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Spacious Turn of the Century Home

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Office, 4 Baths, 2 half-baths (Sleeps 10)

This wonderful Turn of the Century home was previously a Bed & Breakfast for more than 20 years (1984-2007). It is wonderful home ideal for friendly get-togethers, corporate gatherings, family reunions, weddings and more. Located in a quiet neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, this property is near the St. Charles Avenue street car which provides easy access to the French Quarter, the Aquarium, the Superdome and the Convention Center. Tulane & Loyola Universities are only about one mile away. Audubon Park and Zoo are also nearby.

This charming property offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half-baths. Each bedroom has an individually controlled air conditioning system. There is a game room on the first floor with a pool table which can convert to a ping pong table. There is also a TV room with cable/ DVD. The fully furnished kitchen makes it easy to fix yourself a cup of tea or entertain a group. There is excellent off street parking for 5-6 cars and a lovely backyard that extends the entertaining space.

Enjoy the unique charm of New Orleans in a very special house. Please feel free to call with any questions.

Keywords: house, family reunions, wedding parties, small corporate retreat

More Details

Cynthia Riggs
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Cynthia Riggs

I have lived in New Orleans since 1973 and worked as a school psychologist for the New Orleans school system for 23 years. Our daughter grew up in the B & B, until she moved to her own place at 19. In 2005, I became a real estate agent specializing in historic properties. I love New Orleans with its rich history, wonderful architecture and fabulous food.

Cynthia Riggs purchased this house in 1977

Why Cynthia Riggs chose Milan

I purchased this house as a fire damaged property in 1977. I lived in the house for 30 years and working on it was a labor of love. I opened the Dusty Mansion as a B & B for the World's Fair in 1984, but closed it in 2007. In 2008 we began renting the house as a corporate rental.


Milan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Blue Room-Master - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Green Room - 2 queen
    Victorian Room - 1 queen
    Hummingbird Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Lavender Room - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (6), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
Third floor sundeck with view of downtown and surrounding neighborhood.


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(22 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Beautiful, Quiet, Relaxing, Home Away from Home!!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment of Check in with Cynthia, we felt right at home and as if we'd been friends forever. Dusty Mansion is perfect in every way. Plenty of room inside and out. We were a group of 7, but could have fit more with ease. All the bedrooms have private entrances , and there are more than enough bathrooms to go around. An awesome back yard to hang out in, both in the sunshine and the shade, with a pond to enjoy. The nighttime lights in the yard lend themselves to the perfect ambience, and invites you to stay out under the stars. The balcony off the 3rd floor, with a view of the city skyline, is another great outdoor space to spend time.

Plenty of off street parking is a plus. If you've been to NOLA before , you know how hard that can come by.

The Street Car and bus lines are within walking distance and there are plenty of choices for food nearby.

We highly recommend Dusty Mansion to anyone looking for an awesome place to stay.

Thank you Cynthia for making the Mansion so inviting, and we WILL be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dawn and her friends were wonderful guests who took good care of my house, and were respectful of my neighbors. I look forward to having them again as return visitors.
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  • 5 of 5

This place was great! Cynthia took good care of us, the house was much nicer and larger than we expected. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to sleep a large number of people for a reasonable price. Close to streetcar system to get downtown or to the french quarter or a cab most anywhere is $15.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2009
  • Stayed: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very spacious!

  • 5 of 5

We had a large group and the house accommodated is well. The rooftop deck was definitely the highlight of the trip as we ended up spending most of our time there. The back yard is massive! Overall a great choice for our group. Cynthia was very accommodating as well!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location

  • 5 of 5

Great house with New Orleans feel. Roomy and comfortable.

Close to all sites yet on quite street in quiet neighborhood.

Would stay again.


  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truely one of the best places to stay...

  • 5 of 5

My family and friends celebrated my 50th birthday and this was the perfect home to stay at. Just a short walk to the street car and short car trip to a great grocery store. What we really loved was spending time outside in the large entertaining area and the kitchen was the best stocked that I have ever seen. Furthermore, the young adults and some older adults, spent hours playing pool and just catching up. If you want a great place to stay and really relax, you have found it. We hope to stay again. (Georgia was so wonderful.... thanks so much for being such a great host)

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Gatherning Place for Friends and Family

  • 5 of 5

Our friends and family from 6 different states traveled to New Orleans for my wife's 50th birthday party. Cynthia was a wonderful host and we loved the Dusty Mansion. It was 6 blocks to the St. Charles Streetcar, which takes you right downtown. It was perfect for our needs and I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Audubon Park

Historic St. Charles Ave. street car provides easy access to The French Quarter, Aquarium, Superdome, Convention Center, casino and the universities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.