Breathtaking Historic Oulala House /Pool & Gardens 1/2 Bk Stcharles Streetca(41 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review
About the Property
"SIMPLY GORGEOUS!" 4800 sq ft. historic 4 bedroom/3 bath steps from streetcar
Guests always claim the pictures do not do it justice, as they are always thrilled when they set foot in the enchantin
The 4800 square foot two-story historic OULALA house is appointed with fine art and antiques throughout. It offers a classic New Orleans experience with all the modern amenities one would expect with a luxury property. It has 4 beautiful antique appointed bedrooms with queen beds and 3 full baths and can sleep 8-11 people.
For larger groups that need more sleeping accommodations consider adding the Oulala's charming Garden View Guest House located in a separate walled rose garden on the property FOR AN ADDITIONAL RENTAL FEE, The GUEST HOUSE which sleeps up to 6 people can be added offering accommodations up to 17 people with the main house and guest house rental together.
The property spans a whole block and has two entrances on two separate streets. It is enclosed by 7 foot high stucco walls that enclose several lush and tropical gardens. Cascading French fountains flow in each enclosed garden setting. The large main gardens includes a sparkling pool flanked by a flowing wall fountain, a covered outdoor charming gazebo, and outdoor grill, numerous seating areas for dining or visiting and a profusion of changing seasonal plantings in the many garden beds. The gardens are magical at night with all of the twinkling lights for outdoor dining and gazing at the stars.
The 4 spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms of the Oulala House all have with queen beds with luxury linens offering beds for 8 people.. Each bedroom is appointed with antiques and fine art. All have ceiling fans , 12 foot ceilings 19th c 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 jet 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.
There are 3 antique day beds for 3 extra guests included in the price for the main house.. One is located in the large Veranda Suite; one in the large Master bedroom and one in the upstairs library which adjoins the Veranda suite and the upstairs balcony. These three extra beds offer bedding for 3 more people in addition to the 8 guests allowing a maximum of 11 guests to stay in the main Oulala House.
Elegant dining can be had in the formal dining room, complete with an original to the house 19th c crystal chandelier, 19th plaster ceiling medallion and console piano It has seating for 8-10 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. There are outdoor dining tables and seating that can accommodate around 20 people.
The spacious kitchen comes with all of the Louisiana spices, gourmet 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.The walled gardens spread over the block and the property has two separate entrances on two streets. There is off-street parking for two cars on site.
The home is located in a fabulous section of Uptown less than 1/2 block from the St. Charles Avenue famous streetcar line which can take you all along the Avenue right to the beginning of the French Quarter.
This gorgeous historic property was honored and reviewed by the VRBO BEARS (see review above listing) who called it 'Magnificent' and awarded it 5 Stars. . 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.
On the rear of the property where the original carriage house use to be is an upstairs sunny open-air GARDEN VIEW GUEST HOUSE' that can be rented additionally to accommodate up to 6 more guests. . 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-$375 plus taxes and fees a night depending on the season. It has two private 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. It has a full bath, central air and heat, WI-FI, flat screen cable enabled TV, and a fully stocked kitchen. It is a light filled space offering beautiful views of the gardens and fountains below. Inquiry if you would like to add it to your main house rental.
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. 12 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.
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 with a day bed in the upstairs library ; a daybed in the master bedroom; and a day bed in the Veranda suite allowing a maximum of 11 people to sleep in the main historic house. ADDITIONAL SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS available on the property, which spans a whole block, FOR 6 MORE PEOPLE IN the GardenView Guest House for an additional fee.
Thus, total main house with garden view apartment allows for bedding for 11-17 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 & GARDEN
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Member since: 2011
- 4800 sq. ft.
