Adorable 1 BR cottage w/ front porch in
Historic Bayou St. John area est. 1708.
Walk to shops, cafes, museums, JAZZ FEST, bus/streetcar, bayou, City Park, VooDoo Fest. FRENCH QUARTER is 1 mile down Esplanade Ave.
Comfy, private 1 BR cottage with nice light, adorable front porch, on nice street in friendly, quiet, historic, walkable Bayou St. John neighborhood - walk just a block to shops, grocery, cafes, bus & a few blocks to streetcar, bayou, museums. Plus, you can walk 1 mile down Esplanade Ave. to French Quarter. (or take bus, streetcar or taxi). Note: Though it's very private, this is a residential block and the space is not suitable for parties, loud music or unreasonable amounts of noise.
Cute front porch for people-watching, morning coffee or evening cocktails.
1 Bedroom w/ comfy Queen size bed
1 Full Bathroom (has shower)
Living Room Area (including tiny kitchen & a dining table that seats 4)
Sofa in Living Room converts to double bed
No laundry facilities but laundromat is 1 block away.
Parking - you can park on the street right in front of your place. No permits required on this street except during Jazz Fest.
Can accommodate a maximum of 4 if using the living room sofa-bed, but really it's most ideal for 2.
Very private, but I'm right next door if you need anything.
It's a private apartment with private front porch and entrance. No yard, but the porch faces the street and it's a joy to sit out there and relax.
Interaction with Guests
I'm right next door, across the driveway. I love to meet guests and respond quickly to answer questions or help out, but if not contacted will leave guests to enjoy their vacation with no interruption. :-)
Historic, walkable, friendly. Close to grocery, coffee shop, restaurants, trolley & bus stops. Walk 1 mile down Esplanade to French Quarter in the morning and hop a quick taxi home at night. Or take bus/trolley. Short stroll to Bayou St. John, City Park, N.O. Museum of Art, Jazz Fest, VooDoo Fest.
Walk or take the bus or streetcar or take a taxi.
Bus stop to French Quarter is a couple of blocks walk. Streetcar stop is about 4 blocks down beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue.
Cars - You can park your car in front of the cottage or anywhere on the block. No permit is required except during Jazz Fest, which I can help with.
Other Things to Note
Fresh towels and linens are provided at beginning of stay. We also provide: shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, lotion, soap, hair dryer, iron and small ironing board, coffee & tea, salt & pepper, some spices & seasonings, and a few items of food and drink for snacking.
GARBAGE: it's outside your front door to the right of your front steps if you need to empty the indoor garbage cans (not saying you have to but some people ask about that, especially long-term guests obviously).
RECYCLING: New Orleans recycles plastics and paper. (Not glass.) There is a black plastic recycling can/bin at the front corner of my house next door. It looks like the trash cans but is a bit smaller. Feel free to dump recycling there if you like!
*If you book, please read "House Rules" for all the info you'll ever need!! :-)
Address of your little cottage is 3117 Maurepas St. 70119 (I am at 3113 next door)
Please no smoking except on porch.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Central Time
Check-out: 11 am Central Time
Important: Please do not park in front of the house next door to you. You can park in front of your place or anywhere else on the street.
During Jazz Fest you need a permit to park. Ask me about this.
Please be reasonably quiet; this is a charming, friendly family neighborhood that likes to have fun but we're not Bourbon Street. :-)
No pets, unless it's a service animal such as a seeing-eye dog.
Fresh towels and linens are provided at beginning of stay. The apt. is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, blow-dryer, toothpaste, soap, coffee & tea.
Temperature - There is central AC for the entire house; this suite has a remote thermostat that sits on shelf to left of front door. We keep it at 70 degrees F. To make it colder, click down button. To make it warmer, click up button. 1 click = 1 degree F.
Sofa pull-out bed: Bedpad & extra linens for sofa bed are in armoire in bedroom
We did not have the opportunity to meet our hosts, however the place was absolutely wonderful. Very comfortable, clean, cozy, and a nice neighborhood. All of the amenities that you needed were available to you and of high quality. It exceeded our expectations and we would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting New Orleans!!!
We had a late arrival, but Heather told us where to find the key. The home was just as described and quite inviting and cozy. After a crazy cab ride from the airport, we welcomed the complimentary beer in the fridge. Nice Touch! Also appreciated all the items for use - shampoos, lotions, etc.
Neighborhood was very quiet and perfect for a good night's sleep. Note, if you need absolute darkness to sleep, bring a sleep mask because a street light shines thru the curtains.
Fair Grinds coffee shop around the corner was great for breakfast and the grocery store next door had everything we needed. Didn't meet Heather, but she quickly answered our texted questions. Great Host. We will stay again if we find ourselves in NOLA in the future.
My husband and I stayed at Heather's place during a 3 day trip to New Orleans. We were thrilled with the accommodations. Heather made us feel so welcome the moment we arrived. She came right out and gave us the key as soon as we pulled up. The place was clean, and we had everything we needed and more. Heather embodies the welcoming spirit of New Orleans. She invited us to a pig roasting party that was being thrown in an adjacent courtyard. This was great, because my husband and I got to do all the touristy things in the French Quarter, and we got to have a feast with the locals. She communicated clearly with us prior to our stay and promptly answered all of our questions. I would definitely recommend Heather as a host for anyone wanting to stay in New Orleans. The neighborhood is unique and a short walking distance to a lot of fun locations. Try Fair Grinds (just a two minute walk). It's a really fun, unique coffee shop that reminded me of something I would find back home where I'm from in California. It's a bit too far to walk to the French Quarter (my husband and I did it once and had to stuff ourselves with beignets to gain our strength back), but Heather provided great references for cabs, and we had no trouble using them. The first cab we called was there in 2 minutes, and charged a reasonable fee. The place is very private and there's a nice porch with rocking chairs if you want to relax and watch life happen in New Orleans. We had a great stay!
We had a wonderful time at Heather's cottage! Prior to our arrival Heather was super helpful and quick to respond to my questions. The little house is really charming and was spottless when we arrived. It is located in a beautiful, green, quiet neighborhood with lovely little restaurants and cafes just around the corner. We enjoyed staying a little further away from the busy downtown area while still being able to walk there within 20-30 minutes. Heather was a lovely host and even invited us to join her and her family for BBQ one night. We'd definitley come back here any time!
We had a great time staying at Heather's place. Far enough away from the madness of the French Quarter but easily accessible to any area a person might want to venture. The cottage was well-appointed, and Heather went out of her way to make sure we were set up. Even though we didn't see her much (which was fine) she answered any texts promptly, so we were never left hangin. Thanks Heather
We had a great time staying at Heather's cottage. The location was great, and it was very quiet and the perfect size for a couple. We didn't really run into Heather much while we were there, probably because we were out and about most of the time, but she was very attentive to all of my questions beforehand and very nice when we did get a chance to meet her on the last day of our stay!
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I was born in New Orleans and continue to love it! I have also lived in the U.K. (London) and in Vermont, North Carolina and Florida. My life is devoted to my family, friends and to literature, art, music, dancing, theatre, food, wine, history, dreams (i love the stories they tell), qi gong. I am super interested in sustainability, urban gardening, permaculture and smart, earth-aware architecture and urban planning, though I can't say I'm *doing* much with all that besides reading about it and loving it. I'm a writer for a web agency, and I love my job. :-) My youngest son is in a French immersion school and I'm learning French to keep up with him. I plan on spending the second half of my life doing a lot of traveling, but for now I and my partner in life, Roy, absolutely adore being hosts and meeting new people from right here and from all over the world. See ya soon we hope!