About this listing
Adorable 1 BR cottage "mother in law" apt w/ front porch facing street in
Historic Bayou St. John area est. 1708.
Walk to shops, cafes, museums, JAZZ FEST, bus/streetcar, bayou, City Park, VooDoo Fest. FRENCH QUARTER is 1 mile down Esplanade Ave.
Comfy, private 1 BR cottage "mother in law" apartment with nice light, adorable front porch, on nice street in friendly, quiet, historic, walkable Bayou St. John neighborhood - walk just a block to shops, grocery, cafes, bus & a few blocks to streetcar, bayou, museums. Plus, you can walk 1 mile down Esplanade Ave. to French Quarter. (or take bus, streetcar or taxi). Note: Though it's very private, this is a residential block and the space is not suitable for parties, loud music or unreasonable amounts of noise.
Cute front porch for people-watching, morning coffee or evening cocktails.
1 Bedroom w/ comfy Queen size bed
1 Full Bathroom (has shower)
Living Room Area (including tiny kitchen & a dining table that seats 4)
Sofa in Living Room converts to smallish double bed (ok for 1 adult or 2 small kids)
Yes, we have internet (Wifi)
Laundry facilities available, accessed thru adjacent courtyard.
Note about pets: no pets live in this apt. But we do have a dog and a cat that live with us in the main house across the courtyard. Our cat can be nosy and often wanders in the apt. to say hello if you leave the door open.
Parking - Park anywhere on the street in front of your place except in front of the green duplex next door (just because my neighbor likes her spot in front of her house and I try to respect that). No permits required on this street except during Jazz Fest - ask me about that if you are booking during Fest.
Can accommodate a maximum of 4 if using the living room sofa-bed, but really it's most ideal for 2. The sofa-bed is 3.5 inches smaller than a full-size mattress.
Very private, but we are close by if needed, just across the courtyard in the main house.
It's a private little apartment on my property, with private front porch and entrance facing the street. No yard, but it's a joy to sit out on the front porch. Ok to smoke on porch.
Guests have access to:
> their own tiny kitchen area with stove, electric kettle, microwave, small sink, toaster, coffee maker, spices, etc.
> their own bathroom
> their own private front porch
> shared washer/dryer in courtyard
Interaction with Guests
We live in the main house on the property, just across the courtyard. We love to meet guests and respond quickly to answer questions or help out, but if not contacted will leave guests to enjoy their vacation with no interruption. :-)
"Here's what one guest said: If this is your first time to New Orleans don't think about staying anywhere else! You don't need to stay in the French quarter to enjoy the city -- in fact you will probably find yourself spending more time in the surrounding neighbourhoods and districts like the one this place is situated. Can't say enough about the neighbourhood, amazing laid back feel surrounded by locals and delicious food. 5 minute walk to the park where you can spend days - free entry to a sculpture park that will blow you away, featuring work from world famous artists. The best beignets in the city were at Morning Call situated in the park -- don't waste your time at Cafe du Monde, they're a dollar more and not as fluffy. 1 minute walk to all the local restaurants and coffeehouse. Take the time to walk the bayou to Parkway Bakery (20 minutes) for the best poboys and a 15 minute stroll to Pandora Snowballs to cool off. As others mentioned, quick walk to Frenchmen street and we paid under $10 via uber to get home at night if we were downtown. We ended up spending our last two days in this neighbourhood instead of French Quarter because it was so beautiful and relaxing, everyone says 'hello' when you walk around! The apartment was cozy, filled with great books and art and quiet as can be - felt like home with all the amenities. Don't be fooled into renting an expensive place in the French quarter or booking a hotel that on average cost $299 a night, just come here and save all your money for more food. One last thing - head to garden district and go to District Donuts, you won't be disappointed."
Historic, walkable, friendly. Close to grocery, coffee shop, restaurants, trolley & bus stops. Walk 1 mile down Esplanade to French Quarter in the morning and hop a quick taxi home at night. Or take bus/trolley. Short stroll to Bayou St. John, City Park, N.O. Museum of Art, Jazz Fest, VooDoo Fest.
