Historic Hideaway on Lovely Park

Apartment - Private room · Camp St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States

A private bedroom and full bath in an pre-Civil War townhouse with separate entrance fronting oak-shaded Coliseum Square in the historic Lower Garden District

Your host, Andrew
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A private bedroom and full bath in an pre-Civil War townhouse with separate entrance fronting oak-shaded Coliseum Square in the historic Lower Garden District

The Space

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!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • My husband and I were very pleased to stay at Andrew's gracious home. It was immaculate and had lovely furnishings. All the proper accessories were provided; there was plenty of storage space. It was private. Parking was a breeze and very conveniently located near trendy Magazine street as well as the I-10 entrance.

    Andrew himself was charming and accommodating. He even invited us to a dinner party he put together at a local restaurant. We really didn't see as much of Andrew as we would have liked, as it was Jazzfest and we were busy with music and catching up with friends.

    I highly recommend Andrew and his suite!

    May 2014
  • I had one of the best weekends of my life in New Orleans. As a music lover, I was in heaven every moment of Jazz Fest. The long, sun drenched days were perfectly counter balanced by coming home to Andrew's beautiful room, in the Garden District. I felt welcome and at home, before I had even met Andrew. Throughout the process, he was phenomenal communicator, and ensured all the details of the accommodations were flawless. When we finally met, he was genuinely interested in the quality of my stay. I can't wait to come back next year!

    April 2014
  • This was my 2nd time staying at Andrew's and was it just as great as the first time. Andrew is such an amazing host, full of knowledge on NOLA and makes sure you have bottled water if you get over-served the night before. He's incredibly conscientious as well; he had some construction in the back and was worried about the noise and offered that if it was an issue he's rework the financials of the stay. There was no need as there was no problem but the offer showed he really wants his guests to have a pleasant stay. And you can't ask for a better location. The Quarter is walkable or you can hop the St Charles trolley and Magazine St is right there w/ tons of great shops and amazing food. Juan's Flying Burrito.

    April 2014
  • Andrew is the perfect host. He was extra careful about me being comfortable and finding everything I needed even before I started my trip.
    The place was exactly as listed, with a wide and clean bathroom, and a comfortable bed. All really clean.
    I loved the area. Nice place to walk around, there's a streetcar 3 blocks away which I used a couple of times, and if in a hurry, a taxi can take you to bourbon st in 10 min or less for $7.
    The bus also stops less than a block away.
    I would definitely stay there if I visit N. Orleans again.

    March 2014
  • This truly was a great trip and experience for my first time in New Orleans. Andrew (the host) was super nice and attentive. He made sure everything was ready for me when I got there. Clean rooms, very quiet and just very easy. Private entrance was great. I loved it! I recommend it to anyone going to New Orleans to stay here. It's a great location as well right close to Magazine street that hosts a bunch of great places to eat and shop. I felt right at home for my stay thanks to Andrew and his beautiful spot. Thanks Andrew, I'll see you again soon I hope!

    January 2014
  • Andrew was a great host. He was very attentive and prompt in replying to messages. Checked in with me during the week to make sure I had everything I needed and provided umbrella and several guidebooks for the area. I was in NOLA for a conference, and this is a good location--about 20 min walk to the convention center.

    December 2013
  • Andrew was a great host. He greeted me warmly when I arrived and gave me advice on some good spots in the neighborhood. The room was a good size and perfectly clean. I was worried about noise from being on the first floor facing the street, but it was not an issue at all. I was in town for a wedding, and he even offered me a ride to the ceremony. Very nice guy!

    November 2013
  • Andrew was a wonderful host, easily accessible for questions both before and during the visit, and going the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable (from staying up until 1am for a late check-in to offering me a ride to the airport when it looked like my taxi wouldn't arrive in time).

    His studio apartment was clean, well-lit, and perfect for a short stay, supplied with fresh linens, bottles of water, etc. It was about a 25-minute walk to the Convention Center where I was visiting, which was slightly on the longer side but very doable - and easily taxi-accessible to the French Quarter and Bourbon Street. There were also a bunch of great little restaurants in the neighborhood which is gentrifying and up-and-coming.

    October 2013
  • Our stay with Andrew could not have been better! Andrew contacted me ahead of time with details about the weather, taxi rates, and general information about the neighborhood. Upon my arrival at the location, I discovered a lovely room that was modern, clean and welcoming (not to mention a private, spacious bathroom). Last, but not least, the location is great - walking distance to many cafes, restaurants, and bars; a very short cab ride to the French Quarter. Staying with Andrew surpassed most hotel experiences I've had and was a fraction of the price. I could not recommend the Historic Hideaway on Lovely Park more highly! Next time I stay in NOLA, this is the first place I'll try to stay.

    October 2013
  • Andrew's place is fantastic. It's in a beautiful old building, but the space is fully updated-- super clean, bright, private, and comfortable. And you can't beat the location. Andrew's block and the Lower Garden District generally have so much more charm than the tourist traps downtown, though they're all easily accessible via public transit, if that's what you're into. You could also entertain yourself for days walking through the Garden District just a few blocks away. A terrific experience!

    July 2013
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College professor and award-winning travel writer for the National Geographic Society 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.
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