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.
Connie is great and the place is great! Wonderful location as well. Couldn't be happier.
Connie provided excellent communication before, during and after our stay in the rental, which looks even better in person than in the listing photos. We found the house quite clean, homey, easy to enter and depart and we felt very safe in the area.
A walk from the house to Frenchmen Street takes several minutes and then it's just a short few blocks further to the French Quarter. The walk is all on flat ground and we loved looking at houses and chatting with friendly neighbors along the way. We felt comfortable making the walk after dark as well as during the day. We were delighted to find a yoga studio and food co-op just a few short blocks away from the listing, too.
For those sensitive to noise, understand the house is in close proximity to a train track and in very close quarters to neighboring homes. The next door neighbors always seemed to be at home and were often outside, even at late hours. Even in the house with our windows closed, we could very clearly hear their conversations. That said, we quickly grew accustomed to the sounds of the neighborhood and Connie was very responsive and helpful as needed regarding noise from the neighbors.
It may seem from those who read the listing that Connie has many "house rules." They were all easy to follow and we appreciate those rules because it's clear the owners have invested much love and care into the property and wants to keep it well-maintained. We would definitely stay at this listing again and will recommend it to others.
This was the perfect place for a long weekend in New Orleans. Connie's house is beautifully maintained and decorated. It had plenty of space for our group of four. We were walking distance to plenty of close spots in the Marigny and Bywater and walked down to the French Quarter on multiple occasions. Connie was very accommodating and even arranged for us to store our bags for a few extra hours after we checked out.
My sister and I stayed in this charming, clean, spacious apartment. The space is decorated tastefully, and Connie is a very considerate host. She stocked the pantry and fridge with all the basics: coffee, yogurt, bottled water, cheese, crackers, granola bars. It was nice not to have to run out to the grocery store after a long travel day.
When we had a minor problem with one of the showers, Steve was on our doorstep, ready to repair it very soon after we
We felt safe walking around in the neighborhood and never had to search for a parking spot on the street. The neighborhood is generally quiet and very pleasant. There is a train track a couple of blocks from the house, so light sleepers should bring earplugs, but that is a minor issue.
I've stayed in hotels, tourist apartments and B&Bs on many visits to New Orleans and this has been one of the nicest I've found. I'm hoping that Connie and Steve will have a vacancy in one of their apartments next
time I visit New Orleans. I'd love to be able to stay here again.
Excellent abode! It was very spacious and conveniently located! Loved the doors and the decor! It was a really awesome place!
We loved everything about this place: Connie's hospitality, the amenities, the well-appointed rooms/bathrooms and the neighborhood. It was exactly what we were looking for and served as a great home-base for our NOLA adventures. The neighborhood was filled with kind and interesting people who always said "hello." Connie always communicated promptly and was flexible with our travel situation. We got a bunch of crawfish and enjoyed a home cooked meal on our last night in town- something we wouldn't have been able to do if we stayed in a hotel. We have no complaints and hope to be back someday.
Excellent experience at Connie and Steve's place on Marigny. It was clean and spacious. There was an unopened jug of orange juice in the fridge and some yogurts which were heavenly after a very late arrival. The door key-code system was easy to use and convenient. We had three adults and a baby and we're all comfortable. When we arrived it was warm and humid so the a/c was running and then the weather dipped to the 30s so we had the heat on. One evening, quite late, we had a question about a ceiling fan and our hosts responded immediately.
The renovation is great, the neighborhood is lovely (we heard trains and some neighbors sitting outside but neither bothered us) and parking was a breeze.
Our hosts left a great packet of recommendations from coffee places to cab companies. We tried out a number of their recs! We wish the packet said more about the history of the house but that's just about our only complaint!
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OK, let's see.....hmmmm.....I like wine (refer to profile pic) and my husband Steve and I love New Orleans. We own two doubles and a triple -- all in the Marigny area of the city. The Marigny is a cool place to live, you can walk to the French Quarter in 5 minutes, but our neighborhood is mainly residential -- no naughty T-shirt shops with booming music -- just a pleasant mix of cafes, bars and restaurants interspersed among the historical creole cottages, singles and doubles. We live in one half of our double on Burgundy.
I've been with airbnb for a little while now.... and I must say that airbnb guests are the greatest!.... But I have also been renting my spaces out for years only through word of mouth. All of my guests have loved staying in our spaces. We have had the same people book for the same events year after year. I think that speaks for itself.
I have an iPhone, which means (once you book with me) you can email me or text me and I'll get it right away.
I try to keep my calendar updated....if airbnb shows it's available, it is....