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Spacious 3/2 Uptown

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

This Spacious Apt. Is An Upper Unit In A Fourplex Right Off Freret St.

THE SPACE

This spacious apartment has an enclosed and comfortable front porch where guests can sit out and enjoy the cool of the evening while sipping their favorite beverage. The living room has a 32" TV and DVD player with a selection of music and movies for your enjoyment. The living room sofa opens into a queen bed. The entire apartment has lots of art celebrating the culture and heritage that is unique to New Orleans. The separate dining room has seating for 6 as well as a breakfast bar with 2 tall stools for a quick bite. The office area has a desk with a printer, a bookcase with a collection for your enjoyment, and a comfortable chair and lamp. The 3 bedrooms are completely separate and all have plenty of closet space. The front bedroom has a full-sized bed; the two rear bedrooms (which are larger) both have queen-sized bed. There is a television in one of the rear bedrooms. The apartment has 2 baths - one with a tub/shower and the second with a shower. The enclosed rear porch leads to a beautifully landscaped yard with two patio areas. There is both a meyer's lemon tree and a blood orange tree that has just started to bear fruit. Guests are invited to pick whatever is growing, including the tomatoes (when in season) on the side of the house. One area has table, chairs and umbrella for 4 and the other has the same configuration except for 8. Central heat and air to keep the home cool in summer and warm and cozy during winter months. While the house can sleep 8, guests are always asked to consider what is comfortable for their needs.

GUEST ACCESS

Guests will have a kitchen with pots/pans, dishes and flatware for 8, coffee maker, blender, microwave, and toaster. There is an energy efficient washer and dryer in the kitchen area as well as a counter with 2 bar stools for casual dining. The cabinets are stocked with condiments, salt/pepper, spices, sugar, honey, coffee and tea. Extra sheets, towels, and blankets also provided.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Freret Street is located Uptown and is dubbed the Freret Arts and Entertainment District. It is an area that is experiencing revitalization to bring it back to its former glory. The Freret Corridor is just 8 blocks long but can claim great restaurants, cafes, a bakery, unique bar and other local flavors. Every April, the Freret Street Festival blocks the street for food trucks, musicians and over 200 vendors. The first Saturday of each month, at the corner of Napoleon and Freret is the Freret Street Market. The market is divided into food, art and flea, and is a great place to explore, eat and enjoy the music. Eat too much? Stop in at Anytime Fitness, open 24/7. Explore BrottWork Design Studio to see custom art glass or Freret Clay Center nearby. From the apartment it is just 8 blocks to St. Charles Ave. which is a major parade route during Mardi Gras. The St. Charles streetcar takes you to downtown, the Convention Center, Harrah's Casino and the French Quarters. It's 2.5 miles from the Super Dome and just a 15 walk to Tulane and Loyola Universities. For Jazz Fest, the Fairgrounds are just 5.17 miles away by car. Or, take the street car to Audubon Park and catch the shuttle. Oschner/Baptist Hospital is a few blocks away.

SECURITY

A manager lives in one of the lower units and is available as needed. This is a quiet building.

GETTING AROUND

The bus stop is at the corner. It is a 20-30 min. drive from the airport depending on traffic.

HOUSE RULES

Currently only two of the apartments are rented. Guests are expected to respect the privacy and quiet atmosphere of the building. Party responsibly. No pets allowed. Smoking on the front porch ONLY with open windows.

More Details

Property Manager
Elaine Armour-Word
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Elaine Armour-Word

Years ago I made a promise to a friend. I told her I would come out of retirement and help her if she became a principal. Guess what? She I did! In June 2014, I completed my 40th year of teaching (OMG). I now serve as the Computer Coordinator for grades 2nd - 5th grade students.

I was born and raised in New Orleans. Graduated from St. Mary's Academy when it was in the French Quarters (long, long time ago). Moved to Los Angeles, CA to attend college and now live in the Bay Area. But, I still call NOLA home and come every 2 - 3 months. My husband and I love to travel. We have sailed most of the caribbean islands with friends, traveled Europe, South America and Africa. Paris is my most favored city. Since we travel with friends, we always rent apartments and prefer that to staying in hotels. I have tried to incorporate all of the good things I like about traveling and staying in homes to the space I have created for you because I want my guests to be comfortable, feel cared about and satisfied when you leave my special get-away home.

