Just steps away from historic Oak Street.....built in the 1880's, this traditional shotgun home with an updated floor plan has a spacious apartment that comfortably sleeps four. The front door of the house will bring you into the living room with an HDTV. Off the living room is a bedroom with queen size bed, tv and french door to the front porch. Following the shotgun layout, beyond the living room is a charming second bedroom with two twin beds, a bath with original claw foot tub and a shower. At the rear of the house is an inviting, fully equipped large kitchen and a laundry room with washer, dryer and ironing supplies.
Relax on the front porch in the rocking chairs or enjoy the backyard which has a deck, garden and brick patio.
The host of the annual Po-boy festival in November, Oak Street , called a 'renewal of nostalgia", has a collection of coffee shops, art galleries, new and vintage clothing boutiques, small businesses, a variety of terrific places to dine, great music at the well known Maple Leaf Bar and so much more. As well as Oak, within a short walk, this great New Orleans neighborhood offers numerous restaurants, stores, bars, etc. Pick up the street car one block from the house and enjoy the sights of the Universities, Audubon Park, the Garden District and the magnificent homes on beautiful St. Charles Avenue. The street car will take you to the Art District, downtown and the French Quarter.
We are happy to be flexible on our 11:00 check-out time provided we do not have guests arriving that afternoon.
I have had the pleasure of some wonderful hosts, but Ellyn and Gil may take the cake. My family and I stayed here for the weekend and their hospitality was top-notch. When my brother and his wife had cancelled and switched flights, Ellyn and Gil made them feel very welcome and were thankful for accommodating the last minute changes. The house is as advertised and the pictures are accurate. I lived in New Orleans for 2 years in the Garden District and can say that this house is representative of the city in a real and positive way. Oak Cafe with live piano music while you enjoy some low-key but excellent food (and watermelon juice!) made me feel like I had found the right place. There are a few restaurants nearby and the streetcar is only 2 blocks or so. I have the highest recommendation for Ellyn's hospitality, and her responsiveness was incredible. I can only hope that I can come back and stay again soon. Thank you for being amazing hosts.
Gil and Ellyn's place was the perfect home base for my family and I (4 people) while exploring the city. The house is in a great part of town, and very conveniently located around the corner from great food and entertainment as well as the Mississippi! The house is fully stocked as if someone was living there, so our hosts had left us absolutely everything we could possibly need for a live-in vacation - from martini shakers and beer to tupperware and tea candles. Gil and Ellyn are also meticulous about details, and the place was impeccably clean and ready for us upon arrival. Would recommend this stay without hesitation to anyone, esp. families.
This stay was meant to be the ultimate relaxation in New Orleans and it was! After a week and a half on the road, it was nice to stay at a fully equipped, private house with all of the bell and whistles. If I wanted to cook, there was a fully stocked kitchen. Laundry needed to be done? All of the items were supplied. There was even a private deck in the back to star gaze.
I stayed for almost a week and it was the coldest week on record! (polar vortex even reached the gulf.) Even though the house was chilly, (the heating systems in the south aren't made for 12 degree weather,) Ellyn provided more than enough portable heaters and blankets which made the house nice and cozy.
Location was great and exactly what I was looking for; not touristy enough to have it always fully packed, public transportation one block away- with a rite aid right on the corner, and enough restaurants around so I could eat close by. The travel to the French Quarter does take time to get to by street car, so make sure you factor that in (about an hour to an hour and a half- they were doing construction on the line while I stayed) but the whole route is very scenic.
Over all, it was the perfect stay and I was sad to leave!
Gil and Ellyn's home was absolutely amazing and an overall great experience. So many details were thought of in advance and I was blown away by all of the little things that were done to make staying at their house so pleasurable. I would recommend staying here for anyone coming to New Orleans. It's a half block away from Oak Street, which has a lot of of good restaurants and little shops. And if you want to venture to other parts of the city, the bus/street car line is only a block away. If you are planning a trip to NOLA definitely think about booking this cozy place.
WONDERFUL location. House was perfect & the host was great. Nice snacks were in the fridge for us when we arrived.
Experience couldn't have been better, will book it again when I return to NOLA.
The house is absolutely beautiful, and in an really nice area of town. They were kind enough to show me around and leave me a few treats in the fridge (Abita IPA!). I would strongly recommend that anyone looking to stay in NOLA contact Gil and Ellyn