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Artist Penthouse in Irish Channel 1 Block from Garden District

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment w/ Kitchen, Open Living & Dining, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (S

This newly renovated beautiful artist penthouse is in one of New Orleans’ most amazing historic neighborhoods the ‘Irish Channel’. A unique neighborhood loaded with quaint Victorian cottages, only one block from the wonderful Garden District, and Magazine Street the best shopping district the city has to offer.

Built in the 1880’s as a corner grocery store, this two story, bracketed style building with a balcony, was designed to sell fresh produce on the first floor and to provide housing for the store owner and his family on the second floor. New Orleans neighborhoods are sprinkled with these buildings some sold meat and dairy products others sold produce, now many have been converted into homes, studios and even corner bars which offer great gathering places for locals.

The second floor apartment is light and airy with floor to ceiling operable windows which open to the relaxing balcony that stretches across the front of the building. Original woodwork,

7’-4” doors with transoms, along with the heavy crown molding frames the 12’ ceilings in the large main room that services as dining and living room. The furnishings are a mix of antiques and contemporary with original art throughout the apartment.

The sizeable bedroom offers a relaxing night’s sleep in the antique four poster double bed. An historic portrait hangs above the cypress mantle.

For the best roof top view step into the spacious bathroom, two large windows will make you feel like you are in a tree house.

If you want to be close to everything – this is the place for you!

Only one block from the magnificent Garden District, loaded with amazing historic antebellum homes whose architectural styles go from Victorian and Greek Revival to Italianate. It is a neighborhood of both local and national celebrities, writers, movie stars and quite a few Kings and Queens!, that would be New Orleans’ Royalty – Mardi Gras Kings and Queens.

Only one block from New Orleans’ favorite shopping district Magazine Street. No need for a car, Magazine Street has everything within walking distance. If you need groceries, a cup of great coffee, a birthday cake, bottle of wine, a message, a facial, jewelry, clothes, shoes, art, antiques, or even a musical instrument it’s just a stroll down the street. There is a restaurant for every taste from Parasol Restaurant & Bar, Little Korea BBQ, Coquette Bistro & Wine Bar, District Donuts, Sucré, Rum House, Joey K’s Restaurant, The Bulldog, Sake Café, Magazine PoBoys, to Juan's Flying Burrito. And just a few blocks off Magazine Street is the famous Commander’s Palace.

Only one block from two of New Orleans’ most popular corner bars – Parasols’ Bar & Restaurant and Tracey’s the Original Irish Channel Bar. This whole block turns green on St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Clubs marching in the streets early in the morning then a huge street party continues throughout the day. The Saturday before St. Patrick’s Day is the “Irish Chanel St. Patrick’s Day Parade” which travels up Magazine Street then down St Charles Avenue in Mardi Gras size floats pelting the parade goers with everything you need to make an Irish Stew, cabbages, potatoes, carrots, and onions. There are also hoards of men who are members of local Irish Clubs wearing kilts and trading paper flowers for kisses.

Only 10 minutes to all the fabulous attractions New Orleans has to offer. The French Quarter, Convention Center, Super Dome, Audubon Park & Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, World Trade Center, Harrah’s Casino, Arts District, D Day Museum, Civil War Museum, Ogdon Southern Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Insectarium, Mardi Gras World, Audubon Golf Course, and Theaters both live and film.

Transportation is so easy, stroll through the Garden District to St. Charles Avenue to catch the Streetcar, or catch a bus one block away. Because we are so close to Downtown a cab ride is pretty cheap.

Keywords: Historic Building, 2 story house, renovated apartment above artist studio

More Details

Owner
Alanda Bennett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Alanda Bennett

My husband is a retired Architect, who spends his time sailing, painting, refinishing furniture and working on any project that comes along. I am an Event Planner working in New Orleans’ great hospitality industry.

Alanda Bennett purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Alanda Bennett chose New Orleans

Actually we were looking for the building, a historic corner grocery store to be converted into an artist studio and office on the bottom with living space above. When we found it we fell in love with the neighborhood and all the amenities it has to offer – easy walking distance to so many shops and restaurants,

What makes this apartment unique

Light and airy full of charm with a view of beautiful historic homes. You will feel like a local as you walk to the very many restaurants only a few blocks away, or hop the Streetcar to go Downtown only minutes away. Or just sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and enjoy your vacation.

Amenities

Central City/Garden District Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large room with tub/shower combination. Two large windows overlooking the surrounding roof tops.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Artist Penthouse in Irish Channel 1 Block from Garden District
average rating of 4.9390244 based on 82 reviews
5

Lovely Apartment with Delightful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The property photos were accurate and the apartment was filled with thoughtful extras to make us feel welcomed and pampered. Our visit was interrupted by Hurricane Nate but we look forward to returning soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville
5

Simply the Best....

  • 5 of 5

Old, wide floor boards painted shiny white...ceilings that seemed 20' tall, sheer billowing curtains, elegant furniture, luxury linens, fabulous mood lighting and fresh croissants....my daughter and I have traveled to many places and were both positively agog at the elegance and charm of this apartment....super efficient air conditioning and so full of lovely NOLA sunshine I needed my sunglasses inside. Lots of special touches that made it clear we were in New Orleans....nothing was generic or ordinary. We parked our car right in front and did not drive for 3 days...so convenient to Magazine Street, great shops and restaurants. Be sure and try Coquette's for Pet-nat and Smoked Catfish Dip and Stein's Deli for the best pastrami sandwich in the world!!! Both are only a few blocks from this amazing apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco
5

This is a wonderful apartment. It's comfortable, clean and comes with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay while attending a conference. I love the neighborhood and the apartment was perfect. I rented a bike to get around while I was there. It's a great cycling city with lots of bike lanes and beautiful places to ride. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Corbin, Ky
5

Felt like home, upgraded!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. Alanda was super nice without hovering. And you can tell she's good at doing this by the things she had available for her guests in the apartment. The attention to detail was so nice. ALL kinds of drinks in the fridge which we partook of. And all sorts of things in the bathroom that you might need and it's the good stuff, she doesn't cheap out even though she doesn't have to do it at all. We really appreciated all the effort she puts in. From the fresh flowers on the table to the croissants on the counter. And the location was fantastic. The walk through the Garden District to the trolley was actually like a tour than torture (I'm lazy), it's so beautiful. And the apartment itself really is much grander in person! You'll love it. We did. Thanks Miss Alanda.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Alanna and Bob are perfect host and the place was beautifully decorated and very comfortable!!!

Thanks so much for the croissants and beverages.

Den and Chris

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A perfect place to stay in NOLA

  • 5 of 5

If you'd like to be away from the noise and crowds of the French Quarter stay here on the edge of the Garden District. The flat is beautiful, quiet but close to everything. (Hint: by a transit pass at Walgreens.) The hosts have thought of everything to make a stay perfect, right down to fresh croissants on the kitchen counter. Truly, one the best VRBOs we've stayed in.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louie Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Parasol's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Audubon Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
NOLA Motorsports
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Pontchartrain Beach
Car: not necessary

Jazz Fest, French Quarter Festival, St. Patricks Day Fest & Parade, Mardi Gras Parades, VooDoo Festival, & many neighborhood Festivals year round

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $40
Tax Rate 14.0%

Contact Property Owner for Special Event Pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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