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Only 3 Blocks to French Quarter! Sleeps 2-8 in beds +2 couches. Streetcar line!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Full House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-10)

Nicknamed 'The Smile House' due to its unique front of the house that gives the appearance of a smiling face.

Short Term Rental license Permit Number: 17STR-20792

*****This House Will Be Exclusively Yours With Your Own Private Courtyard.*****

If this house is not available on your requested dates please see our other listing:

Vrbo #577066

This 1500 square foot historic home is located in the heart of the Marigny Triangle, only 3 blocks from the French Quarter and Bourbon St. And only 1 block from the music filled Frenchman St.

Please see reviews which all state pictures do not do the house justice!

The kitchen has custom made cabinets with marble counter tops and a unique pot sink. The kitchen is fully stocked with all your culinary needs to keep you busy during your vacation whether you are just looking to make a quick breakfast or if you are serving dinner for eight! Small courtyard in rear of house.

Enter the home into a sitting greeting/living room with 2 recliners and a oversized couch. Sitting room opens into first bedroom(can also be used as a living room) Day bed has 2 TWIN size mattresses., 2 recliners, electric fireplace insert, 32' flat screen TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Next you will find the amazing updated eat in kitchen w table seating for 8, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker,etc.. Off kitchen is laundry room, 2nd bedroom and bath. The bath features a just updated walk in shower stall. 2nd bedroom has 2 FULL size beds with linens.

Also off the entry sitting room is the master suite. Suite has 2 bedrooms open to each other. One could be used as living room with oversized couch and love seat, 32' TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player.The Master bedroom features a large armoire, QUEEN sized Tempur-Pedic bed w linens, desk, Chaise Lounge, 37' flat screen TV w DVD. Off the master bedroom is master bath including: Whirlpool Bathtub, separate shower w jets for 2.

ON DEMAND water heater. This means you will never run out of hot water no mater how many people are taking showers!

House features 12 foot high ceilings, original wide planked wooden floors, tile floors in kitchen and baths, tons of natural lighting, exposed brick chimneys, and much more.

The home is great for families and groups of all lifestyles. The neighborhood is friendly and accommodating to all, host to many local bars and restaurants for all tastes and styles. The home is non-smoking, but smoking is permitted outside in courtyard.

One block from the NEW Rampart Street streetcar line.

Keywords: House Mardi Gras French Quarter

More Details


Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • ON DEMAND water heater. This means you will never run out of hot water no mater how many people are taking showers! Master bath has amazing whirlpool bathtub and stand alone oversized stone walk in shower. Second bath has claw foot tub with shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 3rd and 4th bedroom are open to other rooms of the house.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 3rd and 4th bedroom are open to other rooms of the house.
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom. Tempurpedic. , Double Beds (2) 2 full sized beds in 2nd bedroom., 3rd and 4th bedroom are open to other rooms of the house. Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Daybed with 2 twin matresses. Can be pushed together or kept seperate.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting


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average rating of 4.912195 based on 205 reviews

Great house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Booked "The Smile House" for a bachelor party of 9 and could not be happier with our choice. House had more than enough space for everyone, tons of beds, and even the guys who slept on a couch were comfortable. This entire property is is well appointed, big table/island area to gather around and a nice little patio setup. Bathrooms were large and hot water lasted forever. Can't forget the most important feature of the home...A/C! House stayed cool on hot days even with people going in and out frequently. Found some fans in the laundry room which were great as well.

Smile House location was awesome. If you've never been to NOLA you might question the area at first glance but no need to worry. We walked back and forth to Frenchmen and Bourbon all weekend (only about 15 min) and had no problems at all, even at 3-4am. Any closer to or on Bourbon would have been a hassle with all the traffic and nightly street closures. "The Ruby Slipper" is about 100ft from the house and had some incredible breakfast food! Small coffee shop a little further down, and 24hr Iggys bar that you can see from the porch. Walgreens was a 5 minute walk away and had all the beer/liquor and small grocery items you'll need. My only caution for your stay is that there's no full sized grocery store very close, and not much for late-night food in the area. So plan a stop on the way in to stock the fridge, or get your UberEats app warmed up.

If you're a sports fan and it's football season...The SuperDome is a must see! The entire downtown area came to life and the inside of that building was ridiculously impressive.

