Shotgun House on Bayou St. John!

House - Entire home/apt · Lafitte St, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States

The Space

My home is a one bedroom shotgun on the edge of the Bayou St. John Neighborhood.

For you Jazz Festers, it's an easy 20 minute walk to Jazz Fest (through Bayou St. John and across Esplanade).

It's on Lafitte between the bayou and Broad (walking distance to the bayou, City Park, Parkway Bakery, Pal's and Bayou Beer Garden! Less than a mile Canseco's Grocery & Fair Grinds Coffee Shop, less than a mile to Rouse's Market, a major grocery store).

The Canal Streetcar line is about 3 blocks away, it's an easy ride in and out of the quarter.

It was remodeled last year, so is in immaculate shape! The bedroom has a queen size bed. The kitchen has all the basics fridge & stove (of course) pots, pans, utensils, blender/food processor.

Living room has a desk, recliner and extra long couch.

I do NOT have TV, internet, or a washer/dryer. There's a laundromat near the grocery stores.

This space would be ideal for a couple, small fam, or pack of friends who are cool with the couch/air mattress set up. 6 people could squeeze in, but it would definitely be tight with all the air mattresses, but really, you're in New Orleans! You won't be spending much time at the house.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2000 /week
Security Deposit: $200
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • My friends and I were looking for a place to stay over St Pattie's day weekend and that's when we found Melanie's shotgun house. From the outset Melanie was quick to respond and provided a clean, charming house for us to stay in. It's a short walk to the street car to get into the French Quarter where we spent most of our time, it's about a 30 minute trip to the French Quarter. We were happy with our stay. Thanks

    March 2014
  • I came down for Mardi Gras with a group of 6. Melanie mentioned that lodgings might be tight with that number, but we had more than enough room for the weekend. Not the easiest walk to the French Quarter (cabs worked best for us), but there are plenty of cool places and restaurants to check out close to the location. We had a great time. This was my first experience with Airbnb, and Melanie made it super easy for us.

    March 2014
  • This was my first experience with Airbnb and Melanie and her house exceeded expectations. Melanie was always very quick to respond, extremely kind and helpful and very accommodating. She left us a great note and thoughtful supplies (beads, solo cups, koozies.)

    We rented her house for VodooFest and it worked out perfect. We literally stepped outside and followed the music for a reasonable walk to City Park. It was also close to other bars and a trolley stop. Her house was as advertised - we only ended up having two of us spend the weekend (my other friends are lame) but it could easily fit 4.

    Definitely recommend!

    November 2013
  • From the start Melanie was very easy to communicate with and had no problem handling my very early check in.

    Front door was decorated with beads and Mardi Gras swag...made me smile when I walked up. Melanie was super nice and made sure I knew everything I needed to know...great advice and good local knowledge.

    House was in great shape and very clean. I used the street car a few blocks away to get downtown everyday....very convenient. Best of all...Melanie had a big jar of quarters that came in handy when I needed change for the streetcar!

    March 2013
  • Four of us stayed at Melanie's place to watch our 49ers play in the Super Bowl against the ravens and could not have been happier with Melanie and the place.

    Melanie was an absolutely incredible host. She stocked some groceries for us and even took us shopping when we arrived. She decked the place out with beads for Carnival and even wrapped the front door mat in a Baltimore Ravens jersey! She left us 6 full pages of hand-written notes of things to do, how to catch cabs and public transit, where to eat, etc.

    The house is small (Only 3 rooms total), but it was not smaller than advertised and was comfortably sized after using the air mattresses Melanie provided.

    The house is on a quiet street and the neighbors were very friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

    February 2013
  • Great home, all as described. The way Melanie delivered the place exceeded our expectations. Many thanks.

    January 2013
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Squalicum High School, Oberlin College
I'm Melanie, 30 years old and proudly from Washington state. After a year and a half of dreaming about it, packed all I could in my car and drove to New Orleans. I arrived the day before Mardi Gras last year (an accident) and have been loving it ever since. In 10 months I've lived in 4 different neighborhoods. I finally settled here at the tip of the Bayou and here I'm going to stay. I work for WWOZ (90.7 FM), an amazing community jazz, blues, New Orleans music radio station. Tune in! And when you go home, you don't have to leave the music behind! I love to laugh, ride bikes, play tennis (and games in general), dance, converse, hike, and learn. (Yes, i Love to eat. I do think it's possible that i'm addicted to tasty treats. baked goods... they get me.) I'm laid back, enthusiastic, easy to get along with, open-minded and sincere. With the exception of college (Ohio) and some stints living abroad (mostly France and Mexico) I've lived in WA all my life prior to this venture. It's important to me to experience a different American culture and New Orleans seems like the perfect place for me to do it.
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