About this listing
a cozy, private room in the heart of the beautiful & charming original Faubourg Marigny. this is just THREE blocks from Frenchmen Street, with a treehouse view, French doors, private AC, & a supercomfy queen mattress on a modern, platform bed. ((:
Private: a cozy, private room in the heart of the beautiful & charming original Faubourg Marigny. this is just THREE blocks from Frenchmen Street, with a treehouse view, French doors, a supercomfy queen mattress on a modern, platform bed, & dog kisses, should you want them. (NOTE: this room has French doors with added privacy curtains; it is private, & unlike a shotgun, no one will be walking through your room to access anything. in a pinch the air mattress can provide accommodations for a third guest, but please chat with me about this prior to booking.)
*Architectural Information: like many houses of this period, although this is newly renovated, a transom exists in the north wall of this room: a detailed, finished, & trimmed, open space exists near the ceiling. these are originally designed to allow air/temperatures to circulate & equalize among rooms, so that no one is too hot. the house is kept cooled at all times, & you also have an individual AC unit & fans in your room.
=====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, some shaded, available in front.
fresh, clean linens, blankets, towels, a stuffed bat, & four pillows are provided. natural, plant-based detergents are used. simple breakfast items (bread, butter, jam, etc.) & coffee are here, as well as plenty of home-brewed peppermint iced tea.
powerful house AC & softly filtered light allow for naps at any time of day, & curtains are an adjustable slidey combination of blackouts for late sleepers, &/or sheers for natural light. your room is equipped with two windows, individual brand-new window AC, stainless percolator (with fresh local coffee, tea bags, organic raw, local sugar, & mugs), BRITA water filter, dresser, nightstand, Bluetooth lamp with dimmable & multicolored lights, clock, ceiling fan with light, box fan, space heater, lounge & stadium chairs, grounded surge protector, hi-speed USB charging outlet, night light, cubby cubes, steam iron, towel rack, & tailor's rack with hangers for storage, & umbrellas or rain ponchos to borrow. shared kitchen with new, modern, appliances, oven, toaster oven, microwave, toaster, French press, water purifier, & cabinet/refrigerator space accessible to guests at certain hours; large dining nook. 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. recent issues of all our local publications are provided as well, as are official Louisiana & New Orleans tour & planning guidebooks. lists of local music events & festivals are maintained & posted. want to try out any number of daily 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 lead you into the French Quarter, the Mississippi Riverfront, the world-famous French Market, & a ferry to Algiers Point. it's so close to the Quarter you can even make use of the pedi-cab (hirable bike taxi) service 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', meeting up with numerous other citywide buses & our famous streetcars, or oppositely heading deep into the Bywater Arts District, but these neighborhoods are just minutes of walking or biking as well. multiple other citywide public transit options are available in just 1 - 3 blocks should you choose not to walk or rent the bikes. neighborhood music clubs, cafés, coffee houses, restaurants, live theater/comedy/burlesque venues, 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 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 available for many 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 when possible. check out my semi-private listing as well; discounts available if both listings booked together. see you soon! ((-:
this location has a shared-space listing as well, with a privacy-curtained loft bed, which may be booked by one or two guests; you will be briefly passing through that space into yours, which is completely private. (the kitchen is part of that large room, so if it is occupied, filming Iron Chef: Breakfast Edition at 6am is probably a bad idea. otherwise, their curtains provide as much privacy as they would like around their loft bed.)
***WEEKLY RATES: just ask for a weekly discount! however, those 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 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!!!
palm trees sweep the window; in-room percolator; BRITA water filter; local coffee; tea; raw, organic, local sugar; & plenty of fresh, clean towels. black, plush blanket; (not real panther). (: