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Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathroom, sleeps 4 couples comfortably plus more

This property is a two story side hall Victorian built in 1897. It features three upstairs bedrooms (king, king, queen); two upstairs full bathrooms and a downstairs half bathroom/utility room inclusive of washer/dryer; a den with a couch that converts to a queen bed; a full kitchen complete with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, coffee maker, microwave, toaster, cooking ware, glassware, silverware, and plate ware; a dining area; a living room; and a private back patio inclusive of a gas grill. The home comfortably sleeps four couples, but can accommodate groups of up to ten people using existing beds and single person air beds. It is fully furnished with good areas for both groups and privacy. Elegance and comfort are available here.

The property is centrally located at the edge of the Garden District. It is a two and a half block walk to the streetcar. It is less than two miles from the central business district, the French Quarter, the Superdome, and Magazine Street. There is a great selection of restaurants (fine dining and casual) and cocktail establishments within a four block radius.

Most of all this is not a hotel or a guest house--it is home. It opens the door to everything that New Orleans has to offer a visitor while making you feel that you are surely from here.

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Donya Knudsen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Donya Knudsen

My family has lived in Louisiana for about 300 years, dating back to the Cajun Expulsion. We have owned homes in New Orleans for over twenty years, raised our children here, become grandparents here, and truly love living in this wonderful city. We hope and believe that the next thousand generations of Causey’s and Knudsen’s will have a connection to this place that we cherish as it has become a journey both appreciated and worthwhile.

Donya Knudsen purchased this house in 1997

Why Donya Knudsen chose Central City/Garden District

I recall looking for weeks with nothing that really met my expectations. I wondered whether my home as I imagined it did not exist. I finally tried an agent that completely understood. She showed me one property and I knew the moment I walked in the door. My first home is now my guest house. May you feel much as I did at that first viewing many years ago.

What makes this house unique

This nineteenth century New Orleans home is ideally suited for families and friends who want to enjoy Mardi Gras, French Quarter Festival, Jazz Festival, Saints home games, weddings, and reunions while centrally and comfortably located at the edge of the Garden District. Easy access by streetcar to Audubon Zoo, Parks, Tulane and Loyola Universities, The Superdome, restaurants such as Commander's Palace, Delmonico, and the beautiful veranda at the Columns Hotel. The French Quarter and historic Marigny neighborhoods are only minutes away by streetcar or short taxi ride.

Inside you will find items from Pakistan, Greece, Spain, Indonesia, Korea, Nigeria, Honduras, Scotland, Florida, Texas, and Louisiana. You will find an extensive home library of good books including children’s books.

You will find places to be together as well as plenty of places where you can have privacy. All of the bedrooms are located upstairs including the master suite which enjoys its own bathroom. In addition to a more formal parlor, there is also sun room which is bright and cheerful. The kitchen is fully furnished with modern appliances, and there is a washer and dryer for your convenience. It is comfortable and unique home and we believe you will truly enjoy staying here.

This home has nineteen windows and twelve foot ceilings which give the house an airy comfortable feel. Throughout the home you will find original crown molding, ceiling medallions, and Venetian glass light fixtures. It has two sets of French doors in the sun room that lead out to a private courtyard shaded by a magnificent crepe myrtle, and surrounded by camellias.

This fully furnished home is ideally priced for groups of people requiring more than one room at peak celebration times in the city. The convenience of its location and the bonus associated with the privacy of a home makes this location ideal for groups or families wishing to have a unique experience living as a 'local' New Orleanian.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home!! We appreciated all the hard work that you have put into maintaining and decorating it. And we were very comfortable.

My father had a great time, getting to visit his old neighborhood and the family plot in the cemetery, plus the aquarium, zoo, and insectarium. Our best meal was at Mandinas, and we have several other fine meals.

Many thanks.
Jan 2015
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Faubourg Lafayette House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • River
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in Master Bedroom (upstairs).
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in hallway adjacent to Bedrooms (upstairs).
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Includes a washer and dryer.
  • Towels and wash cloths provided. Body wash and hand gel soap provided. The guests are requested to provide their own shampoos, rinses, and conditioners.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with bathroom (upstairs).
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Bathroom shared with bedroom 3 (upstairs).
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bathroom shared with bedroom 2 (upstairs).
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den with sleeper sofa. Downstairs toilet.
  • 3 couples and 1 single sleep comforably. Additional (existing) sleeping arrangements include a large couch that would comfortably sleep an adult and a large ottoman that would comforably sleep a child. Additional bedding (high quality single person air beds) can be arranged for up to a maximum of ten people sleeping in the house.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Please advise if there are any special needs you may have. We are able to arrange for house keeping, transportation, private tours, food, beverages, catering reservations, event information, etc. as requested by our guests. Services provided by ourselves will be billed at cost plus 15%. Information and recommendations are of course free of charge.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Charming 1897 Side-Hall Victorian Home Steps Away From Historic St. Charles Ave
average rating of 4.703704 based on 59 reviews

We had a great stay & fun NOLA experience!

