The Anne Rice Room... with a character fit for kings, queens, and Gothic sophisticates
Come rest & rejuvenate here during your exciting stay in La Nouvelle Orleans!
The Jazz Room is a unique and relaxing sanctuary, perfect for recharging after an adventurous time exploring the city. It features deep purple walls and a comfortable bed with super-soft linens. The lovely morning sun will nudge you awake so you don't sleep through the day's possibilities! The washroom is a few steps away, and a short walk through the kitchen brings you to the lovely back yard.
Our home is a traditional shotgun house; a historic style unique to New Orleans. The rooms are laid out in a direct line from front to back with no hallways. For your privacy and comfort, there is a private entrance between the two bedrooms/ across from the washroom. We ask that our guests leave rooms open when not home or not in need of privacy, to allow others to pass through the house.
We are both local working artists, and our studios are in the first two rooms of the house. After that comes the Anne Rice Room, with a bed for 2. The bathroom is on the left after that, with the side entrance on the right. The Mermaid Room comes next, and also sleeps 2. The quaint kitchen has plenty of utensils and appliances, and the laundry room is available for your use as well. The back door opens up into a lovely sunny yard with an herb garden.
Our home is ideally seated blocks away from the St. Claude Arts District, the French Quarter, the Marigny and the Bywater neighborhoods.
Browse the many art galleries, bars, music venues, restaurants, and coffee shops just a short walk away.
Also, make sure to visit the brand new New Orleans Healing Center! Just 2 blocks away, it's a beautiful space complete with a grocery store, bookstore, art markets, yoga, a gym, and more. There is public transportation 3 blocks away and ample free parking.
*** Our other rooms are available separately, and the entire home will be available for rent on a limited basis ***
You will have access to the washroom, kitchen, laundry room, and backyard, which are all shared spaces. The front two rooms are the working studios, which we welcome you to view but ask to leave private.
Interaction with Guests
We will be happy to greet you and point you towards the best local restaurants, coffee shops, and music venues. We usually work in the art studio during the day, but schedules vary so feel free to shoot us a text/ send an airbnb message with any questions.
St. Roch is a very diverse, real New Orleans neighborhood. It's bordered by the eclectic St. Claude Avenue, lined with art galleries, bars, and thrift stores. You can usually hear music floating through the air from all directions on a sunny Saturday, and neighborhood kids play basketball at the hoop on the corner. You might even be lucky enough to catch a second line parade with a brass band, marching through the streets to celebrate the life of a loved one.
We have lots of neighbors who have lived their whole lives here, and they will certainly greet you as you pass by. We all look out for each other and the spirit of this quiet neighborhood is one of fun, relaxation, and local flavor.
We rent bikes! $15 each per day.
The 88 bus runs up and down St. Claude Avenue.
It's 3 blocks away and a very convenient way to traverse the city. (email hidden). will take you Uptown or to Mid-City.
Other Things to Note
Abita is our wonderful calico cat. She's a fat diva who loves to be loved. If you'd rather be alone, feel free to just show her outside.
~ Message with preferred check-in/ check out times upon booking.
~ We travel often and therefore hire greeters when we are out of town. Please show up for your scheduled check-in time.
~ Lock all doors upon entrance and exit.
~ No smoking indoors. Place cigarette butts in provided ashtrays.
~ Please do not eat or store food in the bedrooms
~ Turn off all heat or A/C units upon leaving the house
~ ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED IN OUR PEACEFUL HOME.
Very accurate description and photos and extremely fun and welcoming space. Monica and Blu were fantastically great hosts, and from the moment I arrived until the moment I left, they went out of their way to help me with anything I needed or just enjoy a chat and feel at home. Monica even invited me to an amazing body painting show she was an artist for: it was a real pleasure to stay somewhere fun and cool with someone who I felt became a new friend by the end!
We got into New Orleans late on the evening of our arrival and were greeted by Blue, Monica's roommate. Upon pulling up, the cab driver told us to make sure not to walk in a certain direction, which was alarming at first, but it's actually a quaint neighborhood. This was our first AirBnB experience and we were a little out-of-our-comfort-zones, but felt safe. Blue gave us great suggestions of places to eat nearby. We had trouble catching a cab from the house, but the bus is walking distance away. This is also walking distance to Frenchman Street and the French Quarter (15-20ish min). The only things we wished for were access to more towels and pillows since we stayed for five nights. We also would have liked to know who else was staying in the house, since someone knocked late at night and we didn't know whether or not to let them in (so we opted not to). We fell in love with Abita the cat and miss her already! All we were looking for was a place to rest our heads at night and this worked out well.
Thank you for your feedback. I always provide two towels and two pillows for guests that book this room, and would have been more than happy to provide more had you requested them from us during your stay. I would like to reiterate that as stated in my listing, I am always available via text message should you need anything at all.
Everything went as it should, no major glitches and the girls were awesome! :)
We had a fantastic time. The room was really cute and the location was within walking distance of all the fun touristy stuff. Monica was very friendly and helpful.
Where to begin!? A better place could not have been picked to rest during my birthday celebrations! The room was beautiful and tidy, the rest of the house is just full of life, good energy, and light! I adore places that let in a lot of natural light! The girls were amazing also! Monica, Blue, and Abita were such amazing hosts! They offered their home as if we were family or friends they had known for years.
I went during colder weather but the walk to Frenchmen at night was the best! If in any case we got too tired, the taxi ride was extremely cheap if you were within the french quarter. The girls also provided a heater to help with the cold times.... as a Floridian, that was greatly appreciated.. Hah!
I definitely recommend staying with Monica! You're guaranteed to have a beautiful space with an eclectic atmosphere! (Artists: definitely your kind of place!)
Wonderful little home in a great neighborhood. Monica and Blu were very welcoming and helpful. Enjoyed the visit!
This was my first Airbnb experience, Monica and Blue made me feel so comfortable and happy. Their home was lovely, located in a cute part of town that I wouldn't have know otherwise.
They are amazing hosts fun-sweet girls, very helpful and really easy to get along with.
I'd definitely go back to these Airbnbers if I go back to NO.
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I am an illustrator/designer running my own business here in New Orleans. I have a studio in the front of the house where I work during the day, creating art for bands, music festivals and small businesses in town. I love going out to see live music, biking around and collaborating with amazing people.
I love to travel, especially during the summer. I hope to explore South and Central America more as I've fallen in love with Guatemala & Colombia on recent trips. I also love road tripping across this beautiful expansive country of ours. When I hit the road, I usually arrange work wherever I'm going, either painting murals or creating signage.
I've met some amazing people through my airbnb hosting experiences, and some of them I hope to keep friendships with for a long time. I love hearing about where people come from and also showing them the best way to experience New Orleans -- It is a very exciting and sometimes overwhelming city. You don't want to get caught on Bourbon St. the whole time!
Most guests end up staying out all day and night when they visit this town, so I have a pretty hands-off hosting style. I'm always available via text & airbnb message to answer questions, and am happy to keep you posted on what events & shows are happening during your stay.