1 Bdrm Private Apartment Suite In Classic Caribbean Cottage (Pets OK!)
About Elisa Cool
The Marigny, established in the early 19th century, was the second expansion of the then, Nouvelle Orleans, following only the Treme. The land was sought after because of its high ground, close proximity to the bustle of downtown, and closer proximity to the river. Creole cottages styled in the simple but popular shotgun, townhouse, and lavish center hall style seemed to go up overnight. Just over 200 years later, a young woman named Elisa Cool would fling open the shutters to a Creole cottage of her own and dub it Maison du Madison after her beloved companion a miniature Goldendoodle named Madison. Shortly after moving in, her best friends started traveling down to New Orleans to pay their regards. She set up a guest suite and let the good times roll. Everyone had such a good time that a few even evolved their trips into annual or even twice annual pilgrimages. Elisa loved the company and truly enjoyed sharing the city that had won her heart with the people who had won her friendship years before. She got up the courage and got online in hopes of expanding her network of “friends” and offering the guest suite up as a place to land for tired travelers who shared her love of New Orleans. Several visitors, and one new boyfriend called Matt, later it was time to upgrade. The couple spent weeks reframing the footprint of the suite with added doors, sashes, and even a new front stoop so that their guests could enjoy New Orleans on their own terms. They were sure to include the things they appreciated in their own travels and that included places that appreciated Madison as much as they did. And, the Magnolia Guest Suite was born. Today Maison du Madison hosts many guests and Elisa & Matt (now married) remain available to concierge, at the ready with tips and tricks to help their guests & their pets appreciate New Orleans at its best... whatever their definition of best may be.
Elisa Cool purchased this Townhome in 2016
Why Elisa Cool chose Marigny
There are loads of properties to choose from in our area, and each has a great reason to stay. In many of the home's you'll find old world charm and/or new finishings... in ours you'll find the best of both! We put a lot of time and love into our property. We believe you'll feel that before you'll notice the crown molding. Welcome to Maison du Madison our fully updated cottage apartment. Check us out on Nola Styles on Youtube. You'll enjoy our over 100-year-old home complete with: - Fully private apartment with key code entrance - 15-foot ceilings - multiple fireplaces - crown molding - original cypress wood flooring - era-appropriate furnishings - optional pet care see @loanerdogs on Rover or Insta Plus! - secure wifi - central AC and all the creature comforts you'd enjoy in a modern home. You'll be staying in our beautiful Magnolia Suite, a comfortable, lushly appointed private apartment with an adjacent lounge and bath complete with claw-foot tub/shower. We've stayed in plenty of Airbnbs so we know a thing or two about thoughtfulness. Things we've taken care of for you include: - Easy custom key code lock so you don’t have to worry about hunting for, losing, or swapping keys with your partner - Plenty of FREE street parking, often right in front of our house. - Comfy small living area/lounge with oversized reclining leather sofa, TV, DVD player, Chrome cast, games, fridge, microwave, and coffee maker - Bathroom, with full size claw foot tub/shower, vanity and antique medicine cabinet. - There isn't a TV in your bedroom, but there is in the lounge and we have high speed internet so you can stream to your computer or tablet. - We stock the room with one towel set per guest, if you need more, just ask. - We include a small a coffee bar with coffee that’s easy to make each morning - Mini fridge for stocking left overs - Microwave to heat them up - Central air and heat - Exterminator service - There is also a small collection of board games, books, and puzzles
What makes this Townhome unique
Furballs welcome. So long as they're behaved and friendly they'll be best pals fast with Maddie (the home's namesake). We have extra bowls and snacks in case you forget anything, but we are also a 5 minute walk from an amazing dog shop for all your pups needs. We are a 5-10 minute walk from the and we offer doggy day care should you wish to experience Nola without watching the clock. FRIENDLY ADVICE: Some friendly advice on booking in New Orleans. The City has made it illegal to own properties for the sole purpose of renting out to guest. This means all Airbnbs are either part time, a private apartment, or part of a family’s home. If you’ve been looking and wondering “what’s up with that entrance, layout, etc?” That’s what you’re witnessing. Here are some other tips to make your exploring and finding the right place for your stay a bit easier: - View the outside AND inside photos of accommodations you plan book to avoid any surprises when you arrive. Look in our photo gallery and/or use your map program of choice to view the neighborhood and outside views of the home. - Inquire (or look in the listing for) a license number. All properties are required by the City of New Orleans (and Airbnb) to be registered and licensed. There are plenty of phonies out there, so beware! - Many properties use enhanced or inaccurate photos to make their property look nicer or cleaner than it really is. We are proud to accurately represent our property in our photos. Look at our reviews that refer to our home being "nicer" or "better" than shown in the photos. - Architecturally speaking, our home is a renovated, double shotgun. The house layout is such that this apartment is fully private (separate entrance) you'll enter through your own, well lit, camera secured front door. We’ll be next door and as available or scarce as you’d like. License or registration number (this is REQUIRED for us to have in NOLA, make sure you rent from a licensed establishment) - 17STR-06648
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Cute House in a Great Location!
This is such a cute place! It's got New Orleans charm and is a typical shotgun style except that the bedrooms are private. Elisa even has the guest bedroom decorated to make you feel like you're in a sugar cane plantation home! If you're looking for good ole fashioned southern hospitality in a place that's walkable to everything worth seeing, I highly recommend this place!
Pinterest Vacation Brought to Life
Elisa’s home is neat, accessible, and absolutely delightful. She welcomed us with a bottle of wine, offered a few suggestions on local cuisine, and then left us to enjoy her home. The home was unbelievably comfortable, I’m going to have to go our and buy a new mattress after discovering how comfortable a bed can be during our stay. And to be honest, if we weren’t surrounded by the best food and entertainment in the world my ass never would have parted ways with that couch.
Her picturesque home is situated neatly in the heart of the Marigny, one of New Orleans most eclectic neighborhoods. It is surrounded by dozens of unforgettable restaurants, coffee shops. After a particularly rambunctious evening out in the French Quarter (20 minute walk) we stumbled into an adorable cafe, specializing in french/crole dishes. There was even spontaneous breakfast pianist performance! The location was perfect for wandering around and discovering new neighborhoods, and in perfect proximity to any major tourist stops you’d like to check out!
While also being comfortable and convenient, Elisa’s home is a work of art. Everything from the bedposts to the couches makes is so thoughtfully curated that you instantly fade into the “Nawlins” lifestyle.
Seriously. Stay here. And get ALL of Elisa’s restaurant recommendations, girl knows what she is talking about!
Elisa is a wonderful and warm host. Her place was adorable in a great location. If I find myself in Nola again, I will definitely try and crash at her place again!
Parades, top notch food, art, live music, and lots of local character(s)