About this listing
An Entire 1200 sq feet shotgun Home all to yourselves! You will be living in a traditional 100 plus year old New Orleans shotgun house . less than 1.5 miles from the French Quarter in the laid-back Bywater (beyonce and solange hang out here!)
Available to rent for groups up to 6 people. The house has a mix of full and queen beds and bunk beds to accommodate supersize groups very comfortably.Your party will have the whole place to yourself.
I love being able to provide people with an affordable,cozy home to call their own in New Orleans. I don't mind hosting large groups such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, bands,film crews, etc. I care more about quality of people over quantity. So long as you respect the neighbors and are aware that there is one bathroom.
The front room/living room has a twin day bed with trundle, and a sofa. The second room has a queen bed and two bunk beds, and the third room has a queen sized bed and one bunk bed. Although the house is a shotgun there are doors between the 2nd and 3rd rooms, and the 3rd room and the kitchen.
The decor is Storyville New Orleans Bordello, complete with chandeliers and a vintage parlor organ in the music room.
The Bywater is full of delicious restaurants,art galleries,craft cocktail bars,dive bars,thrift stores and cafes . We have some of the best food in New Orleans with both well known favorites and trendy new restaurants popping up everywhere you look. Many New Orleans musicians and even celebrities stay in the Bywater, but the neighborhood retains its laid back charm.
The house is one block from the bus,or a 35 minute walk through the historical Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods into the French Quarter.A cab to the quarter or Frenchman street or to the French Quarter is under 10 dollars.
Our block is a wonderful mix of families with children playing in the street, old men drinking on their front porches,and lots of artists and musicians. There is a police station about 2 blocks away from the house.
*Come out and play with the locals! *
Places less than a 5 minute walk from the house:
Located in the laid-back and fun off the beaten tourist path Bywater neighborhood.we are convenient to downtown,but you may find yourself never wanting to leave the neighborhood.We are one block from the 2 buses that can take you to the quarter and around new orleans, a 5-10 minute drive or a 30 minute walk through the historical Bywater and Marigny neighborhoods.A cab to Frenchman street (the best nightlife in new orleans) or to Bourbon/the French Quarter should be 10 dollars.
Just lots of goodwill and maybe one small thrill!
What's around here?
Food is extremely important to me so I'll mention that first.
The Joint BBQ (as seen on the food network is just at the end of out street). Many of my guests end up eating there everyday of their trip but not for lack of other great options.
Bacchanal is right by the house too. Wonderful food ,wIne and cocktails in an outdoor courtyard with live music. What more could you ask for?
For Maple Bacon Sweet Potato biscuits, or vegan, gluten free treats head to our much loved local bakery Shake Sugary.
Praline Bacon and Fried Green Tomatoes. Elizabeth's for Brunch. The Country Club is another good option, visit the build your own bloody mary bar and go for a swim! Or detox with some Kale juice type things at Satsuma cafe. Keep it casual with some pies from Pizza Delicious and a sno-ball from across the street. Or check out one of the trendy and hard to pronounce hip new Bywater restaurants. Maurepas,,Suis Generis and Mariza,
Get to know your neighborhood dive bars BJ's, Vaughann's and JJ's aka the Barmuda triangle. Just a couple blocks from the (website hidden)'s has my favorite jukebox in New Orleans. Go on Monday nights to see King James and the Special Men and eat free red beans and rice.You can enjoy a 24 oz Daiquiri at Gabbys or Gene's or peruse the extensive whiskey list at Oxalis. Lots of options, and you haven't even left the neighborhood!
the 88 bus to the french quarter is 1 block away.
Other Things to Note
If you have a jumbo group, or just want to spread out and have an extra bathroom, I often have more than one listing free and can often cut you a deal if you want to reserve two apartments. See my other listings :)
When i am not in town, i have a friend and 24 hour on call maintenance man Melvin,and housekeeper Griselda holding down the fort.
before you even think about booking, please agree to be considerate of my neighbors. keep noise levels and music a reasonable level at all times, especially late at night,especially when you are coming in and out of the house. this is not frat row or bourbon street and i want my guests to choose to stay at my place because they want to be away from all that.
