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MARGINY'S SLICE OF THE CARIBBEAN --CHARM, CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT!!!

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Larger than it looks. Brimming with charisma & walking distance to all the fun!

This bright space is 800 s.f. of the Caribbean charm hidden away in the heart of the Marigny--which puts it pretty much close to everything. The bustling, up-and-coming St Claude Avenue is one and a half blocks away. The Avenue is alive with funky dive bars, art galleries, junk and thrift shops, and even theatres. Coffee shops are all around! And eateries of all kinds seem to pop up over night.

The entire rest of the Crescent City is easily at hand. We are 10 walkable blocks from the French Quarter.

Mardi Gras? The Season begins just 3 blocks from here with the irreverent Krewe de Vieux and ends in the same spot with the Ste. Anne Walking Parade--where EVERYONE is in the Krewe and the bar is set sky high for costuming!

Jazz Fest? French Quarter Fest? Chaz Fest? Oyster Fest? VooDoo Fest? It seems that we have parades, 2nd lines and festivals one after the other in close formation. Or maybe you’re here for a convention. There are oodles of them here every year. The CBD is just minutes away by cab or Uber.

Restaurants abound. From funky/trendy to 4 star: running the gamut from run-down-your-arm juicy poboys, thick gumbos and firey crawfish boils to the finest dining at Commanders and Bayona: from Baccanal at the far-end-elbow of the Bywater to Maurapas or The Three Muses on Frenchman Street. But even in this lush landscape, it’s sometimes just right to eat at “home”. You’ll have a spacious, fully equipped kitchen here to rustle up a home-made meal. With the Food Co-op just a block away, you can conveniently “make groceries” for whatever inspires you.

We’ll have information on all the above including plantations and swamp tours and everything in between available when you arrive.

ABOUT THE SPACE:

You’ll just enter through the green security gate with coded entry, walk down the lighted drive to find your "home-away-from-home" with a deck in the back corner of our good-sized back yard. The entire colorful house is yours. With 800 cozy square feet, you’ll have one bedroom and one bath with a large kitchen/eating area, living room, front porch plus a deck for morning coffee or that last cocktail before you call it a day. This out-of-sight hideaway can be just the reprieve you need from the abundant action of the Crescent City.

Parking is on the street and rarely an issue. If you don’t feel like walking (which is a great choice), bicycles can be rented in several places nearby (a great way to get around the city). Buses are found on St Claude and

Lyft or Uber are only an app away. We are thrilled that the new North Rampart street car line is only 5 blocks away and it will get you all over town for a song.

The large back yard is shared with us. We live on site in the historic front house. We have a workshop across the space from you and we have two dogs who will keep us company. They do not come into the cottage and they are never outside without us. Chances are that you will meet them! If you’re not a “dog person” another spot would probably be a better fit for you. The entire outside area is well kept and, depending on the time of year, filled with foliage and greenery.

A laundry shed is located behind our house and we are happy to share it with you.

Smoking on the deck and the covered patio is acceptable.

YOUR HOSTS:

Your hosts are two sisters. Stephanie has an extensive and creative background in antiques and furniture refinishing while Marna has been busy for years rehabbing as much of the historic architecture in New Orleans as she can manage. While we’ll give you your space and privacy, we ARE on hand with hopefully helpful information--or help--if needed.

More Details

Owner
Marna David
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2018

About Marna David

Your hosts are two sisters. Stephanie has an extensive and creative background in antiques and furniture refinishing while Marna has been busy for years rehabbing as much of the historic architecture in New Orleans as she can manage. While we’ll give you your space and privacy, we ARE on hand with hopefully helpful information--or help--if needed.

Marna David purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Marna David chose Faubourg Marigny

If you're looking for privacy that is within walking distance from a boatload of amenities, attractions and actions: this is your place! You'll have a peaceful hideaway when you want a break from the hustle and bustle. And easy access to the rest that the city has to offer when you're ready.

