Stay with us for the convenience of the city with the serenity of the Lower Garden District in the home we continue to lovingly restore.
We are a few blocks from the Convention Center, Second Line Studios & the Art District.
Greetings! Brandi and Greg here - New Orleans and Minneapolis natives, respectively - we are both owners of our unique house we purchased two months before Katrina and continue to lovingly restore.
We open up our spaces when they are available to meet like minded people, as well as a way to keep our beloved home and continue the ongoing restoration of it as our lovely city blossoms and morphs around us.
We are located in the 9 Muses section of the Lower Garden District - one of the most convenient spots in the city.
ABOUT THE HOUSE & ROOM:
We have a beautiful Private Room on the first floor in our restored 1880's Victorian home with
13' vaulted ceilings,
fresh sheets (for the Queen bed) & towels
lovely light from 4 windows and
It is a 3,400 sq. ft. Victorian house with a rich history as being at one time the New Orleans Maternity Home for Unwed Mothers.
We have friendly dogs and an outdoor cat.
We welcome like-minded people who want to enjoy our cultural city.
You will have access to all common areas of the house, which include the parlor with a piano, a phonograph, as well as laundry facilities and a full kitchen.
Enjoy the front porch watching the horse carriages clippity-clop by on their way to the Quarter, or swinging in the hammock by the pond in the tropical courtyard.
You have a bathroom connected to your room which includes laundry facilities, for your convenience. The bathrooms and kitchens are European-style, shared (there are two doors to the adjoining restroom- Jack & Jill style).
There are two full bathrooms available on the lower level.
Interaction with Guests
Our presence is only to enhance your stay in our city and our home; we are artists - graphic designers, musicians, makers - we are busy in the community but we are here to answer any questions or help with any needs that may come up.
We love our walkable, central location and diversity - the old world grandeur of the architecture, the serenity with the proximity of the river and the diverse people living in the neighborhood...
Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops are just blocks away, such as Annunciation, Cochon, Butcher, Seed, The District, Emeril's Delmonico, Emeril's, Eleven-79, Commander's Palace, John Besh's American Sector, Maya Latin Cuisine, Miyako Sushi & Hibachi, Irish House, Surrey's, Blue Plate Cafe, Mojo Coffee, Bridge Lounge, Circle Bar, Avenue Pub, Juan's Flying Burrito and Slice Pizza among many others.
Museums: The WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Art Center are a close 5 minute walk as is the gallery rich, Julia Street Arts District.
Live Music: Howlin' Wolf, The Republic, Tipitina's, The House of Blues and the Rusty Nail are easy access to live music and Frenchman St. is just on the other side of the French Quarter.
The Superdome (Saints!) and New Orleans Arena (Hornets) are a 20 minute walk from our front door.
Shopping is convenient with the Shops at Canal Place, Riverwalk, and Magazine Street all within short walking distance.
We are centrally located in New Orleans, just off the Mississippi River near Coliseum Square Park.
Like any city, transportation rates from the airport start at a flat rate - we recommend shuttles (starting at $20) or taxis (starting at $35).
We are 4 blocks from historic St. Charles Avenue, I can see the Convention Center/River from my bedroom and the Mardi Gras Parades are right on St. Charles. It is only a short (and interesting) 15 minute walk through the Warehouse District to the French Quarter.
One of the best ways to get around New Orleans is on a bike. 9 Muses bikes or Bicycle Named Desire are great rentals.
Street Parking is available and the Bus Stop is on the corner.
The St. Charles Streetcar line (a few blocks away) can take you Uptown to the Garden District, Carrollton, Tulane and Loyola Universities, and the Audubon Zoo and connects on Canal Street to the Marigny, City Park and the City Park cemeteries. Cruise Ship terminals are a few blocks away. We're only 20 minutes from the airport.
Other Things to Note
Staying in someone's Home is always an interesting experience; we have some splendid spaces in our antique home, which is much like the city - forward thinking in a lot of ways but very strong ties to the past.
Basically, we want you to feel comfortable and leave Nola charged with a positive vibe....
Brandi and Greg
Respect for our historic home, neighbors and our pets.
Please help keep the accommodations tidy and please alert the owners of any problems.
Have fun and share with others. :-.)
Please keep front gate closed and the front door locked.
We don't smoke indoors but we have many places outdoors for you to enjoy.
As hosts, we are not responsible for any injury that may occur on the property.
I hope you enjoy your stay in our piece of Nola history!
Ciao, Brandi & Greg
The location was great and I enjoyed the neighborhood. I also appreciate that the host was able to accommodate my early arrival and allowed me to leave my bags in the hall after check-out.
However, the room itself is situated next to a busy shared bathroom. One night I was awakened at least three times at all hours. The light from the bathroom shines into this room through a window above the door. I hate to complain but I paid a pretty penny for this room ($200/night during jazz fest), was confused by all the comings and going in the middle of the night and didn't get a good night's sleep.
This is a great place to stay, easily within reach of the city centre. Room is nicely arranged and spacious and area is quiet. Brandi is helpful and tips on places to visit are provided.
Brandi and Greg are gracious hosts to their lovely home with ample space. Their place is well located within short walking distance to many sights within the garden district (5-10 mins) as well as the French quarter (~20 mins). The streetcar is a short walk away (5-10 mins) with easy access to the French quarter and there is also a bus stop (#10) within a block that can get you to the french quarter in 10 minutes. We enjoyed our stay there and most certainly would stay there again!
My boyfriend and I loved staying with Brandi and Greg! They were incredibly welcoming and helpful. The house they have is absolutley beautiful, the pictures don't do it justice! It is in a nice quiet neighborhood but the French Quarter is still in walking distance, and there is amazing food around their area as well if you are looking for a more laid back evening. We had an amazing time and when we go back to New Orleans would absolutely stay here again!
Brandi was such a great host - very welcoming. The house is gorgeous. It was great to be able to leave our car on the street and walk/use public transportation to get everywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely rebook!
We easily entered Brandi and Greg's bnb using their extensive directions. Unit was very clean and spacious, with lovely 'old house' 10' ceilings and wooden floors + access to kitchen and laundry.
They left lots of literature highlighting N.O. and garden district "sites" -- and renovation process on their home.
We never saw either one during the 2 day stay, but certainly enjoyed the hospitality.
Our stay at Brandi and Greg's place was excellent. The room was exactly as pictured, and we had a lot of room to spread out and make ourselves at home. We like to walk, and we were able to get around the city pretty easily from the location. It was perfect for our weekend getaway!
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Greg, my business partner, and I live in an artistic Victorian home in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans - a neighborhood with great diversity. We are positioned conveniently between Uptown and Downtown living.
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We have a grand old house we restored (and continue to restore and restore some more), complete with a relaxing parlor (with vinyl records), front porch, courtyard, pond, raised gardens, hammock...
We are walking distance to the Art District, French Quarter, Street Car Line, Convention Center, Cruise Ships, Uptown and beyond.
I love meeting new people with an artistic or cultural passion and I adore the city from which I hail (and want you to, as well).
I have my art studio here and my business partner is a graphic designer and musician. We restored the home from an almost blighted state to showcase its grand architectural details - uncovering 13 foot coved ceilings and original plaster medallions.
We both split our time living here and traveling with our beloved pups.
I work as an artist greatly inspired by New Orleans. If you are interested, you can find more about my work and house by checking out Waregarden Art Studio.
We both love traveling. I have been to Europe numerous times and am carrying the adventures further in Brazil as of late. I have lived between Nola, Houston and New York.
Ciao for now!