House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Fabulous huge 2br/2ba condo/apt, better than photos!!
This place is amazing. I have stayed in New Orleans in over 100 places in 50 years, and I go there every few months. This apartment is in the top few overall, and is my FAVORITE place yet for the artsy big space and architectural / decorating details. It is far more impressive than the photos show!! Ceilings are high, floors are gorgeous old wide wood planks, large windows pour in plenty of romantic light. Super clean, everything worked well. Beds and linens extremely comfortable. You can open shutters and front windows and listen to people going by. Living room has a comfortable sofa, couple of comfortable (with tasteful flair) chairs, an ottoman, a large central coffee table, and wall-mounted tv (with cable that works!). A magical metal archway blends the kitchen and living room into an open concept, while preserving the comfort of separate spaces. Kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances, nice bar stools at island, and lovely alcove with dining table and 4 chairs. Colors are earthy whites, grays, exposed brick, and cracked plaster. This first floor flat has a few steps up to entrance, where a dramatic entryway with curving staircase gives extra charm as well as security. Layout of apartment is typical "shotgun," rooms in a line from living room, to kitchen, through 1st br, to 2nd br. Each bedroom has its own full bath. We loved the bath in middle room, with river stones in concrete floor! Yes the bathrooms are unusual renovations (as noted in other reviews); the showers (no tubs) are open to rest of bathroom--separated only by a shower curtain, and the concrete floor in smaller back bath tends to stay damp. However, this was not a problem to us (ages 4 to 53), and we actually found the bathrooms to be interesting and charming! The back bedroom with its own bath even has a small sofa, tv, and counter with shelves and sink (almost kitchenette), so it felt like 2 apts in one condo! Many furnishings are beautifully curated antiques, perfect for the space. There is central hvac with control in condo, as well as 2 window units--nice! A door from each bedroom leads out to a surprisingly peaceful, almost hidden little couryard. We enjoyed the metal table and chairs there several evenings. The location is fantastic. Close to all, but quiet. Parked free right in front of building! Jules was great and responsive, although we never had any need for help or repairs. Loved taking my old dog! Wish I could live there a year, can't wait to go back!!
Perfect New Orleans Jem
Property was everything my, then fiancée, could image. Pictures does the unit no justice. Great reflection of vintage New Orleans.
Clean and comfortable in a great location!
Clean and comfortable in a great location!
The location was great, easy access to food, shopping, nightlife. The down side:I wish I had known that the first bedroom is literally the hallway between the kitchen and the second bedroom.
Beautiful, historic and HUGE! Amazing location.
Really fantastic place and all we had hoped for. Wonderful location for getting anywhere and so close to the warehouse district and the French Quarter while staying in a real walkable neighborhood with tons of shopping and restaurants (yay French Truck Coffee!) on Magazine all right there on the street. Nice old park just one block away and tons of things to see. Our host had a ridiculously well researched list of the greatest places to eat and drink and was very quick to answer any questions with local knowledge. Could not have found a better base to launch our daily quests. We will definitely return.
Close to being a perfect place
My friend & I stayed here for 3 nights. There is so much good about this place, & we wanted to love it. Despite many positives, we can't recommend it.
-Jules, the owner/operator, is great. She sent a list of restaurants before we arrived. During our stay we had a minor snafu, and she was very responsive. She was very accommodating, letting us stay a couple hours past checkout because of a flight time. Getting into the house was easy, & it was clean when we arrived.
-Location is awesome. Close enough to coffee & restaurants, but far enough from the action to be quiet. Always had parking right in front. Just a few minutes drive to the French Quarter and Garden District. Easy 3-block walk to a Street Car stop.
-The house is nice in many ways. The furnishings are eclectic, some feel authentic to the age of the house. Gorgeous wood floors, spacious high ceilings, and a private outdoor patio.
-The bathrooms. They are renovated, but borderline un-usable. Neither of them has a dedicated shower. The shower in the front bathroom is a curtained off corner with no tub/surround, just a shower head coming out of the wall. The back bathroom has an aluminum frame and shower curtain hanging from the ceiling between the toilet and the sink, with a shower head in the ceiling. When the curtain is pulled, the size of the 'shower' is smaller than a phone booth (kids, ask your parents). In both bathrooms, the entire floor gets wet after the shower is used - one bathroom floor is slick polished concrete, the other is very uncomfortable pebble floor. The back bathroom also has no counter space around the sink, & the only place to put shower toiletries is a hole in the wall where a brick was removed.
-Despite having 2 bedrooms, there is little to no privacy. Access to the back bedroom goes through the front bedroom with no hallway. 2 couples would not be able to stay here, it would be way too awkward. I had to text my friend every morning to make sure she was dressed before I left my room.
-It lacked what I would consider the usual amenities. A Keurig machine with a few k-cups for morning coffee would be nice; a hotel at the same price would certainly provide the same. The couch was just okay, & there was only seating for 4 people. The dryer didn't work when we wanted to use it to get some wrinkles out of our clothes.
There are many things we loved about the house, it's just one renovation away from being perfect.