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Stay In Your Own Historical Cottage, Steps To The French Quarter

Bedrooms Studio
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Large studio with a queen-sized bed and 2 full-sized futon/sofas

This larger studio apartment is one of four units in this unique property, which won an award from the City of New Orleans for excellence in historical renovation. It includes hardwood floors; stained-glass windows; fully-equipped kitchen, including gas stove, fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster; Wi-fi; security gate; free washer and dryer in the rear courtyard; off-street parking. About 500 sq. ft.

Eshyah Selig
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Eshyah Selig

When I bought this property, there were no foundations for any of the units, no mechanical systems, nothing but a great location and the shells of 3 small, historically significant buildings. We lifted up the buildings, poured foundations, lowered the buildings and rebuilt them from the frames out, using the most appropriate materials that we could find. It was a labor of love.

I am a transplant from California, and JazzFest, 2018 will mark 24 years in NOLA. I came for the music, attending the Fest for several years in a row, and then decided that hey! these folks do this all year 'round; they just invite the rest of the world for JF. I became aware of WWOZ, the best radio station in the universe, Gambit and Offbeat. This place is wired for fun. I love it and will never leave, at least not for good (I like to travel). I have rehabbed 5 historical properties, and now using this one to partially finance my retirement.

I have recently opened a cat cafe in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, for the benefit of our shelter-rescue cats; we offer about 20 cats and kittens at a time for adoption or just handing out with. We also offer short-term rental in the cat club, if you

would like to really load up on fur-face; check out our VRBO Listing #10211010 "Your Own Cottage".

Ain't life great?

Eshyah Selig purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Eshyah Selig chose Seventh Ward

This property is as New Orleans as it gets. Why come to New Orleans to stay in a hotel that could be in Cleveland (no offense to Cleveland) or any high rise hotel in the country? Why not stay in a piece of New Orleans history? Start your visit as soon as you check into the Mardi Gras Cottages. This unit is large enough to be suitable for a longer stay.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a beautiful, peaceful, unique property in walking distance to all the excitement and fun in the French Quarter. After a day of sight-seeing and music and fun and inbibing all that NOLA has to offer, come home to a private, serene place where you can recharge your batteries before venturing out again, while still soaking up the ambience of New Orleans. Save money by using the full kitchen for some meals, and put your restaurant leftovers in the fridge for future reference. Even use the free laundry so you don't have to go home with a suitcase full of dirty clothes! Pet friendly.


Seventh Ward Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We only book up to 3 months in advance of arrival.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Full bath with tub and shower. Has a hairdryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-sized bed, futon used as a sofa, & futon used as a bed
  • This is a studio, so there are no independent bedrooms, but a bedroom/living room combo, with separate bath and kitchen. There is a queen-sized bed, and a full-sized futon/sofa.
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The cottages are located 1 block from the French Quarter, and 2 miles from City Park, The Fairgrounds and JazzFest. The area is known alternatively as The Treme and Esplanade Ridge. It's a great area to walk and ride bikes, to The mighty Mississippi at one end of Esplanade (which runs along the side of the property) and City Park at the other.


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Stay In Your Own Historical Cottage, Steps To The French Quarter
average rating of 4.714286 based on 42 reviews

French Quarter Accessible

  • 3 of 5

This property is in a location within minutes of the French Quarter, just across Rampart. We could walk easily, weather permitting, to anywhere in the area. The owner was responsive to our needs/concerns.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Had a long girls' weekend at this cottage and it was incredible. Safe, good walking distance to Frenchmen St/ French quarter. Owner was quickly receptive to all needs. We would definitely stay again and recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Can't argue with that! Thank you!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was super cute and roomy for the two of us! Plenty of space, roomy kitchen, updated bathroom.

Great location - walking distance to the French Quarter and 15 minutes from everywhere else we wanted to go. We experienced unseasonably cold weather, so we'll have to come back again to spend more time outdoors!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfict place for a couple

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfict place for my wife, and 2 dogs to stay and enjoy New Orleans. Short walk to the frinch quarter and had everything you could want. The owner is a sweet lady with a big hart and a love for music.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awwww....Thank you!!
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We loved the cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in NOLA and loved our stay at the cottage. It was just as it appeared in the photos and very clean! It even had more sleeping space than we expected. We were able to walk during the day to the French Quarter and at night took Uber or Lyft and it was only about $5. We loved the purple cottage and will use it again on our next visit. Great location! And if you're looking for an AMAZING brunch. We walked to the Ruby Slipper not far from the cottage and it was great. We could not have enjoyed our stay more. From check in to check out the cottage was great. Thanks so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Cute little cottage, had everything we needed. Close to everything. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Happy New Year!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
City Park
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Port of Call
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Gufl Shores, Alabama
Car: not necessary

The cottages are located 1 block from the French Quarter, and 2 miles from City Park, The Fairgrounds and JazzFest. The area is known alternatively as The Treme or Esplanade Ridge. It's a great area to bike and walk to world-class live music and restaurants, 7 days a week, on Frenchmen St. and in the French Quarter.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

We do not accept bookings more than 3 months in advance of arrival. The rates listed above are for 2 people. Each additional person is $25 per night up to a maximum of 4 people in the unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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