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Herb Horil

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!

61 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Overview

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Studio, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

Experience this charming vacation or business executive private studio apartment in our 1880's fully restored Victorian home. Our location for Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest is IDEAL - 5 minute walk to Jazz Fest at the Fair Grounds Race Track - most venues are within walking distance. Bicycling is the best way to travel long distances during Mardi Gras. Walk to grocery stores, restaurants, Bayou St. John & City Park. Relax and BBQ in the completely landscaped lush and tropical backyard. Plenty of street parking. All the comforts of home, just pack your bags and make your way over!

New Orleans has so much to offer! Start your day with Mimosa's, coffee, eggs benedict or beignets. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the Quarter or Garden District, a Steamboat Ride on the River, or cocktails on the balcony before dancing the night away on Bourbon Street. If Bourbon isn't your cup of tea, relax while listening to some of the country's best Jazz Musicians at clubs within blocks of the studio. The City is one of America's Jewels, don't blame us when you want to return to her again and again and again!

When it's time to take a break, this studio comes complete with a 42' flat-screen TV with full cable to keep you amused and informed during your stay, along with a full kitchen - gas range and oven, microwave, coffee maker, and toaster-oven provide all the basics for snacking or cooking a full meal. The king bed can convert into 2 twin beds along with a pull out twin-size couch for a third guest!

Come be a part of the party in New Orleans and 'Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler'!

Keywords: Bed & Breakfast, Studio, Cottage, B&B

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Herb Horil (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Herb Horil

A true born and raised New Orleanian who loves to share the history, architecture, music, art/sculpture, cuisine/recipes, parades, festivals, sporting events, and the wonderful and one-of-a-kind, cross-cultural joie de vivre that we've lived here for centuries - rich, beautiful and outright fun !!!

Herb Horil purchased this house in 1982

Why Herb Horil chose Downtown

Lagniappe - something extra that's unexpected, a little extra; best concierge/host in town!; relaxing landscape, patios and garden room; great décor and amenities

By the time you depart, we hope to have imparted a sense of why New Orleans is called The Big Easy, the Crescent City and The City That Care Forgot....

What makes this house unique

Location - close to everything you need by public transit, taxi or concierge chauffeur service - when available.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Herb's Home was perfect for our NOLA vacation. The house is located in a picturesque New Orleans neighborhood walking distance to most places, including restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops AND just a 5 min. walk to Jazz Fest which was amazing to be so close to all of the action. We took short taxi's rides to all of our favorite Music Halls, hung out in the back yard and really enjoyed the place!!! Getting to know Herb was awesome too, he knows everything about the city and it was really helpful to have some local advice.
May 2010
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Reviews

5
based on 61 traveler reviews

New Orleans at it's Best - Charming Studio, Great Location!
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 62 reviews
5

Best Location and Host ever!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were very pleased with our stay at Herb's studio apartment last week. The location was perfect with cafes and beautiful houses within walking distance. The kitchen and bathroom were fully stocked. Uber to the Quarter and Frenchmen Street were never over $10. I really loved the garden and even spent time taking pictures of Herb's beautiful flowers and landscaping. Herb was even kind enough to drive us to the Quarter and give us a quick tour. He's a native New Orleanian so he knows everything you need to know about NOLA. The apartment was just the perfect size for my husband and I. We plan on using Herb's apartment for any future stays in New Orleans. I highly recommend this property to anyone who is looking for an affordable vacation. I am also a huge dog lover so the occasional visit from Louis dog were well received. I actually think he liked me a lot!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Hospitality and Location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our rental location. It was within walking distance to the street car, local grocery, and wonderful restaurants. You can also be in the French Quarter in a matter of minutes. Our host was fabulous and even provided breakfast. The studio was very clean and quiet. Our favorite place on the property was the unique garden room and lush backyard. We even grilled dinner while we were there. We will definitely be back and stay at this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Herb's studio apartment was awesome. Location could not have been better. Sooo many places within walking distance. Herb has such great hospitality!!! He was very informative and available for any suggestions but also gave us all the privacy we wanted. He really cares about providing his guests with everything that may be needed and more. His personal touches such as fresh fruit, bottles water, breakfast foods, bottles wines, large supply of quality white towel, all bathroom items, and kitchen with everything anyone might need right down to condiments, goes up and beyond any other place we have stayed at. He did not set a check out time and told us to take our time and stay all long as we needed or wanted the day we were leaving. I would rate our stay at a 10

If ever coming back to New Orleans we would choose to stay at Herb's place.

Debby & Steve

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, great location, convenient, romantic, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Herb was so nice. All the reviews are true. He made me and my boyfriend feel so welcomed. I can see why he has five star reviews. The location is perfect and convenient to many things. We walked quite a lot or took Uber if we needed to. Herb did also provide us with fresh fruit and drove us to the French Quarter once and gave us a great history lesson. You will not regret staying here. THANKS HERB! Pamela and Brent.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent the better part of a romantic week in the gorgeously appointment apartment. Herb was a wonderful host. We had all we needed and then some when we arrived and throughout our stay. The garden area is perfect for your morning meditation, coffee and Bloody Mary. The walk to the French Quarters is quite doable. 20 min and your in the middle of the action. There are great restaurants, coffee shops, banks, wine stores and grocery stores within a 5 block walk too so even staying the neighborhood and relaxing close to the apartment a day or 2 is a great alternative.

