Think of it as a retreat away from the hustle and bustle-great for creatives that need some time away to think, write, generate new work ideas. This studio apartment is a fully furnished efficiency with everything you need for a stay in New Orleans.
Fold out twin futon couch bed, super comfy with studio fridge and microwave, cupboard filled with necessities
Think of it as a retreat away from the hustle and bustle-great for creatives that need some time away to think, write, generate new work ideas. This studio apartment is a fully furnished efficiency with everything you need for a stay in New Orleans (except a t.v.-free wi-fi instead.)
In apartment there's a small gas stove and oven, fridge, private bathroom with clawfoot tub and shower, central A/C + an additional window unit, central heat, alarm system, free wi-fi and parking is located on side of the house (corner lot). Water, gas and energy is included. Shared laundry by request. Located centrally in Faubourg St. John, it's a short bicycle ride to the quarter or City Park. Walking distance to numerous terrific restaurants such as Cafe'Degas, Lola's, Santa Fe, Nona Mia's and more. Coffee houses are steps away too as well as two mom and pop grocery stores. Also there's a streetcar within walking distance. It's a little summer retreat with swimming pool just down the street!. You can have privacy as the apartment is set off the street with its own side entrance. Shared garden in the backyard for those that like to wake up to the morning sun or pick herbs for cooking. I have 2 small dogs and a cat on my side of the house, and all are in yard occasionally. Also, if you are interested in finding out about some of the local haunts, or suggested places to catch music etc, I'll be glad to make suggestions for you! If you're even considering New Orleans as a destination, get in touch right away!
Washer/dryer by appointment. Backyard is shared. You are welcome to store your bicycle in yard.
Interaction with Guests
I usually introduce myself to the guest initially. But I respect privacy. The backyard is shared and is used as needed. Feel free to say hello or ask questions if you have any. Text, email or catch me when I'm in the gardens in the mornings. Happy to point you in the direction of wonderful things happening around town.
My neighborhood is diverse, working class and very special. It's a cross section of the city, with musicians, writers, anthropologists, artists, and young lawyers, doctors, etc mixed. Everyone knows each other and greets each other kindly. During jazz fest, it's amazing to see the neighborhood unfold with music and good cheer. A brass band may walk by playing. Young musicians practice at a nearby school preparing for Mardi Gras. While New Orleans has its crime issues, this neighborhood is filled with people looking out for each other. As a result, the community fiber is strong, resilient and compassionate.
There's a bus on Esplanade Avenue that runs in the directions of the French Quarter and City Park and connecting buses will take you to Uptown, downtown etc. There is a streetcar within walking distance that takes you to Canal Street and downtown. Since it's "mid- city" the location is central and easy to get to so much by bike or car....the Central Business District, Convention Center, the Lakefront, French Quarter. Within walking distance is City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, Bayou St. John, coffee houses many restaurants, grocery...etc
Other Things to Note
Yes, the unexpected brass band might walk by playing their hearts out, with people dropping in behind them…dancing and singing along-or a bizarre bicycle gang with radiant colorful lights sprinkled all over their bikes might weave through the streets on a Thursday evening just after dark. It's an odd place but memorable- and totally what a porch was made for. Who needs a T.V when you live in N'awlins dawlin. When it gets hot, there's of course AC but there's also snowballs all over town! Don't miss them. Or make your own with some of the mint in the backyard. that's all-just sayin. If you’re planning on moving around at night-please be careful. Crime is an issue walking or riding bikes at night-Taxis may be the best way to go after dark.
Only a couple of things: Please no smoking inside. Please leave the place like you found it and shut the gate behind you since the yard is shared. Much appreciated.
My stay at Michel's house was just perfect...The neighborhood is very quiet and beautiful, and so close to everything. Very easy to get the streetcar for exemple, make groceries and very good restaurants, my favourite "Santa Fe". The house is beautiful, in the studio there is everything you need, and I felt very good. The garden is wonderful, offers pecans and banana! Michel is the most nice person I know, always ready to answer at any questions, her help was so precious for me. I will never say thank you enough...
Fantastic stay at Michel's place. The cottage and the garden are great, and Michel is a wonderful hostess, very helpful, friendly and sweet: this is New Orleans! The neighborhood is quiet, pretty and safe. I just want to go back at Michel's place!
Michel's cozy cottage was perfect for my month-long stay in New Orleans. I loved the location. It's close to cute cafes, restaurants, and parks and is only a short bike ride away from the French Quarter, but it's also just enough off the beaten path to get some real peace and quiet. The space is small but had everything I needed, and the backyard is beautiful. To top it off, Michel is lovely- she's a welcoming host and a truly interesting person. Highly recommended :)
This was cozy and clean place to live one month. Garden is really nice and Michel helped me with everything from getting bicycle lock to doing laundry. Everything was easy and location is great. A short walk from a grocery store and nice coffee places.
This is indeed a cozy space, but I can't say enough positives about Michel's hospitality as well as her interesting neighborhood and her diverse neighbors. She and I had numerous rewarding conversations about our experiences in New Orleans, especially since Katrina, and the influence the local environment has on her art. Thanks, Michel (and Lulu and Rocket) for allowing me to make this efficiency my wonderful winter home.
I want to live at Michel's studio forever. Really a fantastic, clean, artsy space in a wonderful neighborhood with an attentive and kind host (who you could never see or who you may end up talking with over tea from time to time). The space is small, but perfect to rest and relax after a day or night of exploring. Easy walks to bus that takes you into french quarter and streetcar at the museum/park that gets you dwntwn. I don't want to talk it up too much bc I'm hoping the place won't be all booked for my next visit! Thanks for everything Michel!
Jenine you are a sweat heart and a great guest, allowing me, the host, the space to make art, and do my thing, while also enjoying sharing a wonderful dinner together on a free night. I hope you do move to New Orleans eventually, I will greet you with homegrown flowers.
This was my first experience with AirBnB and it has spoiled me forever! Where do I start? When I arrived at Michel's place, the cab driver said "Honey, you picked the right spot!" Man, was she ever right. When people asked me where I was staying, I started to say "I'm visiting a friend", by day 2! I absolutely loved loved loved my stay at Michel's. Not only did we totally click and become friends, and shared lots of beautiful conversations and much laughter, but the place itself was also in a beautiful neighborhood with a good vibe, friendly neighbors and literally steps away from the Jazz Fest, which I attended. It gave me the opportunity to experience a lot of what was going on around the Fest, as well. Music in the streets, watching people, a random garage band (literally in a garage) we stumbled upon, with a very good sax player! :) Forget about the touristy French Quarter, this neighborhood feels much more authentic. I'd looked for hotels before considering AirBnB, and man did I hit the jackpot with Michel's place. It was my birthday trip and turned out to be all that I'd hoped for and more. The place is beautiful (loved the colors!), clean, warm, and very functional. It provided all that I needed, I slept so well (because I felt happy). Thanks so much Michel, for your incredible kindness, openness, hospitality and warmth. I can't wait to show you Istanbul one day!