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.
Rick, Liz and their son werde very welcoming. They made us really feel at home. We especially liked the breakfast (the müsli!) and the bikes, the guests are welcome to use. The place is very beautiful and we enjoyed our trip to New Orleans a lot.
Mein Freund Daniel und ich blieben zwei Nächte bei Rick und Liz in New Orleans: Ihr Haus liegt lediglich 20min. Fußweg vom berühmten French Quarter entfernt. Ebenso fußläufig ist der City Park zu erreichen. Wir fühlten uns jederzeit gut aufgehoben und sicher. Rick und Liz haben ihr Haus mit viel Charme und Liebe eingerichtet. Es liegt in einer schönen Gegend, die wir mit den angebotenen Fahrrädern erkundeten. Das morgendliche Treffen am Frühstückstisch (es gab Müsli/Brot/Saft) ermöglicht zudem einen Austausch über die besten Spots in der Stadt. Empfehlenswert!
Within fairly easy walking distance to the French Quarter along the beautiful Esplande Av. The house is full of character and the bikes are really useful for getting to the farer reaches of the city. The hosts are great and we wholeheartedly recommend them.
We loved to stay at Liz and Rick, and we Will loved to stay there again next year. Finn & Marianne
Rick, Liz, and Avery were wonderful hosts—extremely welcoming, flexible, and helpful. All communication was easy. They offer a nice selection of breakfast basics. The house is beautiful, and the room we stayed in was great. We loved sharing the house with the cats and dog; especially Doris Day, who made us feel very much at home by curling up on our bed. (We let her in on purpose; you don't have to.)
I spent 2 nights with Liz and Rick (and Avery) and was made very welcome in their house. They provided a lot of information about Nola and what to see and where to go. Specifically as I arrived from overseas it was a great help. I enjoyed having the possibility to use the bikes, which is a great thing to explore the city, although the French Quarter is only a 15 minutes walk away. I was really glad to staying with open-minded and communicative hosts, who take their B&B project very seriously and care about their guests.
We had a lovely time with Rick and Liz in Nee Orleans. They have a beautiful house. We stayed in one of the rooms with a private in suite bathroom and it was very comfortable. We enjoyed using the bikes and riding to the French Quarter and to Frenchman street was a breeze. We would recommend their home to anyone wanting to stay in New Orleans.
This was my first time using Airbnb and Rick and Liz were the perfect hosts. Upon arrival, Rick greeted us and gave us a tour of the house and our room. The room was exactly as advertised, very spacious and surpassed my expectations. There was coffee, toast, jam and fruit every morning. We weren't in the room much, but any time we crossed paths with Rick and Liz, they were so sweet and helpful in suggesting places to see. The neighborhood felt very safe, our cab drives knew exactly where to take us, since many travelers stay here. We stayed for 5 nights and got to meet some other travelers passing through as well. I would definitely stay here again, the proximity is perfect in regards to all the entertainment in the French Quarter and on Frenchman street!
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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.