About This Listing
This beautiful 1800's mansion is charming and located in one of the most culturally rich areas of the city. The house is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride to the French Quarter.
This historic mansion on Esplanade Ave. has four bedrooms and four baths. The rental includes the entire downstairs of the home and the mother-in-law cottage in the back. The main house has three bedrooms, three baths, two parlors, and huge living area. There is no kitchen in the main house but there is a small fridge and coffee bar. The back cottage has a kitchenette with a full sized fridge, living room, and loft with queen bed.
This is a great area of the city, located equal distance between City Park and the French Quarter. There are several nice restaurants nearby that are frequented by locals and visitors alike. Esplanade Ave. is built along one of the high ridges of the city and is therefore one of the oldest sections of New Orleans. The other main ridge is St. Charles Avenue. The house is two houses down from where Edgar Degas lived in New Orleans and is a 20 minute walk to the French Quarter.
The word that describes this home is spacious and it is perfect for weddings, and other large groups who want to experience the Creole ambiance of Esplanade Ave.
I did not end up staying in the big pink house because Allen double booked it. He was somewhat difficult to communicate with, and often did not respond to my messages unless I sent a follow-up. He informed me of the double booking less than 24 hours before we were scheduled to arrive. He was able to put us in a different house, which I accepted; however, it was not as nice, was smaller, and was less convenient for our large group. Allen told me he would swap out some of the beds to make it more accommodating for our group; however, he did not do this until after the first guests arrived. The place we stayed still worked out for us and was actually better located for what we had planned. Additionally, Allen offered a significant discount for his error, but getting this processed seemed more complicated than it needed to be. The refund he actually processed was less than what he told me it would be. I was able to resolve the refund issue through Airbnb directly.
The pink mansion was spacious, clean and in a great location. Allen was a great host and easy to get in touch with if we needed something.
Allen was an excellent and very thoughtful host, who made us all feel welcome in this beautiful house!
A group of 8 of us stayed here for my wife's 40th birthday and it was everything we expected. The house is just within walking distance of the quarter and several other places during the day (you'll want to take a cab back in the evenings though).
Check in and check out was a breeze and Allen was very responsive our entire stay. He also had a number of excellent recommendations that we took advantage of (especially Lil Dizzy's cafe - very, very good food).
This is a perfect place for a large-ish group looking to explore the city while being slightly away from the craziness of the quarter. Highly recommended.
Allen was a great host and super responsive. The house was super cool and in a nice neighborhood (more residential), conveniently located.
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