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Member since: 2012
Speaks spanish

!!Magnificent!! Off Esplanade 5 Min to French Qtr!

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Fairgrounds holiday house

3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths in Safe, Central, Beautiful Location!!

This truly stunning unit is the entire downstairs apartment of this centrally located home in an excellent neighborhood and is truly the perfect spot for Jazz Fest, getting to the French Quarter, the Museum of Art, Cafe Degas and many other great attractions in the city. The fairgrounds are literally in the backyard and the place is a quick drive over to the French Quarter (keep in mind, it's about 5 minutes driving down Esplanade Ave. but walking there, while very enjoyable, is more like 40 minutes or so). There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths here, a large kitchen (no stove though), a kitchenette area, 2 living rooms, a reading room and a 'decorative' weight room. This listing is for the entire downstairs, about 2200 square feet with a private, separate entrance from the upstairs.

The owner, Bill, in is an interior designer with his own unique and whimsical style (as the pictures might hint at), and staying here in person is really a unique experience. Bill helped me decorate my house (see VRBO #425650) so I'm returning the favor by helping him rent his downstairs out for some additional income to help maintain this historic Arts and Crafts style home in New Orleans.

Please do be aware though that there is a maximum of 6 people in this downstairs unit, and it is very possible that there will be other guests staying in the upstairs apartment. The two apartments have totally separate entrances so privacy would not be an issue, however you might hear some footsteps and occasional voices from the guests above. We always will ask and do our best to make sure that the guests staying in either space will be respectful of noise for others, especially in the evenings. So far though, we haven't had any issues at all. Here is the link to the upstairs apartment if you are interested:

Also, please note that we do not rent out both spaces together to large groups as it can encourage excessive foot traffic throughout the home/ noise in the neighborhood, and it is very important to us that we be respectful to neighbors in the area. I am afraid we cannot make exceptions to this rule.

Thanks so much for your interest and if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out:)

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks spanish

About Owner

Thank you for looking at my profile! I've become something of a vacation rental veteran now with a few year's experience hosting guests from around the world under my belt. There are always a few exceptions, but overall it has been a truly wonderful experience, one that's allowed me meet some great people and provide an excellent vacation for the many friends and families who have come to stay in this great city.

About me: as an avid traveler myself, I am keenly aware of some of the difficulties of getting a nice place that is as advertised, in a good location, with a host who is dependable and who can help you answer many of the questions involved in trip planning. I can share a lot of my travel experiences as well as my expertise on this great city I grew up in, and as such I have plenty to share if interested. Some of my interests include reading, art, health, cooking and as mentioned, meeting new people.

For a living, I work in real estate but I have done a little of everything from medical interpreting and painting to landscaping and interior design. This all being said, if you have any questions at all about me, about my place or about the great city I live in, please don't hesitate to contact me! I can be reached via messaging or you can call me (preferably before 7PM central time) at 504-457-8028. I'll look forward to hearing from you!

Owner purchased this house in 2005


based on 16 traveller reviews

!!Magnificent!! Off Esplanade 5 Min to French Qtr!
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Unusual Home

  • 3 of 5

Very Artistic and unusual home, but with all the artifacts, it's obviously a very difficult house to clean. If you're allergic to dust, I would pass on this one.

Also, In the future, we would stay closer to the French Qtr. We spent all our money on Ubers and Taxis and it takes 20 minutes to get into the French Qtr not 5 as advertised. The street car was fun, but it took over an hour to ride it all the way down to the river front.

Beautiful park though, right near by, and we loved the neighborhood but we'll stay downtown next time.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for letting me know about this (and of course for staying here), and I'm sorry to hear that the home did not meet your expectations. Last thing I want to do is to advertise falsely or in a misleading manner, but I would like to address some of the concerns mentioned. This is an older home built around 1900, but we have always done our best to maintain and stay on top of it, and do we have a professional cleaning service to help; this is the first I have heard of guests having dust issues. However, if somebody is allergic to dust, with all the artwork and high ceilings, perhaps this may not be the best place (although I can't think of any older home in New Orleans that would really be a good fit for this, besides a hotel perhaps). I will be sure to tell the cleaners to pay more attention to this though and appreciate the heads up. As for rides, there has been some construction with the installation of a new street car line, and this might be why it took so long (or taxi drivers who didn't know where they were going?) but as of a year ago, I used to work in the French Quarter and the ride was very a quick shot down Esplanade Avenue (it's very true about the Street Cars though, they can be pretty slow, and if you're going to the Aquarium side of the French Quarter it can definitely take longer with traffic). Also, Uber typically costs about $8 to $9 or so each way to the French Quarter unless there is surge pricing; split between a typical group of 4 is just over $2 per person, which in my opinion is more than reasonable and less than public transportation in most parts of the country. Anyways, I do want to thank you again for staying here and for the honest review. I hope you find your next stay in NOLA to be more in line with what you were looking for:)
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Augusta, KS

This is a beautiful home in a wonderful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience for our family. We were givien a welcome packet that gave us everything we needed to know prior to our arrival. We loved the area. Walking distance to restaurants, grocery store and trolley stop. The house is beautiful and we enjoyed all the art that decorated every room. Keep in mind that this is a very old house and some of the plumbing is in need of updating but it didn't take away from the enjoyment of our stay. We felt very much at home. I would highly recommend renting this home and if we ever make it back to New Orleans I will stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Nancy, glad you all had a nice time! Plumbing will be corrected ASAP:)
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

The owners were excellent and made sure I had what I needed. The house is absolutely beautiful. No complaints whatsoever!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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miami beach

New Orleans Gem in perfect neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house has it all: a great location, nice neighborhood and responsive owner should a problem arise. We have stayed in the past and will definitely stay in the future. It is expensive and worth it.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Amazing Stay!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property was extremely fantastic! It was a short cab ride from the hustle and bustle of downtown NOLA. The art and deco put into the home made it a very welcoming environment. The owner was wonderful and very friendly. We were so happy to celebrate a birthday there and ended up being surprised with a proposal in the little reading nook! Thank you for a beautiful place to stay that holds so many wonderful memories!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Home

  • 5 of 5

We came in for the Rock & Roll Marathon and this home is within 3 blocks of City Park making it a great location for after the race. There were 3 couples staying and we loved the charm and ammenties we were offered. Worked out great that the home had 2 a/c - heat units as one of the couples really likes it cold. We walked almost every night just down the street for dinner. This is a house for adults , if we had brought kids there is always the worry of breaking some of the wonderful art, etc. We took advantage of the Trolley just down the street (left the car at the house). Great place to stay and not be on top of all the partying going on downtown. If we come back we would stay here!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Santa Fe, Cafe Degas, Nonna Mia
Car: not necessary

This great location is one of its top draws - the French Quarter is just seven minutes away by car, and the Street Car, Museum of Art, Sculpture Garden and Botanical Gardens are all just three blocks away. There are also some great bars and cafes within easy walking distance, and on the way, you'll pass some of the stunningly beautiful hundred year-old mansions that this unique city has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Fairgrounds, Louisiana

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Halloween/ Voodoo Fest
26 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
French Quarter Fest
5 Apr 2017 - 11 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 1st Wknd
26 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$132

Normally, we have a 3 night minimum, but depending on the month/ situation, can do 2 for a flat fee of $530.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Fairgrounds, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis