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3BR/2BA - Stunning 1838 Creole Cottage, Gorgeous Designer Renovation, Hip Local

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) in Bywater: 'NOLA's Hottest Neighborhood'

SHORT TERM RENTAL LICENSE PERMIT NUMBER: 17STR-10511

Greatmen Cottage is a large, open, sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838 in the Bywater - NOLA's hottest neighborhood. Greatmen Cottage was created to be a magnet for interesting people who enjoy life. It is available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. It has been completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped. This home is very spacious at 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that feature extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings.

If you need just two bedrooms you should check out our sister property - VRBO 810294.

Greatmen Cottage is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' http://bit.ly/1f9nD0V

On the first floor, this sunny, spacious home features a large foyer, enormous living room (14 x 25), dining room (14 x 14) with French doors leading to the side yard, a huge cook's kitchen (12 x 25) featuring a professional grade Jade range, side by side refrigerator/freezer, custom glass cabinetry, a large island with double under-mount sinks, and extensive copper countertops. Off the kitchen, there is a glass sunroom featuring enormous floor-to-ceiling windows and a brick floor. This brick floor continues into the downstairs bathroom that features a large stall shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head.

Upstairs features three large, private bedrooms, each with a queen bed and generous closet. There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked full-size front-loading washer and dryer. Upstairs also features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large stall shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. Like the downstairs shower, it features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet, a large closet with ample shelves for toiletries and a third pedestal sink with a large mirror.

This house is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' http://bit.ly/1f9nD0V Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of New Orleans. There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town – like their sweet potato pancakes – the tattooed and pierced wait staff really know how to cook. Oxalis is a whiskey focused bar that is also an amazing restaurant. Food includes Korean bo ssam (pork belly, mushrooms or shrimp served). There are also chicken wings, a amazing burger, steak frites and duck confit. In addition to the restaurant there is a great back bar with a fireplace. Elizabeth’s restaurant is very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork, truly amazing and not to be missed. Mariza is another great restaurant. It's in the Rice Mill Lofts on the corner of Chartres Street & Press Street just a 10 minute walk from our house. It’s a beautiful hip space with an Italian influenced menu - incredibly fresh and delicious.

There is an amazing local pizza place right around the corner from our house called Pizza Delicious. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my favorite. It’s a quick three-block walk from the house.

Euclid Records is a vinyl music store with a funky ambiance – it has a huge selection specializing in jazz, soul and New Orleans music. It’s next to Pizza Delicious. They also do live music events from time to time.

The Joint is a great BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Amazing ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides. And the Peanut Butter Pie is hard to resist for dessert. Great homemade iced tea & lemonade and also a full bar. Lots of tables and a bar inside.

The Country Club (just a quick five minute walk from our house) is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town. Saints and LSU games are screened on a 25-foot projector at the pool. Saturday Drag Brunch features a bottomless mimosa and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with 50 ingredients. The Drag Brunch is especially popular with women for Bachelorette Parties - make your reservation at least one month in advance.

Thursday night in Bywater is the night to go to Vaughan’s Lounge as it is Kermit Ruffins's night. Go early and get some of the barbecue Kermit is often cooking up before a show. Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.

The historic renovation business is also booming in the Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. World-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street & Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes. Here is a link to the website for the new Riverfront Park. http://www.reinventingthecrescent.org/

In addition to the park, I also like walking to the French Quarter via the charming streets of the Bywater & Marigny. The Orientation Guide I will provide to you details my favorite walking route. It is a charming walk through an historic district with lovely homes. You will pass a restaurant or a charming shop on just about every block.

The Desire Streetcar will one day return to replace what is currently 'A Bus Named Desire' which stops near our house 15 times a day on its five minute route between the French Quarter and the Bywater. Cab fare & Uber fare between the French Quarter and Bywater runs about $7 and the trip takes less than five minutes. Very simple and very cheap. Many guests at our house like to rent bicycles at Bicycle Michael's on Frenchmen Street.

If you plan to drive your own car or rent a car, there is ample street parking in front of our house at all times for up to two cars. Uber is also readily available from our home - it's quick, convenient and very affordable.

House Rules:

1. We require the Renter to review, complete and sign a lease agreement when they reserve our home.

2. Usage of the premises (house & property) is limited to six people. Please have a great time and enjoy yourselves. However, you may NOT host events in the house, in the yard or on terrace where you invite outside guests. Our insurance does not cover that kind of activity. Also, these kinds of events bring complaints from the neighbors regarding noise and parking.

3. We do not allow folks to blast music in the house at any time. Quiet hours inside the house run from 12 Midnight - 8AM.

