About This Listing
A private bedroom and full bath in a colonnaded pre-Civil War townhouse with separate entrance fronting leafy, oak-shaded Coliseum Square Park in the historic Lower Garden District. On a bus line or walk to streetcar.
The perfect, private getaway in Uptown New Orleans in the Lower Garden District (LGD). More a studio than a private room, this first-floor suite has its own separate street entrance with a private bath and a front porch overlooking a park shaded by old live oaks and a view favored by film crews. It's convenient to the St. Charles Ave streetcar, Magazine Street, the city's Convention Center, restaurants, bars and shopping and the Race & Religious event space. The bus to the Quarter? Just outside your door. Your suite contains books about old New Orleans, but briefly, you're staying in a colonnaded townhouse on Coliseum Square, a lovely park with a fountain at its heart. New Orleans was booming when the house was built in 1857 so the park is bordered by many stately houses and mansions, many built in the Greek Revival style. Look around and you'll notice the streets in the neighborhood are named after the nine Greek muses like Clio, Thalia and Erato. (And for the statisticians among you the LGD has, as of the census of 2010, 6,363 inhabitants, 3,843 households, and 994 families.)
Your air-conditioned room features 14' foot ceilings with an overhead fan, heat-of-pine floors and a comfortable low-slung bed with new mattress from that well-known Swedish firm. Closet space allows you to hang your clothes and stow your luggage. The new bathroom gleams and offers a tub and shower. And there is good WiFi.
If you're up for an amble, wander over to the fountain in Coliseum Square or explore Lower Magazine Street, an arcaded row of new boutiques, cafes and restaurants. My favorite is Apparatique -- a wildly eclectic antique store with everything from romantic antiques to custom-made Italian shoes. Two blocks away is HiVolt, a new coffeehouse. Coliseum Square is convenient to the St. Charles streetcar (and with it, the French Quarter and all Uptown, including the Tulane and Loyola campuses as well as the shops and restaurants on Upper Magazine Street). Parking is easy. A bus line goes down to the Quarter and up Magazine Street. Catch it a block away.
There's good food available around the corner on Magazine Street. Lilly's Vietnamese-style pork po' boy's (bahn mi) are served on crusty French bread just rock for $5.75. The District features Italian expresso, artisian donuts (really good) and sliders (included a vegetarian option). Stein's has great bagels. New places are opening every month!
Guests have an air-conditioned, updated bedroom in an 1856 townhouse with private bath, shower and wifi. A separate street entrance insures privacy.
Serene, shaded, sometimes overlooked, the Lower Garden District is one of New Orleans' treasured neighborhoods dating back to the very early days of the city. Filagreed townhouses and antebellum mansions cluster around gorgeous Coliseum Square Park. Smart shops and restaurants are available a short stroll away on Magazine Street and St. Charles.
Walking distance to the St. Charles Streetcar and on the bus route to the French Quarter and CBD. Magazine Street is just steps away.
Absolutely no smoking of any kind. Not even on the porch. And absolutely no candles, either. Though the house was built during the candlelight era (1857), the light bulb is a lot safer to keep around.
Guests are limited to two humans. No animals allowed. Though your room is private, and has its own street entrance, it's connected to the main unit by a locked door. Respect the neighbors and neighborhood and please be quiet, especially after 10 pm when returning from all the wonderful things New Orleans offers keeps you out late at night. 1544 Camp Street is an old house, and should you hear any footfalls on high it's probably the folks upstairs traversing floorboards laid down when Lincoln was a country lawyer. Then, on the other hand, it could be spirits. The house is old enough for them.
Any chairs on the porch must be put back inside should you go exploring. They might decide to do some exploring on their own.
The shower is operated by a mechanism attached to the tub faucet. I'm still not sure why they do it this way, but there you have it! The hot water for your shower is provided by a tankless electric heater, so it will be cool for a minute but then, it gets hot! So please be careful. Also, the shower curtain rod is one of those nifty tension-spring devices. In other words, it's not bolted so don't clutch it.
This is our second year staying with Andrew for Jazzfest. It is always a pleasure. Our accommodations were clean, attractive, and stylish. Great location with coffee shops etc within walking distance. Lovely tree lined street. Bottles of water and fruit in room.
Andrew invited us out for a nightcap upon arrival but alas we were exhausted from a long day. He touched base several times to make sure we didn't need anything.
I recommend staying here as it's comfortable, convenient, and pretty. Plus Andrew's a cool guy.
Love! Love! Love! Andrew was a fantastic host with great communication who offered an adorable private room and bath to stay in the loveliest area of the Lower Garden District. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with our stay in New Orleans. The room was so comfortable! Perfect amount of space, great location, working air and fan, lot's of towels, great shower, and so clean! An absolute charming place to stay. We loved walking around the neighborhood and prefer staying here to the Quarter. The price was absolutely perfect and Andrew was so kind to offer us ideas and advise on what to see and where to go for delicious local food. We would absolutely stay here again and hope to be back in NOLA again next year! Thank you Andrew! We were sad to leave!
Andrew's guest room is perfect for a stay in NOLA. It's just a skip away from Magazine Street, and close to the CBD, Quarter and Uptown. You have your own private entrance, with a comfy bed, a big and clean bathroom, and fun decor. Andrew is an excellent host. He knows the city (and its history) like the back of his hand, so make sure you ask him to point you to the local hangouts and sites!!
Andrew was an exceptional host who went out of his way to make our stay as easy and pleasant as possible. He was very accommodating, communicative, and was so kind to make arrangements for us to stay when it wasn't viable with his schedule. We flew in for a funeral and he was so amazing and empathetic and really tried his best to make our stay as easy as possible. We got detailed instructions for access, check-in/out, internet access, etc. and had no issues. His place is impeccably clean and comfortable, and everything was just as advertised. I'd give him 6 stars as a host easily!
About the Host, Andrew
College professor and award-winning travel writer for National Geographic Traveler with a keen interest in people, history and the travel that brings them together. I live in one of the older sections of New Orleans in a townhouse built before the Civil War. The Lower Garden District is a captivating and charming neighborhood in a city that's gotten by on its looks for longer than it cares to admit. Come explore it.