Apartment in the most fun, safe neighborhood 1.5 miles from the Quarter. House has 3 rooms. 2 full beds,1 queen , 2 futon beds +kitchen and bathroom.Fun Fact: Bywater is where Solange and Beyonce hang out when in town
A Historic 1000sq feet+ shotgun apartment just for your group.
Taking it old school with an art deco 1920s era style.The house has hardwood floors and super high ceilings.Front room has full bed and futon, middle room has full bed, third room has queen bed.
Ideal for bachelor/bachelorette parties.family gatherings, getaways,bands on tour, volunteers and film industry.
Your very own private new orleans home 1/2shot gun double, and access to laundry room.
Interaction with Guests
Looking forward to meeting you and would be happy to give you a neighborhood tour.
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.
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. A leisurely bike ride to the quarter should take15 minutes.
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?
Cool off on a hot new orleans summer day with a gourmet popsicle at meltdown, one block away. Try all the crazy flavors! Also one block away, vegetarian and vegan food at new restaurant Sneaky Pickle(addictive sweet potato tots)
For Maple Bacon Sweet Potato biscuits, or vegan, gluten free treats head to our much loved local bakery Shake Sugary.
Craving Praline Bacon and Fried Green Tomatoes?Go to 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 new Bywater restaurants. Maurepas,Suis Generis,Booty's and Mariza.
Next, Drinks and Entertainment
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! See whats going on at Siberia, The Hi Ho, and The Allways Lounge. Chances are you will stumble upon something random and wonderful ,whether its Bounce night, Bluegrass, or Burlesque. For up all night debauchery hit up Kajun's Pub for late night karaoke, or Mimi's in the Marigny, top it off with a late night Po Boy from Gene's available 24 hours.
Shop for cds and records at Euclid, browse the art galleries on saint claude, pick up some folk art and meet the famous dr. Bob, buy handmade new orleans inspired crafts at Bon Castor, my favorite shop in the neighborhood. We also have lots of thrift and vintage stores,and some boutiques as well.
I love making gift baskets for my guests.
Everyone is welcomed with a king cake during carnival season (or other local treat) Zapp's voodoo potato chips,and current copies of Offbeat and Gambit,as well as my handmade guide to new orleans
Interaction with Guests
I'll be at the house to meet and greet you. I am happy to show you around the neighborhood. I do not live at the property but I can get to you within 10 minutes to help if you need anything. I love making friends with my airbnb guests, and going out to a restaurant or for drinks and getting to meet you, if both our schedules permit.
Voted best neighborhood to live in New Orleans. It's like living in a little village within the city.Children playing in the streets, old men drinking on their front porches. Sometimes the Bywater feels like an episode of Portlandia, but it truly is a mixed crowd, our neighborhood is a melting pot that is welcoming to everyone.
I love that you can hear music coming from the houses as you go by, and hear the high school marching bands practice in the afternoons.Good food is never far away. I always feel safe here, and people smile and say hi to one another. Even though I have lived in the bywater 4 years, everyday i discover something new, and find myself always taking pictures of something beautiful, or just plain bizarre. Our residents tend to be creative, quirky, and march to the beat of their own drums.
You don't need a car in the Bywater, but there is ample free street parking if you do bring one. Tons of restaurants,bars, and hidden gems in walking distance.One block away to the 88 st.claude bus that can take you to the quarter. United cab is just a phone call a way and can get you to the french quarter/downtown for approx $10. The quarter is a leisurely 10 minute bike ride away.
To the heart of the french quarter
United Cab- under $10
the 88 bus-one block away
walk or bike and see lots of funky stuff on the way
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 :)
We stayed in both of her apartments so the review should be the same for both.
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.
Natalie wasn't here to welcome us but she set up everything to make us check in perfectly! We found an amazing and colourful house !!! The place was really clean and convenient for us 6. 3 doubles comfortable beds with all the bed stuffs and towels we needed. The heaters warm up the rooms pretty quickly.
You'll also find a list of many good places around the city that we recommend you !
Moreover, the location was great, about 30min walk from the French Quarter, nice streets to visit on your way. 10min by bus 88.
Finally, the price was really good according to what was the place offering.
We definitely advise you Natalie's place for your next stay in NOLA.
Natalie was a wonderful host, and her colorful house was a perfect fit for our five-person group. Our first night was unseasonably cold, and the wall heater wasn't enough. Natalie responded to my message instantly by sending in additional space and wall heaters. She also left a colorful list of local restaurant and bar recommendations, all of which were fantastic suggestions. The neighborhood has plenty of fun/interesting spots, but might be best categorized as "transitioning," so beware if that will make you feel uncomfortable. It's an easy walk to Bywater fun spots like the Country Club, Satsuma Cafe and the Joint. However, if you're planning on walking to the French Quarter, you may want to locate a little closer if all you have are your two feet for transportation.
Awesome location, loved the Neighbourhood - especially the great local bars. We walked into the French quarters a few times and it's completely doable with heaps to see!
We had a great time in New Orleans, and Great Gatsby fit the bill just fine. Natalie was easy to communicate with. If you are looking for an affordable no frills stay where nothing can get broken but the beds are comfortable, this is your place. It's a shotgun, so privacy is at premium, but that is typical in NOLA. The description oversold the ambiance a little, but we were satisfied. Gatsby is in a very cool, slightly gritty neighborhood with the best barbecue, a rockin bar, parks, and a fantastic hipster breakfast joint, all a stones throw from the Mississippi.
The place was very cute and simple and was in a really cool area. Though we didn't meet in person Natalie was very helpful, my only issue was with the cleanliness of the house, but I have faith it wouldn't have been an issue if she was in town to personally see over the place.
Victoria is right, as the housekeeping was not up to standards in time for her arrival. I offered to have it re-cleaned the next day as well as to refund the cleaning fee plus $100 for the inconvenience. This is a rare occurrence, and when i am away I am in constant communication with my Maintenance man and Housekeeper making sure things run smoothly.
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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 :)