Historic Creole Cottage - Treme, New Orleans
Historic Creole Cottage - Treme, New Orleans
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Relax in New Orleans in this 1857 home, one block from the French Quarter, and a walk to Frenchman St. and the river. The space contains two bedrooms, living room, kitchen/dining room, bath, patio. It is romantic and charming, with brick fireplaces, high ceilings, lots of exposed original cypress, and other beautiful details. The vibe in the home is much like that of the block and the city: historically and culturally rich, comfortable, and fonky. We love it here, and hope you will, too.

The space

Fully restored in 2013, the house maintains it rich sense of history and antiquity. When friends first walk in, the most common reaction is, literally, a gasp.

Your home-away-from-home has ceilings that stretch as high as 28 feet, hardwood and brick floors, five brick fireplaces (non-working but highly atmospheric), exposed beams, cypress doors and windows, French doors, pocket doors, many large windows, a clawfoot bathtub, and other gems of New Orleans architecture. The place is open, spacious, and tastefully decorated with simple and old décor. It includes: a very large, dreamy front bedroom with queen bed; a sweet, small, brightly colored bedroom with double bed; a large 6-sided living room; and a bathroom with a fish-spitting fountain sink and stone-tiled tub. The home also contains the original summer kitchen, with a massive double fireplace, 100-year-old gas oven/stove, and 65-year-old art deco refrigerator. The kitchen is large enough to host a dining room, as well.

Most of the house is original, from the curving unsupported cypress stairway to the double-washboard kitchen sink. Much of the renovation was green, using recycled materials. The only new features of the house are those to make you comfortable, such as replacing the ancient floor furnace with central air and heat.

Please note that this listing is only for the first floor of the house. I am frequently in the upstairs loft, which has its own entry and lock system. This home was built before the days of insulation between floors, so you may hear my footsteps or muted conversations above. Please consider this - and ambient sounds of the neighborhood - if you are extremely noise-sensitive.

From the house, you’re as likely to hear Mr. Okra pass by with his produce-painted truck, announcing on his loudspeaker the vegetables he has for sale today, as you are a brass band wafting from Congo Square, the spot where enslaved people from all over Africa were allowed to leave some plantations and houses to meet on Sundays and play music together.

While you are going to New Orleans for its unique and seemingly endless gifts, it matters to us – a lot - that you are supremely happy and comfortable here.

If you catch me at the house, feel free to ask for my musical suggestions. I’ve been going out to hear local bands regularly since I was 15, and enthuse to share the best of what I know.

I love this city, and hope you will, too. Truly, this house is a magnificent spot from which to experience its magic.

Please note: The bedroom with the purple floor is not as large as it appears in the photo. The room is cozy.

Guest access

Guests have a private access and a fully private space. They also have access to the laundry room located towards the back of the house.

Interaction with guests

We try to greet guests when you arrive, and are available for any information or help we can offer during your stay. Otherwise, you are on your own to enjoy your vacation and the city, with this lovely home base.

Other things to note

We have a minimum stay of three nights normally, and five nights for holidays and major festivals.

Please note that this airbnb is a portion of a larger house. A renter lives upstairs, and Bev keeps the front room downstairs for her personal use, so don't be alarmed if you hear other human activity.

License or registration number

17STR-07241
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Amenities
Free parking on premises
Essentials

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Those whose New Orleans plans include loud parties or high-volume music in their lodging space are encouraged to look elsewhere. My teen daughter and I often stay in the house, and unfortunately the ceilings and walls are thin. We ask that guests keep noise to a minimum after 11pm on weekdays. Same goes for those hoping to arrive with pets or a smoking habit - sorry. Beyond that, we are very relaxed. Our wish is for our guests to feel happy and at home.


We have a minimum stay of 4 nights required for any major festivals or holidays.


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Rhett User Profile
October 2017
Awesome place, would definitely recommend and stay again! Thank you for making our trip!

Steve User Profile
October 2017
Best Airbnb hosts I've ever worked with. Beautiful home, fun neighborhood. They included plenty of helpful tips and advice in the home guide. Very responsive and helpful during the threat of Hurricane Nate. We intend to return.

LaToya User Profile
October 2017
Beverly 's place is straight out of a magazine. Very close to French quarter and Frenchmen market. The architecture is breathtaking

Ashley User Profile
September 2017
This AirBNB was definitely our home away from home. We got to experience the food, the culture and the people and their passion for music and art during the day. On the other hand, we were lucky enough to have a piece of that NOLA experience every night. The decor was unique with art hanging on every wall. Antique style furniture made this home one of a kind. My friends and I appreciated that this cottage was not directly in the center of the French quarter and bourbon street. We had a chance to escape to a cool, quiet and tranquil area to have a great nights’ rest in order to explore all over again the next morning. The owner of this cottage gave us so many tips and always made sure we had a method of contact for any recommendations or assistance. The cottage was exceptionally taken care of and very clean. This cottage was one of the most memorable pieces to our trip. It may have been considered the most perfect first experience in New Orleans but it was most definitely was not our last.

Nicole User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful home in agrat location.

Amy User Profile
August 2017
A beautifully decorated New Orleans Cottage that is a 10-15 min walk to the heart of the French Quarter. Love the way it is decorated and proximity to all. Do recommend Uber or Lyft at night to the cottage as it is rather dark and several blocks outside of the heavily populated area. It is in proximity to neighbors who were up all night in the garden next door but could have just been a fluke. Easily fixed with ear plugs. All in all a great place and Beverly was fantastic about communication and left an amazing "things to do" list for New Orleans! A great place!

Isaac User Profile
July 2017
This house is amazing and so close to everything. We walked into the French quarter for breakfast everyday and caught the streetcars. At night the quiet neighborhood was a nice foil to the hubbub a short distance away.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in April 2013
Beverly User Profile
I'm a fourth-generation New Orleanian. The city's music and culture are the blood that runs in my veins. A close friend of ten years finally visited New Orleans and told me, "Ah, now I understand you, Bev." If I'm in a bad mood, all I need to do is step out into the streets; som…
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