Shotgun in the heart of the Marigny

House - Private room · Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Katie & Matthijs

A semi-private room in a cute and cozy shotgun house in the Marigny-Bywater, one of the best spots in New Orleans. 10 minutes from the French Quarter, 2 minutes from the Bywater, around the corner from great restaurants, bars, coffee shops and more.

Your host, Katie & Matthijs
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A semi-private room in a cute and cozy shotgun house in the Marigny-Bywater, one of the best spots in New Orleans. 10 minutes from the French Quarter, 2 minutes from the Bywater, around the corner from great restaurants, bars, coffee shops and more.

The Space

Please read on so you know what our home is like:

About the House/Your Room:

The house is a classic shotgun, a very common style of architecture for homes here in New Orleans. Each room is arranged one behind the other. You will be walking through all of our bedrooms to get to your room, and while you'll have your room to yourself, people will need to walk through it to access the kitchen, other bedrooms, backyard, and bathroom.

Your room is the second room in the house. It comes furnished with a queen size bed, nightstand, bright lamp for reading, a couple of chairs, an empty dresser for your clothing, fresh sheets, clean blankets, four pillows, and towels.

Location and Neighborhood:

Our location is probably our greatest feature! Our house is centrally located in the very unique Marigny neighborhood. The Frenchmen St. jazz and music clubs are only six blocks away, the French Quarter is a ten minute, nine-block walk away, and the Bywater neighborhood (full of artists and musicians, interesting shops, restaurants, and general New Orleans weirdness) is just over the train tracks, two blocks away.

We are one block from the 24 hour organic grocery store, and three blocks from the 24 hour convenience store (where you can stock up on alcohol and fried chicken). The always wonderful Flora's Coffee shop is two blocks away where you can get your coffee fix. There are five bars within a three block radius, including Mimi's where you can hear live jazz during most week nights.

The house has six rooms including a bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub, and a large, brand new kitchen equipped with: a dishwasher, double sink, refrigerator, large island for eating/food prep/hanging out, and is well stocked with all the pots, pans, and cooking utensils you'll need to make a nice meal at home. You are welcome to use our washer and dryer, located in the kitchen.


Q: Do you have wifi
A: YES! Airbnb should send you our wifi handle and password after you confirm the booking. If not, we've got it written down in the house.

Q: Is there free parking on the street?
A: Yes, parking in the Marigny is free. You can often nab a spot right around the corner, if not right out front.

Q: Is it safe to walk to and from the French Quarter at (email hidden) never had a problem with it, at 3pm, at 9pm, at 5am, etc. Walk with confidence and I can't imagine anyone will bother you. Walking with your DSLR hanging off your shoulder at 12am probably isn't a smart move, but that'd be true in any city.

About Us:

Matthijs and I are two friendly, open-minded, creative folks looking to provide an affordable, clean, and comfortable space for travelers in one of the best neighborhoods in this great city. We are happy to help you plan an itinerary for your days if you tell us what you're interested in seeing. Our household is fluent in English and Dutch.

We love hanging out with guests who want to hangout. We love leaving guests alone who want to be left alone. If you want to go out on the town with us, let us know and if we're not staying in for the night we'll definitely join you. If you'd like to share a home-cooked meal, we are down! Our favorite part of Airbnb is the making friends part.

We have a chihuahua named Mister who will slowly but surely become your new best friend. We often have guests over for meals, and there are always friends coming and going. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly.

Public Transportation and Cabs:

If arriving in New Orleans via the airport, your quickest option would be to catch a cab. There are taxis waiting just for you outside the airport. According to United Cabs website: Airport rates are as follows: 1 or 2 passengers for only $33.00. 3 or more passengers is only $14.00 per passenger.

Cab rides from our house are just a phone call away. We recommend United Cab: (phone number hidden) or (phone number hidden). You can catch a cab to our house pretty quickly from anywhere in the French Quarter or make a call to have them pick you up.

The Marigny-Bywater #5 busline runs past the house towards the Bywater. One block over it runs towards the French Quarter and will take you as far as Canal at St. Peters. There are bus schedules in the top drawer of dresser in the second room. The #88 busline also runs a few blocks away and takes you a bit farther down Canal.

Although the bus stop is just around the corner, we always encourage our guests to walk everywhere. You'll see more and meet more friendly folks just by walking.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • I loved my stay here! Although Katie and Matt were out of town, Kevin and little Mister were so welcoming and really contributed to making my first New Orleans experience a great one. Shotgun style housing is not as daunting as it seems! Ha!

    July 2014
  • A nice shotgun house. The room in which we stayed was not particularly private, as everyone else in the house had to walk through our room to reach the bathroom and kitchen, but it's a great location and the other guests in the house were good folks.

    July 2014
  • Nice easy and convenient!

    June 2014
  • I did not get to meet Katie or Matthijs as they were gone traveling while I was there. However they were very communicative throughout the booking process. Their friend Kevin met me for check in and was around throughout my stay. He was super friendly, helpful and a great host! He definitely made me feel at home and gave helpful advice.

    June 2014
  • Great location, awesome house. Only stayed one night but Kevin was super friendly and a very helpful host. Would definitely stay again.

    June 2014
  • Really great location to Frenchman's St., which was just fantastic for music and food! You do have to be comfortable with people walking through your room but its really no big deal. The room I stayed in did have air conditioning so that was a huge plus!

    June 2014
  • Un super séjour !!!! Une ville avec une ambiance incroyable et un logement très agréable, confortable et parfait pour faire des rencontres !!!! A 15 minutes du french quarter a pied, c'est que du bonheur !!!!! Encore merci !!!!

    June 2014
  • Cute area!

    June 2014
  • Kevin the guy who received us (because Katie & Matthijs were not in the US) was very sweet and willing to give directions to the city, and to cool and fun places to go. He was also willing to help with any problem that you could have staying in the house. The house itself is located in a very quiet neighborhood, very near to Frenchmen St and the French quarter, and also very near to grocers stores, and coffee shops in which you can have breakfast or lunch, Having said that the bedroom totally lacks of the due privacy that one can be looking for. To access the street door, the bathroom and the kitchen of the house, the guest have to pass though your room, so you never going to be isolated if that is what you want.

    June 2014
  • This was my first AirBnB experience and it was lovely. Great place, we had dinner with Kevin the first night, really easy going host. The location was perfectly centered between the Bywater, Marigny, & Quarter. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the "other side" of the Quarter.

    May 2014
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The forces of New Orleans, or just plain ol' coincidence, brought us together in late December 2012. Matthijs is a musician from the Netherlands. Katie is an artist from New Jersey. Our household is fluent in English and Dutch. Please read the description of the room you're renting thoroughly, and give our reviews a little perusal so you get an idea of what our home is like.
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