About this listing
Come stay in our shotgun style home and experience the local life and all that New Orleans has to offer!
Stay in this 100 year old house with 12 foot ceilings! Just blocks from the jazz clubs on Frenchmen Street and a brisk walk to the French Quarter buzz.
The bedroom has a queen bed and in the living room, the sofa and futon are sleepers. The bathroom has a claw-foot tub with a shower. Take the house tour on youtube: just search for Mackenzie House New Orleans.
Updated Fall 2012
I had a summer sublet from hell so I'm a little gun shy about this rental season, but here goes. Please, please watch the video and read the following before you inquire about booking.
The house is in an urban neighborhood; I have added pictures of the street to give you an idea. If you want to stay at the Ritz or in a gated community, please do so. This is New Orleans and it is still in the process of being re-built. We have never had any safety issues on my street, but this is a city and like any city there is traffic, graffiti and homelessness in the area. If you are not ok with seeing any of those things, then please look for a hotel.
My house is a project house. My boyfriend and I are fixing it up as we can but it's no where near being perfect. The wood floors need to be refinished, the paint is not great, the kitchen and bathroom need new flooring, doors need replacing, and bathroom is a hot mess of spray insulation. My intention is not to be abrupt. I love my house. It has charm and it is an authentic New Orleans experience. I just don't want anyone to think this is a luxury rental, it's not even close. That being said, everything works -- you can cook, relax, watch tv and sit in the overgrown backyard until your heart's content when you're not out exploring.
Thanks for reading. Wherever you stay I hope you have a wonderful time in the Big Easy.
Whole apartment-- full kitchen, bedding, towels, basic cable tv, wi-fi, iron, blow dryer, fenced in backyard, and on-street parking.
Interaction with Guests
As much as you need us, otherwise we won't bother you. You're on vacation! :-)
We love our neighborhood and the vibe. It may come off as a little sketchy and uneasy but the locals are friendly and inviting. You can walk or bike to just about anywhere — coffee shops, bars, pubs, clubs, movie and drama theater, yoga studios, spa, Co-Op, live music venues, restaurants, parks, cleaners, mini food marts.
Getting around is easy on foot or bike within the vicinity, or take a 5 minute taxi to the French Quarter. RTA is the public transit line is just around the corner. The Mega Bus also picks up and drops off less then two blocks away.
Other Things to Note
Pets are welcome with small fee.
Apartment can accommodate 6 guest comfortably, but an air mattress can sleep an extra 2 people for $5 per extra guest per night.
Smoke free property - please smoke outside.
Be respectful of neighbors - we like them a lot!
Common courtesy is appreciated - take care of our home.
About the Host, Heidi
I'm a happy single woman in my mid 30s. I spent my 20s overseas (Europe, Asia, Australia) so I know how hard that travel bug can hit and how great it is to find a nice/cheap place to stay. I'm in the middle of starting my own business but still have a day job in mental health (with the corresponding sense of humor). I'm laid back but no drugs please. But beer and wine? Oh yeah.
I'm happy to show you the sites on my days off. I love people and am super friendly, but not looking to make a love connection here.
Anything else? Just ask.