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.
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.