SHORT TERM RENTAL LICENSE PERMIT NUMBER: 17STR-10513
The Loft at Greatmen Cottage is a large, sunny, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in an historic Creole Cottage that was built in 1838 in the Bywater - NOLA's hottest neighborhood. The Loft at Greatmen Cottage was created to be a magnet for interesting people who enjoy life. It is available as a Vacation Rental & as a Filming Location. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated in 2016. This home is luxurious and very spacious at 1,000 square feet. It has a very private side terrace with a charming pocket garden that features a beautiful fountain. This home is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.'
The front of this home features a grand, 32-foot long, open, loft-like Living Room-Dining Room-Island Kitchen. The living room features a comfortable sofa and two wing back chairs with two additional side chairs. There is a large coffee table and a flat screen TV. The dining room features a round table conducive to conversation with a lovely view of the fireplace. The kitchen features marble countertops and premium stainless steel appliances.
The back of this home features a grand side hallway with beautiful raffia wall covering. There are two very private bedrooms each with a queen bed. One bedroom is 10 x 14, the other bedroom is 11 x 12. There are two full bathrooms with pedestal sinks, medicine cabinets, and tub/showers with lovely Speakman Anystream shower heads.
There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked, front-loading washer and dryer.
There is a charming terrace with a pocket garden off the grand hallway that features a beautiful fountain. There are four comfortable chairs and two side tables on the terrace for your relaxation.
This house is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood. Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of New Orleans. There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.
Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town – like their sweet potato pancakes – the tattooed and pierced wait staff really know how to cook. Oxalis is a whiskey focused bar that is also an amazing restaurant. Food includes Korean bo ssam (pork belly, mushrooms or shrimp served) and Cajun-spiced buttered rum popcorn. There are also chicken wings, a amazing burger, steak frites and duck confit. In addition to the restaurant there is a great back bar with a fireplace. Elizabeth’s restaurant is very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork, truly amazing and not to be missed. Mariza is another great restaurant. It's in the Rice Mill Lofts on the corner of Chartres Street & Press Street just a 10 minute walk from our house. It’s a beautiful hip space with an Italian influenced menu - incredibly fresh and delicious.
There is an amazing local pizza place right around the corner from our house called Pizza Delicious. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my favorite. It’s a quick three-block walk from the house. Piety Street Sno-Balls is directly across the street from Pizza Delicious.
It’s an adorable snow cone stand in an old ironworks. They features flavors like kaffir lime, made with citrus from a neighbor’s tree, and Vietnamese coffee, the secret to which is a big can of Café du Monde ground coffee. Plus six flavors of Kleinpeter Ice Cream.
Euclid Records is a vinyl music store with a funky ambiance – it has a huge selection specializing in jazz, soul and New Orleans music. It’s next to Pizza Delicious and across the street from Piety Street Sno-Balls. They also do live music events from time to time.
The Joint is an amazing BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Great ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Delicious sides. And the Peanut Butter Pie is hard to resist for dessert. Great homemade iced tea & lemonade and also a full bar. Lots of tables and a bar inside.
The Country Club is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town. Saints and LSU games are screened on a 25-foot projector at the pool. Saints and LSU games are screened on a 25-foot projector at the pool. Saturday Drag Brunch features a bottomless mimosa and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar with 50 ingredients. The Drag Brunch is especially popular with women for Bachelorette Parties - make your reservation at least one month in advance.
Thursday night in Bywater is the night to go to Vaughan’s Lounge as it is Kermit Ruffins's night. Go early and get some of the barbecue Kermit is often cooking up before a show. Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.
The historic renovation business is also booming in the Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. World-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.
Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street a& Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes.
In addition to the park, I also like walking to the French Quarter via the charming streets of the Bywater & Marigny. The Orientation Guide I will provide to you details my favorite walking route. It is a charming walk through an historic district with lovely homes. You will pass a restaurant or a charming shop on just about every block.
The Desire Streetcar will one day return to replace what is currently 'A Bus Named Desire' which stops near our house 15 times a day on its five minute route between the French Quarter and the Bywater. Cab fare & Uber fare between the French Quarter and Bywater runs about $7 and the trip takes less than five minutes. Very simple and very cheap. Many guests at our house like to rent bicycles at A Bicycle Named Desire on Elysian Fields. This place also leads guided bike tours around our neighborhood and other neighborhoods throughout the city. Bike tours are very popular as NOLA's flat terrain makes for easy riding.
If you plan to drive your own car or rent a car, there is ample street parking in front of our house at all times.
Should you have any questions, it is best to eMail. EMail inquiries are always returned faster than phone inquiries. We do not offer any discounts.
1. We require the Renter to review, complete and sign a lease agreement when they reserve our home.
2. Usage of the premises (house & property) is limited to four people. Please have a great time and enjoy yourselves. However, you may NOT host events in the house, in the yard or on terrace where you invite outside guests. Our insurance does not cover that kind of activity. Also, these kinds of events bring complaints from the neighbors regarding noise and parking.
3. We do not allow folks to blast music in the house at any time. Quiet hours inside the house run from 12 Midnight - 8AM.
4. We do not allow folks to play music on the terrace at any time. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we have quiet hours on the terrace between 9PM and 9AM.
5. No pets.
6. No smoking in the house.
7. No crawfish cooking - either inside or outside the house. Although delicious, they can leave a stench that takes days to clear – so it’s not fair to subsequent guests.