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This 'simply gorgeous' spacious and gracious historic 19th century home with a expansive tropical garden setting complete with a pool is in a fabulous section of Uptown just few steps off the St. Charles Avenue famous streetcar line which can take you all along the Avenue right to the beginning of the French Quarter. This FIVE STAR property known as the Oulala House/Pool & Gardens, was recently honored and reviewed by the VRBO BEARS ( see review above listing) who called it 'Magnificent'. This roving VRBO/Homeaway review group of 13 people stayed in both the Oulala House's main house and its charming on-site Garden View guests house. This upscale luxury property is located a piece of land that spans a whole block and is divided by several walled gardens with fountains. The main historic house has 4 beautifully appointed bedrooms and 3 full baths on 2 floors in the 4800 sq. ft which can accommodate 8-11 guests. The on-site charming Garden View guest house, which can be rented for an additional fee, has two bedroom and one bath and can sleep up to 6 more guests.
This beautiful home is within walking distance of Tulane and Loyola Universities, Audubon Park and Zoo and hundreds of local restaurants, quaint shops and music venues. Located at the end of St Charles Avenue on the Mississippi River side of the avenue and its historic streetcar line in the vibrant section of Uptown known as Riverbend. This classic 19th century home that exudes New Orleans elegance has 12 foot ceilings and is appointed throughout with art and antiques. It has a gracious and formal dining room, spacious French country kitchen, upstairs library and star watching terrace balcony, and lush gardens in a large outdoor entertaining area where there is a charming gazebo, a 17th-century cascading French wall fountain flowing into the refreshing pool, interesting antique garden ornaments throughout the verdant gardens, and a barbeque grill, all of which can be viewed from the raised kitchen deck while sipping your morning coffee.
There are four spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms with queen beds and each is appointed with antiques and some with armoires. The master bedroom has a a view of the pool through its bay windows and a private bath with a large walk-in open shower; the Upstairs Veranda suite and Blue Room share a bathroom with jacuzzi tub through a central upstairs hall and the downstairs Parlor bedroom is appointed with Louis XVI antiques and has a beautiful hall bathroom with an antique marble table converted to a sink. All of the three bathrooms have full baths with two having tubs and all three having showers. The formal dining room, complete with chandelier, 19th plaster ceiling medallion and console piano, has seating for 8-10 and and the adjacent French country kitchen has a French 19th c table that seats 6. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the expansive patio around the pool with a covered marble dining table that seats 8 and a charming covered gazebo. The spacious kitchen comes with all of the Louisiana spices, cookware, lots of tableware , and table linens.There are flat screen televisions in all of the bedrooms and in the family seating area all equipped with cable . There is High speed internet WI-FI, central air and heat, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Just two blocks away is the Mississippi River levee where you can take sunrise and sunset walks to enjoy breathtaking views of the large ships gliding down the river. Guests who have stayed here have raved about the home and enjoyed its historic character and details. It is wonderful home for family entertaining as the flow from the kitchen onto the patio deck overlooking the gardens is perfect to oversee the large lush gardens with several bistro table sets, flowing fountains, antique gates and sparkling pool. In the spring there is a fresh vegetable garden in one of the three privately gated gardens on the grounds which spans across the block having two separate entrances on two streets. There is off-street parking for two cars on site.
On the rear of the property where the original carriage house use to be is an upstairs sunny open-air two bedroom guest house called the 'Garden View Apartment'. This private apartment overlooks the back enclosed garden and is also available for rent either with the main house for extra guests are separately for smaller groups of travelers. The upstairs garden apartment has a separate private entrance that enters into a beautiful French country courtyard with a French Provincial Town fountain flowing in the middle of it and has a large provincial wooded table for outdoor dining. The upstairs apartment rents for an additional $250-$350 a night if you need more accommodations than the four bedrooms in the main house for your guests. It has a stack-able washer and dryer, two bedrooms with queen beds, and a bunk bed with two twin beds tucked away in a nook in the open air floor plan of the living area. Thus, the apartment sleeps up to 6 additional guests. There is an open wall kitchen that is completely equipped. The Oulala House/Pool and Gardens is a place you will want to return to on your next visit to New Orleans as we have many guests who have already booked their repeat vacations for next year. Inquire about our special services.
Keywords: Beautiful historic classic 19thc Uptown New Orleans home Pool and Gardens and large patio for entertaining. Only 1/2 block from St. Charles Avenue streetcar route this 4800 sq. foot two story home is appointed with antiques and art throughout and has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, a formal dining room and a large French country kitchen equipped for a gourmet. WIFI, Flat screen TVs and Central AV, Washer Dryer, the home is in walking distance of hundreds of local restaurants, shops and musical venues.
Guest rave about their experience in this gracious real New Orleans setting with its great neighborhood and glorious furnishings. 14 foot ceilings and the charm of a real New Orleans experience for a memorable friends or family vacation.
