Private Airy Marigny/Bywater gem!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Port Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States

Bright, comfortable, great location!

The Space

Stay in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Jazz Fest and beyond in our newly remodeled, sunny, quiet, second-floor hideaway. Darling, completely private one-bedroom apartment with high ceilings and a private entrance, comfy living room, brand new queen-sized Serta Perfect Sleeper, flatscreen tv, cable, DVD & streaming, high-speed wifi, full bath with claw-foot tub & shower, 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! There's a roll-a-way twin available with additional linens. We live downstairs; join us in the backyard for coffee (or cocktails) and conversation! It's so relaxing to sit next to the gurgling fountain and smell the flowers.

The Marigny-Bywater area is a quaint 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!

Mardi Gras proper, Jazz Fest, French Quarter Fest, 5 night minimum; 1st weekend of Mardi Gras, Essence, Voodoo Fest, Christmas, New Years, four night minimum; Southern Decadence three night minimum, otherwise two night minimum.

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 :)

We will not be booking Mardi Gras 2014 until Late November 2013, and we will not be booking Jazz Fest until January 2014.

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 Neighborhood

Classic historical New Orleans neighborhood. Places to eat and drink, quiet streets to meander, art to see, and of course, lots of good neighborly people.

Getting around

There are two nearby bus lines to whisk you to uptown. They both connect to the transport hub of Canal St.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very much enjoyed our stay here. The place is well decorated and well furnished. Plenty to do in the neighborhood as well. Didn't meet our hosts but they were very responsive and helpful. Highly recommend a stay here.

    April 2014
    Bekah And Brian
    Response from Bekah And Brian:

    Come back anytime, and I promise the shoes will find a good home! ;)

  • Bekah and Brian were super helpful!
    Everything was as they said it would be - the Apt is GREAT! So fun, really feels like a great piece of New Orleans.
    They have a house manual that is EXTREMELY helpful - a must read if you get to stay here.
    The location of the Apt is kind of right on one end where you might walk to, but that also makes it easy to explore. Some folks we know were worried about the area - but we found it was great. No problems at all, and super close to the easy to use buses.
    Only real knock was that the girlfriend is a light sleeper, and there is a little train noise in the morning.
    Overall, fantastic. Thanks so much!
    It gets 4 stars b/c some might be a lil nervous about the area, and for the train noise.

    April 2014
  • Bekah & Brian's apartment was just perfect in all regards. The space was light and open and had so much charm. They've got the place stocked with everything you need, including a handy manual to help you get around their place and the area. The were super-responsive with any questions, flexible in accommodating a last minute guest, but also left us our privacy. The Marigny location was so convenient - close enough, but not too close to the French Quarter and also a short walk from all the local charm of the Bywater area. It was quiet and lovely but only a short distance from the party. We will definitely be back!

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed staying here. The location is perfect; easily walkable to the French Quarter but the real secret was the Marigny/Bywater neighborhood the apartment is located in - I wish we'd taken more time to explore because there is some great stuff around there. I would recommend having a car, even though everything is close by we were happy not needing to walk everywhere. The apartment was comfortable, very private, and equipped with the basics. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • Didn't want to leave this beautiful apartment, location is perfect and spent many evenings and mornings enjoying the lovely balcony. Plenty of space, Bekah is extremely helpful and all in all, WONDERFUL!

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay at Bekah and Brian's place. The weather wasn't as sunny as it is in the listing pictures, but other than that it was exactly as billed: comfortable, clean, quiet and in a great location from which to see the city. Highly recommended.

    March 2014
  • My friend and I loved this apartment. Very nice decoration and clean! It's in a great neighborhood, short walk to the french quarter. Easy to park on the street. An amazing pla
    ce to stay! Highly recomended.

    February 2014
  • This apartment was beautifully decorated with such attention to detail. It was perfectly located between the two most charming NOLA neighborhoods, making it easy to bike around from home base. We enjoyed B&B's suggestions and responsiveness when we had questions. Will definitely stay here again in the future!

    February 2014
  • Adorable apartment in a great eclectic neighborhood! The apartment is just as pictured and even better in person. It was convenient to walk to a lot of places including New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery and Pizza Delicious. We walked to Bourbon Street one night and took a pedicab back, which was a great way to look at the neighborhood architecture.

    On street parking is not a problem. The balcony is a little crooked, but we spent a lot of time out there relaxing on the comfortable couch.

    Depending on the weather, make sure to bring some cozy clothes. The tall ceilings and giant windows are beautiful, but can make the apartment a little chilly.

    Overall a great place where we'd love to stay again. I highly recommend the apartment and neighborhood to anyone interested.

    February 2014
    Bekah And Brian
    Response from Bekah And Brian:

    LOL! You'd be hard pressed to find a second-storey balcony that wasn't sloped in this town; its for rain runoff!

  • Bekah and Brian's apartment was great, especially for those yearning to live like a local and not a tourist. Totally private (both are extremely respectful of you having your own space), but they are both very responsive, by text, to your needs. Amongst the little favors they did for me (which add up when you are traveling!) is the use of their laundry facilities.

    The Marigny/Bywater area of NOLA is up and coming, and is hip without being gentrified. You truly have a NOLA experience when you stay here. There are conveniences within walking distance (including a terrific wine shop, Faubourg, which is a couple of blocks away, and several great coffee shops and bars including my two favorites, Mimi's in the Marigny and Lost Love Lounge).

    Frenchman street, with its many music places and such, is a ten minute walk. The French Quarter is another 10 from there. New Orleans is a great walking town, so don't be daunted by the fact that you are not right in heart of a touristy area (who wants that anyway -- at Beka And Brian's, the nights are still and silent, and sleep comes very easily!).

    Among other things to recommend this gem: Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon streaming services on the in-house DVD Player (nice t.v., too!), an extremely comfy bed, a great deck with a cool old couch for lounging, and coded gate and apartment entry so you feel plenty safe and secure.

    The hosts are great, the place is great (so spacious for the money!), the 'hood is great, and New Orleans is great. What are you waiting for?

    February 2014
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Registered nurse and movie biz man-about-town, respectively.
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.
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