About This Listing
THE HOUSE OF SWEET DREAMS
Hi, and welcome! I'm Andrew, Glad you found my listing! Here is a list of all the useful info about my house:
**Pricing Fluctuates During Seasons/Holidays $45 is base price otherwise it is generally 60-80$ (inquire about the dates and your price is automatically generated)**
"The Red Room" is decorated and is an environment for you to feel welcome and at home. On your bed will be your own home made book of things to do, places to eat, amazing things to see, and everything you never knew existed here.
In the bedroom, you can control your own heating / cooling.
I am flexible and available to accommodate any check-in or check-out time however, for regularity sake I suggest:
Check in after 3pm
Check out before 11am
Also note that you're welcome to check in anytime after 3pm but on some days Amanda works later than 3pm so we can't guarantee the room will be clean until 6:30pm, but please come and make yourself at home :) see you soon!
All Air Bnb guests use their private side entrance to our house.
-Air Bnb guest's private entrance
-Queen sized bed
-Fully equipped (shared) kitchen + bathroom
-Free Bike Rental
-10 minute bike ride/30min walk to French Quarter!!
There are three rooms in the house, The two Air Bnb Rooms and My friend Amanda's room who lives in the front of the house and uses the front door. All Bnb guests use the side door to the right of the house.
Amanda is simply a tenant whom you share the space with, but I am just a phone call away and am always available to provide as much guidance, or as much privacy as you desire. Think of me like your 24 hour concierge! I love to get to know people and give you a New Orleans experience that is relevant to what you want to see and do here, even things that you had no idea even existed...
The house is in the Historic "Esplanade Ridge Neighborhood" Close to the "French Quarter/Bourbon St." Downtown and the Historic Marigny Neighborhood/Frenchman Street
A quiet and safe neighborhood where we know all of our neighbors and everyone looks out for one another, with families and young entrepreneurs dotting the area with eclectic bars, eateries and shops. The house is just a few blocks away from the fairgrounds, coffee shops, several good restaurant, and a small grocery store. A couple more blocks and you (email hidden) John, The New Orleans Museum of Art and City Park! The Superdome is a 10 minute bike ride away and only 1 mile to the French Quarter down beautoful Esplanade Ave.
Commonly sought after attractions within 2 miles of the house are: Bourbon Street, Frenchmen Street, Superdome, French Quarter, Louis Armstrong Park, City Park, DBA, Cafe du Monde, French Market, Spotted Cat, Cafe Negril, Blue Nile, The Maison, Apple Barrel, Coop's Place, Mardi Gras Zone, Mimi's in the Marigny, All Ways Lounge, and the Bywater, Marigny, 7th Ward, and Treme neighborhoods.
I recommend using the Free bikes to get around the area, New orleans is a small enough city geographically you can get virtually anywhere by a short bike ride!
No pets please, Allergy concerns. thanks :)
Guests have access to the back yard, their room, kitchen, and bikes!
Interaction with Guests
Amanda stays in the from of the house, but please contact Andrew with any questions, thanks!
We love our neighborhood and it loves us, so please show it respect. A lot of respect. Thank you.
I recommend using our Free bikes to get around the area, New orleans is a small enough city geographically you can get virtually anywhere by a short bike ride! there is also a Public bus up and down Esplanade ave (91 bus) that takes you down and along the north end of the "French Quarter"
*a note on the bikes:
The bikes are FREE so they are not the fanciest of rides. Mainly geared toward the travelers who are down for an adventure, and aren't expecting a Lexus, they're more like an old Toyota (strong guts, but moody) But we love them, they have their quirks, and they get a lot of use. Please, if you are not used to working with a used "get around town bike" than consider renting a bike from one of the many lovely rentals around town. (Gerkins, Bicycle Michaels, or Crescent City Bike Tours)
Other Things to Note
No pets please, allergy concerns, THANKS!
I am totally flexible and available to accommodate any check-in or check-out times however, for regularity sake I suggest:
(sometimes if there is an overlap, ie. early airport arrival, we can hold your bags until a previous guest checks out)
Check in after 3pm
Check out before 11am
Please leave your keys on bed when you check out
I provide FREE bikes to all of the guests to borrow.
If you do borrow a bike, I provide you with a lock for your bike.
Please return the locks with the bikes.
and THANK YOU for staying with The House of Sweet Dreams!
The House of Sweet Dreams is great! Clean, comfortables, a good location to cycle about town. It's really nice staying in a proper neighbourhood rather than the touristy areas. Nice old ladies sat on their porches say good morning as you cycle past.
It's amazing having access to a bike in NOLA - check out the New Orleans Social Ride on Thursdays and "It's all about the music bike ride" on Tuesdays. Amanda (who lives in the house) is really welcoming and considerate.
I'll be back next time I'm in NOLA!
Andrew (and Amanda)'s place was adorable, very conveniently located for Jazz Fest, and had plenty of free street parking. Their block felt safe but surrounding areas felt a bit more sketchy, though we didn't have any problems. Andrew provided a really great booklet of suggestions not only for safety but also for food and cultural experiences in NOLA. I appreciated both his accessibility via text and his flexibility in letting us drop off our bags early (the kitchen is accessible through the lockbox entry, FYI). Though we didn't use the free bikes, I loved that we could have. I didn't love the bathroom situation. They only have one, so if you're there during an "inflated weekend" for something like Jazz Fest when multiple guests are staying at the house, you will run into issues (we did twice). It was dirty and they ran out of toilet paper, which was not replaced by the time we left. Be sure to bring your own body wash & other personal needs.
I didn't like it at all...I didn't feel safe. Amanda was very nice but I will never attempt anything like this again. The pictures looked very inviting but the room was so dark even with the light on. It wasn't as clean as I would have liked either.
Andrew's Red Room is very welcoming and quite spacious - plenty of room for luggage. The room is cozy and bohemian and the adjacent kitchen is set up nicely with a large table for eating and congegating. The neighborhood was safe and everyone we came in contact with was friendly and said hello. The car was safe parked on the street in front of the house. The second night, our air conditioner stopped working and Andrew was there the next day to replace it. Quick response and friendly host!
Great room and location. The free bikes made getting around super easy. Andrew answered all of my questions and was very available throughout. Wonderful place to stay in NOLA!
Fabulous! The room was gorgeous, the house was clean cozy and quiet and located conveniently a short bus ride away from many attractions. Andrew's book of suggestions was helpful and informative. We had a wonderful time!
I very much enjoyed my stay at Andrew's Luscious Red Room. The arrival and departure directions were clear and simple; I found the key right where I was told it would be and upon entry, found a key to the room (along with towels and a "guide to New Orleans" manual) on a nicely made bed. The room was perfect, the bathroom was clean, and the neighborhood was safe and fairly quiet. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to anyone!
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About the Host, Andrew
I am an artist who travels very often, I tour the world creating art installations and large group projects. Air Bnb is the perfect solution to keeping my home "lived in and loved" while I am in town or away!
When traveling I am usually driving my 40ft school bus converted in to an Art Studio all over the country creating large scale art installations, I studied Sculpture in Washington, DC and now love to call New Orleans; HOME!
I am so grateful for Airbnb and the world it opens up for me being able to host so many different people from everywhere on earth, I am happy to have you as my guest, welcome, please make yourself at home in our home, and see you soon!