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Historic Garden District 2-Story Home-Rent per group size-Transport Available

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Spacious Uptown/Irish channel home for up to18 near the heart of Magazine St

This Historic Creole Cottage was built in the 1840s and possesses all the unique charm of old New Orleans. Let’s visualize your arrival curbside to a brick-paved wooden cottage surrounded by wrought-iron fencing. It is adorned with large shuttered windows, red doors and a breezy porch. The scene is great for an outdoor snowball/po-boy picnic or cool cocktail prior to walking to the nearby art/antiques boutiques only two blocks away at Magazine Street. Imagine the smell of barbecue from the smokehouse only a block away and crepe myrtle flower petals blowing in the breeze( a Garden District classic). Let’s enter the red door and experience a charming French provincial living space with modern amenities. The black granite countertop has stainless steel backsplash and is equipped with toaster, coffee maker, pastry/bagels and microwave. There is a seated dining area for 6. The table is covered with place settings and a centerpiece. The fridge is stocked with water and wine per your order. You feel at home. Now you can head upstairs to the loft or walk through the kitchen into a hallway.

Upstairs there are 3 beds (2 twins and 1 queen) in a 19 ft by 12 ft area. There is a television within an armoire and a closet. 2 seating areas are available as well. Upstairs is carpeted with a window for natural lighting.

If you remain downstairs there is a short hallway which leads pass a full immaculate bathroom and another private bedroom with a full bed and bench seating and finally ending in the office pallor. This multi-purpose office pallor has a roll top desk, a television, a laundry closet and large couch to lounge on. This is a great scene for kids to watch television as they wait to attend the zoo, aquarium or a parade which are minutes away.

After walking through the office pallor, you will want to lounge but the master suite awaits as you sashay through. The master suite has a bathroom and separate study area that can double as an additional room by closing the pocket doors. The bedroom has a queen bed and the study has the television with a 2 daybed trundle sets that sleep 2 each. There is also a double mirrored closeted hallway leading to master bathroom.

If requested it is ok to the keep walking to additional space through the back master suite which loops into a connected mirror image open space with extra bathroom, extra television den with sofa sleeper, extra kitchen space, extra dining space, extra loft with 4 more twin beds and extra private room. Ask for unrestricted access to this space to expand living quarters from a 1500 sf to total 3000 sf.

All furniture is elegant and antique. All bedding is cleaned, fresh and 400+ thread-count. There is central air, cable TV and wi-fi and security locks at the gates. You will enjoy this home so much, that you may not leave and enjoy a night on the town at the casino, Frenchmen Wharf’s live jazz and bourbon street (all 5 minutes away). Please come and enjoy our brand of hospitality and experience world renown entertainment, restaurant cuisine, tours, architecture and music. Lassiez Bons Temps Rouler!

Airport and convention transport available per request. Catered meals available per request. Additional space available per request to sleep 6 more individuals (by doubling the space) at an additional cost. Contact owner for special requests.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Mia

We are local couple who grew up in the area and met as children. We were in graduate school during the Hurricane Katrina and engaged. We had a Katrina wedding in another state and returned home in 2006. It has been a great experience to live and grow in New Orleans and we are raising our family here. After traveling various places in the world we have heard and experienced the uniqueness of our own city. We would like to share that experience with you.

Mia purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Mia chose Saint Thomas Development

This property exudes what we feel "real" New Orleans charm is. We both grew up in shotgun-styled homes and we decided to put a modern twist on this one. We allow you to rent per group size. We ensure privacy and keyless entry. We are very flexible to ensure your stay is enjoyable.

What makes this cottage unique

The home itself is unique. How many modern homes can boast true new Orleans flavor from the 1800s with such beauty and elegance and antiquity. We aren't done either. Keep visiting because we plan to grow greater every year. Merci Beaucoup.

Airport and convention transportation services available per request and availability. Professionally catered meals available per request and availability. Sleeps small and sleeps big groups! Contact owner for special requests.


