This is a large one bedroom fully furnished apartment in an old colonial New Orleans' mansion. It includes a big kitchen and a window that opens up onto a private balcony that looks out at St Andrew street, high ceilings, and a traditional (non-working) brick fireplace. I recently added a flat screen tv (not shown in pictures) to the bedroom. I do not have cable but I get about 30 channels on hd, and you can hook your computer up or use the dvd player I have to play movies.
It is conveniently located 4 blocks from St. Charles Streetcar line, which will take you to the French Quarter in 15 (website hidden) Charles Avenue is where the vast majority of Mardi Gras parades take place, and is a historic street with beautiful oak treets and many commercial businesses and private mansions. The apartment is also two blocks from Magazine St, a busy commercial road with a plethora of restaurants, bars,antique shops and cafes.
Easy access to the Convention Center and Superdome.
Within a short walking distance are:
Zara's Grocery store
The Trolley Stop Cafe
Two good Vietnamese Restaurants
Juan's Flying Burritos
Half Moon Bar
Down the Hatch Bar and Restaurant
Reservoir Coffee Shop
Stein's New York Deli
Mojo's Coffee Shop
and much much more
The neighborhood is safe and very vibrant. It is only blocks away from the historic Garden District, home to the Manning's, Sandra Bullock, John Goodman and Drew Breeze, among others.
The kitchen has a large stove, microwave, coffee pot, rice cooker, toaster and all the basic appliances you need to cook (and safe money).
Although I do not have cable television there is a TV set up with a DVD player and a variety of movies to choose from.
The spot was perfect for us. We were just outside the French Quarter so it was serene and quiet in comparison. We brought our bikes so we rode all over the place and/or walked. It was an adorable little place and the balcony porch swing was our favorite!
the place was smelly and dirty, there was no house manual,besides an internet password, no helpful recommendations re NOLA, no toilet paper, one wine glass, no furniture...it was a one bedroom with no living room furniture. I have stayed in several airbnb apts, this was not at all up to standard. There was no sense of being "hosted'. However the location was great.
Felt welcome. Never met Nate as he was out of town, but maintained contact. Kitchen has some pots and pans, dishes, and utensils. Great neighbors and amazing location! Two blocks from Magazine Street. Four from St. Charles. Cozy place with a relaxing balcony view.
Location of the house was excellent. We spent 95% of our time on Magazine St., which is walking distance from the house. The house had all the essentials and met our needs.
We spent 3 nights at Nate's place discovering NOLA for the first time. It was nicely located, only 4 blocks from the streetcar and quiet enough to get a good night's sleep. His neighbors have many large barking dogs which startled us initially, but luckily they are penned up and only react to the occasional passerby. We found his place comfortable to set up base. We didn't get to meet him but always had clear and friendly instructions via text.
Nate was a terrific host and this is the perfect neighborhood to set up base for a NOLA visit. He helped us get settled in and gave us some great advice for sightseeing. We did a night each on Bourbon and Frenchman Streets which were easy to get to be streetcar and taxi back. You can just as easily walk 50 yds down the road to the bars on Magazine St and have just as good of a time. Overall a terrific experience, highly recommended!
This spot was perfect-- everything we were looking for. Beautiful apartment in a quiet building with a dreamy balcony. Very safe area at all hours, and super close to the #11 and #12, making for a great starting point for anywhere you'd want to go. We only saw nate when we checked in, but he was accommodating and easy to communicate with when we had questions during our stay. Highly recommended!
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My name is Nathaniel Kostar. I am originally from New Jersey and currently living in and loving New Orleans.
After college I traveled extensively. Costa Rica, Italy, France, Scotland, Thailand, and South Korea are some of the places I have lived and worked. I am an easy-going person and can help you with whatever you need in New Orleans--from recommendations on good places to eat to bringing you to see my favorite bands in the city. This is my favorite city in the world so I love to show it to people who are open-minded and want an 'authentic' experience.
My apartment is in The Lower Garden District in a beautiful area nestled between St Charles Avenue and Magazine Street. Easy public transportation (bus and streetcar) will take you to downtown and the French Quarter in 15 minutes. There are also tons of shops, restaurants, and bars right in this area--as well as the beautiful and historic Garden District. It is great for walking and biking.