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4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths
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Are you looking for one of those perfect Vacation Homes in New Orleans? You found it! The Loft at Greatmen Cottage is the ideal place for you. This is a sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in an historic Creole Cottage that was built in 1838. It's located just five minutes from the French Quarter in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans which is a National Historic District.

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When it comes to Vacation Rentals: New Orleans is a special place because the homes in this city are so incredible. And the Loft at Greatmen Cottage delivers: 11 foot ceilings, massive windows, a lovely kitchen with marble countertops, plus a cute pocket garden with a charming fountain. Compared to most vacation rentals New Orleans, the Loft at Greatmen Cottage is truly in a league of its own.

The Loft at Greatmen Cottage is available as both a Vacation Rental Home & as a Filming Location.

The front of this home features a grand, 32-foot long, open, loft-like Living Room-Dining Room-Island Kitchen. The living room features a comfortable sofa and two wing back chairs with two additional side chairs. There is a large coffee table and a flat screen TV. The dining room features a round table conducive to conversation with a lovely view of the fireplace. The kitchen features marble countertops and premium stainless steel appliances.

The back of this home features a grand side hallway with beautiful raffia wall covering. There are two very private bedrooms each with a queen bed. One bedroom is 10 x 14, the other bedroom is 11 x 12. There are two full bathrooms with pedestal sinks, medicine cabinets, and tub/showers with lovely Speakman Anystream shower heads.

There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked, front-loading washer and dryer.

There is a charming terrace with a pocket garden off the grand hallway that features a beautiful fountain. There are four comfortable chairs and two side tables on the terrace for your relaxation.

If you are searching for a monthly stay Vacation Rental: New Orleans LA has many to choose from. The Loft at Greatmen Cottage is one of the best because monthly rentals here are exempt from all taxes. To receive this discount, click Contact Host and send us a message with your travel dates.

Weekly stays during non-peak periods receive a discount of 14% when guests check in on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. To receive this discount, click Contact Host and send us a message with your travel dates.


Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Courtyard view
Garden view
Free parking on premises
43" HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, Netflix
Air conditioning

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Where you’ll be

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

This house is situated in the Bywater neighborhood. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of New Orleans. There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town. Elizabeth’s restaurant is very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork, truly amazing and not to be missed.

There is an amazing local pizza place right around the corner from our house called Pizza Delicious. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my favorite. It’s a quick three-block walk from the house.

Euclid Records is a vinyl music store with a funky ambiance – it has a huge selection specializing in jazz, soul and New Orleans music. It’s next to Pizza Delicious. They also do live music events from time to time.

The Joint is mazing BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Amazing ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides. And the Peanut Butter Pie is hard to resist for dessert. Great homemade iced tea & lemonade and also a full bar. Lots of tables and a bar inside.

The Country Club is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town.

Thursday night in Bywater is the night to go to Vaughan’s Lounge as it is Kermit Ruffins's night. Go early and get some of the barbecue Kermit is often cooking up before a show. Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.

The historic renovation business is also booming in the Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. World-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.

The Bywater Art Lofts were completed in November 2008. This old garment factory has been rethought and reconstructed as 67 live-work loft-style apartments reserved for working artists of all disciplines. The second Saturday of every month is Saint Claude Arts District Night - all of the art galleries in the neighborhood are open from 6PM - Midnight. The Bywater Art Lofts always puts on a great event as do the many other galleries throughout Bywater & Marigny.

Hosted by James

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James has over a decade of experience in the Vacation Rental Industry. He owns and operates stunning vacation rental homes in both New Orleans, Louisiana & Ocean Grove, New Jersey. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Vacation Rental Home Owners Associations in both New Orleans and Ocean Grove. All of his vacation rental homes are historic and are located in National Historic Districts. Each of his homes has been beautifully restored. For his restoration work, James has won the Beersheba Award for Historic Preservation. His homes have been featured in national magazines including House Beautiful and Martha Stewart Living. And these homes have been used as filming locations for both entertainment and advertising productions. James is also a gifted writer. He has written numerous travel articles and travel guidebooks on New Orleans, Louisiana and Asbury Park, Ocean Grove & Bradley Beach, New Jersey. James is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
James has over a decade of experience in the Vacation Rental Industry. He owns and operates stunning vacation rental homes in both New Orleans, Louisiana & Ocean Grove, New Jersey.…

During your stay

I will provide you with a detailed Orientation Guide to the house and an extensive list of Recommendations of things to see & do during your stay. You will have my mobile phone number to call me or text me with any questions.

James is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500

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