Our variable costs such as utilities, housekeeping and laundry services increase with additional occupants.

Half-Floor Suites

  • STARTING Base Rate @ $132 per night + fees + tax
  • Pricing based on single occupancy. Maximum Occupancy 1-2.
  • Supplemental Associated Monthly Fees + Occupancy Tax: 
  • Supplemental charge for a second occupant
  • A supply of bedding & towels
  • Basic utilities Including heat, water, electric & gas
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Air Conditioning (1 a/c) (June, July, August, September & October)
  • Exit Cleaning 
  • Interim Monthly Cleaning (includes linen service)

Full-Floor Suites 

  • STARTING Base Rate @ $162 per night + fees + tax
  • Pricing based on single occupancy. Maximum 2 Occupants.  
  • Supplemental Associated Monthly Fees + Occupancy Tax: 
  • Supplemental charge to add a second occupant.
  • A supply of bedding & towels
  • Basic utilities Including heat, water, electric & gas
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Air Conditioning. 3 a/c units (June, July, August, September & October) 
  • Exit Cleaning 
  • Interim Monthly Cleaning (includes linen service)

Local Occupancy Tax

• Much like hotel, motel, and B&B stays, short-term rentals (less than 180 days) in New York State are subject to tax. Tax authorities expect short-term vacation rental hosts to collect short-term rental taxes from their guests and remit them to the proper authorities. We collect NYS Tax for all stays less than 180 days.
• The lodging tax on a short-term rental is a percentage of the cost of the guest’s stay that is added to the price of the bill.
• The tax is paid by the guest separate from the accommodation charge.
• Tax is calculated based on the nightly rate, and any fees that roll into the nightly rate (for example, the cleaning & utility fees).
• For calculation of the daily room tax, a kitchen or kitchenette is considered to be a room for tax purposes.
• No tax is due from guests who are considered to be permanent residents. To be considered a permanent resident of New York State, a guest must stay for at least 180 consecutive days without interruption and have a written contract.
• The tax rate is 5.875% + $2/room/night
• A rental home may have more than one room. The tax will be $2.00 per room per day on each of the rooms that make up the home plus the hotel room occupancy tax for the entire home rental. For example: The tax on a home with 4 rooms will be $8.00 per day plus the hotel room occupancy tax for the entire suite rental. New York City defines a room as “any room of any kind, other than a bathroom or lavatory, in any part or portion of a hotel/home which is available for, or let out for, use or possession for any purpose other than a place of assembly. A kitchen or kitchenette counts as 1 room. 

Permanent Residents

  • No tax is due from guests who are considered to be permanent residents. To be considered a permanent resident of New York State, a guest must stay for at least 180 consecutive days without interruption (see also below information).
  • To be exempt from all taxes, the occupant must have a signed lease agreement with the term exceeding 179 consecutive days. If the occupant does not complete 180 days of continuous occupancy, any taxes not previously collected become immediately due and payable (see below).
  • Technically, a person who enters into an agreement for occupancy for 180 consecutive days or more does not become a “permanent resident” under the law until he/she has been an occupant for 180 consecutive days, and the operator is liable for the collection of the tax until that occupancy for 180 consecutive days has been completed. However, an occupant can obtain permanent resident status prior to completing 180 days of consecutive occupancy by requesting a contract from the hotel operator. Where the occupant has requested such an agreement, the hotel operator should not collect the tax for any day, starting on the date the lease was requested, that falls within a period of continuous occupancy by the occupant. However, if the occupant does not complete 180 days of continuous occupancy, any taxes not previously collected become immediately due and payable and are to be collected by the hotel operator.