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 Note: Check in is at 3 PM and checkout is at 12 noon. Generally, we allow guests to drop off their luggage whenever is most convenient for them and store their luggage in the house until they leave. 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 before doing so. If early check-in or late check-out is critical to your booking please inquire about it before you book!
We stayed one night with Bryan and Missy. We met and said hi, but did not really hang out because it was a Sunday night and they have their lives to live! They stayed in close contact throughout the day before check-in to make sure we could get in whenever we wanted to.
The room is lovely! It is bright and airy. The all-white bedding and curtains are an especially luxurious touch. They included a couple pieces of fruit and some local snack foods, which was much appreciated after we spent the day exploring new Orleans for the first time. They also left a stack of brochures and tourist info. There is a silent ceiling fan that kept the room a perfect temperature (in early April). The room is absolutely spotless. The shared areas of the house were not spotless, but certainly clean enough for a home that is lived in!
The location is FABULOUS, in the beautiful and rather hip Bywater neighborhood. We really appreciated this quieter area after spending the day in the French Quarter and riding the St. Charles streetcar. The houses are brightly painted with ornate details; we had so much fun walking around admiring them. That was my favorite part of the whole trip. We ate at 2 restaurants recommended by the hosts who are well-versed in vegetarian meals within walking distance at a variety of price scales. Both were AMAZING.
We did not end up using the bikes, but the neighborhood seems to have a strong biking culture and to be safe for bike riding. We did see the backyard, and I would not describe it as overgrown, as a previous reviewer did.
We loved everything about staying here, and would love to stay here again if we return to New Orleans!
We had a great experience here. Room was clean, bright, and airy. Missy and Brian were very nice and accommodating. The neighborhood is quiet and only about a 30 min walk to the FQ or a short cab ride. Great place to stay if you're looking for something close to FQ but don't want to pay FQ prices.
My wife and I stayed at Bryan and Missy's place for one evening, and it was a great experience! Their house is gorgeous, a short walk from the French Quarter, near local establishments, and has a lovely front porch. Bryan was graciously helpful with suggestions and advice for our quick trip. The house binder was a nice touch as well!
The bedroom is pleasant and clean,with a private entrance from the nice front pprch. We enjoyed sitting out in the late afternoon; people walking by from the neighborhood were friendly. Missy and Bryan are pleasant and allowed us access to fridge, sitting area, and backyard porch. One of the main reasons we chose to stay here is that the description says "large back yard" which we thought would be nice for our German Shepherd dog. However, the yard was so over-grown we couldn't walk in it. Back porch is very nice except for the neighbor's 3 barking dogs. This place is great except for those who want to use a backyard.
Missy and Bryan made us feel very welcomed and comfortable. The room is big with plenty of space for two people, and the bed is comfortable. The fact that it has its own private access makes it easier to go in and out as you please. The house is in a neighborhood with lots of local character and if you like walking around during the day, perfect for that. Some good eats, coffee shops and beautiful houses. So much color! The house is about a 30 minute walk from the French Quarter, but something I would do during the day only. It get pretty dark and quiet at night. I would recommend staying here if you are ok with being a bit removed from the action, while enjoying the true local flavors and being a 30 minute walk away from the French Quarter. We did not use the bikes, although I am sure it would have made things seem a bit more accessible.
This place was great! Exactly as we expected, fantastically clean, super quiet, and located in a great spot. The bikes were great but nothing we couldn't handle. They gave us great recommendations for music venues too. I would highly recommend this for anyone. We wish B&M the absolute best! - Lindsey and Andrew
We were met by Bryan's dad who was most helpful but we never really understood the dynamics of using the kitchen and sitting room so se didn't. Bryan and Missy were very friendly and helpful and the bedroom was a great space and comfortable bed. Shared bathroom was a shared bathroom and needed some cleaning material, left available, but right next to the bedroom.
House location just great and good advice on local eateries was in the room.
We used the bikes to travel extensively but as they are stored outside so need a bit of TLC.
All together a good place to stay in New Orleans. Read Missy's piece about airbnb in Gambit online.
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.