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Stay Together At New Orleans' Most Unique, Historic Guest House

Bedrooms 9
Space 7,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Uptown New Orleans' Blue Lagoon, Full Rental

*Please message the owner before booking.

Visit bluelagoonnola for more info.

This wonderfully unique property is ideal for parties wishing to stay together while experiencing New Orleans. Groups have included graduations, small weddings, family reunions, business and yoga retreats. This is a full house rental. The property has a large indoor pool, piano, large horseshoe bar, two kitchens, huge living and dining area and nine private bedrooms (10 beds), each with its own full bath (Exception: two adjoining rooms on the second floor share a bathroom). Two bedrooms have futons in the rooms. Perfect for older kids. We have one pack-n-play. A bathroom, laundry, and shower is in the pool room.

New Orleans-styled decor throughout. Wi-Fi is available throughout the house. The home is across the street from Pascal's Manale and Charlie's Steakhouse. French Truck Coffee, Il Posto - a french cafe, and Polite Society - a spa and salon are two blocks down on Dryades. Walk three blocks to the St. Charles Streetcar and head to the French Quarter, or hang out on nearby Magazine Street and Freret Street. This is a true, unique New Orleans experience.

WEEKLY RENTAL RATES: contact to see if your dates qualify for discounted weekly rate of $10,995.00 (good only when entering and departing on a Tues. Wed or Thurs., if not during Festival period). Contact us for festival rates also. Unfortunately we no longer accept bachelor parties.

The home's history:

4417 Dryades, like much of New Orleans, has an ambience all its own, with architectural features of different historical periods.

In the early 1900s, the Mexican Counsel to the United States purchased the property. A ceramic-tile pool with a unique domed ceiling were added in 1927. In 1972, the building was sold to become one of the first in a series of indoor scuba diving schools. Prior to our recent renovations, the property was a clothing-optional Bed & Breakfast.

Contact owner for festival rates. Festival rates are higher than the listed rates.

We are licensed (occupational no. 177058) with the city and have recently passed inspections by the city and state fire marshals. Certified fire extinguishers are mounted throughout the house and a fire alarm system was recently installed.

More Details

Rachele Basler
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 2 days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

Why Rachele Basler chose Uptown

It is such a unique place with old New Orleans warmth, an indoor pool, and nine nice, comfortable individual rooms. The back patio is cozy and the backyard and large deck are comfortably spacious. The pool is 40' by 16'.

What makes this house unique

Three blocks from the St. Charles street car. Ten blocks from Magazine street where shopping and restaurants are abundant. La Boulangerie, a french bakery, is nearby and was voted best bakery in New Orleans. The property is across from Pascale's Manale and Charlie's Steak House. IL Posto Cafe, a great coffee house restaurant, is three blocks away on Dryades serving great sandwiches, salads, and wine.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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 ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • Each bedroom has its own full bathroom. There is also a bathroom, shower, laundry near the pool.
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 4 - Behind Kitchen - 1 extra lg. double bed , Shower, Old-fashioned Pull-String Toilet, Doors to Patio
    Bedroom 6 - Double - 2 double bed , Bath / Shower, Two Dressers and Bureau
    Room 2 - Long Hall - 1 large double bed , Unique Bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - Upstairs Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Carpet, Loveseat, Two Large Bureaus, Skylights, mini-fridge
    Room 3 - Shower Room - 1 large double bed , Large Shower, Unique Vintage Bathroom
    Room 2 - Chinese Screen - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , Claw-foot Tub, Pack_N_Play, Old Water Closet, Futon-bed
    Bedroom 1 - Behind Bar - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Kitchenette, Three Sinks, Tub/Shower, futon-bed
    Bedroom 9 - Cabin-like - 1 large double bed , Wood paneling, love seat
    Bedroom 7 - Cabin-like - 1 large double bed , Adjoining room, Wood Paneling, Mini Bar
  • There are Nine full bedrooms. Several are suites. Ten beds, and Nine bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This is a very unique house from 1927 that was originally the Mexican Consulate. It was a diving and snorkeling school after that. It is like a large bed and breakfast, with the common pool area with eating space and full kitchen.


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Stay Together At New Orleans' Most Unique, Historic Guest House
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 26 reviews

Fantistic house, awesome pool and very spacious

  • 5 of 5

Fantistic house, awesome pool and very spacious

  • Review Submitted: 03/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, UT

Great place for a get together

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented out this large well equipped home while at a convention in NOLA. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and the close proximity of the home to much of what the city has to offer. One night we had a group from the convention over for a swimming party which was a blast. We are coming back next time we travel to NOLA.

  • Review Submitted: 24/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John! We will be glad to host ya'll again as soon as you can return to NOLA! Rachele
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Blue Lagoon

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a large group especially multigenerational families. AC a little erratic, but thanks to Leo's expertise, no problem! Pool area is excellent as a focal point for family interaction. Everyone having their own room with a bathroom ensures privacy when desired . Overall a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Biloxi, Mississippi

It was a great home for family or friends to get away together

  • 5 of 5

Dustin (owner) and Leo (caretaker) were great! We had an amazing weekend. Leo was quick to respond when we needed something. The rooms were comfortable. Great location; close to restaurants and public transit, but also in a quiet neighborhood.

Thanks for making our family wedding weekend a great success.

  • Review Submitted: 18/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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NJ Ladies (Theresa)

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. We are a group of 12 middle age ladies. We go on vacation together once a year. The gathering area around the indoor pool and bar was perfect for all of us. We spend most of our time there. Each bedroom was unique and everyone was satisfied with there accommodations. The owner Dustin was absolutely wonderful with helping me answer any question I asked him. He even had someone do the food shopping for us the day we arrived. The caretaker Leo was awesome he was kind, sweet and so helpful with all our needs.

We also hired a private chef (Delishnola Cataering LLC) the dinning area seat all 12 of us very comfortably. I would recommend this to anyone who staying in this house.


  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Florence, SC

What a perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this house! My daughter had a destination wedding in New Orleans (we are from SC). Both sets of parents and closest friends/family stayed here - 18 in all. The best part was the fact that the gathering area (around the bar and indoor pool) was perfect for friends to drop by and speak, have a drink, and enjoy each other's company. Dustin (the owner) was absolutely wonderful to work with, and accommodated our every need. Leo, the caretaker, and historian, was so helpful. He gave a great tour and checked on us prior to leaving to see if we had any questions. This house is perfect for couples, large families, or reunions. I highly recommend it and hope to one day go back! Only a couple of blocks from the St. Charles streetcar line, so very easy to get around. Each room in the house was unique and everyone enjoyed it.

  • Review Submitted: 23/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
International 20 minutes away.
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
To Algiers at the foot of Canal Street
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Three great courses within 3 miles, PGA
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Street car 3 blocks, train station 20 blocks
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1 mile , Route 90 which is really Interstate
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Mississipi Orange Beach
Car: not necessary

Some of these services are on demand and extra, of course.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$1,010.85
Property Damage Insurance AU$133.43

All cleaning fees are included in the rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.