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"BREATHTAKING!" 19THC HOUSE/POOL & GARDENS AT ST. CHARLES AVE. STREETCAR STOP

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

"SIMPLY GORGEOUS!" HOME/POOL/GARDENS STEPS FROM ST. CHARLES AVE. STREETCAR

(OFFICIAL STR LICENSE PERMIT #17STR-10387) Located less than 1/2 block from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, in a fabulous section of Uptown New Orleans, over 43 past guests have given the Oulala House/ Pool & Gardens 5-STAR Reviews. Many have proclaimed it as "Breathtaking!, " Simply Gorgeous!," and "An Oasis in the City!". This classic 19th century New Orleans two-story home with 12-14 foot ceilings throughout has lush tropical gardens, flowing fountains and an expansive outdoor pool area. The property stretches over a whole city block divided by several walled gardens. Guest have called it "Magical at night!". The property is located in the most vibrant section of the city with hundreds of great restaurants, shops and music venues in walking distance. This spacious and luxury 5-STAR historic 19th-century house/pool and gardens is a destination experience with guests returning again to enjoy its unique New Orleans glories. It is only a few blocks away from of the Audubon Park and Zoo & its 18 hole golf course, the campuses of Tulane and Loyola Universities.

Guests claim the pictures do not do it justice, as they are always thrilled when they enter this enchanting property.

The 4800 square foot two-story historic OULALA house is appointed with fine art and antiques throughout. It offers a classic New Orleans experience with all the modern amenities one would expect to be found in a luxury property. It has beautiful antiques appointed bedrooms with queen beds and 3 full baths .

For guests on a budget, consider renting the onsite guest house located in a separate garden instead of the main house. The property's guest house is part of another section of this large 19th century home and can sleep up to 6 people. It has two private bedrooms with queen beds, a bunk bed in a nook in the open air-floor plan, a full bath, central air and heat, wirless internet, flat screen cable tv and a fully stocked kitchen. The upstairs garden guest house has a separate private entrance that enters into a beautiful French country courtyard with a French Provincial Town fountain flowing in the middle of it and has a large provincial wooden table for outdoor dining. The upstairs guests house rents for $275-350 plus taxes and fees a night depending on the season. It is a light-filled space offering beautiful views of the gardens and fountains below. Inquiry if you would like to rent this part of the property and not the main part of the house that sleeps up to 6 people.

The property spans a whole block and has two entrances on two separate streets. It is enclosed by 7-foot high stucco walls with several lush and tropical gardens. Cascading French fountains flow in each enclosed garden setting. The large main gardens include a sparkling pool flanked by a flowing wall fountain, a covered outdoor charming gazebo, and outdoor grill, numerous seating areas for dining or visiting and a profusion of changing seasonal plantings in the many garden beds. The gardens are magical at night with all of the twinkling lights for outdoor dining and gazing at the stars.

The spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms of the Oulala House all have with queen beds with luxury linens. Each bedroom is appointed with antiques and fine art. All have ceiling fans, 12-foot ceilings 19th c armoires. The Master Bedroom has a view of the pool through its bay windows and a private bath with a large walk-in open shower; the upstairs Veranda Suite has a bathroom with jet tub through a central upstairs hall . All of the three bathrooms have full baths with two having tubs and all three having showers.

Elegant dining can be had in the formal dining room, complete with an a 19th-century crystal chandelier, 19th plaster ceiling medallion, and console piano. The adjacent French country kitchen has a French 19th c table that seats 6. There is plenty of outdoor seating in the expansive patio around the pool with a covered marble dining table and a charming covered gazebo. There are outdoor dining tables and seating around the pool.

The spacious kitchen comes with all of the Louisiana spices, gourmet cookware, lots of tableware, and table linens. There are flat screen televisions in all of the bedrooms of the main house and in the family seating area all equipped with cable. There is high-speed WI-FI, central air and heat, and a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

Just two blocks away is the Mississippi River levee where you can take sunrise and sunset walks to enjoy breathtaking views of the large ships gliding down the river. Guests who have stayed here have raved about the home and enjoyed its historic character and details. It is a wonderful home for family entertaining as the flow from the kitchen onto the patio deck overlooking the gardens is perfect to oversee the large lush gardens with several bistro table sets, flowing fountains, antique gates, and pool.The walled gardens spread over the block and the property has two separate entrances on two streets. There is off-street parking for two cars on site.

From the elegant foyer entrance, the formal dining room to the large French country kitchen equipped with gourmet cookware, the Oulala House offers a memorable experience for friends and family gatherings.

The home is located in a fabulous section of Uptown less than 1/2 block from the St. Charles Avenue famous streetcar line which can take you all along the magnificent live oak tree lined avenue right to the famous French Quarter. The St. Charles Avenue streetcar line runs 24 hours a day providing entertaining and reliable transportation from Uptown to downtown.

