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Historic Marigny Lofted Cottage Open Floor Plan WALK to Frenchmen St & Fr.Qrt.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Magical spot: beautifully renovated Cottage with lofted bedrooms sleeps four.

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 two 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.

Debra & James Falco
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 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!


Faubourg Marigny Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please leave cottage in same condition upon check in. There will be an additional charge if excessive cleaning is required upon check out.
  • Please be considerate of noise level as there is a tenant in the main house on the property.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Plenty of towels and linens available.
  • full bathroom with stand up shower stall; towels and linens provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , sleeps two comfortably
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , sleeps two comfortably
  • Open loft with a bedroom on each side with skylights, accessible by staircase with safety railings. For privacy, there are curtains to hang on each side of loft. There is an air mattress for an additional guest which can be used downstairs in family room. The cottage is ideal for 2-4 guests.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
This property has all you need for your visit to New Orleans. It is walking distance to Frenchmen St for local music, food and great entertainment. Walking distance to French Quarter and the famous Bourbon Street. Walking distance to Mississippi River and French Market shopping. Best location in New Orleans! Closest corner is Marigny St. and Rampart St. next to the OLD TOWN INN!


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Historic Marigny Lofted Cottage Open Floor Plan WALK to Frenchmen St & Fr.Qrt.
average rating of 4.580645 based on 31 reviews

We loved it. Very comfortable. Great location.

  • 5 of 5

It was really perfect for us. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Floor Plan & Location

  • 3 of 5


- Great proximity to French Quarter attractions. We walked daily and enjoyed the scenic route.

- Ample street parking

- Perfect size for two adults. I loved the floorplan.


- As mentioned in previous reviews, the cottage could use a little TLC. We waited to report plumbing issues since it was a holiday, but the toilet had low water pressure and sulfur smells since our arrival Thankfully the owner was able to send someone once we reported them. I encourage future guests to report immediately because older homes can have serious issues.

- There was leftover trash inside and a feminine product left on the front stairs when we arrived. I researched nearby properties in the $100 to $200 a night range, and the $100 cleaning fee is steep in comparison... so I would expect that those things would have been cleaned up prior to our arrival.

- We had a few odd interactions with the tenant in the main house. For example, she cursed out the plumber for blocking her driveway. A simple request to move the car would have been sufficient.

- A couple of the boards by the front door on the porch were quite loose and I could see that posing a problem in the future.


- Kebab (Mediterranean down the street) was underwhelming. Would not return.

If you love music but don't want to head to Frenchmen, make sure to check out the following:

- Vaughan's Lounge is an awesome dive bar nearby (we Ubered). Saw great live music (Corey Henry) who plays there on some Thursday nights.

- Also an easy Uber to Bullet's Sport Bar where Kermit Ruffins plays on Thursdays at 6pm.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great location within walking distance to great restaurants on Frenchman street.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was absolutely adorable. We were able to park right out front with no issues, and didn't drive the entire weekend. Perfect location. Cutest coffee shop, Who Dat, right around the corner. Would def stay here again. Thanks so much for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, it is a magical area with so much to do. We are glad you found everything in order and hope you will book again. New Orleans is the number 2 destination in America for vacationers!
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Great location but needs TLC

  • 3 of 5

With just a couple hours of attention this could be a 5 star review. The sheets were dirty (and I noticed this had been a complaint before), there was hair in the shower, and minor things needed repair (hooks in bathroom and for the room divider were broken). Also, be aware that this isn't really a 2 bedroom. It's a 1 bedroom with hooks to hang a divider sheet (which were not available when we stayed there).

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT Location, Lots of Space, & Lovely Courtyard

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was adorable and decorated with a true new orleans charm. We loved every minute of our stay. Everything was wonderful. We had no trouble at all with the cottage. Although, we did find a used wash cloth that had been missed and a couple pieces of trash left by whomever cleaned. We just were sure to pick up and toss the wash cloth in with ours to be sure it did not go missed the next time. No biggie for us. The inside was even larger than anticipated and the layout was perfect. This was my seventh trip within three years, but my first cottage experience. I always shied away from the idea of "staying in someone's 'backyard'". Little did i know, I was missing out! I loved that it was so private since it was in the back off the street. There was hardly any street noise even from the porch. It also was so very quiet in general day and night - even with one of the largest festivals underway and contruction on the BEAUTIFUL church next door. As far as getting around goes... With a short walk to Decatur, you cannot go wrong. Late nights that turned into early mornings after drinks, we snagged Ubers for six bucks out of the heart of the Quarter. Travel made easy whether you Uber or walk. We spent our early mornings and late nights in the amazing courtyard under the strings of lights befriending the main house's outdoor cat and a ferrel cat that i named Phantom. Yes, for those of you wondering, the walkway from the street to the mainhouse is well lit and private. ALL of the neighbors were fabulous and so kind to us. It was all SO CHARMING. It was the perfect getaway for two longtime friends looking for a new adventure. We thank you all a million times for allowing us to rent and enjoy your space. I am already searching for the next holiday weekend I can get back down there. Beautiful weather, Beautiful people, and a Beautiful place. True southern hospitality done right.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so candid. We are thrilled you had a great experience. We look forward to your next trip to NOLA.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Louis Armstrong Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Kajuns Pub
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Canal Street Ferry to West Bank
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Audubon Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
St Claude and Elysian Fields
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
St Roche at St Claude
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Lake Pontchartrain
Car: not necessary

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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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