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Modern & Victorian in the center of town

Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • House900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

"Habitat Blanc" is half of a charming shotgun double.. The house is 3 blocks from historic Esplanade Ave and you're a 15 min walk in either direction from the French Quarter and City Park/Jazz Fest.

Live like a well-heeled local in this Victorian Camelback . Elegantly furnished with a mix of contemporary, mid century and original designs by the house's owner. There is off street parking in my driveway for 2 cars and is also central air conditioning/heating.

The house is designed for two guests but we do allow one additional guest with pre-approval

The space has a fully stocked kitchen with a Nespresso machine; WiFi, Queen platform bed, remote controlled recessed lights and ceiling fan in the bedroom.. The completely remodeled bathroom features a deep soaking tub. Right next door is a washer/dryer, ironing board and steamer. All linens and bath products and a hair dryer is provided.

Seventh Ward/Esplanade Ridge is one of the distinctly Historic areas in the city. It's an area in transition with a lot of home improvement going on in all directions, like all of this city. Located next to Treme' it was home to many Creole and African-American families in the 19th century so it features Creole cottages as well as houses from many different Architectural styles.

For breakfast or brunch it's a short 5 block walk to Pagoda Cafe on Bayou Road or a slightly longer 8 block walk to Dizzy's Cafe on Esplanade. Historic St. Roch Market is a 5 min Uber ride away and features a full bar and food from several different vendors in one spot.

Nearby City Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the country with a sculpture garden, art museum, gondola rides and kayak rentals on the Bayou. If you like to exercise, I've provided tennis rackets and there are great public courts at the nearby Lafitte Greenway which has a scenic jogging path for a peaceful walk or run.

All in all, you will have a very comfortable and peaceful stay in this modern home while feeling a little like a Nawlinian.



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english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018


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


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, flat screen smart tv


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower, with extra deep soaking tub


            • Historic


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      has steam feature for de-wrinkling
                    • Linens Provided
                      all linens are either organic cotton or linen
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                      off street in driveway
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Nespresso machine with milk foamer Standard drip coffeemaker as well
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                          fully stocked with every kind of seasoning and condiment you could possibly desire
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Smeg toaster


                            • Dining Area


                                • DVD Player
                                  samsung blu ray player
                                • Games
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  Samsung LED Smart TV
                                • Video Library
                                  located in cabinet below tw


                                    • Tennis
                                      2 Prince racquets provided. public court located in Lafitte Greenway 1/2 mile away


                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          House Rules

                                          Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                          Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                          Cancellation Policy

                                          100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                          20 Reviews


                                          Latest reviews

                                          Comfy , cozy, unique and inviting

                                          Brenda B.Manotick, Ontario, Canada

                                          Boa went out of her way at every turn to ensure we had everything we wanted and needed, and was very willing to provide suggestions about where to go, what to do, and — where to eat — yum, yum. Her home is in a quiet neighbourhood and we enjoyed walking 2-3 minutes each day, in either direction on her street, to hop on City Blue Bikes to explore the parks and streets of New Orleans. Thank you Boa. It was really fun and very comfortable to stay at Habitat Blanc. Paul and Brenda from Ottawa, Canada

                                          Second Time Around

                                          Tracy J.

                                          We are repeat customers because we love everything about this home. We call it our "Home Away" from home. The second time was just as amazing as the first. We like how clean, beautifully decorated and cozy the home is. The neighborhood is really quiet and a 6-7 minute ride from the French Quarter.

                                          Boa is a wonderful lady! She's very thoughtful and considerate of her quests.

                                          Whenever we visit NOLA, we know exactly where to stay!

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          I was so pleased when Tracy contacted me about booking Häbitât Blãnc again this year. Communication was seamless, as usual. And I love that she and her companion feel at home in the space-nothing makes me happier!

                                          I hope they are able to come back to NOLA and to us sometime soon.

                                          Comfort in the City

                                          Anna D.

                                          We had a wonderful stay at Habitat Blanc! Boa was hospitable, helpful, and communicated well. Her special touch of welcoming us was thoughtful. Her home is beautifully decorated, peaceful, and clean. Habitat Blanc’s location is ideal. It’s a short ride to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. After a full day and night of fun, Habitat Blanc is a great place to relax and rest up for the next day. To top it off, Boa gave fantastic recommendations! We have visited New Orleans multiple times and Boa’s hospitality and home has been the most welcoming.

                                          Absoulty beautiful home close to everything

                                          ElizaBeth S.Janesville

                                          Boa was an amazing hostess she answered all our questions promptly had great recommendations Her home is breath taking all the amenities of home beautiful art decor and comfortable furnishings I would highly recommend this home to anyone planning a trip to NOLA

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          I really enjoyed meeting Elizabeth and her family. They are the super mice Mid-Westerners that you always hear about. They stayed a whole week and took such good care of Häbitât Blãnc. I would highly recommend them as guests and welcome them back here in a heartbeat.

                                          A slice of heaven off Esplanade street!

                                          Michelle M.Chicago, Illinois

                                          We loved staying here! The decor is extraordinary, the bed is super comfy, and the neighborhood is up and coming! Boa was very informative and fun to talk to. I would definitely stay here again!

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          Great hosting Michelle and her husband. The communication was super easy. She even took the time to check in with me to make sure everything was ok after she went back home. Lovely.

                                          Excellent host and home!!

                                          Robert H.Retired in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

                                          It was a pleasure meeting Boa when we arrived and she was extremely helpful The home was spotless, bright, and very quite- which is very important. It was at a great price for a weekend this time of year and the parking space was critical for us. The home is very spacious and beautifully appointed, the queen bed very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The bathroom is new and the air conditioning was excellent. The deposit was returned promptly. We had a great time in NOLA. Boa, thanks for everything, including the snacks. Bob and Cherry

                                          Owner's Response:

                                          Bob and Cherry sure have a lot of energy for two people who are supposed to be retired. I love when guests treat our space as if it's their home too so I really appreciated that they took the time to separate out the recycling.

                                          You two were awesome-come back anytime!


                                          Esplanade Ridge, New Orleans, LA, USA

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                                          Cancellation must be in writing 14 days before check in for full refund. Cancellation within 7 days for 50% refund.

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