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!
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, snacks, yogurt, and fresh fruit 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. All smoking outside. Courtesy for other guests, tenants, and neighbors expected. No unregistered guests overnight, please.
We were made to feel very welcome. Otter and her colleague were informative and very helpful. The house was full of old style charm and was a short bus ride from the French Quarter. I would recommend this stay. We stayed during Mardi Gras and although the place was busy it was kept very clean and there were no rowdy parties.
Otter and Michael both contacted me before I got there and gave me all the info I needed to settle in. Location is great for me. Easy walking to the Bywater, Marigny, and French Quarter. Otter made excellent suggestions about restaurants. Other than that I quickly adapted to the house. Every thing needed was made available.
First of all, I have never been to New Orleans before. I've been all over the southwest, northwest and parts of the east coast. This was my first trip to a magical city (best word I heard used by other frequent visitors) I can only describe as uniquely culturally rich. I didn't really get to speak with Otter too much during my stay as her and Michael were pretty busy but Michael did give me a great overview of things to check out while in the city. The room was very comfortable, warm and inviting. Had I known there was a hippie bus I would've opted to stay there but the house in general is a sight you gotta see in person. Make sure to bring some hot sauce for Otter's hot sauce wall. I know now for my future visits. Next time I go back I gotta take a Voodoo tour with Michael. That's the one thing I didn't get to do. I can't say enough nice things about my stay here. Make sure you check out Siberia down the street a bit and get a Beet Burger!
Otter and Michael are lovely hosts and the house is a fun place to stay at, with all its decorations and period features. The temperature went down unexpectedly for our first day in New Orleans and that made our room a bit too cold, but they did provide heaters, slippers and extra blankets. The neighborhood is artsy and colorful – a bit far from the center but well connected through buses. The walk from the house to the French Quarter is rather scenic and enjoyable.
The room, with its very unique charm, was really nice and clean. There was enough space (and we had plenty of luggage), the wifi connection ok and the bed simply wonderful. Unfortunately it wasn't possible to open the window and it took a while to heat up the room (we were there in January and I was a bit sick) due to the small (email hidden)e provided goods for breakfast were amazing! Neighborhood is safe with a good connection to the bus lines but a bit sketchy. The downstairs bathroom could be a bit cleaner (to me it was ok but my girlfriend didn't feel that comfortable).
the window does open, but theres kind of a trick to it ( the house is about 170 years old) i would have shown you had you told me you were having trouble with it. and the house was full that weekend. we do clean the bathrooms daily, but if guests are messy you can always let us know and we will come hit the bathrooms again for your comfort.
Otter welcomed us into her home and gave us some fantastic New Orleans recommendations. The space was very comfortable, with a kitchen stocked with delicious breakfast supplies, a clean bathroom and beautiful bedroom. Thanks, Otter!
this place is rad! I'm a sucker for colourful homes… lots of cool quirky stuff to look at! otter was very accommodating and the house is in a good location too, very easy to catch the bus into the french quarter. I would stay here again.
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