Saint Thomas Development Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 1. Contract should be signed and submitted within 3 hours of arrival.
  • 2. Home secured with each entry and exit.
  • 3. Security cameras stay plugged.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Television in bedroom and in home wifi
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , television in bedroom and in home wi fi
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , daybed with trundle and sofa sleeper
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 4 twin/ single
  • Extra sleeper in living den
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • ski privileges optional
AIRPORT TRANSPORT 40$/head round trip (25$ 1-way) min 4 travelers Additional space available per request to sleep 6 more individuals at additional cost. Contact owner for special requests.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Historic Garden District 2-Story Home-Rent per group size-Transport Available
average rating of 4.6764708 based on 34 reviews

Mother's and sister's birthday week end (Jan. 19 -21, 2018)

  • 5 of 5

Great location to stay in. Close to nearby restaurants.and shops on Magazine St, and not that far from the French Quarters. We were able to check in early and get settled without any problems. My family and I, enjoyed ourselves during our stay. I would stay here again and would recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house for a big group! Safe area right in the middle of everything on Market St.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great trip. The house was perfect for our large group and everyone was comfortable. The neighborhood was very safe and well lit at night. It was an easy under drive to the French quarter, stadium, warehouse district, and the shops on market street.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. So clean and it was perfect for our group. The location is perfect and the neighborhood is very nice. We will definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We went for Labor Day to celebrate my sister's Bachelorette trip and let me just say this house was more then we expected!!!! We were 13 girls and we had plenty of room for us all, it was very clean and decor was very Nola feel! She left us some breakfast foods & juices which I thought was very nice of Mia to give us! Mia was one of the easiest renters I've ever dealt with, she worked with me on anything I needed help with! She even let us check in a couple hours early! The home is very close to everything, I would highly recommend this home to anyone! Thanks again Mia for everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property is quaint. It is an old home so do no expect all amenities to work up to modern tech.

  • 2 of 5

The house is okay for a large group. The towels smelled moldy so we had to rewash before using them. The showers did not all have hot water. The upstairs gets very warm as circulation in the house is not optimal. The owner/manager of the house (Mia) is difficult to work with. From the first day, she asked that the contract be placed into the mailbox within 3 hours of arrival. The mailbox was locked so we placed the contract nearby her garden stones in the front porch so she could easily retrieve it. She did not pick it up that evening or the next day. It happened to rain on our last day so the contract was wet, which Mia complained about. However, that was not our responsibility at that point as she was supposed to pick it up within 3 hours of our arrival. Just a head's up before checking out of this place, take all sheets off the beds otherwise she will not refund your deposit. You pay a fee for cleaning of the house so you would think that a cleaning crew could handle that, but she will find any reason to take the goodwill deposit as well. I understand we left a few decorations but nothing that couldn't be thrown away in 2 minutes. But we emptied all the trashes, did the dishes, and even swept. This is much more than I have ever done for any home rental property. You would think the rental fees would cover some of these basic things, but I guess not.

Furthermore, one of her handymen or lawn care guys left open the side gate of the house and she blamed us for it. She claims there are videocameras showing her men didn't do it, but she does not share the footage with you.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home near the convention center

  • 5 of 5

My team enjoyed our stay, we loved the home. With 9 ladies we were pleased to have an abundant amount of towels. We rented both side of the house and Mia was super helpful and responsive when I needed to find the washer/dryer, iron etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Car: not necessary

This home is a gorgeous newly renovated creole cottage with all the amenities of a modern New Orleans Home. The home is 2 blocks from Magazine Street antiques and boutiques and 2 miles from the French Quarters. 1 block from the Irish Channel. The home is along the Mardi Gras and St. Patricks' parade route. The Morial Convention center, Riverwalk outlet mall, Aquarium and Algiers ferry are all a short walk away or 2 minute ride. The street car/trolley can be found within a mile away. The Zoo is also nearby with a seasonal lazy river and cool zoo exhibit. This is a safe home in the heart of New Orleans.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

For parties under 12 ask about renting the additional space (which doubles the entertaining and sleeping areas). Parties over 12 are automatically charged a fee per night per guest for the additional space.
Initial booking deposit is nonrefundable within 60 days of checkin date (possible 50% refund for off peak seasons). The Damage Deposit (used for rapid repairs to avoid interrupting future guests' stay) and Property Protection Insurance (used for larger repairs) are charge separately but are equally important.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.