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MARDI GRAS SPECIAL! FREE 6TH NIGHT! 5Star SPA-LIKE Stay at Hotel Price

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Great Price & Location: 5-10 minutes to New Orleans' Action with a 5 Star Stay!

A unique top notch unit nestled in the historic neighborhood perfectly situated close enough to escape from the city, but near all the conveniences!! Our rear unit sleeps up to 8 comfortably, (9th on the Serta Sofa). Easy access on and off Expressway to get you to Downtown New Orleans and French Quarters in 5-10 minutes. Free on and off street parking at the home is a plus! The Mighty Mississippi River is our backdrop to a walking trail levee 5 blocks away and the city lights are breathtaking at night. Our historic Gretna neighborhood features quaint cafe’s that serve scrumptious local foods, a historic church, a german museum, Firehouse museum, city museum, and the Parish and City Court Houses. Nearby are major restaurant and shopping chains. Tulane University and Loyola University is 8 miles away.

REAR UNIT 636(A): Sleeps 8. Standard Rate: $295 minimum 3 nights, Special Events: $350/ night with 4 night minimum. After sightseeing, relax on our balcony, in our quite surrounding overlooking the St. Joseph Steeple. The Spa like home offers central air and heat, fire place, 4 HD TV’s with WiFi and Netflix, two living rooms with 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, perfectly for 2 set of families. Downstairs: A living room with sofa bed, a queen bedroom & a full bath, a full kitchen and office/dining area. Upstairs: a living room with trundle bed and a sofa, a king bedroom, and a full bath with a large walk-in shower w/seats, double sinks.

At our Riverbend Revival, you will have the best sleep in our temperpedic style beds in the bedrooms. Enjoy a luxurious bath in our claw foot tub/rain shower with soaking aroma therapy, Roomy standup shower in second bath, and a full service kitchen equipped with Kcup coffee, all new stainless steel appliances with a granite countertop island, an office/dining area off of the kitchen, washer, dryer, iron and iron board.

Please Absolutely No Pets and No Smoking due to allergies. Movie Production and Long term renters welcome. Call or text with any questions 504-495-0385.

Rates are higher during the Labor Day weekend, Voo Doo Fest, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, Sugar Bowl, Valentine’s weekend, Mardi Gras, Final Four, St. Patrick’s Parades, French Quarter Fest, Jazz Fest, Essence Fest, Gretna Fest and special events, so please contact me for holiday rates and availability.

*Only 1 special promotion per stay. *1nt. Free: 1 night free with 4 nights stay, not during Mardi Gras, Christmas, or New Year's.

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Owner
Mindy
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Mindy

About the Owner:

Our Family has deep roots in New Orleans area because we love our City! We’re fortunate to have the best of both worlds since we are so close to all the happenings with a hop skip away. Whether your trip is for a business or pleasure, we always have some kind of a celebration in the New Orleans area. With my knowledge in New Orleans Hotel Industry, I’d be glad to make your trip more fulfilling while you’re in town. We strive to make your stay comfortable and pleasing. Let us know if you need anything else, we’re only a call away. Enjoy your stay in our revived two story vacation home.

Mindy purchased this house in 2013

Why Mindy chose Louisiana

We proved our love by giving back to the community by reviving our first historic home that was upon demolition by neglect posted by the City. Friends and relatives and strangers forbidden us to take on this immense project. Against discretion but full of hope, we began the rebuilding process hands on with a small crew. No denying, it was hazardous to our bodies but rewarding. The Creative aspect of reviving a valuable property was challenging but ultimately satisfying. We’ve learned tremendously, went way over budget and aged 10 years during 1 year process. That’s our short story of our prize possession, and now it’s waiting for you. Thank you for considering our place.

What makes this house unique

This Exquisitely Revived Historic Property of Gretna is located 5 -10 minute drive from downtown New Orleans, Bourbon St, French Quarter, Aquarium, Harrah’s Casino, Riverwalk Outlet Mall. Other near by attractions include Jazz Fest, Audubon Park/Zoo, Art Museums and the Mercedes-Mercedez Benz Superdome and Convention Center and of course the parades: Mardi-Gras, St. Patrick's, Irish Italian, Irish Italian Islanos, Spring Fest & Christmas! For the adventure seekers, try charter fishing, swamp tours, driving a race car at Nola Motorsports or flying a plane at the Lakefront Airport.

