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Bedrooms 1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Walk To Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest or the Endymion Parade. We are located directly on the streetcar line. Take the streetcar to the Essence Festival!

Enjoy the luxury of a bathroom, two beds, and a full kitchen all during Jazz Fest.

The Cottage is a spacious, unattached studio with a queen bed, and a full bed in a private loft.

Walking distance to Endymion (largest parade of Mardi Gras), Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, City Park (including the new Morning Call for beignets any time of the day), and the Fairgrounds. Directly on the Carrollton streetcar line, which can take you and your party quickly and easily downtown to Bourbon Street and the Frenchquarter, the CBD as well as an easy walk to the Superdome.

Amenities include a full fridge, stove, microwave, 42 inch HD TV, wireless internet service, indoor and outdoor dining tables. There are also two off street parking spaces for guests.

More Details

Mark Holcomb
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Mark Holcomb

We are a family with two young boys that have recently returned to this unique, culturally rich city. We love Mid-City and all of the positive changes that have occurred here.

Mark Holcomb purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Mark Holcomb chose City Park

The Cottage is a separate structure on a double lot that we purchased at the same time as the master house next to it. When the previous tenant left, we decided to fix it up and give visitors a chance to see New Orleans like a local.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking proximity to so many entertainment options, including Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, the Fairgrounds, City Park and Endymion, as well as the ability to easily get downtown to the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Central Business District and the Super dome.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Chris was a great guest. He left The Cottage very clean. He was very respectful and didn't make any noise at all. Please come back any time.
Mar 2013
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City Park Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Full bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Studio with queen bed, and loft with full bed
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.757576 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was great! It was extremely close to City Park and the trolley stop was practically right outside the door. I did a 5k in the park one morning and afterwards enjoyed coffee with my wife, while my kids ate beignets at the coffee stand in the park. The cottage itself was very clean and the kids loved sleeping up in the loft. Mark offered to let the kids use the playground and trampoline in the backyard but we ended up being completely wiped out each day after all of the sightseeing and walking. There are so many things to do in the city and an endless supply of local cuisine to taste. I wish we could have spent another week. 5 star City and 5 star Cottage!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Cute little cottage and an awesome location. The owner lives next door and was very friendly. We travel to NOLA often, will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do you live? Idaho Falls, ID

GREAT value, location and comfortable house

  • 3 of 5

Property was clean and is as described. Great location near the City Park and trolley line. The owner is next door if any problems come up and responds to questions right away.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cool place in Mid-City - worked great for this family with young kids!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are huge fans of Home Away / VRBO and rent places often. With 2 young kids, hotel rooms are pretty awful for anything more than 1-2 nights. We stayed at the Cottage for 3 nights during French Quarter Festival and I loved being next door to the owners. I was arriving a night before my husband with a 5 and 2 year old and although I've been to NOLA many times, it was still nice to know the owners were next door. Between walking / scootering to Winn Dixie for groceries, taking the bus and streetcar downtown, Uber-ing to Uptown, walking to restaurants and being super close to City Park, we didn't need our car at all. Fabulous location! I'm a runner so I easily pieced together a 5 mile run in City Park and a 3.5 mile run around Mid-City. Such a great way to see the area.

As Mark indicates, there is a double bed upstairs in a loft area. I thought my kids would love it...and they did. They both climbed the ladder easily...I went up with them to put them to bed and then I closed a gate at the top just to make sure. They thought it was so incredibly cool and it allowed my husband and I to be downstairs with a kitchen light on that didn't bother them at all. And the highlight for my kids was the play stuff out back...including a trampoline. I signed a waiver and my kids had an absolute blast in the backyard and with Mark's kids.

We used the kitchen some for simple cooking and they had everything we needed. So great to have a fridge and cooking stuff when traveling with kids! The house is right near the streetcar and you do hear it at night as I think it runs until midnight. didn't bother my husband as we are used to a little noise at night. My kids slept great regardless. Plenty of bath towels for our family and they were soft as well!

Great ice cream / snow-cone place two doors down and cool coffee spot about 2 blocks away. If you like City living and walking places and taking public transport, you will not be disappointed at the Cottage in Mid-City.

I'll definitely check out the Cottage in Mid-City next time we need a place to stay in NOLA.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Where do you live? Idaho Falls, ID

The Cottage near NOLA city park

  • 3 of 5

Accurate description. Convenient location, clean and comfortable. It had all we needed for our stay. The owner communicated quickly when needed and has answered additional questions re: our stay. We are staying there again. Great value!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place, especially for parents of young children

  • 5 of 5

Great location, especially for City Park and the Fest. Backyard with toys for kids, very near the beignets at Morning Call, NO Art Museum, and the Fairgrounds. Streetcar a few blocks away, but the FQ by car or even bike is only minutes away. House is very well equipped. We'll be regulars from now on.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
New Orleans International
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
Parkview Tavern
Nearest Ferry
3.5 Miles
Canal Street Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
City Park New Orleans North Golf COurse
Nearest Train
75 Metres
Carrollton streetcar line
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
Toup's Meatery
Car: not necessary

The Cottage is centrally located one block from City Park on the Carrollton Avenue Streetcar line. You can drive to the following places in 10 minutes: Bourbon Street in the French Quarter, Frenchman Street, the Super dome, Harrah's Casino.

You can WALK to the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Voodoo Fest in 10 minutes.

Or you can take the streetcar to Bourbon Street and the French Quarter, to the Super dome, to Harrah's Casino, or to see the famous New Orleans's Cemeteries.

The Cottage is two blocks from the Endymion Parade Route - the largest parade of Carnival!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
cleaning $50

Check in is at 3pm, check out is at noon. We are flexible on timing if we can be.

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.

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