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Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate

Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate


Property Details

Updated: Apr 23, 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
Touro Central City/Garden District
Coronado, CA

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
Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
Touro Central City/Garden District

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
Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
Touro Central City/Garden District

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
Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
Touro Central City/Garden District

Charm, history, elegance and beautiful grounds...

  • 5 of 5
Perfect for our group!!! Great place to relax after a seeing the sights of New Orleans. Lance is a great host...fresh flowers were waiting for us, as well as all of the necessities. Lots of stairs, so be prepared....
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
Touro Central City/Garden District

The only way to experience the Garden District!

  • 4 of 5
This home was absolutely beautiful and had everything you needed. The house was very clean, had extremely comfortable beds and fully equipped kitchens. We were in a group of 4 couples travelling together and the home offered plenty of space for everyone and then some. The front porch was heaven to sit on, relax and enjoy the surroundings. The location was superb being only a very short walk away from the cable car line, grocery stores and restaurants. The neighborhood was very quiet and great to retreat to after the hustle and bustle of Bourbon St. & The French Quarter. Would definitely recommend the walking tour of the garden district and Lafeyette Cemetary. It was evident there was a lot of ongoing maintenance on the property but it is a very old home and has a great history and charm to it. We would definately stay here again.
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. We're glad you had such a special trip. It is a rare, historical property. Your visit allows us to maintain it in a manner fitting its history. So, again, we are delighted you had such a lovely trip, and very appreciative, as well!
Uptown Dream - Gorgeous Historic Italianate Raised Villa Estate
Touro Central City/Garden District
Dallas, TX

Absolutely Awesome!

  • 5 of 5
This was an awesome experience. We rented the house for a surprise birthday/family reunion. Everyone that saw the house was in awe. The home is beautiful, large & very accommodating. There was plenty of room for four different families. We all had our own rooms and bathrooms. Everyone felt connected but had separation if they wanted it. The home was conveniently located, close to the streetcar, restaurants & Magazine Street. We were asked by several people, including the caterer, how to rent the home. We're hoping to do this again as it was perfect!!!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Catherine for the excellent review. So glad your family reunion was so much fun and the setting was enjoyable. Look forward to having you again soon!


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


From $865 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jazz Fest
Apr 23 2015 - May 4 2015
4 night minimum stay
Essence Fest
Jul 2 2015 - Jul 7 2015
3 night minimum stay
Voodoo Fest/Halloween
Oct 30 2015 - Nov 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2015 - Jan 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras Season
Jan 29 2016 - Feb 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
St. Patrick's Etcetera
Mar 15 2016 - Mar 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
Frrench Quarter Fest 2016
Apr 6 2016 - Apr 13 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $250

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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Total estimated amount
Updated: Apr 23, 2015


Property Type

  • estate


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


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


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


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


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


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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