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The Laurel Bed and Breakfast

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View of Laurel Front Porch


Last updated: 05/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 4 Sleeps

The Laurel is a one-suite bed and breakfast with private bath and sunroom located in the heart of Mid-City. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade are both a 10-minute walk away. The French Quarter and Central Business District are just a 10-minute drive away. There is a bus stop and the street car (trolly) line within walking distance (5 minutes) which runs to both of these destinations. It is in a residential neighborhood and is only a 5-minute walk to City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art.

Two cats, Ranger and Billy, reside at the Laurel.

We offer a continental breakfast of croissants, muffins, assorted pastries, orange juice, coffee/tea. Special requests for non-cooked items are welcomed (yogurt, cereal, etc).

There is plenty of on-street parking and off-street parking is available upon request.

The home is a beautiful 2-story stucco structure with a red Spanish tile roof. It is architecturally unique and interesting with its arched doorways and doors. The original structure is intact with very few changes to the original design. There are original wood floors and ceramic tiles which have been beautifully restored. The long center hallway serves as the perfect photo gallery for Eliot's photos.

The raised front porch and the front courtyard-style patio is wonderful and a great place to just sit and do nothing. The corner lot offers a beautiful view of the peaceful surroundings of the neighborhood.

Guests can enjoy City Park's Museum of Art, botanical gardens and new walking park.

Laura and Eliot Kamenitz have owned and resided in their home since May 1995. They are the fifth and current owners of this 1924 raised cottage-style house. Laura is a Chemical Engineer and Eliot is a professional Photographer. Ranger is the resident cat whose main job is to do nothing when he's not sleeping. They are all retired and enjoying the life of leisure!

The Laurel is licensed with the City of New Orleans and has been in operation since 1996. Member PIANO, Professional Innkeepers of New Orleans.

Come join us and enjoy the experience of being 'At Home in New Orleans' with Laura and Eliot.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    10 years old...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Queen bed in bedroom and 1 full size sleeper sofa in the sunroom.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Tub and shower. Lighted vanity with sitting stool.



  • Dining:

    Guests are served continental breakfast in the main dining room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Internet:

    WiFi included in price....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided


  • Refrigerator:

    There is a small refrigerator in the private sunroom....moreless


  • Deck / Patio


from 20 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mardi Gras 2018
Feb 7 - Feb 8, 2018
1 night min stay
Mardi Gras 2018
Feb 9 - Feb 12, 2018
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 5%


Special Event rates: Jazz Fest $225/night 4 night minimum 1st weekend, Jazz Fest $225/night 5 night minimum 2nd weekend, Mardi Gras $175-$200/night. Cancellation policy for all special events: Refund if cancelled more than 60 days prior to check in. No refund if cancelled less than 60 days prior to check in unless room is re-booked for same price.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/23/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1995

About the owner: Laura is a retired engineer from Shell International E&P. Eliot is a retired professional photographer from the New Orleans Advocate Daily Newspaper.

Why the Owner Chose City Park, New Orleans, LA, USA:
Eliot and I bought our home in 1995. We started our Bed and Breakfast in 1996. We are the 5th owners of the home, which was built in 1925.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The Laurel Bed and Breakfast offers a home-like experience for visitors to New Orleans. The Laurel is owner-occupied. There is only 1 private suite in our home which allows for dedicated attention to our guests. The Laurel is licensed and a member of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans (PIANO).

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View of Laurel Front Porch

    View of Laurel Front Porch

  • Bathroom view with Vanity

    Bathroom view with Vanity

  • Laurel Bed and Breakfast in the Fall

    Laurel Bed and Breakfast in the Fall

  • Bathroom with original 1920s pink and white floor tiles.

    Bathroom with original 1920s pink and white floor tiles.

  • View of Pergula with 'The Spirit of New Orleawns' Mosaic

    View of Pergula with 'The Spirit of New Orleawns' Mosaic

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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