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ELEGANTLY DECAYED 1855 CREOLE MANSION IN TREME NEAR FRENCH QUARTER

Will - prefer initial contact via email.

Speaks french, spanish, english
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Will - prefer initial contact via email.

Speaks french, spanish, english
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ELEGANTLY DECAYED 1855 CREOLE MANSION IN TREME NEAR FRENCH QUARTER

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in New Orleans - Louise Vitry House

House sleeps 5-7.

If you truly want to experience history and the whole funky New Orleans vibe, you'd be hard pressed to do better that this. The house has been in films, HBO's Treme, American Horror Story - Coven, Dermaphoria, has been photographed by world renown photographers for Rolling Stone and Details magazine and is now featured in a new book on Creole New Orleans by photographer Richard Sexton.

The house built during New Orleans' golden age and is an architectural gem that features 14 foot ceilings, original plaster moldings, mantles, and frescoes, solid mahogany staircase, 2 cast iron balconies, and marbelized base boards.

This historic house was built for Free Woman of Color, Louise Vitry and her French consort, Archille Courcelle and their 4 children from land bought from the Baroness de Pontalba. The house was subject of an 1858 Louisiana Supreme Court Decision in which Louise Vitry was allowed to keep her house and her 7 slaves prior to Civil War. Original complex extended to the next block (St. Philip Street) with green house, wine cellar, out door kitchen, stables, 4 water cisterns, and servants wing. All that, sadly, is gone with the wind.

House is located blocks from the French Quarter, is 1 mile exactly from City Park and Fairgrounds for Jazz and Voodoo Fest.

Balcony and Patio Garden: Immerse yourself in New Orleans history and culture. Close enough to the Mississippi to hear the horns on the river boats or view the fireworks on the river from the side and front balconies. Now with a generous screened in porch overlooking the tropical garden. House has an incredible night time view of skyline and spire of St. Louis Cathedral.

If you're looking to experience 'True New Orleans', you'd be hard pressed to better than this old mansion situated in the Historic Treme.

You will stay mostly in the 2nd floor of the house where all the amenities are set for your comfort. A large master bedroom queen size bed, a 2nd bedroom queen size bed and a large guest bedroom-living room (the blue room in the photos). Spacious kitchen-dining room and two full bathrooms upstairs plus a 3rd bedroom queen size bed and a 3rd full bathroom downstairs. The sitting room connects to both side and front balconies that catches the breeze with incredible views of New Orleans downtown skyline and the back of the Armstrong Park Sign, especially at night. Perfect for evening cocktails. Guest living room suite includes a queen size sleeper sofa bed and and a couple air-mattress.

Downstairs, make yourself at home with a large screened porch and a private, large, lush tropical garden with spanish moss draped trees, tinkling fish filled fountains, plenty of chairs, outdoor speakers with radio or iPod connector, a barbecue grill, and night lighting. You have your own, private flower filled New Orleans oasis. It is a great place to un-wind and slow down to 'New Orleans time'. You'll probably find yourself spending most of your time out in the patio.

Not recommended for children. Downstairs parlor not for use at the moment 'til end of Jan/14 due to a filming.

CHECK IN time after 1:00 pm. CHECK OUT time before 1:00 P.M. CST.

Will be happy to answer enquiries via email as to availability for full house.

Rental Agreement:

No burning candles. No professional filming or photography without owner's authorization. Please do not re-arrange furniture except portable chairs for balconies and gardens or accommodations.

This is a private residence, please use all things in the house with care and respect all personal items. Do not wear Mardi Gras masks and costumes unless it has your name written on it. Might be the event we need to go in the house during the day usually with a previous text or call.

This is a non refundable contract, please take your time to read and share with the other guests all the information, reviews, do your own research and ask any questions you might have. Usually after a booking we have to turn back many other people asking for the same dates.

The number of guests staying in the house should not exceed the party booked for. Could be subject to a termination of the lease and/or be a charge of $50/day per extra guest and a penalty of part or all of the deposit. Absolutely no subletting.

Please return all keys. Lost key $25.

