Vintage 1907 Victorian mansion with huge interior and exterior common spaces. Formal living and dining rooms. Large front and rear porches. Spacious rooms with high ceilings and lots of natural light.
Huge Victorian House (built in 1907) in the heart of Uptown New Orleans. This space is available for weekly rentals only. Rental includes utilities (electric, gas, water, central air and heat). Gorgeous and spacious vintage New Orleans uptown building, with 2 fully furnished bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, screened in back porch, a den with a two sleeper sofas, and 1.5 bathrooms. Over 2,400 square feet of livable space!
The two bedrooms have king size beds, so the property SLEEPS UP TO EIGHT (8) PEOPLE as currently configured. The property is in vintsge condition and major renovations are pending. Guests have access to a semi-private coin op laundry across the street at $1.50 per load to wash or dry. Central A/C and heat, large front porch, hard wood floors, full kitchen with gas stove, microwave, and dishwasher. The property is surrounded by lots of green space (median and two parks), 5 blocks from St. Charles Ave. Streetcar, 3 Blocks from Freret Street Corridor, a 10 minute drive to CBD and French Quarter (about 3 miles), and there is a cab stand in the park across the street.
The property is located on an oak tree lined street with a wide median and is in a wonderful neighborhood comprised of mostly old New Orleans (Victorian) buildings. There are many restaurants, bars, and coffee shops within a 5 block walking distance and the proximity to transportation and main thoroughfares makes easy going excursions to the French Quarter, Central Business District, The Convention Center, Tulane, Loyola, and Xavier Universities, and even Audubon Zoo and the Aquarium of The Americas.
Guests will have access to the entire main floor of the building (including exterior front and rear porches) as well as keyed access to a small coin op laundry in a building directly across the street. The ground floor and attic spaces are not included and access to those areas is blocked.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have exclusive use of the property during their stay. I will be available at check in to walk guests through the property, answer questions, and offer any recommendations. I will also be on call for any maintenance issues that might arise.
Several recent guests have invited me and my wife out with them to dinner or other local entertainment. If an invitation is extended and our schedule permits, we will be happy to accompany our guests out, but that certainly is not expected.
The house is in a low density residential neighborhood comprised primarily of beautiful old Victorian mansions built in the late 1800's and early 1900's. It sits on an oak-lined street with a huge median and is directly across the street from two parks. The Freret Street corridor (3 blocks away) puts tons of great restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other hot spots all within a casual 5-10 minute stroll. I highly encourage first time guests to the city or even the area to inquire about recommendations.
The property is located directly across the street from two parks. The parks create a lack of density which provides ample on street parking for 8-10 vehicles.
The property is also directly across the street from a cab stand which makes heading out by cab extremely easy. The property sits 5 blocks from the St. Charles Streetcar line and 3 blocks from a parallel east-west bus line. Also, a north-south bus line passes directly in front of the property.
By car, the property is 15 minutes from the French Quarter, Convention Center, and Central Business Disctrict.
Non-smoking building. No pets. 24 hour access in and out. Check in can be arranged at any time. Check out must be by noon on day of departure.
Jarrod meet us for check in as appointed. He was kind and helpful on spot. Unfortunately a bit hard to contact over the phone during our stay.
The house itself need a lot of renovation and was very dirty. It is a wonderful house so the lack of preservation is a pitty.
Those requirements we wished for during our stay, such as a lock on the back door, he fixed immediately which was most appreciated!
Over all it is has a great location and good opportunity to accommodate a big party of guests.
We were met at the house and given a quick tour of the house. Jarrod left us a nice assortment of snacks, breakfast items, drinks, coffee, etc. The house is in a great location - you can easily access all areas of the city from this location, and it is a short walk away from some good restaurants and shopping. The house is beautiful, although a bit rough around the edges. It was clean, and Jarrod provided soap, clean towels and linens - everything you would expect. It is spacious and comfortable, and we could sleep 6 people with the 2 king size beds and 2 pullout sofas. We had an issue with the hot water, but when I contacted Jarrod he responded immediately and the issue was fixed in a few hours. The house met our needs in that it was in a very convenient location and could sleep several people. Jarrod was a great host and was very helpful. Thank you!
