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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed for 2 people in the living-room/ Bathroom/ Kitchen.

Welcome to New-Orleans!

Bienvenue à La Nouvelle-Orléans pour les francophones! Oui, on parle francais.

We survived Katrina, no floods, minor damage ( the cottage was built on high grounds, facing the Mississippi river, where Native Indians, early French settlers and their West-African slaves used to live in the 1720's).

We are blessed and thankful. Our thoughts still go the victims of this disaster.

Come and visit our great city.

Louisiana and New-Orleans are doing great thanks to our people, our determination and unique culture. Our legendary 'Joie de Vivre' can't be lost!

Thank you very much to check availability before contacting us.

Only by email please. A site manager is here, living at the back of the property/ next door/ always ready to help you ).

Please, contact us for rates ( all included, taxes, cleaning fees ) & questions, we offer the best deal you can ever find for such a central and safe location: $165/ night for 1 or 2 persons, $210/ night for 3 or 4 persons, $260/ night for 5 or 6 persons. To hold a reservation, we require a deposit of half of the total amount. We also have weekly & monthly rates.

1200 square feet, not including the front porch and front yard/ high ceilings, original mantels & cypress wood floor.

The longer you stay in N.O, the more unfit you become to live anywhere else...

Galleried Historic Creole cottage (Caribbean/Haitian style) in its tropical setting (petit jardin Gumbo Kreol traditionnel), built 1807, in a time of survival, by a wealthy free woman of colour, Madame Laporte. It is the oldest house in the legendary 'Faubourg Marigny', with original cypress woodfloor, mantels.

2 blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon street, also 2 blocks from Frenchmen street where locals go to listen to the best traditionnal & contemporary, progressive jazz in town (14 music clubs), go to great and very affordable restaurants (créole, italian, french, japanese, lebanese... ect... ), bookstores, bistrots de café noir, and many more attractions.

Safe and very family oriented neighborhood.

Private frontyard and front-porch.

Fully furnished with 1800's antiques from Louisiana, Paris, Versailles & Sénégal. Also, Art-Déco unique pieces found here & there.

Your perfect bohemian- shabby chic ' Nouveau-Soul/ Afro-Créole style' place to stay: The Essence of New-Orleans!

Two separate bedrooms/ an elegant double parlor, living-room with a comfortable sofa bed for 2 persons/ updated kitchen/ and bathroom with shower + jacuzzi.

Sleeps 1-6 persons.

The 'best hidden secret' in New-Orleans!

CHECK-IN TIME STARTS AT 3:00 pm till late at night / CHECK-OUT TIME IS BEFORE 10:00 am.

Also check our 'MONDECREOLE Secret Courtyards/ Private homes & CEMETERY walking tour'/ THE INSIDER'S FRENCH QUARTER. 80% of the 2h30mn tour takes place behind locked doors and explore the lives of old creole families from New-Orleans.

1) Walk through closed gates and, surrounded by the stillness of secluded, tropical courtyards, step into the mysterious and forgotten story of those long dead. Amid patios of profuse and entangled beauty, meet the spectors & mirrors from the past: the European and the African branches of these legendary Louisiana dynasties.

From grand & distinctive townhouses to original slave quarters, hear about french immigrants, white & black aristocrats, free people of colour, slaves, changing society after the Civil War and the birth of JAZZ while a culture tragically dissolves. Discover where, how they lived and their intimate secrets shared only with VOODOO queens of long ago...

2) Hear also about Historic Haunts & places, myths & legends:

Infamous figures such as Marie Laveau and Jean Lafitte make appearances, as do Napoleon House and a possible yellow fever morgue. The tour offers historical context for the legends surrounding these people and places, suggesting where the myths could have originated without necessarily debunking them.

The city is full of wonderful mysteries, which add to the flavor of our history. We intend to reveal different layers of the stories so that people may understand how and why each legend came to be.'

Visitors will learn about the ghastly details of each haunted location and then learn about the historical time period in which they occurred. The tour begins with the settling of New Orleans, when young French and Senegalese women were sent to the colony as brides for male settlers. They were rumored to have brought vampires along with them. The tour also explains the atmosphere of death and decay that pervaded the city during the massive outbreaks of yellow fever in the mid-1800s.