Lessee agrees to relieve Lessor and hold Lessor harmless from any and all liability in connection with the property.

Information written in the website about the property and amenities are part of this rental agreement.

Enjoy the house, the neighbor and the city with responsibility.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Will - prefer initial contact via email.

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2011
Speaks french, spanish, english

Committed to sharing the beauty and culture of New Orleans with those who are open to experience it.

Will - prefer initial contact via email. purchased this house in 2003

A step back in time that gives a feeling that you are no where else in the world but New Orleans.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p917644
New Orleans Louisiana
Carson
5

Beautiful Unique Mansion

  • 5 out of 5
I and a few girlfriend decided to try something different for our girls weekend and came upon this beautiful house. I have family in New Orleans who I usually stay with, but we were looking for something a bit closer to the French Quarter. This is not a house...it is a MANSION!!! It was so much larger than I thought it would be,, with so much character, history, and authenticity.

My overly protective New Orleans father was a bit leery of me staying in the house, but once he and his siblings came over and saw the house they all were amazed and excited for us. Although it is not in the "greatest" of areas...5 young ladies had no issues with any of the neighbors and the French Quarters was a simple 8 block walk or 5 min drive from the house.

The rooms were spacious, the beds comfortable, and Will was truly the nicest owner. He gave us a detailed tour of the property when we first arrived and even made us a great music CD to listen to!

If you want to stay somewhere unique that you can brag about being in American Horror or various magazines this is the place to be! All of my girlfriend said they would definitely stay in the house the next time they visit New Orleans.

Could not have been more happier with our choice for Essence Festival 2014! Thank you Will for being simply amazing! See you next year!
  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p917644
New Orleans Louisiana
5

Wonderful voodoo fest weekend!!

  • 5 out of 5
This was our first experience at the Louise Vitry house and it was NOT a disappointment! We have stayed in multiple locations in New Orleans and chose the house in part because of location(about one mile to City Park) and in part because of the interesting historic aspects. Were not disappointed in either regard. The house is wonderfully authentic and we discovered something new and interesting each day we were there! It is architecturally fascinating and decorated with such interesting and fabulous variety. The two balconies and the enclosed courtyard were very appreciated after spending all day enjoying the pedestrian lifestyle that makes New Orleans such an accessible city. No one in our group encountered any difficulties while walking either to City Park or to the French Quarter. Cabs were easily arranged for night time transportation in either direction, as well. Will and Mauricio were gracious, accommodating and effortless to deal with. They helped to make an already enjoyable trip even better. Definitely recommend and already planning to return.
  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being such pleasant guests! We look forward to seeing you again.

Will
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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p917644
New Orleans Louisiana
4

Distinctive property for a special NOLA experience

  • 4 out of 5
If you're looking for something with all the convenience and amenities of a hotel . . . then why are you looking on HomeAway? If you're looking for something out of the ordinary in New Orleans, read on.

This is a very interesting and special property, with an interesting history that you can feel as you walk in. The only time I have ever stayed in something similar was my grandparents' home in India. The house is described as "elegantly decayed," and you can feel the age and history in it. It's also a house that was built before such things as electricity, indoor plumbing, and central heat, so a lot of that stuff has been retrofitted in, giving a kind of rough around the edges look. I expect some of the roughness may be smoothed out as Will gets further into his renovations.

The location is probably the only real downside - the neighborhood is a little iffy at night and you definitely know that you're in a lower income area. The French Quarter and Louis Armstrong Park are a very manageable walk away, and it's not that expensive a cab ride back. We had no problem finding street parking right near the house. The house was also a little chilly in mid-March - no one's fault at all, but bear this in mind if you're planning a trip. (The space heaters did warm up the rooms nicely, but I always felt like we were either raising or lowering them to try and get the Goldilocks "just right" temperature.)

Will is an attentive and charming host, texting every day to make sure things are OK and to suggest things to do.

