About this listing
Easy walk to the Quarter!
Please read this through, so you know what my house entails!
I am in the process of trying to update pictures, sorry for the poor quality of the ones on here.
The biggest update upon reposting this is that I have a really cute one and a half year old son. I haven't been on here since I've had him, the house is better than ever, but now has a continual smattering of toys (i.e. bowls, spoons, and whatever else he has designated as "toy" for the day) that I do my best to keep up with picking up, but will somehow continually reappear despite all efforts. This being said, your room is in the very front of the house, ours is in the far back, there is an entrance through the front, and the only time you will have to go past this is on the way to the bathroom.
Hi! I am a proud home owner who has sawed and hammered her way a long time to get here. My house is a never ending project, I feel the need to say this up front. I am sharing my best and most beautiful front room with you lovely visitors to assist in the continued development of making my place ever better. All the proceeds from this site will go directly back into making my house more of a home.
What you can expect: one cushy full sized bed, super soft cotton sheets, four plush pillows, a mini fridge, access to my gas stovetop, a hot soak or shower in a clawfoot bathtub, a very sweet dog and boy, and expert advice on everything from five star restaurants to the best corner store poboy shops, as well as some decent knowledge of local folklore and the odd and intriguing corners of this amazing city. You will be in the front room which has wonderful floor- up windows, and gets lots of warm, beautiful light, as well as being private, as the main entrance is on the side of the house. (Private meaning, most classic shotgun houses are a sort of giant partitioned hallway, with the bedrooms being passthroughs. I made a hallway through the second room back so that every bedroom has privacy.) There are some pretty coffee table type books to look at and a small cache of games- dominoes, cards, dice, and backgammon- in case you are of that mind.
What you cannot expect: Perfection. My home is a work in progress, there are tiles in the yard, and there are unfinished or finished-enough-for-now areas. If you are upset by paint dots on the floor, a one year old doing his morning toddle and fling, or everything not being at perfect 90 degree angles, this is likely not the best accommodation for you. If you like a house to have a bit (or a lot) of personality, much the same as the city herself, you will be right at home. This being said, the most common comment I hear upon people entering my place is, "your house just Feels good". I would self centeredly agree with this. I've spent a lot of years lovingly collecting curiosities and am thrilled to finally be able to display them. I don't allow smoking inside the house, but have an expansive side porch you are welcome to enjoy.
My house is a 20 minute walk from the beginning of the French Quarter, or a 5 minute bike ride. It is a 3 minute walk from the bumpin Marigny/ St Claude intersection, where any given night there are three bars to choose a venue from. 10 minute walk to St.Coffee and the Healing Center where you can yoga your hangover away, or just grab some local sushi from the new, fully stocked with delicious things, Co-op. Frenchman St, where those in the know go to see the latest and best local talent, is a 15 minute walk. Gene's poboys provides the both the best late night cheesesteak devouring spot, and a daiquiri variety that is guaranteed to cure the most ragged of what ails you. In the other direction, within a two block radius, are 24 hour gas stations, a Family Dollar, a laundrymat, an Auto Zone with a knowledgable parking lot staff, and a connection to the rest of the span of the country, in the form of the far reaching Highway 10.
I love having guests, and am so excited to be able to open my home up as a haven away from all the inevitable excitement a city of this caliber entails. I don't have a (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) account, but you can check out some of my work, and who I am, on my business website at Hourglassproductions, on Etsy.
Come have a visit!
You are welcome to relax in my shady back yard, make a cup of espresso, or enjoy my side porch.
Hmmm... don't forget to lock the doors coming in and out! The most important thing right now for me is that this is a shoes- off house. This is very important! Leave your shoes in the front foyer or on the shelves out the side door! And, I don't put anything but the occasional fish in my cook pans, meat-wise. Oh, and please, at all costs, have a ball while you are here in New Orleans. Nothing less will do.
I am a jeweler, a proud single mom of a one and a half year old, and hard at work rebuilding my life around this wonderful new addition to it. The thing that makes me happiest right now is hearing my boy laugh.