We also have a Smile Box slide show that we send to our questS that inquire about the house for their vacation plans. And, if you book a reservation you get a very detailed newsletter written by my sister, Lisa LeBlanc Berry, who is a well-known journalist and food critic here in New Orleans. Her Oulala newsletter gives you the hottest tips on trends in local restaurants and recommends the coolest things to do during the time you are visiting. We can also attempt to arrange hard to get dinner reservations if you have special dining requests during your stay. We are also available for personalized architectural tours of the city for a minimal per person fee. We know you will just love your stay at my historic Uptown New Orleans Oulala Home/Pool and Gardens. Our calendar is booking fast for next year, so book now if your would like to reserve this jewel of a vacation rental. Merci! MICHELLE LE BLANC / OWNER
IDEAL FOR FAMILY REUNIONS !
MAIN HISTORIC HOUSE CAN SLEEP 8-11 PEOPLE Maximum. 8 people in the four bedrooms with queen beds and 3 additional people can be accommodated by setting up bedding on the futon in the upstairs library ; the daybed in the master bedroom; and the chaise lounge in the downstairs parlor bedroom. There is a one time $75 charge for the set up fee for bedding for the two additional beds if requested. ADDITIONAL SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS available on the property, which spans a whole block, FOR 6 MORE PEOPLE IN
SEPARATE GARDEN VIEW APARTMENT WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS AND HAS A SEPARATE STREET EXIT. Thus, total main house with garden view apartment allows for bedding for 14-17 people.
PERFECT FOR PRIVATE PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS!
THE FORMAL ENTRANCE THAT FLOWS THROUGH THE HOUSE INTO A LARGE KITCHEN AREA THAT ADJOINS THE FORMAL DINING ROOM, OUT TO THE DECK that overlooks the pool and gardens.
SPECIAL EVENTS: There is a separate VENUE FEE and an additional refundable security deposit for the use of the house, pool and gardens for groups over 20 people that do not include the guest who are staying in the property. Any event planned for 20 people or more must be approved by the owner in writing before the event is held. The prices vary depending on the size of the group , season of the venue rental and services required for the event. Due to neighborhood considerations, there are certain restrictions on times of events, parking and hours of musical entertainment. Please provide us the information on your proposed event and we will he happy to send you a quote and a list of our additional services to make your event a memorable one at our Oulala House Pool and Gardens.
(5) Cable television in every bedroom with flat screen televisions in all the bedrooms . The large flat screen in the media lounging area in the kitchen overlooking the pool has full cable service including premium services....moreless
formal dining room that seats up to 10 at the main table and the adjacent kitchen has a antique French country table that seats 6 people. We can bring in another antique card table if needed....moreless
The Oulala House has an upstairs terrace that overlooks the front of the house. At night it is a great place to do star gazing. For the fireworks displays over the 4th of July and New Year's Eve, this is a spectacular place to have an private unobstructed view of the fireworks exploding over the Mississippi RIver....moreless
A small deck leads off the kitchen with a bistro table for morning coffee. This wonderful setting provides a pleasant view of the pool, gardens, patio, gazebo and flowing 17th century French wall fountain....moreless
An absolutely beautiful cast iron gazebo with beautiful details in its arches flanks one side of the garden wall. It has a pressed tin copper roof and is ignited with twinkling lights that illuminate ...moreless
The private pool is surrounded by a 7 foot stucco wall that surrounds this large patio with its lush gardens and large entertaining area. There is a gazebo perfect for parties, a flowing French wall fountain and an outdoor grill ....moreless
The Oulala House in the Garden District of New Orleans is absolutely magnificent. Michelle, the host, was equally great. We were greeted by her upon our arrival and given a tour of the historic house, which was beautiful and spotlessly clean. We had 12 travelers on our trip and everyone stayed comfortably. There are plenty of bathrooms and beds to be able to sleep a large number of people.
The backyard is incredibly well kept with beautiful landscaping and the pool was clean and inviting. It was a great relief from the humidity and nice to come home to each day. Michelle has provided several binders with a great amount of information on local restaurants, bars and attractions in the city, which made it easy to figure out exactly where we wanted to eat and find interesting places in the city to check out.
The house is very conveniently located, right by the trolley tracks. For around $1, you can take a 30 minute trolley ride to Canal Street, which puts you near all of the big attractions and famous restaurants in the city.
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Mar 1 - Jun 8, 2015
4 night min stay
JAZZ FEST 2ND WEEKEND
Apr 30 - May 4, 2015
5 night min stay
Oct 1 - Nov 23, 2015
4 night min stay
Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2015
5 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 25, 2015
5 night min stay
NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAYS
Dec 28 - Jan 4, 2016
5 night min stay
MARDI GRAS 2016
Jan 29 - Feb 10, 2016
6 night min stay
JAZZ FESTIVAL 1ST WEEKEND
Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2016
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
A separate rental contract is required that is provided by the Oulala House/Pool & Gardens to a guest to rent this property once a booking request is made. To reserve the house a 50% non-refundable deposit of the whole amount is required with
the balance due approximately 10 days before arrival. 30 days notice required to cancel the balance owed on the reservation with written notice through this website to the owner. Failure to do so will require the remaining balance to be due. A Damage insurance policy is required that is purchased for
through VRBO during the booking policy and ranges from $49-$89 depending on the size of the group. This insurance policy covers $1500 in damages, if any, occur to the property during the guests stay.
