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Historic Algiers Point Neighborhood With Ferry To The French Quarter

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Where Old World Charm Meets Modern Day Comfort In 1899 Home, 1100-sq-ft

One year after the French Quarter was established, Algiers Point was founded, making it the second-oldest neighborhood in the city. Maison Touriste is located in this historic area, which serves as a cherished reminder of authentic New Orleans.

+No need for a car...

Algiers Point is a leisurely 5-minute ferry ride across the Mississippi River from the French Quarter. Your accommodations are 3 short blocks from the ferry, which drops you at the foot of Canal Street and the start of the French Quarter in addition to the Convention Center, Harrah’s, and a 20-minute walk to the Superdome! Other sites (such as the Garden District, Frenchmen Street, and Metairie Cemeteries) are reachable either by a longer walk, bicycle, street car, or short cab ride. Should you prefer to drive, it is a 10-minute drive to downtown and 15-minute drive to the French Quarter during normal traffic.

+All the charm of the Quarter but in a safe, quiet neighborhood...

The picturesque Algiers Point neighborhood is unique to the history of New Orleans; there is even a walking tour that highlights this quaint village. With the specific intent of renting to tourists, your hosts chose this neighborhood because of all that it has to offer, including the short ferry ride that eliminates expensive French Quarter parking. Please take a minute to research Algiers Point and you’ll see why we chose this amazing neighborhood to offer to our guests!

The house is perfectly positioned around the corner from an amazing breakfast/lunch restaurant called Tout De Suite, several churches, parks, and a little grocery store. A few blocks away you’ll find an English-style neighborhood pub plus other bars filled with friendly locals and restaurants as well as the Mississippi River levee and ferry port to the French Quarter. The ferry ride alone offers a unique view of New Orleans only available to those lucky enough to be staying in Algiers Point. While this is all easily accessible on foot, bicycles are available for a small fee -- a great way to see the river is by riding along the scenic Mississippi River Trail, which is just two blocks away from the house.

+ Explore the history, culture, music and food of New Orleans with all the comforts and amenities of home...

After a day of shopping on Royal Street, touring the awe-inspiring WWII Museum, strolling through the Garden District, or enjoying the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, retreat to your own 1100-square-foot living space. You’ll have an entire apartment (half of a duplex), with all of the amenities. Two bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath, a full kitchen, dining, and living room are yours. You can also enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch, or relax with a bottle of wine on the Mississippi River levee!

+Old world detail meets modern-day comfort...

Enjoy the details of an era gone by in this craftsman-style home built in 1899. Hardwood pine floors, crown molding, two fireplaces with cypress mantels (non-functioning), 12-foot ceilings, transom windows, and more.

The master bedroom boasts luxury linens and pillows on a queen-size, four-poster bed. The second bedroom includes another queen-size bed with additional space for either a writing desk or a top-of-the-line, raised queen airbed as needed. Both bedrooms also have a 40' HD 1080p flatscreen TV, two comfy robes, and an alarm clock. In the bathrooms, two hairdryers and makeup mirror are available. Stainless-steel appliances and a kitchen stocked with a coffee pot, cookware, and dishes make eating meals at home a breeze. The brand new living room furniture includes a queen-size sofa bed. For your security and convenience, a push-button front door lock with a personalized code means no hassle of keeping track of a key.

+Your hosts:

You will be in excellent hands! We (Mark and Angela) loved playing tour guide to visiting friends and family so much that we bought a house to rent out and studied to become licensed New Orleans tour guides. We are passionate about our city, and our goal is to help you love it as much as we do. We are available for recommendations and directions, and for an additional fee will gladly provide tour guide services, bicycles, parcel shipping, and transportation to/from the airport and French Quarter.


All reservations must be scheduled at least one week prior to check-in.

We also give tours! Food, Cocktail, History, Ghost and Voodoo tours!

More Details

Mark and Angela
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Mark and Angela

Mark: Born and raised New Orleanian!

Angela: From Wisconsin...came to New Orleans for a work trip and fell in love with this city! I just HAD to move here.

In addition to learning everything we can about the history of New Orleans, we love traveling, music/theater, fitness, and food!

We also give tours! Food, Cocktail, History, Ghost and Voodoo tours!

Mark and Angela purchased this house in 2013

Why Mark and Angela chose Algiers

We were looking for a property that had the old New Orleanian details but was clean and comfortable at the same time. It was also extremely important to find a location that offered easy access to the French Quarter and downtown and a neighborhood that was quiet and authentically New Orleans.

