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Just returned from a loooong overdue trip to NOLA and I cannot rave enough about the city and its inhabitants, nor the convenience and comfort of staying at Doug's pad. While I unfortunately did not get a chance to meet him, he was available immediately by phone when I had a quick question. Location in Marigny is tops - a stone's throw from Markey's, an awesome local bar. Love the neighborhood, great local bars and restaurants, great walks to and from Frenchman's St and the French Quarter. The place was very clean, comfortable, roomy with all the amenities one would need to relax and recover between trips around the city. I let my friend take the bed, but had unbelievably restful sleeps on his couch (and normally I sleep a bit restlessly). Heck, even the 2 hours spent laying on the cool tiles of his bathroom floor were fairly comfortable. Thank you so much, Doug, for use of your place!
Perfect host. Parking is safe, house is in great condition, all amenities, and a very desirable gentrifying neighborhood with plenty to offer in walking distance. House can be setup with private exits/rooms for two couples. My place of choice in NOLA.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Cottage next to the Country Club! This was our first time with airbnb and it was one of the best details of our vacation. What a unique experience! Douglas was easy to communicate with and he offered us a variety of recommendations of places to go nearby as well as places around the city. His home was as lovely as the pictures! I was sold on the beautiful bathtub! The lofty bedroom was a nice escape. There were a lot of details throughout the house that really made it special, especially the musical theme! It felt like a home that has hosted a lot of great times! We did not know a lot about the Bywater/Marigny area, but researching it lead us to feel comfortable/safe with staying there. Also, we figured since it was next to a "Country Club," it would be just fine...We really had a chuckle when we found out the Country Club is not your traditional country club! That's an entertaining story to tell. The neighborhood was fun to explore. There were neat thrift shops and cool cafes. We enjoyed a few of the unique night spots as well. It was about a fifteen minute walk to the French Quarter area. We were advised that during the day the walk would be fine, but to take a cab in the evening hours. Staying at the Cottage near the Country Club was such a cool opportunity while visiting NOLA and it was wonderful to experience the Bywater/Marigny neighborhoods. Thanks Douglas for offering your hip home to rent!
The house was just what we were looking for. We stayed here for a month and it seriously couldn't be in a better spot- right in the middle of all the bywater action. It has a cute little backyard with a blood orange tree. So nice to have fresh fruit right outside your door, especially in January. Since we were there a month we did a good bit of cooking and the kitchen had everything we needed. To top it all off, Douglas was an extremely helpful and responsive host.
What a great place to stay!! The house is very large and we looked forward to returning each day to relax. Decor is super cool and the kitchen had great basics so we felt at home. Bathroom is beautiful and everyone in our group loved the shower/bath. Overall, a wonderful experience and we will definitely stay here when we return to NOLA.
Douglas was very accommodating. The house was perfect for our stay. Very clean, spacious , and comfortable. Any question I had was immediately answered via email. If it's available the next time I travel to NOLA I will definitely stay there again. The fact that the house was accurate to the description given on Airbnb ,made our trip very enjoyable. Thank you Doug!
We had a really wonderful time in New Orleans, and this place was a key part if that. We loved the Bywater neighborhood. It's close enough to all the touristy things one might want to so, but just hanging out in the neighborhood was so fun. The place is really big, at least by my Northeast apartment standards, and super cozy. Having laundry in the apartment was super helpful for us as road trippers, as well. Highly recommended!
We loved staying at the cottage. It's very spacious, clean, and quiet with everything you might need to be comfortable while you're there. The neighborhood has a good vibe and walking distance from mostly everywhere that we wanted to be. Like music Vaughn's, dinner Bachannal, Elizabeth's, Booty's, Mimi's, and Cake cafe. Amongst some others that were a very quick cab ride away.
Douglas was a great host and provided lots of recommendations for things to do and see while we're there. He always responded to our questions very quickly and was very helpful with general safety tips.
I would definitely want to stay at the cottage if I'm ever back in New Orleans.
Photos don't quite do justice to this gorgeous home, which was very clean and far more spacious than we expected with high ceilings, a long shotgun-style setup below and a private, roomy lofted bedroom upstairs. Douglas gave excellent recommendations for restaurants and music spots nearby, and the location is ideal to take advantage of all that New Orleans has to offer. We felt completely safe walking around this area even at night, and we were able to get to Frenchman Street in less than 15 minutes and the Quarter in about 25 (though the house is only a few steps from a bus to the French Quarter if you're not a walker). There's also plenty of street parking in front of the house for road trippers. I will definitely recommend this spot to others and stay here again in the future!
We had a great time staying at Douglas' place. Check in/out was really easy and we loved the location. It is a 10-15 minute walk to Frenchmen and a few more minutes to the Quarter if you want to go there plus there are plenty of places to check out right around the cottage. We were on a road trip so the laundry was also a huge plus. I would definitely stay here again!
ideal guests and great company.
Great guest, very easy to communicate with and friendly.
awesome as always!
Great guest, easy going, on time, no problems at all!
excellent, as usual.
absolutely perfect !
an excellent host, absoloutely
Douglas has been a perfect guest.
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