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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate

Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate

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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
4 bedroom, 4.5 baths, 2 kitchens, grand dining hall, billiard room

4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2 kitchens, grand dining hall, billiard room, conservatory, and more on 1/2 acre uptown.

This lovely 3 story, 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom estate is located in a great part of the Uptown neighborhood just 3 blocks from the Garden District. The Estate is nestled in a wonderful area that is centrally located and is easily accessible to public transportation. The property is 1 block off Magazine Street and 3 blocks from historic St. Charles Avenue and the streetcar line. The property is a quick 3 miles from the French Quarter-Superdome area, Canal Street, and downtown. The 8,000 square foot house (7,000, living space) is on a 1/2 acre of manicured lawns and gardens.

The original site of the manor house of a large plantation that stretched to the river, it is a Registered National Historic Landmark. Construction on the current home began in 1859. The Civil War interrupted construction. The owner was bankrupt by the end of the war and sold the house to another party, who completed construction in 1865. That owner also over-speculated, and in the 1870s sold the home to the City of New Orleans as a refuge for widows and orphans. During this time, the house was used as an asylum and remained in that capacity for the next 100 years. The house was turned back into a private residence in 1973, and has remained privately owned since. It is a previous winner of the Special Honor Award by the New Orleans Landmarks Association.

The home is a great example of an Italianate raised villa. The home is 3 stories with a luxurious master suite on the top floor including several sitting areas and a large master ensuite bath with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower and steam room. The main floor includes a chef's kitchen with an intimate kitchen dining area for 6, another master bed and bath suite (and library), billiard room, music room, 1.5 baths and a magnificent grand dining hall that seats 22 to 24 comfortably. The bottom floor, features two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a very large kitchen, dining area, laundry room and living room. The first floor can be used as a complete unit by itself and has an internal staircase that allows 2 and 3rd floor access . Both bedrooms on the ground floor have in suite bathrooms with full baths and showers, one with jacuzzi tub.

The estate includes use of 2 outdoor courtyards where you can unwind and enjoy the beautifully manicured grounds and fountains. We offer gated 2 car off street parking in an open air garage with remote entrance. The entire house rents for a minimum rate of $855 per night, with minimum nightly stays and rates varying based on season (for instance Mardi Gras is $1500 per night, 5 night minimum). Discounts are available for weekly and monthly rentals.

This is a quiet residential area and respect for the neighbors is at a premium.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p467918vb
Touro Central City/Garden District
5

Wow!! Just wow!

  • 5 of 5
This house is stunning and close to everything. It is a historical mansion and you will be speechless when you walk in the door. The house has four nice sized bedrooms. The master bedroom is massive with a steam shower with tons of shower heads -- you will have to fight for the master bedroom. The dining room seats 22! Don't hesitate to book this place.
  • Submitted: May 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p467918vb
Touro Central City/Garden District
5

Dream House!

  • 5 of 5
This is a spectacularly beautiful home in a great neighborhood, a block off Magazine Street with tons of great restaurants and shops, and easily accessible to downtown. It is a mansion-- with spacious rooms and tons of charm, inside and out. It is great for a large family gathering or for a fun getaway weekend with friends-- hanging out on the porch, gardens, or 22 seat dining table! Lance, the manager of the property, was very responsive and helpful. This place is a gem! We will be back every year.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
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Touro Central City/Garden District
Fort Lauderdale, FL
5

AMAZING SPOT!!!

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here with 4 couples total for the first weekend of Jazzfest. The property is unbelievable! Each couple had their own bedroom and bathroom which was perfect. We enjoyed wonderful dinners from the well equipped kitchen and felt like royalty in the expansive dining room. We were able to walk to supermarkets, restaurants and bars from this central spot. The neighborhood was quiet and lovely and we enjoyed coming home after the craziness of Jazzfest or the quarter.
Lance was responsive and very helpful.
I would highly recommend this historic property!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
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Touro Central City/Garden District
Coronado, CA
5

