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*BEST DEAL* 5 Bedroom Historic Home- Sleeps 12 guest- 4 miles to French Quarter

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Den, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Come and enjoy Our wonderful 5 bedroom historic home. It is nestled only 4 miles away from the French Quarter in a wonderful safe neighborhood called Historic Old Arabi. It's close enough to to enjoy the French Quarter, yet far enough away to relax in a safe and peaceful setting.

Our home offers 2 Master bedrooms one downstairs and one upstairs. It has 2 wonderful brick gas fireplaces, a claw foot tub in master bath downstairs, standup shower and jacuzzi tub in master upstairs, elegant dining room, and full service kitchen equipped with all new stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. It sleeps 12 guest very comfortably- 1 King Bedroom, 4 queen bedrooms and 1 queen sofa bed in living room. It also includes a full laundry room with washer, dryer, iron and mini iron board. Large closets are featured in every room. Home is fully equipt with all kitchen supplies for cooking. The bathrooms include towels, blow dryers. The beds will have fresh linens waiting for you to rest.

It is located 1 block away from Mississippi River. At night you can take a stroll to the river and see the city lights. It's simply beautiful.

Room descriptions:

Bedroom 1: 1 King bed (First Floor with en-suite bathroom)

Bedroom 2: 1 queen bed (First Floor)

Bedroom 3: 1 queen bed (Second Floor, shared hall bathroom)

Bedroom 4: 1 queen bed (Second Floor, shared hall bathroom)

Bedroom 5: 1 queen bed (Second Floor with en-suite bathroom)

Sofa bed: 1 queen sofa bed- Living room (First floor)

First floor: kitchen/dining/living room

Second floor: 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms

Front porch - Swing, and rocking chair

Back Covered Porch - Dining table, 2 love seat seating areas

Back Yard is completely fenced in and has a gas grill (propane tank provided on bbq pit is guest responsibility to fill if wanting to bbq) Owner doesn't maintain propane in the tank.

While staying with us, you may make use of everything our home has to offer: the backyard with gas grill*, Wifi, 6 TV's with cable/movie channels, laundry, and more are yours. Our home is an ideal space for gathering around a home-cooked meal or just simply relaxing after exploring "The Big Easy."

You will have complete privacy here. Every question you ask or concern you may have before or during your stay will be promptly addressed via messenger or phone. Entry is keyless, there’s no need to coordinate key pick up.

If you have questions you need answered before securing your booking, or you simply want to talk with us first, please click email owner at the top of this listing to send an email directly to us without submitting a reservation request.

About our area:

The area known as Old Arabi is made up of two historic districts: The Old Arabi Historic District, 150 acres bordering Jackson Barracks and the Mississippi River including parts of Mehle, Angela, and Esteban Streets, and the Friscoville Street Historic District, 160 acres from the 100-900 blocks of Friscoville. Old Arabi was named one of America's Prettiest Painted places in a 2012 nationwide search conducted by the Paint Quality Institute of America for the stunning use of color on the area's elaborate historical homes and buildings. It's close proximity to the French Quarter and no shortage of things to do right around our home, this is the perfect location to soak up everything Nola has to offer.

Getting Around our area:

New Orleans is a small city, which makes getting around a breeze in an Uber or Lyft. The French Quarter is an 15 minute drive away, which will never run you more than $15-20 depending on events and holiday seasons (which is even more affordable when you split it with your group!). Rates go up during events.

In addition to fresh linens, We also provide:

Laundry detergent & bleach

Dish soap

1 roll Paper towels

2 rolls Toilet paper per bathroom

Trash bags

and there is an overflow of supplies in laundry room if need more.

Just come and feel right at home! We take pride in our very clean and comfortable home!


Old Arabi location. The house is in the following proximity to most of the frequent New Orleans attractions:

Louis Armstrong Airport 19.4 miles

River Walk 5.7 miles

Downtown 5.5 miles

Superdome 6.2 miles

Fairgrounds 6.7 miles

French Quarter 4.5 miles

Convention Center 5.7 miles

City Park 6.4 miles

Frenchman Street 5 miles

We do NOT advertise on craigslist- we only accept reservations on Vrbo & Home away.

More Details

Jami Dimitrios
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Jami Dimitrios

Owned and operated by St.Bernard Parish Natives Paul & Jami Dimitrios. We have 4 wonderful children and we have fostered 6 amazing children. This home is our family home, we lived here until Hurricane Katrina. Paul an Architect, spent 5 years renovating and restoring this diamond in the rough. This home has so much heart in it! We also re-renovated the home after hurricane Katrina in 2005. It took over 2 years. Now That's all behind us we are happy to be able to share our wonderful home with visiting Guest.

Paul & Jami Dimitrios


Jami Dimitrios purchased this house in 1994

Why Jami Dimitrios chose Arabi

We love the historic and comforting feel of this 150 year old home. We enjoy sharing this wonderful home with travelers who want to visit what New Orleans has to offer. We are grateful and blessed that everyone that steps foot into our home loves it! Come visit us, We know you will love it!

What makes this house unique

This home was built in 1890's but at a different location. it was moved to this corner lot sometime in the early 1900's. The home is known as the Rimkus House or Gator house on Friscoville. There was a real 6 foot alligator that lived in the yard as well as a peacock.

