Renovated room with private en-suite bathroom
This listing is for our recently renovated 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.
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.
- Please 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 (guests are provided with their own key at check-in time).
- We ask that guests do not smoke inside the house.
- Guests who use the bikes are responsible for their safe return.
Rick was very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in two rooms while we were there - both charming with antique furniture and in-suite bathrooms. There was access to complimentary bikes and locks too which was very useful as the location is at least a 20 minute walk from the core of NO. But, closer to great spots like City Park. Biking allowed more freedom and accessibility. Rick was easy going and flexible and transferred our luggage from one room to the next while we were enjoying the city as well as allowed us to leave our luggage on our last day. Our first trip to NOLA - we'll definitely be back!
Rick, Liz and Avery were great hosts for our short stay. The cottage is within a two-mile walking distance to the French Quarter and we walked each day/night to get around. Our room was the bedroom just as pictured on their website and the bath had been updated. Everything was clean and there were numerous pamphlets and books for sightseeing. We had a wonderful visit to New Orleans and would visit the Roff's again.
Our hosts Liz and Rick were very gracious and helpful with local information. They made us feel right at home. The room and bathroom were just like they looked in the pictures. The last day there it rained and we got soaked and Rick helped us get our clothes and sneakers dry before going to the airport. I would recommend staying there. We loved having the bikes available to ride around town.
Our stay with Rick and Liz was wonderful! Our room was beautiful and relaxing and we loved having our own bathroom and patio door (definitely worth the extra cash). Their home is located perfectly between the French Quarter and City Park, so we were pretty much able to bike everywhere we wanted to go. The hosts have 6 bicycles for borrowing! Rick and Liz were warm and hospitable, but respectful of our privacy. One of our favorite parts was watching all the cats in the yard, which kind of lay around like lawn ornaments... But don't worry if you're not a cat person, they keep to themselves. We didn't take advantage of the breakfast provided, but it looked simple and wholesome. All-in-all, a great experience, would stay at the Creole Cottage again!
Room was just as great as it is pictured. Was great to come back to the quietness there after being a tourist all day. A bit of a walk or bike ride to the French Quarter or to get to trolley. Will be better when new trolley line finished. Rick and Liz were very nice hosts and helpful. Not much in way of neighborhood restaurants or shops, but I did like being in the Treme area.
My husband and I loved staying with Rick and Liz. It was our first trip to New Orleans and Rick, Liz and Avery were so helpful with suggestions for places and restaurants to visit. The room was comfortable and since the weather was so nice we were able to keep the doors open to let in the breeze. Rick introduced us to his homemade muesli and it was delicious! The home and neighborhood were very close (20 minute walk or 8-15 minute bike ride - depending on which neighborhood you're visiting) to the French Quarter, Central Business District and Bywater/Marigny neighborhoods. The house was very secure and at no point did we ever feel unsafe. We used the bikes every day - they were all in great condition and the locks were easy to use (with plenty of places to park and lock them up) and car drivers are pretty respectful of your space on the road. It's also easy to visit the Garden District by biking down to Canal Street and taking the St. Charles streetcar down ($3 for an all-day pass that lets you on and off the streetcars and buses). If you're planning a trip to New Orleans, I would highly recommend staying here.
There was plenty of street parking and it was easy to get to all the places I wanted to go. The room was clean & comfortable with a private bathroom.
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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.