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Octavia Street Cottage

West Riverside, New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, (Sleeps 2-3)

This one hundred year old shotgun cottage is a classic New Orleans cottage with modern updates. Hardwood floors and high ceilings hold ceiling fans and original windows provide lots of natural light.

Entering the great room, a flat screen TV with basic cable, high speed wifi and a sonos sound system. The living area has a Queen sized sofa sleeper leads to the open full kitchen with an Oak dining table. Lovely light and 11 foot ceilings and ceiling fans are in all rooms.

The great room leads to the bedroom with an elegant Art Deco bedroom set and a new top of the line memory foam Queen mattress set, with deliciously soft high thread count new bedding and duvet cover. The bedroom leads to the updated bathroom with claw foot tub for soaking your dancing feet and dreaming.

There is an open closet across from bedroom with soft high thread count towels. The back door opens to the screened porch, my favorite room in the house, perfect for taking your cocktail under the swirling ceiling fan. The brick patio could be your next crawfish boil site with a comfy table and chairs for those beautiful languid afternoons. The studio in the back has a full sized washer/dryer. Celebrate Uptown New Orleans with fabulous food within walking distance in all directions, including the best poboys in town. St. Charles Avenue, Audubon Park and the Mississippi River all within 10 blocks of the cottage.


Amy Thigpen

Member Since 2012
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Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Oct 10, 2017
About Amy Thigpen

Amy is a New Orleanian and Jeff is from California. They are happy to share their sweet shotgun cottage and their favorite restaurants and music clubs with you. There's never enough time in New Orleans, no matter how much time you spend, you'll be coming back soon, hopefully to the Octavia Street Cottage in the heart of Uptown.

Amy Thigpen purchased this Cottage in 2012

Why Amy Thigpen chose West Riverside

Amy's grandfather was born just across Magazine on Arabella, and she went to Lusher, and later Tulane for graduate school. She finds new things to savor every times she comes home and loves the way this neighborhood keeps getting better without losing it's sense of slow-paced charm.

What makes this Cottage unique

I've always loved the shotgun cottage, simple with nice lines and no extraneous spaces, just enough room. Octavia street has all the things I love in a house including the ceiling fans and the screened porch for lounging and reading the Lagnaippe section of the paper to find out where to go for hot music or the Gambit for the best new restaurants in town. I love the old brick of the stoop and the fireplace and of course the claw foot tub, big enough for soaking those tired Jazz Fest feet. We fell in love with the neighborhood when we stayed here a couple of years ago, on Annunciation and discovered the pleasures of biking in Audubon Park under the live oak trees and riding or walking the bike path on the levee along the river and within walking distance of fabulous restaurants and bars.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
      • Art Deco Bedroom
        1 queen, New high end memory foam mattress and foundation
      • Queen size Beds (1) Luscious top of the line new memory foam mattress and foundation. Queen size new sofa sleeper in the living room.


      • 1 Bathroom
        • Updated with claw foot tub, natural light, subway tiled floor.


          • Adventure
          • Budget
          • Family
          • Historic
          • Romantic
          • Tourist Attractions


              • Guests provide their own meals


                  • Iron & Board
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Clothes Dryer
                    Full sized, in the studio
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                    Hi speed Wifi
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Linens Provided
                    High thread count new linens including goose down duvets, pillows and luscious soft towels for the bath.
                  • Living Room
                    Television, without cable, speakers for your laptop or iPod
                  • Parking
                    on the street
                  • Towels Provided
                    New soft and high quality towels.
                  • Washing Machine
                    Full sized, in the studio
                  • Wireless Internet


                      • Ice Maker
                      • Coffee Maker
                        Drip coffee maker French Press Tea Kettle
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                        Ample dishes, utensils and glassware as well as pots and pans and cooking utensils.
                      • Dishwasher
                      • Freezer
                      • Cooking Utensils
                        All the utensils for cooking, serving, entertaining.
                      • Kitchen
                        Fully stocked kitchen with all that you need to cook or entertain in the cottage. coffeemaker, tea kettle, toaster, icemaker, dishwasher, microwave.
                      • Microwave
                        Yes, full sized
                      • Refrigerator
                        Side by side full sized
                      • Stove
                        gas range
                      • Toaster


                          • Dining
                            Large Oak dining table in the eat in open kitchen. Back patio has a table with four chairs as well.
                          • Dining Area
                          • comfy seating for 6 people


                              • Books
                                Atlas of Louisiana, local author's books on New Orleans
                              • Music Library
                              • Satellite / Cable
                                Basic Cable
                              • Stereo
                                Sonos streaming system
                              • Television
                                Flat screen TV with speakers for your smart phone or iPod.


                                  • Bicycles
                                    2 Schwin cruiser bikes with a u lock and two helmets
                                  • Deck / Patio
                                    Lovely old brick patio, screened porch and wicker chairs for lounging under the ceiling fan with your favorite beverage.
                                  • Outdoor Grill


                                      • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • live theater
                                          • arboretum
                                          • churches
                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • library
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • museums
                                          • playground
                                          • recreation center
                                          • restaurants
                                          • synagogues
                                          • zoo

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • scenic drives
                                              • antiquing
                                              • boating
                                              • gambling casinos
                                              • horseback riding
                                              • paddle boating
                                              • bird watching
                                              • shelling
                                              • 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
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • roller blading
                                                      • sailing

                                                        34 Reviews


                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Terrific - well appointed shotgun cottage in a great location

                                                        Jim L.

