A large room with Private en-suite bathroom
This listing is for our #1 room which is the largest bedroom and features a private en-suite and standard double bed.
Our house is a traditional double, Creole Cottage built in the mid 1800's before the Civil war and has been added to a number of times over the years.
I was trained as an Architect, and have played trumpet since the age of eight and currently my trio plays at Tommy's Wine Bar every Saturday night. My son Avery and I are in the process of restoring the cottage to its original character.
My Wife Liz helps run a Womens Clothing Boutique in the French Quarter (just a stones throw from Jackson Square) which she commutes to either on foot along the Oak lined Esplanade Ave. with it's 'Gone with the Wind' houses or by the use of her trusty old cruiser (This town is very Bike friendly).
My Son Avery moved here from New Zealand a couple of years ago to assist with the renovations, and help run Airbnb. He's a bit of a computer geek and belongs to a local Steam Punk group.
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 what used to be a streetcar line.
We have four beautiful rescued cats. Miss Doris Day from the Bronx and a few locals, Brian Lion and Rocky Raccoon and Prince Harry. Our latest rescue is Sgt Pepper a Border Collie.
Guests have full use of the house and back yard and use of our six bikes with locks. Guests also also welcome to use the kitchen and store food and drinks 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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How far are you from the French Quarter and Frenchman St?
A: We're under a mile from the near end of the French Quarter, to get to the River and Frenchman St is just over a mile, most people can make the walk in around 20 minutes.
Q: How far are you from the Morial Convention Center?
A: The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is about 2.5 miles away, we recommend taking a Taxi, alternately there is a bus which takes you most of the way with a total travel time closer to 30 minutes.
Q: Do you offer breakfast?
A: Yes, we offer Toast, home made Muesli, fresh Fruit, Coffee or Tea. Breakfast is informal and guests are encouraged to help themselves to what is on offer.
Q: Do you have any pets in the house?
A: We have a border collie and several cats, for this reason guests with allergies may want to consider alternate accommodation.
Q: Do you have bikes?
A: We currently have six bikes which are shared between rooms, we do not take reservations on the bikes although it is rare for all of them to be in use at once. U-Locks are provided with the bikes.
Q: Can we get fresh sheets and Towels during our stay?
A: Fresh Towels and sheets are available on request
Q: What Size is the Bed in this room?
A: The Bed in this room has a Double (Full Size) mattress.
Q: Do you offer early Check-in or Late Check-out?
A: While we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms outside of normal check in times (Check-out 11am, Check-in 2pm) guests who are arriving early are welcome to drop their luggage off with us and get a key, we are also happy to look after the luggage of guests who are leaving town late in the day.
Q: When I try to book the room Airbnb gives me an error regarding verification.
A: We require all Airbnb guests who book with us to be ID verified, if you are having trouble with this we recommend contacting Airbnb directly as they handle the verification process.
Q: When I try to book Airbnb wont let me put in the dates I want.
A: In most cases this is because someone else has already booked the room for those nights.
However we generally block out dates more than six months in advance as we prefer not to take bookings this far ahead, however if you are looking at booking a stay of a week or longer six months to a year in the future we are willing to discuss it.
Q: Airbnb will not let me book a one night stay.
A: The minimum stay in both our #1 and #4 rooms (the rooms with private bathrooms) is two nights, although we are sometimes willing to override this setting in special circumstances.
Q: I have a friend who wants to stay with us, can they sleep on the floor?
A: While this room only has one bed we are sometimes willing to discuss having a third person stay in the room, if this is what you are looking for please talk to us about this before you book.
Q: When I put the dates in I wanted the price of the room went up.
A: The nightly price of the room is variable, the price for weekends and during certain events (such as Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest) the price is higher, in some circumstances Airbnb reverts to showing the base nightly price and then shows the exact price when it calculates the total price of your stay.
Q: Are there any additional fees involved in my stay?
A: In most cases the total shown by Airbnb is the total price you pay, the most common exception to this is to cover damages, other costs are rare and subject to discussion and agreement.
- Please do not use the doorbell after 10pm, either use the lockbox or phone me directly if you need to get into the house after this time.
- We ask that guests do not smoke inside the house (smoking in the back yard is ok).
- Guests who use the bikes are responsible for their safe return.
A warm, comfortable feel to the place, located just 4 blocks from jazz trumpeter Kermit Ruffins' Mother-in-Law Lounge in the Treme, where you might find R&B and BBQ on a Sunday afternoon. Rick, Liz and Aubry made us feel at home, coming and going for a nice 48 hour getaway. The downstairs bedroom with private bath perfect for us!
PS. nice work on the gardening.
Our stay was fantastic! The home was a very beautiful historic treasure and so close to everything. We got to do everything we sought out to and Rick even recommended Fritzel's to experience some authentic Nola Jazz. Great folks with a great home and we would absolutely stay with them again.
We had planned to stay 3 nights but the weather changed our plans and we were only able to stay one day. Location was good. We walked to the French Quarter though it was quite a hike. Room was comfortable,but could only get cold water from the tap in bathroom. No TV in room. They provided a light breakfast which was much appreciated. Rick went out of his way to accommodate us. We were supposed to stay again upon our return but cancelled because we had a very early flight the next morning and wanted to be close to the airport. All in all, a positive experience.
I booked the room for my French cousins. The house was beautiful. The host did not talk a lot but they felt welcomed and could not talk a lot in English as well.
The neighborhood is not the best but close to the French quarter !
The place was wonderful, gorgeous, hospitable, and very NOLA authentic. And they were very nice. Unfortunately, since we suffer from pretty severe pet allergies, we were unable to stay the whole time.
We really enjoyed our stay at this cozy house. The neighborhood is very charming and walking distance to the French Quarters and Frenchman street (the bikes on offer make things even easier). Avery was very helpful and patiently answered the avalanche of naive questions we had about New Orleans on a daily basis. Our mornings were spent around the kitchen table, talking for hours with other guests, and eating a basic but good breakfast. The house is old, charming, and spacious. If you like pets, this is the place to be! There are several cats, and a cute dog on the property. We would definitely recommend this place for people who want to have a more authentic New Orleans experience.
Every thing was fine. I was not far from the french quarter. Had a great time in Nola. Thanks for every thing
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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.