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Chartres Street Cottage in Historic Bywater 12 Blocks From French Quarter

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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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Katherine .
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, norwegian
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Katherine .

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.

Katherine . purchased this house in 1993

Guestbook comments from the owner

You folks have got a wonderful hideaway there in the midst of the New Orleans scene. Your shotgun cottage is phenomenal. I'm looking forward to coming back without festivities to just chill out and commune with the porch frogs. Please reserve the Chartres Street Cottage for 2011 New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Apr 2010
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Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, no tub
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Royal Street Bedroom - 1 queen , Canopy Bed
    Jean Lafitte Bedroom - 1 queen , Pirate's Cove
  • Sleep the night away in the plantation style four post bed draped with a muslin canopy. Pillow top mattresses in both bedrooms.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(53 traveler reviews)

Chartres Street Cottage in Historic Bywater 12 Blocks From French Quarter
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 54 reviews

Great adult home base

  • 4 of 5

Our intent for a rental was to have a place to lay out heads when sleep was inevitable. This location achieved that AND provided a space to make your own southern lifestyle.

There are plenty of nearby amazingly hip experiences to have, or you can quickly access bourbon street.

It's a haven.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ardmore, PA

Close to Park, Restaurants

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the cottage and loved that it was cross from Crescent Park, and walking distance to many restaurants. Nice side yard with privacy.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place, safe area, comfy beds!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, another couple, and I stayed for 3 nights in this lovely house. They neighbor who greeted us was knowledgeable about the area and gave us valuable info. It is a neat, quirky, hipster neighborhood. We were a little more than a mile from the quarter which is about a 10$ cab ride or 20 min walk. There was also restaurants and bars less than 2 blocks away. My suggestion is that if you can bring bikes, you should.... I would have totally loved to had more ability to explore. If you are considering this place, do it... its great!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Milwaukee, WI

Excellent stay, would rec'd

  • 5 of 5

my wife and I as well as one other couple stayed here over Memorial Day Weekend. Overall the place was as advertised or better. The patio/porch were nicer than we expected. The place was plenty spacious for 4 people. Bathroom is a little on small end, but not overly so. Location is solid, maybe a 10 minute walk to Frenchmen street. Inside, the bed was very comfortable and plenty of space in each bedroom, especially the master which has an additional sitting room. Main room is somewhat dated but comfortable; plus we didn't spend much time sitting around watching TV since we were in NOLA to have fun and do some site seeing! Jim was available with any issues and was super helpful. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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NOLA April 2015

  • 5 of 5

Had an amazing time, we felt we were part of the neighborhood. Great location very easy access to everything. Jim was a great resource and made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and comfortable. I stayed there with my husband and two of our friends. There was MORE than enough space for all of us. The beds were so comfortable, it was a peaceful location. I didn't notice any noise at all. The courtyard was great, we made sure to have dinner outside one of the days and it was just perfect. Jim, the property manager, was so incredibly helpful and kind. Katherine was great too. If I make my way back to NOLA, I would love to stay here again. We all agreed it was our little slice of paradise during our stay. Thank you Jim & Katherine!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Markey's Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Canal Street Ferry to West Bank
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
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


Rates & Availability

Bywater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Essence Festival
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $250

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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