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Chartres Street Cottage in Historic Bywater 12 Blocks from French Quarter

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4, 1250 Sq Ft, Private Courtyard, Off Street Parking

Enjoy your stay at the Chartres Street Cottage, an exquisitely handcrafted and restored shotgun style Victorian cottage built in 1892. Privately located behind a locked gate, the Chartres Street Cottage is the guest house of an historic 1868 Italianate Creole residence. Conveniently located only 12 blocks from the French Quarter, this exclusive 1250 square foot cottage is in the historic Bywater. As the third oldest section of New Orleans, enjoy old southern elegance and charm at its best. Exclusive and private, the Chartres Street Cottage is exquisitely fully furnished with handmade, exotic hardwoods.

The Charm of the Chartres Street Cottage: In 'the city that care forgot', enjoy off street parking and your own private courtyard entrance. Indulge in the southern tradition of 'porch sitting' in your own private beautifully landscaped courtyard. The French Quarter is only 12 blocks away where you can enjoy beignets, Jackson Square, Preservation Alley and all that the French Quarter has to offer. Also conveniently located to the Jazz Fest Fairgrounds. The Chartres Street Cottage is privately owned and has been personally restored with historic preservation in mind. While enjoying your stay, you may notice the original crown molding throughout the home, magnificent pocket doors, classic pier and beam construction, antique roses in the garden from ancestors of our neighbors who brought clippings with them from overseas in the 1800's, and much more.

Amenities: The Chartres Street Cottage has 9 feet ceilings, central air conditioning and heat, ceiling fans throughout and on the porch, hard wood floors and carpeting, linens, a full kitchen, an enclosed sunroom, and a tin roof porch overlooking a private courtyard with a pavilion. We just recently installed new carpeting, flooring, washer/dryer, and new living room furniture. The cottage is located around the corner from Markey's Bar, a favorite neighborhood watering hole. Be sure to ask for Roy Markey! Other local favorites in the neighborhood include Elizabeth's Restaurant, the Cake Cafe, the Country Club and Feeling's Cafe.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1250 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Royal Street Bedroom: 1 queen

    Canopy Bed...moreless

  • Jean Lafitte Bedroom: 1 queen

    Pirate's Cove...moreless

  • Sleep the night away in the plantation style four post bed draped with a muslin canopy. Pillow top mattresses in both bedrooms....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Shower, no tub

Other Amenities

  • 6 spacious rooms, including sunroom, full kitchen, living room with new sofa, 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, and a parlor room. New carpeting and flooring, new living room furniture and washer/dryer added this summer. Although built as a 'shotgun' style home, the cottage is unique with a small hall leading to the bedrooms. This allows for full privacy in both bedrooms. The Royal Street bedroom has its own parlor room which is separated by original wood pocket doors. Central air conditioning and heating will keep you cool during the summer months and warm and toasty during the winter. All furnishings in the Chartres Street Cottage are handcrafted of exotic hardwoods and are available for sale through Zinger Hardware & General Merchant in Austin Texas. You can also enjoy the private lush, tropical courtyard. Sit outside in red rockers on the tin covered porch or enjoy a meal at the iron table and chairs in the courtyard. Or dance under the stars in the garden pavilion....moreless


  • Books
  • Television


  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    1 offstreet parking space...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


from 53 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Essence Festival
Jun 29 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Taxes Not included


Rates are quoted per day and are subject to change. Please call or email with specific requests.

When making your reservation at the Chartres Street Cottage, we require a 50% deposit to hold your reservation. The remaining balance is due 30 days before arrival. Reservations for special events require payment in full 60 days before arrival. Late arrivals after 9:00 pm $25 fee.

50% is due to hold the reservation. The balance is due 30 days before arrival, 60 days before arrival for holidays and special events.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louis Armstrong International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Markey's Bar
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Canal Street Ferry to West Bank
3 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 10
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Elizabeth's Restaurant

Car: Recommended

The Chartres Street Cottage is located on Chartres Street in the historic Bywater, only 12 blocks from the French Quarter. Popular New Orleans attractions include beignets at Cafe du Monde, jazz music, antique shopping, paddle wheel river boat rides on the Mississippi River, Audubon Aquarium, Audubon Insectarium, Audubon Zoo, streetcar rides along St. Charles Avenue and the Garden District, New Orleans Museum of Art, National World War II Museum, swamp tours, haunted history tours and Plantation Tours.

Other Activities: French Quarter, Aquarium, Insectarium, Jazz, Museums, Shopping, Casino, Horse racing


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: Katherine grew up in New Orleans and Michael grew up in upstate New York. We have a 12 year old son. Michael moved to New Orleans in the early 1990's and bought old homes in the Bywater. We personally renovated (along with great help from family and friends) five homes with painstaking detail and attention to preserving the historical significance of each property. We met at Tulane Business School and now live in Austin Texas where we started a new concept store 13 years ago, Zinger Hardware & General Merchant. It is with great joy that we offer the Chartres Street Cottage to visitors from all over the world so that you can personally experience the history of New Orleans.

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Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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