Located on East 62nd Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue, the Lexington Suite sits on the top floor of the 5-story 19th century Upper East Side Townhouse. The fully furnished 4-room, convertible 3-bedroom NYC home spans almost 1000 SF and is loaded with turn-of-the-century charm charm. With it’s location 4 flights above the house’s main ground floor entry hall, the apartment will reward you with two high-perched but radically diverging views, from the front and the back of this full-floor suite.
The large front room of the apartment is furnished with a love seat and coffee table as well as an antique dining table with chairs. Additionally the room features a queen bed, an antique bureau, three windows to East 62nd Street, and a fireplace*, adding old New York charm. Located at the other end of the suite is a large bedroom which offers a queen bed (sleeps 2) and closet in addition to an antique bureau with marble top. In this bedroom there are two windows facing the garden and a 2nd fireplace* with marble mantle. At the same end of the apartment is a small bedroom with twin bed (sleeps 1). Its one window faces the garden side of the townhouse as well. All beds are U.S. Standard size beds. There is one full bathroom, comprising a tub/shower, WC, and sink. Located through a doorway is the separate kitchen where you can enjoy homemade meals. The galley kitchen is equipped with everything you could need to cook simple meals: an oven, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster oven and dishwasher.
Please note the following:
-The apartment's 2 fireplaces may not be used.
-The building is not serviced by an elevator.
-The apartment includes 1 flat screen TV.
-Extras included such as hair dryer, iron and ironing board. 100% cotton linens, towels, quilts, down blankets and down pillows provided.
-Housekeeping is an additional $85 per week (housekeeping 1x per week) and includes change of linens and towels.
-WiFi is free
-Utilities are an additional $275/month (includes electric, heat, hot water, cable (basic).
-Summer Supplemental Utility Fee for a/c: $125 per month. There is 1 portable a/c unit. The a/c can be installed in the months of June, July, August and September. The a/c is not optional in the months of July & August.
-If you are staying more than 1 month, the utility fees and the housekeeping fee will be prorated accordingly.
-We have a minimum 30-day stay. In many cases our monthly rate is cheaper than a 2-3 week stay in a luxury hotel. We encourage you to compare!
PAYMENT FOR MONTHLY STAYS IS VIA E-CHECK OR WIRE TRANSFER ONLY. WE DON'T ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS FOR EXTENDED STAYS.
The Brownstone is situated in the much sought after LENOX HILL neighborhood of the Historic Upper East side section of Manhattan and a 5 minute walk (0.2 mi) to CENTRAL PARK and some of New York's finest shopping districts. The houses' 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.
The beautiful brownstone building is conveniently located within walking distance to the Met, Carnegie Hall, the Frick Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Central Park Zoo & Ice Skating Rink & 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.
Shopping is plentiful including Bloomingdales, Barney's, Bendel's and Bergdorf-Goodman. We are one avenue away from Madison Avenue's most select and high end boutiques. 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.
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 via 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.
Sales Tax Details
The length of your stay determines the rate of your sales tax if any is due. We can let you know this in advance if you send us a message. If your stay is for more than 180 days, no sales tax is due. If your stay is for less than 90 days, we must add a sales tax of 14.75% plus the daily fee of $9.50 per night.
No sales tax is due from guests who are considered to be permanent residents. In order to be a permanent resident, a guest must stay for at least 90 consecutive days without interruption. In New York City only, the local sales tax applies until a guest has stayed for at least 180 consecutive days.
Stays under 180 days are subject to 8.875% New York State & City sales plus 5.875% (total 14.75%) and $2/night/room occupancy tax plus $1.5/night.
Permanent Residents: New York State and New York City have separate rules regarding the permanent resident exclusion:
1) New York State – if an occupant stays for at least 90 consecutive days they are considered a permanent resident. They are not required to pay the 8.875% and $1.50 per night fee for those days.
2) New York City – if a guest says for at least 180 consecutive days they are considered a permanent resident. They are not required to pay the 5.875% and $2.00 per room/night fee.
Once the occupant becomes a permanent resident of a room (90 days for NYS and 180 days for NYC), no sales tax is payable with respect to the room provided that the occupant’s days are not interrupted. Once the 90 days has passed NYS sales tax is refundable to the occupant. In NYC, upon completion of 180 consecutive days of occupancy, NYC sales tax paid is refundable to the occupant.
Our suites are listed on VRBO as follows:
https://www.vrbo.com/666673: Library Suite (2 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms/efficiency kitchen);
https://www.vrbo.com/789509: Parlor (Studio w/efficiency kitchen);
https://www.vrbo.com/64437 Lexington Suite: (4-room Suite w/2 queen beds and 1 twin bed)
https://www.vrbo.com/870742 Madison Suite: (4-room Suite w/2 queen beds and 1 twin bed)