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Stay Together At New Orleans' Most Unique, Historic Guest House

Bedrooms 9
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Uptown New Orleans' Blue Lagoon, Full Rental

*Please message the owner before booking.

Visit bluelagoonnola for more info.

This wonderfully unique property is ideal for parties wishing to stay together while experiencing New Orleans. Groups have included graduations, small weddings, family reunions, business and yoga retreats. This is a full house rental. The property has a large indoor pool, piano, large horseshoe bar, two kitchens, huge living and dining area, recreation room with ping-pong, DVD, Direct TV, and nine private bedrooms (10 beds), each with its own full bath. Two bedrooms have futons in the rooms. Perfect for older kids. We have one pack-n-play. A bathroom, laundry, and shower is in the pool room.

New Orleans-styled decor throughout. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. The home is across the street from Pascal's Manale and Charlie's Steakhouse. French Truck Coffee, Il Posto - a french cafe, and Polite Society - a spa and salon are two blocks down on Dryades. Walk three blocks to the St. Charles Streetcar and head to the French Quarter, or hang out on nearby Magazine Street and Freret Street. This is a true, unique New Orleans experience.

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES: contact to see if your dates qualify for discounted weekly rate of $9,995.00 (good only when entering and departing on a Tues. Wed or Thurs., if not during Festival period). Contact us for festival rates also. Unfortunately we no longer accept bachelor parties.

The home's history:

4417 Dryades, like much of New Orleans, has an ambience all its own, with architectural features of different historical periods.

In the early 1900s, the Mexican Counsel to the United States purchased the property. A ceramic-tile pool with a unique domed ceiling were added in 1927. In 1972, the building was sold to become one of the first in a series of indoor scuba diving schools. Prior to our recent renovations, the property was a clothing-optional Bed & Breakfast.

Contact owner for festival rates. Festival rates are higher than the listed rates.

We are licensed with the city and have recently passed inspections by the city and state fire marshals. Certified fire extinguishers are mounted throughout the house and a fire alarm system was recently installed.

More Details

Dustin Grove
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 January, 2017

About Dustin Grove

Todd, Dustin, and Kristin loved the history of the home and bought it in 2014.

Dustin Grove purchased this house in 2014

Why Dustin Grove chose Uptown

It is such a unique place with old New Orleans warmth, an indoor pool, and nine nice, comfortable individual rooms. The back patio is cozy and the backyard and large deck are comfortably spacious. The pool is 40' by 16'.

What makes this house unique

Three blocks from the St. Charles street car. Ten blocks from Magazine street where shopping and restaurants are abundant. La Boulangerie, a french bakery, is nearby and was voted best bakery in New Orleans. The property is across from Pascale's Manale and Charlie's Steak House. IL Posto Cafe, a great coffee house restaurant, is three blocks away on Dryades serving great sandwiches, salads, and wine.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Stay Together At New Orleans' Most Unique, Historic Guest House
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Wonderful time in New Orleans

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 16 stayed in this great house for Thanksgiving. Everyone loved the pool and all of the space. The house has a few quirks, but they added to the charm. Leo was very helpful. Only thing to note is there is now only one kitchen which doesn't have much counter space - which made cooking Thanksgiving dinner a little more complicated.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a Teambuilding Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We took a group of 10 directors on a teambuilding retreat to New Orleans, and this home was perfect! Plenty of room and private baths for everyone, lots of build-in activity with the pool, and a great city for relaxing. The property was clean, well cared for, and well managed by our new friend, Leo.

Thanks for a great trip, Blue Lagoon and NOLA!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kate!
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Chicago, IL

Big Easy Birthday

  • 5 of 5

Twelve close friends decided to celebrate my husband's 40th in New Orleans. None of us had ever been there before. We chose this house because of its size and number of bathrooms. The home was absolutely beautiful and well exceeded everyone’s expectations! Everyone was comfortable and had sufficient privacy. There’s a beautiful kitchen with an adjoining Great Room, with several bedrooms and bathrooms. The pool area with the attached bar was a great place for everyone to gather, hang out, have cocktails, and take a dip. The first night we went to the Columns Hotel for a drink and then walked over to Magazine Street and ate at Cavan. The home is in a great location where you can walk to a number of great restaurants and bars, or hop in a very inexpensive Uber to other areas of the city. The second day it rained, but we were all very content staying in by the pool and enjoying the beautiful space. The third day, we explored the Garden District, French Market, and Royal Street. I highly recommend Frenchman Street where we spent most nights during our stay. All in all, this was a FANTASTIC place to rent for a wonderful weekend in the Big Easy with our group of friends. Also, the home keeper/maintenance professional at this home is a wealth of knowledge on the entire city…Long Live LEO!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, Nicole!
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Relaxing Get Together

