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3BR/2BA - Stunning 1838 Creole Cottage, Gorgeous Designer Renovation, Hip Local

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6) in Bywater: 'NOLA's Hottest Neighborhood'

Greatmen Cottage is a large, open, sunny 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838 in the Bywater - NOLA's hottest neighborhood. Greatmen Cottage was created to be a magnet for interesting people who enjoy life. It is available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. It has been completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped. This home is very spacious at 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that feature extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings.

If you need just two bedrooms you should check out our sister property - VRBO 810294.

Greatmen Cottage is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' http://bit.ly/1f9nD0V

On the first floor, this sunny, spacious home features a large foyer, enormous living room (14 x 25), dining room (14 x 14) with French doors leading to the side yard, a huge cook's kitchen (12 x 25) featuring a professional grade Jade range, side by side refrigerator/freezer, custom glass cabinetry, a large island with double under-mount sinks, and extensive copper countertops. Off the kitchen, there is a glass sunroom featuring enormous floor-to-ceiling windows and a brick floor. This brick floor continues into the downstairs bathroom that features a large stall shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head.

Upstairs features three large, private bedrooms, each with a queen bed and generous closet. There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked full-size front-loading washer and dryer. Upstairs also features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large stall shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. Like the downstairs shower, it features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet, a large closet with ample shelves for toiletries and a third pedestal sink with a large mirror.

This house is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.' http://bit.ly/1f9nD0V Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of New Orleans. There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town – like their sweet potato pancakes – the tattooed and pierced wait staff really know how to cook. Oxalis is a whiskey focused bar that is also an amazing restaurant. Food includes Korean bo ssam (pork belly, mushrooms or shrimp served). There are also chicken wings, a amazing burger, steak frites and duck confit. In addition to the restaurant there is a great back bar with a fireplace. Elizabeth’s restaurant is very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork, truly amazing and not to be missed. Mariza is another great restaurant. It's in the Rice Mill Lofts on the corner of Chartres Street & Press Street just a 10 minute walk from our house. It’s a beautiful hip space with an Italian influenced menu - incredibly fresh and delicious.

There is an amazing local pizza place right around the corner from our house called Pizza Delicious. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my favorite. It’s a quick three-block walk from the house.

Euclid Records is a vinyl music store with a funky ambiance – it has a huge selection specializing in jazz, soul and New Orleans music. It’s next to Pizza Delicious. They also do live music events from time to time.

The Joint is a great BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Amazing ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides. And the Peanut Butter Pie is hard to resist for dessert. Great homemade iced tea & lemonade and also a full bar. Lots of tables and a bar inside.

The Country Club (just a quick five minute walk from our house) is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town. Saints and LSU games are screened on a 25-foot projector at the pool. Saturday Drag Brunch features a bottomless mimosa and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with 50 ingredients. The Drag Brunch is especially popular with women for Bachelorette Parties - make your reservation at least one month in advance.

Thursday night in Bywater is the night to go to Vaughan’s Lounge as it is Kermit Ruffins's night. Go early and get some of the barbecue Kermit is often cooking up before a show. Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.

The historic renovation business is also booming in the Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. World-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street & Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes. Here is a link to the website for the new Riverfront Park. http://www.reinventingthecrescent.org/

In addition to the park, I also like walking to the French Quarter via the charming streets of the Bywater & Marigny. The Orientation Guide I will provide to you details my favorite walking route. It is a charming walk through an historic district with lovely homes. You will pass a restaurant or a charming shop on just about every block.

The Desire Streetcar will one day return to replace what is currently 'A Bus Named Desire' which stops near our house 15 times a day on its five minute route between the French Quarter and the Bywater. Cab fare & Uber fare between the French Quarter and Bywater runs about $7 and the trip takes less than five minutes. Very simple and very cheap. Many guests at our house like to rent bicycles at Bicycle Michael's on Frenchmen Street.

If you plan to drive your own car or rent a car, there is ample street parking in front of our house at all times for up to two cars. Uber is also readily available from our home - it's quick, convenient and very affordable.

House Rules:

1. We require the Renter to review, complete and sign a lease agreement when they reserve our home.

2. Usage of the premises (house & property) is limited to six people. Please have a great time and enjoy yourselves. However, you may NOT host events in the house, in the yard or on terrace where you invite outside guests. Our insurance does not cover that kind of activity. Also, these kinds of events bring complaints from the neighbors regarding noise and parking.

3. We do not allow folks to blast music in the house at any time. Quiet hours inside the house run from 12 Midnight - 8AM.

4. We do not allow folks to play music on the terrace at any time. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we have quiet hours on the terrace between 9PM and 9AM.

5. No pets.

6. No smoking in the house.

7. No crawfish cooking - either inside or outside the house. Although delicious, they can leave a stench that takes days to clear – so it’s not fair to subsequent guests.

More Details

Owner
James Brubaker
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Google Translate for other languages.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

Why James Brubaker chose Downtown

Greatmen Cottage is an historic 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Creole Cottage built in 1838. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated and landscaped. This home is a spacious 2,000 square feet. It has open views and access to an enormous, very private side yard and back yard that features extensive brick terraces and beautiful plantings.

What makes this house unique

Available as both a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. Luxurious & Beautiful.

ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

Amenities

Bywater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Gorgeous shower, three pedestal sinks and one toilet.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Gorgeous shower and toilet.
  • This house has two beautiful, designer bathrooms. Upstairs features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. The shower features a cascade shower head. The toilet room features a toilet and a large pedestal sink - this room has a door to the hallway and a second door which adjoins the shower room with the other two pedestal sinks. The downstairs bathroom features a toilet and a enormous shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Each of the bedrooms has a beautiful queen size bed. There is also one Queen Size inflatable mattress that can be set up as you wish.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • 9 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
This property is available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. Professionally decorated house, large outdoor terrace professionally landscaped. However, we do not allow parking on the terrace. We DO NOT allow parties/receptions/weddings/ rehearsal dinners, etc to be hosted on the premises. No crawfish boils are allowed in the yard or in the house. ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(99 traveler reviews)

3BR/2BA - Stunning 1838 Creole Cottage, Gorgeous Designer Renovation, Hip Local
average rating of 4.979798 based on 99 reviews
5

Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

Amazing garden and location

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder, CO
5

Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

This house was great! Beautiful details throughout -- dimmer lights, colors, seating, courtyard -- all really nicely done.

We liked being in the Bywater and felt off-the-beaten path. Some great restaurants and fun/funky houses.

For us, it was nice to be right by Crescent Park and we enjoyed walking into the more tourist areas. We did Ubers and walked a lot!

Owners were great and we appreciated their responsiveness and helpfulness!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great house, great location and great host

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in NOLA and also our first time renting from VRBO. The home was just as nice as the pictures depicted and the host was extremely communicative and helpful. The house is very close to a beautiful walkway that takes you along the Mississippi right to the French Quarters. We had a car, but there are places to eat within walking distance and parking was never a problem. We stayed with grandparents and young children so definitely family friendly. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chico, California United States
5

Repeat Renter

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at The Greatmen and it met all our expectations. We brought along some NOLA newbies from Brooklyn and Palm Springs. Let's just say a good time was had by all. We recommend renting bikes to thoroughly enjoy all the Bywater, Marigny and French Quarter have to offer. We also biked through the 9th Ward and up Magazine Street. This fun was followed by lots of guilt free eating. But then there isn't much guilt and remorse in NOLA. ENJOY!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

One of the BEST

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the Cottage, made more special by the wonderful host, Jim. The Cottage is designer quality in its decor and layout- spacious, comfortable, elegant. It's like a beautiful Brownstone on the inside with open areas and separate sleeping quarters upstairs. We felt very at home there and Jim was extremely helpful - from small details like preparing a welcome manual on the house & neighborhood, to offering to drive us to pick up champagne for New Years Eve! The location is a stone's throw from French Quarters, in a hip fun neighborhood. I have been all over the world , traveling for fun and business; I can say that the stay at the Cottage ranks up there as being one of the most comfortable and fun. I HIGHLY recommend this elegant home for anyone's trip to NOLA.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my first time visiting N.O. The house was beautiful and James was a great help. Everything is nice and organized and you have everything you need... and what you don't have James lets you know where you can find it. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Prime Grille -- CLOSED
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Pizza Delicious
"Amazingly great pizza. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my all time favorite. Just a quick..."
Satsuma Cafe
"Excellent coffee shop ad cafe just two clocks from our house. Amazing for breakfast & lunch..."
The Joint
"Amazing BBQ restaurant - ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides and amazing desserts - ..."
JIms
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Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
"A unique place where wine, cheese, gourmet food and great music converge in a funky space. ..."
Vaughan's Lounge
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Country Club
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Booty's & Oxalis
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Canal Street - Algiers Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Maurepas Foods
Car: not necessary

Our home is 5 minutes from the French Quarter and 13 minutes from the Convention Center.

If you don't have a car or don't want to drive, the most convenient option is Uber or a cab. Very simple and very cheap. The trip from our house to the French Quarter costs $7 and the trip to the Convention Center costs $12.

Another option is to use the New Orleans bus service which stops near our house. Below is a link to the current bus schedule. The bus fare is $1.25 per ride. Or you can get an unlimited ride Jazzy Pass for $3.00 for one day or $9.00 for three days.

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes. This park opened in February 2014 and currently runs from Mazant Street to Spain Street. The final three blocks that connect the park to the French Quarter will open in 2015.

The second best way to walk is along the charming streets of the Bywater & the Faubourg Marigny. In my guide book I recommend my favorite walking route. On this route, you will pass a lovely restaurant or a charming shop on pretty much every block of your walk from my home to the French Quarter.

Another fun option for getting around town is to rent bicycles from a place like Bicycle Michael's:

ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

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Rates & Availability

Bywater House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
JazzFest First Weekend
Apr 25 2017 - May 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
JazzFest Second Weekend
May 2 2017 - May 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
Essence Festival
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Voodoo Fest
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Christmas - New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$600
 
 
Mardi Gras
Feb 9 2018 - Feb 14 2018
5 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
French Quarter Festival
Apr 11 2018 - Apr 16 2018
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
JazzFest First Weekend
Apr 25 2018 - May 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
JazzFest Second Weekend
May 2 2018 - May 7 2018
5 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
French Quarter Festival
Apr 10 2019 - Apr 15 2019
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
French Quarter Festival
Apr 15 2020 - Apr 20 2020
4 night minimum stay
$700
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$475
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Taxes are included in the rate. Rates are subject to change until you have a signed lease agreement.

ATTENTION MILITARY – We can accommodate the Joint Travel Regulations payment terms for Uniformed Service Members and DOD Civilian Employees traveling on business.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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