Bright and comfortable space with a private balcony in a great location between the French Quarter and Bywater! Amazing food, drinks, music & art are all just a short walk away.
Ultra-comfy living room for tv-watching, good conversations, or just hanging out. Ignore the window unit & heater; they're GONE!
Welcome to The Bee House, now with central air & heat!
Stay in New Orleans in our sunny second-floor hideaway! Darling and completely private with its own entrance and a comfy living room, new queen-sized Serta Perfect Sleeper, flatscreen tv, HD local programming, DVD & streaming, high-speed wifi, and most importantly a private balcony - perfect for breezy morning coffee, an afternoon curled up with a good book, or evening cocktails before you head out for NOLA nightlife. The Hideaway has a mini-kitchen: coffee machine (essential!), microwave, gas cooktop and fridge, plus the kitchen basics you'd need to throw together a little simple something. The apartment is perfect for two, but we can make arrangements for a third, just ask. We live downstairs; join us in the backyard for coffee (or cocktails) and conversation!
The Marigny-Bywater area is a quaint & lively neighborhood of historic homes directly East of the French Quarter. The apartment is ideally situated midway between the French Quarter and the bohemian Bywater. If it's food you're after there are plenty of wonderful restaurants nearby. Tapas, BBQ, Southern staples, NYC-style pizza, classic creole, Italian, po'boys, it's all here! If it's art that you crave, we have The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and several impressive new art galleries. Care for a cocktail? The Marigny can easily assist you in that endeavor with options ranging from hipster to classic to divey - all within walking distance. Several live music venues await you on nearby Frenchman St. There's also the serene New Orleans Healing Center just three blocks away; complete with food co-op, yoga, a gym with day rates, a bookstore and music, theater and comedy at Cafe Istanbul. Please check our guidebook for details on all our wonderful neighborhood has to offer.
Getting around is easy; enjoy a leisurely 15 Minute walk to the French Quarter, or catch one of two public bus lines to points West. Hook up to the Canal Street and St. Charles Streetcars with ease and explore Uptown. New Orleans is also delightfully flat and easily traveled by bike, and there are several rental companies nearby; some even deliver and pick-up!
Easy street parking available. Check-in and check-out times aren't written in stone. We'll do our best to work with your travel plans as best we can as long as you give us enough notice!
Mardi Gras proper, Jazz Fest, and French Quarter Fest carry a 5 night minimum; "1st" weekend of Mardi Gras, Essence (weekend of 7/4/15), Southern Decadence (9/2-7/15), Voodoo Fest (10/30-11/1/15), Christmas, New Years, four night minimum; otherwise three night minimum. Please note that special events may be priced higher. We will not be booking Halloween/Voodoofest 2015 until August 2015, and we will not be accepting reservations for Mardi Gras 2016 until November 2015.
We love our pets like crazy, but don't worry: they haven't spent time in the hideaway out of respect for visitors possible allergies. If you're an animal lover, though, we know a certain dog who'd love to meet you :)
Please note that while we occasionally accept bookings from airBNB users with no reviews, we do expect you to have fulfilled the basic verification requirements set by airBNB. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. In addition to being available by phone, email and text, we have What'sApp and Viber installed on our cell phones to accommodate our international guests. We look forward to hosting you!
Brian and Bekah
Interaction with Guests
We're here to welcome you, check you in and show you around ; after that it's up to you! We're often found on the porch or in the back garden puttering around, so come say hi! We're easily reached by text and phone.
The Marigny/Bywater area is a classic historical New Orleans neighborhood. Places to eat and drink, quiet streets to meander, art to see, parks to enjoy, and of course lots of good neighborly people.
There are two nearby bus lines to whisk you to uptown. They both connect to the transport hub of Canal St. Bikes are easily rented and delivered to your doorstep. Luckily for you New Orleans is quite flat!
Other Things to Note
We ask that you confirm your arrival and departure times when you book your stay, not minutes before you arrive and/or minutes before the very clearly posted check out of 11AM.
Have a great time while in New Orleans, while understanding the fact that you are coming back to a residential neighborhood. This is a non-smoking home (NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY INCLUDING THE BALCONY) and we purposely provide a quieter environment than the often rowdy French Quarter. This ain't Bourbon Street, so don't act like it. We kindly ask that guests conduct themselves in a manner that they themselves would ask of guests in their home knowing that we're right downstairs. No pets (NONE - NO EXCEPTIONS), no fighting, no drunken puking out the window. Don't dye your hair in your tub or sink; Don't leave the windows and doors open when we're running the heat or AC, just ask us to adjust the temperature - we'd be happy to! No extra visitors at any time. Only the registered airBNB guests are allowed on the property. If you break the house rules, you will be charged accordingly. Obey local and federal laws. Not to much to ask.
