About the property
- Guest House3900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
4 Bedroom 2 Suites; 6 Bathrooms; parlor; balcony;bar;restaurant; sidewalk dining
Balcony guest house
4-rooms & 2-suites all with private bathrooms
Sleeps 16 persons
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Reflecting the history of new orleans as the major trading point with the caribbean, our b&b guest rooms are well appointed in a mix of traditional new orleans styles. Elegant in their simplicity, each one was carefully planned for a relaxing night’s sleep.
Guest rooms include: private bathrooms w/shower, hardwood floors, armoires, ceiling fans, guest-controlled air conditioning, cable televisions, microwave and mini-frigerator, and radio/alarm clocks. Guest rooms 1 & 2 feature 12-foot ceilings and direct access to the namesake wrap-around balcony.
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In addition to the appointments common to all the rooms, the master suite includes comfortable separate living and bedroom areas. The living room area includes a dining table for four, wet bar, microwave, and cable television (the sofa functions as queen size pull-out bed).
The bedroom features a queen size bed and is furnished with traditional french new orleans and indochine style furniture.
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Features 12 foot ceilings, charming queen size hard wood sleigh bed, corner armoire, and (2) french double doors opening onto our namesake wrap-around balcony.
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Features 12 foot ceilings, a queen size hardwood sleigh bed and a java armoire.
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Features a queen size sleigh bed and french doors opening onto a semi private balcony. This room is furnished with traditional french new orleans and indochine style furniture.
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Features a queen size java bed. This room is furnished with traditional new orleans and indochine style furniture.
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french, Hindi; Bengali; Urdu & a bit of Persian, Spanish.
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Zak Rahman
Naz & Zak went to college, married and raised three beautiful, gifted children in the city that care forgot..our beloved New Orleans. Naz is the chef and Zak is the gofer for the restaurant downstairs from the guesthouse. We only use fresh ingredients and cook from scratch daily. Cuisine of India & NOLA. We offer all our guests a free 'Welcome Cocktail' and free 'Gourmet Breakfast'.
Zak Rahman purchased this Guest House in 1985
Why Zak Rahman chose Faubourg Marigny
We went to school at UNO & Tulane universities, fell in love with New Orleans, and particularly the Bywater/Marigny/Treme/French- Quarter neighborhoods and decided to make this our home. The Marigny is the most interesting neighborhood in New Orleans - blocks from the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street and the mighty Mississippi river. Historic, charming and very friendly :).
What makes this Guest House unique
The Balcony Guesthouse is an alluring B&B in an sensual part of New Orleans. It is a century old historic home, with high ceiling, old cypress wood floors and a NOLA style wrap-around balcony for wining-dining-relaxing. Both the balcony and the picture window dining area in the restaurant downstairs is great for people watching. And no matter how hot it gets during the summer months in NOLA - in the evenings, there is always a breeze that blows in from the Mississippi river 3 blocks from our B&B. Magical, beautiful, wonderful...
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The nicest staff. Rooms comfortable and location great.
We were there for a wedding and it was nice to have the entire floor of rooms for our party of wedding guests and family. The staff was attentive and Zak was the nicest guy and very informative about things to do and places to eat although the food at his restaurant was excellent according to our guests. The location was great. Just far enough from the French quarter to have some quit time but actually not too far of a walk. We love coming to NOLA and the experience was just made better by where we stayed. Thank you Zak and staff.
Patrick, you guys, all of your family & friends, were a pleasure indeed!
We are 14 of us, childhood friends from all parts USA. Wanted meet and celebarate our assciation for past 40 years. We stayed here for two days from March 2-4, 2018. Zak and his team are extremely friendly and supportive. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to anyone.
You won't regret it!
What a great location, about a solo cup walk into the FQ :) Zak was very flexible with our group as well as accessible all weekend. We were in town for Mardi Gras and truly didn't have a care in the world. Clean, friendly and accommodating. We will be visiting again!
Merci beaucoup Dane.