This gorgeous historic property was honored and reviewed by the VRBO BEARS (see review above listing) who called it 'Magnificent' and awarded it 5 Stars.

Keywords: Beautiful historic classic 19thc Uptown New Orleans home Pool and Gardens and patio blooming with tropical foliage. Only 1/2 block from St. Charles Avenue streetcar route this 4800 sq. foot two story home is appointed with antiques and art throughout and has large bedrooms and 3 full baths, a formal dining room and a large French country kitchen equipped for a gourmet. WIFI, Flat screen TVs and Central AV, Washer Dryer, and chair lift to second floor.

We have a Smile Box slide shows that we send to our guests that inquire about the property for their vacation plans. And, if you book a reservation you get an informative newsletter written by my sister, Lisa LeBlanc- Berry, who is a well-known local journalist and food critic in New Orleans. Her Oulala Newsletter gives you the hottest tips on trends in local restaurants and recommends the coolest things to do during the time you are visiting. Trained at the Cordon Blu in Paris, Ms. LeBlanc-Berry also offers private chef dinners and Cajun cooking classes.

Other gratuitous amenities included: reserved off-street parking for two cars; snacks, basic breakfast foods, bottled water, coffee, milk and a bottle of wine for your arrival; making reservations for popular restaurants; and a round the clock staff foreman for assistance if needed.

In-house Services for a fee include: private driver with SUV to and from events; unique private dining experiences at some of the city's best restaurants; farm to table private chef dinners; BBQ by Pool with tiki lights and local brew; Cajun dance lessons and or cooking classes; tours to Cajun country and air boat ride swamp tours; private shopping experiences at some of the city's finest antique stores; bike rentals; and a insider's night on the town to the hottest music clubs.

We know you will just love your stay at my historic 19th century Uptown New Orleans Oulala Home/Pool and Gardens. Our calendar is booking fast for next year, so book now if you would like to reserve this jewel of a vacation rental.

MICHELLE LE BLANC / OWNER

IDEAL FOR FAMILY GATHERINGS TO CELEBRATE.

THE ELEGANT ENTRANCE FLOWS INTO A LARGE KITCHEN AREA THAT ADJOINS THE FORMAL DINING ROOM, OUT TO THE DECK that overlooks the pool and gardens.

We ask that our guests at The Oulala House/ Pool & Gardens practice our " Be A Good Neighbor" policy which states that we expect all of our guests to treat our neighborhood and neighbors as they would their neighbors in their home town.

We are proud to be an official a City of New Orleans licensed and permitted vacation rental (PERMIT NUMBER #17STR-10387). With over 43 FIVE star reviews, our guests know that we are a luxury property that is up to code for the requirements of vacation rental properties in New Orleans.

Because we are an official City permitted property, we have fulfilled all the requirements to assure your stay is safe and protected. The Oulala House has annual inspections of fire alarms, extinguishers and security system. We have a million dollar liability policy to cover injuries should they occur during your stay.And we are members of the neighborhood association's security patrol.

More Details

Property Manager
MICHELLE LEBLANC
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About MICHELLE LEBLANC

You will see touches of my French collection of art, antiques, garden ornaments and fountains throughout my property which I continue to enhance on my travels. My large collection upstairs and downstairs of books includes an impressive selection of books on the historical influences found in gardens around the world. I also have a large selection of poetry books that may be of some interest to some of our visitors.

I am not always here to greet you but you will sense my welcome to you when you arrive in my uniquely appointed home and gardens. Merci for considering staying with us. We look forward to your visit.

MICHELLE LEBLANC purchased this house in 2007

Why MICHELLE LEBLANC chose Wairarapa

There is no more vibrant, personable, and walkable section of New Orleans then Riverbend where the myriad of 19th century houses and its people have such character. Since I write and lecture on the historical gardens I have found a great resource from my strolls through the glorious neighborhoods that surround my home and gardens.

