2 King Master Suites +1 Queen Bedrm & 2 Full Baths near NOLA best- with parking!
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About Aminata Brown
I’ve spent most of my adult life traveling internationally after catching the travel bug as a high school exchange student in France. Africa became my calling during undergrad and after living in Senegal for nearly a year, I went on to complete a year of studies in Ghana and later made Ghana home for five years. During that time I started an African women’s social enterprise and eventually a non-profit to support girls’ education which I still run today. Living abroad for so long and always at the grace of so many kind generous people shaped my outlook on life and what’s really important. After being spoiled by such a different way of being, I was not certain that I could live in the United States long-term but my longing to be near family again made me give it a try. When I came to New Orleans for the first time in 2007, I knew that this was the city for me. So much of what I loved about the people and lifestyle of West Africa is exactly what makes New Orleans the special place that it is. I moved to New Orleans in 2008 and I have been deeply in love with the city ever since. I know that it is no accident that I now have a beautiful home to host others in a city that calls people from all over the world. I welcome the opportunity to pay forward all of the goodness and hospitality that has been such a fortune for me. I truly believe that this is what makes the world go round and there is no greater joy than sharing the city that makes me so happy with others.
Aminata Brown purchased this Guest House in 3
Why Aminata Brown chose Esplanade Ridge
The first time that I saw this house, I fell in love with its grandeur and graceful architectural beauty. As I have learned more about its history, I feel even more honored to call it my home. The house was originally built and owned by one of the most prominent Creole families in New Orleans, true culture-bearers in our city. The Creole people are known for their tremendous contributions to the richness of New Orleans', and this neighborhood retains the uniqueness that has made the 7th Ward one of our most famous communities. Properties in this area are publicly recognized for their historic value as they are protected by the New Orleans' Historic Landmark Commission. We relish in being located at the heart of the city's best attractions, while still being anchored in a truly historic New Orleans neighborhood. The authentic southern warmth of our neighbors amidst the colorful sampling of New Orleans' architecture give the Happiness Haven an old world charm, set in the comfort of the most modern amenities.
What makes this Guest House unique
Free parking waiting for 1-3 guest cars just steps from your front door!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Can't wait to return
What a beautiful property! The space was peaceful, tranquil, and just as described! We had three adults and 2 kids and we didn't feel cramped or on top of each other. Plus it is fully stocked so you feel like you are right at home. The location is great, we used Lyft to get into the French Quarter for short and cheap rides. Also has secure and free street parking that a lot of other places don't offer. Good beds, upgraded space and large bathrooms, AC was very cooling during the hot summer. Absolutely no complaints. The space offers such a secluded feeling that it really makes you feel like you are truly on vacation, unplugged from the real world, and in a very special space. We miss New Orleans terribly and will book here again when we come back.
Had a great trip. The house is centrally located and comfortable.
Charming NOLA flat/courtyard
We were in town for wedding at the Degas House on Esplanade Ave. This flat was a perfect home base for my mostly grown-up family. The accommodations are luxurious, the courtyard is a great place to gather, and we loved being in a real neighborhood. We did not rent a car, and managed just fine walking or taking Lyfts. We were there on Mother’s Day and our hosts even left me flowers! What a warm welcome. Highly recommended.
Lovely Gem near Fairgrounds
We had a terrific time at your home. We had picked it initially because of location, and we found it an easy walk to the fairgrounds. But the pictures also sold us, and we weren't disappointed. The attention to detail, style, and overall comfort of the home made our stay perfect. I wish I was still there sipping my morning coffee on the patio. The layout was terrific for our three couples, and our hosts made us all feel very welcomed. Wish we were coming back next weekend!
Fantantastic, the best ever
I have stayed in many rentals all over the world and have never had a better experience than here. The unit was very clean , attractive, well organized,
quiet, good location. It was definitely a unit where you could be comfortable for an extended time. Some rentals have kitchens but poorly equipped. This kitchen was well equipped . Not only are Aminita and Ben gracious hosts but the attention to detail is incredible.
Randall, this is music to our ears! We are so happy that you were comfortable and appreciated all of the amenities. We are avid travelers so we like to provide what we would want for a 5-star stay. Of course, we love hearing that we've given our guests the best experience ever! Thank you so much for coming and for taking the time to review your stay. We do hope that you will return again one day!
Beautiful, just like the photos, and full of amenities!
Aminata was so kind and hospitable! Her home is beautiful and a great place to stay when visiting New Orleans! We didn’t ever walk down to the French Quarter but it is a very short drive (usually a $5 Uber)! It was so spacious, had so many amenities and a stocked pantry and just made our stay so comfortable and fun! I highly recommend staying here if you need a more affordable play to stay rather than the expensive hotels in the French Quarter! Thank you Aminata for letting us stay in your beautiful home!
Daanyaal, I am so very happy that you and your group all thoroughly enjoyed your stay! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a helpful review. I do hope that you come back again!