Two years ago three locals purchased a beautiful old house with a storied history on half an acre in midcity. We recently completed a year-long project to turn this blighted house into an eight suite guesthouse - "Campeche" - to welcome visitors to our favorite city in the world. We are centrally located and just one block away from the Lafitte Greenway bicycle trail.
Originally built in the early 1900s and left in disrepair after Hurricane Katrina, Campeche is a labor of love by a small group of locals living nearby. Purchased in the spring of 2015, a full renovation gave us eight beautiful suites, a charming common space with kitchen (still not quite finished), and two large porches sitting on half an acre right in the middle of the city.
Our name and our spirit are both inspired by Jean Lafitte, a name bigger than life in our part of the world. To us, he symbolizes adventure, exploration, and the deep and colorful history of New Orleans. His compound in Texas was named Campeche, and the color of our building is an homage to his home La Maison Rouge.
Seven suites include a living room with sofa bed and TV with roomcast; a wet bar with mini fridge, sink, and kuerig coffee maker; a fresh and bright bathroom with all the necessities including a steamer and hair dryer; and a cozy bedroom with a queen bed, clothes rack, and full length mirror. The eighth suite is a bit smaller with only one room (still has wet bar). Our common space has seating, a large dining table, and kitchen.
We also have a huge backyard (nearly half an acre), a huge front porch upstairs, and a back balcony.
We may be around doing minor touch ups as we finish up before our official opening, but no major construction will be occurring during your stay.
The perfect mix of local love and easy access to downtown, we hope you'll come stay with us at Campeche.