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.
The place was clean and cozy, we felt safe and comfortable as soon as we entered the house. Had everything we needed and more for a wonderful experience in New Orleans. Best location in the city to experience all the amazing restaurants in the Bywater and surrounding areas. Would Definitely stay here again!!
Carin was a very accomodating host and the house is even more beautiful that I expected.
The area is very pleasant with a few restaurants within walking distance. There is even a coop supermarket 10 mn away. Parking was easy and the french quarter was half an hour's walk away.
I would definitely recommend her place!
We were really lucky to be able to stay at Carin's place for a couple of nights on our trip through New Orleans as it is usually fully booked up. And with good reason.
The apartment itself was beautiful, full of vintage charm set in the artist's area of Bywater - and spotlessly clean.
Carin took the time to give us her recommendations on everything from local restaurants and bars, to tourist attractions, where to hear good music and also safety tips around town. She has even prepared a folder full of info and recommendations for guests to use and the house was littered out with things like coffee, tea, bathroom essentials and the like.
We followed her recommendations on several occasions and we were never disappointed.
We're also glad we didn't stay in the French Quarter or business district as we feel we got to experience a real locals' neighbourhood.
We did visit the French quarter - it's about 20 mins walk to the French Market and 15 to Frenchmen Street.
But one night we stayed local and had an equally good night.
If we were ever to go back to New Orleans we'd definitely check for availability.
We had a fantastic time. The place is exactly as described, if not better. And Carin the host was very warm and welcoming.
Location is great and Carin has put together a very handy folder full of local restaurants and pubs that she recommends.
If you book to stay here you won't be disappointed.
Two very big thumbs up! Thanks for a great stay Carin!
Carin is awesome! She was there when I arrived, and talked me through all of the cool places to see in the city. The house is SO beautiful and so spacious. It was my favorite Air BnB thus far. I felt very safe in this house & this city, and I think it helps that Carin knows the neighborhood and her neighbors so well. I would 100% recommend staying here.
Best Airbnb experience I've ever had.
Carin was the perfect host. Extremely generous with suggestions of "off the beaten track" things to do while in town and totally laid back about inviting us in to her gorgeous home.
Finally, and this was the icing on the cake after traveling around for so long, Carin really went above and beyond with the little details. The things you don't expect, like cereal, milk, coffee and laundry detergent. These added to what was already an amazing experience.
We had a fantastic stay! We loved this place. Carin has done an amazing job. Highly recommended.
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.