The best reason to do anything is for love.
Excellent place, no problem finding it either. Naomi wasn't in town but her roommates were incredibly nice and helpful, and they were all accessible with questions/comments by text. By the way, if you've never been to New Orleans, I strongly suggest you bring or rent a bike to see the city in the best way possible. I might be biased though. ;)
Naomi was an amazing host in her funky place and we are so happy that she was able to share it with us! Her recommendations of things to do, where to eat and also her laid back yet welcoming personality made our New Orleans experience so much more memorable! Would recommend this place in a heartbeat
Naomi's place was clean and conveniently located. She is a friendly but not intrusive hostess and will be more than happy to help you with anything you may need. Thank you Naomi!
Naomi's a total doll and you would be a fool not to stay here. The room is basic but clean and private, and yes, there is wifi. But to be honest, that's kindof besides the point, because the real treasure here is Naomi. She is warm and generous with her time and will introduce you around if that is what you like. If you just want to have some quiet time, that's fine too. Perfect.
Stay at Naomi's! If you want to experience New Orleans the way it should be experienced then this is the place you need to be! Naomi is a fun, awesome, gracious host who will ensure you have the time of your life.
Response from Naomi:
Hope to find you both again! xo
Naomi rocks! I was expecting a nice room in an interesting neighborhood. Little did I know I would also get a firecracker of a hostess, who immediately took me under her wing in the ways of NOLA. She was welcoming, introduced me to some kick ass folks, and made sure I had fun and felt like I was a part of her crew.
I will totally stay here again the next time I'm in the area! You should too :)
Response from Naomi:
You are welcome anytime! xo
Your accommodation search is over this is THE place to stay in New Orleans. I spent the best 5 days staying with Naomi, she is a fab host and so keen to share her love of the city with her guests, it'll enrich anyone's visit. The Bywater is a great location for seeing the city. It's away from the craziness of Bourbon st (30 min walk or 10 min bus) but still a pumping area full of cool bars and shops and of course the country club! Whether you're looking to party or chill Naomi's has it :) I can't wait for my next visit and I've been telling all my friends to stay here!
Response from Naomi:
I wore your scarf today and told everyone about you. Loves sista!
Great place, great people, great neighbors - I would always come back! And I will...
Response from Naomi:
I hope you had the best time m'dear!
Though comfort and ease are here to be found, you will be so swept up by the warmth of your hosts and their beautiful city you wont have much time to take inventory. Naomi and Donnie keep a beautiful apartment; Comfortable, as private as you choose, and surrounded by amazing and exciting business ventures like a combination doughnut shop and used book store. Staying here one is privy to a parade of potential friends and friendly spirits floating through the kitchen and spilling out into the streets. They will take you the Maple Leaf to hear music, to the Country Club for swimming, they will guide you through their favorite back streets and lead you the best sandwiches you've ever tasted.
Naomi will curate your clothes and coordinate outfits. If you are lucky, you will be witness to the soft feathers of beautiful costumes she makes from inspirations well beyond the realm of most human understanding. You will be led by your nose down the hallway by smells from the slow cooker to excited conversations with Donnie who will provide you an incontestable nightlife itinerary. And at the end of it all, when you are tired and satiated beyond a point you thought you could be, your feet are tired from dancing and walking, you might crawl over to the lost love lounge for game of thrones on the big screen over a bowl of Pho for the soul and a beer ...if you are into that kind of stuff.
I will have wonderful memories of this trip, of this stay, and new friends to think on from time to time.
Response from Naomi:
My Dear Katy, I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and please do come back to this city... and I will have to visit yours. x
I have $100 for anyone who can show me a better place to stay when visiting New Orleans than Naomi's place in the Bywater.
Came in April for the weekend, visiting NoLa for my first time. Was shown the trip of a lifetime by both Naomi and Donnie. Naomi's house is gorgeously decorated and always super clean. The location of her crib cannot be beat either. If you like traveling then you probably like walking, and this spot is walking distance from anything that mattered while we were in town.
Easily the best part of our stay was befriending Naomi and Donnie. These are two incredible human beings that anyone would be lucky to meet, let alone be hosted by them.
And I'm serious about the $100. Naomi & Donnie -- love you guys, see y'all in the nearest of futures.
Naomi is a wonderful host and overall a fun, interesting & witty lady. I had a fab time staying with her, going dancing and getting a small glimpse into her life in NOLA. Hope our paths cross again in the future!
You're a gem xx
My sister Naomi is one of the most incredible hosts because she'salways having a great time, and is tuned into all the cool events in the city and knows everybody! :)
I've known Naomi for a few years and she has been very honest and reliable. She is also very friendly and outgoing, so I'm sure she will make a great host.
Naomi is rad. She taught me how to drive a manual trans when I first moved to LA because I need to buy a cheap car. She's the sweetest girl you know, upbeat, charming and a blast. She is a great host and guest. Love this chick.
Hello, everyone! Naomi and I go waaayyy back to 2002--we were first co-workers at music television station and later became friends. She is an incredibly warm, down-to-earth, effervescent person who knows how to have a great time. Not only is she's fun-loving, she's also has a great work ethic and believes in executing tasks with quality and efficiency. I point this out because part of being a great host/hostess is not just the having personality for it but it's also being possessing those qualities that have more to do with being the kind of person you can feel good about doing business with (such as being bright, attentive, responsive, flexible, conscientious, responsible, and fair). Highly recommend her as a host! :oD
Naomi is a fun,entergetic and warm person. She makes everyone that stays with her feel like they are welcome and already part of her fun life here in New Orleans! She knows about all the amazing things to see in do in the Bywater. She is the perfect Host!!
I've known Naomi for the better part of a year now, and we met through mutual friends at a backyard party and film-screening that she and her charming friends hosted at her super-cool home in the Bywater neighborhood. Naomi is a one of the brightest and most engaging souls I've ever met, beautiful inside and out. She always lets me know "where the party's at," and is a true friend, full of love and goodness. If you wanna stay at her place, go for it. It's right near GREAT places to eat and drink and party, including the Country Club - and her place is Real Live New Orleans, and Naomi's an angel, 4 sure ;o)
I have had the pleasure of hosting Naomi on numerous occasions during my time in New Orleans. She's a kind, thoughtful houseguest, and very sociable. Highly recommended!
Naybaum is the best host ever. Period. Not joking.. or exaggerating. Open heart, open mind, FUN, full of energy and ideas.. You could do not better.
this girl is legit. whether you are looking to spend time in nola as a laid back tourist or as a party animal this is the perfect rental for you. i moved to new orleans a few months ago and was lucky enough to move across the street for this unique lady. by far one of thee most well connected people in new orleans, naomi is a sweet and energetic girl who is adaptable to all kinds of people, but even more so accepting of them. If you are looking to make new friends or need some one steer you in the right direction while in the city then naomi is your gal....at naomi's new adventures await you!