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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 a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • river
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • 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
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
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 -
(36 traveller reviews)

Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme near French Quarter
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews
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
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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
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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.
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5

History, beauty and character

  • 5 of 5

When we planned our inaugural trip to New Orleans, we knew we wanted a memorable experience; without question that had to include where we stayed. It didn't take us long to find Maison Vitry and when we did, we booked it immediately. We were beyond excited about its rich history, its careful and thoughtful restoration, and the opportunity to immerse ourselves in such elegant, quirky character.

Will met us in front when we arrived, and I was beyond thrilled to enter through those doors. When we stepped inside I was speechless. Tears welled up in my eyes, the swelling in my throat grew, and my breath was taken away. He took us on a tour of his home, proudly sharing its history and his acquired treasures along the way. It was everything I'd envisioned and so much more. It is beautiful. It has more character than I'd imagined, despite me having studied it, told its story and shared its pictures the months and weeks prior.

During our stay I took nearly a memory card full of pictures and shared them with everyone I knew, allowing all to live vicariously through us. We even brought along a "Flat Autumn" (Flat Stanley) for a friend's niece's third grade school assignment. I've since shared the many links to the home's features in publications, web sites and reviews alike. I've been asked for contact information and have happily recommended this beautiful home to all I know.

We are hopeful our travels take us back to New Orleans and if they do, we hope we can return to this incredible home. It's not often you can literally feel a home and its history, but here you can. The neighborhood bears its own rich history as well, truly a mix of all that makes New Orleans such an interesting place. Many remnants of Hurricane Katrina can still be seen, which only make it more interesting to explore and experience the strength of the community.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northwest
5

Unique New Orleans experience we will remember always!

  • 5 of 5

This is an experience not to be forgotten! My guests were in awe; we all spent time wandering around each room exploring and discussing all of the details of this impressive mansion. I personally would walk down the stairs each time and say to myself, "OMG, this is so gorgeous!" Great space for 6 adults with places for folks to sit and read (there are two balconies also in addition to the screen porch and the garden itself) nap, or listen to music. Appointments were all fine; enough bathrooms, comfortable beds, everything we needed in the kitchen area (including a nice ice maker). Parking was easy, location is excellent to explore the city, plus Baby's Snack Box is right around the corner (look it up - snoballs ya'll!) Will was great; available, accommodating and genial - I wanted to sit and chat with him all day! We managed to find him a small token gift that hopefully added to Maison Vitry as a toast to this amazing place!

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sweet, very considerate group of people. It was a real pleasure having these people stay in the house.
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4

Cool decayed mansion

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the historic ambiance of the Creole Mansion. It's not for the squeamish, as it's a bit funky, and could use some deep cleaning. If that doesn't bother you, this is a great space, with a nice yard. The owners were flexible and helpful. It's a pretty short walk to the French Quarter and very close to Willie Mae's for the best fried chicken around. The Treme Coffee House is a few blocks away for your morning jolt, if you don't make your own in the kitchen.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for coming down and taking advantage of our southern hospitality. You're absolutely right, it's very difficult to scrub clean 160 years of history and culture so you can enjoy a "Disney version" of the Big Easy.
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Location

Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Jazz Fest
28 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,316
for 3 nights
From
£394
 
 
Essence 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,208
for 3 nights
From
£358
 
 
Halloween
27 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,256
for 3 nights
From
£374
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,184
for 3 nights
From
£350
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,232
for 3 nights
From
£366
 
 
MG
26 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,244
for 3 nights
From
£370
 
 
MG Weekend
9 Feb 2018 - 13 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,951
for 4 nights
From
£454
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£1,087
for 3 nights
From
£318
From
£334
Fri,Sat
£2,144
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £61.07
Cleaning Fee £73.44
Tax Rate 4.0%

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