|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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 and speakers for your IPOD or laptop. 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. 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 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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
My wife an I spent four nights in this lovely house and it was excellent. To begin, the owners were terrific with their response time and the booking process was very smooth. The house is perfect for a couple looking to have a great time in New Orleans while staying away from the hectic scene of Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, though the house is within 2-3 blocks of two different bus lines and about 7-9 blocks from the St. Charles Streetcar, so getting around the city is fairly easy, I recommend purchasing a "Jazzy Pass" from NORTA to get access to the public transportation which we found to be reliable. The house is much more spacious than it appears from the outside and the back patio area was like a private little courtyard. The neighborhood is nice, safe, and clean. And there was ample on street parking. I would highly recommended this rental property and would definitely stay here again.
This is our fifth stay at the Octavia Cottage and it continues to get better and better. Amy and Jeff really do a great job at keeping everything well appointed, and are very cordial and concerned about everything going well. The house is so comfortable and convenient, and the new windows are great! This is an absolutely charming piece of New Orleans, and yes, we'll be back!
My husband and I stayed for 7 nights with our 8 year old son. I grew up in New Orleans and we usually stay with friends but since we were going to be there such a long time we decided to get a rental. Our son used the pull-out sofa and we stayed in the bedroom. The house has everything although I must admit we didn't cook much since we had to hit all of our favorite restaurants! It was still nice to have a place for leftovers. It was great to have a washer dryer and the bikes, which we rode over to Audubon park (only a mile away - an easy ride). We did rent a car but also walked to the zoo, grocery (both Whole Foods and Winn-Dixie are blocks away) and restaurants. Frankie & Johnny's, Domilise's and Toast (excellent breakfast) all great with a kid but it's New Orleans, so even the "fancy" places are tolerant (and actually NICE) with kids in tow, just be polite and go early :). If you have a kid you will anyway. Also great for kids, and a short car ride away, Jacques Imo's and Camillia Grill, Of course. The cottage is in a great location and it will give you a taste of the real New Orleans - enjoy!
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.