Live Like a Local in Mid-City

Apartment - Entire home/apt · S Pierce St, New Orleans, LA 70119, United States
Your host, Tom
44 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Cozy and well-appointed one bedroom shotgun-style apartment in a mostly owner occupied diverse neighborhood convenient to all areas of New Orleans. 900 sq. ft. 11 foot ceilings with central air conditioning and heat, ceiling fans throughout, wood floors in living room & bedroom. Heated slate floors in kitchen and bathroom. Bathroom is complete with towels, toiletries and deep clawfoot tub. Kitchen with handcrafted mosaic backsplash, microwave, refrigerator/freezer, gas stove and oven, coffee maker and grinder( drip and french press), toaster oven, dishes, cutlery, pots & pans all included.
Queen bed with bedding and linens. Office with desk, sofas in both living room and office (sleeper sofa in office). All utilities with satellite television and wireless internet access included. No washer or dryer in unit but several laundromats are located within a mile.
Two blocks to the streetcar which can take you to the French Quarter, cemeteries and city park and the museum. Or try one of the restaurants closer to the house. Plenty of choices and variety within several blocks walking distance
Sorry, no pets allowed & no smoking inside, but hang out on the front porch and wave at the passers by.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $775 /week
Monthly Price: $1950 /month
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Tom's pace was our first stop in New Orleans. It is perfectly located to explore City park and surroundings. Tom also provided 2 nicely maintained bikes which allowed us to cruise around a bit further. A short walk brings you the streetcar on canal street. Easy and direct access to downtown by public transport.

    Tom warmly welcomed us upon our arrival and provided us with all information needed. A very practical manual lists the important daily things in the neighborhood (places for breakfast, lunch/dinner, groceries, Wallgreen, etc).

    The place itself is lovely decorated with local items. Beautiful B&W pictures of the local jazz scene are hanging on all walls and invite to dive into the scene. The kitchen is very well equipped with really everything you need to prepare your food. Tom even provided a "starter survival kit" (some vegetables, fruits, bread, cheese, milk and even wine&beer!), so we did not have to think about getting some groceries after arrival.

    Tom's place is very spacious (we were 2 persons) and was very clean.

    The way the place is equipped and organized reveals that Tom is experienced in travellig and knows what other travelers would like to expect.

    Tom was very quick in responding questions via texting or phone call. Since Tom is living next door, he'd be quickly around if you need him - but in case you do not need anything from him you do not realize that he's around.

    This is a highly recommendable place where we would return at any time. Thanks!

    June 2014
  • Tom's place was perfect for our needs -- it's spacious, clean, comfortable, and very well equipped and furnished. It also has central heating and air conditioning, which makes it comfortable any time of year. I especially loved the portraits of jazz musicians on the walls throughout the place. Tom himself was out of town, but he called to check in with us to make sure everything was OK. The neighborhood is lovely and quiet, and in walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and public transit -- very easy to get to Canal St, French Quarter, and Frenchmen St from here! We walked to and from JazzFest every day, and this would be a great location for visiting during Mardi Gras. A great host and and great place!

    May 2014
  • We had a great weekend here. Tom was so nice and accommodating, even when our late arrival was delayed even later. The kitchen was surprisingly well stocked, which was great - especially our first morning when we were greeted with thunderstorms and flash flooding. The house is beautiful and interesting. The clawfoot tub with hand shower was a little tricky with no shower curtain, but we got the hang of it. That might be difficult for some people to manage. We love the Mid-City neighborhood. There are so many great restaurants and bars, and we finally visited City Park for the first time too. It's also a short, easy walk to the streetcar for a cheap and entertaining ride into the French Quarter.
    The main purpose of our visit was to meet our new baby nephew, who lives just a few blocks away. We had such a great time with him and we'll definitely be back as often as possible as he grows up.

    April 2014
  • My goal was to find a place outside of the FQ, in an established neighborhood and close to the Canal St. streetcar. Tom's place fit the bill perfectly. Not only that, but it had all the amenities, was very clean and private. I would stay again without hesitation.

