About the property
- Apartment1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9)
Welcome to your New Orleans home.
Here's your chance to live and play where the locals do -- in grand and funky style!
Just four short blocks to the French Quarter (and only three to Frenchmen Street -- where most of the best music venues in town are), this amazing and unique apartment is ideally located. Also within walking distance are several coffee shops (the closest is less than a half block away), a full service grocery store, and too many restaurants and nightclubs to mention. Also, Washington Square Park is only two and a half blocks away, which includes a swing set and jungle gym for the kids.
About the Marigny: The Faubourg Marigny is easily (in our humble opinion) the most desirable neighborhood in all of downtown New Orleans. Travel back in time to a place where history comes alive right outside your front door, where European roots are always evident, and many of the homes are over a century old. A walk through the Marigny gives one the sensation of strolling through a picture postcard of a bygone era. The neighbors here are happy (who wouldn't be in such a wonderful place?) and always offer you a warm hello as you pass. It is a peaceful place, but very close to some of the most wonderful noise on the planet. And if you are a fan of the HBO series 'Treme,' you will be pleased to know that the infamously quirky Krewe du Vieux parade passes our block twice!
About the apartment: Nestled away from the street in the most convenient, beautiful and safest part of the Marigny, the accommodations are ideally located. The apartment is a spacious 1000 square feet, featuring a large living room, full kitchen with amenities, two large bedrooms, and one full bathroom. The rooms are furnished with antiques and interesting artifacts, including one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture created by local artisans. (Note: This apartment also functions as a living gallery, so most of the artisan furniture and wall hangings are available for purchase if you would like the ultimate souvenir -- just ask for pricing!) We also offer off-street parking -- a rare and much coveted feature during those peak times of the year when street parking can be so difficult (some say impossible) to find!
A brief tour of the apartment:
After pulling into our small parking lot, you will see that the house is set back from the street, for added security and privacy. You will notice that there is no door facing the street -- one must enter through the security gate to even see the first entrance to the house. Once through the gate, your apartment is the first door on the left. There is a little smoking area outside the front door (smoking is not allowed inside the apartment), where you will notice an antique door has been converted into a comfy bench by a local artist.
Once through the front door, the visual impact of this beautiful place will first hit you. To the left you will see a large desk with interestingly stocked bookshelves where you can set up your office away from home if you like (free wi-fi included). The photography and artwork on the walls is all created by local artists. Even the coffee table is an original work of art. There is a day bed with trundle (sleeps two) and a futon that folds out into a sleeper (also sleeps two) at the center of the living room, near the hi-definition flat screen TV.
To the right you will see our spacious kitchen, the visual center piece of which is a dining table fashioned by a local artist from another antique door and beautifully finished with vintage roof slates for a lovely mosaic effect (these slates were actually blown off the house you are staying in during Hurricane Katrina). You will note a washer/dryer poised dutifully in the corner (no trips to the Laundromat!), a refrigerator, electric oven and stove, and lots of counter and cabinet space -- much of which is filled with dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.
After visiting the living room and kitchen in the front area, you will walk into a hallway. Hallways themselves are something of a rarity in these older neighborhoods -- shotgun homes and creole cottages tend to be designed without halls, therefore forcing one to walk through one room to get to the next -- but there are no such privacy concerns here!
Immediately to the left is the master bedroom. This room is the jewel of the apartment. Spacious and beautiful, it features antique furniture and a queen-sized bed. It is really difficult to describe the magnificence of this room, so please have a look at the two photos of it in this ad to get a better idea!
Returning to the hallway, the next room is the bathroom, with a full shower/bathtub. The bathroom is charmingly decorated in the theme of a turn-of-the-century Storyville boudoir.
At the end of the hall is the second bedroom, which features a queen-sized bed (sleeps two) and a day bed with trundle (also sleeps two). The furniture in this room is mostly the work of local artists as well, and the overall theme of the space is in homage to the Vodou religion that is still practiced in New Orleans. The walls have been painted various shades of purple, and Veves (symbolic images of the Vodou faith) have been painted on the walls as a blessing for all those who stay here.
The landlords (who happen to be artists/writers/musicans themselves) live on the premises in an adjacent apartment and are always ready to answer your questions or lend a hand. These accommodations are child friendly, but small children may not be left alone in the apartment (babysitting services may be worked out in advance, depending on availability).
Please email us to receive a copy of our detailed policies regarding refunds, cancellations, deposits, tenant rules, etc. You will need to agree to our policies prior to booking.
