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THE OLDEST HISTORICAL CREOLE COTTAGE OF THE MARIGNY, SHABBY-CHIC DECOR.

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Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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THE OLDEST HISTORICAL CREOLE COTTAGE OF THE MARIGNY, SHABBY-CHIC DECOR.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Faubourg Marigny House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-

Welcome to New-Orleans!

Bienvenue à La Nouvelle-Orléans pour les francophones!

We survived Katrina, no floods, minor damage ( the cottage was built on high grounds, facing the Mississippi river, where Native Indians, early French settlers and their West-African slaves used to live in the 1720's).

We are blessed and thankful. Our thoughts still go the victims of this disaster.

Come and visit our great city, we are rebuilding it. We simply have to.

Having said that, Louisiana and New-Orleans are doing great thanks to our people, our determination and unique culture. Our legendary 'Joie de Vivre' can't be lost!

Thank you very much to check availability before contacting us.

Only by email please. A site manager is here, living at the back of the property/ next door/ always ready to help you ... ).

Please, contact us for rates & questions, we offer the best deal you can ever find for such a central and safe location!

The longer you stay in N.O, the more unfit you become to live anywhere else...

Galleried Historic Creole cottage (Caribbean/Haitian style) in its tropical setting (petit jardin Gumbo Kreol traditionnel), built 1807, in a time of survival, by a wealthy free woman of colour, Madame Laporte. It is the oldest house in the legendary 'Faubourg Marigny', with original cypress woodfloor, mantels.

2 blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon street, also 2 blocks from Frenchmen street where locals go to listen to the best traditionnal & contemporary, progressive jazz in town (14 music clubs), go to great and very affordable restaurants (créole, italian, french, japanese, lebanese... ect... ), bookstores, bistrots de café noir, and many more attractions.

Safe and very family oriented neighborhood.

Private frontyard and front-porch.

Fully furnished with 1800's antiques from Louisiana, Paris, Versailles & Sénégal. Also, Art-Déco unique pieces found here & there.

Your perfect bohemian- shabby chic ' Nouveau-Soul/ Afro-Créole style' place to stay: The Essence of New-Orleans!

Two separate bedrooms/ an elegant double parlor, living-room with a comfortable sofa bed for 2 persons/ updated kitchen/ and bathroom with jacuzzi.

The 'best hidden secret' in New-Orleans!

CHECK-IN TIME STARTS AT 3:00 pm / CHECK-OUT TIME IS BEFORE 10:00 am.

Also check our 'MONDECREOLE Secret Courtyards/ Private homes & CEMETERY walking tour'/ THE INSIDER'S FRENCH QUARTER. (80% of the 2h30mn tour takes place behind locked doors and explore the lives, in New-Orleans, of 5 generations of an old creole family who once owned LAURA PLANTATION: Laura Locoul (1861-1963), a Creole lady and plantation mistress from Louisiana, wrote a journal of her family's life in the old French Quarter:

1) Walk through closed gates and, surrounded by the stillness of secluded, tropical courtyards, step into the mysterious and forgotten story of Laura's family. Amid patios of profuse and entangled beauty, meet the spectors of those long dead: the European and the African branches of this Louisiana DYNASTY.

From grand & distinctive townhouses to original slave quarters, hear about black aristocrats, free people of colour, slaves, changing society after the Civil War and the birth of JAZZ while a culture tragically dissolves. Discover where, how they lived and their intimate secrets shared only with VOODOO queens of long ago...

2) Hear also about Historic Haunts & places, myths & legends:

Infamous figures such as Marie Laveau and Jean Lafitte make appearances, as do Napoleon House and a possible yellow fever morgue. The tour offers historical context for the legends surrounding these people and places, suggesting where the myths could have originated without necessarily debunking them.

The city is full of wonderful mysteries, which add to the flavor of our history. We intend to reveal different layers of the stories so that people may understand how and why each legend came to be.'

