About this listing
Bright and comfortable space with a private balcony in a great Marigny 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, cooktop and fridge, plus the kitchen basics you'd need to throw together a little simple something. The space is perfect for two, but we can make arrangements for a third, just ask. We live downstairs; join us in the backyard or on the porch 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, as are weekends. 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, and we don't allow animals of any kind for the same reason. If you're an animal lover, though, we know a certain dog who'd love to meet you :)
Please note that while we do accept bookings from first-time 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 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 animals (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. 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.
From Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
Bekah and Brian's place was amazing! The location was so ideal- just far enough from the French Quarter to enjoy some local hangouts, but close enough to walk or to take a cheap cab at night. Their guidebook was filled with great restaurant recommendations. I loved their attention to detail in decorating the space- little vintage trinkets and NOLA inspired wear really made the place feel like home. There wasn't enough time in our trip to have a chance to meet our hosts unfortunately- we tried to pack as much stuff in to three days as possible- but we would love to have the chance to come back soon. If you love traveling the less tourist-y route (one night on bourbon will do you just fine), stay in this Marigny/ Bywater gem! It lives up to it's name.
We loved the apartment! It's beautiful and spacious ( great bed!), and the neighborhood is wonderful. Not as busy and touristy as the French quarters, but lots of quirky places to eat and drink; and everything at a walking (or biking) distance. Bekah and Bryan are great hosts; they were super helpful and responsive whenever we had any questions. Don't forget, once there, to check out the online map with all their favorite places in the area: it is extremely useful and a great way to discover places we would never have found otherwise.
If you are a light sleeper; I would recommend bringing earplugs, just to sleep through the honking trains during the night; not a big issue, adds to the local charm I guess ;-)
We truly had a perfect time in NOLA and staying at Bekah and Brian's hideaway in Marigny/Bywater was such a huge part of that that. The apartment is so beautiful with magical, artful and playful touches everywhere. It is also incredibly clean and spacious with amazing light and high ceilings. Even with the over 100 degree heat, this lovely place stayed cool and comfortable. And most definitely, the location cannot be beat. You have the relaxed atmosphere of a residential neighbourhood which is also just a hop, skip and jump from some of the best music and food experiences we have ever had. Oh -- and Bekah and Brian are absolutely fantastic hosts! We would love to stay here again in the future and would wholeheartedly recommend it.
One word: AMAZING! The decor, the bed, the balcony, the neighborhood. All of it was amazing. This apartment has everything you can think of and even things you wouldn't think of - the comfiest bed and sheets, a binder full of local restaurant recommendations including maps, several trays of ice cubes in the mini fridge, reading lights near the bed, and a wonderful balcony to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sky change colors. Like many said, it's walking distance to the French Quarter and you can take it all the pretty colored houses on the way.
Even better, Bekah and Brian were incredible hosts, who did everything to make our stay flawless. They accommodated our last minute requests to check in early and check out later. They were quick in their responses and thoughtful enough to text us to make sure we were staying hydrated during the heatwave. I cannot recommend them enough.
I had such a great time in Bekah and Brian's place in Marigny. The apartment is adorable, clean, and looks exactly like the photos. It was such a great place to come home to after spending time wandering around New Orleans. Also loved the neighborhood -- there are a bunch of really cute coffee shops and bars within walking distance. (They also have a super helpful binder with recommendations and tips.) Thank you so much, Bekah and Brian for hosting me and my friend. Hope to see you again soon!
We chose to stay here during our visit to New Orleans because of the the excellent reviews and beautiful pictures. Our experience lived up to the hype! The apartment was charming, comfortable, and in a great location. Bekah and Brian were so kind, knowledgeable, and made excellent recommendations. They let us check in early which allowed us to get started on enjoying the city without towing our luggage. They made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. All around great experience without a single complaint. I hope to stay there again soon!
Perfect area to stay in New Orleans!! Walking distance to the French Quarter but able to step away for a more local experience. Marigny has great architecture, shops and restaurants!!
About the Host, Bekah And Brian
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.