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Historical Cottage

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Last updated: 09/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

French Quarter house description

Welcome to New-Orleans!
Bienvenue à La Nouvelle-Orléans pour les francophones!

We survived Katrina, no floods, minor damage ( the cottage was built on high grounds, facing the Mississippi river, where Native Indians, early French settlers and their West-African slaves used to live in the 1720's).
We are blessed and thankful. Our thoughts still go the victims of this disaster.
Come and visit our great city, we are rebuilding it. We simply have to.
Having said that, Louisiana and New-Orleans are doing great thanks to our people, our determination and unique culture. Our legendary 'Joie de Vivre' can't be lost!
Thank you very much to check availability before contacting us.
(only by email please. A site manager is here, living at the back of the property/ next door/ always ready to help you ... ).
Please, contact us for rates & questions, we offer the best deal you can ever find for such a central and safe location!

The longer you stay in N.O, the more unfit you become to live anywhere else...

Galleried Historic Creole cottage (Caribbean/Haitian style) in its tropical setting (petit jardin Gumbo Kreol traditionnel), built 1807, in a time of survival, by a wealthy free woman of colour, Madame Laporte. It is the oldest house in the legendary 'Faubourg Marigny ', with original cypress woodfloor, mantels.
2 blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon street, also 2 blocks from Frenchmen street where locals go to listen to the best traditionnal & contemporary, progressive jazz in town (14 music clubs), go to great and very affordable restaurants (créole, italian, french, japanese, lebanese... ect... ), bookstores, bistrots de café noir, and many more attractions.
Safe and very family oriented neighborhood.
Private frontyard and front-porch.
Fully furnished with 1800's antiques from Louisiana, Paris, Versailles & Sénégal. Also, Art-Déco unique pieces found here & there.
Your perfect bohemian- shabby chic ' Nouveau-Soul/ Afro-Créole style' place to stay: The Essence of New-Orleans!
Two separate bedrooms/ an elegant double parlor, living-room with a comfortable sofa bed for 2 persons/ updated kitchen/ and bathroom with jacuzzi.
The 'best hidden secret' in New-Orleans!
Check-in time starts at 3:00 pm till 1:00 am / Check-out time is before 10:00 am. ( though we can adjust if possible).

Also check our 'MONDECREOLE Secret Courtyards/ Private homes & CEMETERY walking tour'/ THE INSIDER'S FRENCH QUARTER. (80% of the 2h30mn tour takes place behind locked doors and explore the lives, in New-Orleans, of 5 generations of an old creole family who once owned LAURA PLANTATION: Laura Locoul (1861-1963), a Creole lady and plantation mistress from Louisiana, wrote a journal of her family's life in the old French Quarter:

1) Walk through closed gates and, surrounded by the stillness of secluded, tropical courtyards, step into the mysterious and forgotten story of Laura's family. Amid patios of profuse and entangled beauty, meet the spectors of those long dead: the European and the African branches of this Louisiana DYNASTY.
From grand & distinctive townhouses to original slave quarters, hear about black aristocrats, free people of colour, slaves, changing society after the Civil War and the birth of JAZZ while a culture tragically dissolves. Discover where, how they lived and their intimate secrets shared only with VOODOO queens of long ago...

2) Hear also about Historic Haunts & places, myths & legends:
Infamous figures such as Marie Laveau and Jean Lafitte make appearances, as do Napoleon House and a possible yellow fever morgue. The tour offers historical context for the legends surrounding these people and places, suggesting where the myths could have originated without necessarily debunking them.
The city is full of wonderful mysteries, which add to the flavor of our history. We intend to reveal different layers of the stories so that people may understand how and why each legend came to be.'
Visitors will learn about the ghastly details of each haunted location and then learn about the historical time period in which they occurred. The tour begins with the settling of New Orleans, when young French and Senegalese women were sent to the colony as brides for male settlers. They were rumored to have brought vampires along with them. The tour also explains the atmosphere of death and decay that pervaded the city during the massive outbreaks of yellow fever in the mid-1800s.
Frommer's says it is the most fascinating, unexpected, exclusive tour in town, much more historically accurate and entertaining than all the regular touristy haunted history tours.

Guests will get a $5 discount ( $20 instead of $25/pers) for our French Quarter MONDE CREOLE Secret Courtyards & Cemetery walking tour!


Keywords: Historic Cottage

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Seating for 6 people

          Amenities

          • Fireplace:

            FOR DECORATION/ OLD HOUSE BUILT 1804. WE HAVE CENTRAL AIR/ AC....moreless

          • Parking:

            Just in front of the house!...moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Living Room seats 6
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • CD Player
          • Books
          • Music Library

          Communications

          • Wireless Internet
          • Telephone

          Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Balcony

              Theme

              • Romantic
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Eco Tourism
              • Antiquing
              • Boating
              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Hospital
              • Medical Services
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Massage Therapist
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Theme Parks
              • Live Theater
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Zoo
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Walking
              • Shopping
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Golf
              • Hunting
               

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              2 night min stay
              $140

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              $180/night for 3 or 4 persons

              $250/ night for 5 or 6 persons


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 09/19/2014
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              Location

              Car: Not Necessary

              In the Faubourg Marigny, 2 mn walking to Frenchmen street/ best place for Jazz and only 2 blocks from the French Quarter.

              We are also 4 blocks from the Faubourg Treme ( HBO ), the African-American Museum, Voodoo Temple, Backstreet Cultural Museum, Saint-Augustine Church and much more!

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 1999

              About: I am Paul and we thank you very much for visiting our homepage. I grew up between the USA and France. What a better place to be than Louisiana?

              Why French Quarter:
              New-Orleans is wonderful and a unique place for its history. The French Quarter & Bourbon Street can be a lot of fun, no one there thinks moderation is a virtue! But would you really like to stay there? We much prefer the authentic 'Faubourg Marigny', this is the real New-Orleans. We learn from the past but do not live in the past, though we are dedicated preservasionists. We also support our great local activists who live in our neighborhood. They are foremost concerned about the rebuilding of our city, wetland issues, global warming, sustainnable development and how to create a clean, green & better city for next generations.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The house stands in the middle of a friendly, progressive, artsy, quiet, family oriented and safe neighborhood. It is also close to the best attractions in town. Walking distance for groceries as well. Thanks to the lush front yard, its tropical plants, the cottage is also a nice secluded retreat providing complete privacy and a comforting sense of peace with its own 'mystique'.


              Contact us

              Speaks: english
               

              Photos

              • Master Bedroom/ General view.

                Master Bedroom/ General view.

              • Kitchen.

                Kitchen.

              • Dining area/Kitchen.

                Dining area/Kitchen.

              • Historic home under the tropics... Mirror of long ago.

                Historic home under the tropics... Mirror of long ago.

              • Master Bedroom/Different angle.

                Master Bedroom/Different angle.

              • Reflection of a soul...

                Reflection of a soul...

              • Bathroom with Jaccuzi.

                Bathroom with Jaccuzi.

              • Living-room, different angle.

                Living-room, different angle.

              • Window corner in the kitchen. The same colours than in the Carribean!

                Window corner in the kitchen. The same colours than in the Carribean!

              • Living-room, relaxing while facing the mantle...

                Living-room, relaxing while facing the mantle...

              • Bathroom/different angle.

                Bathroom/different angle.

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              Date last modified - Thursday, July 10, 2014

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 09/19/14
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