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Impeccably Renovated Luxury Cottage with Courtyard & Jacuzzi

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


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Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

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The Marigny Cottage was recently featured on a Disney network TV show called 'Sweet Retreats' which profiles luxury vacation rentals, and the show's hosts chose the Cottage for their vacation!

The Marigny Cottage is a classic Eastlake Victorian townhouse that was constructed in the early 20th century in New Orleans' Faubourg Marigny neighborhood, which is adjacent to and within walking distance of the French Quarter. The Cottage has recently undergone a major renovation that brings out the charm of an early 20th century residence, updated with all modern amenities. The owner recently purchased the Cottage so all furnishings are brand new!

The Cottage, which offers almost 1,500 square feet of living area, has 2 private bedrooms (each with a queen bed) and 1.5 baths, a large formal dining room, a living room, and a spacious eat-in kitchen that opens onto a private courtyard with a Jacuzzi, gas grill and outdoor furniture. The Cottage has 12-foot ceilings, polished hardwood floors, 3 decorative fireplaces and large windows throughout which give the home a light, airy feel. The Cottage has central heating and cooling, and most rooms are equipped with a ceiling fan that takes the edge off of those days when the mercury is running high.

Guests enter the home through a formal entryway characteristic of traditional sidehall cottages. Adjacent to the entryway is a formal dining room featuring an exposed brick fireplace with a decorative mantle and two floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the room in sunlight. This room is furnished with a large farmhouse dining table that seats up to six people and is perfect for those evenings when you just want to order in or have our house manager Sidney prepare you a New Orleans-style feast in our chef's kitchen.

The spacious, light-filled living room has an exposed brick decorative fireplace, a queen sleeper sofa, a loveseat, coffee tables and a lounge chair. The living room also features a 40-inch flat screen HDTV, along with a DVD/CD player and an iPod dock. Wireless high speed internet is available throughout the Cottage.

When you are on vacation nothing is more important than getting a good night's rest. So, we have furnished each bedroom with a new, high-quality pillow top mattress, a down comforter, chenille throws and 600-thread count sheets that we guarantee will make it difficult to get out of bed each morning. Each bedroom has a closet, a dresser, nightstand, an iPod dock/alarm clock, plus the master bedroom has a 26-inch HDTV with DVD player. The master bedroom also has an exposed brick decorative fireplace.

The full bathroom is classic old New Orleans (but in a renovated way) with a pedestal sink and a clawfoot tub with a shower enclosure. The Cottage also has a renovated half-bathroom adjacent to the living room and a large washer and dryer located in the kitchen area. Each bathroom is supplied with high-quality Egyptian cotton towels and bath sheets.

Our large, modern eat-in kitchen is delightfully bathed in sunlight with three sets of windows and a set of French doors that lead to the courtyard. Indeed, our kitchen is uncharacteristically large and airy for historic homes in the Marigny neighborhood. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and is well-equipped with a complete supply of cookware, dishes and cutlery. Small appliances include a toaster oven, a microwave and a blender. We believe that coffee is one of life's great pleasures (and it's taken pretty seriously in NOLA), so we have provided our coffee-loving guests with three options for their morning brew - an espresso maker, a French press and a traditional coffee maker. After you have brewed your morning coffee, simply take a stroll through the French doors into the courtyard to sip your coffee and listen to the sounds of morning in N'Awlins, which might include the horn of a paddlewheeler making its way down the Mississippi a few blocks away!

And while you are in the courtyard, you might as well enjoy all of the amenities offered - soak in the Jacuzzi, throw some Louisiana shrimp on the grill or just relax on the outdoor furniture. The Cottage on Port is so comfortable that you might not want to leave!

Our local house managers - Merri and Sidney Roussell - are native New Orleanians who can be a resource to our guests during their stay. Sidney owns a catering business and is available to prepare in-home meals for our guests at their request. Sidney is also available by appointment to provide guests with black car service during their stay. Please inquire when booking the property.

Keywords: Newly Renovated Luxury Cottage, townhouse, hip, stylish, contemporary

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks english

About Owner

We are native New Orleanians who currently live in both New orleans and New York. One of us is a writer and part-time designer, while the other is involved in commercial real estate and hospitality.

Owner purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Owner chose Downtown

We bought the Cottage because we were looking for a uniquely New Orleans home in a uniquely New Orleans neighborhood. As we work in New Orleans part-time, this is our home when we are there.

