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'Breads on Oak Bakery' Guesthouse: Spacious, Quiet, Walk to Streetcar

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House attached to Bakery, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Short Term License rental #17STR-04467

Attached to the Breads on Oak bakery ( is this beautiful (1800sf.) 100 year old house with 3 bedroom and 2 baths, plus a pull out loveseat, sleeping 6. The house includes a full kitchen stocked with all appliances except for a full oven; instead we have a toaster/oven broiler. (Also see our "Bakery Studio for 1 to 2 guests, VRBO #691222. which can be added to the house at a discounted rate for up to 8 guests). The bakery is open Wednesday thru Sunday for organic artisan breads, coffees, sandwiches, soups, salads & vegan pastries! Bakery House is located on New Orleans' famous & fun (yet non-touristy) Oak Street, full of restaurants, music clubs, antique stores and clothing shops. And we're only six blocks from the streetcar line for easy access to the Historic French Quarter, Garden District, Universities, Audubon Zoo and Park, Convention Center and Superdome, and just 1 block from the paved river levee path for miles of walking, running or biking.

Although on Oak Street, the house is tucked away and pretty quiet except for the occasional train whistle which adds to the charm. Bakery House has just been renovated and is fully furnished and decorated with a cool collection of vintage and modern furniture and art.

Amenities include free WiFi and Cox cable with a large screen tv, covered parking for one car (additional covered parking for a 2nd car is $15/day) plus easy street parking as well. The first floor bedroom has a king size bed with a tv next to a private bath. Upstairs there are two adjoining rooms, one with two twin beds which can join to form a king and another room with a full size bed and a precious little nook where kids love to sleep. The shared second bath is off the room with the full bed (note: twin room guests must pass through full size bedroom to get to upstairs bath). All beds and linens have super comfy 100% cotton linens--with mostly organic cotton--and we use no chemicals in our cleaning products.

We provide a plate of our bakery's pastries for your stay. Also available are coffee, tea, and other goodies to make your stay special and enjoyable. You have a private patio, too!

The best part of staying at Bakery House is that you'll be able to wake up to the smell of fresh baked breads from our artisan bakery, Breads on Oak (bakery is open Wednesday through Sunday)!

Keywords: house, cottage, Oak Street, Carrollton Ave, bakery, breads, levee, river

More Details

Owner
Chamain O'Mahony
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Chamain O'Mahony

Sean & Chamain bought the building & house in December of 2011 to create a bakery for artisan breads with an attached guesthouse. Sean has been a financial systems consultant, traveling the country to universities and Fortune 100 businesses, but would rather bake bread. Chamain is an artist (paints the Creole Cat) and principal with The BOS Group, a business consulting firm, who loves healthy baking and eating vegan muffins & sweets.

Chamain was born and raised in New Orleans, graduating from Tulane in chemistry with an MBA from Emory. While in Atlanta, Chamain met Sean in an Italian Restaurant where they both worked. They married and later moved home to New Orleans while Sean received his MBA from Tulane. That was almost 20 years ago. Sean & Chamain have been married 25 years and have 2 precious Siamese cats & 2 rescue kitties at their primary home. They love traveling abroad and discovering healthy, new & exotic foods. They both enjoy exercising--Sean likes running and Chamain prefers yoga--but both loves walking on the levee right outside of Bakery House!

Chamain O'Mahony purchased this house in 2011

Why Chamain O'Mahony chose Uptown-Carrollton

The bakery & guesthouse are 5 minutes from the O'Mahony home, which is right between the airport and the French Quarter--and only a block from the river for biking, running or walking the levee. Oak Street, is the coolest neighborhood in NOLA, too!

What makes this house unique

We love walking Oak Street, with all the fun antique shops, restaurants, coffeehouses, consignment shops and the streetcar line. And the river, where you can walk, bike or run the levee (no cars allowed), is only a block away!

Guestbook comments from the owner

To Chamain



The Quinns came to the town of New Orleans

To see the many famous sites and scenes.

We sojourned at a place called Breads on Oak

We thought it really must have been a joke

For back in Canada we never saw

Bread growing on a tree—it’s against the law.



We rode a boat way deep into a swamp

Where gators, turtles, snakes are known to romp.

And toured the Quarter on a cart and horse

For Bourbon Street we had to see of course.

A city tour by bus was very good.

By morning’s end we surely understood

The ups and downs of NOLA’s quite a range

We saw the god, the ugly and the strange.



We maneuvered Grandma’s wheelchair all around

Where narrow streets and traffic do abound.

And grandson Levi most enjoyed the zoo

Along with all the many school kids, too.



The City Park is something to enjoy

We spent a lovely morning there, oh boy.

The sculptures are amazing I must say

Though some of them are quite a bit risqué.



The City is a place of big parades

Where people celebrate for days and days.

And beads are given tourists by the ton

And thousands hand in trees when all is done.



So many thanks we offer you Chamain.

We hope someday to visit you again

And taste again the goodies that you bake

If journey back to NOLA we can make.



