1 Bed/1 Bath Sleeps 4 Creole Cottage Esplanade Ridge
Charlie and Anne Singer
About Charlie and Anne Singer
My wife and I purchased the cottage in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina flooded our home with 11.9 feet of water. After the Hurricane we moved 3 times in a little over a year. At that time we had not started rebuilding our home in Lakeview and decided that we needed a home to call our own knowing that the rebuilding would be long and tedious due to the lack of available contractors. Anne always dreamed of owning a Creole Cottage and even visualized this Cottage in her dreams. She road the neighborhood for weeks on end looking for the Cottage and one lucky day, there it was. She called me at work so excited she could hard contain herself and the rest is history. We were fortunate enough to purchase the Cottage and moved in in early 2006. We enjoyed living in the neighborhood for over two years until moving back home in 2008. We had a lovely friend in graduate school who treasured the Cottage live there until she completed her Ph.D. and relocated. So now we are ready to share this jewel of Esplanade Ridge with visitors from all over the world.
Charlie and Anne Singer purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Charlie and Anne Singer chose Mid-City District
I spent the first 24 years of my life in this neighborhood until my wife and I married. We both dreamed of owning a cottage in this neighborhood and, for me, it was like coming home. This neighborhood and cottage is something you have to experience. It is a slice of heaven and we hope that you feel the same way about our Cottage and the neighborhood.
What makes this Cottage unique
Our Creole Cottage is centrally located just steps off Historic Esplanade Avenue. You can quickly get to any of the many attractions the City of New Orleans has to offer with a quick walk, trolly, bus, or taxi ride within minutes. Enjoy walking, biking or just people watching from our home. Or, leisurely take in all of the activities in our area ... people are walking and chatting, eating and enjoying beverages in the many outside cafes and pubs. People are running, relaxing in the park. Enjoy watching the bike tours riding by our home viewing all of the Historic architecture in our neighborhood. The cottage was completely renovated in early 2013. It is a single dwelling with keyless entry specific to each guest. Paper products, kitchen staples, bath products, linens, barbecue pit and tools. We aim to provide all of the comforts you expect from a luxury hotel with the benefit of a well appointed kitchen. Visitor satisfaction is important to us. We live very close to the Cottage and will be available to you. We will be happy to provide you with recommendations, directions, advice on the best way to enjoy our city. We are a telephone call away if you need us. Otherwise, enjoy your privacy and love our City.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
New Orleans Vacation
The property was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts were spectacular and the house and everything in it was fine. The immediate neighborhood was great with easy walking distance to the nearby restaurants, wine bars, grocery stores etc. When we return to the New Orleans area, we hope to stay again in this great location.
My mom and I stayed in the Singer’s home and it was just lovely. Anne was responsive and gracious; her home was clean, welcoming, and charming; and proximity to downtown was both close enough for quick access, but far enough to allow some relief. Fairground neighborhood is safe and charming. Thanks for a great stay!
Jazz Fest Cottage
We stayed 6 days in the cottage. It was the perfect space for us...very homey, great neighborhood, stocked with everything we needed and lots of extras, very comfortable bed, and close to everything we wanted to do. Looking forward to returning soon!
My relaxing week in the Big Easy!
I have been to New Orleans many times, but I must say this was my most pleasant trip! The creole cottage was just adorable. It's in a lovely neighborhood and close to the streetcar line. It was clean and beautifully decorated. The kitchen was amply stocked, and I enjoyed making several meals here. The market around the corner had everything I needed for a week's stay; the staff was remarkably friendly and helpful. I enjoyed biking even more than I expected as there are bike lanes and dedicated trails around the city. My ride from the cottage to Lake Pontchartrain was spectacular! Book it, you'll be pleased.
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Beautiful Cottage Charming Neighborhood
Just spent 4 nights in this quaint little gem in the fairgrounds neighborhood. Great coffee shop around the corner (Fair Grinds) with lovely local people. We did tend to gravitate toward the French Quarter and I spent several hours at the Convention Center, but this residence gave us the feeling of leaving it all and coming back to a temporary "home". Owners had superb communication and any issue we had was addressed and taken care of swiftly. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone wanting a place with a true neighborhood feel. Oh we did rent a car and there is only on-street parking, but we never had any issue finding a place close to the cottage.
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again.
New Orleans Hospitality
This quaint cottage had all the amenities we required for a week in New Orleans, including bikes and a BBQ. The cottage was only a few miles from the heart of NO. We will be back.
Located in the Heart of New Orleans, our Cottage is centrally located and just steps off Historic Esplanade Avenue. Our neighborhood is safe and within walking distance of the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park, the Fairgrounds (Jazz Fest and horse racing), and 2 miles from the French Quarter. The neighborhood is a colorful gem and one of the most desirable areas of New Orleans.
We enjoy strolling to dinner or to have cocktails at Cafe Degas, Lola's, Nonna Mia, Liuzza's By the Track, or Santa Fe. You'll notice lots of locals enjoying our Alcee Fortier neighborhood park relaxing and enjoying the weather or maybe playing checkers! Around the corner you will find everything you need - all locally owned grocery stores, a wine store, spa, book store, and coffee shops.
From our cottage, there is no need to rent a car to explore New Orleans. Walk less then one block to catch the Esplanade Avenue/French Quarter bus into the French Quarter or enjoy the 5-block watch down Esplanade Avenue to City Park to catch the streetcar.
Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. Walk from the cottage to catch the street car in front of the majestic New Orleans Museum of Art. Streetcars in New Orleans offer and can be paid with exact change when you board. 1, 3, and 31-day unlimited ride Jazzy Passes are also available. The streetcar symbolizes the charm and romance of the City of New Orleans. This streetcar will take you along the scenic route to the CBD and the French Quarter/Aquarium of the Americas.You can then connect to streetcar lines to Uptown New Orleans, Tulane University and the Audubon Zoo. Or transfer to the streetcar that runs along the Mississippi River through the French Quarter. See the Quarter, the St. Louis Cathedral, Cafe du Monde, Jackson Square, and the French Market.
One of the most beautiful and enjoyable areas of New Orleans is City Park. Devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 1300 Acre New Orleans City Park has been completely restored and expanded. City Park attractions: The New Orleans Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Sculpture Garden, Boat and Bike Rentals, Tennis Center, Fishing, Picnic Shelters and very soon Miniature Golf! You can even enjoy Beignets and Cafe au Lait at Morning Call in the Park.
Visit their website for details.
Keep your walking shoes on and visit the Audubon Nature Institute's Audubon Zoo (my grandsons love the Cool Zoo sprinklers and water features), Aquarium of the Americas, Insectarium, IMAX Theatre, and the Audubon Park and Golf Course. More info at www.auduboninstitute.org.
Don't miss a visit to The National World War II Museum. The museum presents the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to allocate roughly 2½ to 3 hours to tour the museum. An award-winning 4-D film, Beyond All Boundaries, is an overview of the war on every front. A variety of other multimedia displays are part of the museum's exhibits, notably dozens of video oral histories conducted with veterans by museum staff. The museum includes two restaurants, the American Sector and the Soda Shop, both operated by noted chef John Besh. www.nationalww2museum.org
And then there is....The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Imagine leisurely walking two blocks to the entrance to Jazz Fest! No hassles with traffic, parking...pure heaven. After an exciting day at the Fest, walk over to Liuzza's By The Track to continue partying or to one of the restaurants to carry on with the incredible food and beverages. Nothing beats this....HEAVENLY