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Gorgeous 19th Century Classic by famed Henry Howard

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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. One bedroom/bath suite, if 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 due upon arrival. 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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • 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 and is off limits to guests.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 5, shared bath on hall - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4, en-suite bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , lower with an ensuite bath, small tv room & porch
    Bedroom 3, with en-suite bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2, master suite, shared hall bath - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1, master suite with shared bath - 1 queen
  • 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 of the house is used as an upper floor TV room. 3 bedrooms are en-suite with baths and all others access baths in other locations of the house. 5 baths in total.
  • 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 Henry Howard
average rating of 4.852941 based on 35 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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Chicago, Illinois USA

Perfect House for New Orleans experience

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home that was totally perfect for our large group of 12. The home is impressive and had plenty of spaces to gather as a group or seek privacy when desired. We could easily walk to French Quarter and Garden District. Check in and check out were really easy and Tom was great to work with. Don't hesitate in booking a stay at this property.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sarah Thank you for your kind words! I was very confident in renting to you after our conversations and just seeing how responsible you were with everything even without any prompting at all by me, allowed me to sleep soundly that night. You possess a very kind nature and graciousness which is so welcome during these harsh time. I would love to see you back again sometime; until then, I wish for you all the joys of life. Tom
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

We had ten adults to stay for a medical conference. It was great to be able to come and go and have a central location. The house is beautiful, with old world charm but still comfortable and user friendly with modern conveniences. Not all bathrooms are en suite, but we didn't have a problem sharing and no one had a problem getting hot water for showers. The rooms connect to each other and not all doors closed completely, but with door stops it's ok. The upstairs patio is a great way to spend an evening. Thank you so much for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tyler, TX

Beautiful, historical home.

  • 4 of 5

There were eleven of us high school girlfriends who came to NOLA for food & fellowship. Tom was extremely kind and welcoming. The house is large, with a lovely kitchen and plenty of room. The seating options in the living room (parlor) are very uncomfortable. There is a vintage sofa, and straight-back, wooden chairs. For eleven of us, this room was the logical place to congregate. The bathrooms need repair also (poor water pressure in a sink, poor lighting and shower doors off track). We realize that caring for an old house is a big job, but given the fee for rental, we felt that our facilities should have been more up-to-date. This house is a "grand old lady" and, with just a few tweaks, it will be perfect for a large group.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with plenty of space in a good location

  • 5 of 5

Tom's property was lovely. We were so impressed with the restoration work that he had done to convert the place to its original splendor! We were there with 10 girls for a bachelorette weekend and the house had everything we needed: lots of bathrooms, plenty of space to spread out and a well equipped kitchen. The location was close enough to walk to both the FQ and City Park during they day (and was a short/cheap uber ride at night). Tom was very responsive whenever we had questions and he and his father gave us lots of history and ideas of things to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kalin! I so enjoyed having you stay and make the place home for that time period. You were most understanding and easy to communicate with even with the orchestration of changes we made together where we had to maneuver through the site as unfriendly as it sometimes is. The old place is made more special to me by those like you who make fond memories here. Many blessings! 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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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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