Please be our guest in the newly renovated apartment situated at the back of our really old (1850s), charmingly-dilapidated house. It’s just a couple blocks from the parade route/street car/St. Charles, and only about a mile from the Superdome. They don’t call it Central City for nothing!
Walk past the main house, down a winding brick pathway, and up the stairs to the private entrance. You enter into the kitchen, with concrete countertops, old wood floors, and plenty of sunlight pouring through the original wood windows with old bubbly glass. Fix yourself a drink and head up the spiral stairs to the bedroom.
Just around the iron handrail is a full size bed, and plenty of reading material about the places you’ll want to see and the food you’ll want to eat while you’re here.
Then venture out the bedroom door onto the balcony. Did I mention you’re on the third floor now? The view is excellent, the palm trees sway in the wind, and you can hear the marching bands as they pass down the parade route.
I almost forgot the bathroom. Honestly, it’s not huge. But it’s everything you need, plus a claw foot tub. And cozy towels, and bubble bath, and . . . well, it’s a bathroom.
And just in case you’re wondering, it also has a flat-screen tv, cable, internet, a microwave, a coffee maker, all the things you need in a kitchen, and probably some welcoming Abita beers in the fridge.
Jackson was out of town when I arrived, but she made the access easy and was always available to provide information when I called. When we did meet, she was gracious and welcoming. I visited during Mardi Gras season, so the access to public transportation was crucial. The apartment is as pictured and the kitchen was decently stocked. Only real downside: As women in an unfamiliar city, it felt weird to have curtainless windows on the front door and in the kitchen (as shown in pics). The view is nice enough but privacy should be an option at night because the spot is surrounded by other apartments. It's also really small, so be sure it's fine with you to not have a living room space or couch.
This apartment in Central City was perfect for two. Jackson was accommodating in arranging check-ins and outs as our travel times changed due to delays, and the place was definitely clean, stocked and welcoming when we arrived. I loved the giant windows that let in lots of natural light, and the high ceilings with fans to keep circulation going. The apartment is tucked back from the street, away from unnecessary hubbub, and overlooks palm trees, a swimming pool, and cool, old courtyards. The spiral staircase can be tricky in the night, and probably not best for anyone with mobility issues, but I kinda dug it. I loved the feel of the (website hidden) Charles, where the streetcar runs, is a hop, skip and jump away, and the house is situated perfectly for walking to watch parades, going to Magazine Street, or walking around the Garden District. If you're on foot and want to go to the French Quarter or Downtown Riverwalk, I'd recommend coming when it's NOT Mardi Gras, as the walk is pretty long, and the streetcar on St Charles is waylaid by parades, and traffic is generally a standstill around the parade routes. Any other time, cab rides and hopping a streetcar is very convenient.
I highly recommend this place, and would likely stay here again if I return to New Orleans any time soon.
Streetcar was convenient to Uptown and Frenchman/Marigny which was helpful because the neighborhood was mostly a gentrifying residential area. Be ready to walk but that's the best way to see NOLA so it works out.
The house is absolutely perfect for two people looking for a quiet place to come back to after a long day. It's located between the Garden District and downtown, which is a great place to begin each day's adventure. Only three blocks to the St. Charles streetcar gets you where you need to go quickly! The renovation is amazing and we loved the decor and atmosphere. The place has everything you need and is secluded and romantic.
Jackson's place is such a sweet little home. It is just as described/pictured- good location, lovely space, very private/secluded. She was really prompt with responses, and we had no problems at all during our long weekend here.
Jackson's place is a perfect base for those seeking a quiet place to call home while they explore the awesome city of New Orleans. We found it perfectly located- close to the Street Car and also a short walk to the Garden District & Magazine st. Jackson was very helpful and went out of her way to make us comfortable and ensure that we got the most out of our stay.
We would definitely stay again! 10/10!
This apartment was lovely! Perfect for two people, charming, well lit, and beautifully decorated. It was nice to be located so close to the streetcar, which made getting around New Orleans easy. We felt welcomed and accommodated by Jackson, who was very kind and easy to talk to.
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Hi. I'm Jackson. I'm originally from Baton Rouge. I went to school at Loyola University and have been crazy about New Orleans ever since. About a year ago I bought this incredible old house in the middle of the city and I've been renovating it a little bit at a time. It still needs lots of work, but the apartments in the back are finished and beautiful. Now I enjoy hosting so many interesting travelers and look forward to all those that are coming.