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'Smile House' Only 3 Blocks to French Quarter! Sleeps 2-10. On Streetcar line.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Nicknamed 'The Smile House' due to its unique front of the house that gives the appearance of a smiling face.

*****This House Will Be Exclusively Yours With Your Own Private Courtyard.*****

If this house is not available on your requested dates please see our other listing:

Vrbo #577066

This 1500 square foot historic home is located in the heart of the Marigny Triangle, only 3 blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon St. And only 1 block from the music filled Frenchman St.

Please see reviews which all state pictures do not do the house justice!

The kitchen has custom made cabinets with marble counter tops and a unique pot sink. The kitchen is fully stocked with all your culinary needs to keep you busy during your vacation whether you are just looking to make a quick breakfast or if you are serving dinner for eight! Small courtyard in rear of house.

Enter the home into a sitting greeting room with 2 recliners and a daybed. Day bed has 2 TWIN size mattresses. Sitting room opens into main living room with oversized couch, 2 recliners, electric fireplace insert, 32' flat screen TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Beyond living room is the amazing updated eat in kitchen w table seating for 8, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker,etc.. Off kitchen is laundry room, 2nd bedroom and bath. The bath features a just updated walk in shower stall. 2nd bedroom has 2 FULL size beds with linens.

Also off the entry sitting room is the master suite. Suite has its own living room with oversized couch and love seat, apartment size refrigerator, 32' TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Living room opens to master bedroom. The Master bedroom features a large armoire, QUEEN sized Tempur-Pedic bed w linens, desk, Chaise Lounge, 37' flat screen TV w DVD. Off the master bedroom is master bath including: Whirlpool Bathtub, separate shower w jets for 2.

ON DEMAND water heater. This means you will never run out of hot water no mater how many people are taking showers!

House features 12 foot high ceilings, original wide planked wooden floors, tile floors in kitchen and baths, tons of natural lighting, exposed brick chimneys, and much more.

The home is great for families and groups of all lifestyles. The neighborhood is friendly and accommodating to all, host to many local bars and restaurants for all tastes and styles. The home is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted outside in courtyard.

Keywords: House Mardi Gras French Quarter

More Details

Owner
Jesse
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2017

About Jesse

I have searched for a second home in this neighborhood for several years. I feel that I have found the perfect location, central to everything you need, and the peacefulness of a safe residential neighborhood. I am extending my home to you when I am not there because it is too beautiful not to share.

Jesse purchased this house in 2011

Why Jesse chose Marigny-Bywater

1 block form Frenchman street which has the best music and food to be found in New Orleans.

3 blocks from French Quarter.

Tons of amazing restaurants and shops within the surrounding blocks.

Safe and friendly residential neighborhood.

What makes this house unique

Historic home with all the right updates while keeping all the important vintage features.

12 foot ceilings and floor plan make for a very cozy yet open home.

Amenities

Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • ON DEMAND water heater. This means you will never run out of hot water no mater how many people are taking showers! Master bath has amazing whirlpool bathtub and stand alone oversized stone walk in shower. Second bath has claw foot tub with shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom. Tempurpedic. , Double Beds (2) 2 full sized beds in 2nd bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed with 2 twin matresses. Can be pushed together or kept seperate.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting

Reviews

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'Smile House' Only 3 Blocks to French Quarter! Sleeps 2-10. On Streetcar line.
average rating of 4.919192 based on 198 reviews
5

Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house, perfect for a large group to stay! Great location! Overall pleased!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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Nice place, but non-functioning A/C made it a tough stay. Would not stay again.

  • 2 of 5

The interior of the house was really nice and well taken care of - as described. We went down as a bachelor party of 10 and did not struggle with only having 2 bathrooms, though your miles may vary depending on the group.

However, the biggest issue and flaw we had was lack of A/C while we were there. Our stay was 4 days in the middle of June, and we were without A/C for roughly 2 of those days. It was absolutely BRUTAL. 85+ degrees in the house made it unbelievably difficult to sleep, function, and have a good time. Upon our arrival (2pm Thursday), we tried to turn the A/C on, but were unsuccessful. We waited some time before reaching out to the owner to ensure that there was no way the A/C was working. Upon notifying the owner, we were told that he had reached out to his service tech, but it was probably too late in the day to have someone come out and fix the problem so we would have to wait until the morning. In the meantime, we were told to "go out and have a few drinks, and when we got back we wouldn't notice the heat anymore."

