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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 - 7 nights


Lower Garden District House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps up to 10 -using a provided quality air mattress

This historic renovated home has a master bedroom with Queen size bed and en suite master bath with Jacuzzi tub and large walk in closet on the first floor. The second bedroom on the first floor comes with futon and doubles as a study/meditation room. A full bathroom is located conveniently across the hall along with the laundry room with washer/dryer. Upstairs in the loft are two full size beds with another full en suite bathroom. Ample storage for clothing and gear throughout the home. Front and back porches for kicking back before hitting the town or rehashing the nights events. Large back yard with private gated off street parking for you and your guests.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Sam Bridges
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Sam Bridges

I purchased this house in 2000 as a blighted piece of property. It was the worst house in the neighborhood and everyone laughed at me when I showed it to them. It seemed only I could see the potential of this beautiful lady. With the help of award winning architect Jackie Case and her husband Mark Redding, who was the contractor, we were able to return her to her former grandeur with a modern touch. Some of the design ideas that allowed for a full size third bathroom were contributed by my late mother who is a collected folk artist. Her works are collected by the likes of Delta Burke and Neil Young among many others. Some of the art work in the house is hers. In 2004 I met the love of my life Julie. Julie is a dentist in Baton Rouge. We quickly split our time between Baton Rouge and New Orleans while starting our family. So many memorable times have been spent in this home. We truly love to entertain and welcome you to share in this beautiful home with us. I have enjoyed this home as a bachelor while running my Naturopathic business in the dining room area. As Julie and I dated we enjoyed many romantic walks to and from all the exiting sights, sounds, and tastes of the city. Mostly, we never ventured more than a 15 minute stroll from our home. ; ) We still continue to enjoy the city with our two children in tow. Julie's business and family keep us more ensconced in Baton Rouge, so we don't get in as much as we'd like to….so we are sharing our precious lady with you. If there is anything that we can offer to you that is not already provided for, please ask. New Orleans has been my home for over 20 years and continues to be one of the best places in the world for friends, family, and fun. Oh, and my friends who laughed at me for buying this bit of then blighted property, well, they are some of our most frequent guests. I hope you enjoy our little piece of paradise as much as we have.

Sam Bridges purchased this house in 2000

Why Sam Bridges chose Central City/Garden District

With the French Quarter a mere 1.1 miles away, I saw a fabulous opportunity to be able to play in the Quarter without the daily struggle of having to enter and exit the Quarter. Having lived in the Pontalba Apartments at Jackson Square I only knew too well the reality of the logistics of parking and the desire for a quiet nights sleep. Another of my loves is restoration and preservation. Care was taken to preserve as much of this homes original bones and structure while including some modern changes to make this double shotgun into a more livable family home. Additionally, I purchased two additional pieces of property that were deemed unusable right away to give this home a private gated driveway and an actual yard that the children could play in. This is unheard of in the CBD/Warehouse/French Quarter districts.

What makes this house unique

The unique benefit of this now home is it's proximity to all the fun of the French Quarter, the business of the CBD, and the shopping of the Uptown and the Garden Districts. Being a consultant that travels, the airport is conveniently a mere 20 minutes away. The added benefit of being able to be anywhere I want to be in the city in 15 minutes by foot, car, or trolly is why I chose this most unique setting.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our "home" in New Orleans was one of the highlights! We will absolutely recommend this to friends! You all should come to Fargo, ND and stay at our house - Fargo is Fabulous as well - and very unknown in that region. Thanks Miss Pat and Sam - it has been a pleasure and we hope our paths cross again.
Jan 2014
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guys trip NOLA

  • 4 of 5

Great house. Location is a little far from the quarter, but not a bad walk (Uber back).

