About this listing
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.
About the Host, Jackson
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.