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

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Last updated: 06/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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 in November 2012, 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, made up of the downstairs MAIN FLOOR (sleeps 10) and the LUXURY PENTHOUSE (sleeps 4). The Main Floor is perfect for larger groups, family gatherings, etc. while the 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 not available for functions, weddings, birthdays or any other special event. It is strictly a lodging facility.

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

Property Type

  • 3 story
  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • 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

              • Children Welcome:

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

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Must be 21 to rent....moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • 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

              Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

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

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Oven
              • Dishwasher
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Pantry Items
              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Seating for 6 people

              Amenities

              • Towels Provided
              • Air Conditioning

              Other Amenities

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

                  Entertainment

                  • Television:

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

                  • Satellite / Cable

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

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

                  • Internet

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

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

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Cycling
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Medical Services
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Fishing
                  • Shopping
                  • Zoo
                  • Synagogues
                  • Restaurants
                  • Live Theater
                  • Playground
                  • Museums
                  • Library
                  • Cinemas
                  • Churches
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Golf
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 26 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $929
                  $6,424

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $200
                  • REFUNDABLE Sec. Deposit $250
                  • 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!

                  One night deposit due upon receipt of rental contract. Balance 30 days in advance of arrival.


                  This owner accepts: Credit cards.
                  Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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                  Last updated: 06/29/2014
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                  Location

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

                  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

                  Links to more information:

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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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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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, June 24, 2014

                  $929 per night (USD)
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                  7 Bedroom / 7 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 14

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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