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Balcony Guest House - Near French Quarter - Romantic, near Frenchmen Street

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,900 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Suites; 6 Bathrooms; parlor; balcony;bar;restaurant; sidewalk dining

Balcony guest house

4-rooms & 2-suites all with private bathrooms

Sleeps 16 persons

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Reflecting the history of new orleans as the major trading point with the caribbean, our b&b guest rooms are well appointed in a mix of traditional new orleans styles. Elegant in their simplicity, each one was carefully planned for a relaxing night’s sleep.

Guest rooms include: private bathrooms w/shower, hardwood floors, armoires, ceiling fans, guest-controlled air conditioning, cable televisions, microwave and mini-frigerator, and radio/alarm clocks. Guest rooms 1 & 2 feature 12-foot ceilings and direct access to the namesake wrap-around balcony.

Master suite

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In addition to the appointments common to all the rooms, the master suite includes comfortable separate living and bedroom areas. The living room area includes a dining table for four, wet bar, microwave, and cable television (the sofa functions as queen size pull-out bed).

The bedroom features a queen size bed and is furnished with traditional french new orleans and indochine style furniture.

Room 1

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Features 12 foot ceilings, charming queen size hard wood sleigh bed, corner armoire, and (2) french double doors opening onto our namesake wrap-around balcony.

Room 2

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Features 12 foot ceilings, a queen size hardwood sleigh bed and a java armoire.

Room 3

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Features a queen size sleigh bed and french doors opening onto a semi private balcony. This room is furnished with traditional french new orleans and indochine style furniture.

Room 4

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Features a queen size java bed. This room is furnished with traditional new orleans and indochine style furniture.

More Details

Property Manager
Zak Rahman
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Hindi; Bengali; Urdu & a bit of Persian, Spanish.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2017

About Zak Rahman

Naz & Zak went to college, married and raised three beautiful, gifted children in the city that care forgot..our beloved New Orleans.

Naz is the chef and Zak is the gofer for the restaurant downstairs from the guesthouse. We only use fresh ingredients and cook from scratch daily. Cuisine of India & NOLA. We offer all our guests a free 'Welcome Cocktail' and free 'Gourmet Breakfast'.

Zak Rahman purchased this guest house in 1985

Why Zak Rahman chose Downtown

We went to school at UNO & Tulane universities, fell in love with New Orleans, and particularly the Bywater/Marigny/Treme/French- Quarter

neighborhoods and decided to make this our home. The Marigny is the most interesting neighborhood in New Orleans - blocks from the French Quarter, Frenchmen Street and the mighty Mississippi river. Historic, charming and very friendly :).

What makes this guest house unique

The Balcony Guesthouse is an alluring B&B in an sensual part of New Orleans. It is a century old historic home, with high ceiling, old cypress wood floors and a NOLA style wrap-around balcony for wining-dining-relaxing. Both the balcony and the picture window dining area in the restaurant downstairs is great for people watching. And no matter how hot it gets during the summer months in NOLA - in the evenings, there is always a breeze that blows in from the Mississippi river 3 blocks from our B&B. Magical, beautiful, wonderful...


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Schiro's Bar
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Mississippi River Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
City Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Schiro's Cafe
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Pontchatrain Lakefront Beach
Car: recommended

Founded in 1999, our motto is 'Helping to make the Marigny a better place to live, work, and play.'

Located across Esplanade Avenue, adjacent to the French Quarter, our neighborhood follows the southward flow along the Mississippi River, for about sixteen blocks. (map)

The primary goal of FMIA is to preserve the unique architectural and cultural heritage of our historic district. Our membership, which includes residential and business property owners and renters, are committed to improving the quality of life in our diverse community.

If you are a neighbor, we hope you will explore this site with an eye towards participating with us, or perhaps just stay in touch with social events such as our potluck suppers or Meet the Neighbors events, or at one of our annual events. (Spring Home Tour, Fall Walking Tour, Christmas Caroling)

If you are a visitor, we hope you will explore beyond the usual tourist areas of New Orleans, and experience the charm, friendliness, and more local flavor of the Marigny. Great food, unique coffee houses and local music await you.

