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Built in the 1860's, "Little Orange" is half of a "shotgun"; thus, it boasts the hallmarks of traditional New Orleans architecture: 13 foot ceilings, cypress mantels, pocket doors, tall shuttered windows, and hardwood floors. The shutters are a vibrant orange to remind you of this city's Caribbean spirit. Bienvenue aux tropiques!
The apartment is fully furnished and appointed, the space comprised of a living-room (with queen pull-out couch), equipped kitchen, one bedroom, and small bath. There's wifi, a large flat screen TV, burglar alarm, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer. And a great book collection too.
The apartment is best suited for two people; however, it can sleep four when using the pull-out couch. As of Sept. 2016, there's a brand new Queen mattress in the bedroom: it's a Comfort Dreams Select-A Memory Foam (medium-firm) and very comfortable! Please know that when the couch is extended in the living-room, that common space radically shrinks. There's a $25 fee per adult guest #3 and #4. There is no additional fee for children.
The front porch overlooks a full block of green space (Annunciation Square Park), home to many soccer and kickball games. There's a basketball court in the park as well (and so a basketball sits in the bedroom closet for you too). I spend more time on the porch than I do in the living-room. The porch also overlooks my small--but robust!--butterfly garden where a small fountain burbles. It's a great place to drink coffee in the morning and wine in the evening, and I hope the night-blooming jasmine is working its perfume when you're here!
The apartment is an easy stroll to lower Magazine Street, known for its many boutiques, antique shops, bars, and eateries, as well as to the Warehouse District/CBD and French Quarter. Please check out my map/guidebook! I've mainly tagged places to which you can easily stroll, but I'm happy to offer suggestions for outings in farther flung areas of town. The house is not far from the Convention Center, Mardi Gras World/Productions, The Chicory (wedding venue) and Second Line Stages. If you are in town for a conference/event or working on a film, my location can't be beat. Likewise, if you're in town for a game, a cheap cab ride gets you to the Super dome quickly. This neighborhood has been dubbed one of New Orleans' hottest for obvious reasons. There really is a ton to see and do (and eat) right here.
For those interested in getting out to explore other parts of the city/state, it's worth knowing that my location offers convenient access to I-10. No need to traverse all of uptown or the Quarter to find the interstate. The on-ramp is three blocks away, which means the West Bank is five minutes away, the airport, 20 without traffic. If you don't have a car, the bus runs along both Magazine and Tchoupitoulas. I bought this property for its convenience of location.
Although the apartment is an easy distance to many hot spots, the neighborhood itself is quiet--another reason I bought this property. Your sleep will not be disturbed by traffic or street cheer. The Mississippi rolls by just two blocks away, so the hood has a sultry "edge of town" feel. I love this about it. Neither uptown nor downtown, it floats in between, spooned by the river(URL HIDDEN)
Regretfully, pets are not allowed.
Guests have access to the entire apartment and front porch. The park across the street--with its play area for little ones--is yours to enjoy too. Parking available directly in front of the house.
I am available for all your questions and needs, but giving my guests their space and privacy is a top priority.
Many guests ask if it is safe to walk from Little Orange to the French Quarter and back again, and while I have never had a scary experience doing so, New Orleans is a big city with its unpredictable bursts of crime. And so my recommendation is to always cab-it after dark--especially if you've been drinking. Don't run the risk of becoming a target. Take a cab and be safe.
Pets are not allowed.
Parties are not allowed.
Smoking is not allowed.
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins June 1 - Nov. 30. If you are planning to visit New Orleans during hurricane season, you should be prepared to evacuate in the case of serious weather and/or a mandatory evacuation as ordered by the City. Historically August and September bring the most wind and water. If booking in August - October, please have a hurricane plan in mind (e.g., a reliable form of transportation out of New Orleans and a confirmed safe destination). Under no circumstances will you be allowed to ride out a serious hurricane at Little Orange. Of course, should an evacuation go into effect during your stay, you will be refunded. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.