About this listing
The perfect place for travelers who love a great deal, are looking for the real New Orleans, and like to have room to stretch out in. Close to everything, with the friendly vibe of old New Orleans.
A charming one bedroom with room for two couples or three friends, this apartment has a full kitchen, a lovely front porch for people watching, a clawfoot bathtub and lots of historic details like a french window, hard wood floors, high ceilings, and mantels in every room. The first room doubles as a front parlor with a futon that can be made into a double (full sized) bed. The second room of the double parlor is an eat-in kitchen. There is a full closet to hang your clothes and the back room is a quiet bedroom with a queen sized bed. There is also a single studio day bed that can easily fit in either the front room or the bedroom, perfect for a toddler, child or small adult, if three friends want to all have their own bed.
As of March 3, 2015, there is a brand new mattress on the queen bed in the bedroom, and the bathroom got a major upgrade as well!
The apartment in located in the Historic 7th Ward and is an easy walk to many historic neighborhoods, restaurants and coffee shops. There is on street parking and also proximity to buses and the Carrolton street car. City Park is a quick drive or a lovely walk and the French Quarter is about a mile and a half away. See Second Line Parades go down N. Broad St and experience the real New Orleans!
The host/owner lives in the double next door and is there to answer all you questions, make music and dining recommendations, give directions and help out if anything comes up. I might even be able to help you get to or from the airport or bus station. Just ask!
The apartment is a self-contained, one bedroom apartment with a private entrance.
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like. I live next door and am a knock away.
Anybody in New Orleans will tell you how fiercely loyal people here are to their neighborhoods--and everyone is convinced that theirs is the best, me included. I have lived in the 7th Ward for 13 years, and I've watched as my neighborhood has come back stronger after Katrina (though you will still see the scars of the biggest hurricane in US history), while still keeping the best of the good old days.
If you have your own car, the apartment is five minutes away from the French Quarter and Frenchmen St., ten minutes from most places in the Bywater, Uptown, and Mid-City. If you want to an easy walk to all the tourist attractions (French Quarter, CBD, Frenchmen St.), this is not your best bet. If you are an adventurous soul who enjoys being a little ways of the beaten path, you will find walking, taking the bus or a cab are very doable from my rental. The 91 bus can get you many great places fast. It does run on a schedule so you have to time it right. It doesn't run at night so most guest without a car take the bus out and cab it back at night. My apartment is very close to both I-10 and I-610 so getting in and out of town in a car is easy.
Other Things to Note
It's easy being green at my place. I use earth-friendly cleaners like Murphy's Oil Soap and Seventh Generation cleaner. I use green laundry soap as well so you may not smell a detergent smell on the sheets and towels, but they are clean! We recycle plastic, paper and cardboard, and try to keep the apartment energy efficient.
Parking: Do not park in the driveway at 1617 N. Rocheblave. They will tow! You can park directly in front of the house between the two brick walkways that go down to the curb. You can consider that "your" space. It is a public street, so if for some reason there is someone parked there, any open space across the street is fine, too. Try to avoid parking directly in front of my neighbors' doors. Many neighbors are quite elderly and need to be able to get in and out easily.
Check-out: Turn off a/c’s. Please strip beds and wash all dishes. Remove perishable food from the refrigerator. If you wish to leave food that is in an unopened package in the freezer or in the cabinets, that is fine. (Feel free to eat whatever you find too!) Return key to the lock box.
No smoking in the house. On the front porch is fine.
Well behaved pets are welcome. Please let me know they are coming and clean up after them inside and outside. I strongly urge pet owners to treat their animals for fleas before coming to New Orleans. That protects them and all future guests--canine and human--from the vicious fleas of New Orleans.