Beautiful and historic home offers eclectic furnishings and living spaces flooded with natural light, along with lush gardens and a large private backyard with salt water pool. Perfect house for your New Orleans getaway with family and friends.
Our home is a spacious raised cottage built in the late 1800s, and is one of the oldest houses in the Uptown Fontainebleau neighborhood. The recently renovated space retains its original high ceilings, heart pine floors and period millwork while offering a modern 3BR / 3BA layout with spacious living areas flooded with natural light. Furnishings, art, and rugs have been collected during our travels and provide an eclectic New Orleans atmosphere. Most rooms have ceiling fans and there is dual level AC/Heat and a laundry room with washer and dryer.
Living areas and kitchen are located upstairs while all three private bedrooms are downstairs. The upstairs front living area is our favorite room; it has abundant natural light, a working fireplace, and opens onto the front porch via three sets of French doors. The adjacent library offers a comfortable work space with desk and chair. There is a full bath located on the upper level at the back of the house. Roomy kitchen has granite countertops and all new appliances including a 5-burner range with convection oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. Kitchen and dining room are extremely well equipped for cooking and entertaining. Dining room table can expand to seat ten, and there is an additional breakfast bar and reading nook in the kitchen area. Dining room opens onto an upstairs back deck equipped with charcoal and gas grills and a food prep area. Stairs lead down to the backyard and pool.
Downstairs, there are three independent bedrooms, two full bathrooms and the laundry room. Bedrooms have abundant natural light and open onto the lush private side garden via sliding glass doors. All three bedrooms are accessed via a side hallway, there are no walk-throughs (this is NOT a shotgun layout). The master bedroom is very spacious and includes a working fireplace; the en-suite master bath offers an open shower and claw-footed tub that overlook the side garden. An additional full bathroom is located at the end of the side hall.
The outside areas are perhaps the nicest feature of the house and include a lush tropical side garden in addition to a large and private backyard with a salt water pool and outdoor furniture. Outdoor lighting adds to the nighttime ambiance of this beautiful space, which is a great place to unwind and cool off after a busy day festing or exploring the city.
The whole house is available for your use, although some closets with the owners' personal items will be off-limits.
We absolutely love our city and our home, and enjoy sharing them with friends, family, and guests. We will personally greet guests and provide an orientation to the property, and can share insider advice about how to enjoy the city. We will also be available by phone to address any questions or concerns throughout your stay.
If you are staying for longer than 3 days we may need to schedule a time (at the guest's convenience) to check on the pool and gardens.
We share our property with two cats, and while they will be traveling with us, and the house will be immaculately clean upon your arrival, anyone with severe cat allergies should be advised.
Guest pets considered on an individual basis.
We encourage guests to have a great time during their visit; however, this is a residential neighborhood so please be considerate of noise levels when enjoying the outdoor spaces at all times but especially at night. After 10PM please move the music and the party inside. For your safety, no diving in the pool or glass containers around the pool area. No smoking in the house, and please use and empty the provided ashtrays if smoking outdoors. We love our plants, please don't litter in them. Pets considered on an individual basis. Off-street parking is provided, and there is additional parking on the street, but please do not obstruct neighbors' driveways.