Visitors will learn about the ghastly details of each haunted location and then learn about the historical time period in which they occurred. The tour begins with the settling of New Orleans, when young French and Senegalese women were sent to the colony as brides for male settlers. They were rumored to have brought vampires along with them. The tour also explains the atmosphere of death and decay that pervaded the city during the massive outbreaks of yellow fever in the mid-1800s.

Frommer's says it is the most fascinating, unexpected, exclusive tour in town, much more historically accurate and entertaining than all the regular touristy haunted history tours.

Guests will get a $5 discount ( $20 instead of $25/pers) for our French Quarter MONDE CREOLE Secret Courtyards & Cemetery walking tour!

Keywords: Historic Cottage

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Property Manager
Advertiser since: 2004
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2014

About The Owner

I am Paul and we thank you very much for visiting our homepage.

I grew up between the USA and France. What a better place to be than Louisiana?

The Owner purchased this house in 1999

Why The Owner chose Faubourg Marigny

New-Orleans is wonderful and a unique place for its history.

The French Quarter & Bourbon Street can be a lot of fun, no one there thinks moderation is a virtue! But would you really like to stay there?

We much prefer the authentic 'Faubourg Marigny', this is the real New-Orleans. We learn from the past but do not live in the past, though we are dedicated preservasionists.

We also support our great local activists who live in our neighborhood.

They are foremost concerned about the rebuilding of our city, wetland issues, global warming, sustainnable development and how to create a clean, green & better city for next generations.

What makes this house unique

The house stands in the middle of a friendly, progressive, artsy, quiet, family oriented and safe neighborhood. It is also close to the best attractions in town. Walking distance for groceries as well.

Thanks to the lush front yard, its tropical plants, the cottage is also a nice secluded retreat providing complete privacy and a comforting sense of peace with its own 'mystique'.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 33 traveler reviews

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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
average rating of 4.787879 based on 33 reviews
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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
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Faubourg Marigny Downtown
5

Peaceful

  • 5 of 5
Rented this beautiful apartment for Voodoo Fest. The place was situated close to the Quarter but far enough to avoid the noise. The beds were comfortable and the furnishings were very tasteful. Paul the owner suggested places to see and was very polite and helpful. Only drawback was no shower but after exploring all day I discovered that a bath is just what I needed. Would rent again.
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: There is a jacuzzi and a shower !
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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
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Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Ontario Canada
4

Caprice Cottage New Orleans

  • 4 of 5
We've just spent a memorable 10 day holiday at Caprice. What a thrill to stay in this well kept, authentic Creole Cottage. Paul is a gracious and knowledgeable host. The neighborhood is safe and quiet and the people are friendly. We enjoyed the local eateries and the close proximity to the French quarter and Frenchman's Street. For me, Paul's library of books about the old Buildings and times were a great source of information. Thanks again for a fun holiday Paul.
  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
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Faubourg Marigny Downtown
eau claire, wi
5

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
What can I say? Paul was fabulous, he went above and beyond for our stay. We appreciated the time he took to explain where things were in the city and the map he had for the guests was very handy. The cottage itself was perfect. The history in the house alone was amazing. The washer and dryer was great but what was even better is that there was laundry soap and COFFEE!! My point is that it had everything we needed. Paul knows what he is doing when it comes to having a vacation rental. It was a very safe place to stay which mattered to us as we would be walking everywhere. It would be an easy walk for most to get to a lot of the attractions, but please keep in mind that if you have a bad knee or hip ( like my mom) it did get to be a bit much. That being said there are a lot of those bike taxi's around.. they are very handy!! The best part was coming back at the end of all our sightseeing and relaxing on the porch.. and I must say the beds were pretty comfy too. I would highly recommend Paul and his property.
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
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Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Hornell NY USA
5

