About this listing
This shabby chic shotgun home is a typical New Orleans house. The high ceilings, hardwood floors and exposed fireplace all highlight the 100 year old architecture of New Orleans- just a mile from the Quarter in an up and coming neighborhood.
The house has just finished a great renovation. The hardwood floors throughout the house have been brought back to their original beauty. The bathroom is freshly redone and opened up. The kitchen has been peeled back to reveal the original wood siding, bead board ceiling and hardwood floors.
This also means brand new everything: plates, mattresses, towels, coffee maker- all the fixings are new. All the furniture is antique. It's a fresh new, old space ready for you.
This house has lots of space for a couple or a few friends visiting. You'll have a double parlor, big bedroom, smaller bedroom and kitchen and bath. There's a full bed in the big bedroom and a twin in the smaller bedroom. We also have air mattresses if needed. The porch is an ideal spot for late night entertaining or nursing a hangover in the shady morning.
You'll have access to an entire shotgun home and the front porch / patio area. The back room addition and backyard are rented out and not available. Our back tenant is super nice- with two great dogs kept in the back apartment. There's a 7' iron gate surrounding the property that is accessed only through a key. Guests are requested to keep this locked whether at home or out on the town.
Interaction with Guests
I live and work nearby. If you need anything, I'm a quick call or text away. I don't live on the property so you'll have plenty of privacy.
The house is right on the edge of St. Roch, Treme, Gentilly and the Marigny. There are plenty of bars and restaurants a quick bike ride away. Frenchmen Street- the spot for great live, local music- is a mile from here.
The house is on a well traveled, busy street. The neighborhood, like most in New Orleans, changes block to block. This block is fantastic. The neighbors are out and about and take pride in having a real community feeling.
The neighborhood is one mile from the French Quarter. It's centrally located to both highways (10 & 610). We are 20 minutes from the airport, with all other points super easy to get to (Uptown, Bywater, Lakefront etc). There is street parking available, (though the immediate neighbors are longtime homeowners who request we don't park in front of their houses). For the city buses, we're on the bus route. There's a bus stop on our block.
We're a quick bike ride to the Quarter or a 20 minute walk. This property includes 2 bikes & helmets & locks available for you to use while here.
Because we are located on a busy street in the city, there's limited parking in front of or immediately next to the house. A few doors down the block there's parking available but we ask that the spots in front of the white, yellow and green houses are reserved for the longterm homeowners. As a courtesy to each other, we never park in front of each other's houses. However, there are other spots not far from the house, further down the block.
BE CAREFUL, DANGEROUS PLACE TO STAY!! The house is cute and clean, like on the pictures BUT 1. We arrived by night and felt pretty unsecured, the neighborhood sucks and as I can read in some other reviews, I think it is important to emphasis the fact that you have to be really careful over there. We were two girls and even by day, we wanted to reach downtown by foot but it is very far away and we had to grab a taxi who asked us what we were doing in such a place, and tell us to be careful in the future. The same when we wanted to go back, the taxi asked us 3 times if that's where we wanted to go. That just explains the feeling we had. Furthermore, the hosts ask to keep lights switch on all the time, why if that's not a dangerous place? 2. Wifi wasn't working and we called the owner for help but we had the feeling we were disturbing him. 3. Finally we decided to leave the house one day before we were expecting to, just to be relax and safe somewere else. I would definitely not recommand this place.
Samantha didn't voice her concerns to us while she was staying and didn't inform us that she wanted to leave early. If she had felt uncomfortable we would have happily helped her with other accommodations. New Orleans can be a dangerous city, but the house is well-lit and on a major street and crime is no more of a problem in this neighborhood than any other in close proximity to the French Quarter.
Charming home in a neighborhood close to all the action. We had a great time and found the instructions left by the owners extremely helpful!
Great place, I loved it! The house was near the downtown area which we UBER'ed back and forth costing us only $6 each way. The beer in the fridge was a nice touch. I would stay here again. Thanks.
A lovely place to begin a trip in New Orleans : close enough to good places & far enough from noise and people. The typical furnitures and the original "shotgun style" ended to make the place a likeable house for starting our honeymoon. Thanks again, Jill & Curt !
Great home. Provided us with a genuine New Orleans experience. There was everything we needed in the house including plenty of towels, washer and dryer and beers in the fridge. The location was perfect and there was a bus stop right across the street that we used every day. If we come back to New Orleans we will definitely be staying here again!
I've been to New Orleans several times (have family down there), but never stayed in the Marigny/Bywater area. Jill and Curt's place was PERFECT -- beautiful little house, clear instructions on getting in and out -- exactly what we wanted when we traveled down there.
Jill and Curt were also amazing and extremely responsive when there were (small) issues -- the bikes had been a huge draw for my girlfriend and I, and when one of them had some issues, Jill and Curt were super helpful in getting us a replacement, and immediately offered to cover the cost. When we had another question, late on Friday night, they got back to us ASAP. Couldn't have had a better time, and loved exploring Bywater!
This place is so cute! I'm (fairly) familiar with New Orleans and this house is the quintessential Old NOLA feel. It was close enough to the French Quarter that you could plausibly walk and certainly bike. At night, I would highly recommend driving though as a precaution. We were not bothered in any way and found the neighbors to be very friendly. We had wanted a nice place to stay and wanted to be convenient to the FQ at a reasonable price; we felt that this was perfectly suited for that purpose! They left the house stocked with wine, coffee, and assorted toiletries. Their communication was prompt and quick to offer assistance. In short, we couldn't have asked for a better Airbnb experience!
About the Host, Jill & Curt
I'm a former teacher, current kids-tour guide who recently fell in love and moved to the 'burbs 4 miles away. But I love, love, love my old house and hope you do too!
Also- I'm a bit obsessed with NOLA history; NOLA books will be available at the house for you to read as well while you're here.