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Short Walk to French Quarter! Spacious, Parking, Funky Cool!

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The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

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Last updated: 05/16/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Welcome to your New Orleans home.

Here's your chance to live and play where the locals do -- in grand and funky style!

Just four short blocks to the French Quarter (and only three to Frenchmen Street -- where most of the best music venues in town are), this amazing and unique apartment is ideally located. Also within walking distance are several coffee shops (the closest is less than a half block away), a full service grocery store, and too many restaurants and nightclubs to mention. Also, Washington Square Park is only two and a half blocks away, which includes a swing set and jungle gym for the kids.

About the Marigny: The Faubourg Marigny is easily (in our humble opinion) the most desirable neighborhood in all of downtown New Orleans. Travel back in time to a place where history comes alive right outside your front door, where European roots are always evident, and many of the homes are over a century old. A walk through the Marigny gives one the sensation of strolling through a picture postcard of a bygone era. The neighbors here are happy (who wouldn't be in such a wonderful place?) and always offer you a warm hello as you pass. It is a peaceful place, but very close to some of the most wonderful noise on the planet. And if you are a fan of the HBO series 'Treme,' you will be pleased to know that the infamously quirky Krewe du Vieux parade passes our block twice!

About the apartment: Nestled away from the street in the most convenient, beautiful and safest part of the Marigny, the accommodations are ideally located. The apartment is a spacious 1000 square feet, featuring a large living room, full kitchen with amenities, two large bedrooms, and one full bathroom. The rooms are furnished with antiques and interesting artifacts, including one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture created by local artisans. (Note: This apartment also functions as a living gallery, so most of the artisan furniture and wall hangings are available for purchase if you would like the ultimate souvenir -- just ask for pricing!) We also offer off-street parking -- a rare and much coveted feature during those peak times of the year when street parking can be so difficult (some say impossible) to find!

A brief tour of the apartment:

After pulling into our small parking lot, you will see that the house is set back from the street, for added security and privacy. You will notice that there is no door facing the street -- one must enter through the security gate to even see the first entrance to the house. Once through the gate, your apartment is the first door on the left. There is a little smoking area outside the front door (smoking is not allowed inside the apartment), where you will notice an antique door has been converted into a comfy bench by a local artist.

Once through the front door, the visual impact of this beautiful place will first hit you. To the left you will see a large desk with interestingly stocked bookshelves where you can set up your office away from home if you like (free wi-fi included). The photography and artwork on the walls is all created by local artists. Even the coffee table is an original work of art. There is a day bed with trundle (sleeps two) and a futon that folds out into a sleeper (also sleeps two) at the center of the living room, near the hi-definition flat screen TV.

To the right you will see our spacious kitchen, the visual center piece of which is a dining table fashioned by a local artist from another antique door and beautifully finished with vintage roof slates for a lovely mosaic effect (these slates were actually blown off the house you are staying in during Hurricane Katrina). You will note a washer/dryer poised dutifully in the corner (no trips to the Laundromat!), a refrigerator, electric oven and stove, and lots of counter and cabinet space -- much of which is filled with dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.

After visiting the living room and kitchen in the front area, you will walk into a hallway. Hallways themselves are something of a rarity in these older neighborhoods -- shotgun homes and creole cottages tend to be designed without halls, therefore forcing one to walk through one room to get to the next -- but there are no such privacy concerns here!

Immediately to the left is the master bedroom. This room is the jewel of the apartment. Spacious and beautiful, it features antique furniture and a queen-sized bed. It is really difficult to describe the magnificence of this room, so please have a look at the two photos of it in this ad to get a better idea!

Returning to the hallway, the next room is the bathroom, with a full shower/bathtub. The bathroom is charmingly decorated in the theme of a turn-of-the-century Storyville boudoir.

At the end of the hall is the second bedroom, which features a queen-sized bed (sleeps two) and a day bed with trundle (also sleeps two). The furniture in this room is mostly the work of local artists as well, and the overall theme of the space is in homage to the Vodou religion that is still practiced in New Orleans. The walls have been painted various shades of purple, and Veves (symbolic images of the Vodou faith) have been painted on the walls as a blessing for all those who stay here.

The landlords (who happen to be artists/writers/musicans themselves) live on the premises in an adjacent apartment and are always ready to answer your questions or lend a hand. These accommodations are child friendly, but small children may not be left alone in the apartment (babysitting services may be worked out in advance, depending on availability).

Please email us to receive a copy of our detailed policies regarding refunds, cancellations, deposits, tenant rules, etc. You will need to agree to our policies prior to booking.

You must be at least 25 years old to rent this apartment.

We look forward to becoming your New Orleans home away from home!

