Maisonette la Croix - Free Bikes!

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

The Space

At the Maisonette we are all about relaxing and taking in the beautiful weather of New Orleans. Please use the porch and the backyard at your pleasure.

Enjoy our side porch while you stay in this unique New Orleans side gallery (a traditional housing typology in New Orleans). Our house is located three blocks from the St. Claude Arts District, four blocks from the Marigny, and a 20-25 minute walk from the French Quarter. Our neighborhood is full of art galleries and music venues. The neighborhood is still up and coming. There are several vacant houses and overgrown lots, but it is close to a lot of great restaurants and full of artists and musicians. Please take you time to review the street view so you are not caught off guard.

We live in the front house so you have your privacy and we'll be right there to answer any questions or give you great recommendations and directions whenever you need!

Our house is perfectly located for exploring the quaint neighborhoods of Marigny and Bywater with their restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Use the free bikes to check out the music clubs and restaurants on Frenchmen Street and all of the excitement of the French Quarter.

For your grocery needs, the New Orleans Food Co-op is three blocks away and a corner store is a half a block away.

Faubourg Wines (a wonderful wine bar) is 5 blocks (website hidden). Coffee (local coffees and baked goods) is 4 blocks (website hidden). Roch Tavern is 2.5 blocks away.

And for all your jazz listening, Frenchmen Street is 15-20mins on foot or 5-10mins by bike.

Living room
1 Bedroom (full bed)
1 Full Bath
Kitchen (stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker)

Wireless Internet
Large backyard
Plenty of parking
Free bikes

We will provide maps and plenty of insider information to make your stay in New Orleans the most authentic and exciting experience of your life. The bus stop is three blocks away and will easily connect you to the Canal Street Car line.

Please feel free to use the bikes to get around town and follow our special guide to local New Orleans. Enjoy local Mardi Gras second lines with the locals only four blocks away. Take the bus or use our bikes to get to Jazz Fest (a short 15-20 minute bike ride). Walk to French Quarter Fest, Creole Tomato Festival and Satchmo Festival in the French Quarter. Take the bikes to Essence Fest, Tales of the Cocktail, or White Linen Night. And do not forget Southern Decadence! We can tell you where are the parties, festivals and great shows are!

Also, a little advice about transportation from the airport. The taxi rate from the airport into the city starts at $33 each way. We have plenty of parking at our house if you are interested in renting a car.

See you soon!

Guest Access

You will have access to the entire side porch and backyard. The small apartment you stay in has a full kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, closet and living for you to enjoy. The bikes are located at the base of the side porch stairs. You can take these bikes all over the city.

Interaction with Guests

We are happy to answer any questions via text or knock on one of the doors to our apartment. When its nice out we will probably be out and about in the yard or on the porch. We like to give our guests privacy, but remain available if you need us. That said, we do appreciate that our guests understand the difference between an airbnb host and a concierge. We certainly aim to please to the best of our abilities, but we do work full time albeit from our home.

The Neighborhood

We are two blocks from St. Roch (said Rock) Avenue which is a beautiful oak lined street with a walking path down the middle. If you head left three blocks (heading South) you will arrive at St. Claude Avenue which is full of small music venues and art galleries. If you head right (North) you will (email hidden)ch Cemetery. The cemetery in St. Roch is full of unique graves and the St. Roch chapel full of antique prosthetics, anatomical-themed votives, and crutches that were left at the alter to Saint Roch. At the height of the yellow fever epidemic of 1867, a German priest named Rev. Peter Leonard Thevis arrived in New Orleans. Faced with the severity of the yellow fever epidemic, he turned to God invoking the intercession of St. Roch, the patron of good health. He promised that if no one in his parish should die from the fever, he would erect a chapel in honor of the Saint. Amazingly, not one member of Holy Trinity died from yellow fever, either in the epidemic of 1867 or 1878. Today the chapel contains prosthetics, crutches and other materials sick people used and then left at the alter after they were healed.
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Getting around

There is a bus stop 3 blocks away and we provide bikes which make it pretty easy to get anywhere in the city. There is plenty of street parking available in our neighborhood. There is no parking pass required. We recommend you take a taxi from the airport. Its about a 20-30 minute ride and costs around $40. Your reservation will include detailed instructions for the taxi cab driver.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This was our first time using the Airbnb service and what a pleasant experience it was! Coming from a city where we walk to most destinations, this location was the perfect walking length to the French Quarter and more!

    Rosie greeted us upon our arrival despite it being a little later in the evening and walked us through the space as well as providing us with a detailed map of the area, from food, live music, coffee shops and quick and safe walking route to the French Quarter (although we'd suggest taking the route that passes Gene's Po Boy and picking up a daiquiri, they were incredible!)

    The space was more than enough room for the two of us, very clean and welcoming. The bathroom, particularly the shower, was great! We were even provided some snacks and wine for us to enjoy during our stay!

    All in all this was a wonderful and friendly experience and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again!

