house for big groups! close to FQ

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mazant Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States

The Space

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 . Located less than 1.5 miles from the French Quarter in the laid-back and off the beaten tourist path Bywater neighborhood, convenient to downtown,but you may find yourself never wanting to leave the neighborhood.

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.

*House Layout*

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 Marigny/Bywater

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,
Next, Drinks.
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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 8
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $1775 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Natalie was a great host and very accommodating. She was able to help us with places to hangout and eat. The place was perfect for our group. I'd recommend her place to anyone going to New Orleans.

    April 2014
  • Great place at an unbeatable price! We needed a comfortable place to accommodate a number of people, and this fit our needs perfectly. It was extremely clean, check in and out were a breeze, and the host was always there in case we had any questions. If you're a big Dolly Parton fan, you'll find some surprises too. Bywater is a great area too—the place is just steps from The Joint and Bacchanal, two of my favorites. Highly recommended for larger groups who don't want to cram into a hotel!

    March 2014
  • This is a great house for large groups (up to 10). Myself and 4 friends stayed here for a week to celebrate 311 day. Kitchen is nice to have for breakfast. Walking to the French Quarter is doable in the day, I would suggest cabbing it back at night. Natalie was gracious enough to leave a sixer on the table to greet us upon our arrival. Definitely would rent from again if in the area.

    March 2014
  • 8 of us stayed at Natalie's place for Mardi Gras, and it was a great experience! Plenty of room for us all, comfortable beds, hot water (even after eight of us showered) and very clean. Natalie is a sweetheart and takes such amazing care of her guests, with treats to welcome us and was always available with any questions or needs we had. The place is super cute and perfect for a large group.

    It's about a 30 minute walk into French Quarter, so be prepared for that or to call lots of cabs, but I'm really glad I got a chance to explore a new neighborhood. Bywater is lots of fun (and 100% safe despite what your cab driver might tell you), with plenty of tasty restaurants and bars in walking distance.

    Would absolutely stay again!

    March 2014
  • While I booked the house for a group for a friend's 30th birthday, I was ultimately unable to make it because of a snowstorm in the Northeast :(. But my friends still went and had a wonderful time staying here, and we would recommend it to anyone heading to New Orleans with a group! It's such an awesome neighborhood to stay in if you want a bit more local flavor!

    February 2014
  • We are a band called Chicano Batman that performed for the 2012 Voodoo Festival. We needed a house to accommodate all the band members, management and equipment and Natalie's shotgun in the Bywater was the perfect house as it was very spacious and held 8 people very comfortably. Natalie was the most gracious host as she was always making sure that we as her house guests were comfortable, she was the most hospitable. Her house is situated in a really charming neighborhood that is central in location, not too far from the nightlife of the French Quarter, but also a nice distance away to come back home to a cozy neighborhood and be mellow for a bit. Our musicians really valued the intimacy of the house and neighborhood as they played shows everyday back-to-back and wanted to come back to a place that was peaceful and not in the center of the fun, but craziness that is the French Quarter. Not to mention that her house was centrally located to some of the best restaurants that we have ever been to in walking distance! We couldn't have asked for more from Miss Natalie, she took GOOD care of us!

    October 2012
  • Natalie was an excellent host. The hostel was clean and perfect. I would stay with her again anytime!

    April 2012
  • After 16 long weeks of school, I was able to get the rest I needed in New Orleans. Natalie is an amazing woman. She's always making sure that everything is alright, and she is approachable in case any kind of help is needed. My time in New Orleans was great! Hope to meet her again in December if I move to Louisiana.

    April 2012
  • New Orleans is amazing - and so is Natalie! She's wonderfully warm and welcoming and seems to have a knack for being found by fun people, so the company was great. The neighbourhood is just plain gorgeous, if a bit of a walk from the Quarter - I didn't mind at all, phantastic house/flowers/people gazing on the way in and 7-8 dollars for a cab to get back for the lazy, lonely, liquor-friendly or ladylike lot... ; ) (or, as in my case: all of the above). If you're looking for hotel-like stuff, spare Natalie and the other cool people there weird behaviour and reviews, but if you've been to plenty of hostels and want to feel you're basically just crashin' at one of your mate's - book, and you'll love!
    Natalie, I will come back to the U.S., I will come back to New Orleans, and I will see if you're still around then!!! And I promise to bring my glamorous hat!
    xxx, Iris

    March 2012
  • This is a great location if you want to stay in a real New Orleans neighborhood on a limited budget. This is a hostel so there will be multiple guests sharing the space. All the guests were cool, creative and respectful and it was a nice community to spend a week with.

    Great food within minutes of walking nearby- The Joint and Elaines. Also on Thursdays check out Vaughns (a three minute walk away) to see Kermit Ruffins of HBO's Treme. Getting to and from the French Quarter was only a 7 dollar cab ride and you can also take buses nearby all the way to Canal St if you are going further on to see the Garden District or Hornets/Saints. A nice public library is right around the corner too.

    March 2012
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I have hosted hundreds and hundreds of people on and off airbnb and i really enjoy getting to meet everyone who passes through. i hope that staying in my home becomes just one of the many reasons you fall in love with New Orleans. I am proud to call New Orleans home,though I was born and raised in Miami,FL. Airbnb is actually my main day job. By night I am a Dolly Parton burlesque/tribute act and trivia host. Favorites Places: New Orleans, Havana,Cuba.NYC, Dollywood. Music: Beyonce, Robyn, Motown, Outkast, Prince Things: sunny weather, my bichon poodle Gucci Mane,tiki bars. Hobbies:burlesque,costuming,reading.singing,travel.
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