'Smile House' Only 3 Blocks to French Quarter! Sleeps 2-10

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Nicknamed 'The Smile House' due to its unique front of the house that gives the appearance of a smiling face.

*****This House Will Be Exclusively Yours With Your Own Private Courtyard.*****

If this house is not available on your requested dates please see our other listing:

This 1500 square foot historic home is located in the heart of the Marigny Triangle, only 3 blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon St. And only 1 block from the music filled Frenchman St.

Please see reviews which all state pictures do not do the house justice!

The kitchen has custom made cabinets with marble counter tops and a unique pot sink. The kitchen is fully stocked with all your culinary needs to keep you busy during your vacation whether you are just looking to make a quick breakfast or if you are serving dinner for eight! Small courtyard in rear of house.

Enter the home into a sitting greeting room with 2 recliners and a daybed. Day bed has 2 TWIN size mattresses. Sitting room opens into main living room with oversized couch, 2 recliners, electric fireplace insert, 32' flat screen TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Beyond living room is the amazing updated eat in kitchen w table seating for 8, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker,etc.. Off kitchen is laundry room, 2nd bedroom and bath. The bath features a just updated walk in shower stall. 2nd bedroom has 2 FULL size beds with linens.

Also off the entry sitting room is the master suite. Suite has its own living room with oversized couch and love seat, apartment size refrigerator, 32' TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Living room opens to master bedroom. The Master bedroom features a large armoire, QUEEN sized Tempur-Pedic bed w linens, desk, Chaise Lounge, 37' flat screen TV w DVD. Off the master bedroom is master bath including: Whirlpool Bathtub, separate shower w jets for 2.

House features 12 foot high ceilings, original wide planked wooden floors, tile floors in kitchen and baths, tons of natural lighting, exposed brick chimneys, and much more.

The home is great for families and groups of all lifestyles. The neighborhood is friendly and accommodating to all, host to many local bars and restaurants for all tastes and styles. The home is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted outside in courtyard.

No pets.

MINIMUM AGE to rent home is 25 years old and subject to verification upon request.

Keywords: House Mardi Gras French Quarter


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1


  • Bedroom 2


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom. Tempurpedic. , Double Beds (2) 2 full sized beds in 2nd bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed with 2 twin matresses. Can be pushed together or kept seperate....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1


  • Bathroom 2


  • Master bath has amazing whirlpool bathtub and stand alone oversized stone walk in shower. Second bath has claw foot tub with shower....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:


  • Video Library:

    About a dozen dvds on hand. Including some for children. Many with new Orleans theme....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Easy street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Great spot for one or five to sit and relax....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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from 173 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015
3 night min stay
New Years/Sugar Bowl
Dec 30 - Jan 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Easter Weekend
Mar 24 - Mar 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Apr 21 - May 2, 2016
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 30, 2016
3 night min stay
4th of July/ Essence Fest.
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2016
3 night min stay
Labor Day/ Southern Decadence
Sep 1 - Sep 5, 2016
3 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2016
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Insurance $49
  • Cleaning Fee $99
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest.

Please inquire for rates for holidays and special events(Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, Voodoofest, etc.)

50% of entire cost due to secure the reservation.

The balance is due 30 days prior to the dates of stay.

Though we have a 3 day minimum, we will consider a 2 day stay if only 2 days are available between other booked dates.

$200 damage deposit is fully refundable if there is no damage and no excessive messiness. This would include issues such as excessive amounts of trash, dishes, laundry in the house. Treat it like your home (not a rockstar hotel room) and you will get 100% deposit back.

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 11/21/2015
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15.37 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
0.01 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Iggy's at Marigny-Bywater
2 Miles
Nearest Train
0.05 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Ruby Slipper at Marigny-Bywater

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: I have searched for a second home in this neighborhood for several years. I feel that I have found the perfect location, central to everything you need, and the peacefulness of a safe residential neighborhood. I am extending my home to you when I am not there because it is too beautiful not to share.

Why the Owner Chose Marigny-Bywater:
1 block form Frenchman street which has the best music and food to be found in New Orleans. 3 blocks from French Quarter. Tons of amazing restaurants and shops within the surrounding blocks. Safe and friendly residential neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Historic home with all the right updates while keeping all the important vintage features. 12 foot ceilings and floor plan make for a very cozy yet open home.

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Saturday, November 28, 2015

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