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Elegantly Decayed 1855 Creole Mansion in Treme Near French Quarter

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Front Parlor with 19th Century New Orleans Memorabilia

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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House sleeps 5-7.

If you truly want to experience history and the whole funky New Orleans vibe, you'd be hard pressed to do better that this. The house has been in films, HBO's Treme, American Horror Story - Coven, Dermaphoria, has been photographed by world renown photographers for Rolling Stone and Details magazine and featured in a new book on Creole New Orleans by photographer Richard Sexton.

The house built during New Orleans' golden age and is an architectural gem that features 14 foot ceilings, original plaster moldings, mantles, and frescoes, solid mahogany staircase, 2 cast iron balconies, and marbelized base boards.

This historic house was built for Free Woman of Color, Louise Vitry and her French consort, Archille Courcelle and their 4 children from land bought from the Baroness de Pontalba. The house was subject of an 1858 Louisiana Supreme Court Decision in which Louise Vitry was allowed to keep her house and her 7 slaves prior to Civil War. Original complex extended to the next block (St. Philip Street) with green house, wine cellar, out door kitchen, stables, 4 water cisterns, and servants wing. All that, sadly, is gone with the wind.


House is located blocks from the French Quarter, is 1 mile exactly from City Park and Fairgrounds for Jazz and Voodoo Fest.

Balcony and Patio Garden: Immerse yourself in New Orleans history and culture. Close enough to the Mississippi to hear the horns on the river boats or view the fireworks on the river from the side and front balconies. Now with a generous screened in porch overlooking the tropical garden. House has an incredible night time view of skyline and spire of St. Louis Cathedral.

If you're looking to experience 'True New Orleans', you'd be hard pressed to better than this old mansion situated in the Historic Treme.

You will stay mostly in the 2nd floor of the house where all the amenities are set for your comfort. A large master bedroom queen size bed, a 2nd bedroom queen size bed and a large guest bedroom-living room (the blue room in the photos). Spacious kitchen-dining room and two full bathrooms upstairs plus a 3rd bedroom queen size bed and a 3rd full bathroom downstairs. The sitting room connects to both side and front balconies that catches the breeze with incredible views of New Orleans downtown skyline and the back of the Armstrong Park Sign, especially at night. Perfect for evening cocktails. Guest living room suite includes a queen size sleeper sofa bed and and a couple air-mattress.

Downstairs, make yourself at home with a large screened porch and a private, large, lush tropical garden with spanish moss draped trees, tinkling fish filled fountains, plenty of chairs, outdoor speakers with radio or iPod connector, a barbecue grill, and night lighting. You have your own, private flower filled New Orleans oasis. It is a great place to un-wind and slow down to 'New Orleans time'. You'll probably find yourself spending most of your time out in the patio.

Not recommended for children. Downstairs parlor not for use at the moment 'til end of Jan/14 due to a filming.

CHECK IN time after 1:00 pm. CHECK OUT time before 1:00 P.M. CST.

Will be happy to answer enquiries via email as to availability for full house.

Rental Agreement:

No burning candles. No professional filming or photography without owner's authorization. Please do not re-arrange furniture except portable chairs for balconies and gardens or accommodations.

This is a private residence, please use all things in the house with care and respect all personal items. Do not wear Mardi Gras masks and costumes unless it has your name written on it. Might be the event we need to go in the house during the day usually with a previous text or call.

This is a non refundable contract, please take your time to read and share with the other guests all the information, reviews, do your own research and ask any questions you might have. Usually after a booking we have to turn back many other people asking for the same dates.

The number of guests staying in the house should not exceed the party booked for. Could be subject to a termination of the lease and/or be a charge of $50/day per extra guest and a penalty of part or all of the deposit. Absolutely no subletting.

Please return all keys. Lost key $25.

Lessee agrees to relieve Lessor and hold Lessor harmless from any and all liability in connection with the property.

Information written in the website about the property and amenities are part of this rental agreement.

Enjoy the house, the neighbor and the city with responsibility.

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7

  • Guest room : 1 queen

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  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Guest room 2: 1 queen

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  • Living room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen Sleeper and a queen air mattress in Living Room Suite...moreless

  • Whole house does not have central heat and a/c, Ceiling fans and a/c window units in all the rooms as well as Gas heater units for the winter time. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Guest Bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub

    Master Bath...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Guest Bath...moreless

  • Both Guest Bathrooms are brand new.

