I am originally from the Philadelphia area and currently reside in New Orleans.
This rental could not have been better for Carnival. This upstairs space is gorgeous and close to everything that we needed. There are 2 bedrooms and really 3 bathrooms that are accessible. Our host did everything to make it easy to get checked in and was in contact with us throughout our stay. I cannot think of anything that would have made this trip better. Thanks, Jason!
Jason was a fabulous host. He went above and beyond. We had a wonderful time here in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. The location was perfect for a family trying to see parades. I would recommend Jason as a host without any reservation.
Jason was a great host! Our place was located just outside of the french quarter and conveniently located next to plenty of bars,food,etc. The apartment was fantastic and much nicer in person than it seemed in the pics. It comfortably slept a group of 6. We all had a blast and would all highly recommend the apartment and host!
This review is from the perspective of a family with 4 kids (ages 8, 6, 4 and 2). This home was the perfect location for our stay in New Orleans. We enjoyed walking around this quiet, quaint neighborhood every evening, seeing the shops and architecture, and frequenting the nearby park. We liked the proximity to Magazine street, where we got breakfast pastries from La Boulangerie (a local bakery), and enjoyed restaurants such as SukhoThai. We were also walking distance to Whole Foods, where we got healthy pre-prepared meals, and Rousse's, a larger general grocery store.
It was about a 15 minute drive to the French Quarter. We rented a car because our kids can't walk too far. We opted to pay the $20 for city parking, since the French Quarter festival was free anyway. It was well worth it to rent the car as opposed to dealing with the crowded street cars with the stroller and all our stuff. The house was in a centralized enough location to make visits to the swamp, plantations and larger parks (City Park and Audubon Park) convenient.
For the house itself, it was clean with wood floors, and appeared to be of newer construction than the surrounding houses. It had gas stoves, and many of the appliances, spices and condiments you need to cook. The hosts even stocked our fridge with water. There was a laundry machine and dryer, and with an air mattress we were able to fit 6 people no problem. We could have even fit more people downstairs if we needed to.
There were only 2 major issues we had with the house (which may or may not affect others). One was the "cubby drop", where there were open cubbies on the 2nd floor with a good 12 feet drop to the ground on the other side. This is no problem for adults, but with kids this was very dangerous so we had to cover it up lest they be temped to crawl through to find themselves falling on the other side. The second issue was the lack of privacy. As it is a loft style, there are no complete walls anywhere except the downstairs bathroom. So for parents who want private time, you better hope your kids are sound sleepers! From anywhere upstairs, you can hear someone whispering in the bedroom or washing their hair in the shower.
If those issues aren't a problem for your party, then this is a wonderful place to stay. The hosts were very helpful, frequently checking in to see if there was anything we needed, and a good source for recommendations. We would come back here if we visited New Orleans again.
Its a very nice place. Jason is a great host.
Jason made the process very easy and was extremely accomodating as a host. It was my first time to New Orleans, and I can definitively say that I had a blast during Superbowl weekend, and much of that can be attributed to the amazing townhouse that we stayed in. Thanks again Jason!!
This is a clean and stylish loft-like condo in a terrific residential area. Jason and Anna, the owners, have complimented the new building's modern lines with a serene, minimalist decor. Although we did not have the opportunity to meet them (they were on their honeymoon), Jason and his wife could not have been more welcoming, (our 13-year-old twins were VERY thankful for the bag of goodies awaiting on our arrival), and any questions were always promptly answered. Making arrangements to secure the lodging was a breeze.
First, a word about the area, because it's so important to choose a location that is convenient, safe, and richly blessed with what you're visiting New Orleans for--namely great architecture, ambiance, food and fun. The condo is located a block off Magazine Street in a charming neighborhood between the Garden District and Uptown. You're only 3 1/2 miles from the French Quarter (easily accessible via the St. Charles trolley, when it's running), but worlds away from the Bourbon Street craziness. Magazine Street stretches for 6 miles, and features many wonderful locally owned shops, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, bodegas, and antique stores. Within a three-block radius of the condo, we found one of the city's legendary oyster houses (Casamento's --incredibly plump oysters, and in business since 1919), an authentic French bakery (La Boulangerie--awesome breads and killer croque monsieur), the world's best breakfast (Surrey's, try the moon-sized banana pecan pancakes), and a very fine pizzeria (Theo's, loved the cheeseless veggie pie!). There were also several cozy neighborhood bars, a small park, and a nice Whole Foods just a mile away.
We stayed in this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath condo for seven nights, and found it to be more than comfortable for our family of four. The main living area features an open kitchen, dining and living space on the first floor, as well as a cozy patio deck and half-bath. Everything is new, the furniture is comfortable, and the kitchen area is very attractive and modern (albeit a little tight on counter space).
The staircase adjacent to the front door leads directly into the second floor guest bedroom/study, and the master bedroom is accessed by a door from this room. (The set-up is similar to what you'd find in a traditional shot-gun house, where you can't get into one room without first passing through another.) Both bedrooms have access to the bathroom and shower off a long hall; this is also where the laundry machine and dryer are located.
It should be noted that there is a high, open space in the wall separating the two bedrooms, so while the respecitive occupants aren't visible to one another, sound passes easily between the two bedrooms, and indeed, throughout the house because of the "floating" nature of the loft's construction. This wasn't an issue for us, but might be for others.
If you're looking for stylish, comfortable and clean lodgings in a great area of NOLA, look no further. Thanks for sharing, Anna and Jason!
Jason is my neighbor in New Orleans whom I have been friends with for a while now. I have been over many times as he hosted visitors in his home. He is always concerned that his guests are comfortable and have all that they need. Jason’s home is always remarkably clean and organized, but he and his wife, Anna truly enjoy people and entertaining. I was invited on a trip that Jason planned and impressed with how well coordinated it was. I would hope to find a host like Jason in my Airbnb travels.