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Stay In Your Own Historical Cottage, Steps To The French Quarter

People3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Large studio with a queen-sized bed and 2 full-sized futon/sofas

This larger studio apartment is one of four units in this unique property, which won an award from the City of New Orleans for excellence in historical renovation. It includes hardwood floors; stained-glass windows; fully-equipped kitchen, including gas stove, fridge, microwave, coffee-maker, toaster; Wi-fi; security gate; free washer and dryer in the rear courtyard; off-street parking. About 500 sq. ft.


Owner
Eshyah Selig
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Eshyah Selig

When I bought this property, there were no foundations for any of the units, no mechanical systems, nothing but a great location and the shells of 3 small, historically significant buildings. We lifted up the buildings, poured foundations, lowered the buildings and rebuilt them from the frames out, using the most appropriate materials that we could find. It was a labor of love.

I am a transplant from California, and JazzFest, 2018 will mark 24 years in NOLA. I came for the music, attending the Fest for several years in a row, and then decided that hey! these folks do this all year 'round; they just invite the rest of the world for JF. I became aware of WWOZ, the best radio station in the universe, Gambit and Offbeat. This place is wired for fun. I love it and will never leave, at least not for good (I like to travel). I have rehabbed 5 historical properties, and now using this one to partially finance my retirement.

I have recently opened a cat cafe in the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans, for the benefit of our shelter-rescue cats; we offer about 20 cats and kittens at a time for adoption or just handing out with. We also offer short-term rental in the cat club, if you

would like to really load up on fur-face; check out our VRBO Listing #10211010 "Your Own Cottage".

Ain't life great?

Eshyah Selig purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Eshyah Selig chose Seventh Ward

This property is as New Orleans as it gets. Why come to New Orleans to stay in a hotel that could be in Cleveland (no offense to Cleveland) or any high rise hotel in the country? Why not stay in a piece of New Orleans history? Start your visit as soon as you check into the Mardi Gras Cottages. This unit is large enough to be suitable for a longer stay.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a beautiful, peaceful, unique property in walking distance to all the excitement and fun in the French Quarter. After a day of sight-seeing and music and fun and inbibing all that NOLA has to offer, come home to a private, serene place where you can recharge your batteries before venturing out again, while still soaking up the ambience of New Orleans. Save money by using the full kitchen for some meals, and put your restaurant leftovers in the fridge for future reference. Even use the free laundry so you don't have to go home with a suitcase full of dirty clothes! Pet friendly.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Seventh Ward in Mid-City District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • We only book up to 3 months in advance of arrival.
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Full bath with tub and shower. Has a hairdryer.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen-sized bed, and futon used as a sofa
  • This is a studio, so there are no independent bedrooms, but a bedroom/living room combo, with separate bath and kitchen. There is a queen-sized bed, and a full-sized futon/sofa.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
The cottages are located 1 block from the French Quarter, and 2 miles from City Park, The Fairgrounds and JazzFest. The area is known alternatively as The Treme and Esplanade Ridge. It's a great area to walk and ride bikes, to The mighty Mississippi at one end of Esplanade (which runs along the side of the property) and City Park at the other.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6938777 based on 49 reviews
5

Cute and comfortable! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at the Cottages. Eshyah, the owner was so helpful and very cool! We took advantage of the bikes that are available with the rental, what a great way to see the city. We even took them on the ferry to Algiers Point. We were there for Jazz Fest, so the cottage was right on the way to the fairgrounds. We took the bikes, and even walked one day. Nice quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed having a drink at Sydney's Saloon, just up the street. Eshyah's notebook was very informative!

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Cute, quiet and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Location was perfect. Close enough to walk the French Quarter, yet far enough away to enjoy the quiet. The cottage was clean and comfy. Not sure where she got the bed sheets from, but I need to have a set at home!

The only thing I would suggest is to bring some slippers/house shoes as the floor is tile and my feet got pretty cold.

We didn't get the chance to meet the owner of the property, but she was available by phone/text. She left a book in the cottage that pretty much covers everything you need to know about NOLA.

We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

Great location! We mostly walked everywhere. Place was clean and just like in photos. Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Very close to French Quarter and Frenchman Street. Comfortable accommodations with everything we needed. Home owner was very friendly and helpful in giving ideas of things to do. Only 1 small frying pan, so if you are cooking, you may want to being extra pans. We have a 2 y.o. daughter that was very comfortable. My only warning with a small child is that the water gets VERY hot. Make sure a child doesn't turn the hot water on b/c it can easily burn. I made the water too hot while washing dishes and it was hot enough to make my hands very red and painful!! Will definitely recommend this place to anyone going to NOLA!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, we will definitely remedy the frying pan situation, and turn down the temperature on the water heater. Thanks for taking the time to write a review.
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5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Walking distance to bus and shuttle stops. Eshyah’s “notebook” on NOLA was a great help. Yes, Gene’s frozen daiquiris are THE BEST!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Great location, well equipped

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed being close to the French quarter, easy walk to the heart of New Orleans and yet quiet enough to sleep well. Coffee and our own breakfast in the morning were great too. We will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Buffa's
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
City Park
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Downtown Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 10
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Port of Call
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Gufl Shores, Alabama
Car: not necessary

The cottages are located 1 block from the French Quarter, and 2 miles from City Park, The Fairgrounds and JazzFest. The area is known alternatively as The Treme or Esplanade Ridge. It's a great area to bike and walk to world-class live music and restaurants, 7 days a week, on Frenchmen St. and in the French Quarter.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Seventh Ward, New Orleans

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Essence/4th of July
3 Jul 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£479
for 3 nights
From
£145
£788
£2,128
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£267
for 3 nights
From
£74
£490
£1,384
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £19 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £43.91
Refundable Damage Deposit £372.15

We do not accept bookings more than 3 months in advance of arrival. The rates listed above are for 2 people. Each additional person is $25 per night up to a maximum of 4 people in the unit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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