  • 5 of 5

The location, house, & owners were great! Definitely will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this. It was a real pleasure to be able to host yourself and your party. It is gratifying to know that people use our property for special occasions. Regards, Donya
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Comfy home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here of a bachelorette party, and with 9 people had no trouble fitting comfortably. There was no trouble following any of the instructions left for us. The house is decorated in a New Orleans style, with many pretty figurines and books. The bedrooms were large enough for 2, the beds were comfortable, and the bathrooms were accommodating for so many girls. The large table in the dining room fit all of us for breakfast. We planned on using the trolley to get to the French quarter, but it rained. However, we used Uber and the cost was never too expensive. Everyone of the girls loved the house and we would gladly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It is always gratifying to learn that the bathroom space is sufficient to handle nine ladies. This comes up as a concern from time to time. The dining room table belonged to my husbands grandmother who is from Peru. This particular style of dining room with the cane weave chairs is unusual in New Orleans. My husband is most proud to be the owner of this set that both his grandmother and mother owned at some point in their lives. I enjoyed having you as a guest and am pleased that it was what you were looking for. Donya
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Unique and charming

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the charming home for the weekend and found it very comfortable. The bedrooms were large and the beds were comfortable. The decor was very interesting . We enjoyed the courtyard. We would definitely consider staying here again. Thanks for such an enjoyable and comfortable weekend

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the warm review. Guests from Louisiana giving me fine reviews are always especially appreciated. If people are able to appreciate the property being surrounded by an environment that is somewhat familiar to them it generally means that the place is alright. Much appreciated. Thank you for being good guests. Regards, Donya
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The home was everything we wanted & more! The character of the home screamed New Orleans.

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly what our group of 9 was looking for. It had so much character & it fit our group comfortably! The decorations were a little quirky, but so authentic to the experience. The neighborhood felt safe & we were a couple blocks from the street car! I would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for enjoying the home. The decor is indeed unique. Each item has a specific story and is a reminder of all the places we have been over the years. I have always been thankful that there is a place to display all these items. You were a great group. By all means return and visit us you will be most welcome.
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Lovely spacious home for family Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We hosted a large family Thanksgiving in this home, with seven adults and three children staying in the house and four more adults and three children joining us for dinner and visits during the weekend. The house and the roomy bricked back yard were perfect for our group. We especially appreciated having the downstairs den with a pull-out bed and nearby half bath, as our 98-year-old mother was with us and she was able to stay downstairs. We did not spend much time visiting tourist areas of New Orleans as we visit the city frequently with family there, but the house was located close to those areas. The owners were quite helpful with Thanksgiving arrangements. We would love to return to this house for future Thanksgivings.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bonus! What a great review. Thank you so much. The downstairs den that is fully convertible to a bedroom is an improvement I completed last thanksgiving and so it has come full circle with this shout out from the review. Thanksgiving last year with my own family at this location was wonderful. I am pleased to see that other families agree that this is a good place to do this sort of thing. New Orleans has balmy weather most of the time into late November. It is possible to have a gathering outdoors one last time before the cold sets in. You are of course welcome back for Thanksgivings in the future. Warm regards, Donya
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Medford Lakes

Authentic New Orleans home near the streetcar line

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. The decor gave the house an authentic feel. We relaxed in the back yard, sipping coffee in the mornings. It was an easy walk to the streetcar line. We would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. You were excellent guests that were able to appreciate all that our home and our city has to offer. I am pleased that we were able to provide a respite from the winter that lies ahead with some fabulous sunny and temperate weather. Should you decide that a holiday break in November is in the cards for the future by all means please come again. Donya
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Igor's Bar and Grill
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Algiers Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Audubon Park
Nearest Train
2 Miles
New Orleans Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 10, Highway 90
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Emeril's Delmonico
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Biloxi/Gulf Port Mississippi
Car: recommended

Located off of St. Charles and Jackson Avenues within walking distance of the street car line; fine and casual dining; jovial drinking establishments; Magazine Street antique shopping; and the Mardi Gras Parade routes. The French Quarter is two miles distant and accessible via the street car that passes several times an hour. The Fair Grounds where the annual Jazz Festival is celebrated is a fifteen minute ride by car or bicycle and additionally accessible by public transport for the more adventurous. The beauty of Audubon and City Parks with access to walking, picknicking, golfing, tennis, and museums is also only a fifteen minute drive by auto. The house is a two story, fully furnished, 1897 side hall victorian with a private patio area in the back. It comfortably sleeps three couples and a single. You will be ideally positioned to fully enjoy New Orleans in the same way that people who live in this wonderful place do.


Rates & Availability

Faubourg Lafayette House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jazz Festival 2017
Apr 27 2017 - May 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Normal Rate 4 (2017)
May 8 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Haloween 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Normal Rate 5 (2017)
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
New Years 2018
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras 2018
Feb 5 2018 - Feb 13 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 4.5%

Normal rates (off peak) are $400/day; $2400/week plus insurance ($59), plus cleaning ($100); two night minimum
Peak seasons are currently identified as 2016 Mardi Gras; 2016 Jazz Festival. Rates for these peaks as follows:
2016 Mardi Gras $3000/week plus insurance ($59), plus cleaning ($100); one week minimum (Feb 04-10)
2016 Jazz Festival $500/day plus insurance ($59), plus cleaning ($100); 4 night minimum (Apr 21-May1)
Limited to 10 guests

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.
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