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Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home! in New Orleans

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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 in November 2012, 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, made up of the downstairs MAIN FLOOR (sleeps 10) and the LUXURY PENTHOUSE (sleeps 4). The Main Floor is perfect for larger groups, family gatherings, etc. while the 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 not available for functions, weddings, birthdays or any other special event. It is strictly a lodging facility.

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

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house rental amenities

  • Property Type
    • 3 story house
    • floor area 5000 sq. ft.
  • Meals
    • guests provide their own meals
  • Theme
    • away from it all
    • family
    • historic
    • romantic
    • tourist attractions
  • General
    • air conditioning
    • washing machine
      • (2)
    • clothes dryer
      • (2)
    • internet
    • heating
    • towels provided
    • parking
      • plentiful parking on-street
    • living room
      • two large living rooms in complex
    • linens provided
      • All-cotton linens.
    • wireless internet
      • Free for guest use. Two routers for strong signals throughout complex.
  • Kitchen
    • kitchen
      • Full gourmet kitchen in Penthouse unit only. Main Floor unit has a refreshment center with microwave, refrigerator, etc.
    • stove
    • oven
    • dishwasher
    • dishes & utensils
    • pantry items
    • coffee maker
    • toaster
    • refrigerator
    • microwave
  • Dining
    • dining area
  • Bathrooms
    • 7 bathrooms
    • bathroom 1:
    • bathroom 2:
    • bathroom 3:
    • bathroom 4:
    • bathroom 5:
    • bathroom 6:
    • bathroom 7:
  • Bedrooms
    • 7 bedrooms, sleeps 14, beds for 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
  • Entertainment
    • satellite / cable
    • television
      • TV with cable in each guest room (downstairs) or in main living room (upstairs)
  • Outside
    • outdoor grill
    • lanai / gazebo
    • deck / patio
  • Suitability
    • children welcome
      • No infants or toddlers, please, as the Firehouse has many stairs.
    • minimum age limit for renters
      • Must be 21 to rent.
    • long-term renters welcome
    • non smoking only
      • Smoking OK in courtyard but $250 fine and/or loss of damage deposit for any smoking inside of the building(s).
    • pets not allowed
  • Notes
    • Microwave and Mini Fridge in each downstairs room. Ample on-street parking with no permits needed.

activities and attractions in New Orleans Louisiana

  • Attractions
    • arboretum
    • botanical garden
    • churches
    • cinemas
    • library
    • museums
    • playground
    • live theater
    • restaurants
    • synagogues
    • zoo
  • Leisure Activities
    • outlet shopping
    • sight seeing
    • miniature golf
    • shopping
  • Sports & Adventure Activities
    • cycling
    • fishing
    • golf

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vacation rental rates


Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Mid
Jul 31 2014 - Sep 30 2014
$950
$6,000
3 nights
 
 
High
Oct 1 2014 - Jun 30 2015
$1,200
$7,500
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$1,200
$7,500
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Refundable Damage Deposit $250
One night 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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Repeat Guests at this Property

Review submitted: June 17, 2014   Date of arrival: June 2, 2014

We have stayed twice at the Firehouse now and we just love it. We have a group of 10 guys and the 7 bedrooms give us plenty of room to spread out. There are two living rooms (the one upstairs is usually the one everyone congregates in) and a nice kitchen. Courtyard is nice if not too hot outside, but half of it is covered now. This is new. The Firehouse is not a luxury hotel but is a cool, interesting place to stay in an interesting city. We hope to be back in 2015.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

Repeat guests!

Review submitted: June 17, 2014   Date of arrival: June 2, 2014

We have stayed twice at the Firehouse now and we just love it. We have a group of 10 guys and the 7 bedrooms give us plenty of room to spread out. There are two living rooms (the one upstairs is usually the one everyone congregates in) and a nice kitchen. Courtyard is nice if not too hot outside, but half of it is covered now. This is new.

The Firehouse is not a luxury hotel but is a cool, interesting place to stay in an interesting city. We hope to be back in 2015.

Recommended for: age 55+, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car

Helpful votes: 0 / 0

 

needs lots of TLC

Review submitted: April 28, 2014   Date of arrival: April 7, 2014

Nine of us stayed for a week in April. The Firehouse is a beautiful charming place in a great spot but really needs and deserves lots of TLC. Our room in the courtyard had lots of furry mould over the bedroom wall which suffered from rising damp, the curtains were badly torn and stained, the blanket on the bed was stained and had a large hole. The courtyard pond was in dire need of a clean and had an empty drink bottle floating in it on our arrival. The kitchen didn't have a kettle -(is this an Australian basic requirement?!). Another room also had stained curtains. The room next to us had problems with the plumbing, with only cold water for showering.
It is so sad to see such a lovely place not getting the attention it needs to be properly maintained.
Also, only "greeting" is a laminated red sheet warning that if the neighbours complain about noise, we will be thrown out -obviously some bad experiences with previous tenants, but not very welcoming!
All this information was sent to the manager who confirmed the poor state of the building but was unable to get the owners to respond with any improvements.

Owners response: Thank you for staying with us for for your comments, albeit after-the-fact. We've already taken care of some of the items mentioned (the "furry mold" in bathroom was hard-to-reach dust) and are purchasing some new linens to replace sheets and blankets which are unsightly. No one likes stains, even if the items are clean, and we understand that! We've also ordered a new pump for the fountain and hope to get it back in tip-top shape as soon as possible.

Most American properties don't have "kettles" but we can pick one up. Not a problem!

We're also sorry that the signage offended you although with some folks, a gentle reminder is indeed necessary. We are in the middle of a historic neighborhood and groups of 10-14 people can get a bit too rambunctious at times! We love our neighbors and want to make sure they are happy along with our guests!

In closing, we would like to add that "pictures don't do this place justice" is the response we hear most often. Although your review focused on a few small issues, I assume you were pleased overall with the Firehouse's wonderful architecture, location, and "vibe." Thanks again for staying with us and for visiting New Orleans.

Helpful votes: 1 / 2

 

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This vacation rental has been listed since 03/16/2010.