About this listing
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 sunlight! 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.
Awesome! The home is funky and has lots of character. It's interesting just to be in the space. Gabrielle was super helpful when we had to change our arrival time. I loved the house guide telling you about the neighborhood and things to do in the city. From her recommendation we found the Sneaky Pickle - vegan restaurant - that is our new favorite thing. Everything was wonderful and we would certainly stay again! (Definitely recommend bringing a car.)
Gabrielle's home was perfect for our trip to New Orleans. The window unit A/Cs and fan combination provided a welcome, cool respite from the summer New Orleans heat and humidity. The bed was comfy, the kitchen provided all necessities for preparing meals, and the bathroom was well equipped. The home was clean as well! The bikes that were provided definitely have seen some miles, but provided a perfect mode of transportation to run around town. While we weren't able to meet, Check in was seemless and Gabrielle provided a note with all important info on the house and attractions/ necessities in the neighborhood. Thank you so much!! -erin and paul
We loved staying in Gabrielle's beautiful blue house! There are heaps of great places to check out close by and it was especially easy to get around with the bikes available to us..thanks Gabrielle!!
My experience at Gabrielle's place was awesome. We came down for the 4th of July, Essence Festival, and my 21st birthday all in one. The house was exactly as in the ad and it was a great overall all stay. Gabrielle was an awesome host, we didn't need much, but she let us know if we needed anything she wasn't far and wouldn't hesitate to meet our needs. I would definitely come back & stay!!
This house was perfect for our girl's trip. Great neighborhood with plenty of awesome places to drink and eat within walking distance. I can't say enough how nice it was to go home each night to such a quiet and comfortable space after our long nights of dancing. We actually had the most fun on the nights we played away from Bourbon and Frenchmans anyway. I would absolutely stay here again. Thanks Gabrielle!
We booked last minute and stayed an extra day than originally planned but it was no problem! Gabrielle's house is very cute, spacious, clean and exactly as described/pictured online. The neighbourhood is nice with plenty parking, several dining options nearby and downtown/French quarter is less than 10 minutes drive away. I would recommend staying here;)
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