About this listing
This shabby chic shotgun home is a typical New Orleans house. The high ceilings, hardwood floors and exposed fireplace all highlight the 100 year old architecture of New Orleans- just a mile from the Quarter in an up and coming neighborhood.
This is a shotgun style home typical of the turn of the century New Orleans. One room leads into the next. There's a double parlor in the front, 2 bedrooms and then the kitchen. We have a great shady porch as well.
The house has recently undergone a great renovation, pealing away the gross hot pink carpeting, dropped ceilings and boarded up windows. It's now bright and open with hardwood floors, raised ceilings, transoms, and an exposed brick fireplace.
It's a fresh new, old space ready for you.
This house has lots of space for a couple or a few friends visiting. You'll have a double parlor, big bedroom, smaller bedroom and kitchen and bath. There's a full bed in the big bedroom and a twin in the smaller bedroom. We also have air mattresses if needed. The porch is an ideal spot for late night entertaining or nursing a hangover in the shady morning.
The house is secure with all the urban living essentials: gated windows and doors. It's set back from the street with a big plantain tree and jasmine vines offering plenty of privacy.
You'll have access to an entire shotgun home and the front porch / patio area. The back apartment addition and backyard are rented out and not available.
Interaction with Guests
I live and work nearby. If you need anything, I'm a quick call or text away. I don't live on the property so you'll have plenty of privacy.
This is a neighborhood home in an urban environment. It is not a sterile Hilton Hotel removed from locals and neighborhood life. If you are looking for an authentic New Orleans experience with great neighbors immersed in the local culture, then our home is perfect.
The house is right on the edge of St. Roch, Treme, and the Marigny. There are plenty of bars and restaurants a quick bike ride away. Live music places like Three Muses and Spotted Cat are on Frenchmen Street- less than a mile away. The Bywater, busting at the seams with restaurants, coffee shops and stores is also less than a mile away.
For a seriously local experience, there's Gene's Po-boys in the hot pink building on Elysian Fields and Rampart. Kajuns on St. Claude has ridiculous, late night karaoke and the Saturn Bar on St. Claude is one of a kind, if you can catch it when it's open.
The house is on a well traveled, busy street. The neighborhood, like most in New Orleans, changes block to block. This block is fantastic. The neighbors are out and about and take pride in having a real community feeling.
We have had visitors come to New Orleans without realizing this is an urban environment with city problems like any other. Crime occurs all over the city, at all different times. 2 in the afternoon in the Garden District, 6 at night in the CBD. I encourage all visitors to be aware of this. We live in a great town and a great neighborhood where I have always felt safe but it is a city.
The neighborhood is one mile from the French Quarter. It's centrally located to both highways (10 & 610). We are 20 minutes from the airport, with all other points super easy to get to (Uptown, Bywater, Lakefront etc). There is street parking available, (though the immediate neighbor in the green house is a longtime homeowner who requests that we don't park in front of his house). For the city buses, we're on the bus route. There's a bus stop on our block.
We're a quick bike ride to the Quarter or a 20 minute walk. This property includes 2 bikes & helmets & locks available for you to use while here.
Welcome to New Orleans!
There are a few things to keep in mind when staying here.
Check in is at 4 pm. Check out is at 12 pm.
Keys are in the lockbox. The code will be sent to you upon booking.
No parking in front of neighbor's green house.
There is a back tenant who shares the front gate with you.
She walks down the alley to get to the back. The alley lights are located in the living room. Please leave switches on.
Bikes are provided. Keep them inside when home and securely locked up when out on the town.
Have fun!! Call / text us if you need anything.
About the Host, Jill & Curt
I'm a former teacher, current kids-tour guide who recently fell in love and moved to the 'burbs 4 miles away. But I love, love, love my old house and hope you do too!
Also- I'm a bit obsessed with NOLA history; NOLA books will be available at the house for you to read as well while you're here.