Creole Cottage in historic Treme Room #4
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A cozy room with private bathroom & private entrance.
The room has a standard double bed as well as a small refrigerator, a Table and chairs, and Air Conditioner among other amenities.
A complimentary Breakfast which includes fresh brewed coffee, cereal, toast and fruit is available to guests, as is free use of our Bicycles.

The space

This listing is for our 4th bedroom with private bathroom. The bedroom is on the ground floor and has a full size bed as well as a small table with chairs.

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 what used to be 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.

Guest access

Guests have full run of the house and back yard, use of the bikes and a shared bathroom. All guest rooms have their own bar fridge for storing food and drinks.

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.

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 eight 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 sheets and Towels are provided with the room, but more 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, #3, and #4 rooms 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.

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Cleaning Fee $20
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $105 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

- We ask that guests who are checking in late (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.
- If possible please give us an estimate of your arrival time at least 24 hours before you plan to check-in, if your estimated arrival time changes please update us as you can.
- We ask that guests do not eat or drink in bed.
- We offer bikes for guest use at no additional charge but require that guests follow the posted rules regarding their use.
- We ask that guests do not burn candles or have other open flames in their rooms.

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Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


2 nights minimum stay

251 Reviews

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Laney User Profile
September 2017
Rick & Liz have such a lovely and welcoming home. We stayed in a room that had its own private entrance so we could come and go with ease. The location was perfect and was easy walking distance to many popular sites. I would book this place again in the future. Thank you for having us!

Louise User Profile
September 2017
Everything was perfect. The location was not too far from all the popular spots and the hosts were very accommodating.

Edwin User Profile
September 2017
Rick was really hospitable. The room was neat and comfortable. The pets were friendly. We liked the way Rick had organised checking out of his bikes. We loved riding the bikes to the French Quarter, which was only 10 min ride from this place. I enjoyed my stay and would highly recommend this place.

Kyle User Profile
August 2017
Rick and Liz have an absolutely beautiful home and it was a great pleasure to stay. I stayed at their home right as Houston was being hit by hurricane Harvey and I was on my way to start a new job. They were very accommodating and let me use their printer/scanner to send important documents to my employer and let me stay with them longer on short notice. Definitely would stay again to enjoy more of the city and their home.

Ashley User Profile
August 2017
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Alvin User Profile
July 2017
The cottage at Rick and Liz's place was perfect. After driving from NYC, their place was a vision; it was decorated beautifully and very private. The neighborhood, the 7th Ward, was nice...and Rick and Liz loaned me a bike to use, which was perfect for exploring the neighborhood and riding around the French Quarter. Would definitely stay here again!

Marie K User Profile
July 2017
The house and room was fantastic. Rick provides the most lovely müsli for breakfast. They were very friendly and gave good advice. We enjoyed riding bikes to French Quarter at day time, but did absolutely feel more safe going by cap during night time. However Frenchman street was not that far - a cheap cap drive.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in September 2010
Rick & Liz User ProfileRick & Liz is a superhost.

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.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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