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Octavia Street Cottage

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The Octavia Cottage, in the heart of Uptown. Welcome to New Orleans!

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This one hundred year old shotgun cottage is a classic New Orleans cottage with modern updates. Hardwood floors and high ceilings hold ceiling fans and original windows provide lots of natural light.

Entering the great room, a flat screen TV and speakers for your IPOD or laptop. The living area has a Queen sized sofa sleeper leads to the open full kitchen with an Oak dining table. Lovely light and 11 foot ceilings and ceiling fans are in all rooms.

The great room leads to the bedroom with an elegant Art Deco bedroom set and a new top of the line memory foam Queen mattress set, with deliciously soft high thread count new bedding and duvet cover. The bedroom leads to the updated bathroom with claw foot tub for soaking your dancing feet and dreaming.

There is an open closet across from bedroom with soft high thread count towels. The back door opens to the screened porch, my favorite room in the house, perfect for taking your cocktail under the swirling ceiling fan. The brick patio could be your next crawfish boil site. The studio in the back has a full sized washer/dryer. Celebrate Uptown New Orleans with fabulous food within walking distance in all directions, including the best poboys in town. St. Charles Avenue, Audubon Park and the Mississippi River all within 10 blocks of the cottage.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renters must be 21 or older unless parents are traveling with children....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outside only....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 3

  • Art Deco Bedroom: 1 queen

    New high end memory foam mattress and foundation...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) Luscious top of the line new memory foam mattress and foundation. Queen size new sofa sleeper in the living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1

    ...moreless

  • Updated with claw foot tub, natural light, subway tiled floor.

Entertainment

  • Music Library
  • Television:

    Flat screen TV with speakers for your smart phone or iPod....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Large Oak dining table in the eat in open kitchen....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    Yes...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full sized, in the studio...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Broadband ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count new linens including goose down duvets, pillows and luscious soft towels for the bath....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Television, without cable, speakers for your laptop or iPod...moreless

  • Parking:

    on the street...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New soft and high quality towels....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized, in the studio ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker French Press Tea Kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    All the utensils for cooking, serving, entertaining....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Ample dishes, utensils and glassware as well as pots and pans and cooking utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked kitchen with all that you need to cook or entertain in the cottage. coffeemaker, tea kettle, toaster, icemaker, dishwasher, microwave....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes, full sized...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Lovely old brick patio, screened porch and wicker chairs for lounging under the ceiling fan with your favorite beverage....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall
Sep 18 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$125
$2,200
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

High season rates apply for Festivals, Holidays, special events in the city, for example: French Quarter Festival, Graduation, Essence Festival, Halloween, Voodoo Festival, Sugar Bowl, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Jazz Festival.

Rate is based on double occupancy. The rate for each additional person is 25.00 per person per night, thus, 3 people, 140.00, 4 people 165 per night.


Cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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Location

12.8 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Frankie and Johnny's
5.1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Algiers Ferry
0.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Audobon Park
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Station
4.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-10
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Frankie and Johnny's

Car: Not Necessary

This is a sauntering neighborhood, the kind where everyone talks to each other while they walk their dogs or discuss the fate of the Times Picayune over a scone at Laurel Street Bakery or meet a local author at a reading at Octavia Street Books.

The Octavia Cottage is 9 blocks from Audubon Park with it's live Oak and bike path for running or rollerblading. You can see the giraffes' necks above the fence from the park itself, loll under an ancient Oak and remember how it feels to have nothing but time and the promise of an Oyster poboy at Domilese's or the Soul Rebels at Le Bon Temps.

It is close to Tulane and Loyola, two blocks from Magazine Street which stretches miles to the Quarter with shops from uptown to downtown, haute couture to funky vintage. Hop the Magazine bus to the Quarter.

This is also an eating neighborhood with Patois, Clancy's, Upperline, all within walking distance from the Octavia cottage.

The cottage is a half a block from coffee shops, one and a half blocks to Whole Foods, boutiques, and yoga studios. Ten blocks from St. Charles Avenue and the historic streetcar. It's only a short ride to the French Quarter by streetcar.

