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Property Details

Updated: Mar 1, 2015
Studio Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Located a stones throw from the French Quarter and close to Frenchmen Street where you can enjoy live traditional Jazz and excellent cuisine!

We have the perfect solution to noisy, impersonal hotel rooms. Stay with us in our detached 2nd story 'Lofty Oasis' behind our main house and experience the charm of New Orleans from a 'Local's Perspective'.

*****This Unit Will Be Exclusively Yours With Your Own Private Courtyard.*****

*******Free On-Street Parking in Front of Our Main House.*******

Surrounded by lush, vibrant foliage begin your day in the Big Easy with your morning coffee and newspaper to the sweet scent of jasmine and the gentle chirping of the many species of local birds.

Close enough to all the action while being peacefully quiet. The Lofty New Orleans Oasis is set back over 140 feet from the street! Private, Well-Lit, Secure Entrance.

One bedroom, one large bath with sky light and new Kohler fixtures. Tile floors & carpeting throughout. Premium bedding and linens. Refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, flat screen TV with Cox cable and high speed internet access. Lush tropical courtyard with vibrant foliage. Well-lit, safe neighborhood.

Our property is nonsmoking and does not accommodate pets.

Cancellation Policy: Please see rate page.

Just a few short blocks away: Famous restaurants and watering holes, live music, shopping, art galleries, museums, antique shops, Jackson Square and the Moon Walk on the levee of the Mississippi River, Authentic paddle wheel Steam Boat Natchez, La Petite Theatre, Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, Audubon Aquarium, Harrah's Casino, plus much more!

The cultural love child of genteel old Europe, the exotic Caribbean and the sultry South, New Orleans' original colonial neighborhood sets the scene for memorable romantic getaways. This is a city that revels in its passions, and for the visitor with an open heart the sensuality here can be infectious. It is also a city where people come to celebrate, whether by joining the massive public exuberance of Mardi Gras and other events or marking personal milestones in the lives of lovers, such as honeymoons and anniversaries. When a couple raises a glass in toast to each other, it can seem as though the entire town is following suit here.

Part of the appeal of New Orleans is its relaxed pace - a key ingredient to any romantic experience - and a leisurely carriage ride for two is a romantic way to get acquainted with the neighborhood at the beginning of a visit. Various types of mule-drawn carriages are available for hire at Jackson Square on Decatur Street. Carriage drivers generally narrate their tours of the Quarter with stories of various landmark properties, but just let him or her know at the start that you prefer to concentrate on your companion's company and you will have a serene cruise past the beautiful architecture and colorful street-scapes of the Vieux Carré. Snuggle under a blanket on the occasional chilly evening or bask in the tropical sunshine during another beautiful New Orleans day.

The French Quarter's many elegant restaurants make ideal venues for special meals with loved ones. But while the city is most famous for its Creole cuisine, it is the Italian restaurants of the French Quarter that offer some of the most romantic settings.

Keywords: Cozy, private, apartment

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am a professional who came to New Orleans post-Katrina to work on homes in Chalmette, (Saint Bernard Parish) that were damaged by water and the oil spill that occurred from Katrina. I fell in love with this city and the people here and decided to purchase a home and re-locate. I believe in the special magic of New Orleans and it's people and am dedicated to the rebuilding process.

Speaks:: english

44 Reviews

based on 44 traveler reviews

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'Lofty' New Orleans Oasis
Faubourg Marigny Downtown


  • 5 of 5
My wife and I decided to spend the first few days of our honeymoon exploring New Orleans. All the hotels that we saw were either out of our price range or too far away, so we jumped at the opportunity stay at Carol's place when we saw it on

The location and accomodations were literally exactly what we were looking for. It's in a great, safe neighborhood, and the route from the house to the heart of Bourbon street was quick, easy and direct (which is especially helpful at the end of a long night in the French Quarter...). Frenchman's street is just as convenient and even closer if you are looking to experience the more "cultural" (i.e. arts and music scene) side of New Orleans. The room isn't exactly palatial, but it's comfortable, clean, quiet, very private, and in all ways, as much as you will need. With as much as New Orleans has to offer, you shouldn't be spending that much time in the room anyway.

