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The House of Mirth Sleeps 6-10 Near French Quarter...Hot Tub!

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Last updated: 05/08/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Come enjoy New Orleans like a local in MidCity, a favorite NOLA neighborhood located in what was known in the 19th century as the “back of town.” Two blocks from the streetcars on Canal Street and Carrollton, this home is just ten minutes from the French Quarter, the Fairgrounds, Bayou St. John, City Park, the famous cemeteries of New Orleans, and more.

This beautiful house was flooded during Katrina, but has been lovingly restored by its owners, who wanted to help make New Orleans whole again after the devastation of the storm. Outfitted for comfort and serenity, it is a welcome respite after wild abandon at Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, the VooDoo Experience or Essence Festival, and just exploring all the magical wonders this unique city has to offer.

PRIVATE HOT TUB! Clothing is optional as you enjoy the cozy round hot tub in our totally private courtyard. Whip up a delicious cocktail and have a bubbly soak, surrounded by lush tropical greenery gracing our new large deck in the back yard. You can go from watching the 'river of life' flow by from the front porch that overlooks the lively streets of New Orleans, to enjoying complete outdoor privacy in our tropical paradise in the back yard. And as you move from the front porch to the back yard you'll walk through the graceful rooms of this lovely 100-year-old house decorated in a colorful, eclectic style that lets you know you are in the fabulous and funky city of New Orleans. Nothing generic, suburban, or run-of-the-mill in this house, that's for sure!

When you're ready for some socializin', step around the corner to Finn McCool’s and have a beer, talk to the locals, meet some new people ... New Orleans folks are friendly! In the cool of the evening stroll over to Angelo Brocato’s on Carrollton Ave and delight in their wondrous pastries and Italian ice or gelato. Host a Sugar Bowl party in front of our 42' HD flat screen TV, then dance the night away to the Zydeco music at the Rock-N-Bowl, truly a NOLA experience. Or catch the streetcar on Canal and step right out onto Bourbon, Decatur or Frenchman Street for a night of festivities. For those in the know, Frenchman Street (in the Marigny) is the place to be for great live music. But MidCity has its share of live music going on every weekend too ... Banks St Bar & Grill, Chickie Wah Wah's (on Canal), and others.

Restaurants abound in MidCity and many are within an easy walk of three or four blocks. The Ruby Slipper (delicious breakfast and lunch), Mandina's (time-honored NOLA tradition), Mona's (Mediterranan fare and fabulous homemade pita bread), Juan's Flying Burrito (mmmm-mmmmm), Venezia (rumored to have been a Mafia hangout long ago), Wit's End (said to have hosted Brangelina once), Dosan's Noodle House, Five Happiness, and more. Rouse's grocery store is close by on Carrollton, and it is a New Orleans institution (great fried chicken, homemade Cajun sausage and boiled crawfish). So even if you're sans automobile, you'll be well-fed!

This house has three bedrooms, three baths, 14’ ceilings, original heart pine floors, a 6’ long claw foot bathtub in the master bath, new large walk-in shower, spacious kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, king-size four-poster bed, two queen beds, and two daybeds with trundles. It also features a large private deck/courtyard with a five-person hot tub. It’s perfect for a family getaway, a romantic honeymoon, a bachelor party, a reunion of old friends, a Festival experience … somehow magic happens in New Orleans and you will make memories to last a lifetime.

So come on down and experience The City That Care Forgot!

Keywords: Historic house, New Orleans, French Quarter, house, MidCity, hot tub


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Groups
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 25+ years old....moreless

  • Singles
  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please, no smoking inside the house. Ashtrays are provided for smoking on the front or back porches....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Bedroom 3


  • Daybed with pop-up trundle: 2 twin/ single


  • King size beds (1) Beautiful four-poster canopy bed with netting, lofted mattress -- very old South and romantic!, Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable queen bed with handmade verdigris iron headboard in second guest room; new queen bed in third bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two daybeds with trundles. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (5) Expanded cable TV with HBO...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    42' TV in den area; televisions in every sleeping area....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Tennis


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size...moreless

  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count linens on all beds...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Parking is on the street. These houses were built before everyone had an automobile!...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:

    Landline phone - local calls only....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full size...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Bring your laptop to help you explore this wonderful and diverse city!...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Toaster, toaster oven, coffeemaker, teakettle and blender are provided for your enjoyment....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully outfitted with glasses, dishes, pots and pans, flatware, etc. - fabulous French farm sink!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel side by side refrigerator with bottom-mount freezer....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck in totally private tropical courtyard with hot tub and tin roof surrounded by lush tropical foliage, citrus trees and banana palms. Large covered front porch with bench seating overlooking charming landscaped front yard....moreless

  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Essence Fest/July 4
Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2015
3 night min stay

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$3,500 $8,500

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $600
  • Taxes Not included


Special events such as Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Sugar Bowl, French Quarter Fest, VooDoo Fest/Halloween, Southern Decadence, Christmas, New Year's Eve, etc require minimum stays and higher rates.

