Great price for the location!
Submitted: March 15, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
My husband and I along with another couple rented this place from James. The price for the location is excellent. We felt very safe in the neighborhood. We did have our doubts on the taxi ride from the airport because a lot of the areas look pretty shady getting there. Once we were there and walked around a little bit, our doubts disappeared. The neighbors were all friendly.
We ate a Feelings Café less than 100 feet from the place and had a wonderful meal. It is an upper scale quality restaurant, but casual dress is fine. We also ate a couple of meals at the Balcony Guest House located on the corner of Royal and St. Roch. Great food! Had a burger that was wonderful and enjoyed the daily special of Tandori Chicken. Very reasonably priced. If you want to buy beer, wine or spirits to take back to the place, this is the closest place to do so. This is also where the laundry mat is.
After walking back and forth to the French Quarter (1 mile) and Frenchman Street (0.5 mile) a few times a day for a week, we decided to try the public transportation. You can purchase a Jazzy Day Pass for $3 and use it for the Street Car and Bus system all day until 4am. There is a bus stop very close to the house. The bus will take you all the way to Decatur and Canal St. If you go to this website: http://www.norta.com/Maps_Schedules/SystemMap/IndividualMap/index.html?ID=5 and select Real Time Map and Estimated Arrival Information, put Going to Canal at St. Peters for the direction, and select the Royal at Franklin stop and submit, the bus number and estimated time of arrival for that stop will be displayed. The map shows the location of the bus and updates every 30 seconds. We also would walk down to Elysian Fields Ave toward the river and hop on the Riverfront Street Car (probably ¼ mile).
I highly recommend going to the New Orleans School of Cooking for a very informative, fun, and tasty experience. You can go to their website and download a coupon for $3 off.
We had a great time and James’ place was perfect for us. We will rent from him again after we lose some of the weight gained on this last trip and return to New Orleans.
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