                                                        We really enjoyed our stay in this clean, quiet, well-appointed shotgun cottage in a great Uptown location. Walking distance to great food and shopping. Amy was great to work with. We'll definitely stay here again!

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks Jim,

                                                        I'm so glad y'all enjoyed yourselves at the cottage. We do hope you come back and stay.

                                                        My best,


                                                        Great little house. Very clean, well appointed, convenient location!

                                                        Coventry B.

                                                        We had a very nice stay. Quiet neighborhood but only three blocks from Whole Foods and District Coffee on Magazine St. Even closer to Octavia Books and breakfast/brunch at Toast one block from house. Easy walk to Audubon Park.

                                                        A darling house in a great neighborhood

                                                        Kim B.salt pt, NY

                                                        We really enjoyed this lovely one bedroom home. It was clean and well equipped. Had a sweet backyard. Short walk to great restaurants and shopping. I would have given it a five except the bed was very soft and the shower set up was cramped. Overall loved the stay. And would recommend this house and the host

                                                        Owner's Response:

                                                        Thanks so much Kim for staying with us and being such wonderful guests. I'm sorry the bed was too soft for y'all- some people love the softness others I know, prefer firmer. The claw foot tub also presents its challenges. ( I love bathing there.). We do plan to modernize the bathroom when we are able.

                                                        We are so glad y'all loved the backyard and neighborhood and trust you loved the crawfish at the festival.

                                                        My best,


                                                        Adorable home in a perfect location!

                                                        Shaindel K.Fishers, IN

                                                        The house is just as charming as it looks in the pictures, if not more so. The location is ideal and walking distance to plenty of restaurants and beautiful residential streets for a little house and garden envy. I would happily stay here again!

                                                        Great location and very comfortable !

                                                        hippo8United States

                                                        My husband and I stayed at the Octavia cottage for the weekend of Tulane graduation. The location was wonderful, because we were able to walk to several restaurants and shops as well as two different grocery stores. When we weren't busy with graduation activities, we were able to relax on the screen porch and patio in back which was lovely. The price is great and it is wonderful to know there are options like this in New Orleans. We will definitely stay again!

                                                        Loved staying in this sweet house!

                                                        Nell T.

                                                        My husband and I stayed here for over a week. The location is great (we did not have a car)... the neighborhood is very nice and safe... the people friendly. The house is very well-equippped, especially the kitchen. We shopped at nearby Whole Foods and cooked. The tall ceilings are wonderful, the space feels very big and roomy, a very nice home-away-from-home. The bed is extremely comfortable. We also loved the screened in back porch, and simply sitting and listening to birds... or sitting at night. I would love to go back to this house, it was extremely comfortable and clean.


                                                        West Riverside, New Orleans, LA, USA

                                                        This is a sauntering neighborhood, the kind where everyone talks to each other while they walk their dogs or discuss the fate of the Times Picayune over a scone at Laurel Street Bakery or meet a local author at a reading at Octavia Street Books. The Octavia Cottage is 9 blocks from Audubon Park with it's live Oak and bike path for running or rollerblading. You can see the giraffes' necks above the fence from the park itself, loll under an ancient Oak and remember how it feels to have nothing but time and the promise of an Oyster poboy at Domilese's or the Soul Rebels at Le Bon Temps. It is close to Tulane and Loyola, two blocks from Magazine Street which stretches miles to the Quarter with shops from uptown to downtown, haute couture to funky vintage. Hop the Magazine bus to the Quarter. This is also an eating neighborhood with Patois, Clancy's, Upperline, all within walking distance from the Octavia cottage. The cottage is a half a block from coffee shops, one and a half blocks to Whole Foods, boutiques, and yoga studios. Ten blocks from St. Charles Avenue and the historic streetcar. It's only a short ride to the French Quarter by streetcar. Slow down and behave like a New Orleanian, which is to say, 'Do what ya wanna.' Bike down the bike path along the levee on the Mississippi, which stretches for miles and miles, or eat a poboy and take a nap at 'The Fly,' the river park only 9 blocks from the cottage, and watch the tug boats show you the river's true size. Of course if live music is the reason you've come, it will be all around you. Le Bon Temps is close by for the Soul Rebels on Thursday night, or Tipitina's on Napoleon Avenue. The hardest thing about being here is not ever having enough time to do all of the things you'll want to do. The neighborhood is safe to walk or bike and will make you want to move to New Orleans or hurry back to what you may decide is your home. Hurrying is something you'll have forgotten how to do by the time you leave.

                                                        Rates & Availability

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                                                        High season rates apply for Festivals, Holidays, special events in the city, for example: French Quarter Festival, Graduation, Essence Festival, Halloween, Voodoo Festival, Sugar Bowl, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras, Jazz Festival. Rate is based on double occupancy. The rate for each additional person is 25.00 per person per night, thus, 3 people, 140.00, 4 people 165 per night.

                                                        34 Reviews
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