About this listing
Luxury apartment for vacation rental featuring wifi access, cable tv (3) main tv with hd. fully equipped kitchen and larder. queen bed and suede futon in loft bedroom, queen bed and separate bathroom in master bed room. Vaulted ceilings, outdoor gas grill, high efficiency washer and dryer.Living area has plenty of seating. Located in the fairgrounds triangle. Neighborhood bar around the corner!
This funky, cooll neighborhood is known as the fairgrounds triangle, the Esplanade Ridge, Mid City, near the Bywater and Bayou St. John. At the end of the street, you will find a park with a playground, a free public pool, basketball courts, and picnic tables complete with old men playing dominoes!
Within walking distance you can visit the City Park, The City Park streetcar line which takes you as far as the Riverfront (streetcar fare is $1.25 and they do NOT make change)! New Orleans Museum of Art, Degas house, the fairgrounds, and the Race track. The drive to the Superdome is 10 minutes if you take Broad over to Poydras. (or take the bus with a stop at the end of D'Abadie and Broad. (2 minute walk) Take Esplanade ave, and you will be in the French Quarter or Frenchman Street in 10 minutes.
The neighbors are friendly, and will always speak. There is a cool wine bistro, a grocery, coffee shops, several chef owned restaurants in the area, as well as a Walgreens.
Come on down and enjoy some Southern Hospitality, darlin!
ps I think that the (website hidden) map photos are pre-katrina.
Guests are welcome to use anything that they find in the kitchen and refrigerator. Please, no heavy smoking. Guests are expected to feel at home, and to also treat the space as if it were their own home. Furnishings are expected to be treated with care. No Cats, but small dogs are welcome. .
I stayed at Marla's apartment for 11 days during Jazz Fest 2015. She greeted me upon arrival with open arms. She provided a welcome basket with some Jazz Fest essentials. Her apartment was clean and as described. Fantastic location for the festival. The apartment has one master bedroom and a loft space that is accessible by ladder. During the week, Marla did come by the apartment several times unexpectedly to pick up items from the apartment. On-street parking wasn't always available during the festival; if you are staying here during Jazz Fest, I recommend you keep your car parked during the day because you will lose your spot if you move it. My friends and I had a very enjoyable stay at Marla's.
During the Mardi Gras, we stayed at Marla's place, two young couples. The city, the people and the cozy place made our vacation just perfect. Marla is incredible warm host- she left for us beers, cake and prepare for us a "mardi gras welcome kit", explained how the things "work in the city" and suggested places to eat at. Thnx Marla a lot for everything
What can't we say about Marla - the perfect hostess! Starting with a welcome basket with New Orleans Mardi Gras beads a plenty, various seasonal chocolates, hot sauces, and gourmet dog treats. Her home is a New Orleans style shotgun duplex, decorated with antique/vintage flair with local touches. She didn't miss a beat: fresh coffee beans, several bottles of champagne and regular/mineral water, and lots of towels/extra linens. She is 10 minutes to everything: French Quarter, City Park, downtown, Superdome, etc. She even had a back way instructions to the dome that saved us all the hassle of taking the highway and fighting traffic. Her recommendations for dinner and other sites were flawless and perfect. Do try Mundo's, but you must have reservations, which Marla arranged for us before we arrived for our visit. We were treated like old college friends visiting from out of town. Marla was always available via phone/text to answer any questions. Our small dog was most welcome too, with dog food and home-made treats provided. Marla is a light smoker, but it was not a problem for our non-smoking group of 6 as the HVAC kept the air fresh. The ceilings are like 14 feet, adding to the wonderful interior and exterior architectural touches. There is unlimited hot water on demand with two full bathrooms and fully outfitted kitchen. We had such a wonderful New Year's visit with the Sugar Bowl too. This is our first Airbnb experience and this visit is truly a model for how to do it and do it well. Thank you, Marla!!
As advertised, this was two blocks away from Jazzfest front gates. Couldn't ask for a better location super close to the fairgrounds. Marla and the house were very nice.
Marla was a tremendous host. The place was exactly how she described and more. Me and my group could not have asked for a better location for Jazz Fest and Marla suggested things to do and see while we navigated the weekend.