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1869 Maisonette - Uptown New Orleans

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bed, 1 Bath, sleeps 2

Enjoy the respite of Uptown New Orleans, a short walk from Audubon Park & Zoo, Tulane and Loyola Universities, Magazine Street, Whole Foods, and our finest restaurants, typically patronized only by locals.

Originally built as quarters adjacent to the larger caretaker's home on the Hurstville Plantation, this residence has been meticulously renovated and upgraded with slate floors and a spa bath. The barge board construction, discovered during renovation and originally sourced from boats that navigated the MS River, is proudly on display.

The unique double corner lot on which the property resides allows for ample space that includes a secluded brick courtyard and green area.

While there is not a full kitchen, amenities include a mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, big screen satellite TV, and complimentary internet.

Access via private car or taxi. Magazine Street and Tchoupitoulas busses or St. Charles streetcar line are within walking distance.

More Details

Owner
Ed
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Ed

Ed and Jen have been hosting visitors to New Orleans since 2011 when they opened French Quarter restaurant, Evangeline. When not sharing the maisonette on their unique uptown property with guests, they enjoy spending time with their dogs and cats and visiting other hosts.

Ed purchased this cottage in 1862

Why Ed chose West Riverside

Uptown was built on the higher ground along an old natural river levee of a wide gradual bend in the Mississippi River. Streets were laid out either roughly paralleling the river's curve or perpendicular to it. The neighborhood was once known as Faubourg Bouligny and was annexed by New Orleans in 1870.

Major roadways echoing the river's crescent include Tchoupitoulas Street (say “Chop-a-TOO-lis”, like a local) closest to the river. The name of the street comes from the name of an extinct native American tribe that means "those who live at the river" in Choctaw. Formerly heavily devoted to river shipping commerce, as shipping became more containerized in the later 20th century, more of "T-chop" became devoted to residential and other commercial uses. The next major street toward the lake is Magazine. Magazine Street is known for its locally owned shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Next is St. Charles Avenue, home to the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. St. Charles was the city's "millionaires row" in the 19th century, and a good number of the architecturally significant old mansions still stand along St. Charles Avenue.

Near the upper end of Uptown, on and around the land used for the 1884 World's Fair, "World Cotton Centennial," are Uptown landmarks Audubon Park & Zoo, Tulane University, and Loyola University New Orleans.

What makes this cottage unique

Faubourg Hurstville was the first faubourg (neighborhood) of what is now Uptown New Orleans, created in 1833 by Cornelius Hurst, a wealthy businessman. The land had been part of a plantation once owned by Jean Baptiste Francois LeBreton. Cornelius Hurst, Pierre Joseph Tricou, and Julie Robert Avart subsequently bought the plantation in 1831, dividing it into three equal parts. Cornelius Hurst commissioned a plantation house to be built on his piece of the land in 1832. The site of this house later became the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Joseph Streets, now the site of Dos Jefes Cigar Bar.

Hurst named three streets perpendicular to the Mississippi River Eleonore, Arabella and Joseph for his wife, daughter and son, respectively. He named the fourth street Nashville, as part of his plan to get the New Orleans & Nashville railroad to construct a spur into his faubourg. However, both Hurst and the railroad went bankrupt during the Panic of 1837, and the proposed track was never built.

Although Hurst himself is largely forgotten, his name lives on as Hurst Street, which crosses the four streets named above. The name Hurstville is still used to identify the former faubourg, and as of 2018, still appears in local news items and real estate transactions.

Charles Walker, a superintendent of coal boats, built the main house and adjacent quarters in 1869 after he purchased the site in 1862 for $900. Barge wood uncovered on property structures during renovations and now proudly on display were likely sourced from Walker’s coal boats. As these boats were able to easily travel down the Mississippi River, the lack of motorization prohibited them from going back up river. Therefore, they were typically dismantled and used to build these houses. The property remained in the Walker family until 1973 when it was purchased by Charles Vick, who crafted most of the modern architecture. The present family is only the 4th proud steward of this property in its 149 year history.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in West Riverside in Uptown and Carrolton District

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No smoking inside of maisonette - ashtray provided for courtyard only!
  • No additional guests without permission from owner!
  • Owner has dogs and cats in main house.
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Shower Enclosure , Rainfall shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Sleeping area - 1 Large Double Bed
    Reading Room - 1 Single Bed , Twin sized daybed
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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1869 Maisonette - Uptown New Orleans
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
5

Beautiful, quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect space for two (and maybe a little one)! Spacious yet cozy and the shower was wonderful. So nice to have a spot to stay away from the madness of the Quarter, but still have easy access via the buses on Magazine or Tchoupitoulas. Thank you Ed & Jen!

