Private! Bywater! Bikes!

House - Private room · Saint Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Your host, Darin
50 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

I now have a washer/dryer!

This room is now private! (3/17) No one walks through your room and you don't have to walk through anyone's room. You even get your own darn living room!

The room comes with a nightstand, double bed, desk, lamp, mirror, shelves, clean towels, and clean sheets. Blowup mattress is available upon request.

I am a distiller in the process of starting a distillery/brewery. I also make perfumes and flower waters. In general I like fermenting things and extracting things from things.

The house has one kitchen, one bathroom, a cozy backyard with a smoker, guesthouse, and a good few living growing flowers, herbs, and fruits. Feel free to cook whatever and whenever. If you have a pet that's not a problem. I drink, and smoke, but outside of the house. There won't be tons of people partying at the house, really ever, but occasionally I do have small crawfish/shrimp boils.

Aside from that, I know damn near everything there is to know about this town, so count on me to be an excellent face to face tour guide if need be. Our neighborhood boasts some of New Orleans greatest restaurants and bars.

In conclusion, this place is best for 20 or 30 somethings looking to come to NOLA on vacation (who don't have tons of $), but clean and calm enough to make any business trip a comfortable one.

If you've never been here before you should know that the Bywater is a historic neighborhood (at one time the biggest port in America) very close to the french quarter. You can easily bike or walk to the french quarter without having to fear for your life.

I have 2 bikes. Please let me know in advance whether or not you want to use them, or one of them, and maybe even remind me when it comes close to the time of your arrival. I now charge $5 a day for bike rental. This is to cover repairs and replace bikes that were not locked up properly by drunk people, and were therefore stolen.

If you're a light sleeper bring ear plugs. There is no schedule for train work in the nearby yard. They work at random. Chances are you'll be disturbed at some point. I'm just used to it.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $400 /week
Cleaning Fee: $10
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Darin seemed to be really nice and prompt. I booked a room at the last minute and he was very helpful. However when we arrived on Thursday evening it wasn't what i had expected. The bathroom was very nasty and the kitchen wasn't clean either. I also felt that the room wasn't private, especially since he had to walk through the room we were in to get to his room that night.

    July 2014
  • Aaron put me and two of my friends up on very short notice. We were happy that he was accommodating despite being busy upon our arrival. Thanks again!!

    June 2014
  • The stay was great. Everything was clean and ready for us, and it was fun to bike around the neighborhood. Darin was very accommodating with our uncertain arrival time. The walls were filled with cool stuff for decorations. A good deal.

    A word to the wise: If you can't open the blue bike lock, try turning the key around 180 degrees.

    June 2014
  • thank you, darin!

    June 2014
  • Darin and his place are great. We really enjoyed the fun decor and plants all around the house, which is well-kept and smells of Meyer's cleaning products (yes!). Darin is a flexible and accommodating host, and I would definitely stay here again.

    June 2014
  • Darin was a great guest. We didnt see him much while our stay because we were most of the time out visiting NOLA, but he provided everything we needed from the beginning and was very helpful with our arrival the first day.

    June 2014
  • Darin is a cool guy and his place was very clean and private. Thanks again!

    June 2014
  • Darin was a fine host. His place was funky in the best sense of the word and was conveniently located to the french quarter as well as a really cool co-op that had organic produce. His tips on where to eat were really spot on (the joint, an amazing bbq being one). We really enjoyed it. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay on the cheap if you're feeling a little adventurous, super close to everything cool in Bywater & Marigny. Yes it's on a busy street and close to some frequently used train tracks but the street has a bike lane so I have no cause for complaint. And the bikes were perfect, basically made our trip.

    June 2014
  • I enjoyed staying at Darin's place. The room was spacious, the location was great, and the bikes were nice to have access to. It's right on the edge of the Marigny, where you can find some great locals bars and restaurants, but for a little less money than you'd pay for the Marigny. There is public transit right outside the front door, a bike lane, and plenty of street parking if you need it. The railroad tracks are right next door, but the room is on the opposite side from the tracks so the noise isn't so bad, and the trains don't run very often. I would definitely recommend this place.

    June 2014
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I am originally from a small town in Indiana, born to a Christian minister father-I now live in the great city of New Orleans. My life at this point is basically distilling, billiards, botany, and motorcycles. I have a 40,000 sq. ft. warehouse where I am currently building and raising money for a distillery/brewery/perfumery/farm. I spend most of my time here or running errands. Soon though I hope to have my hard work pay off so I can have a few more daycations!
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