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Stunning 1838 Creole Cottage, 3BR/2BA, Gorgeous Designer Renovation, Hip Locale

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Greatmen Cottage is an historic Creole Cottage built in 1838.

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Last updated: 07/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Marigny-Bywater house description

Greatmen Cottage is a large, open, sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838. It is available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped in 2006. This home is very spacious at 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that feature extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings. This home is situated in Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' http://bit.ly/1f9nD0V

On the first floor, this sunny, spacious home features a large foyer, enormous living room (14 x 25), dining room (14 x 14) with French doors leading to the side yard, a huge cook's kitchen (12 x 25) featuring a professional grade Jade range, side by side refrigerator/freezer, custom glass cabinetry, a large island with double under-mount sinks, and extensive copper countertops. Off the kitchen, there is a glass sunroom featuring enormous floor-to-ceiling windows and a brick floor. This brick floor continues into the downstairs bathroom that features a large stall shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head.

Upstairs features three large, private bedrooms, each with a queen bed and generous closet. There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked full-size front-loading washer and dryer. Upstairs also features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large stall shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. Like the downstairs shower, it features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet, a large closet with ample shelves for toiletries and a third pedestal sink with a large mirror.

This house is situated in Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' http://bit.ly/1f9nD0V Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of New Orleans. There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – just three blocks from our house, it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town – like their sweet potato pancakes – the tattooed and pierced wait staff really know how to cook. Three blocks away is Maurepas Foods, an excellent restaurant with an extremely creative menu that attracts an energetic hip crowd - Maurepas also has an excellent bar scene. Also two blocks from the house is another hip restaurant and bar called Booty's. The food is small plate tapas style. The menu is inspired by street food from all over the world with a gourmet twist. Very popular place that attracts a hip crowd. Across the street from Booty's is Oxalis - a whiskey focused bar that also happens to serve amazing food. Food includes Korean bo ssam (pork belly, mushrooms or shrimp served) and Cajun-spiced buttered rum popcorn. There are also chicken wings, a burger, steak frites and duck confit. In addition to the restaurant there is a great back bar with a fireplace. Two blocks from our house is Elizabeth’s restaurant – very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork, truly amazing and not to be missed.

Greatmen Cottage is just three blocks from The Country Club – an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town. Saints and LSU games are screened on a 25-foot projector at the pool. Saturday brunch features a bottomless mimosa and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with 50 ingredients. And it's happy hour any time it rains.

Thursday night in Bywater is the night to go to Vaughan’s Lounge as it is Kermit Ruffins's night. Go early and get some of the barbecue Kermit is often cooking up before a show. Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.

The historic renovation business is also booming in Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. Directly across the street from our house, world-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.

Two blocks from our house, the Bywater Art Lofts were completed in November 2008. This old garment factory has been rethought and reconstructed as 67 live-work loft-style apartments reserved for working artists of all disciplines. Amenities include a business center and a community area that serves as an art exhibition space open to the public. The second Saturday of every month is Saint Claude Arts District Night - all of the art galleries in the neighborhood are open from 6PM - Midnight. The Bywater Art Lofts always puts on a great event as do the many other galleries throughout Bywater & Marigny.

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street a& Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes. Here is a link to the website for the new Riverfront Park. http://www.reinventingthecrescent.org/ This park opened in February 2014 and currently runs from Mazant Street to Spain Street. The final three blocks that connect the park to the French Quarter will open in late 2014.

The Desire Streetcar may one day return to replace what is currently 'A Bus Named Desire' which stops right by our front door 15 times a day on its five minute route between the French Quarter and Bywater. Cab fare between the French Quarter and Bywater runs about $7 and the trip takes less than five minutes. You call United Cabs (www.unitedcabs.com) and they pick you up at our front door. Very simple and very cheap. Many guests at our house like to rent bicycles at A Bicycle Named Desire on Elysian Fields. This place also leads guided bike tours around our neighborhood and other neighborhoods throughout the city. Bike tours are very popular as NOLA's flat terrain makes for easy riding. www.abicyclenameddesire.com

If you plan to drive your own car or rent a car, there is ample street parking in front of our house at all times for up to three cars.

Should you have any questions, it is best to eMail. EMail inquiries are always returned faster than phone inquiries. We do not offer any discounts.

We DO NOT allow parties/receptions/weddings/rehearsal dinners, etc to be hosted on the premises.

