Beautiful, old home from the 1870's with Stained Glass windows, hardwood floors, and transom windows. Enjoy New Orleans, outside of the French Quarter. We have great nearby attractions like Jacques Imo's and the Maple Leaf and a wide selection of local music to sample while you plan out where to eat dinner. Close to the streetcar but far away from the drunken insanity downtown, we have the perfect spot to explore the rest of NOLA.
Owner / Property Manager
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Owner / Property Manager
I'm a retired Army officer who loves fixing old houses. Owning a place that was built when the Civil War was still a fresh memory (1870) allows me many opportunities to do just that! Now I'm a teacher and fan of New Orleans music, food, and culture. I am more than happy to show guests around or meet up for drinks and stories.
Owner / Property Manager purchased this Apartment in 2006
Why Owner / Property Manager chose Leonidas
I picked this home because I couldn't believe it was for sale when it was for the price it was. It was right after hurricane Katrina. The house is above sea level and only sustained wind damage (no flooding) but had been neglected for decades. Wait till you see the old hardwood floors that have come back to life, the 18 inch baseboards, the high ceilings, and the stained glass. Look at the old coal fireplaces and marble inlays. I'm currently saving up for a magnificent chandelier from the 1920's but that's for 2018!
What makes this Apartment unique
Stay here if you want a chance to relax and see a quieter part of the city. Sit on your private balcony and watch the sun go down, or take one of our bikes out to Audubon Park. We have live music and phenomenal local restaurants as well as being close to the universities. This is not a place for bachelor party heading to the French Quarter. This IS a place for a romantic weekend or a quick getaway.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Not too bad.
I think we were put in a different room than the one we booked. We definitely weren’t in the music room. The grounds around the home needs cleaned up and the weeds trimmed back. Landscaping would help a lot. The shower in our room needs revamped with a widened shower curtain bar. It was pretty tight and you can’t help but touch the curtains during the shower. This house has a ton of potential and seems to be headed in the right direction. The room was comfortable although there’s no TV. Very cool home. We’d consider staying here again.
Awesome place to stay.
Super Nice Owner. Nice Area. Ask questions before you book!
We booked the Music Room for 2 nights & from the pictures, it looked to have it's own bathroom & a lovely balcony with the ornate metal railing that you could sit out on. Once there, we realized that the pictures were not all from the room we actually booked, but were the best shots from other rooms for rent in the house. The bathroom that was for our room was actually a shared bathroom, that had a stand up shower & not the claw foot tub bathroom that was pictured in the listing. Also the balcony with our room was not the pretty one in the picture, but a wooden railed one with 2 chairs to sit on & some busted up chairs, a cleaning rag & downed lights that needed to be removed & tidied up in order to be more inviting for guests to sit on. The actual room itself was clean & as pictured. There was music & books for guests to enjoy. The location could not be more convenient if you are looking to see the town. Within just a short drive or walk, there are tons of things to do. The neighborhood felt very safe & inviting, with people walking & biking & everyone was very friendly. Especially the owner! Evan was so kind to suggest places to eat & things to try & give directions. Our stay was pleasant, but not what we thought we had booked. We would absolutely book with Evan again, but I would request the room beside ours that had the private bath included. I only gave 3 stars because we were disappointed that our room was not as described or pictured in the listing. My suggestion would be to update the description & photos for this rental to show what the renter is actually getting.
Great location, Friendly owner
Evan is a great host, and the location of this is perfect for exploring the Uptown area on foot. We walked from the home to restaurants and clubs, and took a short Uber ride to Tipitina's for a concert.
Very Much Enjoyed the Stay
Great place to stay on my mini road trip! The place was clean and quaint, no complaints at all. Got the chance to enjoy some local music, which was a huge plus. Will definitely be staying here again on my return trip :)