Charming, spacious, and so convenient. Experience life beside the Mississippi River. Step back in time in one of New Orleans quaintest neighborhoods.
This is the owner's unit, furnished with a mix of antiques and mid -century finds. The bedroom is a comfortable full bed. We love our easy-to -use kitchen with granite counters, and our comfy living room sofa and loveseat, Even more, however, we love the awesome front porch where you can watch ships navigating up and down the Mississippi River and turning into the Industrial Canal.
You will enjoy walking the short distance to the end of our street and up the path to the top of the levee. This is the only neighborhood in New Orleans with clear access to The River, and it is a very special place to run, walk, visit with neighbors or just contemplate Mark Twain's world.
Great restaurants are everywhere in New Orleans. In Bywater, just over the St. Claude Bridge, and Marigny, a few streets closer to the French Quarter, you will find Elizabeth's, Jack Dempsey's and dozens of totally different places to dine. It also is convenient to go East into St. Bernard Parish (called simply," 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 in the opposite direction.
There is a bus stop on St. Claude Ave, which is perfectly safe during the day. We don't recommend using it at night, however. It is best to take a cab.
If you are looking for a house with several bedrooms for a large family gathering, perhaps you will want to book both Home Sweet Home and the Guest Wing. That gives you 3 bedrooms, plus a daybed in the den. You just open a door to have the full run of the the large house.
This house was built pre-Civil War, and has been modified from a Shotgun, to an enclosed gallery home. It has breezes off The River, lovely views, and is compact but has all the modern conveniences. No loud street noises will keep you awake at night. 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 won't forget your stay here.
Enjoy watching ships navigate The Mississippi from the front porch and relax in the private yard listening to the birds that roost in the massive oak trees.
Your accommodations are totally private, and can be combined with The Guest Wing for larger groups.
We may be nearby while you visit, but this is the owner's private home so you may not see us at all. or, perhaps we will share a cocktail and a walk in the neighborhood beside The River.
We love being minutes from the action and also in a quaint part of New Orleans where time stood still. We love the openness of our house.and yard, and the joy of walking beside tugs and barges in †he River.
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!