About This Listing
Apartment in the most fun, safe neighborhood 1.5 miles from the Quarter. House has 3 rooms. 2 full beds,1 queen , 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 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 :)
before you even think about booking, please agree to be considerate of my neighbors. keep noise levels and music a reasonable level at all times, especially late at night,especially when you are coming in and out of the house. this is not frat row or bourbon street and i want my guests to choose to stay at my place because they want to be away from all that.
Natalie made us feel welcome since the day we booked with her! She had a great list of where to go around town for eating, drinking, and shopping. The listing was very accurate, looks exactly like pictures. With 6 girls the 1 bathroom somehow worked for us! Natalie was out of town during our trip, but her friend Melvin was there to help us if we needed anything, he was the best to us and was very much appreciated!!! None of us had been to New Orleans, so knowing the area a little better before booking would be the best suggestion we could give.
The Bywater is a very cool, interesting neighborhood! Great restaurants and bars are within a short walk. Natalie's suggestions were all excellent. The house is clean and spacious, and logistics very smooth!
We had an amazing time in New Orleans. The place is as-advertised and is well-located near stuff in the Bywater. It's spacious and comfortable, although there is so much to do in the city that we were really only there to sleep :) It's a bit farther from the Marigny and French Quarter but an easy bike ride or a short taxi ride. Natalie's suggestions on places in the neighborhood were really helpful. Our favorites were Bacchanal and Bar Redux for low key drinks in the neighborhood, Frady's for po boys, Saturn for dancing, anywhere on Frenchmen for live music (esp. weeknights), Cake Cafe for brunch, and JJ's for late night pool. Would stay again at Natalie's place!
The listing was very accurate. It's a solid spot for groups of 3-6 friends! This charming shotgun is only a couple blocks from stops for the 88 and 5 bus lines. The Joint is a fantastic BBQ restaurant just a 4 minute walk away and there's other solid restaurants and bars including Bacchanal and Booty's Street Food within 10 minute walk.
The location isn't optimal for accessing the French Quarter because the buses are not always reliable. There is adequate free parking on the street. Remember with a shotgun house, there's limited privacy as you walk straight from the front door to the back and go through every room. The bathroom is only accessible by going into the last bedroom. The decor helps you feel at home and the beds and futons are very comfortable!
Natalie has a maintenance man, Melvin, who lives nearby that came by three times to quickly address issues that arose: spotty Internet, microwave wasn't working, and when the code for the front door stopped working. Natalie was kind enough to give us a discount on our booking because of the half hour wait outside we had when the door code stopped working. Also, she was always quick to respond when something came up and accommodate our needs.
It was unseasonably cold the first few days of our trip and the space heaters and window units provided helped but the house was still a bit slow to heat up.
The kitchen has a full-size, newer fridge and lots of dishes, glasses and silverware. The bathroom is small but clean.
Natalie was not there when we stayed, but she had left a very comprehensive list of things to do in the neighborhood - we tried most of them and they were all great! The place was perfect for three people and could have housed three couples easily. It was clean, convenient, and felt safe. It's a cab to and from the FQ unless you'd like to walk a lot, but honestly it didn't bother us as we had so much to do in Bywater. Brunches, local dives, good eats. This is a great place to stay to be in a local neighborhood and out of the bustle of the tourist side of town.
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.
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About the Host, Natalie
I have lived in New Orleans for 6 years and find so much joy and beauty in this one of a kind,humid and magical place. i love hosting on airbnb, and used to run my listings hostel style, which was an incredibly fun and memorable few years.
I am passionate about my random hobbies animation voice over,flower design,burlesque,Dolly Parton impersonating,nail art,cactus and desert plants. my current obsession is learning about sustainable design and eco building and i hope to build a small house one day.
if i am not in town to meet you, don't worry as 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.
i love to travel and my favorite trips have been to japan and cuba.
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