Historical Guest Room w/ Bikes!

House - Private room · Kentucky St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States

The Space

We have a beautiful and private guest room with private bathroom in our 160 year old historical home, located deep in the Bywater. Hear the sounds of trains, tug boats and the odd roosters crowing at sun set and sun rise while being steps away to the famous Vuaghan's Bar, great southern authentic BBQ at the Joint, great old world style and jazz at Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits and we are adjacent to the Marigny neighborhood which is home to Frenchman street, where all great New Orleans musicians play. The room has a comfortable double mattress and its own private bath room with traditional claw foot bathtub.

We have a nice eat in kitchen and a desk out side your room if you need to do any computer or office work.

The house itself is a wonderful historical example of New Orleans Creole style architecture totally preserved and filled with the decor I have collected from years of traveling the world.

We are in the off shoot of the Bywater (with the canal right behind us, hence By the Water...) and our neighborhood is less trendy than the other side of St Claude and an example of diverse New Orleans living. Our small pocket is a mix of black, white, latino, working class, artists, musicians, young families and some older folks who have been in the area for over 60 years.

We offer Bikes for you to use during your stay for a small one time fee of $15/bike which helps toward flat tires and maintenance Bikes to rent on Frenchman street go for 35 bucks a day! I think biking the city is the best way to see all the magic.

There is plenty of parking and we are a 5 min drive from the French Quarter or a 15 min bike ride.

New Orleans Summers can be hot! The house has central AC /heat that we turn on during very hot or cold spells. Also the room (email hidden)/ heater unit to ensure your comfort

Your section of the house is private and you have an enterance to come and go. We do not mind those who want to hit the night life and come home late- all we ask is that you are quiet when coming home after midnight

You will share the house with myself and my barking protective Manchester Terrier dog, Mississippi. At times I have other creative friends staying with me at the house.

Our house is best for those with a car or those who like to bike. Public transit is good during day time hours and there are 2 buses that bring you to the Quarter, however they do not run so often at night. (i provide schedules and info on the bus system to make it easy)

Please send a message before booking.



1- we are located off the beaten path. 2,5 Miles from the French Quarter and 6 miles from the Garden District. To the Quarter that means it is a very long walk, easy 15 min bike ride, 5 min by taxi or car)

2- Weather- It can sometimes be chilly from Dec-Feb and it is tropical hot from July-September, with daily short rain showers in August.

3- our space is not recommended for the elderly or kids

4- the public transit runs well during the day in New Orleans. we provide bus maps/schedules (88 st claude bus brings you right to the quarter or the number 5 bus through the bywater) but we do not recommend taking the bus late night. It is a 12-15 dollar cab right to or from the quarter and we can happily provide you with numbers for taxi companies.

5- safety- New Orleans does not have a long standing rep as being a safe city. However i have heard about many more muggings in the Quarter than anything happening in our neighborhood. None the less, we recommend biking in pairs during the late night hours

6- who we think is most suited for our space- urban savvy folks who like our selves who wanted to be outside the tourist traps and are traveling on a budget. We suggest those with a car OR those planning on renting a car OR those willing to be bike adventurers Or up for public transit during the day and a cab home late night. If you are thinking of taking cabs back and forth daily from the quarter or festivals (therefore not biking or using a car ) then you might as well book something which is closer to the quarter and spend the money you would on cabs on a more expensive room centrally located room.

This space is also great for those here for a conference and need budget accommodation or here for a project and need a reasonable priced place beautiful place to stay.

7- Renting a car in the summer or if you are just not that into bikes- it cost about $35 to a get a cab from the airport to the Quarter- $40 from the airport to our space. Same price for the return trip. To rent a car for the weekend it is about $70 (less than the round trip in cabs to the airport)if you book on Hotwire or PriceLine name your own price and in advance. So if you are coming for a weekend visit we recommend renting a car. THis way you can hit all things great about this city. The Garden District Uptown, City Park area, check out the Lower 9th Ward and see how the rebuilding it going, Audubon Park and Zoo etc. We will happily share with you are favorite places all over the city.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Lees was a great host; she made sure that I had plenty of info about how to get to her house from the airport and even offered an option of a cheaper cab ride via her neighbor.

    Upon arrival she wasn't there but the house was very cozy and inviting so i got settled in and read the great recommendations for places to eat, drink and see in NOLA and the accompanying map.

    I only met Lees briefly a couple of times during my 6 days there due to her work schedule and my exploring of the city but she was really helpful and friendly and let me know that i could use many of the things in the house as required and reach out to her if i needed anything else.

    The room and adjoining bathroom were very clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is a little sketchier than what i am used to but as long as you are smart about when you choose to walk/bus/taxi there will be no problems and you actually find the people a lot more friendly and less intimidating than you originally think they are!

