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Artist Penthouse in Irish Channel 1 Block from Garden District

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


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

Alanda Bennett
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

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 Irish Channel

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.


Irish Channel Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large room with tub/shower combination. Two large windows overlooking the surrounding roof tops.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


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Artist Penthouse in Irish Channel 1 Block from Garden District
average rating of 4.94382 based on 89 reviews
Wilmington NC USA

Have stayed at many, this was the best

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect location, in the beautiful Garden District, and close enough to the French Quarter for a pleasant walk, or easy Uber. Restaurants abounded, the vrbo was very quiet and even better than the photographs. Husband would have liked to stay inside even more!

Our hosts left so many amenities, from coffee and croissants, to extra toothpaste. My husband's idea of a trip to New Orleans involves looking for toothpaste at CVS....what a break for me that it was included! So if you are looking for great location, clean and elegant apartment and great hosting, this is it. Our plan is to come back for a longer period.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the very nice review! You were a wonderful guest, please comeback again some day. Thanks
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Golden, CO

Perfect Location, Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough good things about this rental. The apartment was extremely clean and in a fantastic location, very walkable to the street car and Magazine St. Alanda made us feel welcome right away, there were pastries, chocolates, and some drinks in the fridge. We would definitely stay here again next time we are in town.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is the perfect NOLA pied-a-terre.

  • 5 of 5

The Artist Penthouse is really spacious, comfortable, and well-equipped! You could bake a cheesecake during your stay, if you were so inclined, with all the necessary kitchen equipment at your fingertips, just for example! The neighborhood is also wonderful. We loved walking in this area and we hope to stay here again when we return to New Orleans.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Picture Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This artist's loft is exactly as depicted in the photos: light, bright, airy, clean and artistically decorated. It's tucked away in a quiet neighborhood just a block from Magazine Street, with an abundance of restaurants and shops to suit all tastes. Lovely home away from home; looking forward to my next visit to New Orleans and this fabulous loft.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing for a bridal suite

  • 5 of 5

Alanda’s Apartment made my wedding day so special and beautiful! It is so spacious and eclectic and whimsical, and she didn’t miss a beat with leaving us toiletries, pastries, drinks, etc. loved it! Wish i could live there!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true NOLA home

  • 5 of 5

I loved staying at Artist's Penthouse and having as wonderful a host as Alanda. Though my stay was relatively short and for work, I had a great sense of a wonderful neighborhood that has so much to offer. I'd go back in a heartbeat. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Commander's Palace
Spotted Cat Music Club
Maple Leaf Bar
Camellia Grill
Mr. B's Bistro
Juan's Flying Burrito
Dat Dog
The Ruby Slipper Cafe
La Petite Grocery
French Quarter Festival
New Orleans Botanical Gardens
The Bulldog, Uptown
The Rum House Caribbean Taqueria
Audubon Park
Pascal's Manale Restaurant
Audubon Park Golf Course
The National WWII Museum
La Boulangerie
Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
Saki Cafe Uptown
Commander's Palace
Breaux Mart Magazine
Balcony Bar & Cafe Inc
Joey K's Restaurant & Bar
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louie Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40

Contact Property Owner for Special Event Pricing.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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