Amazing wedding spot

  • 5 of 5
My fiancé recently stayed here with our respective families, as well as hosting our wedding at this spot. We seriously could not have found a lovelier property -- seriously, the pictures DO NOT do it justice! Absolutely gorgeous, plenty of space outside AND in to entertain.
As for the location, I personally found this to be ideal. You're close enough to both the French quarter (great for younger folks and adventurers), while still being set back in a quieter area and very close to magazine st (great for the older members of our party).
Lastly, let me say that had the property and location not been the best, I still would come back as Lance, the owner, was the most gracious, kind, and quick to help property owner I have ever encountered. He responded in minutes to any question, and went out of his way to help us solve last minute wedding needs. I will definitely be back! Thanks Lance!
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p467918vb
Touro Central City/Garden District
5

Best 'Home away from Home' EVER

Best 'Home away from Home' EVER
  • 5 of 5
Lance Pippin- he was absolutely the best host ever. He was able to get reservations for 12 the day before our arrival. I could not find a place willing to accommodate 12, but sure enough, Lance pulled through. He kept an open line of communication and was so very helpful. He is the best. I will surely rent from him again. Thank you so much lance. The home was immaculate and beautiful. But most importantly, our host was spectacular.
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
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Touro Central City/Garden District
Maryland
5

The Absolutely Perfect Estate in NOLA!!

  • 5 of 5
The Rice House is a perfect location for a group to gather and enjoy NOLA. During the stay, I hosted nine of my friends for a weekend getaway to celebrate a birthday milestone. As I reflected on the best part of the house, I had difficulty because each room, as well as the kitchen and dining room offered something different that made it that much more special. Lance is a great host and attentive to every need prior to arrival as well as during the stay. I am already looking for a return date to the estate.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : New Orleans International at 12 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bouligny Tavern at 0.2 Miles Nearest Ferry : Canal Street/Algiers at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Audubon Golf Course at Audubon Park at 2.5 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lilette Restaurant at 0.2 Miles Car: not necessary

Availability

From $925 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Essence Fest
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Seasonal
Jul 10 2015 - Jul 13 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
High Season
Oct 5 2015 - Oct 28 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,100
 
 
Voodoo Fest/Halloween
Oct 30 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Mardi Gras Season
Jan 29 2016 - Feb 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
St. Patrick's Etcetera
Mar 15 2016 - Mar 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Frrench Quarter Fest 2016
Apr 6 2016 - Apr 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,050
 
 
JazzFest 2016
Apr 20 2016 - May 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$925
$6,000
$18,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $250.00

Daily rate is $800 and up for entire 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3 story house and is $300 and up for the 2 bedroom, 2 bath ground floor unit only.. No refunds. No pets allowed. Inquiries for renting the entire estate get priority over those just wanting to rent the ground floor unit only. There will be a fee associated with hosting parties of 20 or more during your stay per the listing.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Property Type

  • estate

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 7000 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ground Floor Master bath - toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub
  • Ground Floor Guest bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Top Floor Master Bath - toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet
  • Main Floor Full Bath - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Main Floor Powder Room - toilet
  • Top floor has a spacious master bath with 2 pedestal sinks, large jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower and steam room. The Main Floor has a full bath with double sinks and a shower/tub combo as well as another powder room/half bath. The Ground Floor has a master bathroom with a jacuzzi tub/shower combo surrounded by beautiful glass tile and travertine marble flooring. The second bath is a full sized bathtub with all amenities.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Top Floor Master - 1 king, Large grand bedroom with ensuite bath with jacuzzi tub
  • Main Floor Bedroom/Library - 1 queen
  • Ground Floor Master - 1 queen, with large ensuite bathroom with jetted tub
  • Ground Floor Guest - 1 king, Ground flr bedroom with a king sized bed and private bath.
  • Large master bedroom on top floor with ensuite bath including jacuzzi tub and separate walk-in shower. Main floor has bedroom with full bath across the hall. Ground floor has another 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. There are 4 beds total that sleep 8 people. There is also a sleeper sofa in the large master suite that sleeps 2 and use of a raised inflatable mattress for 2 for a total of 12 people. There is a n additional inflatable mattress for groups of 14.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • The property is located 1 block off Magazine Street and 4 blocks from St. Charles Ave. It is about 3 miles from the French Quarter. The entire house (all 3 floors) rents for $700 and up. The 2 bedroom/2 bath ground floor unit can also be rented separately starting at $300 per night and up, depending on special events. The last 6 pictures in this listing show the ground floor unit. Please email me if you'd like more information on renting this unit. *** During holidays and special events, we reserve the right to give priority to those that want to rent the entire estate before those that want to rent only the ground floor. ***

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