Other Amenities

  • No burning candles, No professional filming or photography without owner's authorization, please do not re-arrange furniture except portable chairs for balconies and gardens or accommodations. This is a private residence, please use all things in the house with care and respect all personal items. Do not wear Mardi Gras masks and costumes unless it has your name written on it. Might be the event we need to go in the house during the day usually with a previous text or call. Guests in the house should be the same or less than the party booked for. This is a non refundable contract, please take your time to read and share with the other guests all the information, reviews, do your own research and ask any questions you might have. Usually after a booking we have to turn back many other people asking for the same dates. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lots of books - many about New Orleans...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are about a 15-20 minute walk from Downtown. We are .7 miles from downtown....moreless

  • River

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Roller Blading

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window Units + ceiling fans in bedrooms, living and dining rooms....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Filtered Water
  • Gas Heating
  • Heating:

    Gas Space heaters. Units have to be turned off while leaving the house. ...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Maison Vitry has a brand new kitchen as of August 2016...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    There is a classic New Orleans Cast Iron Balcony across the front of the house as well as on the side of the house....moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Courtyard
  • Deck / Patio:

    Large screened in porch off the Garden...moreless

  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Large tropical patio with fountain. Almost always something in bloom....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 25, 2016
3 night min stay
$435
New Year
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
3 night min stay
$455
MG
Feb 9 - Feb 22, 2017
3 night min stay
$460
MG Weekend
Feb 23 - Mar 1, 2017
4 night min stay
$565
French Quarter Fest
Apr 6 - Apr 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$445
Jazz Fest
Apr 28 - May 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$490
Essence 2017
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
$445
Halloween
Oct 27 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$465
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$395 $415
Fri, Sat
$2,550

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $95
  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Last updated: 11/15/2016
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: Committed to sharing the beauty and culture of New Orleans with those who are open to experience it.

Why the Owner Chose Treme - Lafitte, New Orleans, LA, USA:
A step back in time that gives a feeling that you are no where else in the world but New Orleans.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
A rare and authentic insight into Creole lifestyle in the 19th Century.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/15/2016

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Photos

  • Front Parlor with 19th Century New Orleans Memorabilia

    Front Parlor with 19th Century New Orleans Memorabilia

  • Front Parlor Maison Vitry

    Front Parlor Maison Vitry

  • Signed New Orleans Mirror circa 1880

    Signed New Orleans Mirror circa 1880

  • Downstairs guest bedroom number 1

    Downstairs guest bedroom number 1

  • Sunset.  By day, you can see the steeple of St Louis Cathedral

    Sunset. By day, you can see the steeple of St Louis Cathedral

  • Louise Vitry has a Brand New Kitchen 2016

    Louise Vitry has a Brand New Kitchen 2016

  • Dining Room  Maison Vitry.  "Sensitivity Training Room" In American Horror Coven

    Dining Room Maison Vitry. "Sensitivity Training Room" In American Horror Coven

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Dining room with new kitchen in background

    Dining room with new kitchen in background

  • Screened porch with tropical oasis.  Porch can hold 8 people comfortably.

    Screened porch with tropical oasis. Porch can hold 8 people comfortably.

  • Lush Tropical Garden always changing.  Goldfish, frogs in pond.

    Lush Tropical Garden always changing. Goldfish, frogs in pond.

  • Entry hall is a step back in time

    Entry hall is a step back in time

  • Front Parlor with New Orleans Antiques and Mardi Gras Memorabilia

    Front Parlor with New Orleans Antiques and Mardi Gras Memorabilia

  • Back Parlor

    Back Parlor

  • Front Parlor Maison Vitry

    Front Parlor Maison Vitry

  • Front balcony - one of two.  Great place for morning coffee or evening wine.

    Front balcony - one of two. Great place for morning coffee or evening wine.

  • New Galley Kitchen 2016

    New Galley Kitchen 2016

  • Upstairs Cozy Bedroom Number 2

    Upstairs Cozy Bedroom Number 2

  • Master Bedroom - number 3

    Master Bedroom - number 3

  • Upstairs Blue Parlor - doubles as a 4th Bedroom when 8 are staying

    Upstairs Blue Parlor - doubles as a 4th Bedroom when 8 are staying

  • Upstairs Hallway - Maison Vitry

    Upstairs Hallway - Maison Vitry

  • Owners Dressed For Mardi Gras

    Owners Dressed For Mardi Gras

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