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The Girod House residence is an interesting example of a brick Creole-style double townhouse with an unusual feature. The house has a central passageway in addition to two flanking entrances, which leads to a courtyard. An airy balcony with a lovely cast-iron railing graces the second level. The house was built in 1833 as a double for Francois Girod by Charles Thompson.
Modern white kitchen.
Living Room has plasma TV, fireplace, deep soft sofa (also turns into a bed that sleeps two), high table with high chairs.
Bedroom: closet, carpeted, cabinet, two nightstands
Bathroom: marble floor, shower/bath, cabinet underneath sink
Emir J. Phillips• Financial consultant with MSFS, ChFC, CLU, JD, MBA, and background as a practicing attorney. Superlative communication skills reflected in published novel and presentations in federal courts, including a filed certiorari before the U.S. Supreme Court.
FINANCIAL ADVISOR | Los Angeles | 2008-present
• Insurance broker with Quantum Insurance Design
• Registered Investment Advisor with DAAT management
INDEPENDENT BUSINESS ADVISOR | Los Angeles | 2005-2007
• Consulted clients on managing relationships with law firms and preparing for legal cases.
• Negotiated settlements and contracts.
• MSFS: Masters of Science in Financial Services: THE AMERICAN COLLEGE, PA
• ChFC and CLU: THE AMERICAN COLLEGE, PA
• JD: UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA LAW SCHOOL, Bloomington, IN
• MBA: CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, Long Beach, CA
o Developed innovative business plan to increase savings rate for blue-collar pension. Project initiated by Professor Richard H. Thaler (U. Chicago) and Professor Shlomo Benartzi (UCLA).
• BS Economics: University Of New Orleans, LA
• Project Management Institute (#80219)
• Registered Investment Advisor (Series 65 license)
• Languages: Spoken Spanish
• Real Estate: Currently manage 3 properties (commercial and residential)
• Interests: History, Theology, Boxing, Travel (Cuba, Poland, Chile, Spain, France, Italy, Austria)
• Writing: Author of the published novel Lucitan
• Prof. Shlomo Benartzi, UCLA/Anderson,
The Owner purchased this condo in 2006
Historica building with a patio, fountain and high walls and is very secure and private. Within walking distance of all French Quarter clubs and restaurants.
I would give this a higher rating if a few changes were made (replace old couch with a new one with a pullout bed, get rid of stained carpets, the large dinning table is a space hog and in the bedroom replace the old TV stand with a dresser). In response to previous reviews the TV and wi-fi were not working when we arrived but were fixed and working when we left on May 1st. I also left hangers in closet as there were none when I arrived.
The location is great could not ask for better. Not too close to the touristy and loud Bourbon street crazyness and close to Frenchman street which has great venue and restaurants. I would highly recommend this place for a great time in NOLA. You can walk to anywhere in French Quarter and to street car for the ride to the Garden district. I would also recommend a vsit to City Park which is beautiful and huge - a hidden gem of the city.
it is generally a quiet place and we never felt threaten as there is usually a lot of people walking around all times of the day; especially with the popular port of call restaurant across the street.
PS the large bulky vacuum in the closet doesn't work (i tried to clean up before people came over); I would suggest get rid of it so there is more room ;-)
The price. Excellent value for what you get. The owner was quick to respond regarding booking and I paid via PayPal which I’ve never done before for a vrbo. The owner is very informal in the booking, basically after you pay he just says you’re booked, no contract even though I requested one. Wifi – no problems. Modern bathroom and kitchen with plenty of hot water and good pressure. Pretty clean overall, the carpets really need cleaning or replaced. Very quiet, I felt secure while staying at the rental. Heating/AC working, no issues. Good location if you like the vibe of French Street. No cleaning fee, no hidden/additional fees. Sheets are very soft.
