Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!(55 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
We are located in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, considered by many 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, like the Faubourg Marigny, features great local eateries and cool bars.
Our guest house is a restored fire station designed to function as a comfortable 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 (each with one queen bed) and 7 baths and sleeps up to 14 people. The main Firehouse building combines with the courtyard's Townhouse building to provide a place that is perfect for getaways with friends, family gatherings, etc.
The Firehouse has two large private living areas and a newly renovated New Orleans courtyard with fountain, grill, outdoor seating and more. Please remember that the Firehouse is a lodging facility. Any special events, parties, receptions, etc. must be agreed to by the facility manager and extra fee(s) will 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!
Keywords: Guesthouse, Inn, Historic, Renovated, Artsy, Bohemian, Music, Food, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Frenchmen Street, licensed
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Member since: 2010
- 5000 sq. ft.
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
- Queen size Beds (7), all-cotton sheets, blankets and duvets.
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- Satellite / Cable
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Miniature Golf
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
New Years/Sugar Bowl
Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2018
4 night min stay
Mardi Gras 2018
Feb 7 - Feb 14, 2018
5 night min stay
Jazz Fest 2018
Apr 25 - May 7, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee $225
- Property Damage Protection $99
- Tax Rate 5%
Quoted rates subject to change and vary by season. Rates and/or minimum stay requirements may be higher for citywide conventions and special events. Taxes must be collected by ALL lodging properties in the State of Louisiana. There are no exceptions. Properties not collecting tax are not legit rentals. Tax rate valid of 1/1/17 and is subject to change should governmental authorities (city/state) change the tax rate.
90% of initial deposit refunded if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% of initial deposit refunded if cancelled 61-89 days prior to the Check-in Date
no deposit refund if cancelled 31-59 days prior to the Check-in Date
The full balance will be charged 60 days prior to the Check-in Date and is non refundable at that point. For late cancellations within 60 days, we will attempt to rebook the unit(s). If we do, guests will receive a 80% refund.
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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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.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: The Firehouse is owned by two successful businessmen: one a noted local architect (who oversaw the renovation!) and the other who owns/operates an popular upscale home & lifestyle store in the swanky Old Metairie neighborhood.
Why the Owner Chose Bywater, New Orleans, LA, USA:
The Firehouse building oozes with charm and history. The location is great, too, for those who want to be close to the craziness but in a REAL New Orleans residential neighborhood. And how often can one say they stayed in an authentic firehouse!? It's fun to imagine what it must have been like when the New Orleans Fire Department's Engine 24 called this building home for so many years. The owners and manager strive to provide a clean, comfortable and fun base from which guests can explore New Orleans.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Faubourg 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, as is the French Market, the Mississippi River, St. Roch Market (a must-visit on your stay) and more. If you're visiting for a sports weekend, both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center are a quick 1-2 miles away.
- Primary: (504) 656-6250 Voicemail only
Links to more information:
Exterior view of the Engine 24 Firehouse, a classic New Orleans building.
Main building refreshment bar and stairs to Penthouse.
Upstairs living area.
One of the Courtyard rooms, with brick walls and high ceilings!
Typical firehouse bath.
Guest bedroom upstairs.
Master bath upstairs.
Master bedroom upstairs...high ceilings and view overlooks neighboring rooftops.
Courtyard, view of the fountain from the covered pavilion.
Downstairs front room. Note the red Fire doors!
Each of the 3 loft rooms downstairs has spiral staircases to the bedroom.
Courtyard guest room. Note the brickwork!
Kitchen and dining area.
Full kitchen for guest use....granite, stainless steel and lots of cabinets!
Typical firehouse bath.
remodeled bathrooms throughout the Firehouse.
This listing was first published here in 2010.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017
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