Frommer's says it is the most fascinating, unexpected, exclusive tour in town, much more historically accurate and entertaining than all the regular touristy haunted history tours.


Keywords: Historic Cottage

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Paul.

I am Paul and we thank you very much for visiting our homepage.

I grew up between the USA and France. What a better place to be than Louisiana?

Paul. purchased this house in 1999

Why Paul. chose Faubourg Marigny

New-Orleans is wonderful and a unique place for its history.

Bourbon Street can be a lot of fun, no one there thinks moderation is a virtue ! But do you really want to stay there during your stay ?

We much prefer the authentic 'Faubourg Marigny', this is the real New-Orleans, with its little corner shops and our historic home is a nice, quiet retreat full of old charm, hidden by a tropical jungle-type private front-yard/ front porch.

They are foremost concerned about the rebuilding of our city, wetland issues, global warming, sustainnable development and how to create a clean, green & better city for next generations.

What makes this house unique

The house stands in the middle of a friendly, progressive, quiet, family oriented and safe neighborhood. It is also close to the best attractions in town. Walking distance for groceries as well.

Thanks to the lush front yard, its tropical plants, the cottage is also a nice secluded retreat providing complete privacy and a comforting sense of peace with its own 'mystique'.


Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
average rating of 4.745098 based on 51 reviews
Memphis, TN

Wonderful historically preserved cottage close to it all.

  • 5 of 5

The amazing house was beautifully preserved with all the old hardware still intact. Great location in a quiet neighborhood yet close enough to the action. The host was great as was the entire experience!


  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Shabby and chic as advertised , but

  • 3 of 5

The property was clean and well equipped except for the fact there are NO closets. I realize a cottage this old was not built with closets but what about tha addition of armoires? In addition all the dressers were jam packed with linens which further made the storage of clothing impossible. Living out of a suitcase!!

A hot tub was advertised. Perhaps it's semantics. The jetted BATHTUB we found was indeed the hot tub!! We decided that 4 of us sitting in the bathtub in the bathroom with a cocktail just wouldn't work!!!

The location was perfect and Debra and Ron very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming historical home, great location.

  • 4 of 5

Charming historical home, great location!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot ! Paul & Debra.
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Feel Like Your Part Of New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the house the day after the great freeze of 2018. Debra provided great communication before our arrival of the house and the city's condition. Upon our arrival we were pleasantly surprised that all the repairs were made and our stay was perfect. The house has a great personality and made our stay outstanding. The house is in great location and is an easy walk to food and entertainment. I highly recommend this house for your stay in NOLA.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Kellee, thank you very much for your post. We are happy to heat that you enjoyed your stay at Caprice creole cottage ! Best Regards. Paul & Debra.
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Clean, prime location, great communication with the property manager.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay! The location is perfect, easy walks to French quarter and Frenchmen St. Debra was very helpful. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Scott, thank you very much for your post, Debra and i are happy that you enjoyed your stay at Caprice creole cottage. Best regards to you !
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2 Couples NYE '17 weekend

  • 4 of 5

Great house...history, atmosphere, cleanliness and the location is amazing. Walking distance to Frenchman St, Bourbon St. and the numerous spots in Marigny. The booking was easy and they were very accommodating to our arrival and departure times. The only reason I gave this review 4 stars is the bathroom situation...there is no shower.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there, thank you very much for your post. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Caprice Creole cottage. Having said that, there is a shower in the updated tub/jacuzzi ! Best regards and happy new year ! Paul.
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Car: not necessary

In the Faubourg Marigny, 2 minutes walking from the French Quarter & Frenchmen street/ best place for Jazz, music lovers. Quiet house, built 1803, hidden behind a tropical front yard.

We are also 4 blocks from the Faubourg Treme, the African-American Museum, Voodoo Temple, Backstreet Cultural Museum, Saint-Augustine Church and much more!




Additional information about rental rates

$200/night for 3 or 4 persons
$250/ night for 5 or 6 persons

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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