Creole cottage loft/veranda, Treme

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kerlerec Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States

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.

The Space

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.

Guest Access

A separate entryway gives guests privacy for accessing the loft. They also have access to the laundry room.

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Other Things to Note

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
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $850 /week
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • A quiet and peaceful haven just a stone's throw from the bustling French Quarter. Couldn't have wished for a better house to stay at whilst in New Orleans. Complimentary cereal and beer much appreciated and great communication, advice and help from Zoe and Beverly. Would stay again for sure!

    April 2014
  • Great eclectic neighborhood just walking distance from everything. Very comfortable home and the amenities were fantastic. This will be the place I will stay at every time I travel to New Orleans.

    April 2014
  • Beverly's place was a great place for us to stay after a 13 hour drive from Miami. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room for the 3 of us to sprawl out and be comfortable.

    The home is located walking distance from all the action which made it easy for us to explore the following day. We ended up following Beverly's advice to go to Frenchman and catch some live music at good food; we weren't disappointed.

    Overall, had a great time!

    April 2014
  • This was our first experience of AirB&B and it was a great start!
    The loft was beautiful with a lot of charm and everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The lack of window coverings might be an issue for some people and since I am very sensitive to light at night, this did interrupt sleep. The following night we closed the shutters and all was fine.
    Eye masks are offered in advance but I missed that in the communication earlier.
    The extras in the refrigerator were a nice touch and made us feel welcome.

    Our host was great at communication and gave us lots of ideas for places to go before our arrival. We didn't meet her but we felt connected and welcomed.

    Loved having the little balcony to sit outside. This was a delightful place to return to at the end of each day. We felt very relaxed and comfortable.

    The neighbourhood is fine but it would definitely be advisable to have a vehicle at night. Very easy walking distance to the French Quarter during daylight hours.

    We loved our time in New Orleans and staying in the Creole Cottage contributed hugely to our enjoyment.

    March 2014
  • Nice experience. Slept well. Fresh fruit, milk, juice, coffee, and cereals provided for breakfast. A pleasant 10 minute walk to the Quarter. The neighborhood around the cottage is turning into a wonderful place, I had time to explore Treme and Marigny during my stay. The loft itself is furnished comfortably, is light, airy and a pleasant place to hang out.

    This is exactly the type of experience I seek when I use airbnb.

    March 2014
  • 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.

    March 2014
  • Awesome loft! Zoe was so helpful! Really close to french quarter! Highly recommend!

    February 2014
  • 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!

    February 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
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I'm a fourth-generation New Orleanian. The city's music and culture are the blood that runs in my veins. A close friend of ten years finally visited New Orleans and told me, "Ah, now I understand you, Bev." If I'm in a bad mood, all I need to do is step out into the streets; some stranger will invariably call me 'baby' or say something outrageous or give me a hug, and all will be well. I also spend a lot of time in Latin America and the Caribbean, especially Haiti, working with social justice movements. I'm a writer, as well, publishing books and articles on what equitable and just economies and societies around the world look like, or could look like.
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