About this listing
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, should you want them. 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.
=====HOUSE & PARKING:
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, residential, on-street parking in front; some shaded.
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, butter, jam, etc.), & coffee are here, just ask, 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, sightseeing, & 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 music events & festivals are maintained & posted. want to try out any number of free, citywide, social bike rides & see what you may not otherwise, all from a very 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. *PLEASE DO NOT knock on streetside doors/neighbor's homes; these are not mine. you must call upon arrival at the gate or set up some agreed meeting time with me. *i am always available & happy to help with any questions or concerns as needed. Thanks!!!
From Feb 5 - 6, 2016 the minimum stay is 5 nights.
now includes interior, dimmable, LED lighting behind surrounding, adjustable loft curtains for more private relaxation & reading.