Common Areas

Double Parlor

Our spacious and comfortable double parlor, home to both the living room and breakfast room, is hand painted throughout with lush banana trees. Dozens of New Orleans travel guides and magazines are within easy reach of the comfy chairs and sofas. Board games are plentiful, and we have an extensive library featuring over 300 books.


Our lovely and relaxing Courtyard features a shaded table, comfortable seating, and tropical plants growing in profusion. Guests are welcome to pick the fruit of the kumquat tree in season, and a dozen sweet olive trees cast their fragrance in the spring and fall.


Our Verandah (Southern for "front porch") with its big wicker chairs is perfect for people-watching. In the morning, it's a lovely place to sip a cup of coffee or tea and watch the neighborhood come to life. In the evening, it's the perfect spot for that important conversation about where to go for dinner.

Grand Hallway

Sweet Olive's thirty-foot-long main hall features fifteen-foot ceilings and hardwood floors, hand painted in exquisite detail. The walls are brought to life with the owner's collection of New Orleans maps, travel mementos, art, and interesting oddities.