Creole Cottage in historic Treme #1

House - Private room · N Prieur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
Rick And Liz

A large room with Private en-suite bathroom

Your host, Rick And Liz
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A large room with Private en-suite bathroom

The Space

This listing is for our #1 room which is the largest bedroom and features a private en-suite.

The Cottage started life as a two family home shortly before the American Civil war and has been added to a number of times over the years, unfortunately the specifics of its history are difficult to pin down (although we can make some educated guesses).

I am an Architect by trade, and Jazz Trumpet player by preference (I work on the house during the day and play music at night) currently I am in the process of restoring the cottage to its original character (with a few modern amenities).

My Wife Liz assists with the Day to Day running of a Vintage Clothing Boutique in the French Quarter (just a stones throw from Jackson Square) which she commutes to either on foot along the Tree lined Boulevard or by the use of her Single speed cruiser (This town is very Bike friendly).

My Son Avery moved here from New Zealand to assist with the renovations, although he has a habit of debating some of the design decisions with me, he's something of a geek and good with electronics.

For those times you need a little down time, feel free to make use of our spacious (private) back yard, or find a spot on one of the chairs in our living room.

Liz and I have traveled extensively (usually on a shoestring) and have friends in a number of countries, we're always happy to recount the tales of our adventures, or to listen to yours.
It's a 20 minute walk(15 minute power walk!) to the French Quarter under those gorgeous 200 year old Oaks, surrounded by gorgeous 200 year old houses, on the old streetcar line.
We have three beautiful rescued cats. Miss Doris Day from the Bronx and a couple of locals, Brian Lion and Rocky Raccoon. Our latest rescue is Sgt Pepper a Border Collie.

Guest Access

Guests have full run of the house and back yard, use of the bikes and a shared bathroom. Guests also have full use of the kitchen and are welcome to put groceries they buy in the refrigerator.

Interaction with Guests

We work on the house most days and are otherwise generally around, generally we have several guests staying with us at a time as well.

Getting around

No off-street parking available, however there is plenty of free on-street parking.

Recommended transport to or from the airport is by Taxi, currently all companies have a set fee of $33 ($14 extra per person after 2 people) the airport shuttle is also an option but usually insists on stopping at a hotel and charges are around $20 per person.

Other Things to Note

Towels and fresh sheets are provided with the room, additional towels and sheets are available upon request.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $420 /week
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Rick and Liz were away for a few days and Avery was our host. We could not have had a better host. He was charming,helpful and quite willing to answer the barrage of question I raised with him. This was our first time to stay in an airbnb. If this the standard type of accommodation then I am amazed. What a great place! What a nice house! What a good location! I will be booking with Airbnb again and if I am ever back in New Orleans, this will be my base. An absolutely great experience Thank you Avery, for making our stay so memorable. Trevor & Anne Johnston.

    July 2014
  • What a lovely place to stay in New Orleans! The room was comfortable and clean and beautifully decorated. There was an AC and bottles of water waiting for me upon arrival as well as New Orleans style crisps. Rick, Liz and Avery were all very welcoming and helpful - having bikes there to use was a joy!

    July 2014
  • As Liz said when we hugged good bye "our paths will cross again". Sitting at Rick and Liz's kitchen table and sharing some great conversations was one of the highlights of our trip ! What a delightful couple to have had the priviledge of meeting and thank you again for accepting us into your home. Your home is charming, and Rick, Liz and Avery made us feel like friends. Thank you Avery for your help with my chrome notebook and camera. Pete and I are so glad to have stayed in this historic cottage. Please hold onto our contact info in case you ever come thru our town it would give us great pleasure to have you stay with us as friends. I trust our review will no doubt lead you to this charming cottage in Treme . Rosie and Pete

    June 2014
  • This was my first Airbnb experience AND my first visit to New Orleans. Great time! All the reviews left for the Creole Cottage are very accurate. Rick, Liz, and Avery (and their adorable tuxedo kitty) were extremely welcoming to me and my boyfriend during our 3 night visit. Rick even drove us to Commander's Palace so we could make our dinner reservations, which was extremely kind of him.

    The room was clean, comfortable, and COOL-- a nice respite from the muggy weather. Having an ensuite bathroom was worth paying a little extra, though our traveling companion staying in a different room in the house had no problem using the "communal" (website hidden) the location, I will just give 1 minor note that having never visited New Orleans before, it took us a second to get geographically oriented from where we were staying in relation to everything else. That being said, the 20-30 minute walk from Frenchman St was very convenient at night when we couldn't get a cab. (We did not get a chance to use any of the bicycles on the property, but that is definitely something we'd take advantage of next time.) Though we were a little nervous walking around an unfamiliar city late at night, it was completely fine. In fact, I appreciated NOT being in the madness of the French Quarter-- there's so much more to NO than that part!

    Overall, I'd highly recommend staying with Rick and Liz, especially if you're looking for something a little different than the standard hotel / French Quarter experience.

    June 2014
  • Rick and Liz were great host, they were extreme welcoming and very helpfull. We would go there again anytime. And cutie pie miss Doris Day was as welcoming as Rick and Liz. Their house is very authentic and is full of charm.

    June 2014
  • We really enjoyed our weekend in New Orleans at Creole Cottage #1. Rick, Liz and her son welcomed us and made us feel like home. We had some interesting conversations with Rick, he gave us some insider's for dinner and some jazz music... The room was as beautiful as on the pictures and in addition very clean. Due to hot temperatures on the weekend we were happy about the air conditioner in our room ! The location of beautiful creole cottage is perfect - just some minutes of walking to Frenchman Street and French Quarter. Using Rick's bikes was ideal for a sightseeing trip in and around downtown. Perfect weekend in New Orleans at a perfect place!

    June 2014
  • This is a great place to stay within easy walking to the French Quarter. Clean, comfortable, and great hosts.

    June 2014
  • Rick and Liz were great hosts, very kind and helpful, and we enjoyed our stay with them. Lovely animals as well!

    June 2014
  • The location is great. Bikes are in good shape and make it really easy to get around town. The room is clean and large. Breakfast was perfect. Liz and Rick are very friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful time and would recommend to others going to NOLA.

    June 2014
  • Great location, tidy place, helpful hosts, and a spacious room. Thank you Rick and Liz for a great stay!

    May 2014
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I am originally from NYC. Moved to New Zealand when I was 17 with my mother and father and two sisters. Went to Auckland University and graduated with a degree in Architecture. Started playing the trumpet when I was 8 and worked my way through University playing in bands. Moved to New Orleans about three years ago with my New Zealand wife, Liz and we love it.
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