Professor at university, travel when I am able to Mexico or beyond. Have 2 dogs. Collect folk art from around the world. Have 2 kids (11 and 15) who stay w their dad half of the time.
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Thank you Lorelei- we loved the neighborhood and the house! What a beautiful home, wonderful artifacts all about... This was such a nice location for us. For potential visitors, the overall feel of the place is calm, but it is not guaranteed quiet overnight - I was expecting that though and didn't mind at all. Very "bohemian" area, from the grocery to the cafes and bars, the people. We LOVED this but if you are used to sound proof hotels and going to places that offer the usual fair, go and stay in an area that caters to you as a tourist. Wonderful neighborhood and we enjoyed all the people and pets we met. There is a nice notebook at the house full of useful info - we rented bikes from a neighborhood spot and really got our money's worth. What fun!
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We were very surprised when we arrived to discover that the house has only two private bedrooms. There is a third room with a double bed, but that room is the only way to access the front bedroom on the 2nd floor. This walk-thru also has no curtains to block light or provide privacy from both the front bedroom or the stairs to the 1st floor and attic space where the master bedroom is.The second floor bathroom can only be accessed thru the walk thru or the front bedroom, and only has 3/4 height louvred doors between the bathroom and the walk thru, reducing the privacy of this bathroom if there's anyone in the walk-thru room (for both the bathroom user and the walk-thru occupant!). The downstairs 'washroom' is a toilet behind a screen under the stair case, so you can wave hello to anyone going up or down the stairs.
This set up didn't allow the level of privacy we wanted for our group of 5 adults, and we wouldn't have booked it if the set up had been made clear to us. We ended up having to find alternative accommodation for 2 of our party at extra expense.
There were clothes in the dryer and dishes in the dishwasher when we arrived. Not sure how effective the dishwasher is - we didn't use it because it was full, but we did need to wash everything we used as nothing was very clean. We also had to request additional keys, as there was only one set left out - Lorelei did find us another and offered to cut an extra when we asked.
On the upside, the house is really well located and would work really well as a two bedroom place or for a group who aren't that fussed about privacy, and the courtyard is lovely.
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We could not have found a better place to stay in NOLA. Lorelei's house is beautiful, with lots of space for people to spread out. She has preserved the feel of the historic house (brick walls, several fireplaces, original woodwork) with very comfortable modern updates (including a lovely, well-appointed kitchen, where we spent a lot of time; nice bathrooms; a washer and dryer). There is A/C, and we had no problem cooling down the house. And the house is full of art, which we all enjoyed!
We particularly liked the neighborhood. There is a well-stocked 24-hour grocery store, the Mardi Gras Zone, one block away (cool bonus: they own their own farm, and make their own pickles and honey), an excellent coffee shop next door to the house (killer iced coffee), and Frenchmen St. (with lots of restaurants, bars, and live music) only a few blocks away. We also did some grocery shopping at the New Orleans Food Co-Op, a 6-minute walk from the house, which was great for local produce and organic foods. The proximity of all of these grocery stores made it very easy to do most of our own cooking. We also grilled one night in the garden, amid the lime trees, basil bush, and palm trees (magical). We walked into the French Quarter every day (about a 15-minute walk), although we could have easily entertained ourselves without ever leaving Marigny.
Lorelei was a gracious host--she met us when we arrived, showed us around the house, and told us about places to go in the neighborhood (she left a binder also with a lot of helpful information about good restaurants, bars, music spots, cab company, etc.). She left us rain ponchos and umbrellas for the afternoon thunderstorms, and said that we could use her bike if we wanted. She also made sure we would be able to reach her in case we needed anything. Then she left and we had a wonderful Marigny home to enjoy for the week. I would definitely rent from Lorelei again if we return to NOLA.
A wonderful house in a great location. We could wander around the corner and discover the whole of the amazing French Quarter and all that New Orleans has to offer. Lorelei was a wonder host informing us of local events and must dos. Unfortuately the weather let us a down with very heavy rain on one day, but it was great to rest and enjoy the day in this amazing house. It was the perfect way to enjoy New Orleans
Expected a much cleaner space from the internet pictures, Garden was not usable at time of visit, the house kept a lot of annoying gnats in the kitchen, lots of damp cloth and laundry left by the laudry area in garden and in one of the bathrooms, the stove did not work at time of visit, bathroom door was left off the hinges at time of visit, second floor balcony not usable at time of visit. Just a lot of amenities offered that we were unable to use!