Compared to bigger cities, New Orleans rent —even in its most expensive form— is pocket change. But here, where the average rent for the metro area is $872 per month, these rentals are going for a pretty penny. The city's currently blasted with "corporate rentals" so for the sake of not tracking every single furnished/short-term/outrageously priced place on the market, we sliced through to find dwellings that, for the most part, are just straight-up pricey rentals. (Curious about the most expensive spots on the corporate rental scene? Stay tuned, as there are a couple in the $20,000 per month range.) Here we've mapped out ten big-money options for rent around New Orleans: From a 5,755-square foot Uptown home to converted warehouses downtown to a Warehouse District luxury apartment that was once an undertaker's office, there's something for everyone — as long as you've got the loot, of course.Read More
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7503 St. Charles Avenue
This Uptown apartment on The Avenue was just renovated and has a private back patio. There's one-year lease and no fooling around here: a $3,000 application deposit, which turns into the security deposit.
1742 Arabella St.
This three-story Uptown home has an inground pool, a guesthouse, 2-car garage, and chandeliers galore.
1440 Camp St.
In the Lower Garden District overlooking Coliseum Square, this place is available for short or long term. Perks: pool, patio, balcony, and gated parking.
Apt. 3A is the top dog (biggest, most expensive) of the 9 units in this building, which has been an 1840s coffee factory, then a mortician's office. The developer says there's a "niche market" in town that wants the luxe lifestyle without buying.
This corner penthouse in the CBD comes furnished (not always a good thing)and includes utilities and one on-site parking space.
716 Dauphine St.
For some reason the listing fails to mention this rental is in The Sultan's Palace, rumored to be highly haunted. The 2,000-sq.ft. wrap-around porch will be a good spot to people watch as the haunted history tours ogle.
817 Chartres St.
Right in the middle of the French Quarter, this apartment has two balconies, a parking space(!!), and apparently a shared pool with the Place d'Armes Hotel.
511 Marigny is a converted warehouse with a rooftop terrace, fitness center, pool – you get the idea. This particular unit will be available in late December.
620 Port St.
This Marigny rental comes furnished, but tenants are in charge of utilities. There's a covered back porch, a yard, and "quirky little bars" in the neighborhood.
Rice Mill Lofts
This Bywater pad with a downriver view won't be available 'til mid-January in the converted warehouse space that draws equal amounts of envy and ridicule.