A comfy space from which to explore the Big Easy.Bedroom with a desk.
Cozy Retreat near French Quarter
Hosted by Michelle
Michelle is the host.Michelle is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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In the heart of the Faubourg Marigny, just steps from Frenchmen Street and the French Quarter, this comfy apartment has a private entrance and all you need to enjoy New Orleans. PLUS we are a legal B&B, licensed with the city of New Orleans.

The space

Your private apartment is in our old Victorian double shotgun house with our attached apartment in the rear half of the house and a full-time tenant in the adjacent apartment. You have a private entrance, two large rooms, a kitchenette (small fridge, NO stove) and a private bath all to yourself. You'll be just steps from Frenchmen Street, where the music is, and the French Quarter, where everything else is. We are nestled in the Marigny, a neighborhood of homes, cafes, cool shops and artists. We are a legal B&B, licensed by the city, and in operation for over five years.

From the front porch you enter into a large parlor that leads into a gracious bedroom with a Queen-size bed (sleeps two). A futon sofa in the parlor can open up to accommodate one more person or your traveling partner.

The breakfast nook has a microwave, coffee maker and small fridge, but no stove or oven. If you were planing on cooking during your stay, you'll be disappointed. Essential utensils are provided to make your stay easy. We do not provide breakfast daily but we do provide enough to get you started in the morning: bread, jam, fruit, milk, coffee, tea, juice, etc. And with all the great food spots so close by, you won't go hungry!

The bathroom has a full bath and shower with a hair dryer and all your bath and grooming needs. Just bring your toothpaste and toothbrush!

We provide Wi-Fi internet and basic cable TV (only 60 channels). The Orange Couch Coffee Shop around the corner has excellent internet, the best coffee in town, and a lot of space to work if you feel the need to get out to a workspace.

Within walking distance are cafes, music clubs, museums and more. The New Orleans Healing Center at St. Roch and St. Claude Avenues has a food coop that is open to everyone, not just members, for groceries. Wild Lotus Yoga, one of the best yoga studios in town, is also at the Healing Center as is the restaurant Spotted Cat (operated by the same on Frenchmen Street) and a great nightclub Cafe Istanbul. Across from there is the recently renovated St. Roch Market which is a great food court. Of course, our favorite breakfast and lunch spot, Cake Cafe, is even closer. Delicious!

But those are places we tend to go. In the other direction, just four blocks away, is the beautiful French Quarter with terrific restaurants, shops, art, and architecture. First you'll have to cross Frenchmen Street where the music starts around 6pm, then really picks up around 10pm. We love the Spotted Cat on a Saturday night when Panorama Jazz Band plays and La Maison on Monday with Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses.

We tend to walk everywhere but public transit is just a few blocks away at the Riverfront Streetcar, the St. Claude/Rampart Streetcar line, and city bus stops are nearby. You can get a 3 day Jazzy Pass at any of the Walgreens drugstores in the Quarter. Check out NORTA for public transport info.

We are a legally licensed B&B with the city of New Orleans and pay fees to be so. This is a residential neighborhood. Our neighbors are filmmakers, teachers, artists, and professionals who work business hours. Even though we're residential the sound of a brass band will lure you to mosey around the corner and the characters on bikes and on foot will make you smile. This is New Orleans at its best - easy and colorful, full of soul, and unlike anywhere else you've every been.

Big event weekends like Voodoo Fest, Super Bowl 2013, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest, JazzFest and Essence may be priced differently than other times. Check the calendar. Let's talk.

You won't need a car to get around but if you do have a car parking is on the street. We seldom have trouble finding a place except during big festivals, and still we manage to park only a few blocks away. And in the morning all the spaces in front of the apartment have magically reappeared..

We are a no smoking and no pet zone. No parties are allowed, no loud music after 10:30pm. Thanks for understanding.

Come stay with us! We'll make sure you pass a good time.

Interaction with guests

Our apartment is in the back of the house and our offices are around the corner. We are available if you have any questions, concerns, or just need suggestions on what to do and where to eat.

Other things to note

At present we are unable to welcome small children.

