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New Orleans Vacation Rentals for Large Groups, 5 Bedrooms/4 Baths/5 Minutes to French Quarter, Great Walkability, Luxury Vacation Rentals: New Orleans
3000 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by James
10 Guests . 5 Bedrooms . 4 Bathrooms

Overview

Are you looking for New Orleans vacation rentals for large groups? You found the perfect place! Greatmen Cottage and Loft is a spectacular compound and uniquely different from the typical vacation houses for rent in New Orleans.

It is the combination of two gorgeous and separate homes that are housed in an historic Creole Cottage that was built in 1838. It has 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms and clocks in at a generous 3,000 square feet of luxury. The two homes are connected via a private terrace through the backyard.

Greatmen Cottage and Loft is located just five minutes from the French Quarter in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans which is a National Historic District. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater 'New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood.'

When it comes to luxury vacation rentals: New Orleans is a special place because the architecture here is so incredible. And Greatmen Cottage and Loft delivers: 12 foot ceilings, massive windows, two stunning kitchens - one with copper countertops and the other with marble countertops - plus a huge terrace with a lovely garden and two spectacular fountains. Compared to other NOLA luxury vacation rentals, Greatmen Cottage and Loft is truly in a league of its own.

Not only is it one of the best New Orleans vacation rentals, but it is also an excellent value. This home is available as a Vacation Rental By Owner, which means you can save a lot of money. How much? Up to 20% by booking on this website. If you book here, you will avoid the 9% - 20% service fee charged by Airbnb and VRBO. This website charges no service fee. If you prefer booking through those services, Greatmen Cottage is also listed on both Airbnb and VRBO.

Here is a detailed description of the two homes that make up this luxurious compound:

Greatmen Cottage - On the first floor, this sunny, spacious home features a large foyer, enormous living room (14 x 25), dining room (14 x 14) with French doors leading to the side yard, a huge kitchen (12 x 25) featuring a Jade range, side by side refrigerator/freezer, custom glass cabinetry, a large island with double under-mount sinks, and copper countertops. The downstairs bathroom features a large stall shower with white subway tile walls and a cascade shower head. Upstairs features three large, private bedrooms, each with a queen bed and a generous closet. There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked full-size front-loading washer and dryer. Upstairs also features an innovative double bathroom, which allows one person to use the toilet in private while another person uses the shower in private. The shower room features two side-by-side pedestal sinks with medicine chests. The large stall shower sports a solid glass door, marble floor and white subway tile walls. Like the downstairs shower, it features a cascade shower head.

The Loft at Greatmen Cottage - Features a grand, 32-foot long, open, loft-like Living Room-Dining Room-Island Kitchen. The living room features a comfortable sofa and two wing back chairs with two additional side chairs. There is a large coffee table and a flat screen TV. The dining room features a round table. The kitchen features marble countertops and premium stainless steel appliances. There are two very private bedrooms each with a queen bed. One bedroom is 10 x 14, the other bedroom is 11 x 12. There are two full bathrooms with pedestal sinks, medicine cabinets, and tub/showers.

This historic Creole Cottage is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Artists and musicians relocated to Bywater when the French Quarter became too pricey. Now joined by professionals and young families, its high elevation has allowed it to thrive post Katrina as it never flooded. The Bywater along with neighboring Faubourg Marigny are historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. They are two of the most colorful neighborhoods in New Orleans. There are many incredible restaurants, hip bars, lively pubs and art galleries scattered throughout the neighborhood.

Like Satsuma Cafe & Coffee House – it’s a favorite breakfast and lunch joint featuring some of the freshest and most innovative choices in town.

Elizabeth’s restaurant is very popular for breakfast, lunch and brunch - their praline bacon is a cross between praline candy and salty pork.

Pizza Delicious is three blocks from our house. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years.

The Joint is a great BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Amazing ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Great sides. And the Peanut Butter Pie is hard to resist for dessert. Great homemade iced tea & lemonade and also a full bar. Lots of tables and a bar inside.

The Country Club (just a quick five minute walk from our house) is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant. It’s the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon – memorable meals, poolside cocktails, poolside dining and the friendliest staff in town.

Another popular place for dinner and music seven nights a week is Bacchanal, a funky wine shop on Poland Street. Here a cast of rotating chefs turns Bacchanal’s back courtyard into a food destination by showcasing their multicultural cooking. Guests sit at picnic tables and enjoy the great food, fine wine and top-notch live music.