Guestbook comments from the owner

At our Grand Opening Party, everyone was extremely impressed with the hotel boutique style interior design, so much that I am requested to redesign their homes. With my New Orleans Hotel Industry background, I have brought the best of both worlds to our historic revived home.
Mar 2015
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

MARDI GRAS SPECIAL! FREE 6TH NIGHT! 5Star SPA-LIKE Stay at Hotel Price
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
5

You won't be disappointed! 5 stars!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group come in for jazz fest this year. We range from age 24-52 and everyone was more than satisfied. She had a delicious pot of red beans and rice when we arrived, which hit the spot after a 5 hour drive. The house is accommodated perfectly with necessities. She has a ton of info at the house to help you navigate the city and make the most out of your visit. Her customer service is out of this world. I had just asked if she happened to have hot sauce available and when she said no she had some waiting for me the next morning attached to the door! She was so hospitable. Staying here definitely completed our experience and made it that much more enjoyable. This rental is great for anyone looking to enjoy the city for whatever reason!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, I thank you for the kind words! I couldn't be happier that your trip went perfectly. I'm glad I was able to help you plan a wonderful trip to New Orleans. Your family was extremely clean and sure made my job easy. It made my day that you left a sweet note on the counter as well. I hope you come back to stay at our vacation home next time you visit. Mindy Cook
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5

This stay exceeded my expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend staying here!

  • 5 of 5

Mindy's home is more incredible than I can describe here. In person, the home looks better than the pictures. She had homemade gumbo ready for our arrival and was there to greet us with fun beads and party supplies. She had extra shampoos and soaps, more than enough clean towels, dish-wash soap, laundry detergent, and more. The beds are all memory foam and the bedding is extremely comfortable. She has apple tv, Spotify, Netflix, all availble through the tv. There is a tv in each room and a New Orleans city guide to help plan your trip. I have already recommended her place to some of my closest friends and family, and will not think about returning to New Orleans if her place is not availble.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Alexia, Y'all are beautiful inside and out! Your compliments are the highest honor I can have to share with other travelers that want to save money on their vacation or a business trip. I know you agree, staying in our vacation home is better than a high end hotel in so many ways! Thanks for friends' recommendation also. Truly, I am so fortunate to have guests like you. Mindy Cook
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5

WONDERFUL! DEFINITELY COMING BACK!

  • 5 of 5

Mindy was absolutely wonderful, the house looked just like the pictures. To our surprise however the house was broken up into two houses but you would never know! The area was really quiet which was great for my friends and I after we came in from a long night. The house was very clean and there were also towels and washcloths available if you did not bring one.

Upon our arrival Mindy provided us with red beans and rice which was very nice and super yummy! She also volunteered to get some groceries for us before we arrived (just pay her back when you get there!) The kitchen had everything that we needed to cook with.

Needless to say we really enjoyed our trip and would LOVE to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Justine and the gang! I know you appreciated that I stocked your frig with your favorite foods. That's just one of the ways I cater to my guests. If you come next time and you have more time, I can set up a house-call message sessions from a local well known licensed masseuse that's affordable. I have more tricks up my sleeves. LOL. Please spread the good word...
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
5

Southern hospitality at its finest!

  • 5 of 5

We planned our work/recreation trip to New Orleans hoping for everything to be just right. We could not have made a better choice than staying in Mindy's beautiful home. Fabulous beans and rice waiting for us when we arrived from our long journey. An attractive and comfortable home, well-equipped kitchen, comfy beds and convenient layout for our group. We had the added benefit of meeting Mindy and her family which really made it seem more like a family visit than an impersonal hotel stay. On the one evening we had rain we stayed in, ordered pizza and played games together. Such a perfect choice for us. We highly recommend this property for your next stay in New Orleans. We had a vehicle and are not certain about public transportation to get to the downtown area. We found it quite convenient.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura and the gang! You mark our very first international visitor. What fun we had to share each others stories. It would be lovely to see y'all again. To answer the public transportation question...there is a public bus on our street 5 blocks up. Also, we have Uber service and a neighborhood Cab Service.
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5

