About this listing
Come stay with us in a real New Orleans neighborhood and live like a local! The house is a "shotgun double" which is located in the safe, historic and artsy neighborhood only 1.5 miles from the French Quarter known as "Bywater." We are mere steps from the new Crescent Park River Walk that stretches from Mazant street to the edge of the French Quarter. A real scenic delight!
Be our guests in our charming mid-century home!
You get a fully furnished side of our double shotgun house. There is also a huge plant covered front porch with a porch swing and bistro table to people watch. Inside is 800 square foot with two bedrooms with queen beds, comforters, pillows, and linens. This is a shotgun house, for those that aren't familiar, one room leads to another as you go to the rear of the house, with the rear bedroom being totally private. The house comes completely furnished with kitchenware, coffee-maker, coffee and tea, microwave, towels, shampoo/conditioner/bath soap, wi-fi, a record player with a light assortment of records, 2 alarm clocks with I-pod/mp3 docks, and a fold-out full sized futon.
You will have access to the front porch, the house and the back porch.
If you need to do laundry, just let us know. We have a washer and dryer located in a small shed in our backyard.
We now have bicycles available! 2 women's cruisers and 2 men's cruisers. We charge a small $10 maintenance fee per bike for your entire stay. This just helps to offset the costs of tires, tubes and tune-ups for the bikes. Let us know if you would like to use them and we'll have them ready for you when you arrive.
Interaction with guests
We live right next door and both work in the neighborhood, so we're always around to help and can give you many more suggestions, both locally and tourist oriented. Please don't hesitate to shoot us a text with any questions or concerns you may have.
In the neighborhood, we're next to Da Joint bbq, Jimmy's Grocery and 1-3 blocks from local bars; J&J's Sports Lounge, Vaughans, and BJ's. There is live music, art galleries, more bars, coffee shops and restaurants,all with a local feel within the bywater/marigny area leading to the French Quarter. We have a welcome basket located on the coffee table with fact sheets, maps, menus and other useful info to help you out through your stay. Press the guest book link at the top of our listing homepage for a map and descriptions of some of our local bars, shops and eateries.
You'll be just a 10 minutes bike ride from the quarter, 5 min in a car, and a 30 min walk. The #5 marigny/bywater bus picks up and drops off 2 blocks from the house. It is a day bus that runs until around 6pm. The #88 bus on St. Claude about 4 blocks away runs until 11pm on the weekdays and 24 hours on the weekends. If you're planning on staying out late and doing a little partying, we suggest taking a cab or uber which will run between $6-$10.
We have the cab number printed on our fact sheet in the basket on the coffee table.
Other things to note
If you are expecting 5 star hotel accommodations this will not be the place for you. Our place is clean, comfortable, and in a great area. We are both in the hospitality industry and really work hard to try and make our guests comfy but this rental is still and old house in a historic neighborhood.
Sorry but we do not book guests more than 5 months in advance.
During Mardi Gras, and Jazz Fest we require a 4 night minimum stay. We do not split these weekends.
-No smoking indoors. There is a bistro table on the porch for smoking or you can smoke
on the back porch.
-Please use coasters provided on wooden surfaces.
-Please conserve energy by turning off lights and AC when leaving the house.
-Respect our neighbors by keeping noise to a minimum after midnight.
-We have indoor/outdoor cats on our side of the house. Please do not let them into the
side of the house you are renting. They are very friendly and will try to charm you into
letting them in. Just say no. :-)
Hi, My name is Carmen and I would love to host you in our hip and trendy bywater neighborhood. I live right next door and am available if you have any needs or questions. Come see what we have to offer less than two miles from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter.