Historic Esplanade Mansion

House - Private room · Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States

This beautiful 1800's mansion is charming and located in one of the most culturally rich areas of the city. The house is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride to the French Quarter.

Your host, Allen
9 Reviews
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This beautiful 1800's mansion is charming and located in one of the most culturally rich areas of the city. The house is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride to the French Quarter.

The Space

This historic mansion on Esplanade Ave. has four bedrooms and four baths. The rental includes the entire downstairs of the home and the mother-in-law cottage in the back. The main house has three bedrooms, three baths, two parlors, and huge living area. There is no kitchen in the main house but there is a small fridge and coffee bar. The back cottage has a kitchenette with a full sized fridge, living room, and loft with queen bed.
This is a great area of the city, located equal distance between City Park and the French Quarter. There are several nice restaurants nearby that are frequented by locals and visitors alike. Esplanade Ave. is built along one of the high ridges of the city and is therefore one of the oldest sections of New Orleans. The other main ridge is St. Charles Avenue. The house is two houses down from where Edgar Degas lived in New Orleans and is a 20 minute walk to the French Quarter.
The word that describes this home is spacious and it is perfect for weddings, and other large groups who want to experience the Creole ambiance of Esplanade Ave.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 10
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 4
Beds: 4
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2500 /week
Monthly Price: $7500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $100
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Allen (email hidden) and super responsive. The house was super cool and in a nice neighborhood (more residential), conveniently located.

    June 2014
  • We loved staying at Allen's place. It was exactly what we needed to accommodate a large group of ten and the central location made it easy to get around town for sightseeing. The arrangement of spaces enabled us to spread out for privacy and with four bathrooms, everyone was quite comfortable. Fantastic! Thanks Allen!

    June 2014
  • Allen was very hospitable and coordinating the little logistics and details were quite easy. While the owner does live on the second floor in the main mansion, she was also quite hospitable who did not find us to be bothersome or disturbing. The interior decorations are certainly (email hidden) theme and vibrant interior colors). The back cottage is a bit more modern construction, and has central AC, so if anyone needs those types of amenities in your party they can always stay in that spot. If you are looking to accommodate a large group visiting New Orleans, I don't think you could do much better for the price for (email hidden) on the beautiful and historic Esplanade.

    May 2014
  • Let me start out with the good: Allen is a very responsive and responsible host. He gave us all the information we needed prior to and on the day of arrival, and even supplied us with snacks and essentials like coffee, OJ, milk, cheese, etc.. Our payment and check in experience was seamless. We also loved the fact that we didn't have a real check out time. This allowed us to move at our own pace. Finally, we really liked that we could rent a space for only a weekend: many of the other places in the area don't allow you to book for short durations.

    However, I do want to say that the listing is somewhat misleading and you should know exactly what you are getting into when you rent from here. Firstly, the posting suggests that you are renting the entire property. This is not true. You are getting the downstairs and the back cottage. There are people living upstairs and the living room (email hidden)e people living upstairs are super nice and accommodating, but it's still a good thing to know before you buy. We were also very disappointed with the cleanliness and overall state of condition the house was in. I understand the house is historic, but it was in really bad shape and the bathrooms were very dirty. We actually had to wear shower shoes. The kitchen stuff was also dirty. I had to scrub at the coffee pot and the mugs before using them, because dried up, crusty coffee was in the pot and in the cups. The plates and silverware were in similar condition. I understand that in this city, people come in and probably trash the place, but I'm just asking (email hidden) to arrive to. On the plus side, the sheets were clean. This (email hidden) for a big group of girls, but I can't imagine any guys staying here. The decor is interesting, to say the least. The "dualing pinks" were one thing, the Christmas tree and creepy dolls, frankly, super freaked me out. It freaked us all out! Finally, the configuration of the place is a little bizarre. Just know that one of the "rooms" is kind of an extension to the the hallway. Other good thing to know is that the place is a short cab ride to French Quarter at night and a nice walk during the day.

    All in all, I would say I expected way more for the price and it was too expensive for the state of the house, location and lack of cleanliness.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 15 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Allen's house was perfect for our group of 10 people. Beautiful home, lots of space and privacy including enough bathrooms, easy and flexible check-in and out, great location... just what we needed. Extra gated parking was also a plus. Thank you Allen!!

    April 2014
  • Enjoyed our stay. Good spot for lots of people.

    March 2014
  • This house was perfect for what my party needed- beds and space for 11 women at a bachelorette party. Allen was very responsive and helpful. Although the following elements did not ruin our trip in any way, I want to note a few things that put on a damper on certain moments. There is a very old woman living upstairs in this house. She does not complain or make her presence known often but she leaves and comes back once a day and there is only 1 door she can use, which is off the living room. If you're in there, lounging with your friends after some day drinks for example, her sudden arrival is pretty uncomfortable. Again, this didn't ruin anything but guests should know before they choose this house that this might happen. There was also a slight shortage on towels and hand soap, which we would have packed, had we known this ahead of time.
    Overall we had a great time and would definitely recommend staying here, so long as the few things I mentioned are not a problem for you.

    March 2014
  • We stayed at Chateau Esplanade, of which Allen is the manager.

    Allen was great. He was prompt with communication before our stay, thorough in showing me the house upon check-in, and thoughtful in stocking the fridge with some goodies (we were especially grateful for the coffee and milk). We also appreciated that there was no pressure to check out promptly on Sunday; several of us had late afternoon flights. We didn't have any needs during our weekend stay.

    We enjoyed the Chateau Esplanade. There was more than enough room and we dug the colorful, elderly-auntie vibe to the decor. The several porches and balcony were a hit with my guests from snowy places, who relished the chance to lounge in the sun in back or wave from the shade out front. For my large group, the house's many bathrooms were a huge plus. The location is lovely, with big trees and colorful houses, and it is a nice walk to the French Quarter (maybe 25 minutes). The kitchenette in the cottage and coffee bar/mini-fridges setup in the main house was adequate to our needs (morning coffee and snacks); there is no kitchen in the main house, a common design for houses of this era (1850's), when those that could afford it built their hot, smoky kitchens separate from the living area. Also typical of this era is that the downstairs rooms, now converted to bedrooms, connect to each other rather than a central hall, and that the gorgeously high ceilings help keep it cool. We appreciated the coded locks that allowed us all to come and go without dealing with keys. There is ample gated parking as well as street parking.

    Overall, we had an amazing time in New Orleans and enjoyed our big pink mansion home.

    February 2014
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