The not so good:
Parking – I was told prior to booking that the rental included a street parking permit as we were driving; however upon requesting how I use it I was told there wasn’t one. I even wrote in my PayPal note the rate included parking permit. When I told the owner that I specifically chose this rental because of the parking permit he quickly offered to cancel my reservation because he had someone else who wanted to book the same weekend, this made me a little uneasy, especially since I was never given a contract to protect my reservation! The previous review stated the owner double booked so again not having a contract made me nervous. We chose to park at a secured lot for $20 a day about 4 blocks away. Requested more toilet paper and was told to purchase my own, wow! The sheets are laundered with a very strong scented detergent which was unpleasant to smell. The couch really needs to be replaced, you basically sink into it. It’s advertised as a sleeper sofa but the owner informed me prior to booking that the sofa is broken and there is an air mattress if needed. The cable TV does not work, informed the inn keeper she said she would get back to me, never did. Informed the owner, ZERO response. I didn’t come to NOLA to watch TV but don’t advertise cable TV if it doesn’t work. The inn keeper is very slow to respond to questions and issues, twice I had questions, and twice it took a second email and over 24 hours to respond. The owner doesn’t really run the rental like a business.
Notes: Bring your own soap, shampoo. There is a hairdryer and iron. The bed is a full, not a queen as advertised. Bring your own coffee; there are filters and sugar provided. It’s a second floor rental so there are stairs.
This was a great location - within walking distance to lots of places! Even though it is on a main street, it was also relatively quiet.
1) We booked the condo for 4 nights - arriving November 24 and departing November 28. I called the evening before our arrival to find out how to access the place. I was told that the place was, in fact, not available for the first night that we had booked. The soonest it would be available for us was on the second night that we had booked - not before 7-8 PM at night. This was not acceptable and at the last minute, I had to scramble to find a place - during Thanksgiving week - that was in roughly the same location for roughly the same price. Luckily, I found a place down the street - that was a little more expensive, but without a kitchen. This meant that we spent more money on going out to eat for 2 days.
2) We were still willing to spend our last 2 nights at the condo. I gave Emir, the owner, a copy of our invoice from the 2 nights at the other place. Via PayPal, Emir promptly reimbursed us for those 2 nights; even though he never once apologized for his mix-up of our booking and the inconveniences that it caused. His local property manager did apologize for the inconvenience, and we were able to leave our luggage in the unit until 4 PM on the day of our departure, even though check-out was earlier.
3) The condo indicates that it is non-smoking; however it was evident from our first step inside the condo that it had been occupied by smokers. I understand that it is impossible to monitor a property while guests are there. However, we own non-smoking vacation rentals and our property managers know that they are responsible for maintaining the properties as they are advertised. If smokers stay in the units, it is the responsibility of our property managers to clean the place such that the smoke smell is not evident to the following guests.
4) The plastic overlay on top of some of the kitchen cabinets is beginning to peel off. I'm not sure but this may be because of the heat from the stove top. I write this only to alert you - that you may want to repair this before it gets worse.
We recently stayed in this condo for our anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised and loved this condo. The inside pictures are totally accurate the outside pic not so much but for me it was like stepping back in history. The condo was very clean and well kept. It's in the perfect location and not far from anything in the french quarter. We walked everywhere with no problems. The store right next door is perfect for stocking the small kitchen. We will definitely be staying here again!
I cant begin to put how much I liked this place into words. It is exactly as the pictures, very clean, and quiet. The location is perfect, just a few blocks from anything you want to see, as well as transportation to anywhere else. Several places around to eat or drink without walking much at all. Port O Call is across the street, and well worth a trip. Just perfect.
This review is a little late as my first effort apparently didn't submit. My wife and I arrived on the 27th a little early so we contacted Brittany as to when we could move in. She was friendly and helpful and later in the afternoon we did move in and found everything as advertised. Everything was neat and clean and we immediately felt at home. The location was perfect as it allowed us to walk to everything in the French Quarter and the Marigny neighborhood. We enjoyed the French Market, the Café Dumont, Bourbon Street, and all the great shops and restaurants. We even became part of a parade going down Bourbon Street and were throwing beads like it was Mardi Gras. The WW2 museum was definitely interesting and an expansion was being opened in a few days. After putting on about 8 miles on our pedometer it was nice to come back to a quiet and restful apartment. The bed was very comfortable and the entire experience was top notch. There is even a small but well stocked grocery store on the corner just steps away. We were most pleased with our stay and will come back again. We used Pay Pal for our payment to Emir and had no problems
The Girod House residence is an interesting example of a brick Creole-style double townhouse with an unusual feature. The house has a central passageway in addition to two flanking entrances, which leads to a courtyard. An airy balcony with a lovely cast-iron railing graces the second level. The house was built in 1833, as a double for Francois Girod by Charles Thompson.
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