- Elevator : chair lift to second floor on staircase
- Max. occupancy 11
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Non Smoking Only:
Smoking is only allowed outside the house in the patio, balcony, porches and gardens. Smoking is never allowed in the main house and if this policy is violated there will be a $200 fee for cleaning....moreless
- Pets Not Allowed
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 11
- Queen size Beds (4) There are four queen beds in the four bedrooms in the main historic OULALA House that sleeps 8. 3 additional non-private beds can be made up in main house for a one-time fee of $75 each thus bringing the maximum bedding in main house to 11 people. A separate guest house on the back of the property that rents for an additional fee has two more private bedrooms with two queen beds and a bunk bed in open air living area thus accommodating 6 more people if rented too. This Garden View Apartment is located on the back of the grounds through three 7 foot walled gardens with a separate entrance on another street. The the open air floor plan of the guest house's living area is flooded with natural light and has beautiful views of the gardens and cascading fountain below. Maximum capacity of main house rental 11 people and with guest house ( 6 people) offers guests if renting main house and guest house up to 17 people in beds....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- The separate Garden View apartment has a full bath and can be rented for additional fee if need beds for 6 more adults in addition to the 8 adults in four queen beds in private bedrooms of the main house for the nightly rate plus 3 non-private beds made up for a one-time fee each of $75 in main house which include: futon in upstairs library adjoining Veranda suite; day bed in Veranda Suite; and chaise lounge in downstairs Parlor Suite....moreless
- For large groups the Oulala House/Pool and Gardens also has a Garden View apartment that if rented for additional fee also could accommodate up to 6 additional people . The main house sleeps 8 people in four queen beds for the rate nightly rate. Three extra bed can be made up in the main house for a one-time fee of $75 a bed. Thus, the main house can accommodate up to 11 people comfortably for a family reunion or extended friend gathering. With the rental of the guest house and the main house the property can accommodate in beds up to a MAXIMUM of 17 people. Please inquire for extra pricing. The beautiful pool and patio is a major plus for this house as it is one of the best properties offered in New Orleans that features this amenity. All of our guests gravitate to the pool after their long days of site seeing and activities. It seems to be the highlight of every groups experience day and night....moreless
- DVD Player
- Music Library:
Satellite / Cable:
(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
- Video Library:
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Roller Blading
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
- Dining Room
- Seating for 8 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street:
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Wireless Internet:
- Catering Available:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
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
Deck / Patio:
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
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- Outdoor Grill:
- Wood Deck
Pool / Spa
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
- Housekeeper Optional
VRBO Bear stayed here:
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.
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 4 - Apr 26, 2017
3 night min stay
JAZZ FEST 2017
Apr 27 - May 4, 2017
4 night min stay
JAZZ FEST 2017 2ND WEEKEND
May 5 - May 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 29, 2017
3 night min stay
4TH OF JULY
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Oct 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 1 - Dec 20, 2017
3 night min stay
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS HOLIDA
Dec 21 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
MARDI GRAS 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 15, 2018
5 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- cleaning and stocking fee $150 + tax
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 14%
PLEASE INQUIRE FOR RATES FOR MONTHS WITH HOLIDAYS OR SPECIAL EVENTS AS THERE IS A DIFFERENT PRICE STRUCTURE FOR THESE TIMES OF YEAR.
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 $59-$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.
PLEASE CONTACT FOR MONTHLY SHORT TERM RENTALS
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 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 1/2 block away from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and in walking distance of hundreds of great restaurants, shops and musical venues., some open until 1 a.m.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: 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.
Why Black Pearl, New Orleans, LA, USA:
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 an authentic 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.
- Primary: 504-319-7060 due to volume of calls, please text first !
- Fax: +1 5043090164
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The centerpiece of the back garden is a French Provincial flowing fountain.
The dramatic foyer has a stair lift to the second floor.
The leaded crystal front doors, 14 foot ceilings and art and antiques throughout
The view from the gazebo to the main gardens and pool.
The large French country kitchen is fully equipped for gourmet cooking.
The upstairs veranda suite balcony has beautiful views of sunsets over the river
The downstairs Parlor Suite i is appointed with fine art and French antiques.
The master suite has beautiful morning light and is appointed with antiques.
There is an upstairs library that leads to the veranda balcony.
There are wonderful places to enjoy conversations in the gardens.
The chaise lounge in the downstairs bay windows is a cozy spot to read or visit.
The property spans a whole block and is divided by 7 foot stucco walled gardens.
19th century iron entrance gates grace the front of the Oulala House
A 19th c. chandler with original molding offers elegance in formal dining room/
The Oulala House is appointed with interesting art and antiques throughout.
A 19th c French wood table is a favorite place to gather for morning coffee.
The buffet in the kitchen is a perfect place to serve food for dining.
The upstairs master suite has a private bath, views of the pool and fine art.
The upstairs Veranda suite has a day bed available for extra guests.
The Upstairs Blue Bedoom has an antique iron bed.
A charming gazebo flanks the pool gardens offering outdoor dining space.
The 3 bathrooms are apponited with glass bowls, antique tables and mirror glass
The kitchen door that leads to the deck over looking the pool.
The large French country kitchen is a wonderful gathering spot.
This listing was first published here in 2011.
Date last modified - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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