Lastly, Jesse was an exceptional owner. He was responsive to every question within the hour, and was more than accommodating with check-in and check-out times. If he can help you in any (reasonable) way, he definitely will. Can't wait to get back here!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great REVIEW. I could have directed ya to good late night eats, as well as a reasonably close grocery. Next time don't hesitate to ask. See ya'll next time!!!
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Great Location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, easy walk to French Quarter and Frenchman Street. Well maintained and equipped property. Lots of space for a good sized group. Very responsive host. Note that both bathrooms are only accessible from the bedrooms. Would stay again and would recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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incredible location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Smile House. We felt very welcome in this spacious home. The location can't be beat! Walking distance to several incredible restaurants and the French Quarter! Unfortunately we found ourselves in NOLA during a very cold spell and it was difficult to keep the whole house consistently warm. Also, the kitchen is a bit lacking if you want to really cook.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime. Yes the 20 degree weather is unusual for New Orleans and the heat struggles at that. Kitchen is set with all the basics, but not prepared for a master chef ;)
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Awesome Place & Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

Jesse was a great, hospitable host! The location was amazing, perfect for walking to popular NOLA spots. Kitchen was stocked and beds were cozy. There was even condiments and beverages for us to get started. The house was beautiful, definitely a representation of classic NOLA architecture. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Smile House and would recommend it to others!

Bonus points for the trundle bed.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, and in such a great location. Jesse was incredibly helpful, and responsive even when we thought a hurricane was going to make a direct hit on NOLA (ended up missing us). Awesome experience, and would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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  • 4 of 5

The house was wayyyy nicer than I expected. The master was amazing! It can fit 8 people but 6 "comfortably" the house is so close to everything. The owner was amazing. We Couldn't have picked a better house! I would def book this house again!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Comer back anytime.
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Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Jesse

After I had searched for a second home in this neighborhood for several years, I found this gem in 2011. I feel that I have found the perfect location, central to everything you need, and the peacefulness of a safe residential neighborhood. I am extending my home to you when I am not there because it is too beautiful not to share.

Jesse purchased this house in 2011

Why Jesse chose Faubourg Marigny

1 block form Frenchman street which has the best music and food to be found in New Orleans.

3 blocks from French Quarter.

Tons of amazing restaurants and shops within the surrounding blocks.

Safe and friendly residential neighborhood.

One block from the NEW Rampart Street streetcar line.

What makes this house unique

Historic home with all the right updates while keeping all the important vintage features.

12 foot ceilings and floor plan make for a very cozy yet open home.


Cafe Du Monde
Bourbon Street
The French Quarter
Jackson Square
Audubon Zoo
Aquarium Of The Americas
Natchez Steamboat
Mardi Gras World
Saint Louis Cemetery #1
Magazine Street
Lafayette Cemetery
Spotted Cat Music Club
Preservation Hall
National World War II Museum
New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum
Court of Two Sisters
Coop's Place
Riverwalk Marketplace
Pat Obrien's Piano Bar
Old U.S. Mint
Blue Nile
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
Frenchmen St
Port of Call
Emeril's New Orleans
French Quarter Festival
Louis Armstrong Park
Tulane University
French Market
D.B.A. New Orleans
La Peniche -- CLOSED
New Orleans Healing Center
Johnny's Po-Boys
Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
Frenchmen Art Market
BMC Jazz Club
Angeli On Decatur
Mother's Restaurant
Nola Restaurant
Buffa's Bar & Restaurant
New Orleans Museum Of Art
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
House of Blues
Pat O'Brien's Bar
St. Louis Cathedral
Commander's Palace
Central Grocery Company
Brennan's Restaurant
Hard Rock Cafe
Lafayette Square
St. Charles Streetcar
Metairie Cemetery
Felipe's Mexican Taqueria
Emeril's New Orleans
The American Bicycle Rental Company
Yo-Mama's Bar and Grill -- CLOSED
The Theatres at Canal Place
Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
Ye Olde Original Dungeon
Cajun Pride Swamp Tour
New Orleans City Park
Pat O'Brien's
Acme Oyster House
Audubon Park
Royal Street
Audubon Insectarium
Dat Dog
Three Muses
Cafe Amelie
Cafe Negril - Taco Truck
Country Club
Mimi's in the Marigny
Fleurty Girl
Who Dat Coffee Cafe
Emeril's Delmonico
Banksy Mural: Umbrella Girl
Nearest Airport
15.37 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Iggy's at Marigny-Bywater
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Ruby Slipper at Marigny-Bywater
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Insurance $49
Cleaning Fee $99

CANCELLATIONS - A thirty (30) day notice is required for cancellation, and 60 days for festival bookings. Cancellations that are made more than thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date will incur a $149. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, that are made within 30 days of the arrival date, forfeit entire amount paid. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund