About this listing
Charming 1870's corner grocery redone in eclectic, European comfort. 2 blocks from famous " Magazine St" with miles of shopping, dining ( fine and otherwise), treasure hunting, day and night life, in the Historic Irish Channel. 7 short walking blocks from beautiful St. Charles Ave in the Garden District with it's ancient oak trees and fabulous architecture. Street car travel on " The Avenue" provides easy access to Carrollton, Audubon Park, Tulane and Loyola Universities, Downtown's Canal Street , Convention Center and French Quarter (20- minute ride) . Buses also travel Magazine for easy close transport.The setting is perfect for Mardi Gras, parade route beginning is within walking distance. A fun neighborhood with a great grocery, pharmacy, coffee shops ( Starbucks and cool local), great restaurants, bars ( upscale and not so ) and crazy good shopping.
The room is 13 x 18 feet with 15 foot ceilings, ceiling fans, central a/c and heat, European style bath in room with a privacy screen. Claw footed tub with a hand - held shower. Queen bed with all cotton bedding sleeps 2 comfortably. Good cotton bath towels, Microwave, Mini-fridge, Coffee pot. There is access to an outdoor porch from your room inside the fenced yard, great place for a cup of coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening. Although this space is listed as a private room , it is , in fact, the corner grocery store renovated as a studio and has a separate, private entrance with a combination lock. There is total and complete privacy from the rest of the house , more apartment like than room in a house. Parking on side street or Annunciation is always available.
I am a native New Orleanian and look forward to sharing my beautiful , eccentric and wonderfully New Awlyuns atmosphere with my guests.
I 'm sorry i can't accommodate indoor smoking though there is an outside patio to accommodate smokers.
Each guest will be greeted on arrival unless I am unable to do so, in which case, there is a combination lock for convenience and great attention to communication prior to arrival.
Nice little house only a few minutes walk away from lots of shops and restaurants on magazine st. Room was as pictured, nice and interesting.
Penny's corner grocery store room is charming, well furnished and super comfortable. The fridge was stocked with local drinks and snacks, there was delicious cafe du monde french press coffee. The location was great, walking distance from a lively part of Magazine st. One thing to be aware of before staying, the bathroom is open and a part of the main bedroom space, also there is no shower/screen only a tub. Also, the room is dark - make sure you set an alarm in the morning, there is the option to open the shutters - however you will be very exposed to the street! Other than these minor things, we loved our stay at the grocery store, and Penny was very easy to communicate with.
Penny's accommodations were wonderful - very shabby chic and great for relaxing/unplugging (no TV, away from FQ, walking distance to some great restaurants/shopping and the Garden District, quiet and luxurious)! It's like you own studio apartment. Penny reached out to also ensure any of our needs were met (including snacks and refreshments) - perfect!
The bathroom situation made us nervous but the screen(s) + some poo-pouri (available thru amazon or at BedBath&Beyond) made it all manageable. The tub also was far from the now-a-day norm and made it slightly challenging to shower quickly, but was great for relaxing soaks after long days exploring NOLA. Overall, the quirks made this into a great and memorable trip, and I'd book again in an instant if ever in NOLA!
What a wonderful place! Perfectly located a short walk to great restaurants, bakeries, and nightlife. Charming space. Accommodating host. We recommend whole heartedly.
Penny was the best! She was there when we arrived to make sure we had everything we needed and to answer any questions about the neighborhood and surrounding area. She was the perfect host, there when you needed her but left you alone when you didn't. She can recommend some great spots so be sure to get her advice even if you've been to NOLA before. The space was exactly what we were looking for and the price cannot be beat. Private entrance and just the basics in a warm and comfortable room. The neighborhood has a lot to offer. We spent most of our time there rather than at the Quarter. Great restaurants with plenty of shops, and there is a walgreens close by for essentials. We would definitely return and would recommend it to my friends and family.
Apartment is very nice, feels like a very large hotel room. Clean and nicely decorated. Penny was very hospitable. I was able to hear noise from the street, so something to consider if you're sensitive to noise. I prefer to take showers, so using the tub was a bit of an adjustment. Great location, especially for Mardi Gras.
The space was beautiful and private, and Penny was a great host. Even though we arrived two hours late, she hung around to give us a personal introduction to the space.
The nearby stretch of Magazine Street is great for breakfast, bars, restaurants, sweet snacks, etc. Parking is easy. A good home base for exploring both the Quarter and Uptown, and a great deal.
About the Host, Penny
I am a native New Orleanian, proud to call New Orleans home and love to show off the city to travelers. I am a nurse who is lucky enough to live within walking distance of my job. I have many hobbies and am in the process of renovating my house and creating a garden.
I love to entertain and cook but have sparse time these days.
I like GOOD movies, mysteries, the arts and enjoying the arts community in this city.
Planning a trip to Greece later in the year. Maybe someone reading this will host me in Mykonos !!!.
I am quiet but like to play music, I am non-intrusive and when working, am hardly around.
I suppose my Motto is "less is more".... with the addendum that there is allowance for "all good things within reason".....