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Elegantly Decayed Creole Mansion

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Will And Mao

Elegantly Decayed Creole Mansion

6 guests3 bedrooms3 beds3 baths
6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
3 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Sparkling clean
7 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Highly rated host
Will And Mao has received 5-star ratings from 90% of recent guests.

The space

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. Visit MaisonVitry for more details, photos and info.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed,1 air mattress
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed



128 reviews
Stylish space
Outstanding hospitality
Quick responses
Dave User Profile
December 2019
This place is fantastic. Artistic, comfortable, beautiful, purposefully "distressed", so many touches to look at. Beds are comfortable. Kitchen is great. Hosts are warm, respectful, helpful, quick to communicate. We will be coming back here next year and hopefully every year for…
Ivan User Profile
October 2019
Probably the most unique and amazing house you can stay at. It made the overall trip better. Our hosts were super quick to respond and very accommodating. 10/10 would stay here again.
Elizabeth User Profile
October 2019
Do not hesitate, book this now! It’s even better than the photos (if the American Horror story shots and Mathew friggin McConaughey pics aren’t enough) and you will not want to leave. We actually just stayed in the house the majority of our stay in the city because it had…
Will And Mao User Profile
Response from Will And Mao:
Thank you so much, I'm glad y'all had a nice time. Come back and visit. w
October 2019
Caitlin User Profile
October 2019
Such an amazing house, wow. Loved learning the history and all the interesting unique features. The backyard was so peaceful and beautiful!
William User Profile
July 2019
First let me say, staying here you get the authentic New Orleans experience. Will was extremely nice and checked in from time to time via text to see if he can make our stay any better. The house has so much history and it’s a win for everyone. If you’re there for history, fun,…
Will And Mao User Profile
Response from Will And Mao:
Thank you! I'm glad you had a good time - in spite of the crazy circumstances. w
July 2019
Ashley User Profile
July 2019
This is an amazing place. It is historic and so full of interesting details. I love how they left it kind of raw and decaying but it is still comfortable and clean. Great garden. We loved sitting on the back porch.
Zach User Profile
May 2019
We really enjoyed our stay at Will and Mao's. There's not much I can add that isn't captured by the other reviewers, but especially loved the beautiful garden sitting area out back. Will was very friendly, communicative and helpful with local suggestions. Thanks!

Hosted by Will And Mao

New Orleans, LAJoined in July 2012
Will And Mao User Profile
224 Reviews
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…
Languages: English, Français, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 2PM
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
After 2PM
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events