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Absolutely beautiful historic 4 bedroom/3 bath steps from streetcar
This 'simply gorgeous' spacious and gracious historic 19th century home with a expansive tropical garden setting complete with a pool is a few steps off the St. Charles Avenue famous streetcar line which can take you all along the Avenue right to the beginning of the French Quarter. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths on 2 floors in the 4800 sq. ft. in the main house.
This beautiful home is within walking distance of Tulane and Loyola Universities, Audubon Park and Zoo and hundreds of local restaurants, quaint shops and music venues. Located at the end of St Charles Avenue on the Mississippi River side of the avenue and its historic streetcar line in the vibrant section of Uptown known as Riverbend, this two story home with tall ceilings is appointed throughout with art and antiques and has a gracious and formal dining room, spacious French country kitchen, upstairs library and star watching terrace, and lush gardens in a large outdoor entertaining area where there is a charming gazebo, a 17th-century cascading French wall fountain flowing into the refreshing pool, interesting antique garden ornaments throughout the verdant gardens, and a barbeque grill, all of which can be viewed from the raised kitchen deck while sipping your morning coffee.. There are four spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms with queen beds and each is appointed with antiques and some with armoires. The master bedroom has a a view of the pool through its bay windows and a private bath with a large walk-in open shower; the Upstairs Veranda suite and Blue Room share a bathroom with jacuzzi tub through a central upstairs hall and the downstairs Parlor bedroom is appointed with Louis XVI antiques and has a beautiful hall bathroom with an antique marble table converted to a sink. All of the three bathrooms have full baths with two having tubs and all three having showers. The formal dining room, complete with chandelier, 19th plaster ceiling medallion and console piano, has seating for 8-10 and and the adjacent French country kitchen has a French 19th c table that seats 4-6. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the expansive patio around the pool with a covered marble dining table that seats 8 and a charming covered gazebo. The spacious kitchen comes with all of the Louisiana spices, cookware, lots of tableware , and table linens.There are flat screen televisions in all of the bedrooms and in the family seating area all equipped with cable . There is High speed internet WI-FI, central air and heat, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer. Just two blocks away is the Mississippi River levee where you can take sunrise and sunset walks to enjoy breathtaking views of the large ships gliding down the river. Guests who have stayed here have raved about the home and enjoyed its historic character and details. It is wonderful home for family entertaining as the flow from the kitchen onto the patio deck overlooking the gardens is perfect to oversee the large lush gardens with several bistro table sets, flowing fountains, antique gates and sparkling pool. In the spring there is a fresh vegetable garden in one of the three privately gated gardens on the grounds which spans across the block having two separate entrances on two streets. There is off-street parking for two cars on site.
On the rear of the property where the original carriage house use to be is an upstairs sunny open-air two bedroom apartment called the 'Garden View Apartment'. This private apartment overlooks the back enclosed garden and is also available for rent either with the main house for extra guests are separately for smaller groups of travelers. The upstairs garden apartment has a separate private entrance on Huso Street that enters into a beautiful French country courtyard with a French Provincial Town fountain flowing in the middle of it and has a large provincial wooded table for outdoor dining. The upstairs apartment rents for an additional $250-$350 a night if you need more accommodations than the four bedrooms in the main house for your guests. It has a stack-able washer and dryer, two bedrooms with queen beds, and a bunk bed with two twin beds tucked away in a nook in the open air floor plan of the living area. Thus, the apartment could sleep 6 people (. There is an open wall kitchen that is completely equipped. The Oulala House/Pool and Gardens is a place you will want to return to on your next visit to New Orleans as we have many guests who have already booked their repeat vacations for next year. Inquire about our special services.
Keywords: Beautiful historic classic 19thc Uptown New Orleans home Pool and Gardens and large patio for entertaining. Only 1/2 block from St. Charles Avenue streetcar route this 4800 sq. foot two story home is appointed with antiques and art throughout and has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, a formal dining room and a large French country kitchen equipped for a gourmet. WIFI, Flat screen TVs and Central AV, Washer Dryer, the home is in walking distance of hundreds of local restaurants, shops and musical venues.
Guest rave about their experience in this gracious real New Orleans setting with its great neighborhood and glorious furnishings. 14 foot ceilings and the charm of a real New Orleans experience for a memorable friends or family vacation.
We also have a Smile Box slide show that we send to our questS that inquire about the house for their vacation plans. And, if you book a reservation you get a very detailed newsletter written by my sister, Lisa LeBlanc Berry, who is a well-known journalist and food critic here in New Orleans. Her Oulala newsletter gives you the hottest tips on trends in local restaurants and recommends the coolest things to do during the time you are visiting. We can also attempt to arrange hard to get dinner reservations if you have special dining requests during your stay. We are also available for personalized architectural tours of the city for a minimal per person fee. We know you will just love your stay at my historic Uptown New Orleans Oulala Home/Pool and Gardens. Our calendar is booking fast for next year, so book now if your would like to reserve this jewel of a vacation rental. Merci! MICHELLE LE BLANC / OWNER
IDEAL FOR FAMILY REUNIONS !
