NAUGHTY HISTORY: Yep, our house used to be a high class house of prostitution (bordello sounds so much nicer, don't you think?) Location is everything. We're 30 yds. to French Quarter and only a 3 min. walk to BOURBON St. COURTYARD, hammock, porch swing, rooms with a view, BALCONY, antiques, ROMANTIC. WALK (live like a local). No car needed to convention center, French Market, Jackson Square, Aquarium, historic cemeteries, Riverboats, casino, bars, dance &music clubs, restaurants, but on public transportation if you venture out of the French Quarter. Interesting history (1800s a Voodoo practitioners home), + guests say it's like walking into a museum with 'eye candy' stuff everywhere + antiques, vintage furniture. COMPARE: Our rate is ALL INCLUSIVE (some hotels don't tell you about tax, charges for local 'phone calls, energy surcharge, WIFI). That's all included in our rate, + Continental breakfast served in dining room w/B&B room. FREE (Lagniappe): Guests receive our BEST BET RESTAURANTS + SIGHTS, SOUNDS, &FLAVOR of New Orleans Eguides. Don't just visit New Orleans, live it like a local! web site: BANANACOURTYARD Toll free USA +most of Canada: 800-842-4748. Alt. 504-947-4475.
STUNNING (guests say like a movie set), spacious 6-sided room, Gone With the Wind bathroom (wardrobe trunk from filming movie), old fashioned pedestal tub w/shower. NAUGHTY, naughty. In 1800s when house was bordello serving elite, this room was 1 of double parlours, where ladies of the evening reclined. Antiques, chaise lounge, seating area, high ceilings, marble fireplace w/gas logs, ornate hand painted ceiling medallion, armoire, satellite TV, phone, fridge, microwave, coffee maker. See photos +rm. description BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748
STUNNING romantic ROOM. Sleep in Antebellum, hand-hewn bed given as wedding present to family in 1830. Over marble fireplace hangs huge, unusual Indian painting. Yep. Back in the high class bordello days in 1800s, room was 1 of the double parlours where ladies of the evening reclined. Seating area, high ceilings, hardwood floors, ornate hand painted ceiling medallion, cable TV, phone, dressing table, private ensuite bathroom. In hall, microw., fridge, coffee maker.Full description, photo's on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800 842-4748
Romantic room with antique wicker sofa, elaborately carved antique Queen size bed, decorative fireplace, seating area. High ceilings, ceiling fans, cable TV, phone, fridge, dressing table. Antique chamber pot (Nope. Not to use, just an accent piece). Submerge in clawfoot tub w/shower (private ensuite).(Yesiree. There were a lots of bordellos in our city, in the late 1800s, when prostitution was legal. This room was the Madame's bedroom during that period. Full description, photo's on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748
Antique carved full/dble. bed twin, dressing table, marble top chest, antique wedding-ring quilt more displayed on wall. Return guests say, Like being in Grandma's house. Cable TV, phone, ceiling fan. Private ensuite bathroom. In hall, microwave, fridge, coffee maker.(Yesiree. There were a lots of bordellos in our city, in 1800s, when prostitution was legal. Then, this was the Madame's boudoir. Petite room (that's one of those fancy words for, It ain't very big). Full description, photo's on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748
Room with a view. Outside entrance via wrought iron stairs from courtyard. Theme on this was easy, since everyone thinks of Mardi Gras when you say New Orleans or French Quarter. Table +chairs outside your French doors on entrance BALCONY overlooking courtyard. Cathedral ceilings, Queen size bed, seating area, sofabed for extra guests. Priv. ensuite bathrm. NEW FANGLED STUFF(modern gadgets: ind. control heat+A/C, phone, ceiling fan, WiFi, cable TV, fridge, coffee maker, microwave. Full description +photos on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748.
