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Close to French Quarter and City Park.. Beautiful Location In A Historic Manor

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Vintage Chandelier, Beautiful Linens: The Flat Is Southern Elegance At Its Best

Amazing historic home with incredible details. It was the famous home of Storyville madame Josie Arlington who ran the most popular brothel in the city.

The studio is located on the west side of the estate has its own private entrance.. It was the former music room and some say they can still hear the echo of faint music when they sleep. The studio itself is open, with high ceilings, huge windows and custom drapery. It has a flat screen tv, original artwork, and a queen size bed.

Nicelle Herrington
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2017

About Nicelle Herrington

I have lived in a lot of places and I can honestly say that New Orleans is unlike any other city. It's a special place. My husband was raised in New Orleans and for most of our adult lives we have kept a second home here. We recently decided to make New Orleans our full-time home because we wanted to be part of the creative community here. We own a small film company 'Nom De Guerre Films' and do Southern inspired projects. We live in the main house of the estate and I do believe that since we have so much experience traveling, we know exactly how to make any traveler feel comfortable. We are available for questions, recommendations, and love sharing tips on this amazing city!

Nicelle Herrington purchased this studio in 2011

Why Nicelle Herrington chose New Orleans

When we decided to make New Orleans our full-time home, we knew we wanted to have a property that really embodies the South, that captures that Southern charm... When we came upon this property, it was love at first site. It was the residence of the infamous Madame of Storyville Jose Arlington. We we felt like we were owning a piece of history.

What makes this studio unique

Staying on the estate of the notorious Storyville Madame Josie Arlington ... Where else can you do that?

We like luxury, so we want to provide that for you too. Upon check-in you will receive complimentary items to make your stay seamless: shampoo, conditioner, soap, laundry supplies, toilet paper, bottled water, espresso, and wine.

The location cannot be beat. The mansion is just steps from Jazz fest. You will enjoy every moment of the festival without a moment spent in traffic. You can come and go from the festival as you wish. We can provide a parking pass upon request.

The flat is also close to many charming restaurants in the area...really just steps away. Here are some of my favorites:

-Cafe Degas was rated in the top 15 New Orleans restaurants by the Travel Channel.

-Liuzza's By the Track is called 'legendary' by Zagat. My favorite there is gumbo or red beans and rice.

-Lola's was quoted to have 'Superb' paella by Zagat and I agree! It's absolutely delicious.

-Swirl Wine Bar and Market has nothing but wonderful reviews on UrbanSpoon. I love to walk over in the evening and get a glass wine. The owner finds the most amazing wines from small vineyards around the world.

-Morning Call in City Park has the best beignets and Cafe Au Lait has reviews on Yelp saying it tops Cafe Du Mond. I love to walk over and start my day with a steaming hot beignet in the park.

There are many interesting things to do nearby. One of the famous cemeteries is just up the street. You can also hire a pedicab to take you along Esplanade to the exquisite French Quarter that's very close.


Esplanade Ridge Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • High ceilings and large beautiful windows, flat screen tv, beautiful custom black out drapes...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • tennis


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Close to French Quarter and City Park.. Beautiful Location In A Historic Manor
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for my visit to New Orleans over Mardi Gras. The apartment was light and airy, well-renovated. It is just off Esplanade, walking distance to coffee shops and restaurants. My son and I walked from there to the Zulu parade in the Treme, and we had a blast. The owners were low key and easily reachable. Internet and TV were all up to snuff. I travel to NOLA quite a bit, and from here on out I will be checking for these properties first before any other.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I usually stay either downtown New Orleans or in our favorite neighborhood Lake View in New Orleans. This particular weekend our favorite places were not available and so we went on VRBO and tooka chance. We were very pleased with our accomodations becuase not only was the location perfect but the picture did not describe just how charming the studio is. The owner more than went out of their way to make sure that we felt welcome and had everything we needed for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX

Amazing Owners and Chic Space

  • 5 of 5

Nicelle, the owner, is very accommodating and set up this space beautifully for us. We rented the entire property; both this intimate, and modern-romantic studio space and property 574517 next door which together accommodated our group celebrating my husband's birthday. The saltwater pool in the courtyard was a perfect way to end our three-day trip! A perfect location for groups that like walking a bit to the Quarter or Frenchman Street for music. Parking on the street was very easy, and we didn't move our car the entire visit. There are cute cafes and a quaint grocery store just down the street. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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los angeles

New Orleans Charm

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful accommodations in New Orleans. Nice, quiet, charming and spacious flat. Beautifully furnished and great location as well. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, TX

Urban Chic

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we drove up we knew we would have an exceptional stay. My wife and I frequent New Orleans and have stayed and some extremely nice rentals in the French Quarter but by far this was the best New Orleans feel. We were in a very vibrant part of town and felt like true locals. The apartment was well decorated, supplied with the essentials and more, and you couldn't ask for more warm host. If you are coming in for the Jazz Fest you are walking distance to the horse track and if you are going for events in the quarter you are a 10 minute bus ride. We would stay again without a doubt.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for all that you said! I'm so glad that your stay was special in this magical city! I look forward to you both visiting again!
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A Stylish Mardi Gras

  • 5 of 5

A very stylish apartment in a very attractive area and a very welcoming hostess - it was great. I would definately stay here again and recommend to friends. Only drawbacks: it could do with a chest of draws for storage.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and found the apartment beautiful. I do agree about the chest of drawers, it's currently on back order but if it doesn't come in soon I'll just purchase something else. Thank you so much for your feedback and I enjoyed meeting you. Come back and stay sometime soon!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Swirl (wine tasting), Cafe Degas
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Oak Tree lined Esplanade Ave
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lola, Liuzza's By the Track, SanteFe, Cafe Degas
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Car: not necessary

New Orleans is known for many amazing festivals and events. We are steps away from the Race Track where Jazz fest takes place. We are also a few blocks from City Park where Hogs for a Cause and Voodoo Fest are. Just a stroll down the street are some great little neighborhood gems like Liuzza' s By the Track, Swirl, and a few other great places. This area is truly special where you could have the true New Orleans experience!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $99
Property Damage Protection $59

Taxes are not included.
Until Confirmed rates are subject to change without notice.
Cancellation Policy: 100% refunded if canceled with in 30 days

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.