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.
The front room/living room has a bunk bed and a sofa. The second room has a queen bed and one bunk bed, 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 ,lots of ladies in various degrees of undress,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.
*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.
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.
I have been so lucky to have such wonderful guests who take such good care of my home and are courteous to my neighbors.
My only rules:before you decide to book, please agree to be considerate of my neighbors. keep noise levels and music a reasonable level at all times, especially if you are partying into the early morning and when you are coming in and out of the house. all of my neighbors on my block are friendly and wonderful people, and there are lots of airbnb rentals around here as well. although there are lots of cool bars and restaurants in the neighborhood, this is not fraternity row or bourbon street and i try to attract guests who choose to stay at my place because they want a fun place to come home to rather than stay in the party zone. so please save all ratchet/ turnt up/ frat boy behavior for bourbon street. also no smoking in the house :)
About the Host, Natalie
I have lived in New Orleans for 6 wonderful years. I travel as often as i can during the new orleans summers. in the past few years i have been to italy, japan, cuba, st.lucia, martinique and spent lots of time in new york city. i spent most of this summer living on a houseboat and its been amazing. before hosting on airbnb, i ran a speakeasy hostel, i love making friends with people from all over the world.
I am passionate about my random hobbies: flower design,voice over, burlesque ,nail art,cactus and desert plants, sailing. dolly parton, and #livingmybestlife
If i am not in town to meet you 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.