Creole Artist Cottage~The Jazz Room

House - Private room · Spain Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Monica & Zada
Your host, Monica & Zada
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The Space

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 ***

Guest Access

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $495 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $50
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Absolutely book with wonderful Monica!!!!! You will have a great and genuine New Orleans stay. I had the best of vacations in this lovely home. Monica is a lovely lady, a successful and very inspiring artist, and just an all around jewel to meet. I love the New Orleanean shotgun style home. There was plenty of quite a bit from the city, but I still could hear the pulse of the best city in the USA throughout the night......The music never dies, but you can sleep well. I am already missing being there. My hot is off to you, Monica......oh yeah.....I am not a hat lady......haha......I loves ya just the same!!!!

    April 2014
  • The room was colorful, tidy, and stocked with towels and other useful amenities. Clean bathroom / shower, and a nice kitchen that was able to be utilized if needed. Our host, Heather was funny, friendly, and knowledgeable about the area.

    The room had a private entrance and off-street parking. I felt safe our entire stay in this house and even when coming in late on the well-lit Spain St. at night.

    I hope I will meet up with our host again next time I'm in New Orleans—even if we don't stay at their place.

    I had a wonderful time!

    April 2014
  • Monica was an excellent host for our New Orleans trip. She's super knowledgeable about the city and is a laid back person to be around. I also really appreciated all the art she has around the house. I highly recommend staying with Monica for your New Orleans getaway!

    April 2014
  • Living in a short gun style house definitely complete a New Orleans experience! We didn't get to meet Monica, but her cousin Bob has been our host and has been really nice! We got all the help we need. My friend got a late night flight to catch, and Bob offered a drive to air port! He also do a lot of recommendation for her to places around. The house is really walking distance to French quarter, and we walk there every day. However, we never walk back because at night the neighborhood can be a little sketchy. The house has a big yard that you can hang out under sunlight, a fully equipped kitchen, and a lovely outdoor cat always trying to get in the house. It might not be the cleanest but it's lovely! Overall, It has been a wonderful stay!

    March 2014
    Monica & Zada
    Response from Monica & Zada:

    To clarify, we hold a high standard of cleanliness in our home.
    We hire an excellent cleaning service and make sure the house is spotless for our guests upon arrival. However, we do not hire anyone to clean up after guests during their stay.

    Also, the art studio in the front is not part of the guest quarters and is certainly messy at times! That's the nature of the biz.

    March 2014
  • Very nicely located house, with a discreet private entrance to each room so that you didn't need to wake anyone else up no matter what time you came home - both very important factors when you're visiting N'aliens! :) Monica's place was very convenient, reasonably priced, and clean. We recommend staying here.

    February 2014
  • I was hosted by Monica's cousin Bob because Monica was out of town. Bob was great, and gave me the excellent tip to walk along St. Claude to Frenchmen getting to The Quarter.

    February 2014
  • A great place to stay for my first trip in New Orleans! I appreciated Monica's responsive and clear communication around my last-minute booking as well as her warm hospitality once I arrived.

    January 2014
  • Monica was a lovely host, very pleasant company from the minute we walked in the door. She had so many suggestions about what to do in the city, both during the daytime and nighttime - it's clear that she loves her city. She's an amazing artist and that comes through in the way she cares for her home (plus her art is hanging on the walls throughout!). Very comfortable and very fun place to stay! Within walking distance to everything but not in a tourist-ridden location, which is great for getting a meal or having a drink at places frequented by locals rather than just tourists (which is hard to find in the French Quarter for example). Will definitely recommend to anyone visiting New Orleans!

    January 2014
  • I had a great time in New Orleans, and Monica had a really convenient location. I rented a bike and it was a short bike ride away from everything (Frenchmen Street, the French Quarter, etc.). Monica offered suggestions about what to do (written on a glass door in the kitchen!) and was readily available via text. When I was cold, she made sure I got another blanket. She was very good about making sure I knew where to get the key. A great experience!

    January 2014
  • We enjoyed our walks from Monica and co's place to the relatively close by French Quarter. There were a couple of breakfast places near the house, Cake Cafe being our favorite (good value).
    We were very satisfied with our stay at the home/room. Monica was nice and easy to reach when we had a question. We had a comfortable and relaxing time here. A good value for the money. It was also pretty quiet at night.

    October 2013
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Savannah College of Art and Design
Monica Kelly Studio
I (Monica) 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. Zada is a chef at a local hospital. She loves food, fashion, and good times. She is super creative and funny. 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.
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