About This Listing
update 03 /10:
complete, adjustable privacy curtains & custom, interior LED lighting with dimmer have been added; more pictures soon. ((: comfy, cozy, twinkle-lit hideaway space, atop a peaceful courtyard in the Marigny.
Semi-Private: a supercomfy, double loft bed in an extra-large, multipurpose room in the heart of the beautiful & charming, original Faubourg Marigny. this is only three blocks from Frenchmen Street, with a 2nd-story view & dog kisses. this is a shared space, shotgun-style/pass-through room, but you will be the only sleeper(s) & the only one(s) using this room in the evenings. (the space you will be in used to function on its own as an independent, efficiency apartment. the entire room is 300+ square feet, & at times it serves two functions, but the kitchenette at the opposite end is occasionally used during guest stays or any later evening hours.) the interior of the loft has a surge protector/power strip & a shelf for personal items, charging, & a beverage. the frame has several hooks installed for jackets & bags, as well as *plenty* of luggage storage space above & below.
this is a recently renovated, 2nd-floor, camel-back above a historic, double-shotgun home, with all wood & stone floors, & gorgeous courtyard/tropical views below from the deck at our entrance in the rear. very clean, peaceful, & secure environment. free, shaded, residential, on-street parking in front.
fresh, clean linens, blankets, towels, a stuffed puppy, & four pillows are provided, as well as a new, memory-foam mattress pad & plenty of throw pillows. natural, plant-based detergents are used. simple breakfast items, (bread, oatmeal, butter, jam, etc.), & coffee are here, as well as plenty of home-brewed peppermint iced tea.
powerful house AC & softly filtered light keep things cozy & comfortable at all hours. kitchen with new, modern, appliances, oven, toaster oven, microwave, toaster, French press, water purifier, & cabinet/refrigerator space accessible to guests; large dining nook. cozy, overstuffed recliner is all yours in which to relax & catch up online with high-speed wi-fi. a seven-port, grounded surge protector provides plenty of safe power for electronics. large, open guest shelf in bathroom, & guest storage space in shower for personal items.
Interaction with Guests
i live on site, & am delighted to assist with as much or as little itinerary planning as you would like. additionally, there are books of maps & tour information, as well as menus from many of our delicious local restaurants, & frequently updated lists of current events & festivals, including official Louisiana & New Orleans tour guides. recent issues of all our local publications are provided as well. lists of local free music events & festivals are maintained & posted. want to try out any number of free, citywide, social bike rides & see what you may not otherwise, from a local perspective? i know just where to find them. ((:
it's just three blocks to all the hot-spots, live music, restaurants, & excitement of Frenchmen Street & Lower Decatur. a few short blocks along there will lead you into the French Quarter, the Mississippi Riverfront, the world-famous French Market, & a free ferry to Algiers Point. it;s so close to the Quarter, you can even make use of the pedi-cab service (hirable bike taxi) both ways. we are just 2 blocks from the closest airport shuttle location, 1/4 mile from the interstate exit, & 1/2 block from a major city bus line heading straight along the length of the neighboring French Quarter & Treme' & multiple citywide bus lined, as well as our famous, historic streetcars, or oppositely heading deep into the Bywater Arts District, but these neighborhoods are just minutes of walking or biking as well. neighborhood music clubs, cafés, coffee houses, restaurants, live theater, burlesque venues, picture house, gourmet brick-oven pizza (available by the slice), a gym, yoga & fitness center, spa massage, package liquor, a food co-op, washeteria, community parks, 24-hour pubs, a 24-hour organic grocery & deli, fast food, beauty salon, gas station, & national drug store, are all within 5 blocks. another five blocks adds a public library, country/swim club with a jacuzzi & heated saline pool, sno-ball stand, & historic cemetery to the mix. thrift/antique stores & art galleries abound. this location has plenty of nearby international dining options for those interested in more than Creole & Cajun fare, & some great vegetarian options as well, of which i know *nearly* all. ((:
multiple citywide public transit options (buses & streetcar) are available in just 1 - 3 blocks should you choose not to walk or rent the bikes.
free, residential street parking is available for blocks in all directions, much of it shaded.
two well-maintained cruiser bikes with locks, official bike maps, & safety lights can be rented as follows, (first-reserved/first-served) each:
*$10 / single day, or
*$20 / entire stay.
