Welcome to your New Orleans home.
Here's your chance to live and play where the locals do -- in grand and funky style!
The property is owned by longtime Marigny residents (who've lived at the property since 1995!) and the space was shaped with creativity and culture in mind, to make your stay here a unique, fun, and memorable experience. We like to think of our location as the best part of the best neighborhood in New Orleans, and we think you'll agree. Let us make our home your home!
About the apartment: Nestled away from the street in the most convenient, beautiful and safest part of the Marigny, the accommodations are ideally located. The apartment is a spacious 1000 square feet, featuring a large living room, full kitchen with many amenities, two huge bedrooms, and one full bathroom. The rooms are furnished with antiques and interesting artifacts, including one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture created by local artisans. (Note: This apartment also functions as a living gallery, so most of the artisan furniture and wall hangings are available for purchase if you would like the ultimate souvenir -- just ask for pricing!) We also offer off street parking -- a rare and much coveted feature during those peak times of the year when street parking can be so difficult (some say impossible) to find! Satellite TV and free wi-fi are also included.
A brief tour of the apartment:
After pulling into our small parking lot, you will see that the house is set back from the street, for added security and privacy. You will notice that there is no door facing the street -- one must enter through the security gate to even see the first entrance to the house. Once through the gate, your apartment is the first door on the left. There is a little smoking area outside the front door (smoking is not allowed inside the apartment), where you will notice an antique door has been converted into a comfy bench by a local artist.
Once through the front door, the visual impact of this beautiful place will first hit you. To the left you will see a large desk with interestingly stocked bookshelves where you can set up your office away from home if you like (free wi-fi included). The photography and artwork on the walls is all created by local artists. Even the coffee table is an original work of art. There is a day bed with trundle (sleeps two) and a futon that folds out into a sleeper (also sleeps two) at the center of the living room, near the hi-definition flat screen TV.
To the right you will see our very large kitchen, the visual center piece of which is a dining table fashioned by a local artist from another antique door and beautifully finished with vintage roof slates for a lovely mosaic effect (these slates were actually blown off the house you are staying in during Hurricane Katrina). You will note a washer/dryer poised dutifully in the corner (no trips to the Laundromat!), a refrigerator, electric oven and stove, and lots of counter and cabinet space -- much of which is filled with dishes, silverware and cooking utensils.
After visiting the living room and kitchen in the front area, you will walk into a hallway. Hallways themselves are something of a rarity in these older neighborhoods -- shotgun homes and creole cottages tend to be designed without halls, therefore forcing one to walk through one room to get to the next -- but there are no such privacy concerns here!
Immediately to the left is the master bedroom. This room is the jewel of the apartment. Spacious and beautiful, it features antique furniture and a queen-sized bed. It is really difficult to describe the magnificence of this room, so please have a look at the two photos of it in this ad to get a better idea!
Returning to the hallway, the next room is the bathroom, with a full shower/bathtub. The bathroom is charmingly decorated in the theme of a turn-of-the-century Storyville boudoir.
At the end of the hall is the second bedroom, which features a queen-sized bed (sleeps two) and a day bed with trundle (also sleeps two). The furniture in this room is mostly the work of local artists as well, and the overall theme of the space is in homage to the Vodou religion that is still practiced in New Orleans. The walls have been painted various shades of purple, and Veves (symbolic images of the Vodou faith) have been painted on the walls as a blessing for all those who stay here.
Guests have access to the parking lot (you are allowed one parking space without additional charge), and the walk way behind our security gate that runs along the side of the house and leads to your front door. There's no smoking allowed in the apartment, but there's a bench outside your front door where you are allowed to smoke if desired.
Interakcija s gostima
During your stay, please consider us on call. If you have any questions or issues -- or just need some good restaurant recommendations -- please do not hesitate to call or text. The landlords live in the back half of the property, so we tend to be very accessible in person as well. We like for our guests to feel that they are being taken care of during their stay. It is really our pleasure, so don't be shy!
Please note that there is a 5 day minimum stay policy for Mardi Gras and for each week of Jazz Fest. There is also a 4 day minimum stay policy for French Quarter Festival. If you are planning on staying for 7 days or more, please contact us in advance of booking to see what special deals we will be able to offer.
Also please note: These accommodations are child friendly, but small children may not be left alone in the apartment (babysitting services may be worked out in advance, depending on availability).
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1. Smoking is NOT allowed in the apartment, but is allowed in the designated smoking area immediately outside your apartment door. Guests must refrain from ashing or depositing butts anywhere except in the provided ashtray in this area.
2. If you have a late flight on your last day of your stay, we are always happy to hold your luggage till you are ready to head to the airport, but please remember that checkout time 11:AM. Sometimes we can accommodate a late checkout, but please ask first -- it is not always possible, depending on our schedule. We need to get the place ready for the next party of guests so that they can have as nice of a stay that you did.
3. People other than those in the Guest party set forth above may not stay overnight in the property. Any other person in the property is the sole responsibility of Guest.
4. All of the units are privately owned; the owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The Homeowners are not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premise.
5. Keep the property and all furnishings in good order
6. Only use appliances for their intended uses
7. Excessive noise: We want you to have fun, but please be courteous to your neighbors who live in this building and in nearby homes. Noise is expected to be kept to a minimal level after 10PM each night and until 9AM each morning during your stay. Please remember that you are staying in a residential neighborhood where people have to get up for work or school in the mornings.
8. Pets are NOT allowed.
9. PARKING – Parking is limited to 1 vehicle. One additional parking space may be available at an additional charge -- please inquire for availability. Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.
10. Housekeeping: There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the unit.
11. Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!
Louie and Elly are two artistically-driven longtime residents of the famously creative-minded Faubourg Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Louie is a writer/photographer/musician and Elly is an artist and animal welfare advocate volunteer. They live in the rear portion of the vacation rental property with their two children, and have resided there for 17 years. They love their city and their neighborhood and cannot even imagine living anywhere else. They also love hosting people from out of town and helping them to have a memorably wonderful time while visiting what they consider to be the greatest city on earth. :-)