This historic house is in the midst of one of NOLA's most beautiful neighborhoods. We are fully licensed with the city. Walking distance to the French Quarter, and steps away from great local haunts, you'll find yourself in the heart of it all right here in my comfy, brightly painted oasis chock full of Louisiana charm.
Looking to get a glimpse of what it's like to live in the heart of beautiful NOLA? Looking to be walking distance to the French Quarter but are seeking a less touristy experience? My home is your place!
I've lived in this home for 4 years and it's been a labor of love, as it's over 150 years old and we've done quite a bit of updating (new bathroom, renovated upstairs) while retaining the old world charm (exposed brick columns, 14 ft ceilings, plank floors). The house has two floors, approximately 1400 SF– lots of room, but also quite cozy! I can accommodate up to 6 guests, as per city regulations, however please note that you will all be sharing one bathroom. The master bedroom on the second floor is huge (we've combined 2 rooms into one) and has a pillow-top queen sized bed. On the first floor, there's a queen sized eLuxurySupply gel/memory foam bed as well as a standard mattress/box spring full-sized bed.
The cool thing is there's a bit more privacy than in typical NOLA shotguns because although the first floor is shotgun style (one room leads into next 3 rooms + kitchen in the very back), the bedroom upstairs is practically an apartment unto itself. If 5 or 6 guests are booking, there will naturally be a little less privacy due to the nature of the downstairs bedrooms being shotgun style (message me for more info). The kitchen is at the very back of the house and the bathroom is off of it. There is a common space/parlour in the very first room of the house with table, couch, TV (there is NO CABLE but I provide a HDMI input + free *high speed* wifi provided so you can hook up your personal device to the TV and stream movies).
**The city of New Orleans now requires short-term rentals to be licensed. My house is fully licensed.
This is a two family home, with two separate, private entrances (guests have a private entrance). Take a break from exploring and relax on the private front porch or on the little patio with deck in the small backyard (this is a shared yard with my friend & neighbor, Lana, who is an artist and possibly the coolest chica in New Orleans).
Interaction with guests
I'm your hostess with the mostest! I can be your personal concierge, seeing as I am a bit of an expert on all that makes New Orleans one of the best cities in the world. That said, I want you to have your own adventures, too, so I'll leave it up to you as to how much assistance you'll need. At the very least, I'll definitely give you a rundown of what's awesome to check out (and what to avoid). If no assistance is needed, I'm happy to just meet you w/ keys and leave you to your time in the city. Please note that sometimes I am traveling for work, so even though I'll be in regular touch, my boyfriend Danny may take over the house management. Either way, one of us or the other will be able to help you out when you need it.
Other things to note
I provide special attention to vegan/vegetarian travelers! Please let me know if this is you because while NOLA food is decadent/delicious/full of meat and seafood, there are many places who will accommodate you. Let me point you in the right direction.
This is a vibrant neighborhood that's full of nightlife. While nowhere nearly as loud as staying in the French Quarter, the area can be lively on the weekends!
License or registration number17STR-03993
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-Absolutely no smoking (of any kind) inside the house (fine out on the porch or back deck, but please dispose of cig butts in ashtray).
-While I love animals, I'm sorry I cannot allow pets
-After cooking, all dishes must be washed so as to avoid vermin
-After using microwave, please be sure to wipe all splashes immediately
-Due to being a strict vegan, cooking meat in the house is prohibited (heating leftovers is fine).
-This is a residential neighborhood, even if in the heart of the city! Please be respectful of and kind to neighbors.
-I want you to have fun in the house, but absolutely no parties
-please, pretty please do not drag furniture across the floors :) If you have to move furniture (prefer if you don't), please put things back where you found them
-if you open up the umbrella on the back patio, please make sure it's closed if you're not going to be out there anymore for the day/evening.
-please do not leave any chairs on front porch
I live in one of the most unique cities in the world, New Orleans. I dare you to visit here and not leave with your heart aching and immediate plans to return. I dare you!
I work as a Marketing Director for a website that is all about helping people discover what's awesome in this city and I thrive on discovering the best places to eat, drink and play in cities across the globe. A native New Yorker, I live in a lovely Creole cottage in the Faubourg Marigny which I rent out on Air B&B.
I am vegan and I have had great passion for this lifestyle for over 20 years. I eat out a lot (and can help veg and veg-curious travelers find great places), but I also cook at home. I thrive on traveling and finding the best vegan/healthy joints in each place I visit.
In my free time I like to read, blog, work on my novel, figure out my costumes for Halloween and Mardi Gras, play with my three cats and discover the best local businesses in town. I adore historical buildings and can't imagine living in a home that's less than 60 years old (my house is over 100!)
My favorite cities besides my home town(s) include Nashville, San Antonio, Florence, Barcelona and Berlin. I like staying in boutique hotels (I travel constantly for work), but there's nothing like staying in neighborhoody places.
I appreciate killer design (with a fondness for Mid Century Modern, though my own style is much more eclectic and leaning towards antique oddities and shabby chic).
I love to entertain and have hosted anything from intimate soirees to epic bashes for over a thousand people. I can show you how to have the best time!
I look forward to sharing my home with people who are destined to fall in love with New Orleans the way I first did, 20 years ago. As a host, I will do whatever I can to make the most of your time in my gorgeous city (if you don't love New Orleans, we probably don't have anything in common). I will help you find all the gems. As a guest, I'm considerate and appreciative of all that you do.
Life motto? I work hard, live hard and play hard.