Art, Culture & Conferences by Bike!

House - Private room · Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

Stay with us for the convenience of the city (in the Lower Garden District) with the serenity of the river's edge in the home we continue to lovingly restore. We are a few blocks from the Convention Center, Second Line Studios & the Art District.

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Stay with us for the convenience of the city (in the Lower Garden District) with the serenity of the river's edge in the home we continue to lovingly restore. We are a few blocks from the Convention Center, Second Line Studios & the Art District.

The Space

Greetings! Brandi and Greg here - New Orleans and Minneapolis natives, respectively - we are both owners of our unique house we purchased as a 50 person boarding house two months before Katrina. We open up our space as a way of meeting 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.

We have a beautiful Private Room on the first floor in our restored 1880's Victorian home with
13' vaulted ceilings,
fireplace mantle,
fresh sheets (for the Queen bed) & towels
vintage sofa & coffee table,
wood floors,
antique writing desk,
lovely light from 4 windows and
speedy Wifi.

Although the 1880's house was not flooded we restored (& continue to restore it-ha) before/after Hurricane Katrina as a cooperative, eclectic home of artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, photographers and designers busy in the community. Everyone has moved on into houses of their own, etc. and Airbnb now enables us to keep (and continue to share) our beloved home.

It is a 3,400 sq. ft. 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.

Guest Access

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 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 in and out/out and about but there to answer any questions or help with any needs that may come up.

The Neighborhood

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, 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.

Getting around

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 $30).

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. 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

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Monthly Price: $1700 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a great time staying here as we explored New Orleans. The house has a lot of charm and the room was great. It is an easy walk to the French Quarter and the whole area felt safe. Brandi was helpful with getting us set up and her dogs were great too! We would happily stay here the next time we're in town.

    June 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is GORGEOUS. We wanted to buy it... Or just stay forever. You will too.

    We didn't get to meet Brandi, but Greg is such an amazing host. We even got to see him play in his band at Tipitina's and he is so talented!

    House is clean, there are plenty of towels, laundry, and the bed was comfy!

    June 2014
  • This place is really cool. The house is beautiful and spacious. Our room was huge with a big, comfortable bed. The neighborhood is really pretty with a lot of stuff to see and do. Really liked using the bikes to go all over New Orleans. Being able to keep snack or get stuff from the kitchen was very convenient. The hosts were very responsive if we had questions or needed suggestions. They were there when we needed them or wanted something, but otherwise we felt like we had the place to ourselves. Likewise, the dogs and cats were cute and friendly, and there if we wanted to pet them, but otherwise left us alone. Thanks Brandi and Greg!

    May 2014
  • It was a great hosting! Brandi and Greg gave us excellent recomendations to New Orleans attractions. The house is amazing, clean and enlighted, well decorated. There are art pieces in all the rooms, and it make the 19 century's house beautful! Near all the best places... I recommend

    May 2014
  • A lovely surprise in the heart the garden district with a central location close to everything NOLA has to offer. Comfortable arrangements with wonderful vintage prints and an eclectic decor. One of the best parts is when you step out of your room, you’re in an amazing gallery of sorts,filled with excellent original art.
    Brandi & Greg are both talented artists,very friendly, charming and so helpful. My 75 year old mother and myself stayed for 4 days during Jazz Fest and couldn't have found a better group of people to share our time with ~ Warm and wonderful!

    April 2014
  • A great place to stay! I was very busy (out most of my time) but found the place like a 2nd home. Wish I could've spent some time learning about the history of the house. Very good overall!

    April 2014
  • Staying at Brandi's in the Lower Garden District made our experience a memorable one. The neighborhood is charming and within walking distance of most places we wanted to go. Some of the best restaurants in town were nearby, and it was easy to get to the St. Charles streetcar to travel further away. The house is large and comfortable. We had access to 2 shared bathrooms, one of which was connected to our room. Brandi's dogs are very friendly - and add to the conviviality of the place. Overall, a great experience!

    April 2014
  • Brandi and Greg were wonderful hosts. They were easily accessible when we needed them and very flexible with check-in/check-out times. The room felt like home and the bed was one of the most comfortable my wife and I have ever had the pleasure to sleep in. The neighborhood was walking distance (about a mile) from the Quarter and from Magazine Street (about a 1/4 mile), and really gave us a nice look at how it would be to actually live in NOLA. Overall it was a great stay with great hosts!

    SIDE NOTE: If you don't like pets, you shouldn't let that deter you from staying here, as they seemed to mostly stay upstairs and won't come into your room unless invited. If you DO like dogs, then you're in luck, because Lefty is one of the sweetest creatures I've ever had the pleasure of meeting!

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at Brandi's place. The room was clean, the bed quite comfy. The location was very convenient, easy parking and walking distance to much of where we wanted to go. Casual laid back atmosphere in the house, friendly pets.

    April 2014
  • Beautiful place, great people! Brandi was very accommodating. I had an amazing trip, and this place was definitely a part of that!

    March 2014
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Tulane University; Penland School of Contemporary Craft; New Orleans School of Metalsmithing;
Artist, Jewelry Designer, Graphic Designer, Musician, Historical Preservationist
Greg, my business partner, and I own and 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. If you want to do a little research on what to do in the city ahead of time, I suggest going to searching gambitweekly and noladefender. Oh and Nola dot....(they hide sites) We have a grand old house, 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, too!). 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 travelling 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 looking up The Waregarden Studio. I love traveling; I have been to Europe several times and can't wait to carry the adventures further. I have lived between Nola, Houston and New York. I adore classic films and art, in its many forms. Oh - they ask for a motto. Well, I guess it is have a well-meaning heart and treat others as you would like to be (email hidden)d maybe follow the rabbit hole if that's what calls to you! Ciao for now! Brandi
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