While you relax, this accommodation's decor helps you imagine the pirate, Jean Lafitte, his exploits on MS River. Lots of interesting things in nooks +crannies, beamed ceiling (Yesiree, original beams from 1870s exposed brick chimney). Full size +twin bed. Cable TV, ceiling fan, WiFi, phone. Petite room ('petite' is fancy word for small, but that's why rate is so low). Private ensuite bathroom, tub w/shower. In hall, microw., coffee m., fridge.&Full description +photos on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 800-842-4748. 504-947-4475
Outside entry. GREAT location, easy walk to all French Quarter attractions. Room with 2 VIEWS: private BALCONETTE overlooks French Quarter rooftops. table +chairs outside your French Doors on entrance balcony overlook courtyard. Great choice for HONEYMOON. STUNNING, SPACIOUS, romantic. King size bed, seating area, cathedral ceiling, sofabed for extra guests. 'New fangled' stuff like electric FIREPLACE, mini kitchenette, ensuite private bathroom, whirlpool tub w/shower, cable TV, WiFi. Full description +photo's on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748
Outside entrance from courtyard by wrought iron stairs to cozy room with a view, decorated w/Cajun theme. Table chairs outside your door on entrance BALCONY overlooking COURTYARD. Easy walk to New Orleans French Quarter attractions. LAGNIAPPE (free extras): Continental breakfast, concierge service (That's a fancy phrase some folks use to mean, We're here to help you, free.) Private ensuite bathrm. 'New fangled stuff' like microwave, Cable TV, 'phone, fridge, WiFi. Full description, photo's on web site: BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748
PRIVATE ENTRANCE by wrought iron staircase to balcony. YEP, if your group is lucky, rent ALL 3 rooms on that wing: Balcony, Mardi Gras, Cajun Quarters, so you have balcony all to yourselves. Outside ea. bedroom door, tables +chairs overlook tropical courtyard. 1 of the rooms has a balconette (standing balcony) overlooking rooftops of French Quarter, a mini kitchenette w/ wet bar, whirlpool tub w/shower. Each room with a view, mini fridge, coffee pot, microwave, ensuite seating area + private bathrooms. Rate depends on # guests. See rooms +photos BANANACOURTYARD
'vant to be alone', need quiet, writing book, or get away from madding crowd? Stunning, romantic open floor plan cottage furnished eclectic mix of antiques Contemporary stuff, chocked full of delightful surprises. Private entrance, seating area with Q. sofabed for extra guests, cozy antique breakfast table, ensuite bathroom. 'New fangled stuff' like microwave, coffee maker, 'fridge, wIfI. LOCATION Uptown off St. Charles Streetcar line, near Audubon Park. Pet friendly. See photos BANANACOURTYARD 504-947-4475 800-842-4748
3.2 on November 29, 2013
My husband and I had a fantastic time at banana courtyard the location was perfect and easy walk to bourbon street. The accommodations were as expected clean friendly and comfortable. Thanks for sharing your lovely B &B with us
1.0 on November 21, 2013
I always stay at B&B's because the owners are cordial, I meet interesting people, the rooms are quaint and clean, the breakfast are unique and always very good and it's a good value. The 1870 Banana Courtyard was very disappointing. I would have left after the first day. The room was dirty, I didn't notice it right away, but when I got up in the morning there was balls of dust all over the bed. It was coming from the AC. Also, the ceiling fans were covered in dust. The owners asked that you called them 30 minutes before you can down for breakfast. I never had this request from other B&B's. Their reason was so your food would be hot when you arrived. They served toast and croissants and tiny muffins. The first day and the last day they served another pastry. Nothing was ever hot so I don't know why they needed a 30 minute lead time. I do not recommend this B&B.
3.4 on November 20, 2013
The house was as expected and our room enough large. The welcome was friendly unfortunately i had a busy agenda which didn t match with the breakfast timing. So we couldn t take it all days. Coming back late also i didn t meet much the resident and benefit from their city know how. But for sure i took the pirat room for my friends which was not at all what we expected. I don't recommend it at all but our room with the balconny was ok.
4.4 on October 31, 2013
Our stay in NOLA was great and the Banana Courtyard made this possible. The only issues we encountered was; the internet connection was very spotty in the balcony room we stayed in and there was never enough hot water. I would think adding a wifi repeater in the room would fix the internet strength. With the balcony room has the jet tub in it, it was our desire to soak in hot water after long walks in the city, but the water never started hot enough to make this desirable, and by the time it filled to allow use for the jets, the water was very cold. I ended up heating about 20 pots of water using the coffee maker to make it bearable to soak for a few. Overall great stay.... Would have been perfect if the above issues were not present.