The service tech came the following morning (Friday), poked around for an hour or so, said our issue was fixed and went on his way. The A/C worked for less than 24 hours. Saturday afternoon we notified the owner once again that the A/C had stopped working, to which we were told that he had called another service tech that worked on the weekend about our issue, and that he was to come by the house between 5-6pm. However, it wasn't until after 7:30pm that anyone showed up. I was called at approximately 8pm by the technician to be told that he could not complete the work that evening, and would need to come back the following morning (Sunday) at 8am to take care of the A/C unit. Promptly at 8am, he showed up and worked for the following 4 hours to get our A/C up and running. Thankfully, he got the job done, and we had A/C for the remainder of our stay. Our check-out was Monday at 10am.

We were given a refund of 1/25th of our total spent for our inconvenience - hardly worth it for the time we spent there without proper A/C that we PAID for. I would never recommend this house to any group that was going to the area during a hot time of year. Yes, the location is convenient and the house is furnished nicely, but I would trade both of those things to get a proper night's sleep and to not have to stay around the house babysitting service techs to make sure our belongings weren't stolen.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sadly sometimes things are out of our control. As the guest stated, as soon as they contacted me I got on the phone to get a service guy there for the AC issue. Unfortunately as guest said it took about a day and a half for the issue to get fully resolved. I am sorry they felt short handed in this experience. I did everything I could including paying both holiday and weekend rates (Father's day weekend) to resolve the problem. Many owners would have waited until Monday to save money. This was an isolated situation of dissatisfaction which the rest of my 5 STAR reviews will show.
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5

FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

Review: Wow! What a time. Amazing property with more character than we knew could exist. We were here for a bachelor party-9 of us-and had more than enough room for everybody. We all agreed it was the best weekend of our lives. Jesse was so flexible with both check in and check out times to accommodate our flight plans.

Recommendations:

- Iggys bar. Go here as soon as you can and introduce yourself to all the bartenders and local regulars- they are so friendly and hilarious. It is open 24 hours, yes you read that right, 24 hours!? Recommended for either daytime drinking or your last drink of the night. Within 30 minutes of being there the first time we met LuLu who is the sweetest southern lady. She offered to cook all of us a brunch on Sunday and asked for only $80-we were slightly worried we wouldn't see her again, but she was so nice we gave it a go. Sure enough on Sunday morning knock at the door and it's Lulu who has premade a ridiculous amount of amazing southern home cooking-everything from chicken wings to crab cakes to fried shrimp, gumbo and bread pudding. She gives everybody hugs wishes us best of luck and heads back over to her spot at the bar at Iggys. Now we all understand the meaning of Southern hospitality!

-EVERYWHERE on Frenchmen Street which is about 5 minute walk from the Smile House. We spent one night on bourbon, but instantly realized that Frenchmen is where you want to be. Phenomenal live music in every single restaurant and bar on the street! Our favorites were Spotted Cat, Apple Barrel, and 30/90 bar.

There came a point that we spent all our money on drinks and tipping the great musicians-so we just went and bought cheap beers and walked around and danced to the live bands playing on the street.

Jesse thanks again. We are jealous we don't own this gem of a house. Hope to come back as soon as our wallets have recovered.

Nola Bachelor Party 2017!!!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Could't ask for a better review. Thank you.
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5

Great house, great location!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I had a wonderful time at the Smile House during Jazz Fest. The house fit 5 of us perfectly and was within walking distance to bars and music venues on Frenchman St and in the Quarter. Jesse was very easy to contact and very flexible with our checkin/checkout times. We would love to stay in this same place next time we visit!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: See you next year!!!
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5

bachelorette weekend

  • 5 of 5

really nice to actually have enough beds to sleep on instead of air mattresses! only a few blocks from frenchman and walking distance to bourbon and the crescent trail!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime ladies!
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5

Authentic charm

  • 5 of 5

The property was gorgeous, accessibility to the quarter and Frenchmen street were exactly what we were looking for. Jesse was available by text whenever we had a question about the property itself. We had a special party of 10, and he worked with us for pricing. It was one of the best vacations of our lives. Could not imagine a better stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15.37 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Iggy's at Marigny-Bywater
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Ruby Slipper at Marigny-Bywater
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Faubourg Marigny House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Labor day/Decadence
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years Eve/ Sugar Bowl
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
$2,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
JAZZFEST 1st weekend
Apr 25 2018 - May 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
JAZZFEST 2nd weekend
May 2 2018 - May 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
$600
$3,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 2018 - May 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
$450
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $99
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

CANCELLATIONS - A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation, and 60 days for festival bookings. Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur a $149. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit entire amount paid. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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