About this listing
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This listing is for our 4th bedroom with private bathroom. The bedroom is on the ground floor and has a full size bed and dresser.
Our house is a traditional double, Creole Cottage built in the mid 1800's before the Civil war and has been added to a number of times over the years.
I was trained as an Architect, and have played trumpet since the age of eight and currently my trio plays at Tommy's Wine Bar every Saturday night. My son Avery and I are in the process of restoring the cottage to its original character.
My Wife Liz helps run a Womens Clothing Boutique in the French Quarter (just a stones throw from Jackson Square) which she commutes to either on foot along the Oak lined Esplanade Ave. with it's 'Gone with the Wind' houses or by the use of her trusty old cruiser (This town is very Bike friendly).
My Son Avery moved here from New Zealand a couple of years ago to assist with the renovations, and help run Airbnb. He's a bit of a computer geek and belongs to a local Steam Punk group.
For those times you need a little down time, feel free to make use of our spacious (private) back yard, or find a spot on one of the chairs in our living room.
Liz and I have traveled extensively (usually on a shoestring) and have friends in a number of countries, we're always happy to recount the tales of our adventures, or to listen to yours.
It's a 20 minute walk(15 minute power walk!) to the French Quarter under those gorgeous 200 year old Oaks, surrounded by gorgeous 200 year old houses, on the old streetcar line.
We have four beautiful rescued cats. Miss Doris Day from the Bronx and a few locals, Brian Lion and Rocky Raccoon and Prince Harry. Our latest rescue is Sgt Pepper a Border Collie.
Guests have full run of the house and back yard, use of the bikes and a shared bathroom. Guests are also welcome to put food and drinks in the refrigerator.
Interaction with Guests
We work on the house most days and are otherwise generally around, generally we have several guests staying with us at a time as well.
No off-street parking available, however there is plenty of free on-street parking.
Recommended transport to or from the airport is by Taxi, currently all companies have a set fee of $33 ($14 extra per person after 2 people) the airport shuttle is also an option but usually insists on stopping at a hotel and charges are around $20 per person.
UberX now operates in New Orleans but cannot pickup from the airport (Uber Black can but charges much more than a Taxi).
Taking the bus is also possible, however the bus from the airport only runs once an hour, requires making a transfer and does not run weekends or evenings.
Other Things to Note
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How far are you from the French Quarter and Frenchman St?
A: We’re under a mile from the near end of the French Quarter, to get to the River and Frenchman St is just over a mile, most people can make the walk in around 20 minutes.
Q: How far are you from the Morial Convention Center?
A: The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is about 2.5 miles away, we recommend taking a Taxi, alternately there is a bus which takes you most of the way with a total travel time closer to 30 minutes.
Q: Do you offer breakfast?
A: Yes, we offer Toast, home made Muesli, fresh Fruit, Coffee or Tea. Breakfast is informal and guests are encouraged to help themselves to what is on offer.
Q: Do you have any pets in the house?
A: We have a border collie and several cats, for this reason guests with allergies may want to consider alternate accommodation.
Q: Do you have bikes?
A: We currently have six bikes which are shared between rooms, we do not take reservations on the bikes although it is rare for all of them to be in use at once. U-Locks are provided with the bikes.
Q: Can we get fresh sheets and Towels during our stay?
A: Fresh Towels and sheets are available on request
Q: What Size is the Bed in this room?
A: The Bed in this room has a Double (Full Size) mattress.
Q: Do you offer early Check-in or Late Check-out?
A: While we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms outside of normal check in times (Check-out 11am, Check-in 2pm) guests who are arriving early are welcome to drop their luggage off with us and get a key, we are also happy to look after the luggage of guests who are leaving town late in the day.
Q: When I try to book the room Airbnb gives me an error regarding verification.
A: We require all Airbnb guests who book with us to be ID verified, if you are having trouble with this we recommend contacting Airbnb directly as they handle the verification process.
Q: When I try to book Airbnb wont let me put in the dates I want.