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We love this little Uptown cottage with a comfy bed, awesome shower and lovely patio. Everything is within walking distance yet street parking it available right outside the gate. Hosts live next door and are available if you need them but give you privacy too. The neighborhood is full of great restaurants, fun shops and all the necessities (Walgreens, Whole Food, wine shop). This is our third or fourth stay here and we’ll be back! Thanks Ed and Jen! Your place is the best!

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for my husband and I. We were in New Orleans for a week, but wanted a quiet getaway distanced from the noise and bustle of the French Quarter. The cottage was everything we were looking for. In a quiet residential neighborhood, within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and public transportation, yet also a short drive to the Quarter. The owners are excellent hosts, and have thought of every last detail. It was hard to leave, and we definitely recommend this house to anyone wanting a beautiful sanctuary within the city!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming, comfortable and conveniently located!

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as advertised and represented in the pictures. Ed and Jenn have done a great job decorating the home and creating lovely outdoor space. The bed was very comfortable, the home was clean and the coffee/tea bar was quite convenient. We could easily walk to restaurants, bars, parks and charming neighborhoods. We'll definitely return in the future! Kathy and Steve

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time. Not only was the house very clean and comfortable, but Ed and Jen though of everything. We are first time New Orlean visitors and they had suggestions for bars, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping along with directions to all them. The house is within walking distance or a short bus ride to everything. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous location in Uptown New Orleans

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved this location! The maisonette is beautiful. It is a great size and was actually larger than I expected from the photos. It is well stocked and the owners are accessible, although we had absolutely no needs while we were there. It is very close to restaurants, bars, the zoo, and beautiful areas of Uptown New Orleans. It feels very safe and was very quiet. There is a beautiful courtyard that is a peaceful place to sit for awhile before or after a busy day of wandering New Orleans. I've stayed at several properties in Uptown, and this is among the best.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
MSY
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Dos Jefes Cigar Bar
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Canal Street
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Audubon
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I-10
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Patois
Car: not necessary

Uptown was built on the higher ground along an old natural river levee of a wide gradual bend in the Mississippi River. Streets were laid out either roughly paralleling the river's curve or perpendicular to it. The neighborhood was once known as Faubourg Bouligny and was annexed by New Orleans in 1870.

Major roadways echoing the river's crescent include Tchoupitoulas Street (say “Chop-a-TOO-lis”, like a local) closest to the river. The name of the street comes from the name of an extinct native American tribe that means "those who live at the river" in Choctaw. Formerly heavily devoted to river shipping commerce, as shipping became more containerized in the later 20th century, more of "T-chop" became devoted to residential and other commercial uses. The next major street toward the lake is Magazine. Magazine Street is known for its locally owned shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Next is St. Charles Avenue, home to the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, the oldest continuously operating streetcar line in the world. St. Charles was the city's "millionaire's row" in the 19th century, and a good number of the architecturally significant old mansions still stand along St. Charles Avenue.

Near the upper end of Uptown, on and around the land used for the 1884 World's Fair, "World Cotton Centennial," are Uptown landmarks Audubon Park and Zoo, Tulane University, and Loyola University New Orleans.

Faubourg Hurstville was the first faubourg (neighborhood) of what is now Uptown New Orleans, created in 1833 by Cornelius Hurst, a wealthy businessman. The land had been part of a plantation once owned by Jean Baptiste Francois LeBreton. Cornelius Hurst, Pierre Joseph Tricou, and Julie Robert Avart subsequently bought the plantation in 1831, dividing it into three equal parts. Cornelius Hurst commissioned a plantation house to be built on his piece of the land in 1832. The site of this house later became the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Joseph Streets, now the site of Dos Jefes Cigar Bar.

Hurst named three streets perpendicular to the Mississippi River Eleonore, Arabella and Joseph for his wife, daughter and son, respectively. He named the fourth street Nashville, as part of his plan to get the New Orleans & Nashville railroad to construct a spur into his faubourg. However, both Hurst and the railroad went bankrupt during the Panic of 1837, and the proposed track was never built.

Although Hurst himself is largely forgotten, his name lives on as Hurst Street, which crosses the four streets named above. The name Hurstville is still used to identify the former faubourg, and as of 2017, still appears in local news items and real estate transactions.

Charles Walker, a superintendent of coal boats, built the main house and adjacent maisonette in 1869 after he purchased the site in 1862 for $900. Barge wood uncovered on property structures during renovations and now proudly on display were likely sourced from Walker’s coal boats. As these boats were able to easily travel down the Mississippi River, the lack of motorization prohibited them from going back up river. Therefore, they were typically dismantled and used to build these houses. The property remained in the Walker family until 1973 when it was purchased by Charles Vick, who crafted most of the modern architecture. The present family is only the 4th proud steward of this property in its 148 year history.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.07

- Minimum stay is 3 nights
- Maximum stay is 7 nights
- Special rates may apply for events
- Event rates are payable at time of booking and NON REFUNDABLE. Reservations are not confirmed until payment is received.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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