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.
The house was great - no surprises from the pictures. It was easy to understand how to get into the house - especially great because we got in very late at night and it was no hassle at all! Coffee, cereal and snacks were also in the house when we got there so that was the perfect snack to get us going in the morning! The bikes were also a huge help to us in getting around the city. We had a great time adventuring up and down the streets, feeling a little more like locals rather than tourists!
Loved this house! Loved the neighborhood! great airbnb hosts who didn't get mad at us for losing their u lock keys. Doh!
We found this place to be very comfortable and the hosts obviously go to a lot of effort to make it feel as homely as possible, which was really appreciated. The house was big and spacious and was great to come home to at the end of the day. The amenities were more than perfect. It was really nice to have access to tea/coffee and other things left in the house. House has lots of air conditioning which was very handy considering how hot it was. The only issue was the wifi, which we found unreliable. Normally this wouldn't be too much of a problem but as we didn't have cell phones better wifi may have been helpful. In terms of the location, in all honesty we found it far from ideal. It was a big walk to get to all the main areas (atleast 20 mins) which isn't a big deal really but I think it was the area that was the problem. We both felt pretty unsafe walking within the neighborhood during the day (and didn't attempt it at night as suggested by hosts). While we were here there was a fatal shootout one block down the road, which made our time a little uncomfortable. We didn't feel like the safety issues within the neighborhood were reflected in the reviews so I felt it important to include this. We thoroughly enjoyed our time within the house but if you prefer being closer to the action and in a busier area than this may not be for you.
We're really sorry to hear that you felt unsafe at our house. Though we provided our contact information both through Airbnb and through notes left in the house, we never heard these concerns until after you left. We would have much preferred to refund your money and find you other accommodations if you felt the neighborhood wasn’t safe. I lived in this house as a single female for 8 years without incident. Unfortunately, like most other big cities, crime is a problem. I think this fact can be surprising and unsettling for visitors, and rightly so. This is an urban setting without a doubt. The house description explains the neighborhood and that we're on a busy street. I always felt safe on a busy street with a security gate and friendly neighbors but I understand this may not be the case for everyone. In the future, I would definitely recommend communicating your concerns as soon as they arise so that the host can try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.
We had a great time in this lovely house, SO authentic!
Breakfast on the gate, chatting with the neighbors, enjoying a "Second line" music event starting right in front of the house, we felt like home!
Having the bikes included is so convenient, NOLA is a great city to ride!
Jill was awesome, she gave us great recommendations and she was very responsive!
Thank you for hosting us, we will definitely recommend your house to stay in NOLA!
The shotgun house was a great little place in a historic district not far from the French Quarter. My friend and I walked daily to and from the CBD and Quarter and felt very safe. I used the bike provided and ride to Audubon Park which was a great ride. I love the fact everything is flat in New Orleans. The house was set up with everything you need and the use of a lock box made it convenient to check in to the residence. I would certainly stay again.
This house was so great! Comfortable, clean... We didn't want to leave! Jill was cleaning when we arrived early and she let us leave our bags so we could go explore and she also gave us a lot of info about the area and answered all of our questions. While not a far way from the French quarter we utilized the bus route, which picked up right at the corner next to the house or right across the street...$1.25 per person. Good deal. The house is so comfy an it's easy to settle right in an feel at home. Thank you again for the wonderful spot in such a wonderful city!
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.