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Gorgeous~19th Century Classic by Famed Architect!

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

6 queen bd, 5 ba, 3 ensuite baths 2 off hall, sleeps 13 adults, 2 children.

I do not accept instant bookings for my home, PLEASE Do NOT send a RESERVATION REQUEST. Instead send a payment inquiry or inquiry to owner FIRST or contact owner. Precise details are necessary to book my home. Note: This is a gorgeous, clean and comfortable historic property authentically furnished, so check photos and accommodations. If you are expecting something other than what I have to offer, please do not let my good pricing entice you...I humbly ask that you rent elsewhere.

My pricing is on a descending scale based on number of guests and the duration of your stay. Bedrooms not needed can be closed reducing the price! You may press the "contact owner button" and ask any questions. I accept only E CHECKS for all booking payments. If you must use a credit card there will be a 3% fee added to your rental price. Also required is a REFUNDABLE DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT ADDED TO THE SECOND PAYMENT FOR THE BOOKING. THIS SECURITY WILL BE REFUNDED WITHIN A WEEK OF DEPARTURE. I cannot accommodate arrivals later than 7:30pm CST Tom

Located on the oldest avenue in New Orleans, once home to the expanding French-Creole population of the city, within blocks to the historic French Quarter, Jazz and Heritage Festival grounds, and a short distance to City Park and the streetcar line. Numerous famous restaurants and cozy neighborhood eateries await you.

The property has been carefully/historically renovated and is attractively furnished and well maintained. Spacious, at 6400 sq ft., rooms boast 14-foot ceilings, original plaster crown moldings, medallions, and 12-foot carved French doors, antique chandeliers, 6 marble fireplace mantles and three of wood. An authentic feeling spacious Victorian kitchen provides the necessities for breakfast, lunch or dinner preparations, while spacious galleries(balconies) afford the perfect setting to sip your morning coffee or late nightcap.

The neighborhood is experiencing a huge renovation/revitalization and all extant homes on the block have been purchased and are undergoing complete renovations back to their original appearances. In addition, the historic streetcar line has been extended to both ends of Esplanade Avenue. So, come by and enjoy a stroll under the stately oaks where historic residences line this grand avenue from the Mississippi River to Bayou St. John.

For those on the go, try the local CC's coffeehouse, Lola's restaurant, Santa Fe restaurant and Cafe Degas as well as the esteemed New Orleans Museum of Art, Degas Museum, cemeteries and City Park which are all nearby...or travel 2 minutes to the French Quarter for some of the most memorable sights and food in the country.

Keywords: Mansion

More Details

Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Why Tom chose Esplanade Ridge

Bought this home for it's historic importance and extreme beauty and elegance and to save and restore it to it's original condition for future generations to enjoy

What makes this house unique

spacious and elegant and grand and comfortable

Guestbook comments from the owner

House is beautiful and host is charming and helpful

The house is in a convenient location between the French Quarter and City Park. It has been and continues to be lovingly restored by the owner, who was happy to tell us about its history and his efforts before and since Katrina. It was very clean and well appointed with many lovely antiques. Architecture amazing - 13 foot ceilings, huge doors, stunning staircase, original wood floors. The upstairs master suite in particular is breathtaking. There is a balcony and a back porch that we enjoyed. Our party of 8 adults occupied three of the suites and had loads of room. It would be great for a longer stay as well because the kitchens are fully equipped. Can't say enough good things about customer service. We are runners and ran twice in City Park, which is fabulous. Had great food at Acme Oyster House, Remolade, Court of Two Sisters jazz brunch. Drove to all of those. Tour bus picked us up at the house for 3 hour tour that includes French Quarter, Garden District, cemeteries, and 9th Ward. Overall trip was a great experience and we hope to return to this fabulous house.
Mar 2011
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Esplanade Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Max. adults: 13
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Smoking NEVER allowed in the house nor candles. Up to 2 children only under 15 may accompany up to 13 adults max. and occupy a provided sleeper
  • Porch smoking only with butts disposed of in buckets not thrown in yard!!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • as mentioned all 5 working baths are in excellent and clean condition. There is a 6th which is now used for storage of supplies but has the potential of becoming a huge showplace bath with renovation.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 6 - this is an ensuite mother-law's bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (6), Twin or Single Beds (1) This single bed is located in the largest bedroom along with that bedroom's queen bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1). The seventh bedroom is used as a upper floor TV room. 3 bedrooms are ensuite the other off the halls
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Please email your details such as the number of guests, how many of those who will require their own beds or bedrooms (specify) and how many children under the age of 15 as I cannot take more than 2 small children. Use the 'contact owner' button on the right to contact me for a quote as all quotes require a written request.


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Gorgeous~19th Century Classic by Famed Architect!
average rating of 4.9 based on 31 reviews
Orland Park

Amazing Mansion :::)))

  • 5 of 5

We spend an amazing weekend staying in this beautifully restored 100+ years old mansion. We couldn’t stop admiring by sweeping staircase, authentic furniture, marble and wood carved mantels, and every gorgeous detail through the house. It felt like we were living at the museum, living breathing history museum! This was one of the best places we have stayed. It got everything you need: safe neighborhood, plenty of parking, plenty of room and even 2 kitchens! Tom, thank you for letting as stay in this fascinating place and thank you for restoring its beauty!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Inga, Thank you so very much for coming! Not many will drive from Chicago for a two night stay, but you were on a mission to enjoy my city and I am so very happy that my home contributed to that enjoyment. Your enthusiasm and energy are quite contagious. You have the qualities that most Americans admire in immigrants who move to the USA for all of the correct reasons. I am sure anywhere you go you will be met with open arms. Come again when you have more time. Tom
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Historic NOLA Charm Galore!