    March 2014
  • For Brits like us from Wales this was the most extraordinary experience imaginable. We were drawn by the idea of "Living like a local in New Orleans", and so we booked for a month. It was a risk and could have been disastrous but instead was magical and perfect. No-one need have any worries about booking Tom's place and the Airbnb system worked very well.
    The cab from the airport, a standard $33 at this time, dropped us at Tom's place in the evening and once inside we found welcoming lighting, music from the local radio, tea coffee and breakfast for the morning and a lovely bottle of wine and two glasses. The kitchen is extremely well equipped.
    The neighbourhood is quiet and friendly and yet, we found many diverse restaurants, bars, some with a great range of beers, music, the Bank Street Bar has different live music every night until the early hours with no cover charge, supermarket, pharmacy and banks, and launderette, all within easy walking. We could have just stayed local the whole month, but only a block away, the street car takes you to City Park and Art Gallery in one direction and the fun of the French Quarter and Mississippi in the other. We used the public transport daily including the buses and never felt threatened although we did meet some amazing characters.We were lucky enough to be here over Mardi Gras and it was nice to be able to escape all the madness and come "home" to mid city.
    Tom and his neighbours welcomed us into their celebrations and were a great source of information, Tom always willing to listen and advise. The local bar, Finn McCools' was packed with characters, had great burgers and we even watched 6 Nations Rugby there at 10am! We met some lovely people and Tom himself is very chilled and welcoming and made us feel special.
    Even for a couple in their mid sixties, a month in Toms " Living like a local in New Orleans " was a massive adventure and we both wept when it was time to leave. There is not a shadow of a doubt we will be back.
    Thanks Tom
    Charles and Carol.

    March 2014
  • Tom's place is perfect for those wanting to experience all of New Orleans. It's located on a friendly and quiet street in Mid-City, so you can relax when you feel like it. City Park is a 20 minute walk (or five minute drive) away. The French Quarter is a 15 minute ride on the streetcar which you can catch just around the corner. Tom had the fridge stocked with eggs, english muffins, and orange juice so we could relax our first evening there without rushing out to the store. The shotgun style apartment is comfortable with a parlor, queen bedroom, office (which also has a queen sofa-sleeper) bathroom with heated floors, and fully stocked kitchen.

    February 2014
  • Tom was an excellent host, and the shotgun-style apartment with lots of great handcrafted features (created by Tom himself) were wonderful touches that added to the charm of our experience in New Orleans. Our family of three was very comfortable there, and were able to each have our own space in the evenings to relax and recharge for the next day's adventures.

    The house was located in the absolute PERFECT location in town for our visit. We were a 10-12 minute drive from every part of the city that we had planned to visit (French Quarter, Magazine Street, Freret Street, Frenchman Street, City Park, etc.), and was within' walking distance of the streetcar line, and tons of restaurants and grocery stores. Highly recommended, and we will be back.

    January 2014
  • Great host,neighbourhood and city. Everything you need in NOLA. c

    January 2014
  • This apartment and total experience was one of the best I've had. The apartment is great, very comfortable and spacious for a one bedroom. The location is great a cozy neighborhood close to the streetcar and other conveniences. Tom is the best most hospitable host I've dealt with. He stocked the fridge with fresh breakfast items so I didn't need to worry about rushing out that first morning. He's available for advice and suggestions and generally a very generous person. I look forward to staying here again soon.

    December 2013
  • Tom was a truly amazing host and the apartment was beautiful. We felt really welcome when we arrived, and there was a well stocked kitchen to get us started. I was sad to leave a place I felt had really become my home over the last month. If NOLA is where you're headed, this is the place to stay. Mid-city has a great a selection of restaurants and bars and the zydeco night at the Rock n Bowl is not to be missed! If you want to spend most o your time in the French Quarter, it's easily reached by the streetcar (2 blocks away) which runs every 15 minutes. Enjoy your stay - we all hope to be back sometime.

    December 2013
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I arrived here almost 20 years ago and the access to music and food still amazes me. Festivals every week. Any reason to parade or get in costume. Work sends me around the world, which is exciting but, there is no place like home.
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