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The Sanctuary; Hip, Historic Zimple House - Convenient - Uptown - Univers. Area

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Charming Studio Tucked Away From The Street.

Zimple House is conveniently located in the Heart of the River Bend, University neighborhood......Close to Audubon Park and Audubon Zoo.....2 blocks from the famous Street Car for easy access throughout New Orleans.....Walking distance to both Maple street, and Oak street....Where you will find fabulous shopping and top dinning....A folder of menus from our personal restaurant favorites will be provided in The "Sanctuary" Studio.

The "Sanctuary" is a newly, renovated space within Zimple House. Hip, Contemporary furnishings.....The bedroom/living area sleeps 2 on a plush Queen size bed plus a futon which sleeps 1.....Flat screen TV, cable and WiFi....Decorated with Local artists works....Fully furnished kitchen if you like to cook....We even supply the local coffee! The Bathroom is beautifully tiled....Custom tile shower with a lighted shower head to start your day, get ready for an outing, or wind down for the evening.

Cozy, outdoor sitting area with the best view of the spacious, private, front yard. Off street parking.

The Studio for Local Jewelry Artist, Molly McNamara, is also on site at Zimple House. Molly is known for designing the famous King Cake Baby charms, Voodoo babies, along with her other New Orleans themed pieces. A private viewing available upon request, online viewing also available.

More Details

Louis Bischoff
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Louis Bischoff

Louis and Molly have been married since 2007. Louis was brave enough to move from Mobile, AL - into "Molly's" world in New Orleans. In addition to being the "Renovators" for this beautiful historic home, we are raising our amazing daughter, along with 1 dog, 4 cats and a goose named "Begneit"

Louis Bischoff purchased this studio in 1995

Why Louis Bischoff chose Uptown

I knew it when I first saw the house. It needed my attention, and I wanted to give it. You can get away from the city and still be in the city. Depending on the wind, the sounds of the street car, river boats and train remind me that my house is located near the River. Carrollton was laid out by Charles Zimpel in 1833, and annexed by New Orleans in 1874.

What makes this studio unique

I can hide from Mardi-Gras up here, or venture out and join the fun within a 15 minute street car ride.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic hide away. close to everything. Great bed. Great hosts. Don't miss The Cowbell on Oak for burgers!
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in East Carrollton in New Orleans

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 225 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Custom tiled fresh white tile contrasted against sky blue walls.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Beautifully renovated modern space, yet, you still know that you are in New Orleans! Plush Queen size bed, futon, beautiful Mission Rocker, everything you need to "Laissez les bons temps roulez.............
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

The Sanctuary; Hip, Historic Zimple House - Convenient - Uptown - Univers. Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Truly is a Sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent four nights at the Sanctuary and could not have been more pleased! The location was perfect to be close to the campus of Tulane but also to explore the areas of Oak Street and Maple Street. Audubon park was also an easy walk away. The apartment was well furnished, equipped with everything you might need and very clean! Quiet and cozy made it perfect! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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NIce, well-maintained, and centrally-located

  • 5 of 5

The house is nice, clean, and was a great place to spend a couple of days.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy, cozy place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great find--cheerful and comfortable-- tucked into a charming neighborhood. We enjoyed having morning coffee on the porch and strolling around to find fun local restaurants and shops. Very close to both Loyola and Tulane Universities and easy access to the St. Charles streetcar. Thank you for having us!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sanctuary lives up to its name :-)

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to relax and unwind!

I drove my son to Loyola from CA and we'd spent 8 days on the road taking in a few extra sights along the way, and it was so nice for me to have a "home base" close to school and to all the great uptown restaurants.

It turned out that he was pretty much moved in to his dorm by 9:30 that first day, so I had a couple days there all to myself before facing the long drive back. The soothing décor and quiet location did a great job of taking away all that unwanted stress.

I can heartily recommend this location to any Tulane or Loyola parents or small families, and to anyone who wants to stay in Uptown/Carrollton and would like to wake up and go to bed surrounded by a genuine NOLA vibe :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy providing a comfortable space for all of our New Orleans visitors, and yes, our location is perfect for parents and their children who are attending either Loyola or Tulane University.
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  • 5 of 5

Molly was wonderful! Their home was very clean and close to everything that we wanted to do in town.

The street car was the best way to get around and allowed us to take in people watching and great architecture.

Thank you for the memories

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost perfect

  • 5 of 5

The place is just what we expected. A nice room with a well-equipped kitchen, a few blocks from the street car. The only reason I say "almost' is that - having used VRBO and Airb'n'b a lot - we have come to expect a lagniappe, that little bit extra. Something to greet us, like a bottle of wine or water, or some fruit. That's the way you feel really welcome after the usual cramped flight. Otherwise we would absolutely recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International
Car: not necessary

Perfect for parents visiting their kiddos off to college at either Tulane U, or Loyola U. Just 6 blocks away! 2015 Po-Boy Festival will be Sunday, November 22. Just 3 blocks away! Saints football, Pelicans basketball, Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, Easter and all the holidays, Endless Super Dome events, and just being The Big Easy!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday studio in East Carrollton, Uptown

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
20 Feb 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Break
20 Mar 2017 - 5 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
French Quarter Fest
6 Apr 2017 - 9 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Break
10 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Jazz Fest
28 Apr 2017 - 7 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping £56
Damage protection £40

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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