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Vacation Rental By Owner, New Orleans, LA, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 5 Minutes to French Quarter, Great Walkability to Restaurants & Bars, Weekend Rental
1000 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by James
4 Guests . 2 Bedrooms . 2 Bathrooms

Overview

Save up to 20% by booking on this website. Avoid the 9% - 20% service fee charged by Airbnb and VRBO (where this home is also listed). This website charges no service fee.

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The Loft at Greatmen Cottage is a stunning, large, sunny, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in an historic Creole Cottage that was built in 1838 in the Bywater Neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - a National Historic District. It is available as a Vacation Rental Home & as a Filming Location. It was completely renovated, updated and professionally decorated in 2016. This home is luxurious and very spacious at 1,000 square feet. It has a very private side terrace with a charming pocket garden that features a beautiful fountain.

The front of this home 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 conducive to conversation with a lovely view of the fireplace. The kitchen features marble countertops and premium stainless steel appliances.

The back of this home features a grand side hallway with beautiful raffia wall covering. 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 with lovely Speakman Anystream shower heads.

There is also a large linen closet and a separate laundry closet featuring a stacked, front-loading washer and dryer.

There is a charming terrace with a pocket garden off the grand hallway that features a beautiful fountain. There are four comfortable chairs and two side tables on the terrace for your relaxation.

This house is situated in the Bywater – the trendy, hipster neighborhood that's just five minutes downriver from the French Quarter. Food & Wine Magazine calls the Bywater New Orleans Hottest Neighborhood. 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. The Architectural styles borrow heavily from the colonial French and Spanish and have elements of the Caribbean. This unique blending of architectural elements over the last three centuries has resulted in an architectural style unique to the city of 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, truly amazing and not to be missed.

There is an amazing local pizza place right around the corner from our house called Pizza Delicious. Amazingly great pizza, voted Best in New Orleans for the past several years. Their Peppadew & Arugula Pizza is my favorite. It’s a quick three-block walk from the house.

The Joint is an amazing BBQ restaurant on the Corner of Royal Street & Mazant Street, 7 blocks from our house, an 8 minute walk. Great ribs, chicken and pulled pork. Delicious 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 is an elegant retreat that offers a lushly landscaped saltwater pool, a hot tub & a sauna. Plus an amazing restaurant with two bars (one inside & one outside). 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.

The historic renovation business is also booming in the Bywater. Attracted by the neighborhood’s gorgeous architecture and “high and dry” elevation, many projects are already completed or underway. World-renowned architect Andres Duany recently completed his Bywater Cottages – four newly built, hurricane-resistant houses designed to blend perfectly with the neighborhood. “Ninety percent of Bywater’s architecture is gorgeous and historic; my new Bywater Cottages harmonize perfectly with that centuries-old architecture,” said Duany.

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 a& 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 A Bicycle Named Desire on Elysian Fields. This place also leads guided bike tours. Bike tours are very popular as NOLA's flat terrain makes for easy riding.

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.

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 four people. Please have a great time and enjoy yourselves. However, you may NOT host events in the house, in the pocket garden 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 in the pocket garden at any time. As a courtesy to our neighbors, we have quiet hours outside 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,
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Sleeping Configuration

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
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
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
What we supply
I supply bath soap, kitchen soap, toilet paper, paper towels and garbage bags.
Terrace
A small pocket garden terrace with a charming fountain.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Full Kitchen
Stove
Oven
Fridge
Ice Maker
Dishwasher
Microwave
Toaster
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

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Reviews (51)

Excellent based on 51 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 a& 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
Registration ID: 17STR - 10513
Speaks: English
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Guidebooks by James (2)

New Orleans Best Things To Do & Top 10 List
The Fun & Unauthorized Travel Guidebook to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. An insider's view offering
Asbury Park Best Things To Do & Top 10 List
The Fun & Unauthorized Travel Guidebook to Asbury Park, Ocean Grove & Bradley Beach, New Jersey,

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out11AM

Guests will let themselves into the house via an access code.

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 four 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 the Fully Refundable Damage Deposit are due 30 days before arrival. You may pay via Check, PayPal or Credit Card.
Refundable Damage Deposit
The damage deposit is typically on its way back to the guest pithing 48 hours after check-out.
Cancellation Policy
Full refund provided when cancelled more than 60 days prior to the beginning of the rental period.
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Loft at Greatmen Cottage Vacation Rental Home is a Vacation Home located in New Orleans, LA, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 4 guests
Loft at Greatmen Cottage Vacation Rental Home has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Nov 2019

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