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French Quarter Secret Garden

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 5 nights

About the property

1Bedroom, 1Bathroom, 2-4 Sleep


"Visit the city of New Orleans for a grand time out, but sleep at The Secret Garden for a night of rejuvenation."


This unique 200 Year old property sits in the heart of the French Quarter. From the moment you enter the gates of The Secret Garden, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time to a tranquil paradise. As you meander down the path you will start to hear the soothing sounds of water and find yourself becoming less aware of the city noises. You will be welcomed and surprised as you approach a small fish pond and begin to get a glimpse of our tropical oasis, which we refer to as our Secret Garden.


A magical place filled with many relaxing treasures. Ivy-filled walls, fruit trees and a multitude of plants and flowers await you. Something different is always blooming, from Iris and gardenias, to Figs and oranges, ready to pluck. The garden is always evolving with the seasons. Various fountains are scattered throughout. The elements of the garden welcome the birds, the butterflies and you. Here lives a magnificent magnolia that is over 100 years old. It provides shade to a large seating area (6+ people), that invites you to morning coffee or an evening cocktail. Smaller more intimate seating areas are also found throughout. At night the garden is spectacular. From the lighting to the warm welcoming glow of a fire. Words are not sufficient to describe it's mesmerizing beauty.


This 1 bedroom condo has French doors opening onto a balcony where you can enjoy the garden from a different perspective. It has a spacious living area and a large flatscreen television complete with premium channels. The long and wide sectional sofa will sleep 2 adults and is very comfortable. There is a dining table as well as books, games, cards, and quilts for enjoyment.

The Kitchen has granite countertops and a full size stove and refrigerator, as well as being fully-equipped.

The bathroom is conveniently located outside of the bedroom and has a bath/shower combination.

The bedroom has a queen-size bed with an orthopedic mattress, tv, and lots of closet space. Please see photos.


Fully Equipped Kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, teapot, coffee-maker, toaster, pots and pans, etc.... and OH YES!!....the most important tool.... the Wine Opener!!!)

Cable TV (Premium Channels Included)

Secure Wireless Internet

Air Conditioning and Heating

Washer and Dryer


Iron available

Towels and Linens

Need something special? We can try to accommodate your needs!


1 block from legendary Bourbon Street. Close to the galleries of Royal, historic Jackson Square, and walking distance to the street car and the Marigny, where live musicians entertain nightly on Frenchman Street. Come kick up your heels like the locals! There is so much to do and too many attractions list!


We are proud residents of New Orleans. We are all family and friends here in the garden and treat our guests as such. We pride ourselves on meeting our guests needs and offering services by going the extra mile. We have flexible check in and check out times, and give good advice on local attractions, places to visit, and we definitely can guide you in the right direction if your looking for excellent food! We are always improving and updating the secret garden experience and encourage constructive criticism . Most importantly we want our guest to have a comfortable and memorable experience and to leave New Orleans looking forward to coming back. So come let us be your tour guide and always remember to have fun!!!!


NEED MORE SPACE.....This condo can be combined with adjoining properties for multiple couples to accommodate special events or weddings.

More Details

Edith Sercovich
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english,
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Why Edith Sercovich chose New Orleans

This property has many generations of footprints left behind. It has been standing almost as long as the city and has a legitimate New Orleans style that the city is known and loved for. It contains one of the oldest magnolias in the city which provides shade for the entire courtyard.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

French Quarter Secret Garden
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful grounds!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were easy to work with and the setting was fantastic - a sanctuary amidst chaos. Thank you for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Experience!

  • 5 of 5

Special thanks to Edith and Barbara for benign great host including Linus! The location was easy to find upon arrival and the welcome was very heartwarming! The space was beautiful and very cozy! The courtyard is beautiful! Great location with easy access to Bourbon, Royal, Jackson Square, & Downtown! We will definitely be referring other guest and be returning guest often as well!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet but in the Heart of the Quarter.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a great place to stay in the middle of the action without all of the noise this is the place. First off Edie and Barbara were so pleasent and accommodating it was like we were staying with old friends. They answered all our questions and made some great suggestions. Now as for the apartment, the pictures do not do it justice. If you are looking for that old New Orleans charm this is the place. Tons of space for a family of 4 with all the amenities you could need. My wife made me check the mattress and pillows to see what brand they were because she hadn't slept so well in ages. The courtyard is so peaceful and much bigger than the pictures showed, we enjoyed a glass of wine down there almost every night before we went out. Bourbon st and parking are just steps away and there is even a small convience store right on the corner. Thanks again to Edie and Barbara, we will definitely be back and will recommend to everyone we know.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Oasis

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quiet place to rest after a night of partying it up, this is the place for you. It's hard to believe that someplace so tranquil is only two blocks from Bourbon Street. The courtyard is amazing, and the apartment is perfect for small groups (4 or less). The location was perfect, within walking distance to anything you could possibly imagine. Edie and her family were great, giving us all the input we needed on the local scene from a non-tourist perspective, even setting up hammocks for us in the courtyard to accommodate some much needed R&R time. She even let me play with her dog Linus all day, who never tired of his tug toys. Our flight home wasn't until late in the day, so Edie let us stay as long as we needed. Overall it was the perfect balance between big city convenience and small town charm and quiet. I would recommend this location to anyone from young to old who want to experience both a big city party and a small town calm.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like Family.

  • 5 of 5

I showed up at 6pm on a Wednesday evening and was welcomed with open arms by Edie and Scott. We sat down in the beautiful garden, cracked a beer, had a chat, listened to the birds and the fountains, checked out the digs, got situated and got advice on everything you can think of in NOLA!! I felt Like I was visiting long lost family (and all that was in the first hour). The accommodation was good. The bed was big and comfortable. The downstairs apartment was a little dark during the day... but I didn't mind that after the bright lights of Bourbon st the night before, which was literally around the corner. 10/10 for location. A quiet oasis in the heart for NOLA. I loved every second of my time there and I will be back!!

Thank you Edie and Scott - My friends!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Edie was phenomenal. She accommodated our changing arrival time and made herself available to give us the key. The door to the apartment swelled up due to air pressure changes and she immediately went to work fixing the lock so that we'd feel comfortable leaving our stuff at the place.

The garden is absolutely beautiful and was great for a romantic three night stay. Also would be great for 3-4 friends to chill out after a night on Frenchman St. or roaming around the Quarter.

My only caution is about parking as I got towed due to street sweeping that morning (started at 9 A.M. was towed at 9:08) so watch the signs in the Quarter for parking.

Thank you for an awesome time, Edie.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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The Secret Garden is located in the middle of all the action (the French Quarter) in this beautiful historical city. Come enjoy the music, local cuisine, art galleries, festivals, take in the Parisian like atmosphere with street performers and artist painting scenic views that capture any imagination.


Rates & Availability

French Quarter Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
jan 22-26
Jan 22 2017 - Jan 26 2017
1 night minimum stay
jan 27-28
Jan 27 2017 - Jan 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
jan 29
Jan 29 2017 - Jan 29 2017
1 night minimum stay
jan 30-31
Jan 30 2017 - Jan 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
feb 9-12
Feb 9 2017 - Feb 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Feb 17-19
Feb 17 2017 - Feb 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras
Feb 24 2017 - Mar 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
Saint Patrick's Festivities
Mar 10 2017 - Mar 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
May 11-13
May 11 2017 - May 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

There is a one time cleaning fee of $75 and if maid service is needed that can be arranged for additional pricing.

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French Quarter Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 bath
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom with queen size bed.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

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