This property is newly refurbished and elegant when you walk in, boasting 10 foot ceilings, a fireplace and an enticing staircase leading to the lofted second floor. It also features hardwood floors, three skylights and the lofted bedrooms that make this destination a one and only tribute to New Orleans, the Marigny, Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter. This picturesque hidden gem is for Mardi Gras people, friends who want to party in the 'Big Easy', couples, and a great spot for a guys getaway or girls retreat. It sits within the gated property of an ornate 1800's Victorian Home and it is on the National Registry of Historic Properties. The neighborhood is blossoming with coffee shops, cafes and unique retail shops. If you go one block to St Claude St you have a bustling area with: karaoke, brass Bands, jazz and music of all kinds with four bars and clubs within that block of Marigny and St. Claude alone. A couple blocks down St Claude is St Roch's Market with all types of food and shops including a wellness center. New Orleans has it all: SuperBowl, Final Four, Saints, Pelicans, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, VooDoo Fest and Southern Decadence just to name a few.
Magical spot: beautifully renovated Cottage with lofted bedrooms sleeps four.
Debra & James Falco
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 13, 2018
About Debra & James Falco
We are from New England with ties to New Orleans. Our cousin lived here for many years working at LSU. Our youngest daughter attended Loyola University, graduating just recently and now working on a PHD in chemistry at Boston College. This gave us a good reason to come down and visit. We fell in love with New Orleans at first site: the music , the people , the food and our properties! The fact is, the people here are just great; so hospitable and welcoming. The experiences we have had here are heart- warming. Since our kids have all moved out we now have two dogs and other animals. The last addition to our household is from New Orleans himself, a sweet mix breed that we adopted from the street. He is a gentle, beautiful dog you see in the photo of the property! You don't have to worry though if you're not a dog lover, he is not at the Marigny street property, he is home with us! We pride ourselves on having guests enjoy our property here. If you choose the "Painted Lady Cottage" you would have made a great decision. It is a clean NOLA style cottage with art and a homey feeling. It's a great little place with a lot of feelings and it will inspire you to love life and be yourself.
Debra & James Falco purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Debra & James Falco chose Faubourg Marigny
It's an Historic Property close to everything. It is the cottage behind the estate home called the "Painted Lady" on the National Registry and a landmark for New Orleans. Many visitors stop by just to take pictures of the beautiful Estate home which leads to the cottage around back of the estate. The Cottage is small with open lofted area and staircase that accents it's beauty. Plus, New Orleans speaks for itself: Great night life, shows, tours, entertainment, sporting events, The Garden District, Bourbon Street the French Quarter and Frenchmen St. With all the goings on here: Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, Southern Decadence, the grand Mississippi River, Jackson Square, The Super Dome, Sugar Bowl, Super Bowl and Final Four, The Saints and The Pelicans, Golf, Fishing, Parades, Parties, People; plus, Tulane and Loyola... it's the best place in the USA for a good time! Also, along the Mississippi at Jackson Square are horse drawn carriages and Café Du Monde, the home of the beignet.
What makes this Cottage unique
Location, location, location and the location is simply fantastic: if you walk one block to St Claude you have jazz clubs, big bands or street performers and restaurants galore usually Cajun style, if you can handle it! If you go the other way, on Esplanade, there is The "Port of Call" restaurant or a bit further toward the Quarter you may run into a marching band or a corner quintet or a solo guitarist. They are all great and at all times of the day or night. Don't forget the neighborhood cafe and coffee shops that are everywhere. Just west is the Garden District, not far away either. Hop on the trolley at St Claude or take a cab or Uber and stroll down the magnificent St. Charles Ave. and visit the many elegant mansions, shops, hotel bars and diverse restaurants. And while there, don't forget to visit Magazine Street, another popular hangout for a great shopping, dining and entertainment experience. Continue along the trolley route to Audubon Park, the Golf Course and the Zoo. Here you will see the great architecture of Loyola and Tulane Universities. Tour the mansions neighborhoods to get another view of early 1900's New Orleans history and the Garden District. The Homes over there are spectacular, to say the least!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Location, location, location!
- As my title indicates, location of this cottage was ideal. Ten minute walk to Frenchmen Street and an easy twenty-five minute walk to the middle of the French Quarter. Sidewalks are a challenge, that is pretty much true of just about all the places in NOLA. Uber or Lyft (for those times when you celebrated a little too much) is just a $7 or $8 fare from Bourbon back home.
- Neighborhood was quiet and safe to walk around in. Came home late many nights without any concern.
- Having an ideal location will make you overlook or minimize some of the shortcomings of the cottage. However, there are/were a few:
- Listing says they will call you a couple of days in advance of your reservation to give you the access code to the front door. Never happened. Took me several text's and phone calls before I got the code.
