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Edible City Gardens with chickens, organic gardens and hydroponics. Walk to Famous Oak Street with Restaurants Like Jacques-Imo's, Cafes, Wine Bars, Music Clubs like Maple Leaf Bar, Bargain and Antique shops. Take the bike trail to Audubon Park and Zoo along the Mississippi, Walk to the Tuesday Farmers Market or catch the street car to the French Quarter or Down Town where there is so much to do with historic sites, museums and music and fun. Don't forget Mardi Gras, Jazz and Quarter Festival along with many more including our local Po Boy Festival
I am a Wellness and Life coach and have created my own Healing Arts International , take browse at the web sites. Although born in New Oreans lived most of my life in Europe, but New Orleans has drawn be back to its charms and have been here for the last 5 years. Live next door to the apartment, where I have created Edible City Gardens where you can use our fresh organic eggs (if you can find them).
Michele Claiborne purchased this apartment in 2012
I loved this area with its easy access to everything and I love going along the bike trail from the house all the way to Audubon Park and Zoo along the Mississippi. Being walkable to all the amenities and fun on Oak Street is a real draw.
Enjoy Home away from Home, with organic eggs in this unique beautiful city with so much to do, historic architecture and within easy access to it all! Take a bike ride along the Mississippi to the Park and Audubon Zoo,
Walk to the huge variety of Restaurants including the famousJacques- Imo's Cajun food, or Ninjas sushi, try Lebonesse or Indian, sample wine bars, and great Music at Maple Leaf Bar and be serenaded while having breakfast or coffee at cafes all around Oak street. You can catch a street car down to the famous French Quarter and Down Town, where there is so much to see or do,or take the street car the other way the Art Market at Palmers park on some Saturdays or walk to the Farmers Market to pick up fresh Produce on Tuesdays.
Remember our City is famous for its many amazing Festivals and Mardi Gras, all you have to bring is yourselves!
Michele gave us a reduction of $50 on the price for our 8 day stay when we pointed out that this bedroom in her house was not a ‘studio’ as it was described; and she has agreed to change the description on the site. The room and its facilities were not the self-contained unit which we had been expecting, even though the room and the other rooms to which we had access were very attractively decorated. To reach our ’own’ bathroom we had to go out of our bedroom into a shared corridor and use the next door. No one else used it, but it still had other people’s toothbrushes, etc. in. Had we known this was just a room in a private house, albeit with access to other shared rooms, we could have looked for similar, more central and cheaper accommodation.
It was not until we had booked that Michele let us know that she would be absent for the first few days of our stay. We had to let ourselves in; and the following morning Michele’s partner was unable to explain such details such as to where in the kitchen we could store our own food.
Anyone arriving by public transport or on foot as we did, should be aware that, while near a very nice neighbourhood, the house adjoins an area which appears as industrial wasteland (large electricity sub-station, etc.). Although I’m sure we were probably safe, we were the only people out walking after dark and it didn’t feel so good.
There are no longer any horses here as we had seen in the photos, and very little growing in the organic garden, which we would have expected to be prolific at this time of year. Normally this wouldn’t matter but it would appear to be a selling point of the property. On the other hand, the hens were lovely and we could have eaten as many fresh eggs as we liked.
Michelle was great to deal with. She was quick to respond even though she was in another country at the time. However, this place was not what we were expecting. It was listed as a studio with reviews of "very private". What we were actually renting was a room in someone's home. The room did not have private entrance, so we were coming through the other living areas to get to our room. The room had a set of french doors that go to the back porch with blinds that did not fully close. We did have our own bathroom, but it was only accessible from the main hallway. It was also stated that there was a private living area, but the living room is where the front door is located and it is open to the rest of the house. In all honesty, we had no privacy. Not what we were looking for to celebrate our anniversary weekend. If you are just looking for a room to rent, this would be a great place. It was convenient to the St. Charles streetcar, bank, and other stores. The owners were easy to work with and very friendly. Based on the description and reviews we were just expecting something different.
Great hosts! Loved all of our conversations and wish we had more. Had a wonderful night watching a storm pass over the river from the porch. The chickens were great company. Thank you for everything!
My girlfriend and I were looking for a unique place to stay in my favorite city, and we certainly found it! Having lived in Uptown New Orleans for a couple of years, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a cool property. The home is a restored schoolhouse from way-back-when and is very cozy. But the real surprise is in the rear of the home where we found horses, chickens, and organic gardens! Michele was a delightful hostess who went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable (coffee, tea, breakfast, fresh eggs from aforementioned chickens, pies, and more). I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a memorable experience while they are in a memorable city. You will not be disappointed.
The stay was very relaxing. My husband and I enjoyed seeing the horses and chickens and also playing with the dog and cat. Michele the hostess arrived to the house and made us breakfast and we enjoyed talking with her and some other friends. Learning about them and where they are from. What a nice place! I would recommend it.
What a great find in New Orleans! We were coming to N.O. for a wedding. I've had great luck with VRBO locations, and this one sounded so interesting. Michele and Jerry were great! Loved being able to sit on the deck and watch the horses and chickens and the silly antics of the dog and cat. We were extremely comfortable. Because we had plans for a wedding weekend, we were not able to enjoy one of Michele's great breakfasts with truly farm-fresh eggs. (we will be back for that) Loved getting to talk with her about the chickens, how she came to New Orleans, organic gardening and her original stay for 6 weeks that has turned into 8 years. We did have a rental car, and the location was excellent - 15 to 20 minutes from anything we wanted to do. We got to see parts of the Garden District and older New Orleans proper that we have not explored much in the past. We are looking forward to returning with friends who are now excited to stay at Michele's after hearing our raves and seeing our fun pictures.
Walk to Famous Oak Street with Restaurants Like Jacques-Imo's, Cafes, Wine Bars, Music Clubs like Maple Leaf Bar, Bargain and Antique shops. Take the bike trail to Audubon Park and Zoo along the Mississippi, Walk to the Tuesday Farmers Market or catch the street car to the French Quarter or Down Town where there is so much to do with historic sites, museums and music and fun. Don't forget Mardi Gras, Jazz and Quarter Festival along with many more including our local Po Boy Festival ,The Healing Arts Festival in November
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