THE HOUSE OF MIRTH SLEEPS 6-10 NEAR FRENCH QUARTER...HOT TUB!

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Elizabeth Morcom

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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THE HOUSE OF MIRTH SLEEPS 6-10 NEAR FRENCH QUARTER...HOT TUB!

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House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Daybeds w/trundles, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION! MARDI GRAS DATES ARE AVAILABLE!!

Come enjoy New Orleans like a local in MidCity, a favorite NOLA neighborhood located in what was known in the 19th century as the “back of town.” Two blocks from the streetcars on Canal Street and Carrollton, this home is just ten minutes from the French Quarter, the Fairgrounds, Bayou St. John, City Park, the famous cemeteries of New Orleans, and more.

This beautiful house was flooded during Katrina, but has been lovingly restored by its owners, who wanted to help make New Orleans whole again after the devastation of the storm. Outfitted for comfort and serenity, it is a welcome respite after wild abandon at Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, the VooDoo Experience or Essence Festival, and just exploring all the magical wonders this unique city has to offer.

PRIVATE HOT TUB! Clothing is optional as you enjoy the cozy round hot tub in our totally private courtyard. Whip up a delicious cocktail and have a bubbly soak, surrounded by lush tropical greenery gracing our new large deck in the back yard. You can go from watching the 'river of life' flow by from the front porch that overlooks the lively streets of New Orleans, to enjoying complete outdoor privacy in our tropical paradise in the back yard. And as you move from the front porch to the back yard you'll walk through the graceful rooms of this lovely 100-year-old house decorated in a colorful, eclectic style that lets you know you are in the fabulous and funky city of New Orleans. Nothing generic, suburban, or run-of-the-mill in this house, that's for sure!

When you're ready for some socializin', step around the corner to Finn McCool’s and have a beer, talk to the locals, meet some new people ... New Orleans folks are friendly! In the cool of the evening stroll over to Angelo Brocato’s on Carrollton Ave and delight in their wondrous pastries and Italian ice or gelato. Host a Sugar Bowl party in front of our 42' HD flat screen TV, then dance the night away to the Zydeco music at the Rock-N-Bowl, truly a NOLA experience. Or catch the streetcar on Canal and step right out onto Bourbon, Decatur or Frenchman Street for a night of festivities. For those in the know, Frenchman Street (in the Marigny) is the place to be for great live music. But MidCity has its share of live music going on every weekend too ... Banks St Bar & Grill, Chickie Wah Wah's (on Canal), and others.

Restaurants abound in MidCity and many are within an easy walk of three or four blocks. The Ruby Slipper (delicious breakfast and lunch), Mandina's (time-honored NOLA tradition), Mona's (Mediterranan fare and fabulous homemade pita bread), Juan's Flying Burrito (mmmm-mmmmm), Venezia (rumored to have been a Mafia hangout long ago), Wit's End (said to have hosted Brangelina once), Dosan's Noodle House, Five Happiness, and more. Rouse's grocery store is close by on Carrollton, and it is a New Orleans institution (great fried chicken, homemade Cajun sausage and boiled crawfish). So even if you're sans automobile, you'll be well-fed!

This house has three bedrooms, three baths, 14’ ceilings, original heart pine floors, a 6’ long claw foot bathtub in the master bath, new large walk-in shower, spacious kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, king-size four-poster bed, two queen beds, and two daybeds with trundles. It also features a large private deck/courtyard with a five-person hot tub. It’s perfect for a family getaway, a romantic honeymoon, a bachelor party, a reunion of old friends, a Festival experience … somehow magic happens in New Orleans and you will make memories to last a lifetime.

So come on down and experience The City That Care Forgot!

Keywords: Historic house, New Orleans, French Quarter, house, MidCity, hot tub

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Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Elizabeth Morcom

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english

My husband and I purchased The House of Mirth in 2006, soon after Hurricane Katrina made her terrible mark on this historic and graceful old city. As a native of the Gulf Coast with many memories of New Orleans going back to my childhood, my heart was broken when I saw the complete devastation that the entire area suffered. We lived in Atlanta and from that far-away place I longed to help and be a part of the rebuilding of the city I love so much. When the opportunity came, we took the plunge and bought the gutted and damaged house. But her grace shone through the dulled and peeling paint, her foundation was strong, and all the beautiful cypress woodwork survived the rising waters.

It took us two solid years to bring the house to its present state, working in hot humid conditions with no electricity, no water at first, and no stores or restaurants open. It was a happy day when the Home Depot on Carrollton opened, and once the nearby grocery store got up and running, things felt a little more normal. With every trip down from Atlanta we saw New Orleans slowly come back, debris disappearing, houses being repaired, red lights working again, electricity back on.

We parked a small RV out front and that's where we stayed when we were down from Atlanta working. Many loving hands helped repair and renovate the house, including family and friends. When we got running water it was a joyous day, and when the electricity was restored, oh boy did we celebrate! That meant lights and fans and radios and electric tools to make our work a little easier.

So The House of Mirth is a labor of love and we hope you will enjoy her lovely amenities and imagine the many people who have lived within her walls over the past 100 years. I think they would approve of how she looks today and welcome visitors who come to discover the quirky, mysterious and delightful place that is New Orleans.

Elizabeth Morcom purchased this house in 2006

MidCity is a centrally located neighborhood in New Orleans that is on the move! Restaurants abound, public transportation is convenient and close by, and the people are great! Spending your vacation there is truly 'living like a local.'

The House of Mirth is large and comfortable, funky and eclectic, and outfitted with all the comforts of home. A spacious, modern kitchen, cable TV in every room, and a very private courtyard with 5-person spa make this the place to be when you visit the Crescent City.

Come on down, y'all ... New Orleans is back in a big way!

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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The House of Mirth Sleeps 6-10 Near French Quarter...Hot Tub!
average rating of 4.904762 based on 22 reviews
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The House of Mirth Sleeps 6-10 Near French Quarter...Hot Tub!
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New Orleans Louisiana
5

Excellent stay at the House of Mirth

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
We were lucky enough to find the House of Mirth for our trip to New Orleans. Our group consisted of 9 guys in their late 20s, early 30s visiting the city for an extended bachelor weekend. The house was perfect for us and could have slept even more if necessary. The house was clean and very well kept. There were 3 bathrooms and 2 showers (3 if you count the one outside by the hot tub), which was plenty. The fully functional kitchen was nice, but we rarely used it as we ate out most of the time. Katie's which is about 3 blocks away had PHENOMENAL food. We made multiple visit to this corner neighborhood restaurant and had different meals each time, but no one was ever disappointed (which is tough to do). Go! Get the Oysters Slessinger! Just do it and thank me later. The location of the house was great. It's in mid-city, which is out of the frat party of bourbon street, but is 2 blocks away from the street car and canal street. The street cars come every 10-15 minutes and for $3 you can ride all day and it will take you right downtown/bourbon or pretty much anywhere else. We are already hoping to make a less party-centric trip back to NOLA and I will be sure to see if the House of Mirth is available.
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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New Orleans Louisiana
Toronto
5

PERFECT NOLA VACATION

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My wife and I travelled to New Orleans this past March 8, 2014 - March 15, 2014, along with 5 of our friends. The main purpose of our trip was to attend a concert at The Smoothie King Centre. Secondly, we wanted to take part in whatever sights, sounds and debauchery that New Orleans had to offer, while still having a place to come back and relax when we needed a breather. This place was perfect. From outside to inside it was full of character, with eclectic décor and vibrant colors. More importantly, there was a TON of space for us all enjoy ourselves, 3 big bedrooms, 3 big bathrooms, 2 dens etc etc.., TV's everywhere (Many TV stations, as promised...!), HOT TUB, (that worked properly...!) We found that everything that we were told would be there was there, and worked properly, not a single problem. We felt safe in the neighborhood, we were ten-minute cab or trolley ride from Bourbon St & The French Quarter, "The Ruby Slipper" (a 2 minute walk down the road) served up probably some of the best breakfast our crew had ever had the pleasure of enjoying. Elizabeth was a pleasure to deal with. If we have the privilege of returning, we wouldn't stay anywhere else, we loved the city of New Orleans and The House of Mirth equally.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your glowing review, Adam! I am very pleased and happy that you and your family enjoyed the beautiful city of New Orleans and our house that was so lovingly restored after Hurricane Katrina. I wanted the house to have a colorful, eclectic feel, reflecting a bit of what New Orleans is all about. I would love to have you and your friends or family back again at any time.
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New Orleans Louisiana
5

Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My family visited New Orleans for a long weekend and we were all very pleased with our stay here. The house was very clean, spacious, and in a great location. The back porch is a great place to hang out. The house was out of the noise of the French Quarter, but the Quarter was still easily accessible using the Canal St. streetcar line, which was only a couple minute walk away from the house. The surrounding neighborhood is also cool, with several restaurants within walking distance. Would definitely consider staying here again in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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New Orleans Louisiana
Los Angeles, CA
5

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Our group's recent stay at the House of Mirth was nothing short of delightful. The property is beautiful and in a fantastic location, the accommodations are comfortable, the owner is friendly and communicative, and the price is unbeatable. This home should be at the top of your list if you're planning a New Orleans gathering.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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New Orleans Louisiana
Washington DC
5

Cozy, funky house of Mirth!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We absolutely loved the colorful, funky, cozy house of mirth. It made for a perfect Nola experience. We were a group of 9 for a bachelorette weekend. The location was convenient for us to cab or take the street car to the French Quarter. But most of the time we found ourselves cozy in the house with wine and the hot tub! The neighborhood restaurants "Ruby Slipper" and "Mandinas" were super close and delicious for brunch/food. We would love to come back and stay another time & have already been recommending this place to all my friends!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Train
4 Miles
AMTRAK Train Station -- New Orleans
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-10
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Gulf Coast of Missisippi
Nearest Barpub
0.12 Miles
Finn McCool's
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Ruby Slipper, Mandina's
Car: recommended

Other Activities: culinary delights, festivals galore, shopping, sightseeing and so much more!

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Availability & Rates

New Orleans House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
French Quarter Fest
Apr 10 2014 - Apr 14 2014
$750
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Jazz Fest
Apr 23 2014 - May 6 2014
$950
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Baoyou Boogaloo
May 15 2014 - May 19 2014
$675
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Essence Fest/July 4
Jul 3 2014 - Jul 7 2014
$800
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Satchmo Fest
Jul 31 2014 - Aug 4 2014
$675
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Southern Decadence
Aug 28 2014 - Sep 2 2014
$750
3 nights
 
 
Halloween/VooDoo Fest
Oct 29 2014 - Nov 4 2014
$950
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
$550
$3,200
$8,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $600.00
Cleaning Fee $200.00
Notes Special events such as Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Sugar Bowl, French Quarter Fest, VooDoo Fest/Halloween, Southern Decadence, Christmas, New Year's Eve, etc require minimum stays and higher rates.
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Amenities

New Orleans House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Family
General:
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking On Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Daybed with pop-up trundle - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1) Beautiful four-poster canopy bed with netting, lofted mattress -- very old South and romantic!, Queen size Beds (2) Comfortable queen bed with handmade verdigris iron headboard in second guest room; new queen bed in third bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) Two daybeds with trundles.
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • MP3 Dock
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Beach Chairs
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Patio
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Singles
  • Groups
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • theme parks
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • marina
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • festivals
  • nude beach
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sound/bay fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • tennis
  • golf
  • sailing
  • cycling
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