View from in the open kitchen facing the living area and balcony.

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

Entire home/apt

5 Guests

2 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

A 1600 sq ft top floor modern loft in a historic mansion, above CellarDoor restaurant & craft cocktail lounge, built pre-1850, open floor plan, brand new private balcony, new appliances, walk to the French Quarter, grocery, Superdome, Smoothie King Arena.

The space
Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $100 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50
Security Deposit: $500
Weekend Price: $379 / night


The space

The Swoop-Duggins House (916 Lafayette Street) is located in part of the Upper Central Business District's Historic District, as well as the local Lafayette Square Historic District. At the end of the eighteenth century, the boundaries of New Orleans expanded upriver from the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) when the land owned by Don Bertrand and Madame Gravier was divided into streets and city blocks by the Spanish Royal Surveyor, Carlos Trudeau.

The Swoop-Duggins House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Upper Central Business District Historic District on August 10, 1990, and was most likely built around or before 1850. The house is a restored three-story, three-bay, brick house with an attached two-story service wing; the loft is on the top floor and has it's own private entrance.

My wife and I have spend the last 5 years of our lives resorting the very important and iconic building back to it's original grandeur.

Guest access

On the first floor you'll have access to CellarDoor, a restaurant and craft cocktail lounge that my wife and I own and operate. Our cuisine focuses on the lighter side of cajun food, and our cocktails are strictly the very best classics.

Interaction with guests

We always make an effort to meet our guest, and we usually do.

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is incredible; downtown New Orleans is truly the most burgeoning neighborhood in the whole city. Enjoy free concerts in beautiful Lafayette Square Park just three blocks away, every Wednesday from Sept. 11 - Oct 30th and March - May.

You are in walking distance to the Superdome, the French Quarter, Harrah's Casino, and The Riverwalk. A few of my favorite restaurants/bars in walking distance are of course, CellarDoor (which is on the 1st floor; just take the alleyway entrance), Juan's Flying Burrito, and Johnny Sanchez. Additionally, the nicest grocery store in the city is just a block away at the corner of Girod St and Baronne St.

The newly restored Civc Theater has just partnered with Bowery Presents, and has tons of great concerts all year long just a block away.

Getting around

The Swoop-Duggins House is located conveniently 3 blocks from the Amtrak Station, and there are 2 different street car lines within 3 blocks of the loft in each direction (one line heads uptown, and one line heads towards the French Quarter. But the fact that you're just a few blocks walk from the French Quarter is by far the best attribute to this loft.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Absolutely no smoking cigarets or cigars indoors. No parties.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

58 Reviews

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Kristin User Profile
May 2016
Absolutely love staying here... Great central location, beautiful place and wonderful, hospitable hosts. Highly recommend for a couple on a romantic getaway.

Duran User Profile
May 2016
Greg and Rachel met me at the door to the building with the flat and immediately made me feel welcome in their home town. Greg gave me a walk through of the apartment and explained everything I needed to know about making it my home for the next 6 days. The listing was accurate and matched my expectations perfectly. The space is beautiful, clean, well designed and spacious. The neighborhood is full of great bars and restaurants and walking distance from anything you would want to do. You don't even have to leave the building with the amazing bar Greg and Rachel own on the first floor. (Don't worry, it's not a raucous affair, you don't even know its there unless you want to go down stairs to it.)

Laura User Profile
May 2016
The place was great, and exactly how the pics would have it. Not to mention Greg and Rachel were very communicative about everything. Plus the location was perfectly in the middle of all the neighborhoods you could want to see. Would definitely stay again.

Sara User Profile
April 2016
Fantastic apartment and great location. Everything we needed was steps away. I would definitely stay at this property again when back in the city.

Paula User Profile
March 2016
The Apartment was beautiful as shown in the pics, welcoming and clean. Everything worked fine, the sofas are really comfortable as beds and the location is really accessible to walk in the CBD and French Quarter. The area is clean, quiet and safe, we had a great experience, with no problems at all. Greg was a great host, welcoming us with a bottle of wine and giving us great tips. Our flight arrived AM and he let us check in early which was really helpful. All questions were answered very promptly and a lot of thought and care has gone into the property and experience. Our family really enjoyed the holiday and the area!

Jennifer User Profile
March 2016
Gregory and Rachel were excellent hosts! The location was very convenient, spacious and comfortable. First class bar program downstairs, but no noise or disruption whatsoever since the room was two floors above. Highly recommended if you have the opportunity to book.

Chris User Profile
February 2016
Great property and incredible hospitable host. This property is in a great location, had a great feel, and was the perfect spot for both access to a conference as well as a short vacation. It was exactly what I was looking for, easy access to everything New Orleans has to offer...yet a quiet place to get away when I was ready to relax and unwind. Cellar Door right below had phenomenal service and was a great place to wrap up my evening each day of my trip!

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States · Joined in September 2013
Gregory And Rachel User Profile

Hello. Rachel and I were both born and raised in New Orleans, LA. We love live music, traveling, crawfish boils, the New Orleans Saints, contemporary art, tennis, triathlons, jogging in Audubon Park, reading, films, and coffee.

I (Greg) have moved around a bit, with stints in London, Denver, and Pittsburgh. You'll see lots of contemporary art throughout the place if you end up staying. I went to school both here and in London, which I think has helped to shape me into the person I am today. We're married, have a 3 year old son, and a have a dog named Madam who was rescued from the Louisiana SPCA.

Three years ago we opened CellarDoor, which is located on the 1st floor of the Swoop-Duggins House (the loft is on the top floor.) CellarDoor is a beautiful small plates restaurant and romantic craft cocktail lounge that we're sure you'll love if you stay at our place.

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