Shotgun Home-Bikes Included!!

House - Entire home/apt · Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States

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 Space

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. (I have fantastic renovators if anyone local needs a recommendation!)

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.

Guest Access

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. 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 Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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. 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Seriously, how awesome was that? We had a great time at the shack. First time in Nola and already looking forward for our next visit. Jill and curt's place is def. wort a stay. Thank you!

    April 2014
  • We loved staying in the Shotgun Shack. It was very cool and unique. With the radio playing and the rooster crowing, it felt like we were living in a simpler, different era. The bed and couch were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped with utensils, pans, plates, and even snacks. The bikes were an added bonus and made transportation to the French Quarter during the daytime very easy and fun. The neighbors were friendly and the recommendations left by Jill & Curt were extremely helpful.

    April 2014
  • Chateau Orleans was my first experience using airbnb and it couldn't have been better. My friends and I stayed for a week on vacation, but felt like we were at home. Jill and Curt were fantastic hosts, checking in multiple times to see if we needed anything. They even let us check in a little early on our first day so we wouldn't have to drag our luggage around town with us, it was greatly appreciated. The home itself was great, very clean and stocked with anything we might need. There was even beer in the refrigerator, which we drank on our last night to celebrate our week. The house is also situated right on the bus route that goes to the French Quarter and makes getting around town a cinch. I recommend Jill, Curt and their shotgun home to anyone who wants a great vacation in New Orleans!

    March 2014
  • This was our house for our honeymoon. We wanted to feel a little more relaxed then living in a hotel room for a week. Jill and Curt's home was AMMMMAAAZING! We felt right at home. We walked in and they left us a nice bottle of sparkling wine and had the local music station on the radio. The kitchen was perfect with all the dishes and cooking utensils. THAT PORCH! I could have lived out there for days looking at all the beautiful trees. We met our neighbors that incidentally also are good friend with Jill, and we went on a really cool bike ride tour of all the St. Joseph's day alters.
    We were sad to leave, because it was such an awesome location to the french quarter, frenchman street, St. Roch cemetery and VERY close to the local food co-op!
    My husband said "If we don't leave this house soon, we are going to start putting up our own artwork and having dinner parties" because we loved it so much.
    Also, I NEVER FELT UNSAFE! Both neighbors on either side were SUPER cool and I love the culture so much in NOLA. I cannot wait to come back and home the always have their house to rent out.
    You won't be disappointed if you want to live like a NOLA local!
    Thank you Jill and Curt!

    March 2014
  • This little shotgun house is a great place to stage a visit in NOLA.... easy walking distance to the Bywater, Magriny, Frenchman Street, Treme and the trolley to Canal Street, connecting you to the Garden District & beyond. I slept great while staying here, it's quiet and has all you need to provide refuge from long days of walking and sightseeing.
    Short walk to the Backstreet Cultural Museum, which should be high on your list of things to do in NOLA! Go early in your stay - Sylvester will educate you on 'hood culture, Indians, jazz funerals, social clubs & second line parades!
    The house is a 7$ cab ride from Frenchman Street, 14$ (per person) from the airport. Use United Cab - great drivers, all with GPS. Bus no. 55 is right across the street and we used it to connect to the stop on Canal St & then bus or trolley all over town... 3 bucks for a day pass, which is good for both the bus & the trolley.
    My friend and I walked from here at night to the quarter & Magriny Bywater - not recommended by the hosts, but I never felt anything but goodwill and friendship from the good folks in New Orleans.
    Only other advise - wear loose pants & comfortable shoes!

    March 2014
  • Loved the shotgun shack and the loved New Orleans. Mardi Gras was a blast and we will go back soon. Jill was a great host and we rode the bikes to and from downtown and the french quarter daily.

    March 2014
  • We had a great time in NOLA Jill & Curt were awesome hosts beer and chocolates on arrival great instructions and the key safe was a great idea. The bed is very comfortable and although the street is busy the rooms are away from the street so we slept well. The area is a bit shaky at night but the house is super secure and we walked around during the day with no hassle. Jill & Curt were really helpful when we had some questions and are easy to contact, the bikes are brand new and although we didn't use them this time we would next trip thank you for making our stay great fun cheers Jeremy & Trish we would stay again

    March 2014
  • This trip to NOLA was absolutely amazing & we definitely know that part of the reason is because we found Jill & Curt's awesome house! It was light, roomy, & airy (we got 79 degree days while we were there and opened the windows for nice breezes). It was so convenient to the French Quarter & the Bywater. This house was just a nice place to return to every night to relax, listen to the local radio station, sit on the porch, then collapse into the most comfortable bed we've slept in for years (& we just bought a new bed this year). Jill left plenty of suggestions for dining and sightseeing. You will not be disappointed if you stay here! It is a beautiful, historic, romantic piece of NOLA! We came on this trip for my fiance's and my birthdays and to check out wedding spots. We definitely left full of love, music, food, and ideas. Enjoy!

    February 2014
  • such a fun place to stay, comfortable and LOTS of space- a real NOLA experience in a real NOLA shotgun; the bikes are there for a reason- use them; I rode everywhere, saw everything, and ate it all up! so easy to get around because nola is flatter than flat; the location on elysian fields is very convenient to stores for basic supplies, shrimp po-boys and bread pudding at melba's, city park, french quarter, bywater and the st. claude arts district (don't forget to stop by kajun's pub to say hello to joanne, one of the unforgettable "characters" in the definitive post-katrina book Nine Lives); great communication with the host during my stay....keep in mind that there is some traffic noise from busy elysian fields, but the bedrooms are located in the back of the house, so a lot of the noise is muffled and becomes just background ambience; all the little extras- the chocolates, the abita amber, the cozy space heaters, the stereo already tuned to WWOZ, the fully-stocked kitchen- were greatly appreciated; the first choice for a place to stay on my next visit to new orleans

    February 2014
  • The house is so so cute! The beds are super comfy and it is really clean in the lounge-room and bed rooms. The furniture so art deco and adorable. Jill is an amazing host and had left chocolates around the house which was very much appreciated.

    The shower is a little dodgy with mould built up under the mat and water leaks out the back. There isn't enough water pressure to wash all the conditioner out of your hair - luckily it was cold enough to wear a beanie!

    I don't know if it was just us being unlucky because none of the other reviews have mentioned this, but although the block the house is on is lovely, the area in general is a little bit sketchy. We may have just gotten an unlucky night, but being two girls alone (although both quite well travelled and brave) we stayed up all night without sleeping terrified because there was constant sirens along the street.

    Public transport runs hourly, and due to the aforementioned safety concerns we didn't make use of the bikes.

    The house was lovely, and we may have just gotten a bad weekend, but I probably would consider other options for 2 girls without a car.

    February 2014
    Jill & Curt
    Response from Jill & Curt:

    We're really sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay 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 10 days after you left. As the house was recently renovated, problems may arise and we'd love the opportunity to fix them as soon as possible. Water leaks and water pressure are definitely things we'd like to address immediately. The bathmat is washed between guests and replaced frequently. It's since been replaced.

    In terms of being up all night and terrified, that sounds like a scary experience. We would have much preferred to refund your money and find you other accommodations than for you to spend the night scared. I lived in this house as a single female for 8 years without incident. Unfortunately, like most other 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'm sorry that the noise kept you up and especially if you felt unsafe. 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. As we're new to Airbnb, we're eager for the opportunity to learn how to be better hosts.

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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 so I can also help out, offering suggestions on where to eat, drink, dance, learn and people watch. NOLA books will be available at the house for you to read as well while you're here.
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