What makes this townhome unique

After those New Orleans nights, which frequently run late, involve lots of food and a 'few' cocktails, I love to crawl into the super-comfortable beds and fall into a deep slumber. Also, evenings in the courtyard and Jacuzzi are great because you can sip on a glass of wine, fire up the grill and watch the sun set behind the church steeples in the distance.


based on 60 traveller reviews

Impeccably Renovated Luxury Cottage with Courtyard & Jacuzzi
average rating of 4.866667 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this wonderful house. It was really well stocked with everything and anything you could want or need. We would stay here again in a heartbeat, fantastic neighborhood and the owners had great recommendations for things to do and see. We had a marvelous dinner at the 'Franklin' around the corner from the house and had many visits to the wonderful St Roch market which has some truly amazing food and drinks.

Thanks so much

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Wonderful gem in New Orleans!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the house with 5 of my girlfriends for a weekend getaway. We loved the house and it fit our needs perfectly. It is about a 25 minute walk to French Quarter and a 10-15 minute walk to Frenchmen Street. The St. Roche market is nearby and there is an adorable Co-op to buy your groceries at not too far from the house. Satsuma cafe is about a 10 minute walk from the house and worth a visit for a breakfast or lunch sandwich. It's adorable and they serve delicious food!

The house was clean and comfortable and the jacuzzi was lovely - although a bit hot. It was set at 92 but the temp read 109. We had to take the cover off and let it cool for awhile before we were able to get in. Aside from that, everything was fabulous. Towels and shampoo were provided and there were extra sheets for the blowup mattress. The layout was exactly as it appeared online. The owners were easy to work with and responded quickly to my messages. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A neat little cottage in the middle of everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I met some friends from the UK for their first visit to New Orleans and this cottage was the perfect venue for us to catch up and to rest after a long day of sightseeing. The cottage had everything we could have needed and more, and was positioned within walking distance of many interesting restaurants and public transportation. I walked in the neighborhood every morning very early and never felt uncomfortable or afraid even though I passed many revelers still partying from the night before :) All part of New Orleans! Sidney, the house manager, was an absolute delight and gave us some great tips re where to eat etc. in addition to providing car service for us back to the airport. We had a delightful visit with our friends and all the little touches such as quality sheets and the Keurig coffee pot made for a very pleasant stay. Thank you Erin.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, well-furnished, wonderful property

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our 14-month-old daughter for 4 nights in March/April 2016. This home is clean, nicely updated, with modern furnishings and beautiful local art. Everything worked as it should in the kitchen and bathrooms so there were no headaches whatsoever. The beds and linens were very comfortable. Street parking was easy. And perhaps most importantly, the owner's recommendations for places to eat were awesome! So happy we chose to stay here. Thanks for a great time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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La Crosse, WI

Great house and awesome stay!

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and well kept. Kitchen was really nice and made for some quiet breakfasts for four adults before exploring the city.

Beds were comfortable and the living room was spacious and relaxing. First night we walked to a nearby market and were told we probably shouldn't be out walking at night. However we weren't bothered at all and enjoyed exploring a little bit.

We had some amazing food and drink and one of the shockers ended up being the chicken and catfish from the corner market (Hanks) 2 doors from the house. GREAT late night snack!

Would recommend and stay again if visiting.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable house in the Marigny

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in this thoughtfully restored house in Fauberg Marigny. We are a family of four with two teenagers and the house was perfect for us. The kitchen is well stocked and we ate most breakfasts there. It is a short walk to a number of neighborhood eateries and groceries and Erin will give you a full rundown of their favorites, which was very helpful. It was great to be away from the tourists and to get a feel for the "real" New Orleans.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday townhome in Bywater, Louisiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
22 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2016 - 25 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
31 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
All Star Weekend
17 Feb 2017 - 20 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mardi Gras 2017
24 Feb 2017 - 1 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
French Quarter Fest
5 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest
27 Apr 2017 - 2 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jazz Fest
4 May 2017 - 9 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Essence Fest/July 4th
27 Jun 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$131
Refundable Damage Deposit A$393

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Bywater, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Brand new, high-quality pillow top mattresses, with down comforters, Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • wooden decking
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
3 decorative fireplaces, ceiling fans in most rooms, brand new high-quality pillowtop mattresses, 600 thread count sheets, down comforters, iPod docks in each bedroom, Egyptian cotton bath sheets, espresso maker, private courtyard, in-home catering and black car transportation available upon request

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