Stay in a classic New Orleans style "shotgun" house for your upcoming New Orleans vacation, located in the coolest, hippest neighborhood in New Orleans, the Bywater. This is a very special house in a special neighborhood! Come and see for yourself!
Stay in a classic New Orleans style "shotgun" house for your upcoming New Orleans vacation.
LOCATION: Location, location, location. The house is located in the coolest, hippest neighborhood in New Orleans, the Bywater. The Bywater is a fairly large neighborhood, and the house is located in one of its best little pockets. It is conveniently located 1/2 a block from a 24-hour neighborhood corner store (Jimmy's), and also Vaughan's Lounge, where Kermit Ruffins plays every Thursday night. There are a number of great bars and restaurants within very close walking distance, including The Joint BBQ, BJ's Lounge, J & J's, Elizabeth's, Bacchanal Wine Shop/Bar, Satsuma Cafe, Maurepas Foods, and many more…The French Quarter is about 1.5 miles away, a very short cab ride, or a nice walk through the neighborhoods. (We also offer bicycles to rent which is truly the best way to get around the city!)
THE HOUSE: The house is a large, single shotgun, and a true one-of-a-kind, "only-in-New-Orleans," home. There are three private bedrooms, each with queen-size beds, and there are two additional living rooms/spaces for lounging, with two couches that could also be used for sleeping. The house has a large kitchen and one bathroom with a shower and a clawfoot tub. The oven/stove and fridge are from the 30's 40's!!! Most of the appliances in the house are antiques - and they all work! The house is fully furnished, with cookware, and all the amenities you will need, including high-speed WI-FI. There is a really great front porch for hanging out, and a sweet back yard too! Simply put, the place has a ton of that rustic New Orleans charm. Granted, it is an old house and could use some updates (paint, etc.), but it is very clean and comfortable. It is truly a rare gem of a place, absolutely lovable.
House Layout: Shotgun houses can often be an uncomfortable design for sharing space, but our house is very unique in this regard. The house has three private bedrooms (with doors), and three separate entrances. So, there won't be any scenario where you would be forced to walk through the other guest's bedroom to get to the kitchen, bathroom, or other living spaces, which is most often the case in a shotgun house. Here is the layout of the house: Front porch/entrance, front room/living room, second room (bedroom w/ queen bed). The first and second room are separated by sliding pocket doors (AKA double parlor), which can be left open, or closed. The third room is another bedroom, with a queen bed, and doors on either side of the room. The fourth room is another living room, which also has a door to the outside (side entrance). This room is openly attached to the kitchen (separated only by a fireplace). Behind the kitchen is the third bedroom (w/ queen bed) and the bathroom. There are two entrances to the bathroom, one from the kitchen, and the other from the back bedroom. There is a third entrance to the house in the back bedroom, which leads to the laundry/mud-room, and out to the back yard. 6 people (3 couples) can stay here and easily maintain comfort and privacy! If you want to access the kitchen and/or bathroom from bedroom 1, without walking through bedroom 2, you can walk outside and re-enter the house through the side door. This may sound a bit strange, but it is a rarity in a shotgun house to even have the option of not walking through bedrooms to access the kitchen and bathroom, and most houses in New Orleans are shotgun houses. Bedroom 1 is the only room where this would be necessary, the other two rooms have direct access.
Feel free to ask any questions you might have, and hopefully we'll see you soon in New Orleans!
The house is located in the coolest, hippest neighborhood in New Orleans, the Bywater. The Bywater is a fairly large neighborhood, and the house is located in one of its best little pockets. It is conveniently located 1/2 a block from a 24-hour neighborhood corner store (Jimmy's), and also Vaughan's Lounge, where Kermit Ruffins plays every Thursday night. There are a number of great bars and restaurants within very close walking distance, including The Joint BBQ, BJ's Lounge, J & J's, Elizabeth's, Bacchanal Wine Shop/Bar, Satsuma Cafe, Maurepas Foods, and many more…The French Quarter is about 1.5 miles away, a very short cab ride, or a nice walk through the neighborhoods. (We also offer bicycles to rent which is truly the best way to get around the city!)
Bicycles, walking, and cabs are the best way to get around.
This was the most beautiful, magical, perfect house for us to call home during our stay! Ian and Katie have exquisite taste; every detail of their furnishings, from their vintage appliances and glassware, to their comfy beds and ample linens speak to the fact that these two have an eye for both form and function. What more could you ask for in a host?
They were also generous to let us use their vintage bikes and the tree on the side of their property kept us feasting on fresh blood oranges all week! What a treat!
I highly recommend this gorgeous home! I had a long, tearful goodbye with their clawfoot tub yesterday. Adieu, Bath of my Dreams!
