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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

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.

Sam Bridges
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2017

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 New Orleans

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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Arts-Warehouse District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.924528 based on 56 reviews
Central Florida

Everything you need and more:

  • 5 of 5

This place has character and charm. It's location is incredible. The owners are first class.

Would recommend this house to anyone traveling to New Orleans. My company produces events and we are also travel agents. We love it when we find a gem, and this house is a gem.

We had our family get together and everyone loved the experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Craig and guest for selecting our historic home. It is nice to hear words, from a guest, in the business of "event hosting/traveling." We work hard to make our home welcoming, clean and inviting. As you experienced, it truly is a "rare" opportunity in terms of finding a single family home in the business/warehouse arts district of New Orleans. Like you, many of our guest love the architectural callouts of this 1800's renovation. Again, we thank you and your family for taking such great care of our little "gem!" Sam and Pat
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Mardi Gras Mansion!!

  • 5 of 5

This fab house was perfect for our group of ten adults who came from Ireland for Mardi Gras 2017! Sam and Mrs Pat Dillion were very friendly and helpful before, during and after our stay, answering all our questions and even personalising the house by decorating the house for mardi gras with masks, beads, king cake and bags for collecting our endless amounts of beads of the stay.

The house has everything you need for a long stay, the beds were comfy (including the air mattress!!!) No one felt on top of each other. We had a few meals at the huge table which sat us all including some friends!

The house is in the perfect location for going downtown. It is about a 20 min walk to canal street. However there is a bus stop beside the WWII museum if you don't fancy the walk. The st. Charles street car is about a 5 min walk. With regards mardi gras parades, you are a 5 min walk to most parade routes. One parade finished just one block away so we did not have far to carry all our throws!!

We would all recommend this amazing house to anyone visiting New Orleans, especially if you have a large group. We only wish we could have stayed for longer. :)

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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United States, TX, San Antonio

Perfect home for a girl's weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This home in NOLA was perfect for a girl's weekend that 8 of us had in February! There was plenty of space for all of us to sleep, and the home amenities were plentiful. The location was fantastic. We felt comfortable walking around in the daytime, but chose to Uber home after dark just to be safe. Would definitely recommend this rental property to others. The owner and house manager were both extremely pleasant to work with. Thanks for a memorable weekend in NOLA!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenience, Charm and Luxury - The Best New Orleans Has to Offer

  • 5 of 5

Sam's beautiful, well-appointed home in the heart of the Warehouse District provided a lovely and relaxing escape for our family's trip to New Orleans. Conveniently located, between the stunning WWII Museum, and Cochon's, Chef Stephen Stryjewski's James Beard Award winning Cajun bistro - we had some of the best the Crescent City has to offer LITERALLY only a block away! Venturing out a bit further we had an easy five to ten minute walk to Emeril's flagship restaurant, and Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar - two of NOLA's most famous hangouts. The next day, we jetted down to the French Quarter and reveled in all the history, music and ambiance surrounding Jackson Square and of course the world famous Bourbon Street. The Sazerac Bar inside the Roosevelt Hotel was the highlight of our day. That night, we met up with friends and enjoyed Lion King at the Saenger Theater. The art direction, lighting and staging in that production is the best I've seen. After all the sights and sounds of New Orleans, it was such a blessing to return to Sam's historic shotgun renovation. We decided to invite our friends over for drinks and discovered Poeyfarre Market right around the corner. They had a great selection of wines and local treats to help us entertain. Our entire crew hung out around Sam's hand-made cypress table and took advantage of his fully furnished kitchen. Between the bar island, and the living room there was plenty of seating for everyone. Our friends were blown away by the many architectural details, especially the original art collections, longleaf pine wood floors and antique pressed tin accents. Sam's home was beautiful, safe, clean, comfortable and quintessentially New Orleans. Sheltered by tropical fruit trees, and protected by a remote controlled gate, perhaps the best part of this location is the off-street parking conveniently located in the rear of the property. I highly recommend this as a vacation destination.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rob and family. We work hard to enhance a great location by sharing our historic house with guest from all over the world. Yes, private, gated spacious parking is a premium in New Orleans - we are glad it relieved a bit of stress. Besides, who want to carry luggage half-way around the world and still have to navigate "home." It is nice to pull up and have access to our home. Glad you and your family were able to see and experience New Orleans. Yes, we do leave the lights on for you and welcome your return from the "Quarter" to rest and relax!
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  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful and in a great location. It was perfect for our weekend getaway. Sam and Ms. Pat were very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Little Gem in New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with 3 other of my business partners in late November of 2016. We encountered some of the locals as we were walking back from an evening out just around the block from the home. We had missed the street and looked lost i guess, but there were several folks that asked us if we needed directions. Very friendly. The home is very nice inside, plenty of space for 4 adults like us. Stocked kitchen, good size refrigerator, back deck, small front porch for sitting outside if you like. Walking distance to the convention center and Harrahs. You have many choices of local eateries within walking distance as well. We ate at "Ugly Dog" one night which the guys really enjoyed. If you want a great Hot Dog, made in a unique way, this is the place. I would stay here again if we come to town for a convention again. VRBO homes are so much nicer than putting 4 guys in separate hotel rooms while traveling on business. it keeps us together easier in a nice home environment.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Arts-Warehouse District House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jazz Fest
Apr 27 2017 - May 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Late Spring
May 9 2017 - Jun 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Essence Fest
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Southern Decadence
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Mardi Gras 2018
Feb 8 2018 - Feb 15 2018
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 9.0%

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. Registered guest must be present unless prior arrangements have been made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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