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Hip Marigny Guest House

Bedrooms 1
Space 200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two Story Guest House And Courtyard

Your own PRIVATE COTTAGE with private bedroom and bath. Spiral staircase leading to the high ceiling, hardwood floored bedroom with a view of YOUR OWN courtyard. Downstairs kitchenette has refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Bathroom has a spotless ceramic-tiled shower.

This Beautiful little back-yard guest house, lovingly fashioned from Old New Orleans reclaimed wood, is loaded with wood-craftsman architectural detail -

nestled in the tropical greens of your own courtyard deck - a perfect place to have morning coffee or an evening drink - a true New Orleans Experience. .

Explore the numerous neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants, head to the near-by Frenchmen Street scene loaded with some of the city's best music venues or continue on to the world famous French Quarter.

More Details

Rita Rans
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

About Rita Rans

Love the city of New Orleans and all of the quirkiness it has to offer. I've lived here 12 years and think the Marigny is the best.

Rita Rans purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Rita Rans chose Downtown

Guest house is close to everything and walking distance to the French Quarter, Frenchman Street and St Claude. Coffee shops, galleries and bars are only blocks away.

What makes this cottage unique

Guest house is stand alone structure with it's own courtyard and privacy. Washer and dryer are available for use. Lots of charm and New Orleans architectural detail.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bywater in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • One Queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Hip Marigny Guest House
average rating of 4.869565 based on 46 reviews

Living Large in a Small Cottage

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I love visiting New Orleans. When she said she showed me this small guest house behind the main house, we decided it looked perfect for us. After spending a week living there, we fell in love with "our cottage" in New Orleans. The place is very clean and has all we needed to enjoy our trip to New Orleans for French Quarter Fest. Downstairs has a bathroom with a shower on one side and a high top table with a small refrigerator and microwave with a kitchen sink.It has all the kitchen and bath essentials you will need. Up the spiral staircase is the bedroom with a very comfortable bed. It cooled down at night, so we opened the large window and enjoy the cool night air. I relaxed outside on our patio next to the Koi pond every morning. Inside and out is decorated with that New Orleans style. Rita is a great host and we really enjoyed our time with her. She is very helpful with all the little extra things like allowing us to do laundry and storing luggage since we had a late flight home. This is a very unique place to stay and we highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this Place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row staying in this wonderfully cute Marigny gem. It's everything you need, nothing you don't. Enjoy the peaceful oasis with the Koi pond or walk the 10 minutes to Frenchman Street.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Adorable room, great location, perfect for music lovers!

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood is really charming and quirky-fabulous, and because the guesthouse is set behind the house it remains quiet (aside from the occasional train whistle) despite being so close to the center of things. Both the Marigny and the nearby Bywater are fascinating districts with a lot to offer for those interested in food, music, and history. There is a very warm, friendly, laid back vibe, and we felt right at home. Frenchmen Street is an easy walk, (I think 6 blocks) for a late evening stroll after a long day, so we headed down there almost every night (although a couple of times it was 2 or 3 in the morning by the time we went). St Claude is also an easy walk, although we didn't head up there to hear music on this trip, next time we'll make it!

For breakfast we liked Cake and Elizabeth's (Elizabeth's is a bit of a walk, 10-12 blocks I think, and away from the center of town, but it is a nice walk and you can walk through Crescent Park to the French Market on your way back). There were also a couple of nice coffee shops within a block or two, if you don't feel like making your own and a 24 hour shop with sandwiches and snack (called Mardi Gras Zone, you can also get a last minute costume there). There were a couple of bars within a couple blocks, as well, although we didn't check them out. We liked walking down Royal and Dauphine, for architecture and flavor, but Press Street had a cute little community garden and goats.

The home itself is truly lovely, a very creative use of reclaimed pieces and really great use of space. It's small, for sure, but there is enough room for everything and the French windows keep it from feeling claustrophobic. The little patio is charming and serene, and the sound of the water fountain is very restful at night. There are two sweet kitties, the black one is happy to sit in your lap if you invite him, and some very pretty koi in the water feature.

On the negative side, accessibility could be an issue for those who are older (we're in the 45-65 demographic) or drunker than us. My husband's vision isn't great, and he didn't love using the spiral staircase in the middle of the night if he had to use the bathroom (not a deal breaker for us, if you think it might be a concern for you there is a picture you can check out). Also (and this is true of a lot of New Orleans) the sidewalks and streets in the neighborhood are pretty torn up, so watch your step and take very good shoes.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great little place in Marigny

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and comfortable. Rita was very accommodating. There was even coffee grounds and bottles of water in the fridge.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Amazing intro to NOLA!

  • 5 of 5

Rita's place was so cozy, it was perfect for two people looking to visit New Orleans for the first time! The neighborhood was quiet and safe. We walked everywhere and had no problems navigating around to all the shops and restaurants. It was a memorable trip and we will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy anniversary stay!

  • 5 of 5

This property is adorable. We felt safe and RITA was very accommodating. NOLA is HOT!! in the summer and the upstairs was a little warm, but Rita responded quickly with some ideas and an extra fan. This place is small, but we weren't in the room that much and it didn't really bother us. We were a short walk from the French Quarter, which we did every day of our stay. This neighborhood is quite eclectic and we truly enjoyed exploring that part of New Orleans.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
New Orleans airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Mississippi Gulf Coast
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bywater, New Orleans

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Mardi Gras 2018
1 Feb 2018 - 14 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

cleaning fee £38.95
Pet Fee £38.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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