You guys were wonderful guests.
Please come visit NoLa and stay with us again, soon.
Naz & Zak
Great Place To Stay in NOLA
We took the entire family to NOLA for New Years and could not have found a better place or better people to provide our accommodations, meals, and libations. Mr. Z and Chef G will take excellent care of everything. The other great advantage was the location. NOLA is busy during New Year due to New Years Eve events and Sugar Bowl events. The location of the Balcony Guest House allowed us to pick driving routes around all the crowded areas to find parking close to everything. I highly recommend the Balcony Guest House. Also we ate New Years Eve dinner at the house and it was not only convenient but absolutely delicious with many choice for our group of 13. Thanks for a wonderful time.
Thank you very much for your kind review.
Folks like you make the world a better place for all of us.
Chef G really enjoyed your personality & company.
Please come stay with us again, soon.
Healthy & Happy New Years to you;)
Clean, convenient and friendly.
Great place for 14 family members to stay at while celebrating my hubby’s 60th bday. Short Uber drive to French Quarter and short walk to Frenchman street Zak and Michelle made sure we had everything we needed.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay !
We were a large family group in town for a wedding.
Other than not having a ‘den’ area large enough for us to congregate, the house was great !
There was one minor hitch that Zak was quick to correct.
The innkeepers & staff were all so friendly & accommodating.
We had a blast !!!!
Founded in 1899, our motto is 'Helping to make the Marigny a better place to live, work, and play.'
Located across Esplanade Avenue, adjacent to the French Quarter, our neighborhood follows the southward flow along the Mississippi River, for about sixteen blocks. (map)
The primary goal of FMIA is to preserve the unique architectural and cultural heritage of our historic district. Our membership, which includes residential and business property owners and renters, are committed to improving the quality of life in our diverse community.
If you are a neighbor, we hope you will explore this site with an eye towards participating with us, or perhaps just stay in touch with social events such as our potluck suppers or Meet the Neighbors events, or at one of our annual events. (Spring Home Tour, Fall Walking Tour, Christmas Caroling)
If you are a visitor, we hope you will explore beyond the usual tourist areas of New Orleans, and experience the charm, friendliness, and more local flavor of the Marigny. Great food, unique coffee houses and local music await you.
Faubourg Marigny's history began in 1805 when the young Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville subdivided his plantation and sold the first plot of ground. The nineteenth century housing stock continues to beckon those persons who appreciate something a bit different. What began as a French-speaking suburb soon overflowed with Caribbean free people of color, German immigrants fleeing political oppression, and Irish folks looking for a better way of life. By the early twentieth century Spanish and Italian immigrants were flocking into this downtown neighborhood. The lots remain small; usually 30’ x 100’, and the houses sit close to the sidewalk.
Housing styles included simple cottages such as this home on St. Claude, built in the 1840’s, but here shown in an 1851 drawing (pictured left. click to enlarge). A more elaborate style can be seen in the 1840’s two-story Greek Revival house with a two-level gallery that once graced Port street (pictured below. click to enlarge). Again, note the setback and garden in front of the property as also shown in the St. Claude property drawing.
A proliferation of Creole cottages, shotgun houses, Eastlake cottages and smaller townhouses — many with several units to accommodate renters —suggests a predominantly working class neighborhood. Early city directories show the majority of people living in the area working as clerks, railroad workers, teachers, carpenters, dray drivers, laborers, or small business owners.
The post WWII years and integration in the 1960’s found many residents fleeing to newer housing stock in the city and surrounding parishes. Elderly residents remained, but increasingly houses were rented and absentee landlords took fewer pains to maintain their property. The1970’s brought a group of young professionals who began steps to preserve the area. Soon there was an active neighborhood organization, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA), the development of the Historic Marigny Zoning, and eventual inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
Crime, inattentive landlords and poor municipal planning haven’t disappeared yet, but progress is being made. These hard working “faubourgundians” continue to welcome newcomers to this lovely suburb filled with lovingly restored homes.
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