Since there is so much to see, do, and (most importantly) eat in this city, having a knowledgeable resource like Carol was invaluable. She knew exactly what to recommend based on what we wanted to do. I felt like I had done my homework before we got there and that we knew all the places we wanted to go, but Carol directed us to a few other places that I hadn't found (and steered us away from the tourist traps), and that definitely enhanced the trip.

This was our first trip to New Orleans, and we decided on the first night that it would not be our last. We will definitely be staying at Carol's Oasis again.
  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
'Lofty' New Orleans Oasis
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Morgantown, WV

A perfect NOLA Retreat

  • 5 of 5
My partner and I traveled for the 5th time to NOLA for a friend's wedding and decided to try a vacation rental this go 'round. Honestly, the price point drew us to 'Lofty Oasis', but everything about this little place turned out to be perfect. First of all, the location could not be any better; You are right in the thick of things, two blocks off of Frenchman Street and the intersection of Bourbon and Esplanade, but it is quiet, quiet, quiet. Carol is a delight and full of great information. Plus, we felt very secure since the property is tucked behind Carol's house beyond a locked courtyard gate. The neighborhood (the Marigny) is safe, but things happen in cities and we had an extra level of comfort knowing that our place wasn't accessed right off the street. We would highly recommend this property for it's great location, kind and knowledgeable owner, and price point. Hard to beat!
  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Kris! I really enjoyed meeting you and sharing my knowledge of great places to eat that you had not been to on your previous 4 visits. Since you are also a VRBO owner in another state, I appreciate that you know what it takes to run a successful rental. As an additional note, my next door neighbors really enjoyed chatting with you. It's nice to be in a "real" neighborhood and get the NOLA vibe from the locals. Thanks again and hope to see you soon!
'Lofty' New Orleans Oasis
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5
You could not ask for a better location than this!! A short walk gets you to Bourbon St. and Frenchman St. and yet it is in a quiet, lovely neighbourhood. No car necessary here but if you do have one a parking pass is provided. The accommodations are small but very comfortable and supplied with everything you need.
Carol is a wealth of knowledge which she happily shares with you. Listen to her advice, especially about restaurants. We have never eaten better on a vacation. Thanks Carol you helped to make our holiday fantastic!!
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen! It was a pleasure having you and your husband as our guests. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Lofty Oasis and our neighborhood. Yes, there is some mighty good eating in NOLA....I am now up to 180 restaurants and have quite a few more to go!
'Lofty' New Orleans Oasis
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Macon, GA

40th Birthday Girl's Weekend

40th Birthday Girl's Weekend
  • 5 of 5
I celebrated my 40th birthday at this lovely home. I am a former NOLA resident and brought my best friend, who is a NOLA newbie along. We loved the location. It is walking distance to the French Market, Jackson Square and the night life of the Quarter that everyone must visit when they are in town. But the property is far enough down Bourbon that when you are ready to call it a night, the night life will not follow you. The property is just across Esplanade Avenue and is in a mostly residential location with no bars. This way you don't have to worry about the loud nightlife of the Quarter once you are actually ready to go to sleep.

The loft has everything you need for a long weekend visit. It is very cozy. Ms. Carol was amazing and great to talk to. She even checked behind us and found something my friend had left behind and made sure we got it back before leaving the city.

We will definitely stay here the next time we are in town, and considering I still have family in the area and could stay for free, that is saying something.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Felisha!......glad you and your friend enjoyed your stay. I had a lot of fun talking to you both and it was my pleasure to share my knowledge of "locals in the know" places to eat and things to do. Looking forward to seeing you again!
'Lofty' New Orleans Oasis
Faubourg Marigny Downtown

Great location and exceptional Host

  • 5 of 5
Just completed my 6th stay at the Lofty Oasis and will go back because Carol makes you feel at home. Cannot beat the location as you can walk to many of the great restaurants and clubs that the "French Quarter" and "Frenchman Street" have to offer. The room has always been clean and accomodations are right on.
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Doug....always a pleasure to have you and Cindy as my guests and looking forward to seeing you again.....I'll have some new restaurants to add for you to check out to my current list of 170 that I have eaten in already!
'Lofty' New Orleans Oasis
Faubourg Marigny Downtown
Memphis, TN


  • 4 of 5
This is a great location, great owner and easy parking on the street. Carol is a prepared host with tons of ideas inside and outside of the neighborhood which can help you really experience the joy of New Orleans. The location is an easy walk to the Quarter or the Frenchman's area, both of which have excellent coffee shops and all types of shopping and restaurants.

