We loved our stay at the Pierre Coulon guesthouse over Mardi Gras 2012. Looking for a place where we could all stay together, this guesthouse provided an excellent value and more of a unique experience than a normal hotel. The rooms are cute, very clean, and the kitchen/living room were thoughtfully stocked. Daily housekeeping (clean towels, trash emptied etc.) was a really nice touch and a reminder that this is more than just a house rental. Breakfast/snacks provided were light (coffee/milk/cereal - the coffee was much appreciated!!) but that's exactly what we wanted, because other breakfast places in the area are amazing... the surrounding neighborhood is adorable and the walk even to the french quarter is pretty short, 20 minutes or so, and we also appreciated the chance to stretch our legs a bit. Frenchman street is even closer. Overall a wonderful location and house to stay in.
Having a leisurely cup of coffee on the beautiful patio, before going out to the parades, was one of my favorite memories of our trip! What a pretty, picturesque place to stay.
The hosts were also very accommodating and a perfect balance of being available whenever we needed something, but not infringing on our privacy at all...the private entrance to the house helps with that... and they were so, so nice, from our email correspondence, booking the house, providing lots of tips/literature for the area, etc.
I would definitely stay here again if we're back in New Orleans. We were a group of friends in our late 20's but I'm imagining returning with my family and enjoying the guesthouse experience again. Wonderful! Thanks Rich and Stephen!!