Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage

Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage


Property Details

Updated: Sep 7, 2014
1 Bed/1 Bath Sleeps 2-4 max. Creole Cottage Esplanade Ridge

The Grand Jazz Fest Cottage is a single home Creole Cottage built in 1901. The cottage has been constantly maintained since that time having had only 3 owners. We just completed a major renovation and re-landscaped in early 2013.

1000' feet, Sleeps 4. 1 Bedroom, Queen Sofa Bed in the Living Room, 1 Bathroom, Living Room, Full Kitchen, and a Large Back Yard for relaxing and Barbecue. There are two bicycles for your use. You can jump on your bikes and cruise to City Park to enjoy all that it has to offer or even ride to the French Quarter or Garden District.

The Living Room's flooring is gorgeous antique wide-plank heart pine and the walls are wainscot complete with chair rail molding. There are 12 foot ceilings draped in full length fleur de lis embroidered drapery. The sofa opens into a queen size sofa bed. The television is a 43inch plasma with cable channels. Enjoy the Bose radio/cd player during your stay. The accent cabinet below the television stores cds and books for your use.

The kitchen's floors are slate tiles and the cabinets are custom built. The counters are granite with a deep stainless steel sink. The kitchen is fully stocked and includes a full size stainless steel refrigerator/freezer, ice maker with dispenser on the door. Microwave, Range, Oven, Dishwasher, Coffee Pot, Food Processor, Toaster, Magnalite Pots and Pans, Dishes, Glassware, Bar Glasses, Utensils, Serving Dishes, and all that you will need to prepare and enjoy meals at home. A propane gas grill is available for your use in the back yard. And the two local grocery stores and wine store around the corner can provide all of your needs.

The bathroom has a tub with shower. Body Wash, Shampoo, and Conditioner are provided as well as tissue and toilet tissue. High quality bath and hand towels, face cloths, and floor mats are included.

A full size washer and dryer is provided along with clothes detergent and fabric softener for your use.

The bedrooms is a beautiful, romantic, and relaxing retreat. The wood floors are beautiful and it is wainscot in bead board painted creamy shades of white. The four poster King-Size Iron Bed is plush and complete with quality linens. There are two large storage closets in the bedroom, a vanity, and a desk. Relax and watch television on a lazy morning before strolling down to the coffee house for breakfast.

The backyard has just been landscaped and is a nice place to relax and enjoy the morning sun and shade in the afternoon. It is a beautiful place to relax and grill after a long day.

The cottage is a sweet, romantic retreat in the middle of the most charming city in the country.

We hope you enjoy our cottage and our home town as much as we do. When you love New Orleans, it loves you back and makes you feel like you are home.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

My wife and I purchased the cottage in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina flooded our home with 11.9 feet of water. After the Hurricane we moved 3 times in a little over a year. At that time we had not started rebuilding our home in Lakeview and decided that we needed a home to call our own knowing that the rebuilding would be long and tedious due to the lack of available contractors. Anne always dreamed of owning a Creole Cottage and even visualized this Cottage in her dreams. She road the neighborhood for weeks on end looking for the Cottage and one lucky day, there it was. She called me at work so excited she could hard contain herself and the rest is history. We were fortunate enough to purchase the Cottage and moved in in early 2006. We enjoyed living in the neighborhood for over two years until moving back home in 2008. We had a lovely friend in graduate school who treasured the Cottage live there until she completed her Ph.D. and relocated. So now we are ready to share this jewel of Esplanade Ridge with visitors from all over the world.

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Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage
(504) 495-6769
New Orleans Louisiana
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

A Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I recently stayed in the cottage for four nights, at the beginning of a road trip that began in The South. Creole Cottage was the ideal place to stay as with our rental car it was easy to get most places from that address, with The French Quarter only a short drive away.Anne, the owner, was very helpful, providing us with any information we requested. I would have no hesitation in recommending it to others, as our experience was very favourable.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage
(504) 495-6769
New Orleans Louisiana
Birmingham, Alabama

A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights. It's in a wonderful, cozy neighborhood with nice restaurants. It was very clean and very well equipped. There is nothing negative to say other than we didn't get to stay longer!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage
(504) 495-6769
New Orleans Louisiana
Decatur, Georgia

Great for family with 2 small kids!

