Location was great for Jazz Fest, but everything else was downhill from there. The place is just oddly appointed. The main suites are upstairs, where there is a nice sized dining room and parlor area, but the upstairs kitchen has nothing but a fridge and a microwave, no stove, and few supplies otherwise. There are two bedrooms in the basement where the larger kitchen is, but that kitchen is unbelievably poorly supplied, as if the owners expect no one to be cooking there. This proved to be a bit of a problem. The laundry room was full of washed and unwashed laundry, but you couldn't tell which was which. The upstairs suites are separated by doors, but ambient light comes in all over the place, and you can hear even the slightest noise through the doors, which was perhaps among the most unpleasant issues. No mattress cover, just one sheet over bare mattress. No wastebasket or rug in bathroom; little inconveniences like that were common. Pool area was nice enough. All in all a very weird place, and would never had spent the money we did knowing what we learned upon arrival. They had apparently changed it from a B and B to a rental type of situation, but never bothered to change their rules and regulations booklets or their little information cards to reflect that, which said that breakfast would be served at 8 AM and that sheets could be changed upon request.
Our stay at Maison DuBois was wonderful. Convenient location close to French Quarter. We walked everywhere we went. The owners and staff accommodating and we loved the courtyard pool area. Hope to visit again!
Super convenient location, full of olde worlde charm. Has a small pool and jacuzzi out back.
Comfortably appointed and staff come and go like ghosts, leaving you to enjoy the surroundings.
Breakfast would arrive in the form of pastries, sweets and fruit. Put it in the fridge if you want to keep it for later!
Fresh coffee on tap, it's like staying at a friend's house who has lent you the keys!
Easy walking distance into French Quarter and close to the buzzy Freshman Street. Be sure to try Port of Call on the opposite corner for burgers and steaks! Much cheaper than in town! Walk in for drinks afterwards!!
Overall I rate 4 stars but you'll love it just as we have!! Thanks Rachel for a fabulous stay in your gorgeous home!!
I can't overstate how happy we were with Maison DuBois. Our group of friends rented four of the five rooms here for a 4-night stay. We worked with the property owner directly, who was very helpful and gracious, and also very willing to let us do our own thing. The rooms were clean and comfortable. We had the Esplanade, which was my favorite, with a king bed and balcony, but all were good. The pool! That backyard is a serene oasis of happiness. We swam and hot-tubbed and just hung out (with plastic cups, of course!) at the pool several times. It's a private home, for adults, so no noise, running, kids having questionable functions in the hot tub or other reasons you avoid hotel pools. The location was perfectly situated near a 24-hour convenience store, complete with local color, the Port of Call for awesome burgers, and a very quick walk to French Quarter and Frenchman Street, where we ended up every night for awesome music. For BnB fans, be forewarned that the breakfast is not a luxury affair, but a simple spread of commercial bread and cereals, fruits, yogurt, etc. No problem for our group, as we were happy to explore the excellent local restaurants without being too full.
I spent a huge amount of time researching NOLA hotels and AirBnB's, and I was apprehensive that someone in our group would be unhappy but in fact we were all thrilled with our find. This is an excellent choice for a group of people who are old enough to respect others' property but still young enough to party with the best of them. I will definitely return.
The only tiny complaint we had was with the confounded shutters on the front door, whose only purpose seemed to be a sobriety check.
I would like to preface this review that I am a hotel snob with very high expectations.
This was our second visit to this amazing b+b. The location is perfect. About a 10 min walk to the action in the french quarter and a 5 minute walk to the real action on Frenchman street. Gary was the most gracious host. He was unobtrusive yet available. Our room overlooking the courtyard and pool was peaceful and luxurious. The bed was very comfortable and the linens were also very high quality. We will continue to stay at Maison du Bois every time we visit NOLA (This was our 4th visit). Thank you Gary and Tom!