Fodor’s had this to say:
"Just up Esplanade Avenue from the French Quarter, Faubourg St. John is known for its beautiful shady lanes, gorgeous homes, and laid-back vibe. Great restaurants, cafés, and bars dot the landscape, with sidewalk seating and relaxed patios.
It’s also home to the New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Course and Slots, one of the nation’s premier horse-racing venues, and the world-famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival (website hidden). St. Louis Cemetery No. 3 opens its gates onto Esplanade Avenue, inviting visitors to explore the rows of above ground tombs and mausoleums.
At the end of the avenue you’ll discover Bayou St. John, the scenic waterway that meanders through Faubourg St. John, and ends at the lakefront. You’ll find all sorts of people out enjoying the wide grassy banks—biking, fishing, or just strolling along and admiring the reflection of a sunset in the smooth water."
City Park is a short walk down the avenue, too. You could spend a whole day there, with the Sculpture Garden, Museum of Art, Morning Call Coffee & Beignet Cafe, Putt Putt Golf, Gondolas, Bike Rentals, etc.
Walk or take the bus or streetcar or take a taxi.
Bus stop (Take #91 to French Quarter) is a couple of blocks walk. Streetcar stop is a few blocks down beautiful, historic Esplanade Avenue to the front of City Park.
Cars - You can park your car in front of the cottage or anywhere on the block, though I ask that you not park in front of the neighbor next door. She likes her little spot in front of her house and I want to respect that. No permit is required except during Jazz Fest, which I can help with.
If I'm heading out to another part of town, I'm always glad to give you a lift in that direction. Let me know if you want me to contact you in that situation.
Other Things to Note
Fresh towels and linens are provided at beginning of stay. We also provide: shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, lotion, soap, hair dryer, iron and small ironing board, coffee & tea, salt & pepper, some spices & seasonings, and a few items of food and drink for snacking.
GARBAGE: it's outside your front door to the right of your front steps if you need to empty the indoor garbage cans (not saying you have to but some people ask about that, especially long-term guests obviously).
RECYCLING: New Orleans recycles plastics and paper. (Not glass.) There is a black plastic recycling can/bin at the front corner of my house next door. It looks like the trash cans but is a bit smaller. Feel free to dump recycling there if you like!
*If you book, please read "House Rules" for all the info you'll ever need!! :-)
Please no smoking except on porch.
Please do not park in front of the house next door (anywhere else is fine).
Check-in: 3 p.m. Central Time
Check-out: 11 am Central Time
Important: Please do not park in front of the green duplex next door to you. You can park in front of your place or anywhere else on the street.
During Jazz Fest you need a permit to park. Ask me about this.
Please be reasonably quiet; this is a charming, friendly family neighborhood that likes to have fun but we're not Bourbon Street. :-)
No pets, unless it's a service animal such as a seeing-eye dog.
Fresh towels and linens are provided at beginning of stay. The apt. is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, blow-dryer, toothpaste, soap, coffee & tea.
Temperature - There is central AC for the entire house; this apt. has a remote thermostat that sits on the bedside table. We keep it at 73 degrees F. To make it colder, click down button. To make it warmer, click up button. 1 click = 1 degree F.
Sofa pull-out bed: Bedpad & extra linens for sofa bed are in armoire in bedroom.
Kitchenette for small meals. Equipped with 2-burner stove, sink, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker, tea station...
My partner, Roy, and I were both born and raised in New Orleans and we love living here! We have 7 kids between us, and 6 of them are in college or grad school, so I've been having fun renting out their space to pay some of those college bills. Our house has a "mother-in-law apt." that we use as a guest space for visiting family & friends and, when available, for airbnb guests. We absolutely love hosting guests from all over the world. When we are not around, our lovely daughter-in-law Meagan, who lives downstairs from us, steps in as your concierge and hostess. She is also a local and full of ideas and information. We hope to meet you soon! :-)