I am an avid reader with a library of over 700 books, most of them hardbacks. I have placed a number of them on the bookcase for my guests to enjoy. In my spare time I crochet, make jewelry, garden and feed a host of friends. I am in the process of creating a vegetable/herb garden in the back yard for the continued good health of all. Guests will be able to pick whatever is growing in the garden at the time.

I love the theater and see a minimum of 3 shows per year, including a few operas. There is also a collection of music and movies for guests to enjoy.

My Life's Motto: I believe that no matter what, things are in divine order in the universe. There is no greater power than Love and appreciation. I give thanks for all blessings - those I have received in the past - those I have now, in the present - and those I will have in the future. Thank you for considering and/or booking. Ma maison est votre maison.

Elaine Armour-Word purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Elaine Armour-Word chose Uptown

After Katrina the New Orleans Redevelopment Agency (NORA) set about restoring sections of the city to its previous glory. Freret Street is now being redeveloped with new streets and new businesses. It is the new up-and-coming 'hip' area of N.O. and in a few years will rival popular Oak Street. It is walking distance to St. Charles Ave and the streetcar line as well as Tulane and Loyola Universities. The streetcar line will take you through a scenic route directly to downtown, the French Quarters, and Harrah's Casino. It's also a short distance to the Super Dome.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Spacious 3/2 Uptown
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
5

Very comfortable and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We were five adults staying over Christmas. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. We all slept well on the beds. It was a relatively short walk to St. Charles where we we could catch the trolley. We had dinner out every night and Uber took us to the restaurant and back. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun Times in NOLA

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and 1 child were visiting NOLA for the weekend before leaving on cruise. We were very pleased with the unit. The beds were comfortable and we made use of the washer/dryer. We did notice a slight slant in the flooring (which is very typical of the shotgun style homes in New Orleans) but it was no bother to us. We liked having the lock box on the door so we did not have to carry and keep up with a key to the unit. The location was convenient with coffee shops and cafes within walking distance. We never felt unsafe in the area. We had dinner at the HIGH HAT CAFE and enjoyed the catfish and shrimp po boys. We did not have a car but made use of the street cars (we walked to St. Charles) and public buses (which had a stop about 3 blocks from the unit). The apartment was clean and everything was just as pictured. Our arrival time was later than expected so we contacted Doris to let her know. We never met her in person but she was very pleasant on the phone and let us know that she was available if needed. Elaine was very easy to work with and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I would recommend this rental!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Judi. I am thrilled that you had a wonderful vacation, although brief. Please come visit with us again. We continue to make improvements :). The High Hat is also one of my neighborhood favorites.
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Trying to be something it isn't

