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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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews

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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Perfect for our New Orleans experience!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully appointed rooms with gorgeous antiques, lamps and prints. It's just perfect. Very comfortable beds. Safe location. Short walk to the French Quarter.but not so close that you are troubled by noise from Bourbon Street. Paul was also very helpful and responsive.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Emily, thank you very much for your review. I hope you will consider staying at the old Caprice cottage for your next visit to New-Orleans ! Happy holidays to you and your family. Best regards. Paul.
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A taste of old New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

This creole cottage is ideal for a stay in New Orleans. It's wonderful to stay in a neighbourhood with full time residents and still be so close to all the sights and places you want to see in the French Quarter and on Frenchman street. The house has lots of space -so much more than any hotel can offer and lots more conveniences as well. The bathroom arrangement is a little odd as you have to pass through one bedroom to enter it. So sharing this accommodation is best done with people who aren't overly uptight about privacy. It's a lovely and charming place and I will stay again if I get the chance to return.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house is AMAZING!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely stunning! There were no surprises, it was everything as promised. The home is exactly like the pictures posted and the owner/management were a dream. It has a gated entrance, the location is perfect and the walk to downtown french quarter was easy and beautiful. I love New Orleans and staying here took you back to the heart of this city. I will always check if Caprice is available first for my future trips!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truely a Special Place!!

  • 5 of 5

I think I will remember this cottage fondly for years to come. I am not sure if photos can show how unique this home really is. The ceilings were higher than I expected and there were grand architectural features. My favorite part of the trip was listening to the local station Paul had programmed into the radio and watching the rain come down from the fabulous front porch. The front yard has a tropical feel, provides much needed shade, is a great place to people watch, and gather lemons. I like to get out and about in the town when on vacation but this rental made me inclined to stay in and get some R&R. Paul was very kind and informative. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Couples Treat - Long Weekend

  • 4 of 5

We traveled here with old friends for a Thursday thru Sunday stay, this house was in the perfect Location, Location, Location... walk to Frenchmen, Bourbon & Market. Debra the property manager was very accommodating and extremely helpful. The house was charming and so comfortable. We loved all the art and old photographs, nice eat in kitchen and bathroom ok but could use a shower (update) seniors would have a problem getting in & out of tub. the neighbors friendly, this house is the one I will remember, would highly recommend it and will certainly stay here again the next time visiting New Orleans

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.