Enjoy your stay in New Orleans in the historic Faubourg Treme neighborhood in a renovated 1 bedroom/1bathroom unit complete with fully equipped kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator), washer/dryer access, queen sized bed, cable, and internet. The bathroom has both a shower and a bathtub however we do not provide toiletries or a hairdryer.
The unit 1 of 4 apartments in a renovated building originally built in 1832. The neighborhood itself is a very eclectic mix which includes everything from young families, singles, young couples, and families who have been in the neighborhood since the start of it's existence. The area is rich in history, culture, and tradition. It is not odd to see a second line parade during your stay or to hear the sounds of a brass band in the distance. The Candlelight Lounge is located just a block away and is home to many brass band staples in New Orleans including The Treme Brass band who plays every Wednesday night without fail. Tenants in the building are respectful but be aware the the building definitely has a "lived in" feel. There are times when you can hear the other tenants walking about or talking or playing music. Bottom line is that the house is old but that's what makes your stay even that much more authentic. Most of the homes here are set up this way and what seems normal to us may be a little out of the ordinary to anyone visiting!
You are walking distance from the French Quarter and popular areas such as Frenchmen Street, the French Market, The Faubourg Marigny, The Riverwalk, Decatur Street, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and Armstrong Park to name a few. Just a few blocks away (walking distance), there are 2 museums that you must visit: The Backstreet Cultural Museum and The New Orleans African American Museum. Treme Coffeehouse is located on the corner and offers great coffee, sandwiches, and free internet. One of the BEST restaurants in the city is just up the street and is called MeauxBar. You MUST eat there before leaving! Also Lil' Dizzy's is a few blocks away on Esplanade and is must do for authentic southern cooking, some of the best fried chicken you've ever eaten, and great breakfast.
We recommend cabbing to anywhere that is not in walking distance. Public transportation is available nearby but is a bit cumbersome and it's well worth the extra money to experience a Nola cabbie! Pedicabs are also EVERYWHERE and they are very happy to have your business. The streetcar is about a 20 minute walk away on Canal Street is definitely a must on your to-do list during your visit.
**Holidays and festivals are subject to a 3 night minimum stay as well as a higher rate. Please inquire if you are wanting to stay during a special event period.
No smoking allowed. No pets allowed.
Upon checkin, keys will be in the lockbox on the door for you. The code is 3333. Feel free to park on the street in front of the unit. As long as you don't block a fire hydrant, you're fine. Check in is at 3pm. Checkout at noon. When you leave, lock up and leave the keys in the mailbox and send me a text when you've headed out.
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!
Location was terrific, and the amenities were just what we needed for our weekend stay. The noise from the upstairs apartment was very loud (high heels on wood floors felt like it was in your apartments). Luckily, there was no noise at night while sleeping. The apartment, bed and furniture were very comfortable.
Large, old (yet tidy) authentic New Orleans shotgun apartment, where one room leads directly through to the next, without the use of a hallway. I had a nice stay. Not a luxury accommodation (lacks a microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, the tv has only old school pre-hdmi connections, thin walls between units, no change of bed linens, nor linens for the futon), however the wifi worked better than most of the fancy hotels I've stayed at. The Treme neighborhood has a rough appeal that may not be for the meek or easily intimidated, but has its own charm and character
Like anywhere in New Orleans, it's best not to walk around alone. That said, it is within walking distance of the French Quarter but not so close as to be loud or busy, and parking was never a problem.
The Treme Apt is very spacious and tidy (not amazingly clean but not too dirty either). We really only slept there so much of the space was unused by us. We probably didn't need such a big space for the two of us, but the price was very good and it was only about a 5 min brisk walk to the French Quarter. This was our first trip to NO so we didn't know much about the neighborhood. We felt comfortable walking to the French Quarter from the apartment during the daytime, but we decided to take a cab "home" each night as the streets are quite dark in the Treme and there are many boarded up homes (like the one right next door to the apartment). The coffee shop on the corner is really nice and very convenient. Greg was easy to get in touch with and the key was right where he said it would be. The internet worked well. As Greg says in his description, the home is old and you can hear your neighbors through the walls but they weren't very loud and we didn't hear any street noise at all. We are happy we stayed in the Treme because I don't think we would have ventured there otherwise. We got the impression that crime might be higher in the Treme than in other areas based on the proximity to the highway and the rundown buildings. But it has a really interesting history and is a short walk/cab ride to brighter lit areas. We were pleased with our stay and would recommend this apartment to a youngish-couple who are ok walking briskly for a few blocks!
This apartment was perfect. The photos do not do the old building justice; me and my boyfriend were speechless when we walked inside. There's a coffee shop and a convenience store just steps away and Treme is a gorgeous neighborhood. The Backstreet museum is a must see and you're also just a half mile from the St. Louis cemetery. We parked the car conveniently in front of the building when we arrived and didn't touch it for five whole days, walked all over the entire city and never felt unsafe or inconvenienced once. When we arrived the wrong keys were accidentally in the lock box, but Bella's partner Greg arrived within 15 mins to let us in to the apartment. This experience was so much better than anything staying in an overpriced French Quarter hotel could've given us. If you don't appreciate seeing the rougher, dirtier version of 'gorgeous' and 'perfect' that I'm talking about, then you need to stay in a Holiday Inn surrounded by Applebees' or whatever people like you think is 'safe.' Seriously if cracks in the sidewalk and graffiti are going to make you clutch your purse for dear life, then you probably shouldn't travel at all, but definitely stay in the French Quarter rather than venturing out to the other historic and interesting areas like Treme. If you want to see why people like me won't shut up about New Orleans, then stay here!
Great communication, key was easy to find - nice coffee shop across the road - close to the French Quarter. House was clean and had everything we needed! Would stay again.
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Natural New Orleanian.
Eater of food.
Old home renovator.
Lover of travel.
Looking forward to hosting your New Orleans stay.
Bella and I have hosted these units for a few years. I'm doing more of the legwork now, so a change in "host," but no change "hospitality!"
Welcome to New Orleans!