Vacation rental houses in New Orleans

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Top-rated houses in New Orleans

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SUPERHOST
Private room · Mid-City New Orleans
Location! Near French Quarter 2nd Floor Bedroom
Located in the heart of The Crescent City, New York Times #1 travel destination for 2018! 1 1/2 blocks from Canal St streetcar and 1 mile from the French Quarter, 2 miles from City Park. Brand new construction of a beautiful 2 story home. Tankless water heater. Smart House security; carpet free. I have other rooms listed so I might have other guests or another room available to you if you have additional travelers. Equal Housing host, I welcome ALL!
$43 per night
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Entire home · Uptown and Carrollton
Home Away From Home
Relax with the whole family at this peaceful place to stay.
$63 per night
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Entire home · Marigny
Apartment near the Quarter and Frenchmen Street
The apartment is located four blocks from the French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street entertainment district. It is on the Rampart-Loyola streetcar line and the nearest stop is two blocks away. The unit itself contains a couch, loveseat, queen-sized bed, washer and dryer, stove, microwave, refrigerator, and dishwasher. It is in a residential area but it is also very close to many popular venues.
$60 per night

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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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Stay near New Orleans's top sights

Jackson Square
Plaza · 169 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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    Entire condo · Warehouse District
    Heart of NOLA | Tasteful & Spacious 1BD/1BA
    $61 per night
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    SUPERHOST
    Entire condo · French Quarter
    Work from home? Do it from a French Quarter condo!
    $70 per night
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    SUPERHOST
    Private room · French Quarter
    Loft Retreat Just a Half-Block to the Quarter
    $91 per night
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    Hotel room · French Quarter
    Rock the Night Away in Historic FQ Guest House
    $83 per night
French Quarter
Neighborhood · 329 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.

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Star· New Orleans, LA
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    Entire rental unit · Central Business District
    Sonder at 1500 Canal | One-Bedroom Apartment
    $112 per night
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    Entire rental unit · Central Business District
    FRONTDESK | Historic 1BR Apt near Bourbon Street
    $82 per night
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    Entire condo · Warehouse District
    Perfect Location | Superior 1BD | Downtown Classic
    $63 per night
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    Private room · Mid-City New Orleans
    Treme Getaway
    $55 per night
Bourbon Street
Cocktail Bar · 37 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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    Private room · French Quarter
    Mansion with Courtyard walk to French Quarter #16
    $79 per night
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    SUPERHOST
    Entire rental unit · French Quarter
    Fun Studio steps to French Quarter!
    $118 per night
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    Hotel room · French Quarter
    King bed in a Pet Friendly FQ Hotel
    $135 per night
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    Hotel room · French Quarter
    Carnival Royalty at Historic FQ Guest House
    $74 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

Introduction

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.


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

February through May is prime time to stay in one of NoLA’s vacation rentals, 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.

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