You must be at least 25 years old to rent this apartment.
We look forward to becoming your New Orleans home away from home!
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- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
Why Louis chose Faubourg Marigny
To us, this is not just a vacation rental, it is our longtime home. Our little family has lived in the back apartment for 16 years, and both of our children (now teenagers) took their first steps in this wonderful home. We honestly cannot imagine living anywhere else -- New Orleans just has everything you can possibly want to lead a productive, creative, fun and exciting life. The Hurricane Katrina experience only quickened our resolve to protect and appreciate our beloved city more than ever, and we like nothing more than to act as good will ambassadors and hosts to those who share our affection for this greatest of American cities.
What makes this Apartment unique
On the day we moved into our home, the first thing I noticed was the sound of a trumpet playing. It turned out to be one of our first neighbors, an old-time jazzman who liked to practice out in his yard -- of course, none of the neighbors protested such a beautiful sound. Likewise, the sound of an approaching brass band or second line parade is not uncommon here, and neither is the sound of calliope music wafting through the air from the Steamboat Natchez on the Mississippi River. The music venues of Frenchmen Street (only three blocks away) can always keep boredom at bay. We take frequent walks through the historic French Quarter that is nearby, and are amazed at how we are always able to discover something new, no matter how many times we take these walks. Having home schooled our kids up to high school, we are in the habit of taking them on weekly trips to the museums (many of which are walking distance), or the Aquarium (a short streetcar ride or long walk from our home), or the Audubon Zoo (which is uptown, so a streetcar or automobile is the best way to get there). It is also great to have Washington Square Park such a short walk away, and the immense City Park (which also houses the New Orleans Museum of Art) is just a short drive away. Really, there is so much to love about living here that I could go on and on.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful place to stay and visit New Orleans
Louis was wonderful from beginning to end. The place is as charming as the pictures show. The locat
We had a couple teenagers who also loved the setup. I worried they were too loud but received no complaints. We were away majority of time.
Absolutely the best!!
This was our second stay with Louie and Elly (who are amazing and helpful hosts!!!) and it was a stellar experience for the second time. We were there over Halloween the first time and St. Patricks Day this time. The place is in a prime location with just a short, pleasant walk to Frenchmen St. and the Quarter. You couldn't ask for more from a vacation place or the fabulous owners. Everything is clean, the decor is funky and fun. Everything you need is either right there or just a couple blocks away. We will definitely return AGAIN.
Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!
When first planning our family adventure (6 extended family members), I was trying to find somewhere with a balcony over Bourbon St, but due to it being over Halloween and during the Voo Doo Music Fest, just about everything in the French Quarter was booked. I AM SO GLAD THE OTHERS WERE BOOKED, BECAUSE THEN WE FOUND THIS FANTASTIC PLACE! Louie and Elly are wonderful hosts. From the moment we arrived we felt so welcomed. Louie met us and gave us a tour of the apartment, had some maps ready for us, told us places to try for eating and hearing good jazz, and said to call or text him if we needed anything....even if we were just lost somewhere. They are truly a "funky cool" couple and we loved the cool decor of the place. (Added plus was their friendly outdoor cat, as we are "crazy cat people"). They had bagels and coffee for us upon our arrival and I just can't say enough good things about them and their lovely place. It was in a nice quiet residential neighborhood, but close to Frenchman St and the French Quarter and great places to eat. I can't wait to go back and stay here again! It's now our new "home away from home" in NOLA. :-)
It was very nice. Louie was very knowledgable and accommodating. The house is in a great location, close to everything. I would recommend it to a friend!
Our group had such an amazing stay! The owners were hospitable and extremely helpful!! The house is beautiful and the location was perfect for our needs. We will definitely rent again!!
French Quarter, many coffee shops, bars, nightclubs, colorful 'joints,' casino, riverboats, streetcars, MANY music venues, park, Aquarium of the Americas, Audubon Zoo, Audubon Insectarium (ew!!), TONS of street music, Mardi Gras parades, Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, nearby bicycle rental, French Market/flea market, wide variety of local and ethnic cuisine, many places of worship, many annual festivals including Jazzfest, Voodoo Fest, French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Festival, Creole Tomato Festival, Southern Decadence, Essence Festival, and others!!!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Special event rates may apply. Mardi Gras 2014 will be $350 per night for up to 4 people with an additional fee of $30 per person per night for each guest after the 4th, with a 5 night minimum stay. Jazzfest 2014 will be $350 per night for up to 4 people with a 5 night minimum stay.