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Last updated: 05/08/2015
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
New Orleans International Airport
0.12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Finn McCool's
4 Miles
Nearest Train
AMTRAK Train Station -- New Orleans
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ruby Slipper, Mandina's
50 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf Coast of Missisippi

Car: Recommended

Other Activities: culinary delights, festivals galore, shopping, sightseeing and so much more!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My husband and I purchased The House of Mirth in 2006, soon after Hurricane Katrina made her terrible mark on this historic and graceful old city. As a native of the Gulf Coast with many memories of New Orleans going back to my childhood, my heart was broken when I saw the complete devastation that the entire area suffered. We lived in Atlanta and from that far-away place I longed to help and be a part of the rebuilding of the city I love so much. When the opportunity came, we took the plunge and bought the gutted and damaged house. But her grace shone through the dulled and peeling paint, her foundation was strong, and all the beautiful cypress woodwork survived the rising waters. It took us two solid years to bring the house to its present state, working in hot humid conditions with no electricity, no water at first, and no stores or restaurants open. It was a happy day when the Home Depot on Carrollton opened, and once the nearby grocery store got up and running, things felt a little more normal. With every trip down from Atlanta we saw New Orleans slowly come back, debris disappearing, houses being repaired, red lights working again, electricity back on. We parked a small RV out front and that's where we stayed when we were down from Atlanta working. Many loving hands helped repair and renovate the house, including family and friends. When we got running water it was a joyous day, and when the electricity was restored, oh boy did we celebrate! That meant lights and fans and radios and electric tools to make our work a little easier. So The House of Mirth is a labor of love and we hope you will enjoy her lovely amenities and imagine the many people who have lived within her walls over the past 100 years. I think they would approve of how she looks today and welcome visitors who come to discover the quirky, mysterious and delightful place that is New Orleans.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
MidCity is a centrally located neighborhood in New Orleans that is on the move! Restaurants abound, public transportation is convenient and close by, and the people are great! Spending your vacation there is truly 'living like a local.' The House of Mirth is large and comfortable, funky and eclectic, and outfitted with all the comforts of home. A spacious, modern kitchen, cable TV in every room, and a very private courtyard with 5-person spa make this the place to be when you visit the Crescent City. Come on down, y'all ... New Orleans is back in a big way! ***ASK ABOUT THE NEW PENTHOUSE FOR SUPERBOWL AND MARDI GRAS***

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • New hot tub seats seats five

    New hot tub seats seats five

  • Blue room with daybed/trundle

    Blue room with daybed/trundle

  • Romantic master bedroom

    Romantic master bedroom

  • Take a hot bath!

    Take a hot bath!

  • Red bedroom with queen bed and chaise lounge

    Red bedroom with queen bed and chaise lounge

  • Purple bedroom - very private

    Purple bedroom - very private

  • Purple bedroom

    Purple bedroom

  • Third bath

    Third bath

  • Den and dining area

    Den and dining area

  • Spacious kitchen with all amenities

    Spacious kitchen with all amenities

  • Back yard - private, private, private.

    Back yard - private, private, private.

  • The House of Mirth! Young oak represents growing strength of NOLA after Katrina

    The House of Mirth! Young oak represents growing strength of NOLA after Katrina

  • Warm red living room

    Warm red living room

  • First living room

    First living room

  • Unique master bathroom with 6' clawfoot tub

    Unique master bathroom with 6' clawfoot tub

  • Blue room for sitting/sleeping/watching tv

    Blue room for sitting/sleeping/watching tv

  • ROld-fashioned red bedroom

    ROld-fashioned red bedroom

  • Second full bath

    Second full bath

  • Third bath with walk-in shower

    Third bath with walk-in shower

  • Den/sitting area with daybed/trundle

    Den/sitting area with daybed/trundle

  • Den/sitting room with 50' TV

    Den/sitting room with 50' TV

  • Kitchen/dining area

    Kitchen/dining area

  • All in a row!

    All in a row!

  • Canal Street Streetcar

    Canal Street Streetcar

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