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'Smile House' Only 3 Blocks to French Quarter! Sleeps 2-10. On Streetcar line.

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

House, 2 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.

*****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 room with 2 recliners and a daybed. Day bed has 2 TWIN size mattresses. Sitting room opens into main living room with oversized couch, 2 recliners, electric fireplace insert, 32' flat screen TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Beyond living room is 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 its own living room with oversized couch and love seat, apartment size refrigerator, 32' TV w DVD, Ipod dock w CD player. Living room opens to master bedroom. 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.

Keywords: House Mardi Gras French Quarter

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About Jesse

I have searched for a second home in this neighborhood for several years. 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 Downtown

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.

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(190 traveler reviews)

'Smile House' Only 3 Blocks to French Quarter! Sleeps 2-10. On Streetcar line.
average rating of 4.931579 based on 190 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Great property! Great location! Beds are very comfortable! Plenty of room to hang out! All the amenities you will need for a great trip to New Orleans! Thank you ❤️

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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Perfect place for a Bachelorette Party

  • 5 of 5

Our group had 9 girls and we never felt like we were on top of each other. The house is super close to Frenchman Street nightlife and a 10-15 minute walk to Bourbon Street. Even though the house is walking distance to the action, its in a quite residential area. The area always felt safe to us. I would highly recommend this house to other visitors.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime!
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Location was AMAZING! House was great with a little of everything needed for stay!

  • 5 of 5

Smile house is all about location! It's one block down to Frenchmen street, and an easy walk about 1 mile to Bourbon st (you don't even realize you walk a mile)

The house itself is very cozy. We stayed for a bachelorette party of 8 girls, and we all had enough space. Nice open floor plan from living room to kitchen so everyone could talk to each other.

Love the keyless entry! Makes it so easy when everyone comes back at different times so no one was responsible for keys getting into house.

Neighborhood was very quiet with a lot of locals. Felt very safe walking home at 1,2,3,4 in the morning. (Always be careful, but well lit areas)

Right around the block was an awesome breakfast place you have to try, Ruby slipper. Food was so good, order a biscuit for sure!

Our whole group loved the house & would highly recommend, & if I ever go back again I would want to stay in same house!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great group of girls. Welcome back anytime!
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awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a great stay. The house was even better then advertised and a great spot for our weekend. Jesse is very accommodating and his house is fantastic

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a perfect stay!
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Can't say enough.

  • 5 of 5

The location is impeccable. We had a 6 man bachelor party and were within walking distance of anything we wanted. I highly recommend walking down Frenchmen to listen to music. The bands are fantastic. The house is beautiful. I cannot say enough how nice the house itself is. The artwork in the house is wonderful. The kitchen is fully stocked with anything you would need to cook. There are plenty of places to sleep and rest. Jesse was wonderful. Easy to get ahold of, and as we arrived early was very accommodating for my group to check in early.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad your stay was perfect. Come back anytime!
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Surprised my husband with a trip to NOLA

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing! We had a group of 9 people celebrating my husband's 30 the birthday & there was more than enough space. The house was clean and cozy & full of character. The location was perfect with only a 15 - 20 minute walk to the French Quarter. Even closer to Frenchman street.

Jesse was amazing, responding to all my inquiries & questions very promptly.

I would definitely book this house again when we return!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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
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

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Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Faubourg Marigny House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (1) In master bedroom. Tempurpedic. , Double Beds (2) 2 full sized beds in 2nd bedroom., 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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