HOUSE CAN SLEEP 8-11 PEOPLE Maximum. 8 people in the four bedrooms with queen beds and 3 additional people can be accommodated by setting up bedding on the futon in the upstairs library ; the daybed in the master bedroom; and the chaise lounge in the downstairs parlor bedroom. There is a one time $75 charge for the set up fee for bedding for the two additional beds if requested. ADDITIONAL SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS available on the property, which spans a whole block, FOR 6 MORE PEOPLE IN
SEPARATE GARDEN VIEW APARTMENT WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE GROUNDS AND HAS A SEPARATE STREET EXIT. Thus, total main house with garden view apartment allows for bedding for 14-17 people.
PERFECT FOR PRIVATE PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS!
THE FORMAL ENTRANCE THAT FLOWS THROUGH THE HOUSE INTO A LARGE KITCHEN AREA THAT ADJOINS THE FORMAL DINING ROOM, OUT TO THE DECK that overlooks the pool and gardens.
SPECIAL EVENTS: There is a separate VENUE FEE and an additional refundable security deposit for the use of the house, pool and gardens for groups over 20 people that do not include the guest who are staying in the property. Any event planned for 20 people or more must be approved by the owner in writing before the event is held. The prices vary depending on the size of the group , season of the venue rental and services required for the event. Due to neighborhood considerations, there are certain restrictions on times of events, parking and hours of musical entertainment. Please provide us the information on your proposed event and we will he happy to send you a quote and a list of our additional services to make your event a memorable one at our Oulala House Pool and Gardens.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
- limited accessibility
- pets not allowed
About MICHELLE LEBLANC
I , Michelle Le Blanc am the owner of French Fountains / A Gallery of Ancient Garden Elements that was founded on St. Charles Avenue in 2003. I have launched a new division of my company called The French Casting Company where we do castings of 17th century French limestone fountains and antique garden ornaments in addition to design and consultation for our clients from all over the country. You will see touches of my French collection of art, antiques, garden ornaments and fountains throughout my property which I continue to enhance on my travels. My large collection upstairs and downstairs of books includes an impressive selection of books on the historical influences found in gardens around the world. I also have a large selection of poetry books that may be of some interest to some of our visitors.
I am not always here to greet you but you will sense my welcome to you when you arrive in my uniquely appointed home and gardens. Merci for considering staying with us. We look forward to your visit.
MICHELLE LEBLANC purchased this house in 2007
Why MICHELLE LEBLANC chose New Orleans
The home is located only one block from my once well known gallery at 7901 St. Charles Avenue . My new design studio is located at 8025 St. Charles Avenue. My manufacturing warehouse is located only two blocks away on the river where we do castings of 17th c fountains and ship them all over the country. Finally, there is no more vibrant, personable, and walkable section of New Orleans then Riverbend where the myriad of 19th century houses and its people have such character. Since I write and lecture on the historical gardens I have found a great resource from my strolls the glorious neighborhoods that surround my home and gardens.
What makes this house unique
Experience the charm of a real 19th century New Orleans home with its modern comforts yet historical references. The 14 ft. ceilings, exquisite furnishings, and large rooms are one of the first thing some guest note on their arrival. Others enjoy exploring the rooms to view the fine art and antiques that they discover on their stay. However, one of the most wonderful experience is the warm and gracious setting one feels in the kitchen for breakfast or dinner where fond memories are made through good food and conversation. You will want to cook in this kitchen and then slip outside to the outside dinning area to enjoy the twinkling lights strung along the 7 foot stucco walled garden wall all year long. The favorite spot most of my guests enjoy gathering is the verdant expanse of the pool area with its numerous seating areas The sound of the fountains flowing makes for a romantic candle lite night. In the warmer months most of my guest have chosen to sip cocktails by the pool while they take a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing. There are many places to have private conversations on the grounds that has several gardens enclosed behind stucco walls and antique gates. My favorite is star gazing on the upstairs terrace on a clear night.
Guestbook comments from the manager
We loved our stay at the absolutely beautiful Oulala House. The owner's profession as a garden ornament consultant could be seen everywhere from the front door 19thc urns to the antique olive jars in the pool and garden area. We were delighted at how many goodies the owner had put out to welcome us upon our arrival. Wine, milk, bacon,eggs, coffee, orange juice,cookies, chips, nuts and her signature chocolate kisses throughout the house in bowls. Fresh flowers on tables and in hallways made us feel like we were at arriving at a special party just for us. The house is gorgeous and makes you feel like you are in Old New Orleans, but has all the modern conveniences that we would want. The wonderful patio gazebo and pool was our favorite gathering spots where string lights and candles set a great mood for the night. We want to come back next year, as this was a memorable experience. You will love your vacation here!