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Historic 1880s Plantation-Style Mansion w/Private Yard and Parking

Bedrooms 8
Space 4,825 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, 5 baths - walking distance to the French Quarter

The Mazant is a plantation-style home dating back to the early 1880s, located in the heart of New Orleans' Bywater arts district - and about 1.5 miles from the French Quarter (30 minutes walking or 8 minutes by Uber).

The house was recently renovated to preserve historic details including 13' ceilings with plaster medallions, heart pine wood floors, cypress doors, and a 125-year old oak tree. At the same time, we updated the layout to more comfortably accommodate large groups:

* 18-person dining room table

* Oversized living room with 70-inch television, surround sound system, and Baldwin upright piano

* Private yard (1/3 acre) with fire pit, six-burner propane BBQ, outdoor table, and hammocks

* Super fast WiFi (the top tier that Cox offers)

* Front porch (gallery) with historic gas lamps and outdoor seating

* Off-street parking for two cars and ample street parking for overflow

The house has eight bedrooms with layout as follows:


- Bedroom 1: one queen bed (semi-private bathroom - shower)

- Bedroom 2: one king bed (ensuite bathroom - shower)


- Bedroom 3: one queen bed (ensuite bathroom - shower/tub combo)

- Bedroom 4: one double bed

- Bedroom 5: one twin bunkbed

- Bedroom 6: one king bed

- Bedroom 7: one king bed

- Bedroom 8: one queen bed

There are two additional shared bathrooms upstairs: one with a clawfoot tub (with shower) and another tub/shower combo.

For larger groups, we also have a separate guest cottage that has a queen bed, full kitchen, and full bathroom (with clawfoot tub/shower). It is available upon request for an additional fee.


We realize you're coming to New Orleans to have a good time and want to keep the house rules as simple and straightforward as possible. Detailed policies are available as part of the booking process, but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to let us know before confirming your reservation. Here are some of the most important things to note:

* No outside music between 9:00pm and 7:00am.

* All parties and events are with prior approval only (and may incur additional fees). An "event" is considered any situation in which there are more than 20 people on the property at one-time. If you do not get pre-approval to host your event on site, you will be charged a minimum of $100 per additional person (above the 20-person limit). This isn't meant to dissuade you from having an event or party on site (we host dozens per year), but rather to encourage you to talk to us ahead of time so we can make proper arrangements for cleaning, trash, noise, security, etc.

* Maximum sleeping capacity is 18 people.

* Check in is at 4:00pm; check out is at 11:00am. Early check in and late check out may be available upon request subject to availability. We won't be able to confirm this until two (2) weeks prior to arrival, but will do our best to meet you requests.

* If the property is left excessively dirty (as determined by our property manager) you will be charged a supplemental cleaning fee between $200 and $500. That said, more than 95% of our rentals have no issue with this and receive their full security deposit back.

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2018

About Jeff

I'm a native Northern Californian who recently spent a year living in New Orleans restoring and renovating a historic home. I love to hike and am currently on a quest to visit every U.S. National Park - 47 down, 13 to go!

Jeff purchased this house in 2016


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bywater in Marigny, Bywater, St. Claude, St. Roch, Desire District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4825 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom (downstairs, ensuite) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom (upstairs, ensuite) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom (downstairs, ensuite) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom (upstairs) - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom (upstairs) - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom (upstairs, ensuite) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom (downstairs, ensuite) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom (downstairs, ensuite) - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 Bunk Bed
    Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom (upstairs) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • * Please note that this does not include the caretaker's cottage, though it may be available upon request for larger groups. Additionally, there is a TV/theater room upstairs with a pull-out futon that can sleep two (2) more people.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...


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(6 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful, comfortable home and gracious host!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our family gathering of 14 adults. The house was beautifully decorated and had plenty of beds and bathrooms for all of us! Jeff was the best host ever, made us feel right at home. Easy Uber rides to the quarter. We would go back in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joelle for the kind review - glad you had a good stay and we'd be happy to host you again anytime!
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I have been in the hotel business for 20 years so, I can have a pretty discerning eye for service quality, and for businesses that provide the little extras. Even in a city that prides itself on service and hospitality, The Mazant should be held up as a gold star example. Their communication, help, and attention to detail, even the small things, from the soaps in the bathroom, to Alexa in the kitchen, are outstanding. We reserved the house for the family to stay while we were in New Orleans for my wedding. The photos on the site do not do the beauty of this property justice. When we arrived, we were amazed by the great condition of the house, the cleanliness of the entire property, and the small items they included. There was 15 of us and more than enough space for everyone! The bathrooms were all medium to large sized, which is rare in an older building. The bedrooms were well appointed, and the beds were obviously new and well maintained. The little gift of pastry and local beer was a nice touch as well. I could go on but, I really cannot recommend this property enough! It's close to frenchmen st, and the Quarter as well. Everyone in the family agreed we need to try to make it a yearly vacation and book the mazant again!

