This listing is for our 3rd bedroom. It has a shared bathroom. See our other listings (#1 or #4 for a private en-suite and #2 charming attic room with shared bath).
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.
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: 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 me 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.
Beautiful neighborhood and house, wonderful family. Very helpful with directions and things to do. It was easy to go in and return late.
Located in Treme, and blocks from the French Quarter, Rick puts you in easy walking distance of good restaurants, great bars, and all the craziness of Bourbon Street. The house was full of guests from all over the world when we stayed, but that made breakfast all the more enjoyable.
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 and Liz made us feel so welcome in their home! We loved staying in Treme and enjoyed the use of the bikes for getting around. The room was comfortable and having breakfast available everyday was great, we would stay again in a snap!
We had a great time staying with Rick, Liz and Avery! The room we stayed in was comfortable. The three of them were very nice, muesli was delicious, and the bikes were fantastic, making it very easy to get around the city. Their place is in a great location, with an easy 20 minute walk to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street and easy bike ride to the Garden District and city park.
My boyfriend, Ben, and I were beyond pleased with our stay in Rick, Liz and Avery's cozy home in Treme. Liz and Rick were such an enjoyable pair to be around. Their home was lovely, their hospitality was pleasant and their recommendations were fantastic. They truly know how to help you make the most of your time in New Orleans! All the amenities listed were well provided. The neighborhood was vibrant, and Liz recommended a lovely, delicious Spanish restaurant named Lola's on Esplanade that we will continue to recommend to our friends who visit. We would HAPPILY stay at their place again.
Rick and Liz were great hosts and really made us feel welcome in their home. They are very knowledgable of the area and gave great suggestions for things to do in the area. The house was very close to the downtown area and only a quick walk or bus ride away which was very convenient. Would not recommend this place if you are not a fan of cats, but we certainly enjoyed the multiple furry felines running around. Overall it was a great stay!
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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.