  • 5 of 5
We have kids age 8 anf 7. We wanted to stay close to the Quarter but not so close we could not sleep at night due to noise. This VRBO was perfect distance from the Quarter and in a great neighborhood. We brought our kids' bikes with us, which turned out to be a great idea because the owners had two adult bikes for us to use that already had air in the tires when we pulled them out of the back shed (a bonus). You can bike to the City Park just up the street and play putt putt or go to the museum or lake, or you can bike down to the Quarter via Esplanade. With the age of our kids and biking experience (or lack thereof), we felt most comfortable biking on the sidewalks and taking it real easy, but more experienced city riders certainly can make use of the bike lanes on Esplanade. It was easy to get to street cars and city buses as well (although we did have a hard thime getting a city bus on Sunday afternoon and ended up taking a taxi). We had fun in the Quarter during the day and headed back to the VRBO at night and ate any one of the great little restaurants within walking distance of the VRBO. The house is in good shape. We felt comfortable. The kids had to share the Queen pull out sofa in the living room (FYI; that bed would not be comfortable for kids much older than ours), but theking bed in the master bedroom was comfortable and the tv in the master was a bonus after the kids went to bed early in the living room. I might recommend some nightstands in the bedroom (place to put book, water and reading glasses). A big thank you to the cleaner for saving my two personal items I left behind and to the owner for being so nice to mail it promptly back to me. THANKS!
Oh, the zoo and Garden District is on the other side of town from this VRBO, so we used our car to go to the zoo (AWESOME ZOO!), but I think this was the only time we had to use the car while we were there. Without any big events going on in the city while we were there, parking on the street in front of the VRBO was real easy for us (but I could see it being a little difficult if there were a big event at City Park or somewhere nearby).
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage
(504) 495-6769
New Orleans Louisiana
Saint Hubert Quebec Canada

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5
This was a wonderful cottage that was close to everything by trolley or walking. Next to some great Restaurants also. The cottage itself is really cozy and felt like being home. Every possible thing was in the cottage and Anne was always available if we needed her for info.
One night we had a BBQ and relaxed with a nice bottle of wine. Will tell our friends about this little piece of heaven!!
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage
(504) 495-6769
New Orleans Louisiana

Beda and Tim's adventure in NOLA

Beda and Tim's adventure in NOLA
  • 5 of 5
Exceptionally clean and well appointed. Everything in its place and tastefully done. Not too cutsy... Comfortable, not too difficult to park, restaurants within walking distance.
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Romantic New Orleans Creole Cottage
(504) 495-6769
New Orleans Louisiana

Creole cottage

  • 5 of 5
Loved the home and area! We will definitely stay again!
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


From the Owner

I spent the first 24 years of my life in this neighborhood until my wife and I married. We both dreamed of owning a cottage in this neighborhood and, for me, it was like coming home. This neighborhood and cottage is something you have to experience. It is a slice of heaven and we hope that you feel the same way about our Cottage and the neighborhood.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : Oak Tree Lined Esplanade Avenue at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mississippi Gulf Coast at 60 Miles Nearest Barpub : Cafe Degas, Lola's, Liuzza's By The Track,SanteFe at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Cafe Degas, Lola's, Liuzza's By The Track, SanteFe at 0.1 Miles Car: not necessary

Located in the Heart of New Orleans, our Cottage is centrally located and just steps off Historic Esplanade Avenue. Our neighborhood is safe and within walking distance of the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park, the Fairgrounds (Jazz Fest and horse racing), and 2 miles from the French Quarter. The neighborhood is a colorful gem and one of the most desirable areas of New Orleans.

We enjoy strolling to dinner or to have cocktails at Cafe Degas, Lola's, Nonna Mia, Liuzza's By the Track, or Santa Fe. You'll notice lots of locals enjoying our Alcee Fortier neighborhood park relaxing and enjoying the weather or maybe playing checkers! Around the corner you will find everything you need - all locally owned grocery stores, a wine store, spa, book store, and coffee shops.

From our cottage, there is no need to rent a car to explore New Orleans. Walk less then one block to catch the Esplanade Avenue/French Quarter bus into the French Quarter or enjoy the 5-block watch down Esplanade Avenue to City Park to catch the streetcar.

Getting around New Orleans by streetcar is a great way to see the city. Walk from the cottage to catch the street car in front of the majestic New Orleans Museum of Art. Streetcars in New Orleans offer and can be paid with exact change when you board. 1, 3, and 31-day unlimited ride Jazzy Passes are also available. The streetcar symbolizes the charm and romance of the City of New Orleans. This streetcar will take you along the scenic route to the CBD and the French Quarter/Aquarium of the Americas.You can then connect to streetcar lines to Uptown New Orleans, Tulane University and the Audubon Zoo. Or transfer to the streetcar that runs along the Mississippi River through the French Quarter. See the Quarter, the St. Louis Cathedral, Cafe du Monde, Jackson Square, and the French Market.

