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.
Otter was wonderful and made us feel so welcome. Our trip was short, but she helped us make the most of it. Her house is adorable and very New Orleans. She was super accommodating and even helped us lock up our bikes from thieves. We definitely recommend staying here.
Otter's house is beautiffuly decorated and has a voodoo and new orleans spirit (lots of paintings, colors, vodoo and antics/vintage stuff, carnival masks, etc.). It is located near the Marigny Bywater neigbourhood, a great area with beautiful houses, lots of little cafes and bars and arty places not too touristy either.
With several rooms that Otter rent, the two bathrooms and the two kitchens, the whole house looks like a youth hostel . The atmosphere is peaceful. Otter provides the breakfast : eggs and bread and coffe/tea. Very useful ! And you can leave your food in the fridges.
Unfortunately there was a mixup with our reservation and we did not get the room we asked for. However Otter did compensate for the room by giving us a free night.
The bedroom was clean and tidy and the bed really confortable.
However the bathroom and the kitchen could have been cleaner.
In the bedrooms, some stuff could be replaced or fixed because it is too old/damaged, or in a bad shape (curtains broken , sheets stained , light bulb not working , etc.).
Do not forget to bring ear plugs since the road close to the house has an heavy traffic.
Overall, a good place but for a short stay.
My boyfriend and I just recently stayed in the "Temple Room" at Otter's very cool home, and we had a wonderful experience! Friendly hosts, fantastic artwork, and breakfast supplies to boot! Thank you for a very pleasant experience.
This was my boyfriend and I's first airbnb experience, and it surpassed our expectations! The house is so funky and cool, and Otter was very sweet. The house was always clean and the other guests were very friendly. The neighborhood has a lot of awesome spots- we loved Junction and the bakery across that street that has vegan and gluten free options and AWESOME coffee.
We felt right at home as soon as we settled in. The room was perfect- we had our own lock and keys and came and went as we pleased without any issues. The bus is very accessible, which is was we took most times. Cabs are easy to get as well.
We know that if we come back to New Orleans, which we definitely would like to, we would be honored to stay here again!
So pleased with our stay! The house was absolutely what we were looking for, so colorful and unique with things to look at all around. Renting bikes was the best way to to get around town! Otter and Michael Bill were so fun and sweet and accommodating. I definitely plan on staying there again next time I visit!
We had a wonderful stay! Great room, location and super friendly, very accommodating hosts. Would love to stay again. Thank you Otter and Michael!
Great host, great room
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