About this listing
If you’re going to visit New Orleans, you should feel like you are in New Orleans. Built in the 1820s, this a Creole cottage, with front and rear balconies, high ceilings, ceiling fans, hard pine floors and slate mantles, feels like the Crescent City.
But the house is also loaded with modern creature comforts like a whirlpool tub, a gourmet Miele stove and central air and heat. This two-bedroom house can sleep up to six people. In addition to the master bathroom, there is a separate full bath with a shower and a half bath downstairs. In front of the house is a small citrus grove which perfumes the air when the trees are in season. At other times of the year, the night blooming jasmine wafts through the air as the sun goes down. There is free wifi and two HD televisions and a stereo with speakers that play throughout the house.
Part of the charm of this house is its location near the center of New Orleans culture. Located 2 blocks from the French Quarter on one of the wider residential streets in old New Orleans, this house offers the convenience of access to New Orleans night life when you want it and the quiet seclusion of a neighborhood when you don’t. The best of New Orleans culture is within easy walking distance. At the corner is St. Augustine Catholic Church, which dates back to 1842. Around one corner is the Back Street Cultural Museum. Around another corner is the New Orleans African American Museum. You walk to the French Quarter, the Marigny, Canal St and Esplanade and from these points you can take public transportation to anywhere in the city. On most Sundays during the fall, one or another social aid and pleasure club is apt to pass along during its second line parade.
Among the eateries in easy walking distance are Lil Dizzy’s, Restaurant Stanley, Meaux Bar Bistro, Tujague’s, Coop’s, Fiorella’s, Irene’s Cuisine, Maximo’s Italian Grill, Cafe du Monde and Camellia Grill. The nightclubs of Frenchmen Street are about 10 blocks away.
--Be considerate of the neighbors. Be mindful of noise after 11pm.
--$25 extra per person if over 2 guests.
--3 night stays are preferred and required for weekends. Shorter stays are only considered for during the week. There is the additional fee of $100 for stays of 1 or 2 nights (no exceptions).
4 night minimum stay required for Voodoo Music Experience, Thanksgiving, New Years, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz Fest and Essence Festival.
The house was beautiful and in a great location. We walked mostly everywhere, it is about a ten minute walk to the French Quarter. The host was available if needed. The house looks exactly like the pictures in the listing. It was a wonderful experience. There was plenty of room for my friends and I. We enjoyed the house a lot. The neighborhood was quiet, so we slept pretty well at night! Neighbors helped us if we had questions. Great location, and beautiful house!
We arrived much later than intended and Lolis sent through a very comprehensive set of instructions for orientation around the house which I could share easily with my travelling companions. The house was easy to find from the highway, about a 15 minute walk from the French Quarter, 20 minutes to Frenchman St, 5 minutes to a grocery, and 10 minutes to Lil Dizzy's soul food cafe.
The house was very clean. The airconditioning was very welcome in the midsummer heat. The property was very secure. Well appointed kitchen with all the required equipment. Overall the property has a great character and ambiance which complements your New Orleans adventures. The walk from the property to French Quarter / Frenchman st felt very safe, and there are many cabs around if you are uneasy.
Lolis was very easy to communicate with, very helpful with local tips and information before, during and after the stay.
Fabulous experience in all ways. Beautiful house, well furnished, comfortable, great book collection, and very convenient to the French quarter. Robert was very helpful also. Would highly recommend.
The house was great, just within walking distance to everything you would want to walk to.
Lolis's place is stunning and situated in the perfect location for exploring the French Quarter without being stuck in the French Quarter. Highly recommended.
The house was great and as expected. It was even a little roomier than the pictures portrayed, there was plenty of room.
Lolis' apartment provided a perfect location and experience of the New Orleans life. The French quarter is within walking distance and we very rarely felt the need to get a taxi. The apartment itself was lovely and again provided an authentic feel to our visit! It was well kitted out, AC was perfect and Lolis made sure everything we needed was available. 4 of us stayed and there was more than enough room throughout the house. Highly recommended and would happily stay again!
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About the Host, Lolis
After spending most of my life in my hometown, these days I divide my time between New Orleans and Los Angeles, where I write for television. I’m also a documentary film maker and this house is featured in a film I made with director Dawn Logsdon entitled, “Faubourg Treme.” ((website hidden)) I bought this house about 20 years ago and have lovingly refurbished it, maintaining much of its old charm, but also updating many of its features.