New Orleans with Locals, Oaks, Pkng

House - Private room · Whitney Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70114, United States
Your host, Wendy
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Born and raised in New Orleans, I reside in the second oldest neighborhood in the area, Algiers Point with my husband, Troy. We live here at the home and prefer to stay when we have guests. We have ample space for your pets, too. We have 3 dogs and prefer not to have to board them. If you would like the entire home, this can be negotiated. We will still clean, cook, and take care of your needs. Just let us know! There are additional cleaning fees for pets. Ask for details.

The home is walking distance via Mississippi River ferry from any place you would want to geaux (go phonetically). A creole cottage nestled among ancient oaks at the levee on the Mighty Mississippi is waiting for you. Two bedrooms, one bath, gourmet kitchen and a great deal of history are some of the things our place has to offer. There is also space for our queen sized air mattress and our sofa, too. My great grandmother's furnishings are here. The home is over 110 years old. It has all of the modern amenities you need; all the charm of an historic place.

Art and food are important to us. Our home is filled with original art from the region. Culture is important to us. This home is bursting at the seams with it. First things first, though; you need to get local. Here, we ask unusual questions when getting to know someone. The Initial List:
- Where'd you go to school?
- Who's your Mama?
- Are you Catholic?
- Can you make a roux?
It's an entirely different universe in the Crescent City. The school anyone asks about isn't on the university level. Locals want to know where you went to high school. Mama and church, just don't question those questions. We still have parishes here instead of counties. A roux is equal parts of fat and flour; our fnf to your bnb. It is used to thicken sauces and such. But please, don't call it sauce here. Even if it's red, it's gravy. I know, foodies everywhere are aghast. I'm part Sicilian. I feel your pain. It won't change.

Our area is completely diverse. Within walking distance, there are churches, galleries, the Old Point Bar features live music, Vine & Dine, the Dry Dock Cafe' and more. We have a way of doing things (or not doing them) here. Please do visit Bourbon Street. Please venture out to our other festive streets, too. Head to Frenchman Street for a local, chill vibe. Visit Magazine Street's fabulous boutiques, quirky hangout spots and high end art galleries. Don't forget this (email hidden) where families are raised. There is something for everyone here.

We speak in Yat. Imnatryandaserchfadat. Translation: I'm going to try and search for that. It's our own vernacular. Run on sentences and those ending in prepositions are the norm. We live by very different seasons here (brown shrimp, Mardi Gras, crawfish, Jazz Fest, white shrimp). If traveling abroad I were asked "where you from?" (and, we would say it that way), the US wouldn't even come to mind. Our irreverence is only surpassed by our passion. We are New Orleans. New Orleans is what we are.

We are ready to welcome you to a unique experience...NOLA like a local!!!

PLEASE NOTE: During certain peak seasons a non refundable deposit of 50% is in place (i.e. Super Bowl, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest, etc.) Prices and rates are subject to change.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1000 /week
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 1:00 PM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
  • Very nice quint place across the River nice neighborhood. Wendy is easy to work with. Good value and easy access away from the nuts, LOL!

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Academy of the Holy Angels, New Orleans, LA, Delgado Community College
Spreading New Orleans' true local culture to my home's guests!
I am a native of this amazing city; born and raised in Orleans Parish. My husband and I were married on 11/1/11...All Saint's Day. Yes, we're fans. We love food, fun and football! The wedding colors were black and gold. That's why I'm in a yellow 1967 Camaro. It was as close as I could get to gold. I am an accomplished cook; he's not if you'd like to come to my little gourmet kitchen and create, I'm ready! My family has been here for quite some time. My great grandmother was born at her home on Euterpe Street in 1901 and many of her furnishings are here. We are pet friendly. We've got three dogs who can either be here, or not, when you are. Many of our friends are in the tourism, restaurant and music industries. I'm about culture. Get immersed! Just let me know what kinds of things you'd like to do in our fantastic city. If you like art, the creole cottage is filled with original pieces from the region. We do some of that ourselves, so you just might see a work in progress. Creativity is, are you! A true monthly rental rate for those in/moving to the area can be negotiated on an individual basis.
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