Creole Cottage in historic Treme #2

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

Our cozy Attic Bedroom

Your host, Rick And Liz
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Our cozy Attic Bedroom

The Space

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, 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.

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $325 /week
Cleaning Fee: $15
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • Garden, good breakfast items, bicycles and clean room; I don't need much more! Would absolutely consider staying there again when I go back to New Orleans.

    July 2014
  • I enjoyed my staying at the Creole Cottage! It's a cozy place with a cute decoration. I had been several times in Nola, but this time was special because I was able to explore the city in a different way. The house is close to buses stop and if you wanna go to the French Quarter is a 30-min-walk. If I go back to Nola , I would stay there again.

    July 2014
  • I had a really wonderful stay in Creole Cottage in historic treme #2. Rick, Liz and Avery were very helpful and accommodating. The upstairs room I stayed in was perfect for me and the bed was extremely comfortable. There was a nice chair in the room to sit and plan my visit to the French Quarter, which is within walking distance (1.2 miles) or an easy ride on one of the bikes that Rick and Liz provide. Also, City Park is another location north of the house and easily accessible by car, foot, or bike. The park is a beautiful place to spend a leisurely afternoon. I can't wait to have the opportunity to stay here again so I can explore the city a bit better.

    June 2014
  • Our stay at Rick and Liz's was very enjoyable. Our hosts were super accommodating and helpful. They were always willing to chat and give advice about where in the city to go next. The house and our room were both nice, cozy, and charming. Stay with Rick and Liz if you want a fun and authentic experience in New Orleans.

    June 2014
  • Rick and Liz were lovely hosts and made sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable. Rick was even kind enough to give my traveling companions and I a ride to dinner, which was greatly appreciated. Their dog and cats were adorable and fun to have around since I missed my own cat back home. The neighborhood is also an easy walk from the French Quarter and my room was clean and equipped with an AC which made it very comfortable for sleeping. Thanks for hosting me, Rick and Liz! It was great to meet you!

    June 2014
  • Rick, Liz and Avery were very friendly and accommodating. They made us feel right at home! We loved all of the cats and Sgt Pepper, the dog! It was really easy to get to the French Quarter with the beach cruisers they let us borrow. We would definitely stay with them again!

    June 2014
  • I stayed at Rick and Liz's cottage for 3 days. They are wonderful easy going host.... My room was very comfortable.. I loved sleeping under the nine patch old quilt...listening to Rick very softly paying his trumpet...hanging out around the breakfast table with other guest...I felt right at home.;-)

    June 2014
  • I stayed with Rick and Liz for a total of ten days: first in this charming attic bedroom and then in the private room on the ground floor. My first/short review: it's really my home away from home in New Orleans. I cannot wait to return!

    June 2014
  • Rick and Liz are great - this was my first experience with Airbnb, and they had everything available that we needed. The bikes especially were a huge help in getting around town. We loved the cats too. Miss em already.

    May 2014
  • There is so much to do in the city that we hardly saw each other but when did our hosts were nice and the place is everything that we expected. Our first night there, we were treated with a brass band that was playing around the corner and that was great to see and experience first hand.

    May 2014
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Pakuranga College, Huntington High School
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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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