Perfectly Located Colorful Cottage W/Private Courtyard

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

New Orleans is a small but cosmopolitan city, and nowhere in town is this more apparent than in the Marigny Bywater area, where the atmosphere is so relaxed it is almost like a village, but you can find more bars, cafe's, restaurants and fun things to do than in many large cities. Whether you seek a wild or relaxed experience, to expand your horizons or stay in your comfort zone, you will find it all here.
This comfortable, private cottage has space to relax and unwind in the heart of the Historic Faubourg Marigny Neighborhood, surrounded by Mardi Gras dens, many music venues, bars, and restaurants. A five min. walk from the French Quarter, five min.walk from Frenchman street, two blocks from a beautiful park on the Mississippi River, and half a block from the hip cafe's, pubs and night clubs of Franklin Avenue, our little cottage offers access to the adventure and mystery of New Orleans away from the crowds and noise of the French Quarter. The cottage offers a queen size bed and a queen size sofa bed, so it can sleep up to four guests comfortably, though it's ideal for a couple. A full size refrigerator, microwave, bottled water and coffee are all provided, and there is a 24hr. grocery store & deli across the street. The cottage has a flat screen tv w cable and wifi, and a private courtyard. We also provide a few bicycles for you to roam around town on.

Want to enjoy cafe au lait at a sidewalk cafe? Stroll down to Cake, Flora's or Orange couch, all within three blocks. Would you prefer seafood brunch with friends over bloody Mary's and mimosas? Ride the bikes down to Elizabeths, eight blocks along the river. Or grab a snowball at the stand on Piety street stand and walk through the new riverfront park to watch the ships go by. Experience the night life and live music of Frenchman street or the French Quarter, minutes away on foot or bike, or hit one of the top rated fine dining restaurants in the neighborhood such as The Franklin, Mariza, or Feelings Cafe. Prefer to stay at home? The top-rated pizza restaurant in town is 6 blocks away and they deliver. So does the Ukranian restaurant at Siberia, the Turkish Kebab place on St. Claude and a dozen others - you can even have a bloody Mary delivered to your doorstep. Craving BBQ? Best in the city at the Joint is just a few blocks away. Whatever you are looking for in New Orleans, you can find it from your own little oasis in the heart of downtown.

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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking is allowed in the private courtyard right outside the front door of the cottage. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • This property has a queen sized bed AND a queen sized sleeper sofa.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • One bathroom with stand up shower.


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Sailing


  • Dining:

    Bar available for dining inside. Beautiful Courtyard has tables for eating or enjoying your coffee....moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking:

    We park our personal vehicles on the street in front and there is always room for more.Very safe. We do have a long and narrow driveway available, but it depends on the width of your vehicle for use....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    If you are staying for more than a few days you are welcome to use our washer n dryer....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    We provide disposable plates and utensils. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    We provide complimentary coffee, sugar, and creamer, as well as bottle water during your stay. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator


  • Bicycles:

    Roam about town just as we do via two complimentary bicycles provided to you by us. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 35 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 30 - Jan 2, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Mardi Gras
Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2017
5 night min stay

flat fee
Spring 2017
Mar 1 - Jun 1, 2017
2 night min stay

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

Jazzfest 1stWeekend
Apr 28 - May 1, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
May 4 - May 7, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$130 $150
Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning $60
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200


Please notify owner if expecting guests. No unexpected or unregistered guests. Please keep the courtyard gate locked.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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

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Last updated: 10/16/2016
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16.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
147 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Mimi's in the Marigny
1.9 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Algiers Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Audubon Park Golf Course
2.7 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak Train & Bus
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
The Franklin Restaurant & Lounge

Car: Not Necessary

We want our guests to live like a local during their stay here in New Orleans and feel the warmth of the city. We want you to remember this trip forever. This neighborhood the Faubourg Marigny, which borders the French Quarter, was developed by Bernard de Marigny in 1805 on his family's plantation. Marigny famously named the streets of his neighborhood Peace, History, Poets, Frenchmen, Greatmen, Goodchildren, Music, Love,and Craps to name a few. Many have been renamed today. He squandered the family fortune playing Craps(he brought the game to New Orleans) and with ladies of the night in Storyville, the red light district of New Orleans, till 1917. Storyville was located in the Faubourg Treme and is the birth place of Jazz. You can visit his tomb in the St.Louis Cemetery #1.

Wander around to see many different types of architecture we are famous for. Shotguns, Creole Cottages,Townhouses. Many with gingerbread woodwork and beautiful iron work. Two blocks from the cottage is Crescent park located along the mighty Mississippi River. A wonderful spot to enjoy a few drinks and watch port traffic from huge freighters and cruise boats from all over the world.

We provide our guests with bicycles so they can explore the city just as we do. New Orleans is phenomenal place for music lovers because live music can be found every single night of the week in dozens of nearby venues. The best are within walking distance from our property. Frenchmen Street is just a few blocks away, where you can find traditional dixieland jazz, blues, reggae, soul, and more at places like The Spotted Cat, The Blue Nile, DBA, and Three muses.

Eat your heart out, darling! Delicious food can be found everywhere. Mimi's in the Marigny is located just a block away from our place, and they not only have fantastic live music every night, but they have delicious tapas. Our favorite plate at Mimi's is fried goat cheese balls drizzled with honey! Another music venue also offering outstanding food is Three Muses. My God, everything is mouth watering. Travel to the end of the Bywater and find Bacchanal, a place which serves outstanding wines paired with 5-star food served on paper plates to the sounds of a live jazz band in an outdoor patio. Treat yourself to a fine dining experience at least once while you are here, in the French Quarter you'll find the world famous classic Creole restaurant, Antoine's, which offers a 3-course lunch on most days for around $20 with 25-cent cocktails! You can also ride you bike (or streetcar for $1.25) to the Garden District to do a similar lunch special at Commander's Palace, which offers 25-cent martinis! (Fine Dining Attire Required)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990

About the owner: I'm Brendan, born and raised in New Orleans. I have been providing historical tours from the seat of my mule-drawn carriage for over 22 years. My love, Valerie, works as nurse at a local hospital. We truly enjoy sharing our home, rental cottage, neighborhood, and city with travelers. I can point you in the right direction to just about anything this city has to offer.

Why the Owner Chose Bywater, New Orleans, LA, USA:
This property is located in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood. It is the coolest and most fun neighborhood in New Orleans. This neighborhood was developed by Bernard deMarigny in 1805 on his familys plantation. Many styles of New Orleans architecture can be found here. You can spend hours wandering and your never far from local watering holes full of colorful characters. If you want music you have a variety to choose from just a few blocks away on Frenchman St. and a couple blocks past Frenchman puts you in the French Quarter.All within a 10min walk.If you choose to hangout in the Faubourg Marigny we also have great nightlife and many great restaurants with real New Orleans flavor and culture. Read the reviews that I am very proud of everyone seems to love the cottage and neighborhood.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
You are staying in a New Orleans neighborhood with true character. You will get the true feel of our city.

Contact us

Speaks: english



  • We have bikes available.

    We have bikes available.

  • Large TV and wifi.

    Large TV and wifi.

  • Very comfortable bed

    Very comfortable bed

  • Great park only 2 blocks away.

    Great park only 2 blocks away.

  • Brendan and Honey at work in front of Jackson Square

    Brendan and Honey at work in front of Jackson Square

  • Brendan and Valerie in grand Camen

    Brendan and Valerie in grand Camen

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, October 21, 2016

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