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 10 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.
I love making gift baskets for my guests.
Everyone is welcomed with a case of Abita beer, a king cake during carnival season (or other local treat) Zapp's voodoo potato chips,current copies of Offbeat and Gambit, and my New Orleans guidebook.
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 25 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!
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.
We had a fantastic time at Natalie's place. We were lucky enough to meet her as she travels to NY a lot and she took the time to walks us around the neighborhood pointing out different eating and drinking locations. She was very accommodating to us and her maintenance team was great as well. They replied within minutes and provided us everything we needed (extra TP), even drove me to a butcher shop. I would absolutely recommend this to my friends again. The neighborhood was colorful and provided the experience we were hoping for, cabs were quick, new bars and restaurants in the Bywater were awesome. At the end of the trip everyone agreed that we couldn't have asked for more. This is the Bywater, this is New Orleans, so don't expect the Ritz treatment but we had absolutely zero complaints.
Lee had a great time at Natalie's! Great spot and really cool neighborhood! Would crash here again in a heartbeat!
My two sisters and I stayed for 3 nights to celebrate my nephew Jack's first birthday. As soon as we punched in the code and walked in, all four of us were just sighing like "This is so perfect!" Not only did the house have all the amenities perfect for taking care of a baby (or making a large group of adults comfortable), but it was such a lovely space that we almost spent just as much time just hanging out there, ordering takeout and listening to blues on the turntable, as we did adventuring around New Orleans. Jack even loved his bath in the vintage kitchen sink! Pricing was very fair for Christmas time in New Orleans and even though Natalie was out of town, she always responded quickly and her maintenance man was very friendly and fast about fixing a leak on the new air conditioner. The Bywater is definitely where you want to stay in NO and there were always 2 open parking spaces in front of the Mazant house. We have a lot of family history in New Orleans but our last living French Creole relative died 2 years ago, so we really appreciated the experience of feeling like we were staying over at someone's home rather than renting a hotel room. We will definitely book with Natalie again in the future.
This was my second time staying at Natalie's place because it's so perfect for me and my group of friends when we visit every Halloween. The place is in a great neighborhood and truly is perfect for groups.
Great location! Funky lil house with a nice feel too it. Perfect for large groups. Make sure to walk to the BBQ spot down the street, best ribs of my life. We felt very safe and really enjoyed ourselves. Natalie was very sweet and let our guests that arrived early check in early and even let us stay a little later. Then check out since our flights were after checkout time.
We fell in love with the bywater. What a great local spot and the host was very easy to work with. Although she was not available to meet us, she said she was always just a call away. All the spots she had listed on the chalkboard were great.
We had a group of 11 stay at the house and it was awesome. In a really great part of town with a lot of good, cheap, and local foods, the place was a great value. I highly recommend staying here.
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Hello! I have lived in New Orleans for 6 years and currently split my time between New Orleans and New York City. The best of both worlds!
I am passionate about design,cacti,burlesque,Dolly Parton and traveling. My goal for 2015 is designing and building a tiny house. Looking forward to using airbnb as a guest with my mother and brother in St.Lucia, St.VIncent and the Grenadines and Martinique. Hope to see you soon in New Orleans or NYC :)