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 Playground and the new Crescent Park with a walking path along the Mississippi. 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!
No extra overnight guests are allowed, and no loud music/partying between 10 PM and 8 AM. It is imperative that you notify us if you'll be sleeping on the futon so we can provide proper bedding. No smoking or open flames (candles) indoors. Because the house is built on "piers" (raised), sounds carry, so we request that hard-soled shoes be removed whenever possible. Occasionally our dogs are secured outside in the back yard for a short time. They're not allowed into the rental space, although they would have you believe otherwise. We don't have maid service, so we'd appreciate your leaving the house as clean as possible. We'll greatly appreciate your reporting anything that is in need of repair or any damages that occur. We don't host families with children under 12, as the house is not child-safe. Please note that our prices are higher during some events.
Brian and Lynn were great. The house was very comfortable, clean and well stocked with essentials and the welcoming chocolate and wine were a nice touch! We enjoyed the neighborhood and especially liked the proximity to the French Quarter...easy walking distance. I would definitely recommend this place.
We really enjoyed staying at Brian and Lynn's in their double shotgun. I love the neighborhood of the Marigny-Bywater especially during Mardi Gras as all the locals are so good at celebrating. Their house is about a brisk 30 minute walk to the French quarter, and there are some buses close by. There are also many great eateries within walking distance. The photos do not do the place justice, it has an eccentric, old fashioned charm, with really high ceilings and mismatched rustic furniture. The beds are tricky to climb into (especially if you are short) but they are super comfortable. Lynn and Brian and their dogs are friendly, responsive and hospitable. If you are looking for an affordable and convenient place to experience New Orleans, their place is a wonderful option.
Glad we stayed here and I would do it again!
Everything was ready for us, no glitches and the place is really clean and funky. Staying in a real shotgun house gave us an idea what some of the traditional houses around New Orleans are like.
I was on a jazz "mancation" with my 2 six-foot + sons and with the front room futon made up for us, there was plenty of room.
The walk to the french quarter took us about 15 minutes or so. Rarely saw more than 6 people and as many cars on the streets both morning and nights, so I would say the place is very safe.
We really enjoyed staying at Brian and Lynn's place for a second time. We were coming and going a lot, but when we were there it felt like home. Great hosts, fantastic location in the Bywater, beautiful home. Definitely reccomend for anyone traveling to New Orleans.
A lot of fun, wonderful hosts. Great area with a great historical property to experience New Orleans!!
If your looking for real NoLA this is it! From a cool location to a great bunch of local joints-Marky's for drinks- Elizabeth's for breakfast. Places you will never see if staying in Quarter. Great host, great place , real comfortable bed. Perfect combo. Be prepared for exercise over a mile to the quarter but that is what is needed after all the great food!!!!!
We had a wonderful stay at Brian and Lynn's house. Despite the cold weather, the house was warm and cozy and beautifully appointed. The neighborhood is great with lots to do and eat. Great cocktails, barbeque, and pizza (at Pizza Delicious). Highly recommended!
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.