I would strongly recommend this property for a special NOLA experience. We had a fun time staying here, and it definitely made the trip more memorable than staying in a chain hotel would have.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p917644
New Orleans Louisiana
4

Great NOLA experience

  • 4 out of 5
I stayed here over New Year's Eve weekend with 6 other friends and we had a great time! If you're looking for plush luxury this isn't for you, but if you want a unique NOLA experience in a non-touristy neighborhood this is perfect. We slept one couple in each of the bedrooms and my other 3 friends comfortably fit on the pullout, cot, and air mattress in the large 3rd bedroom.

We cooked breakfast most mornings and enjoyed hanging out together in the dining room. It was cold while we were there so we didn't spend much time downstairs, however the living room is a great space in warmer months. The showers had nice water pressure, although we of course had to spread out the showers to get hot water for 7 people but that's to be expected anywhere.

A bunch of white people walking through the neighborhood definitely identified us as tourist and we were advised not to walk at night. However, I never felt unsafe and people were friendly to us. We walked to the French Quarter area every day and to the trolley stop; we only took a cab at night.

Will was very friendly, communicative, and helpful prior to and during our stay. I would recommend this house for friends looking to experience NOLA neighborhoods outside of the touristy areas.
  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
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New Orleans Louisiana
4

Thank You Will

  • 4 out of 5
Myself and five boyhood friends had the pleasure of staying at 2003 Domaine, on a football trip to see our Saints and cheer Geaux Tigers.

The house house provided us with spacious rooms, three bathrooms, proximity to downtown, and an accommodating host in Will Germaine.

But this is less of a house and more of an experience or museum. At every turn there is art in one form or another, whether it is the on the wall, in the air (monark butterflies), in the ground (flowers and herbs), in the book shelves or the walls and floors themselves. My pal Robert commented at one point that I can't believe that let people stay here given the many treasures, both personal and valuable.

Will G on more than one occasion provided us with transportation, and offers of tours of his beloved city.

Will thank you for the stay, Keith, Patrick, Shannon, Bob, John and Marcus
  • Review Submitted: 14-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you crazy Canadians had a great time!

Will n Mau
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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
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New Orleans Louisiana
5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a great visit to New Orleans - this house such a unique place to stay, it really felt like we were experiencing more of the Creole culture even when at home! So much better than staying in a hotel, this house has a gorgeous garden balconies where you can sit and enjoy the weather. We were 4 people and there was more than enough room for all of us - you can't tell it from the outside, but this house is really spacious! The owners were also one of the perks of the house - they were very helpful throughout our stay and are doing a fantastic job in preserving and continually improving this beautiful, historic place!
  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We had a really nice time meeting you and your friends from around the world! Really an interesting group of people.

Hope to see you next time you're back in town.

W n M
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Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in New Orleans, Louisiana

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
Summer
1 Jun 2014 - 17 Sep 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,159
for 3 nights
From
$335
$2,154
 
 
Mardi Gras 2015
13 Feb 2015 - 18 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
$2,154
for 4 nights
From
$500
 
 
Jazz Fest 2015
24 Apr 2015 - 3 May 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,504
for 3 nights
From
$450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$1,264
for 3 nights
From
$370
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69
Cleaning Fee $85

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in New Orleans in Louisiana

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • river
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Gas Heating
  • Living Area
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Hob
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Guest Bath
  • Both Guest Bathrooms are brand new.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Guest room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Guest room 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper and a queen air mattress in Living Room Suite
  • Whole house does not have central heat and a/c, Ceiling fans and a/c window units in all the rooms as well as Gas heater units for the winter time.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Video Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • live theatre
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • antique hunting
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
Notes:
No burning candles, No professional filming or photography without owner's authorization, please do not re-arrange furniture except portable chairs for balconies and gardens or accommodations. This is a private residence, please use all things in the house with care and respect all personal items. Do not wear Mardi Gras masks and costumes unless it has your name written on it. Might be the event we need to go in the house during the day usually with a previous text or call. Guests in the house should be the same or less than the party booked for. This is a non refundable contract, please take your time to read and share with the other guests all the information, reviews, do your own research and ask any questions you might have. Usually after a booking we have to turn back many other people asking for the same dates.
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