Stay with us and have the convenience of the city meeting the serenity of the uptown Lower Garden District....
If you turn right from our front door, you are Uptown with all it's splendor, and if you walk left, you are Downtown!
This is Brandi and Greg - we are both owners of our unique home. We welcome you to come enjoy one of the most splendid rooms in our Victorian house we restored/continue to restore.
This particular room allows you to open the french doors to the porch and watch the horse & carriages clippity-clop by.
We love sharing the mystique of this city and, when available, we open up a few rooms in our home to people interested in her charms.
We welcome like-minded people who want to enjoy our cultural city and return "home" to an oasis - cultural and literal....A relaxing swing in the hammock, listening to the trickling of the pond - all in our the tropical courtyard.
ABOUT THE HOUSE & ROOM:
It is a unique, private room on the first floor of our restored 1880's Victorian home with 13' vaulted ceilings, fireplace, wood floors, original gold-leaf ceiling medallion and direct access through French Doors to the front wrap-around porch.
There is high speed Wi-Fi throughout the house. Your bathroom is to the left directly outside your door (see photos).
Although the house was not flooded, it was restored by its two on-site owners shortly after Hurricane Katrina as a cooperative, eclectic home of artists, musicians, filmmakers, writers, photographers and designers busy in the Nola community.
It is a large house with a rich history as being at one time the New Orleans Maternity Home for Unwed Mothers.
As a home, the bathroom and kitchen are shared. There are two full bathrooms available on the lower level. Your bathroom is immediately to the left of the door to your room. It has a separate shower and tub.
The other has a combination claw foot tub with shower.
We have very friendly pups.
There are many wonderful common areas of the house - relax in the parlor with the piano, enjoy the wrap around porch from where you can watch the carriages clippity-clop by on their way to the Quarter.
This bathroom contains the laundry facilities which you are welcome to use, just ask if you need instructions. In addition you are welcome to the full kitchen (there is a kitchenette on the 2nd floor).
Interaction with Guests
Our presence is only to enhance your stay in our city and our home; we are artists - graphic designers, musicians, makers - we are busy in the community but can answer any questions or help with anything that may come up.
The home is centrally located in New Orleans in the 9 Muses section of the Lower Garden District. It is one of the MOST convenient locations in the city:
15 minute walk to the French Quarter
5 minute walk to the Convention Center
5 minute walk to St. Charles Mardi Gras parade routes
15 minute walk to the Superdome/New Orleans Arena
We have a guidebook on this listing of our favorites & printed in the room -
Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops are just blocks away, such as Annunciation, Cochon, Butcher, Seed, The District, Steins, Emeril's Delmonico, Emeril's, Eleven Seventy-Nine, American Sector, Maya Latin Cuisine, Commander's Palace, Miyako Sushi & Hibachi, Irish House, Surrey's, Blue Plate Cafe, Mojo Coffee, Bridge Lounge, Circle Bar, Avenue Pub, Voodoo Barbeque, Juan's Flying Burrito and Slice Pizza among many others.
Live Music: Howlin' Wolf, The Republic, Tipitina's, The House of Blues and the Rusty Nail are easy access to live music and Frenchman St. is just on the other side of the French Quarter.
Museums: Mardi Gras World, The WWII Museum, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the Contemporary Art Center are a close 5 minute walk as is the gallery rich, Julia Street Arts District.
Shopping is convenient with the Shops at Canal Place, Riverwalk, and Magazine Street all within short walking distance!
We are centrally located in New Orleans, just off the Mississippi River near Coliseum Square Park.
Like any city, transportation rates from the airport start at a flat rate - we recommend shuttles (starting at $20) or taxis (starting at $35).
We are 4 blocks from historic St. Charles Avenue, I can see the Convention Center/River from my bedroom and the Mardi Gras Parades are right on St. Charles. It is only a short (and interesting) 15 minute walk through the Warehouse District to the French Quarter.
Street parking is available and a bus stop is on the corner.
Biking is also a great way to get around New Orleans and Amused Bikes rental shop is only a few blocks away.
The St. Charles Streetcar line (a few blocks away) can take you Uptown to the Garden District, Carrollton, Tulane and Loyola Universities, and the Audubon Zoo and connects on Canal Street to the Marigny, City Park and the City Park cemeteries. Cruise Ship terminals are a few blocks away. We're only 20 minutes from the airport.
Other Things to Note
Staying in someone's Home is always an interesting experience; we have some splendid spaces in our old, charming house, that really reflects the city - a realization and appreciation of the past while moving forward with the future.
