About this listing
Classic MidCity Shotgun with a modern twist - precast concrete fortified new house.
One bedroom with private full bath. No mold, no mildew, no allergies, no vermin, no outside noise. House and room are tastefully, and functionally decorated.
Quite different from the wonderful often over-the-top New Orleans tradition. Ultra secure with steel doors and triple glazed windows virtually soundproof throughout.
Well located in the middle between the French Quarter and Jazz Fest; between Oak Street and the Art Museum; between Frenchman Street and Rock n' Bowl; between downtown and 15 minutes by cab from the airport.
Three block walk to the busy Canal Street Streetcar; 3 blocks to the Broad Street bus line; easy 11 blocks to Carrollton bus line; 10 minute bike ride to the CBD, warehouse, French Quarter; 16 minute bike ride to Jazz Fest; horse track; Warehouse District and Magazine Street shopping. There are many bars, and simple, as well as upscale, restaurants all around this location too – an easy walk or bike ride away. A convenience store is 2 blocks away. The new hospital complex is under construction a dozen blocks away (the noise has no impact on us here.)
Private locking bedroom includes queen bed with new firm pillow-top mattress; linens and towels; 6 drawer dresser; bedside stands, and a double door large closet with hangers waiting for your clothing. A clock radio is also included. On request, a small fridge is available for you to keep your personal beer stash well chilled (although you can share the main fridge too).
Private full bath includes tub/shower. (This is the common house bathroom but I have my own off my bedroom so it’s all yours.)
The pull-out queen couch is available for 2 additional guests on request, limited to weekend stays only.
Included at no additional cost is the use of the shared living/dining/kitchen; wide screen satellite TV; Wi-Fi; clothes washer and dryer; clothing iron and ironing board; central and ultra-quiet a/c and heat; on-street parking (usually) directly in front of the house when needed.
A classic New Orleans furnished front porch overlooks the busy street, so having a late afternoon beer/wine on the porch will provide a great daily respite.
There is a man’s street bike and a woman’s cruiser available for a small additional daily cost, which will get you anywhere in and around the City at any time or day.
Cab rides anyplace range from $8 to $15 per trip; the airport is about $30 each way.
We are pet friendly for reasonably sized dogs and other pets. with an additional fee/deposit.
Main front door off front porch through living room kitchen area to private door to bedroom.
Interaction with Guests
It is most satisfying to find our guests at the table enjoying a meal of local seafood and fresh produce that they shopped and cooked in our kitchen!
I am your host, a transplanted New Yorker, who fell in love with our great City, coming up on about 10 years now. I have studied, take part in and can therefore report on much of the City’s fascinating history, ancestry, mysteries, traditions, lifestyles, parties, parades, festivals and more. We live here with my 15 pound loving and friendly Pomeranian mix rescue. My separate office is also in the house, so I am around many days. We are usually out evenings and weekends.
Dog has own secure door to fenced yard so he takes care of his own needs.
Other Things to Note
we welcome reasonably sized dogs and other pets for a small additional fee and deposit.
Like ALL of NOLA: "So long as nobody gets hurt, do whatever you want!"
Smoke free establishment.
Staying at Brian's gorgeous home made my already memorable trip even better. I can't say enough about Brian's hospitality. From the moment I walked in till the moment I left Brian was a gracious and easy-going host. He is extremely knowledgeable about New Orleans and is part of the local community which is great for someone like me who hates going to tourist hotspots. His place is just far enough from the quarter for it to be peaceful at night but still close enough for a 15 minute walk or $8 cab. If you're staying on a Thursday make sure to definitely join him on the NOLA Social Ride, you'll get to see the real side of New Orleans and by the end of the ride you'll be yelling "Happy Thursday!!!" to the locals. By the way the house rules Brian lists is definitely the house rules. He gives you a key and tells you that you can come and go as you please as long as you lock the door. When I go back to NOLA for a second time I will definitely reach out to Brian and his partner in crime Roux (his happy go lucky dog). Thanks again Brian,
Brian was very hospitable and the house was exactly as described - Actually, it was even better than it looks! The Queen bed is very large and comfortable, the rooms and house are all climate controlled, the place is really safe, sound and secure. Brian is the Robert De Niro of New Orleans - A charming and tough New Yorker; he is very knowledgeable about all the local as well as touristy things to do and is very easy going and helpful with everything. Brian also has a really lovely dog 'Roux' that was friendly and loves to be patted. The area is not in the French Quarter, but that is a bonus for two reasons: You are still close enough to get there by trolley in 20 minutes and yet far enough away from the sometimes rowdy and crowded streets. The house is located in an area that is a mix of locals, students and visitors; which at first glance is not perhaps not as posh or perfect as some other areas but I quickly realised that the area is friendly and safe and I felt safe at all times - Best of all it is located near lots of other attractions. (Ask Brian/De Niro) ;-)
We had a wonderful time staying with Brian in New Orleans. His lovely home was just as described and he was a gracious and friendly host. The home is a short walk to the Canal Street trolley so it is incredibly convenient to get to the Quarter and beyond. Roux is an exceptionally well-behaved, sweet dog and did his part to help us not miss our babies at home.
Staying at Brian's place made for a wonderful visit to New Orleans. We came for Jazz Fest and the location could not have been more perfect. Halfway between the French Quarter and the Fairgrounds and with the use of his bikes it was easy to get around (the streetcar was also convenient).
Facilities are modern and well maintained. The bed was clean and comfortable, the private bathroom was a bit small but not smaller than many hotel bathrooms had everything that was required (lovely towels!). Use of his kitchen and washing machine was a nice change from hotels. Sitting out on the porch for a meal was great. His description of the place is accurate.
Brian was a great host, very friendly and interesting to talk to. He gave us great suggestions for things to see and the best bike routes to take and invited us to join in local events with his friends. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to see a bit more of the locals side of New Orleans.
Brian was a wonderful host. He is interesting and very easy to talk to. He was very welcoming and laid back and I enjoyed his company. His home is comfortable, clean, quiet and located in a nice neighborhood. My bedroom was really lovely and I felt right at home there. I especially appreciated having my own bathroom.
Brian has a little dog, Roux, who is a little dynamo! He's so friendly and loving and welcomed petting at any time, which I was glad to provide. This was my first experience at an Airbnb listing and it was a very good experience at that! I would be more than happy to stay at Brian's home again when I visit NOLA if he will have me!
Brian was the perfect host. He was extremely kind, helpful and not at all intrusive. Each morning he left us notes highlighting special events around the city, and he provided fantastic chicory coffee.
The house is very comfortable and has all the amenities one needs or wants. The location felt safe and it was very easy to get into the French Quarter on the street car from his place. It is also walking distance to some tasty local brunch places.
There is a dog, Rue, who was very well-mannered and sweet, though one morning another small dog was there who barked a fair amount at early hours. I think he was not Brian's dog though, so I wouldn't worry about it. Also I had to admit that the dog was quite cute anyway :P
Very happy we stayed with Brian and would do so again in a heartbeat!
About the Host, Brian
Mature professional adopted New Orleans over 9 years ago; originally from Metro NYC. I love this City, the people, the history, the music, and the food. I am an avid cyclist (free) spend a lot of time on Frenchman Street (music), and visit many of our local restaurants (from the back of a gas station to Commanders Palace) all just as good!
"We have no problem with crazy - we put it on our front porch or make a parade about it!"