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Carriage House on Royal Street

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3)

Treat yourself to a true French Quarter experience! This lovely carriage house is surrounded by lush gardens, flowers, sculpture, a tiered fountain stocked with colorful fish - and is located on the property behind a stunning historic mansion, circa 1823. The charming carriage house offers an open living area with queen bed and a wonderfully comfortable leather sofa which opens to a double bed. There is one full bath, flat-screen TV, a small but well-equipped kitchen, and plenty of closets for your Mardi Gras costumes! Entrance from Royal Street to the garden and carriage house is separate from the main house.

The large patio is perfect for cocktails before your dinner or event - or just for relaxing between sightseeing and shopping. For cool evenings, there are gas heaters for the patio/gardens. An outdoor shower is fun in the warmer weather.

You will 'breathe in' the history of the French Quarter in this gorgeous setting. Royal Street is simply one of the loveliest streets - so close to the Mississippi River, Jackson Square, restaurants, shopping and jazz clubs. Bourbon Street is one block away - but in this secret garden setting, tranquility prevails!

The larger house is the former home of actors Delta Burke (Designing Women) and Gerald McRaney (Simon and Simon, Major Dad), decorated in a tasteful Tuscan style. It is also available (see VRBO property #348055), which is a 3 bedroom, 2 baths, sleeping 5 guests, for $875 per night.

And the second floor is also available with a 47foot gallery on Royal Street and is a 3 bedroom, 2 baths for $975 per night (see VRBO property #633488). Sleeps 6 guests.

This is a home, not a rental property, so we are looking for renters who can respect that. This is a true French Quarter experience! Please write or call if you have questions or would like to see more photographs. This charming home is perfect for the discriminating traveler.

Keywords: Carriage house, private setting, one bedroom, French Quarter, comfortable accommodation, patio

More Details

Ina Magee, Caretaker
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018


French Quarter Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower and bathtub, modern.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • One very comfortable Queen sized bed. One double bed, convertible sofa.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Sited on historic Royal Street in the French quarter, blocks to Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Bourbon Street, Museums, a variety of New Orleans' finest restaurants, Jazz clubs, the Mississippi Riverfront, sports events, shopping, Harrah's Casino - this lovely carriage house gives you privacy and tranquility while being in the heart of the French Quarter. Here you'll find all that you are seeking in a New Orleans visit.


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Carriage House on Royal Street
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

The Real French Quarter Experience

  • 5 of 5

My Husband and I stayed in the Carriage house on Royal Street during the last week of Mardi Gras. (Our first visit to NOLA). From the moment we arrived we knew we had made a fabulous choice. The location was perfection, walking distance to all the top galleries and fine dining, An easy walk to Cafe DuMonde and Jackson Square, and if you like, to Bourbon street. Even though we were only a block from Bourbon, it was quiet and felt safe. Its easy to get a pedi cab to the parades if you need one. The carriage house is small, but comfy, the big bed was filled with pillows to sink in and sleep like a baby after a day of exploring. Tiny kitchen was perfect for making morning coffee and late night snacks. Bathroom is tiny but has everything you need. You must love old houses and expect this vibe here,This isnt a cookie cutter hotel experience.The courtyard was beautiful filled with flowers and fruit trees. if you want to absorb the French Quarter atmosphere and true Southern Hospitality look no further, The owners were fabulous and invited us up to the main house to toss beads from the Gallery and have a cocktail. The Main house is amazing and filled with beautiful art and details. We hope to come back with our adult sons and rent the main house in the future. The big house second story would be a Honeymooners dream, large canopy bed and fabulous decor. We cant wait to come back!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Lovely unit with everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location to explore New Orleans. No need for a car as we could walk to everything. The unit is lovely and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Review For The Back Carriage House

  • 4 of 5

This review is for the small carriage house at the back of the property. I stayed recently with two other friends (three 40-50ish females total).

You couldn't ask for a better location in the Quarter. This end is notably quieter and calmer--but still an easy stroll to all the excitement. There's a grocery store (Rouse's) just a few blocks down the street, fun bars, good food nearby, and lots of higher end shopping and art galleries right outside your door. You are also easy walking distance to Frenchmen Street, where lots of good music happens and where the locals go.

From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Randell, the driver that was arranged for us, was a great welcome to the city. He gave us lots of ideas of what to do and even texted during our stay to check on us and let us know some of the happenings in other neighborhoods. Ina, the property manager, was so sweet and helpful getting us settled in. She got us anything we needed right away (she lives right across the street) and made sure we had everything we needed during our stay.

The carriage house is a small studio, but it was fine for the 3 of us ladies. There's a queen bed, comfy couch, small dining table, and a separate kitchen off the main room down a hallway. The kitchen is small with a mini fridge, but we managed to put together a couple of light meals and cocktails. While comfortable, the space could use some TLC. Yes, everything in New Orleans is old--and that's a large part of it's charm. But a fresh coat of paint, some fresh linens, and a new shower curtain would go a long way to make the space really shine.

The outdoor courtyard is a great bonus. It's well away from the street with a lovely fountain to enjoy. Overall, we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We recently rented this entire property for our wedding, and we stayed in the carriage house for the weekend. THIS is the way to stay in the French Quarter! The apartment is wonderful, with a kitchen and plenty of room, and having access to a beautiful private courtyard is amazing.

It's the perfect location from which to explore the French Quarter on foot. And at the end of the day, you have a private oasis for enjoying a cocktail. Beats a hotel any day! We visit New Orleans often, but this was a truly special experience. We can't wait to visit this property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Reno, Nevada


  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the carriage house. The location is perfect for anything you would like to do. Every thing you need is within walking distance. Royal Street is great for shopping and browsing. The cottage it self was very comfortable. The courtyard was very pleasant.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Princeton, IL

Great location

  • 3 of 5

This property was right in the French Quarter - walking distance to many venues. Terrific

places to eat, etc. However, it was really not as advertised. The downstairs had only one

legitimate bedroom right off the living room with no door in working condition to close it off. The access to a bathroom for that bedroom was through the living and dining room out

to the hallway to a bathroom. The other "bedrooms" were a couch that pulled out to a bed that led into a hallway which held a single bed which led to a bath????Nowhere but New Orleans would that be considered anything but a tv room!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The owners home is accurately photographed and described in their VRBO Listing It was built in 1823 with over 2,400 sq feet of living space on each floor. The gigantic old pocket doors must be handled with care for privacy. This is our first review over 4 and a half years that has not been 5 STARS. Please read all the other 65 reviews that are 5 STARS The owners are personally in residence weekly and often for a month at a time. They pride themselves with the ultimate in care and perfect maintenance at all time. Your champagne will be chilling in our gardens for you. With the Greatest of Respect and Care for your Stay
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Louis Armstrong International
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Amtrack Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Pass Christian, Mississippi
Car: not necessary

While you are enjoying your stay in this gorgeous, historic French Quarter property, you are just steps from dozens of world-class restaurants, jazz clubs, historic sites, and modern attractions! Your days will be filled - luckily you can accomplish anything you missed on your NEXT visit! New Orleans has seemingly endless treats to offer, all year-round.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Tax Rate 14.0%

Please call owners for a quote for all special events!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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