About this listing
If you are looking to get away from the tourist end of New Orleans, be my guest and live like a local. Come stay in my 100+ year old Victorian Double style home in the Bywater.
This is half a double, so it includes everything you will need. It is a self contained and open, airy space with a living room, full kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and laundry.
This fits two people; either a couple in the bedroom or two friends - one in the bedroom and the other on the fold down futon.
There are great places to eat, thrift, sip coffee, and see local theater and art within walking distance. If you need quick grocery items, the New Orleans Food Co-op and Mardi Gras Zone are just blocks away.
Great places to eat and drink are within a few minutes walking distance; Cake Cafe, Satsuma, Elizabeth's, Jim's, Maurepas Foods, Bacchanal, MImi's, Mariza, Pizza Delicious, Booty's, Mariza, The Joint, Red's Chinese, Junction and The Country Club. There are a few bars in the area that now serve food as well, which is great when you are not ready to go home but need to eat.
I have basic cable hooked up, so local news and weather is available. There is Wifi at the house and at most coffee shops. If you need to use my printer for small things I will be happy to help you out with that as well. There is private laundry inside the house, so you do not have to return home with dirty clothes. Prices will be affected by festivals like Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest and the weekly rate dos NOT apply during these festival times.
Interaction with Guests
The apartment is self contained and I leave it up to you to decide how much we talk. I don't want to invade your privacy and do not come into the apartment unless we arrange to do so. What I supply is above what is provided at any hotel. If you use up what is there, please purchase items such as laundry soap, dish detergent or toilet paper as you need it.
The St. Claude Arts District hosts an art walk of the local galleries the 2nd Saturday of each month and the Shadow box Theater on St. Roch has fun, interesting, and thought provoking plays. Fringe Festival is in November and a majority of the plays/puppet shows/vaudeville takes place in the Bywater and Marigny neighborhood.
There are two bus lines close to the house that can take you down to the French Quarter. The 5 is on Royal Street and the 55 on St. Claude Ave. There is a map on (website hidden) to plan any trip. Most people walk, since it is only 1 mile to the edge of the French Quarter and takes about 15 minutes walking.
Other Things to Note
If you are highly (I mean extreme) allergic to animals, this may not be the right house for you. While there are NO pets allowed in the apartment, there are cats that hang on the porch and I have 2 dogs. I may carry traces of dander (on me) into the apartment when I clean and I cannot guarantee a perfectly hypoallergenic environment.
Brett & I work very hard between every guest to make it as close to perfect as possible. While we want you to feel at home, please treat the apartment with respect. If you are looking for a hotel atmosphere with a maid, please do not book my place.
Check in is anytime after 3:00 p.m. and check out is at 11:00 a.m. unless special arrangements are made. If you have a later flight and need to stow your bags at my place, we can arrange that unless one of us is unable to be here.
I have lived here for 14 years and can go on forever about the fun things to do in this city, so please ask away! I have also compiled a booklet of all the great things to do and see in the area and lots of pamphlets for swamp & plantation tours. I live on the property, so I am happy to chat, share a glass of wine on the porch, and help you enjoy your stay in New Orleans.
I am seeking people to comply with basic norms of peaceful, respectful, communal behavior. By making a reservation, you are agreeing to all terms & conditions, as outlined here:
No-smoking, inside. If you need to smoke, please do so on the porch and dispose of the buts.
Extra guests are not welcome unless agreed upon. Anyone other than the Guest booking, may not be admitted to the property at any time. The Property is a private residence; the Homeowner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities.
Please keep the property and all furnishings in good order (please don't eat or drink in bed). Please only use appliances for their intended purposes. Guest agrees not to download any unlawful content from the internet while using the wifi provided by the Homeowner. Please no illegal drugs or weapons on the premises.
Check-in after 3 pm & Check-out at 11 am or as arranged. Lost keys incur a $55 surcharge if the lock needs to be replaced. Please make arrangements upon your arrival to drop the key off with me on your departure. I might not be able to be here, so let me know right away what your plans are.
Please remove your trash and recycling when you leave. The trash cans are out front as well as a single recycling bin. The recycling rules are on the refrigerator door.
My friend and I really enjoyed staying at Carin's place. It was close to everything. It was within walking distance to the French quarter but it was way too hot so we mostly took uber or cab rides that were all reasonable. The bed was comfy, place was as described, great reference book the host put together of places to eat and visit. Would stay again!
Wonderful and quiet big house in the really charming Bywater. Carin was friendly, gave us great tips on food and bike rental. She even arranged a taxi. We enjoyed every minute!
This place was great! Carin had tons of great recommendations and was very helpful! The house was clean and cool in the New Orleans heat!
Had a great stay in Carin's place. Looks exactly like the photos. Cute as a button and full of charm. The unit has also been stocked with kitchen and bathroom supplies you may have forgotten to pack. Very thoughtful gesture.
This was my first time using this service. So I'm not really good at it quite yet. My girlfriend and I enjoyed the house and the owner for the most part. We were in New Orleans so we were excited.
The house although cute was not as clean as we would like. There were clothes from the previous guest on the kitchen chair to include undergarments . There were huge cockroach looking bugs in the restroom. Maybe they have those kind of bugs there like Hawaii I'm not sure, but would have been nice to know. We had to clean before we slept there. The Ac in the bedroom did not work and as you know it is really hot in New Orleans. My girlfriend and u left a day early and used our points to book a hotel elsewhere to have some comfort. Sorry for the report but it is honest.
I could not be happier about our stay at Carin's house. Trust me - I'm pretty specific and demanding when it comes to Airbnb, from location to the accommodation, the price, the value, the experience, etc. This was what we call "the jackpot." It's a stunning shotgun house in the Bywater area, walking distance from Frenchmen St jazz clubs and The French Quarter. Beautiful high ceilings, perhaps the most comfortable bed you'll ever get on vacation, fully functional kitchen, and best of all - solid restaurant recommendations from Carin & her partner who reside next door. We had the best time. Basically - come here!
Hubby and I had a great stay at Carin's place. I have a pet hair allergy and didn't have a reaction at all. Charming house, shot gun style! Only thing I may suggest is to bring your own soap since she may not have any stocked. Close driving distance to the French Quarters and super dome. $7-10 fare using Uber. Would definitely stay again to explore that side of the city and to do a bike tour.
About the Host, Carin
I am originally from Milwaukee and graduated from UWM with an Art degree. I moved to New Orleans at the end of 2000 and fell in love with the city. I worked freelance and for a contractor for almost 10 years painting furniture and interiors. I am currently working with a bike tour company that shows people a different side of New Orleans. I am also teaching myself how to sew and upholster furniture. I love suggesting places to eat, see music, and enjoy the sights.
My 5 favorite cities that I've visited so far outside the USA: Prague, Saint Petersburg, Milan, Amsterdam and San Miguel de Allende. Favorites in USA: New Orleans, Austin, Chicago, Portland, and Milwaukee. Top 5 cities I hope to visit soon: Stockholm, London, Berlin, Marseille and Barcelona.