HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter

People7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 3,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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.

More Details

Owner
Will - prefer initial contact via email.
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
9 August, 2017

About Will - prefer initial contact via email.

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

Why Will - prefer initial contact via email. chose Downtown

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

What makes this house unique

A rare and authentic insight into Creole lifestyle in the 19th Century.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Treme - Lafitte in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Terrace ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

76% Complete
23% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
average rating of 4.769231 based on 39 reviews
5

This place was incredible, felt like you were in NOLA in the turn of the century w/ today's comfort

  • 5 of 5

This place was unreal, amazing decore and feel, the hosts were the best, really don't want to tell everyone because we want this space available when we return, haha! It's to good not to share, ty Will!

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! That is exactly the look and feel I was trying to achieve. Thanks again and see you soon! w
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
South Carolina
4

Great house with Fabulous Host

  • 4 of 5

My family along with my bff stayed here for the week. It's a neat place and we really enjoyed our stay. Will was really helpful and had coffee and halfnhalf ready for our arrival. I do recommend taking Uber or can to downtown especially at night.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
4

Damaged but very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We were a group of seven on our first visit to New Orleans and we all really enjoyed the house. It really portrayed a sense of upper class life 150 years ago, and revealed the damage that Katrina caused. It's great to see owners like Will working to restore these old homes. There is much work to be completed but the house was clean and the beds were comfortable. Easy access to the French Quarter.

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

We LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with 2 other couples and Will was very accommodating by allowing a very early check in (before 9am) due to early flight arrival. Will gave a tour and shared some awesome stories about the history of the house and it's previous owner. The beds were super comfortable and we really enjoyed cooking our breakfast each morning in the beautiful kitchen and eating it on the screened in porch downstairs overlooking the gorgeous gardens. It was a great way to start each day. We did walk to the french quarter during daylight...it's maybe a 15 minute walk. We took Uber most of the time for a very minimal fare...usually about $2pp including tip. Would absolutely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We enjoyed having you! W
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

My family and I loved staying here! Convenient location away from noise of French Quarter.

  • 5 of 5

Fun and interesting place to stay. Will made sure our stay was comfortable and the house had all conveniences we needed. We had 6 people staying in the mansion and it still felt like there was lots of room. I particularly lived drinking my coffee in the courtyard each morning!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Columbus, OH
4

Great atmosphere!

  • 4 of 5

The house is amazing (and definitely haunted) and Will was an awesome host. The beds were clean and comfortable (in fact I came home and ordered one of the cozy blankets he had for my own bed), the kitchen and bathrooms well-stocked, but the location was a little problematic. We came home Saturday night to a gentleman relieving himself against the wall of the house, and there was a ton of early morning (7-8 AM) and early evening noise (6-10 PM). It was also not a very safe walk to the French Quarter after dark and we ended up spending a ton of money on Uber and cabs to get around that we could have avoided had we stayed elsewhere.

The stairs were also a bit of a hazard - my parents had difficulty getting up them to the kitchen when one of the reasons we selected this property was the first floor bed and bath for their comfort (guess I should have asked about the kitchen) and I nearly fell trying to get down them in moderate heels - the steps are shallow and steep and about 1.5 stories due to the high ceilings.

All told it was a good experience and we are very grateful to have experienced this incredible historic property - we especially enjoyed the garden and screen porch - but our next visit to New Orleans we will likely stay elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time and you liked the house, beds, baths and the kitchen. Yes, it's an old two stories victorian house with a wide tall staircase; sorry you didn't find it comfortable; we don't usually recommend it for children and elderly. It's a residential neighborhood with families and children living around, so there is some activity around specially after school hours. Uber or cabs are between $5 to $7 to the French Quarter, hope you didn't get over charged.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

Car: not necessary

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Treme - Lafitte, New Orleans

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
5 Jul 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£982
for 3 nights
From
£282
£1,748
 
 
Halloween
27 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,260
for 3 nights
From
£375
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,188
for 3 nights
From
£351
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,224
for 3 nights
From
£363
 
 
MG
26 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,151
for 3 nights
From
£339
From
£363
Fri,Sat
 
 
MG Weekend
9 Feb 2018 - 13 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,958
for 4 nights
From
£456
 
 
French Quarter Fest
12 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,212
for 3 nights
From
£359
 
 
Jazz Fest
27 Apr 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,309
for 3 nights
From
£391
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,067
for 3 nights
From
£311
From
£331
Fri,Sat
£1,910
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £73.68
Damage Insurance £61.27

Min stay is 3 nights. 2 Nights stays upon request. Check ins / check outs flexibles unless we have same day bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Enquire Now
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals