My husband and I were fortunate to find this rental in the Garden District for our short stay in NOLA. Since we were there right after Mardi Gras, we had the whole house to ourselves and found that very relaxing. The home is lovely and very artistically decorated. The neighborhood was quiet and within walking distance, or a short drive, of restaurants and shops. We used the trolley, which was convenient, to get to Bourbon Street and a taxi to return to the house.
Our hosts, Don and Indira, met us at the house upon our arrival and were a fountain of information. They spent extra time giving us recommendations on restaurants not only in New Orleans but all along our planned route to Lafayette. They also advised us on which attractions were a priority as well as the more lay-back things to do, We adjusted our agenda accordingly and were not disappointed. Everything from my initial contact with Andrea to our check-out with Indira went smoothly. Thank you all for making our short stay in NOLA restful and enjoyable.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Indira met us and showed us around. She gave us good recommendations as to what to do around town. The pictures don't do the beauty of the home justice. The ceilings are very high so it felt spacious. It was very clean. The location is perfect. The St Charles streetcar is a few of blocks away and runs 24/7. You can get an all day pass for $3.00. Magazine St is a couple of blocks away, lots of shops and restaurants to check out. We will definitely stay here in the future!!
We enjoyed our 4 days in this rental in the lower Garden District. The location is excellent. $36 standard taxi fare from the airport. Very close walking distance to some great restaurants (loved Munch) and the wonderfully eclectic Magazine Street. Short stroll to catch a streetcar heading uptown or downtown for $1.25 per journey or you can get a $3 day pass which is great value. We were able to catch a local RTA bus to Jazz Fest, then a streetcar back, for $3 each (much better than the $20 express bus from downtown). It's so easy to get around, a car is not needed but there's space on the street outside the house if needed. Felt a very safe area.
The house itself is wonderfully furnished with great artwork all around and lots of shared space to relax. I know it's really old which is part of the charm but a few fixes would be good such as the wobbly bannister on the staircase, which we were advised not to touch, all the doors creak very loudly and the windows rattle with the wind. Didn't bother us at all although a few other house guests couldn't sleep well - we all experienced door handles coming off in our hands and a painting fell off the wall in a bedroom one night with a mighty crash! This didn't detract at all from our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed it, I'd definitely come back again if ever in New Orleans. The owners were away so Indira kindly met us on arrival, gave us a great intro to the area and was only a call away to help with anything. Great big kitchen to share and the added bonus of being able to do laundry was very welcomed. Great stay and we enjoyed the company of the other guests, sharing our exploits at the end of each day over a drink, great fun.
This grand old dame from the 1800's has bee well loved and taken care/ The oversized living and sitting areas are full of wonderful comfortable furniture with mant antique pieces and walls adorned with art work depicting the spirit of New Orleans. The master bedroom suite was perfect Large comfortable bed with ample space and grea tbathroom. Location was good to get bus or trolley. We had a delightful weekend. Kitchen has all one needs. Great fridge. Super time
Cannot wait to come back
We were extremely pleased with our stay, Don was more than host, he made sure we knew about all the festivities going on for St paddys day. The house was very beautiful, especially my room, which was the captains suite. Don was even nice enough to show us some his fabulous art work..Thanks for having us as house guests.
My daughter and I stayed at the Felicity Street Inn during a three day visit to New Orleans. The property was gorgeous, our bedroom was beautiful and our stay was so comfortable and elegant! Best bed I've ever slept in away from home! Our host, Don was a wealth or information and introduced us to Magazine Street and The Rum House (order the nachos!!!). We loved every minute of our stay. The location was the best in New Orleans!!! We will definitely book again!
Felicity Street is ideally located in the Garden District, with plenty of local restaurants, shops and easy access to public transport, including the St Charles streetcar (i.e. tram) making it easy to get into the lively French Quarter.
My wife and I stayed there for 15 nights, leaving a couple of days after Mardi Gras. The house was an oasis of calm amid the frenzy of Mardi Gras. It is less than 5 minutes walk from St Charles Avenue and most of the big Mardi Gras parades travel down St Charles making the house a great location for Mardi Gras season.
The house itself is very much old-style but very comfortable and with a modern kitchen. We stayed in the master bedroom, which has an en-suite with double shower. Other guests stayed in rooms without en-suites and used a shared bathroom. Everyone has shared access to the kitchen, lounge, etc. We weren't quite expecting that (I guess we didn't read the description closely enough) but it worked really well.
Our host, Don, was fabulous. He lives at the house himself and routinely had coffee ready early in the morning. He is also full of tips and advice - anything from how to travel around, restaurants, shops, good choices of excursions and everything you need to know about Mardi Gras. In particular, he helped us avoid the usual tourist traps and quickly find our way to the real New Orleans where the locals go to party, notably Frenchman Street with its jazz clubs.