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Experience True Creole Charm at Degas House

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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Esplanade Ridge bed and breakfast description

Degas House (www.degashouse.com) is a licensed and insured Bed and Breakfast. Choose from one of our 9 bedrooms (2 of which are 2-bedroom suites). Rates begin at $149/night and go up to $250/night, double occupancy. We require a 2-5 night minimum depending on the time of year and festivals in the New Orleans area. Please ask about minimum stay.

Step into the past at Degas House, once home to the renowned French Impressionist Master. The resplendent hallway from a past era invites you into the elegant house where the artist lived and painted in 1872-73. This New Orleans landmark is the only home or studio of Degas in the world open to visitors and stands as America's most treasured piece of Impressionist history.

Degas House is a Historic House Museum. We are in our 18th year of business and provide the security you and your family desire during your vacation. Degas House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is distinguished by the French Ministry of Culture, through the French National Order of Arts and Letters. Our history as the only home or studio of Edgar Degas open to the public in the world stands undisputed, and our source is Henri Loyrette, Senior Degas Biographer and former Director of Musee d'Orsay and the Louvre Museum.

A large collection of reproductions from his world-famous paintings, including many of those done in New Orleans, adorn the hallways and rooms of this grand old home. The common spaces of the house, including 'Atelier Edgar (Edgar's Studio), the original room believed to be Degas' bedroom and art studio, are open to the public.

A complete restoration of the entire bed and breakfast has brought back eminence and dignity to this historic landmark. Acute attention to the original floor-plans enabled the house to resume its once majestic characteristics. Historic authenticity is reflected throughout the home's interior and exterior including the color selections of the rooms, which were guided by Degas letters home from New Orleans as well as actual paintings he did in the house.

Degas House is the best value in lodging in New Orleans, and here’s why: Your room rental includes the following amenities which have a value of over $200: Free wine or beer upon check-in; free parking; free WiFi, a crystal decanter of sherry in each room; luxury robes and bath products; free hot Creole breakfast; free admission to the Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour for 2; bottles of water; snacks, and tax is included in the price. In addition, Degas House has earned Trip Advisor’s 4-Star Certificate of Excellence and the Fodor’s Choice Award.

As accommodations for special guests, for an elegant and intimate event, unique meeting space, or an afternoon spent viewing the house and strolling through its classic New Orleans neighborhood, our museum quality, award-winning house has never failed to impress our visitors and guests.

Degas House is located in a residential area and, therefore, is comfortably removed from the heart of the city, while nearly devoid of traffic and noise pollution. About two miles from Degas House you will find the large and beautiful City Park and New Orleans Museum of Art, while two miles in the other direction one will find the historic French Quarter for which New Orleans is known around the world. Our location is ideally situated to offer the peace and quiet of a bed and breakfast while close to some of New Orleans' most famous attractions.

Amenities include complimentary wine upon check-in, a full kitchen, luxury robes, a hair dryer, 2 large screen TVs, cable TV service, free wireless internet, iPod docking station with clock radio, and antiques.

Restaurants are located nearby, some within walking distance.

A Gift Shop is located on the premises featuring, among other things, items related to Edgar Degas.

Degas House is also a venue for Weddings and Special Events.

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

      • Bed And Breakfast
      • Bed & Breakfast

      Meals

      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Included In Price

      Onsite Services

      • Housekeeper Included
      • Staff

      Suitability

      • Children Welcome
      • Non Smoking Only
      • Pets Not Allowed
      • Wheelchair Inaccessible

      Bedrooms: 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 34, Beds for 27-34

      • Desiree Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        Private bath with double jacuzzi and standing shower....moreless

      • Josephine Room: 1 queen

        Private bath with clawfoot tub with shower....moreless

      • William Bell 2-bedroom Suite: 1 king, 1 double

        Private bath with large jacuzzi tub and shower....moreless

      • Gaston Garret Room: 1 double, 1 twin/ single

        Private bath with tub/shower combination....moreless

      • Pierre Garret Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        Private bath with shower....moreless

      • Carrie Garret Room: 1 queen

        Private bath with shower....moreless

      • Jeanne Garret Room: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

        Private bath with tub/shower combination....moreless

      • Estelle Suite: 1 king, 2 twin/ single

        Private Bath with clawfoot tub with shower....moreless

      • Mathilde 2 Bedroom Suite: 1 king, 1 double

        Private bath with large jacuzzi tub with shower....moreless

      • Ask if you need a child bed or additional beds. All bedrooms have private baths....moreless

      Bathrooms: 9 Bathrooms

      Other Amenities

          • Telephone with voice mail and free local calls, Featured Degas House Reproductions, Expanded Continental and Creole Breakfast included in room rate, 24 hour gratis beverages, Private Balconies in Suites, Fireplaces (ornamental) and Chandeliers, Cable TV and VCR, Linens and Laundry Service provided, Jacuzzi Tubs in some rooms, Off-Street Parking, Free WiFi, Computer Modem Hook-Ups, Gift Shop, Tour of the House included in Room Rate...moreless

          Entertainment

          • Satellite / Cable:

            Each room has TV/Cable Satellite. ...moreless

          • Television:

            Large screen TVs are in each room. Many rooms have flat screen televisions with HD capability....moreless

          • VCR

          Theme

          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic

          Attractions

          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Restaurants
          • Zoo

          Local Services & Businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Laundromat
          • Massage Therapist

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Boating
          • Gambling Casinos
          • Miniature Golf
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Tennis

          Dining

          • Dining:

            Our breakfast room is available for breakfast each morning. Additional guests may be seated in the second parlor....moreless

          • Dining Area

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Each room has its own Air Conditioning unit....moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Each room has its own heating unit....moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Linens Provided:

            Housekeeping services daily....moreless

          • Living Room:

            Parlor is available in the main house for relaxing....moreless

          • Parking:

            Secure off-street parking is available one block away for buses and additional vehicles....moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone:

            In each room....moreless

          • Towels Provided
          • Wireless Internet:

            Free WIFI...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Catering Available
          • Coffee Maker:

            William Bell and Mathilde Suites have coffeemakers. There is also a coffeemaker in the shared kitchen on the 3rd floor of the main house....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            William Bell and Mathilde Suites have dishes and utensils....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            William Bell and Mathilde have individual kitchens....moreless

          • Microwave:

            William Bell and Mathilde Suites have microwaves. There is also a microwave in the shared kitchen on the 3rd floor of the main house....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Each room has a refriderator in room...moreless

          • Shared Kitchen:

            3rd Floor Kitchen- our Hospitality Room is for all Garrett Rooms to use. It has a coffeepot and microwave...moreless

          • Toaster:

            William Bell and Mathilde Suites have toasters....moreless

          Outside

          • Balcony:

            Estelle and Mathilde Suites have private balconies overlooking Esplanade Ave. William Bell has balcony overlooking the courtyard....moreless

          • Deck / Patio:

            Courtyard is available for relaxing....moreless

          Payment Type

          • Discover
          • Mastercard
          • Visa

          Pool / Spa

              • Jetted Tub:

                William Bell Suite, Mathilde Suite, Desiree Room....moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Included
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Standard Rate
                  Nov 3 - Dec 29, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $179
                  Event
                  Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $225
                  Mardi Gras
                  Feb 13 - Feb 17, 2015
                  5 night min stay
                  $300
                  Essence Festival
                  Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $250
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $199

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • per person over 2 $35
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Notes:

                  • Degas House Bed and Breakfast is a venue for weddings and special events. Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tours are conducted throughout each day, 7 days a week. B&B guests may not always have access to common areas.

                  • No Smoking Indoors

                  • Registered B&B guests may not invite friends or host parties in the common areas without prior arrangements.

                  Please ask.


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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Great Shopping, Incredible Restaurants and Cafes, Tours, Art Galleries, Carriage Rides, Horse Races at the Fair Grounds, Wonderful Live Music Venues, Zoo, Aquarium, The French Market, Amusement Parks and Horseback Riding are also available at City or Audubon Park

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1997

                  About the owner: David’s passion for the grand houses of New Orleans led him to purchase Degas House in 1993, restoration took place in 1995 and opened in 1996 as the “Degas House”. The Edgar Degas foundation was established in 1995 as a 501C3 non-profit organization, whose educational mission includes preserving the legacy of Degas worldwide. The French Minister of Culture presented David the award of Chevalier (photo) in the French National Order of Arts and Letters in March 2009, for his accomplishments in furthering French culture in New Orleans and preserving French Heritage through his work on Degas House. Currently, David is working with the American Association of Museums, who have invited Degas House to participate and is currently involved in the Museum Assessment program, evaluating Degas House for accreditation as a “Historic House Museum.” Besides flying, David enjoys skiing and water sports, and traveling, especially Europe and the Greek Islands. At home, David enjoys hosting parties at Degas House.

                  Why the Owner Chose Esplanade Ridge:
                  My passion for the grand houses of New Orleans stems from having lived on Historic Esplanade Avenue as a child, in my ancestral maternal families’ home, only blocks from the degas house.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Bed And Breakfast:
                  “After traveling much of the world, I have attempted to incorporate many of the experiences I have had, to reflect Degas House as more than a place to visit or spend the night, but to create a true, authentic experience for the most savvy and educated traveler interested in a unique travel adventure, while maintaining a relaxed, casual atmosphere. Our guests truly feel at home with not only the house, but also the history that unfolded here within our 4 walls. The Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour includes a viewing of the award winning film of Degas' time in New Orleans and are guided by the great-grand nieces of Degas. The Property has been restored to reflect the backgrounds of the Masterpieces created by Edgar Degas during his time in the house. Guests enjoy a sumptuous Creole Breakfast daily and receive a free Edgar Degas House Creole Impressionist Tour. Other amenities include complimentary wine upon check-in, a crystal decanter of sherry in each room, a full kitchen, luxury robes, a hair dryer, 2 large screen TVs, cable TV service, free wireless internet, iPod docking station with clock radio, and antiques.


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                  Photos

                  • Degas House

                    Degas House

                  • Main Parlor

                    Main Parlor

                  • Breakfast Room

                    Breakfast Room

                  • The Desiree Room is well-suited to hosts romantic getaways.

                    The Desiree Room is well-suited to hosts romantic getaways.

                  • View of our two parlors.

                    View of our two parlors.

                  • Our courtyard is ideal for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.

                    Our courtyard is ideal for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.

                  • Josephine Room

                    Josephine Room

                  • Estelle Suite

                    Estelle Suite

                  • Discover the history and fall in love with the charm of the Edgar Degas House!

                    Discover the history and fall in love with the charm of the Edgar Degas House!

                  • Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn

                    Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn

                  • Our courtyard is perfect for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

                    Our courtyard is perfect for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

                  • Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn

                    Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard and Inn

                  • Jacuzzi in Desiree Bathroom.  There is also a standing shower.

                    Jacuzzi in Desiree Bathroom. There is also a standing shower.

                  • Estelle Suite, looking into Josephine Room.

                    Estelle Suite, looking into Josephine Room.

                  • Our resident chef, Sharon, never dissapoints.

                    Our resident chef, Sharon, never dissapoints.

                  • Gaston Room in the Garret

                    Gaston Room in the Garret

                  • Courtyard

                    Courtyard

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                  Date last modified - Friday, December 19, 2014

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                  9 Bedroom / 9 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 34

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                  • Calendar last updated: 10/03/2014
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