Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
$80
Per Night
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That's Oscar behind the gate.

That's Oscar behind the gate.

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The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Other pet(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $100
Weekly discount: 15%
Cancellation: Moderate

Description

The Space

The house is over a hundred years old, but was recently renovated and painted, inside and out (the official airbnb photos are a couple years old now, and don't reflect some of the improvements). It has central AC and heat, a washer/dryer, and wi-fi. You can relax in one of the rocking chairs on the spacious front porch, or on the hammock in the backyard. There's a large side yard, with a table where you can eat when the weather's nice.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed, and I've got an air mattress one of you can use if you don't want to share. There's a table in your room and wi-fi if you're trying to get some work done. You'll have a private entrance off the back porch and your own bathroom just a couple steps down the hall (bathroom's got a spare hair dryer in it already, so no need to pack one).

The bedroom has a TV and a growing selection of New Orleans-related DVDs. Good way to spend a rainy day. Also plenty of New Orleans books on the bookshelf.

Times Picayune delivered three days a week, New York Times on Sunday.

I have two old dogs, Oscar and Pokey, who spend most of their day napping in the sun. As of September 2014, there are a couple new additions, two pygmy goats named Merle and Clyde. They're too small/mischievous to roam free in the yard when I'm not there, and they like the security of their pen, but I can introduce you and you can also watch them from the kitchen window while they play.

Guest Access

Feel free to use the kitchen and keep things in the refrigerator, but please clean up after yourself, don't leave the oven on.

You can also use the washer/dryer to do laundry.

Interaction with Guests

I work, so most of the time guests will have the house to themselves, and I try to stay out of their hair when I am home. But I'm also happy to give advice on where to go and what to see in town. In the course of my work as a private investigator, I've spent time in just about every part of the city. If you're looking to get off the beaten path, I'll have some ideas, as well as a few different guidebooks you can look through. I've started putting together my own list of places in the neighborhood that don't make it into the guidebooks, and before you get here, I'll email that to you as well.

The Neighborhood

I live on a quiet block in Treme (quiet unless there's a parade or birthday party going on nearby - Sunday afternoons are prime time for both). It's about a twenty minute walk from the French Quarter (or a short cab/Uber ride at night), and right around the corner from restaurants like Dooky Chase and Willie Mae's (both open for lunch, not usually dinner). Just steps away is the historic and newly reopened Carver Theater, where Sam Cooke and others used to play shows. Now it offers concerts, plays, and films, though the schedule can be a little sporadic. There's also a bar/music club right around the corner called the Ooh Poo Pah Doo that is a good place to listen to old school soul/R&B on the jukebox and has live music three nights a week.

The house is also only a short bike ride (1.4 miles) to the Superdome if you're in town for a game, or the Fairgrounds (1.2 miles) if you're here for Jazzfest (note: weekly rates do not apply during Jazzfest, Mardi Gras, other special events).

My neighborhood was hit harder by Katrina than those closer to the river and still shows some of the signs, but there are a lot of exciting things happening in it too. If you walk around, you'll see some blight, but also friendly neighbors and beautiful old architecture.

Below is the 2015-2016 second line parade schedule (dates and times can change based on weather). Most of the downtown parades go through my neighborhood, uptown parades are a couple miles away: If you're interested in catching one (and you should be), let me know and I'll give you more details.

AUGUST 2015
•8/23- Valley of the Silent Men (Uptown)
•8/30 - NO 2ND LINE

SEPTEMBER 2015
•9/6- NO 2ND LINE
•9/13- YMO 2 HOUR MINI PARADE (UPTOWN)
•9/20- GOOD FELLAS (UPTOWN)
•9/27- YMO FULL 4 HOUR PARADE

OCTOBER 2015
•10/4- FAMILY TIES (DOWNTOWN)
•10/11- PRINCE OF WALES (UPTOWN)
•10/17 {SATURDAY}- Black Men of Labor (DOWNTOWN)
•10/18- MEN OF CLASS (UPTOWN)
•10/25- ORIGINAL FOUR (UPTOWN)