Faubourg Marigny's history began in 1805 when the young Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville subdivided his plantation and sold the first plot of ground. The nineteenth century housing stock continues to beckon those persons who appreciate something a bit different. What began as a French-speaking suburb soon overflowed with Caribbean free people of color, German immigrants fleeing political oppression, and Irish folks looking for a better way of life. By the early twentieth century Spanish and Italian immigrants were flocking into this downtown neighborhood. The lots remain small; usually 30’ x 100’, and the houses sit close to the sidewalk.

Housing styles included simple cottages such as this home on St. Claude, built in the 1840’s, but here shown in an 1851 drawing (pictured left. click to enlarge). A more elaborate style can be seen in the 1840’s two-story Greek Revival house with a two-level gallery that once graced Port street (pictured below. click to enlarge). Again, note the setback and garden in front of the property as also shown in the St. Claude property drawing.

A proliferation of Creole cottages, shotgun houses, Eastlake cottages and smaller townhouses — many with several units to accommodate renters —suggests a predominantly working class neighborhood. Early city directories show the majority of people living in the area working as clerks, railroad workers, teachers, carpenters, dray drivers, laborers, or small business owners.

The post WWII years and integration in the 1960’s found many residents fleeing to newer housing stock in the city and surrounding parishes. Elderly residents remained, but increasingly houses were rented and absentee landlords took fewer pains to maintain their property. The1970’s brought a group of young professionals who began steps to preserve the area. Soon there was an active neighborhood organization, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association (FMIA), the development of the Historic Marigny Zoning, and eventual inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

Crime, inattentive landlords and poor municipal planning haven’t disappeared yet, but progress is being made. These hard working “faubourgundians” continue to welcome newcomers to this lovely suburb filled with lovingly restored homes.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday guest house in Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • guest house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • NOT A PARTY HOUSE Kindly respect our neighbors. Midnight curfew on ALL outdoor spaces. Enjoy our fun,lovely & historic home & neighborhood.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING INDOORS $1,000 fine will be automatically charged to your credit card if you ignore the ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING INDOORS RULE
  • NO unescorted guests permitted on premises. NO unregistered guests allowed to stay overnight. NO unauthorized parties or entertaining allowed. Thank U
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Honeymoon Suite Bathroon - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , mini fridge and microwave
    Suite 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kitchenette
    Suite 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Kitchenette
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Welcome to Schiro’s Cafe Schiro’s is a Community Bar & Cafe located in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Our Menu features a wide selection of both the cuisine of India and NOLA. In addition to the delicious variety of cuisine we offer, Schiro’s has a Store (including a large selection of beer, wine and spirits), and an upstairs Bed and Breakfast with 6 guest rooms.We offer our guests a free 'Welcome Cocktail' and free 'Gourmet Breakfast'. We are your one stop shop in the romantic Marigny, please come give us a visit. Monday: Red Beans & Rice $7.95 Tuesday: Stewed Chicken w/ Rice $7.95 Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs $7.95 Thursday: Baked or BBQ Chicken $9.95 Friday: Catfish Platter $9.95 Saturday: Chef’s Special $9.95 Our store offers a fantastic selection of Wine, Beer and Liquor.


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Balcony Guest House - Near French Quarter - Romantic, near Frenchmen Street
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Utterly Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Having lived in New Orleans for school and for a bit before, I had my reservations with this place for my best friend's bachelor party. "The Marigny." "Above a bar." "Too far from the Quarter." All pre-issues that my friends had.

Suffice to say, this place is probably the coolest, most appropriate, most fun I've ever had, and all of my friends agree. The staff is awesome. The balcony is awesome. The location (no foolling around, trust me) is awesome.

It's just close enogh to the Quarter. The communication between us and their team was phenomenal. The simple ease of corralling 23-some odd people in one place, with a helpful and respectful team on the other end was simply amazing.

