This week I talked with Blake whose Victorian Townhouse, 47545, is perfect for big groups heading to the Big Easy. Take a look at what he had to say about the old Southern home.
Where is your rental located?
We are located on the edge of the French Quarter, just three short blocks from Bourbon Street and six blocks from the Historic French Market.
When was the house built?
The house was built circa 1879 and still radiates with the old New Orleans charm. Originally a single family home throughout the years, it was lovingly restored to all its glory and was set up to lease out so that anyone could experience the feel of Old New Orleans.
What’s your decoration inspiration?
The house was built in the Victorian style of architecture and we tried to continue that feel when decorating. Anything less would have been doing the beautiful home a disservice.
What’s your favorite part of the townhouse?
The front porch has to be my favorite part of the home. It overlooks the French Quarter and allows guests to take in the unique culture that is New Orleans. The tall ceilings and hardwood floors throughout the home are also a favorite of mine, accentuating the fine detail of the architecture.
You offer great accommodations for big groups, what activities do you recommend for them in the area?
While most people think bars are the only thing to do in New Orleans, the city actually offers a wide variety of activities. After a delicious continental breakfast in our sister hotel, the New Orleans Courtyard, many guests like to visit the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas as well as Audubon Zoo, both great attractions to see while in town. The Natchez Steamboat is a must do while in the city. It offers tourists the chance to see the city from a unique angle with both day and night cruises as well as dinner cruises that are quite popular. Catching a guided tour is also an entertaining and informative way of see our beautiful city. These tours allow tourists to view some of the most historical and intriguing buildings in the city as well as the famous New Orleans cemeteries. The home also comes with access to two beautiful pools, so after a day of site seeing you can relax and float.
What do you hope your renters get from a week at your rental?
I hope that guests at our property leave feeling relaxed and uplifted. The New Orleans way of life is truly unique to any other city in the south and offers so much that it can honestly be anything that the guest wants it to be. The city is laid back and easy going and we hope that the guest will take some of the New Orleans spirit home when they leave us and hopefully return.
What a classic home! Every inch looks like you are back in time. I love the intricate features throughout the home: mantles, wooden walls, and stained glass. What details do you like about the New Orleans Victorian?