About this listing
The large room and 1910 Carpenter style house are great;but the location is sensational! You are two blocks from St. Charles Ave. and the streetcar. You are close to Magazine Street, the French Quarter, the WWII Museum and some great restaurants.
Spacious front bedroom and balcony on the second floor of a great old home. There is a queen sized bed, large closet, small chest, antique secretary desk, a table and four chairs, and a floor lamp. There is central air and heat throughout the house.
You will be provided with two keys upon arrival. One is to the exterior doors. The other is for your room. Most guests don't care about the second key, but I provide it anyway.
The bath was completely re-modeled after Hurricane Issac with new plumbing, a new shower enclosure and pad, new counter-top, new mirrors and new fixtures. There is no longer a tub however. But it looks much nicer, and works better. The baths are shared.
The building is just two and one-half blocks from a streetcar stop on St. Charles Avenue, which is, by the way, a major parade route during Mardi Gras. Downtown (the CBD) is about a twenty block ride on the St. Charles Streetcar and it is a twenty-six block ride on the streetcar to Canal Street and the historic French Quarter. My home is also close to the shops on Magazine Street. In fact there is an Antique Mall on Magazine Street that is easy walking distance, about 10 blocks. We are also fairly close to Tulane by streetcar. The World War II museum and the Super Dome are no more than 10 minutes away by car or cab, or 20_25 minutes by street car and short walk.
There is great food all over New Orleans and uptown is no exception. Between St. Charles Avenue - Voodoo Barbeque, Slice (Pizza), Copeland's and the Blind Pelican; and Prytania Street - Still Perkin'; and Magazine Street - Stein's Deli, Joey K's, Maya's, several Coffee shops,and Tracy's; there are more than enough culinary experiences to satisfy. All of the places mentioned are less than twenty blocks from the house! For more information on restaurants, consult the Guidebook I have prepared. There will be a copy in your room.
If you love art I highly recommend a visit to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). The museum is a good one and has an outstanding collection as well as major traveling exhibits. But the jewel of the museum is the sculpture garden. It is among the best in North America! And it is easy to get to. Just catch the street car on St. Charles and transfer to "City Park" street car on Canal Street. It lets you off at the Museum entrance.
I have a router so there is internet access available throughout the house.
Parking is not usually an issue in this neighborhood, but it is on the street.
Cable TV is now available in the guest bedroom, but you are still welcome to access same downstairs in the front room.
I provide a continental breakfast. There will always be coffee and "something" available for breakfast. Fruit or vegetable juices, cereals and milks are always available. Usually there are also pastries or donuts. Depending on your schedule (and mine), there may be a hot breakfast available, but that is the exception, not the rule. Depending on the time of the year and the shopping schedule, there will be fresh fruit, too! Other than this use each morning, the kitchen is not available.
The standard rate of $90 may not apply for a few special events. Check the price on the Calendar for the dates you are considering.
Usually I host personally, But if for some reason, I am out of town Peter, good friend and housemate, will be your host. In that case please note that Peter works days and is not available for questions or directions. So if Peter is hosting, it is good to touch base in the evenings for information, etc.
Everywhere except Peter's room, my room and the kitchen after breakfast has been eaten. Make yourselves at home.
I will definitely be there to meet you when you arrive. And I am usually around to answer any question. If you can't find me in the house check the garden in the back.
The neighborhood is being revived and rehabilitated rapidly. Housing values are going up quickly.
Two blocks from St.Charles Avenue where there are streetcars or buses.
There are several collections of Depression Glass to view in the Dining Room. For instance there are over fifty patterns represented in cup and saucer collection.
Kitchen use is for breakfast only. And that is in keeping with the Continental Breakfast that is provided.
No smoking (of anything) on the premises..
No atomic or nuclear devices (or other firearms) allowed on the premises.
When you leave the party (or the bar), leave it.....there. (Don't bring it home with you.)
I am a retired educator who just moved uptown and is renovating an old (built 1903) double that is located a couple of blocks from St. Charles Avenue. My airbnb revenue goes into the ongoing improvements. I live quietly and enjoy reading, cooking, painting, and collecting glass in about that order.
There are several collections of Depression Glass on display in the Dining Room. For instance there are over fifty patterns represented in my cup and saucer collection.
I spent 40 wonderful years in Kansas City, Missouri where I taught and served as an administrator for a high school. Came to New Orleans on a vacation and fell in love with the city. The food, the music, the mild winters, the architecture (especially in the French Quarter), and the people and the way they talk. Even after 4 years of living here, I smile every time I hear someone say they are going to "make groceries."
Love living in New Orleans, (spent the last four years living in the French Quarter). I know the city fairly well and can be helpful to visitors. In fact I love playing "Tour Guide" for family and friends. I try to stay abreast of the restaurant scene in the city, too. Especially the places closest to where I live, so right now I know a great deal about restaurants in the Quarter, and the Marigny. And I am rapidly learning the scene uptown. Witness the Guidebook I am creating for guests.