House, 7 Bedrooms, 7 Baths, (Sleeps 14)
One of New Orleans' most unique vacation lodging properties: the Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse... one of the few VRBO properties that is licensed by the City of New Orleans for short-term rentals! Stay in an authentic historic firehouse while enjoying the modern amenities of this renovated gem. Much of the furniture was updated recently, too!
We are located in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, considered by travel magazines to be one of America's hot neighborhoods. Next door is the French Quarter, one of the most historic and charming areas anywhere. And to the other side is the hip, funky Bywater, a neighborhood which features great local eateries and bars.
Our guest house is a restored fire station designed to function as a home away from home for tourists and locals alike to come and enjoy the vibrant culture that is New Orleans. Formerly, this historic building housed Engine 24 of the New Orleans Fire Department! Local architect William Sonner purchased and renovated the Firehouse in the 2000s and it's now one of the city's most popular vacation rentals!
The Firehouse has 7 bedrooms and 7 baths and sleeps up to 14 people. The downstairs Main Floor is perfect for larger groups, family gatherings, etc. while the upstairs Penthouse is great for the VIPs of the group as well as a great place to congregate.
The Firehouse has two large private living areas and a newly renovated New Orleans courtyard with fountain, grill, outdoor seating and more. The Firehouse is primarily a lodging facility. Any special events, parties, receptions, etc. must be agreed to by the facility manager and extra fee(s) may apply.
Please note: The Firehouse is a very popular building and usually books weeks or months in advance. We're often in phone or email contact with multiple groups for the same dates. The first party to initiate payment or provide proper credit will enter into a reservation with us! Check availability in real-time, any time at https://v2.reservationkey.com/837/Engine24/
Keywords: Guesthouse, Inn, Historic, Renovated, Artsy, Music, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Frenchmen Street, licensed
Fun stay at the Firehouse
About the Owner
The Firehouse is owned by a successful local architect (who oversaw the renovation!) and a guy who owns/operates an upscale home/lifestyle store in swanky Old Metairie, a N.O. suburb.
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a great find. Cool, funky (in a good way), clean and full of character and charm. Our group of 14 guys had so much fun hanging out and celebrating our friend Brad's upcoming wedding. Low-key bachelor party with lots of quality time spent with friends. Two guys are deploying to Afghanistan next month so it was especially great to have time with them! The location not too far from Frenchmen Street is great and the French Quarter is close too. Be sure to check out Mimi's bar, one block away. Good music (but no DJ any longer) and interesting people-watching!
4.5 based on 32 traveler reviews
Fun stay at the Firehouse
Had a blast!
Perfect Birthday Bash in NOLA
We had a great time
There are plenty of good restaurants in the neighborhood and when we wanted to go to the Quarter or elsewhere, we had no difficulty getting cabs to show up promptly after we called.
Among the questions I had before I saw the place concerned the size and arrangement of the rooms. All of them turned out to be reasonably roomy and have an adequate ensuite bath. Three of them have a loft with a queen bed up a circular staircase and a pull-out sofa on the lower level.
I would note that it is almost impossible to avoid climbing lots of stairs, and we had two older guests who had some trouble. Fortunately, there are two rooms that can be reached without climbing more than a couple of steps, but reaching the large upstairs living room and kitchen requires considerable climbing. This is NOT a handicap friendly facility.
It also isn't a luxury hotel -- it could stand a little love in the way of paint, soap and water, new linens and a few replacement dishes -- lots of cracks and and no two cups matched. The sofa in the upstairs living room smells of sweat and has a big rip that somebody repaired with duct tape. There's not a single outlet in the larger upstairs suite's bathroom. The fountain in the courtyard stinks and needs to be scrubbed and the pump needs to be replaced.
Nothing fatal, just stuff that's hard to totally overlook. Overall, the conviviality and convenience made up for the firehouse's shortcomings, and I wouldn't hesitate to book it again for another large family or close friend get together.
Canadians in NOLA
Thanks again and hope to see you again soon.
Excellent Venue for a Large Group
From the Owner
“The Firehouse building oozes with charm and history. Upgrades are ongoing to further improve the guest experience. The location is great, too, for those who want to be close to the craziness but in a REAL New Orleans residential neighborhood.”
Activity and Interests
Within 15-20 blocks of the Firehouse are several HUNDRED bars and restaurants, museums, music clubs, shops, etc. You'll also find amazing 19th century architecture, including the Firehouse itself! The Firehouse is formerly a New Orleans Fire Department neighborhood station housing Engine 24, renovated into a guest house in 2004.
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Oct 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $200
- Refundable damage deposit $1,000
50% of room rate (excluding housekeeping fee and refundable damage deposit) due upon receipt of rental contract. Balance 30 days in advance of arrival.
Rates subject to change and vary by season. Rates and/or minimum star requirements may be higher for citywide conventions and special events. The rates listed here are guidelines only. Consult us for exact pricing info!
From the Owner
“The Marigny is such an interesting neighborhood on its own, with great restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, etc. Fantasic 1800s architecture everywhere, too! And of course, the French Quarter is just a few blocks away.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer ...
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine ...
- Wireless Internet ...
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Television ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
- children welcome ...
- non smoking only ...
- pets not allowed
- botanical garden
- live theater
- miniature golf
- outlet shopping
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 5000 sq. ft.
- 7 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
- Bathroom 4
- Bathroom 5
- Bathroom 6
- Bathroom 7
- 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
- Bedroom 6 - 1 queen, Penthouse 1
- Bedroom 7 - 1 queen, Penthouse 2
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, Firehouse Building, Main Floor, Loft Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, Firehouse Building, Main Floor, Loft Bedroom 3
- Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Firehouse Building, Main Floor, Loft Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 4 - 1 queen, Townhouse Bldg (across courtyard from main bldg)
- Bedroom 5 - 1 queen, Townhouse Bldg (across courtyard from main bldg)
- Queen size Beds (7), all-cotton sheets, blankets and duvets. No sofabeds, rollaways, etc. on site. Max capacity 14.
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- Microwave and Mini Fridge in each downstairs room. Ample on-street parking with no permits needed.