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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Turn of the Century Home/ Steps to Streetcar/ The Opera Game film location2015

The feature film The Opera Game, was recently filmed on location here, and is based on the true story of Paul Morphy, a famous chess player who lived in New Orleans in the late 1800's.

Live like a local in a home with historical architecture and original antiques. The charm, elegance and feel of Old New Orleans! High ceilings, exquisite and spacious, luxuriously furnished, 2 bedroom, enormous living room/ parlor, kitchen fully equipped, stately dining room that seats 8, lovely sunroom . Updated but with original architectural details, ornate molding, original transoms. Private, well-Lit, secure entrance.

Lower apartment 2 bedroom, 2 bath in beautiful neighborhood fully furnished with lovely original antiques, oriental rugs, china, etc. 2 extra roll aways, so can sleep 6. 1800 square feet. Gleaming wood floors, mantles, central heat / air, wood floors, off-street parking for one car. Fabulous large yard with patio for morning coffee or evening cocktails. Large living and dining rooms and sitting room. Home has been in the family for almost 90 years. Short walk to great restaurants and 6 blocks to Parade Route. 1 block to streetcar and near Universities. 5 minute walk to nearby neighborhood grocery store Zara's, the famous Upperline Restaurant, Crepe Nanou, Yogurtland, CVS, etc. This residence is only one block from St. Charles Ave. and the StreetCar line – which can easily take you to Uptown and Downtown New Orleans. You will absolutely love being in the middle of everything, we are less than 10 minutes to the French Quarter, Super Dome, Jazz Fest, Famous Tipitina’s and Magazine Street. One of the safest Neighborhoods in all of New Orleans!! Many places take great pictures but fail to show you neighboring houses. This home is in a beautiful and safe neighborhood - with kind neighbors. Neighborhood patrol.

** Security System - ADT. Most homes in the U.S. have it, why not ours :)

** If it rains and you want to stay in - Enjoy watching TV on a brand new 50' HDTV. Cable, (WiFi) included. There are numerous boutique shops, coffee shops, local stores, restaurants and bars within walking distance. Our place is perfect for family trips, reunions, girls trips, conference visits and most importantly - friends just hanging out.

The house is in a quiet residential neighborhood.

A lovely place to stay but neighbors will react to ensure the tranquility of the neighborhood if used as a party or event house.

More Details

Cynthia Dickinson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

About Cynthia Dickinson

I am a native New Orleanian. Our home was purchased by my parents in 1936, and has been in the family ever since. I am a retired real estate agent from Latter and Blum and Prudential.

Cynthia Dickinson purchased this house in 1936

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you! We have had a wonderful time! So charming and interesting! We've been reading all the pictures and maps. Teaching these teenage children all about everything! The festival itself was wonderful. We got rained out at Irma Thomas, but that was all. Ran into a fellow physican in the French Quarter who was staying a few blocks away! We visited LaBoulangerie Bakery every morning and brought back goodies for the children while they were sleeping. Cant believe you are one block from that fantastic library!

Thank you and your mom for sharing your lovely home with all these beautiful antiques with us. It shall be a treasured memory forever.

Your new friend, Jane
Apr 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Uptown, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Great property, safe neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Booking with Cynthia was very easy. She was accommodating and quick to respond when I had questions. The rental is equipped with two large beds and has three comfortable cots. There is plenty of space throughout the home. The neighborhood was safe, walkable, and quiet. It is very close to St. Charles and the trolley. The rental has a driveway for you to park your car which was a big concern for me as I did not want to deal with street parking and the hassles that it can bring.

Thank you very much Cynthia for renting your property to us. It filled the need for our get together at Mardi Gras! Would definitely rent from you again if the need arose.

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay in NOLA!

  • 5 of 5

This house was very comfortable and convenient as we were there for Mardi Gras and it was an easy walk to the parade route. The owner was very accommodating and we enjoyed our stay. Great advantage having off street parking, too! We would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a stunning house in a perfect location.

  • Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and a beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Originally, I thought I might be too far away from the action on Bourbon Street but all the cheap booze and vomit get old fast so we spent a lot of our time in the neighborhood around the house. Everyone in the neighborhood is so nice and social. This house is a great chance to live like a local.

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Garden District Is Our New Orleans Destination

  • 5 of 5

I have grown up visiting New Orleans and have always stayed in The French Quarter. As an adult with kids of my own I have continued to do the same. This trip we rented this home in the Garden District and it could not have been more perfect for our family. It's one block off of St. Charles and 3 blocks from Magazine St. Restaurants, groceries, and ice cream parlor right around the corner. The house is really nice and comfortable, with a nice backyard and sitting area. We rode the trolley up St. Charles to Carrollton, and down St. Charles to the river and The Quarter. We got to experience a whole new side of New Orleans that we never took advantage of before.

Our kids said to us, "dad forget The Quarter we're staying here when we come back". We would recommend this property to our family and friends. We will be back.

  • Submitted: 22-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I brought my family to New Orleans for a long weekend before Mardi Gras and our home away from home could not have been more perfect. Beautiful lodging; outstanding, safe, convenient location; a true New Orleans home. Coffee on the patio, walk to Magazine and St Charles streetcar, and a taste of New Orleans history in the home. Thank you for a wonderful visit!

  • Submitted: 14-Feb-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Uptown, Louisiana

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.17
Damage Deposit C$256.34

This is a family home in a wonderful, safe, neighborhood in the heart of New Orleans. Perfect for families, couples get-away or girls weekend. It is not an event venue.

Mardi Gras payments are as follows: 50% due at booking and 50% due 45 days after booking.

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