Only 2 things we would say, get the electrical checked (lights flicker anytime A/C kicks on) and pay for ESPN, TNT, TBS, etc.. (fall stays for people in the south require football access anytime at the house plus baseball playoffs)

We would recommend this house. (3 doors down from Rusty Nail which is one of the best "dive" bars outside the quarter

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate you all and thank you. Sports is a "main event" in the south and we have struggled to compete with all the sports bars in the area - you discovered one, The Rusty Nail - these venues have "giant" screens, background music, "sports fans," beverages of every style and offer some of NOLA's best foods - such as BBQ, Boiled Seafood, Local Dishes and "chef creations" making it almost impossible to remain at "home" to watch a game. Uber has certainly complemented the access to the Quarter (typically less than $10.00) - on the otherhand, being 1.1 miles to the beginning of the French Quarter most guest enjoy the great adventure to the "Quarter" - while enjoying some of NOLA's most famous bars, restaurants and museums along the way. As noted, we take pride in our home and welcome you all back. Our project manager is exploring your recent recommendation. See you all soon! Sam
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  • 5 of 5

THis house was absolutely beautiful and so spacious for my girlfriends and I. Sam is a wonderful person and Mrs. Pat was amazing! My friends and I had such a great time, one that we won't forget :) The kitchen is big and so is the backyard! The neighborhood is great and we were able to walk or uber to bourbon street. I highly recommend this house and location to anyone! I know that I'll definetly be back! Thank you Sam!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Will Stay Again!

  • 5 of 5

We were in New Orleans for business so we will be back for sure to truly enjoy NOLA. The house is a great location. Very near the convention center, not even a 10 minute walk. Grocery store one block away. Great restaurants all walking. We did Uber a few times to other places but everything was like $5. The house itself was awesome. Very comfortable, good A/C, thank you. Very well stocked, we needed nothing, plenty of paper towels, soaps, lotions, pillows everything. We met with Pat and she was very helpful. There were only 2 of us so we never even went upstairs to the loft, so I'm not sure about that, but the bathrooms and bedrooms downstairs were very nice. This was so much better than going home after long days to a hotel room. I highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Home located walking distance to the New Orleans Convention Center and WWII Museum

  • 5 of 5

The WEFTEC Convention is held in New Orleans every other year. We normally book hotel rooms, but this year my sons and I booked this house and we were so happy that we did !! What a great home. Built in 1846, and upgraded with all the modern conveniences ! The owner has kept the beauty of New Orleans past with the look of today. The house is well stocked. You will just need some groceries. A large grocery store is located a 10-15 minute walk away...or a 5 minute drive.

We walked to the Convention Center everyday, and I looked so forward to the end of the day when we could come "home" and not sit in a hotel room. Great restaurants nearby. I held my "Rep Dinner" walking distance away at Calcasieu. They did an amazing job.

We also walked to the World War 2 museum. A must see for all travelers. Plan to spend at least 2 days at the museum.

Needless to say, we will be back to our "Home" Away" in 2018 !

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property for a bachelorette party!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property for a bachelorette party with 5 women, and it was the perfect venue! The place was clean and spacious, and in a great location in New Orleans. Mrs. Pat made everything very easy for checking in and out, and was willing to work with us on our check-out time. I would definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Sam has a great historic property nestled right in the middle of the ever developing warehouse district. it was super convenient for our convention to walk within 10 minutes each day and be at our booth. 5 of those were walking through the convention hall :-). Delicious and fun restaurants and a perfect neighborhood overall. Thanks for the memories. We enjoyed! Allen was super too and attentive to our needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The French Quarter
"There is never a dull day in the World Famous French Quarter. Just 1.1 Miles from our doors..."
Jackson Square
"Visitors to the City of New Orleans must visit the Square and experience the abundance of ac..."
Sun Ray Grill -- CLOSED
"Literally located across the street, the Sun Ray Grill offers both dine in and dine out with..."
D Day Museum
Cochon Restaurant
"A bit of Patsy Cline and Grilled sandwich with a beer of course!"
Annunciation Restaurant
"One of our favorite dining experiences. See "A J" at the bar and experience a true NOLA cra..."
Annunciation Restaurant
"One of our favorite dining experiences. See "A J" at the bar and experience a true NOLA cra..."
Cafe Du Monde
Bourbon Street
Louisiana Children's Museum
Ugly Dog Saloon
Ernest N Morial Convention Center
Aquarium Of The Americas
Mother's Restaurant
Audubon Zoo
"A beauty!"
New Orleans Arena
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
"One of my favorite places for a drink and casual dining - a true New Orleans experience. "
St. Louis Cathedral
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
"Visit the oldest building in the Quarter!"
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Acme Oyster House
"Looking for Oysters - you have to visit a legend!"
Peche Seafood Grill
"Great Place just around the corner! Yum Yum."
Nearest Airport
15.17 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.06 Miles
Annunciation, Cochon, Rusty Nail, Sun Ray Grill
Nearest Ferry
1.11 Miles
Canal River Ferry
Nearest Golf
4.95 Miles
Audubon Park, City Park, THE ENGLISH TURN!!!!
Nearest Train
0.85 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.04 Miles
US 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.06 Miles
Annunciation, Cochon, Rusty Nail, WWII
Car: not necessary

