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Luxury 1830s Victorian Marigny Jewel - Old Is Now Modern Chic And Beautiful

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2100 Sq.Ft Camel-back Victorian With Private Brick Courtyard - Quiet, Safe Oasis

Newly renovated Luxury 1830s Victorian 2 story camel back house is a perfect blend of old and new character. No expense was spared restoring the home to its original status and retaining all of its charm and character. I have been fortunate to have received feedback from friends and family who have stayed at the house that this is a true "home away from home experience". The house has original 12 foot ceilings, large windows, french doors and 150 year old heart of pine hardwood floors through out. Crown molding, picture molding, original brick chimneys and ceiling medallions blend effortlessly with the 1830s light fixtures in the living room and dining room. A modern gourmet kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances add the necessary modern convenience. The bathrooms are appointed with wanes coating and mosaic marble tile flooring/marble tile shower enclosure with jetted tub in the master bedroom and traditional subway tile with jetted tub in the guest bathroom. Designer light fixtures, custom furniture and original artwork featuring local and old world artists complement an eclectic design aesthetic. All bedrooms are large with walk-in closets in the master bedroom and master suite. There are 2 king size beds,and, 1 queen sofa sleeper and 2 full futon sofas that comfortably sleeps 6 guests. All bedding and linens are luxurious with soft 1000 count Egyptian count sheets. The private bricked courtyard is surrounded by lush mature bamboo and trees and can be assessed at the side of the house or along the side gallery from the kitchen foyer. The is a gas 2 burner grill and bistro tables for out door dining options. There is a surround sound system in the living room with ceiling speakers in 5 other spaces through out the house allowing music to be adjusted to the individuals preference. Wireless internet/cable with HBO is accessible to 4 smart Samsung flat screen TVs placed in the living room and each bedroom. Electronic front door keypad/camera security system makes access to the house convenient and safe. A sprinkler and fire alarm system has been added to protect my home The house is a licensed 2 bedroom bed and breakfast with the 2 bedrooms rented to 1 group at a time.. I can accommodate most guest requests with stays from 3 nights to a 30 day rental. The entire 3 bedroom house can be rented for a monthly lease as a traditional corporate rental. The rate is negotiable based upon duration of the stay and rooms utilized in the house. Feel free to inquire for a quote based upon availability.

Ronald Chee-Awai
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2018

About Ronald Chee-Awai

I am a young professional who has been fortune and thankful to eat, live and love all the city of New Orleans has to offer as the city evolves during its "Recover, Rebuild, Rebirth"

Ronald Chee-Awai purchased this house in 2011

Why Ronald Chee-Awai chose Faubourg Marigny

This home is my home away from home and was originally renovated with the hope that my friends and family would find a space comfortable, safe and secure while enjoying the city of New Orleans. Every convenience is available at the home in a quiet serene environment.

What makes this house unique

Renovating a diamond in the rough and giving others an opportunity to appreciate the outcome of a historic restoration with no expense spared for the small details. Attention was given to salvaging all the original pine flooring, joists and siding and re purposing the material into antique heart of pine hardwood flooring and the master bedroom ceiling. Salvaged brick, cast iron door hinges, 100 year old wooden panel doors, rim locks and door handles allow the house to have a vintage feel with all the modern 21st century convenience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Ronald's place in the Faubourg Marigny. The house was on a quaint little street nestled among other cute little houses built sometime around the 18th or 19th century. Staying there gave us the experience of being a local in a real New Orleans neighborhood in the French Quarter. The streets were narrow but eminently walkable and dotted with interesting bars and restaurants at every turn. Within a 3 minute walk was a place to grab a drink, another place to get brunch, and yet another place to get coffee. We stayed during Mardi Gras and the entire neighborhood was in a festive spirit. Every day we walked to the French Quarter, all the way down to the end of Bourbon Street and sometimes beyond. We were able to explore every part of the French Quarter with ease, even walking to St. Louis Cathedral to catch mass on Ash Wednesday. One day while we were walking home from shopping in the French Market, a local invited us to join their crawfish boil. On Fat Tuesday another local handed us free Hot Toddy drinks to help warm us up on that unusually cold day. Those little experiences really made us fall in love with the neighborhood and we really got a feel for life in New Orleans. I should not forget to mention how gorgeous and well furnished the house itself was. On the outside it fits in perfectly with the rest of the houses in a neighborhood steeped in history and tradition. On the inside, there are beautiful wooden floors and high 12 foot ceilings. There is a high definition television with surround sound speakers in every room. There are interesting pictures of various landmarks of New Orleans on every wall. There is a full kitchen that offers you limitless possibilities to bake, fry, toast, or nuke whatever leftover you took home from dinner at the countless NOLA eateries. The bathrooms have warm showers and hot tub jets in the bath. And when you walk out the balcony on the second floor you can see the steeple of a nearby historic church sticking out from a sea of historic homes. I had an amazing time staying here and would definitely want to stay in the exact location again (hint hint). I would recommend it to anyone staying in New Orleans.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Faubourg Marigny

