Semi-private room* in a cute and cozy shotgun house in the Marigny. 15 minute walk to the French Quarter, 12 minutes to Frenchmen St., 2 minutes to the Bywater. Located around the corner from a few restaurants, bars, a coffee shop, and grocery store.
*Note, this room is yours and yours alone, but people have to walk through it to get to their room.
The house is a classic shotgun, a very common style of architecture for homes here in New Orleans. Our bedroom is the first room in the house, and we rent the next three rooms to guests (see our profile for links to the other rooms). Each room is arranged one behind the other. You will be walking through all of our bedrooms to get to your room, and while you'll have your room to yourself, people will need to walk below your loft to access the kitchen, other bedrooms, backyard, and bathroom. Both doorways have doors which you can close for more privacy.
Please look through our photos to see the "blueprints" of our house, this will give you an idea to how it's laid out.
Your room is the fourth room in the house, next to the kitchen. It comes furnished with a full size bed, bright lamp for reading, Christmas lights, fresh sheets, clean blankets, pillows, and towels - and it's on a loft!! Below the loft is our hangout room, where you are more than welcome to hangout and stretch your legs all you want.
The house has six rooms including a bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub, and a large, brand new kitchen equipped with: a dishwasher, double sink, refrigerator, dinner table, and is well stocked with all the pots, pans, and cooking utensils you'll need to make a nice meal at home. You're also welcome to use our washer and dryer, located in the kitchen.
Other things to note
Q: Do you have wifi
A: YES! Airbnb should send you our wifi handle and password after you confirm the booking. If not, we've got it written down in the house.
Q: Is there free parking on the street?
A: Yes, parking in the Marigny is free. You can often nab a spot right around the corner, if not right out front.
Q: Is it safe to walk to and from the French Quarter at night?
A: We've never had a problem with it, at 3pm, at 9pm, at 5am, etc. That being said, walking with your DSLR hanging off your shoulder at 1am probably isn't a smart move, but that'd be true in any city. Stay alert, we have had guests get mugged in the French Quarter! A cab/ride share from the French Quarter to our house will run $5-10 depending on the night.
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Our house is your house. We want all our Airbnb guests to feel comfortable. Please make yourself at home here! Use the dresser to store your clothes, unpack your toiletries in the designated spaces in the bathroom, use our kitchen to cook all you want and store food in our fridge. This is New Orleans and we want you to enjoy it the same way we enjoy it; you can come and go as you please, whether you're in early or out late, as long as you keep quiet while passing through rooms with folks sleeping you'll be fine.
Guests are expected to keep noise at a respectable level after 11pm on weekday nights. This includes when using the kitchen and walking through other housemates bedrooms.
Guests are expected to clean up after themselves.
We don't allow smoking in the house, but we have a backyard and front stoop where you can smoke.
Guests must be cool with dogs, or at least willing to try.
We allow kids over the age of 8.
Matthijs and I are two friendly, open-minded, creative folks looking to provide an affordable, clean, and comfortable space for travelers in one of the best neighborhoods in this great city. We are happy to help you plan an itinerary for your days if you tell us what you're interested in seeing.
We love hanging out with guests who want to hangout. We love leaving guests alone who want to be left alone. If you want to go out on the town with us, let us know and if we're not staying in for the night we'll definitely join you. If you'd like to share a home-cooked meal, we are down! The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.
We have a chihuahua named Mister who is cute and cranky. He will leave you alone if you leave him alone, if you try to pet him he will be unpleasant. We also have a mutt named Huxley who is extremely friendly, and a bit wild. Huxley will let you pet the hell out of him, he gives hugs too. Both dogs will bark their heads off when you enter the house.
The forces of New Orleans, or just plain ol' coincidence, brought us together in late December 2012.
Matthijs is a letterer/graphic designer from the Netherlands, Katie is an artist from New Jersey. Our household is fluent in English and Dutch.
Please read the description of the room you're renting thoroughly, and give our reviews a little perusal so you get an idea of what our home is like.