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Elegant, Spacious 3 Bed/3BA- The Perfect Location For Your New Orleans Holiday

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


Central City House Rental Photos and Description

Fabulous 1890s Italianate House Renovated In 2014 Comfortably Sleeps 6

Enjoy your stay at Chez Livaudais! This clean, spacious 2200 square foot, 3 bedroom, 3 full bathroom house provides comfort, style, and convenience. It is the perfect spot for family and friends to gather and enjoy their New Orleans holiday.

Definitely not a party house. In 2014, the house underwent a painstaking renovation with attention to details to make it an elegant and comfortable living space. Enter into a large open living area with 12 foot ceilings, comfortable chairs, a leather sofa, original art, stained glass windows, and Roku TV. The formal dining room has a table and chairs to seat 8.

There are three independent bedrooms, and three full marble bathrooms. Each bedroom has its own charm and style plus ceiling fans and abundant closet space. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and en suite bathroom that will make you feel like you're stepping back into time with an extra large white marble sink and porcelain claw foot tub perfect for a long soak after a fun day. The second bedroom has a queen bed with a brand new firm mattress, also with an en suite bathroom with black marble and glassed in shower with sky light. Shower under the sun and stars! The third bedroom features 2 antique twin beds with new mattresses. The third bathroom has a glassed in shower with a spa-like pebble floor, a travertine sink and travertine tile throughout.

A big kitchen in the center of the home is large enough for cooking and gathering. The sky light and three large windows bring in natural light. It's equipped with a 48 inch stainless steel stove with 6 burners, a griddle, and double ovens. There is also a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, stainless steel refrigerator and dish washer. The kitchen is fully stocked with sponges, cleaning supplies, dishes, flatware, pots, pans, utensils, etc. and staples for cooking like a bag of coffee, sugar, oil, spices, just like you would have in your own home.

Beyond the kitchen, there is a washer/dryer with detergent available for your use. The towels and bedding are new with sheets 100% cotton, 400-650 count. Toiletries such as soap, shampoo/conditioner, toilet paper, and other basic supplies that you would need in the bath are provided.

Enjoy the hibiscus flowers and ginger that surround a fountain in the fenced in brick courtyard with off street parking. Relax with family and friends around the tables and iron chairs. Due to the size of the parking space and gates--off street parking is for small to mid-size cars only. If you wish to rent a large vehicle, plan to park on the street where there is normally ample parking, day and night.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Christine and Michael
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

About Christine and Michael

We own and manage Chez Livaudais. The house is our primary residence. During vacation rentals, we move to a nearby apartment. Christine is a former English as a second language teacher who has worked with international adults and students from all over the world. Michael is a New Orleans native and artist. Much of the art found in the house (paintings, stained glass, wood carving) is original and done by family. Michael is also an expert in home renovations/restorations and historic building materials.

Christine and Michael purchased this house in 2013

Why Christine and Michael chose Central City/Garden District

In a city of beautiful houses, Chez Livaudais is very special. Built in the late 19th century, the architecture has Italianate and Greek Revival features. The front porch is surrounded by cast iron railings and offers a lovely sitting area to enjoy morning coffee or afternoon wine. Inside, the high end finishes add a beauty and comfort not often found elsewhere. The raised home is a single, independent residence. It's not part of a townhouse, duplex or a rental on the ground floor. When you stay here, you're having an authentic Garden District experience.

What makes this house unique

New Orleans as a whole has a lot to offer, and Chez Livaudais provides access to a big slice of the best of it. If you enjoy walking and biking, you could spend a week just in this area, eating a delicious and different dinner each night, and by day, feast your eyes on the amazing live oaks and magnolias, the citrus and fig trees, the colorful and spectacular varieties of flowers, birds, architecture, fountains, and ironwork. The visual beauty of New Orleans brings great joy and never grows old.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Elegant, Spacious 3 Bed/3BA- The Perfect Location For Your New Orleans Holiday
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

Perfect trip.

  • 5 of 5

My party of 5 had an outstanding time in new orleans. Our accommodations could not have been better. The house is clean, updated, comfortable, and charming. We thoroughly enjoyed hanging out on the porch, back patio, and in the comfy living room. Christine was a huge help with recommendations as well as professional and easy to work with. Would rent this house from her again in a second. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home Convenient to Everything

  • 5 of 5

6 of us went to New Orleans to celebrate my mother-in-laws 80th birthday and the house was a perfect home base. Christine was incredibly gracious, she met us at the house and explained everything and gave us tips about place to go and things to see. The house is spacious, airy and beautifully decorated. The kitchen is large and the perfect gathering place for the group over coffee or wine and cheese in the evenings. It has a lovely back patio to enjoy morning coffee. Most importantly the beds were all very comfortable. The location is amazing, a block from the St. Charles Trolley, walking distance Magazine St and restaurants and there is a great food market 8 blocks away. Also, an easy walk to the nicest part of the garden district. All and all a perfect place stay. Thank you Christine for your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a wonderful location owned by lovely people