Keywords: Near French Quarter, Near Jazz Clubs on Frenchmen Street, Historic, Creole Cottage, Artsy Marigny/Bywater Neighborhood (similar to the East Village in NYC), 2 block walk from coffee shops and restaurants.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            Gorgeous shower, three pedestal sinks and one toilet....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

            Gorgeous shower and toilet....moreless

          • This house has two beautiful, designer bathrooms. Upstairs features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. The shower features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet and a large pedestal sink - this room has a door to the hallway and a second door which adjoins the shower room with the other two pedestal sinks. The downstairs bathroom features a toilet and a enormous shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head. ...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Great round dining room table seats 8 comfortably. Stunning view of fountain, pergola and garden from dining room table through French Doors to side yard....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Beautiful new Bosch stainless steal side x side refrigerator/freezer...moreless

          • Stove:

            Beautiful stainless steel professional grade range and oven....moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Beautiful stainless steel professional grade range and oven...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            One drip coffee maker and one French Press....moreless

          • Microwave:

            Beautiful stainless steel microwave oven....moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Beautiful new Bosch stainless steel...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Full stocked kitchen...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Included....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people

          Amenities

          • Living Room seats 8:

            Enormous 25' x 14' living room with great view of the gardens and side yard....moreless

          • Parking:

            There is plenty of street parking in front of the house at all times. ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central Air Conditioning...moreless

          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. Professionally decorated house, large outdoor terrace professionally landscaped. However, we do not allow parking on the terrace. We DO NOT allow parties/receptions/weddings/rehearsal dinners, etc to be hosted on the premises. No crawfish boils are allowed in the yard or in the house....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo:

                Great sound system that allows you to plug in your iPod to play your own music through the system. There are speakers in both the living room and the kitchen....moreless

              • Music Library:

                The stereo system has an adaptor so you can plug in your iPod and play your own music....moreless

              Communications

              • Broadband Access

              Outdoor Features

              • Gazebo:

                There is a beautiful pergola next to the fountain in the side yard with lots of outdoor furniture for sitting and relaxing....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Enormous brick terrace in the side yard and in the back yard. Professionally landscaped...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Golf
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Boating
              • Walking
              • Scenic Drives
              • Bird Watching
              • Antiquing
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Restaurants
              • Museums
              • Zoo
              • Live Theater
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Synagogues
              • Playground
              • Marina
              • Churches
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              Summer Sale
              Jul 9 - Aug 27, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $430
              December Sale
              Dec 1 - Dec 17, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $430
              Mardi Gras
              Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $700
              French Quarter Festival
              Apr 9 - Apr 13, 2015
              4 night min stay
              $700
              JazzFest
              Apr 22 - May 5, 2015
              5 night min stay
              $700
              Summer Sale
              Jul 8 - Aug 26, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $430
              December Sale
              Nov 30 - Dec 16, 2015
              3 night min stay
              $430
              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              $475

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              There is no cleaning fee. Taxes are included in the rate. Rates are subject to change until you have a signed lease agreement.

              A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates. The 50% balance and $1,000 damage deposit are due 30 days prior to check-in.


              Cancellation policy:

              100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


              This owner accepts: Credit cards.
              Always make sure to call the number on the listing to confirm payment details. Only pay using credit card, PayPal, check or direct bank transfer. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Learn more


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              Last updated: 07/23/2014
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              Location

              • Cafe Du Monde

                "Get a Cafe au Lait and an order of Beignets (one order is three beignets with powdered sugar..."

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              • Jackson Square

                "A beautiful square and park modeled after the Place des Vosges in Paris. "

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              • Aquarium Of The Americas

                "A truly excellent aquarium, perfect for all ages. A great way to spend an hour or two."

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              • Mariza Restaurant

                "Amazing restaurant in the Rice Mill Loft building. Hip space with an Italian influenced men..."

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              • D.B.A. New Orleans

                "Ingrid Lucia, NOLA's very own torch singer performs here on Friday nights. John Bouttee als..."

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              • Spotted Cat Music Club

                "There is a secret to the Spotted Cat. The first Set is usually golden, 5 star jazz. However,..."

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              • Elizabeth's

              • Port of Call

              • Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

                "One of the great Jazz Clubs on Frenchmen Street, just a short walk from the French Quarter."

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              • Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

                "A unique place where wine, cheese, gourmet food and great music converge in a funky space. ..."

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              • Cafe Amelie

              • Feelings Cafe

                "Incredible courtyard just off the bar that is ancient and beautiful - the most New Orleans m..."

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              • Maurepas Foods

                "This is a great restaurant just three blocks from our house. Excellent food, beautiful spac..."

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              • Booty's Street Food

                "Hip bar and restaurant in a fun space serving food and creative cocktails made with super fr..."

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              • Prime Grille

                "Elegant Steakhouse just two blocks form our house - directly across the street from Booty's...."

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              • Pizza Delicious

                "Amazingly great pizza. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my all time favorite. Just a quick..."

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              • Satsuma Cafe

                "Excellent coffee shop ad cafe just two clocks from our house. Amazing for breakfast & lunch..."

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              • The Joint

                "Amazing BBQ restaurant - ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides and amazing desserts - ..."

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              • JIMS

                "Great place for breakfast & lunch. Amazing food. Soon will have liquor liceense and will s..."

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              • Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits

                "A unique place where wine, cheese, gourmet food and great live music converge in a funky spa..."

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              • Vaughan's Lounge

                "Famous bar known for live music - especially on Thursday night when Kermit Ruffins plays. K..."

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              • The Country Club

                "Great restaurant upfront, an eclectic bar in back and a beautiful pool in the backyard that ..."

