About this listing
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 2 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, well...you 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 is a magical place 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.
The entire home, yard and porch, except for one bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
As much, or as little as they prefer!
The hundred year old architecture and amazing old Oak trees. There are restaurants and music venues within a 15 minute walk from the home.
We are a 15 minute walk from the Algiers Ferry that travels to and from the French Quarter. The cost is $2 each way. There is also an RTA bus stop around the corner.
Pets are welcome. We have dogs. When we leave...the dogs leave, if need be. Local immersion is not only welcomed, but also encouraged. If you want to learn more about our food, music, art or anything, we can either let you know where to go or take you there personally. Please no smoking in the home, we've got a great front porch. Just be respectful of the space and the neighborhood. All in all, you will be provided with just about anything you'll need. Please use what is meant for you and leave things the way you found them when you got here. If doors or drawers are closed, that means it's off limits. We love entertaining. Please keep in mind, we live here. We are very easy going and know you'll love it here. We are in our mid 40's...not stuffy at all. And, all are welcome here.
PLEASE NOTE: During peak season, a non refundable deposit will be in place. For all bookings, an advanced deposit of 50% is required.
Estuve 10 dias maravillosos en la Casa de Wendy y Troy. Era mi primera visita a USA y en New Orleans fui muy bien recibida. Aunque asistí a un Conferencia Académica, la ciudad me recibió con una fiesta, el Mardi Gras, y tuve los mejores anfitriones. Wendy y Troy son las personas más amables y colaboradoras que puedas encontrar y te hacen sentir como en tu propia casa. La casa es exacta a las fotos, buena ubicación y el barrio es muy tranquilo y las mascotas (Drew y Boudin), son adorables. Recomiendo mucho hospedarse con Wendy y Troy, si quieres tener una experiencia hermosa de la ciudad, el río., el ferry, su comida, su música, el arte y sobre todo conocer gente linda de New Orleans.
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!
About the Host, Wendy
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 foodventurous...so 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 welcomed...as, are you!
A true monthly rental rate for those in/moving to the area can be negotiated on an individual basis. One of our long term stays, Rosi and I still stay in touch via email. I drove her to the grocery and restaurants so she wouldn't have to rent a car. We truly had a blast just hanging out. When she was finished with her conference for the day, we all went to the Mardi Gras parades.
In keeping with my New Orleans heritage, I can's live without the brass band music, I lived in another state for a short time and the food left much to be desired, I love that we can throw a party on a moment's notice, and... I love my New Orleans Saints! Who dat!
So far, Rome has been my favorite place. I was there for 9 days and didn't see half of what I wanted to visit. My dream is to get a chance to go again soon.
When I'm hosting, I want my guests to feel at home. If they just want their own quiet space; I give them their space. If they are into doing what the locals do, I find out what interests them and make it happen. More than anything I want my guests to feel comfortable, and adjust the experience to their vision of New Orleans. Hope to hear from you soon.