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Elegant home steps from St. Charles Ave, parades, and downtown attractions

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

This newly renovated property boasts fine historic features and modern design

Built in 1865, this classic New Orleans double-parlor, Greek Revival townhouse has been carefully restored to offer visitors an authentic and comfortable hideaway in the heart of the city. The property has original hardwood floors throughout, the home's original staircase, intricate cypress molding, ten foot windows, and towering ceilings; all of the charming qualities that set New Orleans architecture apart. The home has also been updated with energy efficient improvements such as tankless water heaters, energy star rated appliances, fully insulated walls, and more.

The townhouse has two bedrooms located on the second floor along with a large shared bathroom and laundry facilities. Each bedroom has a queen size bed and full walk-in closets. The master bedroom enjoys fantastic light from a pair of large guillotine windows that open on to a second floor balcony where guests may relax after a full day of sight seeing as the sun sets across the Crescent City.

The first floor is designed for all of your entertaining needs with an open floor plan and a full guest bath. The living room features comfortable living furnishings including a sofa, chairs, and cable TV. A dining table seating six occupies the dining space. The kitchen, with composite quartz countertops and new stainless appliances, opens to the living/dining space with a large bar. The stove is a five burner gas stove, satisfying the cook in the family.

Those guests traveling with transportation will enjoy the home's close proximity to many transit options and sights within walking distance, including the St Charles Streetcar, Lower Garden District, WWII Museum, and Superdome.

More Details

Owner
Marty McElveen
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

Amenities

Faubourg Lafayette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , two-basin lavatory, original clawfoot tub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , fireplace, large front porch, walk-in closet, 17x14
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , fireplace, walk-in closet, 17x14
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Reviews

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Elegant home steps from St. Charles Ave, parades, and downtown attractions
average rating of 4.756098 based on 41 reviews
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I’d highly recommend staying here!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Kitchen had everything we needed, and it was so nice to have a washer and dryer! Within walking distance to a great market, trolly and restaurants. Marty is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in perfect location for seeing the sights of New Orleans!

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here with my boyfriend and another couple in the run-up to Mardi Gras 2018. We were visiting New Orleans for the first time and found the location great – it was a five-minute walk to the St Charles Avenue streetcar, 10 minutes to the Garden District and an easy 30-minute walk to Canal Street and the edge of the French Quarter. We enjoyed walking around but Uber was also good value when we went a bit further afield. The location is also great if you're looking to catch one of the many pre-Mardi Gras parades on St Charles Avenue.

The house itself has been lovingly restored and offers everything you'll need to enjoy a short stay. The kitchen was well equipped, the dining room and living room spacious and the bathrooms modern and functional.

The bedrooms were comfortable but bring eye masks if you're staying in the large front room as the curtains are thin and let in a lot of light. The bedrooms would also have benefitted from small finishing touches such as bedside tables and a wardrobe in the front bedroom – small gripes though. We enjoyed having a beer on our balcony very much!

There is a great supermarket three blocks away, so if you feel like cooking in, you won't have to carry the supplies very far. There are also some good restaurants nearby – Beer & Tacos on St Charles Avenue was a favourite by the time we left. We also could not get enough of The Ruby Slipper for amazing breakfasts – there are two branches a 30-minute walk away on Magazine Street. Finally, don't miss eating at Cochon – our favourite dining experience!

I would not hesitate to recommend a stay in this home. The owner communicated well from the time of booking to our stay and was available during out visit to answer queries (not that we really had any) and offer restaurant advice etc. The area is fine to walk around in during the day and in groups at night. (We never felt uneasy.) A great house if you'd like to pretend you're NOLA residents for a few days!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely old Home lacking in comfort, cleanliness

  • 2 of 5

This home has been nicely remodeled by its architect owner but lacks in consideration for its guests’ comfort and safety. The house is advertised for 4 guests but the living room contains uncomfortable seating for 3. Two of the dining room table chairs were too wobbly to sit on safely and Marty did repair them when asked to. The kitchen cupboards were dirty and sticky. There were 3 coffee mugs for 4 people; Marty brought us one more when we texted. The downstairs shower has nowhere to put toiletries, no storage. The staircase to the second floor is steep and the handrail is dangerously loose, to the point that if it were grabbed in a stumbled step, one could fall through to the story below. Upstairs, the master bedroom has no closet, no drawers- just a large empty room with bed, chair, and 3partition wooden screen. We hung our clothes on the shuttered louvres of the screen. There are no bedside end tables for a book or a chapstick or glass of water. The only light comes from dim LED bulbs in recessed lighting in the lovely 12 foot ceilings. In other words, if you like to read in bed, forget it. The same hold true for the entire downstairs lighting.

The master bathroom is spacious. There are no towel bars and lighting is pretty bad. The old tub, surrounded by a shower curtain, has nothing to hold onto to climb in; if you lose your footing, a fall seems inevitable. In the hallway there is a large chest of drawers with two drawers that are usable. I guess this is where guests are to unpack their clothes. The second bedroom has a closet but the “wardrobe” in the room is inoperable and therefore useless to place clothes. The occupants of that room had trouble sleeping because it was warm in the room and the overhead fan didn’t work (Ours did but only on “high”, which was way too much) and also because of an unidentifiable odor. When we stripped the sheets, the source of the smell was revealed: the torn and stained mattress pad. Disgusting. For a little more investment, Marty could make this a clean, safe, comfortable rental that would be totally charming. Why he has chosen to fall so short is mystifying. It appears the house is a “cash cow” he can milk regularly without feeding or grooming the cow. I don’t know how often he actually goes into it to deeply assess its suitability to rent out, but it seems not often enough.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback. Every comment helps me improve the experience of my guests. I rely on my cleaning team, as well as guests, to tell me when things are missing, broken, or worn from use. As I said during your stay, the previous tenants were in town for a wedding and quite a few things were damaged and missing after their departure. My contractor just finished a week of interior work on historic upgrades and improvements, so hopefully these will be noticeable to future guests. As with any residential renovation, it takes time and money to fully complete. I’ve been adding things to make the stay more comfortable every couple of months as I can afford to do so.
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Great house!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Only way to visit New Orleans!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a week while in town for business. The house was fantastic and Marty was hospitable and responsive. I enjoyed my stay and would look to return in the future. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Marty was really nice, available at all times. The house was really nice had a lot of character to it, close to the trolley line. Would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Louis Armstrong International
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Casa Borrega
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Amtrak
Car: recommended

The home is located in the heart of New Orleans. Most of the city's attractions are at your finger tips from this centrally placed property. We are situated an easy 1.1 miles from the Mercedes Benz Super Dome; making the location perfect if your visiting the city for sporting or musical events taking place at the dome.

You'll also enjoy the location's proximity to the French Quarter, the Garden District, The New Orleans Convention Center, the St Charles Street Car and the attractions of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Whether you're in town for fun or business, this location places you right where you need to be.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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