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Luxuious Retreat w/Parking! Sleeps 6, Minutes to French Quarter

Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • House2700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Located In The Nationally Registered Historic Holy Cross Neighborhood

The "Caffin House" is a 2 story home built in 1888. We are proud to share that the Caffin House, part of the Holy Cross Historic District, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. This one-of-a-kind home freshly renovated and restored to its former glory, is situated one block from the Mississippi River. High ceilings, chandeliers, and original heart pine floors throughout! Central AC/Heat, internet, off- street parking and plenty of street parking.

This is where you come to relax from the busy French Quarter, just 2.8

miles away!

It features three elegantly appointed bedrooms upstairs all with custom blackout Roman shades, new mattresses, linens, and pillows. A romantic master bedroom with an enticingly draped, cast iron, canopy Cal King sized bed, decorative fireplace, mantle, Smart TV, and en-suite. Master bath includes wood wainscoting, gorgeous double slipper clawfoot tub beneath a chandelier, two views through the sheer curtains make it dreamy. Master bath also has a spacious rain head shower with gold glass niches and a double vanity.

The Master bedroom features double pocket doors (originally from the Benjamin Button movie set) that open up to the Queen bedroom creating a large 2 room suite or 2 separate bedrooms. The Queen room offers a queen-sized bed with a custom bed crown for a royal slumber, antique armoire and a decorative fireplace.

The Violet bedroom houses a European antique full-sized bed, armoire, and chest of drawers.

The Caffin house offers 3 designer bathrooms, each with a chandelier above a generously spaced glass shower. 2 full baths upstairs and 1 full bath downstairs.

Traditional enclosed parlor with antique burgundy velvet furniture, chandelier, and original tiger oak columned fireplace mantle. Parlor has original turn of the century pocket doors that open up to the dining room.

Formal dining room with gorgeous original columned fireplace mantle, custom made damask velvet curtains, long dining table with restored chairs of yesteryear, and an antique chandelier.

Luxuriously, spacious - open floor plan kitchen & lounge area are the most modern additions to the house. 8 foot leather granite kitchen island with small bar sink, and 4 counter stools beneath 2 gorgeous chandeliers. Here you will find a coffee and tea station to begin your day. Classic lace balloon curtains allow the natural light in to your morning. Kitchen is outfitted with cutlery, dishes, utensils, glasses, cookware, microwave, blender, small convection oven, coffee maker, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

The house also has a front porch, back deck, 2nd floor spacious back balcony with ceiling fans and a small view of the downtown New Orleans skyline. Downtown fireworks shows are enjoyed from here on New Year's Eve and Fourth of July. You can see ships cruise by occasionally from this balcony as we are only 1 block from the Mississippi River.

For those that love old houses, ours has its original fireplace mantles, pocket doors, stained glass windows, restored wood windows, staircase, floors, doors with transoms, original doorknobs, and woodwork throughout. These features made us fall in love with the house as soon as we laid on eyes on her. She was a diamond in the rough when we found her as a blighted house. This is now our home and we are happy to be able to share it when we are out of town.

House Rules:

~Maximum number of guests: 6

Number of guests must match number on reservation or reservation will be terminated immediately with no refund.

~Non-smoking property.

*Check in time: 4 p.m. Check out: 11a.m.

~Quiet hours: 10 pm-8 am

~No pets.

~No parties or events, out of respect to our quiet neighborhood and as per New Orleans city ordinance.

~No subleasing



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About Jane

We are both educators. Gene is in admin. at a local elementary school. Jane teaches art at the elementary and university level. We have 2 grown children. We just remodeled this house and have had a lot of fun doing it. We divide our time between Los Angeles and New Orleans. We love to travel and enjoy sharing travel adventure stories with fellow travelers.

Jane purchased this House in 2013

Why Jane chose Holy Cross

The Caffin House chose us to buy her, take care of her, and bring her back to what she always wanted to be-a gorgeous Victorian style home in the historic district of Holy Cross. The home is a gem. We discovered her on a whim while driving in the neighborhood. Her presence commanded our attention even though her windows were all boarded up, before we knew she would be ours... off we were - giving her love, life, and attention along the way. Now, The Caffin House is ready to make your stay a wonderful one!

What makes this House unique

The home is fully restored in every way imaginable. New electrical, plumbing, foundation, insulation, walls, lighting, kitchen, antique furniture, hi-speed internet, keyless entry, plenty of parking, laundry for longer stays, front and back deck and 2nd story balcony!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Master Bedroom
        1 king, Canopy bed, decorative fireplace, TV, full en-suite
      • Queen Room
        1 queen, has view of street, armoire, decorative fireplace
      • Violet Room
        1 double, Antique European full size bed, armoire


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Master Bath
          toilet, tub, shower, attached to master bedroom
        • 1st floor bathroom
          toilet, shower
        • 2nd floor hallway bathroom
          toilet, shower, for queen and violet rooms

          Location Type

            • Downtown
              View of downtown New Orleans from balcony


                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Full kitchen with all the fixins.
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Paper goods, spices, coffee and tea are provided.
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Television


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Lawn / Garden


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • not suitable for children
                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • churches
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • boating
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • photography
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • fishing
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • hunting
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing

                                                          House Rules

                                                          Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                          Cancellation Policy

                                                          100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                          32 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Beautiful home!

                                                          Lashawn I.

                                                          They thought of everything. This home is beautiful. Well worth the money. Didn't necessarily enjoy the system to get into the house (August home), but I can see why it's used. I had to call them several times. I'd definitely stay again


                                                          Sheviki G.

                                                          Extremely nice!

                                                          Great place to come home to at the end of every day!

                                                          Mike H.Dallas

                                                          This place is great and centrally located to activities in New Orleans. Quiet and just minutes from the French Quarter. The unit is well equipped and very clean. And if you’re a runner, it’s just blocks from the levee where you can get in a quick couple of miles. Tons of history in the 9th Ward. Our family of 4 give it 4 thumbs up!

                                                          Beautiful restored home!

                                                          Shari L.

                                                          Home was comfortable and lovely for our group of 5 adults. Since we were visiting to experience the city, the only thing we had to keep in mind is the time it takes to get into the city and, when we were driving, to find parking.


                                                          Linda B.Prefer to travel around the USA

                                                          Lovely home

                                                          20 minute ride to Bourbon St

                                                          Uber is best ever. All the drivers give recommendations on where to eat and experience the real New Orleans

                                                          The home is unbelievable

                                                          Most comfortable bed and bathroom

                                                          Kitchen of your dreams

                                                          Owners are very prompt to answer any questions

                                                          We will definitely be back next year

                                                          Wonderful outstanding home and location for our Adventure

                                                          John & Jeannine M.

                                                          Thank you for hosting our stay in New Orleans. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the thoughtful touches throughout your home. The amazing kitchen was perfect for 5 adults working together to create an authentic New Orleans dinner our last night. The location is cool in that it's just outside the city, I think only 5 miles to the french Quarter where there is a lot of parking so we could access all of the area. The house is actually located a short distance to walk on the levy where we walked and saw all the activity on the Mississippi.

                                                          The rooms were appointed very well, the 3 full bathrooms were all wonderful, you can tell that a lot of love, care and attention to detail went into restoring this Nationally registered historic home. We also met some of the neighbors and they too were as warm and friendly as the home and our hosts made is feel.

                                                          thank you for a wonderful New Orleans experience, we hope to return sometime down the Road.

                                                          John & Jeannine, with Nick & JaeAnn, and Sandy (Mom)


                                                          Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, USA

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