This charming shotgun built in the early 1900s meets every need you'll want after a long day on the parade route. With 2 queen beds, a cozy living room, modern kitchen & more, you'll be tempted to just stay in the neighborhood!
This adorable home is a classic New Orleans shotgun double built in the early 1900s that has undergone meticulous renovations in the past two years. Wherever possible, the original character of the home has been preserved with an exposed fireplace, reclaimed cypress interior doors, open kitchen shelving from antique wood and more. To complement these vintage touches, modern features like stainless steel appliances, privacy blinds, a flat screen television and wireless internet pepper throughout.
You'll have the whole house to yourselves!
Upon opening the front door, you'll walk into bedroom number one, furnished with a full bed, a writing desk, a dresser to store your clothes, a bedside table, and a bookshelf. Next, you'll enter the living room equipped with a 40' flat screen TV, cable tv, and a Roku (connects to Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu). Following the living room, you'll pass a cozy bathroom and enter a modern kitchen with open shelving, gas stove, microwave, fridge, and dishwasher. Like to cook? The kitchen is stocked with everything you need but the ingredients. Next is the second bedroom with a queen bed and ample space to store your belongings. Finally, pass the laundry room with a washer and dryer to exit onto the spacious deck.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be staying nearby so can help out in a pinch if anything were to go awry with your stay, or leave you be! If you want to call for restaurant recommendations or to get a local's perspective, be my guest. :-)
10-15 minute walk to the Endymion Parade Route. No need for a cab! Within biking / short drive's distance / streetcar to the Uptown Parade Route.
Bayou St. John is a calm, quiet, beautiful gem of a neighborhood in the heart of Mid-City, the center of New Orleans. This neighborhood takes the slow pace New Orleans is known and loved for to a new level.
Within a ten minute walk you'll find:
The Fairgrounds - Home of Jazz Fest
Parkway Bakery - A famous po-boy place
Canseco's or Terranova's - Local groceries
Pearl Wine Co. or Swirl - Wine & Spirit stores
Restaurants & Bars - Cafe Degas, 1000 Figs, Lola's, Santa Fe, Pal's, Tutti-Frutti, Fairgrinds Coffee Shop
Within a 5 minute drive you'll find:
Even more places to eat, shop, or get coffee, our gorgeous City Park with tennis courts, a driving range, the NOMA, canoe rentals, a brand new Putt-Putt course.
Within a 15 minute bike ride you'll find:
All of the parade routes in New Orleans
Uptown & The Lower Garden District
The French Quarter (Culture!)
Frenchman Street (Local Music)
Although there's no off-street parking, you'll have no problem finding a parking space within a block or so.
The streetcar is a 15 minute walk and will connect you to the heart of the french quarter with another 20 minute ride.
The apartment is a 20 - 25 minute cab ride from the airport.
No smoking indoors
Keep it tidy
No large gatherings in the house
It is a calm, quiet, neighborhood - be courteous!
Evan was a great host and made our stay in Nola even better than it would have been.
He was really flexible with check in and check out, left us some food and beverages in the house, and gave us great tips about parades and restaurants and places to visit. Evan is for sure one of the best guides you can have in town.
The house was clean and comfortable and we at home.
There are bars and restaurants nearby and the French Quarter is not that far away (we brought our skateboards and it was pretty easy to reach every part of the city).
If we go back to New Orleans there isn't any other place we would want to stay.
Evan was a very generous and accommodating host. He even left a care-basket full of Voodoo Fest & Halloween themed goodies (even a Frankenstein cookie that I regret not eating). He provides a good record collection for you to listen to (even the 1989 Batman soundtrack--amazing--who else has that on vinyl?!) .
Evan gives you all the privacy you need. But as another guest already mentioned, we wouldn't mind if he was around to just talk & hang out. He's a good local guy who's very knowledgeable about the city and its history.
It truly is a good location if you decided to attend Voodoo Fest & City Park. Not to mention that it's also located near a bakery that sells the best Poor Boy sandwiches in town. Also, a decent dive bar is a block down the street (if that's your scene). A 10 dollar cab ride will get you to the French Quarter.
Don't worry about the neighborhood that you're housed in. It's commonplace for outsiders to fear cities they don't know, but it's all in your head. Everyone is generous, and the area brings out a faction of New Orleans that everyone should see (not everything is located on Bourbon, folks)
I will definitely decide to stay here if I choose to go to Voodoo Fest again. I hope no one beats me to it :) .
Evan is an amazing host! He really made us feel at home, we almost wanted him to join us for our Mardi Gras celebrations. I will most definitely give him him 6 stars if I could! If you are in NO and you get a chance to stay at his crib, you will be extremely lucky. Location is awesome as well (15-20 min from French quarter)