What makes this house unique

Experience the charm of an authentic 19th century New Orleans home with its upscale comforts yet historical references. The 12 ft. ceilings, exquisite furnishings, and large rooms are one of the first thing some guest note on their arrival. Others enjoy exploring the rooms to view the fine art and antiques that they discover on their stay. However, one of the most wonderful experience is the warm and gracious setting one feels in the kitchen for breakfast or dinner where fond memories are made through good food and conversation. You will want to cook in this kitchen and then slip outside to the outside dinning area to enjoy the twinkling lights strung along the 7 foot stucco walled garden wall all year long. The favorite spot most of my guests enjoy gathering is the verdant expanse of the pool area with its numerous seating areas The sound of the fountains flowing makes for a romantic candle lite night. In the warmer months most of my guest have chosen to sip cocktails by the pool while they take a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing. There are many places to have private conversations on the grounds that has several gardens enclosed behind stucco walls and antique gates. My favorite is star gazing on the upstairs terrace on a clear night.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We loved our stay at the absolutely beautiful Oulala House. The owner's profession as a garden ornament consultant could be seen everywhere from the front door 19thc urns to the antique olive jars in the pool and garden area. We were delighted at how many goodies the owner had put out to welcome us upon our arrival. Wine, milk, bacon,eggs, coffee, orange juice,cookies, chips, nuts and her signature chocolate kisses throughout the house in bowls. Fresh flowers on tables and in hallways made us feel like we were at arriving at a special party just for us. The house is gorgeous and makes you feel like you are in Old New Orleans, but has all the modern conveniences that we would want. The wonderful patio gazebo and pool was our favorite gathering spots where string lights and candles set a great mood for the night. We want to come back next year, as this was a memorable experience. You will love your vacation here!
Feb 2002
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Amenities

Uptown-Carrollton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Outdoor noise levels must adhere to neighborhood standards; Pool hours are 8 -10 p.m. and no noise by pool after 10 p.m due to city noise levels
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom private - toilet , tub , shower , This is a large private bathroom with an open tiled shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , jetted tub , This bathroom is shared with 2 of the upstairs bedrooms
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , This elegant bath is in the hall near the downstairs bedroo
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • BLUE ROOM - 1 queen , ANTIQUE IRON BED AND ARMOIRE
    MASTER BEDROOM - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Very large, art & antiques, view of pool & private bath
    VERANDA SUITE - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Private library and balcony/daybed made-up for extra fee
  • Queen size Beds 3 queen beds in the 3 bedrooms in the main historic OULALA House that sleeps 6 .
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • fishing
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The Oulala House/ Pool & Gardens is a very large 19th century home that spreads over a whole block with its enclosed gardens and 7 foot high stucco walls with antique gates. For groups who are on a budget, consider renting just the Oulala guest house and not the main house. This charming space that is entered from a separate garden but is still connected to the main house can sleep up to 6 people and rents from $275-$350 a night plus fees and tax depending on the season. Inquire for more info!

Reviews

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average rating of 4.877551 based on 50 reviews
5

Best. Weekend. Ever.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do this place justice. It is not dramatic when the word 'breathtaking' is used to describe it. It is one of the coolest houses I have ever been/stayed in and it was SO much bigger than it looked. Michelle and Lisa were so helpful when setting things up and their recommendations for restaurants and bars were spot on making the weekend an absolute blast. My first time in New Orleans was beyond perfect and definitely one to remember, with every one of us is already looking forward to coming back for girls trip round 2!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! What an incredible review! Thank you for your kind words. I cannot wait to share this review with Lisa as I know she wanted so much for yall to have a real insiders take on New Orleans. As yall found out , she is an amazing food writer in New Orleans and knows all there is to know about where to go for the coolest current experience. And then to hear it was your first time here...you have to come back as New Orleans is calling you to do so! You can probably hear that all night music on Frenchman street in your dreams by now. Thank you for being such great guests. My staff is going to be so appreciative of your review too as they all work hard to make everything just right and it is more work than anyone would imagine . Hosting my home to guests from around the world has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had in my many careers. I was a publisher in the tourism industry for 20 years and loved sharing stories about New Orleans to all the visitors that came here and stayed at our hotels. Now, I get to share our city in a much more meaningful way, providing a real New Orleans experience by staying in a local's home, my home. There is so much controversy these days over the pros and cons of renting your home to visitors. All I know is that it is the way that I like to travel as it gives you a sense of place. " LIve like a local " is the best way to travel. Y'all come back soon!
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5

Beautiful house with excellent hosts

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a girls trip, it was a perfect location. Our hosts Michelle and her sister were both so knowledgeable, helpful and available. We throughly enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

AMAZING!!!!

  • 5 of 5

First time to NOLA and we are so glad that we decided to stay in a house than a hotel. I feel like my group and I were able to get the real NOLA experience by staying in the Garden District. This house is absolutely incredible! You must book to stay at this place! It is gorgeous and so elegant. We felt comfortable and safe here. Michelle and her sister were so sweet and accommodating 24/7. My only problem was that I didn't stay longer! I will definitely book again and would recommend staying here to everyone! Clean, beautiful, safe, comfortable, and easy accessible to everything in NOLA. It made our stay 100% awesome! Book Now! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish, our entire trip to New Orleans was fantastic. We were greeted by Lisa upon our arrival and she gave us a tour of the property and what restaurants and attractions are around the neighborhood. The neighborhood is very quiet with some awesome places that are walking distance. (Cooter Browns, Amelia's, Daiquiri place...etc) The pool was amazing and especially pretty at night. Michelle also had some bread & wine upon our arrival and eggs waiting in the fridge! The French Quarter was a 15 minute uber ride away which was very convenient. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Unparalleled charm and comfort!!

