2 Twin beds &air mattress. 1/2 mile to French Quarter, Marigny &jazz clubs. One block to bus stop. Street parking. Pets ok. Gourmet coffee, washer/dryer, kitchen and stocked bath. Simple, low-key spot great for travelers wanting a locals perspective!
Last minute reservation are welcome!
This listing is for the middle bedroom of a three bedroom shotgun. The room has doors at each end, but there is no hallway so occasionally other people may need to walkthrough the space.
This room has two twin beds, a small collection of books, a closet, a ceiling fan and a chair/desk. The room comes with fresh sheets, a clean blanket, 4 pillows, 2 clean towels and some snacks.
The house is a beautiful, sunny, recently renovated 1500 square foot shot-gun built in 1919 with gorgeous 12' ceilings. The central A/C provides reliable relief from the summer heat and the central heat will keep you toasty in the winter.
The shared bathroom is clean, cozy, fully stocked and has an awesomely hot shower. I also have a queen sized air mattress if you need extra bed space. The kitchen is fully equipped with gas range/oven, dishwasher and washer and dryer. Though I don't provide breakfast, your room will come with a welcoming snack or bottle of wine and you are free to use the kitchen.
There is a storage closet in the back of the house for bikes, instruments, or any other large objects you want to keep safe but do not comfortably fit in your room or vehicle.
I live on-site in the back apartment, but have my own entrance and bathroom. The kitchen is shared. I am very respectful of guest’s privacy, though I am close by and available for questions, concerns and other amenities. I am a public history graduate student who creates all kinds of city tours, so if you let me know what you are interested in, I am more than happy to help you make an itinerary.
Home to some of the world's most famous jazz clubs, Frenchmen Street is always bustling with action. This property is one block away from Jelly Roll Morton's childhood home, 3/4 mile from the French Quarter, and 1/2 mile or less from the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods, St. Claude Arts District and famous music venues on Frenchmen Street. It is one block the bus line to the French Quarter/Canal Street, the Central Business District, UNO and other parts of town.
Your future room is located in the Seventh Ward/New Marigny neighborhood which is slightly off the beaten path and close to a plethora of quirky venues You can catch a metal show and eat some Eastern European food at Siberia, listen to bluegrass and funk at Hi Ho Lounge,watch burlesque and erotica readings at Allways Lounge, shake your booty at bounce night at St. Roch Tavern, drink an AMAZING bloody mary at Marie's, (email hidden)-monthly lesbian dance parties at Big Daddy's or chow down on some homemade sausages while singing your heart out at daily karaoke at Kajun’s Pub. If you need some relaxation, there are a few public pools nearby, and one is even clothing-optional and heated in the winter! There are three grocery stores (and two drug stores) within walking distance. Every week you can catch a free crawfish/shrimp boil at the R bar just down the road, as well as free dance lessons at the world famous jazz bar The Spotted Cat! I have a frequently updated calendar on my bedroom door which lists other weekly and special events in the city.
The neighborhood isn't super swanky, but you can smell barbecue on the weekends, chat with the neighbors, wake up to a second line parade on Sunday mornings and live like a local!
Cab rides are only a phone call away, and is generally how my guests travel to and from the airport. If you are arriving by Megabus, the stop lets you off on the 55 bus line, which has a stop only a block away from my home. If you are driving into the city, there is plenty of on street parking.
I encourage my guests to walk around, because I think the slower pace helps folks appreciate the energy of the city. However, late night cab rides can be a good idea if you perhaps enjoyed the nightlife a little too much :)
There are also several places nearby where guests can rent bikes, which is a really nice way to see the city.
THE HOUSE GETS NOISY. I live on Frenchmen street near a main road and two clubs. I provide ear plugs, and it usually isn't loud too late into the night, but this is something to be aware of.
I also have bi-monthly deliveries of gourmet single-source coffees which I encourage all my guests to taste!
Smoking is permitted outside.
Pets are also permitted, though I would prefer you chat with me first rather than instant booking, in case there is another guest bringing a pet or suffering from allergies. Also, your furry friend counts as an additional guest, so be sure to indicate that on your reservation request. The house also has an optional, but adorably cuddly, kitten name Stringer Bell. He usually stays outside but loves to hang out if you like to give belly rubs.
The home has wireless internet, but no television. I do, however, have plenty of books on New Orleans (and other subjects) which I am happy to loan out, and I will gladly share my NetFlix and Hulu Plus if you need to get your television fix. Don’t worry, your trip to New Orleans will not be boring!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$375 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1200 /month|
Great place and close to everything. Only complaint: The cats didn't play with me enough.
I had a great time staying in Christina's shotgun apartment. She was pleasant and accommodating. Stringer Bell was a very charming cat, as well. It's in the 7th ward, with Treme, Marigny, and the French Quarter all within about 20 minutes walking distance. You will have no doubt that you've left more affluent neighborhoods behind upon arrival, but I never felt unsafe; everyone I talked to in the area was nice. It's only a couple blocks walk to the nearest po-boys and daiquiris, or a few more to get to some good/cheap seafood and yaka mein. Bus/tram day passes in NOLA are only $3 (day pass is valid until 4am, though that late it's probably just a couple night lines running), so it's relatively easy to get around town from here, with the 55 bus stop 1 block away and a few other bus routes having stops within 10 minutes walking -- though I would caution that the buses were a bit hit or miss with respect to their punctuality.
Overall a great value as a place to stay!
The room was great; very clean and comfortable! I ended up meeting other people at the house, and we all hung out together, which was awesome! The house is close to the French Quarter, and the jazz clubs on Frenchmen St. The neighborhood is a bit gritty, but it's not a big deal.
had a great time in New Orleans and my stay was part of the overall experience. Very affordable and comfortable stay! Thank you Christina, only wish I coulda picked your brain more about the city. But didn't really need to, lots of stuff going on!
For the price this place is very good. I definitely wouldn't recommend a hotel type person stay here, which I am, but I got used to the style of house
the best thing about the location is the fact that its in walking range to the french quarters and Christina ensures you don't face any issues with the stay or run out of interesting places to visit. Take her word for non touristy places in town (along with the touristy one's, of course) and thou shalt not regret ..
Christina was super nice and very accommodating with my late check-in. The house is a short walk from the french quarters & very easy to find.
I was in a room with a separate entrance, which was nice, even though the house is a shotgun style with individual doors for each room.
I would stay here again.
I found the neighborhood questionable.
Even the taxi driver thought I was giving
the wrong address.
During the day it was fine but as New Orleans
is a night city, returning to this address by public
transport made me uncomfortable.
Even the bus driver thought I had
the address wrong.
The place is close to the music clubs on Frenchmen, because of the winter storms I got delayed but Christina made sure I got in ok. There was an awesome dog that greeted me too. Definitely a place if you're in NOLA discovering the area at night.
I arrived way late due to a train derailment. Christina touched base, and was flexible and accommodating. The room was clean and spacious, and I loved the snacks she left out for me.