We rented this whole house including the 1-bdrm and 2-bdrm suites for a one-week workshop and we will book it again. When you are reserving a space like this sight unseen and having paying clients come to stay, there is always a bit of apprehension. While the stay was not trouble-free, I don't look for perfection but I do look for people who are good at communicating and do everything they can to work things out for their guests. I have to say Lauren, the manager, was attentive and responsive with the issues we had including coordinating various arrival dates into the different spaces we had booked.
The biggest issue we had was with the heating during what was by all accounts, a very cold spell in NOLA. The main part of the house could not heat up beyond 57 degrees F and we had to supplement it with plug-in heaters which we did not know were hidden in the closet until we had spent one night in freezing temperatures. There are also wall air-conditioning units that can be used as heaters. Once we got those working, the house heated up nicely. The other issue is with the door key codes. There was a mix-up with the codes in the communications and also once we were there but it was all sorted out very quickly.
The pictures do not do justice to the space. This is a grand house with a sweeping staircase and elegant main rooms that have been tastefully decorated. It was a very comfortable space for a group of people and a well-equipped kitchen that was sadly under used but not next time. The dining room had a large table which was perfect for group discussions and the living room had comfortable seating for more intimate conversations.
The bedrooms were all comfortable especially the main bedroom off the living room which was palatial in size and decor. It has its own private bathroom. The second bedroom at the end of the hallway was cozy and more private. The third bedroom was also at the end of the main hallway and there was a living room space which has a sofa bed. The sofa bed could do with an upgrade to one with a proper mattress but it is fine for kids. There was no floor plan and I didn't realize you have to walk through this space to get to the third bedroom. If you are booking for a workshop like I was, it would have been good to know this.
I booked the entire house and will leave a review on the other two spaces if you are interested in hearing about them too. Thanks Lauren for your help. Look forward to seeing you again!