On arrival, read the "Important Things To Know" book on the desk. It'll remind you of the house rules, house quirks, check-out procedure as well as point you toward bike rental, groceries, safety tips, restaurants & bars and parking rules in New Orleans.
Bekah and Brian were very accommodating hosts, and their apartment was so perfect for our needs. Very tastefully and comfortably decorated. Bed linens and towels were high quality, and they had all the little things you'd need in the kitchen, plus some. There are several little places just a couple of blocks form the apartment, and walking to Frenchman and further into the quarter was super easy. We would return in a heartbeat. Thanks guys!
Great stay with Bekah and Bryan!
The house was amazing and exactly what we expected to get from our NOLA experience! Also, super clean!
Very conveniently positioned to visit the French Quarter (basically 10 minutes by walk) and the ByWater area which we found much cooler all in all with great places to eat and hang out at night.
Both Bekah and Brian were very helpful for any kind of info needed and always available :)
What more is there to say about this apartment and Bekah & Brian that hasn't been already said by others...not a lot!
We loved being in New Orleans and staying in that apartment..behind the orange tree and up the stairs..it added something special to our experience of the city. Right from the time I first saw the apartment on airbnb I knew it was the perfect place for us to spend 8 days in New Orleans. The apartment looked great, the reviews were terrific, and Bekah & Brian sounded like really nice people...and they were..it was all true! We met Bekah on the day we arrived and again with Brian on the front porch at the weekend, they were warm and friendly and seemed to really enjoy their role as hosts. On our first day after reading through the Stuff to Know book and getting a few directions from Bekah we ventured out into the neighbourhood. It was such an interesting neighbourhood to walk around. The people (and cats) we crossed paths with were friendly and we always felt safe. We walked everywhere during those 8 days...into the French Quarter for the Festival and much further. It was obvious that Bekah & Brian put a lot of thought and care into anticipating the needs and ensuring the comfort of their guests. The apartment was so nice to come home to, lots of interesting stuff to look at and browse through and that front verandah, just the spot for some breeze and a G&T in the late afternoon.
We are long time independent travellers and say to anyone looking for a great place to stay in New Orleans...this is it!!
A very positive experience. All was as stated in the instructions. Hosts were responsive and provided helpful info. This apartment was spacious and in a great location close to Frenchman, The French Quarter, Bike Rentals, food and drink (walkable & close to transit).
Great balcony to sit and enjoy an evening drink.
Our stay in New Orleans was fantastic: Bekah and Brian were fantastic hosts. Their accommodation was clean and classy and their advice was invaluable. The location was great - a five minute walk to Frenchman St, 10 minutes walk into the middle of the French Quarter.
Thanks for making our holiday great guys :)
Great place right outside the French Quarter! Home is quiet and relaxing and is a perfect place to put your feet up and relax. All the amenities of home are there as well!
The apartment was airy, spacious and bright with a cute kitchenette. The bed was comfortable, the house manual witty and with lots of good tips for the area, and the balcony is super awesome for an afternoon of lounging with an Abita in hand. A bus that takes you directly to the French Quarter is about 4 blocks away, the ride is only 10 minutes. Frenchmen Street is also just a few blocks away. Very convenient! New Orleans Cake Cafe is also in the neighborhood if you feel so inclined for a stroll to check out the architecture before chowing down on homemade corned beef hash. We are finicky, light sleepers, so we found the trains' horns disruptive at night even with ear plugs, but if you're out until the late hours and can sleep through most things this is no doubt a marvelous apartment.
We feel just awful about you being so bothered by the local train and do so wish we could have found a way to make you more comfortable. I think from now on we'll provide single-use ear plugs in the bedside tables for use by guests with sensitive hearing. I hope the remainder of your trip to New Orleans was enjoyable and went smoothly.
Bekah is a Registered Nurse who works Labor & Delivery and Brian is an artist who builds movie sets in the ever-expanding film industry here in New Orleans. We are lovers of All Things NOLA! We'd love for you to come and experience one of the most unique cities in the U.S. here with us! Want to know where to eat, where to go, what to do? Whether it's pound the tourist track, live like a local, or anything in between (including doing absolutely nothing!), we can point you in the right direction! We want you to feel comfortable, and we're right here when you need us.