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Master bathroom - first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Second floor hallway bathroom
  • Bathrooms have granite counter tops and hickory wood cabinetry with mosaic marble tile flooring and white marble tile shower surround in the master bathroom and Italian porcelain tile flooring and subway tile shower surround in the guest bathroom. Sky light is located in the guest bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Master Suite with California king bed and sofa/ futon full
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Master bedroom with california king bed with full size futon
  • The house is a licensed 2 bedroom Bed and Breakfast with the 3rd bedroom reserved for the owner. The 2 master bedroom suites are large with 2 California king sized beds and 2 full sized sofa futons in the 1st floor master bedroom and 2nd floor master suite. The living room has a queen sized leather sleeper sofa with linen placed for this bed in the adjacent sideboard . The bedding includes pillow shams, comforter and blanket. The display pillows/shams can be easily removed and placed in the walk in closet when the beds are in use. There are sisal rugs underneath each bed. 6 adult sized terry robes are provided for use by the guest ( 2 per closet) and can be placed in the washing machine after its use. There are unique wooden chest of drawers in each bedroom for ample storage of clothes. Each bedroom has natural fiber roman shades on the windows with linen fabric panels on the french doors.
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private chef can cater meals for groups staying at the house. Chef Jeff, Chef Natasha and Chef John are all local chefs in New Orleans but will need to be contacted several weeks prior to your visit to confirm food preferences, rates and availability


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average rating of 4.9428573 based on 38 reviews

All the character you could want!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing! I couldn't be any happier with my first stay in New Orleans! Ronald was very accommodating and helpful. The house was beautiful! I had a group of 8 and it worked perfectly for us.The rooms were immaculate. The back porch/patio and balcony was my favorite part. It was nice to enjoy breakfast out on the patio. The neighborhood was perfect and had a ton of character. Perfect for walking to French Quarter, but not staying actually in it. I loved the nice touch of the 'before' pictures of the house before it was remodeled - a serious undertaking! The only thing that may have been negative was completely out of Ronald's control: the neighbors are a bit unfriendly and cold - they also have a sign right on their gate expressing disagreement with short term rentals (directed at this house I assume). However, that was the only unfriendliness we ran into our whole trip and I couldn't have been happier with this rental! Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Las Vegas, NV/Brookfield, WI

Absolutely amazing house! Location was good.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house! Very accommodating for a large group over Thanksgiving. Comfortable beds. Responsive and helpful host. The neighborhood was ok. It was convenient to many things...location was a little sketchy...acceptable during the day...after dark be more cautious.

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I've rented this house and the second time was as good as the first. The house is very roomy and all the rooms are well appointed. The house has all modern conveniences and is way better than staying in a hotel. Communication with the owner was seamless and everything went smoothly in regards to access or any questions. The location of the house is great, if you want to get away from the craziness of the French Quarter. There are lots of options for bars and food within a few blocks of the house as well. Marigny is a great location for your home base and you are in walking distance to Frenchman St as well as the French Quarter.

  • Review Submitted: 09/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great space with amenities

  • 5 of 5

If you have a large party it's easy to spread out in this spacious town home. A location that's easy enough to walk into the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods. The rear patio and balcony is an added bonus in great weather.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely little house

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a really unique neighborhood very close to many attractions. Everything is clean upon arrival, the owner is thorough and available. The beds are all incredibly luxurious and we had morning beverages on the patio. All in all a place where I would be happy to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfort and class in the heart of Marigny.

  • 5 of 5

This home is absolutely beautiful. Every detail adds to the overall experience! First of all, the location is stellar. My friends and I traveled to New Orleans to celebrate my 30th birthday, and this home provided a comfortable, classy home base within walking district to Frenchman Street, the French Quarter and other restaurants around the neighborhood. We loved Cake Cafe and St. Roch Market, both a 5 minute walk from the house. I'm impressed we ever left the house- it was a vacation in itself! Plush bedding and fabulous goose down pillows, living and dining space that allow you to imagine settling in forever and a beautiful courtyard for drinking coffee in the morning and wine at night. Ron was a gracious host and upon arriving made sure to inform us of every last detail about the house/where to find things. I would most definitely stay here again, and I WILL be back to Nola. There is not enough time to see/hear/taste everything in one trip!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Louis Armstrong International Airoort
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Marie's Bar
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Algiers Ferry
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Grey Hound Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Franklin Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Bay St. Louis
Car: not necessary

My home is located in the historic Marigny neighborhood that is 2.5 blocks away from the St. Rock Market (unique neighborhood food, wine and coffee) and the Healing Center (Yoga, Gym, Food Coop grocery, Mediterranean restuarant and music venue) and Shadow Box theater. Walk to Franklin Restuarant 2 blocks away or Frenchman street 4 blocks for live music options or the French quarter 7 blocks away.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$275.76
Property Damage Insurance AU$136.5

Rates are subject to change. 100% refund if cancellation is 30 days prior to arrival. Access to property is via electonic door code. To open, press Schlage button then 4 digit code (will be given the day before check in) and the lock will open confirmed with a green check sign. To lock door - just close the door since it has an automatic lock mechanism

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancelled at least 90 days before arrival date.