I did not read all of the reviews but I did not read any reviews that stated this fact, so I do want to get it out there - this apartment is small. Don't get me wrong, it is a good value for the money. In New Orleans, much of your time is spent out of the room being tourists, so it is a matter of how much space you like to have in your apartment. I am trying to present this in a way that is not negative because it may not be a negative to others. Bottom line, my husband and I would be willing to pay a little more for a little more space. Please don't let this be a deterrent because overall this place is a hidden gem.
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

New Orleans is the most unique city in the United States with a European 'feel'. New Orleans architecture, history, music, art, and world renowned cuisine attract visitors from all over the world. I chose this property because of its proximity to the French Quarter and Frenchmen Street. Our home is located in the famous Bend of Bourbon where the 'Street Car Named Desire' once traveled. We are surrounded by mansions and homes on the National Historical Registry.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Louis Armstrong International Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Barpub : R-Bar--Around the corner on Royal Street at 0.5 Miles Nearest Ferry : Foot of Canal Street. Take Ferry to Westbank. at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Trolley at 0.25 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-10 at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sukho Thai--Around the corner on Royal Street at 0.5 Miles Nearest Point of Interest : Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, Cafe Du Monde Nearest Point of Interest : French Market Nearest Point of Interest : Snug Harbor, DBA, Spotted Cat, Restaurants Nearest Point of Interest : Lafitte's Bar Nearest Point of Interest : Le Petite Theatre Nearest Point of Interest : Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts Nearest Point of Interest : Pat O'Brien's Nearest Point of Interest : Acme Oyster House Nearest Point of Interest : Irene's Cuisine Nearest Point of Interest : Clover Grill Nearest Point of Interest : Port of Call Nearest Point of Interest : House of Blues Nearest Point of Interest : Steamboat Natchez Nearest Point of Interest : Ferry to Algiers Point (West Bank) Nearest Point of Interest : Croissant D'Or Pattissiere Nearest Point of Interest : Verti Mart Nearest Point of Interest : Rouses Market Nearest Point of Interest : Walgreen's Nearest Point of Interest : Coop's Place Nearest Point of Interest : Mona's Cafe (Middle Eastern & Lebanese) Nearest Point of Interest : Cafe Rose Nicaude Nearest Point of Interest : Community Coffee Nearest Point of Interest : La Peniche Nearest Point of Interest : R - Bar Nearest Point of Interest : Galatoire's Nearest Point of Interest : Napoleon House Car: not necessary

Haunted History Tours: Licensed Tour Guide by the City of New Orleans. 2 hour Tour, $20 Per Person. Intriguing two hour journey into the Paranormal and Haunted History of New Orleans! Haunted Buildings, Hotels, Restaurants and Frequent Ghost Sightings


From $115 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4, Essence Fest
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 6 2015
4 night minimum stay
Decadence Festival
Aug 27 2015 - Sep 2 2015
4 night minimum stay
Voodoo Festival/Halloween
Oct 29 2015 - Nov 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras
Jan 31 2016 - Feb 10 2016
4 night minimum stay
French Quarter Festival
Apr 6 2016 - Apr 11 2016
4 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest
Apr 20 2016 - May 2 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $50
  • Refundable damage deposit $100

50% of total cost due at time of booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival for regular season, 60 days prior to arrival for special events. Payment Methods: Personal Check, Money Order or Credit Card

We reserve the right to cancel a reservation if deposits and balances are not received on time.

Cancellation Policy: Funds received will be returned when the room is re-booked for your dates.

Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

This is a non-smoking property

We reserve the right to cancel a reservation if deposits and balances are not received within the specified time period.

Cancellation Policy: Funds received will be returned when the room is re-booked for those dates.

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Updated: Mar 1, 2015


From the Owner

We are located in the historic Marigny in a quiet, residential neighborhood, a stones throw from the French Quarter and 2 blocks from Frenchmen Street, where traditional live jazz still reigns king. Enjoy convenient, free on street parking directly in front of our home. New Orleans is a walking city and our home is conveniently located to access famous restaurants, watering holes, live music, live theatre, shopping, museums and sightseeing without the use of a car.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Town
  • Village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Large Stall Shower, Brass Fixtures


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Queen size Beds (1)


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Wash and Fold and Housekeeping Service Available. Inquire about rates.

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