Close to everything and cute too. Our apartment is right in the middle of town, within walking distance of Magazine St. and just on the edge of the Garden District. Plus, it's just 3 blocks from the streetcar and St. Charles Ave.
Please be our guest in the newly renovated apartment situated in the bottom of our really old (1850s), charmingly-dilapidated house. It’s just a couple blocks from the parade route/street car/St. Charles, and only about a mile from the Superdome. They don’t call it Central City for nothing!
Walk past the main house, down a winding brick pathway, and take a left at the honey suckle to the private entrance. You'll notice all the exposed brick piers between the new sections of walls. (You'll also notice that the ceilings are a bit low.) Then, when you enter into the kitchen, the sunlight pours through the windows that look out onto the backyard with a slate patio, an old cistern base, too many salvaged bricks, a few vegetable plants, and four lovely hens that can't wait to gobble up any of your leftover food. And the countertops, though bright red, are made from the old wooden joists we had to remove from the house during the renovation. The bedroom has a comfy queen bed and the tv room has a futon that can sleep an extra couple of people. The bathroom has a spacious walk in shower and retro tile floors (But who comes to New Orleans for a bathroom?). So grab a beer out of the fridge and have a seat while you figure out where you want to dine/what music to hear/which parade to catch. . . and I'll be happy to give recommendations!
And just in case you’re wondering, it also has a flat-screen tv, a dvd player, several embarrasingly bad dvds, internet, a microwave, a coffee maker, all the things you need in a kitchen, and probably some welcoming Abita beers in the fridge.
The property is fenced in and guests have access to all of the "yard area". There's a bit of a back patio but I have to admit, it's nothing too special. Just some old flagstones, a few plants and a few chickens. But everyone is welcome to sit out and have a drink or a smoke if they'd like. For guests that are staying a while, I try to make my laundry room available. Just ask when you arrive and I'll point you in the right direction.
Interaction with Guests
I live in the main house so I'm usually available. But my interaction with guests really just depends on how much they want to chat with me versus hitting the streets. I love getting to hear everyone's stories about where they're from and what they're seeing while in town, but I understand when guests want some privacy. So I try to walk the line.
It's super easy to get around from here. We're just 3 blocks from the newly reworked streetcar line. For $1.25 it'll take you to the Quarter or all the way uptown.
And then if you just feel like hoofing it, we're within walking distance of Magazine St, the Garden District and even the French Quarter if you're up for it.
Please be considerate of my neighbors. They're great! So say "Hi" to them, don't park in front of their driveways, and try not to make too much noise too late.
And no smoking inside. No pets.
That's about it. Enjoy.
The apartment was very comfortable and well equipped. The location was handy to public transit, taxis, the airport shuttle, bars and restaurants, and even grocery shopping. The host was very accommodating and seemed to go out of her way to be helpful.
The listing was better than we thought it would be. There is an adorable second bedroom/den area with a TV and plenty of room for another couple. We loved the decor and the location to the St. Charles street car. The free coffee was delicious and Jackson left a helpful map with great suggestions. We went to The Blind Pelican for their Oyster Happy Hour, which was a 10 minute walk! Great place, great hosts and super accommodating for my early check in and late departure. Oh, and it was wonderful meeting Pearl, their adorable friendly dog!
Jackson's place is fantastic! Tons of space, a beautiful secluded patio in the back, and a comfortable queen-sized bed to name only a few things. The apartment itself was very quiet. We didn't cook at all (why would you in New Orleans?) but the kitchen is well set up if you want to eat in. Oh, and it's well-heated and cooled -- we felt as comfortable inside when the temperature hit three degrees Celsius as when it was 20 degrees. It's only a few minutes from St. Charles Ave in an area that feels comfortably residential-y while being only a few minutes from some good shops and restaurants. From there you can catch the streetcar to wherever you want to go. If you walk, it's about 20 minutes to the heart of the French Quarter.
Jackson herself was a very welcoming host and it was a pleasure to deal with her. We'd definitely stay again if we're lucky enough to travel back to New Orleans.
Jacksons apartment was really nice! It is much bigger than depicted and also has a TV room with is an additional sofa bed that sleeps two people. The place is very clean and charming, and it is located close to street cars and a 10 - 15 min. walk to several sights. The area is quite nice, and we liked being away from the chaotic mardi gras feeling in French Quarter while still being quite close to everything. We didn't get to meet Jackson, but everything went smoothly and check-in was easy. Thanks so much for a great experience!
We had a really great time staying at Jackson's. The apt was spotlessly clean inside and she thoughtfully provided so many nice touches that made us feel comfortable. The bathroom was large and new, the bed was comfortable, the kitchen area with table was big and fully stocked.
This apt is constructed under the house, and does have low ceilings, but there is plenty of light and the place is very spacious. It was very quiet while we were there, and felt private. Jackson and Jeff are very talented and have done a great job renovating this space. They are still working on other parts of the house and there is still work to be done on the enclosed outdoor space, but this was not a disruption for us.
The neighborhood is transitional, with many houses being renovated while some are still in more original condition, and we really had a feeling of what living in New Orleans might be like, which is what we enjoy. Parking right out front on the street was easy, and no problem. The location is great, close to the streetcar, garden district, arts/ warehouse district, and quarter.
This was all in all a very positive experience, and we give Jeff and Jackson 2 thumbs up!
Super friendly and helpful. The place was clean, and well put together. Overall I really enjoyed my stay there. The place was super comfortable after running my half marathon to try and rest. Also the location is a nice walk to pretty much any area in the city worth going to except for bywater, but that is only a short cab ride away. Would recommend this place to anyone.
Great time! The place is super cute and perhaps the most comfortable AirBnB bed I've ever slept in!
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Hi. I'm Jackson. I'm originally from Baton Rouge. I went to school at Loyola University and have been crazy about New Orleans ever since. About a year ago I bought this incredible old house in the middle of the city and I've been renovating it a little bit at a time. It still needs lots of work, but the apartments in the back are finished and beautiful. Now I enjoy hosting so many interesting travelers and look forward to all those that are coming.