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!
House was perfect for our group of 3 couples and 1 adult! Quick and easy access for uber drivers to find us for pick up and drop offs. Alexander was hospitable and quick to respond with an updated group number! Would stay at this house again!
What a great place for for bachelor party. We only a couple minute cab ride from everywhere and it was so great to have an outdoor space we could hang out. This house is perfect for a big group
First, let me contextualize our group and our travel preferences. We were a group of ten of us, two couples with two kids each and two singles. We are family and prefer to go out some, but also enjoy staying in, cooking, drinking, eating, and hanging out. Generally, the house was ok. We all agreed that it was much better suited to a different group, a group who were going to NOLA to go out for every meal, who weren't bringing kids, who were pretty much going to party and only needed a place to crash.
There were a couple issues we had that made the stay uncomfortable. First, and probably most important is that in the pictures when we booked there was a couch and more seating. When we arrived, the couch wasn't there and there was only space for about 3-4 people to sit at the same time without bringing in chairs from the dining area. Second was the lack of kitchen ware and utensils to do adequate cooking for all of us. It was difficult. Overall, it wasn't bad, just uncomfortable. And the house is in a good location.
Greetings from San Francisco! My family enjoyed a great stay at this location. The home was very clean and comfortable with plenty of room for our family of 5. We were able to come back to cool off in between our site seeing fun. The kitchen came in handy when we brought home leftover food and beverages. The location is quiet and calm. We rented a car to get to and from the french quarter (an 8 minute drive) from the house. Very convenient and cozy. Thanks for opening your home to us!
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.
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