About this listing
Romantic, stylish, very private garden cottage in PERFECT Marigny location. Classic New Orleans courtyard with table and chairs. Two blocks to French Quarter, one block to fab Frenchmen St. music clubs and steps to Marigny's bars, restaurants, cafes and vintage shops.
NOTE: Three night minimum on weekends.
This is the garcionniere to a 19th century Creole cottage. Cozy, chic, chill, lots of AC. It's one double height great room furnished in a chic, relaxed way with mid-century pieces, vintage art and a few brand new things, like the pair of sofas. Pretty slate floors. You'll really relax here. Perfect for a couple alone or with kids, but two couples can also use it, and certainly one or two singles. Full-sized daybed on main floor. Queen bed in a loft bedroom accessible by ladder-like ship stair. Indoor and outdoor dining. Washer and dryer.
You'll have access to the cottage, a shared courtyard with your own large table, and a washer and dryer inside a shed.
Interaction with guests
I'm a New Orleans native and longtime national magazine journalist writing about cultural subjects. I'll show you into your house and leave you to explore the city but am around if you need me to be.
With its brightly painted wooden cottages, tattered palms and nodding elephant ears, the historic neighborhood called Faubourg Marigny is one of New Orleans oldest, most personable enclaves. It's full of music, texture, grit, beauty, artists, neighbors, chic vintage stores, unusual characters, courtyards, wonderful parks and congenial hangouts. You're in walking distance to the St. Claude Avenue Arts District and gallery scene, too. You'll fall in love.
You can walk many places from this house but there's plenty of public transportation, too -- the Elysian Fields bus that Tennessee Williams wrote about stops just a few steps away. Uber's a cinch. You can also walk through the French Quarter to Canal St. and catch a streetcar to the luxuriant Garden District and the rest of Uptown New Orleans.
Other things to note
A lot of people stay in my house without cars because the area so walkable and full of interesting stuff, but if you've got a car, take note. The parking laws in New Orleans are very well enforced and a bit quirky. You can't park within 13 feet of the end-curb, for instance. People have had cars towed due to this. Please read up and avoid that heart-sinking moment! I have info in the cottage and can send it to you in advance.
Have a great time but be respectful of the house as well as the neighbors. No smoking inside the house. No parties. No overnight guests. Sorry, no pets.
Writer, mother and dedicated airbnb host. I love travel, books, architecture, interior design, food and music. I've lived in Manhattan, Providence, San Francisco and Durango, but I was born and raised in New Orleans and ultimately came home to stay.