About this listing
Close to the action yet quiet and private. Open layout, entire top floor, balcony, private bath, two queen beds, one super comfy queen futon. Perfect for 2-6 guests. Ideal location: 2 blocks from Frenchmen and 3 blocks from the French Quarter on what was formerly known as Old Bourbon Street in the funky Faubourg Marigny!
GREAT LOCATION. Sleeps up to 6. This beautifully renovated 1870's Creole Cottage is 3 blocks from the French Quarter and 2 blocks from Frenchmen Street, the place to go for music. Experience the funky Marigny neighborhood. The top floor of this house is all yours!
The 500 sq. foot open planned top floor sleeps 2-6 very comfortably and also has a private balcony. There is a full private bathroom on the first floor at the base of the stairs.
There is a large kitchen stocked with all the utensils you need, some snacks and coffee. There is a large dining room table (can seat 8), a big central radiator to keep you very warm (yes it gets cold down here!), A/C to keep you cool in the summer, a washer and dryer, and a dishwasher. Wifi throughout the house.
The house is full of old reclaimed wood, history and character. During the recent renovation much of the original heart pine floors and barge board were reclaimed and used for cabinets, trim and architectural elements. As you can see in the pictures the kitchen has reclaimed heart pine cabinets (the original floors). The house, built in the 1870's was made out of cypress barge boards, many of those have been reclaimed for the posts in the living and dining room. I love talking about the house so just ask if you want to know more history!
The house is three shades of purple on the outside yet 'Green' on the inside. Solar panels provide much of the electricity, there is an on-demand water heater (all three showers ALWAYS have hot water), and energy saving appliances and lights throughout the house. Plus with all the reclaimed wood I think I can say its funky, historic, comfortable and 'Green'.
The pictures don't do it justice! I'm looking for respectful and responsible people and who would care for the house as their own.
Guest have access to the kitchen, refrigerator space, and all the cooking utensils. I always stock coffee tea and some snacks. I have filtered water. Washer/Dryer. Dishwasher. Wifi. Cable TV. Free on-street parking in front of the house.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I are always available to deal with any issues or provide assistance with activities, restaurant tips etc during the course of your stay.
The Marigny Triangle a funky historic neighborhood just east of the French Quarter, and south (riverside) of St. Claude. It is walking distance to the best restaurants, music, art and so much of eccentric creativity that is New Orleans.
You can walk anywhere in the French Quarter and Marigny area. Bicycle Mikes is a few blocks away and you can rent bikes there. Major bus lines run within blocks.
Other Things to Note
Some of the older reviews refer to our beautiful dog Ella who has since moved to the country and no longer lives at this house. This is not a euphemism, she really has moved to the country! Lucky girl.
Have fun! No smoking in the house. I ask that guests be respectful of the house, while enjoying themselves.