This is a spacious, bright and private one-bedroom apartment in a quiet uptown neighborhood with loads of amenities. It's within easy walking distance of lots of restaurants, shops and bars, and just a half-hour to the French Quarter by streetcar.
Please drop us a note and let us know what you're looking for and if you have any questions! We'll respond promptly.
• It's the front half of a two-unit 1905 shotgun home. (We live in the back.)
• About 1,000 square feet, not counting a front porch that's ideal for morning coffee or afternoon cocktail.
• Large living room and dining area, kitchen, private bedroom (not the typical shotgun walk-through), small bathroom with tub & shower combo.
• Cypress floors; twelve-foot ceilings; nine-foot front windows.
• In a safe neighborhood on a peaceful side street facing a row of cypress trees.
• Has a double bed in the bedroom (note: it's full-sized, not queen), plus a day bed/trundle bed in the living room that could sleep an additional two people. (It's essentially a split-level double bed.)
• Most suitable for two people, but could accommodate four.
• Sorry: no smoking, no pets.
• Families live close by on either side, so this makes a lousy place for parties. But several bars — Le Bon Temps, Henry's, Kingpin, St. Joe's and Tipitina's — are all within walking distance.
• It's a beautiful, shady 20-minute walk to Audubon Park and Tulane and Loyola Universities.
• Wet bar (BYOB).
• Central A/C.
• Plenty of street parking in front, or use our driveway.
• Kitchen with brick counter tops, microwave, full-sized fridge, gas stove, toaster, dishwasher, coffee maker, basic pots and pans, glassware, dishes, flatware etc.
• Open wifi network.
• No television. (Thank us later.)
• Full-sized washer and dryer in apartment.
Generally, $125/night, with four night minimum.
For rentals of two weeks or more, we're flexible on pricing. Just ask.
It's your place; enjoy the apartment, the porch, the neighborhood. We have bikes to loan — inquire if you're interested.
We live in the back half of the house, and are nearly always available if you have questions. We love this city, and are happy to point you to our favorite restaurants, bars, and musicians.
Some guests rarely leave the neighborhood, which is pretty self-contained. We're just a five-minute walk from St. James Cheese, the Prytania movie theater (the last single-screen theater in Louisiana), Manhattan Jack Coffee & Bakery, Upperline Restaurant, Creole Creamery (an ice cream shop), Wine Seller (for your adult beverage needs), La Thai Restaurant, Kyoto (sushi), and Zara's, an excellent neighborhood grocery store with homemade sausage and a selection of prepared foods. La Boulangerie sells outstanding bread and pastries and is about a 10-minute walk. The huge Whole Foods (in a former streetcar barn) is a 12-15 minute walk. Our neighborhood has a Walk Score of 91, which I'd argue is too low.
The St. Charles streetcar with its ca. 1928 rail cars is a seven-minute walk from the house; the less charming but more efficient Magazine St. bus is five minutes. Both go directly to the French Quarter in 20-30 minutes, door-to-door. Fare: $1.25.
Taxis are also easy to come by, except during major events (Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest). Figure on $12-$15 to the French Quarter or back.
Bikes: Ask. (We have two we can loan.)
Foot: It's a four-mile, 75-minute walk from here to our favorite French Quarter bar. And it's a beautiful walk — through Uptown, Garden District, Lower Garden District, and Central Business District. You can walk through residential neighborhoods, past the mansions of St. Charles Ave., or along the shops of Magazine St. Or all three. Guarantee: your first drink will be tastier than anything you've had in a long while.
NOTE: No short-term rentals are available between June 1 and October 31. We are, however, looking for a responsible guest or couple interested in renting the apartment for that five-month period. Ask for details.
Wayne is the perfect host and this is a lovely, quiet place to stay in a safe, serene, historic neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans. We stayed in Wayne's house (the apartment is the front half of a double, with Wayne living in the back half) during Mardi Gras. Parades were in the neighborhood and there are plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes nearby. This would be a great place for longer stays, too.
