About this listing
Rent a great bike and lose yourself in the intense sights, sounds, and flavors of the flourishing Bywater/St. Claude Arts District. From the traditional, to the funky, to the fabulously hip, you will find an array of atmospheres to explore.
Enjoy a stay in this historic, two-story, 1850s victorian along the Avenue. this room is on the ground floor in the front of the house. if you are sensitive to the sound of cars going by, we suggest choosing another room in the house. Ponder the mysterious, iconic ,symbolic art as you relax in an ornate, iron, four-poster bed. Sink into the exquisitely comfortable tempurpedic mattress, nestled among premium cotton sheets. Hand-crafted glass windows created by a local artist -- using real flowers -- An individually controlled, through-wall air conditioner and lighted ceiling fan provide a cozy, comfortable climate at any time of day. An antique desk and plenty of pillows provide a spot for inspired writing or surfing the Web with high-speed, wireless internet. The Temple room is located in the front of the house on the ground floor. it is fairly near the street. I sleep wonderfully with the sound of traffic going by, but if you are used to the countryside or a very quiet cul de sac, the sound of cars going by may disturb you. I have five other rooms that are further from the Avenue.
Guests may access two full baths -- one upstairs, one down -- an upper-level, fully furnished kitchen with original, cast-iron appliances, two secure fenced courtyards with a gas/charcoal barbecue. Beautiful new cruiser bicycles for rent with an additional, fully refundable, security deposit, please inquire. Guests also have instant access to a major bus line that runs down the avenue directly to the French Quarter and everything in between! Coming Soon: upon completion of current renovations, guest access will include the use of a private cinema, various live theatrical performances, and a professional bar, all adjacent to the main building.
Interaction with Guests
I like to make myself and travel tips available to my guests as much as my time allows, or as little as they prefer. My guest's comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to me. Enjoy a little or a lot of local, insider information, or simply explore on your own!
The Bywater is a bohemian, artsy neighborhood. It is approx 1 mile from the french quarter. It is colorful, has lots of eats options, and is home to a variety of people of diverse race and income level.
I have bikes for (website hidden) bus line just steps from the door. This will transport you directly to the French Quarter in moments with available transfers to the rest of the city. Convenient street parking just in front of the building. Airport transportation options include taxi, airport shuttle and bus combination, or bus.
Other Things to Note
Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided to each guest for the duration of their stay. Also the guests can make themselves some eggs and toast (provided)if they wish in the morning.
All mature and responsible vacationers welcome. No children or pets, please. All smoking outside. Courtesy for other guests and neighbors expected. No unregistered guests overnight, please.
We had a lovely 4 night stay with Otter. The house and room are as photographed. Michael, the house manager was there to greet us and gave us a tour of the house, along with some history. We overlapped with some other AirBnB guests who were very nice, and the house is big enough that we still had plenty of space and privacy. The weather was incredibly hot, but our room stayed nice and cool with the AirCon. We really enjoyed the Bywater neighborhood and its relative quiet, but loved some of the local spots. MUST sees are The Joint (BBQ) and Bacchanal (Music, Wine, and Food). We walked to both Frenchman Street (20 minutes) and the French Quarter (30 minutes). We also decided to rent bikes, from the house, for our stay and were so glad we did, it was a nice ride to the French Quarter (10 minutes) and City Park (20 minutes)- everything is accessible on them. Would definitely stay here again when in New Orleans. Great house, people, and neighborhood.
Magical home in a great neighborhood in New Orleans. Easily accessible by bus or foot to the quarter, etc. The room, as well as the rest of the house, was beautiful and unique. Michael and Otter were extremely gracious, hospitable, and very interesting. I hope I will be able to return one day...
This is a place full of character.
The only thing in our room was the noise that comes from the traffic outside the street and from the air condicionated inside of the bedroom.
It's a lively hostel with young people.
Michael and Otter were hospitable, and Michael was really helpful in giving us tips about the area, her restaurant recommendations in particular were spot on.
My boyfriend and I spent two wonderful nights in the Temple room on our vacation in New Orleans. The area where Otter's house is located, known as the Bywater, is very charming. A ten minute walk will take you to a quaint cafe known as Elizabeth's - definitely try the praline bacon! Otter and Michael are very friendly and gave us some really good foodie places to try - thanks guys! Our favorite would have to be Coops on Decateur St in the French Market. Best fried chicken I've had in my life! Our flight arrived hours before check in but Michael said he would allowed us to drop our stuff off which was a great gesture. Upon arriving the guests had left the room early so we were able to move right into the Temple room by 11am, it was already cleaned! The bed is very comfortable and the traffic noise that other guests commented on didn't bother us at all (you can barely hear it when the AC unit is running). A personal Brita and snacks in the room
along with a downstairs kitchen made our stay that much nicer..Would definitely stay here again!!!
Otter and Michael Bill were very kind and responded quickly to any questions I had. The house is gorgeous, clean, welcoming, and very conveniently located. I would definitely stay here again.
Our stay at Otter's house was so great, we couldn't find better place to stay in New Orleans. The House looks like her owner, "haute en couleur!"
Michael and Otter were totally available for us, we hope to come-back there as soon as possible!!
Thanks a lot for everything, good luck in your project!
LA & A
Otter was really helpful in giving us tips about the area, her restaurant recommendations in particular were spot on. The check in process was smooth, communication was good, and everything was functional as described. Having never been to New Orleans we didn't have a great understanding of the safety in the city and we didn't feel totally safe in this neighborhood as two girls. We were particularly concerned about our car but Otter graciously let us park it on the lawn as an extra safety measure. The room was right on the street (first floor) and the door to the room was glass and didn't lock very securely.
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About the Host, Otter
Ben & Jerry's NY Super Fudge Chunk, platform shoes, soap, theatre, and friendship.
NYC, Ibiza, Amsterdam, What the Bleep Do We Know?, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, original musical theatre, sashimi, blues & old-skool Balearic House.
I want my guests to feel welcome, secure, and relaxed.
One thing at a time.