A view down the house from the front doorThe Bywater Treasure

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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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!

The space

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.

Guest access

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.

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.

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The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 25 / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee: 40
Weekend Price: 125 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)

-No smoking indoors. There is a bistro table on the porch for smoking or you
can smoke on the back porch.
-No Pets.
-Please use coasters provided on wooden surfaces.
-Please conserve energy by turning off lights and AC when leaving the
-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. :-)
-Check-in and Check-out times are very important. Although we try to
accomodate our guests' needs we only have 1 rental and often have folks
coming and going on the same day. We allow ourselves only so much time
to make the house just as nice for you as the next folks. We will try to work
with you if you need to drop bags off early or leave bags late but this must
be pre-arranged at the time of booking.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

290 Reviews

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Tom User Profile
July 2017
Carmen has done an outstanding job with the place. Perfectly located to a lot of great food in the Bywater area. Great, quiet neighborhood. Uber is very accessible and makes getting around the city very easy. I will be a regular. This is what makes traveling enjoyable. Laissez les bons temps rouler and bon apatite.

Katie User Profile
July 2017
The place was adorable and very cozy! Carmen was awesome & helpful for our stay over the the 4th of july holiday. Highly recommend!!!

Chris User Profile
June 2017
This location is perfect for first-timers to the area. It’s a cozy spot nestled right in the neighborhoods of New Orleans. It’s quiet and the neighbors are friendly. It was clean and has cute decorations that give it a little extra fun (owls!). There were 3 of us staying here and it worked great. We also looked into the guestbook that had plenty of cool stories of past guests and their recommendations. There are some cool little restaurants within short walking distance that are highly recommended. Our only regret is that we couldn’t try them all. Also, be sure to consider the RTA to take a break from walking (you can buy a mobile pass). There are stops that come very close to this location that can take you to the French quarter or other hubs. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to stay here. It’s a great value!

Amanda User Profile
June 2017
My family of four had a very comfortable stay with Carmen! She was very accommodating, had bottled water in the fridge and chips in the cabinet, she was never too far away and did an excellent job meeting our needs, very happy overall with the vacation and would definitely stay here again!

Xiaojie User Profile
June 2017
Great price, and great location, safe. We are enjoy over there.

Taylor User Profile
June 2017
We loved staying at Carmen's, her place was so cute and cozy inside and out. Bywater is a neat area to stay in but it is about a 30 minute walk to the French Quarter, and I wouldn't take that walk at night. Uber and Lyft are very popular so we used them every day because parking in the city was so expensive and it was only $8 to uber. I highly suggest going to Frenchmen street to get a more local feel for the city. As far as Bourban Street goes, the Cats Meow was amazing and had karaoke. All of the complementary snacks, beverages, and toiletries were an amazing addition to our stay. Thank you for being humble and helpful Carmen, we WILL be back!

Jennifer User Profile
June 2017
Carmen's description of the place was spot on. The location is fabulous...great neighborhood and close enough to walk or Uber to everywhere. The house is fantastic. We were a group of four women and there was plenty of room. It is decorated well and Carmen even goes above and beyond by stocking the cabinets with chips, coffee, etc. It was also nice to be able to sit out on the porch.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Carmen User Profile

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.

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