Nicholas Benachi House, New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans Louisiana Bed and Breakfast near City Park
The Nicholas M. Benachi House is historically significant, authentically restored and furnished, and conveniently located for the visitor. Here you will find the quintessential charm of classic New Orleans in a warm, relaxed, secure atmosphere. Walk or drive to the nearby French Quarter. Or take readily available taxis, or public transit.
You are welcomed by hosts Jim Derbes and Cecilia Rau, who are pleased to offer you a tour of the Honor-Award winning restoration and its spacious ground, and suggestions for dining, sightseeing and entertainment. Jim is a lawyer and University Instructor with an extensive background in historic preservation. Cecilia is an insurance broker. Both are life-long residents of New Orleans who live on the premises.
The Greek Revival house was constructed on the Bayou Road in 1858 for Nicholas M. Benachi - cotton broker, Consul of Greece and a founder of our city's Greek Orthodox Congregation. Bayou Road is the Historic New Orleans Trace, a trail on the Esplanade Ridge (now a National Register Historic District) that connected the Mississipi River with the bayous and their environs.
The house retains its original details: fourteen foot ceilings, black marble mantles, exuberant chandeliers; Greek key doorways; and heart pine floors. The furnishing displays the handiwork of New Orleans' notable 19th century cabinetmakers.
Imagine you have turned back the clock to the halycon days of old New Orleans: elegant and unhurried.
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Owners: James Derbes
Open Since: 1993
We Accept: Checks, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express
Price Range: Check with owner as prices may vary
No. of Rooms With Private Bath: 2
No. of Rooms With Shared Bath: 2
Location: In city
Amenities: Air conditioning, Telephone in room, Television in room, VCR, Antiques, Full breakfast, Patio, Balcony, Private porch, No smoking, Designated smoking, Children possible, Meeting rooms/facilities, Suites available, Basketball court, Laundry facilities and Evening dessert/cordials/hors d'oeuvres
Sight-Seeing: Museum, Art galleries, Aquarium and Historical site/district
Water Sports: Fishing
Other Sports: Golf and Tennis
Out In The Town: Antique shops/malls, Shopping district, Casino gambling and Bars/night clubs
Rides & Tours: Horse-drawn carriage rides, Plantation tours, Swamp tours and City tours
Memberships: (* = organization inspected the inn, + = organization is PAAAC approved)
Professional Association of Innkeepers International, * Louisiana B+B Assn., Greater N.O Converntion & Visitor's Bureau
French Quarter, City Park, Art Museum, Cafes & Bistros
These recreational facilities and attractions are all within 1 miles of Nicholas Benachi House.
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