...plus an additional, fully refundable security deposit; just ask!! ((:
Other Things to Note
the apartment is occupied by me & my very sweet, sociable, & well-behaved, 6yo, medium-sized, bully-mix dog. she sleeps with me, but is happily available for petting or snuggling, & has been a very popular guest favorite; see the reviews for plenty of information. she is very short haired & has her own kennel for when i am out if she is not with me on the bike, which is often. you do not have to *love* dogs, but you should probably just be comfortable around a social, easygoing, & very lovable dog. (:
flexible hours; can accommodate all types of schedules; no curfews. last-minute reservations happily accepted. check out my private-room listing as well; discounts available if both listings booked together. see you soon! ((-:
***WEEKLY RATES: just ask for a weekly discount! however, these rates do not apply during festivals/holidays, but a similar discount will happily be given.
*common sense & courtesy required for neighbors & other guests. *all smoking outside. *gate remains locked at all times for security of neighbors, other guests, dog, & bikes. *i am always available & happy to help with any questions or concerns as needed. Thanks!!!
now includes interior, dimmable, LED lighting behind surrounding, adjustable loft curtains for more private relaxation & reading.
Buena experiencia. Yvonne ha colaborado mucho para que me sienta bien. Recomendable.
Yvonne was a very good host and was very helpful with places to eat. The bed was a good size and very comfortable. Nothing is too much trouble for yvonne, she captured bugs for us at 3am and saved our poor sunburnt skin using her aloe plant. The only problem we had was having to share the bathroom especially when we were trying to get ready on a night out.
We had a great stay with yvOnne. yvOnne had amazing recommendations of places to eat, buy drinks, and explore. We had a quick one day stay, and she was accommodating, helpful, and tailored her suggestions to our time frame. The space is located in a good neighborhood, with lots of parking, and it felt very safe.
Yvonne was really hospitable, knowledgable and kind...The location was fine and we could easily find a parking spot right by her house.
Yvonne's was awesome for our needs. The location is terrific if you are coming in on the MegaBus - it's two and a half blocks away. There is a Walgreens two and a half blocks away.
Yvonne had binders full of maps, stuff to do and menus for places to eat. She also makes delicious mint tea. Poochini was excellently behaved and is always up for snuggling. Made us miss our pups at home. We will definitely stay again.
This bed has unique tiny string lights mounted inside that are adjustable from barely there to bright enough to read by. I liked it so much I bought some for my own house.
The bed is next to east facing windows so when the sun rises . . . it's bright. She helped us thumb tack a cover to the bed frame and we slept like babies :)
The bed is about 10ft from the entry way so if you're a light sleeper bring ear plugs.
The house is kept cool but with platform bed fully curtained off it can get a little warm inside - crack the curtain open on the side of the bed and at the foot of the bed and it will cool right off.
There is another rented space at this location and there were six people total (including my husband and I) sharing a bathroom. We had no issues with this in our 5 day stay but I can see this being an issue for some people.
We weren't at Yvonne's for very long but the little time we were there, she made us feel welcome and was very helpful in recommending things to do, places to eat etc. with a lot of info for us to look at. Yvonne's house was clean and tidy with everything you need. The added privacy of the separate room was appreciated in our jetlagged state.
Yvonne was more than welcoming and accommodating. She shared all sorts of information and maps with us, was available by phone if we needed anything while out in the city, and rented us bikes to use, which was definitely the best way to see NOLA and much easier/cheaper than renting from other bike businesses. Her dog is super sweet and gentle. As long as you are ok with a sort of hostel feel and sharing a bathroom with multiple people (which was fine for us), Yvonne's place is ideal: comfy and super close to the French quarter. Couldn't ask for a more friendly and helpful host :)
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