Stayed at Natalie's place for 5 nights with 10 other people in early July. A/C is great, in a calm neighborhood close to great places like the Joint (bbq spot), Vaughan's lounge (local bar with jukebox) and the Country Club (spot with pool and drag brunch). Short uber/taxi/lyft ride to great places like Frenchman st. with live music or French Quarter. House is perfect for a large group like ours who don't mind/prefer to sleep close together but each still had our own bed. We were all so thankful to not be close to Bourbon st which we went to one night and realized how gross/grimey it could get. We were able to have hella fun out and about and come back to a peaceful place.
Definite pros and cons with this house. Btw it is pronounced MAY-zahnt (your taxi may not know what you are talking about otherwise)
Pros: Organized host. Communication was perfect. Useful information posted right in the house.
comfortable beds. Manager guy saved us and took us to airport for reasonable fee when our taxi didnt arrive.
Huge kitchen (which we didn't really need, though)Felt spacious despite 9 people being present.
Cons: VERY loud neighbors (partying Airbnb guests, the whole plex was rented out for Jazz Fest).
Unsafe area to walk at night (friends didnt feel safe in daytime as a result of being told that).
Tricky to get the door locked behind you.
Really long distance from French Quarter--45 min walk without scenery or anything. This would have been OK ****IF***** there was not flat rate pricing for Jazz Fest going on--at $5 per day per trip, it got expensive and my friends complained. As a result we would stay out all day and go to dinner and nightlife in our worn clothes from Jazz Fest instead of getting to go home and clean up and look nice. If you aren't in a rush to go out you can take a bus to Canal Street though, but the idea was we wanted to be able to get places efficiently and split cabs at meter rate which never happened.
*Overpriced*. My friends pointed out that we could have gotten a lot of people into a French Quarter hotel for less money, had more bathrooms, and close to everything.
Overall if I stayed here again it would be
NOT during any kind of festival weekend
When I knew I would want to self-cater (highly unlikely, who cooks in New orleans??)
When I was booking close to the day of travel and was pretty assured that the neighboring units were not going to be occupied.
The host was very easygoing and accommodating. The whole process was very easy. I would highly recommend this listing to any large groups who are looking for a great communal place to sleep, and get ready for the day and night events of NOLA.
Such a cute place and great for a group! It was easy to get around the quarter and was perfect for French quarter fest! Limited kitchen wear but air conditioning was great. Adorable and would definitely go back.
The place was clean and spacious. There were plenty of blankets and towels. There were recommendations of where to go and they made it easy to check in.
The house was fantastic and exactly what we were looking for. We had 5 guys on a trip to explore what NOLA had to offer. Natalie was helpful and gave us all the info we needed. The chalkboard doors has very helpful info on local restaurants, taxi #, etc. The place has several bunk beds and a few queens. Not a lot of privacy if you are looking for that but good if you have a big social group and want to split the costs.
Kitchen had most of what we needed to make breakfast and cocktails. Could have used some sponges and trash bags but otherwise we made it work. Funky little piano was a nice touch.
Walls are a bit thin but we didn't mind and the noise was not at an unreasonable hour to prevent us from sleeping.
Walkable to french quarter (2-2.5 miles) but may be a bit long if you are not up for a little walk. Having the Joint right there was awesome and its prices and lines were very reasonable considering how great the BBQ was.
This town needs Uber/Lyft but taxis weren't too bad. Didn't feel unsafe in the neighborhood. Dive bars in the area were fun and Vaughn's (sp?) had awesome jazz band when we swung by. It is on the other side of town from airport so taxi to the place can be a little pricey (~$40).
Overall a great experience and would do it again in a heartbeat.
The house was really perfect for a big group of us heading to NOLA for Spring Break. The location was fabulous (really close to a bunch of great restaurants and walkable to the French Quarter). I'd definitely stay there again!
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About the Host, Natalie
I have lived in New Orleans for 6 years but i always try to escape for the summer to someplace new. my favorite trips have been to japan and cuba.
I am passionate about my random hobbies: flower design,burlesque,nail art,cactus and desert plants,and houseboats.
if i am not in town to meet you, don't worry as i have wonderful and trustworthy people in my place. my close friend and property manager melvin, and housekeeper griselda will take wonderful care of you.