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Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!

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Last updated: 04/01/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Marigny-Bywater house description

One of New Orleans' most unique vacation lodging properties: the Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse... one of the few VRBO properties that is licensed by the City of New Orleans for short-term rentals! Stay in an authentic historic firehouse while enjoying the modern amenities of this renovated gem. Much of the furniture was updated recently, too!

We are located in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, considered by travel magazines to be one of America's hot neighborhoods. Next door is the French Quarter, one of the most historic and charming areas anywhere. And to the other side is the hip, funky Bywater, a neighborhood which features great local eateries and bars.

Our guest house is a restored fire station designed to function as a home away from home for tourists and locals alike to come and enjoy the vibrant culture that is New Orleans. Formerly, this historic building housed Engine 24 of the New Orleans Fire Department! Local architect William Sonner purchased and renovated the Firehouse in the 2000s and it's now one of the city's most popular vacation rentals!

The Firehouse has 7 bedrooms and 7 baths and sleeps up to 14 people. The downstairs Main Floor is perfect for larger groups, family gatherings, etc. while the upstairs Penthouse is great for the VIPs of the group as well as a great place to congregate.

The Firehouse has two large private living areas and a newly renovated New Orleans courtyard with fountain, grill, outdoor seating and more. The Firehouse is primarily a lodging facility. Any special events, parties, receptions, etc. must be agreed to by the facility manager and extra fee(s) may apply.

Please note: The Firehouse is a very popular building and usually books weeks or months in advance. We're often in phone or email contact with multiple groups for the same dates. The first party to initiate payment or provide proper credit will enter into a reservation with us! Check availability in real-time, any time at https://v2.reservationkey.com/837/Engine24/

Keywords: Guesthouse, Inn, Historic, Renovated, Artsy, Music, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Frenchmen Street, licensed

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    No infants or toddlers, please, as the Firehouse has many stairs....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking OK in courtyard but $250 fine and/or loss of damage deposit for any smoking inside of the building(s)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Penthouse 1...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

    Penthouse 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Firehouse Building, Main Floor, Loft Bedroom 1...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Firehouse Building, Main Floor, Loft Bedroom 3...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Firehouse Building, Main Floor, Loft Bedroom 2...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Townhouse Bldg (across courtyard from main bldg)...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 queen

    Townhouse Bldg (across courtyard from main bldg)...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (7), all-cotton sheets, blankets and duvets. No sofabeds, rollaways, etc. on site. Max capacity 14....moreless

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Microwave and Mini Fridge in each downstairs room. Ample on-street parking with no permits needed....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    TV with cable in each guest room (downstairs) or in main living room (upstairs)...moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All-cotton linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    two large living rooms in complex...moreless

  • Parking:

    plentiful parking on-street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Free for guest use. Two routers for strong signals throughout complex....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Full gourmet kitchen in Penthouse unit only. Main Floor unit has a refreshment center with microwave, refrigerator, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Oct 1 - Jun 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$1,200
$7,500
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,200
$7,500

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Taxes Included

Notes:

Rates subject to change and vary by season. Rates and/or minimum star requirements may be higher for citywide conventions and special events. The rates listed here are guidelines only. Consult us for exact pricing info!

50% of room rate (excluding housekeeping fee and refundable damage deposit) due upon receipt of rental contract. Balance 30 days in advance of arrival.


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Location

12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louis Armstrong Int'l (MSY)
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Mimi's in the Marigny
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Mississippi River at Canal Street
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Maurepas Foods
130 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gulf Shores, Al

Car: Not Necessary

Within 15-20 blocks of the Firehouse are several HUNDRED bars and restaurants, museums, music clubs, shops, etc. You'll also find amazing 19th century architecture, including the Firehouse itself! The Firehouse is formerly a New Orleans Fire Department neighborhood station housing Engine 24, renovated into a guest house in 2004.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: The Firehouse is owned by a successful local architect (who oversaw the renovation!) and a guy who owns/operates an upscale home/lifestyle store in swanky Old Metairie, a N.O. suburb.

Why the Owner Chose Marigny-Bywater:
The Firehouse building oozes with charm and history. Upgrades are ongoing to further improve the guest experience. The location is great, too, for those who want to be close to the craziness but in a REAL New Orleans residential neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Marigny is such an interesting neighborhood on its own, with great restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, etc. Fantasic 1800s architecture everywhere, too! And of course, the French Quarter is just a few blocks away.


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Firehouse exterior view

    Firehouse exterior view

  • Living Area 2

    Living Area 2

  • Front Room Unit 1

    Front Room Unit 1

  • Main Floor shared Kitchen/refreshment center towards back of unit (No stove).

    Main Floor shared Kitchen/refreshment center towards back of unit (No stove).

  • Courtyard between main house and two back units

    Courtyard between main house and two back units

  • Main Floor rear 2 units. Standard beds not in loft setting.

    Main Floor rear 2 units. Standard beds not in loft setting.

  • Penthouse living room

    Penthouse living room

  • Penthouse bar area

    Penthouse bar area

  • Living room, Main Floor unit

    Living room, Main Floor unit

  • Front Bedrooms (all three front rooms have spiral staircases up to loft bed).

    Front Bedrooms (all three front rooms have spiral staircases up to loft bed).

  • Sitting area all three front rooms from loft view

    Sitting area all three front rooms from loft view

  • Back building bedroom with brick walls and high ceilings!

    Back building bedroom with brick walls and high ceilings!

  • Main Floor back 2 units. Standard beds not in loft setting.

    Main Floor back 2 units. Standard beds not in loft setting.

  • View from the bed in 2 rear units of Main Floor

    View from the bed in 2 rear units of Main Floor

  • Penthouse gourmet kitchen...a cook's dream!

    Penthouse gourmet kitchen...a cook's dream!

  • Penthouse queen bedroom

    Penthouse queen bedroom

VRBO #287365

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
  • Response time: Within a few hours
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Calendar last updated: 04/01/2015
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