About this listing
Beautifully restored Craftsman Cottage facing historic Audubon Park. Walk, bike or jog under the majestic oaks or visit our world class zoo. Enjoy the beautiful park as you drink your morning coffee at the cast iron table on your private front porch. About 6 miles from the French Quarter with easy access by bus lines. Enjoy this safe and historic neighborhood with world class restaurants just a walk away. It is perfect for visiting the Tulane/Loyola campuses. Walking distance to famous Magazine Street with it's wonderful shopping, restaurants, antiquing and many things for the whole family to do. Nancy and her daughter have owned The Bead Shop on Magazine Street for over twenty three years.
The large serene bedroom in the rear of the house has a dramatic vaulted ceiling with designer lighting. Furnished with a King sized bed it also has a large closet. A full sized Murphy bed that folds out of a closet in the study and a comfy twin sized Day Bed allow for an additional 3-4 sleepers, although best if some are children. A Pack n' Play with bedding and a booster seat are available upon request.
The white tiled bathroom has a tub with shower, lots of fluffy white towels and a hair dryer for your convenience.
The retro styled kitchen is fully stocked with pots and pans, Mr. Coffee coffee machine, microwave, blender, toaster and if needed an iron and ironing board. There are two major grocery stores close by, as well as a Whole Foods Store and a Tuesday outdoor Farmer's market if you are interested in cooking at home. You will also find hardwood floors, central AC and heating, ceiling fans, large new flat screen TV with HDMI cable waiting for you to hook up your laptop and access you Netflix account. Have an iPad, bring your adaptor. You will also find multiple audio systems so bring your iPod! Please note, this unit does NOT have a washer and dryer.
The owners, Nancy and Ben live next door. It is home also to two pups; Bella and Iko, several kittens, a pond of fish and two dozen box turtles that live in an extraordinary naturalized enclosed area. The rental home however, is completely pet free. Nancy is an avid gardener and either she or Ben would be glad to give you a tour of their gardens. The old world charm of the brick patio with it's raised flower beds and gas lanterns compliment this century old New Orleans home, which by the way, was lovingly restored by Ben.
The space is uncluttered, serene and restful. It is beautifully furnished with Stickly furniture, original art and lovely crafts. It is a place of comfort.
Off street parking for one car only, directly in front of the house, designated by two red markers. Additional parking on Laurel and Annunciation streets. Please no exceptions to this, it's a sensitive neighborhood issue.
NON SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
NO WASHER AND DRYER
MAXIMUM 5 PEOPLE
2 DAY MINIMUM FOR ALL RENTALS.
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL WITH REAL NOLA HOSTS!
The park is your front yard, play in it or enjoy it from your private front porch with your coffee or a glass of wine. There is a lock box on the porch where you will pick up your front door key. Additional keys will be provided as needed. For your safety there is a side and rear door. Nancy and Ben live next door and if they know your arrival time, they will greet you and show you through your cottage.
Interaction with Guests
We live next door and are available if you need us. We are long time residents of New Orleans and avid music and food lovers. We would be glad to make suggestions for places to go and things to do. We have put together a list of our favorite restaurants and their information and reviews. You will find it hanging in the kitchen. We usually leave a current Gambit paper for you to search for what's happening around town!
We are a quiet safe residential neighborhood tucked along Audubon Park. Old homes, older trees, a neighborhood dripping with southern charm, dog walkers, kids on bikes and if you listen carefully, zoo sounds.
Two different bus lines are steps away. The Tchoupitoulas bus is one and a half blocks in one direction and the Magazine bus is three and a half blocks in the other, both will take you downtown and an easy walk to the French Quarter. If you would enjoy a ride on our famous Street Car, it is about a mile walk to the front of the park where you can board one in either direction. Downtown is to your right if your back is to the park. Taxis are readily available.
Other Things to Note
While the house technically sleeps six, because the Murphy bed is just a double and there is only one bathroom it is best suited for a family with children or four adults max.
* This is a smoke free environment, there is no smoking allowed in the house nor on the porch or patio. Any failure to comply with this rule will result in the forfeiting of your entire security deposit.
* To assure not disturbing the owners and neighbors, coming and going should be done quietly after 10:00pm.
* We generally enjoy a quiet neighborhood but we do not have any control over noise created by neighbors, dogs, animals or events held at the zoo.
* In the unfortunate event of a tropical storm or hurricane please know that the cottage is an essential part of our family's storm plan. Issues of safety, evacuation, sleeping arrangements, possible partial refunds and the sharing of our culinary bounty will be discussed at that time.
* Keys must be returned or a fee will be assessed at the rate of $5.00 for a regular house key and $25.00 for the skeleton key.
* Only one car may be parked in the parking area in front of the house. Any additional cars must be parked either on Laurel or Annunciation Streets.
* There is a whole house generator behind the cottage that will cut on automatically if power is lost. It turns it's self on for a test run every Wednesday morning about 11:00 am for a few minuites.
* Trash and recycle cans are behind the cottage. They can be accessed out the back door. The City of New Orleans collects only paper, plastic and aluminum for recycling. Regrettably, no glass.
* Off street parking for one car only, directly in front of the house, designated by two red markers. Additional parking on Laurel and Annunciation streets. Please no exceptions to this, it's a sensitive neighborhood issue.
About the Host, Nancy
We are an older but fun loving couple. New Orleanians to the core! Nancy loves to garden and cook and owns a shop on Historic Magazine Street. Ben loves woodworking and fishing and wishes he had more time for both. We have lived in the house next door for 39 years and Ben spent 5 years lovingly restoring the rental cottage where you will be staying.