Algiers Point was perfect, since the ferry to the French Quarter takes just 5 minutes and runs every 30 minutes, saving on the cost of expensive of parking. The neighborhood is very safe and quiet, which were also very important factors. Plus, just walking through the neighborhood one gets a feel of true New Orleans charm by seeing the restored homes, hearing the church bells, and receiving hellos from friendly neighbors.

What makes this house unique

We completely fell in love with the 13-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and open living area. The neighborhood, being so quiet yet so close to the French just couldn't get any better. And the restaurant around the corner serves the best muffins and breakfasts!

Plus... we also give tours! Food, Cocktail, History, Ghost and Voodoo tours!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Angela and Mark welcomed us with enthusiasm and smiles. They not only provided us with a warm atmosphere but also an awesome history and experience of their city. Their love of New Orleans is quite evident and shows in everything they do. Anyone who comes to New Orleans will not go wrong staying at Maison Touriste!
Sep 2014
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The French Quarter
Bourbon Street
Aquarium Of The Americas
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Natchez Steamboat
National World War II Museum
Royal Street
Algiers Ferry
Tout de Suite Cafe
Crown & Anchor
Dry Dock Cafe
Vine & Dine -- CLOSED
Cafe Du Monde
Kupcakes Etc -- CLOSED
Algiers Point Public Library
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Crown and Anchor English Pub
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
US 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Toute de Suite Cafe
Car: not necessary


Algiers House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hairdryer provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Includes lighted makeup mirror and 2nd hairdryer
  • There is one full bath with a shower and tub and one large half bath.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Includes four-poster bed, 40' wall-mounted HDTV, and robes
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bed, 40' HDTV, & either a desk or raised queen airbed
  • Both bedrooms have luxury sheets, a 40-inch HD TV 1080p, and a ceiling fan
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • roller blading
Custom tour services are are also available!


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Historic Algiers Point Neighborhood With Ferry To The French Quarter
average rating of 4.970149 based on 69 reviews

Great property, great location

  • 5 of 5

Great property, great neighborhood, wonderful people. We made an excellent choice. Thanks to our host, Mark & Angela

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Beautiful home in a lovely neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay! Mark and Angela were amazing host. We were greeted upon arrival and felt immediately welcomed. The house is so warm and inviting and everything was clean and comfortable. There is street parking available in front of the house and you are just a short walk to the ferry. The neighborhood is safe and the local restaurants are great! We have already recommended this home to several of our friends. We look forward to staying here on our next New Orleans vacation!!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything we could have asked for on our trip to New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for several days in late July 2017. Everything about the property was wonderful. The location is in a very quiet, safe neighborhood (which was important for us as it was our first visit to New Orleans, and were traveling with children). On walks you would meet other people walking their pets or with their family, and they were very friendly. When we first arrived I was a bit concerned about the street parking (having experienced this in other cities), but that was unfounded - no issues at all.

The house is laid out well, and the furnishings, bedding and accessories were great. When we arrived the house was very clean (you can tell the owners take pride in the rental). It is very quiet at night and also during the day. My wife appreciated the washer and dryer which came in handy. During our stay it was very warm (at least by New Orleans standards), and the A/C at the property didn't struggle at all.

Mark and Angela are very knowledgeable about the area and provided some good tips for us, and were very welcoming and helpful when we arrived making sure we understood everything about the property. Read the other reviews for more information on the area and things to do, they helped us quite a bit in making our decision on this property. We loved it and would definitely go back and stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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truly a home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed. Laundry soap, dishes, utensils, beautiful decor, nice beds to sleep in with soft blankets and sheets. Just a beautiful home with beautiful people! 😆? it was a joy! They are the best! This property is fabulous! Way better than staying in a hotel!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Can't say enough about our hosts Mark and Angela. Having them right next door gave us the opportunity to seek their advice and knowledge of the area. They went out of their way to assist us, even as far as arranging our transportation to the airport.

The home was exactly what what we expected and in a perfect location if you want to be in a quiet location. A short walk to the ferry and your 20 minutes away from Canal St.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super clean, comfy, and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Love being so close to the French Quarter but then coming home to a quiet, authentic (and very friendly!) neighborhood. Can't wait to come back and stay again at Maison Touriste!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $89
Tax Rate 4.0%

Standard rate - Age 5+ are $15, age 4 and under are free.
Special event - Age 5+ are $25, age 4 and under are free.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Reservations must be booked one week prior to stay.
No guests other than those listed at time of booking can be stay overnight without pre-approval.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.