Most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable and leave Nola charged with a positive vibe....
We hope you stay with us and will look forward to your visit. Cheers!
Greg and Brandi
Respect for our historic home, neighbors and our pets.
Please help keep the house tidy and please alert the owners of any problems.
Have fun and share with others. :-.)
Please keep front gate closed and the front door locked.
We don't smoke indoors but we have many places outdoors for you to enjoy.
Ah, the legal aspects - as hosts, we are not responsible for any injury that may occur on the property.
I hope you enjoy your stay in our piece of Nola history!
While we were not able to meet the hosts, we had no reason to contact them during our stay since they were extremely thorough with their instructions.
The room was lovely and large and felt very clean. The only thing was that there was quite a bit of street noise with the shutters open, but once we closed them it was easier to sleep.
I think I missed the part where it said that "our" bathroom was a shared bathroom, so it was a little awkward when there were other people using it, but overall it wasn't a huge deal, I just thought we would have a little more privacy. Also, the bathroom is huge, but the shower is tiny and a little difficult to get the temperatures right.
Other than that, beautiful restored home, loved the architecture and it really felt like New Orleans! We enjoyed walking to the trolly stop and taking that into the french quarter, and we also enjoyed walking around the garden district and seeing the beautiful mansions.
The home is beautiful! Very spacious bathroom and bedroom. The backyard is lovely as well. The location is easy walking distance from the places we wanted to go, but we rented bikes which was super fun and made everything even more accessible. I would definitely recommend Brandi and Greg's home!
I had a wonderful visit. The house is beautiful. I was on at a conference so I was away from the house much of the day. So I feel like I missed out on a lot including the garden. The animals were charming. The bed was amazingly comfortable. The room was a great respite from a busy work trip. It is a great location for exploring the garden district and then close to the business area. I walked everywhere which was great. There were excellent recommendations for food, drink, and activities. I hope to return again soon.
Brandi & Greg has amazing communications with my travel mate and I. The room was really cute and spacious. Not far from the convention center at all, since I was in town for a conference. The feel of the home was really nice. I would recommend staying here if you are here to visit New Orleans!
We had a great stay at Brandi and Greg's place. The bedroom was beautiful with it's high ceilings and the private porch access was a great addition to the room. It was so nice to come back from sight seeing and be able to relax on the porch with their wonderful kitty (fatty). We also greatly appreciated the recommendations for bars and restaurants in the guidebook we found in our room.
The listing description was accurate and the recommended local restaurants and attractions were appreciated. The location was ideal for walking everywhere, and it was also easy to hook up with the transit system. Each morning it was great to be able to use the kitchen to make breakfast.
(written by Heather on behalf of Eytan & Heather): From the moment we got to Brandi & Greg's I felt that I had a safe home to come back to after experiencing the festivities. There was a slight error in the phone numbers printed and we called Greg first with a request. Though Greg was out of town he was prompt in replying to us and connecting us with Brandi who corrected everything.
During the entire stay Brandi was amazing. The room and bed was comfortable and clean. I love those old houses. They had refurbished the place themselves and the love just showed in everything. Brandi was gracious and helpful. She made us feel like we belonged there and was a part of the home while where there.
We loved it there and would happily stay again if we're ever in the area.
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Greg, my business partner, and I live in an artistic Victorian home in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans - a neighborhood with great diversity. We are positioned conveniently between Uptown and Downtown living.
If you want to do a little research on what to do in the city ahead of time, I suggest going to searching gambitweekly and noladefender. Oh and Nola dot....(they hide sites)
We have a grand old house we restored (and continue to restore and restore some more), complete with a relaxing parlor (with vinyl records), front porch, courtyard, pond, raised gardens, hammock...
We are walking distance to the Art District, French Quarter, Street Car Line, Convention Center, Cruise Ships, Uptown and beyond.
I love meeting new people with an artistic or cultural passion and I adore the city from which I hail (and want you to, as well).
I have my art studio here and my business partner is a graphic designer and musician. We restored the home from an almost blighted state to showcase its grand architectural details - uncovering 13 foot coved ceilings and original plaster medallions.
We both split our time living here and traveling with our beloved pups.
I work as an artist greatly inspired by New Orleans. If you are interested, you can find more about my work and house by checking out Waregarden Art Studio.
We both love traveling. I have been to Europe numerous times and am carrying the adventures further in Brazil as of late. I have lived between Nola, Houston and New York.
Ciao for now!