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.
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!!
Best Airbnb stay... EVER. I have always had good experiences using Airbnb, but this was by far the best. Bekah and Brian's apartment was absolutely beautiful! Even better than the pictures. The area was peaceful, yet within walking distance to some lively spots (Frenchman St. and the French Quarter). Their guidebook recommendations were great, and we checked out many of them. Bekah and Brian were very responsive and accommodating. It was a great trip and a great apartment! I absolutely recommend this listing and would love to stay here again.
Apartment was Great! We loved staying in the Marigny/Bywater area. Lots of amazing restaurants and great bars within walking distance. It was super hot the whole time we were there but the apartment stayed nice and cool. Bed was very comfortable, bathroom was clean and nice, and all linens were fresh. Bekah even left us a bottle of Champagne for our honeymoon! Highly recommend staying here. We had no trouble walking, taking cabs, using Uber, and driving our own car all over the city. Plenty of parking on street. Great spot in a great neighborhood in a GREAT city!!!
This house was amazing! Incredibly comfortable and felt like a true New Orleans home.
We were a little nervous about this place when we first drove up. The houses looked small and we weren't sure if the neighborhood was safe. The space really was a hidden gem! It was very spacious, clean, and private. Bekah gave us some good suggestions for restaurants and places to visit. We enjoyed them all-especially Adolfo's, a restaurant we would have walked right by without knowing it was there had Bekah not told us about it. We walked to the French quarter and back every day without any problems. I highly recommend Bekah and Brian's place.
Delighted you enjoyed your stay here and so glad you loved Adolfo's as much as we do! It's a shame you initially felt nervous about "this place", by which I assume you mean the neighborhood in general. In all likelihood the Marigny is simply different from the neighborhood you're used to at home. I'm not certain what small houses have to do with personal safety, but I feel I should point out that shotgun houses and creole cottages are part of this Historic District's distinct charm. Glad your visit was enjoyable!
This was a great apartment! Super cool and very clean. It was close to a lot of the places we wanted to check out and our hosts were very kind and easy to communicate with (which is so nice!) we had a great time in New Orleans!
We loved staying in this flat. It is spacious, private and in a great location! It is even larger than it looks in the photos. Bekah and Brian are lovely and were very welcoming. They were busy with a small fix in the bathroom when we arrived, but the way they handled it was really good. They managed our expectations all the way and everything worked perfectly. Will definitely visit NOLA again and stay here again. It's great!
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.