About this listing
Historic house with gorgeous courtyard located in the trendy Marigny "rectangle".
Historic house with gorgeous courtyard. Featured in several books and filmed for the Travel Channel for the resident ghost, Madame Mineurecanal (the Travel Channel show is The Dead Files: The White Widow). High ceilings, exposed brick, curving staircase make this art filled home a masterpiece ! Located in the heart of the trendy Marigny neighborhood, 10 minute walk to French Quarter. Nearby are restaurants, cafes and neighborhood bars.
Full bed and over the top bathroom on the 3rd floor where windows overlook the lights of the city. Two Full beds and bathroom with Kohler soaking tub on the second floor where French doors open to a balcony overlooking a lively street scene. Please note- one bedroom is a walk- through ( walk though it to get to other bedroom) - has doors between bedrooms.
Kitchen w/ all appliances and state of the art Ariston W/D combo , living room w flat screen TV, ( have apple TV with netflix and hulu subscriptions) , half bath on 1st floor.
Parking is on- street. I never have to park more than 1/2 block away but have cones to reserve a spot if you want to use them. House is on bus route- stop is across the street
Rates higher for festivals, Mardi Gras, Halloween, New Years, Jazz Fest etc.
This is my personal residence- availability is when I am out of town.
House and courtyard
Very safe , walkable neighborhood, where folks sit on their porches. 24 hour grocery store on the next block
On Marigny / Bywater bus route- Frankin and Royal bus stop is across the street
No smoking in the house; courtyard ok
Avoid cleaning fee by leaving house neat.
I had taken my house off Air B and B for a while because some Air B and B guests over Jazz Fest caused a ruckus ( loud partying until the wee hours- police were called) and the neighborhood association came down on short term rentals. I've straightened that out but am being VERY selective now for rentals after that. My neighbors are wonderful people, and to think I had unruly guests was quite mortifying. I also decreased occupancy to 4 people to avoid large groups.
Lorelei made us feel very welcome...she met us at her residence the day we arrived! The home was exactly as described on AIRBNB site and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in this home with all it's charm and haunted history. The neighborhood was awesome..very artsy...coffee shop next door was a added bonus, all the regulars and neighbors were so friendly...we felt the area was very safe!
Thank you Lorelei- we loved the neighborhood and the house! What a beautiful home, wonderful artifacts all about... This was such a nice location for us. For potential visitors, the overall feel of the place is calm, but it is not guaranteed quiet overnight - I was expecting that though and didn't mind at all. Very "bohemian" area, from the grocery to the cafes and bars, the people. We LOVED this but if you are used to sound proof hotels and going to places that offer the usual fair, go and stay in an area that caters to you as a tourist. Wonderful neighborhood and we enjoyed all the people and pets we met. There is a nice notebook at the house full of useful info - we rented bikes from a neighborhood spot and really got our money's worth. What fun!
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We were very surprised when we arrived to discover that the house has only two private bedrooms. There is a third room with a double bed, but that room is the only way to access the front bedroom on the 2nd floor. This walk-thru also has no curtains to block light or provide privacy from both the front bedroom or the stairs to the 1st floor and attic space where the master bedroom is.The second floor bathroom can only be accessed thru the walk thru or the front bedroom, and only has 3/4 height louvred doors between the bathroom and the walk thru, reducing the privacy of this bathroom if there's anyone in the walk-thru room (for both the bathroom user and the walk-thru occupant!). The downstairs 'washroom' is a toilet behind a screen under the stair case, so you can wave hello to anyone going up or down the stairs.
This set up didn't allow the level of privacy we wanted for our group of 5 adults, and we wouldn't have booked it if the set up had been made clear to us. We ended up having to find alternative accommodation for 2 of our party at extra expense.
There were clothes in the dryer and dishes in the dishwasher when we arrived. Not sure how effective the dishwasher is - we didn't use it because it was full, but we did need to wash everything we used as nothing was very clean. We also had to request additional keys, as there was only one set left out - Lorelei did find us another and offered to cut an extra when we asked.
On the upside, the house is really well located and would work really well as a two bedroom place or for a group who aren't that fussed about privacy, and the courtyard is lovely.
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About the Host, Lorelei
Professor at university, travel when I am able to Mexico or beyond. Have a dog who spends half his time with his adopted brother . Collect folk art from around the world. Have 2 kids- one at college and one who stays with their dad half of the time (he lives around the corner).