Large, sun-drenched, cathedral-ceiling loft in 1857 Creole cottage, in historic Treme, two blocks from the French Quarter, six blocks from Frenchman St. Relax from the city's wonders on romantic veranda. Queen bed and double futon. Full kitchen.
Relax in New Orleans’ history and culture in 1857 home, blocks from French Quarter and Frenchman St. Two bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room, bath, veranda. Romantic and charming: brick fireplaces, high ceilings, beautiful architectural details. Simply and tastefully decorated.
The home is a 150-plus-year Creole Cottage in the Treme. Fully renovated in 2013, the house maintains it rich sense of history and antiquity. When my friends first walk in, the most common reaction is, literally, a gasp. Your home-away-from-home during your New Orleans vacation has ceilings that stretch as high as 28 feet, hardwood and brick floors, five brick fireplaces (non-working, but highly atmospheric), exposed beams, cypress doors and windows, French doors, pocket doors, many large windows, a clawfoot bathtub, and other gems of New Orleans architecture. The place is open, spacious, and tastefully decorated with simple and old décor. It includes: a very large front bedroom with queen bed, a sweet small bedroom with double bed, large living room, and bathroom. Additionally, the original summer kitchen - huge – also serves as dining room. The double open cookstoves remain, but your food preparation will be simpler with a microwave, toaster-oven, and refrigerator. The veranda is the perfect spot for coffee to get you going in the morning, or beer to relax after a day in our incomparable city; I provide both. From the house, you’re as likely to hear Mr. Okra pass by with his wild produce-painted pick-up, announcing on his loudspeaker the vegetables he has for sale today, as you are a brass band from Congo Square, the spot where enslaved people from all over Africa were allowed to leave some nearby homes to meet on Sundays and play music together.
I love this city, and hope you will, too. Truly, this house is a magnificent spot in which to experience the magic of it.
A separate entryway gives guests privacy for accessing the loft. They also have access to the laundry room.
We try to greet guests when they arrive, and are available for any information or help we can offer during their stay. Otherwise, guests are on their own to enjoy their vacation and the city, with this lovely loft as home base.
For some, close proximity to the French Quarter, Frenchman St., and the exquisite Esplanade Ave. will make this an ideal spot to stay. Others will thrill to be in the Treme, a neighborhood brimming with powerful African-American history unique in the United States. That history lives on today through strong community organization, thriving street culture, second-line parades, Creole food, and live music everywhere. The neighborhood hosts funky music clubs, Congo Square (the birthplace of jazz), the Backstreet Cultural Museum (a celebration of Mardi Gras Indians, jazz funerals, and second-lines), the Tomb of the Unknown Slave, the African-American Museum, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (where the famed voodoo priestess Marie Laveau is buried), and other sites famed in the HBO TV show of the same name. Historic homes and friendly people line every street, including the one on which the loft sits.
A taxi will bring you from and to the airport for $33. If you are like most, you will take in most of New Orleans' architecture, charm, and culture on foot. Beyond the sights of the Treme, the French Quarter and Faubourg Marigny - home of Frenchman St. - are each two blocks away. The river is a leisurely stroll away. If you want to venture further, Esplanade and St. Claude buses are each one block from the house. For those with cars, on-street parking is readily available.
The wifi was not working well, but I have just installed a new internet system, so you will be fully covered.
The loft is very bright. For those who are light-sensitive, please let me know in advance and I'll provide sleeping masks.
Your breakfast offerings include granola, fruit, coffee, tea, milk, and juice. The loft is also stocked with snacks and our wonderful local Abita beer.
Instead of being the traditional income-generator, this airbnb subsidizes a non-profit organization working with grassroots groups for social and economic justice around the world. When "Haiti fatigue" set in after the 2010 earthquake, the women's collaborative Other Worlds lost most of its funding to support women in refugee camps, small farmers, and others in that country. Proceeds from the airbnb underwrite the staff as it keep providing essential services for those organizing for justice in Haiti and elsewhere.
If it's helpful, you can communicate with me in English, Spanish, French, Haitian Kreyol, or Portuguese (though for the last, we'll have to answer you in English).
I am so sorry to say that I can't accommodate babies and little kids, because the stairs are not safe. Young ones could easily crawl or toddle right down the stairwell opening.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$850 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2200 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
The loft was gorgeous beyond words and Bev and Zoe were such hospitable, amazing hosts that if you're lucky enough to stay here, you'll probably never want to leave. Can't say enough nice things about our hosts and the space. Absolutely wonderful experience.
Awesome loft! Zoe was so helpful! Really close to french quarter! Highly recommend!
We were in New Orleans for a bachelorette party and this was the perfect space for the four of us to spend our first time in NOLA. The loft is so bright, airy and clean, the bed is comfortable, everything you need is stocked, and Zoe and Bev are so friendly and easy to communicate with. Treme is just far enough removed from the French Quarter that you're not surrounded by tourists, but you're close enough to all the action. We were having some problems with the wireless when we arrived, but Zoe and Bev made sure to fix it as soon as they could and even followed up several times to make sure it was working. I would definitely love to stay here again if I make my way back to the beautiful city of New Orleans soon!
The loft was great. Beautiful, airy, serene. It was so nice to have water, beer, juice, and snacks awaiting us and the balcony was a nice spot to savor that first beer on arrival. The bed was super comfy and the loft was spotless. The quarter and Frenchmen street were easy walks and the neighborhood was quiet at night. Bev and Zoe were easy to communicate with and we would certainly consider staying here again when we come back.
The place was great! The place itself was charming with lots of character and plenty of space. Light and airy. The location was great, off the tourist trail but close to everything. Would absolutely stay there again.
Beverly and Zoe were great! Beverly gave us a tour of the whole house (not just the loft part) explaining the story of the renovations and the historic character of the house. It was amazing to see what she has done with it. Her recommendations of music and restaurants were also spot on.
All around a fantastic base for our first trip to New Orleans, and can't wait to come back.
Beverley's place was fantastic. Clean, bright, relaxing and perfectly located in a great neighbourhood that is just a short walk to all of the music, food and fun that NOLA has to offer. As we had been on the road travelling for a number of weeks, we particularly appreciated the special touches that made this stay feel like we'd arrived at home!!! (might let you discover those for yourselves!) We highly recommend this creole loft to anyone!
The loft was beautiful! The location was perfect and our check in and check out was extremely easy. Upon our arrival we found local beer and champagne for our New Years Eve trip! I would recommend the loft to anyone looking to have a good time in NOLA. Our host was wonderful and very easy to communicate with. We all loved our stay and we hope to return soon!
It was a lovely place. We were welcomed with beers, sparkling water, granola and more! The loft is perfect for 3-4 people, but emphasis on loft - this is one large room with a full bed and a futon, no separate bedrooms. Just a few blocks from the NE section of the french quarter and not far from Frenchman Street. It was great to be able to walk the entire trip!
The neighborhood isn't the absolute best after dark but as you probably know, New Orleans is full of shady characters once the sun goes down. Just be aware of your surroundings and stick with your group.
Great place for a couple to stay and enjoy New Orleans. The very centre of the French Quarter is just a 15 minute walk while Frenchmen Street, with its music, 11 minutes. Treme is an up and coming district still showing signs of the tragic flood. Being on the edge you are away form any perceived dangers although single female travellers would probably not feel too comfortable.