5 on October 24, 2013
The Banana Lady also represents a property outside the Quarter, off St. Charles Ave. near Audubon Park and Tulane University. There's plenty to do in this part of town, with great restaurants plopped down everywhere in this wonderfully gastronomic city and many walkable blocks of world class shopping on Magazine St. The Cottage is beautiful, comfy, and quiet, and the proprietors are super knowledgeable and helpful. It's even dog friendly, and since walking is the best way to see the blocks and blocks of beautiful historic houses, it's a win-win. Of course if you can't visit New Orleans without also seeing the French Quarter, it's easy to get to via street car. I'm looking very forward to my next visit!
Faubourg Marigny, French Quarter, Garden District/university, JazzFest, Mardi Gras parades, restaurant row, City, Downtown
New Orleans, LA (MSY) 8 miles
FLYING? We arrange for your transport from the airport to your accommodation, with a reliable taxicab service. Rate is regulated by the city. From AIRPORT on Interstate 10: Take I-10 East toward downtown. When the interstate splits at the I-610 interchange, stay RIGHT on I-10, and follow the New Orleans Business District signs. Just before the Superdome, the Interstate splits again. Stay RIGHT on I-10, toward Slidell. After you pass the Superdome, take the 2nd French Quarter/Vieux Carre exit on I-10. It's Esplanade Avenue, (exit 236-A). At Traffic light (N. Claiborne) turn right onto Esplanade. Go on Esplanade Avenue to next traffic light, N. Rampart. SLOW DOWN!!!! That's the residential boundary of the French Quarter. See the banana painted on the fence? That's us, next to the luxury condominiums. If you call to let us know you're near, we can be on the verandah or sidewalk to greet you.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, St. Louis Cathedral, Aquarium +WWII Museum, Jackson Square +voodoo, above-ground cemeteries, French Market +flea mkt., St Charles Streetcar, Audubon Zoo, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Zoo, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, plantations, swamp/bayou tours, museums &art galleries, restaurants, shops &antiques, music & nightclubs, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Homestay Bed and Breakfast, Guest Cottage, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
orientation to French Quarter, if we're around, name your poison: beer, wine, tropical COURTYARD, concierge service, free WiFi +computer center, free soft drinks +bottle water, HAMMOCK &porch swing
Mary Ramsey (aka the banana lady)
Mary Ramsey (+Hugh (known as our resident raconteur). While our children were young, we lived in Atlanta, GA, hosted exchange students from many countries: Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Columbia, Brazil, France, +Afghanistan. Were Ambassadors on the inaugural trip of former President Jimmy Carter's Friendship Force, when we traveled to Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Also members of Servas, another cultural exchange program. NOW, we get paid for what we love doing!! Can't ask for more
C bkfst w/B&B room
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Trifle served mainly on Winter Sundays, ONLY by request: Fruit, berries, anglefood cake, liqueur, boiled custard, whipped cream presented in a crystal bowl. Yum, yum. Never any leftovers. Otherwise, we serve a generous Continental breakfast in dining room (Nope. Unlike many places, WE DON'T use paper plates, plastic forks, etc.) We set a lovely table for guests to kick back and chat with others.
Last min cancellation. Lovely room on balcony wing of house. $219 per night for 2 guests. Additional guest fee. 30 yards from French quarter. Easy walk to Mardi Gras parades. 3 blocks to Bourbon St. All APPLICABLE TAX INCLUDED, FREE local phone calls, Wifi, computer center. Only add on is gated, secure parking. call 504-947-4475 or 800-842-4748 to reserve Mardi Gras Room
Celebrate the holiday season in the French Quarter, the Creole Way, with Lagniappe! Rates radically reduced for many dates in December. Experience many free activities in the French Quarter during the month of December AND: > bonfires on the levee, > caroling at Jackson Square, > cooking demonstrations, > candlelight tour of homes, > parades, > Celebration in the Oaks > Reveillon dinners All this PLUS the great music and food in the French Quarter. You can't beat ALL INCLUSIVE rate. (Yesiree. Our rates include all the stuff hotels sometimes don't tell you about, like local 'phone call charges, energy surcharge, ALL applicable taxes.) Rate for room at B&B also includes Continental breakfast served in dining room. Gated PARKING lot, limited space available, $ depend or car/truck size. Guests only. BANANACOURTYARD.com Call toll free 800-842-4748. Limited availability. Discounted rates n/a special events.