See the Soul of the City...

House - Private room · Annunciation Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

Stay with us and have the convenience of the city with the serenity of the river's edge....

If you turn right from our front door, you are Uptown with all it's splendor, and if you walk left, you are Downtown!

The Space


This is Brandi and Greg - we are both owners of our unique home. We welcome you to come indulge yourself in the one of the most splendid rooms in our Victorian house.

Our home offers the convenience of the city with the serenity of the river's edge.

Open your French Doors to the porch and watch the Horse & Buggys clippity-clop by...

We love sharing the mystique of this city & meeting people interested in her charms. The reviews are great to get to know the house, but here goes...

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 under the bougainvillea - all in our the tropical courtyard....

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 Wi-Fi throughout the house and a large handmade desk in your room. 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.

There is a porch in the front and a tropical courtyard with a pond in the back. We have very friendly dogs (see the reviews-ha).

As a true home, the bathroom and kitchen are European-style - 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. This bathroom contains the laundry facilities which you are welcome to use. In addition you are welcome to the full kitchen (there is another on the 2nd floor).

Guest Access

You will have access to common areas of the house, which include a piano, a phonograph, as well as laundry facilities, a full kitchen.

You can enjoy the wraparound porch to watch the carriages clippity-clop by on their way to the Quarter, or perhaps lazily swing in the hammock by the pond under the bougainvillea in the tropical courtyard.

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 are there to answer any questions or help with anything that may come up.

The Neighborhood

We are 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

Many restaurants, bars and coffee shops are just blocks away, such as Annunciation, Cochon, Butcher, 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!

Getting around

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 $30).

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!
B & G

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $2000 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We had a very nice time staying at the house. It was well located within walking distance to the French Quarter/other major sights, and there are also some great places to eat and drink just a few blocks in any direction (we really enjoyed the brunch recommendation!)
    We also enjoyed meeting some of the other guests and petting the friendly outdoor cat. We mostly interacted with Greg who was helpful and accommodating. Thanks for the bons temps!

    April 2014
  • My wife and I stayed in Brandi´s house for a couple of days. It´s quite close to the french quarter, nice restaurants are around, especially the breakfast room in walking distance was great. Our room in Brandi´s house was nice, big and with the "feeling" of New Orleans. Thanks a lot.

    March 2014
  • We had a great time in New Orleans. The check in and check out were really easy. The house really nice

    March 2014
  • My friend and I spent the Mardi Gras at Brandi's. We absolutely loved the house, the room, bathroom, the pets, and everything! The house and the room we got were gorgeous, tastefully decorated, comfortable... What else can I say?
    Unfortunately, we weren't able to meet Brandi, but she sent and left a lot of information, so getting into the house, leaving and going around the city were quite easy. The house is super well-located! Really close to Magazine st and Saint Charles, and within walk-distance to the French Quarter.

    March 2014
  • The room was nice, large, beautiful house and very good setting. Friendly hostess.

    February 2014
  • Such a great stay! Wonderful location near warehouse district and restaurants like Cochon and Butcher, and right down the street from our favorite brunch on lovely Magazine street, Surrey's. We especially loved the bikes that are available with this package. We were on them nonstop for rides through the Quarter and Marigny and to visit street art all over the city. Hosts were excellent -- available for questions, but also felt like we had good privacy and quiet when wanted. We don't have pets, but we especially enjoyed loving on Lefty, one of the house dogs. I highly recommend this BnB!

    February 2014
  • What a great place and good location! Easily walkable to some really great dining options!

    February 2014
  • Accurate and to the point description of a great place in a fantastic location. No bad conscience about arriving (quietly) but late on the first night due to in-bound flight reroute - as the setup is so that you can do that without disturbing anybody.

    Great and warm hosting - and no shortage of advice and insights about NOLA - whether you want to drink coffee with the hipsters on Magazine St, take in some brass-based tunes on Frenchman St or something in between.

    February 2014
  • Was great place and location. Easy walk to Warehouse district and French Quarter.

    February 2014
  • Brandi's place was great for me because I was there for a convention and the center is a ten minute walk. Get the room facing the street. It's got a huge beautiful desk, it's real quiet. If you have an issue with cats n' dogs probably not the place for you. I'm not a dog person but they have the best dog I've ever met. A cross between Jesse Ventura and the Dhali Llama. Folks are really nice there, quiet, creative, affable, but not intrusive. Always preferable to the alienation, and solitude of a hotel room, which I try to avoid unless someone rich is paying. The bathroom's huge, kitchen's all set up, a share situation. Um...I guess the only drawback is that it's a stone's throw from the 1-10 cloverleaf near the river, but there's no noise from that, mostly just an aesthetic issue. And you have to deal with the cross-under if you're heading to the quarter. And the water pressure in the shower isn't fire-hyrdant level for those who demand that, but otherwise highly recommended.

    January 2014
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Tulane University; Penland School of Contemporary Craft; New Orleans School of Metalsmithing;
Artist, Jewelry Designer, Graphic Designer, Musician, Historical Preservationist
Greg, my business partner, and I own and 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. I am more than happy to answer questions you may have about the city and try to have the city's weekly cultural guides available for you. I suggest going to searching gambitweekly and noladefender. Oh and Nola dot....(they hide sites) We have a grand old house, complete with a relaxing parlor (complete 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, too!). I even worked in Historic Architectural Preservation for several years before pursuing my art. 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 it's historic grandeur - uncovering 13 foot coved ceilings and original plaster medallions. We both split our time living here, with other like-minded people, and travelling. I work as a found object artist designing Jewelry and Assemblage. If you are interested, you can find more about my work and house by looking up The Waregarden Studio. I love traveling; I have been to Europe several times but can't wait to carry the adventures further. I have lived between Nola, Houston and New York. I adore classic films and art, in its many forms. Oh - they ask for a motto. Well, I guess it is have a well-meaning heart and treat others as you would like to be (email hidden)d maybe follow the rabbit hole if that's what calls to you! Ciao for now! B
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