We felt no need to rent a car. Taxied too and from apartment and airport and hired one Uber driver to take us to Garden District. Note: we did walk back from the Garden District and that was fun for us New Yorkers.

I whole heartedly recommend this apartment for New Orleans getaway or staycation.

Final words of thanks to Herb for being such a fantastic host.

Julia

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Best of Locations!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our visit to New Orleans! This is a great centrally located place to stay. It's was walking distance to restaurants, coffee shops, groceries and the trolley. Beautiful tree lined neighborhood with tons of character and architecture. We loved it and Herb and Louie his reggae pup, made for the finest hosts ever. Your stay in Langioppe house will not disappoint!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! Neither Louie not I could ask for better guests! Come back and see us soon.
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Map

City Park
"http://neworleanscitypark.com/ Enjoy the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland, boat ..."
Cafe Du Monde
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
"http://www.fairgroundsracecourse.com http://www.neworleansonline.com/directory/location.php..."
CC's Community Coffee House
"http://local.yahoo.com/info-18151706-cc-s-community-coffee-house-new-orleans http://www.com..."
Bayou St John
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayou_St._John"
Canal St. Streetcar Line
"http://www.norta.com/getting_around/Streetcars_for_Visitors/index.html "
Bourbon Street
The French Quarter
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo
St. Louis Cathedral
New Orleans City Park
Pat O'Brien's Bar
Pat O'Brien's
Mardi Gras World
Audubon Aquarium
Riverwalk
Audubon Park
Saint Louis Cemetery #1
Royal Street
Frenchmen St
Tipitina's
Lafayette Cemetery
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Parkway Bakery & Tavern
"http://www.parkwaypoorboys.com/"
Cafe Degas
"http://www.cafedegas.com/"
Canseco's Esplanade Market
"http://www.yelp.com/biz/cansecos-esplanade-market-new-orleans"
Terranova Brothers Superette
"http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarratopaz/5889690932/"
Nonna Mia Cafe and Pizzeria
Swirl Wine Bar & Market
"http://swirlinthecity.com/"
Santa Fe Restaurant
"http://santafenola.com/"
Lola's
"http://menuorleans.com/lolas"
Liuzza's by the Track
"http://www.nola.com/sites/liuzzas/"
Fair Grinds Coffee House
"http://fairgrinds.com/"
DeSoto Park
"Our "front yard!" DeSoto Park is officially the smallest public named park in Orleans Parish."
Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Train
1.7 Miles
Amtrak Train Station New Orleans
Nearest Point of Interest
City Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots
Nearest Point of Interest
Canal St. Streetcar Line
Nearest Point of Interest
CC's Coffee House
Nearest Point of Interest
Bayou St. John
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkway Bakery and Tavern
Nearest Point of Interest
Frenchmen St.
Nearest Point of Interest
Cafe Degas Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Canseco's Esplanade Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Terranova's Super Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Nona Mia Cafe & Pizzeria
Nearest Point of Interest
Swirl Sensational Wines
Nearest Point of Interest
Santa Fe Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Lola's Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Liuzza's By The Track
Nearest Point of Interest
De Blanc Pharmacy
Nearest Point of Interest
Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
Nearest Point of Interest
DeSoto Park
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to several New Orleans festivals including the Jazz and Heritage Festival and Voodoo Festival. Also close to City Park which includes the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland, boat & bike rentals, the Botanical Gardens, the Bestoff Sculpture Garden, Golf, Tennis, Canoeing, Parkway Tavern Cafe, NOLA City Bark, Equest Farm, New Orleans Museum of Art and the free and awesome Sculpture Garden (a must-see!)

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Rates & Availability

Fairgrounds 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
 
Halloween/VooDoo
Oct 28 2016 - Oct 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday Season
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
$155
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 1 2017
4 night minimum stay
$240
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
MardiGras
Feb 23 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
$245
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
French Quarter Fest
Apr 5 2017 - Apr 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
JazzFest
Apr 27 2017 - May 7 2017
Changeover Day: Wednesday
5 night minimum stay
$340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $75 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60

Lagniappe Suite rates subject to change for special events. Rates based upon 2 occupants, 3 maximum - for additional charge. Lagniappe given gratuitously. Be sure to ask what this means! Please contact me to obtain the most accurate quote, or other options for minimum nights and variables.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Fairgrounds House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Large closet. 2 robes, iron, ironing board, hair dryer more
  • Antique large claw-foot tub, large mirrors, make-up lights. Large closet, seamless anti-bacterial floor.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King bed is convertible to 2 twin beds for $50 fee
  • King size beds (1) King bed can be converted to two twin beds for $50.00 fee, Sleep Sofa (1) Pull out sofa bed with extra foam for comfort is size of a twin bed. Third occupant costs extra.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Garden room and lush tropical yard with fish pond. Less than a $10 cab ride to/from the French Quarter. Within walking distance of a CC's coffee house, Terranova's & Canseco's local grocery stores, multiple restaurants, Chase Bank, shopping, a park, the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots and City Park/Botanical Gardens/Sculpture Garden, Bayou St. John kayaking,canoeing, fishing and more

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