NOVEMBER 2015
•11/1- WE ARE ONE (UPTOWN)
•11/8- SUDAN (DOWNTOWN)
•11/15- WOMEN OF CLASS (UPTOWN)
•11/22- NINE TIMES (DOWNTOWN)
•11/29- LADY BUCKJUMPERS & MEN BUCKJUMPERS (UPTOWN)

DECEMBER 2015
•12/6- DUMAINE STREET GANG (DOWNTOWN)/ WESTBANK STEPPERS (WESTBANK)
•12/13- NEW GENERATION (UPTOWN)
•12/20- BIG NINE (DOWNTOWN)
•12/27- LADY & MEN ROLLERS (UPTOWN)

JANUARY 2016
•1/3- PERFECT GENTLEMEN (UPTOWN)
•1/10- LADY JETTSETTERS (UPTOWN)
•1/17- UNDEFEATED DIVAS (DOWNTOWN)
•1/24- LADIES & MEN OF UNITY (UPTOWN)
•1/31- NO 2ND LINE DUE TO MARDI GRAS

FEBRUARY 2016
•2/7- NO 2ND LINE DUE TO MARDI GRAS
•2/14- TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS (DOWNTOWN)
•2/21- CTC STEPPERS (DOWNTOWN)
•2/28- NO SECOND LINE

MARCH 2016
•3/6- VIP LADIES & KIDS (UPTOWN)
•3/13- KEEP'N IT REAL (DOWNTOWN)
•3/20- SINGLE MEN (UPTOWN)/ SUPER SUNDAY UPTOWN
•3/27- PIGEON TOWN STEPPERS (UPTOWN)/EASTER SUNDAY

APRIL 2016
•4/3- REVOLUTION (DOWNTOWN)
•4/10- SINGLE LADIES (UPTOWN)
•4/17- OLD & NU STYLE FELLAS (DOWNTOWN)
•4/24- NO 2ND LINE DUE TO JAZZ FEST

MAY 2016
•5/1- NO 2ND LINE DUE TO JAZZ FEST
•5/8- ORIGINAL BIG 7 (DOWNTOWN)
•5/15- DIVINE LADIES (UPTOWN)
•5/22- MONEY WASTERS (DOWNTOWN)
•5/29- NO 2ND LINE

JUNE 2016
•6/5- NO 2ND LINE
•6/12- NO 2ND LINE
•6/19- PERFECT GENTLEMEN/FATHER'S DAY (UPTOWN)
•6/26- UPTOWN SWINGERS/LAST 2ND LINE OF THE SECOND LINE SEASON

Getting Around

Most of my guests come without cars and choose to walk or bike while they're here. A common question is whether it's safe to walk around the neighborhood at night. My advice (and this goes for any neighborhood in New Orleans, not just mine) is if you are going to walk around after dark, try to use common sense, pay attention, stick to the busier, more well-lighted streets, and you should be fine. But it also doesn't cost much to take a cab or Uber, less than $10 from the French Quarter or Frenchmen Street, and that's what most of my guests end up doing.

There is plenty of parking on the street if you do bring a car. That's where I park and have never had a problem, but like anywhere in New Orleans, don't leave valuables in the car where they can be seen.

I had a bike stolen recently (in the French Quarter, not from here), so can't provide bikes any more, but there are numerous bike rental places nearby, and that's a good way to get around.

I'm a block from the Galvez bus line, and seven blocks from the Canal streetcar. Most of the time those won't be the most convenient ways to get where you're going, but they could be.

Other Things to Note

I'll have coffee and tea, as well as basic breakfast foods available, usually some combination of cereal, oatmeal, eggs, toast, etc... Nothing fancy, but if you need a break from all the good restaurants we've got here, help yourself. If you have particular requests, let me know ahead of time and I'll try to accommodate them.

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House Rules

- No smoking indoors.
- Please be respectful to the neighbors. Noise should be kept to a reasonable level, especially after hours.
- Guests are responsible for damages to the property.
- Sorry, no pets, unless you can make a convincing case that they won't scare the goats.
- Be nice to Pokey and Oscar.
- Lock doors and front gate when you go out.
- No parties, please.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

Availability
2 nights minimum stay
Nice to eat out here on cool evenings, mornings. That's Pokey in the background, drinking from his bowl.

Nice to eat out here on cool evenings, mornings. That's Pokey in the background, drinking from his bowl.

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