About This Listing
This newly built house features traditional New Orleans architecture and sits on a residential street. Enjoy a private entrance, 9-foot ceilings, off-street parking, wood floors & a sunny deck. You'll also get two complimentary cruiser bikes.
This 1,000-square-foot home combines traditional New Orleans architecture (high ceilings, a porch, transoms, large windows, wood floors) with modern amenities (walk-in closets, Wi-Fi, central air and heat). The fenced back yard is huge, shady and perfect for unwinding, plus there's a deck.
You will have a completely private bedroom with its own entrance and attached porch. Bathroom and kitchen are shared. This house is NOT a shotgun, so if you want some privacy, it's totally achievable. The bedroom features a double bed (not a queen) that sleeps two, and the couches in the living area can accomodate another two people (one is a pretty short couch, though). We're pet-friendly, too, and dogs can frolic in the huge backyard.
Interaction with Guests
We live here, and we interact as much (shared meals and hanging) or as little (we'll stay out of your way and be real quiet) as you like. Both of us occasionally work from home and may need our room or the back part of the house to ourselves. We'll let you know if this is the case when you arrive and it will not effect accessibility to your room in the least! We're more than happy to share favorite restaurants and destinations with you.
The house is located in Bywater, just three blocks from the newly opened Crescent Park on the Mississippi River, which has sweeping views of the city, running trails, a dog park and more. There are about a million cute restaurants, coffee shops, bars and shops a stone's throw away.
It's 1.4 miles (a 20-minute walk or 10-minute bike ride) to the French Quarter. The #5 Marigny-Bywater bus line picks up just a block away; it runs to the French Quarter. There's free off-street parking.
Other Things to Note
Rates are higher on weekends, holidays and special events.
Pets are welcome. Smoking is welcome on the deck or porch, but not inside, please. Please keep the doors and bikes locked at all times.
Please Note: Check in is at 3 PM and check out is at 12 noon. Please be aware that room access, amenities, bike access and house keys may not be available until 3 PM on your scheduled arrival date or after noon on your scheduled departure date. If you plan to drop your bags off before check-in or leave them after check-out please verify that we can accommodate these needs. If early check-in or late check-out is critical to your booking please inquire about it before you book!
Missy was a great host! Our room was tidy, air-conditioned, and comfortably sized. The bikes were a pivotal part to our New Orleans Experience; the Bywater is an awesome neighborhood filled with lots of great food and drink options while still being conveniently close to the French Quarter. Her cat and two kittens were adorable and were the perfect companions for some downtime cuddling.
Missy and Bryan were wonderful hosts. Their place was beautiful and the private room suited our needs perfectly. They offered great information about the area and were extremely communicative and accommodating in getting us set up in the space. We hope to visit again soon!
We absolutely loved staying at Missy and Bryan's. They made us feel at home right away and were happy to help with any of our questions. The neighbourhood is littered with great bars and resturants, our two favourites were Pizza Delicious and Jack Dempseys. The bikes came in really helpful and a bike ride to Frenchmen St or Bourbon St took approx 10 min. Having the front porch to ourselves was a nice perk and meant we could sit out late without bothering them.
My partner Jamie and I stayed what ended up being 3 nights at chez de Wilkinson. Both Bryan and Missy were very hospitable and friendly. They respected our space and also were very inviting to socialize. If we had more time I would have loved to hang out more with them; very relaxed, easy going people to be around. We were only suppose to be staying in New Orleans one night and quickly decided to stay two which they were able and happy to accommodate. Then our travels got extended yet another day at the last moment and we were able to work out staying with them again (which was amazing since they were full the rest of April). Thank you for your hospitality and flexibility!
Jamie and I very much enjoyed having the bikes available. Honestly, it is the best way to get around NOLA as it is a congested city to drive through. AND you get to experience the city "on the ground level" with each moment when you are biking. When we researched bike rentals they get a bit pricey so definitely a huge bonus to have them with the room.
The neighborhood is comfortable and relaxed. It contains many good restaurants and hang out spots with a vibrant, kinda hipster crowd (I enjoyed it). Missy and Bryan provided excellent recommendations. I just finished treatments for cancer so I have a specific diet, and juicing as a major piece, for which Bryan provided excellent and honest recommendations. I would add in addition to their suggestions (on a list in the room as well as others they can tell you about) a place called Seed that was spectacular for my needs!
I would and will look into staying with them again when I visit NOLA. An excellent home base in an unassumingly awesome location. Thanks for your friendly hospitality :)
About the Host, Missy And Bryan
We're a couple that enjoys running, biking, traveling, drinking wine, debating the relative merits of nearby restaurants, going to shows, etc. Bryan's a 27-year-old PhD candidate, musician and who landed in NOLA after a stint in NYC, and I'm 34-year-old journalist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. You might find him at his anarchist book club or wandering through Colombia. You would probably find me in the newsroom on deadline or on the porch in a book. Bryan is a pretty excellent cook, so you should make him make you something (he's always happy to bust out the iron skillet). Oh yeah, and we don't eat meat but don't care if you do.
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