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Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

House (Sleeps 14)

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! (City license #137126) Stay in an authentic historic firehouse while enjoying the modern amenities of this renovated gem. Much of the furniture was updated recently, too!

We are located in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, considered by many 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, like the Faubourg Marigny, features great local eateries and cool bars.

Our guest house is a restored fire station designed to function as a comfortable 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 three units...the Main Floor, the Penthouse and the Townhouse. Combined, they sleep 14 people comfortably and with lots of privacy. The three units provide a place that is perfect for getaways with friends, family gatherings, etc. Our three units are always rented together so all guests can enjoy the Firehouse.

The Firehouse has two large private living areas and a newly renovated New Orleans courtyard with fountain, grill, outdoor seating and more. Please remember that the Firehouse is a lodging facility. Any special events, parties, receptions, etc. must be agreed to by the facility manager and extra fee(s) will apply.

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!

Keywords: Guesthouse, Inn, Historic, Renovated, Artsy, Bohemian, Music, Food, French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, Frenchmen Street, licensed

More Details

Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About John

The Firehouse is owned by two successful businessmen: one a noted local architect (who oversaw the renovation!) and the other who owns/operates an popular upscale home & lifestyle store in the swanky Old Metairie neighborhood.

John purchased this house in 2000

Why John chose Faubourg Marigny

The Firehouse building oozes with charm and history. The location is great, too, for those who want to be close to the craziness but in a REAL New Orleans residential neighborhood. And how often can one say they stayed in an authentic firehouse!? It's fun to imagine what it must have been like when the New Orleans Fire Department's Engine 24 called this building home for so many years. The owners and manager strive to provide a clean, comfortable and fun base from which guests can explore New Orleans.

What makes this house unique

The Faubourg Marigny is such an interesting neighborhood on its own, with great restaurants, clubs, coffee shops, etc. Fantasic 1800s architecture everywhere, too! And of course, the French Quarter is just a few blocks away, as is the French Market, the Mississippi River, St. Roch Market (a must-visit on your stay) and more. If you're visiting for a sports weekend, both the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the Smoothie King Center are a quick 1-2 miles away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great find. Cool, funky (in a good way), clean and full of character and charm. Our group of 14 guys had so much fun hanging out and celebrating our friend Brad's upcoming wedding. Low-key bachelor party with lots of quality time spent with friends. Two guys are deploying to Afghanistan next month so it was especially great to have time with them! The location not too far from Frenchmen Street is great and the French Quarter is close too. Be sure to check out Mimi's bar, one block away. Good music (but no DJ any longer) and interesting people-watching!
Sep 2013
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Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
  • Showers in all guest bathrooms. All rooms have private en-suite bath.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Main Floor #1 - 1 queen , Main Floor loft-style room with 1 queen bed and 1 bath
    Main Floor #2 - 1 queen , Main Floor loft-style room with 1 queen bed and 1 bath
    Main Floor #3 - 1 queen , Main Floor loft-style room with 1 queen bed and 1 bath
    Townhouse #1 - 1 queen , Townhouse (across ctyd from main house) w/ queen bed + bath
    Townhouse #2 - 1 queen , Townhouse (across ctyd from main house) w/ queen bed + bath
    Penthouse #1 - 1 queen , Upstairs Penthouse master bedroom with bath
    Penthouse #2 - 1 queen , Upstairs Penthouse bedroom with bath
  • Queen size Beds (7), all-cotton sheets, blankets and duvets.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
Unlike many of the neighborhood streets around us, our parking is free and ample! It's easy to find on-street parking, and no permits needed.


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Engine 24 French Quarter Firehouse...a Unique Vacation Home!
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Such a fun place!

  • 5 of 5

13 of us stayed here to celebrate our Friends 40th. We loved the place and loved the courtyard where we would all hangout. The stairs were definitely a work out to get to the penthouse and main living room but helped burned off all the calories from the amazing food. Beth was awesome and very accommodating. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property with lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Our family reunion was a success at this property!! The location gave us ample space to host 14 of us both in the courtyard and the upstairs living room. 5 of the 7 bedrooms do have stairs to get to them so make sure your group is able to walk the stairs. We had a blast and the code entry made it easy for us to separate to do our own things or leave together as a group depending on our day. Beth was so easy to work with and accomodating from the first email sent. Thank you for being so willing to adjust to our scheduling! I would absolutely suggest this property, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect property for a large group. Quiet neighborhood just outside of the French Quarter that can be very noisy all night long. Nice to have a full kitchen as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

There were 12 of us in town for a wedding and this place is AMAZING. Beth and John were so easy to work with. The property was close enough to everything that we walked mainly. There are great little local bars and restaurants close to the property. I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What an experience!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time! Lots of room for all who were with us! Loved sitting in the big room upstairs every morning drinking coffee and laughing about all the fun we had!!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic for a big group!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 13 had a blast! We were so charmed by the house and the layout was perfect for our needs. Our hosts were accommodating with our travel needs and communicative at all times. Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong Int'l (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Mimi's in the Marigny (or) Franklin
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Mississippi River at Canal Street
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
130 Miles
Gulf Shores, Al
Nearest Point of Interest
Mimi's in the Marigny
Nearest Point of Interest
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
Nearest Point of Interest
Frenchmen Street
Nearest Point of Interest
Marigny Opera House
Nearest Point of Interest
French Quarter
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Maurepas Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
The Country Club
Car: not necessary

Within 15-20 blocks of the Firehouse are several HUNDRED bars and restaurants, museums, music clubs, shops, etc. You'll also find amazing 19th century architecture, including the Firehouse itself! The Firehouse is formerly a New Orleans Fire Department neighborhood station housing Engine 24, renovated into a guest house in 2004.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Insurance $99

Quoted rates subject to change and vary by season. Rates and/or minimum stay requirements may be higher for citywide conventions and special events. Taxes must be collected by ALL lodging properties in the State of Louisiana. There are no exceptions. Properties not collecting tax are not legit rentals. Tax rate valid of 1/1/17 and is subject to change should governmental authorities (city/state) change the tax rate.

Cancellation policy:
90% of initial deposit refunded if cancelled 90 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% of initial deposit refunded if cancelled 61-89 days prior to the Check-in Date
no deposit refund if cancelled 31-59 days prior to the Check-in Date

The full balance will be charged 60 days prior to the Check-in Date and is non refundable at that point. For late cancellations within 60 days, we will attempt to rebook the unit(s). If we do, guests will receive a 80% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.