Please check out our listing and reviews on Tripadvisor. The House of the Rising Sun B&B is now the proud recipient of Tripadvisor's 5 star "Certificate of Excellence" for 2011 & 2012.
Tripadvisor's Travelers' Choice has voted New Orleans No.1 for the Best Food & Wine Destination of 2011!!! Come and find out why.
“There is a House in New Orleans
They call the ‘Rising Sun’….”
Named after the fictitious house of ill-repute made famous in the 1964 recording by the Animals, the Rising Sun Bed & Breakfast offers a unique blend of
“Cajun & Cockney hospitality.”
Your hosts, Wendy Portier Herridge, of Houma, Louisiana (Cajun Country) and Kevin Herridge, of Romford, London Borough of Havering (Cockney Country), offer you a warm invitation, and guarantee great vacation accommodations in one of the most delightful New Orleans’ neighborhoods, the Historic District of Algiers Point (New Orleans’ best kept secret!). Established in 1719, a year after the French Quarter, makes Algiers the second oldest neighborhood in the City. The owners are music lovers, and Kevin is a local Jazz and history researcher and co-founder, and 8-year past-president, of the Algiers Historical Society.
In business since 1999, after purchasing and fully renovating their “shotgun double” home in 1998-99, your hosts suffered considerable wind damage in 2005, thanks to Hurricane Katrina. Fully renovated and redecorated again, they are pleased to say they are back in the B&B business!
Their home (they live on site) was built in 1896, after the original 1870 cottage was destroyed along with 200 other homes and businesses in the Great Fire of Algiers of 1895.
The House of the Rising Sun Bed & Breakfast has eleven-foot ceilings, heart of pine floors, and fireplaces (no longer in use) throughout. Newly insulated throughout, each guest room has a private bathroom. Both the front and back covered porches have swing seats, benches or chairs, where guests can sit and relax. The back yard has two ponds full of fish. An ideal spot to chill out with a glass of wine or a nice cup of tea!
With a history steeped in French and Spanish colonization, plantations and the birth and development of Jazz, Algiers Point’s legacy lingers on into the 21st century through its architecture and community spirit.
The peaceful streets of Algiers Point are a welcoming relief from the vibrancy and excitement of the French Quarter. The tree and flower lined streets, beautiful 19th and early-20th century homes and churches make Algiers Point one of the finest neighborhoods in the City. A “secret jewel” that even some New Orleans’ natives are not aware of.
A vacation in New Orleans can be as gentle or as wild as you want to make it. Your hosts at the Rising Sun can offer you guidance in either direction. Come and enjoy the warm hospitality and you will return home with another famous song on your mind….
“Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans….”
The B&B is perfectly situated, three blocks from the free ferry ($1 for cars) that takes six or seven minutes to cross the Mighty Mississippi River and drops you at the foot of Canal Street and the French Quarter.
Once you get off the ferry, the world-famous French Quarter is to your right, along with The Shops at Canal Place & Cinema, the Audubon Aquarium and Entergy Imax Theatre, and the Natchez Steamboat. Harrah’s Casino, the Audubon Insectarium, and the St. Charles Street Car Line are just ahead of you. The Riverwalk Shopping Mall, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Central Business District, the Warehouse/Arts District, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the National World War II Museum are to your left. The home of the New Orleans Saints football team, the Superdome, is within walking distance from the ferry. It is next to the home of the New Orleans Hornets basketball team, or you can take the newly installed streetcar up Canal Street to the New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden in City Park, and Jazz Fest. Plus there are restaurants, bars, and music venues galore in all directions!
No car is necessary to get to most attractions but there is a bridge if you need to drive across the river, and the B&B is within easy driving distance to Jean Lafitte Swamp Tours and National Park; Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation homes, fishing, golfing, Magazine Street antique stores, the Audubon Zoo & Park, and much more.
Or, just enjoy the beautiful Algiers Point neighborhood. Stroll, or jog, along the levee beside the “Mother of all Rivers,” the Mighty Mississippi, all the way to the Gretna Historic District and back (about 6 miles) or to the Federal City, about a mile downriver (soon to be paved and extended 6 miles [in 2012]). Spectacular day or night panoramic views of the City are just two blocks away.
Free, downloadable, self-guided Algiers’ Historical and Jazz walking tours are available at www.algiershistoricalsociety.org
A healthy continental breakfast is offered (coffee, tea, juice, fruit salad, yogurt, Granola, English muffins, bagels, and pastries, which can be served in the dining room or on the covered back porch.
Blues fans….The “Blues Highway” starts (or ends) right here!
Member of the Professional Innkeepers Association of New Orleans
Licensed by the City of New Orleans
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