Interesting eclectic neighborhood, but safe and parking available right outside the unit on the street. I wouldn't call this duplex "elegant", but it was adequate. It was well equipped with most things we needed. The owner, James was helpful and accessible.
We were able to walk to the French quarter from here. We used the navigation on our smart phones to help us find places.
There is a small market just a few blocks away that carries not only groceries but some take-away deli dishes as well. We walked a block away and had dinner at the newly-renamed "Silk Road". It was so good, we ate there two of our four nights.
Only complaint is that the floors and carpets in the duplex were dirty and dusty and the bathroom mat was sticky.
I would recommend this unit.