I will absolutely utilize this gem in the Marigny again. I seem like a fanboy right now, but, trust me, it is appropriate. Hands down the best time I've had in quite some time. Thanks, Zac, and your entire team of professionals. We truly appreciate it. Bowe.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup indeed🎺 We are gratified and thankful for such a great review. Honestly, our staff of 15 intelligent, kind, caring individuals make us who we are. All our staff loved you guys and enjoyed your time spent at the guesthouse’s and the tavern & restaurant. Thank you again & come back soon to the city that care forgot🎺
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Amazing staff!

  • 5 of 5

Great staff! We threw a surprise party here and the team was incredible. Zak the owner was super helpful helping us organize everything and the staff was amazing at keeping the secret when we checked in. The location was great! Everything was beyond our expectations. Our guests loved the restaurant and the wine store downstairs couldn't of been more convenient. I can't wait to come here again! We highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with very friendly staff

  • 5 of 5

13 of us stayed here recently for a bachelor party, and it was absolutely amazing. The house easily had enough room for us and was in a great location. The restaurant below was also incredible, and the staff couldn't have been any nicer. Overall, would definitely come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Experience!!! Totally Deserves more than 5 Stars!!!

  • 5 of 5

There are not enough positive words to say about my stay here. I chose this place for my sister's bachelorette party which was 16 girls. We each got our own room, bathroom and living space. The common area comfortably fit 16 girls and we felt so welcomed. The staff (Chef G, Zak and Lane) were awesome! They made us feel right at home and helped with any accommodations that we needed. It was the perfect place and centrally located to a 24 hour supermarket (2 blocks away), a bakery for brunch (3 blocks away) and some other restaurants which were close by. Also, there is a bar/restaurant on the main floor of the place which was very convenient. They provided a brunch for all of us that was incredible. Frenchman Street, French Quarter and Bourbon were only about 5-10 minutes away and transportation was extremely reasonable with pricing. If you are looking for a "private" place for a large group, this is the place for you. I speak for all of the ladies when I said that I wish I could go back and relive this weekend! :)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Athena, this is the kind of review every B&B owner strives for. Thank you so much for submitting a 5-Star+ review and your kind words. We are so happy that all of you enjoyed your experience. Pleasing 16 ladies is all we can hope for. We're glad you also enjoyed the area. The Marigny where the guest house is located is a unique, quaint and interesting part of New Orleans. We're happy that you were all able to experience it, as well as other parts of the city. If you ever have the opportunity to return, either alone or with your other 15 lady friends, please do so. We'd love to have all of you again!
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Perfect spot for large groups

  • 5 of 5

A group of nine of us were in town for a Bachelor party and couldn't have picked a better spot. This is a Bed and Breakfast with multiple rooms and common areas of different sizes. Since we rented our the entire place due to the size of our group, it felt like having a big house with an great porch with plenty of space. As an added bonus there is restaurant below the house that serves incredible food and has an awesome staff. Overall the entire process from booking, to check-in through check-out was very professional and smooth. Definitely recommend this place and will use it in the future for group trips!

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Location/Relaxing Accomadations

  • 5 of 5

We rented the entire Balcony Guest House for a bachelor party. There were 13 of us and we had plenty of room. The location was great - a short 10 minute walk to Frenchman Street and 20 minute walk to the heart of Bourbon Street. There were plenty of bars/markets/restaurants within the immediate area of the Guest House. The price was extremely reasonable for the trip. Additionally, Zak, Nas, and the staff were very accommodating and attentive. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Matt, brothers & cousins, It was a pleasure to host you guys. You were in Nola for your oldest brother's bachelor party and it warmed our hearts to notice so many blood relatives in your group. A phenomenon from a bygones era in American culture. More like my family from India. Keep it up...off course. Merci beaucoup indeed🎺 All the best to you folks! Naz & Zak
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday guest house in Faubourg Marigny, New Orleans

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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £379.05
Property Damage Protection £75.05
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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