- It is listed as an open loft with two bedrooms having curtains to hang between each for privacy. We knew that going into the rental. However, what we found was one bedroom had the hooks and curtain, but the other did not. The hooks in the second bedroom were just screwed into the drywall and had pulled out. I found the hooks and jerry-rigged them back in, but there was no curtain, so found a blanket and used that. Thought about going to the hardware store and buying a few drywall anchors, but then I was on vacation and didn't feel I had to fix the owners problem, especially since the same problem was noted by someone who stayed there in September of 2017. We stayed in October of 2018. Thirteen months and no fix?
- When we first opened the cottage, it had a strong musty smell which lasted a couple of days.
- Generally, the place was clean except for the bathroom. Hair and dirt.
- As noted in another review. Loose boards on the porch at the front door.
- WiFi didn't work when we got there. Modem was there, but no power. A little investigation found the power cord to the modem was missing. Owner tried to be helpful, but moden required a special plug. Was able to take the power cord from the tv and use it on the modem. So, if we wanted to watch tv, no WiFi. Wasn't a big problem as we didn't come to NOLA to sit in front of the tv.
- Bed linens were a little long in the tooth.
The place is not that bad, but it does need some TLC. General impression I get is that the owners have not visited it for some time or just aren't interested in putting a little effort into it to make it a little better.
Overall good place to stay. The location was good - easy access to coffee, grocery, and Walking distance to Frenchmen and French Quarter. Bathroom/Shower could have been cleaner, but generally pretty clean place.
Wonderful home and location
The house was a perfect fit for our family weekend getaway in New Orleans! The neighborhood is really quiet so it made for a nice break from all the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas. I had a car during my stay and parking on the street was no problem.
Quaint, cozy, comfortable cottage in the mist of lively New Orleans.
The stay was great. It is in a lovely neighborhood to walk around. There is a Fresh Market grocery store just a block away, you can see the parking lot and store from the house. It has everything you forgot to bring and everything else. The cottage was perfect for the 4 of us, 2 adults and two teens. They loved walking the neighborhood and looking at the art work. The beds were clean and comfortable. My son wanted to sleep on the air mattress instead of the couch and he also said it was so comfortable. The courtyard was nice to sit in the evenings and have a glass of wine. The house was very nice, she offered the front porch for us to people watch in the evenings. We did way to many attractions, Zoo, Aquarium, WWII Museum, Steamboat Ride, Butterfly/Insectatorium,, French Market; and it is all just a short distance from the cottage. I HIGHLY recommend this lovely place to everyone!!!
Was great place. We really enjoyed staying there.
Our stay was peaceful. Will recommend to friends for a stay.
Great location, great price!
We loved our stay. It's a separate guest house in the back of the property. It was well lit at night and easy to get back to our door. We felt safe in the neighborhood and loved the diversity. The cottage was clean and has everything you might expect in a rental. This place is entirely open, the beds up in the loft are not separated by doors.
There is a very nice, new grocery store less than a block away and a cool coffee shop around the block. We walked to Frenchmen once and took Uber rides on all of our other outings. There was always an Uber nearby, never more than a 2 minute wait. You could also board the street car by Walgreens and ride all day for about $3. We'd stay again!
This residence is one block to Elysian Fields and another two blocks to Esplanade. There is public transportation one block away at the corner of St Claude and Elysian Fields. The cottage is only 2 blocks to Frenchmen Street with many restaurants and music establishments and another 3 blocks to the French Quarter. Many nights you will actually see live brass bands playing on the street at Frenchmen St.
On Frenchmen Street there is an 'art gallery' for all your Nola treasures and your shopping pleasure. It is also about a ten minute walk to Bourbon Street! The Super Dome is 2 miles and the Garden District about 4 miles. This is a great place to come for Tulane and Loyola graduations! Louis Armstrong Park is only about 1/2 mile walk. The Mississippi River tours are just a short walk away along with Harrah's Casino and the famous Café Du Monde and the Original French Market coffee stand. Additionally, Canal street is a bit further up which runs into Bourbon Street and the Parade routes. There are coffee shops, local bars with entertainment and some of the best food New Orleans has to offer. Decatur Street is the place for some of the best seafood around. Enjoy the street music daily which is an integral part of the home of Jazz music, New Orleans! There is also a horse race course 3 miles called the Fairgrounds.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are based on up to 4 people per night. Additional guests are charged $25 per night, per person. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Unless arranged otherwise, check-in is 3:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM! Cancellation Policy: 100% if canceled 30 days prior to arrival date.