The door on the right is the entrance to the Courtyard Room. The open door on the left is the newly renovated shared bathroom.
Courtyard room in circa 1834 building
Hosted by Neil & Nancy
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2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The 2 story brick out building opens to our beautiful courtyard. This room sleeps 2, has a stocked refrigerator, electric kettle and toaster. It shares our newly renovated bathroom, just steps away, with our Balcony room. Our location is unique in the city and is not a quiet residential street by day. Nights and weekends, however, are a peaceful change from the commerce serving the Port of New Orleans during the working day. Our neighbor, a wedding venue, does have music till midnight.

The space

Situated in the old kitchen with the original cooking hearth. This room surrounds you with history and comfort. Lovingly restored with exposed cypress timbers, brickwork and wood paneling with updated insulation, A/C and ceiling fan to make sure its always comfortable. The room shares the bathroom, with the Balcony room, and is just a few steps away. On demand hot water allows the guest the luxury of long showers without running out for the next guest. A stocked refrigerator, electric kettle and toaster is everything you need to start and end the day. The Courtyard is your outdoor living room, shaded by palm trees and our fragrant orange tree. In summer months outdoor fans are provided for the comfort of our guests.

Guest access

Guests have access to the shared courtyard, the bathroom, shower. Access to the guest rooms is through the main house on Tchoupitoulas St.

Interaction with guests

We live onsite and are always available to meet our guests as they settle in and we are happy to help them get oriented to the city if they have any questions.

Other things to note

We share this historic end of our block with our neighbor and sister building at 510 Race St. Race & Religious, is a popular wedding venue that does book some lively celebrations on lovely weekend nights. Midnight is the expected curtain call for live and recorded music. If you plan to go to bed early on the weekends, in New Orleans, we may not be a good fit.

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

No pets or smoking in any interior spaces. Entrance through the main house. 2nd & 3rd fl are Private. Respect our common and private spaces with regards to loud behavior. Thanks.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

108 Reviews

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We stayed at Neil and Nancy's place for 2 nights while in New Orleans and absolutely loved it! The property is really unique and the room is really comfortable and clean. The area is really nice and there are some great eating and drinking spots nearby. Neil and Nancy were exceptional hosts. We ended up missing our first night due to a delayed flight and they very kindly refunded us for that night. They were really welcoming and helpful, we'd highly recommend a stay here!

Despo User Profile
February 2016
What an amazing week in New Orleans! It would not be the same if I was not staying at Neil and Nancy's beautiful house. I felt like I had a family to look after me. They went the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable and happy and not once during my trip I got stressed. At the same time the room is independent and gave me the privacy to work when I needed to. The house is ideally located if you are attending a meeting at the convention center. The room had a lot of character and was very comfortable. It has a fridge and a kettle and there was coffee and tea, fruit and other things around. Generally if I was ever back in New Orleans I would not have to think twice about where to stay.

Jo User Profile
June 2015
I've stayed in worse 5 star hotels than this delight! Nancy and Neil couldn't of been any more accommodating and hospitable! Incredibly generous and if you get the chance to taste her home made scones, then your in luck. The courtyard and room where beautiful and cool despite the New Orleans heat. Easily walkable to the sights that New Orleans has to offer. When (not an if) we will be staying hear again!

Dani User Profile
October 2017
Nancy and Neil were above and beyond the greatest hosts we’ve ever had on AirBnB. Through an impending hurricane they communicated and got us extra water and fruit, and made sure we were safe. Their home is so unique and adorable. The location in the lower garden district is much nicer than staying in the French Quarter. They provided coffee and yogurt, as well as freshly made jam and english muffins even before the hurricane. It was a fantastic experience.

Meredith User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful home, very pretty courtyard! Nancy gave us great recommendations and left us breakfast in the fridge!

Karla User Profile
July 2017
Charming space! Unique and welcoming. Owners are lovely and we had a wonderful stay. Highly recommended.

Alyssa User Profile
July 2017
Neil and Nancy's place perfectly encapsulates the essence of New Orleans in their beautiful courtyard. There are three rooms available, and we stayed in the lower, smallest room, which used to be the kitchen. The room was simple yet comfortable, and we had all of the amenities that we needed. The bathroom is shared between all of the guests, but this was not a problem; we would suggest bringing shower shoes though, as you would have to walk through the courtyard to the bathroom. All in all, the room and courtyard were gorgeous and deserving of 5/5 stars. However, what really pushed their Airbnb over the top was Neil's hospitality. We only saw Nancy when we were leaving, but Neil was so accommodating to us. For instance, we were getting bitten by a few mosquitoes (welcome to New Orleans), so he gave us a large standing fan and provided us with bug spray, which instantly solved the issue. Our room was stocked with some wonderful refreshments, which we absolutely loved. Lastly, and most amazingly, Neil had some free time on our last day and gave us a ride to the City Park, providing us with a little bit of a driving tour as well on our way there. If we could, we would definitely give their place 6 stars out of 5 due to the authentic feel of their home and the hospitality that was shared with us.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in April 2012
Neil & Nancy User ProfileNeil & Nancy is a superhost.

Nancy and I met in New Orleans 39 years ago. Back in 1981 we came across this historic property on a long forgotten corner of the working waterfront and have been restoring and caring for this place ever since. We raised our 2 children here and rode out many Hurricanes, including Katrina. I am a commercial photographer working primarily with architects, designers, planners, and developers. I'm dedicated to historic preservation and thoughtful adaptive reuse of historic buildings and forward thinking urban planning issues. Nancy is an artist and designer and accomplished seamstress. Her hand bags and accessories have been a feature at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the past 8 years. She is also passionate about good food, music and the care and upkeep of our home. This amazing city and our home had a positive influence on our kids. Our daughter is an Architect and Interior Designer and our son is a Landscape Architect.

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