Built in the 1860's, "Little Orange" is half of a "shotgun"; thus, it boasts the hallmarks of traditional New Orleans architecture: 13 foot ceilings, cypress mantels, pocket doors, tall shuttered windows, and hardwood floors. The shutters are a vibrant orange to remind you of this city's Caribbean spirit. Bienvenue aux tropiques!
The apartment is fully furnished and appointed, the space comprised of a living-room (with queen pull-out couch), equipped kitchen, one bedroom, and small bath. It's fully renovated to include wireless Internet and Direct TV, a large flat screen TV, burglar alarm, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer.
The apartment is best suited for two; however, it can sleep four when using the pull-out couch. Please know that when the couch is extended, the living-room radically shrinks. There's a $25 fee per adult guest #3 and #4. There is no additional fee for children.
The front porch overlooks Annunciation Square Park (a full block of green space, home to many soccer and kickball games) with the Crescent City Connection arching in the background. Because of the Square, I spend more time on the front porch than I do in the living-room. It's a great place to drink coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Little Orange is an easy stroll to lower Magazine Street, known for its many boutiques, antique shops, bars, and eateries, as well as to the Warehouse District/CBD and French Quarter. Please check out my map/guidebook! I've mainly tagged places to which you can easily stroll, but I'm happy to offer suggestions for outings in farther flung areas of town. The house is not far from the Convention Center and Mardi Gras World/Productions. Second Line Stages (and its complex of warehouses) is the hub of the local movie industry and located directly behind the house. If you are in town for a conference/event or working on a film, my location can't be beat. Likewise, if you're in town for a game, a cheap cab ride gets you to the Superdome quickly. This neighborhood has been dubbed one of New Orleans' hottest for obvious reasons. There really is a ton to see and do (and eat) right here.
For those interested in getting out to explore other parts of the city/state, it's worth knowing that my location offers convenient access to I-10. No need to traverse all of uptown or the Quarter to find the interstate. The on-ramp is three blocks away, which means you can be on the West Bank in five minutes, the airport in 20. If you don't have a car, the bus runs along both Magazine and Tchoupitoulas. I bought this property for its convenience of location.
Although the apartment is an easy distance to many hotspots, the neighborhood itself is quiet--another reason I bought this property. Your sleep will not be disturbed by traffic or street cheer. The Mississippi rolls by just two blocks away, so the hood has a sultry "edge of town" feel. I love this about it. Neither uptown nor downtown, it floats in between, spooned by the river.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$800 /week|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Neighborhood:||Lower Garden District|
A very charming place to stay, and Jess is a wonderful host. If my wife and I lived in New Orleans, this is exactly the kind of house we would want for our own. The location is close enough to walk to St. Charles, Magazine and even downtown and the French Quarter (although the latter takes a little bit more hoofing than some may enjoy). The Little Orange house is cozy and comfortable just as advertised, and far enough away from the hot spots that there is mostly peace and quiet -- even during Mardi Gras. Jess also has a book of reviews of local restaurants and other sites including shopping and museums and is a great communicator and helper if a guest should need anything while there. As frequent travelers to NOLA, we are looking forward to coming back to Little Orange.
My family traveled to New Orleans for our daughter's wedding. The wedding was at Race and Religious and the Little Orange cottage was a perfect location for us. The venue was very close and Little Oranges provided a homey and clean refuge from all the wedding planning and events. Jessica was a perfect host. She checked in with us during our stay and was responsive to our questions about the property. We enjoyed sitting on the porch and watching all the activities in the park across the street. Lower Magazine was a short walk from the property and provided access to restaurants and Mojo coffee and other window shopping adventures.
We would love to visit Little Orange again in the future!
Thank you, Jessica.
I had planned a trip to New Orleans with with my 13-year old son and a friend of his for the NBA All Star Game. We arrived at 12:30AM and were a little concerned about the neighborhood, because our cabbie made us nervous; but upon entering Little Orange, we were put at ease with the alarm that we were able to arm, and even more so when daylight broke.
Little Orange is in a typical NO neighborhood that is going through a transformation. You can tell that as the time goes on, the neighborhood is only going to get better! The location cannot be beat if you have business at the Convention Center, as we did. Also, the park across the street is ideal for kids, and pick up BBall games. And Little Orange is absolutely adorable, and exactly as the photos depict.
Getting to the Convention Center was a breeze (just a 10 minute walk), and to catch a cab to other areas, we usually just had to cross the park, and there'd be one there. It was a really busy weekend in NO with the All Star Game and the first parade of the season, and we quickly learned that calling for a cab was a futile effort. We had better luck getting direct numbers for cabbies that we liked, and having them meet us at the house to get us to the arena, French Quarter and the airport. But no complaints.
Jessica was a great host, she provided everything we needed, the house was perfectly equipped with everything. Jessica was receptive with communication, and just a text away.
I'd definitely recommend Little Orange to anyone, especially if you have business at the Convention Center!
We will definitely come back to little orange! It was the perfect place for the two of us and Jessica was always at the ready to help in any way needed. The house had everything we needed! The weather didn't cooperate but that's no fault of Jessica's!
Thanks so much!
I was staying here during a convention and it was the perfect location (about 12 minutes walk).
The place is a great size, very clean and well decorated. It's quiet and comfortable. Jessica was easy to get in touch with and communicated throughout the stay.
I enjoyed this location just off lower Magazine on a very quiet street. The apartment was very spacious for 2 people.
Very much enjoyed my stay in Jessica's Little Orange cottage. The place was just as charming as the photos, clean and well-appointed, and very conveniently located. Jessica was an attentive host who checked in several times during my stay to make sure all was well. Would definitely stay here again.
Jessica's home was PERFECT. Very walkable to the shops and restaurants on Magazine St, and her guide to the neighborhood was perfect. I thoroughly enjoyed her poetry collection, her porch, and her view of the park! The artwork in her home is also wonderful. I can't wait to come back to Little Orange!
Little Orange IS everything you see in the apartment listing. It made our NOLA holiday so memorable. The kitchen is well outfitted, the bed comfortable, and the living area is so cozy. We watched the final episode of Treme on her comfy couch, a moment we will never forget.
Having a full kitchen was so wonderful especially after a full day of walking or riding our bikes through the city. We came w/ delicious frozen meals we prepared at home. This truly made us feel like we were New Orleanians.
Jessica was extremely responsive via text & email. She checked in a few times to make sure everything was going well. We will most definitely rent Little Orange again.
A great place in the Lower Garden district, just a short walk to Magazine and about a 20 min. walk to the convention center. Quiet neighborhood and beautiful old New Orleans shotgun style house. Has the tallest ceilings I've ever seen!