Great home base to explore the city! In the heart of the Bywater/St.Claude neighborhood, we're a short walk to most Bywater bars & restaurants, and a 4 minute drive or 10 minute bike ride down to the French Quarter.
The apartment is an artsy one bedroom shotgun with newly refinished hardwood floors, 12 ft ceilings, old school pocket doors, and lots of sun light! There's a big backyard and porch to hang out on, and a well stocked kitchen with an antique gas stove, and beautiful curvy cabinets, as well as coffee for your stay. There's free WIFI, a stereo, and a washer and dryer on site.
The house has a big double bed, a queen sized pull-out sleeper couch, and daybed. Both the bed and pull-out couch have super comfortable memory foam mattresses. The apartment easily sleeps 5.
There are 3 guest bikes to borrow (an eclectic but working mix of cruisers and road bikes). It's the very best way to get around the city!
Interaction with Guests
If I'm not around to greet you when you get in, my brother, Walker, lives upstairs and is on hand for any questions you have about the apartment or the bikes. Check out his restaurant, Kebab, right down St. Claude for the best sandwiches in town!
We're a block in on the lake side (north side) of St. Claude Ave. The neighborhood is super diverse, a mix of working class families and artists. The house is on a quiet street but a short walk to Vaughn's, BJ's or Bacchanal for live music almost every night of the week. Delicious restaurants like The Joint, Satsuma or Elizabeth's are also all within walking distance. We're right around the corner from the St. Claude Arts District, Shake Sugary bakery, and the Alvar Library, and only six blocks to Crescent Park- a brand new park the runs along the Mississippi River through the length of the Bywater.
Transportation is easy- the house is a block away from the St. Claude bus line, which connects to the streetcar lines, and airport shuttles downtown. There's also street parking on the river side of the house. A cab ride from the French Quarter is around $10 with tip.
Other Things to Note
New Orleans is a social city. In my neighborhood you say, "How you doing," or "Good afternoon/Good night" to almost everyone you pass on the street. Adopt the practice, say hello to people and see the city like a local.
No smoking in the house, but you are welcome to smoke on the front porch or in the backyard.
Please take the garbage out with you when you leave.
We had a great time! The bikes were super helpfully. It was nice to explore the city and the French quarter was only a ten minute bike ride! We took the bus down there a couple times too! Gabrielle was super informative and easy going. I felt like I was staying at a friends house! Would defiantly recommend, a good first airbnb experience!
I had a great stay at Gabrielle's place.
Totally recommend a visit.
The neighbourhood is awesome and the bikes make traveling about the city super easy.
We had a really great stay and the bikes are a real plus point. The Bywater is a fantastic area and by far the best place to be in New Orleans. For 2 couples the house was tricky because you have to walk through one of the bedrooms to get to the bathroom - but it's not really an issue if you know each other well!
We had a lovely stay here. The house is so quirky and fun, and we got to ride the bikes to the local record shop. The porch was nice to sit and chat in the mornings. I would definitely recommend!
A former NOLA resident (now in the Windy City) and this pretty shotgun in Bywater definitely made me miss "home". Minutes from the French Quarter with great neighborhood restaurants like Booty's Street Food nearby. Gabrielle was wonderful with excellent communication and provided everything a guest could ever need; fully stocked kitchen & bath with a bonus... a W&D (being able to do laundry while traveling is so nice). Parking was super easy and being in a dog-friendly retreat was ideal. Our little Frenchie felt right at home. I've really missed living in New Orleans and staying in Gabrielle's colorful, eclectic and charming home was just what the doctor ordered.
Great home in New Orleans. Cool small bars around the corner or just a short drive to the main city sites. Definitely gives you feeling of staying in the real New Orleans!
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