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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme Near French Quarter

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Last updated: 08/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Treme house description

If you truly want to experience history and the whole funky New Orleans vibe, you'd be hard pressed to do better that this. The house has been in films, HBO's Treme, American Horror Story - Coven, Dermaphoria, has been photographed by world renown photographers for Rolling Stone and Details magazine and is now featured in a new book on Creole New Orleans by photographer Richard Sexton.

The house built during New Orleans' golden age and is an architectural gem that features 14 foot ceilings, original plaster moldings, mantles, and frescoes, solid mahogany staircase, 2 cast iron balconies, and marbelized base boards.

This historic house was built for Free Woman of Color, Louise Vitry and her French consort, Archille Courcelle and their 4 children from land bought from the Baroness de Pontalba. The house was subject of an 1858 Louisiana Supreme Court Decision in which Louise Vitry was allowed to keep her house and her 7 slaves prior to Civil War. Original complex extended to the next block (St. Philip Street) with green house, wine cellar, out door kitchen, stables, 4 water cisterns, and servants wing. All that, sadly, is gone with the wind.

House is located blocks from the French Quarter, is 1 mile exactly from City Park and Fairgrounds for Jazz and Voodoo Fest.

Balcony and Patio Garden: Immerse yourself in New Orleans history and culture. Close enough to the Mississippi to hear the horns on the river boats or view the fireworks on the river from the side and front balconies. Now with a generous screened in porch overlooking the tropical garden. House has an incredible night time view of skyline and spire of St. Louis Cathedral.

If you're looking to experience 'True New Orleans', you'd be hard pressed to better than this old mansion situated in the Historic Treme.

You will stay mostly in the 2nd floor of the house where all the amenities are set for your comfort. A large master bedroom queen size bed, a 2nd bedroom queen size bed and a large guest bedroom-living room (the blue room in the photos). Spacious kitchen-dining room and two full bathrooms upstairs plus a 3rd bedroom queen size bed and a 3rd full bathroom downstairs. The sitting room connects to both side and front balconies that catches the breeze with incredible views of New Orleans downtown skyline and the back of the Armstrong Park Sign, especially at night. Perfect for evening cocktails. Guest living room suite includes a queen size sleeper sofa bed and and a couple air-mattress.

Downstairs, make yourself at home with a large screened porch and a private, large, lush tropical garden with spanish moss draped trees, tinkling fish filled fountains, plenty of chairs, outdoor speakers with radio or iPod connector, a barbecue grill, and night lighting. You have your own, private flower filled New Orleans oasis. It is a great place to un-wind and slow down to 'New Orleans time'. You'll probably find yourself spending most of your time out in the patio.

Not recommended for children. Downstairs parlor not for use at the moment 'til end of Jan/14 due to a filming.

CHECK IN time after 1:00 pm. CHECK OUT time before 1:00 P.M. CST.

Will be happy to answer enquiries via email as to availability for full house.

Rental Agreement:

No burning candles. No professional filming or photography without owner's authorization. Please do not re-arrange furniture except portable chairs for balconies and gardens or accommodations.

This is a private residence, please use all things in the house with care and respect all personal items. Do not wear Mardi Gras masks and costumes unless it has your name written on it. Might be the event we need to go in the house during the day usually with a previous text or call.

This is a non refundable contract, please take your time to read and share with the other guests all the information, reviews, do your own research and ask any questions you might have. Usually after a booking we have to turn back many other people asking for the same dates.

The number of guests staying in the house should not exceed the party booked for. Could be subject to a termination of the lease and/or be a charge of $50/day per extra guest and a penalty of part or all of the deposit. Absolutely no subletting.

Please return all keys. Lost key $25.

Lessee agrees to relieve Lessor and hold Lessor harmless from any and all liability in connection with the property.

Information written in the website about the property and amenities are part of this rental agreement.

Enjoy the house, the neighbor and the city with responsibility.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Groups
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

          • Guest room : 1 queen

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          • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Guest room 2: 1 queen

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          • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Queen Sleeper and a queen air mattress in Living Room Suite...moreless

          • Whole house does not have central heat and a/c, Ceiling fans and a/c window units in all the rooms as well as Gas heater units for the winter time. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Guest Bathroom...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

            Master Bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Guest Bath...moreless

          • Both Guest Bathrooms are brand new.

          Other Amenities

              • No burning candles, No professional filming or photography without owner's authorization, please do not re-arrange furniture except portable chairs for balconies and gardens or accommodations. This is a private residence, please use all things in the house with care and respect all personal items. Do not wear Mardi Gras masks and costumes unless it has your name written on it. Might be the event we need to go in the house during the day usually with a previous text or call. Guests in the house should be the same or less than the party booked for. This is a non refundable contract, please take your time to read and share with the other guests all the information, reviews, do your own research and ask any questions you might have. Usually after a booking we have to turn back many other people asking for the same dates. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Radio
              • Stereo
              • CD Player
              • VCR
              • DVD Player
              • Books

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Historic

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Antiquing
              • Walking

              local services and businesses

              • Groceries
              • Laundromat
              • ATM/Bank

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • River

              sports and adventure activities

              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Roller Blading

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 6 people

                  General

                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Window Units + ceiling fans in bedrooms, living and dining rooms....moreless

                  • Heating:

                    Gas Space heaters. Units have to be turned off while leaving the house. ...moreless

                  • Living Room
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Gas Heating
                  • Living Area
                  • Security System
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Toilet Paper

                  Kitchen

                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Blender
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Stove
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Toaster

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Courtyard
                  • Fully Fenced Property
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Deck / Patio
                   

                  Reviews

                  Write a review 4.8
                  from 20 traveler reviews
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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 1 - Sep 17, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $335
                  $2,000
                  Mardi Gras 2015
                  Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2015
                  4 night min stay
                  $500
                  Jazz Fest 2015
                  Apr 24 - May 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $450
                  My Standard Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $370

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Property Damage Protection $69
                  • Cleaning Fee $85
                  • Taxes Not included

                  Cancellation policy:

                  Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 08/20/2014
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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2003

                  About the owner: Committed to sharing the beauty and culture of New Orleans with those who are open to experience it.

                  Why the Owner Chose Treme:
                  A step back in time that gives a feeling that you are no where else in the world but New Orleans.


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                  Speaks: french, spanish, english
                   

                  Photos

                  • 1855 Louise Vitry House, Treme

                    1855 Louise Vitry House, Treme

                  • Front Entry Hall with Mahogany Staircase

                    Front Entry Hall with Mahogany Staircase

                  • Upstairs Parlor, part of Guest Suite, window out to side Balcony

                    Upstairs Parlor, part of Guest Suite, window out to side Balcony

                  • Kitchen / Dining Room

                    Kitchen / Dining Room

                  • 3rd Bathroom - downstairs

                    3rd Bathroom - downstairs

                  • Lush Tropical Garden always changing.  Gold fish, frogs in pond.

                    Lush Tropical Garden always changing. Gold fish, frogs in pond.

                  • Owners Dressed For Mardi Gras

                    Owners Dressed For Mardi Gras

                  • Signed New Orleans Mirror circa 1880

                    Signed New Orleans Mirror circa 1880

                  $335 - $500 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

                  View calendar: Updated 08/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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