  • 5 of 5

Fourteen of us travelled from England to stay in the house for a friend's wedding. We had an absolutely fabulous time. The house was as lovely as described. Everything we needed was provided, bedding, towels, pool rafts. We were able to do our laundry after a few days. We had a fantastic stay and wonderful wedding day. Everything was in working order and we had plenty places to relax. I spent most of my time reading in the backyard hammock. We are looking for an excuse to all get together and return in 2017.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Roberto!
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Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. We came on a family trip with several adults ranging from 23 to 73, and several kids from 3 mos to 15yrs. The pool was a huge hit with the kids. They'll be talking about it for years. With the poolside bar and kitchen it became the hangout spot for the whole group for the weekend. There's also a large dining area and kitchen elsewhere in the house where we had a sitdown dinner. The bedrooms were all totally unique, spacious and comfortable. The house has its own driveway for parking which is also nice. I've stayed in different parts of New Orleans and loved the location. You could spend a day walking around the neighborhood looking at houses and trees. But it's still just a few blocks from the street car which heads straight into the French Quarter. Folks who drove in were there in a few minutes. There are a number of great restaurants within walking distance too, including Pascale's where we went for oysters/happy hour a couple of times. Everyone wants to do this again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Brendan!
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San Jose, CA


  • 5 of 5

So great. After the initial wow factor, and during our walk-through, my husband and I picked up on many intriguing vibrations. I asked Leo, the manager, if anyone mentioned anything about the place being haunted. He laughed, and said “The spirits are harmless and perhaps nudists.” Ha! He gave us a brief history of the place. Decades ago, he actually swam in the pool when it was a diving school before it was a clothing-discouraged B&B. On our last night, we called Karen for Garden District restaurant recommendations, and she was a big help. The Rum House on Magazine Street was delicious. So overall, the place is wonderfully mysterious and comfortable, exactly what we wanted from an authentic New Orleans vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear, Susan, and thanks for taking the time. The place is certainly soulful. Thanks for being respectful to the property. Hope you'll come back.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
International 20 minutes away.
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
To Algiers at the foot of Canal Street
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Three great courses within 3 miles, PGA
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Street car 3 blocks, train station 20 blocks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 mile , Route 90 which is really Interstate
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Mississipi Orange Beach
Car: not necessary

Some of these services are on demand and extra, of course.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

All cleaning fees are included in the rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Uptown in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 7500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. There is also a bathroom, shower, laundry near the pool.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - Behind Kitchen - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Shower, Old-fashioned Pull-String Toilet, Doors to Patio
    Bedroom 6 - Double - 2 Double Bed , Bath / Shower, Two Dressers and Bureau
    Room 2 - Long Hall - 1 Large Double Bed , Unique Bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - Upstairs Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Carpet, Loveseat, Two Large Bureaus, Skylights, mini-fridge
    Room 3 - Shower Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Large Shower, Unique Vintage Bathroom
    Room 2 - Chinese Screen - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Claw-foot Tub, Pack_N_Play, Old Water Closet, Futon-bed
    Bedroom 1 - Behind Bar - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kitchenette, Three Sinks, Tub/Shower, futon-bed
    Bedroom 9 - Cabin-like - 1 Large Double Bed , Wood paneling, love seat
    Bedroom 7 - Cabin-like - 1 Large Double Bed , Adjoining room, Wood Paneling, Mini Bar
  • There are Nine full bedrooms. Several are suites. Ten beds, and Nine bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This is a very unique house from 1927 that was originally the Mexican Consulate. It was a diving and snorkeling school after that. It is like a large bed and breakfast, with the common pool area with eating space and full kitchen.

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