Jarrod was hospitable, friendly and efficient! He met us right as we arrived to hand off keys and general info about the house. The property itself was full of character with lots of space. Exactly as advertised. We especially loved the big dining room and the gracious old front porch. Staying at the house made our Jazz Fest so much more fun. Thank you, Jarrod. We'd recommend renting from you anytime.
The last reviewer (Kay) I feel was very accurate I’m afraid (PLEASE read her review, I’m disappointed with Jarrod’s response). Her review was very fair.
I’m most upset because the house does not comfortably sleep 8 (unless you have a 21 year old back and can sleep on very poor very small hyda beds). As the beds are extreme vintage, and due to the lack of cleanliness, we ended up sending 2 of our 6 guests to a hotel for the week which dramatically took away from the cost benefit ratio.
-Jarrod did greet us (quickly) as we came and was friendly
-Host left a few snacks, coffee, fruit, bottled water, beer, bars of soap
-All set of sheets and towels were washed/cleaned
-Main walking floors and bathrooms were cleaned
-It was nice to have a porch out front, we took advantage of that
-See last reviewers criticism, criticisms are *all* fair and accurate
-The house was full of extreme dust and mold
-The kitchen was truly filthy, a great deal of mouse droppings in most drawers, many dirty dishes in cupboards (if we had the courage to go in them)
-Unlike prior reviewer, we DID see cockroaches in the kitchen.
-The pictures Jarrod displays simply doesn’t show the extreme dirt and wear and tear. We had >8 people compare, they really make it look much nicer than reality
-*Everything* (pillows, mattresses, sheets, coffee maker, you name it) is old and overused.
-The toilets both needing plunging regularly (and we only had 4 people and we were out most the day)
-We too did not hear from Jarrod at all except for the very rushed intro, until I contacted at the end to see how to return keys
- The pictures of the house are not detailed, when you arrive, the outside is very unkept, the pictures make it look much cleaner and nicer than reality I’m afraid.
- We didn't care about the wallpaper and cracks in walls, but it just needs a good deep clean, new mattresses, sheets, towels, etc.., new coffee maker, etc.
Why did we stay? A) Airbnb doesn’t have much at all about protection of renters rights and refunds B) I was busy finding guests hotel rooms (we had 2 first half of week, then another 2 the second half) because they couldn’t bear to stay there. C) We had a very busy week with a large group, and I didn’t have time to try to figure out how to deal with this. AirBNB really should do something to check out homes for pre-approval before posting.
I'm aorry that Michelle was not pleased the sleeping accommodations did not include 4 actual beds, as opposed to two beds and sleeper sofas. At the time of her booking, the property was advertised exactly as "Gorgeous and spacious vintage New Orleans uptown building, with 2 fully furnished bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, screened in back porch, a den with a two sleeper sofas, and 1.5 bathrooms."
As to the concerns about the general condition of the property, the property was rented as a vintage building at a substantial discount to comparable newly renovated spaces. The property is actually being taken offline from future reservations for an $800K makeover that will include elevation of the structure and a complete rehab of the location out from the studs. The renovations are anticipated to take almost 2 years and portions of the property may be available for future short term rentals upon completion of these major renovations.
We were disappointed in the dilapidated condition of this house and the lack of cleanliness.
We very quickly noted that there was wallpaper peeling off the walls with some attempt to patch it up with duct tape. One of the windows would not shut. Ceiling plaster was peeling off in the bath room. Walls were cracked, shutters missing slats and tied together with zip ties. In one of the bathrooms, the tub appeared unusable due to filth and some kind of patching material drooping over the edge. That left one usable shower for 8 people. However, in that other bathroom, the tiles behind the shower fixtures were eroded away and the handles felt like they might fall off.
The floors were dirty, especially in the bathroom. No bath mat was provided. Most window ledges and corners were filled with dirt and grime. There were no mattress covers on the beds, only the sheets. However, the duvet covers were delightful.
The kitchen was poorly equipped and mouse feces were visible in a couple of the drawers.
