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Le Niche, Escape to New Orleans!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 550 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Le Niche, A Cozy Place for Two to Relax and Enjoy the New Orleans Experience

Located uptown, just off St. Charles Ave, Le Niche is handy to the famed and historic streetcar line with easy access to all of the sites and sounds of New Orleans. The streetcar offers an experience on one of the premiere avenues in the World. Architecture, gardens, famed cuisine. It's awaiting you. Whether shopping on Magazine St. for treasures, antiques, art or just something to soothe the tastebuds or taking it to the limit on Royal St., New Orleans offers an unforgettable experience. Either way, after a day out exploring the Big Easy, Le Niche offers a respite from all of the excitement. This cozy carriage house has a full open floor plan, a full kitchen for light cooking, bath with shower, queen bedding with just the right high thread count linens for a luxurious and restful sleep.

Some of the amenities included are, 46" flat screen TV, WIFI, desk for a work station, all hight quality linens provided, A/C , Heating, microwave, gas stove, under the counter fridge, and a lending library. The outdoor seating area allows is currently under renovation... the porch to the main house is available for enjoying the mild New Orleans weather.

Welcome to New Orleans, "the City that Care Forgot"

More Details

Kim Gagnon
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Kim Gagnon

We are avid preservationist and loved finding homes with great bones, but needing new life.

New Orleans has been a great place to follow our passion restoring these gems.

Thank you New Orleans!

From Maine and Ohio

Kim Gagnon purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Kim Gagnon chose Uptown

It was a sad property in our neighborhood. We had to look at it everyday.

Then Katrina blew through.

This is the first space we renovated once returning to all of our property needing serious

attention. What joy to have one place of zen during all of the chaos.

What makes this cottage unique

It is in a convenient location, a good spot for getting all around town, on public transit, United Cab 504-522-9771, around the corner on the park. Uber is handy as well.

Our public transit site is


Uptown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bath with tub and shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • This carriage house has an open floor plan, comfortable furnishings, queen bedding with high thread count linens. Perfect for 2.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • water tubing
Have a great stay wherever you find yourself resting after a day chasing down some New Orleans jazz.


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Le Niche, Escape to New Orleans!
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews

Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

This studio apartment was spacious, clean, very comfortable (couch, chair, bed),quiet, and nicely decorated. The St. Charles streetcar was a quick walk a few blocks away and bargain transportation but we did have to wait a couple of times. Mostly though the streetcar was there w/in 10-15 minutes. Also it’s a good way to see different neighborhoods. We never met the owner but she corresponded instruction on how to get the key and left a note with suggestions for dining and how to reach her if needed (we didn’t need to). Great alternative to a hotel!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We aim to please! Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Perfect for our needs!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, a 10 minute walk to the trolley to go into downtown. Everything was just as pictured/described. When we come back to NOLA in the future, I definitely will attempt to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet elegance

  • 5 of 5

First off, Kim and her husband Giles, are the nicest people. They left us a beautiful welcome letter that made us feel like friends instead of guest. Second, what can I say about Le Niche that will do it justice? It is beautifully appointed with elegant and comfortable furnishings. The courtyard out front was perfectly secluded from the bustle of New Orleans. It was a perfect hideaway after our long days of fun all over the city. The best part? It was only four blocks from the streetcar! Im already planning my next trip to NOLA and this will be my go to for as long they will have me!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect size, perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

What a nice experience for our 4 day stay in New Orleans. Located in a quiet quaint neighborhood with the Garden District and nice restaurants nearby. We used the St. Charles street car for our transportation needs for a scenic and leisurely ride to the Quarter and beyond. Kim was always checking in on us to make sure all was well. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and convenient in a great area of uptown

  • 5 of 5

A nicely kept property that is convenient in a nice neighborhood. As advertised and spacious.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and quiet, nice neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

not quite the old world charm we were hoping for, but certainly very clean, quiet, and comfortable.

beautiful building in front is being remodeled; there was no active construction that disturbed us.

a few more supplies would have been helpful...tea? sugar or milk for coffee?

instruction book-nearest store,etc. would be nice. couldn't figure out how to get anything but channel 6 on TV, and needed instructions on how to work the heater. (we did figure it out).

lovely part of town; near the streetcar and Audubon Park and away from the more intense downtown.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport ( MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Manales, Superior Grill,
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Downtown Riverside New Orleans
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Audubon Park , City Park
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Amtrak on Loyola Ave.
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
I -10
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
Pascales Manale, High Hat Grill
Nearest Beach
75 Miles
Mississippi coast
Car: necessary

Le Niche is located in an Uptown Neighborhood, restaurants, coffee shops, all reflecting the culture and cuisine of New Orleans. Many excellent restaurants including fine dining such as

Gautreaus and Commanders Palace are handy as well as local dining favorites such as High Hat, Charlie' Steak House and Martin's Wine Cellar.

Freret St. offers music, food and arts and craft fairs.

Coffee shops are in the immediate area as well. And the streetcar is 4 blocks away, allowing our guests to travel easily and quickly downtown or uptown, French Quarter or University areas. Live like a native in our neighborhood.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.