4. We do not allow folks to play music on the terrace at any time. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we have quiet hours on the terrace between 9PM and 9AM.

5. No pets.

6. No smoking in the house.

7. No crawfish cooking - either inside or outside the house. Although delicious, they can leave a stench that takes days to clear – so it’s not fair to subsequent guests.

More Details

Owner
James Brubaker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Google Translate for other languages.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

Why James Brubaker chose Bywater

Greatmen Cottage is an historic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped. This home is a spacious 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that features extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings.

What makes this house unique

Available as both a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. Luxurious & Beautiful.

ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

Amenities

Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Gorgeous shower, three pedestal sinks and one toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Gorgeous shower and toilet.
  • This house has two beautiful, designer bathrooms. Upstairs features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. The shower features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet and a large pedestal sink - this room has a door to the hallway and a second door which adjoins the shower room with the other two pedestal sinks. The downstairs bathroom features a toilet and a enormous shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each of the bedrooms has a beautiful queen size bed. There is also one Queen Size inflatable mattress that can be set up as you wish.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
This property is available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. Professionally decorated house, large outdoor terrace professionally landscaped. However, we do not allow parking on the terrace. We DO NOT allow parties/receptions/weddings/ rehearsal dinners, etc to be hosted on the premises. No crawfish boils are allowed in the yard or in the house. ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

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5

The property is beautiful and in excellent condition-Absolutely would recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The location is great. Lots of nearby bars with live music and a great atmosphere. The patio area is beautiful and nice for relaxing-just watch out for the little innocent looking ants because they will definitely bite. The décor and interior is in pristine condition and the overhead showers were great. We were originally going to use a VRBO near Frenchman Street which also looked cool but I am so happy that we ended up here for the overall experience. The owner was also very helpful with questions and recommendations while we were visiting. Absolutely would recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect location, comfortable and quiet

  • 5 of 5

It's in the perfect location, with lots of restaurants and music within walking distance. Inside, it is really nice, very comfortable and well laid out. Loved the waterfall shower heads and soft beds. Outside, the deck is a perfect place to sip a cocktail, watch the fountain, and get ready for the night ahead.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greatmen is a beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Greatmen is impeccably maintained with lovely touches throughout. The high ceilings create a roomy space while the furnishings minimize noise. There is a gourmet kitchen, perfect for entertaining or an intimate family gathering. I loved the expansive courtyard; we sat outside every night (bring bug spray). This was our second stay at Greatmen and we will absolutely return. The house is close enough to Frenchman and Bourbon streets (we walked everywhere) yet far enough away we didn't feel we were in the middle of a party.

The owner, Jim, was accommodating and easy to work with. He responded within minutes and made the entire experience easy.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful house with great amenities.

  • 5 of 5

The Greatmen Cottage is a very nice house which we enjoyed very much. Good locations and we discovered some great local neighborhood restaurants. Was so nice to get out of the hustle, bustle of downtown and relax.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Like a Dream

  • 5 of 5

The house is breathtakingly gorgeous, - and James, our host, is the most organized and responsive person imaginable. It was like a dream. Six stars!!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Perfect

  • 5 of 5

I enjoy renting homes when I travel and this home was one of the best. Beautifully appointed and comfortable. The homeowner provided info on nearby restaurants which we took advantage of. We come to New,Orleans often, My son and daughter in law love it so I am planning a return trip in the Fall to celebrate his 40th.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Booty's & Oxalis
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Canal Street - Algiers Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Maurepas Foods
Car: not necessary

Our home is 5 minutes from the French Quarter and 13 minutes from the Convention Center.

If you don't have a car or don't want to drive, the most convenient option is Uber or a cab. Very simple and very cheap. The trip from our house to the French Quarter costs $7 and the trip to the Convention Center costs $12.

Another option is to use the New Orleans bus service which stops near our house. Below is a link to the current bus schedule. The bus fare is $1.25 per ride. Or you can get an unlimited ride Jazzy Pass for $3.00 for one day or $9.00 for three days.

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes. This park opened in February 2014 and currently runs from Mazant Street to Spain Street. The final three blocks that connect the park to the French Quarter will open in 2015.

The second best way to walk is along the charming streets of the Bywater & the Faubourg Marigny. In my guide book I recommend my favorite walking route. On this route, you will pass a lovely restaurant or a charming shop on pretty much every block of your walk from my home to the French Quarter.

Another fun option for getting around town is to rent bicycles from a place like Bicycle Michael's:

ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 9.0%

Taxes are included in the rate. Rates are subject to change until you have a signed lease agreement.

ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.