Our cozy Attic Bedroom
Our second listing is for our cozy Attic bedroom; ideally suited for the single traveler, although it is frequently shared by couples. It is situated at the top of a winding character wooden staircase and features an original dormer window which projects outward from the sloping ceiling (mind your head) and is complemented by a full size bed and spacious walk in closet for your luggage and sundry items.
The room does use a shared bathroom (downstairs) but as most of our guests are focused on exploring the town, this is rarely more than an inconvenience. If you would prefer a room with a private bathroom, we would like to recommend our other listings Creole Cottage in historic Treme #1 and #4.
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 the old 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 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.
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: I have a friend who wants to stay with us, can they sleep on the floor?
A: Unfortunately the maximum number of people we allow in this room is two, if your friend wants to stay with you they will either need to book a room for themselves with us or find alternate accommodation.
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 us directly if you need to get into the house after this time.
- We ask that guests do not smoke inside the house.
- Guests who use the bikes are responsible for their safe return.
Rick and Liz were very accommodating and welcoming. They were helpfully able to bump up our check-in time by a few hours and Rick gave us great suggestions of things to do in the neighborhood. The house is just a short walk or bus ride from the French Quarter. The room was clean and comfortable.
Rick and Liz were great hosts! My husband and I took all of their suggestions for things to do to heart, and we had a better experience in NOLA for it! They keep their house tidy and are very hospitable. We enjoyed waking up to their dog Pepper at our door each morning! The neighborhood at first may appear questionable, but we never had any problems walking to and from during the day. We usually took a taxi back each night just to avoid walking on some of the quieter stretches. We would stay with them again. Thanks, Rick, Liz, and Avery for a great experience!
Rick , Avery & Liz are brilliantly friendly and helpful hosts. Their lovely house was an easy walk from the french quater, even at night!
it was great sharing breakfast with other air b'nb-ers too.
i really loved the style and location of the house, but overall their laid backness and helpful directions and recommendations cannot be talked about enough! I really appreciated this as I was travelling alone.
I loved being in the upstairs room - super cute, comfortable, walk-in closet to spread your things out, air conditioning, coffee and toast and muesli for breakfast, free wifi, maps and guides for New Orleans. Cats galore! Miss Doris Day hung out with me the first night.
Rick and Liz were super helpful for helping me get ideas for where to go / best routes for biking. I was so happy to take a bicycle with a basket out for the day exploring! They also gave me good tips for who to take a swamp kayak tour with (and the company will do a pickup at the house) and which cab company was reliable (White Fleet).
The area where their home is located is in transition, which was a little intimidating for me as a solo female traveler. I also felt a little unsure leaving my computer and things in the room, since there's no way to lock it from the outside when you leave and there are multiple people staying in the house. The house itself is secure, however.
Overall, I really liked the personality of the old "shotgun" New Orleans style house and the opportunity to have a more meaningful experience than being in a mega-hotel in the French Quarter. Seriously, take one of those bikes for a spin to the Garden District. Magical.
We loved to stay with Rick and Liz! They made us feel very welcome from the first minute. We had so much fun exploring the city by bike, the location is perfect and so close to the french Quartier! Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Rick and Liz are wonderful hosts. This is a very relaxing place to stay and enjoy New Orleans. Having access to bicycles was so helpful. The listing was totally accurate. I would definitely choose to stay here again.
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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.