Slow down and behave like a New Orleanian, which is to say, 'Do what ya wanna.' Bike down the bike path along the levee on the Mississippi, which stretches for miles and miles, or eat a poboy and take a nap at 'The Fly,' the river park only 9 blocks from the cottage, and watch the tug boats show you the river's true size.

Of course if live music is the reason you've come, it will be all around you. Le Bon Temps is close by for the Soul Rebels on Thursday night, or Tipitina's on Napoleon Avenue. The hardest thing about being here is not ever having enough time to do all of the things you'll want to do.

The neighborhood is safe to walk or bike and will make you want to move to New Orleans or hurry back to what you may decide is your home. Hurrying is something you'll have forgotten how to do by the time you leave.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Amy is a New Orleanian and Jeff is from California. They are happy to share their sweet shotgun cottage and their favorite restaurants and music clubs with you. There's never enough time in New Orleans, no matter how much time you spend, you'll be coming back soon, hopefully to the Octavia Street Cottage in the heart of Uptown.

Why the Owner Chose Uptown-Carrollton:
Amy's grandfather was born just across Magazine on Arabella, and she went to Lusher, and later Tulane for graduate school. She finds new things to savor every times she comes home and loves the way this neighborhood keeps getting better without losing it's sense of slow-paced charm.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
I've always loved the shotgun cottage, simple with nice lines and no extraneous spaces, just enough room. Octavia street has all the things I love in a house including the ceiling fans and the screened porch for lounging and reading the Lagnaippe section of the paper to find out where to go for hot music or the Gambit for the best new restaurants in town. I love the old brick of the stoop and the fireplace and of course the claw foot tub, big enough for soaking those tired Jazz Fest feet. We fell in love with the neighborhood when we stayed here a couple of years ago, on Annunciation and discovered the pleasures of biking in Audubon Park under the live oak trees and riding or walking the bike path on the levee along the river and within walking distance of fabulous restaurants and bars.


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The Octavia Cottage, in the heart of Uptown. Welcome to New Orleans!

    The Octavia Cottage, in the heart of Uptown. Welcome to New Orleans!

  • Push open the door to your century old vacation cottage-let the good times roll.

    Push open the door to your century old vacation cottage-let the good times roll.

  • Sitting room with Queen sofa sleeper

    Sitting room with Queen sofa sleeper

  • Sip your cafe au lait and plan your days and nights at the Oak table.

    Sip your cafe au lait and plan your days and nights at the Oak table.

  • The kitchen is fully stocked should you want to cook at home.

    The kitchen is fully stocked should you want to cook at home.

  • Sleep in style and comfort in high thread count bedding and delicious mattress.

    Sleep in style and comfort in high thread count bedding and delicious mattress.

  • Ah, a claw foot tub for soaking those dancing feet.

    Ah, a claw foot tub for soaking those dancing feet.

  • From the bedroom the built-in closet on the right, bathroom on the left

    From the bedroom the built-in closet on the right, bathroom on the left

  • back patio and porch

    back patio and porch

  • The studio in the patio is finished and has A/C and a full washer and dryer.

    The studio in the patio is finished and has A/C and a full washer and dryer.

  • The Octavia Cottage

    The Octavia Cottage

  • View from the kitchen. Sit and read the OffBeat and listen to jazz on WWOZ

    View from the kitchen. Sit and read the OffBeat and listen to jazz on WWOZ

  • Sitting room rearranged

    Sitting room rearranged

  • Kitchen is fully stocked with all that you need to cook and entertain.

    Kitchen is fully stocked with all that you need to cook and entertain.

  • Bedroom view. Sleep soundly and wake up refreshed and ready for adventure.

    Bedroom view. Sleep soundly and wake up refreshed and ready for adventure.

  • clawfoot tub

    clawfoot tub

  • Bathroom vanity

    Bathroom vanity

  • Rear door leads to the screen porch. Relax with a drink under the ceiling fan.

    Rear door leads to the screen porch. Relax with a drink under the ceiling fan.

  • screen porch

    screen porch

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 07/22/2015
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