Beautifully restored Craftsman Cottage facing historic Audubon Park. Walk, bike or jog under the majestic oaks or visit our world class zoo. About 6 miles from the French Quarter with easy access to 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 one 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 and an elliptical machine. A full sized Murphy bed that folds out of a closet in the study and a comfy twin sized Day Bed with twin trundle bed in the front room allow for an additional four sleepers, although best if some are children. A Pack n' Play with bedding and a booster seat are in the bedroom closet if you are traveling with a baby.
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 a DVD and video player, as well as a wii game center, alarm system and 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. 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. Nancy's passion is gardening and you are invited to use the patio for enjoying a cup of coffee or relaxing with a glass of wine. You will delight in the perfume of Gardenias and Jasmine, the wonder of plate sized Hibiscus, the lush flower beds and an herb garden spilling over with every kind of seasoning you could need. But watch out, Iko will be there waiting for you to throw the ball!
Off street parking for one car only, additional parking on Laurel and Annunciation streets.
NON SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
NO WASHER AND DRYER
MAXIMUM 6 PEOPLE
2 DAY MINIMUM FOR ALL RENTALS.
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL WITH REAL NOLA HOSTS!
The park is your front yard and you are welcome to enjoy the patio between the two homes, just exit the door in the kitchen. Want to borrow a bike, we have them, just ask. Need a puppy to play fetch with.....always available!
We live next door and are available if you need us.
We are a quiet safe residential neighborhood tuck 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. One and a half blocks in one direction and three and a half blocks in the other.
While the house 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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
We spent a wonderful Mardi Gras in this beautiful, single shotgun style cottage uptown with our nanny and two young children. It quite comfortably fit all 5 of us. Nancy and Ben were amazing hosts. They not only welcomed us with a king cake and beads, but also invited us over for a pre-Thoth parade party at their house. They were a wealth of knowledge about local parades and activities and readily available when needed. The location of the cottage is perfect, right next to Audubon Park and Zoo as well as to St. Charles and the streetcar line, while being far enough away from the noise and craziness. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!
This place is a real gem and Nancy is delightful. She's a life long resident of NOLA and local business owner with a real interest that her guests get to know the city.
The house is right on the park and you can sometimes hear monkeys and owls from across the park in the zoo. It's really cool. And the interior is really nicely decorated and comfy.
Overall a great experience. Would definitely do it again and you should too!
Charming cottage, wonderful location, great host
Lovely place and hosts. Located on a walking street facing Audabon Park, with large oak trees, The hosts kindly lent me a bicycle for a ride around the park which was lovely even in January.
Oh my gosh! What a wonderful little slice of paradise Nancy and Ben have created! The cottage has been lovingly restored, the woodwork is amazing! The garden is out of this world! There were six of us and the cottage was spacious and accommodated us all very well. The French Quarter is almost a straight shot down Tchoupitoulas St. but we honestly preferred hanging out uptown on Magazine St. and at the cottage. I will forevermore check here first for accommodations when visiting NOLA. So wonderful! Thanks again Nancy & Ben!
Nancy and Ben have set up an amazing and relaxing retreat space in the Garden District. One couldn't ask for more with the cottage and the neighborhood - quiet, friendly, and accessible. The cottage's proximity to Audubon Park make our stay that much more satisfying. Gorgeous place.
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful house for 3 nights. It's right accross from a gorgeous 273 year old tree perfect for picnics and running around Audubon park was great. Nancy was an incredible host, and very quick to respond to any questions of special requests. This was my first trip to New Orleans, and it was wonderful. If back again I would definately try to stay here.
This is the second time that I've rented Nancy's cottage when my family is in town visiting me, and they absolutely love staying there. It's in a beautiful location right on Audubon Park, and the cottage itself is wonderfully decorated, extremely quiet, and very comfortable. Nancy is an ideal host, and her cottage really is the best place to stay in Uptown. Thanks again, Nancy!
Amazing, amazing stay. Came in as strangers and left as dear friends. Nancy and Ben were as welcoming as could be. They greeted us with such hospitality from the first night, but let us have as much space as we wanted. They always looked out for us, whether it be recommendations, things for the house, or anything else we needed. The stay was worth it alone to play with the sweetest dogs you'll meet and the nicest neighborhood cats. I can't speak any higher. The house is right on Audubon Park, so you are very safe, and can go walking in almost any direction. Great neighborhood and options for things to do around the house. Public transportation super close as well.
This home is a gem: a charming, well-equipped, and perfectly situated bungalow in a lovely neighborhood next to a park. A wonderful introduction to New Orleans, and I'm already thinking of when I can come back. Nancy was great with communications, and very helpful. Highly recommended.