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Are you looking for one of those perfect Vacation Rentals in New Orleans? You found it! Greatmen Cottage is a stunning, large, open, sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838. It's located just five minutes from the French Quarter in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans which is a National Historic District. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.'

The space
When it comes to vacation home rentals: New Orleans is a special place because the architecture here is so incredible. And Greatmen Cottage delivers: 12 foot ceilings, massive windows, a spacious kitchen with copper countertops, plus a huge terrace with a lovely garden and a spectacular fountain. Compared to other vacation rentals in New Orleans, Greatmen Cottage is truly in a league of its own.

Greatmen Cottage is available as both a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped in 2006.

This home is very spacious at 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that feature extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings.

On the first floor, this sunny, spacious home features a large foyer, enormous living room (14 x 25), dining room (14 x 14) with French doors leading to the side yard, a huge cook's kitchen (12 x 25) featuring a professional grade Jade range, side by side refrigerator/freezer, custom glass cabinetry, a large island with double under-mount sinks, and extensive copper countertops. Off the kitchen, there is a glass sunroom featuring enormous floor-to-ceiling windows and a brick floor. This brick floor continues into the downstairs bathroom that features a large stall shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head.

Upstairs features three large, private bedrooms, each with a queen bed and generous closet. There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked full-size front-loading washer and dryer. Upstairs also features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large stall shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. Like the downstairs shower, it features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet, a large closet with ample shelves for toiletries and a third pedestal sink with a large mirror.

This house is situated in the Bywater neighborhood. Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of New Orleans.

If you are searching for a monthly stay Vacation Rental: New Orleans LA has many to choose from. Greatmen Cottage is one of the best because monthly rentals here are exempt from all taxes. To receive this discount, click Contact Host and send us a message with your travel dates.

Weekly stays during non-peak periods receive a discount of 14% when guests check in on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. To receive this discount, click Contact Host and send us a message with your travel dates.


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Wifi – 300 Mbps
Free parking on premises
43" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, HBO Max
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced

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Where you’ll be

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town. Elizabeth’s restaurant is very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork, truly amazing and not to be missed.

There is an amazing local pizza place right around the corner from our house called Pizza Delicious. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my favorite. It’s a quick three-block walk from the house.

Euclid Records is a vinyl music store with a funky ambiance – it has a huge selection specializing in jazz, soul and New Orleans music. It’s next to Pizza Delicious. They also do live music events from time to time.

The Joint is mazing BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Amazing ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides. And the Peanut Butter Pie is hard to resist for dessert. Great homemade iced tea & lemonade and also a full bar. Lots of tables and a bar inside.

The Country Club is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town.

Thursday night in Bywater is the night to go to Vaughan’s Lounge as it is Kermit Ruffins's night. Go early and get some of the barbecue Kermit is often cooking up before a show. Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.

The historic renovation business is also booming in the Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. World-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.

The Bywater Art Lofts were completed in November 2008. This old garment factory has been rethought and reconstructed as 67 live-work loft-style apartments reserved for working artists of all disciplines. The second Saturday of every month is Saint Claude Arts District Night - all of the art galleries in the neighborhood are open from 6PM - Midnight. The Bywater Art Lofts always puts on a great event as do the many other galleries throughout Bywater & Marigny.

Hosted by James

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James has over a decade of experience in the Vacation Rental Industry. He owns and operates stunning vacation rental homes in both New Orleans, Louisiana & Ocean Grove, New Jersey. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Vacation Rental Home Owners Associations in both New Orleans and Ocean Grove. All of his vacation rental homes are historic and are located in National Historic Districts. Each of his homes has been beautifully restored. For his restoration work, James has won the Beersheba Award for Historic Preservation. His homes have been featured in national magazines including House Beautiful and Martha Stewart Living. And these homes have been used as filming locations for both entertainment and advertising productions. James is also a gifted writer. He has written numerous travel articles and travel guidebooks on New Orleans, Louisiana and Asbury Park, Ocean Grove & Bradley Beach, New Jersey. James is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
James has over a decade of experience in the Vacation Rental Industry. He owns and operates stunning vacation rental homes in both New Orleans, Louisiana & Ocean Grove, New Jersey.…

During your stay

I provide you with an extensive orientation guide to the house and a list of recommendations of things to see & do during your stay. I'm available via phone and text to answer any questions.

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Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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