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Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!

Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!


Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
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 (each with one queen bed) 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

Keywords: Guesthouse, Inn, Historic, Renovated, Artsy, Music, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Frenchmen Street, licensed

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

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.

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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!
Sep 2013
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36 Reviews

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Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
-(504) 656-6250
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
New York, NY

Perfect for my group

  • 5 of 5
My group of 12 had an amazing stay at the firehouse! It very roomy for a large group. The space is very unique and well done. The immediate neighborhood is the most up and coming part of the city. Lots of little neighborhood restaurants and bars. It has a very laid back and local feel. We picked the right place for our stay in New Orleans and I would stay again!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
-(504) 656-6250
Faubourg Marigny Downtown

Stay here if you are even considering it!

  • 5 of 5
This is an amazing space to share with wonderful communal spaces and in an incredible favorite that we visited in New Orleans by far!
You felt like you were IN the community and people are so friendly! We would sit with the doors open to the street and people would stop by to say hello and marvel at the unique and wonderful space. We had 13 people for a birthday celebration and Jazz Fest and we could not have done better on accommodations! The neighborhood is FULL of bars and restaurants and happening spots. Try Elizabeth's, Mimi's, Lost Love Lounge (dive bar with yummy Asian fare, Booty's, Cake Cafe, Franklin's...all with blocks. WONDERFUL!!!
  • Submitted: May 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
-(504) 656-6250
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Washington DC

Firehouse was just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5
Visited NOLA with several other couples and we wanted something a bit local, funky and maybe bohemian. We got a little of all that, plus a nice clean room, at the Engine 24 Firehouse. Location is good in the Marigny neighborhood and there are some killer bars and restaurants nearby, such as Maurepas, Franklin and Booty's street food. Frenchmen Street is a few blocks away and we spent nearly every night there...did not even venture to Bourbon once.

If you want a cool place and don't expect a Ritz-Carlton experience for the reasonable rate these guys are charging, try Engine 24. It's one of a kind!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
-(504) 656-6250
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Bellingham WA USA

Very disappointed

  • 1 of 5
The pictures that were on line didn't match what we saw when we got there. We found the furniture to be of poor quality. All of the beds were extremely soft. The sectional sofa was well used and had tears in the cushions. Our group of 13 people did not have enough room to sit in the living area together. None of the tv remotes worked. The water pressure was very weak. All of this led us to get a hotel room after 2 days of our week vacation. We would never recommend Firehouse 24 to anyone.
  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry to hear that this guest did not enjoy their Firehouse experience, although others in their party did. It would be helpful to know of issues while our guests are in-house as we can possibly handle them at the time, rather than a couple of weeks after the fact. One sidenote: furniture is constantly being replaced and upgraded at the house and new mattresses are on the way!
Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
-(504) 656-6250
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
San Diego, CA

Fun stay at the Firehouse

  • 5 of 5
We had a college reunion with 14 people from different areas of the country. There were 6 couples, each with their own room and bathroom, and 2 single girls who shared a room and bathroom. The upstairs living room/kitchen area was great for everyone to hang out and visit. Location was great, in a non-touristy neighborhood within walking distance to the French Quarter. Although I wouldn't have walked anywhere by myself, I never felt unsafe when with a group. It was fun to visit the bars and restaurants that were around the Firehouse so we could get a more authentic New Orleans experience. Would definitely recommend the Firehouse for a large group rental.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
-(504) 656-6250
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
New York, NY

Had a blast!

  • 5 of 5
The place was amazing, the management was professional, and still laid back about making sure we had a great time down in NOLA. We had a big group of guys for a bachelor party and having a huge house like this to ourselves was great. The neighbors / neighborhood was great too!
  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car


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

Nearest Airport : Louis Armstrong Int'l (MSY) at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Mimi's in the Marigny at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Mississippi River at Canal Street at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-10 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Maurepas Foods at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Gulf Shores, Al at 130 Miles Car: not necessary

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.


From $1,200 Per night

Rental rates

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Oct 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $200.00
  • Refundable damage deposit $1,000.00

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!

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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.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed


  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf

Floor Area

  • 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.

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