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There must be at least one person in your party who is 25 years or older. The person who signs the rental agreement and submits payment must be 25 year or older....moreless

  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s)

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  • Queen size Beds (2) There is one queen-sized bed in each bedroom. The one in the master bedroom has a 4 inch memory foam pad on the mattress (super comfy!) and the one in the second bedroom has a luxury pillow top pad on the mattress (extra comfy!), Twin or Single Beds (4) There is a day bed in the living room, and another in the second bedroom. Both include trundles, so may sleep up to two each. There is also a futon in the living room that can sleep one comfortably., Baby Cribs (1) No need to lug around that crib. We have a portable one that you can set up in any room of the apartment, for your convenience., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen hi-definition TV in the living room....moreless

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Broadband Wifi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    One parking space is included in price of rental. A second parking space may be available at a small extra charge -- please inquire. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    Electric oven and stove, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, dishes, glasses, silverware, cookware, lots of counter and cabinet space and even a washer and dryer so you won't have to make trips to the laundromat....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 14 - Jul 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Essence Festival
Jul 2 - Jul 6, 2015
4 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Jul 7 - Aug 26, 2015
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Southern Decadence
Aug 27 - Aug 30, 2015
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2015
3 night min stay
$200

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Voodoo Music Festival
Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2015
4 night min stay
$300

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 23 - Dec 28, 2015
3 night min stay
$250

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

New Year's/Sugar Bowl
Dec 29 - Jan 4, 2016
4 night min stay
$400

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Mardi Gras
Feb 4 - Feb 17, 2016
5 night min stay
$450

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$225

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning fee $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Special event rates may apply. Mardi Gras 2014 will be $350 per night for up to 4 people with an additional fee of $30 per person per night for each guest after the 4th, with a 5 night minimum stay. Jazzfest 2014 will be $350 per night for up to 4 people with a 5 night minimum stay.


Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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Last updated: 05/16/2015
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Location

16.9 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louis Armstrong International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Friendly Bar
1.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Algiers Ferry
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak/Greyhound Station
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 10
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Feelings Cafe

French Quarter, many coffee shops, bars, nightclubs, colorful 'joints,' casino, riverboats, streetcars, MANY music venues, park, Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Insectarium (ew!!), TONS of street music, Mardi Gras parades, Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, nearby bicycle rental, French Market/flea market, wide variety of local and ethnic cuisine, many places of worship, many annual festivals including Jazzfest, Voodoo Fest, French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Festival, Creole Tomato Festival, Southern Decadence, Essence Festival, and others!!!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

Why the Owner Chose Marigny-Bywater:
To us, this is not just a vacation rental, it is our longtime home. Our little family has lived in the back apartment for 16 years, and both of our children (now teenagers) took their first steps in this wonderful home. We honestly cannot imagine living anywhere else -- New Orleans just has everything you can possibly want to lead a productive, creative, fun and exciting life. The Hurricane Katrina experience only quickened our resolve to protect and appreciate our beloved city more than ever, and we like nothing more than to act as good will ambassadors and hosts to those who share our affection for this greatest of American cities.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
On the day we moved into our home, the first thing I noticed was the sound of a trumpet playing. It turned out to be one of our first neighbors, an old-time jazzman who liked to practice out in his yard -- of course, none of the neighbors protested such a beautiful sound. Likewise, the sound of an approaching brass band or second line parade is not uncommon here, and neither is the sound of calliope music wafting through the air from the Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River. The music venues of Frenchmen Street (only three blocks away) can always keep boredom at bay. We take frequent walks through the historic French Quarter that is nearby, and are amazed at how we are always able to discover something new, no matter how many times we take these walks. Having home schooled our kids up to high school, we are in the habit of taking them on weekly trips to the museums (many of which are walking distance), or the Aquarium (a short streetcar ride or long walk from our home), or the Audubon Zoo (which is uptown, so a streetcar or automobile is the best way to get there). It is also great to have Washington Square Park such a short walk away, and the immense City Park (which also houses the New Orleans Museum of Art) is just a short drive away. Really, there is so much to love about living here that I could go on and on.


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Photos

  • The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

    The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

  • The second bedroom has a Vodou  theme and features work by local artists.

    The second bedroom has a Vodou theme and features work by local artists.

  • Office area with partial view of living room.

    Office area with partial view of living room.

  • The second bedroom has a Vodou  theme and features work by local artists.

    The second bedroom has a Vodou theme and features work by local artists.

  • Even the coffee table is an original work of art, hand-painted by a local artist

    Even the coffee table is an original work of art, hand-painted by a local artist

  • The walls are decorated by original photography and artwork by local artists.

    The walls are decorated by original photography and artwork by local artists.

  • The kitchen also includes a washer and dryer (no trips to the local laundromat!)

    The kitchen also includes a washer and dryer (no trips to the local laundromat!)

  • The bathroom has been decorated in the style of a Storyville era boudoir.

    The bathroom has been decorated in the style of a Storyville era boudoir.

  • The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

    The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

  • The two day beds include trundles beneath for added sleeping accommodations.

    The two day beds include trundles beneath for added sleeping accommodations.

  • The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

    The master bedroom is filled with antiques and interesting local artifacts.

  • The second bedroom has a Vodou  theme and features work by local artists.

    The second bedroom has a Vodou theme and features work by local artists.

  • When is a door not a door, grasshopper?

    When is a door not a door, grasshopper?

  • The full kitchen boasts  plenty of counter and cabinet space.

    The full kitchen boasts plenty of counter and cabinet space.

  • Kitchen table is created from materials salvaged from Hurricane Katrina .

    Kitchen table is created from materials salvaged from Hurricane Katrina .

  • The bathroom has been decorated in the style of a Storyville era boudoir.

    The bathroom has been decorated in the style of a Storyville era boudoir.

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