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The Oldest Historical Creole Cottage of the Marigny, Shabby-Chic Decor.

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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


Member since: 2004

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hunting
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central AC....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central AC....moreless

  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens, pillows, comforters......moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Just in front of the house. We provide a City Hall legal parking permit that guests put on the windshield of their vehicle, showing that they are temporary residents. ...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, soap....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet



  • Balcony
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.8
from 43 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,100 $3,200

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates



$200/night for 3 or 4 persons

$250/ night for 5 or 6 persons

Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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Car: Not Necessary

In the Faubourg Marigny, 2 mn walking to Frenchmen street/ best place for Jazz, music lovers and only 2 blocks from the French Quarter.

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


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1999

About: 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?

Why Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans, LA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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'.

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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • Kitchen.


  • Dining area/Kitchen.

    Dining area/Kitchen.

  • Historic home under the tropics... Mirror of long ago.

    Historic home under the tropics... Mirror of long ago.

  • Master Bedroom/Different angle.

    Master Bedroom/Different angle.

  • Reflection of a soul...

    Reflection of a soul...

  • Bathroom with Jaccuzi.

    Bathroom with Jaccuzi.

  • Living-room, different angle.

    Living-room, different angle.

  • Window corner in the kitchen. The same colours than in the Carribean!

    Window corner in the kitchen. The same colours than in the Carribean!

  • Living-room, relaxing while facing the mantle...

    Living-room, relaxing while facing the mantle...

  • Bathroom/different angle.

    Bathroom/different angle.

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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