I stayed for a month in Wayne's pretty flat and enjoyed every minute of it. The apartment is comfy and sweet and exactly as photographed. My only slightly negative note is that if you are into bathrooms, be advised that this one is very small. It's otherwise fine, but tiny. The neighborhood is very quiet, but with plenty nearby to keep you entertained and well-fed. I absolutely loved my time there and look forward to my next visit.Most important to my experience was how hospitable and terrific Wayne and his wife are. I literally cannot praise and thank them enough.
Wayne's apartment was just as described -- bright, open, and in a great, safe convenient uptown neighborhood. I loved the open front room -- it would be perfect for a party. The only drawbacks were the cramped bathroom and full-sized bed.
Wayne was incredibly helpful and his place was charming, warm, and open. We loved it. Especially the beautiful porch and the dining table, both of which were great places to gather at the end of the night or the beginning of the day to tell stories of the day or to plan the next one. We were incredibly comfortable and stayed in a great location, minutes away from great restaurants and my favorite ice cream in the city - Creole Creamery. There are so many restaurants, antique stores, and other amenities (a Whole Food) within walking distance or a short drive, that it is dizzying - and it is a beautiful place in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the United States. I can't say enough good things, neither could my friends who came down with me.
Wayne was a charming, welcoming and ebullient host, he shared a ton of local knowledge with us, which added to our trip immensely, thanks Wayne!
The house is beautiful (and much larger than it looks in photos). It's in a great area, a short walk to Magazine and Prytania Streets, and 5 minutes walk from the St Charles Ave Street Car. We had an amazing time in New Orleans, and Wayne's house was the perfect place for us to stay, don't hesitate to book, you won't regret it.
Stephen and Laila
Had such a great time. Wayne is a great host who went above and beyond to make our stay in New Orleans comfortable. He's super knowledgable about the city and would check in periodically to offer suggestions.
The apartment is also gorgeous and exudes NOLA character. The neighbourhood is also a perfect place to unwind and relax, quiet and safe. Highly recommended!
As a prospective student of Tulane University the intentions of my stay at this apartment was to experience the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans. After four days staying in the apartment, I could not have asked for a better first-time visit to the neighborhood (and New Orleans). Being at the heart of Uptown it provided easy walkable access to plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, and an incredible ice cream shop (Creole Creamery). Parking was easy and public transportation to downtown was even easier - a street car stop only a few blocks away. Even just walking through the neighborhood was a delight as it is filled with beautiful historic architecture and grand old oak trees. This is the perfect place for someone to experience New Orleans on the quieter side, with still easy access to all the excitement downtown in the French Quarter.
I suppose that wooden children's blocks that are piled into a basket can arrange themselves, randomly, to spell out "enjoy," but it is much more likely that Wayne and Louise have placed the blocks that way as a small gesture to their guests. That is just the kind of loving attention to detail and small kindness that they extend. We arrived late one Saturday night, exhausted after a day of travel, and in the fridge were two beers and a jug of milk for our morning coffee. The home is clean and decorous, with high roofs, old wood, real paintings, comfortable couches, and large windows. There are Zulu coconuts, Muses shoes, and enough splendid guides to the city lying about for anyone to get around, even if they want to get lost. The neighborhood is only a streetcar ride away from the French Quarter, but quiet and residential, and the house is not far from cozy bars, cafés, and groceries. The only reason I might hesitate to recommend it is that you will have already booked it when I hope to return.
It's my pleasure to add another glowing review to Wayne's small but growing list. From first contact through arrival then departure, Wayne was a delight: responsive, courteous, friendly and helpful. The space itself is large, nicely furnished and well-equipped. It's location at the front of a camelback shotgun is ideal, with a private entrance through the street-facing porch. I look forward to staying there again. Highly recommended.
What a find! We feel so lucky to have found this place. Wayne was a tremendous host with a great knowledge of the city, Mardi Gras and how to make a fantastic cocktail.
The house itself is great. It's a really nice oasis in a relatively quite part of Uptown. Only a few blocks walk to bars and restaurants in any direction, you can inject yourself into New Orleans or just sit out front on the baloney and watch time pass. Would go back in a second!