Fully equipped kitchenAmple sitting area, inside and in the garden

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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About this listing

Nestled in the middle of the city, in a luscious garden, this adorable cottage is a refuge carefully designed to provide a very #cozy stay. The independent apartment/studio with queen bed, kitchen and sitting area is extremely well equipped for #comfortable modern living, even for long term stays.
Just blocks away from the #FrenchQuarter, Garden District, Convention Center, Magazine Street, Arts District, the finest galleries, most celebrated restaurants / bars & legendary museums of #NewOrleans

The space

In the luscious garden of a gated home, in the middle of the city, across the splendid Coliseum Square and it’s waterfall lulling you to sleep lies this wonderful garden home.
The owners, an artist couple, have carefully thought out every detail to provide luxurious, comfortable living in this gracious garden home. Their 400 sq ft studio converted into a large elegant and comfortable suite for 2. Equipped with a queen-size mattress with luxury cotton linens, full bath with shower and all linens and toiletries supplied. A cook’s kitchen supplied with all basics and more, all new appliances and washer/dryer and large HD flat TV.

Nestled in a beautifully landscaped courtyard with fruit trees, scented trees, and flowers and sculptures by local metal artists. Have your morning coffee seated in one of the several sitting and leisure areas throughout, while enjoying this extraordinaire courtyard or lay in the hammock in the lazy afternoon, under the palm tree before heading back to the active city.

At the heart of New Orleans lies this gated home, a refuge nestled in the vibrant Lower Garden District. Located across from the magnificent Coliseum Square Park and intimately connected to everything... the mansions and gardens of the Lower and Garden District, the Arts and Warehouse District with all the museums, art galleries and finest restaurants, the adorned tree-lined boulevard of St. Charles and it's famous Streetcar.
Shopping at Magazine Streets, antique shops, art galleries, bespoke clothiers, artisan jewelers, potters, coffee shops and fine eateries is just blocks away.
Second Line Studios is at walking distance.
The French Quarter and shopping of Royal, Riverwalk and Canal Place, the Convention Center and the Port of New Orleans are within a mile, all walk-able.

Guest access

The courtyard is shared with the main house.

Interaction with guests

We are owners and managers of our property. We like to personally greet our visitors if possible. We are attentive to all of our guests needs and inquiries but understand that we are not part of the planned vacation. We are available (via text preferably) if needed.

Other things to note

Absolutely no smoking inside the apartment. If you do outside, the plants will appreciate the ashes but please dispose properly of the butts.
Smoking abatement charge of up to $500.00
This is primarily a residential area, and it is 24/7.
No boisterous or disorderly conduct will be tolerated.
Our skittish cats are in the property, they won't try to get into the cottage. Tenant (s) must be willing provide the cats with a safe environment. (No aggressive or rude dog visitors)

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Cleaning Fee: 99
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM

Two outside cats are in the property. Tenant (s) must be willing provide the cats with a safe environment. (No aggressive or rude dog visitors)

Tenant(s) must maintain a standard of behavior consistent with the consideration necessary to provide reasonable safety, peace and quiet to the other residents in the property or neighborhood. Tenant(s) should not be boisterous or disorderly, create undue noise, disturbance or nuisance of any nature or kind, engage in any unlawful activities. If a violation occurs Tenant may be declared in default by Landlord and Landlord will demand the rent for the whole unexpired term of the lease which shall at once become due and payable and obtain possession of the premises and may elect any other remedy allowed by law.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

3 nights minimum stay

33 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
My husband and I stayed at the Courtyard Cottage for a Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans. The space was perfect for us! The cottage is cozy, clean, and has everything you could need. We loved having the full kitchen, as well as a washer/dryer in the unit. The location is great- located in the lower garden district- it's close enough to take a quick cab to the French Quarter and a short walk to Magazine Street, but far enough away to be quiet at night and enjoy the neighborhood restaurants. Matilde was an excellent host!

Omar User Profile
May 2017
Warm, very welcoming and accommodating hosts - upon meeting we instantly felt like old friends. Matilde and Gustavo's cottage in the lower Garden District is absolutely perfect for two people! The location is an easy walk around the corner to the shops and restaurants on Magazine Street (and Mojo coffee shop, which we visited four times during our stay - awesome coffee!) and about a 15 minute walk to the French Quarter. The neighborhood is safe and quiet, and the studio-style cottage is very clean and adorned with beautiful artwork from the home owners themselves (be sure to also check out their gallery on Royal Street)! We will absolutely stay here again on return trips to NOLA, and have already referred it to friends visiting.

Nicholas User Profile
April 2017
Matilde & Gustavo go above and beyond the expectations of what it means to be excellent hosts. Aside from their detailed instructions, humble hospitality and superior recommendations upon arrival, they are an amazing couple in an incredible neighborhood. Highly recommended by all accounts!
Matilde User ProfileMatilde is a superhost.
Response from Matilde:
Thank you!!!! it was great having you here
April 2017

Scott User Profile
April 2017
Lush New Orleans Lower Garden district atmosphere dripping with wonderful in- and outdoor space and easy access to everything by foot, bike or streetcar. Add warm hosts who share their tips on where to go and who also leave you all the space you need and it truly was a great visit for us first timers to NOLA. Just wonderful.

Sean User Profile
March 2017
Matilde and Gustavo were both very nice and gracious hosts. The guest house itself is well-equipped and is very quiet, which was a welcome respite. The immediate neighborhood and the property were both very charming. Walkable to the convention center.

Austin User Profile
March 2017
Highly recommend staying with Matilde! The cottage is amazing and has everything you could need for your stay. Location is great, and you can walk to Magazine Street and many restaurants and shops close by. We will be back next time in Nola!

Jelena User Profile
March 2017
Matilde's cottage is a wonderful oasis in the centre of New Orleans, within walking distance of all the main sights, great restaurants and the French Quarter. The cottage is clean, comfortable and has all amenities you may need (private kitchenette and washing machine too!). I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely visit again.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in January 2013
Matilde User ProfileMatilde is a superhost.

Greetings! We are Matilde and Gustavo, both visual artists. We live in New Orleans, came for an exhibit of Gustavo and barely few hours later fell irrevocably in love with the city.
Gustavo is a well-known artist and regularly shows abroad and other cities of the United States. That is one of the reasons we travel often.
We are foodies, love to enjoy the local experiences and to stroll while discovering the city's social and architectural treasures.
We offer our guest house for short term rentals so we understand what means to be a wonderful guest and recognize the efforts of being a good host.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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