Private wing with full bath, bedroom with memory foam queen size bed, joining a screened in porch for your personal use. Located in a 1914 large center hall bungalow located in a mid-city neighborhood called Faubourg St. John. This oak lined avenue is walking distance from City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art, the Jazz Festival Site, Blocks from restaurants, grocery stores, a wine shop, a book store, and coffee shops. Minutes from the French Quarter, the Superdome and the Central Business District. The owner/resident of this home is a New Orleans native, who is ready to greet you to her hometown.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Monthly Price:||$900 /month|
|Check In:||1:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Neighborhood:||Bayou St. John|
Denise was an excellent hostess for our first trip to New Orleans. She was very helpful in making our experience a pleasant one. The century old house was quite comfortable and impeccably decorated. The neighborhood felt very safe. We enjoyed walking down to the French Quarter on occasion. The bus ride was cheap at $1.25 and the taxi ride was $7.50 - $13.00 depending on traffic. You can't go wrong if you decide to stay at this location.
We spent 8 days in mid-winter 2014 at Denise's place and we try to give a balanced review:
On the one hand - the bed part of Denise's place was a really positive experience because of its great location in Mid-City with a walkable neighbourhood and the close proximity to major sights. Hers is a fine old mansion with lots of beautiful art and two cute canine companions (Powder and Guy).
On the other hand - the breakfast part was the only weak point (and we are not fussy eaters, continental breakfast is alright with us). It appeared to us that providing breakfast was somewhat of a challenge for Denise, probably due to her work-related priorities and her busy time schedule. Maybe we should have communicated a bit more with Denise prior to our arrival concerning this matter. However, a couple of days into our stay, she did provide all the food stuff we had asked for, like cheese and breads including orange juice, even though she did not seem to drink it herself.
I agree with Elli, that communication about what they wanted from the beginning would have been helpful. True I don't personally drink orange or have cheese for breakfast, but once Elli & Karl Hein made the request I provided it. There was always bread, butter, jam, coffee and milk available. One day I made pancakes and another day homemade cornbread. Actually, most guest don't partake in any type of breakfast when offered.
Denise has a nice space in a central neighborhood. I stayed for 4 weeks and enjoyed my time. I parked my car on the street every night with no problems, usually right out front of the house. If you had a bike or wanted to rent one that would be great. This is an ideal location for getting down to the Quarter, Frenchmen St or to City Park. There is also a coffee house, a row of restaurants (I tried and can recommend all of them) and a small grocery store within minutes of walking out to Esplanade. I worked from the sunroom on a couple of sunny days and even though it was chilly Dec/Jan when I stayed, I was able to enjoy the front porch swing. Powder and Guy are very sweet dogs, but if you want, you can close the door to the guest bedroom and you'll have some dog free space. The house is old so it has it's quirks, like learning the shower and the front door key wiggle ma-jiggle, which you'll need a little bit of patience to deal with both, but I would recommend Denise's "Under the Oaks on Ursulines" to anyone who is visiting New Orleans. Thank you!
What a great place to stay! It's in a very nice residential part of town, with good coffee and po boys nearby. The house is a very well kept older building, clean and had great furniture and artwork everywhere.
A bike is recommended if you plan on going to the french quarter or bywater/marigny/garden district, unless you're ok walking 20 minutes (which I did a few times, no biggie). I also loved waking up in the morning and getting some quiet time in the sun room.
Denise was a great, agreeable host and her dogs are awesome. She even took an afternoon to show me around her old neighborhood during a special event they were holding.
Couldn't ask for a better landing in New Orleans.
Lovely host in a lovely neighbourhood! Denise was welcoming and understanding, and the location was perfect while we attended an event in nearby city park. The house itself is beautiful and filled with equally interesting and beautiful art and prints. Definitely take time to relax outside and watch the world go by. Denise's little dog Guy is adorable!
New Orleans was a bucket list experience for me. Under the Oaks was one of a list that a friend gave to me. I picked it because of location and description. The house lived up to its description. I was close to transportation, and had easy access to where I needed to go with only a bit of help. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful. The house is old and quaint and delightful.
If I go back to New Orleans, I know where I will stay.
Denise was a great host with a beautiful home on a stunning street. She was warm and welcoming and she even drove my fiance and me to the French Quarter the first night so we could have a fun night out without worrying about our rental car. I would definitely recommend Denise if you're looking for a place to stay in New Orleans!
I haved stayed with Denise for 4 weeks and had such a great time!! Denise is an amazing woman, I liked talking to her a lot! She gave me the privacy I needed when I had "my moments" and involved me in her life whenever she could. Denise´s beautiful home is located near the City Park, where I used run or walk sometimes. The house is a piece of art itself. And a lot to be discovered in the inside. I loved the fact that I´ve had a very nice and clean bedroom for myself - incl. my own bathroom. With Denise´s dogs, Powder & Guy, I even became friends, who would have thought?! You really need to like dogs, as Powder & Guy so much enjoy playing with you! I totally recommend staying with Denise in New Orleans!!
Ideal location for our trip to Jazz Fest. Large porch (as seen in the picture) was perfect for drying out our unfortunately wet items from a rainy day at the fairgrounds. Our agenda however was such that we didn't have time to just sit there and watch the world go by. Maybe we'll return at a quieter time of the year.
Denise was very gracious in welcoming us into her home and despite the fact that it was a very busy weekend for her, made sure that the coffee was ready each morning.
The room was very comfortable and the private sunroom a nice bonus as our stay there was part of a two week road trip so we had a lot of stuff!
For anyone wanting to see a beautiful and less touristy side of the Big Easy this is a great place to serve as your "home" base.
Looking for a chance to experience the "real" New Orleans? By staying with a gracious and welcoming native New Orleanian in her beautiful, art-filled home? Located in the city's best (and safest!) off-the-beaten-track neighborhood (Bayou St. John)? You'll find no better lodging alternative in New Orleans than "Under the Oaks on Ursulines." It's within walking distance of City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the sculpture garden (not to be missed). And just a short bike (or taxi) ride away from the French Quarter, the clubs on Frenchmen Street and the Central Business District. I'm eagerly anticipating my next stay: THIS is the real deal.