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Affordable room in the Marigny

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1 bedroom

1 bed
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Semi-private room* in a cute and cozy shotgun house in the Marigny. 15 minute walk to the French Quarter, 12 minutes to Frenchmen St., 2 minutes to the Bywater. Located around the corner from a few restaurants, bars, a coffee shop, and grocery store.

*Note, this room is yours and yours alone, but people have to walk through it to get to their room.

The space

The house is a classic shotgun, a very common style of architecture for homes here in New Orleans. Our bedroom is the first room in the house, and we rent the next three rooms to guests (see our profile for links to the other rooms). Each room is arranged one behind the other. You will be walking through two bedrooms to get to your room, and while you'll have your room to yourself, people will have to walk past your room to access the kitchen, other bedrooms, backyard, and bathroom. Both doorways have doors which you can close for more privacy.

Please look through our photos to see the "blueprints" of our house, this will give you an idea to how it's laid out.

Your room is the third room in the house. It comes furnished with a built in bed, curtain for privacy, XL twin mattress, reading lamp, a chair, vanity with a large mirror, clean sheets, fresh blankets, four pillows, a towel, and a white noise machine to cancel out house noises. The room accommodates one comfortably.

Guest access

The house has six rooms including a bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub, and a large, brand new kitchen equipped with: a dishwasher, double sink, refrigerator, dinner table, and is well stocked with all the pots, pans, and cooking utensils you'll need to make a nice meal at home. You're also welcome to use our washer and dryer, located in the kitchen.

Interaction with guests

Matthijs and I are two friendly, open-minded, creative folks looking to provide an affordable, clean, and comfortable space for travelers in one of the best neighborhoods in this great city. We are happy to help you plan an itinerary for your days if you tell us what you're interested in seeing.

We love hanging out with guests who want to hangout. We love leaving guests alone who want to be left alone. If you want to go out on the town with us, let us know and if we're not staying in for the night we'll definitely join you. If you'd like to share a home-cooked meal, we are down! The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

We have a chihuahua named Mister who is cute and cranky. He will leave you alone if you leave him alone, if you try to pet him he will be unpleasant. We also have a mutt named Huxley who is extremely friendly, and a bit wild. Huxley will let you pet the hell out of him, he gives hugs too. Both dogs will bark their heads off when you enter the house.

Other things to note

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Q: Do you have wifi
A: YES! Airbnb should send you our wifi handle and password after you confirm the booking. If not, we've got it written down in the house.

Q: Is there free parking on the street?
A: Yes, parking in the Marigny is free. You can often nab a spot right around the corner, if not right out front.

Q: Is it safe to walk to and from the French Quarter at night?
A: We've never had a problem with it, at 3pm, at 9pm, at 5am, etc. That being said, walking with your DSLR hanging off your shoulder at 1am probably isn't a smart move, but that'd be true in any city. Stay alert, we have had guests get mugged in the French Quarter! A cab/ride share from the French Quarter to our house will run $5-10 depending on the night.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Wireless Internet
Kitchen

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

Our house is your house. We want all our Airbnb guests to feel comfortable. Please make yourself at home here! Use the dresser to store your clothes, unpack your toiletries in the designated spaces in the bathroom, use our kitchen to cook all you want and store food in our fridge. This is New Orleans and we want you to enjoy it the same way we enjoy it; you can come and go as you please, whether you're in early or out late, as long as you keep quiet while passing through rooms with folks sleeping you'll be fine.

Guests are expected to keep noise at a respectable level after 11pm on weekday nights. This includes when using the kitchen and walking through other housemates bedrooms.

Guests are expected to clean up after themselves.

We don't allow smoking in the house, but we have a backyard and front stoop where you can smoke.

Guests must be cool with dogs, or at least willing to try.

We allow kids over the age of 8.


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Cathy User Profile
September 2017
I was weary of people walking through but decided to try because of the rooms. It honestly wasn't an issue. I still had lots of privacy. I loved the curtain on the bed. It completely blocked out the light. I slept amazingly well. The list of places to eat and drink was very helpful. I loved finding new places in each area. Great stay!!

Lauren User Profile
September 2017
Great location. Easily walkable to the quarter but still on a quiet street. I actually didn't have much issue with the people coming and going through the shotgun rooms, but 7 people in a 4.5 room house is a lot. That said, it was still worth it (great price) to be so close to downtown. Would recommend to younger people who don't mind a little "college style" living.

Simon User Profile
August 2017
Great hosts and great house, and the neighborhood is wonderful. You can walk to a lot of places or just wander and enjoy the beautiful streets of The Marigny! Great kitchen as well, and the dogs are funny :)

Megan User Profile
August 2017
Kind hosts, nice and simple space, good value and location!

Joseph User Profile
August 2017
Amazing and affordable place to stay! Extremely accommodating and respectful in every way.

John User Profile
August 2017
Perfect for solo travelers on a budget, especially if you're just looking to hang in town and need a place to sleep/shower. Katie and Matthijs were very nice and helpful with where to explore.

Nickiz User Profile
August 2017
Its a cool place n great people :) They're so nice n kindness

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in September 2011
Katie & Matthijs User Profile

The forces of New Orleans, or just plain ol' coincidence, brought us together in late December 2012.

Matthijs is a letterer/graphic designer from the Netherlands, Katie is an artist from New Jersey. Our household is fluent in English and Dutch.

Please read the description of the room you're renting thoroughly, and give our reviews a little perusal so you get an idea of what our home is like.

Languages: English, Nederlands
Response rate: 96%
Response time: within an hour

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