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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq ft
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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

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 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

Carrollton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • 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 4.809091 based on 111 reviews
4

Nice, cosy place in a convenient location.

  • 4 of 5

The house was nice and clean with all the necessary comforts of home and it was set in a relatively safe neighbourhood with eating places, grocery shop and pharmacy, all within walking distance. The bakery next door is an added bonus. The location is about 20 minutes from the airport and within a 10 minute walk of the street car line. The only downside is that there is a railway crossing not too far away and one can hear the whistle of a passing train at odd hours of the day and night but you soon get adjusted to it. The hosts, Charmin and Sean, are friendly and helpful too. Would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Oakley Ca
4

Superb southern hospitality

  • 4 of 5

The house is quite large with a quirky layout but really nice overall. There are bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs (carfeful about jumping in the shower sometimes the hot water is lacking upstairs). There was only two of us so we slept in the downstairs bedroom which is really nice. Kitchen is well stocked but the range is a kenmoore from the 1960s. My parents had the exact same one. Since we dont go on vacation to cook this was funny but not bothersome. The A/C is a godsend since temperatures are in the nineties and humidity near 100%. The house is near downtown without being in the thick of it. There are some really good resteraunts with in walking distance, try Jacq imos ( think thats how its spelt.) The bakery is vegan with some non vegan bakery products and superb coffees. We used uber/ lift which was pretty cheap. If you want you can use the street cars but they are slow, noisy quaint but if you have time they're cute. Great place to stay but the train runs 24/7 and is only about a block away, at night it can disturb light sleepers. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Washington, DC
5

Charming, roomy, comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect base of operations for a relaxed visit to the Big Easy. Close enough to the French Quarter when that was what you felt like doing, but substantial enough that we were perfectly happy to stay in the Oak Street corridor as an option on other days/evenings. FYI: parking in the French Quarter is steep enough that Uber is a cheaper alternative, especially if you take the street car into town.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Central Located

  • 5 of 5

Street cars a short walk up Oak St. Bakery house very well equipped. Vegan bakery Weds through Sunday a great perk for family who were on vegan diets. Uber availability usually 3 to 5 minute wait. Charmaine was a great host!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

The Bakery House at Breads on Oak is absolute perfection! A great house in an amazing neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for our daughter's graduation from Tulane, so we had a fairly large group of 20. Six of our group stayed at the house, but it definitely became the hub of activity and the place to gather. With the spacious common areas, all 20 of us were able to commune in one place for meals or just to hang out. Having a fully functioning kitchen was invaluable, as it cut down on 20 of us storming a restaurant for every meal! The six who stayed gushed about how comfortable the rooms were and how quickly they felt at home. It was quite warm and muggy most of the week, even for New Orleans in May, but the central A/C kept us so perfectly comfortabe and gave us a sanctuary from the heat.

I can't emphasise enough, how wonderful it is to stay at a place that is attached to a bakery! With both vegans and non-vegans in our group, everyone was overjoyed at the incredible selection of delicious pastries at Breads on Oak. On graduation day, there were two separate ceremonies for our daughter, one large one at the Superdome and a smaller one at the college. In between, we had Breads on Oak cater a lunch at the house and man, was that an inspired decision! They prepared a sandwich platter of a variety of their signature sandwiches that were so fresh and tasty, my mouth is watering just thinking back on it! The desert tray of amazing cookies and brownies put the finishing touches on the lunch. It was such a perfect way to keep the flow of the day going and everyone agreed, that was so much better than trying to pile 20 people into a restaurant between the two events. Again, sheer perfection.

All this and the amazing extras like off street parking and a laundry room make this such a special place to house a group of weary travelers. In the vicinity of the house is the funkiest, artsy neighborhood. Oak St., itself, has plenty of coffee houses, restaurants and bars and is just a short walk to the trolley that will quickly take you to much more!

Chamain is a most gracious host and made us feel a part of her family by being so attentive to making sure we had everything we needed during our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone, from just a few folks to a large group, because although only a few of your party can sleep there, it is an amazing spot to gather for meals and to plan your excursions into the different areas of the city. Five stars is, simply, not enough for this fabulous house.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another great week at Bakery House - Breads On Oak

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful location and layout for a family or friends vacation. Kitchen is fully stocked.

The new dishwasher and refrigerator are very nice. The beds are comfortable - 2 full baths with plenty of room in each bathroom is welcome. Large screen tv, plenty of seating and space. We all have our privacy. The living areas are large enough to have us all together when we wanted to be. The added bonus is the bakery right there. The breads, baguettes, croissants and brioches are the perfect way to start a day. The highlight of the stay is the hospitality, happiness and sincerity of Chamaine & Sean. They love life, it shows and it is contagious. We will be back - again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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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

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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