A True Treasure

  • 5 of 5
We were so lucky to find this treasure while planning our trip to NOLA several months ago! Paul is a pleasure to work with, so kind and accomodating each and every step of the way. Once we arrived, Paul was so helpful in his suggestions of where to dine, what to explore, and how to get everywhere. I highly reccommend his courtyard tour and a visit to the Laura Plantation is a must. My husband and I traveled from NY state to NOLA with another couple, our very best friends, and had the greatest time! It was so nice to come back to Caprice Cottage after a long day of exploring to relax and enjoy the peaceful neighborhood. The fresh limes we picked from the tree in the private front yard for our gin & tonics was an added bonus. The washer and dryer in the home was also such a help, and necessary after touring on foot during the warm afternoons. We would love to come back to New Orleans again and stay at Caprice Cottage in the future. I cannot thank Paul enough for sharing his charming home and knowledge of New Orleans with us! By far, my favorite vacation to date!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50794vb
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
5

Such an amazing place, I don't want anyone to know about it!

Such an amazing place, I don't want anyone to know about it!
  • 5 of 5
I have to start by saying that I was debating on reviewing this place. It was such a treasure, I don't want a bunch of people knowing how amazing it is. Then it would be too booked to ever return!

The Caprice Cottage is an amazing place. We were greeted by Bill, the neighbor, who had the place lit up and jazz music playing on the radio. What a welcome! He had information on the house and area-perfect for the history lover in me. The decor was absolutely gorgeous, with antiques and old New Orleans everywhere you looked. The fireplaces, the porch, the courtyard...just perfect. NOLA had a bad winter, so the banana trees didnt make it, but we could smell the key lime buds growing on the tree next to the porch.

I think that little porch was our favorite after a long day, or in the morning with a cup of coffee. You were hidden away from the street, but could still hear some faint action in the distance that made it 100% New Orleans: happy people walking a block over or down your street, the clip clop of horses pulling a wagon on Pauger, the brass jazz band that played on a corner down on Frenchman Street, the sound of the riverboat horn, the train... Yet when you walked in the cottage, it was shut out from the world.

The beds were comfortable, the house was clean, and it was perfectly situated-far enough to get out of the party atmosphere, but so close to everything. It was walking distance to Frenchman Street, Bourbon Street, the French Market, and pretty much everything in the French Quarter. We walked everywhere---the best way to see everything. And coming home was nice and relaxing, to soak in the spa tub.

All of the conveniences of home! We brought laundry detergent and there was already a supply! There were also stockpiles of paper towel, toilet paper, clean towels, etc. The only negatives (and I wouldnt even call them negatives-just different and something to get used to) was no shower and only a small TV in the dining area. I got used to taking a bath every day and grew to love it; and if you are in New Orleans to watch TV, then I am very sorry for you.

We already miss this place! We miss the breakfast at Ruby Slippers on the next block. We miss walking down at night to hear some jazz at the Spotted Cat (our favorite on Frenchman Street). We just plain miss it! We would totally book the Caprice Cottage again. In a heartbeat. Hopefully, it will be available. What a gem!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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The oldest historical creole Cottage of the Marigny, shabby-chic decor.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p50794vb
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
5

Perfect accommodations for our New Orleans adventure

  • 5 of 5
Two friends and I surprised my husband with a trip to New Orleans for his birthday. It was a great getaway, and the city certainly did not disappoint! What made our trip especially wonderful was being able to stay in this beautiful home. It is a gem! I've already been recommending it to family and friends, and now they can't wait to stay there as well. It felt like we were staying in a museum as there was something interesting to look at everywhere we turned. The home was well-appointed, and we loved how quiet the street was while still being within walking distance of all the wonders Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, and the French Market hold. We already can't wait to return to New Orleans to enjoy more of the rich culture, delicious food, incredible live music, and stunning architecture. We would definitely stay in the house again and can't recommend it enough!
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Car: not necessary

In the Faubourg Marigny, 2 mn walking to Frenchmen street/ best place for Jazz and only 2 blocks from the French Quarter.

We are also 4 blocks from the Faubourg Treme ( HBO ), the African-American Museum, Voodoo Temple, Backstreet Cultural Museum, Saint-Augustine Church and much more!

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From $140 Per night

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Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • UPDATED/ JACUZZI AND SHOWER.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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