    It was a great, comfortable stay with a really helpful and friendly host

    April 2014
  • We had a great time at Lees' house. The room is beautiful and she's super accommodating! We didn't actually see Lees for the first few days but she was easy to reach by phone.

    I was a little big for one of the bikes so we ended up walking everywhere and using the buses. It wasn't an inconvenience and we were easily able to get to the French Quarter, Garden District, Mid City, anD even West Bank for some amazing pho. If you want to be close to the FQ, you might look elsewhere, but it's a great deal if you want to stay in the Bywater/Lower 9. Would definitely stay here again!

    March 2014
  • Lees' place was exactly what we had hoped for and more. Favorite things: the smell of blossoming lemon trees every time I came and went from our room. Drinking coffee in the sun in the yard or on the porch. Taking a bath in the wonderful tub. Cruising around on the purple bike. Sound of roosters. Porch swing. The neighborhood is wonderful and was my favorite part of the city to explore. I'd like to come back here every year and escape from rainy Portland for a while! Thanks Lees for opening your place up and being a great host!

    March 2014
  • What a beautifully maintained and curated home. Lees' home in the Bywater is perfectly located, particularly if you're looking to be able to walk/bike to really great restaurants, shops and just a short walk to a beautiful park along the river. She was quite helpful and easy to get in touch with, providing maps and area information in the room. The room was perfectly sized for two people, with a large en suite bathroom that was very clean and stocked with all you could need. A charming home and a helpful host (and a great little dog) that I would suggest to anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay with a lot of character.

    March 2014
  • Lees thank you for a great visit!

    I had great time staying at Lees house. The accommodations she provided were more than sufficient. The interior of the house was clean and wonderfully decorated. The room with the attached bath was a great feature. The accommodations also offered access to a WiFi internet connection, an office desk and a full kitchen.

    On arrival

    Having stayed in the Bywater neighborhood on prior visits I knew what the neighborhood had to offer. The location of the house is not for the uptight. It is more for the adventuresome who are open to the surprises offered by the Bywater.

    I rented one of the bikes Lees offers at a nominal fee. It was a great way to get around town. The next time I visit the city I'll commute around the city on a bike.

    I would definitely rent this room from Lees again if it is available for my next visit.

    February 2014
  • Had a great experience staying with Lees. I came to New Orleans for a conference and am so glad I stayed here rather than on Canal St. The Bywater area was beautiful and welcoming, and Lees provides helpful info to navigate the area. Room was lovely and comfortable, and the bathroom was unreal. Communicating with Lees was a breeze...highly recommended, hope to come back one day!

    February 2014
  • Lees was a fantastic host! We enjoyed every minute of our stay in her beautiful home. Since we'd determined we'd eat at least one home cooked meal each day (to offset all those calories from good ol southern food) we really appreciated the use of her well stocked kitchen. Coming from NYC the use of such a big kitchen was a luxury.

    February 2014
  • It was a pleasure to stay at Lees. She made it easy for us to get in, had arranged maps with information and a list of nice places to eat, and on top of that her house is absolutely gorgeous. We really enjoyed being able to stay in such a nice space and felt it provided a great frame for our visit to New Orleans.

    February 2014
  • Lees' guest room was great—nice little room with a space heater for winter, huge beautiful bathroom, fantastic shared kitchen, huge yard with lemon trees full to bursting, all in a terrific location. The bikes were great for getting around and Lees was super friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed my stay—highly recommended!

    January 2014
  • Lees place is perfect! Lees takes very good care of the property and makes you feel very much at home. She is extremely organized and clean which is assuring when coming into a stranger's home. The environment is also laid back so you can certainly just be yourself and feel right at home. Though it is a shared home with several people around, there is still lots of privacy and respect of your space. what more can I say?

    October 2013
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Musician, Restorer of HIstorical Buildings
I first visited New Orleans when I was 14yrs old and knew in my bones that one day it would be home. after traveling the world with NYC as a home base I began to crave space, slowness and new way of life. New Orleans has been part time home since 2004 and finally was able to move down January 2010. I am a creative soul who love to cook, have a great conversation, bang around on the guitar, go for a bike ride and walk to the Mississippi River (5 min walk from the house) with my dog. I love to share my passion for this city and hope you will fall in love with it just as I have. My home is a safe and inspiring place for artists, travelers, healers and musicians. I welcome you to explore our neighborhood and feel the magic of this great city. I am also the Creative Director for our Bywater Event and Performing Arts Space, The Tigermen Den at the corner of Clouet and Royal. Here my band (LadyBabyMiss and The Tigermen) play shows and we host a range of community arts events through out the year. We alway has a open house the evening of the Full Moon. Other events are posted on our(website hidden)page.
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