Rampart Deux is a Creole Cottage that was originally built in the 1840s with many elements that have changed very little over the last 200 years- we still retain much of the authentic character that has developed along with the city through the centuries. You will find nothing from Ikea or Home Depot here; the house is filled with authentic antiques, luxurious upholstery, premium mattresses & bedding, historic oil-paintings and lithographs, and period correct details throughout. The owners are luxury designers & historic preservationists and no expense was spared when creating this true New Orleans masterpiece.
Step inside the front door to the stunning parlor which retains is original fireplace and 12 foot ceilings. There is comfortable seating, a large smart TV with local channels and onDemand favorites (like Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, and a variety of onDemand cable stations including ESPN, HGTV, etc). The sofa has a pull-out queen size sleeper and there are plenty of cozy places to curl up with a antebellum novel or other spots to sit and write a postcard to your loved ones. There is also a Sonos music system throughout the house, controlled by a free downloadable app on your smart phone or tablet over super-fast cable internet & wifi.
The sumptuous dining room is one of the most eye-catching spaces in the house with its deep red papered walls, circa 1840's fireplace, New Orleans antiques and artwork, fabulous draperies, and cozy sectional seating for a quick bite or a long-lasting dinner party. The next space on the right side of the cottage is the kitchen. This room has charming wallcoverings, plenty of counter and cabinet space, and two pairs of french doors leading to the sideyard patio where you will find a gas grill and bistro seating. We do also have a few modern conveniences, like a dishwasher, a large refrigerator (with automatic ice maker), and a hood vent for cooking up a storm on the gas range. The kitchen is also equipped with all the pots and pans you need plus a microwave, electric tea kettle, Keurig coffee machine, toaster, dishes & cutlery for 12+, plenty of wine glasses, and all the cooking gadgets and utensils you could ever want. Of course we provide the basics as well like oil, butter, salt & pepper, and Louisiana hot sauce!
Just past the kitchen you will find a generously sized laundry room with washer and dryer as well as additional supplies and must-haves like a first-aid kit and fire extinguisher. Right past this space is the first of the two bathrooms which features a cast-iron tub with a shower, a pedestal sink, and a new historic reproduction toilet. The bathrooms include body wash and shampoo/conditioner as well as plenty of towels, and washcloths.
The left side of the house consists of the three bedrooms and in back are the two bathrooms. The first bedroom was originally the parlor for this side of the house and retains the most refined elements that the cottage had; plaster walls, high ceilings, and deep moldings, in addition to a fabulous original fireplace. This space also has the most light with a large front window, fitted again with luxurious trimmed drapery atop some fabulous historic reproduction wall-covering. This bedroom sleeps 4 with two queen beds and also has a large wardrobe, a dresser/vanity, and a little writing desk to sit all atop a heavy wool Persian rug.
The middle bedroom sleeps two comfortably in the two amazing French wicker twin beds, which include a variety of luxury bedding and both down & cotton pillows. This room also has a dresser and a place to sit and tie your shoelaces. All of the bedrooms have a fan if you need a little white noise to sleep and extra blankets, Kleenex, a luggage rack, and coat hangers.
The back bedroom is exquisitely decorated in Ralph Lauren wall-coverings, a chic sisal rug, linen roman shades with black-out lining, an antique rotary desk, and a large King size bed with custom bedding. This suite also has an adjoining closet for guests use who might have booked a longer stay with us. It has plenty of storage, a smart TV with a large variety of channels and on Demand TV/movies, and is of course cooled by our brand new 3 ton air conditioning system. Right past this suite is the second bathroom which has a step-in shower and a large pedestal sink for all of your travel essentials. Just outside this bathrooms in the closet is a hair dryer, full length mirror, extra towels, as well as plenty of extra toilet paper.
As you can see from the location map, we are situated right off of Frenchman Street which offers some of the best live music in New Orleans as well as a great weekend flea market and some charming coffee shops. We are also literally steps from the famous French Quarter and we are one of very few legal short term rentals in the area and the only option to stay in a truly luxury single family room this close to the Quarter. You can walk directly down Bourbon to expensive all night activity or take a stroll down one of our favorite streets during the day for great shopping, Royal Street. Jackson Square is about 10 minutes walking, and we send our personal restaurant and activity recommendations to every guest about a week prior to arrival so you will be able to enjoy some of the hidden gems around the Quarter, the Marigny, and the Bywater just like the locals!
Notice; the house has a total of six (6) beds. Bedroom 1 has 2 queens, Bedroom 2 has 2 twins, Bedroom 3 has 1 king, and the parlor has a pull-out queen sleeper sofa. There are two sets of bedding for all beds in the house.
Other things to note
You must enter your guest count correctly as our pricing depends on the number of guests in our home. The city of New Orleans also requires an accurate guest count and because we are a completely legal short term rental, we comply with all local rules and regulations. If you arrive with more guests than shown on your reservation, you will be assessed additional charges, you will lose your security deposit, and you may be evicted (at our discretion) without any refund whatsoever.
Lastly, for your security please be aware of our local laws on Short Term Rentals in New Orleans! There are no legal short term rentals allowed within the limits of the French Quarter of less than 28 days, with the exception of upper floor apartments that are physically on Bourbon Street where the bars and restaurants are (ie, the rowdy, loud blocks). If you take the chance of renting in another French Quarter location, you risk the city shutting down the property prior to or during your stay- this is very likely as neighbors in the Quarter will report all short term rental activity. The only legal short term rentals in the city are on properties outside of the main French Quarter (ie east of Esplanade or North of Claiborne) and even those require a live-in host. Any property without a live-in host must be zoned commercial in order to provide legal short term rentals- we are zoned commercial. If you are looking for a safe, walk-able environment then we highly recommend staying south of St Claude, south of where the trolley car line runs. Feel free to message us with questions about short term rental laws or safety concerns while renting in New Orleans; we want you to have a wonderful trip in our beautiful and historic city on the river!Get the full listing »