A: In most cases this is because someone else has already booked the room for those nights.
However we generally block out dates more than six months in advance as we prefer not to take bookings this far ahead, however if you are looking at booking a stay of a week or longer six months to a year in the future we are willing to discuss it.
Q: Airbnb will not let me book a one night stay.
A: The minimum stay in both our #1 and #4 rooms (the rooms with private bathrooms) is two nights, although we are sometimes willing to override this setting in special circumstances.
Q: I have a friend who wants to stay with us, can they sleep on the floor?
A: Unfortunately the maximum number of people we allow in this room is two, if your friend wants to stay with you they will either need to book a room for themselves with us or find alternate accommodation.
Q: When I put the dates in I wanted the price of the room went up.
A: The nightly price of the room is variable, the price for weekends and during certain events (such as Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest) the price is higher, in some circumstances Airbnb reverts to showing the base nightly price and then shows the exact price when it calculates the total price of your stay.
Q: Are there any additional fees involved in my stay?
A: In most cases the total shown by Airbnb is the total price you pay, the most common exception to this is to cover damages, other costs are rare and subject to discussion and agreement.
- We ask that guest who are checking in (or have misplaced their key) do not use the doorbell after 10pm, either use the lockbox or phone me directly if you need to get into the house after this time (all guests receive a key to the house on arrival).
- We ask that guests do not smoke inside the house (smoking in the back yard is ok).
- Guests who use the bikes are responsible for their safe return.
Great spot just outside the crazyness of bourbon street. It's just a $10 ride on an Uber.
Great hosts. And the available bikes are an excellent plus.
The place was exactly as described. Rick, Liz and everyone else were really kind and careful. Rick provided us the best recommendation for a jazz bar in the city. He was able to fully understood what we are looking for and provided an excellent tip for our last night in New Orleans. We also got wonderful time cycling around the bikes available for borrowing at its house. Anyone else that chose to stay at Rick and Liz home will have wonderful time with no doubt.
Rick & Liz have been the best hosts yet by far. They were extremely accommodating & were thoughtful as to our needs upon arrival. Comforts they offered were above & beyond the norm & we highly recommend them - thanks Rick & Liz!
Our stay with Rick and Liz was delightful. Our room was exactly as pictured and the ensuite is beautiful. What a colourful and lively house! The cats and sgt. Pepper were lovely hosts too :)
Being able to borrow the bikes made heading in to town each day a quick 5 minute ride, and allowed us to explore city park as well.
I would highly recommend staying at Rick and Liz's place when coming to New Orleans.
Staying with Rick and Liz felt like home. Our room was prepped, amazing shower pressure, and they even left flowers, water and a treat for us. Also, close to all the happenings--less than $10 for an über and they have bikes if you prefer.
This place was awesome! Amazing room and ensuite in a great location! Rick and Liz were super easy to talk to and we had a great time! Plenty of great recommendations, and we'll stay again in future if we ever visit New Orleans again! Oh and Sgt Pepper and the cats were awesome too!
I stayed with Rick and Liz from 23d to 28th June 2015. Despite my late arrival Rick was still up to greet me and show me to my room. The room and facilities were as shown on the photos and more than met my expectations. Liz and I hit it off immediately having the NZ connection and also being animal lovers. They are great hosts and really understand the meaning of B & B - their breakfasts were great and just what is needed to set you up for a days sightseeing. (other Airbnb hosts don't seem to have any understanding of the concept of breakfast)
I would definately reccomend them to others thinking of travelling to New Orleans, short walk to the French Quarter and so much to do and see ther that 4 days is just not enough. I will be saving to come back thats for sure.
Thanks again to Liz, Rick and Avery
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About the Host, Rick And Liz
I am originally from NYC. Moved to New Zealand when I was 17 with my mother and father and two sisters. Went to Auckland University and graduated with a degree in Architecture. Started playing the trumpet when I was 8 and worked my way through University playing in bands.
Moved to New Orleans about three years ago with my New Zealand wife, Liz and we love it.