Perfect Hostess, Perfect House, Perfect Trip!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Mindy was a fantastic hostess. She greeted us with her fabulous beans and rice with a king cake on our first day! She also decorated the house with a Mardi Gras theme which only made us more excited for our stay. She was always available to answer any questions and gave us amazing advice on all the places we should go during Mardi Gras. The house was so clean and beautiful. You can tell that she really does take care of every inch of that house. She also was very flexible when it came time for us to check out. It was a larger group and I was nervous that we weren't all going to be able to be ready by check out time, I shot her a quick text and she gave us an extended check out. I really enjoyed this location. It was just far enough from NOLA that we weren't overwhelmed but close enough to take the bridge and join the fun whenever we were ready. Honestly, Mindy made this trip so amazing and although it was a vacation, we still felt right at home. I can not wait to comeback again. I would highly recommend this location to families, group of friends, or a simple girls trip away. You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adriana, Perfect Guest, Perfect Vacation, Perfect Time! You and your gang were the perfect guests. Y'all even helped me clean and fold the towels, Wow! Your Mardi-Gras Vacation was perfect to return home each night without the fuss of New Orleans Hoopla. It's perfect time to relax and unwind and feel like you're home again every night with all the extra space and amenities that hotel can't provide isn't it? I can't wait to host your next vacation when you return to the New Orleans area.
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Chicago, Illinois
5

Gorgeous, clean, and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

Mindy was a fabulous hostess and the home was wonderful. Easily fit our group of 6 with room to spare! We used the kitchen to make a big group dinner, loved the ease of the keyless entry, and Mindy provided a great deal of info regarding local tourism and cab companies. She even gave us free fireworks to help us ring in the new year, and let us come a bit earlier than the official check-in time when our flights landed early. She also offered to give us a ride to the airport on the way out - so nice!

We had no problem ordering Ubers out to Gretna that took us into the city proper - average Uber price from the home to French Quarter or Garden District was about $10-15 depending on traffic. Super easy to get around and would love to come back for a future stay! Thanks, Mindy!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Gina and the Gang! Hope you tell all your friends about our Vacation Home! I'm glad I could help your trip to be a success! I'd love to have y'all back to New Orleans!
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
New Orleans Armstrong Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
The Red Maple (many near by)
Nearest Ferry
3.1 Miles
Algiers (connects to French Quarter Downtown)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Timberlane Country Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
U.S. 90 Hwy, I-10 (near by)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Red Maple (many near by)
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Pontchartrain near (Biloxi 65 miles)
Car: recommended

I had worked in the New Orleans Hotel industry in the past so feel free to inquire your interest within. Thanks for your business! Have a safe and enjoyable trip in New Orleans!

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Rates & Availability

Gretna House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mardi-Gras 2016
Feb 18 2017 - Mar 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
French Quarter Fest
Apr 6 2017 - Apr 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
 
Jazz & Heritage Fest
Apr 26 2017 - May 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$295
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.0%

NON-SMOKING ON PREMISE. Check in after 4pm. Check out by Noon. Check with us for early arrival, we may be able to accommodate with no additional fee. Please No Pets due to allergies. Change of reservation may require additional fee of $35. No refunds within 72 hours of arrival date. Final payment due 14 days prior to arrival. A one-time non-refundable damage protection plan of $49 will be charged at time time of reservation(a peace of mind for the guests and the owner). Our guest's personalized door code will be given at the final payment. STANDARD RATES ARE $195 for Front Unit and $295 for Rear Unit per night with minimum of 3 nights.
SPECIAL EVENT RATES ARE $250 FOR FRONT UNIT AND $350 FOR REAR UNIT PER NIGHT with minimum of 3 and 4 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Gretna House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • REAR UNIT: Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double sinks
    REAR UNIT: Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , slow closing toilets in both bathrooms
  • Lavished with Granite countertop and clawfoot tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • This is a 2 bedroom house with 2 living rooms and 2 bathrooms!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Be amazed by the Mighty Mississippi rolling just steps away from your stay.

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