One of the most beautiful and enjoyable areas of New Orleans is City Park. Devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the 1300 Acre New Orleans City Park has been completely restored and expanded. City Park attractions: The New Orleans Museum of Art, Botanical Garden, Sculpture Garden, Boat and Bike Rentals, Tennis Center, Fishing, Picnic Shelters and very soon Miniature Golf! You can even enjoy Beignets and Cafe au Lait at Morning Call in the Park.

Visit their website for details.

Keep your walking shoes on and visit the Audubon Nature Institute's Audubon Zoo (my grandsons love the Cool Zoo sprinklers and water features), Aquarium of the Americas, Insectarium, IMAX Theatre, and the Audubon Park and Golf Course. More info at

Don't miss a visit to The National World War II Museum. The museum presents the American experience during the WWII era with moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. Visitors to the museum are encouraged to allocate roughly 2½ to 3 hours to tour the museum. An award-winning 4-D film, Beyond All Boundaries, is an overview of the war on every front. A variety of other multimedia displays are part of the museum's exhibits, notably dozens of video oral histories conducted with veterans by museum staff. The museum includes two restaurants, the American Sector and the Soda Shop, both operated by noted chef John Besh.

And then there is....The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! Imagine leisurely walking two blocks to the entrance to Jazz Fest! No hassles with traffic, parking...pure heaven. After an exciting day at the Fest, walk over to Liuzza's By The Track to continue partying or to one of the restaurants to carry on with the incredible food and beverages. Nothing beats this....HEAVENLY


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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer (Low Season)
Sep 1 2014 - Sep 15 2014
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Sep 16 2014 - Feb 6 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Mardi Gras First Weekend
Feb 6 2015 - Feb 8 2015
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mardi Gras Week
Feb 13 2015 - Feb 17 2015
5 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Mar 1 2015 - Jun 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jazz & Heritage Festival
Apr 24 2015 - Apr 27 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jazz and Heritage Festival
Apr 30 2015 - May 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Property Damage Protection $89
  • Cleaning Fee $75

Rates May Vary Until Time of Booking. Evidence of Smoking or Pet present in the cottage may result in a $250 charge to your credit card.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

Our Creole Cottage is centrally located just steps off Historic Esplanade Avenue. You can quickly get to any of the many attractions the City of New Orleans has to offer with a quick walk, trolly, bus, or taxi ride within minutes. Enjoy walking, biking or just people watching from our home. Or, leisurely take in all of the activities in our area ... people are walking and chatting, eating and enjoying beverages in the many outside cafes and pubs. People are running, relaxing in the park. Enjoy watching the bike tours riding by our home viewing all of the Historic architecture in our neighborhood. The cottage was completely renovated in early 2013. It is a single dwelling with keyless entry specific to each guest. Paper products, kitchen staples, bath products, linens, barbecue pit and tools. We aim to provide all of the comforts you expect from a luxury hotel with the benefit of a well appointed kitchen. Visitor satisfaction is important to us. We live very close to the Cottage and will be available to you. We will be happy to provide you with recommendations, directions, advice on the best way to enjoy our city. We are a telephone call away if you need us. Otherwise, enjoy your privacy and love our City.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Music Library
  • Games
  • Books


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...

Location Type

  • Downtown


  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • roller blading
  • golf
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing

Floor Area

  • 1000 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, Washer and Dryer


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Four Poster Iron King Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Size Sleeper Sofa in the Living Room
  • Large bedroom with hardwood floors and creamy shades of white walls. Ample storage. Television, desk, vanity, and comfortable seating. Ceiling fan.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Our cottage provides everything you should need during your stay other than the food to you'll need to barbecue and prepare your own meals. All linens, paper products, cleaning products, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, dishwasher and clothes detergents, and fabric softener are provided. The kitchen is fully loaded with cooking utensils, dishware, flatware, serving pieces, glassware, wine glasses, wine opener and much more. There are two bicycles for you to cruise around the city. Barbecue grill and tools to relax in the back yard. All the comforts of home and then some. The cottage is meticulously maintained and should you find anything out of order, please let us contact us.
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