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Your own livable piece of New Orleans history

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

Close to everything you want to do in NOLA, but quiet when you need to chill

This larger studio apartment is one of four units in this unique property that earned it an award for excellence in historical renovation from the city of New Orleans. It includes your own front deck, hardwood floors, stained-glass windows, queen-sized bed, additional futon-sofa that opens into a full-sized bed, and a bonus full-sized loft bed accessed by a ladder/stair; fully equipped kitchen with gas stove, fridge, microwave oven, toaster and coffee-maker; and personal safe large enough for a laptop or camera. Rounding out the features of this property is a locked front gate and ample on-street parking.

This rental is suitable for 2-4 people.

Save money by making breakfast in your room and enjoying it in our courtyard with bubbling fountain and peaceful vibe (also a good area for enjoying your afternoon cold adult beverage). Then head to the FQ or Frenchman St., or the nearby Bywater and Marigny areas, for some of the best food in the world for lunch and/or dinner.

Bicycle rental can be arranged, and is one of the best ways to get around and see New Orleans, and perfect for events such as JazzFest.

Early check-ins and late check-outs can usually be accommodated.

While we prefer to have an open-door policy as to pets, we have had some issues. If you would like to bring your companion animal, PLEASE discuss this with Eshyah first. If arrangements are not made and you arrive with an unexpected pet, you may be refused your room. We ask that younger animals be crated, and that all animals be kept off the furniture, including the beds. It is expected that pets not be disturbing to other guests (by barking endlessly or howling when you leave the room). If your pet is a problem at home, please don't expect us to deal with him or her....I'm just sayin'....

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About The Owner

I'm a residential real estate appraiser by trade, and have been lucky enough to be able to do several historical renovations in the French Quarter area. I'm a transplant from California and have been in NOLA for 20 years. I came for the music and never left. I'm also a dog trainer and run an inmate dog-training program at LCIW, the LA Correctional Institute for Women, in St. Gabriel.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2000

Why The Owner chose Louisiana

The best thing about the cottages is their sense of place. When you stay with us, your vacation starts the moment you set your bags down. Our units are repurposed work buildings that are 175 years old. They have been renovated to include all the creature comforts you look for when you vacation, but still are a little funky, and real authentic.

What makes this cottage unique

See above.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in New Orleans, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

Your own livable piece of New Orleans history
average rating of 4.85 based on 20 reviews

Practically Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in New Orleans! This was our first visit and the cottage made it that much better!

Close to everything, Bourbon St. Frenchman St. Jackson Square...the list goes on. We walked everywhere, loved the location of these wonderful home away cottages!

It had everything we needed, perfect home away. Neighbourhood is really quite too, so was great for a good sleep.

I recommend staying here. I know we will stay again when we return to this wonderful city!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Everyone loves New Orleans...it's like Disneyland for adults! And, we are happy to say, (almost) everyone loves our cottages! Thanks for your kind words.
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Terrific in the Tremé

  • 5 of 5

This snug little crib was perfect for our long music festival weekend, an easy walk to Armstrong Park, the Sunday second line, the Marigny and French Quarter.

Hidden behind a plain-looking purple facade are two darling Creole cottages painted in Mardi Gras colors. We had to front studio which is plenty of room for two, and could accommodate two more: not mentioned or shown is a bed in the loft above the downstairs bed. The kitchen is stocked with enough pans and gadgets to make whatever simple dish you'd ever want to make on vacation in New Orleans, along with a some condiments and delicious Community coffee. There are plenty of linens, a great shower head, and the wifi never failed us.

The neighborhood is surprisingly quiet, and the locked courtyard made us feel completely safe. The patio is charming, a great place for morning coffee. Eshyah communicated with us every step of the way and made sure we had everything we needed. I hope she has room for me this summer when I come down!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for taking the time to write such a complete (not to mention glowing!) review. I know what I look for in accommodations and try to anticipate what's needed. We're glad you're planning on a return trip!
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I booked a trip for our one-year anniversary. The booking process with Eshyah was so easy! The cottage is well-kept and is in the perfect location for walking to all of the main places around town. You're far enough away to avoid any noise from the main strips, but close enough to where you don't need transportation. We loved Frenchman street and the walk there was a straight-shot. There's a nice convenience store a block away, and we liked to stop in at Buffa's for a nightcap on our walk back to the place. I seriously can't stress enough how awesome the location of this place is. If we ever plan another trip back to New Orleans- this is the place we want to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

This little cottage is great!! It was in a great location. We parked our car and we did not use it the few days we were there. It was walking distance to the French Quarter and to Frenchman Street. At first when we drove up - it looked questionable. But this is just how all the neighborhoods look in this area. We never had any problems and walked everywhere - even at night time.

We cant wait to book this cottage again !!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was the perfect get-a-way!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a few nights here after our wedding. We wanted a nice quiet get-away! Your place was perfect! It was also close enough to the action when we were ready to get out. We will definitely be staying again!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful first visit to NOLA!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time in NOLA and were so happy with our decision to stay in one of the Mardi Gras cottages. We stayed in unit B which is the yellow one with purple shutters. Just like other reviewers have stated, we were able to park right in front of the front gate and it was free street parking the whole time we were there. The check in process couldn't have been easier; directions were emailed to us and we found a welcome letter from Eshyah in the unit's mailbox. Everything you would need for an enjoyable and relaxing stay was found in the cottage. The bathroom was stocked with lots of towels, washcloths, and a hairdryer. The bed was nicely made and was very comfortable. There was ample closet space with bins for unpacking clothes, and an umbrella to use for those days when an afternoon shower rolls in. Even though we didn't use them, there was a nice flat screen TV and a well-stocked kitchen. The place was very cozy and quiet and it met our needs perfectly. The walk to Frenchman St. or the heart of the French Quarter is about 15 minutes, but there is lots to do and see on the walk. Esplanade is the main street to walk down because it's very wide and there are lovely houses and restaurant bars located there such as Buffas and Port of Call. Also close by is an excellent French bakery called Croissant d'Or. Overall if you want an authentic New Orleans experience and want to live like the locals do, I highly recommend a stay at one of the Mardi Gras cottages!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you SO much! We love NOLA and try our best to help visitors enjoy their stays. Thanks again.....and hurry back!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Armstong International (MSY)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
across the Mississippi to Algiers
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
City Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Buffa's and Port O' Call
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Biloxi, MS
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in New Orleans, Downtown

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
24 Feb 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
JazzFest ll
27 Apr 2017 - 1 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
JazzFest ll
3 May 2017 - 8 May 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
4th of July
3 Jul 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £47

We do not accept reservations more than 6 months in advance of arrival. The rates listed above are for two 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.
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