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Lovers'/ Writer's/ Saints Fan's Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Lovely Historic Shotgun Cottage

doll house/cottage...

this historic shotgun home is a lovers' or writer's paradise (saint's fan is implicit)!! it is in the quiet, historic Algiers point area of New Orleans. the quarter and city is only a ferry ride or a 10 minute cab ride away. you can be in New Orleans but not 'of' New Orleans....get the feel of the old historic New Orleans.

2 bedrooms (but can sleep 6), 1 bath, parlor room and living area.

please call me directly for availability!

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About connie

there is NO place like nola!

connie purchased this house in 2013

Why connie chose Algiers

this property is a quaint shotgun house built in 1931, with the original claw foot tub!

algiers point is an eclectic neighborhood of locals that gives you the true feel of new orleans.

What makes this house unique

this home is a quaint dollhouse/cottage with a fenced backyard for animal lovers.

it can be a respite from your busy life, or a haven after a typical nola weekend! party then rest in quiet serenity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

this is the cutest house! i loved being in an historic neighborhood during the day and in the quarter at night.

i was able to bring my doggie with also!

the owner was exceptionally easy to work with.

we will be back!!
Sep 2013
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McDonough House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • each bedroom has a queen size bed. the living room has a pull out sofa/futon.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Lovers'/ Writer's/ Saints Fan's Paradise
average rating of 4.730769 based on 27 reviews

Absolutely charming !!

  • 5 of 5

Let me start by saying I came down to New Orleans with some of my friends to celebrate my birthday. This was I'll first Mardi Gras an I couldn't of made a better decision than to stay in this vacation home! We absolutely loved the New Orleans charm that the home provided. The Neighborhood was very quite an the people were very friendly. The location is so convenient to the French quarters with a 10 minute walk to the ferry. We were able to park I'll rental an just take the ferry it puts you mins from Bourbon an Canal street! Also it's plenty of great food an a mall less than 3 miles away from the house. The owner Connie was so professional an helpful an personally came to welcome us to the city her hospitality was beyond imageable. I would recommend the property to anyone who coming to New Orleans an want a bang for your buck. I will be staying here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spending Thanksgiving with family in NOLA

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was attractive to us because of its size & the fenced in yard. The home is well kept for its age and it is well stocked. The neighborhood is a "MUST SEE." Algiers is very peaceful and beautiful. The locals are very friendly. We spent more time in Algiers than downtown New Orleans. The house is a "shotgun house" but so cute in how it is decorated and it is in a safe location. The beds were very comfortable (plenty of linens) & the house was clean. Our favorite place was on the front porch, relaxing in the chairs, having our coffee or other beverages. There were six of us and there was plenty of room for all of us in the cottage. I would recommend this cottage to anyone anytime.

Also, there is ample parking. Anytime I reached out to Connie, she responded timely. Thanks Connie for making your cottage available to us to spend Thanksgiving together; Your place was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute little pet friendly house close to Ferry to Bourbon st

  • 4 of 5

Arriving we weren't sure how safe the area was but once we got to the house it seemed ok. Great place to stay with pets, fenced in yard. The place was clean but could use some updating. The host was easily accessible and very nice. The ferry was quick and fun for our kids to ride. It does stop running at 11:45 so if you want to party late in the city it's going to cost you about 20+ bucks to Uber back. All in all it was perfect for our long weekend because we only were there to sleep and let our dogs out.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice home in a convenient area of town.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Close to the action of the French Quarter but not too close!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at this Algiers Point property. The short walk to the ferry was through a quaint neighborhood, and the ferry was fun for the kids. It was much better than driving. The charming house was perfect for our family of four, and our dogs. After fun days exploring NOLa, we slept very well the nights we were there. Connie is a great owner that was very responsive to email, and she left us helpful information. If we are ever back in NOLA we will for sure stay at the Lovers'/Writer's/ Saints Fan's Paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy house for a one night stay.

  • 5 of 5

We only needed the house for one night and most places wanted multiple days to rent. Connie was very understanding and allow us to rent for one night. The house was clean and smelled great upon arrival. I had a few questions for Connie prior to arrival. She was very prompt in her responses and answered texts, e-mail, and answered when I called. The house is located only a couple minute drive to the Algiers Ferry. We would love to stay here again on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

McDonough House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
jazz fest
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
jazz fest
Apr 28 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75

rates are subject to change based on event schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
msy -louis armstrong airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
dry dock cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
the algiers ferry
Nearest Train
8 Miles
downton nola
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


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