About this listing
Our historic corner property comfortably accommodates 6-12 people. It includes 4 private bedrooms w/4 full size beds, bunk beds, and sofa bed. We offer bikes to tour this magnificent city in a neighborhood that represents the melting pot of NOLA!!!
In the early 1900s, this corner building was used as a neighborhood corner store with the living quarters located on the second floor. The second floor has been renovated with 4 private bedrooms each with a full size bed. The apartment has one full bathroom. In addition, there is a set of bunk beds in the common area, as well as a new futon sofa bed. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, microwave and stove/oven to accommodate our guests. There is also a yard with a picnic table and green space that you are welcomed to utilize. Eat some crawfish, drink some beer, or simply get some sun!
Guests have access to the entire top apartment and the fenced yard. Our bicycles are available upon request during the reservation period so please let us know ahead of time if you are intending to use them.
Interaction with Guests
Together with my fiance, I live directly behind this house, but don't worry we will stay completely out of your hair! ;) However, if you have any questions or concerns we are more than happy to assist in anyway that we can!
If you are one of those folks who wants to experience authentic New Orleans and its rich diversity, then this just may be the location for you. This house is located in the heart of NOLA and the neighborhood's diversity shows it! If you're lucky you could hear one of the neighborhood kids playing the trumpet or trombone. We also provide free bikes so that you can bike through the entire city! You can bike to practically any location worth visiting including City Park (events include Voodoo Fest and Hogs for the Cause), the Fairgrounds (Jazz Fest and horse racing), Bayou St. John (Bayou Boogaloo), and OF COURSE the French Quarter and downtown.
This property is very much centrally located and rather easy to get anywhere:
- Bicycles: We provide free bikes for you to get around.
- Canal Street Car and Bus: We are conveniently located between the streetcar line that runs on Canal Street and bus line 39 that runs on Tulane Avenue that both take you directly downtown.
Uber and Taxis: Uber finally made it to New Orleans and is in full force! If you plan to use the streetcar or bus, you may want to purchase a Jazzy Pass ((website hidden)).
Other Things to Note
My fiance and I wanted to invest in a property to call home. We wanted a fixer-upper in an area that was up and coming and that had potential. Considering that we are drawn to the urban and historic core of New Orleans we wanted to be centrally located within the city. The area and house itself needed to have that New Orleans charm. Fast forward 5 years later and we are the proud owners of 4 additional properties in the neighborhood with this listing being one of them. Needless to say I love this neighborhood and its diversity which truly represents the melting pot that is NOLA.
Number one rule: Enjoy your stay! If you don't, I've failed. Aside from that please make sure that if you smoke you do so outdoors either on the balcony or yard area and please make sure to appropriately dispose of cigarette butts. You are more than welcomed to use the outdoors area but it is a residential area so please be mindful of your noise level especially in the evenings. Other than that have a blast!
The description was definitely accurate, this place is pretty bare bones. Alexander was wonderfully quick in responding, and giving recommendations for everything we asked from airport transport, grocery stores, dinner spots, etc. If you're looking for an inexpensive place that's close to the French Quarter and other areas, this is the place to be. I came with a group of 8 and it was perfect for us to come back and sleep, but we didn't spend much time here.
Location and house was great. Everything was setup.
Our five-night stay in Alex's house went smoothly. Instructions were clearly provided and we had no trouble accessing the house or any of its facilities. The space is large, which was great for us, since our party of six included two young children and they had room to run around inside at a season of the year when it was pretty hot and sticky outside. The neighborhood is working class, not one of antebellum mansions like the Garden District, but it's perfectly OK and a lot of the neighbors were friendly enough to wave at the kids when we went out on the balcony. If I had to give negative feedback, it would be about the bath/shower facilities. In both bathrooms, it was tricky to balance the hot and cold taps. But overall, we were satisfied with the house and would use it again if we came with a large party.
This house worked out great for are group of ten. It's a short walk from the trolley and Chickie wah wahs which has great BBQ. Overall a good experience!
My group had a great time in New Orleans, and this property was a great alternative to expensive hotel rooms. We made great use of the bicycles by riding to City Park one day and Audubon Park and the Garden District the next. The location of the house is convenient to the trolley line, but as other reviewers have suggested, it's not the nicest area of the Mid-city neighborhood.
We really appreciated the owner-provided recommendations for places to eat and things to do. We also appreciated the fact that both Wi-Fi and AC worked well at the house.
The house was a wonderful home base for our trip to Jazz Fest this year. With a group ranging from teens to 60's we had enough space to spread out and relax when we weren't off and running.
There were a couple of issues but Alex took care of them quickly and efficiently!
We absolutely loved the location and the house as perfect to host a larger group and have space for people to hang out on balconies, at the kitchen table and in the living rooms. The house was very clean and a wonderful location. I would recommend this location to anyone going to New Orleans. Alexander makes it so easy to check in and out and with the lockpad system, a large group isn't constantly trying to coordinate key handoffs.
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