Englishwoman and long term resident of New Orleans. Work is at a local university and I teach yoga on the side.
Nicola's home was one of the most comfortable experiences I've had staying in a new city! Her private guest apartment is charming, cozy, and has all the needed amenities including a private bathroom, a couch and mini-living room, and a mini fridge where Nicola had even left a couple of bottles of water and beer to welcome us. The neighborhood is equally charming with fresh & diverse eateries just a block away and extremely quiet streets, perfect for a good-night sleep.
She also had city +event guides available as well as brochures for useful services like bike rental (a must to get around New Orleans easily!). The house is about a 20 minute walk to Frenchmen street (live music!) and about 35 minutes to walk the French Quarter area along beautiful streets. For other parts of the city, a bike is great!
We loved rending from Nicola and will do it again next time we're in town!
A great place in a great location, within walking distance of the main sites but in a real locals area. Nicola recommended some great local places to eat and the 2 beers in the fridge on arrival were very welcome. We liked the place and location so much we wanted to stay another night after arriving, but unfortunately someone else had beaten us to it. Very highly recommended.
Very comfortable and appealing one-bedroom apartment that was perfectly located for exploring the laid-back Bywater neighborhood. Some truly great restaurants, cafes and bars nearby. An easy walk to the music spots on Frenchmen street. Host Nicola was very welcoming and flexible with our schedule. Highly recommended.
5 stars! Everything we needed in a BnB, including an invisible host who's attentive to communication.
Beautiful apartment in an excellent location. Would definitely stay here again! Thanks for having us Nicola.
The location was absolutely perfect. The French Quarter was close enough to check out, but far away enough if you're not really into that whole scene. The Bywater neighborhood itself is really fun with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. Our accommodations at Nicola's for three nights were excellent. We came in on an early flight and Nicola graciously let us check in early so we didn't have to lug our bags around for the day. The apartment itself was spacious. The bed was super comfy and the bathroom seems to have been recently re-done. Nicola left plenty of recommendations for things to do in the neighborhood that we found very useful. I highly recommend staying here for the excellent accommodations and awesome Bywater neighborhood.
My husband and I stayed 4 days at Nicola's apartment. I love the neighbourhood and we were happy to be in walking distance to so many great restaurants & friendly dive bars and still walk over to Frenchman & the French Quarter. The apartment was as described, minimalist & super clean. There were no curtains in the bathroom window which was a bit awkward & there was no shampoo (lucky we had brought our own). However, the bed was comfortable, the morning coffee was great & the beers left in the fridge were well appreciated :) We didn't get to meet Nicola, but she was responsive via emails. Overall, a comfortable & lovely stay.
We loved Nicola's place! In an awesome low key neighborhood, but in walking distance of almost everything we wanted to see. Highly recommended!
We stayed here for two nights and found the cottage to be just like it was shown in the photos.
A couple beers and waters awaited us in the fridge, plenty of towels, very clean.
Highly recommend staying here - we loved the neighborhood, too. Lots of fun restaurants and places to get a drink.
My beau and I spent a week at Nicola's and it was wonderful! The location is perfect: close to great restaurants and bars, but quiet at night. It's about a half hour walk to the French Quarter, and 45 mins to both Treme and the CBD. The apartment itself is cozy and well stocked. Nicola is a lovely and helpful host. I highly recommend this space!