Sleeps 1 to 20 Guests
Reopened as of October 15,2005 (post Katrina)
Experience all of wonderful New Orleans while staying in one of the oldest Creole Cottages in the city. This home was built circa. 1808 and has some of the finest examples of architecture and details fashionable in the 1700’s and early 1800’s. You will be staying one short block from the French Quarter and one block from Bourbon Street
THE HISTORY OF THIS AMAZING HOME
This elegantly decorated Creole Cottage built, “of columbage and bricked between post” circa. 1808, is one of the rarest examples of early Creole cottage architecture remaining to date. This home is in the first subdivision of New Orleans named Faubourg Marigny. The plantation was subdivided in March 16 1806. This home retains almost all of its original architectural features including; its rare Ram’s horn hinges and original latches on the French glass doors. There are also very outstanding long latches which were used to open and close the doors. The ceilings are original and are “dressed and beaded” which are rare to find intact to day. The mantels are the most distinguishing interior elements in Creole domestic architecture. Two of the mantels are box mantels in the style dating from the late 1700’s to 1810 with columns supporting a frieze having strong horizontal moldings. The floors are beautiful large plank and the original moldings are intact. This property was sold to one of the first women of color to purchase property in the United States. Madame Magdalene Baure’ purchased three lots which now form the sites of 1426 and 1434 Burgundy and of 928, 930 and 934 Kerlerec. This property now has 4 other cottages, two of which were believed to be very early barge board cottages from the early 1800’s most likely moved here at a later date. There is also a servant’s quarter at the back which is possibly one of the early buildings on the property. The main house and other cottages all have the conveniences of the modern home. This property is now a very quaint and lovely Guest House (B&B). Experience the amazing architecture very few ever get to see in and elegantly decorated home constructed almost 200 years age.
Kerlerec House can be rented for groups of 1 to 20 guests. Our suites are wonderfully furnished with the original architecture and beamed ceilings and all the modern conveniences of home. The main house is rentable as one unit accommodating up to 8 guests. It can be added to if more space is needed to accommodate the number of guests in your group with the addition of our other suites or cottages. The two bedroom, guest cottage can sleep up to six, using the loft and the queen size futon. The one bedroom guest cottage can accommodate up to 2 guests. The garden cottage can accommodate two guests for the ultimate privacy. The Kerlerec House is available nightly with a 3 night minimum as well as weekend and extended stays. Contact us today for information on discounts for groups, extended stay or summer rentals.
The Kerlerec House is conveniently located one short block from the French Quarter and only one block from world famous Bourbon Street. It is located at the center of all New Orleans has to offer, the local scene on Frenchman Street, as well as all the amazing tourist attractions. You will be staying just a short walk to some of the most famous restaurants in the world. Experience New Orleans day or night as a local would in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city then retreat to our elegantly furnished guest house (B&B). There you can rest comfortably and quietly. Enjoy three wonderfully lush courtyards and other sitting areas or relax in our Jacuzzi hot tub.
More Amenities Than Most Hotels - Each private accommodation has all the creature comforts of a hotel, but with more amenities, as most accommodations have a fully-equipped kitchen, spacious seating areas, unlimited, free local telephone calls, and a stereo system. Each guest also has access to our hot tub and fabulous courtyards for the kind of relaxing you'll find only at our New Orleans getaway. The Kerlerec House is owned by Scott Thompson and Scott Wells. For additional information regarding our Kerlerec House send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.