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CHARMING 1897 SIDE-HALL VICTORIAN HOME STEPS AWAY FROM HISTORIC ST. CHARLES AVE

Donya Knudsen

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Donya Knudsen

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014
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CHARMING 1897 SIDE-HALL VICTORIAN HOME STEPS AWAY FROM HISTORIC ST. CHARLES AVE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

Faubourg Lafayette House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathroom, sleeps 3 couples and 1 single comfortably plus mor

This property is a two story side hall Victorian built in 1897. It features three upstairs bedrooms (king, king, queen); two upstairs full bathrooms and a downstairs half bathroom/utility room inclusive of washer/dryer; a den with a futon couch that converts to a single person bed; a full kitchen complete with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, cooking ware, glassware, silverware, and plate ware; a dining area; a living room; and a private and back patio inclusive of a gas grill. The home comfortably sleeps three couples and a single, but can accommodate groups of up to ten people using existing beds and single person air beds. It is fully furnished with good areas for both groups and privacy. Elegance and comfort are available here.

The property is centrally located at the edge of the Garden District. It a two and a half block walk to the streetcar. It is less than two miles from the central business district, the French Quarter, the Superdome, and Magazine Street. There is a great selection of restaurants (fine dining and casual) and cocktail establishments within a four block radius.

Most of all this is not a hotel or a guest house--it is home. It opens the door to everything that New Orleans has to offer a visitor while making you feel that you are surely from here.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Donya Knudsen (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 20, 2014

About Donya Knudsen

My family has lived in Louisiana for about 300 years, dating back to the Cajun Expulsion. We have owned homes in New Orleans for over twenty years, raised our children here, become grandparents here, and truly love living in this wonderful city. We hope and believe that the next thousand generations of Causey’s and Knudsen’s will have a connection to this place that we cherish as it has become a journey both appreciated and worthwhile.

Donya Knudsen purchased this house in 1997

Why Donya Knudsen chose Faubourg Lafayette

I recall looking for weeks with nothing that really met my expectations. I wondered whether my home as I imagined it did not exist. I finally tried an agent that completely understood. She showed me one property and I knew the moment I walked in the door. My first home is now my guest house. May you feel much as I did at that first viewing many years ago.

What makes this house unique

This nineteenth century New Orleans home is ideally suited for families and friends who want to enjoy Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz Festival, Saints home games, weddings, and reunions while centrally and comfortably located at the edge of the Garden District. Easy access by streetcar to Audubon Zoo, Parks, Tulane and Loyola Universities, The Superdome, restaurants such as Commander's Palace, Delmonico, and the beautiful veranda at the Columns Hotel. The French Quarter and historic Marigny neighborhoods are only minutes away by streetcar or short taxi ride.

Inside you will find items from Pakistan, Greece, Spain, Indonesia, Korea, Nigeria, Honduras, Scotland, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. You will find an extensive home library of good books including children’s books.

You will find places to be together as well as plenty of places where you can have privacy. All of the bedrooms are located upstairs including the master suite which enjoys its own bathroom. In addition to a more formal parlor, there is also sun room which is bright and cheerful. The kitchen is fully furnished with modern appliances, and there is a washer and dryer for your convenience. It is comfortable and unique home and we believe you will truly enjoy staying here.

This home has nineteen windows and twelve foot ceilings which give the house an airy comfortable feel. Throughout the home you will find original crown molding, ceiling medallions, and Venetian glass light fixtures. It has two sets of French doors in the sun room that lead out to a private courtyard shaded by a magnificent crepe myrtle, and surrounded by camellias.

This fully furnished home is ideally priced for groups of people requiring more than one room at peak celebration times in the city. The convenience of its location and the bonus associated with the privacy of a home makes this location ideal for groups or families wishing to have a unique experience living as a 'local' New Orleanian.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Donya,

Thanks so much for your message. We arrived home safely last night. We absolutely loved the house and had a fantastic trip! Thanks for allowing us to stay late in the day yesterday. It was a huge help accommodating our late evening flights. I'll definitely go write a review for you and will contact you before our next trip. :) thanks again.
Oct 2014
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
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Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
average rating of 4.7 based on 23 reviews
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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978310
Faubourg Lafayette Central City/Garden District
5

Authentic and Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
A Real Authentic New Orleans home-- and the owners are just as charming and warm. My family from Canada LOVED the house with all its charm and eclectic mixes. A VERY comfortable home that is well located-easy to get to Magazine Street, The Quarter, and lots of restaurants. Tons of rooms to either gather together or be by yourself. Beds were extremely comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed (although we only ate breakfast at the house). My wife and I will rent again when we return from Houston for our next visit-meanwhile in Canada my family is raving--not only about NOLA but about the outstanding accommodations!! I can not say THANK YOU enough-for making this such a memorable experience!
  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great reviews like this are bonus. My husband met these guests on their exploration visit this summer. There they sat on the back patio as if they were old friends. He had emphasized to me the need to make this stay a great one having enjoyed the short gathering in his secret garden at the rear of the house. I am pleased and honored to have ing been part of a great visit. Thank you for the glowing review. I look forward to your return visits in the future.
business
Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978310
Faubourg Lafayette Central City/Garden District
5

CHARMING NEW ORLEANS EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5
Can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay! 6 girls, plenty of room. This house has all the charm you want to experience on your NOLA visit - 2 blocks from St. Charles and the streetcars. There must be about 20 restaurants within 3 blocks - everything from the Trolley Stop to Delmonico's. The beds and furniture are all comfy, there are 2 coffee pots (AMEN!), TV in every room (although why would anyone stay in to watch TV?), and more. The house was very clean, easy to coordinate arrival and departure. Owners are accessible and helpful. We are already planning to stay here again on our trip next year. 100% recommend this as a place to stay.
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review. You were great guests and we are so looking forward to having you again..

