About This Listing
Beautiful fully furnished bedroom with private bathroom in amazing Marigny location available for nightly rental. 14-foot ceiling, brick accents, fireplace and mantle, built-in vanity and sink.
Stay in our enchanting Creole-inspired 6 bedroom home in the heart of the Faubourg Marigny. The house, referred to by locals as the Snailhouse, has tons of character and antique charm. 14 ft. ceilings and doorways, brazillian wood floors, and brick accents provide you with a unique ambience that beats with the energy of New Orleans.
Your room is the Blue Room. It has its own private bathroom and is furnished with a queen size bed, bedside table and wardrobe. We provide you with fresh linens and towels. You will share the common areas (kitchen, living, laundry) with excellent roommates. The front section of the house is rented to guests such as yourself while the more permanent residents reside in the back.
The Marigny/Bywater area has an assortment of establishments that can suit the needs of travelers and locals alike.
Try the delicious Thai iced tea at the Orange Couch coffee shop next door. Take a short walk to Mardi Gras Zone or the New Orleans Food Co-op where you can stock up on fresh organic groceries. There are also dozens of bars and restaurants within very close proximity.
Check out the jazz hotspot Frenchmen Street to see live music on any night of the week at the venue of your choice (DBA, Spotted Cat, Cafe Negril, Blue Nile, The Maison).
20 minute cab ride and $33 flat rate from the airport.
10 minute walk to Bourbon street, Cafe du Monde, French Market, and Jackson Square
2 miles from the Superdome. Easy access to I-10 off Esplanade.
Free street parking. 420 friendly.
The residents of the Snailhouse are always changing but are often musicians, artists, and entertainers. We can point you in the right direction to find the scene in New Orleans that best suits you.
**Check out the other listings in our house**
***The Royal Suite & The Gold Room***
We also give discounted rates if you'd like to rent multiple rooms.
Kitchen, living room, dining area, laundry
Interaction with Guests
We interact with our guests as much as they want to interact with us. We generally stay out of the way but are more than happy to spend time with our guests in or out of the house.
The Faubourg Marigny is an authentic, historic neighborhood with great food, music, and beautiful architecture. It was New Orleans' second suburb, developed in 1806.
Immediately East of the French Quarter, the Marigny was once the plantation of a Creole born vivant who made the dice game “craps” popular in America and who dazzled New Orleans by his flair and enormous inheritance. After subdividing the property in 1806, it developed gradually with a distinctly European flair and a cosmopolitan mix.
Today’s Marigny is still cosmopolitan, a singles friendly and artist-friendly neighborhood where people from all over the world have chosen to make their home. Beautiful Creole and Classic Revival cottages that stood abandoned after residents left for the suburbs in the 1950s have been restored and painted colorfully.
Historic banks, corner stores and even bakeries have been refurbished as homes and guesthouses, while riverfront warehouses now accommodate artists' studios and performance spaces.
It is a 20 minute drive and $33 flat rate (for up to 2 people) for a cab from the airport. There is free street parking in front of our house. Most places are walking distance but bikes are nice to have as well. There are many bike rental places nearby that we can direct you to.
Other Things to Note
Sorry but the minimum days and max number of people are non-negotiable. Please don't write to me asking if I will make an exception. There are reasons for me doing things the way I do.
-No one under 25
-No smoking inside
-Keep front door locked at all times
... BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER!
From Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Our host was very welcoming and made sure we felt comfortable. She even put up some new paintings in our room before we arrived :) the room was exactly as the listing described. It actually felt even larger because of the high ceilings. The neighborhood was perfect! There is a coffee shop next door that I fell in love with and we were walking distance from the quarter and frenchman's street.
We had an incredible time during our stay at Jen's place in Marigny! The location is absolutely ideal in the French Quarter, on a cute side street not too far from Frenchman Street. Jen's place is right around the corner from a great coffee shop and is literally walkable to everything you would want to see and do while in New Orleans. The room was great for our needs as we were mainly out and about in the city. Jen was really accommodating and created a comfortable atmosphere for us as guests. I would give this home my highest recommendation to anyone looking for a place to crash in a great neighborhood in New Orleans.
We had a great time while staying the Blue Room! We have only positive things to say. Jen made herself available to meet us to give us the key when our flight got in-- our flight was even a little late and she waited without complaining. She gave us a rundown of the neighborhood, things to do, places to eat, while looking at a map that was really helpful. Our room was a great size with a comfy bed and pretty roomy shower. There were other people staying there, but we never saw or heard them. We walked to and from the quarter from the house every day-- It was about a 10 minute walk. Everything was great! We would definitely stay there again. Thanks Jen!
The snail house was a great stay! It's super close to Frenchman Street and then a couple of blocks up from the Quarter. My friend and I walked home from the quarter multiple times and felt safe too.
Big room, comfy bed with lots of space. Room was a bit darker then what we were expecting, but that's the only negative that I have! The hot water can take some time to heat up, so don't jump the gun and settle for a luke warm shower - the wait is worth it!
To be honest, I couldn't have picked a better place to stay while I was in New Orleans. All the hotels in the area were out of my budget but then I found this place and Jen was the biggest help when it came to questions. She replied to me quickly and was very sweet. The actual atmosphere inside the house was awesome. The magic of the city was only a short stroll from the house which made taking in the city all the much easier. I would definitely stay here again in the future. Thanks Miss Jen !
This was by far the best airbnb experience I have had. Jen was very informative and accommodative. The snail house was clean, convenient and interesting. This operation is a well-oiled machine.
Jen was a great host! She was hospitable and responsive to all our questions. Everything was ready for us even though we arrived early before the normal check-in time. The location was amazing - great neighborhood, great food closeby, and within walking distance to Frenchmen St. and the French Quarter. We really loved our stay with Jen!
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About the Host, Jen
I am not a native New Orleanian but feel as though I should have been. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, CA and went to school in Austin, TX, but as soon as came to New Orleans a few years back I wished I had discovered it sooner. The welcoming vibe of the amazing people that reside in this magical city has made it feel like home and I hope to share that with all guests of the Snail House.
The house has had many people come and go and I am so fortunate and grateful to have the opportunity to operate it at this point in time. Artists, writers, musicians, and all kinds of creative people have inhabited the Snail House at some point or another, and hopefully there will be many more in the days to come.
Staying at the Snail House is a one of a kind experience. The house chooses who it brings to the door.