  • 1 of 5

This is a property managed by an out of town owner who insists that renters adhere to one standard while they don't keep it themselves. For instance, renters must pay for an insurance policy to cover possible damages, as well as pay a mandatory cleaning fee. Superficially, the apt is clean enough, but on closer inspection, the range hood is filthy, all of the cabinets need a good going over, and my wife decided we'd have a better chance of not contracting a stomach bug if we avoided cooking anything in the unit at all. The unit is supposed to have 3 bedrooms, but one of them has a glass door with no curtain; not exactly the kind of privacy one might expect in a bedroom. But the real issue here is parking, which is a big deal, as this part of town is very congested. There is supposed to be one off-street space for each unit, however, the onsite manager who lives in one of the downstairs units seems not to understand the way the parking layout is meant to work. Every time we returned to the unit we were unable to get into our parking space either because the manager had blocked access to the driveway or another car had parked across the driveway while picking up food on nearby Freret St. Neither the manager or the owner ever actually picked up the phone when I called to let them know that I was unable to get in the driveway, and once, I was even told by the manager's boyfriend to circle the block a few times in the hopes that the situation would sort itself out! I suppose if your travel plans to New Orleans include being drunk the entire time you're there (a scenario that the completely out of whack floors will complement) you may not care much about the cleanliness of the unit or the inconsistency of the parking accommodations. If you think, however, that all the extra charges are going to get you a professionally managed VRBO by competent staff, be forewarned.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve, this is a first. I am sure anyone reading the previous reviews and then reading yours must wonder, “What happened?” or “Where is the lie?” I live in California as stated in the Owner’s Bio. Property damage and cleaning fees are standard for STRs. There are other options available. You gave no objections prior to booking, nor did you inquire. Superficially, the apt is clean enough… WOW! In 3 years, this is a first! If this is true, this is what your complaint should have been about, not parking, which you described as the “real issue.” I take pride in the cleanliness of the apts and fired the last cleaning person after receiving 2 complaints. Both got a cleaning deposit refund – not because they asked for it, but because I adhere to a particular standard. If your wife decided not to cook in the unit, it was because she didn’t want to as people don’t come to N.O. to cook. The bedroom of which you speak has French doors with adjustable mini blinds and this is the first lack of privacy complaint. But the real issue here is parking… Parking is the ONLY thing that you spoke with me about. Neither the manager or the owner ever actually picked up the phone when I called… I responded within 30 mins and your email response to me was: Elaine: Thanks for responding promptly to my concerns about the parking. … Your picture showed your car parked against the wall. My response - Steve please park so that your car is accessible and I will speak with Doris. No one else is there until next month. Make it work for you. For the life of me I could not imagine why you would park so that your car was against a wall when there was space in the middle of the parking lot. ...and once, I was even told by the manager's boyfriend to circle the block a few times in the hopes that the situation would sort itself out! That is a lie. Doris explained to you that sometimes people blocked for a few minutes when they were picking up from a restaurant. That situation is out of our control! You were asked to drive around the block to keep from blocking traffic and keeping anyone else from passing. You were no further than the end of the block when the car moved. Doris offered you her parking space and you declined, saying it was OK, You asked for a discount for the parking inconvenience, or you would be writing a bad review. I was considering it until I found out you declined Doris' offered parking space. I refused to be blackmailed.
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4

Great location!!!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time in NOLA. There were 3 couples and the property is very comfortable! The front bedroom is a double bed and if you have pretty big men with you that bed can be a little small. But there is a queen sofa bed in the living room you can spread out on. The place was very clean and Doris is a very delightful and helpful addition. We have stayed in NOLA many times over the past 6 years and I really enjoyed the Freret area where the property is located. After a long day of "doing" we really enjoyed relaxing in the back yard! We will definitely stay Elaine's place again and would definitely recommend it!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and comfortable. great, safe location, around the corner from great restaurants on Freret St

  • 5 of 5

This property is in a great location - a 20 minute walk to Tulane, and around the corner from the popular Freret Street restaurants and coffee shops. Very clean. Comfortable beds. Parking..Elaine was available for questions and pleasant to work with. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location and roomy

  • 5 of 5

This is in the perfect location for those who want to be in New Orleans without being in the middle of the tourist melee. Just off Freret, this neighborhood is revitalized with plenty of restaurants and bars within a few blocks. It is a short walk to the street car if you want to go downtown or to the universities and Audubon Park. The space itself if surprisingly big for a weekend rental. Three bedrooms and two baths. Nicely furnished. Great to grab a drink in a go cup from the bar around the corner and sit on the steps, watching life go by. Nice backyard seating as well.

We had a small hiccup with getting the key, and Elaine got it taken care of right away. Just what an owner should be.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 10
Car: not necessary

Apt. is walking distance to a small park and to Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo. It is also a short walk to Loyola/Tulane Universities. The Super Dome is about 3 miles away. Catch the St. Charles streetcar to get to downtown, the French Quarters and Harrah's Casino.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Freret, Uptown

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mardi Gras
24 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,003
for 3 nights
From
£292
 
 
French Quarter Fest
6 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£711
for 2 nights
From
£292
 
 
Jazz Fest
27 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
£711
for 2 nights
From
£292
 
 
Jazz Fest May
4 May 2017 - 7 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£711
for 2 nights
From
£292
 
 
High Summer
1 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£487
for 2 nights
From
£180
 
 
Essence Fest
30 Jun 2017 - 2 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
£607
for 2 nights
From
£240
 
 
Summer II
3 Jul 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£487
for 2 nights
From
£180
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£551
for 2 nights
From
£212
 

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47
cleaning fee £80

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Freret in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The front bathroom has a tub and shower. The rear bathroom has a shower only.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The front bedroom has a double bed with a large closet. The two back bedrooms both have queen-sized bed. Extra linen is provided as well as extra blankets and comforters.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis

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