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              • Markey's Bar

                "A friendly and popular neighborhood bar - great place for watching sports and people."

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              • Shake Sugary Bake Shop

                "Open on Saturdays & Sundays from 9-4, Shake Sugary is a great all-natural bakeshop that also..."

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              • Fatoush

                "Excellent Middle Eastern restaurant in the Healing Center just a few feet from the New Orlea..."

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              • New Orleans Food Co-Op

              • The Orange Couch

                "Artsy Coffee House in a hip space"

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              • Bywater Art Lofts

                "On the second Saturday of every month you should check out the Saint Claude Arts District as..."

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              • Eat New Orleans

                "A nice cost-effective option for brunch, lunch or dinner in the French Quarter. It's BYOB s..."

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              • The Davenport Lounge

                "Jeremy Davenport is the golden boy with the trumpet in the Davenport Lounge at the Ritz Carl..."

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              • Bayona

                "In my opinion, the best high-end restaurant in the French Quarter is Bayona - reservation re..."

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              15 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
              2 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Canal Street - Algiers Ferry
              0.1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Booty's & Oxalis
              0.2 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Maurepas Foods

              Car: Not Necessary

              Our home is 5 minutes from the French Quarter and 13 minutes from the Convention Center.

              If you don't have a car or don't want to drive, the most convenient option is United Cabs. You call them up and they pick you up. Very simple and very cheap. The trip from our house to the French Quarter costs $7 and the trip to the Convention Center costs $12. Here is a link: http://www.unitedcabs.com/

              Another option is to use the New Orleans bus service which stops right in front of our house on the way back from the French Quarter/Convention Center. On the way to the French Quarter/Convention Center, the bus picks up one block from our house. Below is a link to the current bus schedule. The bus runs more frequently from October - May and less frequently from June - September. The bus fare is $1.25 per ride. Or you can get an unlimited ride Jazzy Pass for $3.00 for one day or $9.00 for three days. http://www.norta.com/Maps_Schedules/SystemMap/IndividualMap/index.html?ID=5

              Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street and Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes. Here is a link to the website for the new Riverfront Park. http://www.reinventingthecrescent.org/ This park opened in February 2014 and currently runs from Mazant Street to Spain Street. The final three blocks that connect the park to the French Quarter will open in late 2014.

              Another fun option for getting around town is to rent bicycles from a place like Bicycle Michael's: http://www.bicyclemichaels.com/

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              Why the Owner Chose Marigny-Bywater:
              Greatmen Cottage is an historic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped in 2005-2006. This home is a spacious 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that features extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Available as both a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. Luxurious & Beautiful


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              Speaks: english

               

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              • Greatmen Cottage is an historic Creole Cottage built in 1838.

                Greatmen Cottage is an historic Creole Cottage built in 1838.

              • The garden is beautiful both during the day and night.

                The garden is beautiful both during the day and night.

              • Dining Room seats eight and has beautiful view of yard through french doors.

                Dining Room seats eight and has beautiful view of yard through french doors.

              • Beautiful copper countertops and glass front cabinetry in the kitchen.

                Beautiful copper countertops and glass front cabinetry in the kitchen.

              • Comfortable chairs throughout the house.

                Comfortable chairs throughout the house.

              • Each bedroom has a large closet and dresser with ample storage.

                Each bedroom has a large closet and dresser with ample storage.

              • Maurepas Food's is a hip restaurant & bar two blocks from our house.

                Maurepas Food's is a hip restaurant & bar two blocks from our house.

              • Maurepas Food's has a very creative menu and a very lively bar.

                Maurepas Food's has a very creative menu and a very lively bar.

              • Booty's is a hip restaurant & bar two blocks from our house.

                Booty's is a hip restaurant & bar two blocks from our house.

              • The bar and restaurant at Booty's are both very popular and lively.

                The bar and restaurant at Booty's are both very popular and lively.

              • Extensive sideyard and backyard with beautiful fountain and plantings.

                Extensive sideyard and backyard with beautiful fountain and plantings.

              • Greatman Cottage was restored and professionally decorated in 2006.

                Greatman Cottage was restored and professionally decorated in 2006.

              • Kitchen - stainless steel appliances, copper countertops and custom cabinets.

                Kitchen - stainless steel appliances, copper countertops and custom cabinets.

              • All of the bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds.

                All of the bedrooms have comfortable queen size beds.

              • The house is bright, open and sunny throughout all rooms.

                The house is bright, open and sunny throughout all rooms.

              • The upstairs bathroom has 3 pedestal sinks and 3 mirrors over two rooms.

                The upstairs bathroom has 3 pedestal sinks and 3 mirrors over two rooms.

              • Maurepas Food's serves lunch & dinner every day except Wednesday.

                Maurepas Food's serves lunch & dinner every day except Wednesday.

              • Maurepas Food's is very popular.

                Maurepas Food's is very popular.

              • Booty's serves gourmet street food from around the world - tapas style.

                Booty's serves gourmet street food from around the world - tapas style.

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              Date last modified - Friday, June 20, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

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