License or registration number

102912314
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Amenities
Wireless Internet
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace
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Prices
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox

- No smoking. No pets.
- Children under 18 must be with an adult.
- No parties or loud music after 10pm. We may be only two blocks from the best music street in the city but this is still a residential neighborhood and folks have to get up early to go to work.
- Sheets and towels are not changed during your stay.
- Recycle guidelines and bin are provided.
Apologies if this sounds bossy - as hosts we are still discovering the process of having guests and we are finding that the more we are clear about expectations, the happier we all are. Thanks so much. We know you're going to love New Orleans!


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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

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Angela User Profile
March 2017
We spent 8 amazing nights in Michelle and Glens shotgun gem. We were so comfortable and slept beautifully each night. The neighbourhood was interesting and well resourced for all your needs. We ate at some really cool and tasty food at local cafes, saw burlesque shows and live music just up the road and enjoyed the community spirit. We walked everywhere and it was a daily easy stroll to the French quarter which offered more and more. I was personally very moved by our hosts generosity, story telling, provision of practical things like rain wear, festival chairs etc, we arrived to a basket of goodies too which showed the famous southern warmth. Our hosts know and love their NOLA and are active in their communities, and this for me was really special. I feel like I left something of myself in NOLA , perhaps I imbibed some of that voodoo this city has....Who dat nation?

Ivan User Profile
March 2016
We loved this place during our 10 day stay. Michelle and Glen were wonderfully hospitable and ensured we had everything we needed right throughout that time. Starting from the well stocked kitchen and bathroom, we certainly found no need to buy supplies for the first few days. My wife and I found the location ideal, especially if you wanted to frequent the Frenchmen St jazz bars and clubs. A few blocks further afield you will arrive at the French Quarter, but as it's quite a long stretch to Canal St we found it convenient to catch the tram virtually from the base of Frenchmen St (French Market). This travels along the rivers edge right to the other end being the start of Canal St. All for $3 a day (24 hours). Great accommodation, great location, great people, great time. We look forward to staying here again!

Mary Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Michelle’s space is (URL HIDDEN) filled with New Orleans charm. It’s in a great location in Marigny. Easy to walk to Frenchman, the quarter, or a quick Uber to many other destinations. You will not be disappointed. Also Michelle was very quick to respond and to make sure we had everything we needed.

Jane User Profile
October 2017
We were extremely happy with our stay at Michelle's place. She and her husband greeted us as we arrived and showed us around the house . The house is beautifully furnished, comfortable, clean, and within walking distance of many restaurants and attractions. They provided us with many things that made us feel at home such as snacks, drinks, and even ponchos if it rained! We felt right at home. If we had questions, Michelle answered right away. Overall we loved staying here and recommend it highly!

Siobhan User Profile
September 2017
The location is ideal if you want to be close to the action but still get a good night's rest in peace. Close to plenty of restaurants and bars. Michelle and Glen made sure that we had everything that we needed for our stay. The place was clean and the right size for the two of us. We will definitely try to book the house for our next trip to New Orleans.

Shahid User Profile
June 2017
This place is gorgeous, right by Frenchman St and easy walking distance to the French Quarter, and the hosts are awesome. Its comfortable and the shotgun house is cool. Highly recommend this place!

John User Profile
April 2017
This is an excellent place to stay when in New Orleans. Michelle and Glen are great hosts. The room - actually half of the house - is spacious and very comfortable. The neighborhood is residential, mostly quiet, and has some great local places to eat away from the Quarter. Ask Michelle for recommendations. Highly recommended. We look forward to staying there again on our next trip to New Orleans.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Michelle User ProfileMichelle is a superhost.

My husband and I are filmmakers, Cajuns (French speaking natives of Louisiana), and proud New Orleanians. This photo is from a festival we stumbled upon in Austria where young people were prepping for military service and there were lots of fresh corn vendors. It wasn't Jazzfest but it was fun. Our home is quirky, comfy and in a great neighborhood - just two blocks from Frenchmen and four blocks from the French Quarter. We walk everywhere. Sometimes we forget that we live in such a unique city but then we stroll to the Mississippi River, or walk through the Quarter on an early morning, or stumble to our favorite cafe and realize how very lucky we are. Come visit our beautiful city. ICI ON PARLE FRANCAIS. We are a legal B&B, licensed by the city of New Orleans.

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