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Lovers'/ Writer's/ Saints Fan's Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house


About the property

Lovely Historic Shotgun Cottage

doll house/cottage...

this historic shotgun home is a lovers' or writer's paradise (saint's fan is implicit)!! it is in the quiet, historic Algiers point area of New Orleans. the quarter and city is only a ferry ride or a 10 minute cab ride away. you can be in New Orleans but not 'of' New Orleans....get the feel of the old historic New Orleans.

2 bedrooms with a double futon in the parlor room, 1 bath, parlor room and living area.

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About connie

there is NO place like nola!

connie purchased this house in 2013

Why connie chose McDonough

this property is a quaint shotgun house built in 1931, with the original claw foot tub!

algiers point is an eclectic neighborhood of locals that gives you the true feel of new orleans.

What makes this house unique

this home is a quaint dollhouse/cottage with a fenced backyard for animal lovers.

it can be a respite from your busy life, or a haven after a typical nola weekend! party then rest in quiet serenity.

Guestbook comments from the owner

this is the cutest house! i loved being in an historic neighborhood during the day and in the quarter at night.

i was able to bring my doggie with also!

the owner was exceptionally easy to work with.

we will be back!!
Sep 2013
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in McDonough, Louisiana

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • each bedroom has a queen size bed. the living room has a pull out sofa/futon.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital


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(32 traveler reviews)

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Lovers'/ Writer's/ Saints Fan's Paradise
average rating of 4.65625 based on 33 reviews

We loved it and we'll be back next year!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and friendly people. We walked ever morning to local coffee shop for coffee and breakfast. Then took ferry to New Orleans every morning. We had a blast. Neighborhood was quiet and safe!! We loved it. The home was perfect for my husband and myself and our furry pets. The cutest house- we fell in love with it.

  • Submitted: 29-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back soon and thank you!!!!
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Down to earth

  • 5 of 5

Experiencing New Orleans from the Algiers neighborhood was such a treat, (and a relief from the traditional tourist traps). The ferry is relaxing and a quick walk/ride from most everything. I suggest getting the integrated daily passes to have unlimited ferry/street car/bus rides around town.

  • Submitted: 9-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, lots of room, everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

It’s about a 10m drive to the French qtr. It’s easily accessible to I10. Everything we needed was there, had we looked more. Turns out now there’s more!

  • Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It was ideal for my stay. I will book again for my upcoming stays in New Orleans.

  • 4 of 5

Minutes away from where I needed to be. The neighbors were very friendly. The experience was hassle free.

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fleas in the house!

  • 2 of 5

The owner is very easy to talk to. But whoever clean her property needs to do a lot better job.

The master bedroom bedsheets has been slept on with hair & dirt still present. The kitchen floor & both living room carpets were filthy .But the worst of all , the property have fleas which my 8month old puppy contacted.

  • Submitted: 8-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: darrell, i am so sorry this happened. :( i have taken measures to assure it does not happen again. i always ask my guests to assure that their pets are flea free and have not had an issue before. thank you for your feedback so i can address it immediately! thank you, connie
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Absolutely charming!

  • 5 of 5

We ended our 2 week family vacation in the adorable house in NOLA for 4 days. The house was extremely clean and very comfortable we traveled with our family and 2 dogs there was plenty of room for 5 adults 1 child and 2 dogs. The fenced in back yard was perfect for the fur babies. Old Algiers is a beautiful neighborhood we felt safe the whole time we were there. The owner Connie gave us great info on super restaurants in the area as well as info on the French quarter. I would definitely stay here again if we ever make it bac to NOLA. Thanks for a great experience Connie!

  • Submitted: 15-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
msy -louis armstrong airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
dry dock cafe
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
the algiers ferry
Nearest Train
8 Miles
downton nola
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in McDonough, Louisiana

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$97.3

rates are subject to change based on event schedule.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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