Vacation rental houses in New Orleans

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Top-rated houses in New Orleans

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Cheerful and fresh single home/oak tree surround.
Entire residential home · 3 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
Cheerful and fresh single home/oak tree surround.Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located place in a quiet residential neighborhood. We are 6.7 miles/15 minute drive to the French Quarter. And Uptown New Orleans. There are Seafood, Mexican, Sushi, Chinese, Burger Restaurants minute away.
NOLA'S CASITA - Modern studio space
Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
NOLA'S CASITA - Modern studio space4 blocks from the Mississippi, 'NOLA'S CASITA' is in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, a 10 minute drive to the French Quarter, the heart of New Orleans. New construction, open modern studio space, 520 sq. feet You can see a photo of our previous listing /reviews. I was cohost and now own the property so had to make a new listing. HOW TO BOOK Please send a short message with 2 things along with any reservation request. 1. Names of guests 2. You have read and agree to house rules.
Irish Channel Hideaway
SUPERHOST
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 private bath
Irish Channel Hideaway"Spa" and "zen" are how guests have described the Hideaway. They've also commented on the awesome location. The Irish Channel is a fun neighborhood where almost everything you need is within walking distance, including tons of restaurants and shops on nearby Magazine St. Follow @irishchannelhideaway on IG for more photos and info!

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Where to stay in New Orleans

Locals share their top neighborhood recommendations to help you find the one to call home for your trip.

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Garden District
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City Park
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French Quarter
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Bayou St. John
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Marigny
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Uptown/Carrollton

Stay near New Orleans's top sights

Jackson Square
Plaza · 173 locals recommend
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Go see all the history and enjoy all the local artists and performers that populate this age-old city square where New Orleans meets the river!

Sean
Sean· New Orleans, LA
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    Artsy 1 BR Apt near the French Quarter
    $94 per night
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    Renovated Marigny Home One Block from the French Quarter
    $135 per night
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    1. Entire guesthouse
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    Historic Treme Pool Cottage One Block from FQ
    $149 per night
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    Historic Treme 2-Story Guesthouse One Block to FQ
    $145 per night
French Quarter
Neighborhood · 318 locals recommend
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History and mystery, the French Quarter is filled with a million details you have to visit multiple times to even get a glimpse of. If you must see Bourbon Street, walk down one block then return to the more civilized areas like Chartres, Royal, or Decatur Streets.

Star
Star· New Orleans, LA
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    1. Entire guesthouse
    2. New Orleans
    Historic Treme Garden Cottage One Block to FQ
    $123 per night
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    Hip Marigny Guesthouse
    $95 per night
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    Treme Guesthouse Just a Half-Block to the Quarter
    $149 per night
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    Lush Garden Retreat Close to Historic French Quarter
    $99 per night
Bourbon Street
Cocktail Bar · 34 locals recommend
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This is where the party never ends in New Orleans. It gets very crowded on weekends and even more so on holidays and Mardi Gras. A lot of drunk people. And a lot of weird things happen here. Be safe, and always have a buddy system.

Manny
Manny· New Orleans, LA
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    Gorgeous Renovated Victorian Near French Quarter
    $179 per night
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    1. Entire rental unit
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    Penthouse Suite Downtown New Orleans - Walk to FQ!
    $111 per night
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    2. New Orleans
    Spacious Apt Steps from the Quarter
    $81 per night
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    1. Private room
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    Private Bedroom, block off Esplanade Ave
    $69 per night

Tips from New Orleans locals

Get advice about the city from the people who know it best. Local hosts share their tips and recommendations for travelers like you.

What should I pack?

Bring solid walking shoes! Our streets and sidewalks are old - our entire infrastructure is old! if you're spending time walking around, i highly suggest sturdy tennis shoes rather than flip flops or anything dressy.

Natalie
NatalieLives in New Orleans

What's the best way to get around?

Lyft is my transportation of choice, especially when heading to the quarter. We have every mode of transportation that a typical city has, from rental bikes to buses and street cars.

Natalie
NatalieLives in New Orleans

Take the bus The subway is also very easy but it gets crowded during rush hour.

Gil
GilLives in New Orleans

Lyft is my transportation of choice, especially when heading to the quarter. We have every mode of transportation that a typical city has, from rental bikes to buses and street cars.

Natalie
NatalieLives in New Orleans

Your guide to New Orleans

All About New Orleans

New Orleans offers a round-the-clock festive spirit 12 months a year. Live music, particularly jazz, rings through streets lined with buildings dating back to the early 1800s. That’s when the city’s trademark Creole architecture, a mix of influences from the French, Spanish, and Caribbean was developed, adding a distinctly New Orleans touch. While the lively French Quarter gets all the attention, also explore the Marigny and Bywater, which have a more artsy vibe, and Audubon — surrounding Audubon Park — which is known as the University District thanks to Tulane and Loyola Universities. If you’re looking to visit more of the New Orleans metro area, Metairie is just to the northwest, Chalmette about 10 miles east, and Slidell about 34 miles northeast.


How do I get around New Orleans?

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) is a rare airport where you’ll actually want to spend extra time because of the live entertainment on offer for passengers awaiting flights. Over a dozen airlines servicing numerous domestic destinations and some international cities land here, so finding a flight to New Orleans should be easy. Taxis, shuttles, rental cars, rideshares, and buses are available for the 14-mile trip into the city. Alternatively, this Mississippi River city has a cruise port, as well as long-haul bus and train service from select cities. Once in town, the transportation options are plentiful, including streetcars, ferries, pedicabs, bikeshares, taxis, and rideshares, but if you’re staying in the city center, you may not need any of these options, as many essential sites are within walking distance.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in New Orleans?

February through May is prime time to visit NoLA, when highs are in the mid-60s to mid-80s Fahrenheit and lows hover between the 50s to 70s — it’s also perfectly timed to celebrations such as Mardi Gras and the French Quarter Festival. December and January are also pleasant months — with the bonus of fewer crowds — when highs are in the 60s and lows typically don't fall below the mid-40s. Summer and fall can be more challenging, as stifling heat, mixed with humidity, reaches the 90s. June usually has the highest precipitation, and hurricane season lasts from June through November.


What are the top things to do in New Orleans?

French Quarter

The legendary Bourbon Street is the most popular street in this historic neighborhood, and indulgence is a way of life here. But the district is also known for its majestic Jackson Square (where local artisans often display their work in an open-air market), jazz clubs, steamboat cruises, and fresh beignets with chicory coffee.

Garden District

A streetcar ride away from the French Quarter is a visual juxtaposition to the French Quarter — a chill suburban neighborhood dominated by grand mansions. Also stop at Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, which houses the tombs of early settlers from Ireland and Germany, or opt for one of the city’s cemetery tours to learn more about the history of this great city.

Mardi Gras World

Experience New Orleans’ most famous festival any time of year at this facility, where 80 percent of the Mardi Gras floats are built.