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cool place, super nice vibe in the cottage and everything works perfectly (heat/ac, kitchen, bathroom). location is great, close to food shops, bars, cafés, restaurants, easy/quick to get to any part of town+quiet, safe. kristin was easy to communicate with, a lovely host. can't recommend highly enough.
Kristin was a rock star host by making us feel right at home and even thought to call us to see if we would be interested in going to a local concert in a park. The Cottage was roomy and just as the pictures show with totally cool reclaimed wood and other elements.
Stayed 4-7 July 2014
The cottage is exactly as described. Kristin is a beautiful, great, discreet, & warm hostess. The cottage is tucked away in the rear of her property in a very quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
Pros- Detached cottage, quiet neighborhood, friendly neighbors, spacious accommodation with all amenities, large bed with a couple smaller futons, cable, stove & microwave, attached modern full bath, close to everything in New Orleans downtown area.
Cons- Loose stair steps, dimly lit & uneven walkway, multiple feline visitors and their excrement, a couple cockroaches and spiders, thin(see through) curtains on windows, limited street parking.
All in all, it was a good experience. New Orleans was great and so was this Bed&Breakfast. I am a country boy, so the things that some may consider bad did not bother me at all. But I still noted them. Kristin was very receptive as I gave her my review prior to leaving and she will have addressed most if not all issues in no time.
Kristin was a fantastic host! The place had everything one could need for an extended stay. Very spacious and comfortable. Pal's Lounge (website hidden) is literally around the corner and is the perfect place for a night cap. I will definitely be staying here again!
We were looking for a place where we could experience both the local and the touristic scene as well as feeling at home. Kristin's cottage was the perfect site for this. Kristin herself was the perfect host and we are definitely going back to her place at some point.
Kristin was a wonderful host and her cottage is super cool! Easily sleeps 6. Thanks Kristin!
I stayed here for just over a week while in NOLA for work. The space is nice and the location is great. Was really nice to have a full kitchen - so i could cook and save some money. It's definitely a good value, and I'd consider staying there again if I had to spend a week+ in New Orleans.
However, it's worth noting that there must be at least a dozen outdoor cats on the property, so the yard you walk through to get to the cottage smells of cat poop. Also, while there is a real bed (not futon/sofabed), the mattress is a bit hard and sheets were a bit thin. Neither of these bothered me much, but could turn someone off.
Overall a good experience, though.
We stayed at Kristen's cottage in the Bayou St. John neighborhood during Mardi Gras. It was a very cozy cottage that had everything we needed and close to restaurants and parades. The neighborhood is near the streetcar line, which I took almost every day to the French Quarter and a couple of blocks to Bayou St. John - a great place for a jog or a walk. Pal's and Lola's are walking distance. Kristen was a great hostess and very responsive when we had questions. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you Kristen!
I was very pleased with my stay at the Bayou St. John Cottage.
I was in New Orleans for work so had an extended stay. Loved how close it was to anywhere I wanted to go. As in any city you have to be aware of your surroundings, but felt comfortable in the neighborhood. The streets are well lit. The cottage is in back yard behind a locked gate at the street. It is also a quiet neighborhood...peaceful evenings. Host is great. She wants you to be comfortable and is very accessible, but also gives you your privacy. Very lovely to deal with! Parking is on the street...not always a spot in front, but always one close by. The cottage has a bed, couch, and 2 pull outs. Kitchen has the basics. Everything worked and was clean. Laundry is convenient and separate from the main house so you can do wash whenever you need to. Was there Oct-Feb...heater worked great! Only had to use air conditioner a couple of times but was always comfortable. Would definitely book again.
Kristin is a great guest. She is friendly, independent and respectful. If she wants to be your guest, open the doors of your house since you will meet a nice person.