"We have been to New Orleans several times a year for several years. This was probably the best, and most relaxing place yet. Good for someone who has never been to New Orleans or a regular. Ron greeted us on check in and gave us a history of the house and a tour of the various amenities including a hot tub. The location is a very good one in the Marigny Triangle, with many restaurants and bars within walking distance. Iggy's is right around the corner along with Second Vine Wines, a great wine shop. Horn's is a couple blocks away for a great breakfast. Frenchmen Street, which has many good music and jazz clubs, is only a short walk away. Also, you are just a 5 minute walk to the edge of the French Quarter. If you don't feel like walking, the new Rampart/St. Claude streetcar is up and running and you can catch that on Rampart within a couple blocks of the house.
If you have a bicycle, the Bywater is easily reachable with all the great bars and restaurants down that way. Franklin Street is also a shorter ride away and has bars and restaurants, including Mimi's, which ha a great, little, small plate restaurant at the upstairs bar.
As far as the house, it is very relaxing. We rarely lounge around when we are down in New Orleans, but found ourselves soaking in the hot tub in the morning with a cup of coffee (or a tall boy if our head hurt from the night before). The hot tub is very secluded and the whole garden area is so tranquil that you lose track of time soaking away. Wi-fi is reliable as both my husband and I had to do some work emails. Good size shower, which you sometimes don't find in older homes in New Orleans. Mark and Ron also provide coffee for the coffeemaker, which is a nice touch. Remember that there is not a full kitchen (no big deal in a food city), but we bought eggs thinking we were going to fry some eggs for breakfast--oops no stove. Guess we should have read the description. There is a toaster oven, microwave and full sized kitchen.
All in all, loved the house and would stay there again. We have rented all over the city, numerous times. This great house (and great owners) gave us the opportunity to really chill and have a great time. Just recommended to some friends."
Guest: Jodiy T.
Date of Stay: November 2016
Review Submitted: November 19, 2016