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Luxury 1830s Victorian Marigny Jewel - Old Is Now Modern Chic And Beautiful

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


About the property

2100 Sq.Ft Camel-back Victorian With Private Brick Courtyard - Quiet, Safe Oasis

Newly renovated Luxury 1830s Victorian 2 story camel back house is a perfect blend of old and new character. No expense was spared restoring the home to its original status and retaining all of its charm and character. I have been fortunate to have received feedback from friends and family who have stayed at the house that this is a true "home away from home experience". The house has original 12 foot ceilings, large windows, french doors and 150 year old heart of pine hardwood floors through out. Crown molding, picture molding, original brick chimneys and ceiling medallions blend effortlessly with the 1830s light fixtures in the living room and dining room. A modern gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances add the necessary modern convenience. The bathrooms are appointed with wanes coating and mosaic marble tile flooring/marble tile shower enclosure with jetted tub in the master bedroom and traditional subway tile with jetted tub in the guest bathroom. Designer light fixtures, custom furniture and original artwork featuring local and old world artists complement an eclectic design aesthetic. All bedrooms are large with walk-in closets in the master bedroom and master suite. There are 2 king size beds,and, 1 queen sofa sleeper and 2 full futon sofas that comfortably sleeps 6 guests. All bedding and linens are luxurious with soft 1000 count Egyptian count sheets. The private bricked courtyard is surrounded by lush mature bamboo and trees and can be assessed at the side of the house or along the side gallery from the kitchen foyer. The is a gas 2 burner grill and bistro tables for out door dining options. There is a surround sound system in the living room with ceiling speakers in 5 other spaces through out the house allowing music to be adjusted to the individuals preference. Wireless internet/cable with HBO is accessible to 4 smart Samsung flat screen TVs placed in the living room and each bedroom. Electronic front door keypad/camera security system makes access to the house convenient and safe. A sprinkler and fire alarm system has been added to protect my home The house is a licensed 2 bedroom bed and breakfast with the 2 bedrooms rented to 1 group at a time.. I can accommodate most guest requests with stays from 3 nights to a 30 day rental. The entire 3 bedroom house can be rented for a monthly lease as a traditional corporate rental. The rate is negotiable based upon duration of the stay and rooms utilized in the house. Feel free to inquire for a quote based upon availability.

Ronald Chee-Awai
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Ronald Chee-Awai

I am a young professional who has been fortune and thankful to eat, live and love all the city of New Orleans has to offer as the city evolves during its "Recover, Rebuild, Rebirth"

Ronald Chee-Awai purchased this house in 2011

Why Ronald Chee-Awai chose Marigny-Bywater

This home is my home away from home and was originally renovated with the hope that my friends and family would find a space comfortable, safe and secure while enjoying the city of New Orleans. Every convenience is available at the home in a quiet serene environment.

What makes this house unique

Renovating a diamond in the rough and giving others an opportunity to appreciate the outcome of a historic restoration with no expense spared for the small details. Attention was given to salvaging all the original pine flooring, joists and siding and re purposing the material into antique heart of pine hardwood flooring and the master bedroom ceiling. Salvaged brick, cast iron door hinges, 100 year old wooden panel doors, rim locks and door handles allow the house to have a vintage feel with all the modern 21st century convenience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Ronald's place in the Faubourg Marigny. The house was on a quaint little street nestled among other cute little houses built sometime around the 18th or 19th century. Staying there gave us the experience of being a local in a real New Orleans neighborhood in the French Quarter. The streets were narrow but eminently walkable and dotted with interesting bars and restaurants at every turn. Within a 3 minute walk was a place to grab a drink, another place to get brunch, and yet another place to get coffee. We stayed during Mardi Gras and the entire neighborhood was in a festive spirit. Every day we walked to the French Quarter, all the way down to the end of Bourbon Street and sometimes beyond. We were able to explore every part of the French Quarter with ease, even walking to St. Louis Cathedral to catch mass on Ash Wednesday. One day while we were walking home from shopping in the French Market, a local invited us to join their crawfish boil. On Fat Tuesday another local handed us free Hot Toddy drinks to help warm us up on that unusually cold day. Those little experiences really made us fall in love with the neighborhood and we really got a feel for life in New Orleans. I should not forget to mention how gorgeous and well furnished the house itself was. On the outside it fits in perfectly with the rest of the houses in a neighborhood steeped in history and tradition. On the inside, there are beautiful wooden floors and high 12 foot ceilings. There is a high definition television with surround sound speakers in every room. There are interesting pictures of various landmarks of New Orleans on every wall. There is a full kitchen that offers you limitless possibilities to bake, fry, toast, or nuke whatever leftover you took home from dinner at the countless NOLA eateries. The bathrooms have warm showers and hot tub jets in the bath. And when you walk out the balcony on the second floor you can see the steeple of a nearby historic church sticking out from a sea of historic homes. I had an amazing time staying here and would definitely want to stay in the exact location again (hint hint). I would recommend it to anyone staying in New Orleans.
Feb 2014
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Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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 Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom - first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Second floor hallway bathroom
  • Bathrooms have granite counter tops and hickory wood cabinetry with mosaic marble tile flooring and white marble tile shower surround in the master bathroom and Italian porcelain tile flooring and subway tile shower surround in the guest bathroom. Sky light is located in the guest bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master Suite with California king bed and sofa/ futon full
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Master bedroom with california king bed with full size futon
  • The house is a licensed 2 bedroom Bed and Breakfast with the 3rd bedroom reserved for the owner. The 2 master bedroom suites are large with 2 California king sized beds and 2 full sized sofa futons in the 1st floor master bedroom and 2nd floor master suite. The living room has a queen sized leather sleeper sofa with linen placed for this bed in the adjacent sideboard . The bedding includes pillow shams, comforter and blanket. The display pillows/shams can be easily removed and placed in the walk in closet when the beds are in use. There are sisal rugs underneath each bed. 6 adult sized terry robes are provided for use by the guest ( 2 per closet) and can be placed in the washing machine after its use. There are unique wooden chest of drawers in each bedroom for ample storage of clothes. Each bedroom has natural fiber roman shades on the windows with linen fabric panels on the french doors.
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
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
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private chef can cater meals for groups staying at the house. Chef Jeff, Chef Natasha and Chef John are all local chefs in New Orleans but will need to be contacted several weeks prior to your visit to confirm food preferences, rates and availability