The house is in the following proximity to most of the frequent New Orleans attractions:

Louis Armstrong Airport 19.4 miles

River Walk 5.7 miles

Downtown 5.5 miles

Superdome 6.2 miles

Fairgrounds 6.7 miles

French Quarter 4.5 miles

Convention Center 5.7 miles

City Park 6.4 miles

Frenchman Street 5 miles


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Arabi

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NO parties, or weddings without written consent No loud noise after 10pm NO moving any furniture around the home
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Handheld shower- claw foot tub. located downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroon upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Upstairs master bathroom
  • 3 full baths
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , upstairs master, Large walk in closets & master bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Downstairs -connecting fireplace to master bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Upstairs
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sealy Queen mattress- Cindy Crawford sofa bed in living room
  • 1 king master bedroom downstairs with connecting bathroom, Queen size Beds (4) 1 queen downstairs bedroom-; 1 queen master bedroom upstairs with private bath 2 queens bedrooms upstairs--, Baby - 2 play-pins provided in home & stroller. 1 Queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • tennis


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*BEST DEAL* 5 Bedroom Historic Home- Sleeps 12 guest- 4 miles to French Quarter
average rating of 4.8130083 based on 123 reviews

The house was amazing, very clean, very roomie and all of our guest were impressed

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house!

  • Submitted: 7-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, KS

The property almost perfectly suited our needs. Location was easily accessible to other attractions

  • 4 of 5

For our five couples coming from all over the country, this was great place to visit and be together. We cooked, ate and drank and just enjoyed the house, particularly the back porch. There were a few missing items such as wastebaskets in the bedrooms, hangers, hooks or towel racks in the bathrooms, and toiletries, such as bath soap and shampoo. But --we managed and this was a wonderful house. Two of us had cars so it was easier to get around. Otherwise it is about 15 minutes from downtown by car, or more in traffic. I would definitely go again. House is newly remodeled and very comfortable and attractive.

  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, I’m happy you enjoyed the home. For Future guest: we provide everything you need minus your own food, bath soap and shampoo. We do have hangers in all rooms as well as wastebaskets. We also provide trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry detergent, hand soap, hand sanitizer, dish soap and dishwashing liquid. If you need something in particular for your stay just let me know one week before arrival and I’ll make sure it’s there for you! Thank you!! Jami
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New Iberia

Excellent. Beautiful home with character.

  • 5 of 5

This home is fabulous with modern amenities and historical charm. Great back porch for gathering friends and family. Clean and comfortable. Safe neighborhood. Owner is very friendly and accommodating. Easy ride to all the attractions in NOLA. Don’t forget to walk down the street for lunch at neighborhood restaurant, Arabi Food Store and Cafe. Best muffaletta sandwich in the south. Hope to return soon.

  • Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Can’t wait to have y’all back again!
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Very comfortable and a great value!

  • 5 of 5

The home is just Lovely! Very family friendly and beautifully decorated. Comfortable furniture and everything we needed was available. Porches were great for breakfast outside or wine in the evening. We were just minutes from downtown. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood with a great cafe just down the block. The owner is very friendly and even came to our rescue when we left items behind.

Lastly, the neighborhood is well patrolled which was reassuring.

I would highly recommend to my friends!!

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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For a big group looking for a spacious house

  • 5 of 5


This house is spacious, with 5 large bedrooms, 3 big sofas and eating kitchen.

We saved a lot of money by choosing this house, instead of one in a touristy area.

The neighborhood is quiet and safe, and only 15 min Uber ride from the French quarter.

We stayed for Christmas and the owner had decorated the whole house, and had set up a Christmas tree for us, that was awesome!

She also provided a pack and play and a stroller for our baby.

We appreciated that the house had all the necessities: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, dish soap, laundry detergent...

And the fenced garden was great for kids to run around and play.

The owner was quick to respond to my messages.


The house is for 10 guests, but the dining table seats only 6, so the rest of our group sat in the kitchen.

The curtains on the windows do not block light, so you'll likely be up with the first rays of sun.

There are rugs in the bathroom instead of bath mats, which doesn't seem super hygenic.

The wifi worked the first day, but was extremely slow after that. I messaged the owner and she's actually changing the router after our stay.

Over all very pleased with our stay, despite a few inconveniences.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Branson, MO

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay! The house is gorgeous and very comfortable. It has a lovely back porch, only 15 minutes to the french quarter and good amenities. The owners where very easy to work with allowing us to have a late check out when our cruise ship arrived late to the port. Would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19.4 Miles
Louis armstrong Airport (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Arabi Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Chamette ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
City Park
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rockies and Carlos
Nearest Point of Interest
French quarter area
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Arabi food store


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Arabi

Rental Basis:
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May 24 2018 - May 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
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May 29 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Jun 11 2018 - Jun 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
Essence Festival 2018
Jul 5 2018 - Jul 9 2018
5 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2018 - Jul 10 2018
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Jul 11 2018 - Jul 15 2018
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Jul 16 2018 - Aug 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
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Sep 4 2018 - Sep 30 2018
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Oct 15 2018 - Oct 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Voodoo Fest
Oct 26 2018 - Oct 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 1 2018 - Nov 18 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Nov 19 2018 - Nov 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
End of year
Nov 27 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 20 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
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Dec 21 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sugar Bowl
Dec 27 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay
Pre-mardi gras
Feb 22 2019 - Mar 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
mardi gras
Mar 2 2019 - Mar 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
Apr 25 2019 - Apr 29 2019
4 night minimum stay
May 2 2019 - May 6 2019
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$225.37
Property Damage Protection C$75.98

3 night minimum stay
4 night min. for events and holidays--INQUIRE FOR HOLIDAY AND FESTIVAL RATES! they may be correct on the site.

Please send email inquiry for a detailed price quote..

****Holidays and special events may not be listed but do have higher rates...send inquiry for accurate pricing..

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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