A truly fantastic space, in a quiet area that is still close enough to the action. Cozy furnishings, ample space, and an inviting neighborhood makes this ideal for anyone looking to relax and take in the Bywater vibes. Highly recommended for anyone looking to enjoy a more local perspective of life in New Orleans!
There were four of us in the group in New Orleans for 4 days. It was our first time in the city and we could not have chosen a better place to stay. There is a real community vibe about the area the house is in. It is close to great bars (Vaughn's Lounge is a great dive bar a few steps away) and great eats (The Joint BBQ).
We ended up walking a lot and it was actually pretty manageable. There are also cool vintage/antique type stores closeby. Frenchmen Street is about half an hour walk away. The house itself is really cool and very spacious. Very high ceilings. Ian and Katie have decorated the place really well and you could happily spend plenty of time just hanging out there.
Ian met me at the agreed time (which was actually pretty late) and showed me around. He also provided recommendations on places to go in the neighbourhood and beyond. Very helpful and even though we didn't need anything else he was easy to contact as well. Could not recommend this place high enough folks if you want to get a real taste of New Orleans and the Bywater!!
My guests and I had an amazing time in New Orleans, this was in part due to this beautiful house we were able to call home for 5 days. Ian and Katie have impeccable taste! From the vintage furniture to the art on the walls every detail of Ian and Katie' house contains a distinct charm that only added to my magical experience of this great city.
The neighborhood is great, walking distance from tons of tasty good, Elizabeth's was my personal favorite. There is an awesome bar right on the corner! A 24hr corner store at the opposite corner , great vintage shopping within walking distance and super close to Frenchman street. We chose to rent bikes for our time in the house and on days that were not freakishly cold we were able to explore a lot of the city on these cute vintage cruisers and road bikes which in spite of (or because of) their age were very sturdy.
Ian maintained contact via text throughout our stay and promptly answered any of the questions that we had, he also forwarded along suggestions for events and live music.
In short, we could not have chosen a better place to stay. Thank you!
We stayed at the house over Christmas and New Years and had the BEST time! The house is beautiful and staying there feels like a genuine NOLA experience. It's shotgun/railroad...so in the winter someone will have to take the cold route if the want to use the restroom in the middle of the night, without walking through the other room. It was no problem for us but worth knowing. Ian was an excellent host and was available for all our questions. Super friendly and knowledgable. He kindly provided a new needle for the record player, even though it was Christmas week. We would definitely stay here again and can't wait to. Loved it!
What a bright, beautiful space! With super flexible, gracious hosts. I was particularly impressed by the attention to detail, Katie & Ian have an eye toward what might make a traveler that extra bit comfy -- from the lavendar soap to the cast iron cooking pans. And we loved Katie's art. Very inspiring.
The perfect setting to spend time with my sisters and my son.
It is a lovely, big, old house tastefully restored without clutter or turning it into a museum. Owners are great colorists and all the interior colors are clever and very pleasant to the eye. Everything in the house works, antique or not, even the GE Monitor top refrigerator from 1930s, which tells me that a good mechanic is around or a great deal of luck. WiFi is fast and in the quite Bywater we managed to get a lot of writing done while not neglecting local fun and gathering places. With places Bacchanal, Joint and Saturn Bar there is something for every taste in Bywater without need to rub shoulders with tourists too often. Bottom-line. This rather spoiled traveler is a NewYorkers from Chelsea who spends much of his time in Europe and California and uses Airbnb a lot. My stay in Bywater was one of the best I had in years. Thank you Ian & Katie.
We loved staying at Ian and Katie's place for the weekend. It was amazing just as described, totally charming, clean and with everything in great working order. All the rooms had their own character enhanced by Katie's beautiful art. The location was excellent with some great restaurants and bars like Bacchanal in walking distance. Highly recommended.
We LOVED our one week stay at Ian and Katie's unique and quirky home. We are a family of 4 and the house was perfect for us. Being in a classic NOLA house in a real neighbourhood (rather than in the touristy French Quarter) really made our week in New Orleans - particularly as we had bikes to get around.
Ian was an excellent host - providing us with a great list of things to do and places to visit during our stay. (He even dropped in torches and ice when a storm threatened in the gulf).
The house was exactly as described-old, charming, unusual- no surpises there! It was perfect for what we wanted during our brief visit to New Orleans- plenty of space and privacy for four adults; quiet neighborhood; great breakfast place within walking distance ((Elizabeth's). Proximity to the French Quarter was perfect. Ian and Katie were very helpful and quick to respond to any questions. If we find ourselves traveling again to NOLA we would definitely hope to stay here again.