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MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IN MAIN HISTORIC HOUSE 11 PEOPLE AND MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IN THE OULALA 'S ONSITE GARDEN VIEW GUESTS HOUSE WHICH IF RENTED IN ADDITION TO THE MAIN HOUSE IS 6 PEOPLE. THERE ARE CLEANING AND STOCKING FEES ON THE MAIN HOUSE AND THE GUESTS HOUSE AND A 9% TAX FOR BOTH INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE. USE OF THE HOUSE AS A VENUE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER AND IS UNDER A SEPARATE RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH SEPARATE FEES AND DEPOSITS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND NATURE OF THE EVENT.
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Car: Not Necessary
Only a few steps away from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and in walking distance of hundreds of great restaurants, shops and musical venues. Tulane and Loyola University are a 10 minute walk from the house as is the magnificent live oaks of Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo. The Mississippi River levee is just two blocks from house for beautiful sunrise and sunset runs, walks or bike rides. Fabulous location!
Year Purchased: 2007
About: I , Michelle Le Blanc am the owner of French Fountains / A Gallery of Ancient Garden Elements that was founded on St. Charles Avenue in 2003. I have launched a new division of my company called The French Casting Company where we do castings of 17th century French limestone fountains and antique garden ornaments in addition to design and consultation for our clients from all over the country. You will see touches of my French collection of art, antiques, garden ornaments and fountains throughout my property which I continue to enhance on my travels. My large collection upstairs and downstairs of books includes an impressive selection of books on the historical influences found in gardens around the world. I also have a large selection of poetry books that may be of some interest to some of our visitors. I am not always here to greet you but you will sense my welcome to you when you arrive in my uniquely appointed home and gardens. Merci for considering staying with us. We look forward to your visit.
There is no more vibrant, personable, and walkable section of New Orleans then Riverbend where the myriad of 19th century houses and its people have such character. Since I write and lecture on the historical gardens I have found a great resource from my strolls through the glorious neighborhoods that surround my home and gardens.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Experience the charm of a real 19th century New Orleans home with its upscale comforts yet historical references. The 12 ft. ceilings, exquisite furnishings, and large rooms are one of the first thing some guest note on their arrival. Others enjoy exploring the rooms to view the fine art and antiques that they discover on their stay. However, one of the most wonderful experience is the warm and gracious setting one feels in the kitchen for breakfast or dinner where fond memories are made through good food and conversation. You will want to cook in this kitchen and then slip outside to the outside dinning area to enjoy the twinkling lights strung along the 7 foot stucco walled garden wall all year long. The favorite spot most of my guests enjoy gathering is the verdant expanse of the pool area with its numerous seating areas The sound of the fountains flowing makes for a romantic candle lite night. In the warmer months most of my guest have chosen to sip cocktails by the pool while they take a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing. There are many places to have private conversations on the grounds that has several gardens enclosed behind stucco walls and antique gates. My favorite is star gazing on the upstairs terrace on a clear night.
The leaded crystal front doors, 14 foot ceilings and art and antiques throughout
There are plenty of places to gather in the large front gardens, patio and pool.
A cozy bistro table overlooks the pool for morning coffee on the raised deck.
The family gathering area overlooks the pool and main gardens.
The formal dining room is beautifully appointed and even has a piano.
The upstairs veranda suite balcony has beautiful views of sunsets over the river
The upstairs master suite has a private bath, views of the pool and fine art.
The Upstairs Blue Bedoom has an antique iron bed.
The view from the gazebo to the main gardens and pool.
19th century iron gates flank the entrance to the Oulala House/Pool & Gardens.
The buffet in the kitchen is a perfect place to serve food for dining.
The Oulala House is appointed with interesting art and antiques throughout.
The centerpiece of the back garden is a French Provincial flowing fountain.
A charming gazebo flanks the pool gardens offering outdoor dining space.
The large French country kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking.
Family and friends can all be together in the large kitchen and breakfast area.
The downstairs parlor suite is appointed with Louis XVI antique furniture.
The upstairs Veranda suite has a day bed available for extra guests.
The master suite has beautiful morning light and is appointed with antiques.
The antique French country farm table in the kitchen is a perfect place to visit
The dramatic foyer has a stair lift to the second floor.
The stylish bathrooms combine antiques and modern amenities for luxurious living
A 19th c. chandler with original molding offers elegance in formal dining room/
The sitting area has an L shaped sofa for conversation and movies.
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