  • 5 of 5

As a born and raised New Orleanian who moved away 35 years ago, when I come home, I want to be somewhere that makes me feel at home, not some boring hotel. The Oulala House checks all the boxes and and then some. Beautiful, comfortable, and the location was PERFECT!! The house was stocked with goodies and special touches everywhere were evident of the care and love the owner has for her home. I went with 8 family members and it was just incredible. We will be back...

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review and delightful family! Thank you for the kind words as the staff of the Oulala House puts their heart into making the property "party perfect" for our guests. Your review will mean a great deal to them as it does to me. Please come back soon and take advantage of the 10% discount I give to all my returning guests on the nightly rate.
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family. Very spacious and well laid out. The courtyard and pool provided hours of fun for everyone. We used the BBQ grill a few times as well. The kitchen equipment was great quality and put to good use. We enjoyed dinner at Vincent's and breakfast at the Camilla Grill... both were excellent! The daiquiri stand around the corner kicked off our afternoon cocktail hour daily. I look forward to staying here again and recommend it highly for anyone looking to come to NOLA and enjoy the best of the city without the hassle of driving around the quarter. We used the St Charles line to get around almost everywhere.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a joy having such a delightful , fun-loving family stay in my Oulala House/ Pool & Gardens. My staff is always so thrilled each time we get another 5 star review as they pour their hearts to make everything inviting for our guests. Our goal is to give our guests a classic real New Orleans experience while they stay in my historic home appointed with my collection of fine art and antiques. . I am so glad that you experienced some of the many famous restaurants only a block away ( Vincent's is voted the best Neighborhood restaurant in the city every year and Camilla Grill is so popular that visitors take the streetcar from the French Quarter to stand in line for breakfast here in the morning). As you discovered by staying in this great area of the city, there are so many award winning restaurants and hip music venues in walking distance of the house. . And just as the locals do ,, you used the streetcar and its magical scenic ride along St. Charles Avenue as your means of transportation to and from the French Quarter. I hope you come back as you said you would like to as there is so much more to explore in this vibrant neighborhood and beyond. . Thank you for your wonderful 5 star review which my staff celebrates each time we get another one. Our goal is to get 50 by the fall and you just added our 43rd consecutive one to our list of posted reviews. Y'all, Come back soon !
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Map

Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Auduon Park Golf course
Nearest Point of Interest
Audubon Park
Nearest Point of Interest
TULANE AND LOYOLA UNIVERSITIES
Nearest Point of Interest
RIVERBEND
Car: not necessary

Only 1/2 block away from the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line and in walking distance of hundreds of great restaurants, shops and musical venues., some open until 1 a.m.Tulane and Loyola University are a 10 minute walk from the house as is the magnificent live oaks of Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo. The Mississippi River levee is just two blocks from house for beautiful sunrise and sunset runs, walks or bike rides. Fabulous location!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning and stocking fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

PLEASE INQUIRE FOR RATES FOR MONTHS WITH HOLIDAYS OR SPECIAL EVENTS AS THERE IS A DIFFERENT PRICE STRUCTURE FOR THESE TIMES OF YEAR.

A separate rental contract is required that is provided by the Oulala House/Pool & Gardens to a guest to rent this property once a booking request is made. To reserve the house a 50% non-refundable deposit of the whole amount is required with
the balance due approximately 10 days before arrival. 30 days notice required to cancel the balance owed on the reservation with written notice through this website to the owner. Failure to do so will require the remaining balance to be due. A Damage insurance policy is required that is purchased for
through VRBO during the booking policy and ranges from $59-$89 depending on the size of the group. This insurance policy covers $1500 in damages, if any, occur to the property during the guests stay.

PLEASE CONTACT FOR MONTHLY SHORT TERM RENTALS
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IN MAIN HISTORIC HOUSE 11 PEOPLE AND MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IN THE OULALA 'S ONSITE GARDEN VIEW GUESTS HOUSE WHICH IF RENTED IN ADDITION TO THE MAIN HOUSE IS 6 PEOPLE. THERE ARE CLEANING AND STOCKING FEES ON THE MAIN HOUSE AND THE GUESTS HOUSE AND TAX FOR BOTH INCLUDED IN THE RENTAL FEE. USE OF THE HOUSE AS A VENUE MUST BE APPROVED BY THE OWNER AND IS UNDER A SEPARATE RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH SEPARATE FEES AND DEPOSITS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS RENTAL AGREEMENT DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND NATURE OF THE EVENT.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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