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 for the first time 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 some of 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. In this space, the heating was much better than the main house. I did have to use an additional baseboard heater in the bedroom that faced the street. There is a door and window which made it quite drafty but once the extra heater was plugged in, the room was perfect. While we were there, the unit opposite us was being renovated. Luckily we were out during the day so the noise was not an issue for us but it is something I would have liked to have been made aware of at the time I booked.
This 2-bdrm is a very cozy space with comfortable beds and it has a sofa bed in the living room so you can squeeze more people in there if you really need to. The real surprise in this apartment was the shower. Talk about luxury. It is the kind of shower you find in ritzy hotels and I loved waking up every morning knowing I'd be in for a treat to start my day. The kitchen is small but you really don't need anything bigger as you are probably eating out more of the time. For breakfast before you head out, it's perfect.
I booked the entire house and will leave a review on the other two spaces if you are interested. Thanks Lauren for all your help. See you again!