What makes this cottage unique

LOCATION!

PRIVACY! THROUGH A GATE AND DOWN A PRIVATE DRIVE.

CHARM!

A FULL KITCHEN

LOTS OF SPACE

A REALLY COMFORTABLE BED (HONEST)

CABLE TV

QUIET CONVENIENCE

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Faubourg Marigny in Marigny

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • It's a full bath--with shower and tub. We'll supply basic toiletries and all towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has a queen-sized bed. Lots of closet space and dresser space, too.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Notes:
This cottage has the best of both worlds. It is close to all the action New Orleans is famous for. Yet it's location will provide you with that needed respite we all need when the day is done.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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MARGINY'S SLICE OF THE CARIBBEAN --CHARM, CONVENIENCE AND COMFORT!!!
average rating of 4.8831167 based on 77 reviews
5

Three wonderful weeks!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent 3 wonderful weeks staying here. The unit is very well equipped and spacious with a very comfortable bed. It is in a quiet residential location yet close enough to walk easily to Frenchmen St and, a bit further, to the French Quarter. The neighbourhood nearby is great. We especially liked The Franklin Restaurant and the Faubourg wine shop.

We enjoyed sitting outside for breakfast every morning. Marna and Stephanie are delightful company and the dogs, Beaux and Liza, are very friendly. We felt that we were leaving good friends when the sad time came to say goodbye. Thanks, Marna and Stephanie, for making our stay so enjoyable and we hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With your 3 week stay, we came to think of you as neighbors and friends! Even Beaux and Liza wonder where you went. Thanks for the wonderful things you had to say about your stay, our sweet place, and the neighborhood that is so full of rich and colorful places to discover. You can be sure that we'll be looking forward to your return!
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5

Beautiful, comfy, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful and so spacious. It really felt like a hinge away from home. Would have loved a DVD player to make it perfect. The little personal touches and made us feel welcome in their home.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, WI USA
4

Lots of space in a great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in this cottage, and probably would not have explored the Marigny/Bywater area if we had stayed elsewhere. Very comfortable bed; lots of space; large, well-equipped kitchen. Only downside: if you are visiting in the winter and there is unusually cold weather, the lack of central heating means a chilly bathroom (bathroom is small-nowhere to put a space heater) and kitchen. However, we were warm enough in the bedroom and gas-heated living room. (Also no central air - there are two window units but I can’t tell if they are sufficient in really hot weather. Lovely hosts, a few good restaurants nearby, and if you are coming home late at night from French Quarter or CBD, an Uber ride is about $7. I’d definitely stay here again. I would give 4 1/2 stars if I could!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks were absolute champs staying in the cottage during New Orleans's coldest/longest frozen spell in decades!! We rarely have trouble with keeping the space cool--those AC's are big and do a great job with handling heat. But it was crazy cold during your visit....and we often thought you were handling it better than we did. I appreciate your kind and helpful notes--I totally understand. We hope you'll come back again and be here when The Marigny can really show you her warm face. We enjoyed having you as guests and actually admired your spirit! Warmly ;-) (little joke) Marna and Stephanie
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Georgetown, Indiana
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was close to coffee shops, restaurants, the bars on Frenchman street. Four blocks farther and you were in the french quarter. The cottage had everything we needed. Parking wasn't a problem. We walked during the day and used Uber to go out at night. Everything was comfortable. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the mattress topper on the bed made the bed too soft for me. My back was stiff every morning. This is more a personal preference kind of thing though.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am SO SORRY to hear that the bed was less than kind to you! Up to now, it has been such a big hit with our guests that is frequently given "plugs" in reviews. We would have taken it that topper off if we'd known! I feel bad about it. As for the rest of your review---thanks so much. You hit the high points-- we are so fortunate to have our great Marigny location. Your noting on the proximity to Frenchman Street is an appreciated point--"four more farther and your were in the French Quarter" is cool, too. Once again--thanks for your kind words--have a sweet holiday!
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5

Terrific hosts, perfect location, comfortable digs!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t say enough positive things about this place. It’s close to everything either by walking or quick Uber trips. We loved the local restaurants and coffee shops and Frenchman St. was about a 10 minutes walk away.

