Cozy Retreat near French Quarter

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Marigny St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States

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 host, Michelle
53 Reviews
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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.

The Space

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cancellation: Flexible
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  • We had an amazing time staying at Michelle's home! The house itself is lovely, clean and colorful. We were much appreciated the coffee, bread and jam offered when we arrived - made for a great breakfast snack the next morning!

    We were only a fee blocks from some of my favorite spots on Frenchman, and an easy walk through the French Quarter. I'd highly recommend this to anyone wanting a peaceful place to stay in between wild trips out in NOLA :)

    June 2014
  • Fantastic! My girlfriend and I stayed at Michelle's place for a long weekend, and had a wonderful time. The apartment is really nicely furnished but doesn't feel cluttered- we loved the high ceilings, bright colors, and sitting on the porch in the evening. The location is perfect- very quiet and close to some of the best bars and restaurants in New Orleans. It was great to have (very nice) bread, butter, milk, juice and coffee in the apartment when we arrived. There are also new guidebooks and great toiletries. Couldn't have been better! Thanks!

    June 2014
  • We had a few great days here and would highly recommend it for the location and the really cute place!

    June 2014
  • This Airbnb is great - we had a great experience here and would definitely stay again. Located in walking distance to Frenchman St./the Quarter and the Bywater area, the house is on a great street in the Marigny. I loved the Victorian style of the house and the funky interior decor. The bed is comfy, the AC is cold, and everything you could need is provided.

    May 2014
  • We love staying in this quiet neighborhood so close to Frenchmen Street!

    May 2014
  • Had a great visit to New Orleans during Jazz Fest & a fabulous stay at this Cozy Retreat! Location is near (within 4 blocks) a bustling area of live music, food venues, & evening "art fest" on Frenchman St. Highly recommend Aldolfos Restaurant and any fresh fish order with their Oceana sauce (no reservations, put your name on the list at 5:30pm, small place) -- looks dicey from the outside but it's one of the best meals we had during our stay. Also DBA bar on Frenchman has Jon Cleary performing every Thurs. night for FREE (7pm) - wait in line about 6:30pm. Amazing treat! Also recommend a cab ride to the Granary Theater Hall if you're into live music. Can also easily walk to French Market & Jackson square from this location. The rental is bright, roomy, and equipped with all you need (small refrigerator, wi-fi, tv, coffee!, comfy bed) for a visit. It was so nice to feel like part (email hidden)ly, safe, eclectic neighborhood as opposed to being in a sterile hotel room. Michelle is extremely attentive, friendly, & prompt in her replies. She also supplies lots of options for local sights, restaurants, attractions, etc. Loved her breakfast recommendation, which were near her place. We're already talking about when we can get back to N'awlins & we'd stay here again in a heartbeat! Exceeded all expectations.

    April 2014
  • Cozy apartment, a porch with a swing, beautiful neighborhood, excellent coffee just around the corner, peaceful street yet only two blocks away from the party on Frenchmen, warm and generous hosts. What more can you ask for? We had a wonderful time.
    À bientôt!

    April 2014
  • This apartment is the perfect place to stay in New Orleans. We didn't get to meet Michelle, but she was incredibly helpful and informative. The aparment is very cute and cozy! The location is ideal. We were able to walk to everything. I definitely recommend this apartment to anyone visiting New Orleans and looking for something quieter than the French Quarter while still being in close proximity to tons of great bars and restaurants. One of our favorite things to do was spend time on the front porch! Thank you Michelle!

    March 2014
  • Michelle was an amazing host and our experience was absolutely fantastic. Communication was great and Michelle promptly greeted us when we arrived. The place itself was very charming, comfortable, clean, and private. Michelle had lots of great tips for things to do and see and really made our stay comfortable. The kitchenette was just what we needed to do a few simple meals at home and Michelle provided coffee and started us off with some fruit, english muffins, granola bars, juice, and butter! She also brought us some books for our 18 month old. She and her husband were also very understanding about our son having a few bad nights during our visit. Finally, the location was perfect. The Marigny was an easy walk to everything we wanted to do and we enjoyed exploring an area that we did not know that well from previous visits to NOLA. I recommend Michelle and the Marigny with zero reservations.

    March 2014
  • Beautifully furnished, fully equipped apartment. Friendly and very helpful hosts. Fantastic location, within walking distance of all the French Quarter attractions, and even closer to Frenchmen Street where the best music is available nightly. While we didn't actually meet Michelle face to face, she was constantly available by text and or email for advice, a fount of local knowledge and and information. She pointed us towards some great restaurants and must see places. New Orleans is a unique experience not to be missed, especially at Mardi Gras time. Highly recommended accommodation and host!

    March 2014
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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.
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