Enjoy your stay in New Orleans in the historic Faubourg Treme neighborhood in a renovated 1 bedroom/1bathroom unit complete with fully equipped kitchen (stove/oven, microwave, refrigerator), washer/dryer access, full sized bed, cable, and internet. The sofa is also converts to a pull out bed for additional guests. The bathroom has both a shower and a bathtub however we do not provide toiletries or a hairdryer.
The unit 1 of 4 apartments in a renovated building originally built in 1832. The neighborhood itself is a very eclectic mix which includes everything from young families, singles, young couples, and families who have been in the neighborhood since the start of it's existence. The area is rich in history, culture, and tradition. It is not odd to see a second line parade during your stay or to hear the sounds of a brass band in the distance. The Candlelight Lounge is located just a block away and is home to many brass band staples in New Orleans including The Treme Brass band who plays every Wednesday night without fail. Tenants in the building are respectful but be aware the the building definitely has a "lived in" feel. There are times when you can hear the other tenants walking about or talking or playing music. Bottom line is that the house is old but that's what makes your stay even that much more authentic. Most of the homes here are set up this way and what seems normal to us may be a little out of the ordinary to anyone visiting!
I am a burlesque performer and the unit is furnished as such with historical photos from burlesque performers of the past as well as photos from shows that I have done and various show posters. There are books in the unit as well that range from erotic photography to classic pinup to poetry to biographies.
You are walking distance from the French Quarter and popular areas such as Frenchmen Street, the French Market, The Faubourg Marigny, The Riverwalk, Decatur Street, Bourbon Street, Royal Street, and Armstrong Park to name a few. Just a few blocks away (walking distance), there are 2 museums that you must visit: The Backstreet Cultural Museum and The New Orleans African American Museum. Treme Coffeehouse is located on the corner and offers great coffee, sandwiches, and free internet. One of the BEST restaurants in the city is just up the street and is called MeauxBar. You MUST eat there before leaving! Also Lil' Dizzy's is a few blocks away on Esplanade and is must do for authentic southern cooking and some of the best fried chicken you've ever eaten.
We recommend cabbing to anywhere that is not in walking distance. Public transportation is available nearby but is a bit cumbersome and it's well worth the extra money to experience a Nola cabbie! Pedicabs are also EVERYWHERE and they are very happy to have your business. The streetcar is about a 20 minute walk away on Canal Street is definitely a must on your to-do list during your visit.
**Holidays and festivals are subject to a 3 night minimum stay as well as a higher rate. Please inquire if you are wanting to stay during a special event period.
No smoking allowed. No pets allowed.
The Internet code is sanmateo1987
Upon checkin, keys will be in the mailbox for you. Feel free to park on the street in front of the unit. As long as you don't block a fire hydrant, you're fine. Check in is at 3pm. Checkout at noon. When you leave, lock up and leave the keys in the mailbox and send me a text when you've headed out.
Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!
Our staty was great! The house was clean and just as described. We were located about a 5 minute walk to all the hustle and bustle of Bourbon street, and about a 7 minute walk to the French Quarter. We were also really close to the highway, which may our trips for other activities convenient. Greg was also very easy to get in touch with! Thanks for the stay.
Greg made us feel welcome and was helpful when I couldn't figure out the lock box. He called me back right away and talked me through it. The house wasn't as clean as the pictures made it look. Greg suggested a cafe a block away and we loved it, we went everyday. There wasn't enough bedding, only one thin blanket and sheet. This place is for the type of traveler who is on a tight budget but wants to be close to the action and doesn't care about amenities. The neighborhood is on the cusp as far as safety goes. It is similar to the one I live in so I was comfortable but I wouldn't be walking alone after dark. The stay ended up being disappointing for us because they were doing construction on the building. Every morning at 8am, outside the bedroom they were using power tools on the walls(mostly sanding paint off the siding). It made it impossible to sleep in which in turn ruined a lot of our vacation. The construction crew also asked us to unlock windows, etc which made us uncomfortable. We repeatedly told them we didn't live there. I started carrying my laptop with me everywhere we went. He is not exaggerating when he said its a loud building. The ceiling and walls are paper thin and the neighbors upstairs don't play jazz- they are very, um, active. The bedroom has a door that leads to what I assume is the back hall stairs(shared). Whenever someone came in it was very loud and a little scary. We usually cook when we are using air b and b but there weren't a lot of dishes. I like to clean up after myself but couldn't find garbage bags or anything to clean with.
Greg was great. Very responsive and accommodating, with anything that came up.
Nice, quaint apartment really close to the heart of New Orleans.
Greg's apartment is in a great location, about 3-4 blocks from the French Quarter. If you are looking for proximity without hassle, choose this place. We had a great time and Greg was always very willing and ready to answer our questions or accommodate our needs! The apartment is spacious, has charm, and in a great historic neighborhood. Choose this place!
The place was accurate to the photos and information provided. It was a quick walk to all the main places in the French Quarter and not too troublesome of a walk to the streetcar line. The host was very accommodating to our late checkout and responded to messages quickly. The heat in the bedroom was tricky to manage at first since it heats up quicker than the rest of the house, but we got the hang of it after a while. I would stay here again in historic Treme
Disappointing stay. My group had two different arrival times and both cab drivers told us this was not a safe neighborhood, which paralyzed us for our first couple hours there. Thankfully I asked Greg about it and he responded that walking in large groups would be fine, and it was. We didn't have any problems, and it is fairly close to the French Quarter. We didn't have to cab at all.
Greg is a good host for resolving our problems that he could, but we did have problems. We needed to request more blankets because the first night was so chilly, even with the heater. I ended up sleeping with my jacket. He came by and dropped some off the day after I requested. Also, we broke the lockbox and the door handle. It's replaced now, but that just goes to show the condition of the place.
A major issue that is our of the host's hands was the noise. You can hear everything from upstairs and this prevented us from getting full restful nights of sleep, especially in the morning. Even with ear plugs, I could hear banging.
Another issue, however, well within a host's power, was the cleanliness. We weren't sure if the towels and sheets or blankets were clean. There is dust on the floorboards and corners. The bathroom rugs could definitely use a wash.
Bottom line: 2.5 stars.
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Natural New Orleanian.
Eater of food.
Old home renovator.
Lover of travel.
Looking forward to hosting your New Orleans stay.
Bella and I have hosted these units for a few years. I'm doing more of the legwork now, so a change in "host," but no change "hospitality!"
Welcome to New Orleans!