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Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Larger than it looks. Brimming with charisma & walking distance to all the fun!

This bright space is 800 s.f. of the Caribbean charm hidden away in the heart of the Marigny--which puts it pretty much close to everything. The bustling, up-and-coming St Claude Avenue is one and a half blocks away. The Avenue is alive with funky dive bars, art galleries, junk and thrift shops, and even theatres. Coffee shops are all around! And eateries of all kinds seem to pop up over night.

The entire rest of the Crescent City is easily at hand. We are 10 walkable blocks from the French Quarter.

Mardi Gras? The Season begins just 3 blocks from here with the irreverent Krewe de Vieux and ends in the same spot with the Ste. Anne Walking Parade--where EVERYONE is in the Krewe and the bar is set sky high for costuming!

Jazz Fest? French Quarter Fest? Chaz Fest? Oyster Fest? VooDoo Fest? It seems that we have parades, 2nd lines and festivals one after the other in close formation. Or maybe you’re here for a convention. There are oodles of them here every year. The CBD is just minutes away by cab or Uber.

Restaurants abound. From funky/trendy to 4 star: running the gamut from run-down-your-arm juicy poboys, thick gumbos and firey crawfish boils to the finest dining at Commanders and Bayona: from Baccanal at the far-end-elbow of the Bywater to Maurapas or The Three Muses on Frenchman Street. But even in this lush landscape, it’s sometimes just right to eat at “home”. You’ll have a spacious, fully equipped kitchen here to rustle up a home-made meal. With the Food Co-op just a block away, you can conveniently “make groceries” for whatever inspires you.

We’ll have information on all the above including plantations and swamp tours and everything in between available when you arrive.


You’ll just enter through the green security gate with coded entry, walk down the lighted drive to find your "home-away-from-home" with a deck in the back corner of our good-sized back yard. The entire colorful house is yours. With 800 cozy square feet, you’ll have one bedroom and one bath with a large kitchen/eating area, living room, front porch plus a deck for morning coffee or that last cocktail before you call it a day. This out-of-sight hideaway can be just the reprieve you need from the abundant action of the Crescent City.

Parking is on the street and rarely an issue. If you don’t feel like walking (which is a great choice), bicycles can be rented in several places nearby (a great way to get around the city). Buses are found on St Claude and

Lyft or Uber are only an app away. We are thrilled that the new North Rampart street car line is only 5 blocks away and it will get you all over town for a song.

The large back yard is shared with us. We live on site in the historic front house. We have a workshop across the space from you and we have two dogs who will keep us company. They do not come into the cottage and they are never outside without us. Chances are that you will meet them! If you’re not a “dog person” another spot would probably be a better fit for you. The entire outside area is well kept and, depending on the time of year, filled with foliage and greenery.

A laundry shed is located behind our house and we are happy to share it with you.

Smoking on the deck and the covered patio is acceptable.


Your hosts are two sisters. Stephanie has an extensive and creative background in antiques and furniture refinishing while Marna has been busy for years rehabbing as much of the historic architecture in New Orleans as she can manage. While we’ll give you your space and privacy, we ARE on hand with hopefully helpful information--or help--if needed.

More Details

Marna David
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

About Marna David

Your hosts are two sisters. Stephanie has an extensive and creative background in antiques and furniture refinishing while Marna has been busy for years rehabbing as much of the historic architecture in New Orleans as she can manage. While we’ll give you your space and privacy, we ARE on hand with hopefully helpful information--or help--if needed.

Marna David purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Marna David chose Faubourg Marigny

If you're looking for privacy that is within walking distance from a boatload of amenities, attractions and actions: this is your place! You'll have a peaceful hideaway when you want a break from the hustle and bustle. And easy access to the rest that the city has to offer when you're ready.

What makes this cottage unique










Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Faubourg Marigny, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • It's a full bath--with shower and tub. We'll supply basic toiletries and all towels.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom has a queen-sized bed. Lots of closet space and dresser space, too.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
This cottage has the best of both worlds. It is close to all the action New Orleans is famous for. Yet it's location will provide you with that needed respite we all need when the day is done.