Marna and Stephanie were wonderful. We hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What great guests you two were! I have a feeling that we'll be meeting again--here or in Seattle. Hoping events will permit you to stay longer next time!
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4

Would rate 5 stars if hot water flowed a bit faster, but there is a note posted in the bathroom!

  • 4 of 5

This property is perfect for two. Charming, comfortable and rather eclectically, yet quaintly appointed. Huge fully equipped kitchen and functional dining area for those times when you want a break from eating out---which should be the exception rather the norm when in New Orleans! Marna and Stephanie are the quintessential gracious and authentic property hostesses---New Orleans style! The property is securely tucked away and within a power walk distance of The French Quarter. A quiet nightly respite from full days of anything and everything that is New Orleans. Located in the heart of a distinctive neighborhood community that is part of the essence of this culturally, racially diverse and enigmatic historic, great American city. When you are in the cottage, you don't want to leave---but the duty of being lucky enough to spend any time in New Orleans calls daily...and so you heed...with the warm feeling of knowing that when each day of your stay experience in The Big Easy is over until the next, you arrive "home away from home"---with a porch light on---home---to a good night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. Full of memories of the day and anticipation of the next, we could not help but marvel at how fortunate and grateful we are to have found this place and make the acquaintance of our hostesses. We would definitely return to this accommodation, so until then we hope that all who stay here between now and then have the same wonderful experience and appreciation!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is a beautifully written review! It is a thorough and interesting read....both about the Cottage, our neighborhood, the magical city of New Orleans and even Stephanie and me! We can't thank you enough. PS: and about the slow hot water--you are so right. It's the price we pay for living in old, historic property. We must be patient in our bath as well. Your words are on the money--from first to last.
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Location

The Franklin
The Joint
Lost Love Lounge
New Orleans Food Co-Op
Country Club
Mimi's in the Marigny
Feelings Cafe
Best Courtyard around!
Maurepas Foods -- CLOSED
Booty's Street Food - CLOSED
Fatoush
Cake Cafe
Breakfast!
Elizabeth's
Breakfast and the best Blue Cheese Burger anywhere!
Pizza Delicious
Yummy!
Shake Sugary
Gluten Free and Fabulous treats.
Oxalis -- CLOSED
Satsuma Cafe
Coffee!
Sound Cafe -- CLOSED
Coffee, wi-fi and treats.
Siberia
The AllWays Lounge & Theatre
Funky and fun. A little bit of everything.
d.b.a.
Three Muses
Great for small plates and intimate spot for music.
The Marigny Brasserie
Upper end Frenchman Street watering hole and classy restaurant.
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
Two shows a night with New Orleans Jazz legends. Restaurant too.
Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
Very hip. Music and great food!
Sweet Lorraine's
Jazz Club
Buffa's Bar & Restaurant
The best Jazz buffet breakfast in town. Don't miss it!
Car: not necessary

Coffee shops abound! The local Fresh Food Co-op is one block away and groceries can be 'made' at the Mardi Gras Zone just a few more blocks away. Funky dive-bars and craft cocktail watering holes are plentiful and within walking distance. Restaurants from fine dining (The Country Club, Feelings), BBQ (The Joint), to the uniquely quirky (Lost Love Lounge), Middle Eastern (Cafe Istanbul)...you name it. It's all here. Night life litters St Claude Av and the local gold standard of Frenchman Street is plentifully at hand. Art galleries. Even two theatres (offering small presentations, slam poetry and The Goodnight show) are up the block.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.43

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates for Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, holidays and other high demand seasons will vary and will be available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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