About This Listing
In the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, just steps from Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter, this comfy suite has a private entrance and all you need to enjoy New Orleans.
Your suite is in our old Victorian double shotgun house with our attached apartment in the rear half of the house and a full-time tenant adjacent. You have a private entrance, two large rooms, and a private bath all to yourself. You'll be just steps from Frenchmen Street, where the music is, and the French Quarter, where everything else is. We are nestled in the Marigny, a neighborhood of homes, cafes, cool shops and artists.
There is a large parlor with a sofa that leads into a gracious bedroom with a Queen-size bed (sleeps two). A futon sofa in the parlor can open up to accommodate one more person or a loving couple.
Our rate of $125/night is based on use of the queen bed for one or two person(s). If you also need the futon, there is an additional charge of $25/night.
The breakfast nook has a microwave, coffee maker and small fridge, but no stove or oven. If you were planing on cooking during your stay, you'll be disappointed. Essential utensils are provided to make your stay easy. We do not provide breakfast daily but we do provide enough to get you started: bread, jam, fruit, milk, coffee, tea, juice, etc. And with all the great food spots so close by, you won't go hungry!
The bathroom has a full bath and shower with a hair dryer and all your bath and grooming needs.
We provide Wi-Fi internet and basic cable TV (only 60 channels). The Orange Couch Coffee Shop around the corner has excellent internet, the best coffee in town, and a lot of space to work if you feel the need to get out to a workspace.
Within walking distance are cafes, music clubs, museums and more. The New Orleans Healing Center at St. Roch and St. Claude Avenues has a food coop that is open to everyone, not just members, for groceries. Wild Lotus Yoga, one of the best yoga studios in town, is also at the Healing Center as is a great restaurant called Fatoush and a great nightclub Cafe Istanbul. Of course, our favorite breakfast and lunch spot, Cake Cafe, is even closer. Delicious!
But those are places we tend to go. In the other direction, just four blocks away, is the beautiful French Quarter with terrific restaurants, shops, art, and architecture. First you'll have to cross Frenchmen Street where the music starts around 6pm, then really picks up around 10pm. We love the Spotted Cat on a Saturday night when Panorama Jazz Band plays and La Maison on Monday with Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses.
We tend to walk everywhere but public transit is just a few blocks away at the Riverfront Streetcar and city bus stops are even closer. You can get a 3 day Jazzy Pass at any of the Walgreens drugstores in the Quarter. Check out (website hidden) for public transport info.
We are a legally licensed B&B with the city of New Orleans. This is a residential neighborhood. Our neighbors are filmmakers, teachers, artists, and professionals who work business hours but still the sound of a brass band will lure you to mosey around the corner and the characters on bikes and on foot will make you smile. This is New Orleans at its best - easy and colorful, full of soul, and unlike anywhere else you've every been.
Big event weekends like Voodoo Fest, Super Bowl 2013, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, JazzFest and Essence may be priced differently than other times. Check the calendar. Let's talk.
You won't need a car to get around but if you do have a car parking is on the street. We seldom have trouble finding a place except during big festivals, and still we manage to park only a few blocks away. And in the morning all the spaces in front of the apartment have magically reappeared..
We are a no smoking and no pet zone. No parties are allowed, no loud music after 10:30pm. Thanks for understanding.
Come stay with us! We'll make sure you pass a good time.
Other Things to Note
At present we are unable to welcome small children.
- No smoking. No pets.
- Children under 18 must be with an adult.
- No parties or loud music after 10:30pm. We may be only two blocks from the best music street in the city but this is still a residential neighborhood and folks have to get up early to go to work.
- Sheets and towels are not changed during your stay.
- Recycle guidelines and bin are provided.
Apologies if this sounds bossy - as hosts we are still discovering the process of having guests and we are finding that the more we are clear about expectations, the happier we all are. Thanks so much. We know you're going to love New Orleans!
We had a great stay at Michelle's place for our trip to New Orleans. Her home is very clean, comfortable and convenient to the French Quarter. Michelle is a great host - She went out of her way with lots of lovely details (like maps labelled with neighborhood restaurants to try) and offers to help us find fun activities during our trip. No complaints here!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Michelle's property during our long weekend in New Orleans and had an amazing time! Michelle made us feel immediately welcome, gave us a tour of our beautiful abode, and even stocked the place with some basic breakfast items for our trip. Not to mention the maps and guides she provided to help us navigate our trip. Her hospitality went beyond the property-she texted me to check in throughout the trip to see if we needed anything and to ensure that we were having a great time!
The property itself was both colorful and cozy. It was such a great find and the perfect location just a few blocks from the French Quarter. Just close enough to everything to walk, but just far enough away to enjoy a quiet night's stay away from the French Quarter bustle. Overall, we had an amazing time and Michelle opening up her home to us certainly added to that experience!
Depuis le début de l'organisation de notre voyage jusqu'à notre départ Michelle a toujours été très disponible pour répondre à nos questions et pour nous conseiller.
L'appartement est comme sur les photos et la maison est vraiment magnifique.
Il y avait des fruits' des boissons et des gâteaux à notre disposition à notre arrivée.
L'emplacement est vraiment idéal, 3min de Frenchmen Street où se produisent les meilleurs musiciens et 3 blocks du Quartier Français. Le quartier est très mignon avec beaucoup de belles maisons restaurés dans le style créole, et on s'y sent en totale sécurité.
Certainement le meilleur endroit pour séjourner à New-Orleans.
Michelle our host made us feel welcome by having milk, juice, English muffins, jam, bananas and more. Bath and shower supplies. Wonderful!
Michelle met us at the BNB right on time even after our fight was over an hour and half late. The unit was as discribed, just a bit darker.. I suppose some of the outside foliage has grown covering the windows limiting the amount of light that comes in.
The neibghorhood was lovely, great coffee place, just around the corner. Best of all in the hood was Silk Road restaurant, we strongly recommend.
Michelle was a wonderful host. We never would have had the pleasure of visiting the Besthoff Sculpture Garden without her telling us it was one of her favorite places . She texted us while we were on the go about a favorite band at the Spotted Cat .
The Faubourg Marigny is a visual delight and my sister and I spent one morning just taking pictures of houses.
Located about 4 blocks from the Fench Quarter - so you can easily walk to that area.
The photographs on AirBnB give you an accurate picture of this lovely shotgun house and the bed is very comfortable.
We would recommend this spot to all of our friends and definitely come back when we visit New Orleans again.
Michelle was quick to respond to questions before and after I booked our stay. She greeted us when we arrived, showed us around the place and made suggestions for places to visit. The apartment was perfect for our stay: clean, roomy and within walking distance to all of the action! The apartment provided all of the added touches a traveler may need during their stay (ponchos, bug spray, etc). Michelle also had snacks and breakfast items in the kitchen and travel items in the bathroom (loved the face wipes - I didn't pack any!). She even sent a text during our trip to see how everything was going. I would definitely recommend this apartment! A big thanks Michelle!
About the Host, Michelle
My husband and I are filmmakers, Cajuns (French speaking natives of Louisiana), and proud New Orleanians. This photo is from a festival we stumbled upon in Austria where young people were prepping for military service and there were lots of fresh corn vendors. It wasn't Jazzfest but it was fun. Our home is quirky, comfy and in a great neighborhood - just two blocks from Frenchmen and four blocks from the French Quarter. We walk everywhere. Sometimes we forget that we live in such a unique city but then we stroll to the Mississippi River, or walk through the Quarter on an early morning, or stumble to our favorite cafe and realize how very lucky we are. Come visit our beautiful city. ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS. We are legally licensed B&B by the city of New Orleans.