The sunny, clean, & private apt is on the first floor of our 90 yr old home, just blocks from the streetcar and the universities and 5 mi from Downtown and the Quarter. Recently renovated, it has been well appointed with luxurious touches, attention to detail, and your comfort in mind.
The apt is meant to be a wonderful place to relax and wind down when not out exploring the city. It is cozy and comfortable, light and airy, and fully stocked as your home away from home. It is a newer listing, just renovated a last year.
You are greeted with a warm welcome sign and brightly colored outside furniture for you to baste in the sun or enjoy breakfast outside.
You enter into the fully stocked kitchen with new:
*Stainless steel refrigerator and full-size stove/oven
*Kitchen appliances including a microwave, toaster, coffee pot, blender (for margaritas!…or smoothies! lol), mixer, and croc pot
*Service for 8 including plates, bowls, silverware, mugs, and glassware
*Pots, pans, cookware, bakeware
*Every utensil you could ever need (can we say lemon zester?)!
*Cutting boards, mixing bowls, colanders, you name it!
*Barware including a wine opener, glasses, champagne glasses (how else would you have your Sunday morning mimosa?), etc
*Tupperware, Ziploc bags, foil, etc for your convenience
*S&P and a full spice rack
*Fire extinguisher, carbon monoxide detector, and a smoke detector (also in the bedroom) for your safety!
And yes there's more!
*Local coffee as well as tea and Splenda, sugar, honey, creamer, etc is included.
You then enter the large living room filled with comfy couches and a table with seating for four.
Here you will find:
*Sony Bravia flat screen
*Wi-Fi enabled Blue-ray player
*Netflix and HuluPlus with no commercials & Showtime included!
*FYI: There is no basic cable in the home, we stream everything.
*High speed Wi-Fi throughout the apartment.
In the bedroom off to the left, you will find:
*Small Vizio flat screen w/basic cable
*Sony DVD Player (movies in bed!)
*Netflix and HuluPlus still included!
*iHome alarm clock with charging station for any iPhone5/6 with speakers for music.
I have included luxury linens throughout to have that soft as a cloud feel!
*Egyptian cotton sheets on a queen size Sealy Posturepedic mattress
*Nautica alt down comforter and Egyptian cotton covered alt down pillows
*West Elm organic cotton duvet cover and shams
*Extra pillows, including Euro pillows, and an Egyptian cotton blanket as well
*Lots of Turkish cotton towels (the new standard in ultimate softness!)
*Turkish cotton bathrobes for your use during your stay
The full bathroom off of the living room is also stocked with all the comforts of home including:
*Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, and body lotion
*Cotton balls & q-tips
*Hair dryer & hair spray
*Amazing handmade, organic, botanical hand soaps from "the soap guy." :-)
*First aid kit
*Mosquito spray and after-bite spray (we are in Louisiana after all)
*I also have extra travel-size toiletries if you forget anything: men's and women's deodorant, shave gel, razors, toothbrushes, & toothpaste.
For your enjoyment, I have also included:
*Classic books for you to read while here
*Music (my entire old CD collection is down there, every genre you could ever imagine!)
*Small DVD/Blue Ray movie collection
*Board games and Cards
And as a born-and-raised New Orleanian that is super excited to have you here in our fine city, the place is FILLED with all things NOLA:
*Magnets, coasters, you name it!
May you feel as though you are in one of our homes!
Finally, I am a TOTAL clean freak and the apt is an extension of my own home! All cleaning supplies are also fully accessible during your stay in case of a spill or something. Also provided:
We are VERY kid friendly and I have toys and books for little ones in the closet as well as a really nice and clean pack 'n play (with bassinet for little babies), should you need it during your stay. Let me know and we will have it set up upon your arrival!
There is also a separate central air and heat system with a thermostat in the apt, make yourself comfortable!
I have 2 bikes with locks for guests to use when here to explore the city! Best way to get around Uptown!
The second floor is occupied by myself and my family--my 7 yr old son, our 2 yr old black lab, and little kitty. They may be seen occasionally running around the property as they live there. ;-) If you don't like cats, dogs, or kids or are allergic to any of the above (haha), this may not be the place for you. They are mostly just out and about when we are coming or going, otherwise everyone is usually upstairs or in the back, away from the apartment. They are all super friendly, and super excited when we have guests, and are full of sheer energy, love, and life…so if that is your kind of thing, this may in fact be the place for you. ;-) I find they bring a lot of really great energy to the home--they make the place feel young, and vibrant, and alive.
The home is what we call a "raised basement" in New Orleans, where the basement is on the first floor and the main entrance and home are on the second floor. The apartment is a converted basement apt, so the ceilings are lower. So if you are super tall, this may not be the place for you. BUT at 5'10", it has never bothered me much and I like the coziness it brings. ;-) Also, you may hear the little one or the dog running around upstairs. If you do, please let me know and I will remind them of our guests downstairs or move them all together!
Finally, I can be flexible on check-in times if the place is available and if it is not available bc we are turning around guests that day, I would be happy to store your luggage if you like until check in time while you go grab a drink, a bite to eat, and begin to explore the city.
So sit back, open some of the beautiful large windows, smell the fresh flowers, and relax! I am also always open to suggestions on how I can improve the space or your experience, so please let me know! I have provided comment cards in the apt.
We look forward to having you stay with us!
Melissa, Jackson, Odie, & Chloe