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!