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average rating of 4.9310346 based on 32 reviews

Lovely stay in NOLA

  • 5 of 5

The house was gorgeous, well appointed, super clean, and fabulous location. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this home and the amenities . Stayed with a group of girls for a bachelorette gathering A little bit of a hike into French quarter but really close to st rochs market

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Beautiful and well kept! Perfectly charming and accommodating

  • 5 of 5

We have never been to New Orleans before, and this property was the perfect getaway home. Conveniently located and spacious, we were able to make lasting memories without any hassle! The house was amazing and the host, Ron, was very welcoming and helpful, even though he was out of town during our stay. We will definitely be booking this property again in the future :)

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful stay at a lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Such a gorgeous house! It was beautifully appointed with everything we needed. We especially enjoyed having morning coffee or evening cocktails in the lovely yard. We also really enjoyed the neighborhood - perfect for taking advantage of the proximity of Frenchman Street and for enjoying some local flavor. We walked to the quarter every day and it was a lovely, very manageable walk. Great cafes, bars, and restaurants available right in the neighborhood as well. Ron was a gracious host, very accessible and helpful. Loved everything about it, and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Absolutely beautiful, comfortable and clean, and a great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at this lovely location 3/15-3/19, 2017! Ron was a superb host before and during our stay!! He was helpful with any questions we had before/during our arrival and answered any questions in a very quick manner!! The property is absolutely how it is presented online, actually it is even more spectacular!! We really enjoyed the outdoor patio area!!! All beds were very comfy!! The set-up was perfect for our group of 3 couples, and we were able to use the pullout sofa bed for our son as well!! I highly recommend this property --- it is clean, beautiful, and in a superb location!! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY comfy!!!

  • 5 of 5

Seven ladies enjoyed this home recently, and our first impression was really Ooooh, Aaaahhh. Very nice accommodations: beds were top notch and we all slept well, amenities were top quality and supplies were generous. Being New Orleans, we didn't cook in the kitchen more than to make coffee and pour cold milk onto the cereal, but we certainly could have done more. We spent the coldest week of the year there so didn't avail ourselves of the lovely back yard - maybe someday! Our host was anxious to please, and we bugged him enough to find out. Really.... I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
Crescent City Brewhouse
Port of Call
Galatoire's Restaurant
Irene's Cuisine
Deanie's Seafood
Old U.S. Mint
Booty's Street Food - CLOSED
Muriel's Jackson Square
Drago's Seafood Restaurant
Mr. B's Bistro
Frenchmen St
Riverwalk Marketplace
Arnaud's Restaurant / French 75 Bar
Palace Cafe
Audubon Insectarium
Pat Obrien's Piano Bar
Royal Street
Brennan's Restaurant
Carousel Bar
Haunted History Tours
New Orleans Arena
St. Charles Streetcar
Napoleon House Bar & Cafe
Preservation Hall
Cochon Restaurant
National World War II Museum
Saint Louis Cemetery #1
Pat O'Brien's
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans City Park
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
French Market
St. Louis Cathedral
Jackson Square
Cafe Du Monde
Bourbon Street
The French Quarter
New Orleans Healing Center
Mimi's in the Marigny
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airoort
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Marie's Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Grey Hound Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Franklin Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Bay St. Louis
Car: not necessary

My home is located in the historic Marigny neighborhood that is 2.5 blocks away from the St. Rock Market (unique neighborhood food, wine and coffee) and the Healing Center (Yoga, Gym, Food Coop grocery, Mediterranean restuarant and music venue) and Shadow Box theater. Walk to Franklin Restuarant 2 blocks away or Frenchman street 4 blocks for live music options or the French quarter 7 blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Insurance $99

Rates are subject to change. 100% refund if cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival. Access to property is via electonic door code. To open, press Schlage button then 4 digit code (will be given the day before check in) and the lock will open confirmed with a green check sign. To lock door - just close the door since it has an automatic lock mechanism

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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