About This Listing
If you like this listing, you will LOVE our Guest Wing By The River. Guest Wing is more likely to be available, so check that first. For extended visits, don't hesitate to inquire about a Special Rate, too!
This charming home is furnished with a mix of antiques and mid -century finds. Our two bedrooms each have antique Queen-size beds with pillow top mattresses.
The den has a day bed which can be a comfortable place for a 5th person in your party. You have access to the laundry, conveniently located off the den. Your porch is a sun-filled spot where you can begin your day with coffee, or end it with a glass of wine, enjoying breezes blowing gently from the river. From the porch, you will catch a glimpse of ships on the river, and hear the sounds of tugs signalling to the lock tender that they have completed their passage in the Industrial Canal.
You will enjoy walking or running on the levee of the Mississippi River. This is the only neighborhood in New Orleans where you have direct access to the river. You don't have to cross railroad tracks, a highway or a bridge! Our Levee is a very special place to run, walk, visit with neighbors, or just sit and contemplate Mark Twain's world
Great restaurants are everywhere in New Orleans. Stop by Cafe Dauphine, just around the corner, and enjoy highly-acclaimed local cuisine prepared by a family who have lived in the Holy Cross Neighborhood for generations. Many more restaurants are 5 to 10 minutes away. In Bywater, just over the St. Claude Bridge, and Marigny, a few streets closer to the French Quarter, you will find Elizabeth's, Horn's, Jack Dempsey's and dozens of totally unique dining options. It also is convenient to go East into St. Bernard Parish (" Da Parish") where there are many nice family-oriented dining places in Chalmette. The French Quarter is 10 minutes to the West on St. Claude Avenue, and Chalmette is 10 minutes away to the East. You won't be hungry for long!
There is a bus stop on St. Claude Ave, which is perfectly safe during the day. It is best to take a cab at night.
This house is more than 100 years old but it has all the modern conveniences. Guests enjoy breezes off The River and lovely views. The Historic Holy Cross Neighborhood is quiet at night. No loud street noises will keep you awake. People refer to the Historic Holy Cross Neighborhood as "..a little county village tucked away in a corner of New Orleans where time stood still." You will cherish your stay here.
Don't miss the opportunity to experience a sunset overlooking The Mississippi River.
We love being only minutes away from all the music, dining, and excitement that makes New Orleans one of the world's most fantastic cities. How remarkable that, at the same time, we are in a quaint part of New Orleans that feels like a rural village where chickens still roam between the houses.
We love the openness of the views on the levee, and the tranquility of watching tugs and barges navigating The Mississippi River.
Buses run on St. Claude, 5 blocks away, into the French Quarter and CBD. We advise renting a car, which will be about the same price as round trip x airport cab fare.. Use the price--line or orbitz sites for a good deal.
The Guest Wing has a private entrance. Each bedroom opens off a wide gallery. (not shotgun style, like many New Orleans homes) Guests have a porch, access to the back yard, use of the washer and dyer, iron and ironing board. The den can accomdate a 5th member of the party in the day bed if reserved in advance. There is a folding table and chairs, micowave, mini-fridge, and coffee maker.
We will respect your privacy. If our schedules are compatible we might share a cocktail, a walk in the neighborhood, or sunset beside The River. We enjoy visiting with our guests, and sometimes share a cocktail or a walk on the levee. Your accommodations are totally private, however, and we let our guests determine how much they care to interact.
We love our historic neighborhood and our eclectic mix of long-time residents and upbeat new arrivals who embrace the New Orleans style.
The Holy Cross Neighborhood is engaged in a legal battle to prevent a high rise apartment complex from being built on the campus of the former Holy Cross school. You will hear from passionate neighbors how we feel about protecting our historic community.
There are buses on St. Claude Ave to take you to the French Quarter or Central Business District. We suggest driving or taking cabs at night. You will want to rent a car because it is cheaper for a rental than round trip airport taxi fares.
This is one of the coolest neighborhoods in New Orleans!
We are happy to help guests connect with the many volunteer agencies in New Orelans.
This is a quiet residential neighborhood and we ask you please be considerate of our neighbors .
No Smoking!! No Smoking!! No Smoking!!
No Pets, sorry.
No additional overnight guests. This home is ideal for one or two couples but no parties allowed.
If you have a question, or just want to be clear about the house facilities, we are available by phone and text
I had a wonderful stay at Larraine's house, Holy Cross is peaceful and nice. The house is just a few steps from the levee, which makes it feel like you're out in the countryside, but a 5 minute bike or car ride will take you to the Bywater, where there are many restaurants/bars. Watch the sunset by the river, before you head out into the night, beautiful. I can't recommend this place enough.
Our stay in this lovely little house was wonderful! The whole week that we stayed we all kept talking about how wonderful it was. The house was quiet and lovely. It was great being home again and Lorraine really made us all feel like family!
We may rent again when we come to town!
Wow. This lovely home by the Mississippi River was the most absolutely perfect place for our film crew to stay. Not only is the location ideal for a quiet, peaceful, yet convenient stay in New Orleans, but Larraine's home was refreshingly cozy, extremely clean, and quite spacious. This part of the house had a giant kitchen equipped with everything they needed to feel right at home. There were also comfy couches in the living room, an eating nook, and a cute front porch to watch the sunsets of New Orleans over the river. Home away from home, definitely.
Larraine herself was always on top of things - cleanings every week to keep the home in great shape, personally checking in with us, and making sure everyone's needs were met. She was a pleasure to meet!
I would recommend this gem of a spot to anyone looking for a truly leisurely stay in the Big Easy!
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About the Host, N & L
Like other professional people who spend time away from home, there is a point where you say "Enough of this..we deserve more!" LOL Airbnb gets that. After staying in many boring hotels, plus a few wonderful B and B's, we know what it takes for a really pleasant stay, so we decided to share our New Orleans home- and now our Syracuse apartment- with occasional guests through Airbnb.
Zydeco Dancing and Eating Oysters top the list of fun things to do year-round in N'awlins. Catching the coolest parade throws, including neck-bending piles of beads, make Mardi Gras way more fun than grown-ups are used to experiencing. We will share all the tips to party like a local.
Our home is in the vibrant Lower 9th Ward, right by The River. It is a joy to see neighbors rebuilding homes that suffered through the post Katrina floods. The spirit of New Orleans is evident everywhere and is highly contagious. We enjoy the adventure of finding just the right pieces of furniture, and decorating in an eclectic style, making our home as much fun to return to as the New Orleans music and culinary scene. We hope you feel the same way after your visit. Laissez les Bon Temps Rouillez!
If you are planning a visit to any part of Central New York, our Arts and Crafts apartment is newly renovated, roomy, and close to everything you need or want to do. It is especially convenient when visiting, teaching, or studying at Syracuse University. Walk to school!