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. 


Turn-Key Fully Furnished & Equipped Apartments and Suites: 
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. To ensure the highest level of quality and consistency, we kindly request that our guests refrain from moving, rearranging, or adding any furniture, artwork, or additional items to the apartments. Our carefully curated furnishings and decor are intended to enhance your experience and maintain the integrity of our exceptional accommodations.

Flexible Lease Terms and Minimum Stay (30-90 Days): 
To ensure optimal utilization of our accommodations we have implemented the following policy:
1.  Minimum Stay Requirement: We kindly request a minimum stay of 30 nights or longer for our guests. Certain high demand periods will require a minimum 90 night stay. 
2.  Back-to-Back Bookings: To optimize occupancy, we prioritize reservations with minimal gaps between them. When inquiring about a booking, please choose an arrival date within 1 or 2 days of the prior reservation’s departure date.  If a space is currently unoccupied, your arrival date should be within the next 1 or 2 days. We may decline requests for non-consecutive dates.
3.  Declining Reservations with Undesirable Gaps: Reservations that create undesirable gaps in our booking schedule may be declined. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this policy, as it allows us to maintain a consistent occupancy rate and enhance the overall experience for our guests.

Tour Requests:  To provide clarity regarding tour requests for our apartments, please take note of the following policy.

  • Unavailable Tours of Occupied Apartments: We regret to inform you that we are unable to provide tours of occupied apartments. This policy is in place to respect the privacy and comfort of our current residents. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.
  • Tours for Stays of Six Months or Longer: We kindly request that tour requests be made for stays of six months or longer. This ensures that our resources are efficiently allocated and allows us to prioritize prospective guests who are seeking an extended stay with us.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by these policies.  We take great care to provide a comprehensive overview of our accommodations, enabling you to make an informed decision when selecting your desired apartment.

Rates: Our standard rates are thoughtfully crafted for single occupancy, aiming to provide guests with a cozy and private space. The rate for single occupancy reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional value tailored to individuals, ensuring a more affordable and exclusive experience. This exclusive rate allows guests to fully enjoy our space without sharing it with others. Hosting additional guests introduces challenges such as increased utility usage, more frequent cleaning, and added wear and tear on our supplies and furnishings. In order to maintain our commitment to offering a preferential rate for single occupancy, we apply a supplemental fee for double occupancy. This fee contributes to the continued provision of a comfortable and well-maintained space, ensuring that both solo and double occupancy guests have an enjoyable stay.

Prior to placing an online reservation, prospective guests should request a comprehensive price quote.  Our base pricing is expressed as a base single occupancy per diem rate and is exclusive of fees and occupancy tax. A flat rate utility fee covers electricity, gas, heat, hot/cold water, and Wi-Fi. Portable air conditioners are available from June through October 15 for an additional fee. 

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.  Unfortunately we cannot accommodate requests for courtesy holds.

Form of Payment: 
Accommodation charges are payable by Bank Wire Transfer or ACH. Credit cards are not accepted. 

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

Identity of Guest(s):
 The individual making the reservation must be the guest staying at the accommodation.  We don’t accommodate third party bookings.  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.

Serviced Apartments: 
For Multi-month reservations, Monthly cleaning of the apartments is performed in order to keep them in the best possible condition.  Linen service is included. 

Pets are not permitted in the house.

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.

Host/Owner provides an initial starter supply of shampoo, soap, toilet paper, trash and recycling 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 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, gatherings and or events may NOT be held at the property. 

* No candles or open flames of any kind are allowed including incense.
* Fireplaces are decorative only.

Security Cameras:  Security camera located in the the public areas of the building and the exterior of the building. Content may be analyzed for trust and safety purposes, customer service, compliance or other related purposes.

Privacy Within Private Dwelling Units: We respect the privacy of our guests within their private dwelling units. Therefore, we do not have any cameras installed inside these units. You can rest assured that your privacy and personal space are protected during your stay.

By making a reservation with us, guests acknowledge and consent to being filmed by our security cameras in the common areas of the building and its exterior. This measure is in place to maintain the safety and security of all occupants throughout their stay.

We understand the importance of privacy and strive to strike a balance between security and comfort. If you have any further inquiries or require additional information regarding our security measures, please feel free to contact our dedicated team.

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

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. 

Half-Floor Suites (1-Room Suites or Studios)

  • STARTING Base Rate @ $133 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 (1 Bedroom Apartments)

  • STARTING Base Rate @ $175 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.