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Exterior view of the Engine 24 Firehouse, a classic New Orleans building.

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Last updated: 08/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-6 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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 recently, too!

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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Property Type

  • House
  • 5000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 25 to rent....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

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

  • 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

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • 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

  • Bedroom 6: 1 queen

    Firehouse building, upstairs...moreless

  • Bedroom 7: 1 queen

    Firehouse building, upstairs...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (7), all-cotton sheets, blankets and duvets.

Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Unlike many of the neighborhood streets around us, our parking is free and ample! It's easy to find on-street parking, and no permits needed....moreless

Entertainment

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    Flat-screen televisions available upstairs in the main living room as well as the bedrooms. No television sets in the downstairs rooms....moreless

Theme

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

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Dining

  • Dining:

    Casual dining area only, with seating for 6. Not designed for "sit-down" meals for all guests....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air system. Three total...one for the main Firehouse, one for the back Townhouse and one for the upstairs Penthouse....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    (2)...moreless

  • Heating:

    Central air system. Three total...two for the main Firehouse building (upstairs and downstairs) and one for the back Townhouse building....moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided:

    All-cotton linens. Sheets, duvets, blankets and towels provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    two large living rooms in complex...moreless

  • Parking:

    plentiful parking on-street...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    (2)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Standard kitchen with all major appliances, granite countertops, and necessary utensils, pots/pans, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Halloween
Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2016
4 night min stay
$1,400
$8,000
New Years/Sugar Bowl
Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,400
$8,000
Mardi Gras 2017
Feb 22 - Mar 2, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,600
$9,000
FQ Festival
Apr 5 - Apr 11, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,600
$9,000
Jazz Fest 2017
Apr 26 - May 9, 2017
6 night min stay
$1,600
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,000 $1,250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$7,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Cleaning Fee $225
  • Tax Rate 9%

Notes:

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 legal.

Cancellation policy:

70% if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date

50% 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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Location

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

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 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.


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Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Exterior view of the Engine 24 Firehouse, a classic New Orleans building.

    Exterior view of the Engine 24 Firehouse, a classic New Orleans building.

  • Main building refreshment bar and stairs to Penthouse.

    Main building refreshment bar and stairs to Penthouse.

  • Upstairs living area.

    Upstairs living area.

  • One of the Courtyard rooms, with brick walls and high ceilings!

    One of the Courtyard rooms, with brick walls and high ceilings!

  • Typical firehouse bath.

    Typical firehouse bath.

  • Guest bedroom upstairs.

    Guest bedroom upstairs.

  • Master bath upstairs.

    Master bath upstairs.

  • Master bedroom upstairs...high ceilings and view overlooks neighboring rooftops.

    Master bedroom upstairs...high ceilings and view overlooks neighboring rooftops.

  • Loft bedroom.

    Loft bedroom.

  • Courtyard, view of the fountain from the covered pavilion.

    Courtyard, view of the fountain from the covered pavilion.

  • Downstairs front room.  Note the red Fire doors!

    Downstairs front room. Note the red Fire doors!

  • Each of the 3 loft rooms downstairs has spiral staircases to the bedroom.

    Each of the 3 loft rooms downstairs has spiral staircases to the bedroom.

  • Courtyard guest room.  Note the brickwork!

    Courtyard guest room. Note the brickwork!

  • Kitchen and dining area.

    Kitchen and dining area.

  • Loft bedroom.

    Loft bedroom.

  • Full kitchen for guest use....granite, stainless steel and lots of cabinets!

    Full kitchen for guest use....granite, stainless steel and lots of cabinets!

  • Typical firehouse bath.

    Typical firehouse bath.

  • remodeled bathrooms throughout the Firehouse.

    remodeled bathrooms throughout the Firehouse.

VRBO #287365

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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