The house was built in 1850....although it survived the Katrina flooding, there was roof damage and the previous owner did nothing. Enter us!!! We restored it to its former glory, and updated with central air/heat and tankless hot water heater...
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.... (oh, did I mention we own a natural stone company? go figure....) . 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 (yes! there is a god!) and have brought them back to their original splendor as well.... (NOTE: 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. We just added a 26" flatscreen TV in each bedroom --
In the living room is a brand new sofa bed that accommodates 2. The hall bathroom is accessible from the living room without having to disturb anyone in the bedrooms.
The master bathroom has an antique clawfoot tub, which we have restored and added shower capabilities....The second 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. The deck and yard are shared with my tenants on the other side; they are very nice people, as is their dog, who may visit for a potty break (otherwise he is kept inside).
Hot water is fueled by a tankless hot water (email hidden) turn the shower on while you are brushing your teeth to allow the hot water to get there :)
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; $20 per day rental. New Orleans is a wonderful city to explore by bicycle. It's not just Bourbon Street -- most of the locals enjoy the entertainment on Frenchmen Street. There are also lots of restaurants and watering holes within blocks of the house...this neighborhood is one of my favorites to explore on bicycle.
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 :).
For people looking for extended stays, I am negotiable on price.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: although I list a 3-night minimum stay, I require a 4-NIGHT MINIMUM STAY FOR NEW YEAR'S, HALLOWEEN, CHRISTMAS, 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!
Entire half of a house -- great living room/kitchen with a large island and a wonderful deck out back.
I interact as much or as little as you desire. I now have a keyless entry system and will send your personal code a day before you arrive.
The Marigny neighborhood is THE place to be. Many new restaurants and bars -- as well as pop-up restaurants -- I have 4-5 pages of recommendations. Way, way too much information to list here.
Buses run a block away on St. Claude/Rampart St. From there you can go to the Quarter and take the trolley all the way uptown....But I recommend that you bicycle! You can either rent mine or rent from several bike shops nearby.
Take a cab at night. No matter where you decide to stay. Cabs and plentiful and cheap...new rules require them to be updated with GPS and to take credit cards....
This was the perfect house for four female friends enjoying our first (and definitely not last!) visit to New Orleans. We loved staying in the Marigny with its artistic and friendly flavor. We felt like visitors but not like tourists. The house is beautiful--a nice blend of rustic refinished original wood and modern touches. Connie our host left detailed information on all kinds of activities, restaurants, and other things to explore in the neighborhood. At night it was a short cab ride to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. I had come down with a cold on the plane and didn't feel well enough to go out the first nights but having a comfortable bed and a TV to distract me from my congested misery was blessing.
The train noise from the tracks a block away could be a factor for light sleepers like me, but by the end of our time there I was getting used to it. Bring earplugs and leave the TV on to the channel that broadcasts all the city's district council meetings for some excellent white noise to mask the occasional train blasts in the night. (Plus you’ll learn some interesting things about the city’s government by osmosis!)
We will all remember this trip and the experiences we enjoyed at this house in in this magical city fondly.
Connie embodies Southern Hospitality. We didn't have a chance to meet in person, but her place was immaculate and she stayed in touch to lend a hand if one was needed.
Again, beautiful place in a funky and fun part of New Orleans. Highly recommend.
Absolutely loved our stay at Connie's place. The house was beautiful and the amenities are perfect. Connie was an amazing communicator and the sweetest host. If you're looking for a hip place to stay near Frenchman Street, this is the place. If you're looking for a more generic, pristine neighborhood, this may not be the place for you. The neighborhood is very eclectic and fun but a little rough around the edges. There is also a train that ran every night at 4am that would wake us up. But for the price and for the experience, this is an amazing option for a place to stay in NOLA.
We really loved this place. The renovated shotgun was great. Everything you need to feel at home here. Great location in the Marigny - you can walk to Frenchmen and the Quarter with ease. We appreciated the bottled water, snacks, and fruit as well. Keyless entry here is a nice convenience too.
I'd recommend any group to stay here while visiting NOLA!
The house is spacious, lovely and well equipped - 2 closed bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and Connie was very helpful in providing various items we needed.
We were a party of 3 adults and an 8 month old baby, and we had plenty of space. She supplied a fold-out baby crib, as well as a high chair, and was able to deliver at short notice a dish to cook our turkey and make lasagna. The home environment was safe for our baby as he was not yet crawling or getting very far, but for an older or crawling baby you would need to do some baby-proofing when you get there such as removing the fire grates which were not fixed. The bathrooms were clean however the floors and carpets could do with a more powerful vacuum cleaner or beating, especially if you have a child crawling around and trying to put everything in his mouth ;-).
Beds were comfortable.
The neighbourhood is great, well situated to walk into town or to explore Marigny and Bywater. There are also 2 great stores very close by, we used the Natural Health store just off North Rampart mostly, which has great organic food selection. The Mardi gras store also had a good selection, and sells warm meals for take-out or eat-in.
There is a trainline which passes close by, and for some obscure reason, the train(s) blows its horn for the entire journey through the area (probably about 2-3 minutes, although feels like longer in the middle of the night, probably 1-2 trains through the night), which I found woke me up for the first couple of days, although I didn't notice it anymore at the end of our stay. If you're partying all night (which we obviously weren't with the baby!) this should not be an issue!
My wife and I took our daughter to New Orleans (first time for all of us) for her birthday. We decided we'd rather have a slightly less noisy neighborhood than the French Quarter, and after readings lots of reviews we settled on the Marigny and found Connie's house. We loved the high ceilings and oversize doors and doorways, and all the old wood in the doors, floors and trim. The kitchen was nicely set up and the big island worked great for us with our individual laptops. Of course, we appreciated the high speed Internet. Connie is a great host and responded quickly and enthusiastically to our questions. We liked the neighborhood with its authentic old NO charm, but we were warned by several people that it's sketchy to walk around at night so we took cabs home at night. No big deal, cabs are easy to find and not expensive. Call United Cab, as Connie suggests, if you don't find one quickly. All the drivers were friendly and helpful. We had a great time. Thanks!
Nice, clean apartment with access to everything in the Marigny! Our host was wonderful as well. Highly recommend!
Three friends in New Orleans for a week, stayed at this great house in Marigny. Connie was most helpful with a local guide and water bottles, fruit and yogurt waiting for us. The house was beautiful and basic supplies were available. Had a lovely time. Thanks!
Connie was wonderful and the house was gorgeous! We had an amazing trip over Halloween and I actually proposed to my boyfriend of 8 years in front of one of the 2 beautiful fireplaces in Connie's home. The only reason I can't give this space 5 stars is because of the noise from the train a few blocks away.
Connie and Steve's house is a true gem! Spacious, clean, comfortable and very well decorated.
Location was perfect. We were able to explore the French Quarter, Marigny and Bywater all on foot! We are New Yorkers so we do love to walk.
Connie was our point person and she was a pleasure to correspond with.
Will def stay here again the next time we are in New Orleans.