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!!
Greg was a great host, providing easy directions for check-in/out and some information about local tours and restaurants. Thanks for the excellent WiFi! The place is in Treme, just off of the French Quarter. It's a quick walk straight up a street lined with local watering holes and the entrance to Bourbon St. It's also a great jaunt up through to Frenchman St from this location. I was completely satisfied and would stay again.
We had a great stay at Greg's place. It's great value for the location, a short walk to the French Quarter and adjacent from Louis Armstrong Park. Checking in and out was a breeze. Recommended spot!
Greg was very welcoming, responsive and friendly even though we never met him. The apartment was adequate for our short stay in NOLA. The neighborhood was convenient, close to the FQ and easy to park. Its definitely a little funky there but felt safe and comfortable.
Well placed for Louis Armstrong park and short walking distance from French Quarter. Clean and spacious.
A great place to stay in New Orleans. Fabulous location, walking distance to French Quarter, Downtown & Frenchman Street. We felt very safe. It offered a cute colourful creole feel away from the main tackier tourist areas. There was far more space than we imagined. Plenty of room for our family of 3 to spread out. Nice updated kitchen and bathroom and good heating during our winter stay. We loved the local coffee shop Treme, and the delicious meals at Lil Dizzy's. Greg was immediately attentive to any correspondence.
This was a last minute trip to NOLA for Mardi Gras, so most hotels in the quarter were booked up, however I was glad to find Greg's spot since I wanted a more authentic experience this time around anyway. And that is what we got!
The neighborhood is gritty and a little edgy so I felt like I should be on alert at all times. With that said, we saw a second line parade right outside of our door, was able to walk two blocks away to the zulu parade, and saw many "Indians"- again just outside the front door!!! Very Cool! The neighbor was selling hot gumbo on the street and folks were friendly.
The cafe and the convenient store within a block was great. It's a bit of a trek to the quarter and frenchman street action but we expected that (next time I would look into bike rentals). The walls are very thin as others have noted but the noise wasn't an issue for us. The heating system and hot water worked very well (It was freezing outside so we needed both!). The wifi worked fine and there was plenty of space. The building itself is shotgun style, so it's very long and narrow.
Some Cons are that the place could have been a little cleaner and the towels were very old and small (at first I thought they were cleaning rags).. Also because it was cold, it might have been nice to have an additional blanket or comforter or something just so we didn't have to use so much electricity with heating.
The most important thing I want to mention is that as we were leaving I accidentally made a note of our checkout being at 1pm, when in fact it was noon! We were out and about when the cleaning person was already in route, and Greg was totally forgiving that we were running late! He was super responsive and understanding, which I feel was the best part of the stay. When the host is kind and accommodating it makes all of the difference. Thanks Greg!
I don't know if I would stay in this location again (I'd prefer to be just a little bit closer to the center of things), but I noticed that Greg had some other spaces not too far away, so I would definitely check those out when booking next time. Overall, if you are looking to experience the Treme in all it's glory, then this is your place! I'm so glad we decided to stay here and see first hand what Treme was all about. We enjoyed ourselves and again were very thankful for such a gracious host.
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.
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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!"
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