  • 5 of 5

This home is just so beautiful. Tall ceilings, antique wood floors, gorgeous artwork, and lovely rooms with very comfortable sleeping arrangements. The owners were there when we arrived and gave us a ton of information about the house, the neighborhood, and New Orleans. Everything worked in the house, which was very well stocked with essentials. The bathrooms are really nice and the showers are pretty amazing. There is a sweet courtyard in the back with a pond and privacy for spending time outdoors. The house is only one block from the streetcars which was so convenient to getting around the city, and the neighborhood was quiet and safe. It was overall an incredibly wonderful stay and we very much hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A comfortable spacious home in the most desirable neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had six women stay in this lovely home for a Jazz Fest weekend. It was a wonderful experience as Christine and Michael were so easy to work with, and everything was as promised. All of the beds were comfortable and having three newly remodeled full bathrooms was quite nice. While we were not around during the day, we enjoyed gathering on the front porch in the morning or evening. We also took advantage of the home's terrific location to walk to Magazine St. for shopping & eating or getting on the street car at St. Charles street. We also felt safe. My friends and I would highly recommend this property to family and friends and would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you Christine and Michael for your Southern Hospitality.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Historical Beauty and Modern Comforts ...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our return visit to NOLA. Michael and Christine’s home was perfect for our stay. We had 6 adults and were all very comfortable in the space. The home is a perfect mix of classic New Orleans historical style and modern state of the art upgrades (in places like the bathrooms & kitchen) that make your stay classy and comfortable.

The home is in a BEAUTIFUL neighborhood! Just a quick walk to Magazine Street which is filled with funky little shops, antique stores, galleries and restaurants. It is just a block from St. Charles where you can access the street car as well.

Added bonus, we were lucky enough to be in town for the St. Patty’s Day Parade this year. My what an experience! All within walking distance of the home, it was like we were there for Mardi Gras!

Overall we had a great experience and would recommend this property to family and friends for future visits to this magical city.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house and great experience!

  • 5 of 5

I rented Christine & Michael's as a place to stay for my family (sisters, parents) for my son's wedding at the Elms Mansion. The house was walking distance to the Elms Mansion so very convenient. It was also convenient (walking distance) to Magazine Street and the streetcar for trips to the French Quarter. Christine and Michael were great hosts and showed us around the house on our arrival. There is a nice patio outside which was very private and a perfect place for a glass of wine at the end of the day (or the middle depending on your preference. . . ) The house has clearly been lovingly restored and furnished. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and congratulations again, Scott! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family. We're very happy that everything went well (especially the weather) and that your family was comfortable here. Thanks for being kind and respectful guests. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
MSY Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Indigo Hotel
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Canal Street Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Audubon Park
Nearest Train
30 Metres
St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.26 Miles
Commander's Palace
Nearest Beach
58 Miles
Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi
Car: not necessary

The house is a block to the heart of the Garden District where you can wander independently or join a walking tour. If you opt to join a walking tour, they often begin at the Garden District Bookshop and Still Perkin' Coffee Shop, just 4 blocks away. Within 6 blocks of the house, you will see the homes of well-known actors and writers, the New Orleans Women's Opera Guild, the famous cornstalk fence, Lafayette Cemetery # 1, Commander's Palace restaurant, and so much more. Everything you need is within easy walking distance including Chase Bank, Rite Aid pharmacy, Fresh Market grocery, plus a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, and bars ranging from fast food (Subway, Wendy's, McDonald's) to fine dining (Commander's Palace, Emeril's Delmonico, and Lillette are within a mile). Whether you wish to travel uptown or downtown, it's a short walk (75 yards) to St. Charles Avenue streetcar. Take the streetcar uptown to access Audubon Park & Zoo, Tulane and Loyola Universities, and the Carrollton neighborhood. Going downtown? The historic streetcar provides charming and scenic transportation to the Arts District, Central Business District,French Quarter, Faubourg Marigny, the Superdome and Convention Center. Once at Canal Street you can transfer to the Canal Street car line and take it to City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Fairgrounds Racetrack.


Rates & Availability

Central City House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Season
Dec 18 2016 - Dec 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Years/Sugar Bowl
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
Carnival 1st week
Feb 15 2017 - Feb 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras
Feb 22 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
St Patrick's & St Joseph's
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
French Quarter Fest
Apr 5 2017 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 1st week
Apr 26 2017 - Apr 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest 2nd weekend
May 3 2017 - May 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
Graduation Season
May 17 2017 - May 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 3.0%

NO SMOKING in the house. Smoking in the house constitutes an automatic $500 fine which will come from the damage deposit.
NO PARTIES. No loud noises after 11 pm. This is a residential neighborhood where people live and work. We know and have good relationships with our neighbors. If you wish to have loud parties and drunken discussions, please seek accommodations elsewhere.

For special event bookings, the cancellation policy is 50% of the rental amount with a 45 day notice prior to the check-in date of the reservation. For regular, non-event bookings, the cancellation policy is 100% refund of the rental amount with 45 days notice prior to the check-in date.

*A 3% tax will be added to all credit card transactions. This tax covers the fees the credit card company takes to do the transaction. The 3% will NOT apply to payments made in personal checks, cash or echeck.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Central City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 full bathrooms each with a shower Master bath has a claw foot tub with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin beds, separate full bathroom Bedroom 2: 1 Queen bed with en suite bathroom Bedroom 3: Master suite with King bed and en suite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • water tubing

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