About this listing
A completely renovated space. Enjoy the comforts of central air/heat, tankless hot water heater, granite and marble kitchen and baths...
and still enjoy the old work charm of original fireplaces, pocket doors, and 12 foot ceilings.
This space is half of an historic house in the Marigny neighborhood. We retained all of the historic charm while incorporating new details, such as a completely updated kitchen, and marble and granite bathrooms.... (we own a natural stone company) . The kitchen has these really cool 'leatherized' marble counters and brand new appliances, as well as a huge island with seating. The original wooden floors have been brought back to life after we removed layers and layers of linoleum. We found the original pocket doors still inside the walls, however please do not try to open or close the pocket doors.
The bedrooms are well separated from each other and each bedroom has a bathroom nearby for additional privacy (master bedroom with private bath; second bedroom with hall bath). We just added a 26" flatscreen TV in each bedroom --
In the living room is a sofa bed that sleeps 2 -- but remember, it is a sofa bed, and not a tempurpedic :)
The master bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub, which we have restored and added shower capabilities....The hall bathroom features a beautiful stone shower.
Both bedrooms open to a side porch that leads you to a large deck and private, fenced-in back yard.
Hot water is fueled by a tankless hot water heater - that means turn on the faucet or shower all the way and give it a few minutes for hot water to kick in.
This space is only minutes away from the French Quarter by bicycle. I do have 2 bicycles available for rent. Cash deposit of $100 per bicycle; $25 per day rental.
This space is located near train tracks....and yes there is a train that comes through and whistles at the intersection...but .we think it adds to New Orleans charm :).
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: although I list a 3-night minimum stay, I require a 4-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY FOR MARDI GRAS, FRENCH QUARTER FEST AND the two JAZZ FEST weekends. I am trying to figure out how to incorporate this into my airbnb site... so far I cannot list different minimum stays for specific events - sorry!
I provide a hair dryer, iron and ironing board.
I also have a baby crib and high chair.
I also try to have coffee and an assortment of snacks, usually bottled water, juice, cheese, and granola bars -- just something to tide you over should you arrive tired and starving.
I have a washer/dryer unit in the hall closet; it is locked, however for guests staying less than a week. If you have a washing emergency, of course, just contact me and we can work something out.
If you have a large group, consider renting both sides of this double. They are mirror image-- each side has 2 queen bedrooms and a double sleeper sofa.
Remember that this is a double; that means there may be people staying on the other side. Please be respectful by keeping noise to reasonable levels and avoid loud noise and/or music late at night.
Note: although I have checkout by 11 am and checkin after 2pm, I am flexible if no one is leaving on your arrival day, and vice versa. I am also happy to hold luggage should times overlap.
You have access to the entire half of a double, plus a generous deck in the back yard. I have a keyless entry - so you are free to come and go at your convenience.
Interaction with Guests
I can interact as much or as little as you like; I have a keyless access entry and send your code a day before you arrive, so you can come and go at your convenience.
The Marigny is "the" place to be in New Orleans; it's full of food and music venues that are constantly in flux. Pop-up restaurants change weekly; new places opening almost every month. I have several typed pages of suggestions, mostly places that we like that are off the beaten tourist track.
During the day walking is good exercise while enjoying the sites -- I prefer to bicycle everywhere -- lots of bike rental places nearby.
At night, take a cab -- they are cheap!
Other Things to Note
If you have a large party, consider renting both sides of our house. With the sofa beds, each side can accommodate 3 couples.
No smoking indoors, and no smoking anywhere near open doors where smoke may waft indoors....
This is a great party house, but please be respectful of the neighbors...while we all love to party, we ask that you keep music levels reasonable -- sometimes your neighbor is just going to bed at 3am after a long work shift....
Pets must be pre-approved by me....if your dog is sociable that's okay. If not, this is not the place for you and your dog.
Please do NOT use fingernails on the refrigerator and microwave settings; use the pad of your finger.
Please do NOT try to move the pocket doors -- they are historic and don't move easily.
Making new friends is great, but don't bring 'em back to my place. NO guests of guests are allowed, unless preapproved by me.
Don't apply fingernail polish or makeup anywhere near the beds and linens.
Make sure the refrigerator door is CLOSED, not left ajar. Also check the coffee pot to make sure it is turned off before you leave the house.
If you use the sofa bed, remove the sheets and close the bed back up before departing.