Thanks for a wonderful property and a wonderful time. Matt and Lindsay

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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amazing wedding locale/beautiful house/excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding reception here March 31st, and it was perfect. We live in San Diego and were doing all the planning from there so we were a little nervous that the pictures of the place might be more complimentary than reality....but this is a beautiful house. Gorgeous. Massive too. The yards are beautiful...the big tree is beautiful...the porches...the interior decorating is beautiful (who did the interior decorating??? whoever you are, you nailed it)...the bathrooms even...I can't think of anything bad about the place. Maybe the kitchen? It's pretty small and has escaped remodeling, so if you're planning some big cook-off, that would be a problem. We didn't do any cooking really because why would you when you're in New Orleans?! Anyway. We put a 30x45 foot tent up in the yard (make sure you get a permit from the city of New Orleans!!!), had a dance floor, set up tables in the side yard for cocktail hour and appetizers - there was so much space! We only had about 57 adults and 19 children so keep that in mind. We also rented the place (including the cottage) for a couple of days before the wedding, but ran into a problem in booking it the day after. I would recommend you pick a weekend that allows you to book the next night after your celebration. Sunday morning after our wedding, we had to wake up at 6 am to take down decorations and clean up so we could be out of there by 11 am. It was awful. You really need that next day to dismantle (and nurse your hangover). Jeff and Kevin were super helpful with everything though and very communicative. I would totally book this place if you haven't already. It's better than whatever else you're looking at ;)

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review Carrie! We're glad you had a nice stay and really appreciate your flexibility :)
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Perfect House for Group Gatherings

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful house made our trip! It is wonderfully appointed and the owner is very helpful. New Orleans is a great city and our group loved exploring it from Bywater. Make sure you enjoy the outdoor patio and fire pit too! What a wonderful space! Thank you again for the wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The property is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed. All the beds were comfortable, outdoor areas great for games and hanging out. Great place for groups

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

I really didn't know what to expect so therefore I didn't go in with high expectation just wanted it to be clean. Well this property surpassed my expectation, everything was clean and update. It was 20 of us that stayed at this property. There was never a problem of us feeling overcrowded, so much room. We was a little hesitant about the neighborhood once again not sure what to expect and not familiar with New Orleans. The neighborhood was nice and safe, we walk to the neighborhood restaurants and bar. I must say everybody and I do mean everybody had a great time. I do plan on renting this property again. Jeff is awesome, whenever I text or email him he always got back to me in a timely manner.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Zelda for your kind review and glad you had a good time - we'd be happy to host you again anytime!
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
New Orleans (MSY)

Just down river (east) from the French Quarter - stretching from Press Street to the Industrial Canal - is the Bywater, where the mood and pace shift as you enter into the heart of an edgier yet still welcoming neighborhood. The St. Claude Arts District, centered around St. Claude Avenue, is home to more than thirty locations exhibiting visual and performance art, along with an array of artisan crafts. Down Piety Street, the fun continues with restaurants, thrift stores and more galleries. Even the homes, cafes and restaurants seem to capture Bywater's eclectic appreciation for the arts.

Spend the afternoon at Crescent Park for some impressive views of downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River. Afterward, you can thrift your way through the neighborhood before stopping in at an exhibition and finally making your way to dinner. The area's restaurants are among the most innovative in the city and are great places to sit with a cocktail and chat with locals.

Above all, the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods illustrate the relationship between the New Orleans arts scene and local life. So whether you're looking for the New Orleans of old, or if you want see where New Orleans culture is headed for the future, the Faubourg Marigny and Bywater will offer you glimpses in either direction.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £222.7
Pet Fee £75.49
Damage Insurance £44.54
Damage Deposit £754.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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