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.
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." ((URL 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.