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average rating of 4.875 based on 80 reviews

A hidden treasure!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed 4 nights in this cottage and loved it! We parked our car in front and left it there until we came home. The first night, we walked around the neighborhood, getting familiar with the area. Who Dat? Coffee Shop, which is just a few blocks away, is definately the best place for breakfast! Not only is the coffee delicious, the food was amazing! Most everything is within walking distance and, if it's not, a streetcar/bus day-pass can be purchased for $3. Marna and Stephanie were so friendly and helpful. We enjoyed visiting with them. Both are artists and we even purchased one of Marna's beautiful assemblages for a souvenir. They respected our privacy while being available if we needed anything. All of the locals were very friendly, in fact, the only people we came across who weren't friendly were other tourists. We will definately try to stay again the next time we are here! Thank you, Marna and Stephanie, for a great get-away weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This may be our best review ever!! Can't thank you enough for your notes, not just the great things you had to say about Stephanie and myself, but about the neighborhood itself. We feel almost exactly the same. We couldn't be luckier--our neighbors are open, friendly and inclusive. Almost anything a visitor could want is within walking distance--or easily reached. We do live in a "charmed" place. Come again any time! PS: Has that assemblage found the perfect spot yet?
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The property was nicely located and quiet. Very clean and comfortable.

  • 4 of 5

I felt at home as soon as I entered the cottage. It was a great place to come back to and relax after a day out exploring. I would recommend this place to my friends.

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this.....nothing is better than hearing that a guest feels at home in our cottage!! And knowing that you would recommend it to others makes it even better. Do come again any time.
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Lovely neighborhood, and a great, private spot!

  • 5 of 5

Marna and Stephanie are just lovely! The cottage is perfect, surprisingly spacious and very well appointed. Although we shared a yard with the owners, they totally respected our privacy, just checking in with us from time to time. An added bonus is Beau, an adorable dog (very gentle and sweet Boxer) who lives on the property. We would highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfy, close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was wonderful and so spacious. It really felt like a hinge away from home. Would have loved a DVD player to make it perfect. The little personal touches and made us feel welcome in their home.

  • Review Submitted: 12/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Short and sweet and says it all--thanks so much! So pleased that the cottage felt like "home" away from home --that's kind of our goal. And the personal character of the space is important to us--hoping it gives our guests a unique visit to New Orleans. Come again any time!
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Madison, WI USA

Lots of space in a great neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our week in this cottage, and probably would not have explored the Marigny/Bywater area if we had stayed elsewhere. Very comfortable bed; lots of space; large, well-equipped kitchen. Only downside: if you are visiting in the winter and there is unusually cold weather, the lack of central heating means a chilly bathroom (bathroom is small-nowhere to put a space heater) and kitchen. However, we were warm enough in the bedroom and gas-heated living room. (Also no central air - there are two window units but I can’t tell if they are sufficient in really hot weather. Lovely hosts, a few good restaurants nearby, and if you are coming home late at night from French Quarter or CBD, an Uber ride is about $7. I’d definitely stay here again. I would give 4 1/2 stars if I could!

  • Review Submitted: 10/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You folks were absolute champs staying in the cottage during New Orleans's coldest/longest frozen spell in decades!! We rarely have trouble with keeping the space cool--those AC's are big and do a great job with handling heat. But it was crazy cold during your visit....and we often thought you were handling it better than we did. I appreciate your kind and helpful notes--I totally understand. We hope you'll come back again and be here when The Marigny can really show you her warm face. We enjoyed having you as guests and actually admired your spirit! Warmly ;-) (little joke) Marna and Stephanie
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Georgetown, Indiana

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was close to coffee shops, restaurants, the bars on Frenchman street. Four blocks farther and you were in the french quarter. The cottage had everything we needed. Parking wasn't a problem. We walked during the day and used Uber to go out at night. Everything was comfortable. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because the mattress topper on the bed made the bed too soft for me. My back was stiff every morning. This is more a personal preference kind of thing though.

  • Review Submitted: 13/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am SO SORRY to hear that the bed was less than kind to you! Up to now, it has been such a big hit with our guests that is frequently given "plugs" in reviews. We would have taken it that topper off if we'd known! I feel bad about it. As for the rest of your review---thanks so much. You hit the high points-- we are so fortunate to have our great Marigny location. Your noting on the proximity to Frenchman Street is an appreciated point--"four more farther and your were in the French Quarter" is cool, too. Once again--thanks for your kind words--have a sweet holiday!
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Car: not necessary

Coffee shops abound! The local Fresh Food Co-op is one block away and groceries can be 'made' at the Mardi Gras Zone just a few more blocks away. Funky dive-bars and craft cocktail watering holes are plentiful and within walking distance. Restaurants from fine dining (The Country Club, Feelings), BBQ (The Joint), to the uniquely quirky (Lost Love Lounge), Middle Eastern (Cafe Istanbul) name it. It's all here. Night life litters St Claude Av and the local gold standard of Frenchman Street is plentifully at hand. Art galleries. Even two theatres (offering small presentations, slam poetry and The Goodnight show) are up the block.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$132.49

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Rates for Mardi Gras, Jazzfest, holidays and other high demand seasons will vary and will be available upon request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.