  • 5 of 5

Tom was beyond accommodating prior to and during our trip. We asked to check in early and he had his father drive out to meet us. His stories and "mini tour" of the French Quarter and Esplanade Ave was amazing and gave the whole trip such a personal touch. The home was amazing and fit our group perfectly. The upper level porch was perfect to sit and enjoy a cocktail before heading out for our group festivities. It's only a short uber ride away from the Irish Channel, French Quarter, and Frenchman Street so it was TRULY the perfect location. I know I'll be staying here again next time I come back with a group!!

Thanks for everything Tom and Rene!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious, Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 stay at Tom's house for a weekend and it was a great space for a group of our size. The history of the home really adds to the character, and the location was a quick, convenient uber ride to the quarter. Tom was very responsive with communication, as was his dad who let us in the house. They were flexible with our travel plans which is always appreciated. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lauren! I am always happy when guests appreciate the historical aspects of the stay because that is what most separates the New Orleans experience of my home from others in this city and from other cities with vibrant nightlife and restaurant scenes. You too, were very easy to work with and most grateful and undemanding; that goes a long way with me, especially when I am turning over the keys to my home to total stranger and because homes such as mine take a great deal of TLC to maintain correctly. As long as I am here doing this, you are always welcome! T
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Virginia Beach

Great experience

  • 5 of 5

We were on a girls trip to NO. We loved staying in the house, it was convenient to the French quarter. The house was prefect for the 12 of us and plenty of room and beds were comfortable. Thanks for helping make a memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Cristin Thank you for staying! I never tire of hearing about guests experiences even if they have some spooky ones to share! As large as it is, yes it is a cozy place to hang out for sure. You were so easy to work with and nice to speak with throughout your plan making. You are not far away, pop back in sometime, you're always welcome. .
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This place is absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, I want to give a huge thank you to Tom who accommodated our group and let us check in early. His father Rene was the one who met for the early check-in and was a wonderful tour guide and gave us a historic tour through the beautiful house from top to bottom. Tom was extremely hospitable and was always there for any questions we had or anything we needed. Our group was absolutely blown away with the beauty and character of this home. I would recommend this place to anyone! It was a very short uber ride to the French quarter and overall a great location. It was the perfect place for a girls trip! Thank you Tom & Rene for being easy to work with and providing an amazing place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sierra! I was so happy to have your group of ladies who appreciated my house as you did. You were all so polite and easy to work and to communicate with throughout. Additionally you left the house in such great condition. My dad loved spending time with you on check in since he still loves practicing his humor on the pretty ladies. I wish you all the best for a bright new year and hope that you will remember fondly your trip to New Orleans and your stay at Tete House!
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Portland, Oregon, United States

Fun Authentic New Orleans Experience

  • 4 of 5

My group and I had a great time! The house is lovely, and it feels very special and unique to stay in a well kept vintage home. The stairs, bed frames, and incredibly tall door ways were my favorite. The owner and his team were all very friendly, quick, and efficient. Checking in was flexible and easy. The house is huge and adequate for large groups, 9 of us shared this home and each had very private individual spaces. It is quiet, and in a safe feeling area. However, we did feel like it was a little far to walk to the French Quarter, and primarily Ubered back and forth. The largest negative about this property to me was that the sitting room was too formal with not enough seating. It created a vintage atmosphere, but an additional couch, would be much more appreciated than maintaining the antique vibe. Over all, I recommend this property for large groups who appreciate privacy and quiet, individuals who want to immerse themselves into New Orleans history, and anyone who wants to experience living in a very cool 1880's home.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexis, I am so sad that you rated my home as you did...I break my back to provide a historic experience that no one else in the city does and for the absolute best price to be found. We had 33 emails and conversations between us before your stay. You never asked about a second couch. I told you exactly what I offer. I am hurt that even with all of my photos, verbal disclosures and your rave reviews, you deduct a star for one of my 3 living rooms. In essence, I was down-rated because I did not have a sectional couch? This is heartbreaking and really has broken my spirit. I plan to withdraw my home as soon as I am able from the rental market.
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There is a children's amusement park with rides at nearby City Park where is also located, The New Orleans Museum of Art and golf courses. A train runs during certain times of the year all around the park. Morning Call coffee house is located in the park and serves traditional Beignets (French donuts covered in powdered sugar) and famous coffee and chicory Au lait.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,600

E-CHECKS ARE required for booking. When you receive an approval and booking request, be sure to check E-CHECK before proceeding.

The prices showing INCLUDE a $1600.00 security deposit which is included in the final payment. All rental prices listed are for up to 10 guests maximum for a minimum of 2 nights. For guest counts of 11 or more up to 14 adults max, the security deposit will remain the same for stays up to one week email owner with the total count of guests and bedrooms required and the duration of your intended stay and a rental price will be figured to your specific needs in order to provide the best possible price quote for the dates requested.

You may contact the owner for any questions either by email. I have descending pricing based on the number of days you wish to stay...longer stay equals better daily rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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