Regards,
Donya
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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978310
Faubourg Lafayette Central City/Garden District
5

Best Birthday Gift!

  • 5 of 5
This was a lovely lovely home with loads of character. My friends flew in from across the US to spend time in NoLa and this house was perfect for us. Ms. Donya and Mr. Temple are amazing and so accommodating - they even helped out the private chef who came to cook us a dinner in the dining room. Plenty of room for a large party and great location for accessing the city. Will definitely come back! xoG
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for kind words. We were excited to help with what appears to have been a great birthday.

Warm regards,
Donya
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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978310
Faubourg Lafayette Central City/Garden District
5

Excellent Houst

  • 5 of 5
This house was everything we hoped for. Great living areas, very nice bedrooms, and a large patio for our group of 6 to hang out on. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978310
Faubourg Lafayette Central City/Garden District
4

Loved this place. Fabulous stay.

  • 4 of 5
Everything about the place was special - location, backyard, sleeping arrangements, parking, easy access to transportation, walking distance to restaurants. 4,5 stars because of housekeeping problem, place was tidy but not very well cleaned. Found old moldy food in the microwave & bathrooms should have been cleaner.
But I would definitely stay here again!!!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ms. Michelle:

Thank you so much for the good review. I apologize for what might have been found in the microwave. This is normally something that is checked as part of the post guest cleaning, but appears to have been missed. Bathrooms are always tough and I will look at ways of doing more with assurances that I am sensitive to the need for clean bathrooms. For what it is worth the house goes through a seven hour cleaning routine prior to the arrival of guests. Again, I am happy that you were happy. I value return guests and hope that you have the opportunity to come for a visit again.
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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p978310
Faubourg Lafayette Central City/Garden District
5

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED OUR STAY!

  • 5 of 5
Wow, there was not one thing that was unsatisfactory about this house... we LOVED everything from the location, to parking, to the sleeping arrangements, to the decorations, pictures, to house being extra stocked with just about everything you need. We cannot wait to come back!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Igor's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Algiers Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Audubon Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
New Orleans Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 10, Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Emeril's Delmonico
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Biloxi/Gulf Port Mississippi
Car: recommended

Located off of St. Charles and Jackson Avenues within walking distance of the street car line; fine and casual dining; jovial drinking establishments; Magazine Street antique shopping; and the Mardi Gras Parade routes. The French Quarter is two miles distant and accessible via the street car that passes several times an hour. The Fair Grounds where the annual Jazz Festival is celebrated is a fifteen minute ride by car or bicycle and additionally accessible by public transport for the more adventurous. The beauty of Audubon and City Parks with access to walking, picknicking, golfing, tennis, and museums is also only a fifteen minute drive by auto. The house is a two story, fully furnished, 1897 side hall victorian with a private patio area in the back. It comfortably sleeps three couples and a single. You will be ideally positioned to fully enjoy New Orleans in the same way that people who live in this wonderful place do.

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Rates & Availability

From $375 Per night

Faubourg Lafayette House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Normal Rates
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 10 2015
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Mardi Gras
Feb 11 2015 - Feb 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
Normal Rates 2
Feb 19 2015 - Apr 21 2015
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
Jazz Festival
Apr 22 2015 - May 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
$500
$3,000
 
 
Normal Rate 3
May 4 2015 - Dec 31 2015
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$375
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning $100
Notes $375/day; $2250/week off peak plus insurance, plus cleaning
Peak seasons are currently identified as 2015 Mardi Gras; 2015 Jazz Festival. Rates for these peaks as follows:
2015 Mardi Gras $3000/week plus insurance, plus cleaning; 1 week minimum (Feb 11-18)
2015 Jazz Festival $500/day plus insurance,plus cleaning; 4 day minimum (Apr 22-May3)
Cleaning $100; Damage Insurance $49
Limited to 10 guests

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Amenities

Faubourg Lafayette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Master Bedroom (upstairs).
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hallway adjacent to Bedrooms (upstairs).
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Includes a washer and dryer.
  • Towels and wash cloths provided. Bar and hand gel soap provided. The guests are requested to provide their own shampoos, rinses, and conditioners.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with bathroom (upstairs).
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bathroom shared with bedroom 3 (upstairs).
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with bedroom 2 (upstairs).
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with futon. Downstairs toilet.
  • 3 couples and 1 single sleep comforably. Additional (existing) sleeping arrangements include a large couch that would comfortably sleep an adult and a large ottoman that would comforably sleep a child. Additional bedding (high quality single person air beds) can be arranged for up to a maximum of ten people sleeping in the house.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 10 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Notes:
Please advise if there are any special needs you may have. We are able to arrange for house keeping, transportation, private tours, food, beverages, catering reservations, event information, etc. as requested by our guests. Services provided by ourselves will be billed at cost plus 15%. Information and recommendations are of course free of charge.

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