Between Piety and Desire

House - Entire home/apt · Piety Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, United States
Your host, Brian
41 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Historic Italianate "shotgun" house (one half of a double), in the eclectic Bywater district of New Orleans. Built by a riverboat captain in 1850, and recently restored to original condition. Secure gate with private front entrance into large living room with very comfortable couch/futon. Separate large bedroom with single and double beds. Fully equipped kitchen with farmhouse table, stove/oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave and coffee maker. Large bathroom with original Victorian clawfoot tub (with shower) and hand basin. Ceiling fans, window-mounted a/c units and wall-mounted heaters throughout. Original antique light fixtures and hardwood floors. Free street parking outside the door. Laundry by prior arrangement. All linens and towels provided. Local amenities include Pizza Delicious, Markey's Bar, The Country Club Resort (bar, restaurant, spa and pool), Frady's deli/convenience store, Elizabeth's Restaurant (Zagat-rated), Satsuma Coffee Shop (featured on Anthony Bourdain's The Layover), local farmers market every Saturday 10am-2pm. Steps away from Mickey Markey Park. Less than a 5-minute drive to the French Quarter (13 blocks) and Frenchmen Street (11 blocks). French Quarter and CBD bus route 1 block away. One of the most historic homes in the Bywater!!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $833 /week
Monthly Price: $2177 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Awesome is an understatement! Brian and his wife were wonderful hosts! The home was clean, cozy, and definitely authentic NOLA! The neighborhood has so many hidden treasures. In addition we had a wonderful welcome gift of local bought wine and snacks! I will definitely stay again!

    July 2014
  • Fantastic place! The current photos don't do it justice, would highly recommend staying here.

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay in New Orleans, fantastic apartment (or half-house, whatever you want to call it). It's about 30 minutes to walk to the French Quarter, but there are lots of cafes and restaurants nearby (try the pizza place on the other side of the street, or Satsuma Cafe)

    June 2014
  • Great host, house and neighborhood!

    June 2014
  • Between Piety and Desire was a fantastic home base for my friends' first time in New Orleans. I grew up in the New Orleans area, and Brian's place in the Bywater is in the perfect location - close enough to walk (or take a super cheap cab) to Frenchmen and the Quarter, but right in the middle of what I think is the coolest neighborhood in the city.

    The apartment itself is a beautifully restored shotgun (can't get much more authentic NOLA than that), which was very comfortable for myself and my two friends. We were greeted with a few Abita beers and local coffee, as well as tons of really helpful information about all of the cool restaurants, bars, stores, etc. in the neighborhood and surrounding area.

    Can't recommend this place highly enough!

    May 2014
  • Spent a splendid spring week at this hidden treasure in the Bywater. This abode has old-world charm, a lovely Creole pallet, and a smooth wi-fi connection. The seasoned hosts were most hospitable and provided a thoughtful manual to orient guests to the neighborhood. It is about a mile (bike, bus ride, or stroll) to the festivities of Frenchman St. The residence is country quiet and the heavy curtains help you get your winks.

    May 2014
  • Brian was very helpful and responded immediately to emails and enquiries. Everything about him and the place made the trip relaxed, easy and uncomplicated (exactly what you'd want on holiday). The place is exactly as advertised: comfortable, minimal, lived in and lovely with charm and character. It was a perfect NOLA experience, and the Bywater neighbourhood is fabulous. We had small children with us and there was a park almost right across the street which was perfect. The characters at the local corner shop, including Sparky the cat, kept everyone entertained while waiting for the deliciously down-market $5 breakfast. Coffees across the street from the market at Satsuma's were brilliant - the best in town. The pizza place about 10 steps from the house was a delicious option we took advantage of twice for both convenience and deliciousness. We walked to the French Quarter, and took an easily accessible bus another time. The area is quiet, full of quirky houses and people and beautiful. The welcome Abita beers and Zapps chips were a special treat from our generous host. Thank you for a real New Orleans experience.

    May 2014
  • What's not to like? Charming hosts open their nicely restored historic double-shotgun home (I loved the high ceilings and fans)in a desirable neighborhood. Easy access to public transit put us in the FQ within 10 minutes. Neighborhood cafes and upscale restaurants are a short walk away. I would easily consider returning here when I return to NOLA for my 22nd visit!

    May 2014
  • Brian and Lynn have an incredible place, it's quiet, elegant, and exactly what we were hoping it would be. It's practically right on the river (which is accessible by walking a few hundred yards to the recently opened crescent park, just down the street) and it's close enough to the quarter, frenchmen, saint claude - yet far enough away to feel like you can really have a minute for yourself when you come back from a full day. There's great food nearby, though it goes without saying - new orleans is a great place to eat out. If we find ourselves in NoLa again, we'll certainly stay here again!

    April 2014
  • We had an amazing time at Brian's place in New Orleans. They were very helpful and left us to enjoy our week in New Orleans. They left lots of information as to places close by to eat and fun things to do. Bywater is a great neighborhood that is very close to the Quarter, but far enough away that you can get some rest. Would love to stay here again. Very highly recommended.

    April 2014
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Brian's a lifelong bass player working full time on Bourbon Street, generally at the Tropical Isle or with Smokey Greenwell. Lynn's a veterinary technician for Vet-a-GoGo Mobile Veterinary Outreach and a recycled metal and clay artist. We've spent the past 12 years restoring our house and are finally ready to share a part of its charm. We live on the premises and work opposite shifts, so we are available most anytime for help or to answer your questions. Upon arrival, we'll provide you with all the information you'll need to navigate our enchanting Bywater neighborhood.
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