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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 RESERVATOPM REQUEST. Instead send a payment inquiry or inquiry to owner FIRST or contact owner by phone. Precise details are necessary to book my home and that is best served by a phone conversation.

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 ECHECKS 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 REFUNDAGLE DAMAGE SECURITY DEPOSIT ADDED TO THE SECOND PAYMENT FOR THE BOOKING. THIS SECURITY WILL BE REFUNDED WITHIN A WEEK OF DEPARTURE. 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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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. I do not do phone quotes, but will answer other questions when called.


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Gorgeous~19th Century Classic by Famed Architect!
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Fantastic house for NOLA bachelorette party!

  • 5 of 5

This house is absolutely beautiful. It was fun to stay in a historic home with such gorgeous architecture. There was more than enough space for our group of 10 (plenty of bathrooms, which for a group of girls is essential). Great location- it's a short cab/uber from Bourbon Street. Tom and his crew were a pleasure to work with and were so welcoming/accommodating. We stayed at this house when there was a weather concern (possible hurricane) and Tom went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and safe - for example he arranged to have several flashlights and a radio for us in case we lost power, which luckily didn't happen! We had a wonderful weekend and I'd definitely recommend staying at this beautiful property. Thank you, Tom!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine You and your group were the sweetest and most considerate guests a guy could hope to accommodate and I count myself lucky to have had you! Not a fear did you show of that approaching storm, but yes I was determined to be there for you come hell or literal high water, indeed!. Thanks for putting your trust in my advice and making what could have been a frightening stay in the city, one of memories and fun times! Hopefully you will remember the hurricane curfew which brought you home to the security of the old place and the party you had with your beloved companions, all the while not really knowing what to expect. You will all do well in life and love no doubt. All best to you and welcome back anytime! Blessings, Tom
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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
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Novi, MI/Stuart, FL

Great for guys trip

  • 5 of 5

Big historic mansion that accommodated a group of friends perfectly that came to New Orleans to watch Detroit Lions play the New Orleans Saints (unfortunately with undesirable results)! Great location close enough to walk to Bourbon Street. Very large bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, and nice porches in front (second story) and rear for relaxing and people watching. Owner was good to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for selecting my home for your stay. I have to admit to having had bad all-male groups in the past and being a bit hesitant when you contacted me, but you corrected those bad experiences with your stay. You guys were great and fun loving and surprisingly engaged in the history of the place. Sue said when she checked you in that all of you were very attentive to the stories about the house and even had a discussion/debate on who would take the master suite (Clint Eastwood) bed! I guess all of you fancy yourselves, "Dirty Harry" in your own minds, ha ha! Thank you for staying and taking care of the place. Even though your team lost the game, you were still winners at Tete House!! Happy Holidays and came again anytime. Tom
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Charming home with character galore

  • 5 of 5

My team and I stayed at this wonderfully maintained home over the weekend for a meeting we attended in New Orleans. The home has character galore and had plenty of room for the seven of us. We were always able to find street parking right in front of the residence and found the accommodations to be very comfortable. Tom (owner) and his nephew (David) were very easy to connect with and work with regarding checking in/out. It was a great experience to stay in a classic home like this that none of us will soon forget.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, thank you Dr. Paul! You were a pleasure to work with! You followed through like the pro you are, on all of the orchestration of meeting and scheduling for check in and departures. It was a breeze to communicate with you. You and your guests were so very good to my home. Not for a second did I lose a wink of sleep knowing you were there and caring for the place. I feel certain your practice thrives on your great ethics, calm and courteous manner, as well as your skills. Come again anytime!!!
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Bachelorette weekend for the books!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, this home is absolutely gorgeous. We requested an early check in and Tom and Rene were wonderfully accommodating. We had a large group of 14 ladies and found the house to be the perfect size. Everyone was comfortable and had more than enough room to spread out and enjoy themselves. Rene met us for check in and walked us through the house, giving us little tidbits of the home's history along the way. We walked to Dookie Chase's and had an amazing lunch (fried chicken was to die for!) and were able to pop into a small grocery on the walk back. This home is only a short Uber ride away from Jackson Square, Bourbon, and the French Quarter. You could definitely walk if Uber isn't your thing! The check out process was quick and painless, we would have done everything on the list even if it wasn't required as the property was so beautiful and we wanted to take good care of it. I can't wait to come back for another visit, we will not be forgetting our weekend here any time soon! Thank you so much Tom & Rene!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trystan, thank you so very much! You were such a pleasure and I never tire of hearing about the joy guests like you experience while staying at my home. One has to love a home like this because it requires allot of attention to keep it going and in good shape. You treated my home like your own with an appreciation for it's history and all it's innate vulnerabilities which come with age. You are a blessing to the up and coming generation and I feel certain you will pass on the same ideals to your own children one day. Given the ever-changing state of things. I am now encouraged for the future. All the best!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Girls Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for a large group and Tom and Rene were amazing to work with!! Very responsive and reasonable with checking in early and checking out late. We can't thank you both enough for making our stay so wonderful. This house really is special and is located in a great neighborhood. We were able to walk to downtown and the local spots nearby. Thanks again and we'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, I loved having your group and was impressed with your desire to care for it through your appreciation of it's place in history. You did exactly what you promised and upon your departure it was difficult to find a trace of your group, as you were so thorough in your housekeeping! Maria loved that when she arrived to clean! All guests should be so refined...all society for that matter! Thank you again and I do welcome you whenever you wish. Tom
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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 phone or email. I have descending pricing based on the number of days you wish to stay...longer stay equals better daily rate. Thank you Tom 323.428.1418

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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