Private French doors out to the balcony.
Casa Pelican B&B and Cooking School
Hosted by Karen
Karen is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Cozy Room with Large Private Balcony!
A retired Chef and her husband offer a private room on the second story of their historic property. Queen bed, private French doors to large balcony, TV, WiFi, parking and fresh, hot breakfast.

The space

Casa Pelican B&B and Cooking School welcomes our guests (or other visitors to New Orleans) to also book a cooking class with us. Check out our Cooking School listing at and inquire about our class calendar.

Guest access

Our home is your home when you stay with us. You'll be provided with a key to the front door and there are no curfews. Just try to be a little quiet if you're coming back very, very late (which isn't unusual in New Orleans!). One important thing to note is that we have pets (a small dog and two indoor/outdoor cats). Those with allergies should be aware of this...although none of the animals are ever allowed in our rented room.

Interaction with guests

New Orleans has so much to explore, so we don't expect our guests to hang around too much...although it has certainly been known to happen. We love to have breakfast with our guests on weekends and make sure they get whatever tourist guidance we can offer. Most of all, we want everyone who visits us to leave feeling like they can't wait to return to our wonderful city!

Other things to note

We never charge extra for booking during Special Events (because we just hate it when hotels do that!), but during Mardi Gras we require a 5 day minimum stay (Friday through Ash Wednesday).

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Free parking on premises

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


175 Reviews

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Kimmy User Profile
March 2017
Karen is an awesome hostess! She really opened up her home to me and made me feel comfortable and safe. If you are looking for a quieter part of town with historic homes this is the spot!

Karen and Kelley are great hosts and we loved our 4 day stay. The house is in a quiet neighborhood a short walk from the ferry and the room is cozy and comfortable. The breakfasts were fantastic. We also took in a cooking class with family that we were traveling with and we all enjoyed it.

Shannongoesshopping User Profile
February 2016
We arrived at Casa Pelican B&B mid afternoon, Karen had contacted us ahead of time to ensure she would be home to greet us on arrival. It was a $52.00 taxi ride from the airport. I suggest using uber as your source for travel in NOLA as that ride was $34.00. The house and rooms are exactly as pictured. Karen was warm and welcoming, showed us to our room and gave a brief overview of the home and area. The Pelican Ave B&B was quiet, lovely and the perfect spot to avoid the hustle and noise of the french quarter.

Sandra User Profile
February 2016
I really enjoyed meeting Karen and Kelly at Casa Pelican. They had a lot of local knowledge to share and great tips on where to go and how to get there. Karen presented tasty and attractive offerings every morning, despite our uber-fussy breakfast preferences. Seeing the Mardi Gras preparations from a local perspective, made us feel more involved and less of a tourist. Thanks for everything, Karen & Kelly, hope to see you on a future visit!

John User Profile
April 2015
Well folks, if you want a very warm and welcoming place to stay in New Orleans, Karen's Casa Pelican is the place for you. Karen makes you feel that her home is your home. The ferry to Canal street is a 10 minute walk through a neat neighbourhood. Two draw backs are that you need exact change and the last ferry from the French Quarter is at 9:45pm so if you are a night owl this is something to consider. Karen's breakfasts are among the best meals we had in New Orleans and a great way to start the day. The room is spacious and the bed is divine with lots of air flow in the room and if you hit rain like we did you can have it lull you to sleep by keeping the patio door open at night. Karen is a wealth of information about the area, so ask and listen to find out as much as you would from any tourist agent or guide. We plan to visit New Orleans again and a stay with Karen will certainly figure in those plans.

Catherine User Profile
March 2015
Well, we were "feeling high in cotton" as they say over there. Both Karen and her husband were the best hosts ever. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts prepared with love and attention by Chef Karen. Over the week end, we ate breakfast with our hosts who shared stories and their experience living in NOLA -in addition to many glasses of mimosa, I must say-. Karen went overboard taking care of our needs, including providing hot tea and medications to my husband when he got a cold. The formula of having breakfast at the airbnb worked well for us as we love to eat out at night -a must in New Orleans- and again, Karen was exceptional at recommending the best places to eat out. Algiers point is very safe and we enjoyed walking/biking in the neighbourhood as well as biking along the levy and listening to amazing blues at the local dry dock pub. It was mostly cloudy when we went there (mid March) which was great as the heat can be stifling. One thing you have to be prepared for is taking a taxi at night as the ferries run only until 900 or so at night.

Nina User Profile
November 2014
Cannot say enough good things about our time staying with Karen and Kelly, who are hospitable, down-to-earth and a pleasure to talk to -- with great recommendations for where to go / what to try in New Orleans. Staying on the West Bank means a bit of a hike into the downtown, including a ferry ride (or a pricier cab ride later at night). Cost-wise it will all come out in the wash because Karen's cooking is so delicious that breakfast will keep you full until dinner!

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Karen User Profile
Chef Karen Duncan and her husband Kelley Dodd are the proprietors of Casa Pelican B&B and Cooking School. As Super Hosts, we are all about perpetuating the "Southern Hospitality" stereotype. We love entertaining, the art of conversation, music and all things New Orleans. Come sta…
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