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Samantha McRaney

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, spanish

Luxurious Royal St. home with Courtyard & Carriage House

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Come stay on the main floor of a pristine, historic 1823 mansion in the heart of the French Quarter. With 14-foot ceilings, this flat is over 2,400 sq. feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Step from gorgeous kitchen to back covered porch, patio and a stunning private New Orleans garden. A charming & comfortable carriage house in the rear of the garden with bathroom & kitchenette that sleeps 4 is also available for booking either additionally or separately. (See VRBO #353791 for carriage house listing and VRBO #633488 for a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom second floor with a 47 by 8 foot gallery on Royal Street.)

A beautifully renovated SECOND floor of this historic property is also available for rent either additionally or separately. 3 Bedrooms - a 47 foot balcony overlooking Royal Street - luxury throughout, sharing the same gorgeous garden and patio. VRBO listing 633488

Perfect for weddings or corporate events.

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The main house offers:

* Master bedroom with King Bed

* Second bedroom/media room/office with ensuite bathroom and new Queen bed pullout sofa

* Third bedroom with 2 designer twin bunk beds and ensure bathroom shared with 2nd bedroom/media room/office


The carriage house offers:

* Queen bed

* Pullout queen sofa

This is the former home of actors Delta Burke (Designing Women) and Gerald McRaney (A-Team, Simon and Simon, Major Dad), decorated in an elegant and festive Tuscan style. Near Ursuline St., you can sit on the front stoop for 5:00 cocktails and watch the world go by or walk anywhere in the French Quarter. The main floor parlor/living room features a bar with ice machine, large windows facing Royal Street, leather sofas, and a Baby Grand Piano. Relax in a private garden with outdoor seating and huge covered porch featuring shade awnings to protect you from the midday sun. In the center of the courtyard garden is an ornate fountain stocked with lovely koi. Step inside from the back porch to a large stylish kitchen with copper pots hanging from 14-foot ceilings and a huge island with stools for meal prep and dining. There is also a pretty and festive formal dinning room for guests and a den/TV room featuring a big-screen TV and pull out sofa.

There are gas heaters in the garden and on the porch for cooler evenings - even an outdoor shower!

This is our home, not a rental property, so we are looking for visitors who will respect and appreciate that. Please know that if you are considering staying here you will have the real French Quarter experience. Please call or write if you have questions or want to see more photos. This stunning home is for the discriminating few.

Keywords: Historic, mansion, garden setting, elegant, spacious

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Samantha McRaney (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 45 traveler reviews

Luxurious Royal St. home with Courtyard & Carriage House
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Amazing Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely fantastic experience at this house. The location is perfect. We were within walking distance to everything in the French Quarter. The house is spectacular. Great décor, great art, and the rooms were more than large enough for a single person/couple. And the house manager, Ms. Ina, is simply divine! She is a truly great host who goes above and beyond the norm when it comes to VRBO or Air B&B hosts. She was gracious, professional, and a true lady. The beds were comfortable, the house was spotless, and the courtyard is serene. I can't say enough about how great this property is. 5 out of 5 stars and I will be booking this property again when I return to New Orleans!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heart of the French Quarter, New Orleans at it's Best

  • 5 of 5

On a recent girls weekend we stayed on the first floor of this wonderful home. Everything was perfect, from the beautiful décor, chef's kitchen, comfy beds and luscious courtyard. This is one of the several times I have stayed in this home. Each time I return, I love it even more! In the mornings, enjoy your coffee on the quiet, secluded back porch overlooking the beautiful courtyard with it's blooming flowers, luscious greenery and a lime tree loaded with fruit, excellent with a sip of Patron. The home is lavishly decorated and has all of the modern conveniences but still maintains the beauty of the era it was erected. The location is perfect and allows easy access to everything in the quarter, while providing a safe, quiet retreat to rest and recharge. One of my favorite things is to sit on the stoop of the doorway and visit with folks walking by, locals and visitors alike. You will surely end the day with engaging conversations and new friends. As the carriages pass by, this home will be one of the historical topics for the tour guides to colorfully introduce to visitors. I cannot say enough good things about this home. We will be returning in October to celebrate the wedding of our daughter in the private courtyard with our family and friends. This is a true New Orleans experience and I assure you, you will not be disappointed! As for the owners, Bob and Samantha, they are the kindest, most accommodating hosts you could ask for. True southern charm, spectacular accommodations and an experience you will never forget. I can't wait for our next visit!!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly lovely

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay completely. Perfect location right in the Quarter. The home is beautifully maintained and decorated and stocked with everything you could possibly need. beds are comfy. The host was easy to work with and very accommodating. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect New Orleans Experience!

  • 5 of 5

My family had the best time at this gem of a property on our annual trip to New Orelans. We were right in the middle of the French Quarter and yet the street was quiet and charming. We were within two blocks of all the restaurants and bars and music yet had the feel of being real NOLA natives. The main house was perfect for my family and their spouses and the Courtyard apartment was a perfect, private and easily accessible space for my 80 year old Dad. The kitchen was gorgeous and the courtyard was pure New Orleans magic with beautiful greenery and a large fountain. The balcony overlooking the street was like something from a movie-we sat there with our evening cocktails and played cards and watched the street life go by. What a memorable beautiful house that captures everything a family could want in New Orleans. The owners are wonderful and are so generous to share their paradise. We feel so lucky to have stayed there and hope to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just Perfect for a 3 generation vacation

  • 5 of 5

We wanted the perfect New Orleans experience for our three adult kids and my mother who is 82 years young. Having stayed in many VRBO properties,this one ranks at the topl! All of us truly felt "at home" in the beautiful main house & 2nd floor along with a few nites in the carriage house as well. Everyone loved the unique decor, the art, the private courtyard and NOLA balconies. The owners threw in the added excitement of meeting the crew of the next Tom Cruise movie & close up view of a number of cool stunts off the second floor balcony during our stay. Samantha and her husband are truly wonderful; their attention to details and to our comfort was 5-star. The on-site property manager Brittany, was also super, in advance of our trip and during our trip by recommending the top spots to experience as well as great driver (Randal) with a very large suburban for our family. We give this property our highest recommendation !!!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family reunion and celebrations

  • 5 of 5

Based on the photos we knew the house would be charming but it far exceeded our expectations. We had a total of 14 people between the 2 floors and the carriage house and there was plenty of space for all of us to spend time together and yet quiet enough for someone to read a book or take a nap in another room. The location was perfect for walking anywhere in the French Quarter and we appreciated the nearby grocery store and deli. It was a wonderful home base for our vacation and I would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Car: not necessary

While this home is on an elegant residential block, it is just steps to restaurants, clubs, shops, galleries and many historic attractions.


Rates & Availability

French Quarter House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
New Years Holiday
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras 2017
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please ask owner for quote for all special events!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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French Quarter House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - Carriage House - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Den/Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Carriage House - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Carriage House rents separately, VRBO 353791
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
This 5-star home is centered on one of the most beautiful blocks on historic Royal Street in the French Quarter; iron gate leads to back gardens with beautiful courtyard, fountain and large covered porch. The carriage house is 'tucked' in the back, surrounded by lush landscaped garden, brick walled privacy, and open to the entire large patio. Please see photos for details. VRBO 353791

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