Laura and Eliot Kamenitz have owned and resided in their home since May 1995. They are the fifth and current owners of this 1924 raised cottage-style house. Laura is a retired Chemical Engineer and Eliot is a retired professional Photographer.
Three cats, Ranger, Billy and Koshka (from Russia!), reside at the Laurel.
The Laurel is licensed with the City of New Orleans and has been in operation since 1996. Member PIANO, Professional Innkeepers of New Orleans.
Come join us and enjoy the experience of being ‘At Home in New Orleans’ with Laura and Eliot.
About the Home
The home is a beautiful 2-story stucco structure with a red Spanish tile roof. It is architecturally unique and interesting with its arched doorways and doors. The original structure is intact with very few changes to the original design. There are original wood floors and ceramic tiles which have been beautifully restored. The long center hallway serves as the perfect photo gallery for Eliot’s photos.
The raised front porch and the front courtyard-style patio is wonderful and a great place to just sit and do nothing. The corner lot offers a beautiful view of the peaceful surroundings of the neighborhood.
Guests can enjoy City Park’s Museum of Art, botanical gardens and new walking park.
The Laurel is located in the heart of Mid-City, one block off of Bayou St. John. It is in a residential neighborhood and is only a 5-minute walk to City Park and The New Orleans Museum of Art. It is a 10-minute walk to the Endymion Mardi Gras Parade and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The French Quarter and Central Business District are just a 10 minute drive away. There is a bus stop and the new street car (trolly) line within walking distance (5 minutes) which runs to both of these destinations. Off-street parking is available.
This part of the city is home to a variety of interesting locals, including artists, musicians, local actors, etc.
Guests can enjoy City Park with its golf course, tennis courts, botanical gardens and the local artists Art Market every first Saturday of each month. There are several good restaurants in the neighborhood, ranging from casual to “more-than-casual.” A local grocery store, drug store, flower shop and a couple of coffee shops add to the charm of the neighborhood. A morning jog or stroll through City Park or around Bayou St. John is popular with guests as well as with locals.