--Gene Quinn
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Uptown-Carrollton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 full bathrooms (separate studio has 1 full bathroom)
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2). Pull-out twin bed (1). Separate studio queen bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
House is attached to Breads on Oak, a cafe' and bakery of artisan breads, as well as a studio apartment. All guests get a plate of our wonderful breakfast pastries to enjoy!

Reviews

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'Breads on Oak Bakery' Guesthouse: Spacious, Quiet, Walk to Streetcar
average rating of 4.826087 based on 93 reviews
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We recommend the Breads On Oak

  • 4 of 5

We didn't want to stay in a noisy hotel in the French Quarter in NOLA. The "Breads" was a great alternative. Oak Street is a nice safe area with good restaurants , and an easy walk to the St Charles streetcar that drops you off at the Garden District, or the French Quarter, or many places in between. The place was spacious, well stocked, and the beds were comfortable. You do have to wait awhile for hot water upstairs. We saved time by having our breakfast in the bakery, and got a headstart on our days in NOLA. The bakery choices were outstanding, really. You don't need a car for most things in NOLA staying at The Breads. If you want a quiet base of operations, and get a feel of a New Orleans neighborhood, stay at The Breads, ride the streetcar, and you'll be glad you did. A further recommendation: hire a guide for a full day tour .We had Dominick from Tour By Locals. His full day French Quarter Walking and Citywide Driving Tour will set you up for the rest of your stay "knowing the city". We left our four day stay wanting to come back.

Tom & Carol Wright

Wisconsin

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Very Comfortable and "home-y"

  • 5 of 5

We love the Bakery House! So much so, we're coming back in 4 weeks! Breads on Oak is a wonderful cafe with fantastic breads, pastries, sandwiches and drinks. You even have a special entrance to the bakery, which is wonderful. Chamain and Sean are the most wonderful hosts, and really take great care of their guests! I highly recommend staying here, and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newtown, CT
5

Quaint, cozy, and quiet place to stay at the end of an adventurous day!!!

  • 5 of 5

Booked for 6 nights, and got an excellent rate. The Bakery house is equipped with everything needed to be comfortable while spending a week away from your home. The house is very clean, beds are comfortable, and it's a good, quiet place to come back to after a bustling day in the city. I have been to NOLA many times, and no longer want to be in the middle of the noise the Quarter

often provides, particularly at night when I'm trying to sleep; besides there is so much more to this city to see then the typical touristy areas. It's just a few blocks away from the streetcar, which provides easy access to the Garden District and the French Quarter, but don't discount the Carrollton neighborhood, because there's plenty of places to eat, drink, and be merry in the area. There are several excellent restaurants located right on Oak, and the Maple Leaf is about two blocks from the house for those who are looking for a night of good jazz performances. Chamain was available at any time for suggestions; she recommended an excellent place for a massage when I arrived, and provided us with a tray of baked goodies to help us feel welcome and satisfy our sweet tooth. On checkout day, we were informed that our flight had been canceled due to weather, and we would not be able to leave till the following evening. Chamain was extremely accommodating in allowing us to stay an extra night as well; which made us happy and relieved we didn't have to sleep at the airport. I highly recommend the Bakery house if you are someone looking to learn more about the fantastic City of New Orleans, and it's other amazing neighborhoods outside of the Quarter. If you fit into this category, book with Chamain; you won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, ON, Canada
4

great location...just of the beaten path.

  • 4 of 5

clean, comfortable. close to transit. close to great NOLA food. and live NOLA music.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay at the Breads on Oak Guesthouse. Everything was perfectly clean, comfortable, and the house had everything that we needed. Beds were comfy, AC was great - no complaints anywhere. But the BEST part was being able to open a door from the guest house, and walk into the bakery every morning for breakfast! It was magical. We all wished we could just stay there forever. Also - we peeked at the studio that's also available for rent (sorry! we're nosy!) and it was gorgeous, so whether I come back with a large group or just two of us, we'll definitely stay with Chamain again!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Y'all were the best! Thanks so much for the wonderful review and hope we meet again soon! Chamain
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5

Spacious and clean property; Unbelievably accommodating owner

  • 5 of 5

This property is exactly as pictured/described. Our party of five loved it so much, we wanted to stay. It became our base camp as we toured all over NOLA. The pastries were to die for! There is tons of room, and lounging in the living room was our favorite down-time activity. The kitchen is well stocked, and we made delicious coffee each morning. Beds are super-comfy, baths are roomy, showers are hot. We annoyed Chamain and Becky the first day with constant texts, and they couldn't have been nicer or more prompt in their responses. If we're ever back in NOLA, we'll stay here!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us and the lovely review!!! Hope to see you again in NOLA!
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Car: not necessary

Attached to Bakery House is our artisan bakery & cafe, with organic breads, pastries, sandwiches & soups. And within blocks are funky bars, restaurants, coffeeshops & antique shops, walking & biking path along the Mississippi River, Streetcar rides to the French Quarter. There's also Hollygrove Market for fresh produce and other goodies open every day. We also have listed the "Bakery Studio" for one or two guests.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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