    April 2014
  • Rosie's place looks just like the pictures, it's clean, spacious and has everything you need for a good stay. The walk to the French quarter is nice and the bikes were a great addition to our itinerary. Rosie and her husband were helpful with tips and recommendations. New Orleans is awesome, and we would definitely consider staying there again!!

    March 2014
  • Great apartment and awesome hosts. The neighborhood is conveniently located, safe, and quiet. Rosie and Greg were the perfect hosts - we definitely got the most out of New Orleans while staying at their place!

    March 2014
  • First off, the description and photos of this place were very accurate.

    Rosie was a great host — very accommodating, communicative and easygoing. The house itself was comfortable for two: nice bathroom (particularly the shower!), functional kitchen, nice deck, private space. On the couple very cold nights we had, the extra blankets were much appreciated (although the space heaters didn't do much).

    The bikes were very useful for getting around town.

    The location was convenient enough as a home base, although it's not a very bustling neighbourhood so we almost always left the area to go out for drinks/entertainment. That said, the local food co-op was close by and convenient for groceries.

    Finally, the king cake and beer waiting for us when we arrived was a really nice touch. Thanks Rosie!

    February 2014
  • Man, we really lucked out with this place--staying here was more like staying with friends, but with more privacy and a much cleaner bathroom. Rosie and Greg are unbelievably cool, greeted us with a king cake and champagne on ice (it was our honeymoon) and since we were there for Chewbacchus, were sweet enough to invite us to their pre-parade BBQ (where we met a whole bunch more great people). It is a bit off the beaten path, but for folks coming from urban areas, that won't be a bother--the bikes make getting to the Marigny (and beyond) a breeze. But if you're lazy, there is adequate porch and yard space to hang out in, and their dog Grits will keep you plenty entertained.

    February 2014
  • The Maisonette is great and Rosie has been a great host. We had everything we needed. Rosie provided several things for our first breakfast. By the way thanks again for the King cake and the wine.

    February 2014
  • Rosie and Greg were awesome hosts! Their maisonette is a perfect place to stay if you're looking for a place that's clean and cozy, a short walk from the French Quarter, and hosted by two very cool people. Rosie gave us great reccomendations on places to eat, where to listen to live music, and how to travel around the city safely. Everytime I texted her a question, which was quite a few times, she responded promptly and was always very helpful.

    We felt safe in their neighborhood. We walked and biked during the day and took taxis at night. I wouldn't recommend walking around the neighborhood at night; we did once and chose not to do it again, but mainly because we are from Minnesota and have the word "Tourist" written all over us.

    All in all, we had an amazing trip. New Orleans is our new favorite city and when we come back we hope to stay at Rosie and Greg's place again.

    Thanks Rosie and Greg!

    February 2014
  • We had a great stay at the Maisonette la Croix! The place was charming and well kept. We had everything we needed and then some (thanks for the wine). Rosie was a great host and had plenty of information on what to see and how to get around. Loved the bikes -- a great way to see the city.

    February 2014
  • Un commentaire en français pour les francophone, puis en anglais (approximatif).

    Nous sommes venu à la nouvelle Orléans pour mardi gras, l'appartement de Rosie et Greg est super bien situé, au calme (pendant cette période c'est appréciable) et à proximité du french quarter et de marigny à pied et en vélo encore mieux ! Il est spacieux, bien entretenu, nous avons eu l'agréable surprise d'avoir le nécessaire pour un petit déjeuner et une bouteille de vin !

    Rosie et Greg sont des hôtes très agréables, nous avons même assisté à un concert de Greg fameux trompettiste ! Nous nous sommes sentis chez nous pendant cette petite semaine :)

    En bref : on vous recommande Maisonnette la croix !!!!!!!!!!!!

    We went to Nola for mardi gras. The flat is near the french quarter and marigny on foot and by bike. It is quiet, spacious and very Well maintained. We had all for breakfast and a good bottle of wine!!
    Rosie and Greg are very nice hosts, we attended a concert of Greg who is a good trumpet player. We felt at home during this short week :)

    We recommand you maisonette la croix !

    March 2014
  • We had a great experience at this place! The house was exactly as described on the site. They had everything we needed for our stay, even a few breakfast items and a bottle of wine. The bikes gave us the opportunity to explore New Orleans without having to worry about public transportation or cabs. As stated on the site, it is a little off of the beaten path, but it did not prevent us from having a great time on our visit. We will definitely be staying here again for our next visit. Thanks again, Rosie and Greg!

    January 2014
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Greg and Rosie are true lovers of travel, history, music, cooking, historic homes and great neighborhoods. We run a small business called Our House Stories out of our neoclassical side hall. We fell in love with researching house histories after completing an in depth history of our home. Now we love working with homeowners to uncover the mysteries locked in the halls of their home. Greg is also a jazz musician and will direct you to all the great music scenes. Rosie is an urban planner who is happy to share all of her insight into the rebuilding of New Orleans. And in her spare time she bakes artisan breads. We restored our home in St. Roch in 2010 and love living in our bohemian, artistic and culturally diverse neighborhood.
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