Great Gatsby Glam 1920s art deco

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

Apartment in fun, safe neighborhood 1.5 miles from the Quarter. House has 3 rooms. 2 full beds,1 queen and 1 futon+kitchen and bathroom. Check my other reviews! Just remodeled in April 2014.

The Space

A Historic 1000sq feet+ shotgun apartment just for your group. I used to run this apartment as part of a speakeasy hostel so some of my reviews will mention that. But this listing is for the entire apartment,just for your party.

Taking it old school with an art deco 1920s era style. Will be uploading pictures as soon as possible. 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.

The Neighborhood

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.

The Neighborhood
The Bywater
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.

Getting around
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.

Getting around

United Cab- under $10
the 88 bus-one block away
walk or bike

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $25 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $1800 /month
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My brother and I had the best time ever in New Orleans staying at Natalie's place.
    My son lives in the same neighborhood and we met our cousins who stayed in a fancy place in the Quarter. We spent the majority or our time in the Bywater neighborhood! We pretended we lived there, hung out on the porch and had a nice session at J&J neighborhood dive bar. We met our neighbors that lived across the street! Natalie left some great City info there and was a very gracious hostess.
    We are already thinking how fun it would be to come back with a bigger group and rent out all 3 units!

    April 2014
  • Natalie is a wonderful host and the place was perfect for what we needed! We walked into the house and were greeted by a six pack of abita, a mini sweet potato pie, and off beat jazzfest bible and a huge list of suggestions to do around New Orleans!

    The house was clean, comfortable and quiet, with three bedrooms shotgun style and a kitchen in the back. The neighborhood was chill. It was a perfect base of operations for our awesome Jazzfest. The internet worked well for all four of us to be on line at once, there was good hot water pressure for showers. We would definitely stay there again, and maybe we'll get a chance to do that.

    May 2013
  • The house was just what we expected. A convenient place to crash while we stayed for the Superbowl. The house isn't a 5 star hotel or anything, but it had all the necessities, which is all we were worried about. Natalie was very friendly and a great host.

    February 2013
  • Our stay in NOLA would not have been the same if we didn't stay here. If you are open minded, flexible, and enjoy meeting other travelers, this is the place. I really enjoyed staying in this part of town and with Natalie, it was a delightful adventure.

    October 2012
  • This place is in a cool neighborhood that most people for get to see.

    The decor is lively and Nost tourist attractions are a short bus ride away.

    October 2012
  • Natalie's place in Bywater was nice, clean and ideal for our group. It is located only 10min from the French quarter and downtown by taxi. There is a couple of eating options in the neighborhood. Would stay there again!

    October 2012
  • Natalie is a sweetheart and everyone was super sweet and friendly! Natalie upgraded me to the private room for free, which was so nice of her! I had a lovely time! If you're looking for a low-cost, boho experience, definitely stay at the Best Little Hostel in NOLA! :)

    June 2012
  • I had a great time staying with Natalie! Lots of interesting people come and go in the hostel and Natalie is really helpful with explaining the neighbourhood.

    May 2012
  • This is the best little hostel in NOLA! Natalie is super sweet and very welcoming. In fact, the 3 nights that I was there, all the guests were very open and welcoming. It was a great group of people staying there. It really feels more like staying with friends than it does a hostel. :) Everyone does share 1 bathroom and I would suggest bringing an extra set of sheets, but it is a warm and friendly place. Next time I'm going back to New Orleans, I'm going back to Natalie's place! Thanks, Honey Boo Boo Child!! ;)

    April 2012
  • Stayed at the hostel for a month whilst I was photographing my college final project in New Orleans and enjoyed every minute of it. The hostel is in a really good location with friendly neighbors, good bars and delicious food. Can't wait to go back :) Thank you miss natalie!

    April 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. Favorites Places: New Orleans, Havana,Cuba.NYC, Dollywood. Music: Beyonce, Dolly, Robyn, Motown, Outkast, Prince Things: sunny weather, my bichon poodle Gucci Mane,tiki bars. Hobbies:burlesque,reading, Dollyonce
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