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street & Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes.

In addition to the park, I also like walking to the French Quarter via the charming streets of the Bywater & Marigny. The Orientation Guide I will provide to you details my favorite walking route. It is a charming walk through an historic district with lovely homes. You will pass a restaurant or a charming shop on just about every block.

The Desire Streetcar will one day return to replace what is currently 'A Bus Named Desire' which stops near our house 15 times a day on its five minute route between the French Quarter and the Bywater. Cab fare & Uber fare between the French Quarter and Bywater runs about $7 and the trip takes less than five minutes. Very simple and very cheap. Many guests at our house like to rent bicycles at Bicycle Michael's on Frenchmen Street.

If you plan to drive your own car or rent a car, there is ample street parking in front of our house at all times for up to two cars. Uber is also readily available.
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Sleeping Configuration

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 queen bed
Bedroom 5
1 queen bed

Suitability

Family/Kid Friendly
Children's books and toys
Baby friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
High chair
Parking Included
There is plenty of street parking in front of the house at all times.
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for Events

Amenities

Washing Machine
Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Heating
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Terrace
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
iPhone Dock
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Activities

Deepsea fishing
Fishing Charters
Golf
Miniature Golf
Tennis
Racquetball
Cycling
Fishing
Basketball
Roller blading
Horseback riding
Walking
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching
Pickleball

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Reviews (23)

Excellent based on 23 Reviews

Getting around

Our home is 15 blocks from the French Quarter. The best way to walk it is along the new riverfront park called Crescent Park which offers a great view of the Mississippi River the whole way. There is a footbridge called the Piety Street Arch into the park three blocks from our house on the corner of Piety Street & Chartres Street. The walk to the French Quarter from our house takes 20 minutes.

In addition to the park, I also like walking to the French Quarter via the charming streets of the Bywater & Marigny. The Orientation Guide I will provide to you details my favorite walking route. It is a charming walk through an historic district with lovely homes. You will pass a restaurant or a charming shop on just about every block.

Directions

These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.
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Host

James
Owner
James has over a decade of experience in the Vacation Rental Industry. He owns and operates stunning vacation rental homes in both New Orleans, Louisiana & Ocean Grove, New Jersey. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Vacation Rental Home Owners Associations in both New Orleans and Ocean Grove.

All of his vacation rental homes are historic and are located in National Historic Districts. Each of his homes has been beautifully restored. For his restoration work, James has won the Beersheba Award for Historic Preservation. His homes have been featured in national magazines including House Beautiful and Martha Stewart Living. And these homes have been used as filming locations for both entertainment and advertising productions.

James is also a gifted writer. He has written numerous travel articles and travel guidebooks on New Orleans, Louisiana and Asbury Park, Ocean Grove & Bradley Beach, New Jersey.

James is a graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Registration ID: 17STR-10511-10513
Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

About three days before your arrival I will send you the access codes you need to let yourself into the house.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
House Rules
House Rules:

1. We require the Renter to review, complete and sign a lease agreement when they reserve our home.

2. Usage of the premises (house & property) is limited to six people. Please have a great time and enjoy yourselves. However, you may NOT host events in the house, in the yard or on terrace where you invite outside guests. Our insurance does not cover that kind of activity. Also, these kinds of events bring complaints from the neighbors regarding noise and parking.

3. We do not allow folks to blast music in the house at any time. Quiet hours inside the house run from 12 Midnight - 8AM.

4. We do not allow folks to play music on the terrace at any time. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we have quiet hours on the terrace between 9PM and 9AM.

5. No pets.

6. No smoking in the house.

7. No crawfish cooking - either inside or outside the house. Although delicious, they can leave a stench that takes days to clear – so it’s not fair to subsequent guests.
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Payment Policy
50% Deposit due at time of reservation.
50% Balance and fully-refundable $1,000 damage deposit due 30 days before arrival. You may pay via Check, PayPal or Credit Card.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The fully-refundable damage deposit it due 30 days before arrival. It is typically on its way back to you 48 hours after departure.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund for reservations cancelled more than 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental period.
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Greatmen Cottage and Loft Vacation Rental Home is a Vacation Home located in New Orleans, LA, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Greatmen Cottage and Loft Vacation Rental Home has 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Nov 2019

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