Lovely late 1800' s cottage .Old New Orleans charm in a great location!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed in courtyard
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We enjoyed our recent trip to New Orleans and our stay in Tom and Ann's house. They were flexible, easy to work with and very helpful. This house is a little off the beaten path, and is about a mile walk to the "busy side" of New Orleans. This was neither a positive, or a negative, just something to keep in mind as you're planning your visit. The A/C is comprised of two VERY LOUD window units. If you're the type of person to need silence while you sleep, I would recommend not going while you'll need A/C because they are obtrusive, if you don't like noise. We love to sleep with white noise- so- it settled us right to sleep. The A/C Unit in the living area is also very loud, and had to be shut off (90+ degrees) to watch any television as it is right behind the television. Minimal impact on our trip, as we didn't come to NOLA to watch TV- but- in the event you're planning a trip during a very important show/ game/etc. don't plan to watch TV during A/C season comfortably. The pool is a shared pool with the homeowner, as is the patio/ courtyard area. Not a problem, just different than expected. If you go- DO NOT MISS Marie's Kitchen & Bar down the road. The Pork Rind nachos are to die for, as is the Mac & Cheese. We enjoyed our visit and the house was perfect.
We loved the character and location of this place, and there were several nice touches to make us feel welcome. The owners were very nice and accommodating. However, the bathroom floor and some areas of the kitchen could have used a better cleaning. Also, we did not understand that the sitting pool was in a shared courtyard.
A great place close to the action but far enough to get away
This was a great little place for a couple’s getaway to New Orleans. Very close to the French quarter. We walked in and out to French quarter fest every day and only ubered home once when it was pretty late at night. I would say it was around a 10-15 minute walk, but didn’t even seem that long as we usually went down Frenchman street on the way. It was great to be able to easily get to the action, yet have this beautiful courtyard to relax in. The pictures don’t do justice to the outdoor area. Keep in mind it is a shared courtyard with another house owned by the same couple and their own house on the corner. They were great hosts and it wasn’t a problem for us, but some may want absolute privacy. We love meeting people so it was perfect. The only advice I would give for the house itself is the curtains in the bedroom are very sheer so it gets bright early. If you were out late that can be a problem. Also the a/c unit in the bedroom is in that window and if you pull the curtain it covers the vent and blows around. Could use a thick window dressing and an upgrade on the a/c. This was a minor annoyance and did not change our opinion of our stay.
As for local recommendations... Marie’s bar is a block or 2 south on St Roch and is a neat local dive style bar. Ask for your drink in a big styrofoam cup and you can keep walking to the quarter. We found that IN the quarter we would stop early at Willies Chicken Shack. For one they have great mixed and frozen drinks in several size choices, but more importantly they give you an access code to their bathroom that’s good all day at all of their many locations throughout the quarter. Priceless in a city where good and available public restrooms are hard to find. St Roch Market across the street from the house is a great place. We had breakfast there every day. There are around 8 different restaurants with a walk up counter and all is cooked fresh. We had omelettes, crepes, biscuits and sausage, avocado toast with egg, crispy pork sandwiches, and more. Plus they have a full bar, yes even at breakfast. Plenty of seating inside, but we ate on the patio every day. Clean bathrooms, too. Right next to them is Rally’s a fast food place with a walk up window. When we got home late and had ru munchies we would hit up their loaded fries, cheap burgers and chicken sandwiches.
Just rent the house. Be laid back and love it.
A comfy, well-appointed tiny house. The location is very desirable—out of the hubub but a just few minutes to downtown. The neighborhood is friendly with plenty of safe, on-street parking. A cold front with drenching sheets of rain showed up while we were there, and the little through-room gas fireplace made it a cozy and fun respite—so much more so than a souless hotel room would have been. When the sun came out there was a beautiful, “vest pocket” shared courtyard with a stone crystal clear pool deep enough to get into. An occasional foghorn out on the river in the distance and the trickling water sounds from the fountain in the courtyard makes this little gem a very romantic get away!
A must stay venue. Fabulous VRBO. We’ll be back. Super hosts! Very accommodating.
My wife and I spent seven wonderful days enjoying many of the fabulous sites and events in New Orleans . Fortunately for us we chose to stay at Ann & Tom’s very cool “Black House”. Excellent instruction were given. Snacks on the kitchen counter and beer, milk and sodas in the refrigerator. Coffee in the cabinet. We had beers with them at their favorite local tavern “Marie’s” a couple of blocks down the street. Terrific gumbo served there. All in all a wonderful time. Highly recommended. Best restaurant food and ambieance for us. “ Cochon”. Located near World War 2 Museum. An absolute must see museum.
Oh! Back to the property... The back door leading from the bedroom places you and two very delightful garden areas which include tables for dining. We enjoyed our breakfast and drinks there are numerous occasions.
It was great meeting both of you and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much!
Sweet little house in the perfect location!
The accommodations were everything we could ask for, plenty of towels, Crabtree and Evelyn Toiletries, local beer and snacks left for guest, the only thing I wish we had was an extra blanket because it got a little chilly at night. The garden is absolutely charming, and the location was great for us, a quick walk into the French Quarter, a couple blocks from a street car pickup.
This adorable cottage is within walking distance to the Marigny , Bywater, Frenchman Street and the French Quarter. There are a number of neighborhood bars in easy walking distance, some of which also serve food, such as Arabella Casa di Pasta (at Cajun's) and Kukhnya (at Siberia), and the famous St. Roch market is right around the corner! (See last 2 pictures) The Spotted Cat restaurant is one block away, located in the New Orleans Healing Center which houses the New Orleans food co-op, a health club ($15 for one day pass, less for multiples) yoga studio ($17 for one day pass), and other shops.... just three short blocks to Marie's Bar (one of New Orleans finest bloody Mary's ) and a short walk to Mimi's, Feelings Cafe, Faubourg Wines and several cool coffee shops, to mention a few things. The new Roberts grocery market is just 4 blocks away , across the street fro the St Claude street car stop .
The cottage is newly beautifully renovated. It is a true New Orleans beauty with all modern amenities.. There are high ceilings , ceiling fans and hard wood floors. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops . The is a fabulously comfy pillow top mattress , flat screen tv's, cable and wireless internet. There is a gas fireplace and the cottage opens onto a beautiful serene court yard with a lovely 'cocktail' pool .. Great for sitting, relaxing and cooling off . Washer and dryer on premises .
This cottage is cozy .. The bedroom is separate and private.. ( not a 'shotgun') . There is a queen size bed and a big window and a closet.. In the living room there is a nice queen size fold out couch with a thick mattress and springs.
This is a truly wonderful place to be your home away from home while you are in are in this fabulous 'City of New New Orleans!'