About this listing
Maison Vitry was built for Free Woman of Color, Louise Vitry and her French consort, Archille Courcelle in 1855. 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.
1855 Creole House belonging to a Free Woman of Color within walking distance of the French Quarter in the Historic Treme. House is a step back in time to 19th Century New Orleans with grand proportions, 14 foot ceilings, original fireplaces, mahogany staircase, ceiling medallions.
New Orleans is a romantic city. If you want to experience the romance of the past, here it is. Within earshot of the fog horns of the boats on the Mississippi River.
If you're looking for a truly unique experience and want to avoid cookie cutter travel, we'd love to show you our one of a kind city.
House is 10 block walk to the Quarter or $6-8 cab ride (one way). House is exactly 1 mile to Jazz Fest Fair Grounds, 7/10 mile to downtown and less than a mile and a half from City Park/Voodoo Fest.
Most of the bedrooms and amenities are set on the second floor 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) with a sleep sofa and a queen air mattress. Spacious kitchen-dining room and two full bathrooms upstairs. Downstairs a 3rd bedroom queen size bed and a 3rd full bathroom. The upstairs 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. Extra big double parlor downstairs with sofas and chairs. House is 3,700 square feet plus the balconies and garden so there is plenty of room for a group to move around without stepping on each other's toes.
Downstairs, make yourself at home in a private, large,lush tropical garden with spanish moss draped trees, tinkling fish filled fountains, covered screened porch, 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.
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 space heaters for the winter time (heaters must be turned off while leaving the house).
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.
Airport is about 20 min from the house, getting around in UBER, LYFT or cabs is pretty easy and inexpensive. (We recommend Uber or Lyft for better experience). If you're a first time UBER, get up to $15 with the code uberNolaue or use this link: (URL HIDDEN)
Walking distance to the French Quarter is about 15 min (10 blocks +-). We're close to Downtown, City Park and The Fair Grounds as well. We also can recommend a good reliable private driver who can pick you up at the airport or just for driving around at a fair price. Contact us for her information.
Other Things to Note
No burning candles. Absolutely no smoking inside the house. Winter time space heaters must be turned off while leaving the house. 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. We've a private access to the backyard that we use to get our work tools and water or work in the yard if needed, so you might see us there sometimes.
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.
Up to only 7 guests. 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 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.
Enjoy the house, the neighbor and the city with responsibility.
New Orleanian at heart who loves people who love the New Orleans vibe as well.
Come to New Orleans with no pre-conceived notions and experience America's unique city in all its beauty and oddity and rarity.
History, art, plants, books, gardens, food and peace is where it's at.