Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!
Submitted: May 9, 2013
Stayed: May 2013
We rented the house during the last weekend of jazz fest for a bachelors party. It was a group of 7 25-35 year olds and we absolutely had a blast.
LOCATION: The house is located far enough from everything that you have a completely unique experience, but close enough to everything that you can enjoy the typical NOLA attractions. It was a quick 6 block (about 10 minute) walk to the street car station that would take you into the French Quarter in about 10 minutes. It was 1 block to Magazine Street and directly next door to a really cool converted fire house that had a great Sunday brunch with bottomless mimosas. And if you're not the hair of the dog type, we were directly across from a nice coffee shop.
HOUSE: Great combination of history and refinement. While the house has seen some significant renovations, it still had a great homey, historical feel to it. The layout of the house itself was ideal for a group- it was the perfect blend of large communal areas, while still providing a great deal of privacy. The bedrooms were on opposite sides of the house, and were upstairs, which made it possible to get a good nights rest and some much needed alone time. The courtyard and the large open lot behind the house made the vacation that much more perfect. We spent countless hours playing outdoor games or just relaxing with a cocktail in the courtyard. The only negative is that I wouldn't say that the house sleeps 8 comfortably- we brought air mattresses, and so it wasn't a problem, but for a group of guys that may not be comfortable sharing queen beds it doesn't sleep 8.
PARKING: The house shares a gated vacant lot with a restaurant. We were able to pull our cars inside the gated lot, park for free, and not have to worry about them for the rest of the weekend. We actually had friends that were in town but elected to stay in a hotel- the hotel was charging $30 for parking, so they drove over and parked at our lot for the weekend. Unless you have 30+ cars, there will never be a shortage of parking in the lot, but in the event that there was there seemed to be ample parking on the street.
OWNER: Debby is a joy to work with. We had everything that we needed and the house was clean and tidy upon arrival. She was always very responsive, so in the event that we did need something I would've expected a prompt, friendly response. She took time to give us recommendations and to make sure that our vacation was enjoyable. Just a nice person.
WE WILL RE-RENT!!!
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