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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 nights


About the property

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

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. Suitable for 2 people, but can sleep up to 4 people (we bring in an additional daybed). About 500 sq. ft.

As an aside, we don't take reservations more than 6 months in advance of arrival.

More Details

Eshyah Selig
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

About Eshyah Selig

I am a real-estate appraiser by profession, and rehab historical properties for fun. This was one of my earliest efforts, and it is a gem. When I bought this property, there were no foundations in any of the walls, 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 trasplant from California, and JazzFest, 2014 will mark 20 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. Now I'm running a dog-training program at St. Gabriel, the only women's prison in Louisiana, teaching inmates to train rescued shelter dogs for wounded-warriors with PTSD.

Ain't life great?

Eshyah Selig purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Eshyah Selig chose Marigny-Bywater

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.

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Full bath with tub and shower.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • 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. We can also bring in an additional day bed for maximum occupancy, during special events, if necessary.
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Stay In Your Own Historical Cottage, Steps To The French Quarter
average rating of 4.733333 based on 30 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Great location with New Orleans Charm

  • 5 of 5

The Marci Gras Cotages are located within walking distance to all the French Wuarter has to offer as well as to Frenchmen St where music plays all night. We stayed in unit A which was spacious and affordable and had all the basics we needed. We were safe with locked gates and it was quiet and comfortablr for sleeping and relaxing. We walked to and from Jazz Fest each day and enjoyed the local flavor of the community. We will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property was very convenient and adequate.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mobile, AL

Another Awesome stay at the Cottages!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is my fifth time staying at the cottages. And it never dissapoints. Came in town for my first Red Dress Run. It was awesome. The cottages are perfectly located to everythng. Once again we did not use the vehicle the whole time. On street parking right in front of the unit is perfect for loading and unloading the car. Ever since disovering the cottages two years ago, I have never stayed in a hotel or anywhere else in New Orleans. It don't get any better. And Eshyah makes it all so easy. Great communication before and after arrival. Look forward to seeing you again soon Eshyah.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice cottage close to the french quarter

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was comfortable and well appointed with the basics, including the owners recommendations. We walked all over from there. We stayed with our dog and it was nice that there is a field across the street.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice!

  • 5 of 5

perfect place for visiting NOLA.

just outside the French Quarter, walking distance.

Will visit again!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 3 of 5

The apartment was cute. We loved the location of this property & walking to the French quarter. It was also very pleasant & private sitting outside. Furnishings in the unit are adequate but worn & sparse. The kitchen had one kitchen towel & a very used sponge. The mattress does need to be replaced. Unfortunately, we had only a trickle of water on our last night there & the morning of our departure & could not shower. Efforts to call the owner in the evening & again in the morning were unsuccessful. A friend of one occupant discovered that the water was shut off & turned it back on. This happened when we were packed & ready to leave for the airport. The owner called to apologize when we were at the airport & explained that a plumber had been called the previous day & probably left without turning the water back on.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry that these guests were without water for 12 hours; I would be less than thrilled with that as well and I am afraid that it colored the experience of these guests. The plumber did forget to turn the water back on when he left in the evening. The first call came to me when he was working on an exterior faucet issue in the evening, and I figured the issue would be resolved once he was finished. It never occurred to me that he would fail to turn the water back on. I got on it in the AM as soon as I became aware of it, and by that time the issue had been solved by the simple act of turning the water valve back on. Duh. I am also sorry they were not satisfied with the furnishings; this is a new one for me. We are not a 4-star hotel and never claimed to be. I don't know how many dish towels most people use at home; I use one at a time. Anyway, s--- happens, at home and on vacation. I know it can mean the difference between a successful vacation and a bust, and I hate to think that something we have done could tip the scales in a negative way. We DO try to add to our guests' enjoyment of their visits. We love New Orleans, and want our guests to have a great experience here. I am sorry that these people had a less than perfect time due to our failings. We will try harder.
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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 Treme and 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

Seventh Ward Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
4th of July
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

We do not accept bookings more than 6 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.

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