Napolean Avenue is under construction so we were awaken by a pile driver and heavy traffic every weekday morning. (NOT our hosts fault, we realize!)
We never found the laundry facility that was described and when we messaged our host, he did not reply so we had to find another way to wash laundry. (In fact, we never did see our host though he was very friendly via text messages and emails.)
So why did we stay? First of all we had 8 adults and we wanted to be together in a location near Tulane Univ. The house has great space so we made do. AND we did not find any evidence of bed bugs and roaches--not even a dead carcass of one, so we decided to just put up with it. We are used to staying in forest service cabins in Alaska so this was adequate.
People should be warned when a house they want to rent is in this condition, especially when most of the problems could be easily be corrected with a good cleaning and a bit of repair.
I'm very sorry the property did not meet Kay's expectations. The property is a vintage house built over 100 years ago. It is described as such with unaltered and accurate photos as to its current condition, most of which were taken and posted by an official AirBNB photographer. All of the windows close. The property is scheduled for renovations and upgrades during 2014 to address the minor paint and plaster cracking issues throughout, but these do not impact the habitability or functionality of the space, which at around $250/night for over 2,400sq' of space that accommodates up to 8 people comfortably, in a spectacular location, remains one of the best values on AirBNB for the area. The property is advertised as a 1.5 bath, so the tub described as unusable was not included in the description or in Kay's reservation, and language to that effect was provided to Kay and her party at check-in. There was no bath mat at the tub/shower which was included and that has been remedied. The floors throughout were treated prior to Kay's arrival by a professional crew with years of hospitality cleaning expertise using a new power steam scrubber and were in excellent and clean condition. All of the fixtures in the bathrooms and kitchen were clean. The laundry location was described in documentation provided and when Kay texted at 9:30pm about not understanding the location, I called her at 10:30 the following morning to clarify, but received no answer. I then texted her to call me for clarification and never received a call back.
During her stay, a few communications went back and forth regarding minor questions that were immediately answered. And despite documentation requesting that any concerns over the property be brought to my attention, I received no feedback whatsoever from Kay or anyone in her party regarding the condition of the property until Kay's flight was delayed and she messaged me that she would need to stay an extra night beyond her booking date. Upon receipt of her message, I immediately shuffled my personal schedule around, rescheduled the clean-up crew, rescheduled a meeting planned at the property the following morning, and contacted AirBNB to extend her reservation; all in an effort to accommodate her request. AirBNB processed the reservation changes and sent her communications to approve any charges to remain there the extra night and that is when things turned very sour with her. She not only insisted that she should not pay for an unscheduled additional night, but threatened that she would write a negative review for the property. In private feedback to me which accompanied her review above, she wrote; "It seems to me that you could have paid those fees and earned some good will from us."
I remain sorry that any guest's expectations were not met, but the property is described honestly, with accurate pictures, and any guest is welcome to contact me immediately with any issues they have regarding anything at the property. All guest concerns are addressed immediately. Much of Kay's review is sour grapes over not being given a free unscheduled night "off the AirBNB books". As I explained to her, as the owner of the property, I am unwilling to assume that liability or risk with any AirBNB guest.
My friends and I had the time of our lives. A week in beautiful Uptown we'll never forget, surrounded by the architecture New Orleans is so famous for.
The Street Car made transportation convenient, inexpensive, and a great way to experience the melting pot of cultures NOLA has to offer through the many people who ride it.
The house was a perfect microcosm of New Orleans itself: old, rough around the edges, and a beauty all its own.
Jarrod was prompt, accommodating, and considerate; an absolute pleasure to rent from.
Would definitely consider staying here again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 week long stay in this large and conveniently located home. The floors were in need of a little more cleaning and the walls a fresh coat of paint, but the character of the home and our host made up for all the little issues. We'll definitely look to stay again next time we come to NOLA.
Thanks for the review Rocky! I enjoyed having you all as guests. Sorry about the floors not being perfect. The size of the property makes one day turn-arounds challenging and I was a bit short-staffed. I'm glad you and your guests enjoyed the property and all had a great time in New Orleans!
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