Truly Rare! One of only three single family homes in the Art's District!

Located in the Warehouse District of New Orlean's Central Business District. You have found the only available single historic 'shotgun' style home in the District.

Fully renovated by the owner and an award winning architect, this home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths for your luxurious enjoyment.

Resurrected from blight, this unique 1860's property survived and has become one of New Orlean's favorite shotguns as featured in the Preservation Resource Center's titled book 'New Orlean's Favorite Shotguns'.

A convenient walk will find you saying 'Look, there's Emeril's, The D Day and World War II Museums, Restaurant August, Harrah's, Convention Center, River Walk, French Quarter, Superdome ' and on and on….

Our beloved and cherished home has anchored the area and even been referred to as 'The Georgetown' of the Warehouse District.

Step onto your private porch for a night of starlet gazing(Hollywood loves this off beat area), conversation, or reflection. Better yet, hit the streets and enjoy the energy of a night of entertainment visiting the equally hot and delicious famous restaurants and local watering holes.

This jewel comes with the oh so standard amenities of WiFi, two big smart TV's, cable, phone, business fax and other office accommodations.

Our home has been the host of event parties, celebrations, and those seeking to explore NOLA both for business and pleasure.

Easily accessed, private gated entrance just minutes from Louis Armstrong International airport and literally a few blocks from the Amtrack, our home offers a unique private setting unheard of in most metropolitan areas.


Rates & Availability

Lower Garden District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Bayou Classic
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sugar Bowl and New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Family Mardi Gras
Feb 16 2017 - Feb 21 2017
6 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mardi Gras
Feb 23 2017 - Mar 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fr Qt Fest 2017
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest
Apr 27 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Spring
May 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Essence Fest
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Southern Decadence
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are subject to change until your reservation is confirmed. A phone number is necessary to call you and verify your Book It Now request. Thank you for your consideration. Rates are based on 8 guest. There is a $50.00 per night charge for the 9th and 10th guest.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lower Garden District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , This en suite master bath has a large walk in closet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This bathroom is across the hallway from the 2nd bedroom.
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is an en suite bathroom.
  • All three bathrooms are full bathrooms with custom crafted cypress cupboards and countertops. All linens are provided in addition to complementary soap/shampoo/conditioner.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Upstairs third bedroom - 2 double , This bedroom has an en suite full bathroom with tub also!
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , This master bedroom has an en suite bath with Jacuzzi tub.
    Second bedroom downstairs. - 2 sleep sofa /futon , This room has it's own private full bath across the hall.
    Living Room - 1 queen , We provide a high quality air mattress for guest usage.
  • Master bed room includes an en suite full bathroom and executive office for those that are working away from home. The second bed room downstairs can alternatively be used as a meditation room or spill over for large parties from the dining and living room areas. The upstairs bedroom also has an en suite bathroom. All bedrooms have additional linens and blankets. Additional sleeping for infants and toddlers upon request.
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading

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